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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909922/production-of-biologically-active-recombinant-goose-fsh-in-a-single-chain-form-with-a-ctp-linker-sequence
#1
Hui Li, Huanxi Zhu, Qinming Qin, Mingming Lei, Zhendan Shi
FSH is a glycoprotein hormone secreted by the pituitary gland that is essential for gonadal development and reproductive function. In avian reproduction study, especially in avian reproduction hormone study, it is hindered by the lack of biologically active FSH. In order to overcome this shortcoming, we prepared recombinant goose FSH as a single chain molecule and tested its biological activities in the present study. Coding sequences for mature peptides of goose FSH α and β subunits were amplified from goose pituitary cDNA...
December 1, 2016: Molecular Biology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906587/differentiation-of-mouse-ovarian-stem-cells-toward-oocyte-like-structure-by-coculture-with-granulosa-cells
#2
Soraya Parvari, Hossein Yazdekhasti, Zahra Rajabi, Valliollah Gerayeli Malek, Tayebeh Rastegar, Mehdi Abbasi
An increasing body of evidence has confirmed existence and function of ovarian stem cells (OSCs). In this study, a novel approach on differentiation of OSCs into oocyte-like cells (OLCs) has been addressed. Recently, different methods have been recruited to isolate and describe aspects of OSCs, but newer and more convenient strategies in isolation are still growing. Herein, a morphology-based method was used to isolate OSCs. Cell suspension of mouse neonatal ovaries was cultured and formed colonies were harvested mechanically and cultivated on mouse embryonic fibroblasts...
November 2016: Cellular Reprogramming
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903524/graft-versus-host-disease-targets-ovary-and-causes-female-infertility-in-mice
#3
Sonoko Shimoji, Daigo Hashimoto, Hidetsugu Tsujigiwa, Kohta Miyawaki, Koji Kato, Shuichiro Takahashi, Reiki Ogasawara, Takashi Jiromaru, Hiromi Iwasaki, Toshihiro Miyamoto, Koichi Akashi, Takanori Teshima
Infertility associated with ovarian failure is a serious late complication for female survivors of allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (SCT). While the role of pretransplant conditioning regimen has been well appreciated, increasing application of reduced-intensity conditioning facilitated us to revisit the other factors possibly affecting ovarian function after allogeneic SCT. We have addressed whether donor T-cell mediated graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) could be causally related to female infertility in mice...
November 30, 2016: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27901103/fsh-protects-mouse-granulosa-cells-from-oxidative-damage-by-repressing-mitophagy
#4
Ming Shen, Yi Jiang, Zhiqiang Guan, Yan Cao, Shao-Chen Sun, Honglin Liu
Oxidative stress has been implicated in triggering granulosa cell (GC) death during follicular atresia. Recent studies suggested that follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) has a pivotal role in protecting GCs from oxidative injury, although the exact mechanism remains largely unknown. Here, we report that FSH promotes GC survival by inhibiting oxidative stress-induced mitophagy. The loss of GC viability caused by oxidative stress was significantly reduced after FSH treatment, which was correlated with impaired activation of mitophagy upon oxidative stress...
November 30, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27897024/-peripheral-precocious-puberty
#5
J Zvonařová Skalická, R Pilka
OBJECTIVE: To summarize literature data on peripheral precocious puberty. DESIGN: A literature review. SETTING: Středomoravská nemocniční a.s., hospital Šternberk, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University Hospital, Medical Faculty, Palacky University, Olomouc. METHODS AND RESULTS: We searched in PubMed using the key words stated below according to date and published since 1980.Peripheral precocious puberty occurs in girls with the frequency 1:400-1000...
2016: Ceská Gynekologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896503/effect-of-pgc-1%C3%AE-overexpression-or-silencing-on-mitochondrial-apoptosis-of-goat-luteinized-granulosa-cells
#6
Guo-Min Zhang, Ming-Tian Deng, Yan-Li Zhang, Yi-Xuan Fan, Yong-Jie Wan, Hai-Tao Nie, Zi-Yu Wang, Feng Wang, Zhi-Hai Lei
During goat follicular development, abnormal expression of peroxisome proliferator- activated receptor gamma coactivator-1 alpha (PGC-1α) in granulosa cells (GCs) may contribute to follicular atresia with unknown regulatory mechanisms. In this study, we investigate the effect of ectopic expression or interference of PGC-1α on cell apoptosis of goat first passage granulosa cells (FGCs) in vitro. The results indicate that PGC-1α silencing by short hairpin RNA (shRNA) in goat FGCs significantly reduced mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) copy number (P < 0...
