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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334660/global-proteomic-analysis-of-water-buffalo-bubalus-bubalis-saliva-at-different-stages-of-estrous-cycle-using-high-throughput-mass-spectrometry
#1
N G Shashikumar, R K Baithalu, S Bathla, S A Ali, P Rawat, A Kumaresan, S Kumar, B R Maharana, G Singh, D S Puneeth Kumar, S K Singh, S S Lathwal, L Jaiswal, T K Mohanty, A K Mohanty
Accurate and efficient detection of estrus is one of the major constraints for exploitation of the production potential of buffalo owing to its poor manifestation of estrus signs, seasonal differences in expression and higher incidences of silent estrus (29%). The current study focused on identification of estrus specific candidate proteins in saliva of buffaloes. Estrus was detected based on behavioral signs in response to the teaser and changes in reproductive organs and confirmed by per-rectal examination, trans-rectal USG of reproductive organs, cervico-vaginal mucus characteristics and blood serum progesterone estimation...
January 9, 2018: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334661/altered-expression-of-il-1%C3%AE-il-1ri-il-1rii-il-1ra-and-il-4-could-contribute-to-anovulation-and-follicular-persistence-in-cattle
#2
A F Stassi, M E Baravalle, E M Belotti, A N Amweg, E Angeli, M M L Velázquez, F Rey, N R Salvetti, H H Ortega
Cystic ovarian disease (COD) is an important cause of infertility in dairy cattle. The main signs of this infertility are ovulation failure and follicular persistence. The aim of this study was to examine the expression of the cytokines IL-1β, IL-1RI, IL-1RII, IL-1RA and IL-4 in ovarian follicular structures at different times of persistence in a model of follicular persistence induced by prolonged administration of progesterone in dairy cows. Protein expression of IL-1β, IL-1RI, IL-1RII, IL-1RA and IL-4 was evaluated by immunohistochemistry...
January 3, 2018: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331829/additional-small-dose-of-prostaglandin-f2%C3%AE-at-timed-artificial-insemination-failed-to-improve-pregnancy-risk-of-lactating-dairy-cows
#3
J A Sauls, B E Voelz, L G D Mendonça, J S Stevenson
Two experiments were performed to test the hypothesis that administering PGF2α concurrent with timed artificial insemination (AI) in lactating dairy cows would enhance pregnancy per AI (P/AI). In experiment 1, lactating Holstein cows (n = 289) in one herd were enrolled after a non-pregnancy diagnosis (30-36 d after AI) to synchronize subsequent ovulation before AI. Cows were assigned randomly to receive (im) 10 mg of PGF2α concurrent with timed AI (Day 0; treatment) or no injection (control). Blood samples were collected on Days -3, 0, and 13 to determine serum concentrations of progesterone...
January 3, 2018: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331495/role-of-bcl2l10-in-regulating-buffalo-bubalus-bubalis-oocyte-maturation
#4
Yu-Lin Huang, Huan-Jing Wang, Fu-Mei Chen, Xiu-Ling Zhao, Qiang Fu, Peng-Fei Zhang, Li-Ping Pu, Feng-Ling Huang, Yang-Qing Lu, Ming Zhang
It has been reported that BCL2L10 is abundantly and specifically expressed in adult human and mouse oocytes and played a very important role in oocytes maturation and early embryonic development. This study is to investigate the expression pattern of BCL2L10 in buffalo ovaries and its effect on the in vitro maturation of buffalo oocytes, so as to dissect mechanism of oocytes maturation and provide theoretical guidance for improvement of the in vitro maturation of buffalo oocytes. The results showed that BCL2L10 gene was enriched in ovary and the expression of BCL2L10 was oocyte specific and up-regulated during oocyte maturation...
December 30, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331831/effect-of-bone-morphogenetic-proteins-2-and-4-on-survival-and-development-of-bovine-secondary-follicles-cultured-in%C3%A2-vitro
#5
E V da Cunha, L R F Melo, G B Sousa, V R Araújo, G L Vasconcelos, A W B Silva, J R V Silva
This study evaluated the effect of bone morphogenetic proteins 2 (BMP2) and 4 (BMP2) on follicle development and mRNA expression for GDF9, Cyclin B1, BMPR1A, BMPR1B, BMPRII, FSHR and SMAD1 in bovine secondary follicles cultured in vitro. Isolated secondary follicles were cultured for 18 days in TCM199+ medium alone or supplemented with BMP2 (10 ng/mL), BMP4 (100 ng/mL) or combination of both BMP2 and 4. Real-time PCR was used to analyze mRNA levels in fresh and cultured follicles. After 18 days of culture, follicles cultured with BMP2 alone or with BMP4 alone had larger diameters when compared to control (P < ...
