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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29098533/follicle-activation-is-a-significant-and-immediate-cause-of-follicle-loss-after-ovarian-tissue-transplantation
#1
Zohar Gavish, Itay Spector, Gil Peer, Stefan Schlatt, Joachim Wistuba, Hadassa Roness, Dror Meirow
PURPOSE: Extensive follicle loss has been demonstrated in ovarian grafts post transplantation, reducing their productivity and lifespan. Several mechanisms for this loss have been proposed, and this study aims to clarify when and how the massive follicle loss associated with transplantation of ovarian tissue graft occurs. An understanding of the mechanisms of follicle loss will pinpoint potential new targets for optimization and improvement of this important fertility preservation technique...
November 3, 2017: Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29073214/robust-gdf9-and-bmp15-expression-in-the-oocytes-of-ovotestes-through-the-figla-independent-pathway-in-the-hermaphroditic-black-porgy-acanthopagrus-schlegelii
#2
Guan-Chung Wu, Jia-Wun Luo, Hau-Wen Li, Chen-Hsiu Huang, Ching-Fong Chang
More than 1,500 fish species are hermaphroditic, but no hermaphroditic lineage appears to be evolutionarily ancient in fishes. Thus, whether more than one sex at a time was present during the evolutionary shift from gonochorism to hermaphroditism in fishes is an intriguing question. Ectopic oocytes were created in the ovotestes of protandrous black porgy via the withdrawal of estradiol (E2) administration. These ectopic oocytes reprogrammed the surrounding cells, which changed from Sertoli cells to follicle-like cells...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29058487/lc3-dependent-autophagy-in-pig-2-cell-cloned-embryos-could-influence-the-degradation-of-maternal-mrna-and-the-regulation-of-epigenetic-modification
#3
Daming Chi, Yaqiong Zeng, Mingzhu Xu, Linan Si, Xiao Qu, Honglin Liu, Juan Li
In this study, the distribution as well as the effect of autophagy on reprogramming in pig cloned embryos were observed immediately after somatic cell nuclear transfer. Results showed that the LC3 was at the highest level in cloned embryos at 2-cell stage, and it decreased with the development from 2-cell stage to blastocyst. Different to cloned embryos, the intensity of LC3 in parthenogenetic activation (PA) embryos was at the highest level at 4-cell stage. A markedly higher level of Bmp15, H1foo, and Dppa3 was shown in cloned embryos at 2-cell stage (p < 0...
October 23, 2017: Cellular Reprogramming
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049922/effect-of-co-culture-canine-cumulus-and-oviduct-cells-with-porcine-oocytes-during-maturation-and-subsequent-embryo-development-of-parthenotes-in%C3%A2-vitro
#4
Seok Hee Lee, Hyun Ju Oh, Min Jung Kim, Geon A Kim, Yoo Bin Choi, Young Kwang Jo, Erif Maha Nugraha Setyawan, Byeong Chun Lee
In the estrus stage, canine oocytes are surrounded by cumulus cells and undergo maturation in the oviduct for 2-3 days after ovulation. We hypothesized that canine oviduct cells (cOC) and canine cumulus cells (cCC) during this stage might affect the maturation of oocytes and thereby improve subsequent embryo development. Therefore, the objective of this study was to compare the effects of a cOC and cCC co-culture on oocyte in vitro maturation (IVM) and subsequent embryo development, and to analyze the gene expressions in a molecular fashion what co-culture actually gives the specific pathways in which the co-culture cells act to improve maturation and embryo development...
October 3, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29047400/observation-of-the-influences-of-diosgenin-on-aging-ovarian-reserve-and-function-in-a-mouse-model
#5
Mingjie Shen, Cong Qi, Yan-Ping Kuang, Yang Yang, Qi-Feng Lyu, Hui Long, Zhi-Guang Yan, Ying-Yu Lu
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to investigate the impact of diosgenin, an important monomer of sapogenins in yams, on ovarian reserve in a natural aging mice model. STUDY DESIGN: This randomized controlled trial included 60 9-month-old C57 naturally aging female mice. Twenty-one mice were assigned to the dio group and were fed a single dose of diosgenin (200 mg/kg/day) suspended in 0.3% CMC. Twenty mice were assigned to the DHEA group and were fed a single dose of DHEA (1...
