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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890423/liposome-encapsulated-diacyl-glycerol-and-inositol-triphosphate-induced-delayed-oocyte-activation-and-poor-development-of-parthenotes
#1
Ramya Nair, Jyothsna Manikkath, Aswathi R Hegde, Srinivas Mutalik, Guruprasad Kalthur, Satish Kumar Adiga
OBJECTIVE: To explore the ability of diacyl glycerol (DAG) and inositol triphosphate (IP3), two major secondary messengers in the calcium signaling pathway, in activating oocytes. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Oocyte cumulus complex obtained from superovulated Swiss albino mice were incubated in M16 medium with liposome-encapsulated 1,2-Dipalmitoyl-sn-glycerol (LEDAG) and/or IP3 for 3 h. Strontium chloride was used as positive control. The activation potential, ploidy status, and blastocyst rate was calculated...
September 1, 2017: Journal of the Turkish German Gynecological Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888334/preparation-characterization-and-application-of-long-acting-fsh-analogs-for-assisted-reproduction
#2
David Ben-Menahem
Assisted reproduction technologies are widely used in humans and domestic animals and often include follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) in the protocol. One limitation with most of the available FSH preparations is the relative short half-life in the circulation that dictates multiple daily injections for the desired follicle development and superovulation. The development of bioactive long-acting structurally modified FSH analogs is desirable for human and veterinary use. In addition, optimal preparations and/or formulations are expected to improve the regimen and efficiency of the treatment...
September 6, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886590/corpora-lutea-in-superovulated-ewes-fed-different-planes-of-nutrition
#3
A Kraisoon, D A Redmer, C S Bass, C Navanukraw, S T Dorsam, V Valkov, A Reyaz, A T Grazul-Bilska
The corpus luteum (CL) is an ovarian structure which is critical for the maintenance of reproductive cyclicity and pregnancy support. Diet and/or diet components may affect some luteal functions. FSH is widely used to induce multiple follicle development and superovulation. We hypothesized that FSH would affect luteal function in ewes fed different nutritional planes. Therefore, the aim of this study was to determine if FSH-treatment affects (1) ovulation rate; (2) CL weight; (3) cell proliferation; (4) vascularity; (5) expression of endothelial nitric oxide (eNOS) and soluble guanylate cyclase (sGC) proteins; and (6) luteal and serum progesterone (P4) concentration in control (C), overfed (O), and underfed (U) ewes at the early- and mid-luteal phases...
August 12, 2017: Domestic Animal Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28865223/improvement-of-dairy-cow-embryo-yield-with-low-level-laser-irradiation
#4
G Palubinskas, V Žilaitis, R Antanaitis
The goal of this study is to estimate the effects of low-level laser irradiation (LLLI) on the superovulatory response according to the number of corpora lutea (CL), follicles (F) and the embryo yield. In recent years, while searching for new, more efficient and organic methods to improve superovulatory response and embryo yield with respect to the conventional methods, low-level laser irradiation (LLLI) is a more sensitive and less costly technology that can be used to improve animal reproduction, namely, artificial insemination and the embryo production system...
March 1, 2017: Polish Journal of Veterinary Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28859279/the-superovulated-environment-independent-of-embryo-vitrification-results-in-low-birthweight-in-a-mouse-model
#5
Rachel Weinerman, Teri Ord, Marisa S Bartolomei, Christos Coutifaris, Monica Mainigi
Epidemiological studies suggest that babies born following in vitro fertilization (IVF) and fresh embryo transfer are of lower birthweight than babies born following frozen embryo transfer, although the mechanism responsible for this phenotype is not known. We developed a novel mouse model that isolates the independent effects of embryo freezing and the superovulated environment, which cannot be performed in humans. We transferred blastocysts that had been vitrified and warmed, mixed with with fresh blastocysts, into individual pseudopregnant recipients produced by either natural mating or mating following injection with equine chorionic gonadotropin and human chorionic gonadotropin and hCG (superovulation)...
