Ovum Collection and Induced Luteal Dysfunction in Primates

  • Olivier Kreitmann
  • Wilbert E. Nixon
  • Gary D. Hodgen


Recent advances in extracorporeal (in vitro) fertilization (IVF) and embryo transfer (ET) have demonstrated the applicability of this technique for the treatment of human infertility due to irreparable tubal dysfunction (Lopata et al., 1980; Steptoe and Edwards, 1979). However, the rate of success remains extremely limited. The reasons for frequent failures are difficult to identify and overcome because stepwise laboratory research from human gamete collection to implantation of the embryo is constrained ethically and legally in many societies (Walters, 1979). Clearly, experimental studies that consider separately each step in the sequence of IVF and ET provide maximal opportunities for improved success rates for infertile couples.


Granulosa Cell Embryo Transfer Luteal Phase Corpus Luteum Follicular Fluid 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • Olivier Kreitmann
    • 1
  • Wilbert E. Nixon
    • 1
  • Gary D. Hodgen
    • 1
  1. 1.National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of HealthPregnancy Research BranchBethesdaUSA

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