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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533980/mitochondrial-complex-i-deficiency-leads-to-the-retardation-of-early-embryonic-development-in-ndufs4-knockout-mice
#1
Mei Wang, Ya-Ping Huang, Han Wu, Ke Song, Cong Wan, A-Ni Chi, Ya-Mei Xiao, Xiao-Yang Zhao
BACKGROUND: The NDUFS4 gene encodes an 18-kD subunit of mitochondria complex I, and mutations in this gene lead to the development of a severe neurodegenerative disease called Leigh syndrome (LS) in humans. To investigate the disease phenotypes and molecular mechanisms of Leigh syndrome, the Ndufs4 knockout (KO) mouse has been widely used as a novel animal model. Because the homozygotes cannot survive beyond child-bearing age, whether Ndufs4 and mitochondrial complex I influence early embryonic development remains unknown...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533904/-this-is-where-it-all-started-the-pivotal-role-of-plc%C3%AE-within-the-sophisticated-process-of-mammalian-reproduction-a-systemic-review
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Itai Gat, Raoul Orvieto
Mammalian reproduction is one of the most complex and fascinating biological phenomenon, which aims to transfer maternal and paternal genetic material to the next generation. At the end of oogenesis and spermatogenesis, both haploid gametes contain a single set of chromosomes ready to form the zygote, the first cell of the newly developing individual. The mature oocyte and spermatozoa remain in a quiescent state, during which the oocyte is characterized by nuclear and cytoplasmic arrest, while the spermatozoa necessitates further maturation within the epididymis and female reproductive track prior to egg fertilization...
2017: Basic and Clinical Andrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531369/should-high-bmi-be-a-reason-for-ivf-treatment-denial
#3
S Friedler, O Cohen, G Liberty, B Saar-Ryss, S Meltzer, T Lazer
Our aim was to examine the influence of BMI on the live-birth rate following IVF/ICSI and evaluate its specific contribution among other factors thus enabling accurate reproductive policy development. All patients that underwent IVF/ICSI at our center during January 2012-July 2015 were included in this retrospective study. A total of 1654 ICSI cycles were divided into four groups according to the patient's BMI (kg/m(2)): group I (normal weight): <25 (943 cycles); group II (overweight): 25-30 (403 cycles); group III (obese): 30-35 (212 cycles); group IV (morbid obesity): >35 (96 cycles)...
May 20, 2017: Gynecological Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531319/improved-sperm-kinematics-in-semen-samples-collected-after-2-h-versus-4-7-days-of-ejaculation-abstinence
#4
H Alipour, G Van Der Horst, O B Christiansen, F Dardmeh, N Jørgensen, H I Nielsen, C Hnida
STUDY QUESTION: Does a short abstinence period of only 2 h yield spermatozoa with better motility characteristics than samples collected after 4-7 days? SUMMARY ANSWER: Despite lower semen volume, sperm concentration, total sperm counts and total motile counts, higher percentages of motile spermatozoa with higher velocity and progressiveness were detected in samples obtained after 2 h. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: Most studies that have assessed the effect of abstinence periods on sperm motility parameters in men with a sperm concentration below 15 million/ml have detected a higher percentage of motile spermatozoa in samples obtained after short abstinence periods...
May 22, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528859/efficacy-side-effects-and-monitoring-of-oral-cyclosporine-in-interstitial-cystitis-bladder-pain-syndrome
#5
Iryna M Crescenze, Barbara Tucky, Jianbo Li, Courtenay Moore, Daniel Shoskes
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy of oral Cyclosporine A (CyA) in treatment of refractory interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome (IC/BPS) and assess safety using drug level and renal function monitoring. METHODS: Patients with IC/BPS who failed at least 2 prior treatments were enrolled in an open-label study of oral CyA. Medication was started at 3 mg/kg divided twice daily for 3 months. Dose was adjusted based on side effects and drug level measured 2 hours after the morning dose (C2)...
