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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938739/sequence-variants-of-khdrbs1-as-high-penetrance-susceptibility-risks-for-primary-ovarian-insufficiency-by-mis-regulating-mrna-alternative-splicing
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Binbin Wang, Lin Li, Ying Zhu, Wei Zhang, Xi Wang, Beili Chen, Tengyan Li, Hong Pan, Jing Wang, Kehkooi Kee, Yunxia Cao
STUDY QUESTION: Does a novel heterozygous KHDRBS1 variant, identified using whole-exome sequencing (WES) in two patients with primary ovarian insufficiency (POI) in a pedigree, cause defects in mRNA alternative splicing? SUMMARY ANSWER: The heterozygous variant of KHDRBS1 was confirmed to cause defects in alternative splicing of many genes involved in DNA replication and repair. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: Studies in mice revealed that Khdrbs1 deficient females are subfertile, which manifests as delayed sexual maturity and significantly reduced numbers of secondary and pre-antral follicles...
October 1, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938432/mitochondrial-function-regulated-by-mitoguardin-1-2-is-crucial-for-ovarian-endocrine-functions-and-ovulation
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Xiao-Man Liu, Yin-Li Zhang, Shu-Yan Ji, Long-Wen Zhao, Wei-Na Shang, Dali Li, Zijiang Chen, Chao Tong, Heng-Yu Fan
The balances of mitochondrial dynamic changes, mitochondrial morphology, and mitochondrial number are critical in cell metabolism. Once disturbed, disorders in these processes generally cause diseases or even death in animals. We performed large-scale genetic screenings in fruit flies and discovered the new gene mitoguardin (miga) that encodes for a mitochondrial outer membrane protein. In order to examine the physiological functions of its mammalian homologs Miga1 and 2, we generated Miga1 and Miga2 single- and double-knockout mouse strains and found that the knockout mice were viable, but the females were subfertile...
August 23, 2017: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930223/successful-pregnancy-after-treatment-with-chinese-herbal-medicine-in-a-43-year-old-woman-with-diminished-ovarian-reserve-and-multiple-uterus-fibrosis-a-case-report
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Benqi Teng, Jie Peng, Madeleine Ong, Xianqin Qu
OBJECTIVE: To highlight a natural approach to coexisting oligomenorrhea, subfertility, luteal phase insufficiency and multiple fibroids cohesively when in vitro fertilisation (IVF) has failed. CASE PRESENTATION: A 43-year-old woman with diminished ovarian reserve and multiple uterine fibroids had previously been advised to discontinue IVF treatment. According to Chinese Medicine diagnosis, herbal formulae were prescribed for improving age-related ovarian insufficiency as well as to control the growth of fibroids...
February 9, 2017: Medicines (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927238/factor-v-leiden-is-associated-with-increased-sperm-count
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T E van Mens, U N Joensen, Z Bochdanovits, A Takizawa, J Peter, N Jørgensen, P B Szecsi, J C M Meijers, H Weiler, E Rajpert-De Meyts, S Repping, S Middeldorp
STUDY QUESTION: Is the thrombophilia mutation factor V Leiden (FVL) associated with an increased total sperm count? SUMMARY ANSWER: Carriers of FVL have a higher total sperm count than non-FVL-carriers, which could not be explained by genetic linkage or by observations in a FVL-mouse model. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: FVL has a high prevalence in Caucasians despite detrimental health effects. Carriers have been shown to have higher fecundity, which might partly explain this evolutionary paradox...
September 12, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924180/%C3%AE-snap-is-expressed-in-mouse-ovarian-granulosa-cells-and-plays-a-key-role-in-folliculogenesis-and-female-fertility
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Alexis Arcos, Matilde de Paola, Diego Gianetti, Diego Acuña, Zahady D Velásquez, María Paz Miró, Gabriela Toro, Bryan Hinrichsen, Rosa Iris Muñoz, Yimo Lin, Gonzalo A Mardones, Pamela Ehrenfeld, Francisco J Rivera, Marcela A Michaut, Luis Federico Batiz
The balance between ovarian folliculogenesis and follicular atresia is critical for female fertility and is strictly regulated by a complex network of neuroendocrine and intra-ovarian signals. Despite the numerous functions executed by granulosa cells (GCs) in ovarian physiology, the role of multifunctional proteins able to simultaneously coordinate/modulate several cellular pathways is unclear. Soluble N-ethylmaleimide-sensitive factor (NSF) attachment protein (α-SNAP) is a multifunctional protein that participates in SNARE-mediated membrane fusion events...
