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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326060/ovulation-is-associated-with-the-lh-dependent-induction-of-pla2g4aa-in-zebrafish
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Haipei Tang, Le Wang, Yu Chen, Jianan He, Ling Qu, Yin Guo, Yun Liu, Xiaochun Liu, Haoran Lin
The effects of the preovulatory luteinizing hormone (LH) surge on the ovulatory process are mediated by prostaglandins (PGs), the synthesis of which involves prostaglandin synthetase and cytosolic phospholipase A2 (cPLA2). In our previous study, we systematically investigated the function of prostaglandin endoperoxide synthase (ptgs) genes on ovulation in zebrafish. However, the role of cPLA2 in ovulation was not determined in zebrafish. In this study, we investigated the function of cpla2α in PGs production and ovulation in periovulatory follicles...
January 8, 2018: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317212/folliculogenic-factors-in-photoregressed-ovaries-differences-in-mrna-expression-in-early-compared-to-late-follicle-development
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Alexander K Salomon, Kathleen Leon, Melissa M Campbell, Kelly A Young
The early stages of ovarian folliculogenesis generally progress independent of gonadotropins, whereas later stages require signaling initiated by FSH. In Siberian hamsters, cycles of folliculogenesis are mediated by changes in photoperiod which depress the hypothalamic pituitary gonadal axis. Reduced gonadotropins lead to decreases in mature follicle development and ovulation; however, early stages of folliculogenesis have not been explored in regressed ovaries. We hypothesized that intraovarian factors that contribute predominantly to later stages of folliculogenesis would react to changes in photoperiod, whereas factors contributing to earlier stages would not change...
January 6, 2018: General and Comparative Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29298425/hair-follicle-development-in-mouse-pluripotent-stem-cell-derived-skin-organoids
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Jiyoon Lee, Robert Bӧscke, Pei-Ciao Tang, Byron H Hartman, Stefan Heller, Karl R Koehler
The mammalian hair follicle arises during embryonic development from coordinated interactions between the epidermis and dermis. It is currently unclear how to recapitulate hair follicle induction in pluripotent stem cell cultures for use in basic research studies or in vitro drug testing. To date, generation of hair follicles in vitro has only been possible using primary cells isolated from embryonic skin, cultured alone or in a co-culture with stem cell-derived cells, combined with in vivo transplantation...
January 2, 2018: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29282125/food-restriction-during-pregnancy-and-female-offspring-fertility-adverse-effects-of-reprogrammed-reproductive-lifespan
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Abdel Halim Harrath, Abdulkarem Alrezaki, Lamjed Mansour, Saleh H Alwasel, Stefano Palomba
BACKGROUND: Food restriction during pregnancy can influence the health of the offspring during the adulthood. The aim of the present study was to examine the effect of maternal food restriction (MFR) on the reproductive performance in female rat offspring from the first (FR1) and second (FR2) generations. METHODS: Adult virgin Wistar female rats were given free access to tap water and were fed ad libitum on standard rodent chow, were mated with virgin adult males, and then were randomly divided into two groups: controls (that was fed ad libitum ) and food-restricted group (FR, that was given only 50% of ad libitum food throughout gestation)...
December 28, 2017: Journal of Ovarian Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29273437/action-of-the-hydroethanolic-extract-of-the-flowers-of-acmella-oleracea-l-r-k-jansen-on-the-reproductive-performance-of-wistar-females-rats-a-popular-female-aphrodisiac-from-the-amazon
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Clarice Flexa da Rocha, Yuri de Medeiros Souza Lima, Helison Oliveira Carvalho, Rodrigo Costa Pinto, Irlon Maciel Ferreira, Andres Navarrete Castro, Clarissa Silva Lima, José Carlos Tavares Carvalho
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: The species Acmella oleracea (L.) R.K. Jansen (Asteraceae), popularly known as jambú, is marketed in fairs as a female aphrodisiac and has several pharmacological activities already confirmed, among them the sexual stimulant action. The objective of this study was to evaluate the effects of the oral administration of the hydroethanolic extract of A. oleracea flowers (EHAo) on wistar rats during the pre-mating, mating, and pre-implantation period. MATERIAL AND METHODS: During the treatment period, measurements of feed intake, water intake, weight, estrous cycle, behavior, reproductive parameters, biochemical parameters, hematological parameters, and histopathology of ovaries were performed daily...
