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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532832/the-precision-of-peri-oestrous-predictors-of-the-date-of-onset-of-parturition-in-the-bitch
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K G M De Cramer, J O Nöthling
Precise prediction of the date of onset of parturition in the bitch is clinically important. The study compared the precision with which four peri-oestrous predictors predict the date of onset of parturition. The predictors evaluated in 24 bitches were: the date of the first or only day of the LH surge, the date on which the concentration of progesterone in the blood plasma first exceeded 6 nmol/L, the date on which the concentration of progesterone in the blood plasma first exceeded 16 nmol/L and the date of onset of cytological dioestrus...
July 1, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495270/egg-deposition-of-maternal-testosterone-is-primarily-controlled-by-the-preovulatory-peak-of-luteinizing-hormone-in-japanese-quail
#2
Monika Okuliarova, Simone L Meddle, Michal Zeman
Differential transfer of maternal testosterone (T) into egg yolk provides a means of adjusting an offspring's phenotype to ambient environmental conditions. While the environmental and genetic driven variability in yolk T levels is widely described, the underlying mechanisms are poorly understood. Here, we investigated whether neuroendocrine mechanisms controlling ovulatory processes are associated with the regulation of yolk T deposition. Circulatory profiles of luteinizing hormone (LH), T and estradiol levels were analysed during the last 7 h before ovulation in Japanese quail selected for contrasting yolk T concentrations...
May 8, 2017: General and Comparative Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475692/central-rfrp-3-stimulates-lh-secretion-in-male-mice-and-has-cycle-stage-dependent-inhibitory-effects-in-females
#3
Caroline Ancel, Megan A Inglis, Greg M Anderson
RFamide-related peptide-3 (RFRP-3) is a neuropeptide that is thought to play an inhibitory role in the regulation of reproduction in various mammalian species, although some stimulatory effects have been reported. To date, the effects of RFRP-3 on gonadotropin secretion have been scarcely studied in mice. The aim of the current study was to characterise the effect of RFRP-3 administration on gonadotropin secretion in male and female mice. Adult intact and castrated male mice received acute central injections of 0...
May 4, 2017: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28467767/impact-of-endometrial-preparation-protocols-for-frozen-embryo-transfer-on-live-birth-rates
#4
Maria Cerrillo, Leyre Herrero, Alfredo Guillén, Mercedes Mayoral, Juan Antonio García-Velasco
BACKGROUND: It has been reported that a natural cycle (NC) is similar to or even better than hormone replacement therapy (HRT) in patients with regular cycles who undergo frozen embryo transfer (FET). Hundreds of FETs are managed yearly in our clinic. Scheduling these cycles is critical in a busy unit like ours. This is why we have to prove if a NC really shows a better outcome than other endometrium preparation protocols. METHODS: Hence we carried out a prospective study between June 2011 and June 2012, which included 530 patients (570 FET cycles) randomly allocated to two study groups: Group 1 (n=280 cycles), artificial cycle (HRT); or group 2 (n=290 cycles), natural cycle...
April 28, 2017: Rambam Maimonides Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28467682/transcriptional-control-of-genes-mediating-ovarian-follicular-growth-differentiation-and-steroidogenesis-in-pigs
#5
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Holly A LaVoie
The pig is an agriculturally important species, so understanding its follicular dynamics and the transcriptional events that accompany such changes is critical to optimizing reproductive outcomes. Numerous small- to medium-size antral follicles are recruited and continue growth under the influence of gonadotropins and growth factors during the follicular phase of the porcine estrous cycle. Several of these follicles are selected to mature into large preovulatory follicles whose granulosa cells acquire luteinizing hormone (LH) receptors...
May 3, 2017: Molecular Reproduction and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437630/modified-natural-cycle-for-embryo-transfer-using-frozen-thawed-blastocysts-a-satisfactory-option
#6
Quoc V Le, Sina Abhari, Omar M Abuzeid, Jennifer DeAnna, Mohamed A Satti, Tarek Abozaid, Iqbal Khan, Mostafa I Abuzeid
OBJECTIVE: To describe pregnancy outcomes of frozen-thawed blastocysts cycles using modified natural cycle frozen embryo transfers (NC-FET) and down-regulated hormonally controlled frozen embryo transfers (HC-FET) protocols. STUDY DESIGN: This retrospective cohort study included all patients undergoing either modified NC-FET or down-regulated HC-FET using frozen-thawed day 5 embryos. Cycles with donor blastocysts were excluded. Four hundred twenty eight patients underwent a total of 493 FET cycles...
