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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719824/supplementation-of-l-carnitine-during-in%C3%A2-vitro-maturation-improves-embryo-development-from-less-competent-bovine-oocytes
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Drahomira Knitlova, Pavlina Hulinska, Michal Jeseta, Katerina Hanzalova, Bartosz Kempisty, Marie Machatkova
The present study was designed to define the impact of l-carnitine, supplemented during maturation, on bovine oocytes with different meiotic competence in terms of their IVF outcomes. Meiotically more competent (MMC) and less competent (MLC) oocytes were obtained separately from differently sized follicles at selected phases of folliculogenesis. The oocytes were matured with or without l-carnitine, fertilized and cultured to the blastocyst stage. The oocytes were examined for nuclear maturation, mitochondrial cluster formation, lipid consumption, fertilization and embryo development...
July 5, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709873/deregulation-of-wnt2-fzd3-%C3%AE-catenin-pathway-compromises-the-estrogen-synthesis-in-cumulus-cells-from-patients-with-polycystic-ovary-syndrome
#2
Gu-Yuan Qiao, Bing-Wei Dong, Chao-Juan Zhu, Chang-You Yan, Bi-Liang Chen
Mechanistic insight into estrogen deficiency by polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) remains a longstanding challenge in reproductive medicine. Recent advance suggest that Wingless-type MMTV integration site family members (WNTs), in concert with its Frizzled (FZD) receptors, regulate normal folliculogenesis, luteogenesis and ovarian steroidogenesis. However, no studies have so far investigated any causality between WNT-FZDs interactions and disrupted estrogen synthesis under certain pathological conditions. Here, we show that (i) FZD3 expression was significantly up-regulated in the cumulus cells (CCs) from PCOS patients...
July 11, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708416/subchronic-exposure-to-kalach-360-sl-induced-endocrine-disruption-and-ovary-damage-in-female-rats
#3
Latifa Hamdaoui, Manel Naifar, Fatma Rahmouni, Bahira Harrabi, Fatma Ayadi, Zouheir Sahnoun, Tarek Rebai
Kalach 360 SL (KL), glyphosate (G) surfactant-based herbicides, is a systemic herbicide effective against weeds. It was applied in agriculture in Tunisia and throughout the world, which can represent a risk to non-target organisms. The aim of this study was to investigate the morphological and biochemical aspects of ovary injury after exposure to KL. Female Wistar rats were divided into three groups: group 1 was used as a control; group 2 orally received 0.07 ml of KL, (126 mg of G/kg) and group 3 orally received 0...
July 14, 2017: Archives of Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693630/developmental-competence-of-dromedary-camel-camelus-dromedarius-oocytes-selected-using-brilliant-cresyl-blue-staining
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Mohamed Fathi, Mohamed Ashry, Ali Salama, Magdy R Badr
The objectives of the present studies were to investigate the developmental capacity of dromedary camel oocytes selected by brilliant cresyl blue (BCB) staining and to investigate the expression of select transcripts in germinal vesicle (GV) stage oocytes. These transcripts included BMP15 and GDF9 as important transcripts for folliculogenesis and oocyte development, Zar1 and Mater as maternal transcripts required for embryonic development, Cyclin B1 and CDK1 as cell cycle regulators and Oct4 and STAT3 as transcription factors...
July 11, 2017: Zygote: the Biology of Gametes and Early Embryos
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684319/ovotoxicity-of-cigarette-smoke-a-systematic-review-of-the-literature
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Maria Cristina Budani, Gian Mario Tiboni
This study reviews the scientific literature on the noxious effects of cigarette smoke on the ovarian follicle, and the cumulative data on the impact of smoking on in vitro fertilization (IVF) cycle outcome. There is a close association between tobacco smoke and accelerated follicle loss, abnormal follicle growth and impairment of oocyte morphology and maturation. There is an increasing amount of evidence indicating that smoke can directly derange folliculogenesis. Increased cellular apoptosis or autophagy, DNA damage and abnormal crosstalk between oocyte and granulosa cells have been implicated in the demise of ovarian follicles...