July 1, 2017: Biology of Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28837782/production-of-inbred-offspring-by-intracytoplasmic-sperm-injection-of-oocytes-from-juvenile-female-mice
#6
Jie Zhu, Wei Cui, Yan-Feng Dai
The aim of the present study was to determine whether the use of oocytes from juvenile female mice would improve the efficiency of intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI). In the present study, 15 adult and 14 juvenile C57BL6/J female mice were superovulated, with 17.8 oocytes per mouse harvested from adults, significantly lower than the 40.2 harvested from juveniles (P<0.01). Sixty and 233 oocytes were harvested from C57BL/6J adult and juvenile mice respectively, activated in 10mM SrCl2+5μgmL-1 cytochalasin B for 5-6h and cultured in potassium simplex optimisation medium (KSOM) for 3...
August 25, 2017: Reproduction, Fertility, and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822459/oral-propylene-glycol-modifies-follicular-fluid-and-gene-expression-profiles-in-cumulus-oocyte-complexes-and-embryos-in-feed-restricted-heifers
#7
G Gamarra, C Ponsart, S Lacaze, F Nuttinck, A Cordova, P Mermillod, B Marquant-Le Guienne, D Monniaux, P Humblot, A A Ponter
Dietary supplementation with propylene glycol (PG) increases in vitro production of high-quality embryos in feed-restricted heifers. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the effects of PG in feed-restricted heifers on follicular fluid insulin and insulin-like growth factor (IGF) 1 concentrations, expression of IGF system genes in oocytes and cumulus cells and the expression of selected genes in blastocysts. Feed-restricted (R) heifers were drenched with water or PG during induced oestrous cycles (400mL of PG or water/drench, daily drenching at 1600 hours for the first 9 days of the oestrous cycle)...
August 21, 2017: Reproduction, Fertility, and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810691/improvement-of-implantation-potential-in-mouse-blastocysts-derived-from-ivf-by-combined-treatment-with-prolactin-epidermal-growth-factor-and-4-hydroxyestradiol
#8
Miki Takeuchi, Misato Seki, Etsuko Furukawa, Akihito Takahashi, Kyosuke Saito, Mitsuru Kobayashi, Kenji Ezoe, Emiko Fukui, Midori Yoshizawa, Hiromichi Matsumoto
STUDY QUESTION: Can supplementation of medium with prolactin (PRL), epidermal growth factor (EGF) and 4-hydroxyestradiol (4-OH-E2) prior to embryo transfer improve implantation potential in mouse blastocysts derived from IVF? SUMMARY ANSWER: Combined treatment with PRL, EGF and 4-OH-E2 improves mouse blastocyst implantation rates, while alone, each factor is ineffective. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: Blastocyst dormancy during delayed implantation caused by ovariectomy is maintained by continued progesterone treatment in mice, and estrogen injection rapidly activates blastocysts to implantation-induced status in vivo...
August 1, 2017: Molecular Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756654/adverse-effect-of-superovulation-treatment-on-maturation-function-and-ultrastructural-integrity-of-murine-oocytes
#9
Myungook Lee, Jong Il Ahn, Ah Ran Lee, Dong Woo Ko, Woo Sub Yang, Gene Lee, Ji Yeon Ahn, Jeong Mook Lim
Regular monitoring on experimental animal management found the fluctuation of ART outcome, which showed a necessity to explore whether superovulation treatment is responsible for such unexpected outcome. This study was subsequently conducted to examine whether superovulation treatment can preserve ultrastructural integrity and developmental competence of oocytes following oocyte activation and embryo culture. A randomized study using mouse model was designed and in vitro development (experiment 1), ultrastructural morphology (experiment 2) and functional integrity of the oocytes (experiment 3) retrieved after PMSG/hCG injection (superovulation group) or not (natural ovulation; control group) were evaluated...
August 2017: Molecules and Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28752967/-expression-of-hsp70-in-kunming-mouse-embryos-stimulated-by-chronic-mild-anticipatory-stress
#10
Xiao-Hong Li, Shan Luo, Wei Fan, Xun Zeng, Yu Bai, Lang Qin, Shang-Wei Li
OBJECTIVE: To measure the expression of heat shock protein 70 (HSP70) in mice embryos with the stimulation of chronic mild anticipatory stress (CUMS) to female Kunming mice. METHODS: Three hundreds female Kunming mice were stressed by 9 chronic mild unpredictable stress factors for 28 days and then divided into three groups of mild, moderate and severe stress. PMSG/hCG was measured to assess the induction of superovulation, and ovarian response and embryo development potential were observed...
