Relevant peer-reviewed research publications of ReDBioLab

  1. Monferini N, Dey P, Donadini L, Katsakoglou N, Franciosi F, Lodde V, Luciano AM. Age-dependent high-yield isolation of primordial, primary, and early secondary follicles from the bovine ovarian cortex. Reproduction 2024.
  2. Dey P, Monferini N, Donadini L, Lodde V, Franciosi F, Luciano AM. Method of Isolation and In Vitro Culture of Primordial Follicles in Bovine Animal Model. In: Barchi M, De Felici M (eds.), Germ Cell Development: Methods and Protocols. New York, NY: Springer US; 2024: 171-182.
  3. Ebrahimi M, Dattena M, Luciano AM, Succu S, Gadau SD, Mara L, Chessa F, Berlinguer F. In vitro culture of sheep early-antral follicles: Milestones, challenges and future perspectives. Theriogenology 2024; 213:114-123.
  4. Alkali IM, Colombo M, Luciano AM, Nizanski W, Ali Hassan H, Dziegiel P, Luvoni GC. Culture of vitrified bovine ovarian tissue on agarose gel inserts maintains follicle integrity. Reproduction 2023; 166:299-310.
  5. Dellaqua TT, Vigaro RA, Janini LCZ, Dal Canto M, Renzini MM, Lodde V, Luciano AM, Buratini J. Neuregulin 1 (NRG1) modulates oocyte nuclear maturation during IVM and improves post-IVF embryo development. Theriogenology 2023; 195:209-216.
  6. Nenonene EK, Trottier-Lavoie M, Marchais M, Bastien A, Gilbert I, Macaulay AD, Khandjian EW, Luciano AM, Lodde V, Viger R, Robert C. Roles of the cumulus-oocyte transzonal network and the Fragile X protein family in oocyte competence. Reproduction 2023; 165:209-219.
  7. Lodde V, Luciano AM, Garcia Barros R, Giovanardi G, Sivelli G, Franciosi F. Review: The putative role of Progesterone Receptor membrane Component 1 in bovine oocyte development and competence. Animal 2023; 17 Suppl 1:100783.
  8. Garcia Barros R, Lodde V, Franciosi F, Luciano AM. A refined culture system of oocytes from early antral follicles promotes oocyte maturation and embryo development in cattle. Reproduction 2023; 165:221-233.
  9. Luciano AM, Franciosi F, Dey P, Ladron De Guevara M, Monferini N, Bonumallu SKN, Musmeci G, Fagali Franchi F, Garcia Barros R, Colombo M, Lodde V. Progress toward species-tailored prematuration approaches in carnivores. Theriogenology 2023; 196:202-213.
  10. Lodde V, Garcia Barros R, Terzaghi L, Franciosi F, Luciano AM. Insights on the Role of PGRMC1 in Mitotic and Meiotic Cell Division. Cancers (Basel) 2022; 14:5755.
  11. Riva F, Filipe J, Pavlovic R, Luciano AM, Dall’Ara P, Arioli F, Pecile A, Groppetti D. Canine amniotic fluid at birth: From a discarded sample to a potential diagnostic of neonatal maturity. Anim Reprod Sci 2023; 248:107184.
  12. Dey P, Luciano AM. A century of programmed cell death in the ovary: a commentary. J Assist Reprod Genet 2022; 39:63-66.
  13. Lodde V, Luciano AM, Musmeci G, Miclea I, Tessaro I, Aru M, Albertini DF, Franciosi F. A Nuclear and Cytoplasmic Characterization of Bovine Oocytes Reveals That Cysteamine Partially Rescues the Embryo Development in a Model of Low Ovarian Reserve. Animals (Basel) 2021; 11.
  14. Buratini J, Soares ACS, Barros RG, Dellaqua TT, Lodde V, Franciosi F, Dal Canto M, Renzini MM, Luciano AM. Physiological parameters related to oocyte nuclear differentiation for the improvement of IVM/IVF outcomes in women and cattle. Reprod Fertil Dev 2021; 34:27-35.
  15. Luciano AM, Barros RG, Soares ACS, Buratini J, Lodde V, Franciosi F. Recreating the Follicular Environment: A Customized Approach for In Vitro Culture of Bovine Oocytes Based on the Origin and Differentiation State. Methods Mol Biol 2021; 2273:1-15.
