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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29052324/effect-of-heat-stress-during-in-vitro-maturation-on-developmental-competence-of-vitrified-bovine-oocytes
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M Vendrell-Flotats, N Arcarons, E Barau, M López-Béjar, T Mogas
Heat-shock protein 70 (HSP70) plays a crucial role as intracellular cytoprotectant and molecular chaperone. A phenomenon of heat stress (HS) leads to production of these proteins that could be beneficial to cells during cryopreservation, which is also a stressful process for the cell. This study aimed to evaluate the protective effect of exposure of bovine oocytes to moderate HS during in vitro maturation (IVM) prior vitrification. First, oocytes were subjected to HS (41.5°C for 1 hr) at 0, 4, 8, 12 or 16 of IVM...
October 2017: Reproduction in Domestic Animals, Zuchthygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29051527/micro-ribonucleic-acids-and-extracellular-vesicles-repertoire-in-the-spent-culture-media-is-altered-in-women-undergoing-in-vitro-fertilization
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Masood Abu-Halima, Sebastian Häusler, Christina Backes, Tobias Fehlmann, Claudia Staib, Sigrun Nestel, Irina Nazarenko, Eckart Meese, Andreas Keller
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are class of small RNA molecules with major impact on gene regulation. We analyzed the potential of miRNAs secreted from pre-implantation embryos into the embryonic culture media as biomarkers to predict successful pregnancy. Using microarray analysis, we profiled the miRNome of the 56 spent culture media (SCM) after embryos transfer and found a total of 621 miRNAs in the SCM. On average, we detected 163 miRNAs in SCM of samples with failed pregnancies, but only 149 SCM miRNAs of embryos leading to pregnancies...
October 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29047395/cellular-and-molecular-characterization-of-gametogenic-progression-in-ex-vivo-cultured-prepuberal-mouse-testes
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J Isoler-Alcaraz, D Fernández-Pérez, E Larriba, J Del Mazo
BACKGROUND: Recently, an effective testis culture method using a gas-liquid interphase, capable of differentiate male germ cells from neonatal spermatogonia to spermatozoa has been developed. Nevertheless, this methodology needs deep analyses that allow future experimental approaches in basic, pathologic and/or reprotoxicologic studies. Because of this, we characterized at cellular and molecular levels the entire in vitro spermatogenic progression, in order to understand and evaluate the characteristics that define the spermatogenic process in ex vivo cultured testes compared to the in vivo development...
October 18, 2017: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology: RB&E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046342/the-pioneering-of-intracytoplasmic-sperm-injection-historical-perspectives
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Zev Rosenwaks, Nigel Pereira
Intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) has often been heralded as a ground-breaking technique that has transformed the treatment of couples with infertility. By injecting a single spermatozoon into the cytoplasm of the oocyte, ICSI bypasses the zona pellucida and increases the chances of fertilization and subsequent embryo development, independent of semen parameters. Ever since the first live births using ICSI were reported 1992, ICSI has become the mainstay of treating male factor infertility as well as overcoming fertilization failure associated with conventional in vitro insemination...
October 18, 2017: Reproduction: the Official Journal of the Society for the Study of Fertility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045572/impaired-sperm-maturation-in-conditional-lcn6-knockout-mice
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Qianqian Yin, Jia Shen, Xiaofeng Wan, Qiang Liu, Yuchuan Zhou, Yonglian Zhang
Human LCN6, a lipocalin protein, exhibits predominant expression in epididymis and location on the sperm surface. However, the biological function of LCN6 in vivo remains unknown. Herein, we found that unlike human LCN6, mouse Lcn6 gene encoded two transcript variants that were both up regulated by androgen. Subsequently, we generated a conditional knockout mouse model to disrupt Lcn6 in the adult and investigate its function. In this model, spermatogenesis was normal and Lcn6 deficiency did not affect the natural birth rate of male mice or in vitro fertilization ability of their cauda epididymal sperm...
