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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345489/primary-culture-of-human-cumulus-cells-requires-stearoyl-coenzyme-a-desaturase-1-activity-for-steroidogenesis-and-enhancing-oocyte-in-vitro-maturation
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Shabnam Fayezi, Marefat Ghaffari Novin, Masoud Darabi, Mohsen Norouzian, Mohammad Nouri, Laya Farzadi, Maryam Darabi
Stearoyl-coenzyme A desaturase 1 (SCD1) is a key enzyme in lipid metabolism and is expressed in cumulus cells. The objective of the present study was to evaluate the effect of SCD1 inhibition in human cumulus cells on triglyceride content, steroidogenesis, and oocyte in vitro maturation. Human cumulus cells were exposed to SCD1 inhibitor CAY10566 (SCDinhib) alone or in combination with oleic acid in primary culture. The SCDinhib markedly suppressed triglyceride accumulation (-47%, P = .01), aromatase gene expression (-36%, P = ...
January 1, 2017: Reproductive Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339853/prosurvival-effect-of-cumulus-prostaglandin-g-h-synthase-2-prostaglandin2-signaling-on-bovine-blastocyst-impact-on-in-vivo-posthatching-development%C3%A2
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Fabienne Nuttinck, Alice Jouneau, Gilles Charpigny, Isabelle Hue, Christophe Richard, Pierre Adenot, Sylvie Ruffini, Ludivine Laffont, Martine Chebrout, Véronique Duranthon, Brigitte Marquant-Le Guienne
Apoptotic activity is a common physiological process which culminates at the blastocyst stage in the preimplantation embryo of many mammals. The degree of embryonic cell death can be influenced by the oocyte microenvironment. However, the prognostic significance of the incidence of apoptosis remains undefined. Prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) derived from prostaglandin G/H synthase-2 (PTGS2) activity is a well-known prosurvival factor that is mainly studied in oncology. PGE2 is the predominant PTGS2-derived prostaglandin present in the oocyte microenvironment during the periconceptional period...
March 7, 2017: Biology of Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338721/mammographic-density-defined-by-higher-than-conventional-brightness-thresholds-better-predicts-breast-cancer-risk
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Tuong L Nguyen, Ye K Aung, Christopher F Evans, Gillian S Dite, Jennifer Stone, Robert J MacInnis, James G Dowty, Adrian Bickerstaffe, Kelly Aujard, Johanna M Rommens, Yun-Mi Song, Joohon Sung, Mark A Jenkins, Melissa C Southey, Graham G Giles, Carmel Apicella, John L Hopper
Background: Mammographic density defined by the conventional pixel brightness threshold, and adjusted for age and body mass index (BMI), is a well-established risk factor for breast cancer. We asked if higher thresholds better separate women with and without breast cancer. Methods: We studied Australian women, 354 with breast cancer over-sampled for early-onset and family history, and 944 unaffected controls frequency-matched for age at mammogram. We measured mammographic dense area and percent density using the CUMULUS software at the conventional threshold, which we call Cumulus , and at two increasingly higher thresholds, which we call Altocumulus and Cirrocumulus , respectively...
October 8, 2016: International Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336451/effect-of-soybean-phosphatidylcholine-on-lipid-profile-of-bovine-oocytes-matured-in-vitro
#4
Caroline P Pitangui-Molina, Alessandra A Vireque, Alessandra Tata, Katia Roberta A Belaz, Vanessa G Santos, Christina R Ferreira, Marcos N Eberlin, Marcos Felipe S Sá, Rui A Ferriani, Ana Carolina J S Rosa-E-Silva
The phospholipid (PL) composition of embryo and oocyte membranes affects thermal phase behavior and several physicochemical properties such as fluidity and permeability. The characterization of PL profiles and the development of suitable in vitro maturation (IVM) protocols, that are able to modify membrane's composition, may result in significant improvements in oocyte developmental potential and cryotolerance. Using soybean phosphatidylcholine (PC) as a model supplement, we evaluated the effect of PL supplementation during IVM on bovine cumulus-oocyte-complex (COC)...
March 20, 2017: Chemistry and Physics of Lipids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333185/randomized-open-trial-comparing-a-modified-double-lumen-needle-follicular-flushing-system-with-a-single-lumen-aspiration-needle-in-ivf-patients-with-poor-ovarian-response
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Kyra von Horn, Marion Depenbusch, Askan Schultze-Mosgau, Georg Griesinger
STUDY QUESTION: Is a modified double-lumen aspiration needle system with follicular flushing able to increase the mean oocyte yield by at least one in poor response IVF patients as compared to single-lumen needle aspiration without flushing? SUMMARY ANSWER: Follicular flushing with the modified flushing system did not increase the number of oocytes, but increased the procedure duration. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: Most studies on follicular flushing were performed with conventional double-lumen needles in patients who were normal responders...
