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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29758179/regeneration-of-the-germline-in-the-annelid-capitella-teleta
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Leah C Dannenberg, Elaine C Seaver
The germline is essential for sexual reproduction and survival of the species. In many metazoans, the developmental potential to generate a distinct germline is segregated from somatic cell lineages early in embryogenesis, suggesting that the unique features of the germline must be established from its onset. Previous studies suggest that germ cells cannot regenerate once removed from the embryo, but few animals have been experimentally tested. We investigated the ability of the germline to regenerate in a lophotrochozoan, the segmented worm Capitella teleta, which has a stereotyped cell lineage program by deleting the germline precursor (cell 3D) in early stage embryos using an infrared laser...
May 11, 2018: Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29735702/high-mobility-group-a2-hmga2-deficiency-in-pigs-leads-to-dwarfism-abnormal-fetal-resource-allocation-and-cryptorchidism
#2
Jaewook Chung, Xia Zhang, Bruce Collins, Renan B Sper, Katherine Gleason, Sean Simpson, Sehwon Koh, Jeffrey Sommer, William L Flowers, Robert M Petters, Jorge A Piedrahita
Expression of HMGA2 is strongly associated with body size and growth in mice and humans. In mice, inactivation of one or both alleles of Hmga2 results in body-size reductions of 20% and 60%, respectively. In humans, microdeletions involving the HMGA2 locus result in short stature, suggesting the function of the HMGA2 protein is conserved among mammals. To test this hypothesis, we generated HMGA2-deficient pigs via gene editing and somatic cell nuclear transfer (SCNT). Examination of growth parameters revealed that HMGA2 -/+ male and female pigs were on average 20% lighter and smaller than HMGA2 +/+ matched controls ( P < 0...
May 7, 2018: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29576478/mammalian-oocytes-locally-remodel-follicular-architecture-to-provide-the-foundation-for-germline-soma-communication
#3
Stephany El-Hayek, Qin Yang, Laleh Abbassi, Greg FitzHarris, Hugh J Clarke
Germ cells develop in a microenvironment created by the somatic cells of the gonad [1-3]. Although in males, the germ and somatic support cells lie in direct contact, in females, a thick extracellular coat surrounds the oocyte, physically separating it from the somatic follicle cells [4]. To bypass this barrier to communication, narrow cytoplasmic extensions of the follicle cells traverse the extracellular coat to reach the oocyte plasma membrane [5-9]. These delicate structures provide the sole platform for the contact-mediated communication between the oocyte and its follicular environment that is indispensable for production of a fertilizable egg [8, 10-15]...
March 8, 2018: Current Biology: CB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29478855/insulin-signaling-regulates-oocyte-quality-maintenance-with-age-via-cathepsin-b-activity
#4
Nicole M Templeman, Shijing Luo, Rachel Kaletsky, Cheng Shi, Jasmine Ashraf, William Keyes, Coleen T Murphy
A decline in female reproduction is one of the earliest hallmarks of aging in many animals, including invertebrates and mammals [1-4]. The insulin/insulin-like growth factor-1 signaling (IIS) pathway has a conserved role in regulating longevity [5] and also controls reproductive aging [2, 6]. Although IIS transcriptional targets that regulate somatic aging have been characterized [7, 8], it was not known whether the same mechanisms influence reproductive aging. We previously showed that Caenorhabditis elegans daf-2 IIS receptor mutants extend reproductive span by maintaining oocyte quality with age [6], but IIS targets in oocytes had not been identified...
