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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454297/intracytoplasmic-sperm-injection-icsi-of-in-vitro-matured-oocytes-with-stored-epididymal-spermatozoa-in-camel-camelus-dromedarius-effect-of-exogenous-activation-on-in-vitro-embryo-development
#1
Nisar A Wani, Seungbum Hong
Experiments were conducted to investigate the development of in vitro matured camel oocytes after their intra-cytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) with epididymal sperm collected from slaughtered male camels. Ovaries and testes were collected from a local slaughterhouse in normal saline solution (NSS) at 37 °C and on ice (0-1 °C), respectively. Cumulus-oocyte complexes (COCs) aspirated from the follicles were randomly distributed to 4-well culture plates (20-25 COCs/well) containing 500 μL of maturation medium and cultured at 38...
February 8, 2018: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453177/association-of-dioxin-exposure-and-reproductive-hormone-levels-in-men-living-near-the-bien-hoa-airbase-vietnam
#2
Hoang Van Luong, Pham The Tai, Muneko Nishijo, Do Minh Trung, Pham Ngoc Thao, Pham Van Son, Nguyen Van Long, Nguyen Tung Linh, Hisao Nishijo
Dioxins are endocrine-disrupting chemicals, and their effects on reproductive functions are well-documented. The aim of the present study was to measure the levels of reproductive hormones in 42 men residing near a dioxin-contaminated area in Vietnam. We measured levels of 17 2,3,7,8-substituted congeners of polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins (PCDDs) and polychlorinated dibenzofurans (PCDFs) and four non-ortho polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in blood. Levels of follicle-stimulating hormone, luteinizing hormone, progesterone, prolactin, estradiol, and total testosterone were measured in serum...
February 13, 2018: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453074/use-of-prostaglandin-f2%C3%AE-as-ovulatory-stimulus-for-synchronizing-dairy-cattle
#3
N A Castro, P M A Neves, J P Cestaro, V T O Melo, A Schneider, L F M Pfeifer
The aim of this study was to evaluate if prostaglandin F2α (PGF) can be used to induce ovulation in a GnRH-progesterone based protocol. In Experiment 1 crossbred dairy cows (n=32) were synchronized with a progesterone-GnRH based protocol for seven days, where the luteolytic dose of 150μg PGF was given 24h prior progesterone device removal (CIDR). On Day 8 cows were separated into two groups to receive: 1) 2mL of Saline (Control Group, n=15) or 2) 150μg of PGF (PGF Group, n=17). Ovulation rate was higher in the PGF than Control group (100% vs 53...
January 31, 2018: Research in Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452853/the-impact-of-sex-steroid-agonists-and-antagonists-on-folliculogenesis-in-the-neonatal-porcine-ovary-via-cell-proliferation-and-apoptosis
#4
Katarzyna Knapczyk-Stwora, Malgorzata Grzesiak, Renata E Ciereszko, Elzbieta Czaja, Marek Koziorowski, Maria Slomczynska
The objective of the study was to examine the effects of androgen and estrogen agonists or antagonists on the follicle formation, ovarian cell proliferation and apoptosis as well as plasma steroid concentration in neonatal pigs. Piglets were injected with testosterone propionate (TP, 20 mg/kg bw), flutamide (FLU, 50 mg/kg bw), 4-tert-octylphenol (OP, 100 mg/kg bw), ICI 182,780 (ICI, 400 μg/kg bw), methoxychlor (MXC, 100 mg/kg bw) or corn oil (CTR, controls) between postnatal Days 1 and 10 (n = 4/group). Heart blood was collected and ovaries were excised from the 11-day-old piglets...
February 10, 2018: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452791/untapped-reserves-controlling-primordial-follicle-growth-activation
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Amanda Kallen, Alex J Polotsky, Joshua Johnson
Even with the benefit of assisted reproductive technologies (ART), many women are unable to conceive and deliver healthy offspring. One common cause of infertility is the inability to produce eggs capable of contributing to live birth. This can occur despite standard-of-care treatment to maximize the recovery of eggs from growing ovarian follicles. Dormant primordial follicles in the human ovary are a 'reserve ' that can be exploited clinically to overcome this problem. We discuss how controlling primordial follicle growth activation (PFGA) can produce increased numbers of high-quality eggs available for fertility treatment(s)...
