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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774444/male-fertility-preservation
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REVIEW
J Abram McBride, Larry I Lipshultz
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: With improvements in cancer treatment outcomes and an increase in cancer survivorship, understanding the importance of fertility preservation options prior to undergoing cancer treatment is essential. Therefore, we review herein the effect of cancer and its treatment on male fertility, the rationale for sperm cryopreservation, options for sperm retrieval, ART outcomes, and experimental options. RECENT FINDINGS: Recent data update fertility outcomes with newer cancer therapies and provide longitudinal insight into survivor paternity with and without fertility preservation...
May 17, 2018: Current Urology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774144/effects-of-passage-and-cryopreservation-on-neurotrophic-factor-secretion-from-choroid-plexus-epithelial-cells
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Feng Zhao, Xiao-Yan Ding, Feng Wu, Xiao-Hui Li, Yu-Huan Li, Sheng-Li Huang
The aim of the present study was to evaluate the effects of passage and cryopreservation of choroid plexus epithelial cells on their secretion of neurotrophic factors. Choroid plexus epithelial cells were cryopreserved and thawed following primary culture or passage cultured for up to two passages. The supernatant of primary, first/second passage and cryopreserved-thawed choroid plexus epithelial cells was collected when cells reached 80-90% confluence. ELISA was used to quantify brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), glial cell-derived neurotrophic factor (GDNF), nerve growth factor (NGF) and ciliary neurotrophic factor (CNTF) levels in the cell supernatant...
June 2018: Biomedical Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774027/clinical-remission-of-sight-threatening-non-infectious-uveitis-is-characterized-by-an-upregulation-of-peripheral-t-regulatory-cell-polarized-towards-t-bet-and-tigit
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Rose M Gilbert, Xiaozhe Zhang, Robert D Sampson, Michael R Ehrenstein, Dao X Nguyen, Mahid Chaudhry, Charles Mein, Nadiya Mahmud, Grazyna Galatowicz, Oren Tomkins-Netzer, Virginia L Calder, Sue Lightman
Background: Non-infectious uveitis can cause chronic relapsing and remitting ocular inflammation, which may require high dose systemic immunosuppression to prevent severe sight loss. It has been classically described as an autoimmune disease, mediated by pro-inflammatory Th1 and Th17 T-cell subsets. Studies suggest that natural immunosuppressive CD4+ CD25+ FoxP3+ T-regulatory cells (Tregs) are involved in resolution of inflammation and may be involved in the maintenance of clinical remission...
2018: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773470/is-boar-sperm-freezability-more-intrinsically-linked-to-spermatozoa-than-to-the-surrounding-seminal-plasma
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Junwei Li, Jordi Roca, Cristina Pérez-Patiño, Isabel Barranco, Emilio A Martinez, Heriberto Rodriguez-Martinez, Inmaculada Parrilla
This study aimed to elucidate the effect of seminal plasma (SP) from post-SRF on boar sperm freezability and, in addition, to determine the relevance of sperm itself to sustain cryopreservation, regardless of the SP surrounding them. Twelve ejaculates from three boars were manually collected in fractions/portions, P1: the first 10 mL of the SRF, P2: the rest of the SRF and the post-SRF. Immediately, samples were centrifuged to separate spermatozoa from the surrounding SP. Spermatozoa from P1 and P2 were then incubated with its own SP or that from post-SRF, diluted in BTS (1:1, v/v) at 17 °C overnight before being frozen in 0...
May 14, 2018: Animal Reproduction Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770427/near-infrared-laser-mediated-modulation-of-ice-crystallization-by-two-dimensional-nanosheets-enables-high-survival-recovery-of-biological-cells-from-cryogenic-temperatures
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Fazil Panhwar, Zhongrong Chen, S M Chapal Hossain, Meng Wang, Zeeshan Haider, Kashan Memon, Pengpeng Chen, Gang Zhao
Two-dimensional (2D) graphene oxide (GO) and molybdenum disulfide (MoS2) nanosheets (NSs) have been widely used as photothermal agents and as potential carriers of antitumor drugs. Their spatial thermal effects have been extensively explored for use at physiological and hyperthermic temperatures (37 to 46 °C). Furthermore, the modulation of the spatial thermal distributions with these NSs may have even more profound applications in the microstructural control of biomaterials at cryogenic temperatures (-196 to 37 °C)...
