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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528817/tracing-and-characterizing-the-development-of-transplanted-female-germline-stem-cells-in%C3%A2-vivo
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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...
May 6, 2017: Molecular Therapy: the Journal of the American Society of Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506298/fecx-bar-a-novel-bmp15-mutation-responsible-for-prolificacy-and-female-sterility-in-tunisian-barbarine-sheep
#2
Narjess Lassoued, Zohra Benkhlil, Florent Woloszyn, Ahmed Rejeb, Mohamed Aouina, Mourad Rekik, Stephane Fabre, Sonia Bedhiaf-Romdhani
BACKGROUND: Naturally occurring mutations in growth and differentiation factor 9 (GDF9) or bone morphogenetic protein 15 (BMP15) genes are associated with increased ovulation rate (OR) and litter size (LS) but also sterility. Observing the Tunisian Barbarine ewes of the "W" flock selected for improved prolificacy, we found prolific and infertile ewes with streaky ovaries. Blood genomic DNA was extracted from a subset of low-ovulating, prolific and infertile ewes of the "W" flock, and the entire coding sequences of GDF9 and BMP15 were sequenced...
May 15, 2017: BMC Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505246/effects-of-long-term-exogenous-testosterone-administration-on-ovarian-morphology-determined-by-transvaginal-3d-ultrasound-in-female-to-male-transsexuals
#3
Mirte R Caanen, Nienke E Schouten, Esther A M Kuijper, Joukje van Rijswijk, Marleen H van den Berg, Eline van Dulmen-den Broeder, Annelies Overbeek, Flora E van Leeuwen, Mick van Trotsenburg, Cornelis B Lambalk
STUDY QUESTION: Does long-term exogenous testosterone administration result in polycystic ovarian morphology (PCOM), determined by (3D) transvaginal ultrasound (TVU) in female-to-male transsexuals (FtMs). SUMMARY ANSWER: Long-term exogenous testosterone administration in FtMs does not result in PCOM determined by (3D) TVU. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: The role of androgens in the pathophysiology of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is still unclear...
May 13, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502062/significantly-lengthened-telomere-in-granulosa-cells-from-women-with-polycystic-ovarian-syndrome-pcos
#4
Duo Wei, Juanke Xie, Baoli Yin, Haoying Hao, Xiaobing Song, Qi Liu, Cuilian Zhang, Yingpu Sun
PURPOSE: Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is the most common endocrinopathy among women at reproductive age. However, its etiology remains poorly understood. Recent studies indicated that telomere length was related to PCOS. However, the association between telomere length and PCOS has only been shown in leucocytes and remained controversial across different studies. To clarify the association between telomere length and PCOS, the current study interrogated telomere length not only in leucocytes, but also in follicular granulosa cells, which is essential for folliculogenesis and steroidogenesis...
May 13, 2017: Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495268/the-presence-of-vegf-and-notch2-during-preantral-antral-follicular-transition-in-infantile-rats-anatomical-evidence-and-its-implications
#5
Minerva Carolina Torres-Ortiz, Gabriel Gutiérrez-Ospina, Margarita Gómez-Chavarín, Clara Murcia, Rogelio A Alonso-Morales, Gerardo Perera-Marín
Folliculogenesis is a process that depends on angiogenesis, in which VEGF and Notch signaling pathway members are involved. Although this pathway is present in preantral and antral follicular structures during the second stage of folliculogenesis, this association has not been described. Therefore, this study aimed to identify VEGF and Notch2 in ovary structures of infantile rats after induction of follicular development with a gonadotropin stimulus. In order to explore this possibility we analyzed rat ovary morphology from days 10-25 after birth; subsequently, the transition from preantral follicle to an antral stage was analyzed by the induction of follicular development with equine chorionic gonadotropin (eCG) and VEGF and Notch were identified in the rat ovary by fluorescence...
