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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214882/il-1%C3%AE-up-regulates-il-6-expression-in-bovine-granulosa-cells-via-mapks-and-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-signaling-pathways
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Meng Yang, Xurong Wang, Lei Wang, Xuezhi Wang, Jianxi Li, Zhiqiang Yang
BACKGROUND/AIMS: IL-6 is one of the main cytokines in regulating ovarian follicular development and ovulation. However, the factors that regulate IL-6 expression in follicles are still unclear. The aim of this study was to elucidate the mechanisms underlying the effect of IL-1α on IL-6 expression in granulosa cells. METHODS: IL-6 expression after IL-1α with/without inhibitors treatment was analyzed by RT-qPCR and ELISA. The phosphorylation of proteins induced by IL-1α was analyzed by western blot...
January 24, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208755/micrornas-new-insight-in-modulating-follicular-atresia-a-review
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REVIEW
Tesfaye Worku, Zia Ur Rehman, Hira Sajjad Talpur, Dinesh Bhattarai, Farman Ullah, Ngabu Malobi, Tesfaye Kebede, Liguo Yang
Our understanding of the post-transcriptional mechanisms involved in follicular atresia is limited; however, an important development has been made in understanding the biological regulatory networks responsible for mediating follicular atresia. MicroRNAs have come to be seen as a key regulatory actor in determining cell fate in a wide range of tissues in normal and pathological processes. Profiling studies of miRNAs during follicular atresia and development have identified several putative miRNAs enriched in apoptosis signaling pathways...
February 9, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197932/effect-of-gnrha-ovulation-trigger-dose-on-follicular-fluid-characteristics-and-granulosa-cell-gene-expression-profiles
#3
Thi Ngoc Lan Vuong, M T Ho, T Q Ha, M Brehm Jensen, C Yding Andersen, P Humaidan
PURPOSE: A recent dose-finding study showed no significant differences in number of mature oocytes, embryos and top-quality embryos when triptorelin doses of 0.2, 0.3 or 0.4 mg were used to trigger final oocyte maturation in oocyte donors co-treated with a gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) antagonist. This analysis investigated whether triptorelin dosing for triggering final oocyte maturation in oocyte donors induced differences in follicular fluid (FF) hormone levels and granulosa cell gene expression...
February 14, 2017: Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197668/mechanisms-controlling-germline-cyst-breakdown-and-primordial-follicle-formation
#4
REVIEW
Chao Wang, Bo Zhou, Guoliang Xia
In fetal females, oogonia proliferate immediately after sex determination. The progress of mitosis in oogonia proceeds so rapidly that the incompletely divided cytoplasm of the sister cells forms cysts. The oogonia will then initiate meiosis and arrest at the diplotene stage of meiosis I, becoming oocytes. Within each germline cyst, oocytes with Balbiani bodies will survive after cyst breakdown (CBD). After CBD, each oocyte is enclosed by pre-granulosa cells to form a primordial follicle (PF). Notably, the PF pool formed perinatally will be the sole lifelong oocyte source of a female...
February 14, 2017: Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences: CMLS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190892/slit2-robo4-signaling-potential-role-of-a-vegf-antagonist-pathway-to-regulate-luteal-permeability
#5
I Bekes, V Haunerdinger, R Sauter, I Holzheu, W Janni, A Wöckel, C Wulff
Introduction The corpus luteum (CL) is dependent on luteal vascular permeability, which is controlled by human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) via vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF). In this study we investigated the role of a potential VEGF antagonist pathway - Slit2/Robo4 - and its influence on endothelial cell adhesion. Materials and Methods Luteinized granulosa cells (LGCs) were stimulated with hCG in the absence or presence of a VEGF inhibitor. The expression of VEGF and Slit2 were measured. Human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs) were stimulated with Slit2 or VEGF, and gene expressions of cadherin 5 (CDH5) and claudin 5 (CLDN5) were measured...
