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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532836/follicular-dynamics-ovarian-vascularity-and-luteal-development-in-mares-with-early-or-late-postpartum-ovulation
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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/28532832/the-precision-of-peri-oestrous-predictors-of-the-date-of-onset-of-parturition-in-the-bitch
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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/28529453/the-role-of-germ-cell-loss-during-primordial-follicle-assembly-a-review-of-current-advances
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REVIEW
Yuan-Chao Sun, Xiao-Feng Sun, Paul W Dyce, Wei Shen, Hong Chen
In most female mammals, early germline development begins with the appearance of primordial germ cells (PGCs), and develops to form mature oocytes following several vital processes. It remains well accepted that significant germ cell apoptosis and oocyte loss takes place around the time of birth. The transition of the ovarian environment from fetal to neonatal, coincides with the loss of germ cells and the timing of follicle formation. All told it is common to lose approximately two thirds of germ cells during this transition period...
2017: International Journal of Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528874/animal-health-and-greenhouse-gas-intensity-the-paradox-of-periparturient-parasitism
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J G M Houdijk, B J Tolkamp, J A Rooke, M R Hutchings
Here we provide the first known direct measurements of pathogen challenge impacts on greenhouse gas (GHG) production, yield and intensity. Twin-rearing ewes were ad libitum fed pelleted lucerne from day -32 to 36 (day 0 is parturition), and repeatedly infected with 10,000 Teladorsagia circumcincta infective larvae (n=16), or sham-dosed with water (n=16). A third group of 16 ewes were fed at 80% of uninfected ewes' feed intake during lactation. Methane emissions were measured in respiration chambers (day 30 to -36) whilst total tract apparent nutrient digestibility around day 28 informed calculated manure methane and nitrous oxide emissions estimates...
May 18, 2017: International Journal for Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527571/progesterone-receptor-signaling-in-uterine-myometrial-physiology-and-preterm-birth
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San-Pin Wu, Francesco J DeMayo
Myometrium holds the structural integrity for the uterus and generates force for parturition with its primary component, the smooth muscle cells. The progesterone receptor mediates progesterone-dependent signaling and connects to a network of pathways for regulation of contractility and inflammatory responses in myometrium. Dysfunctional progesterone signaling has been linked to pregnancy complications including preterm birth. In the present review, we summarize recent findings on modifiers and effectors of the progesterone receptor signaling...
2017: Current Topics in Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526013/human-biomonitoring-from-an-environmental-justice-perspective-supporting-study-participation-of-women-of-turkish-and-moroccan-descent
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Bert Morrens, Elly Den Hond, Greet Schoeters, Dries Coertjens, Ann Colles, Tim S Nawrot, Willy Baeyens, Stefaan De Henauw, Vera Nelen, Ilse Loots
BACKGROUND: Environmental justice research shows how socially disadvantaged groups are more exposed and more vulnerable to environmental pollution. At the same time, these groups are less represented and, thus, less visible in biomedical studies. This socioeconomic participation bias is a form of environmental injustice within research practice itself. METHODS: We designed, implemented and evaluated a targeted recruitment strategy to enhance the participation of socially disadvantaged pregnant women in a human biomonitoring study in Belgium...
May 19, 2017: Environmental Health: a Global Access Science Source
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525591/f4-80-macrophages-contribute-to-clearance-of-senescent-cells-in-the-mouse-postpartum-uterus
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Mahiro Egashira, Yasushi Hirota, Ryoko Shimizu-Hirota, Tomoko Saito-Fujita, Hirofumi Haraguchi, Leona Matsumoto, Mitsunori Matsuo, Takehiro Hiraoka, Tomoki Tanaka, Shun Akaeda, Chiaki Takehisa, Mayuko Saito-Kanatani, Kei-Ichiro Maeda, Tomoyuki Fujii, Yutaka Osuga
Cellular senescence, defined as an irreversible cell cycle arrest, exacerbates tissue microenvironment. Our previous study demonstrated that mouse uterine senescent cells are physiologically increased according to gestational days and their abnormal accumulation is linked to the onset of preterm delivery. We hypothesized that there is a mechanism for removal of senescent cells after parturition to maintain uterine function. In the current study, we noted abundant uterine senescent cells and their gradual disappearance in the wild-type postpartum mice...
May 18, 2017: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504465/effects-of-sa237-a-humanized-anti-interleukin-6-receptor-monoclonal-antibody-on-pre-and-postnatal-development-in-cynomolgus-monkey
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Ryuichi Katagiri, Kana Ishihara-Hattori, Werner Frings, Jun Amano, Antje Fuchs, Shuichi Chiba
BACKGROUND: SA237 is a humanized anti-interleukin-6 receptor (IL-6R) monoclonal antibody in which the constant and variable regions have been engineered for a longer plasma half-life. According to literature, blocking of IL-6 related functions could have an influence on pregnancy sustainment, development of the immune system, and brain growth. METHODS: SA237 effects on dams, embryo-fetal development, parturition and postnatal development were investigated in an enhanced pre- and postnatal development study, in which SA237 was subcutaneously administered to pregnant cynomolgus monkeys at dose levels of 2 or 50 mg/kg once weekly from gestation day 20 until parturition...
