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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906131/the-mir-125-family-is-an-important-regulator-of-the-expression-and-maintenance-of-maternal-effect-genes-during-preimplantational-embryo-development
#1
Kyeoung-Hwa Kim, You-Mi Seo, Eun-Young Kim, Su-Yeon Lee, Jini Kwon, Jung-Jae Ko, Kyung-Ah Lee
Previously, we reported that Sebox is a new maternal effect gene (MEG) that is required for early embryo development beyond the two-cell (2C) stage because this gene orchestrates the expression of important genes for zygotic genome activation (ZGA). However, regulators of Sebox expression remain unknown. Therefore, the objectives of the present study were to use bioinformatics tools to identify such regulatory microRNAs (miRNAs) and to determine the effects of the identified miRNAs on Sebox expression. Using computational algorithms, we identified a motif within the 3'UTR of Sebox mRNA that is specific to the seed region of the miR-125 family, which includes miR-125a-5p, miR-125b-5p and miR-351-5p...
November 2016: Open Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905943/social-patterns-and-differentials-in-the-fertility-transition-in-the-context-of-hiv-aids-evidence-from-population-surveillance-rural-south-africa-1993-2013
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Brian Houle, Athena Pantazis, Chodziwadziwa Kabudula, Stephen Tollman, Samuel J Clark
BACKGROUND: Literature is limited on the effects of high prevalence HIV on fertility in the absence of treatment, and the effects of the introduction of sustained access to antiretroviral therapy (ART) on fertility. We summarize fertility patterns in rural northeast South Africa over 21 years during dynamic social and epidemiological change. METHODS: We use data for females aged 15-49 from the Agincourt health and socio-demographic surveillance system (1993-2013)...
March 25, 2016: Population Health Metrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905697/management-of-infertile-women-with-pelvic-endometriosis-a-literature-review
#3
Elisabeth Guinard, Pierre Collinet, Catherine Lefebvre, Geoffroy Robin, Chrystele Rubod
INTRODUCTION: Endometriosis is a condition that affects women's fertility. Several mechanisms are involved in this process: anatomical changes, mechanical, immune or inflammatory factors, ovarian reserve alterations. There are different types of strategies to treat endometriosis-related infertility: medical treatment, surgical treatment and / or techniques of medically assisted procreation. EVIDENCE ACQUISITION: We tried to consider various therapeutic strategies depending on the stage of the disease in order to offer appropriate management to patients with endometriosis who wish to become pregnant: we reviewed 58 articles between 1985 to 2016 searching in medline using the key words "endometriosis and infertility" and "infertility and endometriosis treatment"...
December 1, 2016: Minerva Ginecologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905483/irrigation-water-productivity-is-more-influenced-by-agronomic-practice-factors-than-by-climatic-factors-in-hexi-corridor-northwest-china
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Xiaolin Li, Xiaotao Zhang, Jun Niu, Ling Tong, Shaozhong Kang, Taisheng Du, Sien Li, Risheng Ding
Quantifying the influence of driving factors on irrigation water productivity (IWP) is vital for efficient agricultural water use. This study analyzed contributions of agronomic practice and climatic factors to the changes of IWP, based on the data from 1981 to 2012 in Hexi Corridor, Northwest China. Cobb-Douglas production functions were developed by the partial least squares method and contribution rates of the driving factors were calculated. Results showed that IWP and its driving factors increased during the study period, with different changing patterns...
December 1, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905152/the-effect-of-cumulus-cells-on-domestic-cat-felis-catus-oocytes-during-in-vitro-maturation-and-fertilization
#5
N Sowińska, K Frankowska, A Filipczyk, A Adamaszek, K Nalik, K Fic, A Pietsch-Fulbiszewska
The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of co-culture of denuded oocytes with cumulus cells (CC) or cumulus-oocyte complexes (COCs) on in vitro maturation (IVM) and in vitro fertilization (IVF). Immature oocytes were collected from ovaries of domestic cats following a routine ovariectomy. Oocytes were matured in vitro for 24 hr within four groups: (i) denuded oocytes (DO), (ii) DO co-cultured with CC, (iii) DO co-cultured with COC and (iv) COC as a control group. In further experiments, COCs were matured in vitro for 24 hr, and then, oocytes were randomly divided into four groups as previously described and fertilized in vitro...
