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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817387/response-of-an-ovarian-granulosa-cell-tumor-with-everolimus-and-exemestane-after-initial-response-to-letrozole
#1
Tarek Assi, Hampig R Kourie, Elie El Rassy, Tania Moussa, Joseph Kattan
Granulosa cell tumors of the ovaries (GCTO), the most common sex cord tumors of the female genitalia, are characterized by a remarkably favorable prognosis but tend to recur even after several years of follow-up. Standard approach to manage these relapsing tumors is almost inexistent and physicians' choice is most commonly based on his/her personal expertise. Recently, the use of hormone therapy in GCTO has induced prolonged response and survival. In this case report, we report the first successful use of everolimus in the combination of exemestane to reverse the resistance to hormonal therapy with letrozole in a 53-year-old woman with GCTO...
September 2017: Anti-cancer Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817115/administration-of-follicle-stimulating-hormone-induces-autophagy-via-upregulation-of-hif-1%C3%AE-in-mouse-granulosa-cells
#2
Jilong Zhou, Wang Yao, Chengyu Li, Wangjun Wu, Qifa Li, Honglin Liu
Recent studies reported the important role of autophagy in follicular development. However, the underlying molecular mechanisms remain elusive. In this study, we investigated the effect of follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) on mouse granulosa cells (MGCs). Results indicated that autophagy was induced by FSH, which is known to be the dominant hormone regulating follicular development and granulosa cell (GC) proliferation. The activation of mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR), a master regulator of autophagy, was inhibited during the process of MGC autophagy...
August 17, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815566/maturation-promoting-factor-destabilization-mediates-human-chorionic-gonadotropin-induced-meiotic-resumption-in-rat-oocytes
#3
Meenakshi Tiwari, Shail K Chaube
Human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) mimics the action of luteinizing hormone (LH) and triggers meiotic maturation and ovulation in mammals. The mechanism by which hCG triggers meiotic resumption in mammalian oocytes remains poorly understood. We aimed to find out the impact of hCG surge on morphological changes, adenosine 3',5'-cyclic monophosphate (cAMP), guanosine 3',5'-cyclic monophosphate (cGMP), cell division cycle 25B (Cdc25B), Wee1, early mitotic inhibitor 2 (Emi2), anaphase-promoting complex/cyclosome (APC/C), meiotic arrest deficient protein 2 (MAD2), phosphorylation status of cyclin-dependent kinase 1 (Cdk1), its activity and cyclin B1 expression levels during meiotic resumption from diplotene as well as metaphase-II (M-II) arrest in cumulus oocyte complexes (COCs)...
August 16, 2017: Development, Growth & Differentiation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811233/stimulation-of-ovarian-cell-proliferation-by-tetrabromobisphenol-a-but-not-tetrachlorobisphenol-a-through-g-protein-coupled-receptor-30
#4
Marta Hoffmann, Justyna Gogola, Małgorzata Kotula-Balak, Anna Ptak
Tetrabromobisphenol A (TBBPA) and tetrachlorobisphenol A (TCBPA) are bisphenol A (BPA) analogs, where the phenolic moieties are substituted with halogens (Br or Cl). Previous studies indicate that BPA has significant proliferative effects on in vitro cultured epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC) cells. Considering this, we analyzed the effects of both TBBPA and TCBPA at 1, 10, and 50nM on ovarian cancer cell proliferation. The majority of malignant ovarian tumors are epithelial in origin, but approximately 10% are classified as ovarian sex cord tumors, with the most common type being granulosa cell tumors (GCTs)...
August 12, 2017: Toxicology in Vitro: An International Journal Published in Association with BIBRA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810575/increased-bone-morphogenetic-protein-6-in-follicular-fluid-and-granulosa-cells-may-correlate-with-fertilization-and-embryo-quality-in-humans
#5
Ying Liang, Qinying Cao, Xing Gao, Huilan Du
Bone morphogenetic protein-6 (BMP-6), which is a member of the transforming growth factor-β superfamily, is associated with the regulation of bone development and various physiological processes. In the present study, the expression of BMP-6 in follicular fluid and granulosa cells (GCs) from pregnant and non-pregnant patients was explored. A total of 44 pregnant patients (pregnant group) and 36 non-pregnant patients (non-pregnant group) were recruited for the present study. The expression of BMP-6 was detected using western blotting and reverse transcription-quantitative polymerase chain reaction...