March 5, 2018: Current Biology: CB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453577/computational-methods-involved-in-evaluating-the-toxicity-of-the-reproductive-toxicants-in-sertoli-cell
#5
Pranitha Jenardhanan, Manivel Panneerselvam, Premendu P Mathur
The Sertoli cell, the somatic component of seminiferous tubule, provides nutritional support and immunological protection and supports overall growth and division of germ cells. Cytoskeletons, junction proteins, and kinases in Sertoli cells are prime targets for reproductive toxicants and other environmental contaminants. Among the varied targets, the kinases that are crucial for regulating varied activities in spermatogenesis such as assembly/disassembly of blood-testis barrier and apical ES and those that are involved in conferring polarity are highly targeted...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29391447/aminergic-signaling-controls-ovarian-dormancy-in-drosophila
#6
Gabriele Andreatta, Charalambos P Kyriacou, Thomas Flatt, Rodolfo Costa
In response to adverse environmental conditions many organisms from nematodes to mammals deploy a dormancy strategy, causing states of developmental or reproductive arrest that enhance somatic maintenance and survival ability at the expense of growth or reproduction. Dormancy regulation has been studied in C. elegans and in several insects, but how neurosensory mechanisms act to relay environmental cues to the endocrine system in order to induce dormancy remains unclear. Here we examine this fundamental question by genetically manipulating aminergic neurotransmitter signaling in Drosophila melanogaster...
February 1, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154873/medaka-igf1-identifies-somatic-cells-and-meiotic-germ-cells-of-both-sexes
#7
Cancan Yuan, Kerang Chen, Yefei Zhu, Yongming Yuan, Mingyou Li
Insulin-like growth factors (IGFs) play significant roles in regulating cell proliferation, differentiation and reproduction in diverse organisms. Here, we report the identification of medaka igf1 and the expression pattern of igf1 RNA in adult medaka gonads. Using RT-PCR, igf1 RNA was easily detected in several somatic organs and adult gonads of both sexes. Using chromogenic in situ hybridization, igf1 RNA in the ovary was found in stage I-IV oocytes and in the somatic cells throughout oogenesis. In the testis, igf1 RNA was present in meiotic products and the somatic cells surrounding male germ cells throughout spermatogenesis...
February 5, 2018: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29080478/natriuretic-peptide-receptor-2-npr2-localized-in-bovine-oocyte-underlies-a-unique-mechanism-for-c-type-natriuretic-peptide-cnp-induced-meiotic-arrest
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Guangyin Xi, Lei An, Zhenwei Jia, Kun Tan, Jiaxin Zhang, Zhuqing Wang, Chao Zhang, Kai Miao, Zhonghong Wu, Jianhui Tian
Meiosis is of prime importance for successful gametogenesis, and insufficient maintenance of oocyte meiotic arrest compromises oocyte developmental competence. Recent studies have demonstrated that the C-type natriuretic peptide (CNP)-Natriuretic peptide receptor 2 (NPR2) pathway can inhibit mammalian oocyte meiotic resumption. In mouse and porcine, the inhibitory effect of mural granulosa cell (MGC)-derived CNP on oocyte meiotic resumption is mediated by NPR2 localized in cumulus cells (CCs) surrounding the oocytes...
September 28, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29074705/regulation-of-reproduction-and-longevity-by-nutrient-sensing-pathways
#9
REVIEW
Nicole M Templeman, Coleen T Murphy
Nutrients are necessary for life, as they are a crucial requirement for biological processes including reproduction, somatic growth, and tissue maintenance. Therefore, signaling systems involved in detecting and interpreting nutrient or energy levels-most notably, the insulin/insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1) signaling pathway, mechanistic target of rapamycin (mTOR), and adenosine monophosphate-activated protein kinase (AMPK)-play important roles in regulating physiological decisions to reproduce, grow, and age...
January 2, 2018: Journal of Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29068043/life-history-strategies-of-the-rock-hind-grouper-epinephelus-adscensionis-at-ascension-island
#10
E T Nolan, K J Downes, A Richardson, A Arkhipkin, P Brickle, J Brown, R J Mrowicki, Z Shcherbich, N Weber, S B Weber
Epinephelus adscensionis sampled from Ascension Island, South Atlantic Ocean, exhibits distinct life-history traits, including larger maximum size and size at sexual maturity than previous studies have demonstrated for this species in other locations. Otolith analysis yielded a maximum estimated age of 25 years, with calculated von Bertalanffy growth parameters of: L∞  = 55·14, K = 0·19, t0  = -0·88. Monthly gonad staging and analysis of gonad-somatic index (IG ) provide evidence for spawning from July to November with an IG peak in August (austral winter), during which time somatic growth is also suppressed...
