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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527702/crispr-cas9-induced-disruption-of-wt1a-and-wt1b-reveals-their-different-roles-in-kidney-and-gonad-development-in-nile-tilapia
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Dongneng Jiang, Jinlin Chen, Zheng Fan, Dejie Tan, Jiue Zhao, Hongjuan Shi, Zhilong Liu, Wenjing Tao, Minghui Li, Deshou Wang
Wilms tumor 1 (Wt1) is an essential factor for urogenital system development. Teleosts have two wt1s, named as wt1a and wt1b. In this study, the expression pattern of wt1a and wt1b and their functions on the urogenital system were analyzed by in situ hybridization and CRISPR/Cas9. wt1a was found to be expressed in the glomerulus at 3 dah (days after hatching), earlier than wt1b. wt1a and wt1b were simultaneously expressed in the somatic cells of gonads at 3 dah, while their cell locations were similar, but not identical in adult fish gonads...
May 17, 2017: Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520870/defining-the-role-of-estrogen-receptor-beta-in-the-regulation-of-female-fertility
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Ma Karim Rumi, Prabhakar Singh, Katherine F Roby, Xiao Zhao, Khursheed Iqbal, Anamika Ratri, Tianhua Lei, Wei Cui, Shaon Borosha, Pramod Dhakal, Kaiyu Kubota, Damayanti Chakraborty, Jay L Vivian, Michael W Wolfe, Michael J Soares
Estrogens are essential hormones for the regulation of fertility. Cellular responses to estrogens are mediated by estrogen receptor alpha (ESR1) and estrogen receptor beta (ESR2). In mouse and rat models, disruption of Esr1 causes infertility in both males and females. However, the role of ESR2 in reproductive function remains undecided due to a wide variation in phenotypic observations among Esr2 mutant mouse strains. Regulatory pathways independent of ESR2 binding to its cognate DNA response element have also been implicated in ESR2 signaling...
May 16, 2017: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511086/local-endometrial-injury-in-women-with-failed-ivf-undergoing-a-repeat-cycle-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Aleyamma Tk, Himanshu Singhal, Prasanna S Premkumar, Mousumi Acharya, Mohan S Kamath, Korula George
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effectiveness of local endometrial injury in women undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF) with at least one previous unsuccessful attempt. STUDY DESIGN: Randomized controlled trial. Recruited women were randomized into two groups. In group A (pipelle group), women underwent pipelle biopsy twice in the luteal phase in the cycle prior to IVF. In group B (control), women did not undergo any intervention prior to IVF. The primary outcome was clinical pregnancy rate...
May 4, 2017: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510760/what-factors-hinder-the-decision-making-process-for-women-with-cancer-and-contemplating-fertility-preservation-treatment
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Georgina Jones, Jane Hughes, Neda Mahmoodi, Emily Smith, Jonathan Skull, William Ledger
BACKGROUND: Although fertility preservation (FP) treatment options have increased, the existing evidence suggests that many women with cancer do not feel well supported in making these decisions, but find them stressful and complex and fail to take up fertility care at this crucial time. Whilst existing reviews have all made important contributions to our understanding of the FP decision-making process, none of them examine solely and specifically these processes for women of reproductive age with a diagnosis of any cancer, leaving a gap in the knowledge base...
May 16, 2017: Human Reproduction Update
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510588/evolutionary-restoration-of-fertility-in-an-interspecies-hybrid-yeast-by-whole-genome-duplication-after-a-failed-mating-type-switch
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Raúl A Ortiz-Merino, Nurzhan Kuanyshev, Stephanie Braun-Galleani, Kevin P Byrne, Danilo Porro, Paola Branduardi, Kenneth H Wolfe
Many interspecies hybrids have been discovered in yeasts, but most of these hybrids are asexual and can replicate only mitotically. Whole-genome duplication has been proposed as a mechanism by which interspecies hybrids can regain fertility, restoring their ability to perform meiosis and sporulate. Here, we show that this process occurred naturally during the evolution of Zygosaccharomyces parabailii, an interspecies hybrid that was formed by mating between 2 parents that differed by 7% in genome sequence and by many interchromosomal rearrangements...