August 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807003/overexpression-of-mir-21-in-stem-cells-improves-ovarian-structure-and-function-in-rats-with-chemotherapy-induced-ovarian-damage-by-targeting-pdcd4-and-pten-to-inhibit-granulosa-cell-apoptosis
#6
Xiafei Fu, Yuanli He, Xuefeng Wang, Dongxian Peng, Xiaoying Chen, Xinran Li, Qing Wang
BACKGROUND: Chemotherapy-induced premature ovarian failure (POF) is a severe complication affecting tumor patients at a childbearing age. Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) can partially restore the ovarian structure and function damaged by chemotherapy. miR-21 is a microRNA that can regulate cell apoptosis. This study discusses the repair effect and mechanism of MSCs overexpressing miR-21 on chemotherapy-induced POF. METHODS: Rat MSCs and granulosa cells (GCs) were isolated in vitro...
August 14, 2017: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805600/the-effect-of-oxytocin-and-kisspeptin-10-in-ovary-and-uterus-of-ischemia-reperfusion-injured-rats
#7
M Aslan, G Erkanli Senturk, H Akkaya, S Sahin, B Yılmaz
OBJECTIVE: Ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injuries result in damage to endothelial and parenchymal cells. Oxytocin (OXY) stimulates uterine contraction during parturition and myoepithelial cells during suckling. OXY has been used as a protective antioxidant. Kisspeptin plays a key role in the central control of reproductive functions and onset of puberty. Recent studies show that these reproductive hormones have protective potential as antioxidant. The aim of this study is to investigate the potential protective effects of Kisspeptin and OXY as antioxidants on I/R injured ovary and uterus of female rats...
August 2017: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805353/the-role-of-melatonin-receptor-mtnr1a-in-the-action-of-melatonin-on-bovine-granulosa-cells
#8
Shu-Juan Wang, Wen-Ju Liu, Li-Ke Wang, Xun-Sheng Pang, Li-Guo Yang
Granulosa cells (GCs) play an important role in ovarian follicle growth, development, and follicular atresia. In the present study, we investigated the effects of Melatonin on bovine GCs, and asked if MTNR1A was involved in their response to this indole hormone. Our results indicated that Melatonin inhibited GC apoptosis by up-regulating the expression of BCL2, BCL-XL, GPX4, and SOD1, and down-regulating the expression of BAX, CASP3, and TP53. Moreover, Melatonin modulated bovine GC function by decreasing the expression of INHA, INHBB, FSHR, and TGFBR3, and the abundance of Inhibin β and Activin B, while increasing the expression of LHR, INHBA, and secretion of progesterone by GCs...
August 14, 2017: Molecular Reproduction and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801637/effect-of-golph3-on-cumulus-granulosa-cell-apoptosis-and-icsi-pregnancy-outcomes
#9
Dianliang Lin, Jing Ran, Suqin Zhu, Song Quan, Baofeng Ye, Aili Yu, Yuefan Kang, Yuan Lin
Previous studies have shown that GOLPH3 mediates cell growth, proliferation and differentiation and inhibits cell apoptosis; however, the role of GOLPH3 in cumulus granulosa cells and the value of GOLPH3 in predicting ICSI pregnancy outcomes remain unknown until now. Our findings showed higher positive expression rate, score of staining intensity, and immunohistochemical score of GOLPH3 in the cumulus granulosa cells of the pregnant women relative to non-pregnant women, and a higher apoptotic rate of cumulus granulosa cells was detected in non-pregnant women than in pregnant women...
August 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799235/dipeptidyl-peptidase-4-serum-activity-and-concentration-are-increased-in-women-with-polycystic-ovary-syndrome
#10
Sindy Blauschmidt, Thomas Greither, Katharina Lampe, Solveig Köller, Petra Kaltwaßer, Hermann M Behre
OBJECTIVE: Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a complex disease, the etiology of which is not well understood. Alterations in potential candidate genes involved in the biosynthesis and metabolism of androgens, folliculogenesis, and insulin and glucose metabolism have been suggested as possible etiologies. Dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP4) plays a key role in glucose homeostasis and, thus, in the regulation of insulin secretion. The aim of our study was to analyze the DPP4 activity and concentrations in the serum of PCOS and non-PCOS patients and, additionally, study the activation of the DPP4 promoter by androgens in vitro...
