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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239028/changes-in-the-three-dimensional-ultrastructure-of-membranous-organelles-in-male-rat-pituitary-gonadotropes-after-castration
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Daisuke Koga, Hiroki Bochimoto, Satoshi Kusumi, Tatsuo Ushiki, Tsuyoshi Watanabe
The increased discharge of gonadotropin releasing hormone (GnRH) from hypothalamic neurons after castration specifically stimulates pituitary gonadotropes. To elucidate the putative effects of GnRH on the three-dimensional ultrastructure of gonadotropes, we examined osmium-macerated pituitary tissues of male rats at various time points after castration by high resolution scanning electron microscopy (SEM) combined with immunocytochemistry. Two days after castration, the Golgi apparatus was disassembled into small stacks; patch-like, tubuloreticular clusters of endoplasmic reticulum (ER) membranes were present; and spherically enlarged mitochondria were accumulated in the central area of the stimulated gonadotropes...
2017: Biomedical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238492/progesterone-luteal-support-after-ovulation-induction-and-intrauterine-insemination-an-updated-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Katherine A Green, Jessica R Zolton, Sophia M V Schermerhorn, Terrence D Lewis, Mae W Healy, Nancy Terry, Alan H DeCherney, Micah J Hill
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effect of progesterone (P) for luteal phase support after ovulation induction (OI) and intrauterine insemination (IUI). DESIGN: An updated systematic review and meta-analysis. SETTING: Not applicable. PATIENT(S): Patients undergoing OI-IUI for infertility. INTERVENTION(S): Exogenous P luteal support after OI-IUI. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE(S): Live birth...
February 23, 2017: Fertility and Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238491/ovarian-transposition-a-surgical-option-for-fertility-preservation
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Sara E Arian, Linnea Goodman, Rebecca L Flyckt, Tommaso Falcone
OBJECTIVE: To describe and demonstrate a novel surgical method for laparoscopic ovarian transposition. In this video, we present a unique minimally invasive technique for transposing the ovaries, whereby the ovary is tunneled through the peritoneum. DESIGN: Video presentation of clinical article. The video uses animations and a surgical case to demonstrate the detailed surgical technique for laparoscopic ovarian transposition with a unique feature. Institutional review board approval was not required for this video presentation...
February 23, 2017: Fertility and Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238482/effect-of-weight-loss-on-puberty-onset-in-overweight-children
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Thomas Reinehr, Christina Bosse, Nina Lass, Juliane Rothermel, Caroline Knop, Christian Ludwig Roth
OBJECTIVE: To assess the impact of weight changes on the onset of puberty in overweight children. STUDY DESIGN: We evaluated the timing of puberty onset in 160 prepubertal overweight children (aged 11.2 ± 1.0 years) depending on the changes of their weight status in a 1-year lifestyle intervention. We determined body mass index (BMI), pubertal stage, luteinizing hormone (LH), follicle-stimulating hormone, insulin-like growth factor (IGF)-1, insulin-like growth factor binding protein-3, insulin resistance index homeostatic model assessment, and serum gonadotropins at baseline and 1 year later...
February 24, 2017: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237348/early-postpartum-administration-of-equine-chorionic-gonadotropin-to-dairy-cows-calved-during-the-hot-season-effects-on-fertility-after-first-artificial-insemination
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R Patron-Collantes, I Lopez-Helguera, J L Pesantez-Pacheco, F Sebastian, M Fernández, O Fargas, S Astiz
Heat stress reduces fertility of high-producing dairy cows, and early administration of equine chorionic gonadotropin (eCG) may improve it. Here, 401 heat-stressed, high-producing dairy cows on a single commercial farm were given eCG (500 UI, n = 214) or saline (n = 187) on days 11-17 after calving, and the effects on fertility after the first artificial insemination (AI) were assessed. On post-partum day 96.34 ± 9.88, all cows were inseminated after a "double short Cosynch" synchronization protocol...