July 2017: Sichuan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Sichuan University. Medical Science Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721542/molecular-characterization-modeling-in-silico-analysis-of-equine-pituitary-gonadotropin-alpha-subunit-and-docking-interaction-studies-with-ganirelix
#11
Anuradha Bhardwaj, Varij Nayan, Parvati Sharma, Sanjay Kumar, Yash Pal, Jitender Singh
Equine pituitary gonadotropins (eLH, eFSH, eCG) are heterodimeric glycoprotein hormones with alpha (α) and beta (β) subunits. It is responsible for maintenance of pregnancy in mares during early gestation and fairly valuable for inducing superovulation in animals other than equines. The alpha subunit is common, while beta subunit is species-specific in all glycoprotein hormones. In the present investigation, molecular cloning and in silico characterization including homology modeling and molecular docking analysis of the equine chorionic gonadotropin (eCG) alpha subunit was carried out for gaining structural and functional insights into the eCG alpha subunit and its possible interaction with ganirelix, a gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) antagonist...
December 2016: In Silico Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708536/relationship-among-circulating-anti-m%C3%A3-llerian-hormone-insulin-like-growth-factor-1-cadmium-and-superovulatory-response-in-dairy-cows
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R L Abdel Aziz, A A Y Khalil, A Abdel-Wahab, N Y Hassan, E Abdel-Hamied, R K Kasimanickam
The objectives of this study were 1. to determine the associations among circulating anti-Mullerian hormone (AMH), insulin like growth factor 1 (IGF1) and cadmium (Cd) concentrations of lactating Holstein cows at the time of superovulation and 2. to determine the effect of circulating AMH, IGF1 and Cd concentrations on the superovulatory response in Holstein dairy cows. Holstein cows (n = 30) were milked thrice daily and housed and fed in free stall barn as a separate group. All animals were synchronized for superovulation and flushed...
June 8, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28656272/molecular-mechanism-and-functional-role-of-macrophage-colony%C3%A2-stimulating-factor-in-follicular-granulosa-cells
#13
Zhang Wei, Xu Song, Zhang Zhifen
Our previous demonstrated that macrophage colony‑stimulating factor (M‑CSF) stimulated the production of estradiol (E2) and progesterone (P) in luteinized granulosa cells (GCs), and that its secretion may be regulated by follicle‑stimulating hormone (FSH). The present study aimed to examine the effect of M‑CSF alone or with Letrozole treatment on the function of non‑luteinizing granulosa cells, using the COV434 cell line, and its interaction with FSH. Human luteinized granulosa cells (LGC) were isolated from the follicular fluid of superovulated infertile patients (average age, 30...
September 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643254/gene-targeting-in-rabbits-single-step-generation-of-knock-out-rabbits-by-microinjection-of-crispr-cas9-plasmids
#14
Yoshihiro Kawano, Arata Honda
The development of genome editing technology has allowed gene disruptions to be achieved in various animal species and has been beneficial to many mammals. Gene disruption using pluripotent stem cells is difficult to achieve in rabbits, but thanks to advances in genome editing technology, a number of gene disruptions have been conducted. This paper describes a simple and easy method for carrying out gene disruptions in rabbits using CRISPR/Cas9 in which the gene to be disrupted is marked, the presence or absence of off-target candidates is checked, and a plasmid allowing simultaneous expression of Cas9 and sgRNA is constructed...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623008/yucca-schidigera-can-promote-rabbit-growth-fecundity-affect-the-release-of-hormones-in-vivo-and-in-vitro-induce-pathological-changes-in-liver-and-reduce-ovarian-resistance-to-benzene
#15
Martina Földešiová, Andrej Baláži, Ľubica Chrastinová, Juraj Pivko, Jan Kotwica, Abdel Halim Harrath, Peter Chrenek, Alexander V Sirotkin
This study evaluated the effect of Yucca schidigera (YS) extract on the physiological, reproductive, and endocrine indexes of New Zealand White rabbit does. Six-week-old rabbit does were fed a standard diet (control group) or a diet enriched with 5 or 20g of Y powder extract per 100-kg feed mixture for 350days. The does were artificially inseminated after induction of superovulation. Weight gain; conception and kindling rate; viability of pups and mothers; histopathological state of liver and muscle; plasma levels of progesterone (P4), oxytocin (OT), and prostaglandin F (PGF); and the release of P4, insulin-like growth factor I (IGF-I), OT, and PGF by isolated ovarian fragments and their response to the addition of benzene were analyzed...
