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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149327/focused-time-lapse-analysis-reveals-novel-aspects-of-human-fertilization-and-suggests-new-parameters-of-embryo-viability
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G Coticchio, M Mignini Renzini, P V Novara, M Lain, E De Ponti, D Turchi, R Fadini, M Dal Canto
STUDY QUESTION: Can focused application of time-lapse microscopy (TLM) lead to a more detailed map of the morphokinetics of human fertilization, revealing novel or neglected aspects of this process? SUMMARY ANSWER: Intensive harnessing of TLM reveals novel or previously poorly characterised phenomena of fertilization, such as a cytoplasmic wave (CW) preceding pronuclear formation and kinetics of pronuclear chromatin polarization, thereby suggesting novel non-invasive biomarkers of embryo quality...
November 15, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141509/relative-morphokinetics-assessed-by-time-lapse-imaging-are-altered-in-embryos-from-patients-with-endometriosis
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Alexander Freis, Jens Erik Dietrich, Moritz Binder, Verena Holschbach, Thomas Strowitzki, Ariane Germeyer
INTRODUCTION: Time-lapse technology allows almost continuous noninvasive assessment of embryonic development. It was shown previously that relative kinetics defining cleavage synchronicity are better predictors of blastocyst quality than absolute time points. This study aims to compare relative kinetics in embryos from patients with and without endometriosis. METHODS: Time-lapse data were collected retrospectively from 596 patients undergoing infertility treatment for in vitro fertilization from January 2011 to July 2016...
January 1, 2017: Reproductive Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140370/mandibular-bone-structure-analysis-using-cone-beam-computed-tomography-vs-primary-implant-stability-an-ex-vivo-study
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Ruben Pauwels, Somchai Sessirisombat, Soontra Panmekiate
PURPOSE: To evaluate the relationship between mandibular bone structure parameters measured on preimplant cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) images and primary implant stability. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty-one hemimandibles were scanned on the 3D Accuitomo 170 CBCT. Next, an implant was placed in each hemimandible, after which insertion torque and implant stability quotient (ISQ) measurements were acquired. The following measurements were performed on the preimplant CBCT scans: bone surface, bone volume, fractal dimension, connectivity, trabecular thickness and spacing, and skeleton analysis...
November 2017: International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139536/planar-polarity-of-the-extraembryonic-epithelia-in-the-preimplantation-porcine-conceptus
#4
Jacques-Edmond Flechon
The present review deals with the trophoblast structure during the free intrauterine life of the pig blastocyst. The term trophoblast is used here to describe the association of the first extraembryonic cell layers, the trophectoderm and the primitive endoderm that are polarized epithelia, a fact established by ultrastructural and immunocytochemical data. The aim of this synthesis is to gather the relative works dispersed in the litterature and to explain the implication of the planar polarity of these cell layers on their developmental fate and roles...
2017: International Journal of Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135280/factors-affecting-mouse-somatic-cell-nuclear-reprogramming-by-rabbit-ooplasms
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Xia Huang, Lili Song, Zhiyan Zhan, Haihui Gu, Haizhong Feng, Yanxin Li
Successful development of interspecies somatic cell nuclear transfer (iSCNT) embryos depends on compatibilities between ooplasmic and nuclear components. However, the mechanisms by which the compatibilities are regulated are still unknown. In this study, using mouse Oct4-green fluorescent protein (GFP) cells as donors and rabbit oocytes as recipients, we show that Oct4 and other pluripotency related genes were reactivated in some of mouse-rabbit iSCNT embryos, which could also activate Oct4 promoter-driven GFP reporter gene expression...
November 14, 2017: Cellular Reprogramming
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134247/epigenetic-differences-between-na%C3%A3-ve-and-primed-pluripotent-stem-cells
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REVIEW
Saori Takahashi, Shin Kobayashi, Ichiro Hiratani
It has been 8 years since the concept of naïve and primed pluripotent stem cell states was first proposed. Both are states of pluripotency, but exhibit slightly different properties. The naïve state represents the cellular state of the preimplantation mouse blastocyst inner cell mass, while the primed state is representative of the post-implantation epiblast cells. These two cell types exhibit clearly distinct developmental potential, as evidenced by the fact that naïve cells are able to contribute to blastocyst chimeras, while primed cells cannot...
