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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053993/orexin-system-in-swine-ovarian-follicles
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R Ciccimarra, S Bussolati, F Grasselli, S Grolli, L Ragionieri, F Ravanetti, M Botti, F Gazza, A Cacchioli, R Di Lecce, A M Cantoni, G Basini
Successful reproduction is strictly linked to metabolic cues. The orexins are a family of hypothalamic neurohormones, well known for their key role in the control of food intake and the involvement in several aspects of the reproductive process. The biological actions of both orexins are carried out through binding to the related Orexin 1 (OX1R) and Orexin 2 (OX2R) G-protein-coupled receptors. The purpose of this study was to investigate the presence of orexin system components in the porcine ovaries, to contribute to expand the knowledge about their pleiotropic role...
September 22, 2017: Domestic Animal Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053813/comparative-transcriptomic-analysis-of-high-and-low-egg-producing-duck-ovaries
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Z Tao, W Song, C Zhu, W Xu, H Liu, S Zhang, Li Huifang
The egg-laying rate is an important indicator of egg production of laying ducks. Egg production directly impacts the economic benefits of the duck industry. In order to obtain better insight into the molecular mechanisms associated with the process of egg production, comparative transcriptomic analysis of the ovaries of Jinding ducks with high and low egg production was performed using the Illumina HiSeq 2500 system. A total of 843 differentially expressed genes (DEGs) was identified, 367 that were down-regulated and 476 that were up-regulated in high egg production (HEP) ovaries, as compared with low egg production (LEP) ovaries...
October 5, 2017: Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053754/coming-of-age-do-female-harbour-porpoises-phocoena-phocoena-from-the-north-sea-and-baltic-sea-have-sufficient-time-to-reproduce-in-a-human-influenced-environment
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Tina Kesselring, Sacha Viquerat, Ralph Brehm, Ursula Siebert
The harbour porpoise is the only cetacean species native to German waters. Since human pressures are suggested to shorten their reproductive lifespan, basic knowledge on reproduction is strongly required. One parameter is the onset of sexual maturity in female harbour porpoises. Therefore, we investigated the first signs of sexual maturity for a period of almost two decades (1990-2016). Ovaries from 111 female harbour porpoises from the German North Sea and Baltic Sea were examined for the presence and morphological structure of follicles, corpora lutea and corpora albicantia...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045292/ovarian-metastases-of-breast-cancers-with-signet-ring-cells-a-report-of-17-cases-including-14-krukenberg-tumors
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Jennifer A Bennett, Robert H Young, Ai-Ying Chuang, Melinda F Lerwill
Krukenberg tumor, defined as metastatic adenocarcinoma to the ovary containing at least 10% signet ring cells, usually arises from the stomach but can also originate from other sites. We reviewed 17 metastatic breast carcinomas to the ovary with signet ring cells to potentially identify features indicative of mammary origin as opposed to other possible primary sites. The patients ranged from 41 to 76 (mean, 53.6) yr. Fourteen had a prior history of invasive breast carcinoma (invasive ductal carcinoma, 4; invasive lobular carcinoma, 3; adenocarcinoma not otherwise specified, 3; carcinoma with ductal and lobular features, 2; and unspecified carcinoma, 2) and metastases were identified 2 to 284 (mean, 79) mo after the original diagnosis...
October 17, 2017: International Journal of Gynecological Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29043701/royal-jelly-promotes-ovarian-follicles-growth-and-increases-steroid-hormones-in-immature-rats
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Elham Ghanbari, Mohammad Rasool Khazaei, Mozafar Khazaei, Vahid Nejati
Background: Royal jelly (RJ) is a complementary diet widely prescribed by traditional medicine specialists for treatment of infertility. The aim of present study was to evaluate the effects of RJ on a set of reproductive parameters in immature female rats. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this experimental study, thirty two immature female rats (30-35 g) were divided into four groups (n=8/group): three experimental groups and one control. The experimental groups received 100, 200 and 400 mg/kg/body weight doses of RJ daily for 14 days, and the control group received 0...