October 25, 2017: Journal of Fish Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28974703/sex-steroid-production-associated-with-puberty-is-absent-in-germ-cell-free-salmon
#11
Lene Kleppe, Eva Andersson, Kai Ove Skaftnesmo, Rolf B Edvardsen, Per Gunnar Fjelldal, Birgitta Norberg, Jan Bogerd, Rüdiger W Schulz, Anna Wargelius
In all vertebrates studied so far, germ cells are not required for pubertal maturation of the gonadal steroidogenic system, subsequent development of secondary sex characteristics and reproductive behavior. To explore if the absence of germ cells affects puberty or growth in Atlantic salmon, germ cell-free (GCF), dnd knockout and wild type (WT) postsmolts were stimulated to enter puberty. No GCF fish entered puberty, whereas 66.7% (males) and 30% (females) WT fish completed or entered puberty, respectively...
October 3, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28755335/direct-organogenesis-and-indirect-somatic-embryogenesis-by-in-vitro-reversion-of-mature-female-floral-buds-to-a-vegetative-state
#12
Eman M M Zayed
This protocol describes in vitro plant regeneration from mature female inflorescence explants of date palm (Phoenix dactylifera L.) by reversion of floral state (reproductive phase) to the vegetative state. The mature female inflorescence (fully developed) is cultured on MS induction medium containing 10 mg/L 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid (2,4-D), 3 mg/L 2-isopentenyladenine (2iP), and 2 mg/L paclobutrazol (PBZ) or 2 mg/L abscisic acid (ABA). The basal part of the petals has meristematic cells, which can be induced to initiate callus or direct shoot formation depending on the plant growth regulator amendments...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28561756/local-actions-of-melatonin-in-somatic-cells-of-the-testis
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REVIEW
Mónica Beatriz Frungieri, Ricardo Saúl Calandra, Soledad Paola Rossi
The pineal hormone melatonin regulates testicular function through the hypothalamic-adenohypophyseal axis. In addition, direct actions of melatonin in somatic cells of the testis have been described. Melatonin acts as a local modulator of the endocrine activity in Leydig cells. In Sertoli cells, melatonin influences cellular growth, proliferation, energy metabolism and the oxidation state, and consequently may regulate spermatogenesis. These data pinpoint melatonin as a key player in the regulation of testicular physiology (i...
May 31, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28553318/non-coding-rnas-in-the-ovarian-follicle
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Rosalia Battaglia, Maria E Vento, Placido Borzì, Marco Ragusa, Davide Barbagallo, Desirée Arena, Michele Purrello, Cinzia Di Pietro
The mammalian ovarian follicle is the complex reproductive unit comprising germ cell, somatic cells (Cumulus and Granulosa cells), and follicular fluid (FF): paracrine communication among the different cell types through FF ensures the development of a mature oocyte ready for fertilization. This paper is focused on non-coding RNAs in ovarian follicles and their predicted role in the pathways involved in oocyte growth and maturation. We determined the expression profiles of microRNAs in human oocytes and FF by high-throughput analysis and identified 267 microRNAs in FF and 176 in oocytes...
2017: Frontiers in Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522549/carbonic-anhydrases-function-in-anther-cell-differentiation-downstream-of-the-receptor-like-kinase-ems1
#15
Jian Huang, Zhiyong Li, Gabriel Biener, Erhui Xiong, Shikha Malik, Nathan Eaton, Catherine Z Zhao, Valerica Raicu, Hongzhi Kong, Dazhong Zhao
Plants extensively employ leucine-rich repeat receptor-like kinases (LRR-RLKs), the largest family of RLKs, to control a wide range of growth and developmental processes as well as defense responses. To date, only a few direct downstream effectors for LRR-RLKs have been identified. We previously showed that the LRR-RLK EMS1 (EXCESS MICROSPOROCYTES1) and its ligand TPD1 (TAPETUM DETERMINANT1) are required for the differentiation of somatic tapetal cells and reproductive microsporocytes during early anther development in Arabidopsis thaliana Here, we report the identification of β-carbonic anhydrases (βCAs) as the direct downstream targets of EMS1...
