Improving the Embryo Implantation Via Novel Molecular Targets

Author(s): Jingjie Li, Xiaoyan Liang, Zijiang Chen

Journal Name: Current Drug Targets

Volume 14 , Issue 8 , 2013

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With the development of modern assisted reproductive technology(ART), the treatment of infertility and the pregnant outcome by ART have been significantly improved. However, implantation failure, particularly the unexplained repeated implantation failure (RIF), is still the unsolved and principal problem to affect the outcome of ART. The completed embryo, the receptive uterus and a series of precisely controlled molecular events between the blastocyst and endometrium are all indispensable for the success of implantation. Thus, deep insight into the molecular mechanisms that impact the endometrial receptivity and embryo implantation is an effective way to improve the implantation rate. Here the novel molecular targets and biomarkers have been reviewed that are reported and proved during more recent years in the aspects of ion channels, aquaporins, long noncoding RNAs and microRNAs, kruppel like factors, metabolism related molecules and the endogenous retroviruses. Evaluation of implantation markers may help clinicians to predict pregnancy outcome and detect occult implantation deficiency. Moreover, these novel molecular targets are expected to apply to the clinical practice from bench to bedside and improve the implantation efficiency in ART and natural conception.

Keywords: Assisted reproductive technology(ART), biomarker, endometrial receptivity, implantation, in vitro fertilization (IVF), molecular targets.

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Year: 2013
Page: [864 - 871]
Pages: 8
DOI: 10.2174/1389450111314080006
Price: $65

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