December 27, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29294436/scopolamine-butylbromide-decreases-the-xylazine-mediated-contractility-in-bovine-pregnant-uteri
#6
R L Sciorsci, M Piccinno, A Rizzo
The objective of this in vitro study was to evaluate and compare the effects of scopolamine butylbromide (Spasmolax®) on xylazine-sensitized bovine pregnant uterine strips, at different stages of pregnancy. The procedures were carried out in isolated organ bath. Uterine motility, expressed with amplitude, frequency of contractions as well as the area under the curve, was recorded in different stages of pregnancy and data were collected at 5-min intervals starting 5 min before treatment until 10 min after treatment (5-min after xylazine administration and 5-min after scopolamine butylbromide addition)...
December 27, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331828/a-recovery-time-after-warming-restores-mitochondrial-function-and-improves-developmental-competence-of-vitrified-ovine-oocytes
#7
Sara Succu, Sergio Domenico Gadau, Elisa Serra, Angelo Zinellu, Ciriaco Carru, Cristian Porcu, Salvatore Naitana, Fiammetta Berlinguer, Giovanni Giuseppe Leoni
The aim of the present study was to assess the ability of vitrified/warmed oocyte to recover from vitrification-induced damages after warming. In vitro matured, vitrified/warmed ovine oocytes were assessed for developmental competence, mitochondrial activity and distribution, ATP, ROS and catalase levels during 6 h of in vitro culture using fresh oocytes as control. ATP content in vitrified oocytes was lower than control during 4 h of post warming culture (p < .01). Vitrified oocytes were able to fill this gap only after 6 h of post-warming incubation...
December 26, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29288976/maternal-parity-affects-placental-development-growth-and-metabolism-of-foals-until-1-year-and-a-half
#8
M Robles, C Dubois, C Gautier, M Dahirel, I Guenon, H Bouraima-Lelong, C Viguié, L Wimel, A Couturier-Tarrade, P Chavatte-Palmer
Primiparous mares are known to produce smaller foals than multiparous mares. This difference seems to be partly explained by the reduced exchange surface and volume of the placental villi in primiparous compared to multiparous placentas. The effect of maternal parity on foals' post-natal growth, metabolism and sexual maturation, however, has been given little consideration. The objectives of this work were to analyse placental biometry and structure at term, growth of foals and yearlings, their metabolism and testicular maturation at one year of age...
December 21, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29294437/testosterone-up-regulates-vacuolar-atpase-expression-and-functional-activities-in-vas-deferens-of-orchidectomized-rats
#9
Nur Siti Khadijah Ramli, Nelli Giribabu, Sekaran Muniandy, Naguib Salleh
Precise regulation of vas deferens fluid pH is essential for sperm. However, the mechanisms underlying effect of testosterone on vas deferens fluid pH have never been identified, which could involve changes in expression and functional activity of vacoular (V)-ATPase. METHODS: Orchidectomized, adult male Sprague-Dawley rats were treated subcutaneously with 125 μg/kg/day and 250 μg/kg/day testosterone with or without flutamide (androgen receptor blocker) and finasteride (5α-reductase inhibitor) for seven (7) days...
December 20, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29288978/expression-and-function-of-muc1-in-uterine-tissues-during-early-pregnancy-in-sheep-after-natural-oestrous-or-artificially-induced-oestrous
#10
Xiangguo Wang, Boyang Zhu, Shanhui Xiong, Xihui Sheng, Xiaolong Qi, Qizhen Huang, Chaolei Chen, Yong Guo, Hemin Ni
Mucin 1 (MUC1), a cell surface glycoprotein, is expressed mainly in the endometrial luminal epithelium (LE) and glandular epithelium (GE) of the endometrium in many mammalian species including mice, rats, pigs, sheep, horses and humans during various stages of a menstrual or oestrous cycle, where it plays an important role in embryo implantation and placentation. However, the expression and function of MUC1 in uterine tissues during early pregnancy in sheep after artificially-induced oestrous is not known. Therefore, we investigated the expression and function of MUC1 in the early pregnant and non-pregnant uterine tissues of sheep with natural oestrous or artificially-induced oestrous on days 10, 12, 14, 16 and 18 of the cycle by in situ hybridization, quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction, immunohistochemical staining and western blotting methods...