March 25, 2018: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29259033/vasorin-a-newly-identified-regulator-of-ovarian-folliculogenesis
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Nitzan Rimon-Dahari, Lia Heinemann-Yerushalmi, Ron Hadas, Lital Kalich-Philosoph, Dafna Ketter, Nava Nevo, Dalia Galiani, Nava Dekel
Members of the TGF-β superfamily take part in the control of folliculogenesis. Vasorin (Vasn) is a newly identified negative regulator of TGF-β signaling whose possible involvement in ovarian physiology has never been studied. Here, we demonstrate that Vasn is expressed in the ovary by somatic cells of follicles, and that its expression is up-regulated by LH. We established a conditional knockout (cKO) mouse model in which Vasn is deleted specifically in granulosa cells of growing follicles from the secondary stage onwards...
December 19, 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29258623/dynamic-modeling-of-folliculogenesis-signaling-pathways-in-the-presence-of-mirnas-expression
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Abolfazl Bahrami, Seyed Reza Miraie-Ashtiani, Mostafa Sadeghi, Ali Najafi, Reza Ranjbar
BACKGROUND: TEK signaling plays a very important role in folliculogenesis. It activates Ras/ERK/MYC, PI3K/AKT/mTORC1 and ovarian steroidogenesis activation pathways. These are the main pathways for cell growth, differentiation, migration, adhesion, proliferation, survival and protein synthesis. RESULTS: TEK signaling on each of the two important pathways where levels of pERK, pMYC, pAkt, pMCL1 and pEIF4EBP1 are increased in dominant follicles and pMYC is decreased in dominant follicles...
December 19, 2017: Journal of Ovarian Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29242197/jak-signaling-regulates-germline-cyst-breakdown-and-primordial-follicle-formation-in-mice
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Kun Huang, Ye Wang, Tuo Zhang, Meina He, Guanghong Sun, Jia Wen, Hao Yan, Han Cai, Changfu Yong, Guoliang Xia, Chao Wang
In female mammals, primordial follicles consist of two types of cells, namely, oocytes and pregranulosa cells that surround the oocytes. The size of the primordial follicle pool determines the reproductive ability of female mammals. However, the underlying mechanisms controlling primordial follicle assembly remain unclear. In this study, we show that oocyte-derived Janus kinase (JAK) signaling is vital for germline cyst breakdown and primordial follicle formation in vitro JAK2 and JAK3 activity is increased while germline cysts are breaking down...
December 14, 2017: Biology Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236987/extra-gonadal-actions-of-fsh-a-critical-need-for-novel-genetic-models
#9
T Rajendra Kumar
Follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) is critical for ovarian folliculogenesis and essential for female fertility. FSH binds to FSH receptors (FSHRs) and regulates estrogen production in ovarian granulosa cells to orchestrate female reproductive physiology. Ovarian senescence that occurs as a function of aging results in loss of estrogen production and this is believed to be the major reason for bone loss in postmenopausal women. Although conflicting, studies in rodents and humans during the last decade provide genetic, pharmacological and physiological evidence that elevated FSH levels that occur in the face of normal or declining estrogen levels directly regulate bone mass and adiposity...
December 11, 2017: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232835/expression-profile-of-genes-regulating-steroid-biosynthesis-and-metabolism-in-human-ovarian-granulosa-cells-a-primary-culture-approach
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Wiesława Kranc, Maciej Brązert, Katarzyna Ożegowska, Mariusz J Nawrocki, Joanna Budna, Piotr Celichowski, Marta Dyszkiewicz-Konwińska, Maurycy Jankowski, Michal Jeseta, Leszek Pawelczyk, Małgorzata Bruska, Michał Nowicki, Maciej Zabel, Bartosz Kempisty
Because of the deep involvement of granulosa cells in the processes surrounding the cycles of menstruation and reproduction, there is a great need for a deeper understanding of the ways in which they function during the various stages of those cycles. One of the main ways in which the granulosa cells influence the numerous sex associated processes is hormonal interaction. Expression of steroid sex hormones influences a range of both primary and secondary sexual characteristics, as well as regulate the processes of oogenesis, folliculogenesis, ovulation, and pregnancy...