February 9, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333031/new-approaches-regarding-the-in-vitro-maturation-of-oocytes-manipulating-cyclic-nucleotides-and-their-partners-in-crime
#6
REVIEW
Ramon Cesar Botigelli, Eduardo Montanari Razza, Elisa Mariano Pioltine, Marcelo Fábio Gouveia Nogueira
Several discoveries have been described recently (5-10 years) about the biology of ovarian follicles (oocyte, cumulus cells and granulosa cells), including new aspects of cellular communication, the control of oocyte maturation and the acquisition of oocyte competence for fertilization and further embryo development. These advances are nourishing assisted reproduction techniques (ART) with new possibilities, in which novel culture systems are being developed and tested to improve embryo yield and quality. This mini-review aims to describe how the recent knowledge on the physiological aspects of mammalian oocyte is reflecting as original or revisited approaches into the context of embryo production...
February 1, 2017: JBRA Assisted Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331195/galactose-and-its-metabolites-deteriorate-metaphase-ii-mouse-oocyte-quality-and-subsequent-embryo-development-by-disrupting-the-spindle-structure
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Mili Thakur, Faten Shaeib, Sana N Khan, Hamid-Reza Kohan-Ghadr, Roohi Jeelani, Sarah R Aldhaheri, Bernard Gonik, Husam M Abu-Soud
Premature ovarian insufficiency (POI) is a frequent long-term complication of classic galactosemia. The majority of women with this disorder develop POI, however rare spontaneous pregnancies have been reported. Here, we evaluate the effect of D-galactose and its metabolites, galactitol and galactose 1-phosphate, on oocyte quality as well as embryo development to elucidate the mechanism through which these compounds mediate oocyte deterioration. Metaphase II mouse oocytes (n = 240), with and without cumulus cells (CCs), were exposed for 4 hours to D-galactose (2 μM), galactitol (11 μM) and galactose 1-phosphate (0...
March 22, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324041/line1-cpg-dna-hypomethylation-in-granulosa-cells-and-blood-leukocytes-is-associated-with-pcos-and-related-traits
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Pooja Sagvekar, Vijay Mangoli, Sadhana Desai, Anushree Patil, Srabani Mukherjee
CONTEXT: Altered global DNA methylation is indicative of epigenomic instability concerning chronic disease-states. Investigating its incidence and association with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is essential towards understanding the etiopathogenesis of this disorder. OBJECTIVES: To assess, global DNA methylation differences in peripheral blood leukocytes (PBLs) and cumulus granulosa cells (CGCs) of PCOS and controls and their association with PCOS and its traits...
January 9, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321583/microfluidic-encapsulation-of-ovarian-follicles-for-3d-culture
#9
Xiaoming He
The ovarian follicle that contains one single oocyte is the fundamental functional tissue unit of mammalian ovary. Therefore, isolation and in vitro culture of ovarian follicles to obtain fertilizable oocytes are regarded as a promising strategy for women to combat infertility. In this communication, we performed a brief survey of studies on microfluidic encapsulation of ovarian follicles in core-shell hydrogel microcapsules for biomimetic 3D culture. These studies highlighted that recapitulation of the mechanical heterogeneity of the extracellular matrix in ovary is crucial for in vitro culture to develop early pre-antral follicles to the antral stage, and for the release of cumulus-oocyte complex (COC) from antral follicles in vitro...
March 20, 2017: Annals of Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301258/maldi-mass-spectrometry-reveals-that-cumulus-cells-modulate-the-lipid-profile-of-in-vitro-matured-bovine-oocytes
#10
Alessandra A Vireque, Alessandra Tata, Katia Roberta A Belaz, João Gabriel V Grázia, Fábio N Santos, Daniel R Arnold, Andrea C Basso, Marcos N Eberlin, Marcos Felipe Silva-de-Sá, Rui A Ferriani, Ana Carolina J Sá Rosa-E-Silva
The influence of cumulus cells (CC) on the lipid profile of bovine oocytes matured in two different lipid sources was investigated. Cumulus-oocyte complexes (COC) or denuded oocytes (DO) were matured in tissue culture medium (TCM) supplemented with fetal bovine serum (FBS) or serum substitute supplement (SSS). Lipid profiles of TCM, serum supplements, immature CC and oocyte (IO), and in vitro-matured oocytes from COC and DO were then analyzed by matrix assisted laser desorption ionization mass spectrometry (MALDI-MS) and submitted to partial least squares-discriminant analysis (PLS-DA)...
