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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927238/factor-v-leiden-is-associated-with-increased-sperm-count
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T E van Mens, U N Joensen, Z Bochdanovits, A Takizawa, J Peter, N Jørgensen, P B Szecsi, J C M Meijers, H Weiler, E Rajpert-De Meyts, S Repping, S Middeldorp
STUDY QUESTION: Is the thrombophilia mutation factor V Leiden (FVL) associated with an increased total sperm count? SUMMARY ANSWER: Carriers of FVL have a higher total sperm count than non-FVL-carriers, which could not be explained by genetic linkage or by observations in a FVL-mouse model. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: FVL has a high prevalence in Caucasians despite detrimental health effects. Carriers have been shown to have higher fecundity, which might partly explain this evolutionary paradox...
September 12, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927010/the-role-of-oocyte-organelles-in-determining-developmental-competence
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REVIEW
Karen L Reader, Jo-Ann L Stanton, Jennifer L Juengel
The ability of an oocyte to undergo successful cytoplasmic and nuclear maturation, fertilization and embryo development is referred to as the oocyte's quality or developmental competence. Quality is dependent on the accumulation of organelles, metabolites and maternal RNAs during the growth and maturation of the oocyte. Various models of good and poor oocyte quality have been used to understand the essential contributors to developmental success. This review covers the current knowledge of how oocyte organelle quantity, distribution and morphology differ between good and poor quality oocytes...
September 18, 2017: Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926912/waste-treatment-and-energy-production-from-small-scale-wastewater-digesters
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Stephanie Lansing, Ayella Maile-Moskowitz, Alexander Eaton
Three tubular anaerobic digestion (AD) systems were installed in Haiti to treat black water (toilet-based wastewater), including a three cell 36m(3) clinic digester (CD), a two cell 2m(3) hotel digester (HD), and a three-cell 3m(3) farm digester (FD) for worker use. During digestion, total coliforms were reduced by 99.1%, E. coli by 98.5%, and chemical oxygen demand (COD) by 93.6%. Nutrients in the effluent averaged 99.4mg/L NH4(+) and 10.6mg/L PO4(2-), producing an effective organic fertilizer. Average biogas production in CD was 108L/d, with 65...
September 4, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926831/multiparameter-investigation-of-a-46-xx-46-xy-tetragametic-chimeric-phenotypical-male-patient-with-bilateral-scrotal-ovotestes-and-ovulatory-activity
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Yolande van Bever, Katja P Wolffenbuttel, Hennie T Brüggenwirth, Eric Blom, Annelies de Klein, Bert H J Eussen, Florijn van der Windt, Sabine E Hannema, Arianne B Dessens, Lambert C J Dorssers, Katharina Biermann, Remko Hersmus, Yolanda B de Rijke, Leendert H J Looijenga
We report on an adult male initially presenting with gynecomastia and a painless scrotal mass without additional genital anomalies. Hyperpigmentation of the skin following the Blaschko's lines was identified. He underwent gonadectomy because of suspected cancer. Histological analyses revealed an ovotestis with ovulatory activity confirmed by immunohistochemistry with multiple markers. Karyotyping of cultured peripheral blood lymphocytes and a buccal smear revealed a 46,XX/46,XY chimeric constitution with different percentages...
September 20, 2017: Sexual Development: Genetics, Molecular Biology, Evolution, Endocrinology, Embryology, and Pathology of Sex Determination and Differentiation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926812/isotope-and-microbiome-data-provide-complementary-information-to-identify-natural-nitrate-attenuation-processes-in-groundwater
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Elena Hernández-Del Amo, Anna Menció, Frederic Gich, Josep Mas-Pla, Lluís Bañeras
Natural attenuation processes alleviate the impact of fertilization practices on groundwater resources. Therefore, identifying the occurrence of denitrification has become a requirement for water quality management. Several approaches are useful for this purpose, such as isotopic and microbiological methods, each of them providing distinct but complementary information about denitrification reactions, attenuation rates and their occurrence in the aquifer. In this paper, we investigate the contribution of both approaches to describe denitrification in a consolidated rock aquifer (limestone and marls), with a porosity related to fracture networks located in the northeastern sector of the Osona basin (NE Spain)...
September 16, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926726/fertility-and-pregnancy-outcomes-after-transvaginal-cervico-isthmic-cerclage
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Marie-Emmanuelle Neveu, Hervé Fernandez, Xavier Deffieux, Marie-Victoire Senat, Marie Houllier, Perrine Capmas
INTRODUCTION: Prematurity is the leading cause of neonatal morbidity and mortality. Cervical insufficiency seems to be the main risk factor. Treatment is cervical cerclage. In case of failure, a cervico-isthmic cerclage by Fernandez' technique, with the placement of a polypropylene sling by vaginal approach during the first trimester of pregnancy, has proven its effectiveness. The aim of our study is to report effectiveness of Fernandez' cervico-isthmic cerclage in subsequent pregnancies...