November 28, 2016: Journal of Bioenergetics and Biomembranes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894742/metabolic-state-defines-the-response-of-rabbit-ovarian-cells-to-leptin
#7
Abdel Halim Harrath, Olga Østrup, Jan Rafay, Iveta Koničková Florkovičová, Jozef Laurincik, Alexander V Sirotkin
Leptin is a hormone that mediates the effect of the metabolic state on several biological functions, including reproduction. Leptin affects reproductive functions via alterations in the release of hormonal regulators. However, the extent to which caloric restriction (CR) can affect the complex processes of reproduction by other mechanisms, such as altering ovarian functions via direct binding/response to leptin, is unknown. Therefore, the aim of the present study was to show basic ovarian cell functions and CR on the response of ovarian cells to leptin...
November 25, 2016: Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890615/egr2-is-a-gonadotropin-induced-survival-factor-that-controls-the-expression-of-ier3-in-ovarian-granulosa-cells
#8
Hanyong Jin, Miae Won, Eunkyoung Shin, Hong-Man Kim, Kangseok Lee, Jeehyeon Bae
Pituitary gonadotropins are key hormones that orchestrate the growth and development of ovarian follicles. However, limited information is available on intra-ovarian factors that mediate the actions of gonadotropins. In this study, we identified that the early growth response 2 gene (EGR2) is a gonadotropin-inducible gene in granulosa cells of rats and humans. Analysis of consensus EGR-binding elements (EBEs) showed that the immediate early response 3 gene (IER3) is a novel transcriptional target gene of EGR2 as confirmed by the luciferase assay, electrophoretic mobility-shift assay (EMSA), chromatin immunoprecipitation (ChIP), and western blot analysis...
November 24, 2016: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890351/unilaminar-follicular-cells-transiently-express-galectin-3-during-ovarian-folliculogenesis-in-pigs
#9
Seung-Dam Heo, Changnam Park, Jeongtae Kim, Meejung Ahn, Taekyun Shin
The localization of galectin-3, a β-galactoside-binding animal lectin, was immunohistochemically studied in the ovaries of pigs to determine its expression in ovarian folliculogenesis. Various stages of ovarian follicles were identified in the ovaries of adult pigs. Galectin-3 was immunostained in the squamous follicular cells surrounding oocytes in primordial follicles and in the unilaminar granulosa cells of primary follicles, but not in oocytes of multilaminar follicles (including primary, secondary, and tertiary Graafian follicles)...
November 17, 2016: Tissue & Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888198/ovarian-follicular-characteristics-in-sheep-with-multiple-fecundity-genes
#10
Kenneth P McNatty, Derek A Heath, Zaramasina Clark, Karen Lee Reader, Jennifer L Juengel, Janet Pitman
Ewes heterozygous for combinations of the Inverdale (FecXI; I+), Booroola (FecB; B+) and Woodlands (FecX2W; W+) mutations have ovulation rates higher than each mutation separately. The aims of the experiments described herein were to examine the ovarian phenotypes in I+B+ and I+B+W+ ewes and to compare these with the appropriate ++ (controls), I+ and BB animals available for this study. The mean±S.E.M. ovulation rates in the ++ (n=23), I+ (10), I+B+ (7), I+B+W+ (10) and BB (3) animals were 1.8±0.1, 2.5±0...
