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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316072/the-effects-of-dash-diet-on-weight-loss-anti-m%C3%A3-llerian-hormone-and-metabolic-profiles-in-women-with-polycystic-ovary-syndrome-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Fatemeh Foroozanfard, Hamideh Rafiei, Mansooreh Samimi, Hamid Reza Gilasi, Roohangiz Gorjizadeh, Zahra Heidar, Zatollah Asemi
OBJECTIVE: This study was designed to evaluate the effects of the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH diet) on weight loss, anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH) and metabolic profiles in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). DESIGN, PATIENTS AND MEASUREMENTS: A randomized controlled clinical trial was conducted among 60 overweight or obese patients with PCOS. Patients were randomly assigned to receive either low-calorie DASH (N=30) or control diet (N=30) for 12 weeks...
March 18, 2017: Clinical Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28304148/the-enigmatic-role-of-runx1-in-female-related-cancers-current-knowledge-future-perspectives
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REVIEW
Alessandra I Riggio, Karen Blyth
Historically associated with the aetiology of human leukaemia, the RUNX1 gene has in recent years reared its head in an assortment of epithelial cancers. This review discusses the state-of-the-art knowledge of the enigmatic role played by RUNX1 in female-related cancers of the breast, the uterus and the ovary. The weight of evidence accumulated so far is indicative of a very context-dependent role, as either an oncogene or a tumour suppressor. This is corroborated by high-throughput sequencing endeavours which report different genetic alterations affecting the gene, including amplification, deep deletion and mutations...
March 17, 2017: FEBS Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302175/prolonged-hypothyroidism-severely-reduces-ovarian-follicular-reserve-in-adult-rats
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Li Meng, Eddy Rijntjes, Hans J M Swarts, Jaap Keijer, Katja J Teerds
BACKGROUND: There is substantial evidence both in humans and in animals that a prolonged reduction in plasma thyroid hormone concentration leads to reproductive problems, including disturbed folliculogenesis, impaired ovulation and fertilization rates, miscarriage and pregnancy complications. The objective of the present study is to examine the consequences of chronic hypothyroidism, induced in adulthood, for the size of the ovarian follicle pool. In order to investigate this, adult female rats were provided either a control or an iodide deficient diet in combination with perchlorate supplementation to inhibit iodide uptake by the thyroid...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Ovarian Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296279/an-immunohistochemical-approach-to-identify-the-sex-of-young-marine-turtles
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Boris M Tezak, Kathleen Guthrie, Jeanette Wyneken
Marine turtles exhibit temperature-dependent sex determination (TSD). During critical periods of embryonic development, the nest's thermal environment directs whether an embryo will develop as a male or female. At warmer sand temperatures nests tend to produce female-biased sex ratios. The rapid increase of global temperature highlights the need for a clear assessment of its effects on sea turtle sex ratios. However, estimating hatchling sex ratios at rookeries remains imprecise due to the lack of sexual dimorphism in young marine turtles...
March 13, 2017: Anatomical Record: Advances in Integrative Anatomy and Evolutionary Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295807/interaction-of-melatonin-and-gonadotropin-inhibitory-hormone-on-the-zebrafish-brain-pituitary-reproductive-axis
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Thangal Yumnamcha, Zeeshan Ahmad Khan, Chongtham Rajiv, Sijagurumayum Dharmajyoti Devi, Gopinath Mondal, Haobijam Sanjita Devi, Rupjyoti Bharali, Asamanja Chattoraj
Circadian cycles and photoperiod are known to influence reproductive physiology in several animals. Neuropeptides, such as gonadotropin-inhibitory hormone (GNIH) and gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GNRH), are influenced by melatonin in birds and mammals. The present study demonstrates the role of melatonin in oocyte maturation in the zebrafish (Danio rerio), via the brain-pituitary-reproductive axis, under different photic conditions. Melatonin was significantly higher both in the whole brain and ovary under continuous dark (DD) compared to continuous light (LL) conditions...
March 10, 2017: Molecular Reproduction and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295162/evaluation-of-two-public-genome-references-for-chinese-hamster-ovary-cells-in-the-context-of-rna-seq-based-gene-expression-analysis
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Chun Chen, Huong Le, Chetan T Goudar
RNA-Seq is a powerful transcriptomics tool for mammalian cell culture process development. Successful RNA-Seq data analysis requires a high quality reference for read mapping and gene expression quantification. Currently, there are two public genome references for Chinese hamster ovary (CHO) cells, the predominant mammalian cell line in the biopharmaceutical industry. In this study, we compared these two references by analyzing 60 RNA-Seq samples from a variety of CHO cell culture conditions. Among the 20,891 common genes in both references, we observed that 31...