September 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923283/longer-time-interval-between-semen-processing-and-intrauterine-insemination-does-not-affect-pregnancy-outcome
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Charlotte H J R Jansen, Marc G L M Elisen, Cor W Leenstra, Eugenie M Kaaijk, Karlijn J van Stralen, Harold R Verhoeve
OBJECTIVE: To study whether the pregnancy outcome of intrauterine insemination (IUI) is affected by a longer time interval between semen processing and insemination. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort. SETTING: Teaching hospital. PATIENT(S): Couples with subfertility and an indication for IUI over a 10-year period. INTERVENTION (S): Insemination performed the day after but within 24 hours of semen collection and processing (delayed insemination) compared with insemination performed immediately after sperm collection and processing (immediate insemination)...
September 15, 2017: Fertility and Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913702/impaired-fertility-and-motor-function-in-a-zebrafish-model-for-classic-galactosemia
#7
Jo M Vanoevelen, M Estela Rubio-Gozalbo, Britt van Erven, Jörgen Bierau, Xiaoping Huang, Gerard T Berry, Rein Vos, Ana I Coelho
Classic galactosemia is a genetic disorder of galactose metabolism, caused by severe deficiency of galactose-1-phosphate uridylyltransferase (GALT) enzyme activity due to mutations of the GALT gene. Its pathogenesis is still not fully elucidated, and a therapy that prevents chronic impairments is lacking. In order to move research forward, there is a high need for a novel animal model, which allows organ studies throughout development and high-throughput screening of pharmacologic compounds. Here, we describe the generation of a galt knockout zebrafish model and present its phenotypical characterization...
September 14, 2017: Journal of Inherited Metabolic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903889/gdf9-and-bmp15-expressions-and-fine-structure-changes-during-folliculogenesis-in-polycystic-ovary-syndrome
#8
Meryem İlkay Karagül, Savaş Aktaş, Banu Coşkun Yılmaz, Mustafa Yılmaz, Gülhan Örekiçi Temel
BACKGROUND: Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is the most frequently seen endocrine disorder in women of the reproductive age with the prevalence of about 10%. AIMS: To investigate the efficiency of the growth differentiation factor 9 (GDF9) and bone morphogenetic protein 15 (BMP15) during folliculogenesis in a dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA)-induced mouse PCOS model. STUDY DESIGN: Animal experimentation. METHODS: Mice were divided into three groups; control, vehicle and PCOS group...
September 13, 2017: Balkan Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903472/gnrh-antagonist-versus-long-agonist-protocols-in-ivf-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-accounting-for-patient-type
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C B Lambalk, F R Banga, J A Huirne, M Toftager, A Pinborg, R Homburg, F van der Veen, M van Wely
BACKGROUND: Most reviews of IVF ovarian stimulation protocols have insufficiently accounted for various patient populations, such as ovulatory women, women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) or women with poor ovarian response, and have included studies in which the agonist or antagonist was not the only variable between the compared study arms. OBJECTIVE AND RATIONALE: The aim of the current study was to compare GnRH antagonist protocols versus standard long agonist protocols in couples undergoing IVF or ICSI, while accounting for various patient populations and treatment schedules...
September 1, 2017: Human Reproduction Update
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903471/the-role-of-tgf-%C3%AE-in-the-pathophysiology-of-peritoneal-endometriosis
#10
Vicky J Young, S F Ahmad, W Colin Duncan, Andrew W Horne
BACKGROUND: Endometriosis is estimated to affect 6-10% of women of reproductive age and it is associated with chronic pelvic pain, dysmenorrhoea and subfertility. It is currently managed surgically or medically but symptoms recur in up to 75% of cases and available medical treatments have undesirable side effects. Endometriosis is defined as the presence of endometrial tissue outside the uterus with lesions typically found on the peritoneum. The aetiology of endometriosis is uncertain but there is increasing evidence that transforming growth factor (TGF)-β plays a major role...
