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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729464/mir-15a-5p-levels-correlate-with-poor-ovarian-response-in-human-follicular-fluid
#1
Kaiyue Zhang, Wanxia Zhong, Wei-Ping Li, Zijiang Chen, Cong Zhang
Poor ovarian response is a significant problem encountered during in vitro fertilization and embryo transfer procedures. Many infertile women may suffer from poor ovarian response and its incidence tends to be increasing in young patients nowadays. It is a major cause of maternal infertility because it is associated with low pregnancy and live birth rates. However, the cause of poor ovarian response is not clear. In this study, we extracted microRNAs from human follicular fluid and performed miRNA sequencing to investigate a potential posttranscriptional mechanism underlying poor ovarian response...
July 20, 2017: Reproduction: the Official Journal of the Society for the Study of Fertility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729436/regulation-of-adrenal-and-ovarian-steroidogenesis-by-mir-132
#2
Zhigang Hu, Wen-Jun Shen, Fredric B Kraemer, Salman Azhar
miR-132 is hormonally regulated in steroidogenic cells of the adrenal gland, ovary and testis. Here, we examined the potential role of miR-132 in the control of steroidogenesis. Transfection of Y1 adrenal cells with miR-132 increased mRNAs of 3β-HSD and 20α-HSD enzymes, which catalyze the sequential conversion of pregnenolone to progesterone to biologically inactive 20α-OHP. Overexpression of miR-132 reduced MeCP2 and StAR protein expression, basal progestin (progesterone and 20α-OHP) production, but enhanced their production in response to cAMP stimulation...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Molecular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727617/granulosa-cell-tumors-novel-predictors-of-recurrence-in-early-stage-patients
#3
Sharif Sakr, Eman Abdulfatah, Sumi Thomas, Zaid Al-Wahab, Rafic Beydoun, Robert Morris, Rouba Ali-Fehmi, Sudeshna Bandyopadhyay
Granulosa cell tumors (GCTs) comprise 2% to 5% of ovarian neoplasms, with unpredictable patterns of recurrence. The HER family, GATA4, and SMAD3 genes are reportedly involved in GCT proliferation and apoptosis and may serve as new predictors of recurrence. The aim of the study was to evaluate novel predictors of recurrence in GCT from a large single institution cohort. Patients diagnosed with GCTs (n=125) between 1975 and 2014 were identified. Clinicopathologic parameters were obtained and immunohistochemical evaluation was performed of calretinin, inhibin, HER2, CD56, SMAD3, and GATA4...
May 2017: International Journal of Gynecological Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723674/nanoparticles-and-female-reproductive-system-how-do-nanoparticles-affect-oogenesis-and-embryonic-development
#4
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
#5
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/28711355/characterization-of-the-foxl2-proximal-promoter-and-coding-sequence-from-the-common-snapping-turtle-chelydra-serpentina
#6
Lei Guo, Turk Rhen
Sex is determined by temperature during embryogenesis in snapping turtles, Chelydra serpentina. Previous studies in this species show that dihydrotestosterone (DHT) induces ovarian development at temperatures that normally produce males or mixed sex ratios. The feminizing effect of DHT is associated with increased expression of FoxL2, suggesting that androgens regulate transcription of FoxL2. To test this hypothesis, we cloned the proximal promoter (1.6kb) and coding sequence for snapping turtle FoxL2 (tFoxL2) in frame with mCherry to produce a fluorescent reporter...
July 12, 2017: Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Part A, Molecular & Integrative Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710019/effects-of-human-blood-levels-of-two-pah-mixtures-on-the-ahr-signalling-activation-pathway-and-cyp1a1-and-comt-target-genes-in-granulosa-non-tumor-and-granulosa-tumor-cell-lines
#7
Karolina Zajda, Anna Ptak, Agnieszka Rak, Elżbieta Fiedor, Adam Grochowalski, Tomasz Milewicz, Ewa L Gregoraszczuk
Epidemiological studies have shown a link between problems with offspring of couples living in a contaminated environment in comparison to those who live in an uncontaminated environment. We measured the concentrations of 16 priority polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in maternal and cord blood. To explore the mechanism of the effects of PAH mixtures on nonluteinized granulosa cells (HGrC1) and granulosa tumor cells (COV434), as well as cell proliferation and apoptosis, we investigated the effect of PAH mixtures on the expression of the aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AHR), aryl hydrocarbon receptor nuclear translocator (ARNT) and aryl hydrocarbon receptor repressor (AHRR) genes, as well as the expression and activity of target genes cytochrome P450 1A1 (CYP1A1) and catechol-O-methyltransferase (COMT)...
