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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334208/effects-of-crocin-on-the-pituitary-gonadal-axis-and-hypothalamic-kiss-1-gene-expression-in-female-wistar-rats
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Dina Zohrabi, Kazem Parivar, Mohammad Hossein Sanati, Nasim Hayati Roodbari
Background: Saffron (Crocus sativus L.) has been traditionally used as a spice for coloring and flavoring in some countries cuisine. One of the main components of saffron is Crocin. Recent research have shown that crocin has various pharmacological effects. The aim of this study was to assess the effects of crocin on the Pituitary-Gonadal axis and Kiss-1 gene expression in hypothalamus and ovarian tissue organization in female Wistar rats. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this experimental study, 18 adult female Wistar rats were randomly divided into three groups...
April 2018: International Journal of Fertility & Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319157/mir-181b-induced-smad7-downregulation-controls-granulosa-cell-apoptosis-through-tgf-%C3%AE-signaling-by-interacting-with-the-tgfbr1-promoter
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Wang Yao, Zengxiang Pan, Xing Du, Jinbi Zhang, Qifa Li
SMAD7 disrupts the TGF-β signaling pathway by influencing TGFBR1 stability and by blocking the binding of TGFBR1 to SMAD2/3. In this study, we showed that SMAD7 attenuated the TGF-β signaling pathway in ovarian granulosa cells (GCs) by regulating TGFBR1 transcriptional activity. To function as a transcription factor, SMAD7 downregulated the mRNA levels of TGFBR1 via direct binding to the SMAD-binding elements (SBEs) within the promoter region of pig TGFBR1. We also showed that SMAD7 enhanced porcine GC apoptosis by interrupting TGFBR1 and the TGF-β signaling pathway...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29259464/expression-of-cytokine-induced-neutrophil-chemoattractant-suppresses-tumor-necrosis-factor-alpha-expression-and-thereby-prevents-the-follicles-from-undergoing-atresia-and-apoptosis
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Yu Tanaka, Akira Kuwahara, Kenjiro Ushigoe, Yuya Yano, Yuka Taniguchi, Yuri Yamamoto, Toshiya Matsuzaki, Toshiyuki Yasui, Minoru Irahara
Aim: Cytokine-induced neutrophil chemoattractant (CINC/gro) is a CXC family chemokine, similar to interleukin-8 in rats, and is one of the factors that regulates ovulation. However, the mechanism that regulates atresia of the ovaries postovulation is not clearly defined. Methods: Whether antibody-blocking of CINC/gro can alter the number of ovulated oocytes and modulate neutrophil infiltration was investigated. The effect of the antibody on the level of inflammatory cytokine production and follicular atresia was examined...
April 2017: Reproductive Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29258955/evaluation-of-toxicological-endpoints-in-female-zebrafish-after-bisphenol-a-exposure
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Ana M Molina, Nieves Abril, Noelia Morales-Prieto, José G Monterde, Antonio J Lora, Nahúm Ayala, Rosario Moyano
Given the importance of bisphenol A (BPA) as a xenoestrogen and its potential effects on human and animal health, we evaluated BPA exposure's short-term effects on follicular development, yolk protein vitellogenin (VTG) production and aromatase expression in female zebrafish. Histological modifications were observed along with increased presence of atretic follicles. Whole-body VTG concentration increased with the dose of BPA exposure. In contrast, expression of Cyp19a mRNA in the ovaries of BPA-exposed fish exhibited an apparent non-monotonic response curve, marked by downregulation at 1 μg/L BPA, upregulation at 10 μg/L BPA, and a return to downregulation at 100 μg/L BPA and higher doses...
December 16, 2017: Food and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29250140/effects-of-dimethyl-carbonate-induced-autophagic-activation-on-follicular-development-in-the-mouse-ovary
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Zonghao Tang, Zhenghong Zhang, Yedong Tang, Lingbin Qi, Fafu Yang, Zhengchao Wang
Dimethyl carbonate (DMC) is a widely used industrial chemical, which may be increasingly used in the future. However, its toxicity profile remains largely unknown. The present study was designed to investigate the effects of DMC exposure on the ovaries and the effect of autophagy activation on follicular development. Rats were randomly divided into a control group and low, medium and high dose DMC groups (all n=10). Histological analyses identified no marked differences in the rate of apoptosis between the control and low dose groups; however, marked apoptosis occurred in the medium and high dose groups...