April 6, 2017: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393578/kisspeptin-as-a-promising-oocyte-maturation-trigger-for-in-vitro-fertilisation-in-humans
#7
Miro Kasum, Daniela Franulić, Ermin Čehić, Slavko Orešković, Albert Lila, Emina Ejubović
The aim of this review is to analyse the effectiveness of exogenous kisspeptin administration as a novel alternative of triggering oocyte maturation, instead of currently used triggers such as human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) or gonadotropin releasing hormone (GnRH) agonist, in women undergoing in vitro fertilisation (IVF) treatment. Kisspeptin has been considered a master regulator of two modes of GnRH and hence gonadotropin secretion, pulses and surges. Administration of kisspeptin-10 and kisspeptin-54 induces the luteinising hormone (LH) surge required for egg maturation and ovulation in animal investigations and LH release during the preovulatory phase of the menstrual cycle and hypothalamic amenorrhoea in humans...
April 10, 2017: Gynecological Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28387824/alpha-estrogen-and-progesterone-receptors-modulate-kisspeptin-effects-on-prolactin-role-in-estradiol-induced-prolactin-surge-in-female-rats
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Nayara S S Aquino, Roberta Araujo-Lopes, Patricia C Henriques, Felipe E F Lopes, Daniela O Gusmao, Candido C Coimbra, Celso R Franci, Adelina M Reis, Raphael E Szawka
Kisspeptin regulates prolactin (PRL) in an estradiol-dependent manner. We investigated the interaction between ovarian-steroid receptors and kisspeptin in the control of PRL secretion. Intracerebroventricular injections of kisspeptin-10 (Kp-10) or kisspeptin-234 (Kp-234) were performed in ovariectomized (OVX) rats under different hormonal treatments. Kp-10 increased PRL release and decreased 3,4-dihydroxyphenylacet acid (DOPAC) levels in the median eminence (ME) of OVX rats treated with estradiol (OVX+E), which was prevented by tamoxifen...
April 6, 2017: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379327/evidence-that-endogenous-somatostatin-inhibits-episodic-but-not-surge-secretion-of-lh-in-female-sheep
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Richard B McCosh, Brett M Szeligo, Michelle N Bedenbaugh, Justin A Lopez, Steven L Hardy, Stanley M Hileman, Michael N Lehman, Robert L Goodman
Two modes of gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) and luteinizing hormone (LH) secretion are necessary for female fertility: surge and episodic secretion, however the neural systems that regulate these GnRH secretion patterns are still under investigation. The neuropeptide somatostatin (SST) inhibits episodic luteinizing hormone (LH) secretion in humans and sheep, and several lines of evidence suggest SST may regulate secretion during the LH surge. In this study, we examined whether SST alters the LH surge in ewes by administering a SST receptor 2 (SSTR2) agonist (octreotide) or antagonist (CYN154806; CYN) into the third ventricle during an estrogen-induced LH surge, and whether endogenous SST alters episodic LH secretion...
April 3, 2017: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377404/effect-of-androgen-on-kiss1-expression-and-luteinizing-hormone-release-in-female-rats
#10
Kinuyo Iwata, Yuyu Kunimura, Keisuke Matsumoto, Hitoshi Ozawa
Hyperandrogenic women have various grades of ovulatory dysfunction, which lead to infertility. The purpose of this study was to determine whether chronic exposure to androgen affects expression of kisspeptin (ovulation and follicle development regulator) or release of luteinizing hormone (LH) in female rats. Weaned females were subcutaneously implanted with 90-day continuous-release pellets of 5α-dihydrotestosterone (DHT) and studied after 10 weeks of age. Number of Kiss1-expressing cells in both the anteroventral periventricular nucleus (AVPV) and arcuate nucleus (ARC) was significantly decreased in ovary-intact DHT rats...
April 4, 2017: Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28368800/-corifollitropin-alfa-compared-to-daily-fsh-in-controlled-ovarian-stimulation-for-oocyte-donors
#11
M Benchabane, P Santulli, C Maignien, M Bourdon, D De Ziegler, C Chapron, V Gayet
OBJECTIVES: To demonstrate that corifollitropin alfa is as effective as daily FSH in controlled ovarian stimulation of oocyte donors. METHODS: From January 2013 to October 2015, 77 cycles controlled ovarian stimulation, derived from a continuous cohort of 77 oocyte donors, were analyzed. After synchronization by oestroprogestatif or estrogens, ovarian stimulation was started by corifollitropin alfa (Group corifollitropin alfa) or by daily FSH (Group daily FSH). In both groups, a GnRH antagonist was used for the prevention of premature surge of luteinizing hormone (LH)...
