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B S Holst
During the last decade, analysis of anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH), highly conserved between mammalian species, has contributed to new information in reproductive endocrinology, due to clinically available diagnostic assays. AMH is produced solely in the gonads, in the Sertoli cells of testes and granulosa cells of the ovary, and thus offers possibilities to diagnose physiologic and pathologic conditions involving these organs. This article reviews indications for AMH analysis in cats and dogs, including diagnosing the presence of gonads, and granulosa or Sertoli cell tumours...
October 18, 2016: Reproduction in Domestic Animals, Zuchthygiene
F K Hollinshead, C Walker, D W Hanlon
Anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH) is a reliable endocrine marker of ovarian reserve in many species with extensive literature in both humans and cattle. However, there are no known hormonal predictors of ovarian reserve and potential reproductive performance in the bitch. A prospective cohort study was performed involving 155 intact bitches of various ages (range 1.2-7.6 years) and breeds that were presented for routine breeding management over a one-year period. All bitches were artificially inseminated with frozen or fresh semen using the transcervical insemination (TCI) technique...
October 18, 2016: Reproduction in Domestic Animals, Zuchthygiene
Ana Cecilia Gomes Silva, Daniela Volcan Almeida, Bruna Felix Nornberg, Jessica Ribeiro Pereira, Diego Martins Pires, Carine Dahl Corcini, Antonio Sergio Varela Junior, Luis Fernando Marins
Growth hormone (GH) transgenesis presents a high potential application in aquaculture. However, excess GH may have serious consequences due to pleiotropic actions. In order to study these effects in zebrafish (Danio rerio), two transgenic lines were developed. The first expresses GH ubiquitously and constitutively (F0104 line), while the second expresses the GH receptor in a muscle-specific manner (Myo-GHR line). Results from the F0104 line showed accelerated growth but increased reproductive difficulties, while Myo-GHR did not show the expected increase in muscle mass...
October 14, 2016: Transgenic Research
Marián Švajdler, Michael Michal, Pavol Dubinský, Peter Švajdler, Ondrej Ondič, Michal Michal
We describe a case of an unusual endometrial endometrioid carcinoma occurring in a 67-year-old woman. The tumor involved uterine corpus as well as lower uterine segment and presented as polypoid tumor protruding through the cervical orifice. Microscopically, the tumor was characterized by broad zones of cytologically bland fibromyxoid stroma resembling nodular fasciitis, showing vaguely nodular architecture. Neoplastic glands were characterized by interconnected elongated slit-like and large cystic profiles, mostly lined by flattened epithelium with variable squamous differentiation, whereas typical columnar endometrioid cells were only focally present...
November 2016: Advances in Anatomic Pathology
S F Lax
The 2014 World Health Organization (WHO) classification of uterine tumors revealed simplification of the classification by fusion of several entities and the introduction of novel entities. Among the multitude of alterations, the following are named: a simplified classification for precursor lesions of endometrial carcinoma now distinguishes between hyperplasia without atypia and atypical hyperplasia, the latter also known as endometrioid intraepithelial neoplasia (EIN). For endometrial carcinoma a differentiation is made between type 1 (endometrioid carcinoma with variants and mucinous carcinoma) and type 2 (serous and clear cell carcinoma)...
October 13, 2016: Der Pathologe
Batool Hossein Rashidi, Mansoureh Gorginzadeh, Soroush Aalipour, Eric Scott Sills
Objective: To compare serum anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH) and other endocrine parameters between patients diagnosed with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and age-matched ovulatory women. Materials and methods: AMH, DHEAS, FSH, LH, PRL, TSH and total testosterone (TT) were prospectively measured in oligo-ovulatory PCOS patients (n = 595) and in ovulatory non-PCOS women (n = 157) referred to a tertiary infertility center. Mean BMI was similar across the two study populations and there were no smokers in the sample...
October 10, 2016: Archives of Endocrinology and Metabolism
Anthony N J Claes, Barry A Ball
Anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH) plays a major role in sexual differentiation, Leydig cell differentiation, and folliculogenesis. In addition, AMH has clinical value in equine practice. In stallions, AMH can serve as an endocrine marker for equine cryptorchidism and as an immunohistochemical marker for Sertoli cell tumors. Considering that AMH is also an ovarian specific product, intact mares can be differentiated from ovariectomized mares. Peripheral AMH concentrations reflect the follicular population in mares, and therefore, are useful in the assessment of ovarian reserve and reproductive life-span of aged mares...
