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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331235/antim%C3%A3-llerian-hormone-as-a-predictor-of-live-birth-following-assisted-reproduction-an-analysis-of-85-062-fresh-and-thawed-cycles-from-the-society-for-assisted-reproductive-technology-clinic-outcome-reporting-system-database-for-2012-2013
#1
Reshef Tal, David B Seifer, Ethan Wantman, Valerie Baker, Oded Tal
OBJECTIVE: To determine if serum antimüllerian hormone (AMH) is associated with and/or predictive of live birth assisted reproductive technology (ART) outcomes. DESIGN: Retrospective analysis of Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology Clinic Outcome Reporting System database from 2012 to 2013. SETTING: Not applicable. PATIENT(S): A total of 69,336 (81.8%) fresh and 15,458 (18.2%) frozen embryo transfer (FET) cycles with AMH values...
January 11, 2018: Fertility and Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330350/selection-against-balb-c-strain-cells-in-mouse-chimaeras
#2
Pin-Chi Tang, Gillian E MacKay, Jean H Flockhart, Margaret A Keighren, Anna Kopakaki, John D West
It has been shown previously that BALB/c strain embryos tend to contribute poorly to mouse aggregation chimaeras. In the present study we showed that BALB/c cells were not preferentially allocated to any extraembryonic lineages of mouse aggregation chimaeras, but their contribution decreased during the early postimplantation period and they were significantly depleted by E8.5. The development of BALB/c strain preimplantation embryos lagged behind embryos from some other strains and the contribution that BALB/c and other embryos made to chimaeras correlated with their developmental stage at E2...
January 12, 2018: Biology Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325267/-analysis-of-clinical-outcomes-of-different-embryo-stage-biopsy-in-array-comparative-genomic-hybridization-based-preimplantation-genetic-diagnosis-and-screening
#3
J D Shen, W Wu, L Shu, L L Cai, J Z Xie, L Ma, X P Sun, Y G Cui, J Y Liu
Objective: To evaluate the efficiency of the application of array comparative genomic hybridization (array-CGH) in preimplantation genetic diagnosis or screening (PGD/PGS), and compare the clinical outcomes of different stage embryo biopsy. Methods: The outcomes of 381 PGD/PGS cycles referred in the First Affiliated Hospital of Nanjing Medical University from July 2011 to August 2015 were retrospectively analyzed. There were 320 PGD cycles with 156 cleavage-stage-biopsy cycles and 164 trophectoderm-biopsy cycles, 61 PGS cycles with 23 cleavage-stage-biopsy cycles and 38 trophectoderm-biopsy cycles...
December 25, 2017: Zhonghua Fu Chan Ke za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325037/mediator-complex-component-med13-regulates-zygotic-genome-activation-and-is-required-for-postimplantation-development-in-the-mouse
#4
Yi-Liang Miao, Andrés Gambini, Yingpei Zhang, Elizabeth Padilla-Banks, Wendy N Jefferson, Miranda L Bernhardt, Weichun Huang, Leping Li, Carmen J Williams
Understanding factors that regulate zygotic genome activation (ZGA) is critical for determining how cells are reprogrammed to become totipotent or pluripotent. There is limited information regarding how this process occurs physiologically in early mammalian embryos. Here we identify a mediator complex subunit, MED13, as translated during mouse oocyte maturation and transcribed early from the zygotic genome. Knockdown and conditional knockout approaches demonstrate that MED13 is essential for ZGA in the mouse, in part by regulating expression of the embryo-specific chromatin remodeling complex, esBAF...