December 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232906/histology-of-the-ovary-of-the-laying-hen-gallus-domesticus
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K Denise Apperson, Karyn E Bird, Gita Cherian, Christiane V Löhr
The laying hen (Gallus domesticus) is a robust animal model for epithelial ovarian cancer. The use of animal models is critical in identifying early disease markers and developing and testing chemotherapies. We describe the microscopic characteristics of the normally functioning laying hen ovary and proximal oviduct to establish baselines from which lesions associated with ovarian cancer can be more readily identified. Ovaries and oviducts were collected from 18-month-old laying hens (n = 18) and fixed in 10% neutral buffered formalin...
December 11, 2017: Veterinary Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29207291/transcriptome-analysis-of-ovine-granulosa-cells-reveals-differences-between-small-antral-follicles-collected-during-the-follicular-and-luteal-phases
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Reza Talebi, Ahmad Ahmadi, Fazlollah Afraz, Julien Sarry, Florence Plisson-Petit, Carine Genêt, Stéphane Fabre
Ovarian follicular growth occurs in both the follicular and luteal phases of the estrous cycle but in very different endocrine contexts. In both phases, many small antral follicles with similar morphologic and histologic characteristics are present within the ovaries as a reserve for the terminal folliculogenesis. However, there are several gaps in our molecular knowledge of the gene expression profiles of small antral follicles in the follicular and luteal phases. The aim of the present study was to use RNA sequencing to compare and analyze the global transcriptional profile of ovine granulosa cells collected from small antral follicles (1-3 mm) either during the follicular or the luteal phase of the estrous cycle, with the hypothesis that they should be differential...
November 27, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29205955/selection-of-antioxidants-against-ovarian-oxidative-stress-in-mouse-model
#8
Bojiang Li, Qiannan Weng, Zequn Liu, Ming Shen, Jiaqing Zhang, Wangjun Wu, Honglin Liu
Oxidative stress (OS) plays an important role in the process of ovarian granulosa cell apoptosis and follicular atresia. The aim of this study was to select antioxidant against OS in ovary tissue. Firstly, we chose the six antioxidants and analyzed the reactive oxygen species (ROS) level in the ovary tissue. The results showed that proanthocyanidins, gallic acid, curcumin, and carotene decrease the ROS level compared with control group. We further demonstrated that both proanthocyanidins and gallic acid increase the antioxidant enzymes activity...
December 4, 2017: Journal of Biochemical and Molecular Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29180824/genetic-architecture-and-candidate-genes-identified-for-follicle-number-in-chicken
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Manman Shen, Hongyan Sun, Liang Qu, Meng Ma, Taocun Dou, Jian Lu, Jun Guo, Yuping Hu, Xingguo Wang, Yongfeng Li, Kehua Wang, Ning Yang
Follicular development has a major impact on reproductive performance. Most previous researchers focused on molecular mechanisms of follicular development. The genetic architecture underlying the number of follicle, however, has yet not to be thoroughly defined in chicken. Here we report a genome-wide association study for the genetic architecture determining the numbers of follicles in a large F2 resource population. The results showed heritability were low to moderate (0.05-0.28) for number of pre-ovulatory follicles (POF), small yellow follicles (SYF) and atresia follicles (AF)...
November 27, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151191/silica-nanoparticle-exposure-inducing-granulosa-cell-apoptosis-and-follicular-atresia-in-female-balb-c-mice
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Jianhui Liu, Man Yang, Li Jing, Lihua Ren, Jialiu Wei, Jin Zhang, Feng Zhang, Junchao Duan, Xianqing Zhou, Zhiwei Sun
Given that the effects of ultrafine fractions (< 0.1 μm) on reproductive diseases are gaining attention, this study aimed to explore the influence of silica nanoparticle (SiNP)-induced female reproductive dysfunction. In this study, 80 female mice were randomly divided into four groups including a control group and three concentrations of SiNP groups (7, 21, 35 mg/kg). Mice were exposed to the vehicle control and silica nanoparticles by tracheal perfusion every 3 days a total of five times in 15 days...