January 2018: International Journal of Fertility & Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29043522/cryovial-monolayer-vitrification-for-ovarian-tissue-cryopreservation
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Hongxia Li, Haixia Cao, Xingping Guo, Huaixiu Wang
The cryopreservation of ovarian tissue has been proved to be effective for fertility preservation. To find a better cryopreservation method, we tested the efficacy of cryovial monolayer vitrification method in comparison with that of needle immersed vitrification (NIV). Ovaries from 10 female kunming mice aged 6-8 weeks were cut into pieces and allocated into group A (cryovial monolayer vitrification method), group B (NIV method) and group C (fresh control). In group A, pieces of ovarian tissue were layered around the inner wall of cryovial as a monolayer; and in group B, pieces of ovarian tissue were pierced with a needle...
October 17, 2017: Cell and Tissue Banking
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042199/temporal-expression-and-gonadotropic-regulation-of-aromatase-and-estrogen-receptors-in-the-ovary-of-wall-lizard-hemidactylus-flaviviridis-correlation-with-plasma-estradiol-and-ovarian-follicular-development
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Mamta Tripathy, Umesh Rai
The current study in Indian wall lizard Hemidactylus flaviviridis for the first time demonstrates the reproductive phase-dependent expression pattern of aromatase (cyp19) and estrogen receptor subtypes (er-α and er-β) as well as their gonadotropic regulation in the ovary of a squamate. The expression of cyp19 remained low during regressed phase, increased markedly in recrudescent and declined sharply in breeding phase. Further, temporal profile of plasma estradiol 17-β (E2) was found to be relatively parallel to the expression pattern of ovarian cyp19...
October 14, 2017: Steroids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040417/neonatal-immune-activation-depletes-the-ovarian-follicle-reserve-and-alters-ovarian-acute-inflammatory-mediators-in-neonatal-rats
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Erin A Fuller, Luba Sominsky, Jessie M Sutherland, Kate A Redgrove, Lauren Harms, Eileen A McLaughlin, Deborah M Hodgson
Normal ovarian development is crucial for female reproductive success and longevity. Interruptions to the delicate process of initial folliculogenesis may lead to ovarian dysfunction. We have previously demonstrated that an early life immune challenge in the rat, induced by administration of lipopolysaccharide (LPS) on postnatal day (PND) 3 and 5, depletes ovarian follicle reserve long term. Here, we hypothesised that this neonatal immune challenge leads to an increase in peripheral and ovarian inflammatory signalling, contributing to an acute depletion of ovarian follicles...
October 10, 2017: Biology of Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29039070/the-evaluation-of-xenotransplantation-of-feline-ovarian-tissue-vitrified-by-needle-immersed-vitrification-technique-into-male-immunodeficient-mice
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Mürşide Ayşe Demirel, Duygu Baki Acar, Burcu Ekim, Ferda Topal Çelikkan, Kübra Karakaş Alkan, Seçkin Salar, Esra Atabenli Erdemli, Sinan Özkavukçu, Seda Sağlam Yar, Halit Kanca, Ayhan Baştan
In this study, the efficiency of the "Needle Immersed Vitrification" technique was tested on cryopreserved feline ovarian tissue. For vitrification, ovarian fragments (0.5-1.5 mm(2)) from each ovary were collected; the grafts were exposed to 7.5-15% ethylene glycol and 7.5-15% dimethyl sulfoxide at room temperature and stored in liquid nitrogen at least 1 week. Morphologic examinations, expression of genes such as B cell lymphoma 2, B-cell lymphoma-2-associated X protein, Bone morphogenetic protein 15, zone of polarizing activity, zona pellucida C protein and DNA (cytosine-5)-methyltransferase 1, ultrastructural analysis and viability tests were carried out from collected grafts...
October 16, 2017: Cell and Tissue Banking
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036809/role-of-fshr-rs6165-and-esr2-rs4986938-polymorphisms-in-ovarian-stimulation-of-iranian-women-who-underwent-assisted-reproduction-treatment
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Maryam Kaviani, Sayyed Mohammad Hossein Ghaderian, Soheila Arefi, Mehrdad Hashemi, Sarah Sadat Aghabozorg Afjeh
BACKGROUND: Gonadotropin therapy was used to stimulate the ovary in infertile women who underwent assisted reproduction treatment (ART). Numerous studies indicated that infertile women showed different responses to gonadotropin therapy. Follicle stimulating hormone receptor (FSHR) and Oestrogen receptor (ER) polymorphisms have been reported to involve induction of folliculogenesis and ovarian response to treatment. METHODS: In the present study, two polymorphisms, namely FSHR rs6165 and ESR2 rs4986938, were investigated in 198 Iranian infertile women aged less than 39 years who underwent ART...
