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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543743/detection-and-localization-of-regucalcin-in-spermatozoa-of-water-buffalo-bubalus-bubalis-a-calcium-regulating-multifunctional-protein
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H Pillai, A M Shende, M S Parmar, J Thomas, H S Kartha, G Taru Sharma, S K Ghosh, S K Bhure
Regucalcin (RGN) is a calcium-regulating, anti-apoptotic, antioxidative and antiproliferative multifunctional protein predominantly seen in liver and kidney. All these functions are very crucial during spermatogenesis and sperm maturation process until fertilization of the ovum. Although many studies have reported the wide distribution of regucalcin in the male reproductive tract of the rat, human and bovine, its presence in spermatozoa is yet to be demonstrated wherein calcium has a pivotal role in the transport, capacitation, acrosomal reaction and further fusion with ova...
May 24, 2017: Reproduction in Domestic Animals, Zuchthygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28518085/analysis-of-chromosome-segregation-histone-acetylation-and-spindle-morphology-in-horse-oocytes
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Federica Franciosi, Irene Tessaro, Rozenn Dalbies-Tran, Cecile Douet, Fabrice Reigner, Stefan Deleuze, Pascal Papillier, Ileana Miclea, Valentina Lodde, Alberto M Luciano, Ghylene Goudet
The field of assisted reproduction has been developed to treat infertility in women, companion animals, and endangered species. In the horse, assisted reproduction also allows for the production of embryos from high performers without interrupting their sports career and contributes to an increase in the number of foals from mares of high genetic value. The present manuscript describes the procedures used for collecting immature and mature oocytes from horse ovaries using ovum pick-up (OPU). These oocytes were then used to investigate the incidence of aneuploidy by adapting a protocol previously developed in mice...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513550/hcg-triggering-in-art-an-evolutionary-concept
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Anat Hershko Klement, Adrian Shulman
Human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) is no longer a single, omnipotent ovulation triggering option. Gonadotropin releasing hormone (GnRH) agonist, initially presented as a substitute for hCG, has led to a new era of administering GnRH agonist followed by hCG triggering. According to this new concept, GnRH agonist enables successful ovum maturation, while hCG supports the luteal phase and pregnancy until placental shift.
May 17, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454495/prediction-value-of-anti-mullerian-hormone-amh-serum-levels-and-antral-follicle-count-afc-in-hormonal-contraceptive-hc-users-and-non-hc-users-undergoing-ivf-pgd-treatment
#4
Maayan Bas-Lando, Ron Rabinowitz, Rivka Farkash, Nurit Algur, Esther Rubinstein, Oshrat Schonberger, Talia Eldar-Geva
Use of hormone contraceptives (HC) is very popular in the reproductive age and, therefore, evaluation of ovarian reserve would be a useful tool to accurately evaluate the reproductive potential in HC users. We conducted a retrospective cohort study of 41 HC users compared to 57 non-HC users undergoing IVF-preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) aiming to evaluate the effect of HC on the levels of anti-Mullerian hormone (AMH), small (2-5 mm), large (6-10 mm) and total antral follicle count (AFC) and the ability of these markers to predict IVF outcome...
April 28, 2017: Gynecological Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446797/fetiform-teratoma-was-a-parthenogenetic-tumor-arising-from-a-mature-ovum
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Kiyonori Miura, Takumi Kurabayashi, Chisei Satoh, Kensaku Sasaki, Tatsuya Ishiguro, Koh-Ichiro Yoshiura, Hideaki Masuzaki
The aim of this study was to investigate the parthenogenetic origin of fetiform teratoma by using molecular genetic studies and methylation status analyses. A fetiform teratoma was removed from a 35-year-old nulligravida woman. Genotyping of microsatellite marker loci, microarray analysis of single-nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) loci and methylation status analysis of the differentially methylated region (DMR) within the human IGF2-H19 locus were performed. Karyotypes of the host and the fetiform teratoma were 46, XX...
