Molecular key to healthy pregnancy

Researchers at the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center have identified a molecular key to achieving a healthy pregnancy. The team at Viera Fertility Center is equipped to help you recognize your fertility dreams through medical intervention!

This crucial molecular key to healthy embryo implantation and pregnancy has been discovered in a study that may offer new clues about the medical challenges of infertility/subfertility, abnormal placentation, and placenta previa. The authors found that uterine expression of a gene called Wnt5a — a major signaling molecule in cell growth and movement in both embryo development and disease — is critical to healthy embryo implantation in the uterus.

The Wnt5a gene may lead to gene therapies that can assist in fertility treatments for women trying to conceive, and it may also point to a cause of infertility in cases where other known causes have been ruled out. If you’re interested in growing your family, contact Dr. Chamoun and the Melbourne IVF team to take control of your fertility today!



Jeeyeon Cha, Amanda Bartos, Craig Park, Xiaofei Sun, Yingju Li, Sang-Wook Cha, Rieko Ajima, Hsin-Yi Henry Ho, Terry P. Yamaguchi, Sudhansu K. Dey. Appropriate Crypt Formation in the Uterus for Embryo Homing and Implantation Requires Wnt5a-ROR Signaling. Cell Reports, 2014; DOI: 10.1016/j.celrep.2014.06.027