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Isoflavones alter male and female fertility in different development windows.

Biomed Pharmacother 2021 Jun 12;140:111448. Epub 2021 Jun 12.

Department of Pharmacy, State University of Centro-Oeste, Parana, Brazil; Program in Biotechnology in Human and Animal Health - (PPGBiotec), State University of Ceará, Ceará, Brazil. Electronic address:

Isoflavones are a group of secondary metabolites found in plants belonging to the class of phytoestrogens. These, because they have a chemical structure similar to the endogenous hormone 17β-estradiol, act as endocrine disruptors over the different development window periods. This study aimed to evaluate male and female reproductive systems' responses when exposed to isoflavones during the development window. Read More

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Imaging evaluation of uterine perforation and rupture.

Abdom Radiol (NY) 2021 Jun 15. Epub 2021 Jun 15.

Department of Radiology, University of Washington Medical Center, 1959 N.E. Pacific Street, Seattle, WA, 98195, USA.

Uterine perforation and rupture, denoting iatrogenic and non-iatrogenic uterine wall injury, respectively, are associated with substantial morbidity,and at times mortality. Diverse conditions can result in injury to both the gravid and the non-gravid uterus, and imaging plays a central role in diagnosis of such suspected cases. Ultrasound (US) is the initial imaging modality of choice, depicting the secondary signs associated with uterine wall injury and occasionally revealing the site of perforation. Read More

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Clinical trials of germline gene editing: The exploitation problem.

Erik Malmqvist

Bioethics 2021 Jun 15. Epub 2021 Jun 15.

Department of Philosophy, Linguistics & Theory of Science, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden.

The birth of the world's first genetically edited babies in 2018 provoked considerable ethical outrage. Nonetheless, many scientists and bioethicists now advocate the pursuit of clinical uses of human germline gene editing. Progress towards this goal will require research, including clinical trials where genetically edited embryos are implanted into a woman's uterus, gestated, and brought to term. Read More

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A Case of Rapid Transformation from Hydatidiform Mole to Invasive Mole: The Importance of β-hCG (Human Chorionic Gonadotropin) Serum Levels in Follow-Up Evaluation.

Am J Case Rep 2021 Jun 15;22:e931156. Epub 2021 Jun 15.

Division of Pharmacology and Therapy, Department of Anatomy, Histology, and Pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine Universitas Airlangga, Surabaya, Indonesia.

BACKGROUND Gestational trophoblastic disease (GTD) is a spectrum of disorders consisting of premalignant (ie, complete [CHM] and partial hydatidiform moles [PHM]) and malignant conditions (ie, invasive moles, choriocarcinoma, placental site trophoblastic tumors, and epithelioid trophoblastic tumor). If GTD persists after initial treatment and has persistent elevated beta human chorionic gonadotropin (ß-hCG), it is referred to as post-molar gestational trophoblastic neoplasia (pGTN). To date, there is no detailed information regarding how fast invasive moles can develop from CHM. Read More

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Embryo transfer can be performed in either uterine horn. Two successive pregnancies in a patient with uterus didelphys: a case report.

Zakwan Khrait

J Med Case Rep 2021 Jun 14;15(1):317. Epub 2021 Jun 14.

Consultant, Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, FAKIH IVF Center, Dubai, UAE.

Background: Uterus didelphys results from a failure in Mullerian duct fusion and may be associated with complete or partial vaginal septa. Most cases of uterus didelphys are discovered incidentally during the workup of infertility or recurrent miscarriage. The incidence of uterus didelphys has been reported to be 0. Read More

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Reduced uterine tissue damage during infection in TREM-1,3 deficient mice.

Infect Immun 2021 Jun 14:IAI0007221. Epub 2021 Jun 14.

Department of Pediatrics, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Department of Cell Biology and Physiology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, U.S.A.

Genital infections with can lead to uterine and oviduct tissue damage in the female reproductive tract. Neutrophils are strongly associated with tissue damage during chlamydial infection, while an adaptive CD4 T cell response is necessary to combat infection. Activation of triggering receptor expressed on myeloid cells-1 (TREM-1) on neutrophils has previously been shown to induce and/or enhance degranulation synergistically with TLR-signaling. Read More

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Effects of dietary active soybean trypsin inhibitors on pancreatic weights, histology and expression of STAT3 and receptors for androgen and estrogen in different tissues of rats.

