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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532845/characterization-of-undifferentiated-spermatogonia-and-the-spermatogonial-niche-in-the-lambari-fish-astyanax-altiparanae
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Marília de Paiva Camargo, Mônica Cassel, Lázaro Wender Oliveira de Jesus, Rafael Henrique Nóbrega, Maria Inês Borella
Undifferentiated type A spermatogonia are the foundation of fish spermatogenesis. This cell population includes the spermatogonial stem cell population, which is able to either self-renew or differentiate into cells that will generate the male gamete - the spermatozoa. Spermatogonia stem cells are located in a specific region of the testes known as the spermatogonial niche, which regulates spermatogonial stem cell function. This study characterizes undifferentiated type A spermatogonia and their S-phase label-retaining cell properties in Astyanax altiparanae testes...
July 1, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532844/effects-of-d-cloprostenol-on-different-layers-and-regions-of-the-bovine-uterus-during-the-follicular-and-luteal-phases
#2
M Piccinno, R L Sciorsci, V Masciopinto, M De Rosa, A Rizzo
INTRODUCTION: D-cloprostenol is a synthetic PGF2α, commonly used in bovine reproduction, that increases myometral contractility. However, little is known regarding its contractile behaviour and how it depends on the reproductive state and uterine topography (regions and muscular layers). HYPOTHESIS AND OBJECTIVES: These aspects would affect the action of d-cloprostenol on the uterus. Therefore, we hypothesize a possible use of this drug at the time of artificial insemination, to improve conception rates and, in the post-partum, in order to accelerate uterine involution in dairy cattle...
July 1, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532843/expression-and-regulation-of-interleukin-6-and-its-receptor-at-the-maternal-conceptus-interface-during-pregnancy-in-pigs
#3
Inkyu Yoo, Jisoo Han, Minjeong Kim, Hwanhee Jang, Soojin Sa, Sun-Ho Choi, Hakhyun Ka
It has been well established that interleukin 6 (IL6), a pleiotropic cytokine with multiple functional roles, is widely expressed in the female reproductive tract and mediates blastocyst implantation and placental development in many species. Uterine expression of IL6 during early pregnancy has been studied in pigs, but expression and function of IL6 at the maternal-placental interface throughout pregnancy have not been determined. Thus, we examined expression of IL6 and its receptors, IL6 receptor (IL6R) and GP130, in the uterine endometrium on Days 12 and 15 of the estrous cycle, and Days 12, 15, 30, 60, 90, and 114 of pregnancy, conceptus on Days 12 and 15, and chorioallantoic tissues on Days 30, 60, 90, and 114 of pregnancy in pigs...
July 1, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532842/effects-of-diet-and-arginine-treatment-during-the-luteal-phase-on-ovarian-no-pgc-1%C3%AE-signaling-in-ewes
#4
Yi-Xuan Guo, Hai-Tao Nie, Ling-Wei Sun, Guo-Min Zhang, Kai-Ping Deng, Yi-Xuan Fan, Feng Wang
The aim of this study was to determine whether arginine (Arg) supplementation of malnourished ewes affects the expression of key NO/PGC-1α signaling pathway genes in the ovary. On Day 6-15 of the estrous cycle, 24 multiparous Hu sheep (BW = 43.56 ± 1.53 kg) were randomly assigned to three groups: control group (CG; n = 6), restriction group (RG; n = 9) and l-arginine group (AG; n = 9), and administered Arg treatment (or vehicle) three times per day. The ewes were slaughtered at the end of treatment, and blood samples and ovaries were collected for analysis...
July 1, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532841/quality-and-fertility-of-frozen-ovine-spermatozoa-from-epididymides-stored-at-room-temperature-18-25%C3%A2-%C3%A2-c-for-up-to-48%C3%A2-h-post-mortem
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Tácia Gomes Bergstein-Galan, Romildo Romualdo Weiss, Melina Andrea F Bertol, Ana Cláudia M R Abreu, Eduarda Busato, Luiz E Kozicki, Sony Dimas Bicudo
This study investigates the effect of time of storage of epididymides at room temperature and the addition of 20% of seminal plasma to the cryopreservation extender, on post thaw quality and fertility of ovine spermatozoa collected from the cauda epididymis. Spermatic kinetics, integrity and the stability of plasma membrane, damage to the acrosome and fertility following laparoscopic artificial insemination were evaluated in samples collected in an artificial vagina (AV) and from epididymides stored at room temperature for zero (G0), six (G6), twelve (G12), twenty-four (G24) and forty-eight (G48) hours post mortem...
