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The Human Ovary and Future of Fertility Assessment in the Post-Genome Era

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Pôle de Recherche en Gynécologie, Institut de Recherche Expérimentale et Clinique, Université Catholique de Louvain, 1200 Brussels, Belgium
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PHOS Unit, Institut de Duve, Université Catholique de Louvain, 1200 Brussels, Belgium
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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2019, 20(17), 4209; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijms20174209
Received: 30 July 2019 / Revised: 25 August 2019 / Accepted: 27 August 2019 / Published: 28 August 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Molecular Basis of Fertility Preservation and Restoration)
Proteomics has opened up new avenues in the field of gynecology in the post-genome era, making it possible to meet patient needs more effectively and improve their care. This mini-review aims to reveal the scope of proteomic applications through an overview of the technique and its applications in assisted procreation. Some of the latest technologies in this field are described in order to better understand the perspectives of its clinical applications. Proteomics seems destined for a promising future in gynecology, more particularly in relation to the ovary. Nevertheless, we know that reproductive biology proteomics is still in its infancy and major technical and ethical challenges must first be overcome. View Full-Text
Keywords: mass spectrometry; ovary; fertility; biomarkers; oocyte competence mass spectrometry; ovary; fertility; biomarkers; oocyte competence
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Ouni, E.; Vertommen, D.; Amorim, C.A. The Human Ovary and Future of Fertility Assessment in the Post-Genome Era. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2019, 20, 4209.

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