March 15, 2017: Biotechnology and Bioengineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279229/human-umbilical-cord-mesenchymal-stem-cells-improve-the-reserve-function-of-perimenopausal-ovary-via-a-paracrine-mechanism
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Jia Li, QiuXian Mao, JingJun He, HaoQing She, Zhi Zhang, ChunYan Yin
BACKGROUND: Human umbilical cord mesenchymal stem cells (hUCMSCs) are a type of pluripotent stem cell which are isolated from the umbilical cord of newborns. hUCMSCs have great therapeutic potential. We designed this experimental study in order to investigate whether the transplantation of hUCMSCs can improve the ovarian reserve function of perimenopausal rats and delay ovarian senescence. METHOD: We selected naturally aging rats confirmed by vaginal smears as models of perimenopausal rats, divided into the control group and the treatment group, and selected young fertile female rats as normal controls...
March 9, 2017: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28276192/the-pregnancy-outcome-of-progesterone-primed-ovarian-stimulation-using-medroxyprogesterone-acetate4mg-versus-10mg-daily-in-infertile-women-undergoing-in-vitro-fertilization-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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J Dong, Y Wang, W R Chai, Q Q Hong, N L Wang, L H Sun, H Long, L Wang, H Tian, Q F Lyu, X F Lu, Q J Chen, Y P Kuang
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the clinical outcome and endocrinological characteristics of progestin-primed ovarian stimulation (PPOS) using medroxyprogesterone acetate (MPA) 4mg versus 10mg daily in infertile women with normal ovary reserve. DESIGN: A randomized parallel controlled trial. SETTING: Tertiary-care academic medical center. PARTICIPANTS: 300 infertile women undergoing IVF/ICSI treatment. METHODS: HMG 225IU/d and MPA (group A: 10mg/d; group B: 4mg/d) were started simultaneously from cycle day 3 onwards...
March 9, 2017: BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28272468/accuracy-and-safety-verification-of-ovarian-reserve-assessment-technique-for-ovarian-tissue-transplantation-using-optical-coherence-tomography-in-mice-ovary
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Seido Takae, Kosuke Tsukada, Yorino Sato, Naoki Okamoto, Tai Kawahara, Nao Suzuki
Except for histological study, there are currently no suitable techniques available for the detection and identification of primordial follicles in ovary of primary ovarian insufficiency patients who have undetectable AMH levels. Also, the ability to locate and quantify follicles on ovarian cortex strips, without fixation, is valuable for patients who could undergo subsequent successful ovarian tissue transplantation. Although optical coherence tomography (OCT) is a well-established high resolution imaging technique without fixation commonly applied in biomedicine, few reports are available on ovarian tissue imaging...
March 8, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271655/use-of-electroacupuncture-and-transcutaneous-electrical-acupoint-stimulation-in-reproductive-medicine-a-group-consensus
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Fan Qu, Rong Li, Wei Sun, Ge Lin, Rong Zhang, Jing Yang, Li Tian, Guo-Gang Xing, Hui Jiang, Fei Gong, Xiao-Yan Liang, Yan Meng, Jia-Yin Liu, Li-Ying Zhou, Shu-Yu Wang, Yan Wu, Yi-Jing He, Jia-Yu Ye, Song-Ping Han, Ji-Sheng Han
With the rapid development of assisted reproductive technology, various reproductive disorders have been effectively addressed. Acupuncture-like therapies, including electroacupuncture (EA) and transcutaneous electrical acupoint stimulation (TEAS), become more popular world-wide. Increasing evidence has demonstrated that EA and TEAS are effective in treating gynecological disorders, especially infertility. This present paper describes how to select acupoints for the treatment of infertility from the view of theories of traditional Chinese medicine and how to determine critical parameters of electric pulses of EA/TEAS based on results from animal and clinical studies...
