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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817572/tissue-specific-insulin-signaling-mediates-female-sexual-attractiveness
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Tatyana Y Fedina, Devin Arbuthnott, Howard D Rundle, Daniel E L Promislow, Scott D Pletcher
Individuals choose their mates so as to maximize reproductive success, and one important component of this choice is assessment of traits reflecting mate quality. Little is known about why specific traits are used for mate quality assessment nor about how they reflect it. We have previously shown that global manipulation of insulin signaling, a nutrient-sensing pathway governing investment in survival versus reproduction, affects female sexual attractiveness in the fruit fly, Drosophila melanogaster. Here we demonstrate that these effects on attractiveness derive from insulin signaling in the fat body and ovarian follicle cells, whose signals are integrated by pheromone-producing cells called oenocytes...
August 2017: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814333/rapamycin-prevents-cyclophosphamide-induced-over-activation-of-primordial-follicle-pool-through-pi3k-akt-mtor-signaling-pathway-in-vivo
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Linyan Zhou, Yanqiu Xie, Song Li, Yihua Liang, Qi Qiu, Haiyan Lin, Qingxue Zhang
BACKGROUND: Primordial follicular depletion has thought to be a common adverse effect of chemotherapy especially for female of reproductive age. The study aimed to evaluate the protective effect of rapamycin on the primordial follicles and its potential mechanism for patients receiving chemotherapy. METHODS: 8-week old BALB/c female mice were randomly assigned into four groups (control; rapamycin; cyclophosphamide; and rapamycin combined with cyclophosphamide). Hematoxylin staining, immunohistochemical, TUNEL, western blotting and ELISA were employed to assess inter-group differences using Student's t-test and Mann-Whitney test...
August 16, 2017: Journal of Ovarian Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814191/maternal-overweight-disrupts-the-sexual-maturation-of-the-offspring
#3
Rocío A Galarza, Eric A Rhon Calderón, Analía E Cortez, Alicia G Faletti
The aims of the present work were to study the effect of maternal overweight and obesity on the ovarian reserve, follicular development, and ovulation of the offspring and to assess whether this maternal condition alters oocyte integrity. To this end, female offspring from rats fed standard (OSD) or cafeteria (OCD) diet were used. Body weight, vaginal opening, and estrous cycle were recorded and ovaries were obtained on the day of the second estrus. In addition, ovarian weight, ovulation rate (measured by the number of oocytes within oviducts), follicular development (determined by histology), and oocyte integrity were examined...
September 2017: Reproductive Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807396/polycystic-ovary-morphology-age-based-ultrasound-criteria
#4
Hyun-Jun Kim, Judith M Adams, Jens A Gudmundsson, Gudmundur Arason, Cindy T Pau, Corrine K Welt
OBJECTIVE: To determine age-based criteria for polycystic ovary morphology. DESIGN: Cross-sectional, case-control design. SETTING: Outpatient setting. SUBJECT(S): Women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) defined by hyperandrogenism and irregular menses (n = 544) and controls with regular menses and no evidence of hyperandrogenism (n = 666) participated. Parameters were tested in a second cohort of women with PCOS (n = 105) and controls (n = 32) meeting the same criteria...
August 11, 2017: Fertility and Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807003/overexpression-of-mir-21-in-stem-cells-improves-ovarian-structure-and-function-in-rats-with-chemotherapy-induced-ovarian-damage-by-targeting-pdcd4-and-pten-to-inhibit-granulosa-cell-apoptosis
#5
Xiafei Fu, Yuanli He, Xuefeng Wang, Dongxian Peng, Xiaoying Chen, Xinran Li, Qing Wang
BACKGROUND: Chemotherapy-induced premature ovarian failure (POF) is a severe complication affecting tumor patients at a childbearing age. Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) can partially restore the ovarian structure and function damaged by chemotherapy. miR-21 is a microRNA that can regulate cell apoptosis. This study discusses the repair effect and mechanism of MSCs overexpressing miR-21 on chemotherapy-induced POF. METHODS: Rat MSCs and granulosa cells (GCs) were isolated in vitro...