November 30, 2016: Reproduction in Domestic Animals, Zuchthygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905146/temporal-changes-in-serum-luteinizing-hormone-following-ovariohysterectomy-and-gonadotropin-releasing-hormone-vaccination-in-domestic-cats
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H L Bateman, L M Vansandt, J Newsom, W F Swanson
Measurement of circulating luteinizing hormone (LH) concentrations in cats and temporal changes following ovariohysterectomy (OHE) or possibly GnRH vaccination may be informative for assessing their fertility, contraception or sterilization status. In this study, serum LH concentrations were measured in domestic cats (n = 6) immediately prior to and up to 120 days post-OHE. Basal LH concentrations of females previously subjected to OHE (n = 4; ~1.5 years post-OHE) were compared pre- and post-vaccination with a GnRH immunocontraceptive, and to LH concentrations in intact females...
November 30, 2016: Reproduction in Domestic Animals, Zuchthygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904810/a-preliminary-identification-of-rf-a619-a-novel-restorer-gene-for-cms-c-in-maize-zea-mays-l
#7
Liu Yongming, Zhao Zhuofan, Lu Yanli, Li Chuan, Wang Jing, Dong Boxiao, Liang Bing, Qiu Tao, Zeng Wenbing, Cao Moju
C-type cytoplasmic male sterility (CMS-C) is widely utilized for hybrid maize seed production. However, genetic mechanisms underlying the fertility restoration are very complicated. At present, there is a divergence on the number of fertility restorer genes in maize inbred line A619 for CMS-C. To further elucidate the restoring mechanism of A619, we used genetic analysis and molecular markers to confirm the restorer genes of maize inbred line A619 for C-type male sterile line C48-2 in this study. Firstly, the fertility segregations of (C48-2 × A619)F2 populations were investigated under three environments during 2013-2015...
2016: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904635/evaluation-of-reproductive-health-indicators-in-women-affected-by-east-azarbaijan-earthquake-on-august-2012
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Farideh Bahmanjanbeh, Shahnaz Kohan, Mohammad Hossein Yarmohammadian, Abbas Haghshenas
BACKGROUND: Ignoring reproductive health services during natural disasters leads to some negative consequences such as reduced access to contraceptive methods, sexual disorders, and pregnancy complications. Despite previous researches, there is still more need for research on this area of health. This study attempts to identify the indicators of reproductive health in the women affected by the East Azarbaijan earthquake on August 2012. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this descriptive study, reproductive health information pertaining to the years before, during, and after the earthquake were collected and compared in the health centers of the three affected cities including Ahar, Heriss, and Varzaghan as well as the health and forensics centers of the East Azarbaijan province in Iran by census method...
September 2016: Iranian Journal of Nursing and Midwifery Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904563/the-risk-of-using-intrauterine-devices-to-benign-reproductive-system-conditions-in-postmenopausal-women-a-case-control-study
#9
Xiaohua Zhang, Liping Xiao, Haoping Zhu, Linan Cheng
BACKGROUND: To investigate the effect of using intrauterine devices (IUDs) during the fertile window on women's reproductive system health. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 2,744 postmenopausal women in the Minhang District, Shanghai, China were enrolled. In the IUDs group there were 2,253 women; in the tubal ligation group there were 202 women and there were 289 women in the control group. We selected subjects according to the cases number in different hospital by using step sampling, and, in addition, collected the sociological data and information of the previously used contraceptives by the subjects, which included whether the contraceptives were used appropriately and the effect they had...
