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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079186/extracellular-vesicle-mediated-intercellular-communication-at-the-porcine-maternal-fetal-interface-a-new-paradigm-for-conceptus-endometrial-cross-talk
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Mallikarjun Bidarimath, Kasra Khalaj, Rami T Kridli, Frederick W K Kan, Madhuri Koti, Chandrakant Tayade
Exosomes and microvesicles are extracellular vesicles released from cells and can contain lipids, miRNAs and proteins that affect cells at distant sites. Recently, microvesicles containing miRNA have been implicated in uterine microenvironment of pigs, a species with unique epitheliochorial (non-invasive) placentation. Here we report a novel role of conceptus-derived exosomes/microvesicles (hereafter referred to as extracellular vesicles; EVs) in embryo-endometrial cross-talk. We also demonstrate the stimulatory effects of EVs (PTr2-Exo) derived from porcine trophectoderm-cells on various biological processes including the proliferation of maternal endothelial cells (PAOEC), potentially promoting angiogenesis...
January 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070710/the-accumulation-of-vitrified-oocytes-is-a-strategy-to-increase-the-number-of-euploid-available-blastocysts-for-transfer-after-preimplantation-genetic-testing
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Sandrine Chamayou, Maria Sicali, Carmelita Alecci, Carmen Ragolia, Annalisa Liprino, Daniela Nibali, Giorgia Storaci, Antonietta Cardea, Antonino Guglielmino
PURPOSE: In a preimplantation genetic diagnosis for aneuploidy (PGD-A) program, the more embryos available for biopsy, consequently increases the chances of obtaining euploid embryos to transfer. The aim was to increase the number of viable euploid blastocysts in patients undergoing PGD-A using fresh oocytes together with previously accumulated vitrified oocytes. METHODS: Sixty-nine patients with normal ovarian reserve underwent PGD-A for repeated implantation failure or recurrent pregnancy loss indication...
January 9, 2017: Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069185/combination-of-uterine-natural-killer-cell-immunoglobulin-receptor-haplotype-and-trophoblastic-hla-c-ligand-influences-the-risk-of-pregnancy-loss-a-retrospective-cohort-analysis-of-direct-embryo-genotyping-data-from-euploid-transfers
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Scott J Morin, Nathan R Treff, Xin Tao, Richard T Scott, Jason M Franasiak, Caroline R Juneau, Marcy Maguire, Richard T Scott
OBJECTIVE: To compare maternal uterine natural killer cell immunoglobulin receptor (KIR) genotype and haplotype frequencies between patients whose euploid single-embryo transfer resulted in pregnancy loss and those that resulted in delivery and to determine if the risk of pregnancy loss was affected by the HLA-C genotype content in the embryo. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort. SETTING: Academic research center. PATIENT(S): Autologous fresh IVF cycles resulting in positive serum β-hCG during 2009-2014...
January 6, 2017: Fertility and Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069172/morphologic-grading-of-euploid-blastocysts-influences-implantation-and-ongoing-pregnancy-rates
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Mohamad Irani, David Reichman, Alex Robles, Alexis Melnick, Owen Davis, Nikica Zaninovic, Kangpu Xu, Zev Rosenwaks
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether blastocyst grading can predict pregnancy outcomes in the frozen-thawed embryo transfer (FET) of euploid blastocysts. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. SETTING: Academic medical center. PATIENT(S): Women who underwent FET of euploid embryo(s) between January 2013 and December 2015, with blastocysts were divided into four groups based on their morphologic grading before cryopreservation: excellent (≥3AA), good (3-6AB, 3-6BA, 1-2AA), average (3-6BB, 3-6AC, 3-6CA, 1-2AB, 1-2BA), and poor (1-6BC, 1-6CB, 1-6CC, 1-2BB)...