May 18, 2017: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523980/diverse-endometrial-mrna-signatures-during-the-window-of-implantation-in-patients-with-repeated-implantation-failure
#6
Cheng Shi, Hong Jing Han, Li Juan Fan, Jing Guan, Xing Bang Zheng, Xi Chen, Rong Liang, Xiao Wei Zhang, Kun Kun Sun, Qing Hua Cui, Huan Shen
High endometrial receptivity in the window of implantation (WOI) is essential for successful implantation. However, a diagnostic tool with high specificity for impaired endometrial receptivity remains to be developed. We collected endometrium specimens during the WOI from patients with RIF and women who conceived after one IVF/ICSI attempt. We conducted mRNA microarray on the samples followed by relevant comparative and functional analysis. Microarray analysis revealed 357 dysregulated mRNAs between the two groups...
May 19, 2017: Human Fertility: Journal of the British Fertility Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523409/factors-associated-with-a-poor-prognosis-for-the-ivf-icsi-live-birth-rate-in-women-with-rafs-stage-iii-and-iv-endometriosis
#7
Pauline Roux, Jeanne Perrin, Julien Mancini, Aubert Agostini, Léon Boubli, Blandine Courbiere
PURPOSE: To assess the factors associated with a poor prognosis for a cumulative IVF live birth rate (LBR) in women with stage III and IV endometriosis according to the revised classification of the American Fertility Society (rAFS). METHODS: A retrospective cohort study was conducted between January 1, 2010, and December 31, 2014, in our Reproductive Medicine Center. We analyzed different factors associated with a poor prognosis for a cumulative IVF LBR in women with rAFS stage III and IV endometriosis...
May 18, 2017: Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520915/ovary-specific-depletion-of-the-nuclear-receptor-nr5a2-compromises-expansion-of-the-cumulus-oophorus-but-not-fertilization-by-icsi
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Kalyne Bertolin, Marie-Charlotte Meinsohn, João Suzuki, Jan Gossen, Kristina Schoonjans, Rajesha Duggavathi, Bruce D Murphy
The orphan nuclear receptor, liver receptor homolog-1 (Nr5a2) is widely expressed in mammalian tissues, its ovarian expression is restricted to granulosa cells of activated follicles. We employed the floxed Nr5a2 (Nr5a2f/f) mutant mouse line and two granulosa-specific Cre lines, Amhr2Cre and tgCyp19Cre, to develop two tissue- and time-specific Nr5a2 depletion models, Nr5a2Amhr2-/- and Nr5a2Cyp19-/-. In the Nr5a2Cyp19-/- ovaries, Nr5a2 was depleted in mural granulosa, but not cumulus cells. We induced follicular development in mutant and wild type (control, CON) mice with equine chorionic gonadotropin (eCG) followed 44h later treatment with human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) to induce ovulation...
May 18, 2017: Biology of Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520729/top-quality-blastocyst-formation-rates-in-relation-to-progesterone-levels-on-the-day-of-oocyte-maturation-in-gnrh-antagonist-ivf-icsi-cycles
#9
V S Vanni, E Somigliana, M Reschini, L Pagliardini, E Marotta, S Faulisi, A Paffoni, P Vigano', W Vegetti, M Candiani, E Papaleo
Cycles with progesterone elevation during controlled ovarian stimulation (COS) for IVF/ICSI are commonly managed with a "freeze-all" strategy, due to a well-recognized detrimental effect of high progesterone levels on endometrial receptivity. However, also a detrimental effect of elevated progesterone on day-3 embryo quality has recently been found with regards to top quality embryo formation rate. Because blastocyst culture and cryopreservation are largely adopted, we deemed relevant to determine whether this detrimental effect is also seen on blastocyst quality on day 5-6...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513911/sperm-capacitation-pretreatment-positively-impacts-bovine-intracytoplasmic-sperm-injection
#10
L Águila, F Zambrano, M E Arias, Felmer R
The efficiency of intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) in bovines is low compared to other species due in part to inadequate egg activation and sperm nucleus decondensation after injection. We hypothesized that this low efficiency is due to the lack of complete sperm capacitation, so we evaluated the effects of isobutylmethylxanthine (IBMX) and methyl-β-cyclodextrin (MβCD) on bovine sperm capacitation and on the preimplantation developmental potential of bovine embryos generated by ICSI. Treatment with IBMX and MβCD decreased sperm viability (between 13 to 30%); nevertheless, 0...