  16. Terzaghi L, Banco B, Groppetti D, Dall’Acqua PC, Giudice C, Pecile A, Grieco V, Lodde V, Luciano AM. Progesterone receptor membrane component 1 (PGRMC1) expression in canine mammary tumors: A preliminary study. Res Vet Sci 2020; 132:101-107.
  17. Soares ACS, Sakoda JN, Gama IL, Bayeux BM, Lodde V, Luciano AM, Buratini J. Characterization and control of oocyte large-scale chromatin configuration in different cattle breeds. Theriogenology 2020; 141:146-152.
  18. Soares ACS, Marques KNG, Braganca LGM, Lodde V, Luciano AM, Buratini J. Synchronization of germinal vesicle maturity improves efficacy of in vitro embryo production in Holstein cows. Theriogenology 2020; 154:53-58.
  19. Lodde V, Garcia Barros R, Dall’Acqua PC, Dieci C, Robert C, Bastien A, Sirard MA, Franciosi F, Luciano AM. Zinc supports transcription and improves meiotic competence of growing bovine oocytes. Reproduction 2020; 159:679-691.
  20. Barros RG, Lodde V, Franciosi F, Luciano AM. In Vitro Culture Strategy for Oocytes from Early Antral Follicle in Cattle. J Vis Exp 2020:e61625.
  21. Lodde V, Colleoni S, Tessaro I, Corbani D, Lazzari G, Luciano AM, Galli C, Franciosi F. A prematuration approach to equine IVM: considering cumulus morphology, seasonality, follicle of origin, gap junction coupling and large-scale chromatin configuration in the germinal vesicle. Reprod Fertil Dev 2019; 31:1793-1804.
  22. Luciano AM, Franciosi F, Barros RG, Dieci C, Lodde V. The variable success of in vitro maturation: can we do better? Anim Reprod; 2018: 727-736.
  23. Luciano AM, Sirard MA. Successful in vitro maturation of oocytes: a matter of follicular differentiation. Biol Reprod 2018; 98:162-169.
  24. Nordio L, Marques AT, Lecchi C, Luciano AM, Stefanello D, Giudice C. Immunohistochemical Expression of FXR1 in Canine Normal Tissues and Melanomas. J Histochem Cytochem 2018; 66:585-593.
  25. Terzaghi L, Luciano AM, Dall’Acqua PC, Modina SC, Peluso JJ, Lodde V. PGRMC1 localization and putative function in the nucleolus of bovine granulosa cells and oocytes. Reproduction 2018; 155:273-282.
  26. Conti M, Franciosi F. Acquisition of oocyte competence to develop as an embryo: integrated nuclear and cytoplasmic events. Hum Reprod Update 2018; 24:245-266.
  27. Tatone C, Di Emidio G, Barbonetti A, Carta G, Luciano AM, Falone S, Amicarelli F. Sirtuins in gamete biology and reproductive physiology: emerging roles and therapeutic potential in female and male infertility. Hum Reprod Update 2018; 24:267-289.
  28. Franciosi F, Goudet G, Tessaro I, Papillier P, Dalbies-Tran R, Reigner F, Deleuze S, Douet C, Miclea I, Lodde V, Luciano AM. In vitro maturation affects chromosome segregation, spindle morphology and acetylation of lysine 16 on histone H4 in horse oocytes. Reprod Fertil Dev 2017; 29:721-730.
  29. Lodde V, Luciano AM, Franciosi F, Labrecque R, Sirard MA. (2017) Accumulation of Chromatin Remodelling Enzyme and Histone Transcripts in Bovine Oocytes. Results Probl Cell Differ; 63:223-255.
  30. Soares ACS, Lodde V, Barros RG, Price CA, Luciano AM, Buratini J. Steroid hormones interact with natriuretic peptide C to delay nuclear maturation, to maintain oocyte-cumulus communication and to improve the quality of in vitro-produced embryos in cattle. Reprod Fertil Dev 2017; 29:2217-2224.
  31. Tessaro I, Modina SC, Lodde V, Sivelli G, Franciosi F, Terzaghi L, Luchini P, Rumio C, Luciano AM. (2017) Ultra-low Doses of Follicle Stimulating Hormone and Progesterone Attenuate the Severity of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Features in a Hyperandrogenized Mouse Model. J Reprod Infertil; 18:288-298.