April 27, 2017: Journal of Human Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442050/lonidamine-ethyl-ester-mediated-remodelling-of-the-sertoli-cell-cytoskeleton-induces-phosphorylation-of-plakoglobin-and-promotes-its-interaction-with-%C3%AE-catenin-at-the-blood-testis-barrier
#6
Dolores D Mruk, Michele Bonanomi, Bruno Silvestrini
Several compounds affect male fertility by disrupting the adhesion of germ cells to Sertoli cells, which results in the release of undeveloped germ cells into the seminiferous tubule lumen that are incapable of fertilising the ovum. Indazole carboxylic acids are one class of compounds exhibiting such effects and they have been investigated as non-hormonal contraceptives for potential human use. The aims of this study were to investigate the effects of lonidamine-ethyl ester, an indazole carboxylic acid, on spermatogenesis and cell junctions, in particular, desmosomes...
April 2017: Reproduction, Fertility, and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428944/the-status-of-assisted-reproductive-technology-in-korea-in-2012
#7
Gyoung Hoon Lee, Hyun Jin Song, Young Min Choi, Hyuck Dong Han
OBJECTIVE: This study was designed to report the status of assisted reproductive technology (ART) therapy in South Korea between January 1, 2012 and December 31, 2012. METHODS: A localized online survey, originally developed by the International Committee Monitoring Assisted Reproductive Technologies, was first launched and provided to all available ART centers via email in 2015. Fresh embryo transfer (FET) cases were categorized as standard in vitro fertilization, intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI), or half-ICSI...
March 2017: Clinical and Experimental Reproductive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428942/follicular-fluid-cerebellin-and-betatrophin-regulate-the-metabolic-functions-of-growing-follicles-in-polycystic-ovary-syndrome
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Aynur Adeviye Ersahin, Mustafa Acet, Suat Suphan Ersahin, Tuba Acet, Meltem Yardim, Omer Kenanoglu, Suleyman Aydin
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to assess the changes of follicular fluid (FF) and serum levels of cerebellin precursor protein 1 (cbln1) and betatrophin in patients with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) undergoing in vitro fertilization/intracytoplasmic sperm injection (IVF/ICSI) with a gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) antagonist protocol. METHODS: Twenty infertile women with PCOS and 20 control women diagnosed as poor responders undergoing ovarian stimulation with a GnRH antagonist were included...
March 2017: Clinical and Experimental Reproductive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407960/contributions-of-molecular-size-charge-distribution-and-specific-amino-acids-to-the-iron-binding-capacity-of-sea-cucumber-stichopus-japonicus-ovum-hydrolysates
#9
Na Sun, Pengbo Cui, Ziqi Jin, Haitao Wu, Yixing Wang, Songyi Lin
This study investigated the contributions of molecular size, charge distribution and specific amino acids to the iron-binding capacity of sea cucumber (Stichopus japonicus) ovum hydrolysates (SCOHs), and further explored their iron-binding sites. It was demonstrated that enzyme type and degree of hydrolysis (DH) significantly influenced the iron-binding capacity of the SCOHs. The SCOHs produced by alcalase at a DH of 25.9% possessed the highest iron-binding capacity at 92.1%. As the hydrolysis time increased, the molecular size of the SCOHs decreased, the negative charges increased, and the hydrophilic amino acids were exposed to the surface, facilitating iron binding...
September 1, 2017: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403200/identification-of-potential-biomarkers-in-donor-cows-for-in-vitro-embryo-production-by-granulosa-cell-transcriptomics
#10
Gianluca Mazzoni, Suraya M Salleh, Kristine Freude, Hanne S Pedersen, Lotte Stroebech, Henrik Callesen, Poul Hyttel, Haja N Kadarmideen
The Ovum Pick Up-In vitro Production (OPU-IVP) of embryos is an advanced reproductive technology used in cattle production but the complex biological mechanisms behind IVP outcomes are not fully understood. In this study we sequenced RNA of granulosa cells collected from Holstein cows at oocyte aspiration prior to IVP, to identify candidate genes and biological mechanisms for favourable IVP-related traits in donor cows where IVP was performed separately for each animal. We identified 56 genes significantly associated with IVP scores (BL rate, kinetic and morphology)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376433/3d-ultrasound-assessment-of-endometrial-junctional-zone-anatomy-as-a-predictor-of-the-outcome-of-icsi-cycles
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Ahmed M Maged, Abdel-Maguid Ramzy, Mona Aboul Ghar, Hossam El Shenoufy, Sherine H Gad Allah, Amr H Wahba, AbdAllah Y ElKateb, Noha Hwedi
OBJECTIVE: To study the relation between junctional zone thickness (JZ) and success of implantation in IVF/ICSI cycles. STUDY DESIGN: A prospective study included 100 infertility patients undergoing ICSI. The long protocol was used in all patients. JZ was measured using 3D ultrasound, in the coronal section, at three places, on two occasions. First measurement was done before HMG was started (i.e. when down regulation was achieved). Second measurement was done on the day of ovum pick up (OPU)...
