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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647243/quantification-of-hookworm-ova-from-wastewater-matrices-using-quantitative-pcr
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Pradip Gyawali, Warish Ahmed, Jatinder P Sidhu, Paul Jagals, Simon Toze
A quantitative PCR (qPCR) assay was used to quantify Ancylostoma caninum ova in wastewater and sludge samples. We estimated the average gene copy numbers for a single ovum using a mixed population of ova. The average gene copy numbers derived from the mixed population were used to estimate numbers of hookworm ova in A. caninum seeded and unseeded wastewater and sludge samples. The newly developed qPCR assay estimated an average of 3.7×10(3) gene copies per ovum, which was then validated by seeding known numbers of hookworm ova into treated wastewater...
July 2017: Journal of Environmental Sciences (China)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622784/first-trimester-inter-and-intrafetal-size-discrepancies-in-bichorionic-twins-conceived-by-in%C3%A2-vitro-fertilization-can-it-predict-pregnancy-outcome
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Ron Bardin, Galia Oron, Yael Levy, Onit Sapir, Israel Meizner, Benjamin Fisch, Arnon Wiznitzer, Eran Hadar
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the association between first-trimester inter- and intrafetal size discrepancies and pregnancy outcome, among bichorionic-biamniotic twins conceived by IVF. DESIGN: A retrospective study design was used. SETTING: Tertiary university-affiliated medical center. PATIENT(S): All women with a viable first-trimester bichorionic-biamniotic twin gestation, who conceived after IVF in 2007-2015. INTERVENTION(S): None...
June 13, 2017: Fertility and Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619101/in-vitro-production-of-bovine-embryos-derived-from-individual-donors-in-the-corral-%C3%A2-dish
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Maaike Catteeuw, Eline Wydooghe, Erik Mullaart, Hiemke M Knijn, Ann Van Soom
BACKGROUND: Since the identity of the embryo is of outmost importance during commercial in vitro embryo production, bovine oocytes and embryos have to be cultured strictly per donor. Due to the rather low yield of oocytes collected after ovum pick-up (OPU) per individual cow, oocyte maturation and embryo culture take place in small groups, which is often associated with inferior embryo development. The objective of this study was to improve embryonic development in small donor groups by using the Corral(®) dish...
June 15, 2017: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617865/a-human-genotyping-trial-to-estimate-the-post-feeding-time-from-mosquito-blood-meals
#4
Yuuji Hiroshige, Masaaki Hara, Atsushi Nagai, Tomoyuki Hikitsuchi, Mitsuo Umeda, Yumi Kawajiri, Koji Nakayama, Koichi Suzuki, Aya Takada, Akira Ishii, Toshimichi Yamamoto
Mosquitoes occur almost worldwide, and females of some species feed on blood from humans and other animals to support ovum maturation. In warm and hot seasons, such as the summer in Japan, fed mosquitoes are often observed at crime scenes. The current study attempted to estimate the time that elapsed since feeding from the degree of human DNA digestion in mosquito blood meals and also to identify the individual human sources of the DNA using genotyping in two species of mosquito: Culex pipiens pallens and Aedes albopictus...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28577924/forceful-patterning-in-mouse-preimplantation-embryos
#5
REVIEW
Ravikrishna Ramanujam, Tricia Yu Feng Low, Yen Wei Lim, Fumio Motegi
The generation of a functional organism from a single, fertilized ovum requires the spatially coordinated regulation of diverse cell identities. The establishment and precise arrangement of differentiated cells in developing embryos has, historically, been extensively studied by geneticists and developmental biologists. While chemical gradients and genetic regulatory networks are widely acknowledged to play significant roles in embryo patterning, recent studies have highlighted that mechanical forces generated by, and exerted on, embryos are also crucial for the proper control of cell differentiation and morphogenesis...
May 31, 2017: Seminars in Cell & Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551894/-advanced-abdominal-pregnancy
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REVIEW
David Rabinerson, Alexandra Berezowsky, Rinnat Gabbay-Benziv
Abdominal pregnancy is a very rare obstetric complication which is seriously hazardous to the mother as well as the fetus. It poses a diagnostic challenge to this day. Both maternal and fetal mortality rates in such cases are high, as well as the malformation rate among the affected fetus. The best diagnostic tools are ultrasound and MRI. The availability of these instruments, and especially the latter, is scarce in developing countries, hence the higher rate of this type of pregnancy in these regions. The higher incidence of abdominal pregnancy in developing countries is also associated with the greater prevalence of low socioeconomic status, pelvic infections and infertility - all are more prevalent in these countries...
February 2017: Harefuah
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
#8
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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REVIEW
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
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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
#12
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
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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
#15
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
#16
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
#17
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
#18
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
#19
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
#20
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
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