July 3, 2017: Reproductive Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669375/morphogenesis-related-gene-expression-profile-in-porcine-oocytes-before-and-after-in-vitro-maturation
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Joanna Budna, Adrian Chachuła, Dominika Kaźmierczak, Marta Rybska, Sylwia Ciesiółka, Artur Bryja, Wiesława Kranc, Sylwia Borys, Agnieszka Żok, Dorota Bukowska, Paweł Antosik, Małgorzata Bruska, Klaus P Brüssow, Michał Nowicki, Maciej Zabel, Bartosz Kempisty
Mammalian oocyte maturation is achieved when oocytes reach metaphase II (MII) stage, and accumulate mRNA and proteins in the cytoplasm following fertilization. It has been shown that oocytes investigated before and after in vitro maturation (IVM) differ significantly in transcriptomic and proteomic profiles. Additionally, folliculogenesis and oogenesis is accompanied by morphogenetic changes, which significantly influence further zygote formation and embryo growth. This study aimed to determine new transcriptomic markers of porcine oocyte morphogenesis that are associated with cell maturation competence...
July 3, 2017: Zygote: the Biology of Gametes and Early Embryos
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645634/hormonal-behavior-correlates-with-follicular-recruitment-at-mid-gestation-in-the-south-american-plains-vizcacha-lagostomus-maximus-rodentia-caviomorpha
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Nicolas Alejandro Fraunhoffer, Federico Jensen, Noelia Leopardo, Pablo Ignacio Felipe Inserra, Analía Meilerman Abuelafia, María Beatriz Espinosa, Santiago Elías Charif, Verónica Berta Dorfman, Alfredo Daniel Vitullo
In mammals, hormonal regulation during gestation is crucial for embryo implantation and pregnancy success. This regulation is controlled through the level of progesterone (P4) that blocks the activity of the hypothalamic-hypophyseal-gonadal (HHG) axis. Previous studies in the pregnant South American plains vizcacha, Lagostomus maximus, have shown that the HHG axis activates around mid-gestation, promoting pre-ovulatory follicle formation. However, the characterization of the hormonal dynamics throughout gestation and its ovarian correlation has not been studied in depth...
June 20, 2017: General and Comparative Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627828/the-relationship-between-the-mthfr-c677t-genotypes-to-serum-anti-m%C3%A3-llerian-hormone-concentrations-and-in-vitro-fertilization-intracytoplasmic-sperm-injection-outcome
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Seyedeh Z Shahrokhi, Faranak Kazerouni, Firouzeh Ghaffari, Ali Rahimipour, Mir D Omrani, Arezoo Arabipoor, Ramin Lak, Elaheh T Ghane
BACKGROUND: The expression of the 5,10-methylentetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) gene in human oocytes and preimplantation embryos suggests that the MTHFR gene is involved in folliculogenesis and female reproduction. Considering the importance of the MTHFR gene on female reproduction, the aim of this study was to evalu- ate the influence of MTHFR C677T polymorphism on ovarian marker reserve, particularly serum anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH) levels, and ovarian response as well as clinical pregnancy rates after in vitro fertilization (IVF)/ intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI)...
May 1, 2017: Clinical Laboratory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622634/type-of-gonadotropin-used-during-controlled-ovarian-stimulation-induces-differential-gene-expression-in-human-cumulus-cells-a-randomized-study
#9
María Cruz, Antonio Requena, David Agudo, Juan Antonio García-Velasco
BACKGROUND: The cumulus-oocyte complex plays a central role in the regulation of folliculogenesis where it is important for the maturation, reprogramming, and fertilization of oocytes. Consequently, cumulus cell gene expression profiling is being explored as a promising method for assessing oocyte competence in the near future. Through DNA microarray technology, we analyzed the potential differences in the gene expression profiles of cumulus cells from preovulatory follicles after controlled ovarian stimulation using different types of gonadotropins...
