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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602769/methodology-for-reliable-and-reproducible-cryopreservation-of-human-cervical-tissue
#1
James M Fox, Rebecca C Wiggins, John W J Moore, Christine Brewer, Alison C Andrew, Fabiola Martin
BACKGROUND: In order to conduct laboratory studies on donated cervical tissue at suitable times an effective and reliable cryopreservation protocol for cervical tissue is required. METHODS: An active freezing approach was devised utilising 10% dimethyl sulfoxide in foetal bovine serum as a cryoprotective agent with a cooling rate of 1 °C/min to -50 °C then 10 °C/min to -120 °C; a related thawing protocol was also optimised which would allow for the bio-banking of cervical tissue...
June 9, 2017: Cryobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602768/effects-of-ultrasound-on-permeation-of-cryoprotectants-into-japanese-whiting-sillago-japonica-embryos
#2
Sheikh Mustafizur Rahman, Carlos Augusto Strüssmann, Toru Suzuki, Sullip Kumar Majhi, Ricardo Shohei Hattori, Md Ariful Alam
Cryopreservation of fish embryos requires the swift uptake of considerable amounts of cryoprotectant (CPA) but this process is hampered by the low permeability of the egg chorion. This study examined the relative efficiency of ultrasound to promote the incorporation of CPAs in two different embryonic developmental stages (somites and tail elongation) of Japanese whiting Sillago japonica and performed a preliminary cryopreservation trial using the best conditions determined during the study. Embryos tolerated ultrasound densities up to 37...
June 8, 2017: Cryobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600082/regulation-of-pyruvate-kinase-in-skeletal-muscle-of-the-freeze-tolerant-wood-frog-rana-sylvatica
#3
Michael B Smolinski, Jessica J L Mattice, Kenneth B Storey
The wood frog (Rana sylvatica) displays a high capacity for natural freeze tolerance. During freezing, the sequestration of body water as ice results in tissue dehydration and ischemia, leading to the peripheral tissues experiencing anoxic conditions. This reduced oxygen delivery causes a reliance on anaerobic glycolysis for energy production. Pyruvate kinase (PK) catalyzes the final reaction of aerobic glycolysis generating pyruvate and ATP from phosphoenolpyruvate (PEP) and ADP. This study investigated the effect of each stress condition experienced by R...
June 6, 2017: Cryobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596081/vitamin-k2-improves-developmental-competency-and-cryo-tolerance-of-in-vitro-derived-ovine-blastocyst
#4
Fatemeh Sefid, S Ostadhosseini, S M Hosseini, F Ghazvini Zadegan, M Pezhman, Mohammad Hossein Nasr Esfahani
Vitamin K2 (VK2), acts as an electron carrier in mitochondria and thereby effects reactive oxygen species (ROS) and ATP production. This study evaluates role of VK2 on in vitro developmental competency and cryo-survival of pre-implantation ovine embryos. Initially the optimal and beneficial concentration of VK2 on compaction and blastocyst formation rates was defined (0.1 μM). Subsequently, it was shown that 0.1 μM VK2, at blastocyst stage, reduces H2O2 production, increase the expression of mitochondrial related gene and improved embryos quality...
June 5, 2017: Cryobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28564580/the-death-pathways-in-mussel-larval-cells-after-a-freeze-thaw-cycle
#5
Nelly A Odintsova, Andrey V Boroda, Mariia A Maiorova, Konstantin V Yakovlev
We analyzed cell viability, caspase activity, plasma membrane alterations and cell ultrastructure morphology to estimate the morphological and biochemical alterations that occur in bivalve molluscan cell cultures during cryopreservation. The use of 5% dymethyl sulfoxide as a cryoprotectant resulted in greater cell survival and a scarcity of destroyed cells lacking cytosol among dead cells. In this case, almost all cells died through necrosis or apoptosis, which appeared to increase in mussel cell cultures after a freeze-thaw cycle...