November 25, 2016: Reproduction: the Official Journal of the Society for the Study of Fertility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888191/wt1-directs-the-lineage-specification-of-sertoli-and-granulosa-cells-by-repressing-sf1-expression
#11
Min Chen, Lianjun Zhang, Xiuhong Cui, Xiwen Lin, Yaqiong Li, Yaqing Wang, Yanbo Wang, Yan Qin, Dahua Chen, Chunsheng Han, Bin Zhou, Vicki Huff, Fei Gao
Supporting cells (Sertoli and granulosa) and steroidogenic cells (Leydig and theca-interstitium) are two major somatic cell types in mammalian gonads. However, the mechanisms that control their differentiation during gonad development remain elusive. In this study, we found deletion of Wt1 in ovary after sex determination caused ectopic development of steroidogenic cells at embryonic stage. Furthermore, the differentiation of both Sertoli and granulosa cells was blocked when Wt1 was deleted before sex determination and most genital ridge somatic cells differentiated into steroidogenic cells in both male and female gonads...
November 25, 2016: Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888061/secretory-function-of-ovarian-cells-and-myometrial-contractions-in-cow-are-affected-by-chlorinated-insecticides-chlordane-heptachlor-mirex-in-vitro
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Michael Hubert Wrobel, Jaroslaw Mlynarczuk
The aim of the study was to investigate the effect of chlordane, heptachlor and mirex, on hormonal regulation of the force of myometrial contractions. Myometrial, endometrial, granulosa and luteal cells as well as strips of myometrium from non-pregnant cows were incubated with three insecticides at environmentally relevant doses (0.1, 1 or 10ng/ml). None of the insecticides affected the viability of studied cells. Chlordane stimulated, while heptachlor and mirex inhibited, secretion of testosterone and estradiol from granulosa cells as well as secretion of progesterone from luteal cells, respectively...
November 22, 2016: Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886513/a-potential-role-for-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-in-progesterone-deficiency-in-obese-women
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Nozomi Takahashi, Miyuki Harada, Yasushi Hirota, Lin Zhao, Jerilee Mk Azhary, Osamu Yoshino, Gentaro Izumi, Tetsuya Hirata, Kaori Koga, Osamu Wada-Hiraike, Tomoyuki Fujii, Yutaka Osuga
Obesity in reproductive-aged women is associated with shorter luteal phase and lower progesterone levels. Lipid accumulation in follicles of obese women compromises endoplasmic reticulum (ER) function, activating ER stress in granulosa cells. We hypothesized that ER stress activation in granulosa-lutein cells (GLCs) would modulate progesterone production and contribute to obesity-associated progesterone deficiency. Pretreatment with an ER stress inducer, tunicamycin or thapsigargin, inhibited human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG)-stimulated progesterone production in cultured human GLCs...
November 25, 2016: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885693/association-of-single-nucleotide-polymorphism-in-melatonin-receptor-1a-gene-with-egg-production-traits-in-yangzhou-geese
#14
M A Alsiddig, S G Yu, Z X Pan, H Widaa, T M Badri, J Chen, H L Liu
In the present study the melatonin receptor 1A gene (MTNR1A) was proposed to be a candidate gene for egg production in Yangzhou geese. A total of 210 goose blood samples were collected to investigate the association of the MTNR1A gene with the number of eggs produced. Using a direct sequencing method, a single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP; g.177G>C) was detected in the 5' regulatory region of the MTNR1A gene (Genbank ss1985399687). Two alleles (G and C) and three genotypes were identified. Association analysis results showed that the g...
November 24, 2016: Animal Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884753/cell-free-dna-induced-apoptosis-of-granulosa-cells-by-oxidative-stress
#15
Yichun Guan, Wenjuan Zhang, Xingling Wang, Pengfei Cai, Qi Jia, Wenjie Zhao
BACKGROUND: Cell-free DNA is a DNA fragment that is produced by cell apoptosis which can affect the micro-environment of cell apoptosis. The levels of Cell-free DNA have been associated with successful rate of in vitro fertilization-embryo transfer (IVF-ET) and embryonic development. Our aim is to determine the relationship between cell-free DNA and embryo quality. The mechanisms of cell-free DNA in granulose and the apoptosis will be determined also. METHODS: The study enrolled patients who were undergone IVF for the first time and grouped the patients as pregnant (n=130) and non-pregnant (n=59)...