November 19, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29091903/chemoprotective-role-of-ethanol-extract-of-urtica-urens-l-against-the-toxicity-of-imidacloprid-on-endocrine-disruption-and-ovarian-morphometric-in-female-rats-gc-ms-analysis
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Massara Mzid, Zohra Ghlissi, Maryem Ben Salem, Sameh Ben Khedir, Khansa Chaabouni, Fatma Ayedi, Zouheir Sahnoun, Ahmed Hakim, Tarek Rebai
Imidacloprid (IMI) is a widely used in Tunisia and abroad, and high doses of IMI have been known to cause endocrine disruption. Some reports claim that Urtica urens L. (UU) can reduce toxicity thanks to it anti-inflammatory and antioxidant activities, but there is no scientific evidence justifying its use, which lets us think to its direct effect on the metabolism of the ovarian tissue. The present study was undertaken to evaluate the protective effect of UU against the toxicity of Confidor(®), whose active substance is imidacloprid (IMI), in female rat, as well as the chemical compositions of UU ethanol (EtOH) extract by GC-MS...
October 28, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927438/activated-ovarian-endothelial-cells-promote-early-follicular-development-and-survival
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Alon Kedem, Anate Aelion-Brauer, Peipei Guo, Duancheng Wen, Bi-Sen Ding, Raphael Lis, Du Cheng, Vladislav M Sandler, Shahin Rafii, Zev Rosenwaks
BACKGROUND: New data suggests that endothelial cells (ECs) elaborate essential "angiocrine factors". The aim of this study is to investigate the role of activated ovarian endothelial cells in early in-vitro follicular development. METHODS: Mouse ovarian ECs were isolated using magnetic cell sorting or by FACS and cultured in serum free media. After a constitutive activation of the Akt pathway was initiated, early follicles (50-150 um) were mechanically isolated from 8-day-old mice and co-cultured with these activated ovarian endothelial cells (AOEC) (n = 32), gel (n = 24) or within matrigel (n = 27) in serum free media for 14 days...
September 19, 2017: Journal of Ovarian Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924180/%C3%AE-snap-is-expressed-in-mouse-ovarian-granulosa-cells-and-plays-a-key-role-in-folliculogenesis-and-female-fertility
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Alexis Arcos, Matilde de Paola, Diego Gianetti, Diego Acuña, Zahady D Velásquez, María Paz Miró, Gabriela Toro, Bryan Hinrichsen, Rosa Iris Muñoz, Yimo Lin, Gonzalo A Mardones, Pamela Ehrenfeld, Francisco J Rivera, Marcela A Michaut, Luis Federico Batiz
The balance between ovarian folliculogenesis and follicular atresia is critical for female fertility and is strictly regulated by a complex network of neuroendocrine and intra-ovarian signals. Despite the numerous functions executed by granulosa cells (GCs) in ovarian physiology, the role of multifunctional proteins able to simultaneously coordinate/modulate several cellular pathways is unclear. Soluble N-ethylmaleimide-sensitive factor (NSF) attachment protein (α-SNAP) is a multifunctional protein that participates in SNARE-mediated membrane fusion events...
September 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914456/ovarian-structure-and-oogenesis-of-the-extremophile-viviparous-teleost-poecilia-mexicana-poeciliidae-from-an-active-sulfur-spring-cave-in-southern-mexico
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Aarón Torres-Martínez, Arlette Hernández-Franyutti, Mari Carmen Uribe, Wilfrido Miguel Contreras-Sánchez
The structure of the ovary and oogenesis of Poecilia mexicana from an active sulfur spring cave is documented. Poecilia mexicana is the only poeciliid adapted to a subterranean environment with high hydrogen sulfide levels and extreme hypoxic conditions. Twenty females were captured throughout one year at Cueva del Azufre, located in the State of Tabasco in Southern Mexico. Ovaries were processed with histological techniques. P. mexicana has a single, ovoid ovary with ovigerous lamella that project to the ovarian lumen...
September 15, 2017: Journal of Morphology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28860760/copper-nanoparticle-induced-ovarian-injury-follicular-atresia-apoptosis-and-gene-expression-alterations-in-female-rats
#15
Jing Yang, Shifu Hu, Meng Rao, Lixia Hu, Hui Lei, Yanqing Wu, Yingying Wang, Dandan Ke, Wei Xia, Chang-Hong Zhu
Numerous studies have reported the accumulation of copper nanoparticles (Cu NPs) in organs and the corresponding damage, although whether Cu NPs can be translocated to the ovaries and their ovarian toxicity are still unknown. In this study, three groups of female rats were injected with 3.12, 6.25, or 12.5 mg/kg Cu NPs for 14 consecutive days. The pathological changes, hormone levels, apoptosis and apoptotic proteins, oxidative stress, and gene expression characteristics in the ovaries were then investigated...