February 2017: Gynecologie, Obstetrique, Fertilite & Senologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28356185/steroid-hormones-interact-with-natriuretic-peptide-c-to-delay-nuclear-maturation-to-maintain-oocyte-cumulus-communication-and-to-improve-the-quality-of-in-vitro-produced-embryos-in-cattle
#12
Ana Caroline S Soares, Valentina Lodde, Rodrigo G Barros, Christopher A Price, Alberto M Luciano, José Buratini
In vivo, oocyte maturation is triggered by the ovulatory LH surge, whereas in vitro it is precociously induced when the cumulus-oocyte complex is removed from the follicle. Natriuretic peptide C (NPPC) delays germinal vesicle breakdown (GVBD) while increasing oocyte-cumulus communication during in vitro maturation (IVM) in cattle. In the present study we first tested the hypothesis that steroids secreted by the follicle (17β-oestradiol, progesterone and androstenedione) interact with NPPC to delay GVBD and to maintain oocyte-cumulus communication as assessed by transfer of a dye (Lucifer Yellow) from the oocyte to cumulus cells...
March 30, 2017: Reproduction, Fertility, and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344194/an-administration-of-tak-683-at-a-minimally-effective-dose-for-luteinizing-hormone-stimulation-under-the-absence-of-the-ovary-induces-luteinizing-hormone-surge-in-ovary-intact-goats
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Nahoko Kanai, Natsumi Endo, Satoshi Ohkura, Yoshihiro Wakabayashi, Hisanori Matsui, Hirokazu Matsumoto, Kaori Ishikawa, Akira Tanaka, Tatsuya Watanabe, Hiroaki Okamura, Tomomi Tanaka
The present study aimed to evaluate hormonal responses and their association with the TAK-683 blood concentrations in goats administered TAK-683 at a low dose, which had been previously determined as the minimally effective dose for luteinizing hormone (LH) stimulation in ovariectomized goats. In Experiment 1, 5 µg of TAK-683 treatment had no significant stimulatory effect on LH secretion in ovariectomized Shiba goats (n = 4). In Experiment 2, cycling goats received the treatment of prostaglandin F2α and progesterone-releasing controlled internal drug releasing (CIDR) to induce the follicular phase, then they were treated with 5 µg of TAK-683 (hour 0) intravenously (n = 4, IV) or subcutaneously (n = 3, SC) or with vehicle intravenously (n = 4, control) at 12 h after CIDR removal...
March 24, 2017: Journal of Reproduction and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344192/effect-of-investigational-kisspeptin-metastin-analog-tak-683-on-luteinizing-hormone-secretion-at-different-stages-of-the-luteal-phase-in-goats
#14
Larasati Puji Rahayu, Mohammed El Behiry, Natsumi Endo, Tomomi Tanaka
This study aimed to examine the response of luteinizing hormone (LH) secretion and ovarian steroid profile to TAK-683, an investigational metastin/kisspeptin analog, through treatment during different stages of the luteal phase in goats. Nine cycling Shiba goats (4.4 ± 2.3 years old) were assigned to early luteal phase (ELP, n = 4), mid-luteal phase (MLP, n = 4), and control (n = 5) groups. The ELP and MLP groups were administered 50 µg of TAK-683 intravenously on either day 5 or between days 7-14 after ovulation, respectively...
March 25, 2017: Journal of Reproduction and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323945/coordinated-regulation-among-progesterone-prostaglandins-and-egf-like-factors-in-human-ovulatory-follicles
#15
Yohan Choi, Kalin Wilson, Patrick R Hannon, Katherine L Rosewell, Mats Brännström, James W Akin, Thomas E Curry, Misung Jo
CONTEXT: In animal models, the LH surge increases progesterone (P4)/its receptor (PGR), prostaglandins (PTGs), and epidermal growth factor (EGF)-like factors that play essential roles in ovulation. However, little is known about the expression, regulation, and function of these key ovulatory mediators in humans. OBJECTIVES: To determine when and how these key ovulatory mediators are induced after the luteinizing hormone surge in human ovaries. DESIGN AND PARTICIPANTS: Timed periovulatory follicles were obtained from cycling women...