May 15, 2017: Birth Defects Res
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504317/adrenal-cortex-reactivity-in-dairy-cows-differs-between-lactational-stages-and-between-different-feeding-levels
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J J Gross, R S Zbinden, F Dohme-Meier, R M Bruckmaier
Changes in ACTH challenge test characteristics in dairy cows changing their physiological status at different lactational stages and different feeding levels were not investigated in terms of repeatability yet. In 23 multiparous Holstein cows (10 cows fed a sole fresh herbage diet without concentrate, 13 cows fed with concentrate), three ACTH challenge tests were performed: once during pregnancy shortly prior to drying off (T1), and in week 3 (T2) and 8 (T3) after parturition. Test characteristics were correlated to performance and metabolic parameters: DMI, BW, energy balance (EB), plasma concentrations of free fatty acids (NEFA) and beta-hydroxybutyrate (BHB)...
May 15, 2017: Journal of Animal Physiology and Animal Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503122/thrombosis-in-inherited-fibrinogen-disorders
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REVIEW
Wolfgang Korte, Man-Chiu Poon, Alfonso Iorio, Michael Makris
Although inherited fibrinogen disorders (IFD) are primarily considered to be bleeding disorders, they are associated with a higher thrombotic complication risk than defects in other clotting factors. Managing IFD patients with thrombosis is challenging as anticoagulant treatment may exacerbate the underlying bleeding risk which can be life-threatening. Due to the low prevalence of IFD, there is little information on pathophysiology or optimal treatment of thrombosis in these patients. We searched the literature for cases of thrombosis among IFD patients and identified a total of 128 patient reports...
April 2017: Transfusion Medicine and Hemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501410/effects-of-dietary-energy-allowance-and-decline-in-dry-matter-intake-during-the-dry-period-on-responses-to-glucose-and-insulin-in-transition-dairy-cows
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S Salin, A Vanhatalo, K Elo, J Taponen, R C Boston, T Kokkonen
We assessed whether high energy intake during the early dry period [144% of metabolizable energy (ME) requirements/d] followed by a gradual restriction of energy intake in the close-up dry period (119% of ME/d; HEI) impaired whole-body insulin sensitivity compared with a controlled energy intake (100% of ME/d; CEI) throughout the 6-wk dry period. Multiparous Ayrshire dairy cows (n = 16) were blocked by body weight, body condition score, and expected date of parturition and were used in a randomized complete block design until 10 d after parturition...
May 10, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498625/biomechanics-of-the-human-uterus
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REVIEW
Kristin M Myers, David Elad
The appropriate biomechanical function of the uterus is required for the execution of human reproduction. These functions range from aiding the transport of the embryo to the implantation site, to remodeling its tissue walls to host the placenta, to protecting the fetus during gestation, to contracting forcefully for a safe parturition and postpartum, to remodeling back to its nonpregnant condition to renew the cycle of menstruation. To serve these remarkably diverse functions, the uterus is optimally geared with evolving and contractile muscle and tissue layers that are cued by chemical, hormonal, electrical, and mechanical signals...
May 12, 2017: Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews. Systems Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487594/femoral-head-ostectomy-and-medial-patellar-ligament-desmotomy-to-treat-a-pregnant-miniature-horse-with-coxofemoral-joint-luxation-and-upward-fixation-of-the-patella
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Elsa K Ludwig, Christopher R Byron
A 2-year-old, 8-weeks pregnant, non-weight bearing miniature horse mare was treated for a 6-day-old left coxofemoral joint luxation with a femoral head ostectomy. The procedure had no negative effects on pregnancy or parturition and 23 months following surgery the horse had minimal lameness.
May 2017: Canadian Veterinary Journal. la Revue Vétérinaire Canadienne
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487023/redefining-3dimensional-placental-membrane-microarchitecture-using-multiphoton-microscopy-and-optical-clearing
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Lauren Richardson, Gracie Vargas, Tyra Brown, Lorenzo Ochoa, Jayshil Trivedi, Marian Kacerovský, Martha Lappas, Ramkumar Menon
INTRODUCTION: Remodeling of human placental membranes (amniochorionic or fetalmembrane) throughout gestation, a necessity to accommodate increasing uterine volume, involves continuous alterations (replacement of cells and remodeling of extracellular matrix). Methodologic limitations have obscured microscopic determination of cellular and layer-level alterations. This study used a combination of advanced imaging by multiphoton autofluorescence microscopy (MPAM) and second harmonic generation (SHG) microscopy along with tissue optical clearing to characterize the 3Dimensional multilayer organization of placental membranes...
