MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Dr. Hong-Mei Xiao M.D.,Ph.D. Cognition Section Professor of Gynecology，Reproductive Medicine The Institute of Reproduction and Stem Cell Engineering Xiangya School of Medicine, Central South University Vice director, Reproduction and Genetics Hospital of CITIC-Xiangya China, ChangshaMedicalResearch.com: What are the main findings of the study? Dr. Xiao: The study presents the first cases of human primary infertility due to mutation in a zona pellucida gene. We have identified a homozygous frameshift mutation in ZP1 ( GenBank accession number, KJ489454) resulting in the aberrant ZP1, which affects the formation of zona pellucida. We detected an autosomal-recessive pattern of inherited infertility.
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