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Learn more about the work that we do in the Duncan Lab through our 50 most recent publications linked below or visit Dr. Duncan’s faculty profile.

  1. Converse A, Liu Z, Patel JC, Shakyawar S, Guda C, Bousfield GR, Kumar TR, Duncan FE  Oocyte quality is enhanced by hypoglycosylated FSH through increased cell-to-cell interaction during mouse follicle development.  Development  2023 Nov 15;150(22). pii:dev202170
  2. Dipali SS, Suebthawinkul C, Burdette JE, Pavone ME, Duncan FE  Human follicular fluid elicits select dose- and age-dependent effects on mouse oocytes and cumulus-oocyte complexes in a heterologous in vitro maturation assay.  Mol Hum Reprod  2023 Nov 01;29(11). pii:gaad039
  3. Babayev E, Suebthawinkul C, Gokyer D, Parkes WS, Rivas F, Pavone ME, Hall AR, Pritchard MT, Duncan FE  Cumulus expansion is impaired with advanced reproductive age due to loss of matrix integrity and reduced hyaluronan.  Aging Cell  2023 Nov;22(11):e14004. pii:e14004
  4. Dipali SS, King CD, Rose JP, Burdette JE, Campisi J, Schilling B, Duncan FE  Proteomic quantification of native and ECM-enriched mouse ovaries reveals an age-dependent fibro-inflammatory signature.  Aging (Albany NY)  2023 Oct 27;15(20):10821-10855. doi:10.18632/aging.205190
  5. Bomba-Warczak EK, Velez KM, Zhou LT, Guillermier C, Edassery S, Steinhauser M, Savas JN, Duncan FE  Exceptional longevity of mammalian ovarian and oocyte macromolecules throughout the reproductive lifespan.  bioRxiv  2023 Oct 20;. pii:2023.10.18.562852
  6. Perrone R, Ashok Kumaar PV, Haky L, Hahn C, Riley R, Balough J, Zaza G, Soygur B, Hung K, Prado L  et al.  CD38 regulates ovarian function and fecundity via NAD+ metabolism.  iScience  2023 Oct 20;26(10):107949. pii:107949
  7. Amargant F, Zhou LT, Yuan Y, Nahar A, Krisher RL, Spate LD, Roberts RM, Prather RS, Rowell EE, Laronda MM  et al.  FGF2, LIF, and IGF1 (FLI) supplementation during human in vitro maturation enhances markers of gamete competence.  Hum Reprod  2023 Oct 03;38(10):1938-1951. doi:10.1093/humrep/dead162
  8. Zaniker EJ, Babayev E, Duncan FE  Common mechanisms of physiological and pathological rupture events in biology: novel insights into mammalian ovulation and beyond.  Biol Rev Camb Philos Soc  2023 Oct;98(5):1648-1667. doi:10.1111/brv.12970
  9. Boiani M, Duncan FE  'Human and Animal Model Reproductive Epigenetics' special collection: (un)intended marks on fertility.  Mol Hum Reprod  2023 Aug 30;29(9). pii:gaad032
  10. Gowett MQ, Perry SS, Aggarwal R, Zhou LT, Pavone ME, Duncan FE, Cheng WS  Associations of childhood allergies with parental reproductive and allergy history.  J Assist Reprod Genet  2023 Jun;40(6):1349-1359. doi:10.1007/s10815-023-02801-3
  11. Suebthawinkul C, Babayev E, Lee HC, Duncan FE  Morphokinetic parameters of mouse oocyte meiotic maturation and cumulus expansion are not affected by reproductive age or ploidy status.  J Assist Reprod Genet  2023 May;40(5):1197-1213. doi:10.1007/s10815-023-02779-y