May 2017: PLoS Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508488/modelling-female-fertility-traits-in-beef-cattle-using-linear-and-non-linear-models
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H Naya, F Peñagaricano, J I Urioste
Female fertility traits are key components of the profitability of beef cattle production. However, these traits are difficult and expensive to measure, particularly under extensive pastoral conditions, and consequently, fertility records are in general scarce and somehow incomplete. Moreover, fertility traits are usually dominated by the effects of herd-year environment, and it is generally assumed that relatively small margins are kept for genetic improvement. New ways of modelling genetic variation in these traits are needed...
June 2017: Journal of Animal Breeding and Genetics, Zeitschrift Für Tierzüchtung und Züchtungsbiologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506949/frozen-embryo-transfer-prevents-the-detrimental-effect-of-high-estrogen-on-endometrium-receptivity
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Aynur Adeviye Erşahin, Mustafa Acet, Suat Süphan Erşahin, Nur Dokuzeylül Güngör
OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether serum levels of estradiol affect reproductive outcomes of normoresponder women undergoing fresh embryo transfer (ET) versus frozen-thawed ET (FET). MATERIAL AND METHODS: Two hundred fifty-five normoresponder women underwent fresh ET in their first or second in vitro fertilization cycle. Ninety-two women with negative pregnacy test results underwent FET. Clinical and ongoing pregnancy rates, implantation, and live birth rates of women undergoing fresh ET versus FET were compared...
March 15, 2017: Journal of the Turkish German Gynecological Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493870/functional-male-accessory-glands-and-fertility-in-drosophila-require-novel-ecdysone-receptor
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Vandana Sharma, Anuj K Pandey, Ajay Kumar, Snigdha Misra, Himanshu P K Gupta, Snigdha Gupta, Anshuman Singh, Norene A Buehner, Kristipati Ravi Ram
In many insects, the accessory gland, a secretory tissue of the male reproductive system, is essential for male fertility. Male accessory gland is the major source of proteinaceous secretions, collectively called as seminal proteins (or accessory gland proteins), which upon transfer, manipulate the physiology and behavior of mated females. Insect hormones such as ecdysteroids and juvenoids play a key role in accessory gland development and protein synthesis but little is known about underlying molecular players and their mechanism of action...
May 11, 2017: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480797/tnf%C3%AE-depleting-therapy-improves-fertility-and-animal-welfare-in-tnf%C3%AE-driven-transgenic-models-of-polyarthritis-when-administered-in-their-routine-breeding
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Amy J Naylor, Guillaume Desanti, Atif N Saghir, Rowan S Hardy
Transgenic tumour necrosis factor alpha (TNFα)-driven models of polyarthritis such as the TNF(ΔARE) mouse have proven to be invaluable in delineating aspects of inflammatory disease pathophysiology in humans. Unfortunately, the onset of joint destruction and inflammation in these models represents a significant detriment to breeding management. We examined whether TNFα depleting therapy 'infliximab' might represent a significant refinement in routine breeding. Clinical scores of joint inflammation were assessed in TNF(ΔARE) males receiving either infliximab (10 mg/kg) or saline by twice-weekly intraperitoneal injection...
January 1, 2017: Laboratory Animals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480049/discrete-survival-model-analysis-of-a-couple-s-smoking-pattern-and-outcomes-of-assisted-reproduction
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Jose C Vanegas, Jorge E Chavarro, Paige L Williams, Jennifer B Ford, Thomas L Toth, Russ Hauser, Audrey J Gaskins
BACKGROUND: Cigarette smoking has been associated with worse infertility treatment outcomes, yet some studies have found null or inconsistent results. METHODS: We followed 225 couples who underwent 354 fresh non-donor assisted reproductive technology (ART) cycles between 2006 and 2014. Smoking history was self-reported at study entry. We evaluated the associations between smoking patterns and ART success using multivariable discrete time Cox proportional hazards models with six time periods: cycle initiation to egg retrieval, retrieval to fertilization, fertilization to embryo transfer (ET), ET to implantation, implantation to clinical pregnancy, and clinical pregnancy to live birth to estimate hazard ratios (HR) and 95% CIs...