November 13, 2017: Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences: CMLS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132985/validation-of-kdri-kdpi-for-the-selection-of-expanded-criteria-kidney-donors
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Juan Antonio Retamero Díaz, Mercedes Cava Molina, Belen M Cobacho Tornel, Juan Bravo Soto, Antonio Osuna Ortega, Francisco O'Valle Ravassa, Raimundo García Del Moral Garrido
INTRODUCTION: KDRI / KDPI are tools use in kidney donor evaluation. It has been proposed as a substitute of, or complementary to preimplantation renal biopsy. These scores has not been validated in Spain. OBJECTIVE: 1) To investigate the concordance between KDPI and histological scores (preimplantation renal biopsy) and 2) To assess the relationship between KDRI, KDPI and histological score on graft survival in the expanded criteria donors group. METHODOLOGY: Retrospective cohort study from 1 January 1998 until 31 December 2010...
November 10, 2017: Nefrología: Publicación Oficial de la Sociedad Española Nefrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130439/cochlear-implantation-in-children-with-postlingual-progressive-steeply-sloping-high-frequency-hearing-loss
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Margaret A Meredith, Jay T Rubinstein, Kathleen C Y Sie, Susan J Norton
BACKGROUND: Children with steeply sloping sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL) lack access to critical high-frequency cues despite the use of advanced hearing aid technology. In addition, their auditory-only aided speech perception abilities often meet Food and Drug Administration criteria for cochlear implantation. PURPOSE: The objective of this study was to describe hearing preservation and speech perception outcomes in a group of young children with steeply sloping SNHL who received a cochlear implant (CI)...
November 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129123/opinions-of-nurses-regarding-conscientious-objection
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Rafael Toro-Flores, Pilar Bravo-Agüi, María Victoria Catalán-Gómez, Marisa González-Hernando, María Jesús Guijarro-Cenisergue, Margarita Moreno-Vázquez, Isabel Roch-Hamelin, Tamara Raquel Velasco-Sanz
BACKGROUND: In the last decades, there have been important developments in the scientific and technological areas of healthcare. On certain occasions this provokes conflict between the patients' rights and the values of healthcare professionals which brings about, within this clinical relationship, the problem of conscientious objection. AIMS: To learn the opinions that the Nurses of the Madrid Autonomous Community have regarding conscientious objection. RESEARCH DESIGN: Cross-cutting descriptive study...
January 1, 2017: Nursing Ethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128910/allogeneic-ovarian-transplantation-using-immunomodulator-preimplantation-factor-pif-as-monotherapy-restored-ovarian-function-in-olive-baboon
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Michael Feichtinger, Eytan R Barnea, Atunga Nyachieo, Mats Brännström, S Samuel Kim
PURPOSE: Allogeneic ovarian transplantation may be an alternative in the future to oocyte donation in women with premature ovarian failure. The objectives of this study were to (a) evaluate allotransplantation feasibility for restoration of ovarian function and (b) assess efficacy of synthetic preimplantation factor (PIF) monotherapy as sole immune-acceptance regimen. METHODS: This is an experimental animal study using non-human primates (Papio anubis). Allogeneic orthotopic ovarian tissue transplantation was performed in two female olive baboons...
November 11, 2017: Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128220/identification-of-potential-embryokines-in-the-bovine-reproductive-tract
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P Tríbulo, L G B Siqueira, L J Oliveira, T Scheffler, P J Hansen
Knowledge of the molecules used by the maternal reproductive tract to regulate development of the preimplantation embryo is largely incomplete. The goal of the present experiment was to identify candidates for this function. The approach was to assess expression patterns in the endometrium and oviduct of 93 genes encoding for hormones, growth factors, chemokines, cytokines, and WNT-related molecules. Results show that all of the genes were expressed in the reproductive tract. Expression in oviduct was affected by day of the estrous cycle for 21 genes with 11 genes having highest expression at estrus (CCL21, CTGF, CXCL10, CXCL16, DKK3, FGF10, IL18, IL33, IL34, PGF, and SFRP2), one gene at d 3 (WNT4), 8 at d 5 (BMP7, HGF, IL6, SFRP1, TGFB1, WIF1, WNT2, and WNT5A), and one at d 7 (IK)...