July 1, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532840/effect-of-breed-plane-of-nutrition-and-age-on-growth-scrotal-development-metabolite-concentrations-and-on-systemic-gonadotropin-and-testosterone-concentrations-following-a-gnrh-challenge-in-young-dairy-bulls
#6
C J Byrne, S Fair, A M English, C Urh, H Sauerwein, M A Crowe, P Lonergan, D A Kenny
The onset of puberty in the bull is regulated by the timing of early GnRH pulsatility release from the hypothalamus, which has been demonstrated to be affected by plane of nutrition during calf-hood. The aim of this study was to determine the effect of plane of nutrition on growth rate, scrotal development, metabolite concentrations and exogenous gonadotrophin (GnRH) induced release of luteinizing hormone (LH), follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) and testosterone (TT) in pre-pubertal bulls of two contrasting dairy breeds...
July 1, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532839/dry-ice-is-a-reliable-substrate-for-the-distribution-of-frozen-mouse-spermatozoa-a-multi-centric-study
#7
Marcello Raspa, Mo Guan, Renata Paoletti, Lluis Montoliu, Abdel Ayadi, Susan Marschall, Martin Fray, Ferdinando Scavizzi
Disseminating mouse stocks as frozen materials offers both ethical and logistical advantages over live animal shipment, minimizing the welfare issues and avoiding some of the complex custom regulations that are associated with live animal transportation. Embryo freezing in liquid nitrogen (LN2) at -196 °C has traditionally been the method of choice for archiving mouse lines. However, spermatozoa freezing is emerging as a more convenient alternative due to the application of innovative cryopreservation and recovery protocols...
July 1, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532838/lactational-oestrus-and-reproductive-performance-following-a-delayed-limited-nursing-schedule-in-primiparous-sows
#8
REVIEW
T Y Chen, D L Turpin, A L Knight, E G Bouwman, N M Soede, R N Kirkwood, P Langendijk
With conventional lactation management, sows only conceive after weaning. However, intermittent suckling (IS) enables follicle growth and ovulation during lactation by reducing the suckling-induced inhibition of gonadotrophins. The current study evaluated IS regimes initiated at Day 21 or Day 28 post farrowing compared to conventional weaning on Day 28, in primiparous sows. Sows (Large White and Large White x Landrace) were randomly allocated to Control (C28; n = 44), IS21 (n = 29) and IS28 (n = 34) treatments at Day 20...
July 1, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532837/interleukin-1%C3%AE-system-in-the-oviducts-of-pigs-during-the-oestrous-cycle-and-early-pregnancy
#9
M Martyniak, A Franczak, G Kotwica
Interleukin-1β (IL-1β) acts throughout the IL-1β system, which contains IL-1β and the IL-1β receptor (IL-1R), accessory protein (IL-1RacP), and receptor antagonist (IL-1Ra). In pigs, the expression of the members of the IL-1β system was documented in uterine tissues during the oestrous cycle and early pregnancy, as well as in embryos harvested during the peri-implantation period. In the oviducts of non-gravid and gravid pigs, the expression of the IL-1β system is unknown. Thus, in this study, the expression of the IL-1β system was examined in porcine oviducts harvested on days 2-3 to 18-20 of the oestrous cycle and on days 2-3 to 15-16 of pregnancy...
July 1, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532836/follicular-dynamics-ovarian-vascularity-and-luteal-development-in-mares-with-early-or-late-postpartum-ovulation
#10
Kleber Menegon Lemes, Luciano Andrade Silva, Maria Augusta Alonso, Eneiva Carla Carvalho Celeghini, Guilherme Pugliesi, Henrique Fulaneti Carvalho, Fernanda Jordão Affonso, Daniela Franco Silva, Ticiano Guimarães Leite, Rubens Paes de Arruda
Follicular development and deviation processes during the postpartum period are not completely known in horses. Thus, we aimed to study the characteristics of follicular dynamics and ovarian vascular perfusion during the postpartum period in mares that demonstrated estrous behavior and had early (<10 days) or late (≥10 days) postpartum ovulation. Ten mares were scanned daily by transrectal ultrasonography from the first day postpartum (d1) to the sixteenth day after the first postpartum ovulation (D0 = ovulation)...