  32. Franciosi F, Tessaro I, Dalbies-Tran R, Douet C, Reigner F, Deleuze S, Papillier P, Miclea I, Lodde V, Luciano AM, Goudet G. (2017) Analysis of Chromosome Segregation, Histone Acetylation, and Spindle Morphology in Horse Oocytes. J Vis Exp (123)1-8.
  33. Terzaghi L, Tessaro I, Raucci F, Merico V, Mazzini G, Garagna S, Zuccotti M, Franciosi F, Lodde V (2016) PGRMC1 participates in late events of bovine granulosa cells mitosis and oocyte meiosis. Cell Cycle 15 (15):2019-2032. doi:10.1080/15384101.2016.1192731.
  34. Dieci C, Lodde V, Labreque R, Dufort I, Tessaro I, Sirard MA, Luciano AM (2016) Differences in cumulus cell gene expression indicate the benefit of a pre-maturation step to improve in-vitro bovine embryo production. Molecular human reproduction 22 (12):882-897. doi:10.1093/molehr/gaw055.
  35. Luciano AM, Peluso JJ (2016) PGRMC1 and the faithful progression through mitosis and meiosis. Cell Cycle 15 (17):2239-2240. doi:10.1080/15384101.2016.1205415.
  36. Gilchrist RB, Luciano AM, Richani D, Zeng HT, Wang X, Vos MD, Sugimura S, Smitz J, Richard FJ, Thompson JG (2016) Oocyte maturation and quality: role of cyclic nucleotides. Reproduction 152 (5):R143-157. doi:10.1530/REP-15-0606.
  37. Sousa Martins JP, Liu X, Oke A, Arora R, Franciosi F, Viville S, Laird DJ, Fung JC, Conti M (2016) DAZL and CPEB1 regulate mRNA translation synergistically during oocyte maturation. J Cell Sci 129 (6):1271-1282. doi:10.1242/jcs.179218.
  38. Cakmak H, Franciosi F, Zamah AM, Cedars MI, Conti M (2016) Dynamic secretion during meiotic reentry integrates the function of the oocyte and cumulus cells. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 113 (9):2424-2429. doi:10.1073/pnas.1519990113.
  39. Franciosi F, Manandhar S, Conti M (2016) FSH Regulates mRNA Translation in Mouse Oocytes and Promotes Developmental Competence. Endocrinology 157 (2):872-882. doi:10.1210/en.2015-1727.
  40. Tessaro I, Modina SC, Franciosi F, Sivelli G, Terzaghi L, Lodde V, Luciano AM. (2015) Effect of oral administration of low-dose follicle stimulating hormone on hyperandrogenized mice as a model of polycystic ovary syndrome. J Ovarian Res 2015; 8:64.
  41. Scantland S, Tessaro I, Macabelli CH, Macaulay AD, Cagnone G, Fournier E, Luciano AM, Robert C. (2015) The Adenosine Salvage Pathway as an Alternative to Mitochondrial Production of ATP in Maturing Mammalian Oocytes EDITORIAL COMMENT. Obstet Gynecol Surv; 70:30-31.
  42. Tessaro, I, SC Modina, G Crotti, F Franciosi, S Colleoni, V Lodde, C Galli, G Lazzari, and AM Luciano (2015) Transferability and inter-laboratory variability assessment of the in vitro bovine oocyte fertilization test. Reprod Toxicol. 51C 106-113.
  43. Labrecque R, Lodde V, Dieci C, Tessaro I, Luciano AM, Sirard MA. (2015) Chromatin remodelling and histone m RNA accumulation in bovine germinal vesicle oocytes. Mol Reprod Dev; 82:450-462.
  44. Lodde V, Modina SC, Luciano AM. (2015) On the chromatin of the immature oocyte: from morphology to function and regulatory mechanisms mediated by follicular cells. In: Pellicciari C, De Bernardi, F., De Carli, L. (ed.) Il Genoma e la sua espressione, al microscopio: l’eredità di Maria Gabriella Manfredi Romanini (The genome and its expression through the microscope: the legacy of Maria Gabriella Manfredi Romanini), vol. 80. Milano, Italy: Istituto Lombardo – Accademia di Scienze e Lettere;: 47-65.
  45. Franciosi F, Coticchio G, Lodde V, Tessaro I, Modina SC, Fadini R, Dal Canto M, Mignini Renzini M, Albertini DF and Luciano AM (2014) Natriuretic Peptide Precursor C Delays Meiotic Resumption and Sustains Gap Junction Mediated Communication in Bovine Cumulus Enclosed Oocytes. Biol Reprod; 91:61. doi.10.1095/biolreprod.1114.118869.
