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Technion Studies
Cells For Eggs

T

echnion researchers
from the Bruce and Ruth
Rappaport Faculty of
Medicine in Israel found that cells in
the fetal Amnion membrane may be
a source of human eggs, according to
the dissertation of doctoral student
Ayelet Evron, mentored by Professor
Eliezer Shalev, dean of the faculty.
Amnion membranes constitute a
part of the inner layer of the amni-
otic sac, which protects the fetus
throughout the pregnancy period.
Typically, upon being ruptured
during the birth, both the expelled
placenta and membranes get thrown
out directly after birth.
Amnion membrane cells develop
at the very early stages of the life of
the fetus (on the eighth day after fer-
tilization) and are known to maintain
the plasticity of embryonic cells prior
to cellular differentiation. These cells
have the potential of joining any one
of the cell groups that later develop
into different tissues in the body. To
date, the capability of Amnion mem-
brane cells to differentiate into germ
cells with specific gene markers that
develop into human eggs has never
been documented.
The research work was under-
taken in collaboration with Dr.
Shlomit Goldman at the research
laboratory of Women's Division of
Gynecology and Obstetrics in the
Emek Medical Center in Afula. It
uncovered for the first time that
when growing Amnion membrane
cells on growth medium also used in
IVF (in vitro fertilization), these cells
display specific signs of gene expres-
sion like those of germ cells, which
develop into human eggs, at both the
gene and protein levels, as well as in
appearance (resembling large round
cells that resemble eggs). Later, the
cells express markers that mimic the
characteristic of markers in human
egg development, which enable divi-
sion reduction upon entry (division
that is essential in human egg devel-
opment), and remain in this state.
Researchers still face a major chal-
lenge — for these cells to be used in
substitute of human eggs, they need
to properly complete the reduction
process upon entry. Only after find-
ing a solution to this problem will it
be possible to check whether or not
Amnion membrane cells may be
used as a new source for human eggs
that would be suitable for women
who cannot produce them on their
own.



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