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2014 Publications

1. N Forde, CA Simintiras, R Sturmey, S Mamo, AK Kelly, TE Spencer, FW Bazer, P Lonergan (2014) . Amino Acids in the Uterine Luminal Fluid Reflects the Temporal Changes in Transporter Expression in the Endometrium and Conceptus during Early Pregnancy in Cattle. PLoS One. 2014 Jun 24;9(6):e100010. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0100010. eCollection 2014.

2. N Forde, PA McGettigan, JP Mehta, L O'Hara, S Mamo, FW Bazer, TE Spencer, P Lonergan (2014).Proteomic analysis of uterine fluid during the pre-implantation period of pregnancy in cattle. Reproduction. 2014 Apr 8;147(5):575-87. doi: 10.1530/REP-13-0010. Print 2014 May.

3. P Lonergan, T Fair (2014). The ART of studying early embryo development: progress and challenges in ruminant embryo culture. Theriogenology. 2014 Jan 1;81(1):49-55. doi: 10.1016/j.theriogenology.2013.09.021

4. MA Crowe, MG Diskin, EJ Williams (2014).Parturition to resumption of ovarian cyclicity: comparative aspects of beef and dairy cows.Animal. 2014 May;8 Suppl 1:40-53. doi: 10.1017/S1751731114000251. Epub 2014 Mar 28. PMID:24680122

5. SP Aungier, JF Roche, MG Diskin, MA Crowe (2014). Risk factors that affect reproductive target achievement in fertile dairy cows.J Dairy Sci. 2014 Jun;97(6):3472-87. doi: 10.3168/jds.2013-7404. Epub 2014 Mar 27. PMID:24679929

6. S Scully, ST Butler, AK Kelly, AC Evans, P Lonergan, MA Crowe (2014).Early pregnancy diagnosis on days 18 to 21 post insemination using high-resolution imaging in lactating dairy cows. J Dairy Sci. 2014 Jun;97(6):3542-57. doi: 10.3168/jds.2013-7518. Epub 2014 Mar 20.PMID: 24657084

7. S Scully, AC Evans, P Duffy, MA Crowe (2014). Characterization of follicle and CL development in beef heifers using high resolution three-dimensional ultrasonography. Theriogenology. 2014 Feb;81(3):407-18. doi: 10.1016/j.theriogenology.2013.10.012. Epub 2013 Oct 20. PMID:24220362

8. ME Beltman, MP Mullen, G Elia, M Hilliard, MG Diskin, AC Evans, MA Crowe (2014). Global proteomic characterization of uterine histotroph recovered from beef heifers yielding good quality and degenerate day 7 embryos. Domest Anim Endocrinol. 2014 Jan;46:49-57. doi: 10.1016/j.domaniend.2013.10.003. Epub 2013 Oct 14. PMID: 24210454

 

2013 Publications

1. S Scully, V Maillo, P Duffy, A Kelly, M Crowe, D Rizos, P Lonergan (2013). The Effect of Lactation on Post-Partum Uterine Involution in Holstein Dairy Cows. Reprod Domest Anim. 2013 May 21. doi: 10.1111/rda.12181. [Epub ahead of print] PMID:23692138

2. N Forde, JP Mehta, PA McGettigan, S Mamo, FW Bazer, TE Spencer, P Lonergan (2013). Alterations in expression of endometrial genes coding for proteins secreted into the uterine lumen during conceptus elongation in cattle. BMC Genomics. 2013 May 10;14:321. doi: 10.1186/1471-2164-14-321. PMID:23663413

3. S Matoba, K Bender, AG Fahey, S Mamo, L Brennan, P Lonergan, T Fair (2013). Predictive value of bovine follicular components as markers of oocyte development potential. Reprod Fertil Dev. 2013 Mar 21. doi: 10.1071/RD13007

4. F Mossa, F Carter, SW Walsh, DA Kenny, GW Smith, JL Ireland, TB Hildebrandt, P Lonergan, JJ Ireland, AC Evans (2013). Maternal undernutrition in cows impairs ovarian and cardiovascular systems in their offspring.Biol Reprod. 2013 Apr 11;88(4):92. doi: 10.1095/biolreprod.112.107235.

5. L O'Hara, N Forde, F Carter, D Rizos, V Maillo, AD Ealy, AK Kelly, P Rodriguez, N Isaka, AC Evans, P Lonergan (2013). Paradoxical effect of supplementary progesterone between Day 3 and Day 7 on corpus luteum function and conceptus development in cattle. Reprod Fertil Dev. 2013 Feb 26. doi: 10.1071/RD12370

6. MP Mullen, FW Bazer, G Wu, M Parr, AC Evans, MA Crowe, MG Diskin (2013). Effects of systemic progesterone during the early luteal phase on the availabilities of amino acids and glucose in the bovine uterine lumen. Reprod Fertil Dev. 2013 Feb 4. doi: 10.1071/RD12319.

7. V Maillo, P Duffy, L O'Hara, C de Frutos, AK Kelly, P Lonergan, D Rizos (2013). Effect of hCG administration during corpus luteum establishment on subsequent corpus luteum development and circulating progesterone concentrations in beef heifers. Reprod Fertil Dev. 2013 Mar 5. doi: 10.1071/RD12353.

8. MM Herlihy, MA Crowe, DP Berry, MG Diskin, ST Butler (2013). Factors associated with fertility outcomes in cows treated with protocols to synchronize estrus and ovulation in seasonal-calving, pasture-based dairy production systems. J Dairy Sci. 2013 Mar;96(3):1485-98. doi: 10.3168/jds.2011-5250.

