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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929980/during-capacitation-in-bull-spermatozoa-actin-and-plc-%C3%AE-undergo-dynamic-interactions
#1
Itzayana Mejía-Flores, Natalia Chiquete-Félix, Icela Palma-Lara, Salvador Uribe-Carvajal, María de Lourdes Juárez-Mosqueda
The migration pattern of sperm-specific phospholipase C-ζ (PLC-ζ) was followed and the role of this migration in actin cytoskeleton dynamics was determined. We investigated whether PLC-ζ exits sperm, opening the possibility that PLC-ζ is the 'spermatozoidal activator factor' (SOAF). As capacitation progresses, the highly dynamic actin cytoskeleton bound different proteins to regulate their location and activity. PLC-ζ participation at the start of fertilization was established. In non-capacitated spermatozoa, PLC-ζ is in the perinuclear theca (PT) and in the flagellum, therefore it was decided to determine whether bovine sperm actin interacts with PLC-ζ to direct its relocation as it progresses from non-capacitated (NC) to capacitated (C) and to acrosome-reacted (AR) spermatozoa...
September 20, 2017: Zygote: the Biology of Gametes and Early Embryos
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903889/gdf9-and-bmp15-expressions-and-fine-structure-changes-during-folliculogenesis-in-polycystic-ovary-syndrome
#2
Meryem İlkay Karagül, Savaş Aktaş, Banu Coşkun Yılmaz, Mustafa Yılmaz, Gülhan Örekiçi Temel
BACKGROUND: Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is the most frequently seen endocrine disorder in women of the reproductive age with the prevalence of about 10%. AIMS: To investigate the efficiency of the growth differentiation factor 9 (GDF9) and bone morphogenetic protein 15 (BMP15) during folliculogenesis in a dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA)-induced mouse PCOS model. STUDY DESIGN: Animal experimentation. METHODS: Mice were divided into three groups; control, vehicle and PCOS group...
September 13, 2017: Balkan Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901488/the-role-of-fructose%C3%A2-1-6%C3%A2-bisphosphatase-1-in-abnormal-development-of-ovarian-follicles-caused-by-high-testosterone-concentration
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Tao Liu, Han Zhao, Jianfeng Wang, Xin Shu, Yuan Gao, Xiaoli Mu, Fei Gao, Hongbin Liu
The present study aimed to identify the molecular mechanisms underlying the effects of the fructose‑1,6‑bisphosphatase 1 (FBP1) signaling pathway within normal follicle development and in hyperandrogenism‑induced abnormal follicle growth. To achieve this, murine primary follicles, granulosa cells (GCs) and theca‑interstitial cells (TICs) were isolated, cultured in vitro and treated with a high concentration of androgens. A concentration of 1x10‑5 mol/l testosterone was considerable to induce hyperandrogenism by MTT assay...
September 12, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28876086/mir-26a-5p-regulates-tnrc6a-expression-and-facilitates-theca-cell-proliferation-in-chicken-ovarian-follicles
#4
Li Kang, Chunhong Yang, Haizhen Wu, Qiuyue Chen, Libo Huang, Xianyao Li, Hui Tang, Yunliang Jiang
Ovarian theca cells play an indispensable role in ovarian follicular development and hormone secretion. miR-26a-5p was reported to be differentially expressed in mature and immature chicken ovaries in our previous study; however, the role of miR-26a-5p in regulating ovarian follicle function is still unclear. In this study, we demonstrated that the expression dynamics of TNRC6A mRNA in either chicken ovaries or follicles showed an opposite trend compared with that of chicken miR-26a-5p expression. miR-26a-5p inhibited TNRC6A mRNA expression by directly targeting its 3'-untranslated region in cultured chicken theca cells...
September 6, 2017: DNA and Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870888/cell-secreted-vesicles-containing-micrornas-as-regulators-of-gamete-maturation
#5
Juliano C da Silveira, Ana Clara F C M de Avila, Hannah L Garrett, Jason Bruemmer, Quinton Winger, Gerrit Bouma
Mammalian gamete maturation requires extensive signaling between germ cells and their surrounding somatic cells. In the ovary, theca cells, mural granulosa cells, cumulus cells and the oocyte all secrete factors throughout follicle growth and maturation that are critical for ovulation of a high quality oocyte with the competence to develop into an embryo. Similarly, maturation of sperm occurs as it transits the epididymis during which epididymal epithelium and sperm exchange secretory factors that are required for sperm to gain motility and fertility...