July 1, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532835/effect-of-cholesterol-loaded-cyclodextrin-supplementation-on-tyrosine-phosphorylation-and-apoptosis-like-changes-in-frozen-thawed-hariana-bull-spermatozoa
#11
Hanuman P Yadav, Anuj Kumar, Nadeem Shah, Dharmendra S Chauhan, Atul Saxena, Sarvajeet Yadav, Dilip Kumar Swain
The beneficial effects of cholesterol loaded cyclodextrin (CLC) addition were evaluated in cryopreserved bull semen. Forty ejaculates were collected from Hariana bulls (n = 4), pooled and divided into 4 aliquots. All the aliquots were initially diluted in to egg yolk tris citrate and supplemented with CLC @ 0.5 mg (Group-II), 1.0 mg (G-III) and 2.0 mg (G-IV) CLC/120 × 10(6) spermatozoa or without CLC (G-I) that served as control. Extended semen was cryopreserved at -196 °C for 24 h. Seminal attributes like motility, viability, cryocapacitation like changes, tyrosine phosphorylation, apoptosis like changes in terms of mitochondrial transmembrane potential and DNA integrity were evaluated after equilibration and thawing...
July 1, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532834/effects-of-feeding-green-microalgae-on-ovarian-activity-reproductive-hormones-and-metabolic-parameters-of-boer-goats-in-arid-subtropics
#12
W Senosy, A Y Kassab, A A Mohammed
The present study aimed to improve ovarian follicle development and plasma metabolites and hormone concentrations upon supplementation of Boer goats with green microalga (Dunaliella salina; 10 g/head/day) (N = 20; MAT group) compared to control (N = 10; not receive microalgae) in subtropics. Estrus was synchronized in all animals by two intramuscular administration of 12.5 mg dinoprost 11 days a part. MAT group was supplemented with Dunaliella salina for 11 days (from the day of first injection of dinoprost till the second injection)...
July 1, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532833/estimation-of-fetal-lung-development-using-quantitative-analysis-of-ultrasonographic-images-in-normal-canine-pregnancy
#13
T Banzato, G Zovi, C Milani
We investigated the quantitative analysis of sonographic images to predict fetal lung maturity of the canine foetus in normal pregnancy. Twelve bitches were recruited in the present study. Serial ultrasonographic exams were performed at three pre-determined time periods corresponding to the pseudoglandular (40-48 days of pregnancy), canalicular (49-56 days of pregnancy) and saccular phase (57-63 days of pregnancy) of lung development. Mean grey level (MGL) and the standard deviation of the histogram (SDH) of fetal lung and liver sonographic images were measured with dedicated software...
July 1, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532832/the-precision-of-peri-oestrous-predictors-of-the-date-of-onset-of-parturition-in-the-bitch
#14
K G M De Cramer, J O Nöthling
Precise prediction of the date of onset of parturition in the bitch is clinically important. The study compared the precision with which four peri-oestrous predictors predict the date of onset of parturition. The predictors evaluated in 24 bitches were: the date of the first or only day of the LH surge, the date on which the concentration of progesterone in the blood plasma first exceeded 6 nmol/L, the date on which the concentration of progesterone in the blood plasma first exceeded 16 nmol/L and the date of onset of cytological dioestrus...
July 1, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532831/cryosurvival-of-in%C3%A2-vitro-produced-bovine-embryos-supplemented-with-l-carnitine-and-concurrent-reduction-of-fatty-acids
#15
E Held-Hoelker, S L Klein, F Rings, D Salilew-Wondim, M Saeed-Zidane, C Neuhoff, D Tesfaye, K Schellander, M Hoelker
Lipid accumulation is associated with reduced embryonic quality, causing limited survival after cryopreservation. Therefore, in the present study we aimed to reveal the effects of supplementation of a lipid reducing agent, l-carnitine and the removal of fatty acids during in vitro culture on the morphological as well as on the molecular level. To accomplish that, presumptive zygotes were cultured in 4 contrasting groups: namely SOFaa medium supplemented with BSA, (BSA), SOFaa medium supplemented with fatty acid free BSA (FAF), SOFaa medium supplemented with BSA as well as l-Carnitine (BSA + LC) and SOFaa medium concurrently supplemented with fatty acid free BSA and l-Carnitine (FAF + LC)...