September 29, 2017: Human Antibodies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033405/construction-and-expression-of-vectors-encoding-biologically-active-rodent-gonadotropins
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Akihiko Ohta, Yuichiro Tsunoda, Yoshihiko Tamura, Kayoko Iino, Naoto Nishimura, Hiroto Nishihara, Haruka Takanashi, Saishu Yoshida, Takako Kato, Yukio Kato
The gonadotropins, luteinizing hormone (LH) and follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH), are important hormones in vertebrate reproduction. The isolation of gonadotropins from the pituitary gland is sub-optimal, as the cross-contamination of one hormone with another is common and often results in the variation in the measured activity of LH and FSH. The production of recombinant hormones is, therefore, a viable approach to solve this problem. This study aimed to express recombinant rat, mouse, and mastomys FSH and LH in Chinese hamster ovary (CHO) cells...
October 13, 2017: Journal of Reproduction and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029246/the-epidermal-growth-factor-network-role-in-oocyte-growth-maturation-and-developmental-competence
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Dulama Richani, Robert B Gilchrist
BACKGROUND: The LH surge induces great physiological changes within the preovulatory follicle, which culminate in the ovulation of a mature oocyte that is capable of supporting embryo and foetal development. However, unlike mural granulosa cells, the oocyte and its surrounding cumulus cells are not directly responsive to LH, indicating that the LH signal is mediated by secondary factors produced by the granulosa cells. The mechanisms by which the oocyte senses the ovulatory LH signal and hence prepares for ovulation has been a subject of considerable controversy for the past four decades...
September 20, 2017: Human Reproduction Update
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027807/annals-express-biochemistry-of-the-menopause
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John W Honour
The life of a human female is characterised from teenage years by monthly menstruation which ceases (the menopause) typically between the age of 40 and 60 years. The potential for reproduction declines and ceases as the ovaries become depleted of follicles. A transition period in mid-life, for 2 to 10 years, when menstruation is less regular is called the peri-menopause. The menopause is associated with a significant decline in plasma concentrations of sex hormones, an increase in the concentrations of the gonadotrophins and changes in other hormones such as the inhibins...
January 1, 2017: Annals of Clinical Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026721/expression-of-the-genes-for-peroxisome-proliferator-activated-receptor-%C3%AE-cyclooxygenase-2-and-proinflammatory-cytokines-in-granulosa-cells-from-women-with-polycystic-ovary-syndrome
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Joong Yeup Lee, Jin Cheol Tae, Chung Hyon Kim, Doyeong Hwang, Ki Chul Kim, Chang Suk Suh, Seok Hyun Kim
OBJECTIVE: To identify differences in the expression of the genes for peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor (PPAR)-γ, cyclooxygenase (COX)-2, and the proinflammatory cytokines interleukin (IL)-6 and tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α in granulosa cells (GCs) from polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) patients and controls undergoing controlled ovarian stimulation. METHODS: Nine patients with PCOS and six controls were enrolled in this study. On the day of oocyte retrieval, GCs were collected from pooled follicular fluid...
September 2017: Clinical and Experimental Reproductive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025092/heat-stress-induces-autophagy-in-pig-ovaries-during-follicular-development
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Benjamin J Hale, Candice L Hager, Jacob T Seibert, Joshua T Selsby, Lance H Baumgard, Aileen F Keating, Jason W Ross
Hyperthermia or heat stress (HS) occurs when heat dissipation mechanisms are overwhelmed by external and internal heat production. Hyperthermia negatively affects reproduction and potentially compromises oocyte integrity and reduces developmental competence of ensuing embryos. Autophagy is the process by which cells recycle energy through the reutilization of cellular components and is activated by a variety of stressors. Study objectives were to characterize autophagy-related proteins in the ovary following cyclical HS during the follicular phase...