June 8, 2017: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617821/supplementation-with-small-extracellular-vesicles-from-ovarian-follicular-fluid-during-in-vitro-production-modulates-bovine-embryo-development
#10
Juliano C da Silveira, Gabriella M Andrade, Maite Del Collado, Rafael V Sampaio, Juliano R Sangalli, Luciano A Silva, Fábio V L Pinaffi, Izabelle B Jardim, Marcelo C Cesar, Marcelo F G Nogueira, Aline S M Cesar, Luiz L Coutinho, Rinaldo W Pereira, Felipe Perecin, Flávio V Meirelles
Pregnancy success results from the interaction of multiple factors, among them are folliculogenesis and early embryonic development. Failure during these different processes can lead to difficulties in conception. Alternatives to overcome these problems are based on assisted reproductive techniques. Extracellular vesicles are cell-secreted vesicles present in different body fluids and contain bioactive materials, such as messenger RNA, microRNAs (miRNAs), and proteins. Thus, our hypothesis is that extracellular vesicles from follicular fluid from 3-6 mm ovarian follicles can modulate bovine embryo development in vitro...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606727/expression-patterns-of-p38%C3%AE-mapk-during-follicular-development-in-the-ovaries-of-neonatal-rats
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Shifu Hu, Meng Rao, Hui Lei, Yanqing Wu, Yingying Wang, Dandan Ke, Wei Xia, Changhong Zhu
The p38αMAPK signaling pathway plays a critical role in female reproduction, but an understanding of its expression in rats remains elusive. This study was carried out to investigate the temporal and spatial expression of p38αMAPK and p-p38αMAPK. Ovarian tissue samples were collected from 2-, 4-, 8-, 12-, 16-, 20- and 30-day-old female rats. Western blotting was used to examine the relative expression of p38αMAPK and p-p38αMAPK in ovarian tissue, and subcellular localization was examined using immunohistochemistry of the rat ovaries at different ages of postpartum...
June 10, 2017: Acta Histochemica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599864/the-anorectic-agent-lorcaserin-disturbs-estrous-cyclicity-and-produces-endometrial-hyperplasia-without-affecting-ovarian-population-in-female-rats
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Raghda T Abdel Latif, Sawsan A Zaitone, Yousra Abdel-Mottaleb, Nabila N El Maraghy
AIMS: The present study aims to investigate the effect of the new anorectic agent, lorcaserin, on estrous cyclicity, reproductive hormones and folliculogenesis in female mature rats. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Rats were divided into four groups; Group i: control group. Group ii-iv: rats treated with lorcaserin (5, 10 or 30mg/kg/day, p.o.), respectively. The treatment continued for 28days. KEY FINDINGS: Lorcaserin (5 or 10mg/kg) caused estrous cycle disturbance in 40% of treated rats while the high dose (30mg/kg) produced disturbances in 100% of the treated rats...
June 6, 2017: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585716/detection-of-dendritic-cells-and-related-cytokines-in-follicular-fluid-of-patients-with-polycystic-ovary-syndrome
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Tao Zhang, Fuying Tian, Ran Huo, Aifa Tang, Yong Zeng, Yong-Gang Duan
PROBLEM: The presence of dendritic cells (DCs) and associated cytokines in follicular fluid (FF) from patients with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) remains unknown. METHODS OF STUDY: FF was collected from PCOS patients and patients with severe male factor infertility (control) at the day of transvaginal oocyte retrieval. Phenotypes of DC were detected by flow cytometry, and TNF-α, IL-6, IL-10, and IL-23 were assessed by ELISA. RESULTS: A significant decrease in the percentage of DC was found in patients with PCOS (16...
June 6, 2017: American Journal of Reproductive Immunology: AJRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28576120/expression-of-genes-associated-with-bmp-signaling-pathway-in-porcine-oocytes-before-and-after-ivm-a-microarray-approach
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Joanna Budna, Marta Rybska, Sylwia Ciesiółka, Artur Bryja, Sylwia Borys, Wiesława Kranc, Katarzyna Wojtanowicz-Markiewicz, Michal Jeseta, Ewa Sumelka, Dorota Bukowska, Paweł Antosik, Klaus P Brüssow, Małgorzata Bruska, Michał Nowicki, Maciej Zabel, Bartosz Kempisty
BACKGROUND: The full maturational capability of mammalian oocytes is accompanied by nuclear and cytoplasmic modifications, which are associated with proliferation and differentiation of surrounding cumulus cells. These events are regulated on molecular level by the expression of target genes involved in signal transduction pathways crucial for folliculogenesis and oogenesis. Transforming growth factor beta signaling includes several molecules that are involved in the regulation of oogenesis and embryo growth, including bone morphogenetic protein (BMP)...