2017: Fertility Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476888/loss-of-the-na-h-exchanger-nhe8-causes-male-infertility-in-mice-by-disrupting-acrosome-formation
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Karina Oberheide, Dmytro Puchkov, Thomas J Jentsch
Mammalian sperm feature a specialized secretory organelle on the anterior part of the sperm nucleus, the acrosome, which is essential for male fertility. It is formed by a fusion of Golgi-derived vesicles. We show here that the predominantly Golgi-resident Na+/H+ exchanger NHE8 localizes to the developing acrosome of spermatids. Similar to wild-type mice, Nhe8-/- mice generated Golgi-derived vesicles positive for acrosomal markers and attached to nuclei, but these vesicles failed to form large acrosomal granules and the acrosomal cap...
May 5, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447502/the-effect-of-endometrial-injury-on-implantation-and-clinical-pregnancy-rates
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Dan Levin, Joseph Hasson, Aviad Cohen, Yuval Or, Baris Ata, Lilia Barzilay, Benny Almog
AIM: To assess the effect of endometrial scratching (ES) on in vitro fertilization-embryo transfer outcome (IVF-ET) Materials and methods: Retrospective matched case control study including all fresh IVF cycles performed between January 2006 and December 2012 at an academic IVF center. ES with an endometrial biopsy catheter was performed in the cycle preceding the index IVF cycle. Patients (n = 238) were pair matched with controls according to age, number of previous failed IVF cycles and number of embryos transferred...
April 27, 2017: Gynecological Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440264/use-of-testicular-sperm-for-intracytoplasmic-sperm-injection-in-men-with-high-sperm-dna-fragmentation-a-swot-analysis
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Sandro C Esteves, Matheus Roque, Nicolás Garrido
Spermatozoa retrieved from the testis of men with high levels of sperm DNA fragmentation (SDF) in the neat semen tend to have better DNA quality. Given the negative impact of SDF on the outcomes of Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART), an increased interest has emerged about the use of testicular sperm for intracytoplasmic sperm injection (Testi-ICSI). In this article, we used a SWOT (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats) analysis to summarize the advantages and drawbacks of this intervention...
April 18, 2017: Asian Journal of Andrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438120/transcriptomic-analysis-links-gene-expression-to-unilateral-pollen-pistil-reproductive-barriers
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Amanda K Broz, Rafael F Guerrero, April M Randle, You Soon Baek, Matthew W Hahn, Patricia A Bedinger
BACKGROUND: Unilateral incompatibility (UI) is an asymmetric reproductive barrier that unidirectionally prevents gene flow between species and/or populations. UI is characterized by a compatible interaction between partners in one direction, but in the reciprocal cross fertilization fails, generally due to pollen tube rejection by the pistil. Although UI has long been observed in crosses between different species, the underlying molecular mechanisms are only beginning to be characterized...
April 24, 2017: BMC Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434778/live-birth-potential-of-good-morphology-and-vitrified-blastocysts-presenting-abnormal-cell-divisions
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Antonino Azzarello, Thomas Hoest, Anders Hay-Schmidt, Anne Lis Mikkelsen
This study included 238 good morphology blastocysts, which were transferred after vitrification-warming to 152 women by single blastocyst transfer in Holbæk Fertility Clinic, Denmark. Time-lapse recordings of transferred good morphology blastocysts were reassessed to recognize every abnormal cell division (ACD) from the 1st to the 4th cell cycle. ACDs were distinguished as failed cell divisions and multi-cell divisions. ACDs were recognized in 37.0% (no. 88/238) of good morphology blastocysts that were vitrified-warmed and transferred in our clinic...
