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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723674/nanoparticles-and-female-reproductive-system-how-do-nanoparticles-affect-oogenesis-and-embryonic-development
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REVIEW
Cong-Cong Hou, Jun-Quan Zhu
Along with the increasing application of nanoparticles (NPs) in many walks of life, environmental exposure to NPs has raised considerable health concerns. When NPs enter a pregnant woman's body through inhalation, venous injection, ingestion or skin permeation, maternal toxic stress reactions such as reactive oxygen species (ROS), inflammation, apoptosis and endocrine dyscrasia are induced in different organs, particularly in the reproductive organs. Recent studies have shown that NPs disturb the developing oocyte by invading the protective barrier of theca cells, granulosa cell layers and zona pellucida...
July 7, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721129/anti-m%C3%A3-llerian-hormone-amh-as-a-good-predictor-of-time-of-menopause
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REVIEW
Aleksandra Kruszyńska, Jadwiga Słowińska-Srzednicka
Anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH) in women is secreted by granulosa cells in late preantral and small antral follicles. AMH seems to be a very stable marker having some advantages over other biochemical and biophysical markers and is very useful in the assessment of ovarian reserve. AMH measurement may be used in cases of premature ovarian failure, including iatrogenic, due to treatment for cancer, hypogonadotropic hypogonadism, and lastly, in polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). It is also a very specific marker of ovarian tumors - folliculomas...
June 2017: Przeglad Menopauzalny, Menopause Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716446/dose-dependent-effect-of-resveratrol-in-preventing-cisplatin-induced-ovarian-damage-in-rats-an-experimental-study
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Mine Atli, Yaprak Engin-Ustun, Aytekin Tokmak, Muzaffer Caydere, Sema Hucumenoglu, Canan Topcuoglu
This study aimed to evaluate the effect of resveratrol in preventing cisplatin (CP) induced ovarian damage in rats. Twenty-eight female Wistar albino rats were separated into four groups. No medication was given to group 1. Over the 21-day study period, low-dose resveratrol was given to group 2, high-dose resveratrol was given to group 3, and saline was administered to group 4. On the 15th day of medication, all groups except for group 1 were treated with a single dose of CP. Serum levels of anti-Mullerian hormone (AMH) were tested at baseline and on the 15th and 21st days...
July 14, 2017: Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711606/ovarian-aromatase-loss-of-function-mutant-medaka-undergo-ovary-degeneration-and-partial-female-to-male-sex-reversal-after-puberty
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Masatoshi Nakamoto, Yasushi Shibata, Kaoru Ohno, Takeshi Usami, Yasuhiro Kamei, Yoshihito Taniguchi, Takeshi Todo, Takashi Sakamoto, Graham Young, Penny Swanson, Kiyoshi Naruse, Yoshitaka Nagahama
Although estrogens have been generally considered to play a critical role in ovarian differentiation in non-mammalian vertebrates, the specific functions of estrogens during ovarian differentiation remain unclear. We isolated two mutants with premature stops in the ovarian aromatase (cyp19a1) gene from an N-ethyl-N-nitrosourea-based gene-driven mutagenesis library of the medaka, Oryzias latipes. In XX mutants, gonads first differentiated into normal ovaries containing many ovarian follicles that failed to accumulate yolk...
July 12, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710053/stimulation-of-the-ovaries-in-women-with-breast-cancer-undergoing-fertility-preservation-alternative-versus-standard-stimulation-protocols-the-study-protocol-of-the-stim-trial
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T Dahhan, E M E Balkenende, C C M Beerendonk, K Fleischer, D Stoop, A M E Bos, C B Lambalk, R Schats, R J T van Golde, J Schipper, L A Louwe, A E P Cantineau, J M J Smeenk, J P de Bruin, N Reddy, Y Kopeika, F van der Veen, M van Wely, S C Linn, M Goddijn
BACKGROUND: Chemotherapy for breast cancer may have a negative impact on reproductive function due to gonadotoxicity. Fertility preservation via banking of oocytes or embryos after ovarian stimulation with FSH can increase the likelihood of a future live birth. It has been hypothesized that elevated serum estrogen levels during ovarian stimulation may induce breast tumour growth. This has led to the use of alternative stimulation protocols with addition of tamoxifen or letrozole. The effectiveness of these stimulation protocols in terms of oocyte yield is unknown...