September 11, 2017: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926024/integrating-livestock-health-measures-into-marginal-abatement-cost-curves
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M Macleod, D Moran
Improving livestock health offers both private and social benefits. Among the potential social benefits is a reduction in the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions arising from livestock production. Reductions in emissions intensity (the amount of GHG produced per kilogram of meat, milk or eggs) may occur, as improving health can lead to improvements in the parameters that emissions intensity is sensitive to, such as (for ruminants): maternal fertility and abortion rates, calf and lamb mortality rates and growth rates, milk yields and feed conversion rates...
April 2017: Revue Scientifique et Technique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925939/process-and-pitfalls-of-sperm-cryopreservation
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REVIEW
Hamoun Rozati, Thomas Handley, Channa Jayasena
Sperm cryopreservation has been utilized routinely for over 40 years to preserve fertility in men undergoing cancer therapy and allow conception for infertile couples. This article provides a concise and up-to-date review of the literature and covers the latest advances in sperm cryopreservation and its array of clinical indications. Over recent years, the scope of clinical indications used for sperm cryopreservation has expanded widely. Consequently, more patient groups are eligible for sperm freezing, requiring specialist resources and higher running costs...
September 19, 2017: Journal of Clinical Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925526/sub1-has-photoreceptor-dependent-and-independent-functions-in-sexual-development-and-secondary-metabolism-in-trichoderma-reesei
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Hoda Bazafkan, Sabrina Beier, Eva Stappler, Stefan Böhmdorfer, Josua T Oberlerchner, Michael Sulyok, Monika Schmoll
Light dependent processes are involved in the regulation of growth, development and enzyme production in Trichoderma reesei. The photoreceptors BLR1, BLR2 and ENV1 exert crucial functions in these processes. We analyzed the involvement of the transcription factor SUB1 in sexual development as well as secondary metabolism and its position in the light signaling cascade. SUB1 influences growth and in contrast to its homologue in N. crassa, SUB1 is not essential for fruiting body formation and male fertility in T...
September 19, 2017: Molecular Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925396/mig-6-negatively-regulates-stat3-phosphorylation-in-uterine-epithelial-cells
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J-Y Yoo, W S Yang, J H Lee, B G Kim, R R Broaddus, J M Lim, T H Kim, J-W Jeong
Endometrial cancer is the most common malignancy of the female genital tract. Progesterone (P4) has been used for several decades in endometrial cancer treatment, especially in women who wish to retain fertility. However, it is unpredictable which patients will respond to P4 treatment and which may have a P4-resistant cancer. Therefore, identifying the mechanism of P4 resistance is essential to improve the therapies for endometrial cancer. Mitogen-inducible gene 6 (Mig-6) is a critical mediator of progesterone receptor (PGR) action in the uterus...
September 18, 2017: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925288/twins-and-socioeconomic-factors-changes-in-the-last-20%C3%A2-years
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Ariadne Malamitsi-Puchner, Konstantinos Voulgaris, Emmanouela Sdona, Christos Christou, Despina D Briana
Socioeconomic factors associated with twins/multiples have been sparsely studied. Analyzing data from the Hellenic Statistical Authority, regarding twin out of total births from 1996 to 2015, we showed that twinning rate in Greece has increased from 1996 and onwards, in parallel with advanced maternal age and decline in total births. Higher twin rates are associated with higher maternal education, better paid parental occupations, and thus wealthier families, married maternal status, while immigrants present a lower twinning rate than Greeks...
September 19, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925281/fertility-regulation-as-identity-maintenance-understanding-the-social-aspects-of-birth-control
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Cicely Marston, Alicia Renedo, Gertrude Nsorma Nyaaba
We take a dialogical approach to exploring fertility regulation practices and show how they can maintain or express social identity. We identify three themes in educated Ghanaian women's accounts of how they navigate conflicting social demands on their identity when trying to regulate fertility: secrecy and silence - hiding contraception use and avoiding talking about it; tolerating uncertainty - such as using unreliable but more socially acceptable contraception; and wanting to be fertile and protecting menses...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Health Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925272/-fertility-preserving-methods-in-women-with-breast-cancer-before-gonadotoxic-therapy
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N Halászová, I Crha, M Huser, V Weinberger, J Žáková, M Ješeta, E Lousová, E Filipinská, P Ventruba
OBJECTIVE: To present current options and own experiences with ovarian stimulation in young women with breast cancer before gonadotoxic therapy. DESIGN: Review article with own experiencies. METHODS: Literary search, analysis of own experiences with complex therapy in women with breast cancer planning pregnancy, definitions of stimulating protocols, using methods of assisted reproduction. SETTING: Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Faculty of Medicine, Masaryk University and University Hospital Brno...