2017: Journal of Zhejiang University. Science. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270607/mtorc1-2-inhibition-preserves-ovarian-function-and-fertility-during-genotoxic-chemotherapy
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Kara N Goldman, Devon Chenette, Rezina Arju, Francesca E Duncan, David L Keefe, Jamie A Grifo, Robert J Schneider
The ovary contains oocytes within immature (primordial) follicles that are fixed in number at birth. Activation of follicles within this fixed pool causes an irreversible decline in reproductive capacity, known as the ovarian reserve, until menopause. Premenopausal women undergoing commonly used genotoxic (DNA-damaging) chemotherapy experience an accelerated loss of the ovarian reserve, leading to subfertility and infertility. Therefore, there is considerable interest but little effective progress in preserving ovarian function during chemotherapy...
March 7, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28268250/antioxidant-effect-of-thiazolidine-molecules-in-cell-culture-media-improves-stability-and-performance
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Jennifer Kuschelewski, Alisa Schnellbaecher, Sascha Pering, Maria Wehsling, Aline Zimmer
The ability of cell culture media components to generate reactive species as well as their sensitivity to oxidative degradation, affects the overall stability of media and the behavior of cells cultured in vitro. This study investigates the influence of thiazolidine molecules, formed from the condensation between cysteine and alpha-ketoacids, on the stability of these complex mixtures and on the performance of cell culture processes aiming to produce therapeutically relevant monoclonal antibodies. Results presented in this study indicate that 2-methyl-1,3-thiazolidine-2,4-dicarboxylic acid and 2-(2-carboxyethyl)-1,3-thiazolidine-2,4-dicarboxylic acid, obtained by condensation of cysteine with pyruvate or alpha-ketoglutarate respectively, are able to stabilize cell culture media formulations, in particular redox sensitive molecules like folic acid, thiamine, L-methionine (met) and L-tryptophan (trp)...
March 7, 2017: Biotechnology Progress
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28266026/optimizing-cell-free-protein-expression-in-cho-assessing-small-molecule-mass-transfer-effects-in-various-reactor-configurations
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Chariz Peñalber-Johnstone, Xudong Ge, Kevin Tran, Nicholas Selock, Neha Sardesai, Chandrasekhar Gurramkonda, Manohar Pilli, Michael Tolosa, Leah Tolosa, Yordan Kostov, Douglas D Frey, Govind Rao
Cell-free protein synthesis (CFPS) is an ideal platform for rapid and convenient protein production. However, bioreactor design remains a critical consideration in optimizing protein expression. Using turbo green fluorescent protein (tGFP) as a model, we tracked small molecule components in a Chinese Hamster Ovary (CHO) CFPS system to optimize protein production. Here, three bioreactors in continuous-exchange cell-free (CECF) format were characterized. A GFP optical sensor was built to monitor the product in real-time...
March 7, 2017: Biotechnology and Bioengineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28266015/understanding-of-decreased-sialylation-of-fc-fusion-protein-in-hyperosmotic-recombinant-chinese-hamster-ovary-cell-culture-n-glycosylation-gene-expression-and-n-linked-glycan-antennary-profile
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Jong Hyun Lee, Yeong Ran Jeong, Yeon-Gu Kim, Gyun Min Lee
To understand the effects of hyperosmolality on protein glycosylation, recombinant Chinese hamster ovary (rCHO) cells producing the Fc-fusion protein were cultivated in hyperosmolar medium resulting from adding NaCl (415 mOsm/kg). The hyperosmotic culture showed increased specific Fc-fusion protein productivity (qFc ) but a decreased proportion of acidic isoforms and sialic acid content of the Fc-fusion protein. The intracellular and extracellular sialidase activities in the hyperosmotic cultures were similar to those in the control culture (314 mOsm/kg), indicating that reduced sialylation of Fc-fusion protein at hyperosmolality was not due to elevated sialidase activity...
March 7, 2017: Biotechnology and Bioengineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28262952/mirna-engineering-of-cho-cells-facilitates-production-of-difficult-to-express-proteins-and-increases-success-in-cell-line-development
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Simon Fischer, Kim F Marquart, Lisa A Pieper, Juergen Fieder, Martin Gamer, Ingo Gorr, Patrick Schulz, Harald Bradl
In recent years, coherent with growing biologics portfolios also the number of complex and thus difficult-to-express (DTE) therapeutic proteins has increased considerably. DTE proteins challenge bioprocess development and can include various therapeutic protein formats such as monoclonal antibodies (mAbs), multi-specific affinity scaffolds (e.g. bispecific antibodies), cytokines or fusion proteins. Hence, the availability of robust and versatile Chinese hamster ovary (CHO) host cell factories is fundamental for high-yielding bioprocesses...