April 1, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237335/evaluation-of-the-14-d-cidr-pg-and-9-d-cidr-pg-protocols-for-synchronization-of-estrus-in-bos-indicus-influenced-and-bos-taurus-beef-heifers
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J M Thomas, J W C Locke, B E Bishop, J M Abel, M R Ellersieck, J V Yelich, S E Poock, M F Smith, D J Patterson
Two long-term, CIDR-based estrus synchronization protocols were evaluated among Bos indicus-influenced and Bos taurus beef heifers. Treatments were evaluated on the basis of estrous response and pregnancy rate resulting from fixed-time artificial insemination (FTAI), and these outcomes were analyzed retrospectively relative to reproductive tract score (RTS; Scale 1-5) at treatment initiation. Estrus was synchronized for 1139 heifers in three locations, and heifers were assigned to one of two treatments within each location based on RTS...
April 1, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236431/catamenial-like-seizure-exacerbation-in-mice-with-targeted-ablation-of-extrasynaptic-%C3%AE-gaba-a-receptors-in-the-brain
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Bryan L Clossen, Doodipala Samba Reddy
Neurosteroids play a key role in catamenial epilepsy, a menstrual cycle-related seizure clustering in women with epilepsy. While neurosteroids act on all GABA-A receptor isoforms, they cause greater effects on extrasynaptic δGABA-A receptors that mediate tonic inhibition in the brain. Previously, we identified a potential GABA-A receptor mechanism for catamenial epilepsy. However, the precise functional role of extrasynaptic δGABA-A receptors in the pathophysiology of catamenial epilepsy remains unclear. In this study, we utilized mice lacking extrasynaptic δGABA-A receptors (δKO) to investigate whether reduction of tonic inhibition affects catamenial seizure susceptibility or intensity...
February 25, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28235895/spike-and-neuropeptide-dependent-mechanisms-control-gnrh-neuron-nerve-terminal-ca-2-over-diverse-time-scales
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Karl J Iremonger, Robert Porteous, Allan E Herbison
Fast cell-to-cell communication in the brain is achieved by action potential-dependent synaptic release of neurotransmitters. The fast kinetics of transmitter release are determined by transient Ca(2+) elevations in presynaptic nerve terminals. Neuromodulators have previously been shown to regulate transmitter release by inhibiting presynaptic Ca(2+) influx. Few studies to date have demonstrated the opposite, that is, neuromodulators directly driving presynaptic Ca(2+) rises and increases in nerve terminal excitability...
February 24, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228419/seasonal-expressions-of-follicle-stimulating-hormone-receptor-and-luteinizing-hormone-receptor-in-the-scented-gland-of-male-muskrat-ondatra-zibethicus
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Haolin Zhang, Fengwei Zhang, Manyu Zhu, Junjie Wang, Xia Sheng, Zhengrong Yuan, Yingying Han, Gen Watanabe, Kazuyoshi Taya, Qiang Weng
Accumulating evidence has shown that follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) and luteinizing hormone (LH) may influence the functions of non-gonadal tissues, in addition to their classic target gonads. Our previous studies revealed that the scented glands of male muskrats expressed prolactin receptor, steroidogenic enzymes and inhibin/activin subunits. To further seek the evidence of the activities of pituitary gonadotropins in scented glands, we investigated the seasonal expression patterns of FSH receptor (FSHR) and LH/choriogonadotropin receptor (LHCGR)...
February 22, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228354/effect-of-tamoxifen-on-spermatogenesis-and-testicular-steroidogenesis
#10
Rachna Verma, Amitabh Krishna
The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of in vivo and in vitro treatments with selective estrogen receptor modulator (SERM), tamoxifen on testicular functions. The testis treated with tamoxifen, in vivo or in vitro, showed dose-dependent regressive changes in spermatogenesis. This study showed that the decreased estrogenic effect due to tamoxifen may be directly responsible for decreased testicular expression of aromatase, which in turn may be responsible for decreased synthesis of estradiol in the testis...