  46. Scantland S, Tessaro I, Macabelli CH, Macaulay AD, Cagnone G, Fournier E, Luciano AM and Robert C. (2014) The Adenosine Salvage Pathway as an Alternative to Mitochondrial Production of ATP in Maturing Mammalian Oocytes. Biol Reprod:10.1095/biolreprod.1114.120931.
  47. Luciano AM, Franciosi F, Dieci C, Tessaro I, Terzaghi L, Modina SC and Lodde V. (2014) Large-scale chromatin structure and function changes during oogenesis: the interplay between oocyte and companion cumulus cells. Anim Reprod; 11:141-149.
  48. Luciano AM, Franciosi F, Dieci C, Lodde V. (2014) Changes in large-scale chromatin structure and function during oogenesis: A journey in company with follicular cells. Anim Reprod Sci:149, 3-10. doi.1016/j.anireprosci.2014.06.026.
  49. Galli C, Colleoni S, Turini P, Crotti E, Dieci C, Lodde V, Luciano AM and Lazzari G. (2014) Holding equine oocytes at room temperature for 18 hours prior to in vitro maturation maintains their developmental competence. J Equine Vet Sci; 34:174-175.
  50. Modina SC, Tessaro I, Lodde V, Franciosi F, Corbani D and Luciano AM. (2014) Reductions in the number of mid-sized antral follicles is associated with markers of premature ovarian senescence in dairy cows. Reprod Fertil Dev;26(2):235-44. doi: 10.1071/RD12295.
  51. Dieci C*, Lodde V*, Franciosi F, Lagutina I, Tessaro I, Modina SC, Albertini DF, Lazzari G, Galli C and Luciano AM (2013) The effect of cilostamide on gap junction communication dynamics, chromatin remodeling, and competence acquisition in pig oocytes following parthenogenetic activation and nuclear transfer. Biol Reprod; 89(3):68, 1-11 (*Contributed equally).
  52. Lodde V, Franciosi F, Tessaro I, Modina SC and Luciano AM. (2013) Role of gap junction-mediated communications in regulating large-scale chromatin configuration remodeling and embryonic developmental competence acquisition in fully grown bovine oocyte. J Assist Reprod Genet;30(9):1219-26.
  53. Luciano AM, Franciosi F, Lodde V, Tessaro I, Corbani D, Modina SC and Peluso JJ. (2013) Oocytes Isolated from Dairy Cows with Reduced Ovarian Reserve Have a High Frequency of Aneuploidy and Alterations in the Localization of Progesterone Receptor Membrane Component 1 and Aurora Kinase B. Biol Reprod; 88(3):58, 1-7.
  54. Luciano AM and Lodde V. (2013) Changes of Large-Scale Chromatin Configuration During Mammalian Oocyte Differentiation. In: Coticchio G, Albertini DF, De Santis L (eds.), Oogenesis. London: Springer-Verlag London: 93-108. pdf
  55. Peluso JJ, Yuan A, Liu X and Lodde V. (2013) Plasminogen Activator Inhibitor 1 RNA Binding Protein interacts with Progesterone Receptor Membrane Component 1 to regulate Progesterone’s ability to maintain the viability of spontaneously immortalized granulosa cells and rat granulosa cells. Biol Reprod; 88(1):20, 1-10.
  56. Luciano AM, Lodde V, Franciosi F, Tessaro I, Corbani D and Modina S. Large-scale chromatin morpho-functional changes during mammalian oocyte growth and differentiation. Eur J Histochem 2012; 56(3):e37. doi: 10.4081/ejh.2012.e37.
  57. Franciosi F, Lodde V, Goudet G, Duchamp G, Deleuze S, Douet C, Tessaro I and Luciano AM. Changes in histone H4 acetylation during in vivo versus in vitro maturation of equine oocytes. Mol Hum Reprod 2012;18(5):243-52.
  58. Peluso, JJ, Lodde V and Liu X. Progesterone Regulation of Progesterone Receptor Membrane Component 1 (PGRMC1) Sumoylation and Transcriptional Activity in Spontaneously Immortalized Granulosa Cells. Endocrinology 2012;153(8):3929-39.
