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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161015/exploring-the-potential-of-biocompatible-osmoprotectants-as-high-efficient-cryoprotectants
#1
Jing Yang, Chao Pan, Jiamin Zhang, Xiaojie Sui, Yingnan Zhu, Chiyu Wen, Lei Zhang
Cryoprotectants (CPAs) are critical to successful cryopreservation because they can protect cells from cryoinjuries. Due to the limitations of current CPAs, especially the toxicity, the search for new effective CPAs is attracting increasing attentions. In this work, we reported that natural biocompatible osmoprotectants, which could protect cells from osmotic injury in various biological systems, might also be ideal candidates for CPAs. Three representative biocompatible osmoprotectants (proline, glycine and taurine) were tested and compared...
November 21, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155780/rapid-directed-differentiation-of-retinal-pigment-epithelial-cells-from-human-embryonic-or-induced-pluripotent-stem-cells
#2
Leah P Foltz, Dennis O Clegg
We describe a robust method to direct the differentiation of pluripotent stem cells into retinal pigment epithelial cells (RPE). The purpose of providing a detailed and thorough protocol is to clearly demonstrate each step and to make this readily available to researchers in the field. This protocol results in a homogenous layer of RPE with minimal or no manual dissection needed. The method presented here has been shown to be effective for induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC) and human embryonic stem cells...
October 30, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154176/seasonal-changes-in-the-sperm-fatty-acid-composition-of-shetland-pony-stallions
#3
Christine Aurich, Cristina Ortega Ferrusola, Fernando Juan Peña Vega, Nadine Schrammel, David Morcuende, Jörg Aurich
Spermatozoa contain polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA). Cryopreservation damages sperm membranes and they become less functional after thawing. We analysed the lipid composition of spermatozoa from Shetland stallions (n = 15) collected monthly from January to June and hypothesized that sperm lipid patterns change with season. In addition, one ejaculate per month was submitted to cryopreservation. Content of saturated palmytic and stearic acid decreased from January to March (p < 0.001) while content of the PUFA docosapentaenoic (p < 0...
November 10, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153778/the-frontline-of-controlled-human-malaria-infections-a-report-from-the-controlled-human-infection-models-workshop-in-leiden-university-medical-centre-5-may-2016
#4
Meta Roestenberg, Benjamin Mordmüller, Chris Ockenhouse, Annie Mo, Maria Yazdanbakhsh, Peter G Kremsner
Controlled Human Malaria Infection (CHMI) is the most practiced controlled human infection model nowadays and there is an exponential increase in implementation of the model worldwide. During the Controlled Human Infection Models Workshop in Leiden, one day was dedicated to the discussion of the advances made and gaps in Controlled Human Malaria Infection (CHMI) trials. Factors contributing to this impressive expansion in the number of CHMI trials have been related to the ability to perform CHMI using injectable cryopreserved sporozoites (a product from Sanaria Inc...
November 16, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153762/basic-and-clinical-approaches-for-fertility-preservation-and-restoration-in-cancer-patients
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REVIEW
Jose V Medrano, María Del Mar Andrés, Sofía García, Sonia Herraiz, Teresa Vilanova-Pérez, Ellen Goossens, Antonio Pellicer
As gonadotoxic adverse effects of antineoplastic treatments can result in infertility, gamete cryopreservation is routinely offered to patients as the strategy to preserve their fertility. However, there are many cases where gold standards cannot be applied, as is the case for prepubertal cancer patients and others unable to produce gametes or their precursors at the moment of diagnosis. With an increasing number of cancer survivors in our society, strategies using either cryopreserved gonadal tissue or stem cells have been developed to allow cancer survivors to achieve fatherhood, and recent advances in the field have increased public interest...
November 15, 2017: Trends in Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153167/a-100-year-review-reproductive-technologies-in-dairy-science
#6
S G Moore, J F Hasler
Reproductive technology revolutionized dairy production during the past century. Artificial insemination was first successfully applied to cattle in the early 1900s. The next major developments involved semen extenders, invention of the electroejaculator, progeny testing, addition of antibiotics to semen during the 1930s and 1940s, and the major discovery of sperm cryopreservation with glycerol in 1949. The 1950s and 1960s were particularly productive with the development of protocols for the superovulation of cattle with both pregnant mare serum gonadotrophin/equine chorionic gonadotrophin and FSH, the first successful bovine embryo transfer, the discovery of sperm capacitation, the birth of rabbits after in vitro fertilization, and the development of insulated liquid nitrogen tanks...