October 8, 2016: Veterinary Clinics of North America. Equine Practice
Marzena Rzeszowska, Agnieszka Leszcz, Lechosław Putowski, Magdalena Hałabiś, Joanna Tkaczuk-Włach, Jan Kotarski, Grzegorz Polak
Anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH) is a glycoprotein produced by the granulosa cells of preantral and small antral follicles. AMH concentrations reflect ovarian physiology with high precision, thus serving as a more sensitive marker of the ovarian reserve than the chronological age. This hormone plays a role in the pathogenesis of menstrual disorders and fertility in obesity and polycystic ovary syndrome. The evaluation of AMH may also be useful in the diagnosis or the monitoring therapy of granulosa cells ovarian tumors...
2016: Ginekologia Polska
Zuying Xu, Shinan Wu, Qiong Xing, Xi Wang, Huifen Xiang, Yuping Xu, Jing Wang, Xiaojin He, Binbin Wang, Yunxia Cao
PURPOSE: The study aims to investigate the genetic association between paired-box 2 gene (PAX2) and mullerian duct anomalies (MDA) in Chinese Han females. METHODS: Matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) was used to identify the genotypes of three tag single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in PAX2 in 362 MDA cases and 406 controls. RESULTS: We found that one tag SNP (rs12266644) of PAX2 was associated with susceptibility to MDA...
October 8, 2016: Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics
Sherman Silber
After fresh or frozen ovary transplantation, FSH levels return to normal, and menstrual cycles resume by 150 days, coincident with anti-Müllerian hormone rising to higher than normal levels. AMH then returns to well below normal levels by 240 days, remaining as such for many years with nonetheless normal ovulation and fertility. To date, 20 babies have been born in our program from 11 fresh and 13 cryopreserved ovary transplant recipients with a live baby rate of over 70 % (11 babies from fresh and 9 from frozen)...
October 8, 2016: Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics
Dan-Feng Du, Xue-Lian Li, Sai-Hua Zheng
AIM: Anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH) levels are two to three times higher in patients with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), but the mechanism of increased AMH levels in PCOS remains unclear. The purpose of our experiment was to investigate a change in AMH levels in two kinds of commonly used rat models and to determine an ideal model for future research of AMH in the pathogenesis of PCOS. METHODS: Thirty female Sprague Dawley rats were treated using two modeling methods: implantation of a levonorgestrel silastic implant or injection with sodium prasterone sulfate plus human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG)...
October 8, 2016: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
Laura Fontana, Barbara Gentilin, Luigi Fedele, Cristina Gervasini, Monica Miozzo
Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser (MRKH) syndrome, also referred to as Müllerian agenesis, is the second most common cause of primary amenorrhea. It is characterized by congenital absence of the uterus, cervix, and the upper part of the vagina in otherwise phenotypically normal 46,XX females. MRKH syndrome has an incidence of about 1 in 4,500-5,000 newborn females and it is generally divided into two subtypes: MRKH type 1, in which only the upper vagina, cervix and the uterus are affected, and MRKH type 2, which is associated with additional malformations generally affecting the renal and skeletal systems, and also includes MURCS (MÜllerian Renal Cervical Somite) characterized by cervico-thoracic defects...
October 7, 2016: Clinical Genetics
A C de Kat, Y T van der Schouw, M J C Eijkemans, G C Herber-Gast, J A Visser, W M M Verschuren, F J M Broekmans
BACKGROUND: Anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH) is currently used as an ovarian reserve marker for individualized fertility counseling, but very little is known of individual AMH decline in women. This study assessed whether the decline trajectory of AMH is uniform for all women, and whether baseline age-specific AMH levels remain consistently high or low during this trajectory. METHODS: A total of 3326 female participants from the population-based Doetinchem Cohort Study were followed with five visits over a 20-year period...