April 2017: Systems Biology in Reproductive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283673/evaluation-of-equine-oocyte-developmental-competence-using-polarized-light-microscopy
#11
Alessia Bertero, Francesca Ritrovato, Francesca Evangelista, Veronica Stabile, Riccardo Fortina, Alessandro Ricci, A Revelli, Leila Vincenti, Tiziana Nervo
The purpose of this study was to observe in vitro matured equine oocytes with an objective computerized technique which involve the use of a polarized light microscope (PLM) in addition to the subjective morphological evaluation obtained using a classic light microscope (LM). Equine cumulus-oocyte complexes (COCs, n=922) were subjected to different in vitro maturation times (24, 36, or 45 h), but only 36-h matured oocytes were analyzed using PLM. The 36-h matured oocytes that reached maturity were parthenogenetically activated to evaluate quality and meiotic competence...
March 10, 2017: Reproduction: the Official Journal of the Society for the Study of Fertility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277543/estrogen-receptors-in-granulosa-cells-govern-meiotic-resumption-of-pre-ovulatory-oocytes-in-mammals
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Wei Liu, Qiliang Xin, Xiao Wang, Sheng Wang, Huarong Wang, Wenqiang Zhang, Ye Yang, Yanhao Zhang, Zhiyuan Zhang, Chao Wang, Yang Xu, Enkui Duan, Guoliang Xia
In mammals, oocytes are arrested at the diplotene stage of meiosis I until the pre-ovulatory luteinizing hormone (LH) surge triggers meiotic resumption through the signals in follicular granulosa cells. In this study, we show that the estradiol (E2)-estrogen receptors (ERs) system in follicular granulosa cells has a dominant role in controlling oocyte meiotic resumption in mammals. We found that the expression of ERs was controlled by gonadotropins under physiological conditions. E2-ERs system was functional in maintaining oocyte meiotic arrest by regulating the expression of natriuretic peptide C and natriuretic peptide receptor 2 (NPPC/NPR2), which was achieved through binding to the promoter regions of Nppc and Npr2 genes directly...
March 9, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277109/thyroid-peroxidase-identified-in-human-granulosa-cells-another-piece-to-the-thyroid-ovary-puzzle
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Patrizia Monteleone, Pinuccia Faviana, Paolo Giovanni Artini
Thyroid hormones seemingly influence the maturation of the human oocyte. Thyroid hormone receptors have been isolated in granulosa mural and cumulus cells and the mature oocyte of the human ovarian follicle. Thyroid hormones are present in follicular fluid in concentrations similar to those in serum. Most importantly, enzymes involved in the chain that regulate the generation of thyroid hormones have been found in granulosa cells. For the first time, we have isolated thyroid peroxidase by immunocytochemistry in the granulosa cumulus cells of the human ovarian follicle, thereby supporting the hypothesis that the human ovarian follicle may be an independent thyroid-hormone producing unit...
March 5, 2017: Gynecological Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28272965/regulation-of-4e-bp1-activity-in-the-mammalian-oocyte
#14
Denisa Jansova, Marketa Koncicka, Anna Tetkova, Renata Cerna, Radek Malik, Edgar Del Llano, Michal Kubelka, Andrej Susor
Fully grown mammalian oocytes utilize transcripts synthetized and stored during earlier development. RNA localization followed by a local translation is a mechanism responsible for the regulation of spatial and temporal gene expression. Here we show that the mouse oocyte contains three forms of cap-dependent translational repressor expressed on the mRNA level: 4E-BP1, 4E-BP2 and 4E-BP3. However, only 4E-BP1 is present as a protein in oocytes, it becomes inactivated by phosphorylation after nuclear envelope breakdown and as such it promotes cap-dependent translation after NEBD...
March 8, 2017: Cell Cycle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28264754/effects-of-ghrelin-on-activation-of-akt1-and-erk1-2-pathways-during-in-vitro-maturation-of-bovine-oocytes
#15
Thomas-Markos Chouzouris, Eleni Dovolou, Fotini Krania, Ioannis S Pappas, Konstantinos Dafopoulos, Ioannis E Messinis, George Anifandis, Georgios S Amiridis
The purpose of this study was to investigate the possible molecular pathways through which ghrelin accelerates in vitro oocyte maturation. Bovine cumulus-oocyte complexes (COCs), after 18 or 24 h maturation in the absence or the presence of 800 pg ml-1 of acylated ghrelin were either assessed for nuclear maturation or underwent in vitro fertilization in standard media and putative zygotes were cultured in vitro for 8 days. In a subset of COCs the levels of phosphorylated Akt1 and ERK1/2 (MAPK1/3) were assessed at the 0th, 6th, 10th, 18th and 24th hours of in vitro maturation (IVM)...