August 11, 2017: Clinical Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798396/flavonoid-glycosides-isolated-from-epimedium-brevicornum-and-their-estrogen-biosynthesis-promoting-effects
#11
Fu Li, Bao-Wen Du, Dan-Feng Lu, Wen-Xuan Wu, Kanjana Wongkrajang, Lun Wang, Wen-Chen Pu, Chang-Lu Liu, Han-Wei Liu, Ming-Kui Wang, Fei Wang
Epimedium brevicornum Maxim has a long history of use in the treatment of estrogen deficiency-related diseases. However, the chemical constituents and mechanism of action of this medicinal plant are not fully understood. In the present study, we isolated four new isoprenylated flavonoid glycosides, as well as 16 known flavonoids (13 isoprenylated flavonoids), from this plant. The chemical structures of the new flavonoid glycosides were elucidated by extensive spectroscopic analysis. The new compounds 1-4 were potent promoters of estrogen biosynthesis in human ovarian granulosa-like KGN cells...
August 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797922/vitamin-d-receptor-expression-and-potential-role-of-vitamin-d-on-cell-proliferation-and-steroidogenesis-in-goat-ovarian-granulosa-cells
#12
Xiaolei Yao, Guomin Zhang, Yixuan Guo, Mohamed Ei-Samahy, Shuting Wang, Yongjie Wan, Le Han, Zifei Liu, Feng Wang, Yanli Zhang
This study aimed to investigate the expression of the vitamin D receptor (VDR) in goat follicles and to determine the effects of Vit D3 supplementation on goat granulosa cells (GCs) function linked to follicular development. The results demonstrated that VDR was prominently localized in GCs, with expression increasing with follicle diameter. Addition of Vit D3 (1α,25-(OH)2VD3; 10 nM) to GCs caused an increase in VDR and in steroidogenic acute regulator (StAR) and 3β-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase (3β-HSD) mRNA expression...
August 3, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791335/internalization-of-rat-fsh-and-lh-cg-receptors-by-rec-ecg-in-cho-k1-cells
#13
Jong-Ju Park, Hun-Ki Seong, Jeong-Soo Kim, Byambaragchaa Munkhzaya, Myung-Hwa Kang, Kwan-Sik Min
Equine chorionic gonadotropin (eCG) is a unique molecule that elicits the response characteristics of both follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) and luteinizing hormone (LH) in other species. Previous studies from this laboratory had demonstrated that recombinant eCG (rec-eCG) from Chinese hamster ovary (CHO-K1) cells exhibited both FSH- and LH-like activity in rat granulosa and Leydig cells. In this study, we analyzed receptor internalization through rec-eCGs, wild type eCG (eCGβ/α) and mutant eCG (eCGβ/αΔ56) with an N-linked oligosaccharide at Asn(56) of the α-subunit...
June 2017: Balsaeng'gwa Saengsig
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780898/fertility-sparing-surgery-in-advanced-and-recurrent-granulosa-cell-tumours-of-the-ovary
#14
Natasha Rinne, Alan Farthing, Jane Borley
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 7, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology: the Journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771796/curcumin-primed-exosomes-reverses-lps-induced-pro-inflammatory-gene-expression-in-buffalo-granulosa-cells
#15
Monika Vashisht, Payal Rani, Sunita Dahiya, Suneel Kumar Onteru, Dheer Singh
Curcumin possesses anti-inflammatory properties and provides a promising treatment for inflammation. The aim of the study is to establish that buffalo granulosa cells when primed with curcumin (20μM), release improved cellular contents through exosome that can mitigate granulosa cell dysfunction. Recently, we have shown that buffalo granulosa cells exposed to LPS (1 μg/mL) in serum free culture, transiently increased the pro-inflammatory cytokine genes (IL-1β, TNF-α, IL-6) expression followed by the inhibition of CYP19A1 gene expression and estradiol production...
August 3, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770898/sex-cord-stromal-tumours-of-the-ovary-experience-at-shifa-international-hospital-islamabad
#16
Asim Qureshi, Masroor Hassan, Nadira Mamoon, Zafar Ali, Imran Nazir Ahmed
This descriptive study was carried out at Pathology Department, Shifa International Hospital from 2007 to 2016; all sex cord stromal tumours diagnosed during this time period were included. Epithelial, germ cell and metastatic tumours were excluded from the study. A total of 1254 Ovarian tumours were brought to Shifa of which47 (4%) were labeled as sex cord stromal tumours. Of these 36( 76 %)were granulosa cell tumour (adult33, juvenile3), 7 were labeled as sertoli leydig cell tumours (15%), 3 as thecoma/ fibroma group (7%)and only one case was labeled as microcystic stromal tumour of the ovary (2%)...