  59. Peluso JJ, DeCerbo J and Lodde V. Evidence for a genomic mechanism of action for Progesterone Receptor Membrane Component-1. Steroids 2012;77(10):1007-12.
  60. Dilda F, Pisani LF, Rahman MM, Modina S, Tessaro I, Sartorelli P, Ceciliani F, Lecchi C. Distribution of acute phase proteins in the bovine forestomachs and abomasum. Vet J 2012;192(1):101-5.
  61. Luvoni GC, Tessaro I, Apparicio M, Ruggeri E, Luciano AM and Modina S. Effect of vitrification of feline ovarian cortex on follicular and oocyte quality and competence. Reprod Domest Anim 2012; 47(3):385-91.
  62. Luciano AM, Franciosi F, Modina SC and Lodde V. Gap Junction-Mediated Communications Regulate Chromatin Remodeling During Bovine Oocyte Growth and Differentiation Through cAMP-Dependent Mechanism(s). Biol Reprod 2011; 85:1252-1259.
  63. Luciano AM, Corbani D, Lodde V, Tessaro I, Franciosi F, Peluso JJ and Modina S. Expression of Progesterone Receptor Membrane Component-1 in bovine reproductive system during estrous cycle. Eur J Histochem 2011; doi: 10.4081/ejh.2011; 55(3):e27.
  64. Lodde V and Peluso JJ. A novel role for progesterone and progesterone receptor membrane component 1 in regulating spindle microtubule stability during rat and human ovarian cell mitosis. Biol Reprod 2011; 84:715-722.
  65. Tessaro I, Luciano AM, Franciosi F, Lodde V, Corbani D and Modina SC. The endothelial nitric oxide synthase/nitric oxide system is involved in the defective quality of bovine oocytes from low mid-antral follicle count ovaries. J Anim Sci 2011; 89:2389-2396.
  66. Sassera D, Lo N, Epis S, D’Auria G, Montagna M, Comandatore F, Horner D, Pereto J, Luciano AM, Franciosi F, Ferri E, Crotti E, et al. Phylogenomic Evidence for the Presence of a Flagellum and cbb3 Oxidase in the Free-Living Mitochondrial Ancestor. Mol Biol Evol 2011; 28(12):3285-96.
  67. Lorenzetti S, Altieri I, Arabi S, Balduzzi D, Bechi N, Cordelli E, Galli C, Ietta F, Modina SC, Narciso L, Pacchierotti F, Villani P, Lazzari G, Luciano AM, Paulesu L, Spano M and Mantovani A. Innovative non-animal testing strategies for reproductive toxicology: the contribution of Italian partners within the EU project ReProTect. Ann Ist Super Sanita 2011; 47:4 429-444.
  68. Peluso JJ, Liu X, Gawkowska A, Lodde V and Wu CA. Progesterone inhibits apoptosis in part by PGRMC1-regulated gene expression. Mol Cell Endocrinol 2010; 320:153-161.
  69. Modina S, Leoni GG, Lodde V, Naitana S, Pirani S, Succu S, Berlinguer F and Luciano AM. Involvement of E-cadherin in early in vitro development of adult and juvenile sheep embryos. Reprod Fertil Dev 2010; 22:468-477.
  70. Miranda-Ribera A, Lecchi C, Bronzo V, Scaccabarozzi L, Sartorelli P, Franciosi F and Ceciliani F. Down-regulatory effect of alpha 1-acid glycoprotein on bovine neutrophil degranulation. Comp Immunol Microbiol Infect Dis 2010; 33:291-306.
  71. Luciano AM, Lodde V, Franciosi F, Ceciliani F and Peluso JJ. Progesterone receptor membrane component-1 expression and putative function in bovine oocyte maturation, fertilization and early embryonic development. Reproduction 2010; 140(5):663-72.
  72. Luciano AM, Franciosi F, Lodde V, Corbani D, Lazzari G, Crotti G, Galli C, Pellizzer C, Bremer S, Weimer M and Modina SC. Transferability and inter-laboratory variability assessment of the in vitro bovine oocyte maturation (IVM) test within ReProTect. Reprod Toxicol 2010; 30(1):81-8.
  73. Franciosi F, Perazzoli F, Lodde V, Modina SC and Luciano AM. Developmental competence of gametes reconstructed by germinal vesicle transplantation from fresh and cryopreserved bovine oocytes. Fertil Steril 2010; 93:229-238.