2017: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28841917/effects-of-wolbachia-on-ovarian-apoptosis-in-culex-quinquefasciatus-say-1823-during-the-previtellogenic-and-vitellogenic-periods
#16
Fabio Almeida, Lincoln Suesdek
BACKGROUND: Apoptosis is programmed cell death that ordinarily occurs in ovarian follicular cells in various organisms. In the best-studied holometabolous insect, Drosophila, this kind of cell death occurs in all three cell types found in the follicles, sometimes leading to follicular atresia and egg degeneration. On the other hand, egg development, quantity and viability in the mosquito Culex quinquefasciatus are disturbed by the infection with the endosymbiont Wolbachia. Considering that Wolbachia alters reproductive traits, we hypothesised that such infection would also alter the apoptosis in the ovarian cells of this mosquito...
August 25, 2017: Parasites & Vectors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28841213/complete-in-vitro-oogenesis-retrospects-and-prospects
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Jun-Jie Wang, Wei Ge, Jing-Cai Liu, Francesca Gioia Klinger, Paul W Dyce, Massimo De Felici, Wei Shen
Precise control of mammalian oogenesis has been a traditional focus of reproductive and developmental biology research. Recently, new reports have introduced the possibility of obtaining functional gametes derived in vitro from stem cells. The potential to produce functional gametes from stem cells has exciting applications for regenerative medicine though still remains challenging. In mammalian females ovulation and fertilization is a privilege reserved for a small number of oocytes. In reality the vast majority of oocytes formed from primordial germ cells (PGCs) will undergo apoptosis, or other forms of cell death...
November 2017: Cell Death and Differentiation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28840634/influence-of-luteinizing-hormone-support-on-granulosa-cells-transcriptome-in-cattle
#18
Anne-Laure Nivet, Christian Vigneault, Patrick Blondin, Marc-Andre Sirard
In cows, the use of follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) to stimulate follicular growth followed by a short period of FSH withdrawal has been shown to be beneficial for oocyte developmental competence. Although this treatment represents a useful optimization to generate highly competent oocytes, the underlying physiological process is not completely understood. The goal of this study was to investigate the role of luteinizing hormone (LH) action during FSH withdrawal before ovulation. To accomplish this, LH release was pharmacologically inhibited during the coasting period with gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) antagonists...
August 25, 2017: Animal Science Journal, Nihon Chikusan Gakkaihō
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28835303/mitotic-index-and-morphological-characteristics-of-ovarian-small-follicles-from-goats-submitted-to-nutritionally-unbalanced-regimens
#19
Davide Rondina, Vicente J F Freitas, Jamily B Bruno, Juliana J H Celestino, Regiane R Santos
The objective of this study was to assess the influence of nutritional regimens such as adequate feeding, restricted feeding, and underfeeding-refeeding on the follicle growth and development from caprine ovaries. Goats were divided into three different groups (n = 5 per group). For 24 weeks, goats received elephant grass plus concentrate to provide 1.5 (n = 5) and 0.72 (n = 10) times the energy requirements for maintenance of live weight. Underfed goats were subsequently refed for 6 weeks with the diet of the nourished group (1...
August 24, 2017: Zygote: the Biology of Gametes and Early Embryos
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817115/administration-of-follicle-stimulating-hormone-induces-autophagy-via-upregulation-of-hif-1%C3%AE-in-mouse-granulosa-cells
#20
Jilong Zhou, Wang Yao, Chengyu Li, Wangjun Wu, Qifa Li, Honglin Liu
Recent studies reported the important role of autophagy in follicular development. However, the underlying molecular mechanisms remain elusive. In this study, we investigated the effect of follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) on mouse granulosa cells (MGCs). Results indicated that autophagy was induced by FSH, which is known to be the dominant hormone regulating follicular development and granulosa cell (GC) proliferation. The activation of mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR), a master regulator of autophagy, was inhibited during the process of MGC autophagy...
August 17, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
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