June 2017: Plant Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338722/dissecting-the-transcriptional-patterns-of-social-dominance-across-teleosts
#16
Suzy C P Renn, Cynthia F O'Rourke, Nadia Aubin-Horth, Eleanor J Fraser, Hans A Hofmann
In many species, under varying ecological conditions, social interactions among individuals result in the formation of dominance hierarchies. Despite general similarities, there are robust differences among dominance hierarchies across species, populations, environments, life stages, sexes, and individuals. Understanding the proximate mechanisms underlying the variation is an important step toward understanding the evolution of social behavior. However, physiological changes associated with dominance, such as gonadal maturation and somatic growth, often complicate efforts to identify the specific underlying mechanisms...
December 16, 2016: Integrative and Comparative Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28242252/multigenerational-effects-and-dna-alterations-of-qds-indolicidin-on-daphnia-magna
#17
Valeria Maselli, Antonietta Siciliano, Antonella Giorgio, Annarita Falanga, Stefania Galdiero, Marco Guida, Domenico Fulgione, Emilia Galdiero
The complex QDs-Indolicidin (QDs-Ind) has been previously shown to be a good antimicrobial system with a low acute toxicity on Daphnia magna (D. magna). However, multigenerational effects caused by exposure to QDs-Ind and after subsequent recovery are still unknown. In this study, we performed multigenerational exposure tests and we evaluated individual fitness, population growth, DNA alteration, expression of Dhb (haemoglobin), Vtg (vitellogenin), CYP4 (cytochrome P450s CYP4 family), and CYP314 (cytochrome P450s mitochondrial family 314) genes on three generation of D...
May 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053272/transgenerational-function-of-tetrahymena-piwi-protein-twi8p-at-distinctive-noncoding-rna-loci
#18
Brian M Farley, Kathleen Collins
Transgenerational transmission of genome-regulatory epigenetic information can determine phenotypes in the progeny of sexual reproduction. Sequence specificity of transgenerational regulation derives from small RNAs assembled into Piwi-protein complexes. Known targets of transgenerational regulation are primarily transposons and transposon-derived sequences. Here, we extend the scope of Piwi-mediated transgenerational regulation to include unique noncoding RNA loci. Ciliates such as Tetrahymena have a phenotypically silent germline micronucleus and an expressed somatic macronucleus, which is differentiated anew from a germline genome copy in sexual reproduction...
April 2017: RNA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27940616/dissecting-the-transcriptional-patterns-of-social-dominance-across-teleosts
#19
Suzy C P Renn, Cynthia F O'Rourke, Nadia Aubin-Horth, Eleanor J Fraser, Hans A Hofmann
In many species, under varying ecological conditions, social interactions among individuals result in the formation of dominance hierarchies. Despite general similarities, there are robust differences among dominance hierarchies across species, populations, environments, life stages, sexes, and individuals. Understanding the proximate mechanisms underlying the variation is an important step toward understanding the evolution of social behavior. However, physiological changes associated with dominance, such as gonadal maturation and somatic growth, often complicate efforts to identify the specific underlying mechanisms...
December 2016: Integrative and Comparative Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920157/two-serk-receptor-like-kinases-interact-with-ems1-to-control-anther-cell-fate-determination
#20
Zhiyong Li, Yao Wang, Jian Huang, Nagib Ahsan, Gabriel Biener, Joel Paprocki, Jay J Thelen, Valerica Raicu, Dazhong Zhao
Cell signaling pathways mediated by leucine-rich repeat receptor-like kinases (LRR-RLKs) are essential for plant growth, development, and defense. The EMS1 (EXCESS MICROSPOROCYTES1) LRR-RLK and its small protein ligand TPD1 (TAPETUM DETERMINANT1) play a fundamental role in somatic and reproductive cell differentiation during early anther development in Arabidopsis (Arabidopsis thaliana). However, it is unclear whether other cell surface molecules serve as coregulators of EMS1. Here, we show that SERK1 (SOMATIC EMBRYOGENESIS RECEPTOR-LIKE KINASE1) and SERK2 LRR-RLKs act redundantly as coregulatory and physical partners of EMS1...
January 2017: Plant Physiology
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