March 6, 2017: Biotechnology and Bioengineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28249362/effects-of-lysosomal-biotherapeutic-recombinant-protein-expression-on-cell-stress-and-protease-and-general-host-cell-protein-hcp-release-in-chinese-hamster-ovary-cells
#16
Damiano Migani, C Mark Smales, Daniel G Bracewell
Recombinant human Acid Alpha Glucosidase (GAA) is the therapeutic enzyme used for the treatment of Pompe disease, a rare genetic disorder characterised by GAA deficiency in the cell lysosomes(1) . The manufacturing process for GAA can be challenging, in part due to protease degradation. The overall goal of this study was to understand the effects of GAA overexpression on cell lysosomal phenotype and host cell protein (HCP) release, and any resultant consequences for protease levels and ease of manufacture. To do this we first generated a human recombinant GAA producing stable CHO cell line and designed the capture chromatographic step anion exchange (IEX)...
March 1, 2017: Biotechnology Progress
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28248007/antibody-purification-from-cho-cell-supernatant-using-new-multimodal-membranes
#17
Juan Wang, Jinxiang Zhou, Yogender K Gowtham, Sarah W Harcum, Scott M Husson
This contribution describes strategies to purify monoclonal antibodies from Chinese hamster ovary (CHO) cell culture supernatant using newly designed multimodal membranes (MMMs). The MMMs were used for the capture step purification of human IgG1 following a size-exclusion desalting column to remove chaotropic salts that interfere with IgG binding. The MMM column attained higher dynamic binding capacity than a Protein A resin column at an equivalent residence time of 1 min. The two step MMM chromatography process achieved high selectivity for capturing hIgG1 from the CHO cell culture supernatant, though the desalting step resulted in product dilution...
March 1, 2017: Biotechnology Progress
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28247982/cytotoxicity-and-binding-profiles-of-activated-cry1ac-and-cry2ab-to-three-insect-cell-lines
#18
Jizhen Wei, Gemei Liang, Kongming Wu, Shaohua Gu, Yuyuan Guo, Xinzhi Ni, Xianchun Li
While Cry1Ac has been known to bind with larval midgut proteins cadherin, APN (amino peptidase N), ALP (alkaline phosphatase) and ABCC2 (ATP-binding cassette transporter subfamily C2), little is known about the receptors of Cry2Ab. To provide a clue to the receptors of Cry2Ab, we tested the baseline cytotoxicity of activated Cry1Ac and Cry2Ab against the midgut and fat body cell lines of Helicoverpa zea and the ovary cell line of Spodoptera frugiperda (SF9). As expected, the descending order of cytotoxicity of Cry1Ac against the three cell lines in terms of LC50 was midgut (31...
March 1, 2017: Insect Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28235465/ovarian-reserve-testing-a-user-s-guide
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REVIEW
Reshef Tal, David B Seifer
Ovarian reserve is a complex clinical phenomenon that is influenced by age, genetics and environmental variables. Although it is challenging to predict the rate of an individual's ovarian reserve decline, clinicians are often asked for advice about fertility potential and/or recommendations regarding the pursuit of fertility treatment options. The purpose of this review is to summarize the state-of-the-art of ovarian reserve testing (ORT), providing a guide for the Ob/Gyn generalist and reproductive endocrinologist...
February 21, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231414/mir-135a-3p-as-a-promising-biomarker-and-nucleic-acid-therapeutic-agent-for-ovarian-cancer
#20
Satoshi Fukagawa, Kohei Miyata, Fusanori Yotsumoto, Chihiro Kiyoshima, Sung Ouk Nam, Haruchika Anan, Takahiro Katsuda, Daisuke Miyahara, Masaharu Murata, Hiroshi Yagi, Kyoko Shirota, Shin'ichiro Yasunaga, Kiyoko Kato, Shingo Miyamoto
Ovarian cancer is the most lethal gynecologic malignancy. Recently, several molecularly targeted anticancer agents have been developed for ovarian cancer; however, its prognosis has remained extremely poor. The development of molecularly targeted therapy, as well as companion diagnostics, is required to improve outcomes for patients with ovarian cancer. In this study, to identify microRNAs involved in the progression of ovarian cancer we analyzed serum microRNAs in patients with ovarian cancer using microRNA array and qRT-PCR and examined the anticancer properties of microRNA expression in ovarian cancer cells...
February 23, 2017: Cancer Science
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