2016: Journal of Research in Medical Sciences: the Official Journal of Isfahan University of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904170/twenty-five-year-old-woman-with-bilateral-borderline-ovarian-tumour-desiring-to-preserve-fertility-case-report-and-literature-review-on-the-current-state-of-fertility-preservation-in-women-with-borderline-ovarian-tumours
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S Findeklee, L Lotz, K Heusinger, I Hoffmann, R Dittrich, M W Beckmann
Borderline ovarian tumours are semimalignant tumours occurring unilaterally or bilaterally with a peak incidence among women of reproductive age. Since the affected women often wish to preserve fertility, particular precautions must be taken when counselling the patient and obtaining consent prior to planning an individual treatment. Options for preserving fertility include an organ-sparing surgical procedure and cryopreservation of oocytes and/or ovarian tissue. In this article, we report on a 25-year-old patient with a bilateral seromucinous borderline tumour who desired all fertility-preserving options...
November 2016: Geburtshilfe und Frauenheilkunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904014/male-infertility-related-molecules-involved-in-sperm-oocyte-fusion
#11
Lisha Mou, Ni Xie
Male infertility has become a very serious problem in the human reproduction system, but the molecular mechanism of infertility remains largely unknown. Fertilization is the phenomenon in which a sperm and oocyte find each other, interact, and fuse. Sperm-oocyte fusion-related factors on the sperm side play crucial roles in male infertility. For example, IZUMO1 is well-known as a sperm protein essential for fusion of a sperm and oocyte, but its dysfunction or mutation can result in male infertility. Recent studies showed a novel sperm protein named Bactericidal/permeability-increasing protein (BPI), which takes part in the sperm-oocyte fusion process...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Reproduction and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903942/the-reckoning-point-as-a-marker-for-formal-palliative-and-end-of-life-care-in-mexican-american-families
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Bronwynne C Evans, David W Coon
Palliative and end-of-life care (PEOLC) in Mexican American (MA) caregiving families remains unexplored. Its onset was uncovered in our mixed methods, multisite, interdisciplinary, qualitative descriptive study of 116 caregivers, most of whom had provided long-term informal home care for chronically ill, disabled older family members. This subanalysis used Life Course Perspective to examine the "point of reckoning" in these families, where an older person is taken in for care, or care escalates until one recognizes oneself as the primary caregiver...
November 2016: Journal of Family Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903868/allee-effect-in-polar-bears-a-potential-consequence-of-polychlorinated-biphenyl-contamination
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Viola Pavlova, Jacob Nabe-Nielsen, Rune Dietz, Christian Sonne, Volker Grimm
Polar bears (Ursus maritimus) from East Greenland and Svalbard exhibited very high concentrations of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in the 1980s and 1990s. In Svalbard, slow population growth during that period was suspected to be linked to PCB contamination. In this case study, we explored how PCBs could have impacted polar bear population growth and/or male reproductive success in Svalbard during the mid-1990s by reducing the fertility of contaminated males. A dose-response relationship linking the effects of PCBs to male polar bear fertility was extrapolated from studies of the effects of PCBs on sperm quality in rodents...
November 30, 2016: Proceedings. Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903524/graft-versus-host-disease-targets-ovary-and-causes-female-infertility-in-mice
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Sonoko Shimoji, Daigo Hashimoto, Hidetsugu Tsujigiwa, Kohta Miyawaki, Koji Kato, Shuichiro Takahashi, Reiki Ogasawara, Takashi Jiromaru, Hiromi Iwasaki, Toshihiro Miyamoto, Koichi Akashi, Takanori Teshima
Infertility associated with ovarian failure is a serious late complication for female survivors of allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (SCT). While the role of pretransplant conditioning regimen has been well appreciated, increasing application of reduced-intensity conditioning facilitated us to revisit the other factors possibly affecting ovarian function after allogeneic SCT. We have addressed whether donor T-cell mediated graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) could be causally related to female infertility in mice...