May 2017: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28365120/estimating-variance-components-and-breeding-values-for-number-of-oocytes-and-number-of-embryos-in-dairy-cattle-using-a-single-step-genomic-evaluation
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M A M C Cornelissen, E Mullaart, C Van der Linde, H A Mulder
Reproductive technologies such as multiple ovulation and embryo transfer (MOET) and ovum pick-up (OPU) accelerate genetic improvement in dairy breeding schemes. To enhance the efficiency of embryo production, breeding values for traits such as number of oocytes (NoO) and number of MOET embryos (NoM) can help in selection of donors with high MOET or OPU efficiency. The aim of this study was therefore to estimate variance components and (genomic) breeding values for NoO and NoM based on Dutch Holstein data. Furthermore, a 10-fold cross-validation was carried out to assess the accuracy of pedigree and genomic breeding values for NoO and NoM...
March 29, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28349531/characterization-of-sea-cucumber-stichopus-japonicus-ovum-hydrolysates-calcium-chelation-solubility-and-absorption-into-intestinal-epithelial-cells
#13
Na Sun, Pengbo Cui, Songyi Lin, Cuiping Yu, Yue Tang, Ye Wei, Youling Xiong, Haitao Wu
BACKGROUND: Sea cucumber (stichopus japonicus) ovum hydrolysates (SCOHs) chelated with calcium were produced to investigate the characteristics of calcium binding and solubility, as well as study its effect on calcium absorption by human intestinal epithelial cells. RESULTS: It is demonstrated that the calcium-binding capacity of SCOHs depended greatly on the type of proteases. The maximum level of Ca binding (0.38 mmol/L) occurred when trypsin was used, with a peptide yield of 85...
March 27, 2017: Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293053/effect-of-melatonin-on-the-outcome-of-assisted-reproductive-technique-cycles-in-women-with-diminished-ovarian-reserve-a-double-blinded-randomized-clinical-trial
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Bahia Namavar Jahromi, Sara Sadeghi, Shohreh Alipour, Mohammad Ebrahim Parsanezhad, Shaghayegh Moradi Alamdarloo
Diminished ovarian reserve (DOR) significantly decreases the success rate of the assisted reproductive technique (ART). In this study, we assessed the effect of melatonin on the ART outcomes in women with DOR. A double-blinded, randomized, clinical trial was performed on 80 women with DOR as a pilot study in Shiraz, between 2014 and 2015. DOR was defined as the presence of 2 of the following 3 criteria: 1) anti-Müllerian hormone ≤1, 2) follicle-stimulating hormone ≥10, and 3) bilateral antral follicle count ≤6...
January 2017: Iranian Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28251228/conjoined-twins-in-a-triplet-pregnancy-a-rare-obstetrical-dilemma
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Huseyin C Ozcan, Mete G Ugur, Aynur Mustafa, Irfan Kutlar
Conjoined twins are derived from division of a single fertilized ovum after the twelfth day of fertilization. Triplet conjoined twin is considered as a unique phenomenon that is accompanied with a wide variety of congenital abnormalities and also hazardous consequences for both fetuses and parents. We present an extremely rare case of conjoined twins in a triplet pregnancy with symmetric thoracoomphalopagus that was diagnosed in prenatal period by using ultrasound scanning and MRI. In triplet pregnancies, we should be aware about the possibility of conjoined twins...
March 2017: Saudi Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236810/count-bayesian-models-for-genetic-analysis-of-in-vitro-embryo-production-traits-in-guzer%C3%A3-cattle
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B C Perez, F F Silva, R V Ventura, F A T Bruneli, J C C Balieiro, M G D C Peixoto
Four models for in vitro embryo production traits in Guzerá cattle were compared: Gaussian (untransformed variable - LIN and transformed in logarithmic scale - LOG), Poisson (POI) and zero-inflated Poisson (ZIP). Data consisted of 5716 ovum pick-up and in vitro fertilization records performed in 1205 cows from distinct regions of Brazil. Analyzed count traits were the number of viable oocytes (NOV), number of grade I oocytes (NGI), number of degenerated oocytes (NDG), number of cleaved embryos (NCLV) and number of viable produced embryos (NEMB)...