May 17, 2018: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768115/three-dimensional-printing-of-vitrification-loop-prototypes-for-aquatic-species
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Nolan J Tiersch, William M Childress, Terrence R Tiersch
Vitrification is a method of cryopreservation that freezes samples rapidly, while forming an amorphous solid ("glass"), typically in small (μL) volumes. The goal of this project was to create, by three-dimensional (3D) printing, open vitrification devices based on an elliptical loop that could be efficiently used and stored. Vitrification efforts can benefit from the application of 3D printing, and to begin integration of this technology, we addressed four main variables: thermoplastic filament type, loop length, loop height, and method of loading...
May 16, 2018: Zebrafish
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767801/reliability-of-in-vitro-methods-used-to-measure-intrinsic-clearance-of-hydrophobic-organic-chemicals-by-rainbow-trout-results-of-an-international-ring-trial
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John Nichols, Kellie Fay, Mary Jo Bernhard, Ina Bischof, John Davis, Marlies Halder, Jing Hu, Karla Johanning, Heike Laue, Diane Nabb, Christian Schlechtriem, Helmut Segner, Joe Swintek, John Weeks, Michelle Embry
In vitro assays are widely employed to obtain intrinsic clearance estimates used in toxicokinetic modeling efforts. However, the reliability of these methods is seldom reported. Here we describe the results of an international ring trial designed to evaluate two in vitro assays used to measure intrinsic clearance in rainbow trout. An important application of these assays is to predict the effect of biotransformation on chemical bioaccumulation. Six laboratories performed substrate depletion experiments with cyclohexyl salicylate, fenthion, 4-n-nonylphenol, deltamethrin, methoxychlor, and pyrene using cryopreserved hepatocytes and liver S9 fractions from trout...
May 14, 2018: Toxicological Sciences: An Official Journal of the Society of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764711/does-lipid-peroxidation-and-oxidative-dna-damage-differ-in-cryopreserved-semen-samples-from-young-adult-and-aged-nellore-bulls
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Juliane Teramachi Trevizan, Janaina Torres Carreira, Isadora Resende Carvalho, Bruna Helena Kipper, Walter Bertequine Nagata, Silvia Helena Venturoli Perri, Maria Emilia Franco Oliveira, Julia Cestari Pierucci, Marion Burkhardt de Koivisto
The aims of this study were to evaluate cryopreserved semen of Nellore bulls of different ages and verify whether sperm quality declines with advancing age and whether lipid peroxidation and DNA damage are involved in this process. For this purpose, 40 Nellore bulls were divided into three age groups: Young, aged 1.8-2 years (n = 9); Adult, aged 3.5-7.0 years (n = 19); and Seniors, aged 8.0-14.3 years (n = 12). Three ejaculates were collected from each bull, cryopreserved and evaluated for various parameters including membrane integrity, mitochondrial potential (FITC-PSA and JC1), lipid peroxidation (C-11BODIPY 581 / 591) and oxidative DNA damage (8OHdG) using flow cytometry...
April 17, 2018: Animal Reproduction Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29759737/long-term-outcome-of-cryopreserved-allograft-for-aortic-valve-replacement
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Francesco Nappi, Antonio Nenna, Tommasangelo Petitti, Cristiano Spadaccio, Ivancarmine Gambardella, Mario Lusini, Massimo Chello, Christophe Acar
OBJECTIVE: The most efficient surgical approach to severe aortic valve disease in the young adult is still debated: cryopreserved aortic allograft offers excellent hemodynamic and avoid anticoagulation, but long-term durability is influenced by structural valve deterioration (SVD). This study aimed to describe long-term results of aortic allografts and to identify factors influencing long-term durability. METHODS: From January 1993 to August 2010, 210 patients underwent aortic allograft replacement via the free-hand subcoronary implantation technique (N = 55) or root replacement with coronary reimplantation (N = 155)...
April 18, 2018: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755674/infusion-of-bone-marrow-derived-multipotent-mesenchymal-stromal-cells-for-the-treatment-of-steroid-refractory-acute-graft-versus-host-disease-a-multicenter-prospective-study
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Sophie Servais, Frédéric Baron, Chantal Lechanteur, Laurence Seidel, Dominik Selleslag, Johan Maertens, Etienne Baudoux, Pierre Zachee, Michel Van Gelder, Lucien Noens, Tessa Kerre, Philippe Lewalle, Wilfried Schroyens, Aurélie Ory, Yves Beguin
The prognosis of steroid-refractory acute graft-versus-host disease (aGVHD) remains poor and better treatments are urgently needed. Multipotent mesenchymal stromal cell (MSC)-based therapy emerged as a promising approach but response rates were highly variable across studies. We conducted a multicenter prospective study assessing the efficacy of 1-2 infusion(s) of cryopreserved, third-party donor bone marrow-derived MSCs for treating grade II-IV steroid-refractory or -dependent aGVHD in a series of 33 patients...
