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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107515/regulatory-mechanisms-underlying-the-expression-of-prolactin-receptor-in-chicken-granulosa-cells
#1
Shenqiang Hu, Raj Duggavathi, David Zadworny
Prolactin (PRL) has both pro- and anti-gonadal roles in the regulation of avian ovarian functions through its interaction with the receptor (PRLR). However, neither the pattern of expression of PRLR nor its regulatory mechanisms during follicle development have been clearly defined. The objective of the present study was to investigate mechanisms of PRLR expression in chicken granulosa cells. Levels of PRLR transcript were highest in the stroma and walls of follicles < 2 mm in diameter and progressively declined with the maturation of follicles...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078843/association-between-expression-of-cumulus-expansion-markers-and-real-time-proliferation-of-porcine-follicular-granulosa-cells-in-a-primary-cell-culture-model
#2
S Ciesiółka, J Budna, A Bryja, W Kranc, A Chachuła, M Dyszkiewicz-Konwińska, H Piotrowska, D Bukowska, P Antosik, M Bruska, K P Brüssow, M Nowicki, M Zabel, B Kempisty
Folliculogenesis is a compound process that involves both ovarian follicle growth and oocyte development, which is tightly attached to the follicular wall. During this process, cells that form the follicle structure undergo substantial morphological and molecular modifications that finally lead to differentiation and specialization of ovarian follicular cells. The differentiation of ovarian cells encompasses formation of follicle, which is composed of theca (TCs), mural granulosa (GCs), and cumulus cells (CCs)...
October 2016: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073464/gambierdiscus-balechii-sp-nov-dinophyceae-a-new-benthic-toxic-dinoflagellate-from-the-celebes-sea-sw-pacific-ocean
#3
Santiago Fraga, Francisco Rodríguez, Pilar Riobó, Isabel Bravo
A new benthic toxic dinoflagellate is described from the Celebes Sea. Gambierdiscus balechii sp. nov. was isolated from seaweeds growing in tidal ponds. Its morphology was studied by means of LM and SEM; G. balechii has a very ornamented theca, a hatchet shaped second apical plate, a narrow second antapical plate and an asymmetrical third precigular plate, a unique combination of characters among Gambierdiscus species. It has a very wide size range with widths from 36 to 88μm. Phylogenetic analyses of two G...
September 2016: Harmful Algae
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069904/detection-and-activity-of-11-beta-hydroxylase-cyp11b1-in-the-bovine-ovary
#4
Ayelen N Amweg, Fernanda Mariel Rodriguez, Emilia Huber, Belkis E Marelli, Natalia Gareis, Eduardo M Belotti, Florencia Rey, Natalia Raquel Salvetti, Hugo H Ortega
Glucocorticoids (GCs) such as cortisol and corticosterone are important steroid hormones with different functions in intermediate metabolism, development, cell differentiation, immune response and reproduction. In response to physiological and immunological stress, adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) acts on the adrenal gland by stimulating synthesis and secretion of GCs. However, there is increasing evidence that GCs may also be synthesized by extra-adrenal tissues. Here, we examined the gene and protein expression of the enzyme 11β-hydroxylase P450c11 (CYP11B1), involved in the conversion of 11-deoxycortisol to cortisol, in the different components of the bovine ovary, and determined the functionality of CYP11B1 in vitro...
January 9, 2017: Reproduction: the Official Journal of the Society for the Study of Fertility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028238/major-transitions-in-dinoflagellate-evolution-unveiled-by-phylotranscriptomics
#5
Jan Janouškovec, Gregory S Gavelis, Fabien Burki, Donna Dinh, Tsvetan R Bachvaroff, Sebastian G Gornik, Kelley J Bright, Behzad Imanian, Suzanne L Strom, Charles F Delwiche, Ross F Waller, Robert A Fensome, Brian S Leander, Forest L Rohwer, Juan F Saldarriaga
Dinoflagellates are key species in marine environments, but they remain poorly understood in part because of their large, complex genomes, unique molecular biology, and unresolved in-group relationships. We created a taxonomically representative dataset of dinoflagellate transcriptomes and used this to infer a strongly supported phylogeny to map major morphological and molecular transitions in dinoflagellate evolution. Our results show an early-branching position of Noctiluca, monophyly of thecate (plate-bearing) dinoflagellates, and paraphyly of athecate ones...
December 27, 2016: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018460/unusual-malignant-neoplasms-of-ovary-in-children-two-cases-report
#6
Ali Ghribi, Aicha Bouden, Manef Gasmi, Mourad Hamzaoui
Sex cord tumors with annular tubules are known to originate from the sex cord of embryonic gonads that synthesize Sertoli cells, Leydig cells, granulosa cells, and theca cells of the ovarian stroma, while ovarian small cell carcinoma of the hypercalcemic type is a type of neuroendocrine tumor. Both these tumors are uncommon, potentially malignant neoplasms in children. We report the case of a sex cord tumor with annular tubules in an 11-year-old girl and a case of small cell carcinoma of the hypercalcemic type in a 10-year-old girl...