September 1, 2017: Human Reproduction Update
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898181/subfertility-what-the-radiologist-needs-to-know
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Saranya Vickramarajah, Victoria Stewart, Katherine van Ree, Anne P Hemingway, Mary E Crofton, Nishat Bharwani
The role of imaging in subfertility is well established but is changing. In addition to traditional fertility assessments, there is an emerging role for the radiologist. The role of imaging in fertility-restoring procedures in benign disease and congenital malformations is evolving, and there is a growing need for accurate identification of young candidates suitable for fertility-preserving surgery in the oncologic setting. To facilitate this developing role, knowledge of the key imaging modalities used and potential therapeutic applications is important for accurate diagnosis and interpretation by the radiologist...
September 2017: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28879865/proton-pump-inhibitor-use-does-not-affect-semen-quality-in-subfertile-men
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Sorena Keihani, James R Craig, Chong Zhang, Angela P Presson, Jeremy B Myers, William O Brant, Kenneth I Aston, Benjamin R Emery, Timothy G Jenkins, Douglas T Carrell, James M Hotaling
Proton-pump inhibitors (PPIs) are among the most widely used drugs worldwide. PPI use has recently been linked to adverse changes in semen quality in healthy men; however, the effects of PPI use on semen parameters remain largely unknown specifically in cases with male factor infertility. We examined whether PPI use was associated with detrimental effects on semen parameters in a large population of subfertile men. We retrospectively reviewed data from 12 257 subfertile men who had visited our fertility clinic from 2003 to 2013...
September 5, 2017: Asian Journal of Andrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28868839/effect-of-grape-seed-extract-on-lipid-profile-and-expression-of-interleukin-6-in-polycystic-ovarian-syndrome-wistar-rat-model
#13
Zohreh Salmabadi, Homa Mohseni Kouchesfahani, Kazem Parivar, Latifeh Karimzadeh
Background: Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a common but complex endocrine disorder and is the major cause of anovulation and consequent subfertility. In this study the effect of grape seed extract (GSE) on triglyceride (TG), total cholesterol (TC), highdensity lipoprotein-cholestrol (HDL-C), low-density lipoprotein-cholestrol (LDL-C) and interleukin-6 (IL-6) in PCOS Wistar rats were assessed. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this experimental study, 84 adult female Wistar rats were divided into 7 groups (n=12) including control (intact), Sham (estradiol valerate solvent injection), control PCOS and 4 experimental PCOS groups...
October 2017: International Journal of Fertility & Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28868836/comparative-expression-analysis-of-hsp70-hsp90-il-4-tnf-kitlg-and-kit-receptor-gene-between-varicocele-induced-and-non-varicocele-testes-of-dog
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Hossein Hassanpour, Amin Bigham Sadegh, Iraj Karimi, Heidar Heidari Khoei, Azarnoush Karimi, Parinaz Edalati Shaarbaf, Tahereh Karimi Shayan
Background: This study was designed to create an experimental varicocele model by a simple surgical procedure in dog with minimum invasion and to investigate the effect of varicocele-induced infertility on the expression of six related genes (HSP90, HSP70, IL- 4, TNF, KITLG and KIT receptor). MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this experimental study, the proximal part of the pampiniform plexus of dog testes was partially occluded without abdominal incision which was confirmed by venographic examination...
October 2017: International Journal of Fertility & Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28859280/subfertility-in-bulls-carrying-a-nonsense-mutation-in-transmembrane-protein-95-is-due-to-failure-to-interact-with-the-oocyte-vestments
#15
Beatriz Fernandez-Fuertes, Ricardo Laguna-Barraza, Raul Fernandez-Gonzalez, Alfonso Gutierrez-Adan, Alfonso Blanco-Fernandez, Alan M O'Doherty, Mauro Di Fenza, Alan K Kelly, Sabine Kölle, Patrick Lonergan
In a recent genome-wide association study, 40 Fleckvieh bulls with exceptionally poor fertility were found to be homozygous for a nonsense mutation in the transmembrane protein 95 (TMEM95) encoding gene. Ejaculates from these individuals exhibited normal sperm concentration, morphology, viability, and motility. However, only 1.7% of inseminations resulted in pregnancies. The aim of this study was to examine the effect of this mutation in TMEM95 on bovine sperm function in vitro. Sperm from homozygous (mt/mt) males had lower in vitro fertility than sperm from wild-type (wt/wt) or heterozygous (wt/mt) bulls (P < 0...