9. JA Naughton, K Mariño, B Dolan, C Reid, R Gough, ME Gallagher, M Kilcoyne, JQ Gerlach, L Joshi, P Rudd, S Carrington, B Bourke, M Clyne (2013). Divergent mechanisms of interaction of Helicobacter pylori and Campylobacter jejuni with mucus and mucins. Infect Immun. 2013 May 28. [Epub ahead of print] PMID:23716616

10. E Maischberger, CA Cummins, E Fitzpatrick, ME Gallagher, S Worrall, K Rousseau, DJ Thornton, WG Meijer, R Miranda-Casoluengo, VE Duggan, SD Carrington, JA Irwin, CJ Reid (2013). The expression of mucin genes and the presence of mucin gene products in the equine endometrium. Res Vet Sci. 2013 Aug;95(1):169-75. doi: 10.1016/j.rvsc.2013.03.012. Epub 2013 Apr 11 PMID:23583093

11. MP Mullen, JP Hanrahan, DJ Howard, R Powell (2013). Investigation of prolific sheep from UK and ireland for evidence on origin of the mutations in BMP 15 (FecX(G)) and GDF9 (FecG(H)) in Belclare and Cambridge sheep. PLoS One. 2013;8(1):e53172. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0053172. Epub 2013 Jan 2. PMID:23301039

12. PA McGettigan (2013). Transcriptomics in the RNA-seq era. Curr Opin Chem Biol. 2013 Feb;17(1):4-11. doi: 10.1016/j.cbpa.2012.12.008. Epub 2013 Jan 2. PMID:23290152

 

 

2012 Publications

1. N Forde, GB Duffy, P McGettigan, JA Browne, JP Mehta, N Mansouri-Attia, O Sandra, BJ Loftus,MA Crowe, JF Roche, P Lonergan, ACO Evans (2012). Evidence for a very early endometrial response to pregnancy in cattle: Both dependent upon and independent of interferon tau. Physiological Genomics 15 44:(16) 799-810 Abstract

2. VP Gath, MA Crowe, D O’Callaghan, MP Boland, P Duffy, P Lonergan, FJ Mulligan (2012). Effects of diet type on establishment of pregnancy and embryo development in beef heifers. Animal Reproduction Science 133 3-4 139-145 Abstract

3. C Eozenou, A Carvalho, N Forde, L Gall, P Lonergan, A Auguste, C Giraud-Delville, G Charpigny, C Richard, M Pannetier, O Sandra (2012) . FOXL2 is expressed in cyclic and pregnant endometrium and negatively regulated by (or correlated with) progesterone concentrations in cattle. Biology of Reproduction 87:2 32  1-9 Abstract

4. S Mamo, D Rizos, P Lonergan (2012). Transcriptomic changes in the bovine conceptus between the blastocyst stage and initiation of implantation. Animal Reproduction Science Aug 11. [Epub ahead of print] PMID:22944169 PDF

5. T Fair, P Lonergan (2012). The role of progesterone in oocyte acquisition of developmental competence. Reprod Domest Animals 47 Suppl 4:142-7. Abstract

6. VP Gath, MA Crowe, D O'Callaghan, MP Boland, P Duffy, P Lonergan, FJ Mulligan (2012). Effects of diet type on establishment of pregnancy and embryo development in beef heifers. Animal Reproduction Science 133(3-4):139-45. PDF

7. N Forde, P Lonergan (2012). Transcriptomic analysis of the bovine endometrium: what is required to establish uterine receptivity to implantation in cattle? Journal of Reproduction and Development 58(2):189-95. Abstract

8. V Maillo, D Rizos, U Besenfelder, V Havlicek, AK Kelly, M Garrett, P Lonergan (2012). Influence of lactation on metabolic characteristics and embryo development in postpartum Holstein dairy cows. J Dairy Sci. 95(7):3865-76. Abstract

9. SB Cummins, SM Waters, ACO Evans, P Lonergan, ST Butler (2012). Genetic merit for fertility traits in Holstein cows: III. Hepatic expression of somatotropic axis genes during pregnancy and lactation. J Dairy Sci. 95(7):3711-21. Abstract

10. SB Cummins, P Lonergan, ACO Evans, ST Butler (2012).Genetic merit for fertility traits in Holstein cows: II. Ovarian follicular and corpus luteum dynamics, reproductive hormones and estrus behavior. J Dairy Sci. 2012 Jul;95(7):3698-710. Abstract

11. IA Hutchinson, RJ Dewhurst, ACO Evans, P Lonergan, ST Butler (2012). Effect of grass dry matter intake and fat supplementation on progesterone metabolism in lactating dairy cows. Theriogenology. 78(4):878-86. Abstract

12. IA Hutchinson, AA Hennessy, RJ Dewhurst, ACO Evans, P Lonergan, ST Butler (2012).The effect of strategic supplementation with trans-10,cis-12 conjugated linoleic acid on the milk production, estrous cycle characteristics, and reproductive performance of lactating dairy cattle. J Dairy Sci. 95(5):2442-51. Abstract

13. MH Parr, MP Mullen, MA Crowe, JF Roche, P Lonergan, ACO Evans, MG Diskin (2012).Relationship between pregnancy per artificial insemination and early luteal concentrations of progesterone and establishment of repeatability estimates for these traits in Holstein-Friesian heifers. J Dairy Sci. 95(5):2390-6. Abstract

14. F Mossa, SW Walsh, ST Butler, DP Berry, F Carter, P Lonergan, GW Smith, JJ Ireland, ACO Evans (2012). Low numbers of ovarian follicles ≥3 mm in diameter are associated with low fertility in dairy cows. J Dairy Sci. 95(5):2355-61. Abstract

15. S Mamo, JP Mehta, N Forde, P McGettigan, P Lonergan (2012).Conceptus-endometrium crosstalk during maternal recognition of pregnancy in cattle. Biol Reprod. 87(1):6, 1-9. Abstract

16. KM Sikora, DA Magee, EW Berkowicz, P Lonergan, ACO Evans, F Carter, A Comte, SM Waters, DE MacHugh, C Spillane (2012). PHLDA2 is an imprinted gene in cattle. Anim Genet. 43(5):587-590.

17. L Richardson, JP Hanrahan, A Donovan, JI Martí, S Fair, ACO Evans, P Lonergan (2012). Effect of site of deposition on the fertility of sheep inseminated with frozen-thawed semen. Anim Reprod Sci. 2012 Apr;131(3-4):160-4. Epub 2012 Mar 13.

18. IA Hutchinson, AA Hennessy, SM Waters, RJ Dewhurst, ACO Evans, P Lonergan, ST Butler (2012) Effect of supplementation with different fat sources on the mechanisms involved in reproductive performance in lactating dairy cattle. Theriogenology. 78(1):12-27. Abstract

19. D Rizos, S Scully, AK Kelly, AD Ealy, R Moros, P Duffy, A Al Naib, N Forde, P Lonergan (2012). Effects of human chorionic gonadotrophin administration on day 5 after oestrus on corpus luteum characteristics, circulating progesterone and conceptus elongation in cattle. Reprod Fertil Dev. 24(3):472-81.