May 17, 2017: Molecular Reproduction and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508691/corifollitropin-alfa-compared-with-follitropin-beta-in-gnrh-antagonist-ovarian-stimulation-protocols-in-an-unselected-population-undergoing-ivf-icsi
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Charalampos Siristatidis, Konstantinos Dafopoulos, Nikolas Christoforidis, George Anifandis, Vasileios Pergialiotis, Nikolaos Papantoniou
Recombinant DNA technologies have produced Corifollitropin alfa (CFa) used during IVF/ICSI in order to keep the circulating FSH levels above the threshold necessary to support multi-follicular growth for a week. In this prospective case-control study, we compared 70 participants treated with 150 μg CFa combined with 150 IU of follitropin beta (study group) with 70 subfertile participants with matching baseline characteristics, conforming with the same inclusion criteria and treated with an antagonist protocol using follitropin beta (control group)...
May 16, 2017: Gynecological Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503748/cigarette-smoking-induces-only-marginal-changes-in-sperm-dna-methylation-levels-of-patients-undergoing-intracytoplasmic-sperm-injection-treatment
#12
Y Al Khaled, S Tierling, M Laqqan, C Lo Porto, M E Hammadeh
DNA methylation plays important roles in genome stability and regulation of gene expression. This study was designed to determine the influence of cigarette smoking on sperm DNA methylation. From a genome-wide survey on sperm samples, differentially methylated target CpGs should be selected and subjected to local deep bisulphite sequencing. Obtained methylation data are compared to sperm parameters and (ICSI) outcome. Similar to pilot study, samples were subjected to Infinium 450K BeadChip arrays to identify alterations in sperm DNA methylation between smokers and nonsmokers males...
May 14, 2017: Andrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501369/validation-study-of-the-screenivf-an-instrument-to-screen-women-or-men-on-risk-for-emotional-maladjustment-before-the-start-of-a-fertility-treatment
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Henrietta D L Ockhuijsen, Maarten van Smeden, Agnes van den Hoogen, Jacky Boivin
OBJECTIVE: To examine construct and criterion validity of the Dutch SCREENIVF among women and men undergoing a fertility treatment. DESIGN: A prospective longitudinal study nested in a randomized controlled trial. SETTING: University hospital. PATIENT(S): Couples, 468 women and 383 men, undergoing an IVF/intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) treatment in a fertility clinic, completed the SCREENIVF. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE(S): Construct and criteria validity of the SCREENIVF...
May 10, 2017: Fertility and Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497461/icsi-outcome-in-patients-with-high-dna-fragmentation-testicular-versus-ejaculated-spermatozoa
#14
M Arafa, A AlMalki, M AlBadr, H Burjaq, A Majzoub, S AlSaid, H Elbardisi
Sperm DNA fragmentation (SDF) has emerged as an important biomarker in the assessment of male fertility potential with contradictory results regarding its effect on ICSI. The aim of this study was to evaluate intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) outcomes in male patients with high SDF using testicular versus ejaculated spermatozoa. This is a prospective study on 36 men with high-SDF levels who had a previous ICSI cycle from their ejaculates. A subsequent ICSI cycle was performed using spermatozoa retrieved through testicular sperm aspiration...