June 10, 2017: Animal Reproduction Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601158/effect-of-corifollitropin-alfa-supplemented-with-or-without-lh-on-ovarian-stimulation-and-embryo-viability-in-rabbit
#16
María Pilar Viudes-de-Castro, Francisco Marco-Jiménez, José Isaí Cedano-Castro, José Salvador Vicente
There is increasing interest in using rabbits for research as a laboratory model as well as for industrial production of meat, wool and fur. Superovulation in animals is used to produce a maximum number of transferable embryos per donor, in order to either support genetic improvement programs, ex situ conservation or to optimize other biotechnologies. Over time, the use of this biotechnology has shown variable outcomes as a consequence of several factors, such as the origin of exogenous hormone, posology and the effect of gonadotropins used simultaneously, the donor and the environment...
August 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601157/protein-based-flushing-related-blood-urea-nitrogen-effects-on-ovarian-response-embryo-recovery-and-embryo-quality-in-superovulated-ewes
#17
İrfan Tur, Dursun Ali Dínç, Ahmet Semacan
The present study is the first report that evaluates effects of nutritional effects of flushing with differing diet crude protein ratios on blood urea nitrogen (BUN) levels, related some reproductive parameters and embryo quality in ewe. During mating season, before synchronization protocol ewes were fed on alfalfa hay and additive concentrate feeding as flushing. Intra vaginal FGA containing sponges applied for 12 days for the purpose of synchronization and pFSH was administered by 8 declining doses for the purpose of superovulation...
August 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591825/corticotrophin-releasing-hormone-and-corticosterone-impair-development-of-preimplantation-embryos-by-inducing-oviductal-cell-apoptosis-via-activating-the-fas-system-an-in-vitro-study
#18
Xiu-Wen Tan, Chang-Li Ji, Liang-Liang Zheng, Jie Zhang, Hong-Jie Yuan, Shuai Gong, Jiang Zhu, Jing-He Tan
STUDY QUESTION: What are the mechanisms by which corticotrophin-releasing hormone (CRH) and corticosterone impair the development of preimplantation embryos in the oviduct. SUMMARY ANSWER: CRH and corticosterone do not affect preimplantation embryos directly, but impair their development indirectly by triggering apoptosis of oviductal epithelial cells (OECs) through activation of the Fas system. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: Studies report that stress impairs embryo development with facilitated secretion of CRH and glucocorticoids...
August 1, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579598/rabbit-models-for-biomedical-research-revisited-via-genome-editing-approaches
#19
Arata Honda, Atsuo Ogura
Although the laboratory rabbit has long contributed to many paradigmatic studies in biology and medicine, it is often considered to be a "classical animal model" because in the last 30 years, the laboratory mouse has been more often used, thanks to the availability of embryonic stem cells that have allowed the generation of gene knockout (KO) animals. However, recent genome-editing strategies have changed this unrivaled condition; so far, more than 10 mammalian species have been added to the list of KO animals...
June 2, 2017: Journal of Reproduction and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28575154/effects-of-propylene-glycol-or-elevated-lh-during-follicle-development-on-ovulation-fertilization-and-early-embryo-development
#20
Katherine S Hackbart, Robb W Bender, Paulo D Carvalho, Lais M Vieira, Ana R Dresch, Jerry N Guenther, Hidir Gencoglu, Anibal B Nascimento, Randy D Shaver, Milo C Wiltbank
Seventeen non-lactating Holstein cows were superovulated in a Latin-square designed experiment to determine effects of increased propylene glycol (PROP) and LH during antral follicle development on ovarian function, fertilization, and early embryo quality. PROP was orally drenched every 4 h for 7d to induce hyperinsulinemia and associated metabolic changes. LH concentrations were altered by increasing LH (3-fold) during last 2 d of superovulation. Treatment groups were: 1) Control-oral drenching with water plus low-LH preparation; 2) HLH-water plus high-LH preparation; 3) PROP-drenching with PROP plus low-LH; 4) PROP/HLH-PROP plus high-LH...
May 30, 2017: Biology of Reproduction
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