September 4, 2017: Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28854741/zona-pellucida-protein-b2-messenger-ribonucleic-acid-expression-varies-with-follicular-development-and-granulosa-cell-location
#6
A P Benson, M N Malloy, J R Steed, V L Christensen, B D Fairchild, A J Davis
The freshly ovulated ovum in avian species is surrounded by a protein layer called the inner perivitelline layer (IPVL). The IPVL contains zona pellucida proteins and 6 distinct zona pellucida genes have been identified (ZPA, ZPB1, ZPB2, ZPC, ZPD and ZPX1) in the chicken. In the present research, the expression of the mRNA for ZPA, ZPB2, and ZPX1 was investigated in 2 lines of turkey hens selected for either increased egg production (E line) or increased body weight (F line). Theca and granulosa cell expression of the mRNA for ZPA and ZPB2 was also investigated in hierarchical and prehierarchical follicles from broiler breeder hens...
September 1, 2017: Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28843075/expression-of-adiponectin-and-its-receptors-adipor1-and-adipor2-in-goat-ovary-and-its-effect-on-oocyte-nuclear-maturation-in%C3%A2-vitro
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Bruna S P Oliveira, Joana A S Costa, Elizabete T Gomes, Diogo M F Silva, Sandra M Torres, Pedro L J Monteiro, Antônio S Santos Filho, Maria Madalena P Guerra, Gustavo F Carneiro, Aurea Wischral, André M Batista
Adiponectin is an adipokine secreted primarily by adipocytes and is involved in the control of male and female reproductive functions. Circulating levels of adiponectin are inversely correlated with body fat mass, and its biological effects are predominantly mediated through two receptors, AdipoR1 and AdipoR2. The aim of the present study was to verify the expression of the adiponectin system (adiponectin and its receptors, AdipoR1 and AdipoR2) in goat ovary using qPCR and immunohistochemistry analyses and further investigate the in vitro effects of recombinant adiponectin (5 μg/mL and 10 μg/mL) on goat oocyte nuclear maturation...
August 18, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28840465/gold-and-female-reproductive-organs-an-ultrastructural-study
#8
Nedra Badri, Maroua Mhamdi, Ridha Ben Ali, Horea Matei, Walid-Habib Tekaya, Adrian Florea, Samira Maghraoui, Leila Tekaya
Gold, a heavy yellow-colored metal, is usually found in nature as a metallic element or as salts. This noble metal historically had a reputation as an anti-inflammatory medicine for rheumatoid arthritis, a nervine, and a remedy for nervous disorders, as well as a potential anticancer agent. It has also been used as component in dental restorations and in implant materials. The present study was undertaken to point out histological and ultrastructural effects of gold, administered by intraperitoneal route, in pregnant female reproductive organs (ovary and uterus), in order to clarify its side effects on the reproductive function...
August 24, 2017: Biological Trace Element Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28827713/diethylstilbestrol-administration-inhibits-theca-cell-androgen-and-granulosa-cell-estrogen-production-in-immature-rat-ovary
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Yoshitaka Imamichi, Toshio Sekiguchi, Takeshi Kitano, Takashi Kajitani, Reiko Okada, Yoshihiko Inaoka, Kaoru Miyamoto, Junsuke Uwada, Satoru Takahashi, Takahiro Nemoto, Asuka Mano, Md Rafiqul Islam Khan, Md Tariqul Islam, Koh-Ichi Yuhki, Hitoshi Kashiwagi, Fumitaka Ushikubi, Nobuo Suzuki, Takanobu Taniguchi, Takashi Yazawa
Diethylstilbestrol (DES), a strong estrogenic compound, is well-known to affect the reproductive system. In this study, we investigated the effects of DES administration on gonadotropin levels and ovarian steroidogenesis in prepubertal rats. DES treatment acutely reduced serum LH levels, followed by a reduction in the expression of various steroidogenesis-related genes in theca cells. Serum FSH levels were almost unaffected by DES-treatment, even though Cyp19a1 expression was markedly reduced. Serum progesterone, testosterone and estradiol levels were also declined at this time...