July 1, 2017: Biology of Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28854715/systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-the-impact-of-preconception-lifestyle-interventions-on-fertility-obstetric-fetal-anthropometric-and-metabolic-outcomes-in-men-and-women
#16
L Lan, C L Harrison, M Misso, B Hill, H J Teede, B W Mol, L J Moran
STUDY QUESTION: What is the impact of preconception lifestyle interventions on live birth, birth weight and pregnancy rate? SUMMARY ANSWER: Lifestyle interventions showed benefits for weight loss and increased natural pregnancy rate, but not for live birth or birth weight. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: Evidence on the practice and content of preconception counseling and interventions is variable and limited. STUDY DESIGN, SIZE, DURATION: Systematic review and meta-analysis (MA)...
September 1, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28854690/performance-of-the-multitarget-mikrogen-chlamydia-trachomatis-igg-elisa-in-the-prediction-of-tubal-factor-infertility-tfi-in-subfertile-women-comparison-with-the-medac-momp-igg-elisa-plus
#17
Eleanne F van Ess, Sander Ouburg, Joke Spaargaren, Jolande A Land, Servaas A Morré
There is a need for more accurate Chlamydia trachomatis (CT) IgG antibody tests for tubal factor infertility (TFI) diagnostics. We evaluated the predictive value for TFI of Medac ELISA plus (MOMP) and multitarget Mikrogen ELISA (MOMP-CPAF-TARP). Based on Medac ELISA plus results, 183 subfertile women underwent either hysterosalpingography or laparoscopy to diagnose TFI. TFI was defined as extensive adhesions and/or distal occlusion of at least one tube. Women not fulfilling the definition of TFI served as controls...
September 29, 2017: Pathogens and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28854590/double-blind-randomized-controlled-trial-of-letrozole-versus-clomiphene-citrate-in-subfertile-women-with-polycystic-ovarian-syndrome
#18
S A Amer, J Smith, A Mahran, P Fox, A Fakis
STUDY QUESTION: Would letrozole as a primary ovulation induction agent generate better pregnancy rates than clomiphene citrate (CC) in subfertile women with anovulatory polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)? SUMMARY ANSWER: Participants receiving letrozole as a primary treatment achieved a significantly (P = 0.022) higher clinical pregnancy rate per patient (61.2%) compared to CC (43.0%). WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: According to a recent Cochrane systematic review (2014), letrozole appears to improve live-birth (LB) and pregnancy rates in anovulatory women with PCOS, compared to CC...
August 1, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28854581/unexplained-recurrent-miscarriages-are-associated-with-an-aberrant-sperm-protamine-mrna-content
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Nina Rogenhofer, Johannes Ott, Adrian Pilatz, Julia Wolf, Christian J Thaler, Lisa Windischbauer, Undraga Schagdarsurengin, Klaus Steger, Viktoria von Schönfeldt
STUDY QUESTION: Are unexplained recurrent miscarriages associated with abnormal protamine-1 and protamine-2 mRNA levels in spermatozoa? SUMMARY ANSWER: Both protamine-1 and protamine-2 mRNA levels as well as the protamine-1 to protamine-2 mRNA ratio in spermatozoa from men whose female partners experienced two or more consecutive miscarriages were significantly different compared to those from both healthy control men and subfertile couples undergoing IVF/ICSI. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: Aberrant sperm protamine ratios are known to be associated with male-factor infertility...
August 1, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28835938/valproic-acid-induces-histologic-changes-and-decreases-androgen-receptor-levels-of-testis-and-epididymis-in-rats
#20
Sitthichai Iamsaard, Wannisa Sukhorum, Supatcharee Arun, Nichapa Phunchago, Nongnuch Uabundit, Porntip Boonruangsri, Malivalaya Namking
BACKGROUND: Valproic acid (VPA), an anti-epileptic drug, can cause male subfertility. However, the degree to which testicular and epididymal histopathologies and androgen receptor (AR) expression are changed under VPA treatment has never been reported. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the histopathological changes and AR protein levels of testis and epididymis in VPA-treated rats for every single day. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Sixty-four adult male Wistar rats were divided into control and VPA-treated groups (n=8/ each)...
April 2017: International Journal of Reproductive Biomedicine (Yazd, Iran)
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