Mol Biol Rep 2021 Jun 14. Epub 2021 Jun 14.

Nutrition Research Division, Bureau of Nutritional Sciences, Food Directorate, Health Products and Food Branch, Health Canada, Ottawa, ON, K1A 0K9, Canada.

Our previous study showed that soy milks could contain high levels of active soybean trypsin inhibitors (SBTI) if they were not properly processed. This study investigated the effects of consuming active SBTI on pancreatic weights, histology, trypsinogen production and expression of STAT3, receptors for androgen (AR) and estrogen (ER) in pancreas, liver and uterus of rats. Weanling Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly divided into 3 groups (8 females and 8 males/group) and fed diets containing either 20% casein protein (Casein) or 20% soy protein (SP) in the presence of high (1. Read More

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Ameliorative Effects of Component Chinese Medicine From and , a Traditional Herb Pair, on Uterine Leiomyoma in a Rat Model.

Front Public Health 2021 28;9:674357. Epub 2021 May 28.

Basic Medicine College, Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Chengdu, China.

Uterine leiomyoma (UL), common benign tumors in women of child-bearing age, are believed to be caused mainly by Qi stagnation and blood stasis, according to a theory of traditional Chinese medicine. and (CRSR) is a classical herb pair that activates blood circulation to dissipate blood stasis. The purpose of this study was to explore the prevention and treatment effects of CRSR component compatibility on UL in rats. Read More

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Rapid and Durable Response With Nab-Sirolimus After Everolimus Failure in a Patient With Perivascular Epithelioid Cell Tumors (PEComas) of the Uterus.

Cureus 2021 May 11;13(5):e14951. Epub 2021 May 11.

Hematology and Oncology, University of Florida Health, Gainesville, USA.

Perivascular epithelioid cell tumors (PEComas) are rare mesenchymal tumors with a natural history ranging from indolent benign lesions to ones with an aggressive clinical course including distant metastases. Recent reports have suggested that mTOR inhibitor sirolimus and related drugs show some benefit in non-tuberous sclerosis complex PEComas. However, therapeutic options for patients who progress on sirolimus are very limited. Read More

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Histopathological Account of Obstetrical and Gynecological Specimens: Retrospective Study at a Tertiary Care Center of Peshawar.

Cureus 2021 May 11;13(5):e14950. Epub 2021 May 11.

Cardiothoracic Surgery, Rehman Medical Institute, Peshawar, PAK.

Introduction Histopathologic specimen examination of surgically isolated organs and tissues yields valuable information regarding a disease process and plays a vital role in the future management of a patient. Our aim was to account for the common diagnosis yielded from histopathological specimens of the obstetrics and gynecology department and to determine if all the obstetric and gynecological specimens should be routinely sent for histopathology. Methods A retrospective, cross-sectional study was conducted at the histopathology unit of a tertiary care hospital in Peshawar. Read More

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Current and Future Roles of Circular RNAs in Normal and Pathological Endometrium.

Front Endocrinol (Lausanne) 2021 26;12:668073. Epub 2021 May 26.

Department of Gynecology, Shenzhen Second People's Hospital/The First Affiliated Hospital of Shenzhen University Health Science Center, Shenzhen, China.

The uterine endometrium, which lines the mammalian uterus, is essential for embryo implantation. This lining undergoes significant changes during sexual and menstrual cycles. The endometrium is also associated with hormone-related diseases such as endometriosis and endometrial cancer. Read More

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Global proteomic analyses of human cytotrophoblast differentiation/invasion.

Development 2021 Jun 14. Epub 2021 Jun 14.

Center for Reproductive Sciences, University of California, San Francisco, California 94143, USA.

During human pregnancy, cytotrophoblasts (CTBs) from the placenta differentiate into specialized subpopulations that play critical roles in proper fetal growth and development. A subset of these CTBs differentiate along an invasive pathway, penetrating the decidua and anchoring the placenta to the uterus. A critical hurdle in pregnancy is the ability of these cells to migrate, invade, and remodel spiral arteries, ensuring adequate blood flow to nourish the developing fetus. Read More

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Implications of Ehlers Danlos Syndrome in a Patient with Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser Syndrome.

J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol 2021 Jun 10. Epub 2021 Jun 10.

Baylor College of Medicine, Division of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology, Houston, TX, USA.