20. L O'Hara, S Scully, V Maillo, AK Kelly, P Duffy, F Carter, N Forde, D Rizos, P Lonergan (2012).Effect of follicular aspiration just before ovulation on corpus luteum characteristics, circulating progesterone concentrations and uterine receptivity in single-ovulating and superstimulated heifers. Reproduction. 143(5):673-82.

21. SB Cummins, P Lonergan, ACO Evans, DP Berry, RD Evans, ST Butler (2012).Genetic merit for fertility traits in Holstein cows: I. Production characteristics and reproductive efficiency in a pasture-based system. J Dairy Sci. 95(3):1310-22. Abstract

22. L O'Shea, J Mehta, P Lonergan, C Hensey, T Fair (2012). Developmental competence in oocytes and cumulus cells: candidate genes and networks. Syst Biol Reprod Med 58 2:88-101.

23. S Matoba, L O'Hara, F Carter, AK Kelly, T Fair, D Rizos, P Lonergan (2012). The association between metabolic parameters and oocyte quality in postpartum Holstein dairy cows. Journal of Dairy Science 95(3): 1257-1266. Abstract

24. M Garcia-Herreros, IM Aparicio, D Rath, T Fair, P Lonergan (2012). Differential glycolytic and glycogenogenic transduction pathways in male and female bovine embryos produced in vitro. Reproduction Fertility and Development 24(2):344-52.

25. A Chapwanya, KG Meade, C Foley, F Narciandi, ACO Evans, ML Doherty, JJ Callanan, C O'Farrelly (2012) The postpartum endometrial inflammatory response: a normal physiological event with potential implications for bovine fertility. Reprod Fertil Dev. 2012 Mar 30. doi: 10.1071/RD11153. PMID:22948010

26. SW Walsh, D Matthews, JA Browne, N Forde, MA Crowe, M Mihm, M Diskin, ACO Evans (2012). Acute dietary restriction in heifers alters expression of genes regulating exposure and response to gonadotrophins and IGF in dominant follicles. Anim Reprod Sci. 133(1-2):43-51.

27. MP Mullen, N Forde, MH Parr, MG Diskin, DG Morris, JE Nally, ACO Evans, MA Crowe (2012). Alterations in systemic concentrations of progesterone during the early luteal phase affect RBP4 expression in the bovine uterus. Reprod Fertil Dev. 2012;24(5):715-22.

28. MP Mullen, G Elia, M Hilliard, MH Parr, MG Diskin, ACO Evans, MA Crowe (2012) Proteomic characterization of histotroph during the preimplantation phase of the estrous cycle in cattle. J Proteome Res. 4;11(5):3004-18.

29. SP Aungier, JF Roche, M Sheehy, MA Crowe (2012).Effects of management and health on the use of activity monitoring for estrus detection in dairy cows.J Dairy Sci. 95(5):2452-66. Abstract

30. SW Walsh, JP Mehta, PA McGettigan, JA Browne, N Forde, RM Alibrahim, FJ Mulligan, B Loftus, MA Crowe, D Matthews, M Diskin, M Mihm, ACO Evans (2012).

Effect of the metabolic environment at key stages of follicle development in cattle: focus on steroid biosynthesis. Physiol Genomics. 1;44(9):504-17.

31. MM Herlihy, MA Crowe, MG Diskin, ST Butler (2012). Effects of synchronization treatments on ovarian follicular dynamics, corpus luteum growth, and circulating steroid hormone concentrations in lactating dairy cows. J Dairy Sci. 95(2):743-54. Abstract

32. MA Crowe, EJ Williams (2012). Triennial Lactation Symposium: Effects of stress on postpartum reproduction in dairy cows. J Anim Sci. 90(5):1722-7.

33. MM Herlihy, DP Berry, MA Crowe, MG Diskin, ST Butler (2012). Evaluation of protocols to synchronize estrus and ovulation in seasonal calving pasture-based dairy production systems. J Dairy Sci. 94(9):4488-501. Abstract

34. JA Lane, K Mariño, J Naughton, D Kavanaugh, M Clyne, SD Carrington, RM Hickey (2012). Anti-infective bovine colostrum oligosaccharides: Campylobacter jejuni as a case study. Int J Food Microbiol.157(2):182-8.

35. JA Lane, K Mariño, PM Rudd, SD Carrington, H Slattery, RM Hickey (2012). Methodologies for screening of bacteria-carbohydrate interactions: anti-adhesive milk oligosaccharides as a case study. J Microbiol Methods. 90(1):53-9.

36. M Kilcoyne, JQ Gerlach, R Gough, ME Gallagher, M Kane, SD Carrington, L Joshi (2012). Construction of a natural mucin microarray and interrogation for biologically relevant glyco-epitopes. Anal Chem. 2012 Apr 3;84(7):3330-8. Epub 2012 Mar 14.

37. SD Carrington, JA Irwin, L Liu, PM Rudd, E Matthews, AP Corfield (2012). Analysing mucin degradation. Methods Mol Biol. 2012;842:191-215.

 

2011 Publications

1. T Swangchan-Uthai, SW Walsh, SLH Alexander, Z Cheng, MA Crowe, ACO Evans, DC Wathes (2011). Comparison of mRNA for insulin-like growth factors and their binding proteins in the oviduct during the peri-oestrous period between dairy heifers and lactating cows. Reproduction, 142 457-465 Abstract

2. LA Okumu, T Fair, J Szekeres-Bartho, J O'Doherty, MA Crowe, J Roche, P Lonergan, N Forde (2011). Endometrial expression of progesterone induced blocking factor and galectins-1,-3,-9 and -3 binding protein in the luteal phase and early pregnancy in cattle. Physiological Genomics, 43 903-910 Abstract

3. S Mamo, A Al Naib, L O'Hara, T Fair, P Lonergan (2011). Expression of Stanniocalcin family genes during preimplantation stage bovine embryo development. Reproduction, Fertility and Development 23 197-198. Abstract

4. S Mamo, JP Mehta, P Mc Gettigan, T Fair, TE SpencerFW Bazer, P Lonergan (2011). RNA sequencing reveals gene clusters in bovine conceptuses associated with maternal recognition of pregnancy and implantation. Biology of Reproduction 85:6 1142-1151 Abstract