  12. Zhang J, Goods BA, Pattarawat P, Wang Y, Haining T, Zhang Q, Shalek AK, Duncan FE, Woodruff TK, Xiao S  An ex vivo ovulation system enables the discovery of novel ovulatory pathways and nonhormonal contraceptive candidates†.  Biol Reprod  2023 Apr 11;108(4):629-644. doi:10.1093/biolre/ioad009
  13. O'Neill KE, Maher JY, Laronda MM, Duncan FE, LeDuc RD, Lujan ME, Oktay KH, Pouch AM, Segars JH, Tsui EL  et al.  Anatomic nomenclature and 3-dimensional regional model of the human ovary: call for a new paradigm.  Am J Obstet Gynecol  2023 Mar;228(3):270-275.e4. doi:10.1016/j.ajog.2022.09.040
  14. Cinzori ME, Pacyga DC, Babayev E, Duncan FE, Li Z, Williams PL, Flaws JA, Strakovsky RS  Ovarian volume partially explains associations of phthalate biomarkers with anti-Müllerian hormone and estradiol in midlife women.  Environ Int  2023 Feb;172:107771. doi:10.1016/j.envint.2023.107771
  15. Converse A, Zaniker EJ, Amargant F, Duncan FE  Recapitulating folliculogenesis and oogenesis outside the body: encapsulated in vitro follicle growth†.  Biol Reprod  2023 Jan 14;108(1):5-22. doi:10.1093/biolre/ioac176
  16. Chen YY, Chen S, Ok K, Duncan FE, O'Halloran TV, Woodruff TK  Zinc dynamics regulate early ovarian follicle development.  J Biol Chem  2023 Jan;299(1):102731. pii:102731
  17. Brieño-Enriquez MA, Duncan FE, Ghazi A, Klutstein M, Sebastiano V, Tyler J  Editorial: Germ cell development and reproductive aging.  Front Cell Dev Biol  2022;10:1051539. pii:1051539
  18. Suebthawinkul C, Babayev E, Zhou LT, Lee HC, Duncan FE  Quantitative morphokinetic parameters identify novel dynamics of oocyte meiotic maturation and cumulus expansion†.  Biol Reprod  2022 Oct 11;107(4):1097-1112. doi:10.1093/biolre/ioac139
  19. Babayev E, Xu M, Shea LD, Woodruff TK, Duncan FE  Follicle isolation methods reveal plasticity of granulosa cell steroidogenic capacity during mouse in vitro follicle growth.  Mol Hum Reprod  2022 Sep 29;28(10). pii:gaac033
  20. Ataman-Millhouse LM, Monahan P, Willingham R, Vigone G, Soulakis M, Gadea J, Jiménez-Movilla M, Romar R, Cánovas S, Woodruff TK  et al.  Broadening the educational pipeline: the global landscape of master of science programs in reproductive science and medicine.  Biol Reprod  2022 Sep 12;107(3):664-675. doi:10.1093/biolre/ioac113
  21. Ataman LM, Laronda MM, Gowett M, Trotter K, Anvari H, Fei F, Ingram A, Minette M, Suebthawinkul C, Taghvaei Z  et al.  Correction to: A synopsis of global frontiers in fertility preservation.  J Assist Reprod Genet  2022 Aug;39(8):1713-1714. doi:10.1007/s10815-022-02586-x
  22. Chen YY, Russo DD, Drake RS, Duncan FE, Shalek AK, Goods BA, Woodruff TK  Single-cell transcriptomics of staged oocytes and somatic cells reveal novel regulators of follicle activation.  Reproduction  2022 Aug 01;164(2):55-70. doi:10.1530/REP-22-0053
  23. Ataman LM, Laronda MM, Gowett M, Trotter K, Anvari H, Fei F, Ingram A, Minette M, Suebthawinkul C, Taghvaei Z  et al.  A synopsis of global frontiers in fertility preservation.  J Assist Reprod Genet  2022 Aug;39(8):1693-1712. doi:10.1007/s10815-022-02570-5
  24. Boiani M, Duncan FE,   A reproductive science perspective: deliberations on the stem cell guidelines update.  Mol Hum Reprod  2022 Apr 01;28(4). pii:gaac008