January 6, 2017: Fertility and Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057155/-level-of-soluble-programmed-death-1-ligand-1-in-peripheral-blood-of-patients-with-advanced-epidermal-growth-factor-receptor-mutated-lung-adenocarcinoma-and-its-clinical-implications
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L Q Zhang, Y Chen, X Pan, Y F Xing, M H Shi, Y J Chen
Objective: To analyze the expression of soluble programmed death ligand 1 (sPD-L1) in the serum of patients with advanced epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutated lung adenocarcinoma and to explore its clinical implications. Methods: Seventy-two patients with EGFR mutated advanced lung adenocarcinoma (EGFR mutation group) were included from the Department of Respiratory Diseases in The Second Affiliated Hospital of Soochow University from May 2015 to July 2016. Thirty-one patients with advanced EGFR wild type (WT) lung adenocarcinoma [EGFR WT group, diagnosed via mini specimens from bronchoscopy or transthoracic needle aspiration biopsy (TNAB), matching in sex, age and tumor stage with EGFR mutation group] were also enrolled as controls...
December 27, 2016: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050963/live-births-after-polar-body-biopsy-and-frozen-thawed-cleavage-stage-embryo-transfer-case-report
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Fernando Guimarães, Matheus Roque, Marcello Valle, Alessandra Kostolias, Rodrigo A de Azevedo, Ciro D Martinhago, Marcos Sampaio, Selmo Geber
Pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) or screening (PGS) technology, has emerged and developed in the past few years, benefiting couples as it allows the selection and transfer of healthy embryos during IVF treatments. These techniques can be performed in oocytes (polar-body biopsy) or embryos (blastomere or trophectoderm biopsy). In this case report, we describe the first two live births to be published in Brazil after a polar-body (PB) biopsy. In case 1, a 42-year-old was submitted to PB biopsy with PGS due to advanced maternal age and poor ovarian reserve...
December 1, 2016: JBRA Assisted Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043656/embryo-and-endometrium-derived-exosomes-and-their-potential-role-in-assisted-reproductive-treatments-liquid-biopsies-for-endometrial-receptivity
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Hayden Homer, Gregory E Rice, Carlos Salomon
Multiple pregnancies resulting from the transfer of more than one embryo pose a significant threat to offspring born through Assisted Reproductive Treatments (ART). Transferring one embryo at a time would eliminate this risk. However, current approaches of identifying the highest quality embryo to transfer are either unreliable (e.g. morphology assessment) or highly invasive and potentially detrimental to embryos (e.g. PGD). Approaches for non-invasive embryo selection would be a major advancement that would increase efficiency and reduce both the costs and the risks associated with ART...
December 9, 2016: Placenta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040093/diagnosis-and-clinical-management-of-duplications-and-deletions
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REVIEW
Antonio Capalbo, Laura Rienzi, Filippo Maria Ubaldi
Chromosome deletions and duplications-copy number variations (CNVs)-are a major contribution to the genome variability and can be either pathogenic or not. A particular class, the microdeletions and microduplications, which alter <5 Mb, have been extensively associated with developmental delay and intellectual disability. Although their prevalence in pregnancies and newborn is relatively low, their estimates in preimplantation embryos are poorly defined. The introduction of novel technologies for preimplantation genetic diagnosis of aneuploidies (PGD-A) caused new possibilities and challenges associated with diagnosis of subchromosomal CNVs...
January 2017: Fertility and Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27989225/-unaffected-child-born-following-preimplantation-genetic-diagnosis-with-karyomapping
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László Nánássy, Gyöngyvér Téglás, Marianna Csenki, Attila Vereczkey
Preimplantation genetic diagnosis for single gene defects is a well established method in assisted reproductive technologies. Karyomapping is a genome wide parental haplotyping using a high density single nucleotide polymorphism array that allows the diagnosis of any single gene defects. A couple with an affected child with primary congenital glaucoma attended at our clinic. Six oocyte-cumulus-complex was retrieved and all three mature oocytes were inseminated. One zygote showed the signs of normal fertilization and was cultured for five days...