January 9, 2018: Biology of Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322876/study-of-telomere-length-in-preimplanted-cultured-chondrocytes
#5
Juan Manuel López-Alcorocho, Isabel Guillén-Vicente, Elena Rodríguez-Iñigo, Marta Guillén-Vicente, Tomás Fernando Fernández-Jaén, Rosa Caballero, Mercedes Casqueiro, Pilar Najarro, Steve Abelow, Pedro Guillén-García
Design In the process of cell division, the extremes of the eukaryotic chromosomes are progressively shortening, and this phenomenon is related to cell degeneration and senescence. The treatment of cartilage lesions with autologous chondrocytes implies that cells proliferate in an artificial environment. We have studied the viability of cultured chondrocytes after measurement of their telomere length before implantation. Methods Articular cartilage biopsies (B1, B2, and B3) were obtained from 3 patients (2 males and 1 female) with knee cartilage defects, who were going to be treated with chondrocyte implantation...
January 1, 2018: Cartilage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317129/introduction-reproductive-genetics-bringing-clarity-to-a-foreign-language
#6
Anthony R Gregg, Steven R Lindheim
Genomic based technologies are firmly implanted into clinical medicine. They arrived rapidly and their uses continue to evolve in both the pre and postconception periods. These technologies migrated from the prenatal arena into the domain of the reproductive endocrinology and infertility specialists in some cases nearly simultaneously (expanded carrier screening), in others more slowly (chromosome microarrays), and for some technologies the ethical and cost concerns have resulted in a slower diffusion across the disciplines...
January 6, 2018: Fertility and Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315321/inner-cell-mass-incarceration-in-8-shaped-blastocysts-does-not-increase-monozygotic-twinning-in-preimplantation-genetic-diagnosis-and-screening-patients
#7
Yi-Fan Gu, Qin-Wei Zhou, Shuo-Ping Zhang, Chang-Fu Lu, Fei Gong, Yue-Qiu Tan, Guang-Xiu Lu, Ge Lin
BACKGROUND: The use of assisted reproductive technology (ART) has been reported to increase the incidence of monozygotic twinning (MZT) compared with the incidence following natural conception. It has been hypothesized that splitting of the inner cell mass (ICM) through a small zona hole may result in MZT. In this study, using a cohort of patients undergoing preimplantation genetic diagnosis/screening (PGD/PGS), we compared the clinical and neonatal outcomes of human 8-shaped blastocysts hatching with ICM incarceration with partially or fully hatched blastocysts, and attempted to verify whether this phenomenon increases the incidence of MZT pregnancy or negatively impact newborns...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29308624/the-effects-of-in-vitro-maturation-technique-on-the-expression-of-genes-involved-in-embryonic-genome-activation-of-human-embryos
#8
Parvin Dorfeshan, Marefat Ghaffari Novin, Mohammad Salehi, Reza Masteri Farahani, Fatemeh Fadaei-Fathabadi, Ronak Sehatti
OBJECTIVES: In vitro maturation technique (IVM) is shown to have an effect on full maturation of immature oocytes and the subsequent embryo development. Embryonic genome activation (EGA) is considered as a crucial and the first process after fertilization. EGA failure leads to embryo arrest and possible implantation failure. This study aimed to determine the role of IVM in EGA-related genes expression in human embryo originated from immature oocytes and recovered from women receiving gonadotrophin treatment for assisted reproduction...
April 2018: Cell Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29307401/chromosomal-mosaicism-in-human-preimplantation-embryos-another-fact-that-cannot-be-ignored
#9
EDITORIAL
Glenn L Schattman
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2018: Fertility and Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29307391/variables-associated-with-mitochondrial-copy-number-in-human-blastocysts-what-can-we-learn-from-trophectoderm-biopsies
#10
Maria José de Los Santos, Antonio Diez Juan, Amparo Mifsud, Amparo Mercader, Marcos Meseguer, Carmen Rubio, Antonio Pellicer
OBJECTIVE: To study the potential variables that affect the mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) content of trophectoderm (TE) cells in blastocysts that have undergone TE biopsy. DESIGN: Observational retrospective single-center analysis. SETTING: University-affiliated private in vitro fertilization center. PATIENT(S): A total of 465 consecutive preimplantation genetic screening (PGS) cycles of 402 women undergoing preimplantation genetic testing...