5. L Richardson, JP Hanrahan, L O'Hara, A Donovan, S Fair, M O'Sullivan, SD Carrington, P Lonergan, ACO Evans (2011) Ewe breed differences in fertility after cervical AI with frozen-thawed semen and associated differences in sperm penetration and physicochemical properties of cervical mucus. Animal Reproduction Science 129:1-2 37-43 PDF

6. O'Doherty, C Rutledge, S Sato, A Thakur, DJ Lees-Murdock, K Hata (2011). DNA methylation plays an important role in promotor choice andprotein production at the mouse Dnmt3L locus. Developmental Biology 356 2 411-420 PDF

7. AM O'Doherty, LC O'Shea and T Fair (2011). Bovine DNA methylation imprints are established in an oocyte size-secific manner, which are coordinated with the expression of the DNMT3 family proteins. Biology of Reproduction 86 3 67 Abstract

8. JE Telford, MA Doherty, T Tharmalingam and PM Rudd (2011). Discovering new clinical markers in the field of glycomics. Biochemical Society Transactions 39 1 327-330.

9. K Pluta, JA Irwin, C Dolphin, L Richardson, E Fitzpatrick, ME Gallagher, CJ Reid, MA Crowe, JF Roche, P Lonergan, SD Carrington, ACO Evans (2011). Glycoproteins and glycosidases of the cervix during the periestrous period in cattle. Journal of Animal Science 89:12 32-40

10. A Al Naib, S Mamo, S O'Gorman, P Lonergan, T Fair (2011). Regulation of non-classical major histocompatability complex class I mRNA expression in bovine embryos. Journal of Rpeoroductive Immunology 84:5 910-921

11. A Al Naib, F Ward, A Kelly, M Wade, J Marti, P Lonergan (2011). Effect of duration of storage at ambient temperature on fertilising ability and mucus penetration ability of fresh bovine sperm (2011). Theriogenology 76:6 1070-1075 Abstract

12. M Clemente, I Lopez-Vidriero, P O'Gaora, JP Mehta, N Forde, A Gutierrez-Adan, P Lonergan, D Rizos (2011). Transcriptome changes at the initiation of elongation in the bovine conceptus. Biology of Reproduction 85:2 285-295. Abstract

13. S Mamo, A Al Naib, L O'Hara, T Fair, P Lonergan (2011). Expression of stanniocalcin family genes during preimplantation stage bovine embryo development. Reproduction Fertility and Development 23:1 197

14. M Garcia-Herreros, IM Aparicio, D Rath, T Fair, P Lonergan (2011). Transduction pathways related to glucose metabolism in male and female bovine embryos produced in vitro. Reproduction, Fertility and Development 23:1 157

15. N Mansouri-Attia, LI Oliveira, F Carter, N Forde, P Lonergan, T Fair (2011). Expression of radical s-adenosyl methionine domain containing 2 (RSAD2) and transforming growth factor b (TGF-b) in bovine peripheral blood mononuclear cells during pregnancy: identification of potential markers to determine pregnancy status. Reproduction, Fertility and Development 23:1 162

16. M Clemente, I Lopez-Vidriero, P O'Gaora, JP Mehta, N Forde, A Gutierrez-Adan, P Lonergan, D Rizos (2011). In vitro embryo production is associated with distinct alterations in the transcriptome between the blastocyst stage and the initiation of elongation in cattle. Reproduction, Fertility and Development 23:1 199

17. S Matoba, K Bender, L Brennan, P Lonergan, T Fair (2011). Relationship between follicular fluid metabolome and bovine oocyte developmental competence. Reproduction, Fertility and Development 23:1 209

18. IM Aparicio, M Garcia-Herreros, LC O'Shea, C Hensey, P Lonergan, T Fair (2011). Role of progesterone and its receptors on developmental competence of oocytes in cattle. Reproduction, Fertility and Development 23:1 227

19. MA Crowe and EJ Williams (2011) Stress effects on postpartum reproduction in dairy cows. Journal of Animal Science 88:2 7

20. ME Beltman, R Al Ibrahim, M Duane, M Canty and F Mulligan (2011). Effect of yeast supplementation and mucus score on production and reproduction parameters on a commercial dairy farm. Reproduction in Domestic Animals 46:3 40

21. MP Mullen, ACO Evans, G Elia, M Hilliard, N Forde, MH Parr, MG Diskin and MA Crowe (2011). Temporal changes in the proteome of the uterine histotrpoh in cattle. Journal of Animal Science 89:1 94

22. MA Crowe (2011). Reproduction and fertility in postpartum dairy cows. Reproduction in Domestic Animals 46:3 68

23. ME Beltman (2011). Hormonal manipulation of follicle dynamics in catle- methods and challenges. Reproduction in Domestic Animals 46:3 60.

24. S Scully, P Duffy, ACO Evans, MA Crowe (2011). High resolution imaging of the bovine reproductive tract during early pregnancy in beef heifers. Reproduction in Domestic Animals 46:3 76-77.

25. S Aungier, JF Roche, MA Crowe (2011). Factors affecting heatime activity clusters during the peri-ovulatory period in high yielding dairy cows. Reproduction in Domestic Animals 46:3 87-88.

26. EJ Williams, R Law, H Gilmore, F Carter, C Ferris, F Young, MG Diskin, MG Roche, MA Crowe, P Lonergan, ACO Evans (2011). Uterine infection confounds the effects of negative enrgy balance on the liver GH-IGF1 axis. Reproduction in Domestic Animals 46:3 160

27. E Reddy, N Mansouri-Attia, I Hue, M Coady, E Fitzpatrick, A Fahey, P Lonergan, T Fair (2011). Characterisation of non-clasicalMHC-I gene expression in bovine peri-implantation conceptii. American Journal of Reproductive Immunology 90 19

28. T Fair (2011). Uterine NK cells and macrophages mediate maternal immune tolerance to the embryo during early pregnancy in heifers. Americal Journal of Reproductive Immunology 66 1 1-114

29. K Pluta, JA Irwin, ME Gallagher, ACO Evans, SD Carrington (2011) Activity of glycosidases in bovine cervical mucus changes during oestrus cycle. Biology of Reproduction 301