December 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150736/effect-of-erythrocyte-sperm-separation-medium-on-nuclear-acrosomal-and-membrane-maturity-parameters-in-human-sperm
#7
Bikem Soygur, Soner Celik, Ciler Celik-Ozenci, Leyla Sati
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study is to investigate whether erythrocyte-sperm separation medium (ESSM) has effects on human sperm motility, morphology, viability, membrane maturity, acrosome integrity, and nuclear attributes before and after cryopreservation. METHODS: Semen samples from normozoospermic (n = 36) and oligozoospermic (n = 9) patients were analyzed. Samples from the same patient were divided into three aliquots: group 1 and group 2 were resuspended in sperm washing media and ESSM, respectively...
November 18, 2017: Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150248/cryopreservation-at-75%C3%A2-c-of-agaricus-subrufescens-on-wheat-grains-with-sucrose
#8
Lienine Luiz Zaghi Júnior, Ana Daniela Lopes, Fábio Aparecido Cordeiro, Itaruã Machri Colla, Míria Benetati Delgado Bertéli, Juliana Silveira do Valle, Giani Andrea Linde, Nelson Barros Colauto
Agaricus subrufescens is a basidiomycete which is studied because of its medicinal and gastronomic importance; however, less attention has been paid to its preservation. This study aimed to evaluate the effect of sucrose addition to substrate and cryotube on the viability of Agaricus subrufescens cryopreserved at -20°C and at -75°C for one and two years. Zero, 10% or 20% sucrose was added to potato dextrose agar or wheat grain. The mycelia were cryopreserved in the absence of cryoprotectant or with sucrose solutions at 15%, 30% or 45%...
October 13, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Microbiology: [publication of the Brazilian Society for Microbiology]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149327/focused-time-lapse-analysis-reveals-novel-aspects-of-human-fertilization-and-suggests-new-parameters-of-embryo-viability
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G Coticchio, M Mignini Renzini, P V Novara, M Lain, E De Ponti, D Turchi, R Fadini, M Dal Canto
STUDY QUESTION: Can focused application of time-lapse microscopy (TLM) lead to a more detailed map of the morphokinetics of human fertilization, revealing novel or neglected aspects of this process? SUMMARY ANSWER: Intensive harnessing of TLM reveals novel or previously poorly characterised phenomena of fertilization, such as a cytoplasmic wave (CW) preceding pronuclear formation and kinetics of pronuclear chromatin polarization, thereby suggesting novel non-invasive biomarkers of embryo quality...
November 15, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149103/human-hepatocyte-transplantation-for-liver-disease-current-status-and-future-perspectives
#10
REVIEW
Valeria Iansante, Ragai R Mitry, Céline Filippi, Emer Fitzpatrick, Anil Dhawan
Liver transplantation is the accepted treatment for patients with acute liver failure and liver-based metabolic disorders. However, donor organ shortage and lifelong need for immunosuppression are the main limitations to liver transplantation. In addition, loss of the native liver as target organ for future gene therapy for metabolic disorders limits the futuristic treatment options, resulting in the need for alternative therapeutic strategies. A potential alternative to liver transplantation is allogeneic hepatocyte transplantation...
November 14, 2017: Pediatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149062/polyphenolics-from-albizia-harveyi-exhibit-antioxidant-activities-and-counteract-oxidative-damage-and-ultra-structural-changes-of-cryopreserved-bull-semen
#11
Mansour Sobeh, Soha A Hassan, Mohamed A El Raey, Wael A Khalil, Mahmoud A E Hassan, Michael Wink
Albizia harveyi is a tropical deciduous tree, found across South and Eastern Africa and widely used in traditional medicine. The leaf extract ameliorated the damaging effects of the frozen-thawing process in cryopreserved bull semen. In a dose-dependent pattern, sperm motility, viability, and membrane integrity were improved compared to the untreated control. Furthermore, the extract increased the percentage of viable sperm cells and reduced the percentages of early apoptotic and apoptotic sperm cells as well as the damage in sperm ultra-structure...