November 30, 2016: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903519/dairy-intake-and-fecundability-in-2-preconception-cohort-studies
#15
Lauren A Wise, Amelia K Wesselink, Ellen M Mikkelsen, Heidi Cueto, Kristen A Hahn, Kenneth J Rothman, Katherine L Tucker, Henrik Toft Sørensen, Elizabeth E Hatch
BACKGROUND: Animal studies have shown that a high intake of galactose, a breakdown product of lactose, increases ovarian toxicity. Few epidemiologic studies, to our knowledge, have examined the association between dairy intake and fertility, and they have had conflicting findings. OBJECTIVE: We prospectively evaluated dairy intake in relation to fecundability among women who were planning for pregnancy. DESIGN: Data were derived from preconception cohort studies in Denmark (Snart Foraeldre) and North America [PRESTO (Pregnancy Study Online)] in which women completed a validated food-frequency questionnaire 10 d after enrollment...
November 30, 2016: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903503/preserving-fertility-in-girls-and-young-women-with-cancer
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Richard A Anderson, Melanie C Davies
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November 30, 2016: BMJ: British Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903466/preoperative-3-dimensional-magnetic-resonance-imaging-of-uterine-myoma-and-endometrium-prior-to-myomectomy
#17
Young Jae Kim, Kwang Gi Kim, Seung Hyun Lee, Byung Chul Kang, Sa Ra Lee
Uterine myomas are the most common gynecologic benign tumor affecting women of childbearing age, and myomectomy is the main surgical option to preserve the uterus and fertility. During myomectomy for women with multiple myomas, it is advisable to identify and remove as many as possible to decrease the risk of future myomectomies. With deficient preoperative imaging, gynecologists are challenged to identify the location and size of myomas and the endometrium, which in turn can lead to uterine rupture during future pregnancies...
November 26, 2016: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903344/-a-control-study-of-artificial-oocyte-activation-in-the-same-period
#18
D Y Hao, R Zhang, X Zhang, C Y Shen, Y Yang, W B Wu, Y L Liu, J Liu, J R Zhang, X L Wang
Objective: To compare the fertility rate and embryo outcome between normal fertilization and the use of Calcium ionophore A23187 on the same period of the same cycle of human ovum for artificial activation. Methods: Patients who conducted the intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) cycle in vitro fertilization assisted reproductive from January 2015 to December in reproductive center of the Third Affiliated Hospital of Zhengzhou University were enrolled.The protocol of this study was approved by the ethics committee of The Third Affiliated Hospital of Zhengzhou University...
November 22, 2016: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903150/addressing-the-role-of-obesity-in-endometrial-cancer-risk-prevention-and-treatment
#19
Michaela A Onstad, Rosemarie E Schmandt, Karen H Lu
In sharp contrast to many other cancer types, the incidence and mortality of endometrial cancer continue to grow. This unfortunate trend is, in no small part, a result of the worldwide obesity epidemic. More than half of endometrial cancers are currently attributable to obesity, which is recognized as an independent risk factor for this disease. In this review, we identify the molecular mechanisms by which obesity and adipose tissue contribute to the pathogenesis of endometrial cancer. We further discuss the impact of obesity on the clinical management of the disease and examine the development of rational behavioral and pharmaceutical interventions aimed at reducing endometrial cancer risk, improving cancer outcomes, and preserving fertility in an increasingly younger population of patients with endometrial cancer...
December 10, 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902797/self-fertility-in-a-cultivated-diploid-potato-population-examined-with-the-infinium-8303-potato-single-nucleotide-polymorphism-array
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Brenda A Peterson, Sarah H Holt, F Parker E Laimbeer, Andreas G Doulis, Joseph Coombs, David S Douches, Michael A Hardigan, C Robin Buell, Richard E Veilleux
Within a population of F hybrids between two genotypes ( L. Group Phureja DM 1-3 516 R44 [DM] and L. Group Tuberosum RH89-039-16 [RH]) used in the potato genome sequencing project, we observed fruit set after self-pollination on many plants. Examination of pollen tube growth in self-fertile and self-unfruitful F plants after controlled self-pollinations revealed no difference in the ability of pollen tubes to reach the ovary. To identify genomic regions linked with self-fertility, we genotyped the F population using a genome-wide single-nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) array...
November 2016: Plant Genome
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