October 18, 2017: European Journal of Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044499/identification-of-the-first-homozygous-1-bp-deletion-in-gdf9-gene-leading-to-primary-ovarian-insufficiency-by-using-targeted-massively-parallel-sequencing
#6
M M França, M F A Funari, M Y Nishi, A M Narcizo, S Domenice, E M F Costa, A M Lerario, B B Mendonca
Targeted massively parallel sequencing (TMPS) has been used in genetic diagnosis for Mendelian disorders. In the past few years, the TMPS has identified new and already described genes associated with primary ovarian insufficiency phenotype. Here, we performed a targeted gene sequencing to find a genetic diagnosis in idiopathic cases of Brazilian POI cohort. A custom SureSelect(XT) DNA target enrichment panel was designed and the sequencing was performed on Illumina NextSeq sequencer. We identified one homozygous 1-bp deletion variant (c...
October 16, 2017: Clinical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29043702/n-acetylcysteine-compared-to-metformin-improves-the-expression-profile-of-growth-differentiation-factor-9-and-receptor-tyrosine-kinase-c-kit-in-the-oocytes-of-patients-with-polycystic-ovarian-syndrome
#7
Ebrahim Cheraghi, Malek Soleimani Mehranjani, Seyed Mohammad Ali Shariatzadeh, Mohammad Hossein Nasr Esfahani, Behrang Alani
Background: Paracrine disruption of growth factors in women with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) results in production of low quality oocyte, especially following ovulation induction. The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of metformin (MET), N-acetylcysteine (NAC) and their combination on the hormonal levels and expression profile of GDF-9, BMP-15 and c-kit, as hallmarks of oocyte quality, in PCOS patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This prospective randomized, double-blind, placebo controlled trial aims to study the effects of MET, NAC and their combination (MET+NAC) on expression of GDF-9, BMP-15 and c-kit mRNA in oocytes [10 at the germinal vesicle (GV) stage, 10 at the MI stage, and 10 at the MII stage from per group] derived following ovulation induction in PCOS...
January 2018: International Journal of Fertility & Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040417/neonatal-immune-activation-depletes-the-ovarian-follicle-reserve-and-alters-ovarian-acute-inflammatory-mediators-in-neonatal-rats
#8
Erin A Fuller, Luba Sominsky, Jessie M Sutherland, Kate A Redgrove, Lauren Harms, Eileen A McLaughlin, Deborah M Hodgson
Normal ovarian development is crucial for female reproductive success and longevity. Interruptions to the delicate process of initial folliculogenesis may lead to ovarian dysfunction. We have previously demonstrated that an early life immune challenge in the rat, induced by administration of lipopolysaccharide (LPS) on postnatal day (PND) 3 and 5, depletes ovarian follicle reserve long term. Here, we hypothesised that this neonatal immune challenge leads to an increase in peripheral and ovarian inflammatory signalling, contributing to an acute depletion of ovarian follicles...
October 10, 2017: Biology of Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028960/ovarian-follicular-theca-cell-recruitment-differentiation-and-impact-on-fertility-2017-update
#9
JoAnne S Richards, Yi A Ren, Nicholes Candelaria, Jaye E Adams, Aleksandar Rajkovic
The major goal of this review is to summarize recent exciting findings that have been published within the past 10 years that, to our knowledge, have not been presented in detail in previous reviews and that may impact altered follicular development in polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) and premature ovarian failure (POF) in women. Specifically, we will cover 1) mouse models that have led to discovery of the derivation of two precursor populations of theca cells in the embryonic gonad, 2) the key roles of the oocyte-derived factor GDF9 on the hedgehog (HH) signaling pathway and theca cell functions and 3) the impact of the HH pathway on both the specification of theca endocrine cells and theca fibroblast and smooth muscle cells in developing follicles...
October 5, 2017: Endocrine Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29023802/a-novel-12-bp-indel-polymorphism-within-the-gdf9-gene-is-significantly-associated-with-litter-size-and-growth-traits-in-goats
#10
Xinyu Wang, Qing Yang, Ke Wang, Sihuan Zhang, Chuanying Pan, Hong Chen, Lei Qu, Hailong Yan, Xianyong Lan
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 11, 2017: Animal Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28986745/nutritional-and-metabolic-stressors-on-ovine-oocyte-development-and-granulosa-cell-functions-in-vitro
#11
S Nandi, S K Tripathi, P S P Gupta, S Mondal
The present study was undertaken to study the effect of ammonia, urea, non-esterified fatty acid (NEFA), and β-hydroxybutyric acid (β-OHB) on oocyte development and granulosa cell (GC) growth parameter of ovine (Ovis aries). Ovine oocytes were matured in vitro in the presence of different concentration of ammonia, urea, NEFA, and β-OHB for 24 h, in vitro inseminated and evaluated for cleavage and blastocyst yield. Same concentrations of ammonia, urea, NEFA, and β-OHB were examined on growth parameters and hormone secretion activity of granulosa cells in vitro...