January 2017: Geburtshilfe und Frauenheilkunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188844/infertility-and-ovarian-follicle-reserve-depletion-are-associated-with-dysregulation-of-the-fsh-and-lh-receptor-density-in-human-antral-follicles
#6
Sheena L P Regan, Phil G Knight, John L Yovich, James D Stanger, Yee Leung, Frank Arfuso, Arun Dharmarajan, Ghanim Almahbobi
The low take-home baby rate in older women in Australia (5.8%) undergoing IVF is linked to the depletion of the ovarian reserve of primordial follicles. Oocyte depletion causes an irreversible change to ovarian function. We found that the young patient FSH receptor and LH receptor expression profile on the granulosa cells collected from different size follicles were similar to the expression profile reported in natural cycles in women and sheep. This was reversed in the older patients with poor ovarian reserve...
February 7, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187771/the-effect-of-estradiol-on-granulosa-cell-responses-to-fsh-in-women-with-polycystic-ovary-syndrome
#7
Michael V Homer, Marcus A Rosencrantz, Rana F Shayya, R Jeffrey Chang
BACKGROUND: The influence of estradiol (E2) on granulosa cell (GC) function has not been tested clinically in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). The objective of this study is to determine if E2 influences GC responses to FSH in women with PCOS. METHODS: This is a two phase, single cohort study conducted over a 2-year period at a single academic center. Nine women with PCOS according to NIH criteria. In Phase 1, FSH stimulation of GC responses as measured by E2 and Inhibin B (Inh B) were assessed before and at 5 and 6 weeks after GnRH agonist administration...
February 10, 2017: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology: RB&E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182014/starvation-at-birth-impairs-germ-cell-cyst-breakdown-and-increases-autophagy-and-apoptosis-in-mouse-oocytes
#8
Yong-Yong Wang, Yuan-Chao Sun, Xiao-Feng Sun, Shun-Feng Cheng, Bo Li, Xi-Feng Zhang, Massimo De Felici, Wei Shen
The female reproductive lifespan is largely determined by the size of primordial follicle pool, which is established following germ cell cyst breakdown around birth. Almost two-third of oocytes are lost during germ cell cysts breakdown, following autophagic and apoptosis mechanisms. To investigate a possible relationship between germ cell cyst breakdown and nutrition supply, we established a starvation model in mouse pups at birth and evaluated the dynamics of cyst breakdown during nutrient deprivation. Our results showed that after 36 h of starvation between 1...
February 9, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182010/microrna-144-is-regulated-by-cp2-and-decreases-cox-2-expression-and-pge2-production-in-mouse-ovarian-granulosa-cells
#9
Jiawei Zhou, Bin Lei, Huanan Li, Lihua Zhu, Lei Wang, Hu Tao, Shuqi Mei, Fenge Li
Mammalian folliculogenesis is a complex process in which primordial follicles develop into pre-ovulatory follicles, followed by ovulation to release mature oocytes. In this study, we explored the role of miR-144 in ovulation. miR-144 was one of the differentially expressed microRNAs, which showed 5.59-fold changes, in pre-ovulatory ovarian follicles between Large White and Chinese Taihu sows detected by Solexa deep sequencing. We demonstrated that overexpression of miR-144 significantly decreased the luciferase reporter activity under the control of the cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) or mothers against decapentaplegic homologue 4 (Smad4) 3'-untranslated region (3'-UTR) and suppressed COX-2 and Smad4 expression...
February 9, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174409/-metastatic-ovarian-granulosa-cell-tumor-of-the-diaphragm-resected-by-video-assisted-thoracoscopic-surgery-report-of-a-case
#10
Tomomi Isono, Hirokazu Tanaka, Munhi Fan, Nobuhisa Yamazaki, Hiroyoshi Watanabe, Takahiro Shibayama, Toshihide Shimada, Masaharu Nakade
A 75-years-old woman, who had undergone a total abdominal hysterectomy and bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy for ovarian granulosa cell tumor( OGCT) 6 years ago, was admitted to our hospital to treat a mass on the right diaphragm detected by computed tomography. The mass was resected successfully by video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery and pathological diagnosis of the tumor was a metastatic OGCT of the diaphragm. To our knowledge, this is the 3rd case report of metastatic OGCT of the diaphragm.