December 9, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229361/a-literature-review-on-maternal-fetal-and-reproductive-disorders-of-toxoplasma-gondii-infection
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Shirzad Fallahi, Ali Rostami, Malihe Nourollahpour Shiadeh, Hamed Behniafar, Shahrokh Paktinat
BACKGROUND: Toxoplasma gondii infection is one of the most prevalent infectious disease with worldwide distribution. Congenital toxoplasmosis is annually responsible for 1.20 million disability-adjusted life years around the world, but often it is overlooked many countries. METHODS: We performed an updated review to summarize the current researches on fetal, neonatal and maternal consequences of T. gondii infection and also adverse effects of toxoplasmosis on women reproductive organs...
December 8, 2017: Journal of Gynecology Obstetrics and Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228146/identification-and-characterization-of-a-specific-13-mirna-expression-signature-during-follicle-activation-in-the-zebrafish-ovary
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Queenie Wing-Lei Wong, Ming-An Sun, Shuk-Wa Lau, Chirag Parsania, Shaolong Zhou, Silin Zhong, Wei Ge
Ovarian folliculogenesis is always of great interest in reproductive biology. However, the molecular mechanisms that control follicle development, particularly the early phase of follicle activation or recruitment, still remain poorly understood. In an attempt to decipher the gene networks and signaling pathways involved in such transition, we conducted a transcriptomic analysis (RNA-seq) on zebrafish primary growth (PG, stage I; inactive) and pre-vitellogenic (PV, stage II; activated) follicles. A total of 118 unique microRNAs (miRNAs) (11 down-regulated and 83 up-regulated during PG/PV transition) and 56711 unique messenger RNAs (mRNAs) (1839 down-regulated and 7243 up-regulated during PG/PV transition) were identified...
December 6, 2017: Biology of Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228129/prenatal-exposure-to-di-2-ethylhexyl-phthalate-causes-long-term-transgenerational-effects-on-female-reproduction-in-mice
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Emily Brehm, Saniya Rattan, Liying Gao, Jodi A Flaws
Di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) is a plasticizer in many consumer products. Although DEHP is a known endocrine disruptor, little is known about the effects of DEHP exposure on female reproduction. Thus, this study tested the hypothesis that prenatal DEHP exposure affects follicle numbers, estrous cyclicity, and hormone levels in multiple generations of mice. Pregnant CD-1 mice were orally dosed with corn oil (vehicle control) or DEHP (20 and 200 µg/kg/day, and 500 and 750 mg/kg/day) from gestation day 10...
December 7, 2017: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221447/disruption-of-postnatal-folliculogenesis-and-development-of-ovarian-tumor-in-a-mouse-model-with-aberrant-transforming-growth-factor-beta-signaling
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Yang Gao, Xin Fang, David F Vincent, David W Threadgill, Laurent Bartholin, Qinglei Li
BACKGROUND: Transforming growth factor beta (TGFB) superfamily signaling is implicated in the development of sex cord-stromal tumors, a category of poorly defined gonadal tumors. The aim of this study was to determine potential effects of dysregulated TGFB signaling in the ovary using Cre recombinase driven by growth differentiation factor 9 (Gdf9) promoter known to be expressed in oocytes. METHODS: A mouse model containing constitutively active TGFBR1 (TGFBR1CA) using Gdf9-iCre (termed TGFBR1-CAG9Cre) was generated...
