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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.

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In vitro culture systems, including two-dimensional (2D) and three-dimensional (3D) culture systems, have been used to investigate various cellular functions. Present study has elucidated the effects of these culture systems on the hormonal response and cellular morphology of bovine uterine glands. The gene expression level and hormonal response of secreted proteins differed among isolated (left panels), 2D cultured (middle panels), and 3D cultured (right panels) bovine uterine glands, which might be attributed to their varied cellular morphologies (Sugino et al., Evaluation of bovine uterine gland functions in 2D and 3D culture system, pp. 254–261). Upper and lower panels show fluorescence and phase-contrast images, respectively (red: ZO-1, green: β-catenin, and blue: DAPI).

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  • Impact factor 2.214 (July 2021)
  • Most cited article published in 2018-2019
      Mancozeb impairs the ultrastructure of mouse granulosa cells in a dose-dependent manner. Palmerini MG et al., vol 64, 75-82 (2018).
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  • JRD Outstanding Paper Award in 2021 Congratulations!
    • Reestablishment of transzonal projections and growth of bovine oocytes in vitro. Fushii et al., vol. 67(5): 300–306 (2021).
    • Oocyte-specific gene knockdown by intronic artificial microRNAs driven by Zp3 transcription in mice. Sasaki et al., vol. 67(3): 229–234 (2021).
    • Maintenance of mouse trophoblast stem cells in KSR-based medium allows conventional 3D culture. Sun et al., 67(3): 197–205 (2021).
    • Differentially methylated CpG sites related to fertility in Japanese Black bull spermatozoa: epigenetic biomarker candidates to predict sire conception rate. Takeda et al., 67(2): 99–107 (2021).
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