July 11, 2017: Contemporary Clinical Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708416/subchronic-exposure-to-kalach-360-sl-induced-endocrine-disruption-and-ovary-damage-in-female-rats
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Latifa Hamdaoui, Manel Naifar, Fatma Rahmouni, Bahira Harrabi, Fatma Ayadi, Zouheir Sahnoun, Tarek Rebai
Kalach 360 SL (KL), glyphosate (G) surfactant-based herbicides, is a systemic herbicide effective against weeds. It was applied in agriculture in Tunisia and throughout the world, which can represent a risk to non-target organisms. The aim of this study was to investigate the morphological and biochemical aspects of ovary injury after exposure to KL. Female Wistar rats were divided into three groups: group 1 was used as a control; group 2 orally received 0.07 ml of KL, (126 mg of G/kg) and group 3 orally received 0...
July 14, 2017: Archives of Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701684/expression-of-aldo-keto-reductase-family-1-member-c14-during-ovulation-in-the-rat
#7
Phuong T M Dam, You-Jee Jang, Ja-Yeon Kim, Seul-Gee Choi, Jae-Il Park, Young-Woo Seo, Sang-Young Chun
The potent androgen 5α-dihydrotestosterone is metabolized to the weak androgen 5α-androstane-3α, 17β-diol (3α-diol) by the enzyme aldo-keto reductase family 1, member C14 (Akr1c14) in rodents. The purpose of the present study was to investigate the regulation of Akr1c14 expression during the ovulatory process in rat ovaries. Northern blot analysis revealed that treatment of immature rats with equine chorionic gonadotropin resulted in lowered Akr1c14 expression, whereas subsequent treatment with human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) increased ovarian Akr1c14 expression within 3 h...
July 11, 2017: Endocrine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698075/comparison-of-metformin-and-n-acetyl-cysteine-as-an-adjuvant-to-clomiphene-citrate-in-clomiphene-resistant-women-with-polycystic-ovary-syndrome
#8
M Nemati, S Nemati, A-M Taheri, B Heidari
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effects of short- and long-term treatment with metformin and NAC, in an adjuvant to clomiphene citrate (CC), on the improvement of hormonal profile (SHBG, total testosterone, FBS, and fasting insulin) and fertility status in CC-resistant women with PCOS. MATERIALS AND METHODS: One hundred and eight CC-resistant PCOS patients participated in the study and received either metformin (1500mg/day) or NAC (1800mg/day) with 100mg/day of CC for 8 and 12 weeks...
July 8, 2017: Journal of gynecology obstetrics and human reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693629/resveratrol-has-dose-dependent-effects-on-dna-fragmentation-and-mitochondrial-activity-of-ovine-secondary-follicles-cultured-in-vitro
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T J S Macedo, V R P Barros, A P O Monte, B B Gouveia, M É S Bezerra, A Y P Cavalcante, R S Barberino, V G Menezes, M H T Matos
The worldwide consumption of red wine, nuts and grapes has resulted in increased human exposure to resveratrol, which could affect reproductive function. However, the effect of resveratrol on in vitro culture of early-stage ovarian follicles has never been investigated. The aims of the present study were to evaluate the effect of resveratrol on sheep secondary follicle morphology, growth, DNA fragmentation, intracellular levels of glutathione (GSH) and active mitochondria. Secondary follicles were isolated from the ovaries and cultured for 18 days in supplemented α-MEM+ (control medium) or in control medium containing resveratrol (2, 10 or 30 µM)...
July 11, 2017: Zygote: the Biology of Gametes and Early Embryos
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689853/identification-of-patients-with-primary-ovarian-insufficiency-caused-by-autoimmunity
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Jing Gao, Xue Jiao, Yujie Dang, Jing Li, Guiyu Li, Ting Han, Yixun Liu, Yingying Qin, Zi-Jiang Chen
Autoimmune pathogenesis is responsible for a subset of primary ovarian insufficiency (POI) cases. The significance of autoantibodies for POI, however, remains unclear. A total of 250 women with idiopathic POI and 256 age-matched healthy women were enrolled. The presence in serum of adrenal cortex autoantibody (AAA), detected by indirect immunofluorescence and non-organ-specific antibodies, including antinuclear antibody, anti-cardiolipin antibody, and anti-double stranded DNA antibody, detected by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay, was compared...