Background: Ehlers Danlos syndromes (EDS) are a heterogenous group of connective tissue disorders characterized by defective collagen production. Patients with EDS have lax and fragile connective tissue in their joints, skin, blood vessels and hollow organs. This can lead to, among other complications, joint hypermobility, aneurysms, organ prolapse and musculoskeletal chronic pain. Read More

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Quantitative perfusion histogram parameters of dynamic contrast-enhanced MRI to identify different pathological types of uterine leiomyoma.

Zhejiang Da Xue Xue Bao Yi Xue Ban 2021 Feb;50(1):97-105

Department of Radiology,Shaoxing People's Hospital,Shaoxing 312000,Zhejiang Province,China.

:To explore the value of quantitative perfusion histogram parameters of dynamic contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (DCE-MRI) in pathological classification of uterine leiomyoma and its correlation with Ki-67 protein expression. Thirty five patients with uterine leiomyoma confirmed by operation and pathology at Shaoxing People's Hospital from October 2015 to September 2017 were analyzed retrospectively,including 15 cases of ordinary type,8 cases of cellular type and 12 cases of degenerative type. All patients were examined by pelvic DCE-MRI before operation,and the histogram parameters (median,mean,skewness,kurtosis,energy,entropy) of various quantitative perfusion parameters,including volume transport constant (K),rate constant (K),extravascular extracellular space distribute volume per unit tissue volume (V),blood plasma volume per unit volume of tissue (V) were calculated,and the efficacy of different parameters in pathological classification of uterine leiomyoma was evaluated by ROC curve. Read More

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February 2021

Exploration of the potential roles of m6A regulators in the uterus in pregnancy and infertility.

J Reprod Immunol 2021 Jun 2;146:103341. Epub 2021 Jun 2.

Laboratory of Neurobiology, College of Veterinary Medicine, China Agricultural University, Beijing, Haidian, 100193, People's Republic of China; Key Laboratory of Precision Nutrition and Food Quality, Ministry of Education, China Agricultural University, Beijing, Haidian, 100193, People's Republic of China. Electronic address:

Infertility is a prevalent female reproductive disease worldwide. Currently, there are many unknown etiologies of infertility. N6-methyladenosine (m6A) is the most prevalent modification of eukaryotic mRNA. Read More

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Systematic review of reproductive outcomes after High Intensity Focused Ultrasound treatment of uterine fibroids.

Eur J Radiol 2021 May 27;141:109801. Epub 2021 May 27.

Department of Radiology, Isala hospital, Dokter van Heesweg 2, 8025 AB, Zwolle, the Netherlands.

Purpose: Myomectomy is currently the gold standard for the treatment of uterine fibroids in women who desire pregnancy. However, this surgical fibroid removal has a long convalescence. Promising alternatives may be non-invasive High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) under either MRI (MR-HIFU) or ultrasound guidance (USgHIFU). Read More

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Analysis of Transcripts of Uncertain Coding Potential Using RNA Sequencing During the Preattachment Phase in Goat Endometrium.

DNA Cell Biol 2021 Jun 11. Epub 2021 Jun 11.

College of Animal Science, South China Agricultural University, Guangzhou, China.

Transcripts of uncertain coding potential (TUCP) are part of long noncoding RNAs, which include short open reading frames and could be translated into small peptides. In recent years, a growing number of TUCPs has been implicated in multiple biological activities, such as embryogenesis and transcriptional regulation. However, the abundance of TUCPs and their roles in goat endometrium during pregnancy recognition (day 16) remain undocumented. Read More

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Prevalence of histological abnormalities in hysterectomy specimens performed for prolapse. A systematic review and meta-analysis.

Int Urogynecol J 2021 Jun 11. Epub 2021 Jun 11.

James Cook University Hospital, Marton Road, Middlesbrough, TS4 3BW, UK.

Introduction And Hypothesis: The practice of histopathological assessment of the uterus following hysterectomy for benign indications including pelvic organ prolapse (POP) surgery is common and often routine. While pathology is not anticipated, the finding of pathology requiring further action is always a concern, in particular CIN (cervical intraepithelial neoplasia) or cervical/uterine malignancy. We aimed to perform a systematic review to understand the prevalence of actionable uterine and cervical pathology in hysterectomy specimens performed for POP. Read More

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Pro-inflammatory signals induce 20α-HSD expression in myometrial cells: A key mechanism for local progesterone withdrawal.