November 21, 2016: Clinica Chimica Acta; International Journal of Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882941/tgf-%C3%AE-signaling-controls-fshr-signaling-reduced-ovarian-granulosa-cell-apoptosis-through-the-smad4-mir-143-axis
#16
Xing Du, Lifan Zhang, Xinyu Li, Zengxiang Pan, Honglin Liu, Qifa Li
Follicle-stimulating hormone receptor (FSHR) and its intracellular signaling control mammalian follicular development and female infertility. Our previous study showed that FSHR is downregulated during follicular atresia of porcine ovaries. However, its role and regulation in follicular atresia remain unclear. Here, we showed that FSHR knockdown induced porcine granulosa cell (pGC) apoptosis and follicular atresia, and attenuated the levels of intracellular signaling molecules such as PKA, AKT and p-AKT. FSHR was identified as a target of miR-143, a microRNA that was upregulated during porcine follicular atresia...
November 24, 2016: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879343/strap-regulates-early-follicle-development-in-the-mouse-ovary
#17
Isam B Sharum, Sofia Granados-Aparici, Fiona C Warrander, Felicity P Tournant, Mark Fenwick
The molecular mechanisms involved in regulating the development of small, gonadotrophin-independent follicles are poorly understood; however, many studies have highlighted an essential role for TGFB ligands. Canonical TGFB signalling is dependent upon intracellular Smad proteins that regulate transcription. Strap has been identified in other tissues as an inhibitor of the TGFB-Smad signalling pathway. Therefore, in this study we aimed to determine the expression and role of Strap in the context of early follicle development...
November 22, 2016: Reproduction: the Official Journal of the Society for the Study of Fertility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872196/induction-of-ectonucleotide-pyrophosphatase-phosphodiesterase-3-during-the-periovulatory-period-in-the-rat-ovary
#18
Fei-Xue Li, Jiao-Jiao Yu, Ying Liu, Xiao-Ping Miao, Thomas E Curry
Ectonucleotide pyrophosphatase/phosphodiesterase 3 (Enpp3) is involved in multiple physiological processes, such as morphological changes and inflammatory processes. The present study investigated the spatiotemporal expression pattern and regulatory mechanisms controlling expression of Enpp3 in the rat ovary during the periovulatory period. Immature female rats were injected with pregnant mare serum gonadotropin to stimulate follicular development. Ovaries, granulosa cells, or theca-interstitial cells were collected at various times after human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) administration...
November 20, 2016: Reproductive Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871721/roles-of-human-epididymis-protein-4-carbohydrate-antigen-125-inhibin-b-and-anti-m%C3%A3-llerian-hormone-in-the-differential-diagnosis-and-follow-up-of-ovarian-granulosa-cell-tumors
#19
Ulla-Maija Haltia, Marianne Hallamaa, Johanna Tapper, Johanna Hynninen, Henrik Alfthan, Bhanu Kalra, Olli Ritvos, Markku Heikinheimo, Leila Unkila-Kallio, Antti Perheentupa, Anniina Färkkilä
OBJECTIVE: Evaluation of circulating tumor markers in ovarian cancer is crucial for optimal patient care. The goal of this study was to verify the most accurate circulating tumor markers for the diagnosis and follow-up of adult-type granulosa cell tumors (AGCTs). METHODS: The levels of circulating human epididymis protein 4 (HE4) and carbohydrate antigen 125 (CA125), together with AGCT markers inhibin B and anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH), were measured in 135 samples from AGCT patients, 37 epithelial ovarian carcinoma (EOC) patients, and 40 endometrioma (ENDO) patients...
November 18, 2016: Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866284/a-syntenic-locus-on-buffalo-chromosome-20-novel-genomic-hotspot-for-mirnas-involved-in-follicular-luteal-transition
#20
Vijay Simha Baddela, Suneel Kumar Onteru, Dheer Singh
The developmental reorganization of ovarian follicular granulosa cells (GC) during follicular maturation, ovulation, and luteinization require a well-controlled regulation of dynamic gene expression profiles. Recently, microRNAs (miRNAs) were found to be key players of ovarian follicular dynamics. The current study aimed to understand the miRNA regulatory role in follicular-luteal transition by characterizing the miRNA profile through miRNA-seq at different follicular (small, medium, and large) and luteal (early, mid, and late) stages in Indian water buffaloes, mono-ovulatory animals like humans...
November 19, 2016: Functional & Integrative Genomics
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