February 2017: Kyobu Geka. the Japanese Journal of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174321/time-course-effect-of-lps-on-tlrs-expression-and-steroidogenesis-in-the-goose-ovary
#11
ShiJia Ying, JiaJia Guo, ZiChun Dai, HuanXi Zhu, JianNing Yu, WeiMing Ma, JiaYI Li, Muhammad Faheem Akhtar, ZhenDan Shi
The ovary of Chinese goose is easily infected by microorganisms because of mating behaviour on water, which causes decreased laying performance. This study investigated the time course effect of lipopolysaccharide (LPS) on the steroidogenesis and mRNA expression of Toll-like receptors (TLRs), a class of key pattern recognition receptor, in the breeding goose ovary. The laying geese were treated intravenously with LPS for 0, 6, 12, 24 and 36 h, and all birds were slaughtered approximately 8 h after oviposition...
February 7, 2017: Reproduction: the Official Journal of the Society for the Study of Fertility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167972/cryptotanshinone-regulates-androgen-synthesis-through-the-erk-c-fos-cyp17-pathway-in-porcine-granulosa-cells
#12
Danfeng Ye, Meifang Li, Yuehui Zhang, Xinhua Wang, Hua Liu, Wanting Wu, Wanying Ma, Kewei Quan, Ernest H Y Ng, Xiaoke Wu, Maohua Lai, Hongxia Ma
The aim of the study is to investigate the molecular mechanism behind androgen reduction in porcine granulosa cells (pGCs) with Salvia miltiorrhiza Bunge extract cryptotanshinone. PGCs were isolated from porcine ovaries and identified. Androgen excess model of the pGCs was induced with the MAPK inhibitor PD98059 and then treated with cryptotanshinone. The testosterone level was measured by radioimmunoassay in the culture media. The protein levels of P-ERK1/2, c-Fos, and CYP17 in the cells were measured by western blot...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166994/deoxynivalenol-induces-toxic-effects-in-the-ovaries-of-pigs-an-ex%C3%A2-vivo-approach
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Juliana Rubira Gerez, Stela Silva Desto, Ana Paula Frederico Rodrigues Loureiro Bracarense
Deoxynivalenol (DON) is a frequently found trichothecene mycotoxin that elicits toxic effects on humans and animals. In pigs, DON induces changes in digestive and immune systems. Effects on the reproductive system are scarce and mainly based in in vitro models. The aim of this study was to evaluate, using an ex vivo model, the effects of DON on the morphology of ovaries of pigs in all stages of follicular development. Six 5-month-old pigs were used for sampling the explants. Thirty-six explants were incubated for 48 hours in culture medium (n = 18) or medium containing 10 μM of DON (n = 18)...
March 1, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166977/caloric-restriction-and-igf-i-administration-promote-rabbit-fecundity-possible-interrelationships-and-mechanisms-of-action
#14
Alexander V Sirotkin, Iveta Koničková Florkovičová, Olga Østrup Švarcová, Jan Rafay, Jozef Laurincik, Abdel Halim Harrath
The aim of these in vivo and in vitro studies was to examine the influence of caloric restriction (CR), and the administration of insulin-like growth factor (IGF-I), on rabbit fecundity and to understand the interrelationships between CR and IGF-I, as well as the endocrine and intracellular mechanisms of their effects. Female rabbits were subjected to 50% CR, injections of IGF-I (20 μg/animal/day) and a combination of the two for 10 d before and 2 d after ovulation induced by 25 IU PMSG and 0.25 IU hCG...