May 28, 2017: Cryobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28552273/intracellular-trehalose-via-transporter-tret1-as-a-method-to-cryoprotect-cho-k1-cells
#6
Tsutomu Uchida, Maho Furukawa, Takahiro Kikawada, Kenji Yamazaki, Kazutoshi Gohara
Trehalose is a promising natural cryoprotectant, but its cryoprotective effect is limited due to difficulties in trans-membrane transport. Thus, expressing the trehalose transporter TRET1 on various mammalian cells may yield more trehalose applications. In this study, we ran comparative cryopreservation experiments between the TRET1-expressing CHO-K1 cells (CHO-TRET1) and the CHO-K1 cells transfected with an empty vector (CHO-vector). The experiments involve freezing under various trehalose concentrations in an extracellular medium...
May 25, 2017: Cryobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545999/a-comparative-analysis-of-the-efficacy-of-three-cryopreservation-protocols-on-the-survival-of-in-vitro-derived-cattle-embryos-at-pronuclear-and-blastocyst-stages
#7
Van Huong Do, Simon Walton, Sally Catt, Andrew W Taylor-Robinson
The effectiveness of three cryopreservation protocols (slow freezing, short equilibration vitrification and long equilibration vitrification) on in vitro-derived cattle embryos at expanded blastocyst and pronuclear stages was compared. 199 expanded blastocysts of good quality were assigned randomly into four treatment groups [control, non-cryopreserved (fresh, unfrozen); and the three cryopreservation methods]. The re-expansion of the cryopreserved blastocysts after 24 h in vitro culture was similar to that of the fresh control group...
May 22, 2017: Cryobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522355/closed-versus-open-vitrification-for-human-blastocyst-cryopreservation-a-meta-analysis
#8
Hyun Sik Youm, Jong-Ryeol Choi, Daesik Oh, Yong Ho Rho
Closed vitrification can minimize the risk of microbiological transmission through liquid nitrogen during the cooling, storage, and warming procedures. As cooling rates may reduce when closed vitrification is applied, clinical outcomes should be compared between closed and open vitrification in order to justify the use of closed vitrification. This study was conducted to investigate the differences in survival, implantation, clinical pregnancy, and live birth rates between closed and open vitrification for human blastocyst cryopreservation...
May 15, 2017: Cryobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502527/effects-of-different-sucrose-concentrations-on-vitrified-porcine-preantral-follicles-qualitative-and-quantitative-analysis
#9
Paula Rocío Gabriel, Pablo Torres, María Celeste Fratto, Humberto Cisale, Juan Alberto Claver, Daniel Marcelo Lombardo, María Laura Fischman
The aim of the present study was to perform a qualitative and quantitative analysis of the effect of different sucrose concentrations combined with ethylene glycol in the preservation of vitrified porcine preantral follicles. Fragments of ovarian cortex were vitrified in cryotubes containing 200 μl of the vitrification solution (30% Ethylene Glycol; 20% Fetal Bovine Serum; 0 M-0.25 M - 0.75 M or 1 M sucrose) and stored in liquid nitrogen for a week. Histological analysis showed that after vitrification the number of normal follicles decreased compared to the fresh tissue (control)...
May 11, 2017: Cryobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502526/long-term-preservation-of-eri-and-ailanthus-silkworms-using-frozen-gonads
#10
Hisayoshi Fukumori, Jung Lee, Tsuguru Fujii, Zenta Kajiura, Yutaka Banno
Cryopreservation of eri and ailanthus silkworms using frozen gonads was investigated. First, we evaluated the freeze tolerance of ovary and testis in the eri silkworm, which showed high tolerance. Mating between frozen ovary-transplanted females and frozen testis-transplanted males produced 163.0 eggs, yielding 105.7 larvae per moth. In a second experiment, we tested the use of the eri silkworm as a host insect for gonad transplantation from ailanthus silkworm donors. A high success ratio for laid and hatched eggs was demonstrated for ovary transplantation (97...