January 2018: Fertility and Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29297236/cleavage-stage-embryo-micromanipulation-in-the-clinical-setting
#11
Iman Halvaei, Shahin Ghazali, Stefania A Nottola, Mohammad Ali Khalili
Embryo micromanipulation was developed after introduction of microinjection to overcome infertility. Embryo micromanipulation may be performed at any embryo stage from pronuclear to blastocyst. The technique started out as basic and turned out to be increasingly more complex. Embryo micromanipulation at the cleavage-stage includes a wide range of techniques, from opening the zona pellucida in order to improve the chance of implantation, to removing detrimental components from the embryo to enhance embryo development or blastomeres for preimplantation genetic diagnosis and embryo splitting...
January 3, 2018: Systems Biology in Reproductive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29295902/parthenogenetic-activation-of-oocytes
#12
Matthew H Kaufman
Numerous studies have been initiated to investigate the influence of maternal and paternal genomes on early mammalian development. For this type of study, parthenogenetic embryos provide a unique source of preimplantation and early postimplantation embryos that (by definition) develop in the absence of any contribution from a male gamete. Parthenogenetic activation is used for biochemical and morphological studies of oocytes during fertilization and early development and is a critical component of the cloning procedure...
January 2, 2018: Cold Spring Harbor Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29295897/administration-of-gonadotropins-for-superovulation-in-mice
#13
Richard Behringer, Marina Gertsenstein, Kristina Vintersten Nagy, Andras Nagy
For experiments that require large numbers of preimplantation mouse embryos, such as microinjection of zygotes, gonadotropins are administered to females before mating to increase the number of oocytes that are ovulated (i.e., to induce superovulation). Pregnant mare serum gonadotropin (PMSG) is used to mimic the oocyte maturation effect of the endogenous follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH), and human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) is used to mimic the ovulation induction effect of luteinizing hormone (LH).
January 2, 2018: Cold Spring Harbor Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29286136/proteomic-investigation-of-the-effects-of-preimplantation-factor-on-human-embryo-implantation
#14
Min Yang, Yixuan Yang, Sha She, Sanglin Li
Despite the use of adjuvant therapies, the cumulative proportion of live births remains at ~40%. Accumulating data show that low pregnancy rates, even in the presence of high fertility rates, are due to implantation failure. The present study aimed to identify and construct a profile of proteins that react with preimplantation factor (PIF) and to provide an understanding into the molecular mechanisms by which PIF promotes trophoblast invasion. Cytoplasmic proteins were immunoprecipitated with biotin‑labeled synthetic PIF or intralipid and scrambled PIF (PIFscr)...
December 22, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29284174/bilayer-matrix-autologous-chondrocyte-implantation-without-bone-graft-for-knee-osteochondral-lesion-less-than-8%C3%A2-mm-deep
#15
Murat Bozkurt, Cetin Isik, Safa Gursoy, Mustafa Akkaya, Oktay Algin, Metin Dogan
This article investigates the clinical and radiological results of bilayer matrix autologous chondrocyte implantation (MACI) membrane technique in the treatment of shallow osteochondral defects. An analysis was made of eight patients who were operated on using the bilayer MACI (Genzyme Biosurgery, Cambridge, MA) technique (mean age: 20.2 years, mean defect size: 3.8 cm2, mean defect depth: 6.2 ± 0.9 mm, and mean follow-up time: 22.1 ± 5.3 [14-26.1] months). According to the defect, the first membrane was secured to the base of the defect with the cells facing up, and the second membrane was implanted on top of the first membrane with the cells facing down using fibrin glue...