  25. Doherty CA, Amargant F, Shvartsman SY, Duncan FE, Gavis ER  Bidirectional communication in oogenesis: a dynamic conversation in mice and Drosophila.  Trends Cell Biol  2022 Apr;32(4):311-323. doi:10.1016/j.tcb.2021.11.005
  26. Babayev E, Duncan FE  Age-associated changes in cumulus cells and follicular fluid: the local oocyte microenvironment as a determinant of gamete quality.  Biol Reprod  2022 Feb 22;106(2):351-365. doi:10.1093/biolre/ioab241
  27. Duncan FE  Ex vivo recovery of mature eggs from unstimulated ovaries in pediatric fertility preservation: proceed with caution.  F S Rep  2021 Sep;2(3):267-268. doi:10.1016/j.xfre.2021.05.003
  28. Parkes WS, Amargant F, Zhou LT, Villanueva CE, Duncan FE, Pritchard MT  Hyaluronan and Collagen Are Prominent Extracellular Matrix Components in Bovine and Porcine Ovaries.  Genes (Basel)  2021 Jul 30;12(8). pii:1186
  29. Kusuhara A, Babayev E, Zhou LT, Singh VP, Gerton JL, Duncan FE  Immature Follicular Origins and Disrupted Oocyte Growth Pathways Contribute to Decreased Gamete Quality During Reproductive Juvenescence in Mice.  Front Cell Dev Biol  2021;9:693742. pii:693742
  30. Amargant F, Manuel SL, Larmore MJ, Johnson BW, Lawson M, Pritchard MT, Zelinski MB, Duncan FE  Sphingosine-1-phosphate and its mimetic FTY720 do not protect against radiation-induced ovarian fibrosis in the nonhuman primate†.  Biol Reprod  2021 May 07;104(5):1058-1070. doi:10.1093/biolre/ioab012
  31. Machlin JH, Barishansky SJ, Kelsh J, Larmore MJ, Johnson BW, Pritchard MT, Pavone ME, Duncan FE  Fibroinflammatory Signatures Increase with Age in the Human Ovary and Follicular Fluid.  Int J Mol Sci  2021 May 05;22(9). pii:4902
  32. Lee HC, Balough JL, Roth EW, Vaccari S, Duncan FE  A decellularized oocyte-derived scaffold provides a "sperm safe" to preserve mammalian spermatozoa.  Andrology  2021 May;9(3):922-932. doi:10.1111/andr.12986
  33. Rogers HB, Zhou LT, Kusuhara A, Zaniker E, Shafaie S, Owen BC, Duncan FE, Woodruff TK  Dental resins used in 3D printing technologies release ovo-toxic leachates.  Chemosphere  2021 May;270:129003. pii:129003
  34. Marvaldi C, Martin D, Conte JG, Gottardo MF, Pidre ML, Imsen M, Irizarri M, Manuel SL, Duncan FE, Romanowski V  et al.  Mitochondrial humanin peptide acts as a cytoprotective factor in granulosa cell survival.  Reproduction  2021 Apr 20;161(5):581-591. doi:10.1530/REP-20-0197
  35. Kristensen SG, Duncan FE  Autonomous follicle growth and the production of mature human eggs in vitro: with or without the ovary?  Hum Reprod  2021 Apr 20;36(5):1163-1165. doi:10.1093/humrep/deab052
  36. Foley KG, Pritchard MT, Duncan FE  Macrophage-derived multinucleated giant cells: hallmarks of the aging ovary.  Reproduction  2021 Feb;161(2):V5-V9. doi:10.1530/REP-20-0489
  37. Woodruff TK, Ataman-Millhouse L, Acharya KS, Almeida-Santos T, Anazodo A, Anderson RA, Appiah L, Bader J, Becktell K, Brannigan RE  et al.  A View from the past into our collective future: the oncofertility consortium vision statement.  J Assist Reprod Genet  2021 Jan;38(1):3-15. doi:10.1007/s10815-020-01983-4