March 1, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166953/mrna-expression-profile-of-the-tnf-%C3%AE-system-in-lh-induced-bovine-preovulatory-follicles-and-effects-of-tnf-%C3%AE-on-gene-expression-ultrastructure-and-expansion-of-cumulus-oocyte-complexes-cultured-in%C3%A2-vitro
#15
A W B Silva, F T G Bezerra, W G Glanzner, J T Dos Santos, A M P Dau, M T Rovani, G F Ilha, J J N Costa, E V Cunha, M A M Donato, C A Peixoto, P B D Gonçalves, V Bordignon, J R V Silva
This study evaluated (1) the effects of in vivo GnRH treatment on mRNA expression of TNF-α system (TNF-α, TNFR1 and TNFR2) in granulosa cells of bovine preovulatory follicles, (2) the in vitro influence of gonadotropins on mRNA expression of TNF-α system in cultured cumulus cells, (3) the protein expression of the TNF-α system in late antral follicles and, (4) the influence of TNF-α on cumulus cells expansion, ultrastructure and on expression of HAS2, CASP3 and CASP6 in follicular cells cultured for 24 h...
March 1, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163264/effects-of-exosome-like-vesicles-on-cumulus-expansion-in-pigs-in-vitro
#16
Yuta Matsuno, Asuka Onuma, Yoshie A Fujioka, Kazuma Yasuhara, Wataru Fujii, Kunihiko Naito, Koji Sugiura
Cell-secreted vesicles, such as exosomes, have recently been recognized as mediators of cell communication. A recent study in cattle showed the involvement of exosome-like vesicles in the control of cumulus expansion, a prerequisite process for normal ovulation; however, whether this is the case in other mammalian species is not known. Therefore, this study aimed to examine the presence of exosome-like vesicles in ovarian follicles and their effects on cumulus expansion in vitro in pigs. The presence of exosome-like vesicles in porcine follicular fluid (pFF) was confirmed by transmission electron microscopic observation, the detection of marker proteins, and RNA profiles specific to exosomes...
5, 2017: Journal of Reproduction and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161121/expression-analysis-of-micrornas-and-mrnas-in-ovarian-granulosa-cells-after-microcystin-lr-exposure
#17
Xiaoyan Li, Xin Zhuang, Tianchi Xu, Min Mao, Cong Wang, Yabing Chen, Xiaodong Han, Jiang Wu
Microcystin is a cyclic heptapeptide compounds which could cause female mammals' reproductive toxicity. Ovarian granulosa cells (GCs) are essential for the growth and development of follicles. In this study, after mouse granulosa cells (mGCs) treated with microcystin-LR (MC-LR) for 48 h, microRNAs (miRNAs) and mRNAs microarray technology were adopted to detect the expression of miRNAs and mRNAs. The results showed that 125 miRNAs and 283 mRNAs changed significantly, including 50 miRNAs down-regulated (fold change < -1...
February 2, 2017: Toxicon: Official Journal of the International Society on Toxinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28158500/fsh-stimulation-promotes-progesterone-synthesis-and-output-from-human-granulosa-cells-without-luteinization
#18
Ozgur Oktem, Nazli Akin, Gamze Bildik, Kayhan Yakin, Ebru Alper, Basak Balaban, Bulent Urman
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 2, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28158425/genome-wide-interactions-between-fsh-and-insulin-like-growth-factors-in-the-regulation-of-human-granulosa-cell-differentiation
#19
Carlos Stocco, Sarah C Baumgarten, Marah Armouti, Michelle A Fierro, Nicola J Winston, Bert Scoccia, A Musa Zamah
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 31, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28154936/cultured-bovine-granulosa-cells-rapidly-lose-important-features-of-their-identity-and-functionality-but-partially-recover-under-long-term-culture-conditions
#20
Vengala Rao Yenuganti, Jens Vanselow
Cell culture models are essential for the detailed study of molecular processes. We analyze the dynamics of changes in a culture model of bovine granulosa cells. The cells were cultured for up to 8 days and analyzed for steroid production and gene expression. According to the expression of the marker genes CDH1, CDH2 and VIM, the cells maintained their mesenchymal character throughout the time of culture. In contrast, the levels of functionally important transcripts and of estradiol and progesterone production were rapidly down-regulated but showed a substantial up-regulation from day 4...
February 2, 2017: Cell and Tissue Research
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