February 19, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228316/gonadotropin-releasing-hormone-analogue-as-sole-luteal-support-in-antagonist-based-assisted-reproductive-technology-cycles
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Itai Bar Hava, Moran Blueshtein, Hadas Ganer Herman, Yeela Omer, Gila Ben David
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy of GnRH agonists (GnRH-a) as sole luteal phase support in patients undergoing IVF in antagonist-based cycles compared with standard vaginal P preparations. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort. SETTING: Private fertility clinic. PATIENT(S): Patients who underwent antagonist-based cycles performed at our clinic between 2009 and 2015. INTERVENTION(S): Intranasal GnRH-a or vaginal P as luteal support...
January 2017: Fertility and Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225069/testicular-dnmt3-expression-and-global-dna-methylation-are-down-regulated-by-gonadotropin-releasing-hormones-in-the-ricefield-eel-monopterus-albus
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Yize Zhang, Xin Sun, Lihong Zhang, Weimin Zhang
In vertebrates, DNA methyltransferase 3 (Dnmt3) homologues are responsible for de novo DNA methylation and play important roles in germ cell development. In the present study, four dnmt3 genes, dnmt3aa, dnmt3ab, dnmt3ba and dnmt3bb.1, were identified in ricefield eels. Real-time quantitative PCR analysis showed that all four dnmt3 mRNAs were detected broadly in tissues examined, with testicular expression at relatively high levels. In the testis, immunostaining for all four Dnmt3 forms was mainly localized to spermatocytes, which also contained highly methylated DNA...
February 22, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224431/clinical-value-of-serum-anti-mullerian-hormone-and-inhibin-b-in-prediction-of-ovarian-response-in-patients-with-polycystic-ovary-syndrome
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Fan Zhang, Xiao-Ling Liu, Nan Rong, Xiao-Wen Huang
The present study aimed to investigate the clinical value of serum anti-mullerian hormone (AMH) and inhibin B (INHB) in predicting the ovarian response of patients with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). A total of 120 PCOS patients were enrolled and divided into three groups in terms of the ovarian response: a low-response group (n=36), a normal-response group (n=44), and a high-response group (n=40). The serum AMH and INHB levels were measured by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA). The follicle stimulating hormone (FSH), luteinizing hormone (LH), and estradiol (E2) levels were determined by chemiluminescence microparticle immunoassay...
February 2017: Journal of Huazhong University of Science and Technology. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223035/effects-of-quinestrol-on-the-vocal-behavior-of-mice-during-courtship-interactions
#14
Yi Chen, Qian-Qian Su, Quan-Sheng Liu
Vocalizations are a crucial part of courtship and mating in a wide variety of species. Mating behavior, including courtship calls, is modulated by sex steroid hormones. Male mice produce courtship ultrasonic vocalizations to attract females during heterosexual encounters. However, rare is the knowledge on whether vocal behavior of mice changes under sterilant treatment which will affect gonadal hormone levels. In the present study, we treat male mice with quinestrol, which interferes with the release of the gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) and has a significant anti-fertility effect in rodents...
February 20, 2017: Physiology & Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222427/impact-of-fmr1-pre-mutation-status-on-blastocyst-development-in-patients-undergoing-pre-implantation-genetic-diagnosis
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Anne P Hutchinson, Nigel Pereira, Debra P Lilienthal, Siobhán Coveney, Jovana P Lekovich, Rony T Elias, Zev Rosenwaks
BACKGROUND/AIMS: The study aimed to investigate the impact of fragile X mental retardation 1 (FMR1) pre-mutation status on blastocyst development in patients undergoing pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD). METHODS: Case-control study of patients <40 years undergoing PGD at blastocyst stage for FMR1 pre-mutation status. Age-matched patients undergoing PGD for other single gene disorders were considered controls. Blastocyst development, calculated per metaphase II (MII) oocyte retrieved and per 2 pronuclear (2PN) embryos, was compared between the 2 groups...