February 13, 2018: Trends in Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452122/ppar%C3%AE-mediated-signalling-regulates-mitochondrial-energy-metabolism-in-human-hair-follicle-epithelium
#6
Yuval Ramot, Majid Alam, Attila Oláh, Tamás Bíró, Leslie Ponce, Jérémy Chéret, Marta Bertolini, Ralf Paus
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 13, 2018: Journal of Investigative Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452121/an-open-label-pilot-study-to-evaluate-the-efficacy-of-tofacitinib-in-moderate-to-severe-patch-type-alopecia-areata-totalis-and-universalis
#7
A Jabbari, F Sansaricq, J Cerise, J C Chen, A Bitterman, G Ulerio, J Borbon, R Clynes, A M Christiano, J Mackay-Wiggan
Alopecia areata (AA) is a common autoimmune disease, with a lifetime risk of ∼2%. In AA, the immune systems targets the hair follicle, resulting in clinical hair loss. AA prognosis is unpredictable, and currently there is no definitive treatment. Our previous whole genome expression studies identified active immune circuits in AA lesions, including common γ-chain cytokine and IFN pathways. Since these pathways are mediated through JAK kinases, we prioritized clinical exploration of small molecule JAK inhibitors...
February 13, 2018: Journal of Investigative Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451559/linking-chromatin-dynamics-cell-fate-plasticity-and-tissue-homeostasis-in-adult-mouse-hair-follicle-stem-cells
#8
Jayhun Lee, Tudorita Tumbar
Cellular plasticity for fate acquisition is associated with distinct chromatin states, which include histone modifications, dynamic association of chromatin factors with the DNA, and global chromatin compaction and nuclear organization. While embryonic stem cell (ESC) plasticity in vitro and its link with chromatin states have been characterized in depth, little is known about tissue stem cell plasticity in vivo , during adult tissue homeostasis. Recently, we reported a distinct globally low level of histone H3 K4/9/27me3 in mouse hair follicle stem cells (HFSCs) during quiescence...
July 2017: Mol Life
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29450927/histological-and-immunohistochemical-evaluation-of-granulosa-cells-during-different-stages-of-folliculogenesis-in-bovine-ovaries
#9
App Teh, U Z Izzati, K Mori, N Fuke, T Hirai, G Kitahara, R Yamaguchi
Bovine granulosa cells (GC) vary in their morphological aspect during different stages of folliculogenesis. In this study, 10 morphologically normal bovine ovaries were collected to study the structural aspects of different stages of GC using intermediate filament protein antibodies including cytokeratin AE1/AE3 (AE1/AE3), vimentin, nectin-4 and desmin. Hormonal immunolocalization was assessed using the immunomarkers anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH) and inhibin alpha. In addition, tumour markers and proliferation markers using c-erbB-2 oncoprotein and proliferating cell nuclear antigen, respectively, were investigated...
February 15, 2018: Reproduction in Domestic Animals, Zuchthygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29449081/urinary-concentrations-of-benzophenone-type-ultra-violet-light-filters-and-reproductive-parameters-in-young-men
#10
Evdochia Adoamnei, Jaime Mendiola, Miriam Moñino-García, Fernando Vela-Soria, Luz M Iribarne-Durán, Mariana F Fernández, Nicolás Olea, Niels Jørgensen, Shanna H Swan, Alberto M Torres-Cantero
BACKGROUND: Benzophenone (BP)-type ultraviolet (UV) light filters are chemicals frequently added to personal care products, insect repellents, sunscreens, and beverage and food packaging to diminish the harmful effects of UV sunlight on human skin or foodstuffs. BP-type UV filters have shown negative effects on male reproduction function in in vitro and animal models, but human epidemiologic studies are limited. The goal of this study was to examine associations between urinary concentrations of BP-type UV filters and semen quality and reproductive hormone levels...
