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Research Article

Release of sICAM-1 in Oocytes and In Vitro Fertilized Human Embryos

  • Monica Borgatti equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Monica Borgatti, Roberta Rizzo

    Affiliation: BioPharmaNet, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Ferrara, Ferrara, Italy

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  • Roberta Rizzo equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Monica Borgatti, Roberta Rizzo

    Affiliation: Department of Experimental and Diagnostic Medicine, Laboratory of Immunogenetics, University of Ferrara, Ferrara, Italy

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  • Maria Beatrice Dal Canto,

    Affiliation: BIOGENESI Reproductive Medicine Centre, Istituti Clinici Zucchi, Monza, Italy

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  • Daniela Fumagalli,

    Affiliation: BIOGENESI Reproductive Medicine Centre, Istituti Clinici Zucchi, Monza, Italy

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  • Mario Mignini Renzini,

    Affiliation: BIOGENESI Reproductive Medicine Centre, Istituti Clinici Zucchi, Monza, Italy

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  • Rubens Fadini,

    Affiliation: BIOGENESI Reproductive Medicine Centre, Istituti Clinici Zucchi, Monza, Italy

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  • Marina Stignani,

    Affiliation: Department of Experimental and Diagnostic Medicine, Laboratory of Immunogenetics, University of Ferrara, Ferrara, Italy

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  • Olavio Roberto Baricordi mail,

    bri@unife.it (ORB); gam@unife.it (RG)

    Affiliation: Department of Experimental and Diagnostic Medicine, Laboratory of Immunogenetics, University of Ferrara, Ferrara, Italy

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  • Roberto Gambari mail

    bri@unife.it (ORB); gam@unife.it (RG)

    Affiliations: BioPharmaNet, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Ferrara, Ferrara, Italy, Biotechnology Center, University of Ferrara, Ferrara, Italy

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  • Published: December 18, 2008
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0003970

About the Authors

Monica Borgatti, Roberto Gambari
BioPharmaNet, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Ferrara, Ferrara, Italy
Roberta Rizzo, Marina Stignani, Olavio Roberto Baricordi
Department of Experimental and Diagnostic Medicine, Laboratory of Immunogenetics, University of Ferrara, Ferrara, Italy
Maria Beatrice Dal Canto, Daniela Fumagalli, Mario Mignini Renzini, Rubens Fadini
BIOGENESI Reproductive Medicine Centre, Istituti Clinici Zucchi, Monza, Italy
Roberto Gambari
Biotechnology Center, University of Ferrara, Ferrara, Italy

Corresponding Authors

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: RR OB RG. Performed the experiments: MB MS. Analyzed the data: MB RR MMR MS OB RG. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: MBDC DF MMR RF. Wrote the paper: RF OB RG.