November 8, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126206/the-incidence-and-origin-of-segmental-aneuploidy-in-human-oocytes-and-preimplantation-embryos
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D Babariya, E Fragouli, S Alfarawati, K Spath, D Wells
STUDY QUESTION: What is the incidence, origin and clinical significance of segmental aneuploidy in human oocytes and preimplantation embryos? SUMMARY ANSWER: Segmental aneuploidy occurs at a considerable frequency in preimplantation embryos with a majority being mitotic in origin. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: In recent years, accurate techniques for the detection of aneuploidy in single cells have been developed. Research using such methods has confirmed that aneuploidy is a common feature of human oocytes and preimplantation embryos...
November 8, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122660/a-potential-role-of-galectin-1-in-promoting-mouse-trophoblast-stem-cell-differentiation
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Jia-Li You, Wei Wang, Min-Yue Tang, Ying-Hui Ye, Ai-Xia Liu, Yi-Min Zhu
Galectin-1 is highly expressed in blastocysts and trophoblast giant cells during implantation, and dysregulated galectin-1 is associated with many pregnancy-related abnormalities. Elevated galectin-1 contributes to cancer cells invasion. Here, we found that galectin-1 is expressed in mouse oocytes, preimplantation embryos (all stages), and trophoblast stem (TS) cells. Peak levels of galectin-1 mRNA and protein were detected on day 4 and day 5 after the induction of TS cells differentiation. Overexpression of galectin-1 increased TS cells migration and invasion, whereas knockdown of galectin-1 attenuated these effects...
November 6, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120067/review-of-patient-decision-making-factors-and-attitudes-regarding-preimplantation-genetic-diagnosis
#14
REVIEW
Margaux C Genoff Garzon, Lisa R Rubin, Marci Lobel, James Stelling, Lisa M Pastore
The increasing technical complexity and evolving options for repro-genetic testing have direct implications for information processing and decision-making, yet the research among patients considering preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) is narrowly focused. This review synthesizes the literature regarding patient PGD decision-making factors, and illuminates gaps for future research and clinical translation. Twenty-five articles met the inclusion criteria for evaluating experiences and attitudes of patients directly involved in PGD as an intervention or considering using PGD...
November 9, 2017: Clinical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118980/sirt1-dependent-modulation-of-methylation-and-acetylation-of-histone-h3-on-lysine-9-h3k9-in-the-zygotic-pronuclei-improves-porcine-embryo-development
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Katerina Adamkova, Young-Joo Yi, Jaroslav Petr, Tereza Zalmanova, Kristyna Hoskova, Pavla Jelinkova, Jiri Moravec, Milena Kralickova, Miriam Sutovsky, Peter Sutovsky, Jan Nevoral
Background: The histone code is an established epigenetic regulator of early embryonic development in mammals. The lysine residue K9 of histone H3 (H3K9) is a prime target of SIRT1, a member of NAD(+)-dependent histone deacetylase family of enzymes targeting both histone and non-histone substrates. At present, little is known about SIRT1-modulation of H3K9 in zygotic pronuclei and its association with the success of preimplantation embryo development. Therefore, we evaluated the effect of SIRT1 activity on H3K9 methylation and acetylation in porcine zygotes and the significance of H3K9 modifications for early embryonic development...