February 27, 2017: Animal: An International Journal of Animal Bioscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215678/the-impact-of-ovarian-stimulation-protocol-on-oocyte-quality-subsequent-in%C3%A2-vitro-embryo-development-and-pregnancy-after-transfer-to-recipients-in-eld-s-deer-rucervus-eldii-thamin
#17
Ampika Thongphakdee, Debra K Berg, Theerawat Tharasanit, Nikorn Thongtip, Wanlaya Tipkantha, Chainarong Punkong, Daraka Tongthainan, Sakhon Noimoon, Umaporn Maikeaw, Nudthakamol Kajornklin, Boripat Siriaroonrat, Pierre Comizzoli, Sumate Kamolnorranath
Propagating genetically valuable individuals through oocyte collection, in vitro fertilization (IVF) and embryo transfer is critical to maintain sustainable populations of the endangered Eld's deer. The objectives of this study were to assess the impact of exogenous FSH injections on (1) the number and in vitro competence of oocytes collected and (2) the developmental potential of resulting IVF embryos after transfer into recipients during the breeding season (February-April). In a pilot experiment, estrus synchronization was conducted in three surplus females (using intravaginal progesterone-releasing devices, CIDRG for 14 days and injections of buserelin (a GnRH agonist)...
March 15, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209214/effects-of-concentrate-type-and-chromium-propionate-on-insulin-sensitivity-productive-and-reproductive-parameters-of-lactating-dairy-cows-consuming-excessive-energy
#18
T Leiva, R F Cooke, A P Brandão, U Pardelli, R O Rodrigues, F N Corrá, J L M Vasconcelos
This experiment compared insulin sensitivity parameters, milk production and reproductive outcomes in lactating dairy cows consuming excessive energy, and receiving in a 2×2 factorial arrangement design: (1) concentrate based on ground corn (CRN; n=13) or citrus pulp (PLP; n=13), and (2) supplemented (n=14) or not (n=12) with 2.5 g/day of chromium (Cr)-propionate. During the experiment (day 0 to 182), 26 multiparous, non-pregnant, lactating Gir×Holstein cows (initial days in milk=80±2) were offered corn silage for ad libitum consumption, and individually received concentrate formulated to allow diets to provide 160% of their daily requirements of net energy for lactation...
March 2017: Animal: An International Journal of Animal Bioscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187603/observations-on-the-biology-of-afrotropical-hesperiidae-lepidoptera-%C3%A2-with-particular-reference-to-kenya-part-11-heteropterinae
#19
Matthew J W Cock, T Colin E Congdon
Partial life histories from Kenya or Tanzania are presented for Metisella midas midas (Butler), M. medea medea Evans, M. orientalis orientalis Aurivillius, M. quadrisignatus nanda Evans, M. congdoni De Jong & Kielland and M. willemi Wallengren. The ovum of Metisella formosus linda Evans is also illustrated from Zambia. All feed on species of grasses (Poaceae). The convergence of the biology of the grass-feeding skippers, particularly Heteropterinae and Hesperiinae, Baorini is discussed.
January 30, 2017: Zootaxa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166990/use-of-fsh-in-two-different-regimens-for-ovarian-superstimulation-prior-to-ovum-pick-up-and-in%C3%A2-vitro-embryo-production-in-holstein-cows
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Júlio César Barboza da Silva, Roberta Machado Ferreira, Milton Maturana Filho, Julianne de Rezende Naves, Thiago Santin, Guilherme Pugliesi, Ed Hoffmann Madureira
We aimed with the present study to evaluate the effects of FSH treatment (200 mg) split in four or six administrations on ovarian follicle stimulation and in vitro oocyte competence for embryo production in dairy cows with synchronized follicular wave emergence. On random days of the estrous cycle (Day 0), non-lactating Holstein cows received a progesterone (P4)-releasing intravaginal device and 2 mg estradiol benzoate IM. On Day 3, they received 0.530 mg sodium cloprostenol (PGF2α) IM. Control cows (n = 35) received no further treatments, whereas FSH-treated cows received 200 mg FSH split in four (FSH4 group; n = 33) or six (FSH6 group; n = 33) administration regimens...
March 1, 2017: Theriogenology
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