May 8, 2017: General and Comparative Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489928/identification-and-analysis-of-the-%C3%AE-catenin1-gene-in-half-smooth-tongue-sole-cynoglossus-semilaevis
#6
Ying Zhu, Qiaomu Hu, Wenteng Xu, Hailong Li, Hua Guo, Liang Meng, Min Wei, Sheng Lu, Changwei Shao, Na Wang, Guanpin Yang, Songlin Chen
β-catenin is a key signalling molecule in the canonical Wnt pathway, which plays a role in cell adhesion, embryogenesis and sex determination. However, little is known about its function in teleosts. We cloned and characterized the full-length β-catenin1 gene from half-smooth tongue sole (Cynoglossus semilaevis), which was designated CS-β-catenin1. The CS-β-catenin1 cDNA consists of 2,346 nucleotides and encodes a protein with 782 amino acids. Although CS-β-catenin1 was transcribed in the gonads of both sexes, the level was significantly higher in ovaries compared to testes...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28478824/the-role-of-aquaporins-in-polycystic-ovary-syndrome-a-way-towards-a-novel-drug-target-in-pcos
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Agata Wawrzkiewicz-Jałowiecka, Karolina Kowalczyk, Dagmara Pluta, Łukasz Blukacz, Paweł Madej
Aquaporins (AQPs) are transmembrane proteins, able to transport water (and in some cases also small solutes, e. g. glycerol) through the cell membrane. There are twelve types of aquaporins (AQP1-AQP12) expressed in mammalian reproductive systems. According to literature, many diseases of the reproductive organs are correlated with changes of AQPs expression and their malfunction. That is the case in the polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), where dysfunctions of AQPs 7-9 and alterations in its levels occur. In this work, we postulate how AQPs are involved in PCOS-related disorders, in order to emphasize their potential therapeutic meaning as a drug target...
May 2017: Medical Hypotheses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469243/reconstitution-of-ovarian-function-following-transplantation-of-primordial-germ-cells
#8
Ming Zeng, Xiaoyan Sheng, David L Keefe, Lin Liu
Ovarian aging occurs earlier than somatic aging. We tested the hypothesis that ovarian functions could be artificially reconstructed by transplantation of primordial germ cells (PGCs). We compared various methods for transplantation of PGCs aggregated with gonadal somatic cells and showed that reconstituted ovaries exhibited folliculogenesis after transplantation of PGCs-aggregates into either kidney capsule or ovarian bursa. Neo-oogenesis occurred early after transplantation, as evidenced by the presence of prophase I meiocytes displaying homologous pairing...
May 3, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28460567/human-mesenchymal-stem-cells-partially-reverse-infertility-in-chemotherapy-induced-ovarian-failure
#9
Sara A Mohamed, Shahinaz M Shalaby, Mohamed Abdelaziz, Soumia Brakta, William D Hill, Nahed Ismail, Ayman Al-Hendy
INTRODUCTION: Chemotherapy is the most commonly used modality to treat human cancers; however, in many cases it causes irreversible ovarian failure. In this work, we plan to evaluate the restorative function of human bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (BMSCs) in a chemotherapy-induced ovarian failure mouse model. METHODS: Acclimatized 4 to 6 week-old female mice (C57BL/6) were assigned randomly to a vehicle-treated control group (group 1), chemotherapy-treated group followed by vehicle alone (group 2), or chemotherapy-treated group followed by stem cell intraovarian injection (group 3)...
January 1, 2017: Reproductive Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28452156/understanding-follicle-growth-in-vitro-are-we-getting-closer-to-obtaining-mature-oocytes-from-in-vitro-grown-human-follicles-of-humans
#10
REVIEW
Yilmaz Guzel, Ozgur Oktem
Obtaining and fertilizing mature oocytes from immature follicles that were grown outside the body has conceptually attracted scientists for centuries, with initial attempts first documented in the 19(th) century. Significant progress has been made since then, due in part to a better understanding of folliculogenesis and improved techniques of in vitro follicle growth. Indeed, in vitro growth is now considered a reasonable approach to preserve or restore fertility when immature follicles and their oocytes need to be grown and matured outside the body...