November 2016: Korean Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28004024/transcriptomes-of-bovine-ovarian-follicular-and-luteal-cells
#7
Sarah M Romereim, Adam F Summers, William E Pohlmeier, Pan Zhang, Xiaoying Hou, Heather A Talbott, Robert A Cushman, Jennifer R Wood, John S Davis, Andrea S Cupp
Affymetrix Bovine GeneChip® Gene 1.0 ST Array RNA expression analysis was performed on four somatic ovarian cell types: the granulosa cells (GCs) and theca cells (TCs) of the dominant follicle and the large luteal cells (LLCs) and small luteal cells (SLCs) of the corpus luteum. The normalized linear microarray data was deposited to the NCBI GEO repository (GSE83524). Subsequent ANOVA determined genes that were enriched (≥2 fold more) or decreased (≤-2 fold less) in one cell type compared to all three other cell types, and these analyzed and filtered datasets are presented as tables...
February 2017: Data in Brief
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27988681/australian-freshwater-sponges-with-a-new-species-of-i-pectispongilla-i-porifera-demospongiae-spongillida
#8
R Manconi, T Cubeddu, R Pronzato
This paper focus on the biodiversity assessment of Australian inland water. Checklists of Australian Spongillida are also provided with biogeographic notes together with the geographic range of all species of freshwater sponges in Australia. New discoveries on freshwater sponges are reported from ephemeral freshwater habitats in Kakadu National Park (Australia Northern Territory). Morphological analyses show that the sponges belong to Radiospongilla and Pectispongilla in the family Spongillidae. Radiospongilla cfr...
November 20, 2016: Zootaxa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917511/evidence-for-direct-effects-of-glyphosate-on-ovarian-function-glyphosate-influences-steroidogenesis-and-proliferation-of-bovine-granulosa-but-not-theca-cells-in-vitro
#9
Maria Chiara Perego, Luis F Schutz, Francesca Caloni, Cristina Cortinovis, Marco Albonico, Leon J Spicer
Glyphosate (GLY) is a common herbicide used worldwide but its effect on ovarian function in mammals is unknown. The aim of this study was to determine the potential endocrine disruptor effects of GLY on ovarian function evaluating cell proliferation, steroidogenesis and gene expression using bovine granulosa cells (GC) and theca cells as in vitro models. GC proliferation was impaired (P < 0.05) after exposure to GLY at 0.5, 1.7 and 5 μg ml(-1) . GC progesterone production was not affected (P ≥ 0...
December 5, 2016: Journal of Applied Toxicology: JAT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905503/advancing-ovarian-folliculometry-with-selective-plane-illumination-microscopy
#10
Hsiao-Chun Amy Lin, Rahul Dutta, Subhamoy Mandal, Alexander Kind, Angelika Schnieke, Daniel Razansky
Determination of ovarian status and follicle monitoring are common methods of diagnosing female infertility. We evaluated the suitability of selective plane illumination microscopy (SPIM) for the study of ovarian follicles. The large field of view and fast acquisition speed of our SPIM system enables rendering of volumetric image stacks from intact whole porcine ovarian follicles, clearly visualizing follicular features including follicle volume and average diameter (70 μm-2.5 mm), their spherical asymmetry parameters, size of developing cumulus oophorus complexes (40 μm-110 μm), and follicular wall thickness (90 μm-120 μm)...
December 1, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899973/expression-patterns-of-maspin-and-mutant-p53-are-associated-with-the-development-of-gestational-trophoblastic-neoplasia
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Pengming Sun, Qibin Wu, Guanyu Ruan, Xiu Zheng, Yiyi Song, Jianfan Zhun, Lixiang Wu, Walter H Gotlieb
Gestational trophoblastic disease (GTD) is a group of conditions that originate from the abnormal proliferation of trophoblastic cells. GTDs encompass hydatidiform moles (HMs) and gestational trophoblastic neoplasia (GTN). GTNs are a group of malignant diseases that require chemotherapy, or more aggressive treatment. There is a requirement for more tumor markers to predict the development of GTN from HMs. The current study evaluated the expression of maspin and tumor protein p53 (p53) in GTD, and their role in predicting the development of GTN...
November 2016: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888191/wt1-directs-the-lineage-specification-of-sertoli-and-granulosa-cells-by-repressing-sf1-expression
#12
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/27879029/progesterone-receptor-and-prostaglandins-mediate-luteinizing-hormone-induced-changes-in-messenger-rnas-for-adamts-proteases-in-theca-cells-of-bovine-periovulatory-follicles
#13
E L Willis, P J Bridges, J E Fortune
Little is known about the ADAMTS (a disintegrin and metalloproteinase with thrombospondin motifs) family of extracellular proteases in ovarian follicles of non-rodent species, particularly in theca cells. In the present study, temporal patterns of change in mRNA for four ADAMTS subtypes and the hormonal transcriptional regulation of two subtypes were investigated in theca cells during the periovulatory period in cattle. Follicles were obtained at 0 h post-gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH; preovulatory) or at 6, 12, 18, or 24 h after injection of GnRH (periovulatory) to induce a luteinizing hormone (LH)/follicle-stimulating hormone surge...