February 22, 2017: Gynecologic and Obstetric Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222030/sub-chronic-indomethacin-treatment-and-its-effect-on-the-male-reproductive-system-of-albino-rats-possible-protective-role-of-black-tea-extract
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Ishwar B Bagoji, Gavishiddappa A Hadimani, Saeed M Yendigeri, Kusal K Das
BACKGROUND: Indomethacin is commonly used as a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) to treat inflammation, arthritis and joint pains. Unfortunately, it has a wide range of adverse effects on the physiological system, including gonads. This study aimed to assess possible beneficial effects of black tea extract (BTE) against indomethacin-induced alteration of gonadal hormone levels in male rats. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Adult male rats were divided into Group I (control), Group II (indomethacin, 5 mg/kg body weight [bwt...
February 21, 2017: Journal of Basic and Clinical Physiology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220820/testicular-responses-to-hcg-stimulation-at-varying-doses-in-men-with-spinal-cord-injury
#17
W A Bauman, M F La Fountaine, C M Cirnigliaro, S C Kirshblum, A M Spungen
STUDY DESIGN: Prospective. OBJECTIVES: To test whether provocative stimulation of the testes identifies men with chronic spinal cord injury (SCI), a population in which serum testosterone concentrations are often depressed, possibly due to gonadal dysfunction. To accomplish this objective, conventional and lower than the conventional doses of human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) were administered. METHODS: Thirty men with chronic SCI (duration of injury >1 year; 18 and 65 years old; 16 eugonadal (>12...
February 21, 2017: Spinal Cord
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218621/microrna-7a2-suppression-causes-hypogonadotropism-and-uncovers-signaling-pathways-in-gonadotropes
#18
William F Crowley, Ravi Balasubramanian
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) have emerged as important regulators of a variety of biological processes and pathways. In this issue of the JCI, Ahmed et al. reveal that miR-7a2 is a critical regulator of sexual maturation and reproductive function, as mice lacking miR-7a2 develop hypogonadotropic hypogonadism and infertility. Using a bioinformatics approach, the authors identified several miR-7a2 target genes and pathways that have not been previously associated with gonadotropin biosynthesis and/or secretion. Together, these results identify miR-7a2-regulated genes involved in reproductive hormone biosynthesis pathways and provide a framework for future studies aimed at understanding rare reproductive conditions...
February 20, 2017: Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217676/pretreatment-serum-human-chorionic-gonadotropin-cutoff-value-for-medical-treatment-success-with-single-dose-and-multi-dose-regimen-of-methotrexate-in-tubal-ectopic-pregnancy
#19
Junhwan Kim, Young Mi Jung, Da Yong Lee, Byung Chul Jee
OBJECTIVE: To investigate individual pretreatment serum human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) cutoff value for medical treatment success with single-dose and multi-dose regimen of methotrexate in tubal ectopic pregnancy. METHODS: Eighty-five women who received methotrexate for the treatment of tubal ectopic pregnancy during 2003 to 2015 were selected. Fifty-three women received a single-dose regimen and 32 women received a multi-dose regimen. Medical treatment failure was defined as necessity of surgical treatment...
January 2017: Obstetrics & Gynecology Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217674/uterine-fibroid-shrinkage-after-short-term-use-of-selective-progesterone-receptor-modulator-or-gonadotropin-releasing-hormone-agonist
#20
Min Jin Lee, Bo Seong Yun, Seok Ju Seong, Mi-La Kim, Yong Wook Jung, Mi Kyoung Kim, Hyo Sook Bae, Da Hee Kim, Ji Young Hwang
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of short-term use of selective progesterone receptor modulator (SPRM) or gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) agonist on uterine fibroid shrinkage among Korean women. METHODS: This retrospective study involved 101 women with symptomatic uterine fibroids who received ulipristal acetate (SPRM, n=51) and leuprolide acetate (GnRH agonist, n=50) for 3 months between November 2013 and February 2015. The fibroid volume was measured both before and after treatment using ultrasonography, computed tomography, and magnetic resonance imaging...
January 2017: Obstetrics & Gynecology Science
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