October 13, 2017: Biology of Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044892/mouse-parthenogenetic-embryonic-stem-cells-with-biparental-like-expression-of-imprinted-genes-generate-cortical-like-neurons-that-integrate-into-the-injured-adult-cerebral-cortex
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Annie Varrault, Sigrid Eckardt, Benoît Girard, Anne Le Digarcher, Isabelle Sassetti, Céline Meusnier, Chantal Ripoll, Armen Badalyan, Federica Bertaso, K John McLaughlin, Laurent Journot, Tristan Bouschet
One strategy for stem cell-based therapy of the cerebral cortex involves the generation and transplantation of functional, histocompatible cortical-like neurons from embryonic stem cells (ESCs). Diploid parthenogenetic Pg-ESCs have recently emerged as a promising source of histocompatible ESC derivatives for organ regeneration but their utility for cerebral cortex therapy is unknown. A major concern with Pg-ESCs is genomic imprinting. In contrast with biparental Bp-ESCs derived from fertilized oocytes, Pg-ESCs harbor two maternal genomes but no sperm-derived genome...
October 16, 2017: Stem Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044420/characterization-of-a-novel-role-for-the-dynamin-mechanoenzymes-in-the-regulation-of-human-sperm-acrosomal-exocytosis
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Wei Zhou, Amanda L Anderson, Adrian P Turner, Geoffry N De Iuliis, Adam McCluskey, Eileen A McLaughlin, Brett Nixon
STUDY QUESTION: Does dynamin regulate human sperm acrosomal exocytosis? SUMMARY ANSWER: Our studies of dynamin localization and function have implicated this family of mechanoenzymes in the regulation of progesterone-induced acrosomal exocytosis in human spermatozoa. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: Completion of an acrosome reaction is a prerequisite for successful fertilization in all studied mammalian species. It follows that failure to complete this unique exocytotic event represents a common aetiology in the defective spermatozoa of male infertility patients that have failed IVF in a clinical setting...
October 1, 2017: Molecular Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29043708/comparison-of-in-vitro-fertilization-intracytoplasmic-sperm-injection-cycle-outcome-in-patients-with-and-without-polycystic-ovary-syndrome-a-modified-poisson-regression-model
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Amir Almasi-Hashiani, Mohammad Ali Mansournia, Mahdi Sepidarkish, Samira Vesali, Azadeh Ghaheri, Arezoo Esmailzadeh, Reza Omani-Samani
Background: Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a frequent condition in reproductive age women with a prevalence rate of 5-10%. This study intends to determine the relationship between PCOS and the outcome of assisted reproductive treatment (ART) in Tehran, Iran. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this historical cohort study, we included 996 infertile women who referred to Royan Institute (Tehran, Iran) between January 2012 and December 2013. PCOS, as the main variable, and other potential confounder variables were gathered...
January 2018: International Journal of Fertility & Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29043707/congenital-malformations-in-singleton-infants-conceived-by-assisted-reproductive-technologies-and-singleton-infants-by-natural-conception-in-tehran-iran
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Ramin Mozafari Kermani, Mansoureh Farhangniya, Seyed Abolhassan Shahzadeh Fazeli, Pezhman Bagheri, Mahnaz Ashrafi, Ahmad Vosough Taqi Dizaj
Background: Multiple pregnancies occur more frequently in assisted reproductive technology (ART) compared to normal conception (NC). It is known that the risk of congenital malformations in a multiple pregnancy are higher than single pregnancy. The aim of this study is to compare congenital malformations in singleton infants conceived by ART to singleton infants conceived naturally. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this historical cohort study, we performed a historical cohort study of major congenital malformations (MCM) in 820 singleton births from January 2012 to December 2014...
January 2018: International Journal of Fertility & Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29043705/quality-of-life-and-its-influencing-factors-of-couples-referred-to-an-infertility-center-in-shiraz-iran
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Bahia Namavar Jahromi, Mahsa Mansouri, Sedighe Forouhari, Tahere Poordast, Alireza Salehi
Background: Infertility adversely affects quality of life (QoL). The present study aims to evaluate QoL and its associated factors among infertile couples. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this cross-sectional study, the Fertility QoL (FertiQoL) instrument was used to measure QoL among 501 volunteer couples who attended the Infertility Clinic at the Mother and Child Hospital, Shiraz, Iran. We used an additional questionnaire to assess participants' demographic and clinical characteristics...