April 17, 2018: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755204/cryopreservation-studies-of-an-artificial-co-culture-between-the-cobalamin-requiring-green-alga-lobomonas-rostrata-and-the-bacterium-mesorhizobium-loti
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Christian J A Ridley, John G Day, Alison G Smith
Algal-bacterial co-cultures, rather than cultures of algae alone, are regarded as having the potential to enhance productivity and stability in industrial algal cultivation. As with other inocula in biotechnology, to avoid loss of production strains, it is important to develop preservation methods for the long-term storage of these cultures, and one of the most commonly used approaches is cryopreservation. However, whilst there are many reports of cryopreserved xenic algal cultures, little work has been reported on the intentional preservation of both algae and beneficial bacteria in xenic cultures...
2018: Journal of Applied Phycology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29754043/prion-protein-testis-specific-prnt-gene-polymorphisms-and-transcript-level-in-ovine-spermatozoa-implications-in-freezability-fertilization-and-embryo-production
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R M Pereira, P Mesquita, V M R Pires, M C Baptista, J P Barbas, J Pimenta, A E M Horta, J A M Prates, C C Marques
An essential role of prion protein testis specific (PRNT) and prion protein 2 dublet (PRND) genes in the male reproductive function has been highlighted, although a deeper knowledge for the mechanisms involved is still lacking. Our goal was to determine the importance of the PRNT haplotypic variants and mRNA expression levels in ovine spermatozoa freezability and ability for fertilization and embryo developmental processes. Their association with the PRND gene polymorphisms was also analyzed. DNA from rams belonging to three Portuguese sheep breeds (n = 28) was screened by single-strand conformation polymorphism (SSCP) analysis to identify the PRNT and PRND polymorphisms...
April 11, 2018: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29754040/synthetic-cannabinoid-bb-22-quchic-human-hepatocytes-metabolism-with-liquid-chromatography-high-resolution-mass-spectrometry-detection
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Jeremy Carlier, Xingxing Diao, Marilyn A Huestis
Clandestine laboratories continue producing new synthetic cannabinoids that mimic and magnify natural cannabinoids effects to circumvent drug scheduling legislation. New synthetic cannabinoids are highly potent and responsible for many acute intoxications and deaths. Characterization of metabolic pathways is critical to identify metabolite markers whose detection can prove intake. BB-22 is a new potent synthetic cannabinoid whose toxicological and metabolic properties are currently unavailable. Analytical methods require constant updating and are challenging due to extensive synthetic cannabinoid metabolism and low marker concentrations...
May 7, 2018: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29752974/a-study-of-cryogenic-tissue-engineered-liver-slices-in-calcium-alginate-gel-for-drug-testing
#14
Ruomeng Chen, Bo Wang, Yaxiong Liu, Rong Lin, Jiankang He, Dichen Li
To address issues such as transportation and the time-consuming nature of tissue-engineered liver for use as an effective drug metabolism and toxicity testing model, "ready-to-use" cryogenic tissue-engineered liver needs to be studied. The research developed a cryogenic tissue-engineered liver slice (TELS), which comprised of HepG2 cells and calcium alginate gel. Cell viability and liver-specific functions were examined after different cryopreservation and recovery culture times. Then, cryogenic TELSs were used as a drug-testing model and treated with Gefitinib...
May 9, 2018: Cryobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29751949/platelet-storage-lesions-what-more-do-we-know-now
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REVIEW
Monica Suet Ying Ng, John-Paul Tung, John Francis Fraser
Platelet concentrate (PC) transfusions are a lifesaving adjunct to control and prevent bleeding in cancer, hematologic, surgical, and trauma patients. Platelet concentrate availability and safety are limited by the development of platelet storage lesions (PSLs) and risk of bacterial contamination. Platelet storage lesions are a series of biochemical, structural, and functional changes that occur from blood collection to transfusion. Understanding of PSLs is key for devising interventions that prolong PC shelf life to improve PC access and wastage...