March 7, 2017: Zygote: the Biology of Gametes and Early Embryos
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28257862/colony-stimulating-factor-2-enhances-the-developmental-competence-of-yak-poephagus-grunniens-preimplantation-embryos-by-modulating-the-expression-of-heat-shock-protein-70%C3%A2-kda-1a
#16
Zexing Wen, Yangyang Pan, Yan Cui, Xiumei Peng, Ping Chen, Jiangfeng Fan, Guyue Li, Tian Zhao, Jian Zhang, Shujian Qin, Sijiu Yu
Colony-stimulating factor 2 (CSF2) is known to promote the development and survival of rodents and ruminants preimplantation embryos; however, the effect of CSF2 on yak embryos has not been reported. The objective of this study was to investigate the effects of CSF2 on the developmental competence of yak embryos cultured in vitro in modified synthetic oviduct fluid (mSOF) medium and on the expression pattern of heat shock protein 70 kDa 1A (HSPA1A). In each experiment, cumulus-oocyte complexes (COCs) were matured in vitro and fertilized with frozen-thawed semen...
April 15, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28250240/atrx-a-novel-progesterone-regulated-biomarker-of-mammalian-oocyte-developmental-potential
#17
Lynne Clare O'Shea, Edward Daly, Carmel Hensey, Trudee Fair
A multi-species meta-analysis of published transcriptomic data from models of oocyte competence identified the chromatin remodelling factor ATRX, as a putative biomarker of oocyte competence. The objective of the current study was to test the hypothesis that ATRX protein expression by cumulus oocyte complexes (COCs) reflects their intrinsic quality and developmental potential. In excess of 10,000 bovine COCs were utilized to test our hypothesis. COCs were in vitro matured (IVM) under conditions associated with reduced developmental potential: IVM in the presence or absence of (1) progesterone synthesis inhibitor (Trilostane); (2) nuclear progesterone receptor inhibitor (Aglepristone) or (3) an inducer of DNA damage (Staurosporine)...
March 1, 2017: Reproduction: the Official Journal of the Society for the Study of Fertility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238840/study-of-the-effect-of-ulipristal-acetate-on-human-sperm-ability-to-interact-with-tubal-tissue-and-cumulus-oocyte-complexes
#18
Carlos Zumoffen, Matías D Gómez-Elías, Adriana M Caille, Luis Bahamondes, Patricia S Cuasnicú, Débora J Cohen, María José Munuce
OBJECTIVE: Ulispristal acetate (UPA) is a selective progesterone receptor modulator widely used for emergency contraception (EC). The described main mechanism of action is by inhibiting or delaying ovulation; however, the postovulatory effects of the drug are still on debate. Therefore, the aim of this study was to determine whether UPA could interfere with human sperm fertilizing ability. STUDY DESIGN: Human motile spermatozoa were incubated under capacitating conditions with or without UPA, and then used to inseminate human tubal explants, mouse cumulus-oocyte complexes and zona-free hamster eggs...
February 24, 2017: Contraception
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237324/in%C3%A2-vitro-production-of-embryos-using-immature-oocytes-collected-transvaginally-from-superstimulated-wood-bison-bison-bison-athabascae
#19
Miriam P Cervantes, J Manuel Palomino, Muhammad Anzar, Reuben J Mapletoft, Gabriela F Mastromonaco, Gregg P Adams
Two experiments were done to test the hypothesis that morphologic characteristics of wood bison cumulus-oocyte complexes (COC) are reflective of the ability of the oocyte to develop to an advanced embryonic stage after in vitro maturation, fertilization and culture, and to determine the effect of prolonging the interval from the end of superstimulation treatment to oocyte collection (FSH starvation period). Experiments were done during the anovulatory season. In Experiment 1, ovarian superstimulation was induced in 10 bison with two doses of FSH given at 48 h intervals beginning at the time of follicular wave emergence...
April 1, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228962/conforming-with-current-regulation-in-turkey-regarding-the-freezing-of-oocytes-a-case-report-of-the-first-pregnancy-in-turkey-achieved-through-oocyte-vitrification
#20
Semra Kahraman, Kahraman Ulker, Caroline Pirkevi Çetinkaya, Yesim Kumtepe Colakoglu, Hakan K Yelke, Cihangir Yilanlioglu
OBJECTIVES: To present the first pregnancy achieved in Turkey with frozen-warmed oocytes in a case with previous nine unsuccessful assisted reproductive technology (ART) attempts. METHODS: The clinical follow-up of a 33-year-old female applying to our ART centre after a long and complicated history of infertility is described. RESULTS: In April 2013, the woman attempted our centre for her 10th ART trial. She informed us on oocyte pick-up (OPU) day that her husband had been hospitalized following a car crush in Albania and was unable to travel to our clinic to give a sperm sample...
2017: SAGE open medical case reports
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