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Systems Biology in Reproductive Medicine

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441042/aberrantly-expressed-long-noncoding-rnas-in-recurrent-implantation-failure-a-microarray-related-study
#1
Li-Juan Fan, Hong-Jing Han, Jing Guan, Xiao-Wei Zhang, Qing-Hua Cui, Huan Shen, Cheng Shi
Long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) are a class of noncoding RNAs longer than 200 nucleotides. They were long regarded as transcription noise for their low expression and non-protein coding features. Recent published reports indicate that lncRNAs are involved in virtually every aspect of human biology. We aimed to profile the endometrial lncRNA expression pattern in women with recurrent implantation failure (RIF) and predict the function of the genes of the dysregulated lncRNA transcripts. Endometrial samples (24) were collected during window of implantation (14 RIF women and 10 women who conceived after embryo transfer)...
April 25, 2017: Systems Biology in Reproductive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436704/association-of-cat-262c-t-with-the-concentration-of-catalase-in-seminal-plasma-and-the-risk-for-male-infertility-in-algeria
#2
Nour El Houda Bousnane, Sadiq May, Mouloud Yahia, Abed Alkarem Abu Alhaija
Catalase (CAT) plays a central role in the protection of different cell types against the deleterious effects of hydrogen peroxide. In human, CAT is implicated in many physiological and pathological conditions including idiopathic male infertility. In this study we examined the association between CAT levels in seminal plasma with different sperm parameters and with CAT-262 C/T polymorphism and their risk for idiopathic male infertility in Algeria. Semen and blood samples were obtained from 111 infertile males and 104 fertile controls from the region of Eastern Algeria following informed consent...
April 24, 2017: Systems Biology in Reproductive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388287/in-silico-analysis-of-non-synonymous-single-nucleotide-polymorphisms-in-human-dazl-gene-associated-with-male-infertility
#3
Mili Nailwal, Jenabhai B Chauhan
In living systems the most frequent type of genetic mutation is the single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP). Non-synonymous SNPs (nsSNPs) or missense mutations arise in coding regions of a particular gene. nsSNPs result in a single amino acid substitution which may have effects on the structure and/or function of proteins. Spermatogenesis is a complex process where haploid spermatozoa are formed. The deleted in azoospermia like (DAZL) gene has a relationship with male infertility and dysfunction of DAZL may decrease the sperm count which leads to oligozoospermia or azoospermia...
April 7, 2017: Systems Biology in Reproductive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345968/relationship-between-phospholipase-c-zeta-semen-parameters-and-chromatin-status
#4
Marziyeh Tavalaee, Abbas Kiani-Esfahani, Mohammad H Nasr-Esfahani
The need for additional tests to complement basic sperm analysis in clinics is well appreciated. In this regard, a number of tests such as sperm DNA integrity test as a tool in diagnosis and treatment of infertility are suggested. But recent studies have focused on main sperm factors involved in oocyte activation such as phospholipase C-zeta (PLCζ) that initiate intracellular Ca(2+) signaling and embryogenesis. Therefore, this study aimed to investigate the relationship between PLCζ, basic semen parameters, sperm DNA fragmentation (SDF), and protamine deficiency in men with normal (n=32) and abnormal (n=23) semen parameters...
March 27, 2017: Systems Biology in Reproductive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394645/new-protocol-based-on-massive-parallel-sequencing-for-aneuploidy-screening-of-preimplantation-human-embryos
#5
Xavier Vendrell, Victoria Fernández-Pedrosa, Juan Carlos Triviño, Rosa Bautista-Llácer, Carmen Collado, Oscar Rodríguez, Elena García-Mengual, Empar Ferrer, Carmen Calatayud, Miguel Ruiz-Jorro
Novel next-generation sequencing procedures have rapidly emerged into the preimplantation genetic screening framework. This work presents the design and validation of a new low-coverage whole-genome sequencing assay for aneuploidy detection in single blastomeres and trophectodermal samples from preimplantation embryos. The validation ensures analytical sensitivity, specificity, robustness, precision, limit of detection, resolution, and reproducibility. Specific parameters to measure the performance are defined, and the results are compared with a standardized array-based method to stablish the concordance...