July 11, 2017: Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709873/deregulation-of-wnt2-fzd3-%C3%AE-catenin-pathway-compromises-the-estrogen-synthesis-in-cumulus-cells-from-patients-with-polycystic-ovary-syndrome
#8
Gu-Yuan Qiao, Bing-Wei Dong, Chao-Juan Zhu, Chang-You Yan, Bi-Liang Chen
Mechanistic insight into estrogen deficiency by polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) remains a longstanding challenge in reproductive medicine. Recent advance suggest that Wingless-type MMTV integration site family members (WNTs), in concert with its Frizzled (FZD) receptors, regulate normal folliculogenesis, luteogenesis and ovarian steroidogenesis. However, no studies have so far investigated any causality between WNT-FZDs interactions and disrupted estrogen synthesis under certain pathological conditions. Here, we show that (i) FZD3 expression was significantly up-regulated in the cumulus cells (CCs) from PCOS patients...
July 11, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708530/bambi-promotes-porcine-granulosa-cell-steroidogenesis-involving-tgf-%C3%AE-signaling
#9
Long Bai, Guiyan Chu, Wusu Wang, Aoqi Xiang, Gongshe Yang
Transforming growth factor β (TGF-β), acting as the auto/para endocrine factors, has multi-function in mammalian follicle development. Bone morphogenetic protein and activin membrane-bound inhibitor (BAMBI) is considered as a pseudoreceptor in the TGF-β signal pathway which has the similar extracellular structure of TGF-β receptor but lack of intracellular serine/threonine kinase domains. However, the biological function of BAMBI involved in porcine granulosa cell steroidogenesis remains unknown. This study was thus carried out to explore the effect of BAMBI on the steroidogenesis process in porcine primary granulosa cells...
May 28, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708522/itraq-based-proteomic-profiling-of-granulosa-cells-from-lamb-and-ewe-after-superstimulation
#10
Jiapeng Lin, Yangsheng Wu, Bing Han, Ying Chen, Liqin Wang, Xiaolin Li, Mingjun Liu, Juncheng Huang
The number of oocytes obtained from lambs after FSH treatment is far greater than those acquired from adult ewes. However, these oocytes typically have reduced viability in comparison with adult ewe oocytes. However, the molecular mechanisms of differences in viability between lamb and ewe oocytes remain unknown. In the present research, we applied iTRAQ coupled with LC-MS/MS proteomic analysis in order to investigate the proteomic expression profile of granulosa cells from lambs and ewes following stimulation with FSH...
June 10, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708511/fsh-receptor-binding-inhibitor-influences-estrogen-production-receptor-expression-and-signal-pathway-during-in%C3%A2-vitro-maturation-of-sheep-cocs
#11
Gong Zhuandi, Liang Haoqin, Deng Yingying, Lai Luju, Wei Suocheng, Zhaxi Yingpai, Li You
Follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) promotes secretion of follicle fluid and follicle development. FSH acts via cognate FSH receptor (FSHR). It remains unknown whether the supplement of FSH-receptor binding inhibitor (FRBI) into the in vitro maturation (IVM)medium influence the estrogen receptor expression and signal pathway of oocytes in sheep. The present study aimed to investigate FRBI effects on inositol trisphosphate (IP3) of oocytes and protein kinase A (PKA) of sheep granulosa cells, further to elucidate the signal pathway of FRBI effects...
June 29, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708509/gdf8-activates-p38-mapk-signaling-during-porcine-oocyte-maturation-in%C3%A2-vitro
#12
Junchul David Yoon, Seon-Ung Hwang, Eunhye Kim, Minghui Jin, Soochong Kim, Sang-Hwan Hyun
Growth Differentiation Factor 8 (GDF8) is a member of the transforming growth factor-β (TGF-β) family and has been identified as a strong physiological regulator. This factor is expressed as a paracrine factor in mural granulosa cells. To investigate the effects of GDF8 on the in vitro maturation (IVM) of porcine oocytes, we assessed the quality of matured oocytes as well as the specific gene transcription and protein activation levels in oocytes and cumulus cells (CCs) after IVM and subsequent embryonic development after in vitro fertilization (IVF) and parthenogenetic activation (PA)...