2017: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29111206/functional-mutant-gata4-identification-and-potential-application-in-preimplantation-diagnosis-of-congenital-heart-diseases
#16
REVIEW
You Yu, Wei Lei, Junjie Yang, Yan-Chang Wei, Zhen-Ling Zhao, Zhen-Ao Zhao, Shijun Hu
Congenital heart diseases (CHDs) affect nearly 1% of all neonates and show an increasing tendency. The complex inheritance patterns and multifactorial etiologies make these defects difficult to be identified before complete manifestation. Genetic screening has identified hundreds of specific mutant sites for CHDs based on cardiac transcriptional factors. GATA4 is a master regulator required for ventral morphogenesis and heart tube formation. Its mutation is most widely studied in CHDs. In the past decades, over 100 GATA4 mutant sites have been reported, but only a few functional sites have been identified...
October 27, 2017: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29109119/causes-and-consequences-of-chromosome-segregation-error-in-preimplantation-embryos
#17
Cayetana Vázquez-Diez, Greg FitzHarris
Errors in chromosome segregation are common during the mitotic divisions of preimplantation development in mammalian embryos, giving rise to so-called 'mosaic' embryos possessing a mixture of euploid and aneuploid cells. Mosaicism is widely considered to be detrimental to embryo quality, and is frequently used as criteria to select embryos for transfer in human fertility clinics. However, despite the clear clinical importance, the underlying defects in cell division that result in mosaic aneuploidy remain elusive...
November 6, 2017: Reproduction: the Official Journal of the Society for the Study of Fertility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29108044/consequences-of-exposure-of-embryos-produced-in-vitro-in-a-serum-containing-medium-to-dickkopf-related-protein-1-and-colony-stimulating-factor-2-on-blastocyst-yield-pregnancy-rate-and-birth-weight
#18
P Tríbulo, B H Bernal Ballesteros, A Ruiz, A Tríbulo, R J Tríbulo, H E Tríbulo, G A Bo, P J Hansen
Embryokines are molecules secreted by the mother that regulate embryonic development. Among these molecules in cattle are colony stimulating factor 2 (CSF2) and dickkopf-related protein 1 (DKK1). Here, we evaluated actions of CSF2 and DKK1 alone or in combination on characteristics of embryos produced in vitro in the presence of serum. A total of 70 beef cows from 4 farms were subjected to oocyte retrieval on 1 to 4 occasions. Within each farm, donors were randomly allocated to 1 of 4 treatment groups (vehicle, CSF2, DKK1, CSF2 + DKK1)...
October 2017: Journal of Animal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29104727/comparative-analysis-of-age-and-rage-levels-in-human-somatic-and-embryonic-stem-cells-under-h2o2-induced-noncytotoxic-oxidative-stress-conditions
#19
Maria Barandalla, Elisa Haucke, Bernd Fischer, Alexander Navarrete Santos, Silvia Colleoni, Cesare Galli, Anne Navarrete Santos, Giovanna Lazzari
The accumulation of advanced glycation end products (AGEs) occurs in ageing and in many degenerative diseases as a final outcome of persistent oxidative stress on cells and organs. Environmental alterations taking place during early embryonic development can also lead to oxidative damage, reactive oxygen species (ROS) production, and AGE accumulation. Whether similar mechanisms act on somatic and embryonic stem cells (ESC) exposed to oxidative stress is not known; and therefore, the modelling of oxidative stress in vitro on human ESC has been the focus of this study...
2017: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29101999/mitochondrial-dna-quantity-as-a-biomarker-for-blastocyst-implantation-potential
#20
REVIEW
Dagan Wells
Of all the factors currently available for the evaluation of embryonic potential, chromosomal status appears to be the most definitive. The debate around this hotly contested issue does not focus on the question of whether aneuploidy is detrimental to development, but on whether current preimplantation genetic testing for aneuploidy methods are capable of accurately determining whether an embryo is chromosomally normal, aneuploid or a mixture of normal and abnormal cells (i.e., mosaic). Despite the importance of aneuploidy, it is clear that this is only one factor amongst many of relevance to embryo viability, as evidenced by the fact that even the transfer of a chromosomally normal embryo cannot guarantee a pregnancy...
November 2017: Fertility and Sterility
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