30. A Al Naib, S Mamo, G'O Gorman, P Lonergan, T Fair (2011). Regulation of non-classical major histocompatibility complex class I mRNA expression in in vitro bovine embryos. Journal of Reproductive Immunology 91:1-2 31-40

31. L O'Shea, JP Mehta, P Lonergan, C Hensey and T Fair (2011) Identification of candidate gens and networks associated with developmental competence in oocytes and cumulus cells:a cross species comparison of gene expression in models of increased and decreased competence. Biology of Reproduction 95 23

32. SW Walsh, EJ Williams, ACO Evans (2011) A review of the causes of poor fertility in high milk producing dairy cows. Animal Reproduction Science 102 122-126

33. MA Crowe, EJ Williams (2011) Stress effects on post partum reproduction in dairy cows. Journal of Animal Science epub 7th Nov [ahead of print]

34. P Lonergan (2011) Influence of progesterone on oocyte quality and embryo development in cows. Theriogenology 76 1594-1601 Abstract

35. P Lonergan (2011) Autocrine embryotropins in embryo development: controlling one's own fate. Biology of Reproduction 84 6 1075-1076

36. S Mamo, F Carter, P Lonergan, C Lima, A Al-Naib, P McGettigan, J Mehta, A Evans, T Fair (2011) Sequential Analysis of Global Gene Expression Profiles in Immature and In vitro Matured Bovine Oocytes: Potential Molecular Markers of Oocyte Maturation. BMC Genomics, 12:151 Abstract

37. JJ Ireland,GW Smith,D Scheetz, F Jimenez-Krassel, JK Folger, JLH Ireland,  F Mossa, P Lonergan, ACO Evans (2011) Does size matter in females?  An overview of the impact of the high variation in the ovarian reserve on ovarian function and fertility, utility of AMH as a diagnostic marker for fertility, and causes of variation in the ovarian reserve  in cattle. Reproduction Fertility Development, 23, 1-14 (January) Abstract

38.  N Forde, ME Beltman, GB Duffy, P Duffy, P O'Gaora, JF Roche, P Lonergan, MA Crowe (2011) Changes in the endometrial transcriptome during the bovine estrous cycle: effect of low circulating progesterone and consequences for conceptus elongation. Biology of Reproduction 84 266-278 Abstract

39. Pang WY, Earley B, Murray M, Sweeney T, Gath V, Crowe MA (2011). Banding or Burdizzo castration and carprofen administration on peripheral leukocyte inflammatory cytokine transcripts.  Research in Veterinary Science. DOI 10.1016/j.rvsc.2010.04.023 Abstract

40. Berry D.P., Meade, K.G., Mullen, M.P., Butler, S., Diskin, M.G., Morris, D. and Creevey, C. (2011). The integration of ‘omic’ disciplines and systems biology in cattle breeding. Animal. (In press doi:10.1017/S1751731110002120)

41. N. Forde, F. Carter, T. E. Spencer, F. W. Bazer, O. Sandra, N. Mansouri-Attia, L. A. Okumu, P. A. McGettigan, J. P. Mehta, R. McBride, P. O'Gaora, J. F. Roche, and P. Lonergan (2011) "Conceptus-Induced Changes in the Endometrial Transcriptome: How Soon Does the Cow Know She Is Pregnant? Biology of Reproduction doi: 10.1095/biolreprod.110.090019 Abstract

42. Sikora, K.M, Magee, D.A., Berkowicz, E.W., Berry, D.P., Howard, D.J., Mullen, M.P, Evans, R.D, MacHugh, D.E. and Spillane, C. (2011). DNA sequence polymorphisms within the bovine guanine nucleotide-binding protein Gs subunit alpha (Gsalpha)-encoding (GNAS) genomic imprinting domain are associated with performance traits. BMC Genetics 12: 4. Abstract

43. Magee, D. A., Berry, D. P., Berkowicz, E.W., Sikora, K.M., Howard, D.J., Mullen, M.P., Evans, R.D., Spillane, C. and MacHugh, D.E. (2011). Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms within the Bovine DLK1-DIO3 Imprinted Domain Are Associated with Economically Important Production Traits in Cattle. Journal of Heredity. Jan-Feb;102(1):94-101. Epub 2010 Sep 3. Abstract

44. M. Arias-Alvarez, P. Bermejo-Alvarez, A. Gutierrez-Adan, D. Rizos, P.L. Lorenzo, P. Lonergan (2011) "Effect of leptin supplementation during in vitro oocyte maturation and embryo culture on bovine embryo development and gene expression patterns" Theriogenology 75 (5) 887-896 Abstract   

45. KM Sikora, DA Magee, EW Berkowicz, P Lonergan, ACO Evans, F Carter, A Comte, SM Waters, DE MacHugh, C Spillane (2011) Bovine PHLDA2 is a uniparentally expressed imprinted gene. Animal Genetics Short Communication 2 DEC 2011, DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2052.2011.02292.x

46. ACO Evans, SW Walsh (2011). The physiology of multifactorial problems limiting the establishment of pregnancy in dairy cattle. Reprod Fertil Dev. 24(1):233-7. Review.

47. B Earley, B McDonnell, M Murray, DJ Prendiville, MA Crowe (2011). The effect of sea transport from Ireland to the Lebanon on inflammatory, adrenocortical, metabolic and behavioural responses of bulls. Res Vet Sci. 2011 Dec;91(3):454-64. Epub 2010 Nov 9.