August 14, 2017: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805910/evaluation-of-an-intravaginal-triptorelin-acetate-gel-for-inducing-ovulation-in-mares
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C D Sinclair, S K Webel, T L Douthit, L W Murray, A L Jager, D M Grieger, J M Kouba
The objective of these studies was to investigate the efficacy of an intravaginal triptorelin acetate (TA) gel as an ovulation-inducing agent in mares. In Exp. 1, 24 mares were blocked using a combination of parity and age and randomly assigned to 1 of 3 treatment groups: 5 mL TA gel (TA5), 10 mL TA gel (TA10), or 5 mL vehicle gel only (CON). Following the appearance of a follicle ≥ 25 mm, a blood sample was obtained for measurement of LH from each mare every 24 h until treatment administration. When a follicle ≥ 35 mm was observed, treatments were administered intravaginally...
August 2017: Journal of Animal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801854/how-do-red-and-infrared-low-level-lasers-affect-folliculogenesis-cycle-in-rat-s-ovary-tissue-in-comparison-with-clomiphene-under-in-vivo-condition
#7
Paria Naseri, Alireza Alihemmati, Seyed Hossein Rasta
Folliculogenesis is a cycle that produces the majority of oocyte. Any disruption to this cycle leads to ovulation diseases, like polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). Treatments include drugs and surgery; lasers have also been used complementarily. Meanwhile, still there is no definite treatment for PCOS. This study investigated the photo-bio stimulation effect of near-infrared and red low-level laser on producing follicles and compared the result with result of using common drug, clomiphene. Therefore, the aim of this study was to propose the use of lasers autonomously treatment...
August 11, 2017: Lasers in Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801138/cadmium-exposure-in-newborn-rats-ovary-induces-developmental-disorders-of-primordial-follicles-and-the-differential-expression-of-scf-c-kit-gene
#8
Wenchang Zhang, Tingting Wu, Chenyun Zhang, Lingfeng Luo, Meimei Xie, Huiling Huang
Since the 1990s, the rising problem that gonad reproductive toxicity on adult female after exposing to cadmium (Cd), an environmental endocrine disruptor, has attracted high attention at home and abroad,and was systematically studied. Our research focuses on a further problem is that early cadmium exposure (during birth to before puberty) impact on development and function of ovarian cells and its possible mechanism. Our research focuses on the changes of ovarian cells growth and development after the newborn rat ovaries with cadmium exposure in vitro, and different expression of ovarian cells development-related factors, SCF/c-kit and changes of their DNA methylation status...
August 8, 2017: Toxicology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797922/vitamin-d-receptor-expression-and-potential-role-of-vitamin-d-on-cell-proliferation-and-steroidogenesis-in-goat-ovarian-granulosa-cells
#9
Xiaolei Yao, Guomin Zhang, Yixuan Guo, Mohamed Ei-Samahy, Shuting Wang, Yongjie Wan, Le Han, Zifei Liu, Feng Wang, Yanli Zhang
This study aimed to investigate the expression of the vitamin D receptor (VDR) in goat follicles and to determine the effects of Vit D3 supplementation on goat granulosa cells (GCs) function linked to follicular development. The results demonstrated that VDR was prominently localized in GCs, with expression increasing with follicle diameter. Addition of Vit D3 (1α,25-(OH)2VD3; 10 nM) to GCs caused an increase in VDR and in steroidogenic acute regulator (StAR) and 3β-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase (3β-HSD) mRNA expression...
August 3, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797804/a-game-of-two-gene-expression-analysis-of-brain-cyp19a1b-and-gonadal-cyp19a1a-aromatase-in-females-of-a-neotropical-cichlid-fish-through-the-parental-care-period-and-removal-of-the-offspring
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Martín R Ramallo, Renato M Honji, Agustina Birba, Leonel Morandini, María L Varela, Griselda Genovese, Renata G Moreira, Gustavo M Somoza, Matías Pandolfi
For many species parental behavior is essential for the survival of the offspring. While the ultimate causes of teleost parental behavior have been widely studied, comparatively little is known about its proximate causes. The aim of this study was to analyze the yet unexplored, potential dual role of brain and gonadal aromatases, the enzymes responsible for the conversion of androgens to estrogens in the brains and gonads of teleosts, respectively, on the different stages of the maternal care period of the biparental cichlid Cichlasoma dimerus, locally known as chanchita...
