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Follicular fluid vascular endothelial growth factor is associated with type of infertility and interferon alpha correlates with endometrial thickness in natural cycle in vitro fertilization


Hafner, Dada; Vujišić Živković, Sanja; Bauman, Renato; Kujundzic Tiljak, Mirjana; Papić, Neven; Židovec Lepej, Snježana
Follicular fluid vascular endothelial growth factor is associated with type of infertility and interferon alpha correlates with endometrial thickness in natural cycle in vitro fertilization // Reproductive Biology, 18 (2018), 3; 289-294 doi:10.1016/j.repbio.2018.06.001 (međunarodna recenzija, članak, znanstveni)


Naslov
Follicular fluid vascular endothelial growth factor is associated with type of infertility and interferon alpha correlates with endometrial thickness in natural cycle in vitro fertilization

Autori
Hafner, Dada ; Vujišić Živković, Sanja ; Bauman, Renato ; Kujundzic Tiljak, Mirjana ; Papić, Neven ; Židovec Lepej, Snježana

Izvornik
Reproductive Biology (1642-431X) 18 (2018), 3; 289-294

Vrsta, podvrsta i kategorija rada
Radovi u časopisima, članak, znanstveni

Ključne riječi
Follicular fluid ; VEGF ; IFN-alpha

Sažetak
The aim of this study was to analyse the presence of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and interferon alpha (IFN-alpha) in the follicular fluid (FF) and their possible influence, as pro-angiogenic or anti-angiogenic factors, on in vitro fertilization outcome. The concentrations of VEGF and IFN-alpha were correlated with oocyte and embryo quality, concentrations of hormones in the serum, perifollicular blood flow and endometrial thickness. VEGF was detected in all FF samples (median 706.6 pg/ml, range 182.9-6638 pg/ml). IFN-alpha was detected in 60% of the samples (median 6.5 pg/ml, range 0-79.4 pg/ml), while in 40% of the samples its levels were below the test detection limit. VEGF and IFN-alpha concentrations did not correlate with the cause of infertility, concentrations of FSH, LH, E2 and prolactin, oocyte or embryo quality. Significantly higher concentrations of VEGF have been found in women with primary compared with secondary infertility (p = 0.011, Mann Whitney test). The concentrations of VEGF and IFN-alpha did not correlate with the resistance index (RI) on days of hCG administration, follicular aspiration and embryo transfer. However, the concentrations of IFN-alpha correlated with endometrial thickness on the day of embryo transfer (Spearman correlation coefficient rho = 0.4107 ; P < 0.05) but not on days of hCG administration and follicular aspiration. The mechanism of VEGF association with the previous ability of having a child needs to be clarified in future studies. The results of this study indicate a possible role of IFN-alpha in pathways of endometrial remodelling.

Izvorni jezik
Engleski



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Projekt / tema
143-1080116-0097 - Imunološka rekonstitucija i rezistencija na lijekove u HIV-bolesnika iz Hrvatske (Snježana Židovec-Lepej, )

Ustanove
Klinika za infektivne bolesti "Dr Fran Mihaljević"

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  • Web of Science Core Collection (WoSCC)
    • Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXP)
    • SCI-EXP, SSCI i/ili A&HCI
  • Scopus
  • MEDLINE


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