2017: Ceská Gynekologie
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/28924034/polycomb-directs-timely-activation-of-germline-genes-in-spermatogenesis
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So Maezawa, Kazuteru Hasegawa, Masashi Yukawa, Akihiko Sakashita, Kris G Alavattam, Paul R Andreassen, Miguel Vidal, Haruhiko Koseki, Artem Barski, Satoshi H Namekawa
During spermatogenesis, a large number of germline genes essential for male fertility are coordinately activated. However, it remains unknown how timely activation of this group of germline genes is accomplished. Here we show that Polycomb-repressive complex 1 (PRC1) directs timely activation of germline genes during spermatogenesis. Inactivation of PRC1 in male germ cells results in the gradual loss of a stem cell population and severe differentiation defects, leading to male infertility. In the stem cell population, RNF2, the dominant catalytic subunit of PRC1, activates transcription of Sall4, which codes for a transcription factor essential for subsequent spermatogenic differentiation...
September 18, 2017: Genes & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923732/ammonium-based-fertilizers-enhance-cd-accumulation-in-carpobrotus-rossii-grown-in-two-soils-differing-in-ph
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Miaomiao Cheng, Anan Wang, Caixian Tang
Nitrogen fertilization has been shown to improve Cd uptake by plants but there is little information on the effect of N form. This study examined the effects of N form on Cd bioavailability and phytoextraction in two soils differing in pH. Plants of halophytic species Carpobrotus rossii were grown in an acidic Sodosol [pH (CaCl2) 4.9] and a neutral Vertosol (pH 7.2) spiked with 20 mg kg(-1) Cd as CdCl2. Three N forms, KNO3, (NH4)2SO4 and (NH2)2CO at a rate of 24 mg N kg(-1) were applied at weekly intervals, together with nitrification inhibitor dicyanodiamide...
September 11, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923722/high-doses-of-ethylenediurea-edu-as-soil-drenches-did-not-increase-leaf-n-content-or-cause-phytotoxicity-in-willow-grown-in-fertile-soil
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Evgenios Agathokleous, Elena Paoletti, William J Manning, Mitsutoshi Kitao, Costas J Saitanis, Takayoshi Koike
Ground-level ozone (O3) levels are nowadays elevated in wide regions of the Earth, causing significant effects on plants that finally lead to suppressed productivity and yield losses. Ethylenediurea (EDU) is a chemical compound which is widely used in research projects as phytoprotectant against O3 injury. The EDU mode of action remains still unclear, while there are indications that EDU may contribute to plants with nitrogen (N) when the soil is poor in N and the plants have relatively small leaf area. To reveal whether the N content of EDU acts as a fertilizer to plants when the soil is not poor in N and the plants have relatively large total plant leaf area, willow plants (Salix sachalinensis Fr...
September 15, 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923707/insemination-extender-supplementation-with-bestatin-and-edta-has-no-effect-on-rabbit-reproductive-performance
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L Casares-Crespo, P Fernández-Serrano, J S Vicente, E Mocé, C Castellini, A M Stabile, M P Viudes-de-Castro
The addition of aminopeptidase inhibitors (AMIs) to rabbit semen extenders could be a solution to decrease the hormone degradation (GnRH) by the aminopeptidases existing in the seminal plasma. Therefore, the quantity of GnRH needed to induce ovulation in doe would be comparable with the amount administered intramuscularly (i.m.). This study was conducted to evaluate the effects of two AMIs (bestatin and EDTA) on rabbit semen quality parameters, β nerve growth factor (β-NGF) degradation and reproductive performance after artificial insemination...
September 9, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923704/cloning-characterisation-docking-and-expression-analysis-of-3-beta-hydroxysteroid-dehydrogenase-during-ontogenetic-development-and-annual-reproductive-cycles-in-catfish-clarias-batrachus
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Irfan Ahmad Bhat, Mohd Ashraf Rather, Mir Ishfaq Nazir, Gireesh-Babu Pathakota, Mukunda Goswami, J K Sundaray, Rupam Sharma
Fish like higher animals, have a well-defined mechanism to produce sex steroids that play a critical role in gonadal development and maturation. In this study, we aimed to analyse the expression pattern of 3β-HSD in different tissues, during ontogenetic development and gonadal recrudescence of Clarias batrachus. A full-length cDNA of 1617 bp including an open reading frame (ORF) of 1125 bp encoding 374 amino acids was isolated from testes of C. batrachus. The docking analysis between C. batrachus 3β-HSD protein and eurycomanone exhibited high binding affinity toward each other with total energy of -108...
September 11, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923640/pregnancy-after-liver-transplantation-risks-and-outcomes
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A Baskiran, S Karakas, V Ince, M Kement, F Ozdemir, O Ozsay, K Kutluturk, V Ersan, C Koc, B Barut, S Yilmaz
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the outcomes of liver transplant recipients who became pregnant after transplantation. METHODS: The clinical data of all patients who underwent liver transplantation between January 2007 and December 2016 in our liver transplantation institute were reviewed. The following data were analyzed: indications for transplantation, recipient age at the beginning of pregnancy, the interval between transplantation and pregnancy, maternal and fetal complications, type of delivery, the health condition of neonates, and modifications in immunosuppressive therapy...
October 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
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