  74. Epis S, Luciano AM, Franciosi F, Bazzocchi C, Crotti E, Pistone D, Bandi C and Sassera D. A novel method for the isolation of DNA from intracellular bacteria, suitable for genomic studies. Annals of Microbiology 2010; 60:455-460.
  75. Luciano AM, Franciosi F, Lodde V, Perazzoli F, Slezakova M and Modina S. Cryopreservation of immature bovine oocytes to reconstruct artificial gametes by germinal vesicle transplantation. Reprod Domest Anim 2009; 44:480-488.
  76. Luciano AM, Chigioni S, Lodde V, Franciosi F, Luvoni GC and Modina SC. Effect of different cryopreservation protocols on cytoskeleton and gap junction mediated communication integrity in feline germinal vesicle stage oocytes. Cryobiology 2009; 59:90-95.
  77. Lodde V, Modina SC, Franciosi F, Zuccari E, Tessaro I and Luciano AM. Localization of DNA methyltransferase-1 during oocyte differentiation, in vitro maturation and early embryonic development in cow. Eur J Histochem 2009; 53:199-207.
  78. Rahman MM, Miranda-Ribera A, Lecchi C, Bronzo V, Sartorelli P, Franciosi F and Ceciliani F. Alpha(1)-acid glycoprotein is contained in bovine neutrophil granules and released after activation. Vet Immunol Immunopathol 2008; 125:71-81.
  79. Lodde V, Modina S, Maddox-Hyttel P, Franciosi F, Lauria A and Luciano AM. Oocyte morphology and transcriptional silencing in relation to chromatin remodeling during the final phases of bovine oocyte growth. Mol Reprod Dev 2008; 75:915-924.
  80. Lecchi C, Ceciliani F, Bernasconi S, Franciosi F, Bronzo V and Sartorelli P. Bovine alpha-1 acid glycoprotein can reduce the chemotaxis of bovine monocytes and modulate CD18 expression. Vet Res 2008; 39:50.
  81. Chigioni S, Secchi C, Borromeo V, Modina S, Beretta MS and Luvoni GC. Effects of growth hormone on oocyte in vitro maturation and its localization in the canine cumulus-oocyte complexes. Vet Res Commun 2008; 32 Suppl 1:S131-134.
  82. Modina S, Borromeo V, Luciano AM, Lodde V, Franciosi F and Secchi C. Relationship between growth hormone concentrations in bovine oocytes and follicular fluid and oocyte developmental competence. Eur J Histochem 2007; 51:173-180.
  83. Modina S, Abbate F, Germana GP, Lauria A and Luciano AM. beta-Catenin localization and timing of early development of bovine embryos obtained from oocytes matured in the presence of follicle stimulating hormone. Anim Reprod Sci 2007; 100:264-279.
  84. Lodde V, Modina S, Galbusera C, Franciosi F and Luciano AM. Large-scale chromatin remodeling in germinal vesicle bovine oocytes: Interplay with gap junction functionality and developmental competence. Mol Reprod Dev 2007; 74:740-749.
  85. Slezakova M, Freharova K, Luciano AM, Lodde V, Beretta MS, Modina S, Lauria A and Kubica J. Ovarian response and quality of retrieved oocytes following adminstration of p-FSH and Pregnyl preparation, and survival of cow oocytes after cryopreservation. Vyzkum v Chovu Skotu (Cattle Research) 2006; 48:35-44.
  86. Luvoni GC, Chigioni S, Perego L, Lodde V, Modina S and Luciano AM. Effect of gonadotropins during in vitro maturation of feline oocytes on oocyte-cumulus cells functional coupling and intracellular concentration of glutathione. Anim Reprod Sci 2006; 96:66-78.
  87. Luciano AM, Goudet G, Perazzoli F, Lahuec C and Gerard N. Glutathione content and glutathione peroxidase expression in in vivo and in vitro matured equine oocytes. Mol Reprod Dev 2006; 73:658-666.
  88. Borromeo V, Bramani S, Modina S, Lodde V and Luciano AM, Secchi C. The effect of species-specific FSH administration during in vitro maturation of bovine oocytes on embryonic developmental capability. Vet Res Commun 2006; 30 Suppl 1:167-169.