April 27, 2017: Molecular Reproduction and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28451989/tissue-engineered-human-amniotic-membrane-application-in-mouse-ovarian-follicular-culture
#11
M Motamed, Z Sadr, M R Valojerdi, A Moini, S Oryan, M Totonchi, B Ebrahimi, S Maroufizadeh, E Taghiabadi, R Fathi
Since folliculogenesis requires a powerful cell-matrix interaction, natural scaffolds seem to be needed for follicular culture. Human amniotic membrane (HAM) offers promise as a support of in vitro ovarian follicular culture. HAM was decellularized with trypsin and EDTA. DNA and histology assays were performed to determine the elimination rate of genomic components. Cyto-biocompatibility of decellular AM (DAM) was verified by the cell viability (MTT) test. The small parts of intact amniotic membrane (IAM) and DAM were coated on the bottom of 96-well and each well was filled with 150 µL of base medium...
April 27, 2017: Annals of Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28450646/effect-of-mitotane-on-mouse-ovarian-follicle-development-and-fertility
#12
Federica Innocenti, Lidia Cerquetti, Serena Pezzilli, Barbara Bucci, Vincenzo Toscano, Rita Canipari, Antonio Stigliano
Mitotane (MTT) is an adrenolytic drug used in advanced and adjuvant treatment of adrenocortical carcinoma, in Cushing's disease and in ectopic syndrome. However, knowledge about its effects on the ovary is still scarce. The purpose of this study is to investigate the effect of MTT on the ovary using in vivo and in vitro models. The study was performed in CD1 mice and in the COV-434 human ovarian granulosa cell line. We examined ovarian morphology, follicle development, steroidogenesis and procreative function in mice and the effect of MTT on cell growth in vitro...
April 27, 2017: Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28450315/mirna-mrna-network-involved-in-folliculogenesis-interactome-systems-biology-approach
#13
Abolfazl Bahrami, Seyed Reza Miraie-Ashtiani, Mostafa Sadeghi, Ali Najafi
At later phases of folliculogenesis, the mammalian ovarian follicle contains layers of granulosa cells surrounding an antral cavity. To better understand the molecular basis of follicular growth and granulosa cell maturation, we study transcriptome profiling of granulosa cells from small (< 5 mm) and large (> 10 mm) bovine follicles using simultaneous method of Affymetrix microarrays (24,128 probe sets) and RNA-Seq data sets. In this study proposes a computational method to discover the functional miRNA-mRNA regulatory modules, that is, groups of miRNAs and their target mRNAs that are believed to take part cooperatively in post-transcriptional gene regulation under specific conditions...
April 27, 2017: Reproduction: the Official Journal of the Society for the Study of Fertility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420808/sequence-variations-in-estrogen-receptor-1-and-2-genes-and-their-association-with-egg-production-traits-in-chinese-dagu-chickens
#14
Xiaotian Niu, Thobela Louis Tyasi, Ning Qin, Dehui Liu, Hongyan Zhu, Xiaoxia Chen, Fengwei Zhang, Shuguo Yuan, Rifu Xu
Estrogen receptors α (ESR1) and β (ESR2) play central roles in folliculogenesis, and therefore in reproductive biology. In the present study, two single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) were identified in the ESR1 and ESR2 genes using PCR-single strand conformation polymorphism (PCR-SSCP) and DNA sequencing. One of the identified SNPs, a T1101C transition located within exon 4 of the ESR1 gene, was significantly associated with hen-housed egg production (HHEP) at 30, 43, 57 and 66 weeks of age (P<0.05), and egg weight (EW) at 30 weeks (P<0...
April 15, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407051/igf1r-expression-in-ovarian-granulosa-cells-is-essential-for-steroidogenesis-follicle-survival-and-fertility-in-female-mice
#15
Sarah C Baumgarten, Marah Armouti, CheMyong Ko, Carlos Stocco
Folliculogenesis is a lengthy process that requires the proliferation and differentiation of granulosa cells (GCs) for preovulatory follicle formation. The most crucial endocrine factor involved in this process is follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH). Interestingly, previous in vitro studies indicated that FSH fails to stimulate GC proliferation in the absence of the insulin-like growth factor 1 receptor (IGF1R). To determine the role of the IGF1R in vivo, female mice with a conditional knockdown of the IGF1R in the GCs were produced and had undetectable levels of IGF1R mRNA and protein in the GCs...