January 2018: International Journal of Fertility & Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29043522/cryovial-monolayer-vitrification-for-ovarian-tissue-cryopreservation
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Hongxia Li, Haixia Cao, Xingping Guo, Huaixiu Wang
The cryopreservation of ovarian tissue has been proved to be effective for fertility preservation. To find a better cryopreservation method, we tested the efficacy of cryovial monolayer vitrification method in comparison with that of needle immersed vitrification (NIV). Ovaries from 10 female kunming mice aged 6-8 weeks were cut into pieces and allocated into group A (cryovial monolayer vitrification method), group B (NIV method) and group C (fresh control). In group A, pieces of ovarian tissue were layered around the inner wall of cryovial as a monolayer; and in group B, pieces of ovarian tissue were pierced with a needle...
October 17, 2017: Cell and Tissue Banking
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29043003/tiaogeng-yijing-decoction-improves-the-pregnancy-outcomes-of-patients-with-poor-ovarian-response-undergoing-in-vitro-fertilization-embryo-transfer
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Hui Xue, Juan Dong, Huijun Xu, Xin Huang, Huangguan Dai, Cuifang Hao
The present study aimed to explore the therapeutic effects of the Tiaogeng Yijing decoction on patients with poor ovarian response (POR) undergoing in vitro fertilization-embryo transfer (IVF-ET), in addition to the underlying molecular mechanisms of these effects. A total of 40 patients were randomly and equally assigned to the treatment or control group. Patients in the treatment group received the Tiaogeng Yijing decoction continuously for three menstrual cycles in addition to microstimulation, while patients in the control group underwent microstimulation only...
October 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042633/catsper1-promoter-is-bidirectional-and-regulates-the-expression-of-a-novel-lncrna
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Salma E Jiménez-Badillo, Norma Oviedo, Christian Hernández-Guzmán, Lorenza González-Mariscal, Javier Hernández-Sánchez
The Catsper1 gene, whose expression is restricted to male germ cells, has great importance in reproductive biology because of its function in sperm motility and fertilization. We previously reported that the promoter of this gene has transcriptional activity in either direction in a heterologous system. In the present study, we found that the Catsper1 promoter has in vitro transcriptional activity in either orientation in GC-1 spg mouse spermatogonial cells. The results also showed that this promoter regulates the expression of a new divergent Catsper1 gene named Catsper1au (Catsper1 antisense upstream transcript)...
October 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040674/evaluation-of-apoptotic-and-autophagic-related-protein-expressions-before-and-after-in-vitro-maturation-of-fresh-slow-frozen-and-vitrified-pre-pubertal-mouse-testicular-tissue
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L Dumont, F Chalmel, A Oblette, B Berby, A Rives, V Duchesne, C Rondanino, N Rives
STUDY QUESTION: Do freezing and in vitro culture procedures enhance the expression of proteins involved in apoptotic or autophagic pathways in murine pre-pubertal testicular tissue? SUMMARY ANSWER: In vitro maturation strongly modified apoptosis- and autophagy-related relative protein levels in mice testicular tissue whereas the impact of cryopreservation procedures was minimal at the end of the culture. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: In vitro spermatogenesis remains a challenging technical issue as it imposes to find a very close balance between survival and death of germ cell natural precursors (i...
October 11, 2017: Molecular Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040513/targeted-metabolomics-reveals-reduced-levels-of-polyunsaturated-choline-plasmalogens-and-a-smaller-dimethylarginine-arginine-ratio-in-the-follicular-fluid-of-patients-with-a-diminished-ovarian-reserve
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J M Chao de la Barca, T Boueilh, G Simard, L Boucret, V Ferré-L'Hotellier, L Tessier, C Gadras, P E Bouet, P Descamps, V Procaccio, P Reynier, P May-Panloup
STUDY QUESTION: Does the metabolomic profile of the follicular fluid (FF) of patients with a diminished ovarian reserve (DOR) differ from that of patients with a normal ovarian reserve (NOR)? SUMMARY ANSWER: The metabolomic signature of the FF reveals a significant decrease in polyunsaturated choline plasmalogens and methyl arginine transferase activity in DOR patients compared to NOR patients. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: The composition of the FF reflects the exchanges between the oocyte and its microenvironment during its acquisition of gametic competence...