November 17, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148792/proteomic-markers-of-the-functional-sperm-population-in-bovines-1-comparison-of-low-and-high-density-spermatozoa-following-cryopreservation
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Olivier D'Amours, Gilles Frenette, Sylvie Bourassa, Ezequiel Calvo, Patrick Blondin, Robert Sullivan
Mammalian semen contains a heterogeneous population of sperm cells. This heterogeneity results from variability in the complex processes of cell differentiation in the testis, biochemical modifications undergone by spermatozoa during transit along the male reproductive tract, interactions with secretions from accessory sex glands at ejaculation, and, in the context of reproductive technologies, in the ability of ejaculated spermatozoa to resist damage associated with freeze-thaw procedures. When submitted to density gradient centrifugation, ejaculated spermatozoa distribute themselves into two distinct populations: a low-density population characterized by low motility parameters, and a high-density population with high motility characteristics...
November 17, 2017: Journal of Proteome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146943/cryopreservation-of-human-mesenchymal-stem-cells-in-an-allogeneic-bioscaffold-based-on-platelet-rich-plasma-and-synovial-fluid
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Haritz Gurruchaga, Laura Saenz Del Burgo, Ane Garate, Diego Delgado, Pello Sanchez, Gorka Orive, Jesús Ciriza, Mikel Sanchez, Jose Luis Pedraz
Transplantation of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) has emerged as an alternative strategy to treat knee osteoarthritis. In this context, MSCs derived from synovial fluid could provide higher chondrogenic and cartilage regeneration, presenting synovial fluid as an appropriate MSCs source. An allogeneic and biomimetic bioscaffold composed of Platelet Rich Plasma and synovial fluid that preserve and mimics the natural environment of MSCs isolated from knee has also been developed. We have optimized the cryopreservation of knee-isolated MSCs embedded within the aforementioned biomimetic scaffold, in order to create a reserve of young autologous embedded knee MSCs for future clinical applications...
November 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146065/post-thaw-boar-sperm-motility-is-affected-by-prolonged-storage-of-sperm-in-liquid-nitrogen-a-retrospective-study
#14
Junwei Li, Inmaculada Parrilla, Maria D Ortega, Emilio A Martinez, Heriberto Rodriguez-Martinez, Jordi Roca
Owing to the quick genetic turnover of the pig industry, most AI-boar sires live 2-3 yr, a period during which for 1-2 yr their semen is extended and used in liquid form for AI. Despite showing low cryosurvival, affecting fertility after AI, boar semen is frozen for easiness of transport overseas and reposition of valuable genetics. For the latter, semen is stored in liquid nitrogen (LN2, cryostorage) for many years, a controversial practice. Here we studied how length of cryostorage could affect sperm quality...
November 13, 2017: Cryobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145719/maintained-mpf-level-after-oocyte-vitrification-improves-embryonic-development-after-ivf-but-not-after-somatic-cell-nuclear-transfer
#15
Ji I Baek, Dong-Won Seol, Ah-Reum Lee, Woo Sik Lee, Sook-Young Yoon, Dong Ryul Lee
Levels of maturation-promoting factor (MPF) in oocytes decline after vitrification, and this decline has been suggested as one of the main causes of low developmental competence resulting from cryoinjury. Here, we evaluated MPF activity in vitrified mouse eggs following treatment with caffeine, a known stimulator of MPF activity, and/or the proteasome inhibitor MG132. Collected MII oocytes were vitrified and divided into four groups: untreated, 10 mM caffeine (CA), 10 μM MG132 (MG), and 10 mM caffeine +10 μM MG132 (CA+MG)...