June 2017: Systems Biology in Reproductive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345956/modulation-of-steroidogenesis-by-vitamin-d3-in-granulosa-cells-of-the-mouse-model-of-polycystic-ovarian-syndrome
#6
Shabnam Bakhshalizadeh, Fardin Amidi, Ashraf Alleyassin, Masoud Soleimani, Reza Shirazi, Maryam Shabani Nashtaei
Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is the most common endocrine disorder of women of reproductive age characterized by polycystic ovarian morphology, anovulation or oligomenorrhea, and hyperandrogenism. It is shown that disruption in the steroidogenesis pathway caused by excess androgen in PCOS is a critical element of abnormal folliculogenesis and failure in dominant follicle selection. Vitamin D plays an important role in the regulation of ovulatory dysfunction and can influence genes involved in steroidogenesis in granulosa cells...
June 2017: Systems Biology in Reproductive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340305/the-clinical-application-of-ngs-based-snp-haplotyping-for-pgd-of-hb-h-disease
#7
Linjun Chen, Zhenyu Diao, Zhipeng Xu, Jianjun Zhou, Guijun Yan, Haixiang Sun
This study investigated the usefulness of next-generation sequencing (NGS)-based single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) haplotyping for preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) of hemoglobin H (Hb H) disease. Multiple displacement amplification (MDA) was used for whole genome amplification (WGA) of biopsied trophectoderm (TE) cells. Gap-PCR and NGS-based SNP haplotyping was used to distinguish the two genotypes of -α(3.7)/αα and -(SEA)/αα for PGD of Hb H disease. One out of the ten blastocysts (B11) was successfully diagnosed as genotype -α(3...
June 2017: Systems Biology in Reproductive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332864/effect-of-density-gradient-centrifugation-on-reactive-oxygen-species-in-human-semen
#8
Teppei Takeshima, Yasushi Yumura, Shinnosuke Kuroda, Takashi Kawahara, Hiroji Uemura, Akira Iwasaki
Density gradient centrifugation can separate motile sperm from immotile sperm and other cells for assisted reproduction, but may also remove antioxidants from seminal plasma, resulting in oxidative stress. Therefore, we investigated reactive oxygen species (ROS) concentrations and distribution in semen before and after density gradient centrifugation. We assessed semen volume, sperm concentration, sperm motility, and ROS levels before and after density gradient centrifugation (300 x g for 20 minutes) in 143 semen samples from 118 patients...
June 2017: Systems Biology in Reproductive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306344/live-birth-after-replacement-of-an-embryo-obtained-from-a-spontaneously-in-vitro-matured-metaphase-i-oocyte
#9
Paloma Piqueras, Miguel Gallardo, María Hebles, Juan Manuel Jiménez, Beatriz Migueles, Lorena Montero, Fernando Sánchez-Martín, Pascual Sánchez-Martín
This case report describes a live birth after the fresh replacement of an embryo obtained from a spontaneously in vitro matured oocyte. The patient was subjected to controlled ovarian stimulation for IVF treatment, obtaining two oocytes. One was found to be immature at the time of denudation, at metaphase-I. This immature oocyte was kept in culture overnight in standard conditions along with the second oocyte - which was mature but failed to fertilize - spontaneously achieving metaphase-II, and was subjected to ICSI...
June 2017: Systems Biology in Reproductive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306342/nmr-based-plasma-metabolomic-discrimination-for-male-fertility-assessment-of-rats-treated-with-eurycoma-longifolia-extracts
#10
Forough Ebrahimi, Baharudin Ibrahim, Chin-Hoe Teh, Vikneswaran Murugaiyah, Kit-Lam Chan
Male infertility is one of the leading causes of infertility which affects many couples worldwide. Semen analysis is a routine examination of male fertility status which is usually performed on semen samples obtained through masturbation that may be inconvenient to patients. Eurycoma longifolia (Tongkat Ali, TA), native to Malaysia, has been traditionally used as a remedy to boost male fertility. In our recent studies in rats, upon the administration of high-quassinoid content extracts of TA including TA water (TAW), quassinoid-rich TA (TAQR) extracts, and a low-quassinoid content extract including quassinoid-poor TA (TAQP) extract, sperm count (SC) increased in TAW- and TAQR-treated rats when compared to the TAQP-treated and control groups...