June 6, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708501/bmal1-interference-impairs-hormone-synthesis-and-promotes-apoptosis-in-porcine-granulosa-cells
#13
Wusu Wang, Lin Yin, Long Bai, Guangjun Ma, Cunzhen Zhao, Aoqi Xiang, Weijun Pang, Gongshe Yang, Guiyan Chu
In mammals, granulosa cell proliferation, differentiation, luteinization, apoptosis, and hormone synthesis are tightly related to oocyte maturation, follicular development and ovarian function. In current study, we investigated the role of the key circadian clock gene, brain and muscle arnt-like protein-1 (Bmal1), on porcine granulosa cell hormone secretion and apoptosis. The transcription levels of circadian clock genes, including Bmal1 and period circadian clock 2 (Per2), were detected by RT-qPCR. We found that the circadian clock genes exhibited rhythmic change and were further enhanced by dexamethasone synchronization in granulosa cells...
May 23, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708500/reversible-meiotic-arrest-of-bovine-oocytes-by-egfr-inhibition-and-follicular-hemisections
#14
Paulo Roberto Antunes da Rosa, Matheus Pedrotti De Cesaro, Andressa Minussi Pereira Dau, Raj Duggavathi, Vilceu Bordignon, Paulo Bayard Dias Gonçalves
The objective of this study was to investigate the effects of inhibiting the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) pathway on meiosis blockage and resumption, mRNA expression of genes involved in oocyte maturation and cumulus expansion, and embryo development. Bovine cumulus-oocyte complexes (COCs) were cultured for 15 h in the presence of the EGFR inhibitor (AG1478) and follicular hemisections (FHS). Most of the oocytes (89.3%) remained at the germinal vesicle (GV) stage when cultured in the presence of FHS and 5 μM AG1478...
May 23, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708416/subchronic-exposure-to-kalach-360-sl-induced-endocrine-disruption-and-ovary-damage-in-female-rats
#15
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/28704526/chi-mir-4110-promotes-granulosa-cell-apoptosis-by-targeting-sma-and-mad-related-protein-2-smad2-in-the-caprine-ovary
#16
Xiaopeng An, Yuxuan Song, Jinxing Hou, Yue Zhang, Kaiwen Chen, Haidong Ma, Xinyan Zhao, Guang Li, Kexin Gao, Shan Wang, Binyun Cao, Yueyu Bai
Follicular atresia mainly results from the apoptosis of granulosa cells (GCs). Whilst our previous investigations examined the role of chi-miR-4110 in regulating ovarian function, the present study detected the role of chi-miR-4110 in GC development. We transfected caprine GCs cultured in vitro with chi-miR-4110 mimics. Results revealed that chi-miR-4110 decreased mRNA and protein levels of Smad2 by targeting its 3'-untranslated region (3'UTR). FoxC1 and Sp1 mRNA and protein levels markedly increased, whereas those of bHLHe22 significantly decreased (P<0...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702418/long-term-survival-following-repeat-liver-resections-in-metastatic-ovarian-granulosa-cell-tumor-case-report-with-review-of-the-literature
#17
Michelle Aline Antony, K Pavithran, D K Vijaykumar, O V Sudheer
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2017: South Asian Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701684/expression-of-aldo-keto-reductase-family-1-member-c14-during-ovulation-in-the-rat
#18
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/28701212/is-the-oocyte-quality-affected-by-endometriosis-a-review-of-the-literature
#19
REVIEW
Ana Maria Sanchez, Valeria Stella Vanni, Ludovica Bartiromo, Enrico Papaleo, Eran Zilberberg, Massimo Candiani, Raoul Orvieto, Paola Viganò
Endometriosis is an estrogen-dependent chronic inflammatory condition that affects women in their reproductive period causing infertility and pelvic pain. The disease, especially at the ovarian site has been shown to have a detrimental impact on ovarian physiology. Indeed, sonographic and histologic data tend to support the idea that ovarian follicles of endometriosis patients are decreased in number and more atretic. Moreover, the local intrafollicular environment of patients affected is characterized by alterations of the granulosa cell compartment including reduced P450 aromatase expression and increased intracellular reactive oxygen species generation...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Ovarian Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700438/foxl2-mutation-analysis-of-ovarian-sex-cord-stromal-tumors-genotype-phenotype-correlation-with-diagnostic-considerations
#20
Natalia Buza, Serena Wong, Pei Hui
Correlation of FOXL2 mutation status with morphologic features and reticulin staining patterns was performed in a comprehensive single-institutional cohort of ovarian sex cord-stromal tumors. Fifty-one cases were included, 35 of which were morphologically diagnosed as adult granulosa cell tumor, 4 as Sertoli-Leydig cell tumor, 11 as fibroma/fibrothecoma and 1 as a thecoma. Of the adult granulosa cell tumors, 31 (88.6%) harbored FOXL2 mutation. Abundant pale cytoplasm was seen in 51.6% (16/31) of FOXL2 mutated tumors, compared with 6...
July 11, 2017: International Journal of Gynecological Pathology
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