December 20, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29288975/fertilizing-capacity-of-vitrified-epididymal-sperm-from-iberian-ibex-capra-pyrenaica
#11
J Pradieé, M J Sánchez-Calabuig, C Castaño, E O'Brien, M C Esteso, P Beltrán-Breña, V Maillo, J Santiago-Moreno, D Rizos
In this study, we successfully described for the first time a vitrification of epididymal Iberian ibex spermatozoa. Spermatozoa from epididymis were obtained from 15 Iberian ibex. The right epididymis' semen sample was vitrified and the left one was frozen. After thawing/warming, samples were selected by density gradient. Sperm characteristics from each treatment were evaluated. To test the spermatozoa fertilization ability, heterologous IVF was carried out using bovine oocytes. Despite of the observation of a decrease of about 40% for motility sperm between pre-freezing and post-thawing (75...
December 20, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331832/investigations-on-a-cryopreservation-protocol-for-long-term-storage-of-psittacine-spermatozoa-using-cockatiel-semen-as-an-example
#12
H Schneider, D Fischer, K Failing, C Ehling, S Meinecke-Tillmann, A Wehrend, M Lierz
The aim of the present study was the establishment of an effective protocol for cryopreservation of psittacine semen. Therefore, pooled semen samples of 30 cockatiels (Nymphicus hollandicus) were diluted with modified Lake diluent (1:4), partitioned into four equal parts. Three portions were mixed with three cryoprotectants (dimethylacetamide, dimethyl sulfoxide, glycerol) in 4%, 8% and 12% final concentration, respectively, whereas the 4rth part served as control. Altogether, 96 incremental diluted semen samples were obtained for investigation...
December 16, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29277070/melatonin-stimulates-the-secretion-of-progesterone-along-with-the-expression-of-cholesterol-side-chain-cleavage-enzyme-p450scc-and-steroidogenic-acute-regulatory-protein-star-in-corpus-luteum-of-pregnant-sows
#13
Wenlong Zhang, Zhenyu Wang, Liang Zhang, Zelin Zhang, Jinxuan Chen, Weicong Chen, Dewen Tong
The direct effect of melatonin on porcine luteal function during the pregnancy remains unknown. The objective of the study was to analyse the molecular mechanism(s) by which melatonin directly affects progesterone (P4) production in the corpus luteum (CL) of pregnant sows. We evaluated the localization of melatonin membrane receptors (MT1 and MT2) in CL, and investigated the effect of melatonin on P4 secretion along with the expression of P4 synthesis intermediates in luteal cells. Immunohistochemistry analysis showed that MT1 and MT2 were predominantly localized in luteal cells in pregnant luteal tissues...
December 16, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29277069/somatic-cell-count-and-type-of-intramammary-infection-impacts-fertility-from-in%C3%A2-vitro-produced-embryo-transfer
#14
L F S P Barbosa, W V C Oliveira, M H C Pereira, M B Moreira, C G C Vasconcelos, B F Silper, R L A Cerri, J L M Vasconcelos
The objective of this study was to assess the impact of mastitis-causing bacteria and somatic cell count (SCC) on pregnancy per embryo transfer (P/ET) in Holstein-Gir crossbred (Girolando) lactating dairy cows. Cows (n = 1397) were subjected to a timed-embryo transfer protocol. Milk samples were collected two days before embryo transfer for SCC and bacteriological culture analyses. Pregnancy diagnosis was performed on days 31 and 66 after timed-embryo transfer. The animals were grouped according to the National Mastitis Council recommendations: Gram-positive environmental (EV+), Gram-negative environmental (EV-), Gram-positive contagious (C+), coagulase-negative staphylococci (CNS) and control (no bacterial growth)...
December 16, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29288977/maternal-nutritional-restriction-during-late-gestation-impairs-development-of-the-reproductive-organs-in-both-male-and-female-lambs
#15
F Hoffman, E Boretto, S Vitale, V Gonzalez, G Vidal, M F Pardo, M F Flores, F Garcia, G Bagnis, O C M Queiroz, M B Rabaglino
Maternal nutritional restrictions during late gestation could lead to fetal hypoglycemia. Glucose levels in the fetal sheep regulate circulating insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF1) levels, which stimulate cell proliferation and differentiation of reproductive organs after binding to its own receptor or estrogen receptors. The objective of this study was to determine the effects of subnutrition of ewes during the last trimester of gestation on the serum glucose/IGF1 levels and development of reproductive organs in their lambs...