March 9, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283674/endometrial-transcriptome-in-recurrent-miscarriage-and-recurrent-implantation-failure
#16
Jin Huang, Hao Qin, Yihua Yang, Xiaoyan Chen, Jiamiao Zhang, Susan Laird, Chi Chiu Wang, Ting Fung Chan, Tin Chiu Li
The endometrium becomes receptive to the embryo only in the mid-luteal phase, but not other stages of the menstrual cycle. Endometrial factors play an important role in implantation. Women with recurrent miscarriage and recurrent implantation failure have both been reported to have altered expression of receptivity markers during the window of implantation. We aimed to compare the gene expression profiles of the endometrium in the window of implantation among women with unexplained recurrent implantation failures (RIF) and unexplained recurrent miscarriages (RM) by RNA sequencing (RNA-Seq)...
March 10, 2017: Reproduction: the Official Journal of the Society for the Study of Fertility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277543/estrogen-receptors-in-granulosa-cells-govern-meiotic-resumption-of-pre-ovulatory-oocytes-in-mammals
#17
Wei Liu, Qiliang Xin, Xiao Wang, Sheng Wang, Huarong Wang, Wenqiang Zhang, Ye Yang, Yanhao Zhang, Zhiyuan Zhang, Chao Wang, Yang Xu, Enkui Duan, Guoliang Xia
In mammals, oocytes are arrested at the diplotene stage of meiosis I until the pre-ovulatory luteinizing hormone (LH) surge triggers meiotic resumption through the signals in follicular granulosa cells. In this study, we show that the estradiol (E2)-estrogen receptors (ERs) system in follicular granulosa cells has a dominant role in controlling oocyte meiotic resumption in mammals. We found that the expression of ERs was controlled by gonadotropins under physiological conditions. E2-ERs system was functional in maintaining oocyte meiotic arrest by regulating the expression of natriuretic peptide C and natriuretic peptide receptor 2 (NPPC/NPR2), which was achieved through binding to the promoter regions of Nppc and Npr2 genes directly...
March 9, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277105/the-induction-of-ovulation-by-pulsatile-administration-of-gnrh-an-appropriate-method-in-hypothalamic-amenorrhea
#18
Fotini Christou, Nelly Pitteloud, Fulgencio Gomez
The induction of ovulation by the means of a pump which assures the pulsatile administration of GnRH is a well-known method that applies to women suffering from amenorrhea of hypothalamic origin. Although a simple and efficient method to establish fertility, it is underused. Twelve patients suffering from this condition, 1 Kallmann syndrome, 4 normosmic isolated hypogonadotropic hypogonadism, and 7 functional hypothalamic amenorrhea desiring pregnancy were treated. They underwent one or more cycles of pulsatile GnRH, at a frequency of 90 minutes, either by the intravenous or the subcutaneous route...
March 6, 2017: Gynecological Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28276192/the-pregnancy-outcome-of-progestin-primed-ovarian-stimulation-using-4-versus-10%C3%A2-mg-of-medroxyprogesterone-acetate-per-day-in-infertile-women-undergoing-in%C3%A2-vitro-fertilisation-a-randomised-controlled-trial
#19
J Dong, Y Wang, W R Chai, Q Q Hong, N L Wang, L H Sun, H Long, L Wang, H Tian, Q F Lyu, X F Lu, Q J Chen, Y P Kuang
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the clinical outcome and endocrinological characteristics of progestin-primed ovarian stimulation (PPOS) using 4 versus 10 mg of medroxyprogesterone acetate (MPA) per day in infertile women with normal ovary reserve. DESIGN: A randomised parallel controlled trial. SETTING: Tertiary-care academic medical centre. PARTICIPANTS: A cohort of 300 infertile women undergoing in vitro fertilisation (IVF)/intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) treatment...
June 2017: BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28254490/lh-signaling-induced-ptgs2a-expression-is-required-for-ovulation-in-zebrafish
#20
Haipei Tang, Yun Liu, Jianzhen Li, Gaofei Li, Yu Chen, Yike Yin, Yin Guo, Christopher H K Cheng, Xiaochun Liu, Haoran Lin
It is well known that ovulation is induced by luteinizing hormone (LH) surge. However, the down-stream factors that mediating LH surge induced ovulation are less clear. The cyclooxygenases (also known as PTGS) as key enzymes for prostaglandins synthesis appear to be important for ovulation in mammals, but their functional roles and molecular mechanism in regulation of fish ovulation are largely unexplored. In this study, we have systematically investigated the expression, regulation and functional roles of cox genes during zebrafish ovulation...
February 28, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
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