October 13, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29039178/-potential-clinical-application-of-kisspeptin-in-reproductive-endocrinology
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Yanling Fu, Yimin Zhu
Gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) plays an important role in the process of reproduction. Studies have shown that a family of peptides Kisspeptin can act on GnRH-related neurons, stimulating the secretion of GnRH, and activating the hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal axis. Both animal experiments and clinical studies have shown that exogenous administration of Kisspeptin is able to induce physiological GnRH release in healthy individuals and those with endocrine-disorders, which brings great hope for treatment of reproductive endocrine diseases...
May 25, 2017: Zhejiang da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Zhejiang University. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29039172/-effect-of-oxygen-concentration-on-outcome-of-in-vitro-fertilization-embryo-transfer
#17
Enshu Li, Xiaoqun Ye, Li Fang, Yinghui Ye
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effect of low and high oxygen concentration on embryo development, pregnancy outcome and birth defects of in vitro fertilization-embryo transfer (IVF-ET). METHODS: According to the oxygen concentration of in vitro culture environment, the IVF-ET performed in the Women's Hospital, Zhejiang University School of Medicine during 2013 and 2015 were divided into low oxygen concentration group (n=2036, 5% O2) and high oxygen concentration group (n=4617, 20% O2)...
May 25, 2017: Zhejiang da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Zhejiang University. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29039171/-correlation-of-fetuin-b-concentrations-in-serum-and-follicular-fluid-with-outcomes-of-in-vitro-fertilization
#18
Xiaorui Hu, Fengyi Mo, Qing Ma, Long Cui, Pingping Lyu, Yinghui Ye
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the relationship between serum/follicular fluid fetuin B levels and outcome of in vitro fertilization (IVF). METHODS: Infertility women (28 with low fertilization rates, 44 with normal fertilization rates) receiving IVF in Women's Hospital of Zhejiang University School of Medicine during June and December 2016 were enrolled in the study. Serum/follicular fluid fetuin B levels were measured with ELISA method. Correlations of serum and follicular fetuin B level with fertilization outcome of IVF were analyzed with Pearson correlation coefficient and receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curve...
May 25, 2017: Zhejiang da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Zhejiang University. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29039170/-research-progress-on-the-safety-of-offsprings-conceived-by-assisted-reproductive-technology
#19
Liya Wang, Yeqing Qian, Fan Jin
Assisted reproductive technology (ART) employs superovulation, in vitro culture and other micromanipulation to complete oocyte maturation, fertilization and early embryo development. Although these techniques have been successfully applied to solve infertility problems, the process may interfere in cell proliferation, differentiation and growth. The clinical and laboratory studies on the safety issue of ART are reviewed in this article. Studies found that the incidence of birth defects increased in ART offspring...
May 25, 2017: Zhejiang da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Zhejiang University. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038524/rna-seq-transcriptome-profiling-of-mouse-oocytes-after-in-vitro-maturation-and-or-vitrification
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Lei Gao, Gongxue Jia, Ai Li, Haojia Ma, Zhengyuan Huang, Shien Zhu, Yunpeng Hou, Xiangwei Fu
In vitro maturation (IVM) and vitrification have been widely used to prepare oocytes before fertilization; however, potential effects of these procedures, such as expression profile changes, are poorly understood. In this study, mouse oocytes were divided into four groups and subjected to combinations of in vitro maturation and/or vitrification treatments. RNA-seq and in silico pathway analysis were used to identify differentially expressed genes (DEGs) that may be involved in oocyte viability after in vitro maturation and/or vitrification...
October 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
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