December 2016: Orvosi Hetilap
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27979918/pre-term-birth-and-low-birth-weight-following-preimplantation-genetic-diagnosis-analysis-of-88-010-singleton-live-births-following-pgd-and-ivf-cycles
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Sesh Kamal Sunkara, Belavendra Antonisamy, Hepsy Y Selliah, Mohan S Kamath
STUDY QUESTION: Is PGD associated with the risk of adverse perinatal outcomes such as pre-term birth (PTB) and low birth weight (LBW)? SUMMARY ANSWER: There was no increase in the risk of adverse perinatal outcomes of PTB, and LBW following PGD compared with autologous IVF. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: Pregnancies resulting from ART are associated with a higher risk of pregnancy complications compared with spontaneously conceived pregnancies. The possible reason of adverse obstetric outcomes following ART has been attributed to the underlying infertility itself and embryo specific epigenetic modifications due to the IVF techniques...
December 15, 2016: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27939761/high-relative-deoxyribonucleic-acid%C3%A2-content-of-trophectoderm-biopsy%C3%A2-adversely-affects-pregnancy-outcomes
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Shelby A Neal, Jason M Franasiak, Eric J Forman, Marie D Werner, Scott J Morin, Xin Tao, Nathan R Treff, Richard T Scott
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the association between relative DNA content of the trophectoderm biopsy and pregnancy outcomes. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. SETTING: Academic-affiliated private practice. PATIENT(S): This study included patients undergoing their first single embryo transfer after trophectoderm biopsy and comprehensive chromosome screening (CCS) at a single center between January 2010 and February 2014...
December 8, 2016: Fertility and Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27939508/time-lapse-morphokinetic-assessment-has-low-to-moderate-ability-to-predict-euploidy-when-patient-and-ovarian-stimulation-related-factors-are-taken-into-account-with-the-use-of-clustered-data-analysis
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Sezcan Mumusoglu, Irem Yarali, Gurkan Bozdag, Pınar Ozdemir, Mehtap Polat, Lale Karakoc Sokmensuer, Hakan Yarali
OBJECTIVE: To study whether time-lapse morphokinetic (TLM) assessment predicts ploidy status when patient- and ovarian stimulation-related factors are taken into account. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. SETTING: Private IVF clinic. PATIENT(S): In total, 103 consecutive patients (415 blastocysts) were included. All embryos were individually cultured in a time-lapse incubator from intracytoplasmic sperm injection up to trophectoderm biopsy...
December 6, 2016: Fertility and Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27938863/embryos-with-morphokinetic-abnormalities-may-develop-into-euploid-blastocysts
#13
C Lagalla, N Tarozzi, R Sciajno, D Wells, M Di Santo, M Nadalini, V Distratis, A Borini
Irregular cleavage divisions are expected to produce chromosomally deviant embryos. We investigated whether embryos from irregular cleavages could develop into euploid blastocysts, and, if so, whether any evidence existed of a self-correction mechanism of the embryo. We also investigated the role of different dynamic aspects of morula compaction in this process. A total of 791 embryos from 141 patients undergoing pre-implantation genetic screening were retrospectively analysed using a time-lapse imaging system, and multiple cell divisions were evaluated...
November 24, 2016: Reproductive Biomedicine Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918914/transformation-of-jaw-muscle-satellite-cells-to-cardiomyocytes
#14
Randall S Daughters, Susan A Keirstead, Jonathan M W Slack
In the embryo a population of progenitor cells known as the second heart field forms not just parts of the heart but also the jaw muscles of the head. Here we show that it is possible to take skeletal muscle satellite cells from jaw muscles of the adult mouse and to direct their differentiation to become heart muscle cells (cardiomyocytes). This is done by exposing the cells to extracellular factors similar to those which heart progenitors would experience during normal embryonic development. By contrast, cardiac differentiation does not occur at all from satellite cells isolated from trunk and limb muscles, which originate from the somites of the embryo...
