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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645010/a-rare-case-of-male-pseudohermaphroditism-persistent-mullerian-duct-syndrome-with-transverse-testicular-ectopia-case-report-and-review-of-literature
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Aashish Rajesh, Mohammed Farooq
INTRODUCTION: Persistent Mullerian duct syndrome (PMDS) is a rare type of male pseudohermaphroditism. Transverse testicular ectopia (TTE) is characterized by one testis moving to the opposite side and both testes traversing the same inguinal canal. CASE PRESENTATION: An 11-month-old boy presented with bilateral cryptorchidism. The left testis was not palpable; the right testis was canalicular with a right inguinal hernia. Ultrasound showed both testes located in the right inguinal canal...
June 15, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643569/iron-overload-directly-affecting-the-ovaries-in-a-patient-with-diamond-blackfan-anaemia-a-case-report
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Mariano Mascarenhas, Victoria Rawnsley, Adam Balen
Iron is a 'one-way' element and the primary point of regulation of body iron stores is at the level of intestinal iron absorption. Repeated blood transfusions for congenital anaemias bypass this regulatory checkpoint and inevitably lead to iron overload in the long-term. Iron overload causes multi-organ dysfunction of the heart, liver, pancreas and joints. It also causes reproductive toxicity primarily through its damaging effect on the anterior pituitary leading to hypogonadotrophic hypogonadism. Another less understood mechanism of reproductive toxicity is direct gonadal damage of excess free iron...
June 23, 2017: Human Fertility: Journal of the British Fertility Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634273/the-c-elegans-vapb-homolog-vpr-1-is-a-permissive-signal-for-gonad-development
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Pauline A Cottee, Tim Cole, Jessica Schultz, Hieu D Hoang, Jack Vibbert, Sung Min Han, Michael A Miller
VAMP/synaptobrevin-associated proteins (VAPs) contain an N-terminal major sperm protein domain (MSPd) that is associated with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. VAPs have an intracellular housekeeping function, as well as an extracellular signaling function mediated by the secreted MSPd. Here we show that the C. elegans VAP homolog VPR-1 is essential for gonad development. vpr-1 null mutants are maternal effect sterile due to arrested gonadogenesis following embryo hatching. Somatic gonadal precursor cells and germ cells fail to proliferate fully and complete their respective differentiation programs...
June 15, 2017: Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629791/inositol-phosphate-signaling-as-mediator-for-growth-and-sexual-reproduction-in-podospora-anserina
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Ning Xie, Gwenaël Ruprich-Robert, Florence Chapeland-Leclerc, Evelyne Coppin, Hervé Lalucque, Sylvain Brun, Robert Debuchy, Philippe Silar
The molecular pathways involved in the development of multicellular fruiting bodies in fungi are still not well known. Especially, the interplay between the mycelium, the female tissues and the zygotic tissues of the fruiting bodies is poorly documented. Here, we describe PM154, a new strain of the model ascomycetes Podospora anserina able to mate with itself and that enabled the easy recovery of new mutants affected in fruiting body development. By complete genome sequencing of spod1, one of the new mutants, we identified an inositol phosphate polykinase gene as essential, especially for fruiting body development...
June 16, 2017: Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626465/altered-expression-of-osnla1-modulates-pi-accumulation-in-rice-oryza-sativa-l-plants
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Sihui Zhong, Kashif Mahmood, Yong-Mei Bi, Steven J Rothstein, Kosala Ranathunge
Current agricultural practices rely on heavy use of fertilizers for increased crop productivity. However, the problems associated with heavy fertilizer use, such as high cost and environmental pollution, require the development of crop species with increased nutrient use efficiency. In this study, by using transgenic approaches, we have revealed the critical role of OsNLA1 in phosphate (Pi) accumulation of rice plants. When grown under sufficient Pi and nitrate levels, OsNLA1 knockdown (Osnla1-1, Osnla1-2, and Osnla1-3) lines accumulated higher Pi content in their shoot tissues compared to wild-type, whereas, over-expression lines (OsNLA1-OE1, OsNLA1-OE2, and OsNLA1-OE3) accumulated the least levels of Pi...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601161/effective-use-of-sexedultra%C3%A2-sex-sorted-semen-for-timed-artificial-insemination-of-beef-heifers
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J M Thomas, J W C Locke, R Vishwanath, J B Hall, M R Ellersieck, M F Smith, D J Patterson
An experiment was designed to evaluate the relative fertility of SexedULTRA(TM) sex-sorted semen compared to conventional, non-sex-sorted semen when used among beef heifers in conjunction with split-time AI following the 14-d CIDR-PG protocol. Units of conventional semen were generated with 25.0 × 10(6) live cells per 0.5 ml straw prior to freezing, and units of sex-sorted semen were generated using the SexedULTRA(TM) Genesis III sorting technology with 4.0 × 10(6) live cells per 0.25 ml straw prior to freezing...