  38. Amargant F, Manuel SL, Tu Q, Parkes WS, Rivas F, Zhou LT, Rowley JE, Villanueva CE, Hornick JE, Shekhawat GS  et al.  Ovarian stiffness increases with age in the mammalian ovary and depends on collagen and hyaluronan matrices.  Aging Cell  2020 Nov;19(11):e13259. pii:e13259
  39. Duncan FE, Schindler K, Schultz RM, Blengini CS, Stein P, Stricker SA, Wessel GM, Williams CJ  Unscrambling the oocyte and the egg: clarifying terminology of the female gamete in mammals.  Mol Hum Reprod  2020 Nov 01;26(11):797-800. doi:10.1093/molehr/gaaa066
  40. Simon LE, Kumar TR, Duncan FE  In vitro ovarian follicle growth: a comprehensive analysis of key protocol variables†.  Biol Reprod  2020 Aug 21;103(3):455-470. doi:10.1093/biolre/ioaa073
  41. Hu Q, Duncan FE, Nowakowski AB, Antipova OA, Woodruff TK, O'Halloran TV, Wolfner MF  Zinc Dynamics during Drosophila Oocyte Maturation and Egg Activation.  iScience  2020 Jul 24;23(7):101275. pii:101275
  42. Quan N, Mara JN, Grover AR, Pavone ME, Duncan FE  Spatial Analysis of Growing Follicles in the Human Ovary to Inform Tissue Engineering Strategies.  Tissue Eng Part A  2020 Jul;26(13-14):733-746. doi:10.1089/ten.tea.2020.0051
  43. Mara JN, Zhou LT, Larmore M, Johnson B, Ayiku R, Amargant F, Pritchard MT, Duncan FE  Ovulation and ovarian wound healing are impaired with advanced reproductive age.  Aging (Albany NY)  2020 May 14;12(10):9686-9713. doi:10.18632/aging.103237
  44. Lee HC, Edmonds ME, Duncan FE, O'Halloran TV, Woodruff TK  Zinc exocytosis is sensitive to myosin light chain kinase inhibition in mouse and human eggs.  Mol Hum Reprod  2020 Apr 24;26(4):228-239. doi:10.1093/molehr/gaaa017
  45. Baserga SJ, DiMario PJ, Duncan FE  Emerging Roles for the Nucleolus 2019.  J Biol Chem  2020 Apr 17;295(16):5535-5537. doi:10.1074/jbc.MT120.013346
  46. Quan N, Harris LR, Halder R, Trinidad CV, Johnson BW, Horton S, Kimler BF, Pritchard MT, Duncan FE  Differential sensitivity of inbred mouse strains to ovarian damage in response to low-dose total body irradiation†.  Biol Reprod  2020 Feb 12;102(1):133-144. doi:10.1093/biolre/ioz164
  47. Rowley JE, Amargant F, Zhou LT, Galligos A, Simon LE, Pritchard MT, Duncan FE  Low Molecular Weight Hyaluronan Induces an Inflammatory Response in Ovarian Stromal Cells and Impairs Gamete Development In Vitro.  Int J Mol Sci  2020 Feb 04;21(3). pii:1036
  48. Balough JL, Fontaine ASE, Machlin JH, Rowley JE, Simon LE, Duncan FE, Hornick JE  The long view: Considering spindle orientation in image analysis.  Mol Reprod Dev  2020 Feb;87(2):205. doi:10.1002/mrd.23313
  49. Rowley JE, Rubenstein GE, Manuel SL, Johnson NL, Surgnier J, Kapitsinou PP, Duncan FE, Pritchard MT  Tissue-specific Fixation Methods Are Required for Optimal In Situ Visualization of Hyaluronan in the Ovary, Kidney, and Liver.  J Histochem Cytochem  2020 Jan;68(1):75-91. doi:10.1369/0022155419884879
  50. Simon LE, Liu Z, Bousfield GR, Kumar TR, Duncan FE  Recombinant FSH glycoforms are bioactive in mouse preantral ovarian follicles.  Reproduction  2019 Dec;158(6):517-527. doi:10.1530/REP-19-0392

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