April 12, 2017: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398516/functional-analysis-of-nuclear-estrogen-receptors-ners-in-zebrafish-reproduction-by-genome-editing-approach
#16
Huijie Lu, Yong Cui, Liwen Jiang, Wei Ge
Estrogens signal through both nuclear and membrane receptors with most reported effects being mediated via the nuclear estrogen receptors (nERs). Although much work has been reported on nERs in the zebrafish, there is a lack of direct genetic evidence for their functional roles and importance in reproduction. To address this issue, we undertook this study to disrupt all three nERs in the zebrafish, namely esr1 (ERα), esr2a (ERβII) and esr2b (ERβI), by genome-editing technology CRISPR/Cas9. Using this loss-of-function genetic approach, we successfully created three mutant zebrafish lines with each nER knocked out...
April 10, 2017: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397763/endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-and-homeostasis-in-reproductive-physiology-and-pathology
#17
REVIEW
Elif Guzel, Sefa Arlier, Ozlem Guzeloglu-Kayisli, Mehmet Selcuk Tabak, Tugba Ekiz, Nihan Semerci, Kellie Larsen, Frederick Schatz, Charles Joseph Lockwood, Umit Ali Kayisli
The endoplasmic reticulum (ER), comprises 60% of the total cell membrane and interacts directly or indirectly with several cell organelles i.e., Golgi bodies, mitochondria and proteasomes. The ER is usually associated with large numbers of attached ribosomes. During evolution, ER developed as the specific cellular site of synthesis, folding, modification and trafficking of secretory and cell-surface proteins. The ER is also the major intracellular calcium storage compartment that maintains cellular calcium homeostasis...
April 8, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392504/defects-in-the-first-wave-of-folliculogenesis-in-mouse-xo-ovaries
#18
Kento Miura, Chiharu Murata, Kyoko Harikae, Hitomi Suzuki, Masami Kanai-Azuma, Masamichi Kurohmaru, Naoki Tsunekawa, Yoshiakira Kanai
In mouse ovaries, the first wave of folliculogenesis perinatally starts near the medullary region, which directs the initial round of follicular growth soon after birth. At the same time, cortical primordial follicles start forming in the ovarian surface region, and then some are cyclically recruited for the second and subsequent rounds of follicular growth. Recent studies suggest different dynamics between the first and subsequent waves of follicular growth in postnatal ovaries. However, the phenotypic differences between these phases remain unclear...
April 10, 2017: Journal of Reproduction and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28380519/evidence-that-gene-expression-of-ovarian-follicular-tight-junction-proteins-is-regulated-in-vivo-and-in-vitro-in-cattle
#19
L Zhang, L F Schütz, C L Robinson, M L Totty, L J Spicer
Tight junctions (TJ) are common paracellular sealing structures that control the transport of water, ions, and macromolecules across cell layers. Because the role of TJ in bovine follicular development is unknown, we investigated the developmental and hormonal regulation of the transmembrane TJ protein, occludin (OCLN), and the cytoplasmic TJ proteins, TJ protein 1 (TJP1) and cingulin (CGN) in bovine granulosa cells (GC) and theca cells (TC). For this purpose, bovine GC and TC were isolated from large (>8 mm) and/or small (1 to 5 mm) follicles and either extracted for real-time PCR (qPCR) or cultured in vitro...
March 2017: Journal of Animal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377895/short-term-culture-of-vitrified-human-ovarian-cortical-tissue-to-assess-the-cryopreservation-outcome-molecular-and-morphological-analysis
#20
Mehdi Ramezani, Mojdeh Salehnia, Mina Jafarabadi
BACKGROUND: The aim of the present study was to evaluate the effectiveness of human ovarian vitrification protocol followed with in vitro culture at the morphological and molecular levels. METHODS: Ovarian tissues were obtained from 10 normal transsexual women and cut into small pieces and were divided into non-vitrified and vitrified groups and some of the tissues fragments in both groups were randomly cultured for two weeks. The morphological study using hematoxylin and eosin and Masson's trichrome staining was done...
January 2017: Journal of Reproduction & Infertility
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