August 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600104/polarization-microscopy-imaging-for-the-identification-of-unfertilized-oocytes-after-short-term-insemination
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Yi Guo, Wenqiang Liu, Yu Wang, Jiaping Pan, Shanshan Liang, Jingling Ruan, Xiaoming Teng
OBJECTIVE: To develop a unique approach using polarization microscopy (PM) to determine whether the presence of a spindle can be used as an indicator associated with fertilization failure 5 hours after short-term insemination. DESIGN: Observational study. SETTING: Assisted reproduction center. PATIENT(S): Eighty-five patients undergoing short-term insemination. INTERVENTION(S): Oocytes imaged via PM at 4, 5, and 6 hours after standard insemination...
June 6, 2017: Fertility and Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592253/itraq-based-proteome-profile-analysis-of-superior-and-inferior-spikelets-at-early-grain-filling-stage-in-japonica-rice
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Cuicui You, Lin Chen, Haibing He, Liquan Wu, Shaohua Wang, Yanfeng Ding, Chuanxi Ma
BACKGROUND: Large-panicle rice varieties often fail to achieve their yield potential due to poor grain filling of late-flowering inferior spikelets (IS). The physiological and molecular mechanisms of poor IS grain filling, and whether an increase in assimilate supply could regulate protein abundance and consequently improve IS grain filling for japonica rice with large panicles is still partially understood. RESULTS: A field experiment was performed with two spikelet removal treatments at anthesis in the large-panicle japonica rice line W1844, including removal of the top 1/3 of spikelets (T1) and removal of the top 2/3 of spikelets (T2), with no spikelet removal as a control (T0)...
June 7, 2017: BMC Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28560298/successful-treatment-of-low-grade-endometrial-cancer-in-premenopausal-women-with-an-aromatase-inhibitor-after-failure-with-oral-or-intrauterine-progesterone
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Alli Straubhar, Andrew P Soisson, Mark Dodson, Elise Simons
INTRODUCTION: Young women with endometrial intraepithelial hyperplasia or low-grade endometrial carcinoma are potential candidates for conservative fertility sparing therapy utilizing progesterone rather than hysterectomy. High-dose progesterone treatment is associated with 55-80% initial response but high relapse rates. Using aromatase inhibitors in conjunction with high-dose progesterone has largely been unstudied. CASE DESCRIPTIONS: Three obese premenopausal women with endometrial cancer failed to respond to oral or intrauterine progesterone as first line therapy...
August 2017: Gynecologic Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28559342/follistatin-is-critical-for-mouse-uterine-receptivity-and-decidualization
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Paul T Fullerton, Diana Monsivais, Ramakrishna Kommagani, Martin M Matzuk
Embryo implantation remains a significant challenge for assisted reproductive technology, with implantation failure occurring in ∼50% of in vitro fertilization attempts. Understanding the molecular mechanisms underlying uterine receptivity will enable the development of new interventions and biomarkers. TGFβ family signaling in the uterus is critical for establishing and maintaining pregnancy. Follistatin (FST) regulates TGFβ family signaling by selectively binding TGFβ family ligands and sequestering them...
June 13, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28554473/differential-proteomic-analysis-revealing-the-ovule-abortion-in-the-female-sterile-line-of-pinus-tabulaeformis-carr
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Min Zhang, Xiaoxin Song, Kun Lv, Yang Yao, Zaixin Gong, Caixia Zheng
Ovule abortion affects the yield and quality of Pinus tabulaeformis Carr. seeds. Research into ovule abortion has importance for improving the seed setting rate and establishing artificial seed production techniques. Fertile line (FL) ovules (FL-E) and sterile line (SL) ovules (SL-E) in the early stage of free nuclear mitosis of megagametophyte (FNMM), FL ovules (FL-L) and SL ovules (SL-L) in the late stage of FNMM of P. tabulaeformis were collected as materials. 4192 proteins were identified by isobaric tags for relative and absolute quantitation (iTRAQ)-based analysis...
July 2017: Plant Science: An International Journal of Experimental Plant Biology
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 18, 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 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
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