May 2017: Placenta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486481/temporal-changes-in-sphingolipids-and-systemic-insulin-sensitivity-during-the-transition-from-gestation-to-lactation
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J Eduardo Rico, Sina Saed Samii, Alice T Mathews, Jacqueline Lovett, Norman J Haughey, Joseph W McFadden
Reduced insulin action develops naturally during the peripartum to ensure maternal nutrient delivery to the fetus and neonate. However, increased insulin resistance can facilitate excessive lipolysis which in turn promotes metabolic disease in overweight dairy cattle. Increased fatty acid availability favors the accumulation of the sphingolipid ceramide and is implicated in the pathogenesis of insulin resistance, however, the relationship between sphingolipid metabolism and insulin resistance during the peripartum remains largely unknown...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484673/oceanic-adults-coastal-juveniles-tracking-the-habitat-use-of-whale-sharks-off-the-pacific-coast-of-mexico
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Dení Ramírez-Macías, Nuno Queiroz, Simon J Pierce, Nicolas E Humphries, David W Sims, Juerg M Brunnschweiler
Eight whale sharks tagged with pop-up satellite archival tags off the Gulf of California, Mexico, were tracked for periods of 14-134 days. Five of these sharks were adults, with four females visually assessed to be pregnant. At least for the periods they were tracked, juveniles remained in the Gulf of California while adults moved offshore into the eastern Pacific Ocean. We propose that parturition occurs in these offshore waters. Excluding two juveniles that remained in the shallow tagging area for the duration of tracking, all sharks spent 65 ± 20...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480941/-zinc-concentrations-in-different-sample-media-from-dairy-cows-and-establishment-of-reference-values
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Laura Pieper, Fabian Schmidt, Anja-Elvira Müller, Rudolf Staufenbiel
OBJECTIVE: Zinc plays an important role in many body functions, including health and fertility. The assessment of the zinc supply can be performed using blood, urine and hair. The objective of this study was to establish reference values for herd analysis for the different sample media and stages of lactation in German dairy herds. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The data of 1515 herds, which had been visited by the Clinic for Ruminant and Swine, Free University of Berlin, Germany, between 1995 and 2012 were analyzed...
May 8, 2017: Tierärztliche Praxis. Ausgabe G, Grosstiere/Nutztiere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480895/immunological-implications-of-pregnancy-induced-microchimerism
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REVIEW
Jeremy M Kinder, Ina A Stelzer, Petra C Arck, Sing Sing Way
Immunological identity is traditionally defined by genetically encoded antigens, with equal maternal and paternal contributions as a result of Mendelian inheritance. However, vertically transferred maternal cells also persist in individuals at very low levels throughout postnatal development. Reciprocally, mothers are seeded during pregnancy with genetically foreign fetal cells that persist long after parturition. Recent findings suggest that these microchimeric cells expressing non-inherited, familially relevant antigenic traits are not accidental 'souvenirs' of pregnancy, but are purposefully retained within mothers and their offspring to promote genetic fitness by improving the outcome of future pregnancies...
May 8, 2017: Nature Reviews. Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472404/three-generation-study-of-reproductive-and-developmental-toxicity-following-exposure-of-pubescent-f0-male-mice-to-di-n-butyl-phthalate
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Malgorzata M Dobrzynska, Ewa J Tyrkiel, Aneta Gajowik
Humans are exposed to phthalates continuously throughout life. The aim of this study was to evaluate the genotoxic effects induced in male mice following 8 weeks of subchronic exposure to di-n-butyl phthalate (DBP) during their puberty and to investigate the possibility of transmission of mutations to subsequent generations via the sperm. Pzh:Sfis outbred male mice aged 4.5 weeks were exposed to DBP by gavage for 8 weeks, 3 days per week to doses of 1/16 LD50 or 1/4 LD50 each time. Six to seven males from each dosage group were sacrificed at 4, 8 and 12 weeks after the start of exposure for examination of sperm count and quality...
May 2, 2017: Mutagenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469842/peripheral-leukocyte-and-endometrium-molecular-biomarkers-of-inflammation-and-oxidative-stress-are-altered-in-peripartal-dairy-cows-supplemented-with-zn-mn-and-cu-from-amino-acid-complexes-and-co-from-co-glucoheptonate
#20
Fernanda Batistel, Johan S Osorio, Muhammad Rizwan Tariq, Cong Li, Jessica Caputo, Michael T Socha, Juan J Loor
BACKGROUND: Immune dysfunction and a higher risk of uterine infections are characteristics of the transition into lactation in dairy cows. The supply of complexed trace minerals, which are more bioavailable, could help overcome the greater needs of these nutrients in tissues around parturition and early lactation. RESULTS: Twenty Holstein cows received an oral bolus with a mix of inorganic trace minerals (INO) or complexed trace minerals (AAC) to achieve 75, 65, 11, and 1 ppm supplemental Zn, Mn, Cu, and Co, respectively, in the total diet dry matter from -30 d through +30 d relative to parturition...
2017: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology
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