National Centers for Translational Research in Reproduction and Infertility

Recent Publications

Northwestern University

Tagler, D., Makanji, Y., Tu, T., Bernabé, B.P., Lee, R., Zhu, J., Kniazeva, E., Hornick, J.E., Woodruff, T.K., and Shea, L.D. (2014) Promoting extracellular matrix remodeling via ascorbic acid enhances the survival of primary ovarian follicles encapsulated in alginate hydrogels. Biotechnol Bioeng 111:1417-1429.

Makanji, Y., Tagler, D., Pahnke, J., Shea, L.D., Woodruff, T.K. (2014) Hypoxia-mediated carbohydrate metabolism and transport promote early-stage murine follicle growth and survival. Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab 306:E893-903.

Laronda, M.M., Duncan, F.E., Hornick, J.E., Xu, M., Pahnke, J.E., Whelan, K.A., Shea, L.D., and Woodruff, T.K. (2014) Alginate encapsulation supports the growth and differentiation of human primordial follicles within ovarian cortical tissue. J Assist Reprod Genet 31:1013-1028.

Lawson, A.K., Klock, S.C., Pavone, M.E., Hirshfeld-Cytron, J., Smith, K.N., and Kazer, R.R. (2014) A prospective study of depression and anxiety in female fertility preservation and infertility patients. Fertil Steril 102:1377-1384.

Silva, G.M., Rossetto, R., Chaves, R.N., Duarte, A. B. G., Araujo, V.R., Feltrin, C., Bernuci, M.P., Anselmo-Franci, J.A., Xu, M., Woodruff, T.K., Campello, C.C., and Figueiredo, J.R. (2015) In vitro development of secondary follicles from pre-pubertal and adult goats cultured in two-dimensional or three-dimensional systems. Zygote 23:475-484.

Laronda, M.M., Jakus, A.E., Whelan, K.A., Wertheim, J.A., Shah, R.N., and Woodruff, T.K. (2015) Initiation of puberty in mice following decellularized ovary transplant. Biomaterials 50:20-29.

Xiao, S., Duncan, F.E., Bai, L., Nguyen, C.T., Shea, L.D., and Woodruff, T.K. (2015) Size-specific follicle selection improves mouse oocyte reproductive outcomes. Reproduction 150:183-192.

Wood, C.D., Vijayvergia, M., Miller, F.H., Carroll, T., Fasanati, C., Shea, L.D., Brinson, L.C., and Woodruff, T.K. (2015) Multi-modal magnetic resonance elastography for noninvasive assessment of ovarian tissue rigidity in vivo. Acta Biomater 13:295-300.

Kim, S.Y., Ebbert, K., Cordeiro, M.H., Romero, M., Zhu, J., Serna, V.A., Whelan, K.A., Woodruff, T.K, and Kurita, T. (2015) Cell autonomous phosphoinositide 3-kinase activation in oocytes disrupts normal ovarian function through promoting survival and overgrowth of ovarian follicles. Endocrinology 156:1464-1476.

Cordeiro, M.H., Kim, S.Y., Ebbert, K., Duncan, F.E., Ramalho-Santos, J., and Woodruff, T.K. (2015) Geography of follicle formation in the embryonic mouse ovary impacts activation pattern during the first wave of folliculogenesis. Biol Reprod 93:88,1-10.

Llarena, N.C., Estevez, S.L., Tucker, S.L., and Jeruss, J.S. (2015) Impact of Fertility Concerns on Tamoxifen Initiation and Persistence. J Natl Cancer Inst 107(10).

Kim, S.Y., Ebbert, K., Cordeiro, M.H., Romero, M.M., Whelan, K.A., Suarez, A.A., Woodruff, T.K., and Kurita, T. (2016) Constitutive Activation of PI3K in Oocyte Induces Ovarian Granulosa Cell Tumors. Cancer Res 76:3851-3861.

Briley, S.M., Jasti, S., McCracken, J.M., Hornick, J.E., Fegley, B., Pritchard, M.T., and Duncan, F.E. (2016) Reproductive age-associated fibrosis in the stroma of the mammalian ovary. Reproduction 152:245-260.