August 7, 2017: General and Comparative Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796235/development-of-fertile-mouse-oocytes-from-mitotic-germ-cells-in-vitro
#11
Kanako Morohaku, Yuji Hirao, Yayoi Obata
Mammalian fetal ovaries contain numerous primordial germ cells (PGCs), although few mature oocytes are obtained from females, owing to apoptosis and follicle atresia. The regulatory mechanisms underlying oogenesis/folliculogenesis remain unknown. Development of methods for obtaining mature oocytes from PGCs in fetal ovaries in vitro could contribute to clarifying these mechanisms. The failure of follicle assembly has been found to be the most challenging aspect in conventional culture conditions. Recently, we established novel culture conditions that enable successful follicle assembly, sustaining interactions between the oocyte and somatic cells, and, in turn, promoting oocyte growth and maturation...
September 2017: Nature Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795765/vitamin-d-predictors-in-polycystic-ovary-syndrome-a-meta-analysis
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Flora Bacopoulou, Evangelia Kolias, Vasiliki Efthymiou, Constantine N Antonopoulos, Evangelia Charmandari
BACKGROUND: The aim of this meta-analysis was to examine differences and predictors of serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D concentrations in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) compared with non-PCOS controls matched for body mass index. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Three databases were searched (2003-2015) to retrieve studies that evaluated serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D in PCOS women and controls. Meta-regression analysis was performed with anthropometric and metabolic/endocrine parameters as covariates...
August 10, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791335/internalization-of-rat-fsh-and-lh-cg-receptors-by-rec-ecg-in-cho-k1-cells
#13
Jong-Ju Park, Hun-Ki Seong, Jeong-Soo Kim, Byambaragchaa Munkhzaya, Myung-Hwa Kang, Kwan-Sik Min
Equine chorionic gonadotropin (eCG) is a unique molecule that elicits the response characteristics of both follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) and luteinizing hormone (LH) in other species. Previous studies from this laboratory had demonstrated that recombinant eCG (rec-eCG) from Chinese hamster ovary (CHO-K1) cells exhibited both FSH- and LH-like activity in rat granulosa and Leydig cells. In this study, we analyzed receptor internalization through rec-eCGs, wild type eCG (eCGβ/α) and mutant eCG (eCGβ/αΔ56) with an N-linked oligosaccharide at Asn(56) of the α-subunit...
June 2017: Balsaeng'gwa Saengsig
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790184/adiponectin-protects-against-development-of-metabolic-disturbances-in-a-pcos-mouse-model
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Anna Benrick, Belén Chanclón, Peter Micallef, Yanling Wu, Laila Hadi, John M Shelton, Elisabet Stener-Victorin, Ingrid Wernstedt Asterholm
Adiponectin, together with adipocyte size, is the strongest factor associated with insulin resistance in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). This study investigates the causal relationship between adiponectin levels and metabolic and reproductive functions in PCOS. Prepubertal mice overexpressing adiponectin from adipose tissue (APNtg), adiponectin knockouts (APNko), and their wild-type (WT) littermate mice were continuously exposed to placebo or dihydrotestosterone (DHT) to induce PCOS-like traits...
August 8, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783591/association-of-gene-polymorphisms-of-estrogen-receptor-follicle-stimulating-hormone-%C3%AE-and-leptin-with-follicular-cysts-in-large-white-sows
#15
Haotian Wang, Lu Chen, Yanwen Jiang, Shan Gao, Shuxiong Chen, Xue Zheng, Zhuo Liu, Yun Zhao, Hongjiao Li, Jiaxin Yu, Fengge Wang, Yating Liu, Chunjin Li, Xu Zhou
Ovarian follicular cysts are one of leading causes of infertility and financial loss in pig breeding program. This study was carried out to investigate the association between polymorphisms of estrogen receptor (ESR), follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) β, and leptin genes and follicular cysts in sows. A total of 47 and 120 sows with follicular cysts and normal follicles, respectively, were selected to evaluate whether these candidate loci affect the formation of follicular cysts in sows. The polymorphisms of ESR, FSHβ, FSHβ/HaeIII and leptin genes were tested by PCR and PCR-RFLP methods...