December 15, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29304491/influences-of-different-dietary-energy-level-on-sheep-testicular-development-associated-with-ampk-ulk1-autophagy-pathway
#16
Jing Pang, Fengzhe Li, Xu Feng, Hua Yang, Le Han, Yixuan Fan, Haitao Nie, Zhen Wang, Feng Wang, Yanli Zhang
Energy balance is an important feature for spermatozoa production in the testis. The 5'-AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) is a sensor of cell energy, has been implicated as a mediator between gonadal function and energy balance. Herein, we intended to determine the physiological effects of AMPK on testicular development in feed energy restricted and compensated pre-pubertal rams. Lambs had restricted feeding for 2 months and then provided compensatory feeding for another 3 months. Feed levels were 100%(control), 15% and 30% of energy restriction (ER) diets, respectively...
December 14, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29284157/characterization-of-the-cervical-bacterial-community-in-dairy-cows-with-metritis-and-during-different-physiological-phases
#17
Yu Wang, Jifang Wang, Huatao Li, Kaiqiang Fu, Binbin Pang, Yan Yang, Yuan Liu, Wenru Tian, Rongfeng Cao
For the development of disease prevention and intervention strategies, a better understanding of the dynamics and interactions within cervical bacterial communities in both healthy cows and cows with metritis is required. Understanding the complexity and ecology of microorganisms in the vagina of dairy cows with metritis and during different physiological phases is critical for developing strategies to balance microorganism content. To gain deeper insight into fluctuations within the cervical microbiota, swab samples were collected from 40 Holstein dairy cows, and16S rDNA amplicon sequencing was used to analyze cervical bacterial diversity...
December 14, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29277068/biological-effects-of-polyphenol-rich-extract-and-fractions-from-an-oenological-oak-derived-tannin-on-in%C3%A2-vitro-swine-sperm-capacitation-and-fertilizing-ability
#18
Marcella Spinaci, Vera Muccilli, Diego Bucci, Nunzio Cardullo, Beatrice Gadani, Corrado Tringali, Carlo Tamanini, Giovanna Galeati
Although excessive ROS levels induce sperm damage, sperm capacitation is an oxidative event that requires low amounts of ROS. As the antioxidant activity of the ethanol extract (TRE) of a commercial oenological tannin (Quercus robur toasted oak wood, Tan'Activ R®) and its four fractions (FA, FB, FC, FD) has been recently reported, the present study was set up to investigate the biological effects of TRE and its fractions in an in vitro model of sperm capacitation and fertilization. Boar sperm capacitation or gamete coincubation were performed in presence of TRE or its fractions (0, 1, 10, 100 μg/ml)...
December 14, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29277067/biochemical-composition-of-fetal-fluids-in-at-term-normal-developed-healthy-viable-dogs-and-preliminary-data-from-pathologic-littermates
#19
M C Veronesi, B Bolis, M Faustini, A Rota, A Mollo
A proper canine neonatal assistance, required to reduce the high perinatal loss rate, imply a full knowledge about the fetal-to-neonatal physiology. Because fetal fluids play an important role throughout mammals pregnancy, influencing fetal growth and development, fetal well being, and contributing to guarantee the most suitable environment for the fetus, the knowledge about fetal fluids biochemical composition is of major importance. At first, the biochemical composition of fetal fluids collected by normal developed, healthy and viable newborns, is necessary to depict the normal features, and represent the first step for the further detection of abnormalities associated to fetal/neonatal distress and useful for the early identification of newborns needing special attention, immediately after birth...
December 14, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29275034/the-ability-to-predict-pregnancy-loss-in-cattle-with-elisas-that-detect-pregnancy-associated-glycoproteins-is-antibody-dependent
#20
Ahmed O Gatea, Michael F Smith, Ky G Pohler, Tina Egen, Marcos H C Pereira, José L M Vasconselos, John C Lawrence, Jonathan A Green
The concentration of circulating pregnancy associated glycoproteins (PAGs) early in pregnancy may serve as markers to predict late embryonic mortality or fetal mortality in cattle. In this study, pregnancies were established in dairy cows, by either fixed-time AI (FTAI) or fixed-time embryo transfer (FTET) with in vitro produced embryos. Circulating PAGs were measured with different combinations of antibodies in either a laboratory-based ELISA or a commercial ELISA. For the in-house ELISA, three monoclonal 'trapping' antibodies (A6, J2, and L4) and two polyclonal 'detection' antisera (antibodies F2 or 45) were used to quantify PAGs in serum from the same cows...
December 14, 2017: Theriogenology
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