J Cell Mol Med 2021 Jun 10. Epub 2021 Jun 10.

Lunenfeld Tanenbaum Research Institute, Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto, ON, Canada.

Metabolism of progesterone (P4) by the enzyme 20α hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase (20α-HSD) in myometrial cells is postulated to be a mechanism for P4 withdrawal, which occurs concomitant to uterine inflammation (physiologic or infection-induced) and associated activation of transcription factors: NF-кB and AP-1, common to term and preterm labour. We found that 20α-HSD protein is significantly increased in human myometrium during term labour, and in mouse uterus during term and preterm labour. Treatment of human myometrial cells with the pro-inflammatory mediators, lipopolysaccharide (LPS, mimicking infection) and 12-O-tetradecanoylphorbol-13-acetate (TPA, mimicking inflammation), induced 20α-HSD gene expression and increased 20α-HSD protein abundance. Read More

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Mechanical Effects of a Maylard Scar During a Vaginal Birth After a Previous Caesarean.

Ann Biomed Eng 2021 Jun 10. Epub 2021 Jun 10.

INEGI - Institute of Science and Innovation in Mechanical and Industrial Engineering/DEMec, Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto, Porto, Portugal.

Caesarean section is one of the most common surgeries worldwide, even though there is no evidence supporting maternal and perinatal long-term benefits. Furthermore, the mechanical behavior of a caesarean scar during a vaginal birth after caesarean (VBAC) is not well understood since there are several questions regarding the uterine wound healing process. The aim of this study is to investigate the biomechanical Maylard fiber reorientation and stiffness influence during a VBAC through computational methods. Read More

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Pregnancy in a Unicornuate Uterus with Non-Communicating Rudimentary Horn: Diagnostic and Therapeutic Challenges.

Ratko Delić

Acta Med Litu 2020 21;27(2):84-89. Epub 2020 Dec 21.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, General and Teaching Hospital Celje, Slovenia.

Unicornuate uterus with non-communicating rudimentary horn is a type of congenital uterine abnormality that occurs as a consequence of the arrested development of one of the two Müllerian ducts. Patients with unicornuate uterus have increased incidence of obstetric and gynaecological complications. We present a report of a clinical case of a 28-years-old female, who was referred to the hospital for evaluation of her infertility. Read More

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December 2020

Importance of the origin of mesenchymal (stem) stromal cells in cancer biology: "alliance" or "war" in intercellular signals.

Cell Biosci 2021 Jun 10;11(1):109. Epub 2021 Jun 10.

Unit Research, Fundación Hospital de Jove, Avda. Eduardo Castro 161, 33290, Gijón, Asturias, Spain.

Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) play a central role in the intercellular signaling within the tumor microenvironment (TME), exchanging signals with cancer cells and tumor stromal cells, such as cancer-associated fibroblasts and inflammatory mononuclear cells. Research attributes both pro-tumor and anti-tumor actions to MSCs; however, evidence indicates that MSCs specific effect on the tumor depends on the source of the MSCs and the type of tumor. There are consistent data proving that MSCs from reproductive tissues, such as the uterus, umbilical cord or placenta, have potent anti-tumor effects and tropism towards tumor tissues. Read More

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A Novel Model of Fetal Spinal Cord Exposure Allowing for Long-Term Postnatal Survival.

Fetal Diagn Ther 2021 Jun 10:1-7. Epub 2021 Jun 10.

Department of Surgery, University of California-Davis, Sacramento, California, USA.

Background: The inherent morbidity associated with fetal ovine models of myelomeningocele (MMC) has created challenges for long-term survival of lambs. We aimed to develop a fetal ovine surgical spinal exposure model which could be used to evaluate long-term safety after direct spinal cord application of novel therapeutics for augmentation of in utero MMC repair.

Methods: At gestational age (GA) 100-106, fetal lambs underwent surgical intervention. Read More

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Uterine Isthmus Agenesis with Inverted Uterine Body and Malrotated Kidney.

J Minim Invasive Gynecol 2021 Jun 7. Epub 2021 Jun 7.

The Ronald O. Perelman and Claudia Cohen Center for Reproductive Medicine, Weill Cornell Medicine, New York, NY, USA; Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Weill Cornell Medicine, New York, NY, USA.