August 28, 2017: Biology of Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29024517/germ-cell-migration-proliferation-and-differentiation-during-gonadal-morphogenesis-in-all-female-japanese-flounder-paralichthys-olivaceus
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Yang Yang, Qinghua Liu, Yongshuang Xiao, Xueying Wang, Hao An, Zongcheng Song, Feng You, Yanfeng Wang, Daoyuan Ma, Jun Li
In this study, all genetic female(XX)broods of Japanese flounder were produced artificially by mating the females with sex-reversed males. The proliferation and migration of primordial germ cells (PGCs), formation of ovary and oogenesis were described in detail. After hatching, around 20 individual PGCs migrated from the lateral to the dorsal of trunk region. At 15 days post hatching (dph), a part of PGCs were covered by a single layer somatic cells and formed the genital ridge. By 22 dph, the elongated gonadal primordia appeared under the ventral kidney, where the PGCs were totally enclosed by somatic cells...
October 10, 2017: Anatomical Record: Advances in Integrative Anatomy and Evolutionary Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29021759/effects-of-gladiolus-dalenii-on-the-stress-induced-behavioral-neurochemical-and-reproductive-changes-in-rats
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David Fotsing, Gwladys T Ngoupaye, Agnes C Ouafo, Stephanie K J Njapdounke, Yongabi A Kenneth, Elisabeth Ngo Bum
Gladiolus dalenii is a plant commonly used in many regions of Cameroon as a cure for various diseases like headaches, epilepsy, schizophrenia, and mood disorders. Recent studies have revealed that the aqueous extract of G. dalenii (AEGD) exhibited antidepressant-like properties in rats. Therefore, we hypothesized that the AEGD could protect from the stress-induced behavioral, neurochemical, and reproductive changes in rats. The objective of the present study was to elucidate the effect of the AEGD on behavioral, neurochemical, and reproductive characteristics, using female rats subjected to chronic immobilization stress...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29019757/pediatric-ovarian-torsion-spectrum-of-imaging-findings
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Akosua Sintim-Damoa, Anand Shyamcharan Majmudar, Harris L Cohen, Louis Swig Parvey
The accurate diagnosis of ovarian torsion is imperative, as loss of the ovary can have long-term consequences in terms of fertility. However, a nonspecific clinical presentation in conjunction with a highly variable imaging appearance makes the diagnosis of ovarian torsion challenging. This is complicated even further in the pediatric population, as these patients cannot always articulate their symptoms or provide an adequate medical history. Therefore, imaging has a critical role in the diagnosis of ovarian torsion in pediatric patients...
October 2017: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29018356/xiao-yao-san-a-chinese-medicine-formula-ameliorates-chronic-unpredictable-mild-stress-induced-polycystic-ovary-in-rat
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Hao-Yu Sun, Quan Li, Yu-Ying Liu, Xiao-Hong Wei, Chun-Shui Pan, Jing-Yu Fan, Jing-Yan Han
Chronic stress induces endocrine disturbance, which contributes to the development of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), a condition that remains a challenge for clinicians to cope with. The present study investigated the effect of Xiao-Yao-San (XYS), a traditional Chinese medicine formula used for treatment of gynecological disease, on the chronic stress-induced polycystic ovary and its underlying mechanism. Female Sprague-Dwaley rats underwent a 3 weeks chronic unpredictable mild stress (CUMS) procedure to establish the PCOS model, followed by 4 weeks treatment with XYS (0...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29017851/seasonal-ovarian-immunolocalization-of-neuropeptide-y-and-its-role-in-steriodogenesis-in-asian-catfish-clarias-batrachus
#20
Priyadarshini, Bechan Lal
The present study was undertaken to examine the cellular localization and potential steroidogenic role of neuropeptide Y (NPY) in the ovary of the freshwater catfish, Clarias batrachus. NPY-immunoreaction was observed in the follicular cells (granulosa and thecal cells) in the growing ovarian follicles, and the intensity of staining increased steadily from the initiation of follicular development until follicles were fully grown. Thereafter as follicles matured the stain intensity decreased. Positive correlations were found between NPY expression and the ovarian levels of 17β-estradiol, testosterone, and activities of 3β-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase (3β-HSD) and 17β-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase (17β-HSD) in the ovary...
October 7, 2017: General and Comparative Endocrinology
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