May 11, 2017: Cryobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501323/reliable-and-practical-methods-for-cryopreservation-of-embryogenic-cultures-and-cold-storage-of-somatic-embryos-of-norway-spruce
#11
Saila Varis, Susanna Ahola, Laura Jaakola, Tuija Aronen
Somatic embryogenesis (SE) is considered as the most-effective method for vegetative propagation of Norway spruce (Picea abies L. Karst). For mass propagation, a cryopreservation method able to handle large numbers of embryogenic tissues (ETs) reliably and at low costs is needed. The aim of the present study was to compare pretreatments, cryoprotectants and slow-cooling devices for cryopreservation of Norway spruce ETs, with 12 variations of methods and a total of 136 spruce genotypes. Secondly, possible applications for cold storage of mature somatic embryos were studied with the aim of developing a flexible time window for embling production...
May 10, 2017: Cryobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487134/effect-of-vitrification-on-the-zona-pellucida-hardening-and-follistatin-and-cathepsin-b-genes-expression-and-developmental-competence-of-in%C3%A2-vitro-matured-bovine-oocytes
#12
Teresa Wiesak, Marta Wasielak, Aleksandra Złotkowska, Robert Milewski
The purpose of our study was to assess the effect of vitrification with or without the presence of calcium in the vitrification solution on the: 1) diameter of oocytes and thickness of the zona pellucida, 2) zona pellucida hardening, 3) expression of mRNA follistatin (FST) and cathepsin B (CTSB) in oocytes and 4) developmental competence of embryos derived from in vitro matured and vitrified oocytes. The results of our study demonstrate, that vitrification did not alter thickness of the zona pellucida and diameter of the oocytes, however it triggered hardening of the zona pellucida...
May 6, 2017: Cryobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483491/long-term-cryopreservation-of-reaggregated-pancreatic-islets-resulting-in-successful-transplantation-in-rats
#13
Sonia Rawal, Stephen Harrington, S Janette Williams, Karthik Ramachandran, Lisa Stehno-Bittel
Preservation of pancreatic islets for long-term storage of islets used for transplantation or research has long been a goal. Unfortunately, few studies on long-term islet cryopreservation (1 month and longer) have reported positive outcomes in terms of islet yield, survival and function. In general, single cells have been shown to tolerate the cryopreservation procedure better than tissues/multicellular structures like islets. Thus, we optimized a method to cryopreserve single islet cells and, after thawing, reaggregated them into islet spheroids...
May 5, 2017: Cryobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479295/the-beneficial-hemodynamic-effects-of-afterload-reduction-by-sodium-nitroprusside-during-rewarming-from-experimental-hypothermia
#14
Brage Håheim, Timofey Kondratiev, Erik Sveberg Dietrichs, Torkjel Tveita
BACKGROUND: Rewarming from hypothermia is associated with depressed cardiac function, known as hypothermia-induced cardiac dysfunction (HCD), and increased systemic vascular resistance (SVR). Previous studies on pharmacological treatment of HCD have demonstrated beneficial effects when using drugs with the combined effects; cardiac inotropic support and peripheral vasodilation. The presented study aims to investigate the isolated effects of arterial dilatation on cardiac functional variables during rewarming from hypothermia using sodium nitroprusside (SNP)...
May 4, 2017: Cryobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28478125/cryopreservation-of-boar-sperm-induces-differential-micrornas-expression
#15
Yan Zhang, Dinghui Dai, Yu Chang, Yuan Li, Ming Zhang, Guangbin Zhou, Zhanghua Peng, Changjun Zeng
Lower conception rates and litter sizes limit the wide use of artificial insemination with frozen-thawed boar sperm, due to a lack of understanding of the mechanisms that cause cryodamage and cryoinjury to sperm during cryopreservation. CryoMiRs, a family of freeze-related microRNAs (miRNAs), are associated with freeze tolerance, and regulate metabolism in mammalian hibernators and insects. Thus, we speculate that miRNAs maybe involved in the regulation of the freeze-thaw process and may affect boar sperm function...