December 8, 2017: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology: RB&E
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/29207017/a-common-african-variant-of-human-connexin%C3%A2-37-is-associated-with-caucasian-primary-ovarian-insufficiency-and-has-a-deleterious-effect-in%C3%A2-vitro
#16
Anne Bachelot, Jerome Gilleron, Geri Meduri, Mihelai Guberto, Jerome Dulon, Sylviane Boucherie, Philippe Touraine, Micheline Misrahi
Folliculogenesis requires communication between granulosa cells and oocytes, mediated by connexin-based gap junctions. Connexin 37 (Cx37)-deficient female mice are infertile. The present study assessed Cx37 deficiency in patients with primary ovarian insufficiency (POI). A candidate gene study was performed in patients and controls from the National Genotyping Center (Evry, France) including 58 Caucasian patients with idiopathic isolated POI and 142 Caucasian controls. Direct genomic sequencing of the coding regions of the GJA4 gene (encoding Cx37) was performed with the aim to identify a deleterious variant associated with POI and absent in ethnically matched controls...
November 16, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29205453/localization-of-thrombospondin-1-and-its-receptor-cd36-in-the-ovary-of-the-ostrich-struthio-camelus
#17
D Rodler, F Sinowatz
Angiogenesis, the formation of new blood vessels from pre-existing vasculature, plays a decisive role for the rapid growth of avian follicles. Compared to mammals, few data on the angiogenesis in the avian ovary are available. However, whereas several pro-angiogenic factors in the avian ovary have been recently studied in detail, little information is available on the localization of anti-angiogenic factors. The aim of this study was to determine the localization and possible function of the anti-angiogenic factor thrombospondin-1 (TSP-1) and its receptor CD36 in the ovary of the ostrich using immunohistochemistry and to correlate the results with ultrastructural data...
December 4, 2017: Anatomia, Histologia, Embryologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29177034/maximum-likelihood-approaches-reveal-signatures-of-positive-selection-in-bmp15-and-gdf9-genes-modulating-ovarian-function-in-mammalian-female-fertility
#18
Hafiz Ishfaq Ahmad, Guiqiong Liu, Xunping Jiang, Shishay Girmay Edallew, Teketay Wassie, Birhanu Tesema, Yu Yun, Liu Pan, Chenhui Liu, Yuqing Chong, Zhao Jia Yu, Han Jilong
Bone morphogenetic proteins (BMPs) and the growth factors (GDFs) play an important role in ovarian folliculogenesis and essential regulator of processes of numerous granulosa cells. BMP15 gene variations linked to various ovarian phenotypic consequences subject to the species, from infertility to improved prolificacy in sheep, primary ovarian insufficiency in women or associated with minor subfertility in mouse. To study the evolving role of BMP15 and GDF9, a phylogenetic analysis was performed. To find out the candidate gene associated with prolificacy in mammals, the nucleotide sequence of BMP15 and GDF9 genes was recognized under positive selection in various mammalian species...
November 2017: Ecology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165555/prenatal-exposure-to-di-2-ethylhexyl-phthalate-dehp-disrupts-ovarian-function-in-a-transgenerational-manner-in-female-mice
#19
Saniya Rattan, Emily Brehm, Liying Gao, Sarah Niermann, Jodi A Flaws
Di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) is a plasticizer found in polyvinyl chloride products such as vinyl flooring, plastic food containers, medical devices, and children's toys. DEHP is a ubiquitous environmental contaminant and is a known endocrine disrupting chemical. Little is known about the effects of prenatal DEHP exposure on the ovary and whether effects occur in subsequent generations. Thus, we tested the hypothesis that prenatal exposure to DEHP disrupts ovarian functions in the F1, F2, and F3 generations of female mice...
November 20, 2017: Biology of Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165545/successful-in-vitro-maturation-of-oocytes-a-matter-of-follicular-differentiation
#20
Alberto Maria Luciano, Marc-André Sirard
Folliculogenesis is remarkably similar in cattle and humans. In this review, we consider the known differences and provide a possible explanation for the greater success of oocyte in vitro maturation in cattle. Two different parallel processes that are critical for oocyte competence acquisition are examined. The first occurs in the follicle and in turn influences the oocyte, the second occurs within the oocyte itself and involves the gradual cessation of the transcription machinery with additional changes observable in the chromatin structure...
November 20, 2017: Biology of Reproduction
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