October 6, 2017: Cell Stress & Chaperones
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928950/using-sheep-genomes-from-diverse-u-s-breeds-to-identify-missense-variants-in-genes-affecting-fecundity
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Michael P Heaton, Timothy P L Smith, Bradley A Freking, Aspen M Workman, Gary L Bennett, Jacky K Carnahan, Theodore S Kalbfleisch
Background:  Access to sheep genome sequences significantly improves the chances of identifying genes that may influence the health, welfare, and productivity of these animals.   Methods:  A public, searchable DNA sequence resource for U.S. sheep was created with whole genome sequence (WGS) of 96 rams.  The animals shared minimal pedigree relationships and represent nine popular U.S. breeds and a composite line.  The genomes are viewable online with the user-friendly Integrated Genome Viewer environment, and may be used to identify and decode gene variants present in U...
2017: F1000Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903889/gdf9-and-bmp15-expressions-and-fine-structure-changes-during-folliculogenesis-in-polycystic-ovary-syndrome
#13
Meryem İlkay Karagül, Savaş Aktaş, Banu Coşkun Yılmaz, Mustafa Yılmaz, Gülhan Örekiçi Temel
BACKGROUND: Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is the most frequently seen endocrine disorder in women of the reproductive age with the prevalence of about 10%. AIMS: To investigate the efficiency of the growth differentiation factor 9 (GDF9) and bone morphogenetic protein 15 (BMP15) during folliculogenesis in a dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA)-induced mouse PCOS model. STUDY DESIGN: Animal experimentation. METHODS: Mice were divided into three groups; control, vehicle and PCOS group...
September 13, 2017: Balkan Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882328/refining-insulin-concentrations-in-culture-medium-containing-growth-factors-bmp15-and-gdf9-an-in-vitro-study-of-the-effects-on-follicle-development-of-goats
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D J Dipaz-Berrocal, N A R Sá, D D Guerreiro, J J H Celestino, J Leiva-Revilla, B G Alves, K A Alves, R R Santos, F W S Cibin, A P R Rodrigues, J R Figueiredo
The aim of the present study was to investigate the influence of two insulin concentrations (10ng/mL and 10μg/mL) combined or in the absence of BMP15 and/or GDF9, on the in vitro survival and development of preantral follicles of goat ovarian tissue. Ovarian slices from the same goat ovary pair were randomly assigned to a non-cultured control treatment or to be in vitro cultured for 1 or 7days in α-MEM containing 10ng/mL (Low) or 10μg/mL (High) of insulin in the absence or presence of BMP15 and/or GDF9. With the low insulin treatment, there was a greater percentage of normal follicles than with the high insulin treatment...
October 2017: Animal Reproduction Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28874516/regulation-of-amh-by-oocyte-specific-growth-factors-in-human-primary-cumulus-cells
#15
Scott Convissar, Marah Armouti, Michelle A Fierro, Nicola J Winston, Humberto Scoccia, A Musa Zamah, Carlos Stocco
The regulation of AMH production by follicular cells is poorly understood. The purpose of this study was to determine the role of the oocyte-secreted factors, growth differentiation factor 9 (GDF9) and bone morphogenetic protein 15 (BMP15), on AMH production in primary human cumulus cells. Cumulus cells from IVF patients were cultured with a combination of GDF9, BMP15, recombinant FSH and specific signaling inhibitors. Stimulation with GDF9 or BMP15 separately had no significant effect on AMH mRNA levels. In contrast, simultaneous stimulation with GDF9 and BMP15 (G + B) resulted in a significant increase in AMH mRNA expression...