April 17, 2018: Transfusion Medicine Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29751821/improved-gmp-compliant-approach-to-manipulate-lipoaspirates-to-cryopreserve-stromal-vascular-fraction-and-to-expand-adipose-stem-cells-in-xeno-free-media
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Francesco Agostini, Francesca Maria Rossi, Donatella Aldinucci, Monica Battiston, Elisabetta Lombardi, Stefania Zanolin, Samuele Massarut, Pier Camillo Parodi, Alessandro Da Ponte, Giovanni Tessitori, Barbara Pivetta, Cristina Durante, Mario Mazzucato
BACKGROUND: The stromal vascular fraction (SVF) derived from adipose tissue contains adipose-derived stromal/stem cells (ASC) and can be used for regenerative applications. Thus, a validated protocol for SVF isolation, freezing, and thawing is required to manage product administration. To comply with Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP), fetal bovine serum (FBS), used to expand ASC in vitro, could be replaced by growth factors from platelet concentrates. METHODS: Throughout each protocol, GMP-compliant reagents and devices were used...
May 11, 2018: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29750388/impact-of-ovarian-transposition-before-pelvic-irradiation-on-ovarian-function-among-long-term-survivors-of-childhood-hodgkin-lymphoma-a-report-from-the-st-jude-lifetime-cohort-study
#17
Israel Fernandez-Pineda, Andrew M Davidoff, Lu Lu, Bhaskar N Rao, Carmen L Wilson, D Kumar Srivastava, James L Klosky, Monica L Metzger, Matthew J Krasin, Kirsten K Ness, Ching-Hon Pui, Leslie L Robison, Melissa M Hudson, Charles A Sklar, Daniel M Green, Wassim Chemaitilly
BACKGROUND: We reviewed the effect of ovarian transposition (OT) on ovarian function among long-term survivors of childhood Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) treated with pelvic radiotherapy. PROCEDURE: Female participants (age 18+ years) with HL in the St. Jude Lifetime Cohort Study (SJLIFE) were clinically evaluated for premature ovarian insufficiency (POI) 10 or more years after pelvic radiotherapy. Reproductive history including age at menopause and pregnancy/live births was available on all patients...
May 11, 2018: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29749276/cryopreservation-of-low-number-of-human-spermatozoa-which-is-better-vapor-phase-or-direct-submerging-in-liquid-nitrogen
#18
Akram Hosseini, Mohammad Ali Khalili, Ali Reza Talebi, Azam Agha-Rahimi, Saeed Ghasemi-Esmailabad, Bryan Woodward, Nahid Yari
Cryopreservation and subsequent survival of semen samples with low numbers of human spermatozoa in assisted reproductive technology (ART) facilities can be challenging. The aim of this study was to compare the quality of warmed human spermatozoa following vitrification using direct submerging (DS) in liquid nitrogen (LN2 ) or with LN2 vapour (V). Normozoospermic ejaculates were prepared by the swim-up technique and the motile sperm fraction was divided into three groups: (i) fresh (control); (ii) DS methods in LN2 (DS Group); or (iii) cryopreserved in V (Group V)...
May 11, 2018: Human Fertility: Journal of the British Fertility Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29747159/seminal-plasma-influences-the-fertilizing-potential-of-cryopreserved-stallion-sperm
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Essraa M Al-Essawe, Margareta Wallgren, Manuela Wulf, Christine Aurich, Beatriz Macías-García, Ylva Sjunnesson, Jane M Morrell
Seminal plasma (SP) contains proteins that may influence cryosurvival and prevent capacitation-like changes due to freezing and thawing. The objective of this study was to investigate the effect of adding pooled SP from "good" (GF) or "bad" (BF) freezer stallions on sperm cells' fertilizing ability. "Good freezers" refers to stallions that usually produce ejaculates which can withstand cryopreservation, whilst "bad freezer" stallions produce ejaculates which cannot tolerate the freezing process...
April 26, 2018: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29746523/correction-assisted-reproductive-technology-and-newborn-size-in-singletons-resulting-from-fresh-and-cryopreserved-embryos-transfer
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Galit Levi Dunietz, Claudia Holzman, Yujia Zhang, Nicole M Talge, Chenxi Li, David Todem, Sheree L Boulet, Patricia McKane, Dmitry M Kissin, Glenn Copeland, Dana Bernson, Michael P Diamond
[This corrects the article DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0169869.].
2018: PloS One
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