June 2017: Systems Biology in Reproductive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306341/implantation-potential-of-mosaic-embryos
#11
Belén Lledó, Ruth Morales, Jose Antonio Ortiz, Helena Blanca, Jorge Ten, Joaquín Llácer, Rafael Bernabeu
Chromosomal mosaicism is a relatively common finding in human IVF embryos. However, the association between mosaicism in trophoectoderm and inner mass cells, the mechanisms involved, and its effects on implantation are far from established. We retrospectively reanalyzed array-CGH results from 1,362 trophoectoderm biopsies. We detected chromosomal mosaicism in 183 blastocysts (13.4%). A decrease in the clinical pregnancy rate when we compared the cycles where only mosaic embryos were transferred (26.9%) vs. euploid embryos were transferred (40...
June 2017: Systems Biology in Reproductive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306340/a-potential-functional-association-between-mutant-bmpr2-and-primary-ovarian-insufficiency
#12
Liliana Catherine Patiño, Daniel Silgado, Paul Laissue
Primary ovarian insufficiency (POI) affects ~1% of women in the general population. Despite numerous attempts at identifying POI genetic aetiology, coding mutations in only a few genes have been functionally related to POI pathogenesis. It has been suggested that mutant BMPR2 might contribute towards the phenotype. Several BMP15 (a BMPR2 ligand) coding mutations in human species have been related to POI pathogenesis. The BMPR2 p.Ser987Phe mutation, previously identified in a woman with POI, might therefore lead to cellular dysfunction contributing to the phenotype...
June 2017: Systems Biology in Reproductive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277744/a-modified-vitrification-method-reduces-spindle-and-chromosome-abnormalities
#13
Minghui Liu, Wenhui Zhou, Dapeng Chu, Lei Fu, Wei Sha, Shan Liu, Yuan Li
Development of an effective system for oocyte-cryopreservation is of clinical relevance in reproductive medicine. However, oocyte-preservation is not as effective as embryo preservation. In this study, we used a 37°C pre-equilibrium temperature as part of a modified vitrification method for human oocyte cryopreservation. The effect of the new method on spindle configuration, chromosomal arrangement, and mitochondrial distribution was investigated in in vitro-matured human oocytes. A total of 101 in vitro-matured oocytes were randomly assigned for vitrification at pre-equilibrium temperature of 37°C (37°C Group, n=50) or at room temperature (RT Group, 22-24°C, n=51)...
June 2017: Systems Biology in Reproductive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301258/maldi-mass-spectrometry-reveals-that-cumulus-cells-modulate-the-lipid-profile-of-in-vitro-matured-bovine-oocytes
#14
Alessandra A Vireque, Alessandra Tata, Katia Roberta A Belaz, João Gabriel V Grázia, Fábio N Santos, Daniel R Arnold, Andrea C Basso, Marcos N Eberlin, Marcos Felipe Silva-de-Sá, Rui A Ferriani, Ana Carolina J Sá Rosa-E-Silva
The influence of cumulus cells (CC) on the lipid profile of bovine oocytes matured in two different lipid sources was investigated. Cumulus-oocyte complexes (COC) or denuded oocytes (DO) were matured in tissue culture medium (TCM) supplemented with fetal bovine serum (FBS) or serum substitute supplement (SSS). Lipid profiles of TCM, serum supplements, immature CC and oocyte (IO), and in vitro-matured oocytes from COC and DO were then analyzed by matrix assisted laser desorption ionization mass spectrometry (MALDI-MS) and submitted to partial least squares-discriminant analysis (PLS-DA)...
