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The Journal of Reproduction and Development (JRD) is an international, peer-reviewed Open Access publication, and the official journal of the Society for Reproduction and Development. In six issues per year, JRD publishes basic studies of reproductive biology in vertebrates, including gametogenesis, early embryonic development, placenta development, implantation, reproductive endocrine function and reproductive organ development. JRD also welcomes applied and clinical studies that contribute to the control of reproduction in wild, domestic and laboratory animals, and to the development of new technology to address issues in the field of reproduction. Human clinical case reports are not published by the journal.
In chickens, cryopreservation of primordial germ cells (PGCs), the embryonic precursors of gametes, is the best way to cryobank chicken germplasm. However, as cryoprotectants are yet to be optimized for chicken PGCs, the efficacy of cryomedia can be further improved. Hamai et al. designed dimethyl sulfoxide-based and propylene glycol-based cryomedia in conjunction with trehalose and serum that achieved >50% recovery of viable PGCs after thawing while maintaining germline competency (Hamai et al. Development of cryopreservation media for the slow-freezing of cultured primordial germ cells in chicken, pp. 109–117). The offspring of Kurokashiwa, a rare chicken breed in Japan, was successfully revived from PGCs cryopreserved in this cryomedia.
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Mouse somatic cell nuclear transfer: what has changed and remained unchanged in 25 years.
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- Shinya IKEDA：
Disruption of piRNA machinery by deletion of ASZ1/GASZ results in the expression of aberrant chimeric transcripts in gonocytes. Vol.68(2): 125–136.
- Mito KANATSU-SHINOHARA:
Adenovirus-mediated gene delivery restores fertility in congenitally infertile female mice. Vol. 68(6): 369–376.
- Yuhei KOGASAKA:
Generation of germ cell-deficient pigs by NANOS3 knockout. Vol. 68(6): 361–368.
- Tomohiro KOHAMA:
In vitro production of viable eggs from isolated mouse primary follicles by successive culture. Vol. 68(1): 38–44.
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Vol. 69 Issue 1 2023
ReviewTime-lapse monitoring technologies for the selection of bovine in vitro fertilized embryos with high implantation potential
J Reprod Dev. 2023 Apr; 69(2): 57–64. Published online 2023 Feb 12. doi: 10.1262/jrd.2022-131PDF
Original ArticlesEffects of short-term dietary supplementation on the number of ovarian follicles, quantity and quality of oocytes, and in vitro embryo production in Japanese Black cows
Kensuke TOMITA, Toshimichi ISHII, Natsumi ENDO, Tomomi TANAKA
J Reprod Dev. 2023 Apr; 69(2): 65–71. Published online 2022 Dec 27. doi: 10.1262/jrd.2022-103PDFEffects of the temperature-humidity index on conception rates in Holstein heifers and cows receiving in vitro-produced Japanese Black cattle embryos
Takamasa NISHISOZU, Jaswant SINGH, Akinori ABE, Kazuo OKAMURA, Osamu DOCHI
J Reprod Dev. 2023 Apr; 69(2): 72–77. Published online 2023 Jan 31. doi: 10.1262/jrd.2022-112PDFAnalysis of absolute amounts of two meiotic cohesin subunits, RAD21L and REC8, in mouse spermatocytes
Yuto TANIUCHI, Kazutaka HIRAIDE, Rilige SU, Kazune IJUIN, XingQiang WEI, Takuro HORII, Izuho HATADA, Jibak LEE
J Reprod Dev. 2023 Apr; 69(2): 78–86. Published online 2023 Feb 3. doi: 10.1262/jrd.2022-075PDFEstradiol enhances T-type calcium channel activation in human myometrium telocytes
Lin ZHU, Tao SHANGGUAN, Penghui CHEN, Ying WANG, Lan XIAO, Heying LIU, Wei HE
J Reprod Dev. 2023 Apr; 69(2): 87–94. Published online 2023 Feb 9. doi: 10.1262/jrd.2022-132PDFSperm induce proinflammatory responses in the uterus and peripheral blood immune cells of artificially inseminated cows
Mohamed A. MAREY, Dongxue MA, Hitomi YOSHINO, Ibrahim F. ELESH, Mohammad A. ZINNAH, Mariani F. FIORENZA, Satoru MORIYASU, Akio MIYAMOTO
J Reprod Dev. 2023 Apr; 69(2): 95–102. Published online 2023 Feb 11. doi: 10.1262/jrd.2022-124PDFAnalysis of sequential ruminal temperature sensor data from dairy cows to identify cow subgroups by clustering and predict calving through supervised machine learning
Eri FURUKAWA, Yojiro YANAGAWA, Akira MATSUZAKI, Heejin KIM, Hanako BAI, Masashi TAKAHASHI, Seiji KATAGIRI, Shogo HIGAKI
J Reprod Dev. 2023 Apr; 69(2): 103–108. Published online 2023 Feb 17. doi: 10.1262/jrd.2022-107PDFDevelopment of cryopreservation media for the slow-freezing of cultured primordial germ cells in chicken
Natsuko HAMAI, Chihiro KOIDE, Yuki TANSHO, Yukino OOKA, Mayo HIRANO, Effrosyni FATIRA, Masaoki TSUDZUKI, Yoshiaki NAKAMURA
J Reprod Dev. 2023 Apr; 69(2): 109–117. Published online 2023 Feb 28. doi: 10.1262/jrd.2022-123PDFA more accurate analysis of maternal effect genes by siRNA electroporation into mouse oocytes
Takuto YAMAMOTO, Shinnosuke HONDA, Issei IDEGUCHI, Motoki SUEMATSU, Shuntaro IKEDA, Naojiro MINAMI
J Reprod Dev. 2023 Apr; 69(2): 118–124. Published online 2023 Mar 2. doi: 10.1262/jrd.2022-122PDF
Technology ReportFirst Kiso pony foal produced via transfer of long-distance shipped fresh embryo to Hokkaido native pony
Reza RAJABI-TOUSTANI, Munkhtuul TSOGTGEREL, Yuanzhi GAO, Canbo LI, Miou SAKATO, Shingo HANEDA, Soon Hon CHEONG, Yasuo NAMBO
J Reprod Dev. 2023 Apr; 69(2): 125–128. Published online 2023 Jan 31. doi: 10.1262/jrd.2022-125PDF