May 3, 2017: Cryobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28465186/expansion-and-cryopreservation-of-porcine-and-human-corneal-endothelial-cells
#16
Leah A Marquez-Curtis, Locksley E McGann, Janet A W Elliott
Impairment of the corneal endothelium causes blindness that afflicts millions worldwide and constitutes the most often cited indication for corneal transplants. The scarcity of donor corneas has prompted the alternative use of tissue-engineered grafts which requires the ex vivo expansion and cryopreservation of corneal endothelial cells. The aims of this study are to culture and identify the conditions that will yield viable and functional corneal endothelial cells after cryopreservation. Previously, using human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs), we employed a systematic approach to optimize the post-thaw recovery of cells with high membrane integrity and functionality...
April 29, 2017: Cryobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28465185/3-d-printing-provides-a-novel-approach-for-standardization-and-reproducibility-of-freezing-devices
#17
E Hu, William Childress, Terrence R Tiersch
Cryopreservation has become an important and accepted tool for long-term germplasm conservation of animals and plants. To protect genetic resources, repositories have been developed with national and international cooperation. For a repository to be effective, the genetic material submitted must be of good quality and comparable to other submissions. However, due to a variety of reasons, including constraints in knowledge and available resources, cryopreservation methods for aquatic species vary widely across user groups which reduces reproducibility and weakens quality control...
April 29, 2017: Cryobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28461222/cold-mortality-is-not-caused-by-oxygen-limitation-or-loss-of-ion-homeostasis-in-the-tropical-freshwater-shrimp-macrobrachium-rosenbergii
#18
Lisa B Jørgensen, Heath A MacMillan, Johannes Overgaard
Using the tropical crustacean Macrobrachium rosenbergii we investigate two popular hypotheses proposed to explain loss of function in ectotherms exposed to critically high and low temperatures. Specifically, we examine whether acute cold stress disrupts hemolymph and muscle ion balance or causes a loss of oxygen availability. We found that acute cold stress causes loss of righting response at 13 °C, but that a cold-induced loss of ion-balance only occurs after onset of mortality. In regards to oxygen availability, we found no decrease in hemolymph oxygen content during cold exposure, and no changes in the concentrations of the anaerobic end products l-lactate and succinate in the tail muscle of the shrimp...
April 28, 2017: Cryobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28456565/red-blood-cell-membrane-water-permeability-increases-with-length-of-ex%C3%A2-vivo-storage
#19
Abdulrahman Alshalani, Jason P Acker
Water transport across the red blood cell (RBC) membrane is an essential cell function that needs to be preserved during ex vivo storage. Progressive biochemical depletion during storage can result in significant conformational and compositional changes to the membrane. Characterizing the changes to RBC water permeability can help in evaluating the quality of stored blood products and aid in the development of improved methods for the cryopreservation of red blood cells. This study aimed to characterize the water permeability (Lp), osmotically inactive fraction (b), and Arrhenius activation energy (Ea) at defined storage time-points throughout storage and to correlate the observed results with other in vitro RBC quality parameters...
April 26, 2017: Cryobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28455156/pentoxifylline-increase-sperm-motility-in-devitrified-spermatozoa-from-asthenozoospermic-patient-without-damage-chromatin-and-dna-integrity
#20
Ali Nabi, Mohammad Ali Khalili, Farzaneh Fesahat, Alireza Talebi, Saeed Ghasemi-Esmailabad
The freeze-thaw process results in reduced motility, viability and fertilization potential of human spermatozoa. So, a variety of substances were evaluated in order to enhance human sperm resistance to the stress of cryopreservation, such as Pentoxifylline (PTX) for improving the Intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) outcomes. The aim was to investigate the effect of PTX on sperm parameters and chromatin/DNA integrity of asthenozoospermic semen post vitrification. A total of 30 semen specimens were obtained from infertile men with asthenozoospermia...
April 25, 2017: Cryobiology
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