April 2017: Systems Biology in Reproductive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301257/gp91phox-nadph-oxidase-modulates-litter-size-by-regulating-mucin1-in-the-uterus-of-mice
#15
Keiichi Hiramoto, Yurika Yamate, Eisuke F Sato
Active oxygen derived from gp91phox is critical for gestation. However, no reports have evaluated the relationship between reactive oxygen species (ROS) and the number of births in a given pregnancy. In this study, we examined the influence of ROS produced by gp91phox activity on the number of births using C57BL/6j (control) and gp91phox-knockout (gp91phox(-/-)) mice. The number of births in gp91phox(-/-) mice was found to be lower than that in control mice. We observed sequential increases in gp91phox, ROS, nucleotide-binding domain, leucine-rich-containing family, pyrin domain-containing-3 (NLRP3), caspase-1, and interleukin-18 (IL-18), followed by increased expression of mucin1 (MUC1), in control mice...
April 2017: Systems Biology in Reproductive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301256/sperm-epigenetics-in-the-study-of-male-fertility-offspring-health-and-potential-clinical-applications
#16
Timothy G Jenkins, Kenneth I Aston, Emma R James, Douglas T Carrell
The mammalian sperm contains a highly unique and specialized epigenetic landscape that offers a great degree of interesting research opportunities. One key discriminating feature of the mature sperm epigenome is that it, in theory, represents both remnant marks used throughout spermatogenesis to generate sperm cells competent to perform their function, but also marks that appear to be useful beyond fertilization. Key questions must be asked about the utility of these marks and the multiple purposes that may be served...
April 2017: Systems Biology in Reproductive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301254/embryogenesis-explained-prolegomenon
#17
Natalie K Gordon
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2017: Systems Biology in Reproductive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301253/efficacy-and-safety-of-varicocelectomies-a-meta-analysis
#18
Renbin Yuan, Hui Zhuo, Dehong Cao, Qiang Wei
This study reviewed the efficacy and safety of the three surgical approaches for varicocele (microsurgical, laparoscopic, and open varicocelectomy). A systematic review of the relevant randomized clinical trials was performed. Trials were identified from specialized trials register of the Cochrane UGDP Group, the Cochrane library, additional electronic searches (mainly MEDLINE, EMBSAE, SCI, CBM), and handsearching. Clinical trials comparing microsurgical, laparoscopic and open varicocelectomies were included...
April 2017: Systems Biology in Reproductive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28151020/clinical-outcome-of-cycles-with-oocyte-degeneration-after-intracytoplasmic-sperm-injection
#19
Lanlan Liu, Jiali Cai, Ping Li, Xiaoming Jiang, Jianzhi Ren
There are variant rates of oocyte degeneration after intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) among different patients. Oocyte degeneration after ICSI may reflect the cohort of oocyte quality and subsequent embryo development capacity and clinical outcome. This retrospective study analyzed 255 cycles with at least one degenerated oocyte after ICSI (degeneration group) and 243 cycles with no degenerated oocytes after ICSI (control group). Basic characteristics like female age, body mass index, duration of infertility, hormone (FSH, LH, E2) levels on day 3 of menses, and primary infertility patient rate were similar between the two groups (p > 0...
April 2017: Systems Biology in Reproductive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103109/impaired-spermatogenesis-in-the-twitcher-mouse-a-morphological-evaluation-from-the-seminiferous-tubules-to-epididymal-transit
#20
Alice Luddi, Martina Gori, Laura Crifasi, Camilla Marrocco, Giuseppe Belmonte, Elvira Costantino-Ceccarini, Paola Piomboni
Spermatogenesis is a complex process of proliferation and differentiation during male germ cell development whereby undifferentiated spermatogonial germ cells evolve into maturing spermatozoa. In this developmental process the interactions between different cell types are finely regulated, hence any disruption in these relationships leads to male infertility. The twitcher mouse, the murine model of Krabbe disease, is characterized by deficiency of galactosylceramidase, an enzyme also involved in the metabolism of the galactosyl-alkyl-acyl-glycerol, the precursor of sulfogalactosyl-alkyl-acyl-glycerol, the most abundant glycolipid in spermatozoa...
April 2017: Systems Biology in Reproductive Medicine
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