  89. Luciano AM, Lodde V, Beretta MS, Colleoni S, Lauria A and Modina S. Developmental capability of denuded bovine oocyte in a Co-culture system with intact cumulus-oocyte complexes: Role of cumulus cells, cyclic adenosine 3′,5′-monophosphate, and glutathione. Mol Reprod Dev 2005; 71:389-397.
  90. Modina S, Beretta M, Lodde V, Lauria A and Luciano AM. Cytoplasmic changes and developmental competence of bovine oocytes cryopreserved without cumulus cells. Eur J Histochem 2004; 48:337-346.
  91. Luciano AM, Modina S, Vassena R, Milanesi E, Lauria A, Gandolfi F. Role of intracellular cyclic adenosine 3′,5′-monophosphate concentration and oocyte-cumulus cells communications on the acquisition of the developmental competence during in vitro maturation of bovine oocyte. Biol Reprod 2004; 70:465-472.
  92. Colleoni S, Luciano AM, Gandolfi F. Cumulus-oocyte communications in the horse: role of the breeding season and of the maturation medium. Reprod Domest Anim 2004; 39:70-75.
  93. Abdoon ASS, Kandil OM, Luciano AM, Modina S, Gandolfi F. Developmental competence of buffalo oocytes matured in vitro in a defined medium supplemented with dibutyryl cyclic adenosine monophosphate. Vyzkum v Chovu Skotu (Cattle Research) 2004; 46:47-53.
  94. Modina S, Luciano AM, Baraldi-Scesi L, Lauria A, Gandolfi F. In vitro development of bovine embryos: morphological analysis of b-catenin and actin. Ital J Anat Embryol 2002; 107:55-63.
  95. Kochhar HP, Rao KB, Luciano AM, Totey SM, Gandolfi F, Basrur PK and King WA. In vitro production of cattle-water buffalo (Bos taurus–Bubalus bubalis) hybrid embryos. Zygote 2002; 10:155-162.
  96. Ferrandi B, Cremonesi F, Consiglio AL, Luciano AM, Gandolfi F, Modina S, Carnevali A, Porcelli F. Microdensitometric assay of enzymatic activities in parthenogenetically activated and in vitro fertilized bovine oocytes. Acta Histochem 2002; 104:193-198.
  97. Baldi A, Modina S, Cheli F, Gandolfi F, Pinotti L, Scesi LB, Fantuz F, Dell’Orto V. Bovine somatotropin administration to dairy goats in late lactation: effects on mammary gland function, composition and morphology. J Dairy Sci 2002; 85:1093-1102.
  98. Pocar P, Perazzoli F, Luciano AM, Gandolfi F. In vitro reproductive toxicity of polychlorinated biphenyls: effects on oocyte maturation and developmental competence in cattle. Mol Reprod Dev 2001; 58:411-416.
  99. Pocar P, Brevini TA, Perazzoli F, Cillo F, Modina S, Gandolfi F. Cellular and molecular mechanisms mediating the effects of polychlorinated biphenyls on oocyte developmental competence in cattle. Mol Reprod Dev 2001; 60:535-541.
  100. Modina S, Luciano AM, Vassena R, Baraldi-Scesi L, Lauria A, Gandolfi F. Oocyte developmental competence after in vitro maturation depends on the persistence of cumulus-oocyte comunications which are linked to the intracellular concentration of cAMP. Ital J Anat Embryol 2001; 106:241-248.
  101. Luvoni GC, Luciano AM, Modina S, Gandolfi F. Influence of different stages of the oestrous cycle on cumulus-oocyte communications in canine oocytes: effects on the efficiency of in vitro maturation. J Reprod Fertil 2001; 57:141-146.
  102. Guixue Z, Luciano AM, Coenen K, Gandolfi F and Sirard MA. The influence of cAMP before or during bovine oocyte maturation on embryonic developmental competence. Theriogenology 2001; 55:1733-1743.
  103. Luciano AM, Modina S, Gandolfi F, Lauria A and Armstrong DT. Effect of cell-to-cell contact on in vitro deoxyribonucleic acid synthesis and apoptosis responses of bovine granulosa cells to insulin-like growth factor-I and epidermal growth factor. Biol Reprod 2000; 63:1580-1585.
  104. Luciano AM, Pocar P, Milanesi E, Modina S, Rieger D, Lauria A, Gandolfi F. Effect of different levels of intracellular cAMP on the in vitro maturation of cattle oocytes and their subsequent development following in vitro fertilization. Mol Reprod Dev 1999; 54:86-91.