August 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810587/association-of-polycystic-ovary-syndrome-with-metabolic-syndrome-and-gestational-diabetes-aggravated-complication-of-pregnancy
#10
Kui Yao, Ce Bian, Xia Zhao
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) affects 5-20% of the reproductive age women globally. PCOS is diagnosed by the presence of hyperandrogenism, oligo-anovulation, and polycystic morphology of at least one ovary. Insulin resistance (IR), hyperinsulinemia and associated metabolic abnormalities including metabolic syndrome play a significant role in the development of PCOS. The chances of developing MS in PCOS women was shown to increase by almost 14-fold in patients with increasing body mass index. Even in the absence of overt obesity, a preferential deposition of intra-abdominal fat is noted in PCOS women and this intra-abdominal fat leads to impaired insulin action and functional IR and hyperandrogenism...
August 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738285/molecular-assessment-characterization-and-differentiation-of-theca-stem-cells-imply-the-presence-of-mesenchymal-and-pluripotent-stem-cells-in-sheep-ovarian-theca-layer
#11
Samane Adib, Mojtaba Rezazadeh Valojerdi
The ability of ovarian theca stem cells to differentiate into oocyte and theca cells may lead to a major advancement in reproductive biology and infertility treatments. However, there is little information about function, growth and differentiation potential of these immature cells. In this study adult sheep theca stem cells (TSCs) characteristics, and differentiation potential into osteocyte-like cells (OSLCs), adipocyte-like cells (ALCs), theca progenitor-like cells (TPCs), and oocyte-like cells (OLCs) were investigated...
July 8, 2017: Research in Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723674/nanoparticles-and-female-reproductive-system-how-do-nanoparticles-affect-oogenesis-and-embryonic-development
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REVIEW
Cong-Cong Hou, Jun-Quan Zhu
Along with the increasing application of nanoparticles (NPs) in many walks of life, environmental exposure to NPs has raised considerable health concerns. When NPs enter a pregnant woman's body through inhalation, venous injection, ingestion or skin permeation, maternal toxic stress reactions such as reactive oxygen species (ROS), inflammation, apoptosis and endocrine dyscrasia are induced in different organs, particularly in the reproductive organs. Recent studies have shown that NPs disturb the developing oocyte by invading the protective barrier of theca cells, granulosa cell layers and zona pellucida...
July 7, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715410/cloning-of-hsp90-expression-and-localization-of-hsp70-90-in-different-tissues-including-lactating-non-lactating-yak-bos-grunniens-breast-tissue
#13
Penggang Liu, Sijiu Yu, Yan Cui, Junfeng He, Chuan Yu, Zexing Wen, Yangyang Pan, Kun Yang, Liangli Song, Xue Yang
The aim of this study is to investigate the expression and localization of HSP70/90 in different tissues and explore the regulation effects of HSP70/90 at lactation period of female yaks. HSP90 mRNA was cloned from the heart samples of female yaks, Quantitative real-time (qRT-PCR), Western blotting (WB), immunohistochemistry and immunofluorescence assays were utilized to analyze the expressions of HSP70/90 mRNA and protein in different tissues. Sequence analysis showed that HSP90 is a conserved molecular chaperone of female yaks...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712880/the-role-of-oxidative-stress-in-antipsychotics-induced-ovarian-toxicity
#14
Ekramy Elmorsy, Ayat Al-Ghafari, Amal Misbah Aggour, Raheela Khan, Saad Amer
This study tested the hypothesis that oxidative stress could be an underlying mechanism for APs-induced ovarian cytotoxicity and reproductive dysfunction. Rat ovarian theca interstitial cells (TICs) were isolated and treated with four APs [chlorpromazine (CPZ), haloperidol (HAL), risperidone (RIS) and clozapine (CLZ)]. MTT assay was used to test the effects of these antipsychotics on TICs viability and to estimate their 50% inhibitory concentrations (IC50s). The effects of APs (IC50s and 1μM concentrations) on the activities of caspases-3, -8 and -9, reactive oxygen species (ROS) production, total intracellular glutathione and lipid peroxidation (LPO) in TICs were assessed...