December 28, 2017: Journal of Knee Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29282583/high-quality-human-preimplantation-embryos-actively-influence-endometrial-stromal-cell-migration
#16
R P Berkhout, C B Lambalk, J Huirne, V Mijatovic, S Repping, G Hamer, S Mastenbroek
PURPOSE: The purpose of this paper is to study whether human preimplantation embryos regulate endometrial stromal cell (hESC) migration. METHODS: Primary hESCs were isolated from fertile patients undergoing hysterectomy for benign conditions (uterine scar niche n = 3, dysmenorrhea n = 2; no hormonal treatment). Migration and proliferation assays were performed by culturing decidualized or non-decidualized hESCs in the presence of embryo conditioned medium (ECM) from high-quality embryos (fragmentation ≤ 20%) or from low-quality embryos (fragmentation > 20%) or in non-conditioned medium from the same dishes (control)...
December 28, 2017: Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29281007/safety-of-ovarian-tissue-transplantation-in-patients-with-borderline-ovarian-tumors
#17
Rossella Masciangelo, Chiara Bosisio, Jacques Donnez, Christiani A Amorim, Marie-Madeleine Dolmans
STUDY QUESTION: Is transplantation of cryopreserved ovarian tissue from patients with borderline ovarian tumors (BOTs) a safe procedure? SUMMARY ANSWER: BOT cells were found in frozen-thawed and xenografted ovarian tissue in 1 of 11 BOT patients. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: The risk of reintroducing malignant cells upon ovarian tissue transplantation has been subject of debate for many years. Reimplantation of cryopreserved ovarian tissue from leukemia patients is unsafe, while results from studies of cryopreserved ovarian tissue from other forms of cancer, such as Hodgkin's lymphoma, are reassuring...
December 21, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29280479/assisted-reproductive-technology-art-cumulative-live-birth-rates-following-preimplantation-genetic-diagnosis-for-aneuploidy-pgd-a-or-morphological-assessment-of-embryos-a-cohort-analysis
#18
Evelyn Lee, Georgina Mary Chambers, Lyndon Hale, Peter Illingworth, Leeanda Wilton
BACKGROUND: Preimplantation genetic diagnosis for aneuploidy (PGD-A) for all 24 chromosomes improves implantation and clinical pregnancy rates per single assisted reproductive technology (ART) cycle. However, there is limited data on the live-birth rate of PGD-A over repeated cycles. AIM: To assess the cumulative live-birth rates (CLBR) of PGD-A compared with morphological assessment of embryos of up to three 'complete ART cycles' (fresh plus frozen/thaw cycles) in women aged 37 years or older...
December 27, 2017: Australian & New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29277131/direct-comparison-of-vasectomized-males-and-genetically-sterile-gapdhs-knockout-males-for-the-induction-of-pseudopregnancy-in-mice
#19
Wiebke Garrels, Dirk Wedekind, Isabell Wittur, Ulrike Freischmidt, Dirk Korthaus, Thomas Rülicke, Martina Dorsch
The laboratory mouse is the most used animal model in biomedical research. Several artificial reproductive techniques, such as revitalization of cryopreserved strains, rederivation after hygienic contaminations and the production of transgenic mouse models, require the transfer of preimplantation embryos to surrogate mothers. Pseudopregnancy is essential in recipient females and is induced by mating with sterile males. Commonly, surgically vasectomized males are used for this purpose. As an alternative, genetically modified mouse strains have been identified, in which homozygous infertile males are sexually active...
January 1, 2017: Laboratory Animals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29276809/new-advances-in-human-x-chromosome-status-from-a-developmental-and-stem-cell-biology
#20
Benjamin Patterson, Yoshiaki Tanaka, In-Hyun Park
Recent advances in stem cell biology have dramatically increased the understanding of molecular and cellular mechanism of pluripotency and cell fate determination. Additionally, pluripotent stem cells (PSCs), including embryonic stem cells (ESCs) and induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs), arose as essential resources for disease modeling and cellular therapeutics. Despite these advancements, the epigenetic dysregulation in pluripotency such as the imprinting status, and X chromosome dosage compensation, and its consequences on future utility of PSCs yet remain unresolved...
December 2017: Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
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