October 3, 2016: BMC Medicine
Sylvie Jaillard, Linda Akloul, Marion Beaumont, Houda Hamdi-Roze, Christele Dubourg, Sylvie Odent, Solène Duros, Nathalie Dejucq-Rainsford, Marc-Antoine Belaud-Rotureau, Célia Ravel
BACKGROUND: Ovarian failure (OF) is considered premature if it occurs before the age of 40. This study investigates the genetic aetiology underlying OF in women under the age of 40 years. METHODS: We conducted an experimental prospective study performing all genome microarrays in 60 patients younger than 40 years presenting an OF revealed by a decrease of circulating Anti-Müllerian Hormone (AMH) and leading to an oocyte donation program. RESULTS: We identified nine significant copy number variations (CNVs) including candidate genes potentially implicated in reproductive function...
October 3, 2016: Journal of Ovarian Research
F Acıbucu, D O Acıbucu, Ö B Akkar, H S Dokmetas
Introduction: Radioactive iodine (RAI) ablation treatment is used for patients diagnosed with well-differentiated thyroid cancer in order to reduce the risk of recurrence. RAI ablation treatment can adversely affect gonads in males and females. In this study, we aimed to determine ovary damage and infertility risk due to RAI, using serum anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH) level, in females who received RAI ablation treatment. Materials and Methods: 45 female patients who have not gone through the menopause and had received RAI ablation treatment for well-differentiated thyroid cancer in premenopausal period, and 40 healthy females as control groups were included in this study...
October 6, 2016: Experimental and Clinical Endocrinology & Diabetes
H W R Li, B P C Wong, W K Ip, W S B Yeung, P C Ho, E H Y Ng
STUDY QUESTION: How do the three new anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH) assay methods, manufactured by Beckman Coulter, Roche and Ansh Labs compare with each other and with the Gen II assay? SUMMARY ANSWER: The three new AMH assays are well correlated among themselves and with the Gen II assay, although differences in calibration do exist. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: The Gen II assay has been the mainstay method for AMH measurement in the past few years...
October 4, 2016: Human Reproduction
Gisele A Montano, Todd R Robeck, Karen J Steinman, Justine K O'Brien
The present study aimed to describe serum anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH) patterns of ex situ male and female beluga to examine the influence of age (divided into 5-year categories) or sexual maturation and reproductive season. In males aged 5-9 years, AMH concentrations were significantly (P<0.05) higher than those in all age categories exceeding 15 years and were not influenced by season (P=0.57). AMH concentrations in females peaked in the 5-9-year age category during the breeding season and decreased (P<0...
October 5, 2016: Reproduction, Fertility, and Development
Chang-Woon Kim, Haeng Seon Shim, Hong Jang, Yun Gyu Song
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effects of UAE for symptomatic uterine fibroids on ovarian reserve based on AMH. STUDY DESIGN: This was a retrospective study conducted between March 2011 and October 2014. All women underwent UAE. At baseline and at the 3-month and 12-month follow-up visits, serum anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH), follicle stimulating hormone (FSH), luteinizing hormone (LH), and estradiol (E2) levels were assessed, and ovarian volume and antral follicle count (AFC) were evaluated in each patient...
September 23, 2016: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
Kathrine Birch Petersen
The overall aim of this thesis was to validate the new concept of the Fertility Assessment and Counselling (FAC) Clinic at Rigshospitalet. The intention was to: explore the prognostic value of fertility risk factors by a risk score and provide an estimate of female fecundity, to quantify the impact of oral contraception (OC) on ovarian reserve parameters defined as Anti Müllerian Hormone (AMH), Antral Follicle Count (AFC) and ovarian volume, and to gain knowledge of attitudes and considerations toward family formation in women of advanced age...
October 2016: Danish Medical Journal
Pentti K Heinonen
OBJECTIVE: This study assessed the distribution of Müllerian duct anomalies in two verified classifications of female genital tract malformations, and the presence of associated renal defects. STUDY DESIGN: 621 women with confirmed female genital tract anomalies were retrospectively grouped under the European (ESHRE/ESGE) and the American (AFS) classification. The diagnosis of uterine malformation was based on findings in hysterosalpingography, two-dimensional ultrasonography, endoscopies, laparotomy, cesarean section and magnetic resonance imaging in 97...
September 20, 2016: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
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