June 21, 2017: Reproductive Biomedicine Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689806/cigarette-smoke-impaired-maturation-of-ovarian-follicles-and-normal-growth-of-uterus-inner-wall-of-female-wild-type-and-hypertensive-rats
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Hae-Miru Lee, Cho-Won Kim, Kyung-A Hwang, Jae-Hyuck Sung, Jin-Kyu Lee, Kyung-Chul Choi
Cigarette smoke (CS) is well known to be very harmful to human body functions such as fertility, reproduction, and development. CS is considered to more affect patients with hypertension (HT). To estimate the effect of CS associated with female rat's fertility, we examined the histopathological characteristics of the uterus and ovary which were obtained from the female rats exposed to smoke of the standard cigarette (3R4F) for 4 weeks (10h a week) according to the OECD guidelines. The female wild-type Wistar Kyoto (WK) rats (WTR) and spontaneously hypertensive WK rats (SHR) were used to compare the effect of CS on healthy and hypertensive rats...
July 6, 2017: Reproductive Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687593/effect-of-controlled-ovarian-hyperstimulation-on-puberty-and-estrus-in-mice-offspring
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Jiahui Ding, Xiujuan Tan, Kunkun Song, Wenwen Ma, Jing Xiao, Mingmin Zhang
Controlled ovarian hyperstimulation (COH) is widely used for the treatment of infertility, while the long-term effects of COH on the reproductive function in female offspring are currently unknown. Based on the fact that COH could cause high E2 levels in women throughout pregnancy, and excess estrogenic exposure during fetal development is harmful to subsequent adult ovarian function. We assumed the hypothesis that COH disrupts reproductive function in female offspring. To test this hypothesis, COH was induced in mice to obtain female offspring by PMSG and HCG, then we evaluated pubertal transition, serum levels of E2, AMH, FSH and LH, mRNA expressions of Esr1, Amhr2, Fshr and Lhcgr in ovaries, number of follicles and ovarian histology, and we also investigated apoptosis of follicles by TUNEL, the mRNA expressions of Fas, FasL, Bax, Bcl2, Caspase3, 8 and 9 by Quantitative Real-Time PCR, as well as the protein expressions of CLEAVED-CASPASE3, 8 and 9 by Western blot...
July 7, 2017: Reproduction: the Official Journal of the Society for the Study of Fertility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684382/a-regulatory-role-of-androgen-in-ovarian-steroidogenesis-by-rat-granulosa-cells
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Toru Hasegawa, Yasuhiko Kamada, Takeshi Hosoya, Shiho Fujita, Yuki Nishiyama, Nahoko Iwata, Yuji Hiramatsu, Fumio Otsuka
Excess androgen and insulin-like growth factor (IGF)-I in the ovarian follicle has been suggested to be involved in the pathophysiology of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Here we investigated the impact of androgen and IGF-I on the regulatory mechanism of ovarian steroidogenesis using rat primary granulosa cells. It was revealed that androgen treatment with dihydrotestosterone (DHT) amplified progesterone synthesis in the presence of FSH and IGF-I, whereas it had no significant effect on estrogen synthesis by rat granulosa cells...
July 3, 2017: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28683759/intravenous-neutralization-of-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-reduces-vascular-function-permeability-of-the-ovary-and-prevents-development-of-ohss-like-symptoms-in-rhesus-monkeys
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C V Bishop, D M Lee, O D Slayden, X Li
BACKGROUND: Ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS) is a disorder associated with elevated serum VEGFA following chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) exposure in controlled ovarian stimulation (COS) cycles in women. In this study, we tested the effect of intravenous VEGFA neutralization on OHSS-like symptoms and vascular function in rhesus macaques during COS cycles. METHODS: Monkeys (n = 8) were treated with 3 COS protocols and assigned randomly to groups as follows: 1) COS alone (Control, n = 5); 2) COS + VEGF mAb Avastin 19 ± 5 h before hCG (Avastin pre-hCG; n = 6); 3) COS + Avastin 3-4 days post-hCG (Avastin post-hCG; n = 4); 4) COS + Simulated Early Pregnancy (SEP n = 3); or 5) COS + SEP + Avastin (SEP + Avastin n = 3)...
July 6, 2017: Journal of Ovarian Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681453/ovarian-nests-in-cultured-females-of-the-siberian-sturgeon-acipenser-baerii-chondrostei-acipenseriformes
#15
Monika Żelazowska, Dorota Fopp-Bayat
Ovaries of Acipenser baerii are of an alimentary type and probably are meroistic. They contain ovarian nests, individual follicles, inner germinal ovarian epithelium, and fat tissue. Nests comprise cystoblasts, germline cysts, numerous early previtellogenic oocytes, and somatic cells. Cysts are composed of cystocytes, which are connected by intercellular bridges and are in the pachytene stage of the first meiotic prophase. They contain bivalents, finely granular, medium electron dense material, and nucleoli in the nucleoplasm...