June 2, 2017: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology: RB&E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28574720/-bone-development-is-an-ontology-group-upregulated-in-porcine-oocytes-before-in-vitro-maturation-a-microarray-approach
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Joanna Budna, Artur Bryja, Piotr Celichowski, Wiesława Kranc, Sylwia Ciesiółka, Sylwia Borys, Marta Rybska, Agata Kolecka-Bednarczyk, Michal Jeseta, Dorota Bukowska, Paweł Antosik, Klaus P Brüssow, Małgorzata Bruska, Michał Nowicki, Maciej Zabel, Bartosz Kempisty
Mammalian cumulus-oocyte complexes (COCs) reach full developmental capability during folliculogenesis and oogenesis. It is well recognized that only gametes achieving MII stage after in vivo or in vitro maturation (IVM) are successfully fertilized by a single spermatozoon. Although the process of oocyte nuclear and/or cytoplasmic maturation in pigs is well determined, there exist many differences that promote these processes in vivo and in vitro. Therefore, this study aimed to investigate the differences in RNA expression profiles between porcine oocytes before and after IVM using microarray and real-time quantitative polymerase chain reaction (RT-qPCR) assays...
June 2, 2017: DNA and Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28562440/vitamin-d-in-human-reproduction
#16
Jason M Franasiak, Evelin E Lara, Antonio Pellicer
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Vitamin D deficiency has been associated with a wide range of human disease states and the global epidemic, particularly in reproductive aged women, has led to a focus on this complex hormones role in human reproduction. Indeed vitamin D receptors are found throughout the reproductive tract in the ovary, endometrium, and the placenta. It has roles both in calcium-dependent and independent pathways. However, agreement upon the most appropriate way to assess vitamin D status and ultimately its activity at various sites has proven challenging...
August 2017: Current Opinion in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28559481/methylation-dynamics-during-folliculogenesis-and-early-embryo-development-in-sheep
#17
Laura Masala, Giovanni Pietro Burrai, Emanuela Bellu, Federica Ariu, Luisa Bogliolo, Sergio Ledda, Daniela Bebbere
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2017: Reproduction: the Official Journal of the Society for the Study of Fertility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28555054/knockdown-of-xbp1-by-rnai-in-mouse-granulosa-cells-promotes-apoptosis-inhibits-cell-cycle-and-decreases-estradiol-synthesis
#18
Nan Wang, Fan Zhao, Pengfei Lin, Guangle Zhang, Keqiong Tang, Aihua Wang, Yaping Jin
Granulosa cells are crucial for follicular growth, development, and follicular atresia. X-box binding protein 1 (XBP1), a basic region-leucine zipper protein, is widely involved in cell differentiation, proliferation, apoptosis, cellular stress response, and other signaling pathways. In this study, RNA interference, flow cytometry, western blot, real-time PCR, Cell Counting Kit (CCK8), and ELISA were used to investigate the effect of XBP1 on steroidogenesis, apoptosis, cell cycle, and proliferation of mouse granulosa cells...
May 29, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28553318/non-coding-rnas-in-the-ovarian-follicle
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Rosalia Battaglia, Maria E Vento, Placido Borzì, Marco Ragusa, Davide Barbagallo, Desirée Arena, Michele Purrello, Cinzia Di Pietro
The mammalian ovarian follicle is the complex reproductive unit comprising germ cell, somatic cells (Cumulus and Granulosa cells), and follicular fluid (FF): paracrine communication among the different cell types through FF ensures the development of a mature oocyte ready for fertilization. This paper is focused on non-coding RNAs in ovarian follicles and their predicted role in the pathways involved in oocyte growth and maturation. We determined the expression profiles of microRNAs in human oocytes and FF by high-throughput analysis and identified 267 microRNAs in FF and 176 in oocytes...
2017: Frontiers in Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528817/tracing-and-characterizing-the-development-of-transplanted-female-germline-stem-cells-in%C3%A2-vivo
#20
Changqing Wu, Bo Xu, Xiaoyong Li, Wenzhi Ma, Ping Zhang, Xuejin Chen, Ji Wu
It has long been believed that most female mammalian species lose the ability to generate oocytes in postnatal ovaries. Recent evidence has demonstrated the isolation and culture of female germline stem cells (FGSCs) from adult mice and humans. However, the process and mechanisms of FGSC differentiation in vivo following transplantation have not yet been studied. Here, we isolated and characterized FGSCs from a single EGFP-transgenic mouse, and traced the development and behavior of transplanted FGSCs (F-TFs) in vivo...
June 7, 2017: Molecular Therapy: the Journal of the American Society of Gene Therapy
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