May 12, 2017: Andrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497410/could-monopronucleated-icsi-zygotes-be-considered-for-transfer-analysis-through-time-lapse-monitoring-and-pgs
#15
S Mateo, F Vidal, M Parriego, I Rodríguez, V Montalvo, A Veiga, M Boada
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to investigate the chromosomal constitution and the developmental potential of intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) deriving embryos displaying a single pronucleus at the zygote stage. METHODS: Eighty-eight embryos from single pronucleus (1PN) two polar bodies (2PB) ICSI zygotes from 64 preimplantational genetic screening (PGS) cycles (October 2012-December 2014), were retrospectively analyzed. Zygotes were cultured in a time-lapse incubator...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490415/maternal-and-perinatal-characteristics-of-small-for-gestational-age-newborns-ten-year-experience-of-a-single-center
#16
Nihal Şahin Uysal, Çağrı Gülümser, Filiz Bilgin Yanık
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to analyze the maternal and perinatal characteristics of small for gestational age (SGA) newborns compared to appropriate for gestational age (AGA) newborns in singleton pregnancies managed at our hospital between January 2006 and December 2015. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study (n=456) and control (n=4925) groups included pregnancies resulting in SGA and AGA newborns, respectively. Additionally, two SGA subgroups were defined according to abnormal (n=34) and normal (n=57) Doppler findings...
May 11, 2017: Journal of the Turkish German Gynecological Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488761/apoptotic-sperm-biomarkers-and-the-correlation-between-conventional-sperm-parameters-and-clinical-characteristics
#17
R Hichri, H Amor, M Khammari, M Harzallah, S El Fekih, A Saad, M Ajina, H Ben Ali
The principal aim of this retrospective study was to examine the relationship between sperm apoptotic biomarkers and the patient's biclinical characteristics, the conventional sperm parameters and the results of assisted reproductive technology. Sperm analysis, activated caspases, annexin V staining for phosphatidylserine (PS) externalisation and labelling assay for DNA fragmentation were assessed in 122 males of infertile couples. Fifty-seven couples were allocated to the natural conception group, and 65 couples underwent IVF or ICSI...
May 10, 2017: Andrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483505/post-thaw-recovery-of-rare-or-very-low-concentrations-of-cryopreserved-human-sperm
#18
Martin Kathrins, Nikita Abhyankar, Ohad Shoshany, Juergen Liebermann, Meike Uhler, Gail Prins, Craig Niederberger
OBJECTIVE: To analyze cases in which no sperm could be identified after thawing among cryopreserved samples of rare or very low concentrations of sperm. DESIGN: Retrospective, single-institution, cross-sectional. SETTING: Male infertility clinic. PATIENT(S): We identified couples that underwent intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) with the use of either ejaculated or testicular cryopreserved-thawed sperm. Inclusion criteria were men with <100,000 total ejaculated sperm or men with azoospermia due to spermatogenic dysfunction who underwent microsurgical testicular sperm extraction with similarly low pre-cryopreservation sperm counts...
May 5, 2017: Fertility and Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483501/fertility-outcomes-after-extended-searches-for-ejaculated-spermatozoa-in-men-with-virtual-azoospermia
#19
Netanella Miller, Tal Biron-Shental, Yael Pasternak, Michael Belenky, Shai Shefi, Pavel Itsykson, Arie Berkovitz
OBJECTIVE: To assess the fertility outcomes of extended searches for ejaculated spermatozoa in men with virtual azoospermia. DESIGN: A retrospective cohort of 242 couples whose male partner suffered from nonobstructive azoospermia and who were treated with the use of intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI). SETTING: Not applicable. PATIENT(S): One hundred forty patients were referred to an extended search in the ejaculate and 102 patients were referred to microsurgical testicular sperm extraction (microTESE)...
May 5, 2017: Fertility and Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482910/pregnancy-rates-of-day-4-and-day-5-embryos-after-culture-in-an-integrated-time-lapse-incubator
#20
Verena Holschbach, Julia Weigert, Jens Erik Dietrich, Sabine Roesner, Markus Montag, Thomas Strowitzki, Bettina Toth
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to compare pregnancy rates in patients undergoing IVF/ICSI with embryo transfer after 4 and 5 days of culture in a closed incubation system with integrated time-lapse imaging. METHODS: Out of n = 2207 in vitro fertilization (IVF)/ intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) cycles performed between January 2011 and April 2016 at a tertiary referral university hospital, a total of n = 599 IVF/ICSI cycles with prolonged embryo culture in an integrated time-lapse system (EmbryoScope(©) (Vitrolife)) until day 4 or 5 were retrospectively analyzed with regard to embryo morphology and pregnancy rates...
May 8, 2017: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology: RB&E
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