April 20, 2017: Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433735/outpatient-endometrial-aspiration-an-alternative-to-methotrexate-for-pregnancy-of-unknown-location
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Iris G Insogna, Leslie V Farland, Stacey A Missmer, Elizabeth S Ginsburg, Paula C Brady
BACKGROUND: Pregnancies of unknown location with abnormal beta-human chorionic gonadotropin trends are frequently treated as presumed ectopic pregnancies with methotrexate. Preliminary data suggest that outpatient endometrial aspiration may be an effective tool to diagnose pregnancy location, while also sparing women exposure to methotrexate. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the utility of an endometrial sampling protocol for the diagnosis of pregnancies of unknown location after in vitro fertilization...
April 19, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428799/a-novel-cytoplasmic-male-sterility-in-brassica-napus-inap-cms-with-carpelloid-stamens-via-protoplast-fusion-with-chinese-woad
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Lei Kang, Pengfei Li, Aifan Wang, Xianhong Ge, Zaiyun Li
A novel cytoplasmic male sterility (CMS) in Brassica napus (inap CMS) was selected from the somatic hybrid with Isatis indigotica (Chinese woad) by recurrent backcrossing. The male sterility was caused by the conversion of tetradynamous stamens into carpelloid structures with stigmatoid tissues at their tips and ovule-like tissues in the margins, and the two shorter stamens into filaments without anthers. The feminized development of the stamens resulted in the complete lack of pollen grains, which was stable in different years and environments...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425063/blastocyst-derived-stem-cell-populations-under-stress-impact-of-nutrition-and-metabolism-on-stem-cell-potency-loss-and-miscarriage
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Yu Yang, Alan Bolnick, Alexandra Shamir, Mohammed Abdulhasan, Quanwen Li, G C Parker, Elizabeth E Puscheck, D A Rappolee
Data from in vitro and in vivo models suggest that malnutrition and stress trigger adaptive responses, leading to small for gestational age (SGA) blastocysts with fewer cell numbers. These stress responses are initially adaptive, but become maladaptive with increasing stress exposures. The common stress responses of the blastocyst-derived stem cells, pluripotent embryonic and multipotent placental trophoblast stem cells (ESCs and TSCs), are decreased growth and potency, and increased, imbalanced and irreversible differentiation...
April 19, 2017: Stem Cell Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424461/a-lack-of-coordination-between-sister-chromatids-segregation-and-cytokinesis-in-the-oocytes-of-b6-y-tir-xy-sex-reversed-female-mice
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Jia-Qiao Zhu, Seang Lin Tan, Teruko Taketo
The B6.Y(TIR) (XY) mouse develops bilateral ovaries despite the expression of the testis-determining gene Sry during gonadal differentiation. We reported that the oocytes of the XY female are defective in their cytoplasm, resulting in a failure in the second meiotic division after activation or fertilization in vitro. However, the mechanism of meiotic failure or the cause of infertility remained to be clarified. In the present study, we obtained mature oocytes from XY females by superovulation and confirmed that these oocytes also fail in zygotic development...
April 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407051/igf1r-expression-in-ovarian-granulosa-cells-is-essential-for-steroidogenesis-follicle-survival-and-fertility-in-female-mice
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Sarah C Baumgarten, Marah Armouti, CheMyong Ko, Carlos Stocco
Folliculogenesis is a lengthy process that requires the proliferation and differentiation of granulosa cells (GCs) for preovulatory follicle formation. The most crucial endocrine factor involved in this process is follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH). Interestingly, previous in vitro studies indicated that FSH fails to stimulate GC proliferation in the absence of the insulin-like growth factor 1 receptor (IGF1R). To determine the role of the IGF1R in vivo, female mice with a conditional knockdown of the IGF1R in the GCs were produced and had undetectable levels of IGF1R mRNA and protein in the GCs...
April 12, 2017: Endocrinology
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