February 9, 2018: International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29448132/%C3%AE-calpain-capn1-calpastatin-cast-and-growth-hormone-receptor-ghr-genetic-effects-on-angus-beef-heifer-performance-traits-and-reproduction
#11
Richard G Tait, Robert A Cushman, Anthony K McNeel, Eduardo Casas, Timothy P L Smith, Harvey C Freetly, Gary L Bennett
Genetic marker effects and type of inheritance are estimated with poor precision when minor marker allele frequencies are low. An Angus population was subjected to marker assisted selection for multiple years to equalize CAPN1 haplotypes, CAST, and GHR genetic marker frequencies. The objective was to estimate the pleiotropic effects of these carcass quality oriented markers for body weight, reproduction, and first calf performance traits in 174 replacement beef females which were managed under 2 post-weaning development protocols...
February 3, 2018: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29447380/sirtuins-in-gamete-biology-and-reproductive-physiology-emerging-roles-and-therapeutic-potential-in-female-and-male-infertility
#12
Carla Tatone, Giovanna Di Emidio, Arcangelo Barbonetti, Gaspare Carta, Alberto M Luciano, Stefano Falone, Fernanda Amicarelli
BACKGROUND: Sirtuins (SIRT1-7) are a family of NAD+-dependent deacetylases that catalyze post-translational modifications of proteins. Together, they respond to metabolic challenges, inflammatory signals or hypoxic/oxidative stress, and are associated with aging and longevity. The role of Sirtuins in the regulation of fertility emerged in 2003 when a defective reproductive phenotype was observed in SIRT1-null mice. Although studies on Sirtuins in reproductive biology have been increasing in the last years, a recent comprehensive update on this issue is still lacking...
February 13, 2018: Human Reproduction Update
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29446481/clinical-parameters-of-ovarian-hyperstimulation-syndrome-ohss-following-different-hormonal-triggers-of-oocyte-maturation-in-ivf-treatment
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A Abbara, R Islam, S A Clarke, L Jeffers, G Christopoulos, A N Comninos, R Salim, S A Lavery, N L Vuong, P Humaidan, T W Kelsey, G H Trew, W S Dhillo
OBJECTIVE: Ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS) is a serious iatrogenic condition, predominantly related to the hormone used to induce oocyte maturation during IVF treatment. Kisspeptin is a hypothalamic neuropeptide that has recently been demonstrated to safely trigger final oocyte maturation during IVF treatment even in women at high risk of OHSS. However to date, the safety of kisspeptin has not been compared to current hormonal triggers of oocyte maturation. DESIGN: We conducted a retrospective single-centre cohort study investigating symptoms and clinical parameters of early OHSS in women at high risk of OHSS (antral follicle count or total number of follicles on day of trigger ≥23) triggered with hCG (n=40), GnRH agonist (GnRHa; n=99), or kisspeptin (n=122) at Hammersmith Hospital IVF unit, London, UK (2013-2016)...
February 15, 2018: Clinical Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29446321/pulmonary-il-1%C3%AE-expression-in-early-life-causes-permanent-changes-in-lung-structure-and-function-in-adulthood
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Anna Hogmalm, Maija Bry, Kristina Bry
Chorioamnionitis, mechanical ventilation, oxygen therapy, and postnatal infection promote inflammation in the newborn lung. The long-term consequences of pulmonary inflammation during infancy have not been well characterized. The aim of this study was to examine the impact of inflammation during the late saccular to alveolar stages of lung development on lung structure and function in adulthood. To induce IL-1β expression in the pulmonary epithelium of mice with a tetracycline-inducible human IL-1β transgene, doxycycline was administered via intraperitoneal injections to bitransgenic pups and their littermate controls on postnatal days (PN) 0, 0...
February 15, 2018: American Journal of Physiology. Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29445356/dhea-supplementation-confers-no-additional-benefit-to-that-of-growth-hormone-on-pregnancy-and-live-birth-rates-in-ivf-patients-categorized-as-poor-prognosis
#15
Kevin N Keane, Peter M Hinchliffe, Philip K Rowlands, Gayatri Borude, Shanti Srinivasan, Satvinder S Dhaliwal, John L Yovich
Background: In vitro fertilization (IVF) patients receive various adjuvant therapies to enhance success rates, but the true benefit is actively debated. Growth hormone (GH) and dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) supplementation were assessed in women undergoing fresh IVF transfer cycles and categorized as poor prognosis from five criteria. Methods: Data were retrospectively analyzed from 626 women undergoing 626 IVF cycles, where they received no adjuvant, GH alone, or GH-DHEA in combination...