July 6, 2017: Journal of Morphology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28678959/evaluation-of-ovarian-structures-using-computerized-microtomography
#16
Fernanda Paulini, Sacha B Chaves, José Luiz J P Rôlo, Ricardo B DE Azevedo, Carolina M Lucci
Visualization and clear understanding of the ovarian structures are important in determining the stage of oestrus, helping to diagnose several pathologies and supporting advances in reproductive technologies. In this research, computerized microtomography (microCT) was used to explore and characterize the ovarian structure of seven mammalian species. Ovaries of rats, female dog, queens, cows, mares, sows and a female donkey were used. After microCT scanning, the same samples were prepared for histologic evaluation, used here as a validation criterion...
June 29, 2017: Anais da Academia Brasileira de Ciências
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676954/ovarian-hyperstimulation-syndrome-due-to-follicle-stimulating-hormone-secreting-pituitary-adenomas
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Amelia Caretto, Roberto Lanzi, Cecilia Piani, Michela Molgora, Pietro Mortini, Marco Losa
PURPOSE: Gonadotroph adenomas are pituitary adenomas with inefficient and variable secretory characteristics, that is why they are usually considered as a subgroup of nonfunctioning pituitary adenomas (NFPA) and are recognized only at immunohistochemistry. When gonadotroph adenomas secrete active hormones, they may cause spontaneous ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS) in premenopausal women. Aim of our study is to describe three women with OHSS diagnosed before the removal of the adenoma and to calculate the prevalence of OHSS in premenopausal women with a clinical diagnosis of NFPA...
July 4, 2017: Pituitary
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674235/molecular-characterization-expression-profile-of-the-fshrgene-and-its-association-with-egg-production-traits-in-muscovy-duck
#18
Jiguo Xu, Xinfeng Gao, Xing Li, Qiao Ye, Endashaw Jebessa, Bahareldin Ali Abdalla, Qinghua Nie
Follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) and its receptor play a key role in the follicular development and regulation of steroidogenesis in the ovary and spermatogenesis in the testis. The purpose of this study was to characterize themuscovy duck FSHR gene, identify SNPs and their association with egg production traits in muscovy ducks. Here, we cloned the complementary DNA (cDNA) sequence of FSHR, and examined the expression patterns of FSHR gene in adult female muscovy duck tissues. The cloned cDNA of the muscovy duck FSHR gene shared high similarity to those of pekin duck (Anas platyrhynchos) (95...
June 2017: Journal of Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673204/abnormality-of-klotho-signaling-is-involved-in-polycystic-ovary-syndrome
#19
Zenghui Mao, Liqing Fan, Qiao Yu, Shuwei Luo, Xianling Wu, Jun Tang, Gehua Kang, Le Tang
This study investigated the involvement of the klotho-associated signaling in the apoptosis of granulosa cells (GCs) from the ovaries of patients with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and PCOS animals. Primary GCs were obtained from 26 healthy women and 43 women with PCOS. The PCOS animal model was established by the injection of dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA). Klotho protein and associated microRNA expression in human primary GCs and rats' ovarian tissues were measured by Western blot and real-time polymerase chain reaction, respectively...
January 1, 2017: Reproductive Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28672734/subclinical-hypothyroidism-does-not-influence-the-metabolic-and-hormonal-profile-of-women-with-pcos
#20
Eftihios Trakakis, Vasilios Pergialiotis, Erifili Hatziagelaki, Periklis Panagopoulos, Ioannis Salloum, Nikolaos Papantoniou
Background Subclinical hypothyroidism (SCH) is present in 5%-10% of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) patients. To date, its impact on the metabolic and hormonal profile of those women remains controversial. The purpose of our study is to evaluate the impact of SCH on the glycemic, lipid and hormonal profile of PCOS patients. Materials and methods We conducted a prospective case control study of patients that attended the Department of Gynecological Endocrinology of our hospital. Results Overall, 280 women with PCOS were enrolled during a time period of 7 years (2009-2015)...
June 23, 2017: Hormone Molecular Biology and Clinical Investigation
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