November 23, 2016: Molecular Reproduction and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872196/induction-of-ectonucleotide-pyrophosphatase-phosphodiesterase-3-during-the-periovulatory-period-in-the-rat-ovary
#14
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/27842549/acth-induced-stress-in-weaned-sows-impairs-lh-receptor-expression-and-steroidogenesis-capacity-in-the-ovary
#15
H S Zhu, Z Qian, H L Liu, E D Bao
BACKGROUND: Stress has been proved to impair the porcine reproduction soundly. Endocrine disruption, which is closely related to the persistent follicles, is possibly one of the results of stress, although the mechanism is unclear. Since the expression of luteinizing hormone receptor (LHR) in ovarian follicular wall and concentrations of steroid hormone in follicular fluid are related to the development of persistent follicles, this study is designed to evaluate the effect of administered adrenocorticotrophic hormone (ACTH) to weaned pigs on their ovarian steroidogenesis capacity and LHR expression...
November 14, 2016: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology: RB&E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27821561/the-ovarian-renin-angiotensin-system-ovras-a-major-factor-in-ovarian-function-and-disease
#16
Angela Palumbo, Julio Ávila, Frederick Naftolin
This contribution summarizes the pivotal role of the ovarian renin-angiotensin system (OVRAS) in ovarian physiology and disease, with particular emphasis on human clinical implications and established translational applications. The presence of a complete OVRAS in all studied species has been known for decades. The OVRAS has major effects on follicle development/atresia and ovulation and steroid hormone secretion, that is, it is necessary for normal reproduction. It is well established that OVRAS activity is regulated by gonadotropins and depends on activation of proteases in the area of growing follicles...
December 2016: Reproductive Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27816766/fibroblast-growth-factor-9-fgf9-regulation-of-cyclin-d1-and-cyclin-dependent-kinase-4-in-ovarian-granulosa-and-theca-cells-of-cattle
#17
M L Totty, B C Morrell, L J Spicer
To determine the mechanism by which fibroblast growth factor 9 (FGF9) alters granulosa (GC) and theca (TC) cell proliferation, cell cycle proteins that regulate progression through G1 phase of the cell cycle, cyclin D1 (CCND1) and cyclin-dependent kinase-4 (CDK4; CCND1's catalytic partner), were evaluated. Ovaries were obtained from a local abattoir, GC were harvested from small (1-5 mm) and large (8-22 mm) follicles, and TC were harvested from large follicles. GC and TC were plated in medium containing 10% fetal calf serum followed by various treatments in serum-free medium...
January 15, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27813674/induction-of-tissue-factor-pathway-inhibitor-2-by-hcg-regulates-periovulatory-gene-expression-and-plasmin-activity
#18
Muraly Puttabyatappa, Linah F Al-Alem, Farnosh Zakerkish, Katherine L Rosewell, Mats Brännström, Thomas E Curry
A key event during the process of ovulation is an increased proteolytic activity that aids in breakdown of the follicular wall to permit oocyte release. How the activity of these proteases is regulated is still not known. We hypothesize that Tissue Factor Pathway Inhibitor 2 (TFPI2), a matrix-associated Kunitz-type serine protease inhibitor, plays a role in regulating proteolytic activity during the periovulatory period as in other tissues. TFPI2 is secreted into the extracellular matrix (ECM) where it is postulated to regulate physiological ECM remodeling...
November 4, 2016: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27797914/oocyte-somatic-cell-interactions-in-the-human-ovary-novel-role-of-bone-morphogenetic-proteins-and-growth-differentiation-factors
#19
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Hsun-Ming Chang, Jie Qiao, Peter C K Leung
BACKGROUND: Initially identified for their capability to induce heterotopic bone formation, bone morphogenetic proteins (BMPs) are multifunctional growth factors that belong to the transforming growth factor β superfamily. Using cellular and molecular genetic approaches, recent studies have implicated intra-ovarian BMPs as potent regulators of ovarian follicular function. The bi-directional communication of oocytes and the surrounding somatic cells is mandatory for normal follicle development and oocyte maturation...
December 2016: Human Reproduction Update
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27777478/clinical-and-radiological-correlations-in-patients-with-gestational-trophoblastic-disease
#20
REVIEW
Lana de Lourdes Aguiar Lima, Raphael Câmara Medeiros Parente, Izildinha Maestá, Joffre Amim Junior, Jorge Fonte de Rezende Filho, Carlos Antonio Barbosa Montenegro, Antônio Braga
Gestational trophoblastic disease is an abnormality of pregnancy that encompasses a group of diseases that differ from each other in their propensity for regression, invasion, metastasis, and recurrence. In the past, it was common for patients with molar pregnancy to present with marked symptoms: copious bleeding; theca lutein cysts; uterus larger than appropriate for gestational age; early preeclampsia; hyperemesis gravidarum; and hyperthyroidism. Currently, with early diagnosis made by ultrasound, most patients are diagnosed while the disease is still in the asymptomatic phase...
July 2016: Radiologia Brasileira
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