July 1, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532830/transrectal-ultrasonography-for-measuring-of-combined-utero-placental-thickness-in-pregnant-mangalarga-marchador-mares
#16
REVIEW
Isabela S Campos, Guilherme N de Souza, Aline E Pinna, Ana M R Ferreira
This study aimed to measure the physiological changes in the combined utero-placental thickness (CUPT) during the course of normal pregnancy in Mangalarga Marchador mares. Transrectal B-mode ultrasonography was used to measure CUPT in 42 pregnant mares with a mean age, 8.7 (±3.5 years). CUPT was measured every month from 150 days of gestation until delivery. CUPT was expressed as an average of three measurements of the distance (mm) between the middle part of the uterine artery and the allantoic fluid. A General Linear Model was used to evaluate the major effects of the chronological age and stage of gestation on CUPT in mares...
July 1, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532829/quercetin-supplemented-diet-improves-follicular-development-oocyte-quality-and-reduces-ovarian-apoptosis-in-rabbits-during-summer-heat-stress
#17
Zahid Naseer, Ejaz Ahmad, Erkmen Tuğrul Epikmen, Uğur Uçan, Murat Boyacioğlu, Emrah İpek, Melih Akosy
The present study was designed to test the modulatory effect of dietary quercetin on follicle population, apoptosis, in vitro maturation rate and quality of oocytes in heat stressed female rabbits. A total of thirty-four New Zealand White heat stress (HS) exposed female rabbits were either fed with quercetin supplemented diet (QU-HS) or non-supplemented (HS) diet. Firstly, laparotomy was performed for oocyte retrieval and then, oocyte grading and COCs dimensional assessments were conducted. The A and B-grade oocytes were submitted for in vitro maturation...
July 1, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532828/expression-of-apelin-and-apelin-receptor-apj-in-porcine-ovarian-follicles-and-in%C3%A2-vitro-effect-of-apelin-on-steroidogenesis-and-proliferation-through-apj-activation-and-different-signaling-pathways
#18
A Rak, E Drwal, Ch Rame, K Knapczyk-Stwora, M Słomczyńska, J Dupont, E L Gregoraszczuk
Apelin was thought to be an adipocyte-specific hormone, but recent studies indicate a link between apelin and female reproductive function. Using real-time PCR, immunoblotting, immunohistochemistry and ELISA, we demonstrated expression of apelin and its receptor (APJ) in ovarian follicles of different sizes from mature pigs. Apelin concentration in the follicular fluid, and expression of both apelin and APJ, increased with follicular growth; greatest values were found in large follicles. Immunohistochemistry revealed the positive staining for apelin and APJ in membranes of granulosa, than theca cells...
July 1, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532827/hepatoma-derived-growth-factor-protein-quantification-in-uterine-fluid-gene-expression-in-endometrial-cell-culture-and-effects-on-in%C3%A2-vitro-embryo-development-pregnancy-and-birth
#19
E Gómez, S Carrocera, D Martin, M J Sánchez-Calabuig, A Gutiérrez-Adán, A Murillo, M Muñoz
Hepatoma-derived growth factor (HDGF) is present in the endometrium of cows and other mammals. Recombinant HDGF (rHDGF) improves bovine blastocyst development in vitro. However, specific culture conditions and essential aspects of HDGF uterine physiology are yet unknown. In this work we quantified total HDGF protein in uterine fluid (UF) by multiple reaction monitoring (MRM), and analyzed effects of rHDGF on specific embryonic stages with Day-6 bovine embryos cultured in vitro with and without BSA, and on pregnancy viability and calf phenotypes after embryo transfer to recipients...
July 1, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532826/seasonal-infertility-in-gilts-and-sows-aetiology-clinical-implications-and-treatments
#20
REVIEW
Fabio De Rensis, Adam J Ziecik, Roy N Kirkwood
In gilts and sows, the summer-autumn period often is characterized by reduced fertility. Heat stress and long photoperiods during the warm season can cause a reduction in feed intake and an imbalance of the hypothalamic-hypophysial-ovarian axis. The increased variability in the interval between oestrus onset and ovulation results in an increased number of poorly timed inseminations. The altered endocrine activity compromises follicular and corpora luteal development, reduces oocyte quality and increases embryo mortality...
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