2018: Frontiers in Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29445307/sleep-problems-during-the-menopausal-transition-prevalence-impact-and-management-challenges
#16
REVIEW
Fiona C Baker, Massimiliano de Zambotti, Ian M Colrain, Bei Bei
A substantial number of women experience sleep difficulties in the approach to menopause and beyond, with 26% experiencing severe symptoms that impact daytime functioning, qualifying them for a diagnosis of insomnia. Here, we review both self-report and polysomnographic evidence for sleep difficulties in the context of the menopausal transition, considering severity of sleep complaints and links between hot flashes (HFs) and depression with poor sleep. Longitudinal population-based studies show that sleep difficulties are uniquely linked with menopausal stage and changes in follicle-stimulating hormone and estradiol, over and above the effects of age...
2018: Nature and Science of Sleep
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29444704/hpmsc-transplantation-restoring-ovarian-function-in-premature-ovarian-failure-mice-is-associated-with-change-of-th17-tc17-and-th17-treg-cell-ratios-through-the-pi3k-akt-signal-pathway
#17
Na Yin, Yanlin Wang, Xueyan Lu, Ranran Liu, Lianshuang Zhang, Wei Zhao, Wendan Yuan, Qianqian Luo, Hao Wu, Xiying Luan, Hongqin Zhang
BACKGROUND: Human placenta-derived mesenchymal stem cell (hPMSC) transplantation has been demonstrated to be an effective way of recovering ovarian function in mice with autoimmune induced premature ovarian failure (POF). But the exact mechanism remains unclear. The goal of the present study is to investigate the role of immune factors (T-helper 17 (Th17), cytotoxic T (Tc17) and regulatory T (Treg) cells) in the recovery of ovarian function and whether the phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase (PI3K)/Akt signal pathway is involved in the regulation...
February 14, 2018: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29444570/pyrethroid-pesticide-exposure-and-risk-of-primary-ovarian-insufficiency-in-chinese-women
#18
Chunming Li, Miaofeng Cao, Linjuan Ma, Xiaoqing Ye, Yang Song, Wuye Pan, Zhengfen Xu, Xiaochen Ma, Yibing Lan, Peiqiong Chen, Weiping Liu, Jing Liu, Jianhong Zhou
Pyrethroids are a class of widely used insecticides. Female animal studies suggested that pyrethroid exposure impaired ovarian function, which resulted in similar symptoms of primary ovarian insufficiency (POI). However, it is still unknown whether this association applies to women. In this case-control study, a total of 172 POI patients and 247 control women were recruited in Zhejiang, China. The urinary concentrations of metabolites of pyrethroids, 3-phenoxybenzoic acid (3-PBA) and 4-fluoro-3-phenoxybenzoic acid (4-F-3-PBA), as well as the serum concentrations of follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH), luteinizing hormone (LH) and anti-Mullerian hormone (AMH) were determined...
February 15, 2018: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29444365/a-case-of-atypical-eosinophilic-pustular-folliculitis-that-emerged-following-the-administration-of-capecitabine
#19
A Takeuchi, T Nomura, Y Kaku, G Egawa, K Kabishima
A 66-year-old man presented with aggregated pruritic follicular papulopustules on the forearms and thighs (Figure A). Each papulopustule was 1 mm in size, and arose from the hair follicle area (Figure B). The patient had undergone laparoscopic colectomy one month prior, and had been given a course of chemotherapy with capecitabine at 4,200 mg per day orally for 14 days followed by a 7-day washout period. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
February 14, 2018: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29442466/relationship-between-resistin-and-il-23-levels-in-follicular-fluid-in-infertile-patients-with-endometriosis-undergoing-ivf-et
#20
Qun-Fang Zhang, Guo-Yong Chen, Yun Liu, Hui-Juan Huang, Yan-Feng Song
BACKGROUND: Endometriosis (EM) interferes with the reproductive process and affects the success rate of in vitro fertilization (IVF). Inflammatory cytokines are suggested to play a role in infertility in patients with EM. OBJECTIVES: In this study, we aimed to investigate the relationship between resistin and interleukin 23 (IL-23) levels in follicular fluid (FF) and serum together with the severity of endometriosis and in vitro fertilization/ embryo transfer (IVF-ET) outcome...
December 2017: Advances in Clinical and Experimental Medicine: Official Organ Wroclaw Medical University
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