July 2017: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768567/in-vitro-growth-and-development-of-isolated-secondary-follicles-from-vitrified-caprine-ovarian-cortex
#17
Érica S S Leal, Luis A Vieira, Naíza A R Sá, Gerlane M Silva, Franciele O Lunardi, Anna C A Ferreira, Cláudio C Campello, Benner G Alves, Francielli W S Cibin, Johan Smitz, José R Figueiredo, Ana P R Rodrigues
The aim of this study was to evaluate the viability, antrum formation and in vitro development of isolated secondary follicles from vitrified caprine ovarian cortex in a medium previously established for fresh isolated secondary follicles, in the absence (α-minimum essential medium (α-MEM+) alone) or presence of FSH and vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF; α-MEM++FSH+VEGF). Ovarian fragments were distributed among five treatments (T1 to T5): fresh follicles were fixed immediately (T1), follicles from fresh tissue were cultured in vitro in α-MEM+ (T2) or α-MEM++FSH+VEGF (T3) and follicles from vitrified tissue were cultured in vitro in α-MEM+ (T4) or α-MEM++FSH+VEGF (T5)...
August 3, 2017: Reproduction, Fertility, and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761164/identification-of-reference-genes-for-qrt-pcr-in-granulosa-cells-of-healthy-women-and-polycystic-ovarian-syndrome-patients
#18
Yue Lv, Shi Gang Zhao, Gang Lu, Chi Kwan Leung, Zhi Qiang Xiong, Xian Wei Su, Jin Long Ma, Wai Yee Chan, Hong Bin Liu
Comparative gene expression analysis by qRT-PCR is commonly used to detect differentially expressed genes in studies of PCOS pathology. Impaired GC function is strongly associated with PCOS pathogenesis, and a growing body of studies has been dedicated to identifying differentially expressed genes in GCs in PCOS patients and healthy women by qRT-PCR. It is necessary to validate the expression stability of the selected reference genes across the tested samples for target gene expression normalization. We examined the variability and stability of expression of the 15 commonly used reference genes in GCs from 44 PCOS patients and 45 healthy women using the GeNorm, BestKeeper, and NormFinder statistical algorithms...
July 31, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28755171/sirt1-induces-resistance-to-apoptosis-in-human-granulosa-cells-by-activating-the-erk-pathway-and-inhibiting-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-signaling-with-anti-inflammatory-functions
#19
Ying Han, Haining Luo, Hui Wang, Jun Cai, Yunshan Zhang
SIRT1, a member of the sirtuin family, has recently emerged as a vital molecule in controlling ovarian function. The aims of the present study were to investigate SIRT1 expression and analyze SIRT1-mediated apoptosis in human granulosa cells (GCs). Human ovarian tissues were subjected to immunohistochemistry for localization of SIRT1 expression. SIRT1 knockdown in a human ovarian GC tumor line (COV434) was achieved by small interfering RNA, and the relationship between apoptosis and SIRT1 was assessed by quantitative reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction and western blotting...
July 28, 2017: Apoptosis: An International Journal on Programmed Cell Death
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28755009/transcriptomic-signature-of-the-follicular-somatic-compartment-surrounding-an-oocyte-with-high-developmental-competence
#20
Satoshi Sugimura, Norio Kobayashi, Hiroaki Okae, Tadayuki Yamanouchi, Hideo Matsuda, Takumi Kojima, Akira Yajima, Yutaka Hashiyada, Masahiro Kaneda, Kan Sato, Kei Imai, Kentaro Tanemura, Takahiro Arima, Robert B Gilchrist
During antral folliculogenesis, developmental competence of prospective oocytes is regulated in large part by the follicular somatic component to prepare the oocyte for the final stage of maturation and subsequent embryo development. The underlying molecular mechanisms are poorly understood. Oocytes reaching the advanced stage of follicular growth by administration of exogenous follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) possess higher developmental competence than oocytes in FSH-untreated smaller follicles. In this study, the transcriptomic profile of the cumulus cells from cows receiving FSH administration (FSH-priming) was compared, as a model of high oocyte competence, with that from untreated donor cows (control)...
July 28, 2017: Scientific Reports
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