December 2, 2016: Differentiation; Research in Biological Diversity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909687/morphogenesis-of-human-embryonic-stem-cells-into-mature-neurons-under-in-vitro-culture-conditions
#15
Geeta Shroff
AIM: To describe the morphogenesis of different neuronal cells from the human embryonic stem cell (hESC) line, SCT-N, under in vitro culture conditions. METHODS: The directed neuronal cell line was produced from a single, spare, pre-implantation stage fertilized ovum that was obtained during a natural in vitro fertilization process. The hESCs were cultured and maintained as per our proprietary in-house technology in a Good Manufacturing Practice, Good Laboratory Practice and Good Tissue Practice compliant laboratory...
November 20, 2016: World Journal of Experimental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27907016/direct-unequal-cleavages-embryo-developmental-competence-genetic-constitution-and-clinical-outcome
#16
Qiansheng Zhan, Zhen Ye, Robert Clarke, Zev Rosenwaks, Nikica Zaninovic
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the prevalence, developmental potential, chromosomal constitution and clinical outcome of embryos with direct unequal cleavages (DUC). DESIGN: A retrospective observational study. SETTING: Academic Institution. PARTICIPANT: 21,261 embryos from 3,155 cycles cultured in EmbryoScope®. RESULTS: The total incidence of DUCs per embryo occupying the first three cleavages were 26...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894976/comparison-of-the-clinical-outcomes-of-intracytoplasmic-sperm-injection-between-spermatozoa-retrieved-from-testicular-biopsy-and-from-ejaculate-in-cryptozoospermia-patients
#17
Xianfeng Cui, Pan Ding, Ge Gao, Yunshan Zhang
OBJECTIVE: To compare the clinical outcomes of intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) between spermatozoa retrieved from testicular biopsy and from ejaculate in cryptozoospermia patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The clinical data of 285 cryptozoospermia patients who underwent ICSI treatment in our center during the period from March 2009 to November 2013 were retrospectively analyzed. Within them, ejaculated sperms were used in 214 cases (group 1), and testicular sperms extracted by testicular sperm aspiration or conventional testis dissection sperm extraction were used in 71 cases (group 2)...
November 25, 2016: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27856159/pre-implantation-genetic-diagnosis
#18
REVIEW
Joanne Traeger-Synodinos
The aim of pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) is to characterize the genetic status of the cells (usually single cells) that have been biopsied from oocytes/zygotes or embryos created in vitro during assisted reproductive treatment. PGD is a multi-step procedure that requires close collaboration between gynaecologists who are experts in assisted reproduction, embryologists who are experts in micromanipulation of germ cells and in embryo biopsy and geneticists who are experts in genetic analysis at the single-cell level...
October 26, 2016: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Obstetrics & Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27853913/differences-in-pregnancy-outcomes-in-donor-egg-frozen-embryo-transfer-fet-cycles-following-preimplantation-genetic-screening-pgs-a-single-center-retrospective-study
#19
Alison Coates, Brandon J Bankowski, Allen Kung, Darren K Griffin, Santiago Munne
PURPOSE: This study aims to test the hypothesis, in a single-center retrospective analysis, that live birth rates are significantly different when utilizing preimplantation genetic screening (PGS) compared to not utilizing PGS in frozen-thawed embryo transfers in our patients that use eggs from young, anonymous donors. The question therefore arises of whether PGS is an appropriate intervention for donor egg cycles. METHODS: Live birth rates per cycle and live birth rates per embryo transferred after 398 frozen embryo transfer (FET) cycles were examined from patients who elected to have PGS compared to those who did not...
November 16, 2016: Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27852683/potential-of-human-twin-embryos-generated-by-embryo-splitting-in-assisted-reproduction-and-research
#20
REVIEW
Laila Noli, Caroline Ogilvie, Yacoub Khalaf, Dusko Ilic
BACKGROUND: Embryo splitting or twinning has been widely used in veterinary medicine over 20 years to generate monozygotic twins with desirable genetic characteristics. The first human embryo splitting, reported in 1993, triggered fierce ethical debate on human embryo cloning. Since Dolly the sheep was born in 1997, the international community has acknowledged the complexity of the moral arguments related to this research and has expressed concerns about the potential for reproductive cloning in humans...
November 16, 2016: Human Reproduction Update
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