2010 Publications

1. I Aparicio, M Garcia-Herreros, T Fair, P Lonergan (2010) Identification and regulation of Glycogen Synthase 1 Kinase-3 during bovine embryo development. Reproduction, 140, 83-92  Abstract  PDF

2. F Mossa, F Jimenez-Krassel, JK Folger, JLH Ireland, G Smith, P Lonergan, ACO Evans, JJ Ireland (2010) Evidence that high variation in antral follicle count during follicular waves is linked to alterations in ovarian androgen production in cattle. Reproduction 140(5):713-20 Abstract

3. K Bender, S Walsh, ACO Evans, T Fair, L Brennan (2010) Metabolite concentrations in follicular fluid may explain differences in fertility between heifers and lactating cows. Reproduction, 139, 1047-1055 Abstract

4. MP Boland, P Lonergan, ACO Evans, FJ Mulligan, JF Roche (2010) Addressing fertility challenges in the dairy cow. Cattle Practice, 18, 1 - 5

5. F Carter, F Rings, S Mamo, M Holker, A Kuzmany, U Besenfelder, V Havlicek, D Tesfaye, K Schellander, P Lonergan. (2010) Effect of elevated circulating  progesterone concentration on development of in vitro produced bovine zygotes in vivo following endoscopic transfer to the bovine oviduct. Biology of Reproduction 83 5 707-719 Abstract

6. T Fair (2010) Mammalian oocyte development: checkpoints for competence. Reproduction, Fertility and Development, 22, 13-20 Abstract

7. NA Smith, FM McAuliffe, K Quinn, P Lonergan, ACO Evans (2010) The negative effects of a short period of maternal undernutrition at conception on the glucose-insulin system of offspring in sheep. Animal Reproduction Science, 121, 94-100 Abstract

8. S Matoba, T Fair, P Lonergan . (2010) Maturation, fertilisation and culture of bovine oocytes and embryos in an individually identifiable manner: a tool for studying oocyte developmental competence.  Reproduction Fertility and Development  22 5 pp 839–851 Abstract

9. D Rizos, F Carter, U Besenfelder, V Havlicek, P Lonergan. (2010) Contribution of the female reproductive tract to low fertility in postpartum lactating dairy cows. Journal of Dairy Science  93 3 1022-1029 Abstract

10. SW Walsh, EJ Williams, ACO Evans (2010) A model for poor fertility in dairy cows. Animal Reproduction Science, 123, 127-138 Abstract

11. ACO Evans, F Mossa, T Fair, P Lonergan, ST Butler, AE Zielak-Steciwko, GW Smith, F Jimenez-Krassel, JK Folger, JLH Ireland, JJ Ireland (2010) Causes and consequences of the variation in the number of ovarian follicles in cattle. In Reproduction in Domestic Ruminants VII, Editors, MC Lucy, JL Pate, MF Smith, TE Spencer, Published by Nottingham University Press (ISBN 978-1-907284-14-4), pages 421-429

12. L O'Hara, J P Hanrahan, L Richardson, A Donovan, S Fair, AC Evans, P Lonergan (2010) Effect of storage duration, storage temperature and diluent on the viability and fertility of fresh ram sperm. Theriogenology, 73 (4) 541-549 Abstract

13. N Forde, F Carter, TE Spencer, FW Bazer, JP Mehta, P Mc Gettigan, R Mc Bride, P O'Gaora, JF Roche, P Lonergan (2010) Temporal changes in endometrial gene expression in cattle in response to the presence of a conceptus: how soon does the cow know she is pregnant? Biology of Reproduction (In Press)

14. P Lonergan (2010) Using basic approaches to address applied problems in dairy reproduction. Reproduction (In Press)

15. LA Okumu, N Forde, AG Fahey, E Fitzpatrick, JF Roche, MA Crowe, P Lonergan. (2010) The effect of elevated progesterone and pregnancy status on mRNA expression and localisation of progesterone and oestrogen receptors in the bovine uterus. Reproduction 140 143-153 Abstract PDF

16. GM O’Gorman, A Al Naib, SA Ellis, S Mamo, AM O’Doherty, P Lonergan, T Fair. (2010). Regulation of a Bovine Non-Classical Major Histocompatibility Complex Class I Gene Promoter. Biology of Reproduction Published 28 April. Abstract  PDF

17. N Forde, TE Spencer, FW Bazer, G Song, JF Roche, P Lonergan. (2010). Effect of pregnancy and progesterone concentration on expression of genes encoding for transporters or secreted proteins in the bovine endometrium. Physiol Genomics 41(1):53-62. Abstract PDF

18. ME Beltman, JF Roche, P Lonergan, N Forde, MA Crowe  (2010) Evaluation of models to induce low progesterone during the early luteal phase in cattle. Theriogenology  72  7 pp986-992 Abstract PDF

19. P Bermejo-Álvarez, D Rizos, D Rath, P Lonergan, A Gutierrez-Adan  (2010). Sex determines the expression level of one third of the actively expressed genes in bovine blastocysts. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A (PNAS) 107(8):3394-3399. Abstract PDF

20. F Mossa, F Jimenez-Krassel, S Walsh, DP Berry, S Butler, J Folger, GW Smith, JLH Ireland, P Lonergan, JJ Ireland, ACO Evans. (2010). The inherent capacity of the pituitary gland to produce gonadotropins is not influenced by the number of ovarian follicles ≤ 3 mm in diameter in cattle. Reproduction Fertility and Development 22: 550-557. Abstract

21. García-Herreros M, Bermejo-Álvarez P, Rizos D, Gutiérrez-Adán A, Fahey AG, Lonergan P. (2010). Intrafollicular testosterone concentration and sex ratio in individually cultured bovine embryos. Reproduction Fertility and Development 22: 533-538. Abstract

22. O’Hara L, Hanrahan JP, Richardson L, Donovan A, Fair S, Evans A, Lonergan P. (2010).  Effect of storage duration, storage temperature and diluents on the viability and fertility of fresh ram sperm. Theriogenology 73(4):541-549. Abstract  PDF

23. Sturmey RG, Bermejo-Alvarez P, Gutierrez-Adan A, Rizos D, Leese HJ, Lonergan P. (2010). Amino acid metabolism and gender in early bovine embryos. Molecular Reproduction and Development 77(3):285-296. Abstract

24. Bermejo-Álvarez P, Rath D, Gutierrez-Adan A, Lonergan P, Rizos D. (2010). Developmental kinetics of male and female bovine embryos produced in vitro with sex-sorted sperm. Reproduction Fertility and Development 22(2):426-436. Abstract

25. Bermejo-Álvarez P, Lonergan P, Rizos D, Gutiérrez-Adan A. (2010). Low oxygen tension during IVM improves bovine oocyte competence and enhances anaerobic glycolysis. Reproduction Biomedicine Online 20 (3): 341-349 Abstract

26. Arias-Alvarez M, Bermejo-Alvarez P, Gutierrez-Adan A, Rizos D, Lorenzo PL, Lonergan P.(2010) Effect of leptin supplementation during in vitro oocyte maturation and embryo culture on bovine embryo development and gene expression patterns. Theriogenology (In Press).