A 21-year-old with a history of cyclic abdominal pain beginning at age 13 and a prior diagnosis of a complex Mullerian anomaly represented with abdominal pain and a finding of a right distended hemi-uterus, left hematosalpinx, and cervix separate from the uterine body. After laparoscopic decompression for symptomatic relief at that time, she presented to our center for definitive mangament. After diagnostic vaginoscopy and laparoscopy confirmed the diagnosis of uterine isthmus agenesis, an abdominal approach to utero-cervical anastomosis was planned and undertaken. Read More

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Summary of the 12 Most Common Cancers in the CancerLinQ Discovery (CLQD) Database.

JCO Clin Cancer Inform 2021 06;5:658-667

CancerLinQ, American Society of Clinical Oncology, Alexandria, VA.

Purpose: In 2014, the ASCO developed CancerLinQ (CLQ), a health technology platform for oncology. The CLQ Discovery (CLQD) database was created to make data available for research and this paper provides a summary of this database.

Methods: This study described the clinical and demographic characteristics of the 12 most common cancers in the CLQD database. Read More

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The manchester procedure combined with laparoscopic sacrohysteropexy by retroperitoneal tunneling.

J Turk Ger Gynecol Assoc 2021 Jun 10. Epub 2021 Jun 10.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Health Sciences Turkey, Etlik Zübeyde Hanım Women's Health Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey.

This video will demonstrate a minimally invasive technique, in which the Manchester procedure was combined with laparoscopic sacrohysteropexy by retroperitoneal tunneling in patients with uterine prolapse and cervical elongation who wished to preserve the uterus. The principle steps and techniques to complete the operation are dictated in the video. The prolapse surgery was performed uneventfully, and the uterus was restored to its anatomical position. Read More

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The expression and mutation of and its association with litter size in small-tail Han sheep ().

Arch Anim Breed 2021 28;64(1):211-221. Epub 2021 May 28.

Key Laboratory of Animal Genetics, Breeding and Reproduction of Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs, Institute of Animal Science, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Beijing 100193, China.

Previous studies have shown that promotes follicular development and ovarian granulosa cell proliferation, thereby affecting ovulation in mammals. In this study, the expression and polymorphism of the gene associated with litter size in small-tail Han (STH) sheep were determined. The expression of was detected in 14 tissues of STH sheep during the follicular phase as well as in the hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal (HPG) axis of monotocous and polytocous STH sheep during the follicular and luteal phases using quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qPCR). Read More

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HSF1 promotes endometriosis development and glycolysis by up-regulating PFKFB3 expression.

Reprod Biol Endocrinol 2021 Jun 9;19(1):86. Epub 2021 Jun 9.

Department of Reproductive Medicine, Affiliated Hospital of Weifang Medical University, Weifang, Shandong Province, People's Republic of China.

Background: Endometriosis is a chronic hormonal inflammatory disease characterized by the presence of endometrial tissue outside the uterus. Endometriosis often causes infertility, which brings physical and mental pain to patients and their families.

Methods: We examined the functions of heat shock factor 1 (HSF1) in endometriosis development through cell count assay, cell-scratch assay and clone formation experiments. Read More

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Loss of Basigin expression in uterine cells leads to subfertility in female mice.

Biol Reprod 2021 Jun 9. Epub 2021 Jun 9.

Department of Animal Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois, USA.

Basigin (BSG) is a transmembrane glycoprotein involved in cell proliferation, angiogenesis and tissue remodeling. BSG has been shown to be essential for male and female reproduction although little is known about its role in normal uterine function. To study the potential function of BSG in the female reproductive tract, we generated mice with conditional knockout of Bsg in uterine cells using progesterone receptor-Cre and hypothesized that BSG is required for normal pregnancy in mice. Read More

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Robot-assisted donor hysterectomy in uterus transplantation - a modality to increase reproducibility.

Ginekol Pol 2021 Jun 9. Epub 2021 Jun 9.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Second Faculty of Medicine, Charles University and Motol University Hospital, Prague, Czech Republic.

Uterus transplantation is a non-lifesaving vascularized composite allotransplantation procedure requiring immunosuppression until removal of the graft. The focus of uterus transplantation is changing regarding refining individual treatment procedures included in this complex treatment of absolute uterine factor infertility, such as robot-assisted donor hysterectomy. The inferior hypogastric nerve plexus should be preserved during robotic dissection of the ureter and uterine vessels to prevent postoperative complications such as urine and fecal evacuation disturbances and sexual disorders. Read More

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