November 16, 2017: Molecules and Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144789/a-comparative-study-of-different-amniotic-membrane-orientations-during-extraocular-muscle-surgery-in-rabbits
#16
Rehab Rashad Kassem, Randa Mohamed Abdel-Moneim El-Mofty, Mustafa Mahmoud Khodeir, Wael Mostafa Hamza
PURPOSE: To histopathologically compare the effect of different orientations of cryopreserved human amniotic membrane (AM) transplant during extraocular muscle surgery in rabbits. METHODS: Fifty-two albino rabbit eyes underwent 4-mm resection of the superior rectus. Eyes were randomly divided into four groups. In Group C (Control group, 16 eyes) the muscle was not wrapped with amniotic membrane. In the three AM groups, cryopreserved AM was wrapped around the muscle, oriented with either its stroma (Group S, 15 eyes) or epithelium (Group E, nine eyes) towards the muscle, or folded on itself with the epithelium externally (Group F, 12 eyes)...
November 16, 2017: Current Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144199/effect-of-high-hydrostatic-pressure-applied-before-cryopreservation-on-the-survival-rate-and-quality-of-porcine-mesenchymal-stem-cells-after-thawing
#17
Joanna Romanek, Jolanta Opiela, Daniel Lipiński, Zdzisław Smorąg
The aim of the present study was to examine the effects of varied high hydrostatic pressure (HHP) values on survival rate, proliferation rate, cell multipotency (transcript expression of SOX2, C-MYC, and REX1) and apoptosis (expression of phosphatidylserine (PS), SURVIVIN at the RNA level and BAX at the protein level) of porcine mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs). MSCs were isolated from porcine bone marrow and cultured in vitro. Before cryopreservation and storage in liquid nitrogen, MSCs were subjected to HHP at the varied pressures of 20, 30, 40, 50, or 60 MPa for 1 h at 24°C...
November 16, 2017: Animal Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142845/parathyroid-transplantation-in-thyroid-surgery
#18
REVIEW
Marcin Barczyński, Filip Gołkowski, Ireneusz Nawrot
Permanent hypoparathyroidism following thyroid surgery is rare. Its prevalence is reported to be below 1-2% if surgery is performed by experienced thyroid surgeons. Parathyroid identification and preservation in situ with good vascular supply is the mainstay of safe thyroid surgery. However, if the parathyroid glands are damaged, autotransplantation should be undertaken to preserve their function. Parathyroid transplantation can be considered in three distinct modes of application: (I) fresh parathyroid tissue autotransplantation during thyroidectomy in order to reduce the risk of permanent hypoparathyroidism; (II) cryopreserved parathyroid tissue autotransplantation in patients with permanent hypoparathyroidism; (III) parathyroid allotransplantation in patients with permanent hypoparathyroidism when cryopreserved parathyroid tissue is not available for grafting...
October 2017: Gland Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142449/single-blastocyst-transfer-the-key-to-reduce-multiple-pregnancy-rates-without-compromising-the-live-birth-rate
#19
Uma M Sundhararaj, Monali V Madne, Reeta Biliangady, Sumana Gurunath, Ambika G Swamy, Indu S T Gopal
Background: Historically, to achieve higher pregnancy rates, multiple embryos were transferred after an in-vitro fertilisation (IVF). However, this practice is being reassessed, because it leads to multiple pregnancies that is known to cause adverse maternal and fetal outcomes. Aim: To compare the pregnancy outcomes in fresh IVF or intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) cycles among women undergoing elective single blastocyst transfer (eSBT) vs. those undergoing double blastocyst transfer (DBT)...
July 2017: Journal of Human Reproductive Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142216/polymer-mimics-of-biomacromolecular-antifreezes
#20
REVIEW
Caroline I Biggs, Trisha L Bailey, Ben Graham, Christopher Stubbs, Alice Fayter, Matthew I Gibson
Antifreeze proteins from polar fish species are remarkable biomacromolecules which prevent the growth of ice crystals. Ice crystal growth is a major problem in cell/tissue cryopreservation for transplantation, transfusion and basic biomedical research, as well as technological applications such as icing of aircraft wings. This review will introduce the rapidly emerging field of synthetic macromolecular (polymer) mimics of antifreeze proteins. Particular focus is placed on designing polymers which have no structural similarities to antifreeze proteins but reproduce the same macroscopic properties, potentially by different molecular-level mechanisms...
November 16, 2017: Nature Communications
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