October 2017: Toxicology in Vitro: An International Journal Published in Association with BIBRA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676796/cell-cycle-dependent-expression-dynamics-of-g1-s-specific-cyclin-cellulose-synthase-and-cellulase-in-the-dinoflagellate-prorocentrum-donghaiense
#15
Xinguo Shi, Minglei Ma, Senjie Lin
Dinoflagellates undergo a typical eukaryotic cell cycle consisting of G1, S, G2, and M phases and some of the typical cell cycle related genes have been computationally identified. However, very few of these genes have been experimentally linked to the cell cycle phases. Besides, although thecate dinoflagellates are known to possess theca composed of cellulose, information on cellulose synthesis and degradation associated with the cell cycle is also limited. In this study, we isolated G1/S cyclin, cellulose synthase and cellulase encoding genes in dinoflagellate Prorocentrum donghaiense...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654772/evidence-for-the-presence-of-cell-surface-bound-and-intracellular-bactericidal-toxins-in-the-dinoflagellate-heterocapsa-circularisquama
#16
Kichul Cho, Li Wencheng, Satoshi Takeshita, Jung-Kil Seo, Young-Ho Chung, Daekyung Kim, Tatsuya Oda
Heterocapsa circularisquama, a harmful dinoflagellate, has multiple haemolytic toxins that are considered to be involved in the toxic mechanism against shellfish and certain species of zooplankton. To evaluate the further nature of the toxins of H. circularisquama, we investigated its effects on several species of bacteria. By colony formation assay, we found that H. circularisquama had antibacterial activity toward the marine bacterium Vibrio alginolyticus in a cell density-dependent manner. When the inoculated bacterial cells were co-cultured with H...
June 19, 2017: Aquatic Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634453/relaxin-family-peptide-receptors-1-and-2-are-fully-functional-in-the-bovine
#17
Yanzhenzi Dai, Richard Ivell, Xuan Liu, Dana Janowski, Ravinder Anand-Ivell
In most mammals the peptide hormone relaxin is a key physiological component regulating early pregnancy and birth. However, synteny analysis shows that the gene encoding ovarian relaxin-2 is deleted in cows and sheep. While, these ruminants appear to exhibit a relaxin-like physiology, as in other mammals, until now a molecular understanding of this has been lacking. Cloning and expression analysis of the cognate bovine receptor for relaxin, RXFP1, as well as of the structurally related receptor, RXFP2, in female tissues, shows that these are expressed in a similar way to other mammals...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633436/membrane-androgen-receptor-zip9-induces-croaker-ovarian-cell-apoptosis-via-stimulatory-g-protein-alpha-subunit-and-map-kinase-signaling
#18
Aubrey Converse, Chenan Zhang, Peter Thomas
Recent studies show that androgen-induced apoptosis in Atlantic croaker primary granulosa and theca (G/T) cells and in human breast and prostate cancer cell lines is mediated by the membrane androgen receptor ZIP9, which belongs to the SLC39A zinc transporter family. However, the apoptotic signaling pathways remain unclear because ZIP9 activates an inhibitory G protein in human cancer cells, whereas recombinant croaker ZIP9 activates a stimulatory G protein (Gs) in transfected cancer cells. We investigated androgen-dependent apoptotic pathways to identify the signaling pathways regulated through wild-type croaker ZIP9 in ovarian follicle cells...
September 1, 2017: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629881/cell-mediated-immune-response-of-postmetamorphic-sea-urchin-juveniles-against-infectious-stages-of-diatom-cylindrotheca-closterium-bacillariophyceae
#19
Adriano Magesky, Claude Belzile, Émilien Pelletier
In this study, successive infectious stages by diatom Cylindrotheca closterium (Bacillariophyceae) are described for the first time during the early development of sea urchin at low temperature (8°C). Diatom cell-types enclosed or not by typical theca were capable of infection. As an immune response, red spherulocytes and amoebocytes migrated towards infested areas and restrained the infection spreading over shells in 2- and 3-month old urchins. Only amoebocyte cells appeared to be involved in the immune reaction of 1-month old specimens which turned out to be a less effective fence to stop infestation...
September 2017: Journal of Invertebrate Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604799/rhythmic-expression-of-circadian-clock-genes-in-the-preovulatory-ovarian-follicles-of-the-laying-hen
#20
Zhichao Zhang, Shuang Lai, Yagang Wang, Liang Li, Huadong Yin, Yan Wang, Xiaoling Zhao, Diyan Li, Mingyao Yang, Qing Zhu
The circadian clock is reported to play a role in the ovaries in a variety of vertebrate species, including the domestic hen. However, the ovary is an organ that changes daily, and the laying hen maintains a strict follicular hierarchy. The aim of this study was to examine the spatial-temporal expression of several known canonical clock genes in the granulosa and theca layers of six hierarchy follicles. We demonstrated that the granulosa cells (GCs) of the F1-F3 follicles harbored intrinsic oscillatory mechanisms in vivo...
2017: PloS One
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