April 7, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780825/-effect-of-cigarette-smoke-exposure-during-pregnancy-on-offspring-of-ovarian-development-and-oocyte-dna-methylation-in-female-mice
#16
J G Gao, L Gong, Z H Wu, J K Yang, A Q Lin, W J Bu
Objective: To explore the effects of cigarette smoke exposure during pregnancy on the quality of oocytes and the whole genome DNA methylation in the offspring of female mice during the period of germinal vesicle (GV) . Methods: The pregnant 7 d mice were divided into 3 groups, exposure on the 0, 0.5, 1 lit cigarettes cabinet (volume 18 L) , at 9 am and 3 pm for 1 h twice daily, until delivery. When the mice were 6 weeks old, the organ index and the number of follicles in the ovary were detected by weighing and making HE stained sections...
June 20, 2017: Chinese Journal of Industrial Hygiene and Occupational Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780721/repeated-collection-of-conjoined-oocytes-from-a-patient-with-polycystic-ovary-syndrome-resulting-in-one-successful-live-birth-from-frozen-thawed-blastocyst-transfer-a-case-report
#17
Kohji Yano, Naoko Hashida, Toshiko Kubo, Ikuko Ohashi, Azusa Koizumi, Rumi Kageura, Kouichi Furutani, Chieko Yano
Few cases have been reported in which the aspiration of a single follicle led to the recovery of two conjoined oocytes surrounded by a single zona pellucida. This report describes a successful embryo transfer with subsequent live birth derived from conjoined oocytes, and a later pair of conjoined oocytes in the same patient. After oocyte retrieval from a patient with polycystic ovary syndrome, two pairs of conjoined oocytes were collected. One oocyte was fertilized using in vitro fertilization (IVF) and developed to the blastocyst stage...
August 5, 2017: Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780396/mobile-phone-1800mhz-radiation-impairs-female-reproduction-in-mice-mus-musculus-through-stress-induced-inhibition-of-ovarian-and-uterine-activity
#18
Saba Shahin, Surya Pal Singh, Chandra Mohini Chaturvedi
Present study investigated the long-term effects of mobile phone (1800MHz) radiation in stand-by, dialing and receiving modes on the female reproductive function (ovarian and uterine histo-architecture, and steroidogenesis) and stress responses (oxidative and nitrosative stress). We observed that mobile phone radiation induces significant elevation in ROS, NO, lipid peroxidation, total carbonyl content and serum corticosterone coupled with significant decrease in antioxidant enzymes in hypothalamus, ovary and uterus of mice...
August 2, 2017: Reproductive Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28779857/hormonal-changes-over-the-spawning-cycle-in-the-female-three-spined-stickleback-gasterosteus-aculeatus
#19
Chrysoula Roufidou, Monika Schmitz, Ian Mayer, Marion Sebire, Ioanna Katsiadaki, Yi Ta Shao, Bertil Borg
Female three-spined sticklebacks are batch spawners laying eggs in a nest built by the male. We sampled female sticklebacks at different time points, when they were ready to spawn and 6, 24, 48 and 72 hours post-spawning (hps) with a male. Following spawning, almost all females (15 out of 19) had ovulated eggs again at Day 3 post-spawning (72hps). At sampling, plasma, brain and pituitaries were collected, and the ovary and liver were weighed. Testosterone (T) and estradiol (E2) were measured by radioimmunoassay...
August 2, 2017: General and Comparative Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771232/di-2-ethylhexyl-phthalate-exposure-impairs-meiotic-progression-and-dna-damage-repair-in-fetal-mouse-oocytes-in-vitro
#20
Jing-Cai Liu, Fang-Nong Lai, Ling Li, Xiao-Feng Sun, Shun-Feng Cheng, Wei Ge, Yu-Feng Wang, Lan Li, Xi-Feng Zhang, Massimo De Felici, Paul W Dyce, Wei Shen
Di (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP), is the most common member of the class of phthalates that are used as plasticizers and have become common environmental contaminants. A number of studies have shown that DEHP exposure impacts reproductive health in both male and female mammals by acting as an estrogen analog. Here, we investigated the effects of DEHP on meiotic progression of fetal mouse oocytes by using an in vitro model of ovarian tissue culture. The results showed that 10 or 100 μM DEHP exposure inhibited the progression of oocytes throughout meiotic prophase I, specifically from the pachytene to diplotene stages...
August 3, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
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