December 2017: Reproduction: the Official Journal of the Society for the Study of Fertility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28860512/regulation-of-androgen-receptor-signaling-by-ubiquitination-during-folliculogenesis-and-its-possible-dysregulation-in-polycystic-ovarian-syndrome
#16
Jung Jin Lim, Patricia D A Lima, Reza Salehi, Dong Ryul Lee, Benjamin K Tsang
Although chronic hyperandrogenism suppresses antral follicular development, a phenomenon often observed in polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), whether and how deregulation of androgen receptor (AR) signaling is involved, is not well understood. In the present study, we examined the role of ring finger protein 6 (RNF6) in AR ubiquitination and the possible dysregulation in the expression and actions of growth differentiation factor 9 (GDF9) and kit-ligand (Kitlg) in a chronic androgenized PCOS rat model. 5α-dihydrotestosterone (DHT) treatment in vivo inhibited antral follicle growth, a response mediated through increased RNF6 content, suppressed K63- but increased K48-linked AR ubiquitination as well as the mRNA expression and content of soluble KIT-L (sKitlg) and content of GDF9...
August 31, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28856758/gonadal-soma-controls-ovarian-follicle-proliferation-through-gsdf-in-zebrafish
#17
Yi-Lin Yan, Thomas Desvignes, Ruth Bremiller, Catherine Wilson, Danielle Dillon, Samantha High, Bruce Draper, Charles Loren Buck, John Postlethwait
BACKGROUND: Aberrant signaling between germ cells and somatic cells can lead to reproductive disease and depends on diffusible signals, including transforming growth factor-beta (TGFB) -family proteins. The TGFB-family protein Gsdf (gonadal soma derived factor) controls sex determination in some fish and is a candidate for mediating germ cell/soma signaling. RESULTS: Zebrafish expressed gsdf in somatic cells of bipotential gonads and expression continued in ovarian granulosa cells and testicular Sertoli cells...
August 30, 2017: Developmental Dynamics: An Official Publication of the American Association of Anatomists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28837789/repertoire-of-bone-morphogenetic-proteins-and-growth-differentiation-factors-in-ovary-of-the-indian-wall-lizard-hemidactylus-flaviviridis-with-emphasis-on-differential-expression-and-gonadotropic-regulation-of-bmp15-and-gdf9
#18
Mamta Tripathy, Manisha Priyam, Umesh Rai
Analysis of ovarian transcriptome of Indian wall lizard demonstrates the existence of several bone morphogenetic proteins (bmp1, 2, 3, 3b, 7, 8, 15) and growth/differentiation factors (gdf5, 9) for the first time in reptilian ovary. The characterization of putative full-length/partial protein sequences of BMPs (BMP2, 3, 3b, 7, 15) and GDF9 showed high homology of their TGF-β domain with that of other vertebrates while BMP1 bore homology to zinc-dependent metalloprotease. Phylogenetic analyses showed clustering of BMPs and GDF9 from wall lizards with that of squamates lying in close proximity to chelonia, crocodilia and aves...
August 21, 2017: General and Comparative Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762037/genetic-polymorphism-of-growth-differentiation-factor-9-gdf9-gene-related-to-fecundity-in-two-egyptian-sheep-breeds
#19
Zaki A El Fiky, Gamal M Hassan, Mohamed I Nassar
PURPOSE: This study explores polymorphisms in the growth differentiation factor 9 (GDF9) gene (exon 1) with respect to fertility in Egyptian sheep. METHODS: Blood samples were collected, and genomic DNA was extracted from 24 Saidi and 13 Ossimi ewes. A 710 bp portion of the GDF9 gene, was amplified using specific primers, and the sequence was analyzed to clarify the phylogenetic relationship of Egyptian breed sheep. In addition, the PCR-RFLP method using Pst1 or Msp1 restriction enzymes was used to mask polymorphisms of partial exon 1 of GDF9 gene to establish molecular markers for twinning...
July 31, 2017: Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738802/histological-and-transcriptomic-effects-of-17%C3%AE-methyltestosterone-on-zebrafish-gonad-development
#20
Stephanie Ling Jie Lee, Julia A Horsfield, Michael A Black, Kim Rutherford, Amanda Fisher, Neil J Gemmell
BACKGROUND: Sex hormones play important roles in teleost ovarian and testicular development. In zebrafish, ovarian differentiation appears to be dictated by an oocyte-derived signal via Cyp19a1a aromatase-mediated estrogen production. Androgens and aromatase inhibitors can induce female-to-male sex reversal, however, the mechanisms underlying gonadal masculinisation are poorly understood. We used histological analyses together with RNA sequencing to characterise zebrafish gonadal transcriptomes and investigate the effects of 17α-methyltestosterone on gonadal differentiation...
July 24, 2017: BMC Genomics
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