27. Al Naib A, Hanrahan JP, Lonergan P, Fair, S (2010) In vitro assessment of sperm from bulls of high and low field fertility. Theriogenology (In Press).

28. Leal CLV, Mamo S, Fair T, Lonergan P (2010) Gene expression in bovine oocytes and cumulus cells after meiotic inhibition with the cyclin dependent kinase inhibitor butyrolacetone I. Reproduction Fertility and Development 22 1 329.

29. O'Meara CM, Murray JD, Mamo S, Gallagher E, Roche J, Lonergan P (2010) Gene silencing in bovine zygotes: siRNA transfection versus microinjection. Reproduction Fertility and Development 22 1 224. Abstract

30. Aparicio IM, Garcia-Herroros M, O'Shea LC, Hensey C, Lonergan P, Fair T (2010) Expression, regulation and function of genomic and non genomic progesterone receptors in bovine cumulus oocyte complexes during in vitro maturation. Biology of Reproduction (In Press)>

31. Tong P, Prendergast JG, Lohan AJ, Farrington SM, Cronin S, Friel N, Bradley DG, Hardiman O, Evans A, Wilson JF, Loftus BJ. (2010) Sequencing and analysis of an Irish human genome. Genome Biology, 7 Sept 2010, 11(9): R91.

32. Mc Givney BA, Mc Gettigan PA, Browne JA, Evans ACO, Fonseca RG, Lohan AJ, Loftus BJ, MacHugh DE, Murphy BA, Katz LM, Hill EW (2010). Characterization of the equine skeletal muscle transcriptome identifies novel functional responses to exercise training. BMC Genomics 11 398

33. ME Beltman, N Forde, P Furney, F Carter, JF Roche, P Lonergan, MA Crowe (2010) Characterisation of endometrial gene expression and metabolic parameters in beef heifers yielding viable or non viable embryos on Day 7 after insemination. Reproduction, Fertility and Development 22 6 987-999

34. N Forde, ME Beltman, P Lonergan, M Diskin, JF Roche, MA Crowe (2010) Oestrous cycles in Bos taurus cattle. Animal Reproduction Science 124 163-169

35.Mazurek M, Prendiville DJ, Crowe MA, Veissier I, Earley B (2010). Animal welfare index (AWI): an on-farm survey of beef suckler herds in Ireland. BMC Veterinary Research 6: 55. doi:10.1186/1746-6148-6-55

36. Earley B, McDonnell B, Prendiville DJ, Murray M, Crowe MA (2010). The effect of sea transport from Ireland to the Lebanon on inflammatory, adrenocortical, metabolic and behavioural responses of bulls.  Research in Veterinary Science, doi:10.1016/j.rvsc.2010.09.020

37. AlIbrahim RM, Crowe MA, Duffy P, O`Grady L, Beltman ME and Mulligan FJ (2010). The effect of body condition at calving and supplementation with Saccharomyces Cerevisiae on energy status and some reproductive parameters in early lactation dairy cows.  Animal Reproduction Science 121:63-71

38. Ting STL,Earley B, Veissier I, Gupta S, and Crowe MA (2010). Effects of Burdizzo castration on CO2 laser-induced thermal nociception threshold of Holstein-Friesian calves of different ages. Applied Animal Behaviour Science 126:12-18.

39. Mullen, M. P., Berry, D. P., Howard, D.J., Diskin, M.G., Lynch, C.O., Berkowicz, E.W., Magee, D.A., MacHugh, D.E. and Waters, S.W. (2010). Associations between novel SNPs in the Bos taurus growth hormone gene and performance traits in Holstein-Friesian dairy cattle. Journal of Dairy Science. 93: 5959 - 5969.

40. Berkowicz, E. W., Magee, D. A., Sikora, K.M., Berry, D.P., Howard, D.J., Mullen, M.P., Evans, R.D., Spillane, C. and MacHugh, D.E. (2010). Single nucleotide polymorphisms at the imprinted bovine insulin-like growth factor 2 (IGF2) locus are associated with dairy performance in Irish Holstein-Friesian cattle. Journal of Dairy Research. 1-8.

41. Magee D.A., Sikora, K.M., Berkowicz, E.W., Berry, D.P., Howard, D.J., Mullen, M.P., Evans, R.D., Spillane, C. and MacHugh, D.E. (2010). DNA sequence polymorphisms in a panel of eight candidate bovine imprinted genes and their association with performance traits in Irish Holstein-Friesian cattle. BMC Genetics. 11:93. Abstract

2009 Publications

1. C Lima V Leal, S Mamo, T Fair, P Lonergan (2009) Gene expression in bovine oocytes and cumulus cells after meiotic inhibition with the cyclin-dependent kinase inhibitor butyrolactone I. Reproduction, Fertility and Development  22 1 329 Abstract

2. CM O'Meara, JD Murray, S Mamo, M Bertolini, E Gallagher, JF Roche, P Lonergan (2009) Gene silencing in bovine zygotes: siRNA transfection versus microinjection. Reproduction, Fertility and Development 22 1 224 Abstract

3. S Mamo, CLV Leal, A Al Naib, P Lonergan and T Fair (2009) Transcriptional regulation during in vitro bovine oocyte maturation: fact or artifact? Reproduction, Fertility and Development 22 1 330 Abstract

4. Lane EA, Sweeney T, Ryan M, Roche JF and Crowe MA (2009) Relationship between serum gonadotropins and pituitary immunoreactive gonadotropins and steroid receptors during the first FSH increase of the estrous cycle and following steroid treatment in heifers. Animal Reproduction Science 112: 66-82. Abstract

5. Cavestany D. Viñoles C, Crowe MA, La Manna A and Mendoza A (2009). Effect of prepartum diet on postpartum ovarian activity in Holstein cows under a pasture-based dairy system. Animal Reproduction Science 114: 1-13 Abstract

6. Pang WY, Earley B, Sweeney T, Pirani S, Gath V and Crowe MA (2009). Effects of banding or burdizzo castration of bulls on neutrophil phagocytosis and respiratory burst, CD62-L expression, and serum interleukin-8 concentration. Journal of Animal Science 87: 3187-3195. Abstract

7. Pang WY, Earley B, Sweeney T, Gath V and Crowe MA (2009). Temporal patterns of inflammatory gene expression in local tissues after banding or burdizzo castration in cattle. BMC Veterinary Research 5: 36. doi:10.1186/1746-6148-5-36 Abstract

8. De Feu MA, Evans ACO, Lonergan P, Butler ST. (2009). The effect of dry period duration and dietary energy density on milk production, bioenergetic status and postpartum ovarian function in Holstein-Friesian dairy cows. Journal of Dairy Science 92: 6011-6022.

