Molecular Reproduction and Development

Cover image for Vol. 84 Issue 4

Edited By: Gary M. Wessel

Online ISSN: 1098-2795

Virtual Issue: MR&D's Top Cited Research Articles

Molecular Reproduction and Development takes an integrated approach to understand the dynamic continuum of cellular, reproductive, and developmental processes. This collection presents the top-most cited recent original research articles from the journal, as ranked by Thomson Reuters Web of KnowledgeSM in the Web of Science® database. The articles are available with free online access and the list will be updated periodically.

MR&D also offers a collection of its popular and influential Reviews and Essays as a virtual issue, free online.


Piglets produced from cloned blastocysts cultured in vitro with GM-CSF
Kiho Lee, Bethany K. Redel, Lee Spate, Bethany K. Redel, Lee Spate, Jennifer Teson, Alana N. Brown, Kwang-Wook Park, Eric Walters, Melissa Samuel, Clifton N. Murphy, and Randall S. Prather

Polyunsaturated fatty acid derived signaling in reproduction and development: Insights from Caenorhabditis elegans and Drosophila melanogaster
Tracy L. Vrablik and Jennifer L. Watts

Transcriptome profile of bovine elongated conceptus obtained from SCNT and IVP pregnancies
Simret Betsha, Michael Hoelker, Dessie Salilew-Wondim, Eva Held, Franka Rings, Christine Grosse-Brinkhause, Mehmet Ulas Cinar, Vitea Havlicek, Urban Besenfelder, Ernst Tholen, Christian Looft, Karl Schellander, and Dawit Tesfaye

Estrus synchronization and ovarian hyper-stimulation treatments have negligible effects on cumulus oocyte complex gene expression whereas induction of ovulation causes major expression changes
Cansu Agca, Akin Yakan, Yuksel Agca, Akin Yakan, and Yuksel Agca

Identification and migration of primordial germ cells in Atlantic salmon, Salmo salar: Characterization of Vasa, Dead End, and Lymphocyte antigen 75 genes
Kazue Nagasawa, Jorge M. O. Fernandes, Goro Yoshizaki, Misako Miwa, and Igor Babiak


Arginine methylation of RNA-binding proteins regulates cell function and differentiation
Ernest Blackwell and Stephanie Ceman

Heads or tails? Structural events and molecular mechanisms that promote mammalian sperm acrosomal exocytosis and motility
Mariano G. Buffone, Takashi W. Ijiri, Wenlei Cao, Tanya Merdiushev, Haig K. Aghajanian, and George L. Gerton

Production of transgenic calves expressing an shRNA targeting myostatin
K. Tessanne, M. C. Golding, C. R. Long, M. D. Peoples, G. Hannon, and M. E. Westhusin

Glycolysis in preimplantation development is partially controlled by the Warburg Effect
Bethany K. Redel, Alana N. Brown, Lee D. Spate, Kristin M. Whitworth, Jonathan A. Green, and Randall S. Prather

Regulation of the ovarian reserve by members of the transforming growth factor beta family
S.A. Pangas


Integral role of GDF-9 and BMP-15 in ovarian function
Fumio Otsuka, Kirsten J. McTavish and Shunichi Shimasaki

Genetic modifications of pigs for medicine and agriculture
Jeffrey J. Whyte and Randall S. Prather

Identification and functional analysis of an ovarian form of the egg activation factor phospholipase C zeta (PLCζ) in pufferfish
Kevin Coward, Chris P. Ponting, Nan Zhang, Claire Young, Chang-Jen Huang, Chih-Ming Chou, Junaid Kashir, Rafael A. Fissore and John Parrington

Isolation, proliferation, cytogenetic, and molecular characterization and in vitro differentiation potency of canine stem cells from foetal adnexa: A comparative study of amniotic fluid, amnion, and umbilical cord matrix
M. Filioli Uranio, L. Valentini, A. Lange-Consiglio, M. Caira, A. C. Guaricci, A. L'Abbate, C. R. Catacchio, M. Ventura, F. Cremonesi and M. E. Dell'Aquila

PLCζ and its role as a trigger of development in vertebrates
Junya Ito, John Parrington and Rafael A. Fissore


DNA methylation in early development
Theresa M. Geiman and Kathrin Muegge

Genetic modification of pigs as organ donors for xenotransplantation
Nikolai Klymiuk, Bernhard Aigner, Gottfried Brem and Eckhard Wolf

The molecular machinery of germ line specification
Ben Ewen-Campen, Evelyn E. Schwager and Cassandra G.M. Extavour

The oviduct as a complex mediator of mammalian sperm function and selection
William V. Holt and Alireza Fazeli

The “switching on” of mammalian spermatozoa: Molecular events involved in promotion and regulation of capacitation
Lynn R. Fraser


Dicer is required for female reproductive tract development and fertility in the mouse
Gabriel Gonzalez and Richard R. Behringer

Method of oocyte activation affects cloning efficiency in pigs
Kristin M. Whitworth, Rongfeng Li, Lee D. Spate, David M. Wax, August Rieke, Jeffrey J. Whyte, Gaurishankar Manandhar, Miriam Sutovsky, Jonathan A. Green, Peter Sutovsky and Randall S. Prather

ROCK inhibition enhances the recovery and growth of cryopreserved human embryonic stem cells and human induced pluripotent stem cells
David A. Claassen, Michelle M. Desler and Angie Rizzino

Aurora kinase B modulates chromosome alignment in mouse oocytes
Kristy Shuda, Karen Schindler, Jun Ma, Richard M. Schultz and Peter J. Donovan

Gene expression during the oocyte-to-embryo transition in mammals
Alexei V. Evsikov and Caralina Marín de Evsikova