9. Doyle J, Ellis SA, O'Gorman GM, Aparacio Donoso IM, Lonergan P, Fair T (2009). Classical and non-classical major histocompatability complex class I gene expression in in vitro-derived bovine embryos. Journal of Reproductive Immunology 82(1):48-56.

10. Clemente, M, de la Fuente, Fair, T, J, Al Naib, A,, Gutierrez-Adan, A, Roche, J.F, Rizos, D., Lonergan, P (2009) Progesterone and conceptus elongation in cattle:a direct effect on the embryo or an indirect via the endometrium? Reproduction 138 3 507-517

11. Forde, N, Carter, F, Fair, T, Crowe, MA, Evans, ACO, Spencer, TS, Bazer, F, Mc Bride, R, Boland, MP, O'Gaora, P, Lonergan, P, Roche, JF  (2009) Progesterone –regulated changes in endometrial gene expression contribute to advanced conceptus development in cattle. Biology of Reproduction 81 4 784-794 Abstract

12. Forde, N, Spencer, TE, Baser, FW, Song, G, Roche, JF, Loner gan, P (2009) Effect of pregnancy and progesterone concentration on expression of genes encoding for transporters or secreted proteins in the bovine endometrial. Physiol Genomics. 2010 41 (1):53-62. Epub 2009 Dec 8.

13. Beltman, ME, Lonergan, P, Diskin, MG, Roche, JF, Crowe, MA (2009) Effect of progesterone supplementation in the first week post conception on embryo survival in beef heifers .Theriogenology 71 7 1173-1179 Abstract PDF

14. Jimenez-Krassel F, Folger JK, Ireland JL, Smith GW, Hou X, Davis JS, Lonergan P, Evans AC, Ireland JJ. (2009) Evidence that high variation in ovarian reserves of healthy young adults has a negative impact on the corpus luteum and endometrium during estrous cycles in cattle. Biology of Reproduction 80(6): 1272-1281. Abstract

15. Ireland JJ, Zielak-Steciwko AE, Jimenez-Krassel F, Folger J, Bettegowda A, Scheetz D, Walsh S, Mossa F, Knight PG, Smith GW, Lonergan P, Evans AC. (2009). Variation in the ovarian reserve is linked to alterations in intrafollicular estradiol production and ovarian biomarkers of follicular differentiation and oocyte quality in cattle. Biology of Reproduction 80(5): 954-964. Abstract

2008 Publications

1. Rizos, D, Bermejo-Alvarez, P, Gutierrez-Adan, A, Lonergan, P. (2008) Effect of duration of oocyte maturation on the kinetics of cleavage, embryo yield and sex ratio in cattle. Reproduction Fertility and Development  20  6 734-740

2. Rizos, D, Clemente, M, Bermejo-Alvarez, P, de la Fuente, J, Lonergan, P, Gutierrez-Adan, A  (2008) Consequences of in vitro culture conditions on embryo development and quality . Reproduction in Domestic Animals 43 Suppl 4 44-50  


3. Watson, A, Duranthon, V, Lonergan, P  (2008) Preimplantation embryo programming: transcription, epigenetics and culture environment . Reproduction 135 2 141-150

4. Murphy, AM. Meade, KG, Hayes, PA, Park, SDE, Evans, ACO, Lonergan, P, Mc Hugh, DE (2008) Transmission ratio distortion at the growth hormone gene (GH1) in bovine preimplantation embryos: an in vitro culture-induced phenomenon? Molecular Reproduction and Development  75  5  715-722

5. Ireland, JLH, Scheetz, D, Jimenez-Krassel, F, Themmen, AP, Ward, F, Lonergan, P, Smith, GW, Perez, GI, Evans, ACO, Ireland, JJ  (2008) Antral follicle count reliably predicts number of morphologically healthy oocytes and follicles in ovaries of young adult cattle. Biology of Reproduction 79 6 1219-1225

6. Ryan, KE, Glister, C, Lonergan, P, Martin, F, Knight, PG, Evans, ACO  (2008) Functional significance of the signal transduction pathways Akt and Erk in ovarian follicles: in vivo and in vitro studies in cattle and sheep. Journal of Ovarian Research  1 2 1-13

7. Evans, ACO, Forde, N, O’Gorman, G, Zielak, AE, Lonergan, P, Fair, T  (2008) Use of microarray technology to profile gene expression patterns important for reproduction in cattle. Reproduction in Domestic Animals 43 Suppl 2 359-367

8. Forde, N, Mihm, M, Canty, MJ, Zielak, AE, Baker, PJ, Park, S, Lonergan, P, Smith, GW, Coussens, PM, Ireland, JJ, Evans, ACO  (2008) Differential expression of gens for signal transduction factors during ovarian follicle development and a role for betaglycan and fibroblast growth factor intracellular binding protein (FIBP) in granulose cell function in cattle. Physiological Genomics  33 2 193-204

9. Carter, F, Forde, N, Duffy, P, Wade, M, Fair, T, Crowe, MA, Evans, ACO, Kenny, DA, Roche, JF, Lonergan, P (2008) Effect of increasing progesterone concentration from Day 3 of pregnancy on subsequent embryo survival and development in beef heifers. Reproduction Fertility and Development 20 1 368-375

10. Zielak, AE, Canty, MJ, Forde, N, Coussens, PM, Smith, GW, Lonergan, P, Ireland, JJ AND Evans, ACO (2008) Differential expression of gene for transcription factors in theca and granulose cells following selection of a dominant follicle in cattle. Molecular Reproduction Development 75 5 904-914

11. Bermejo-Alvarez, P, Rizos, D, Rath, D, Lonergan, P, Gutierrez-Adan A  (2008) Can bovine in vitro matured oocytes selectively process X- or Y-sorted sperm differentially . Biology of Reproduction 79 4 594-597