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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534597/metabolomics-for-improving-pregnancy-outcomes-in-women-undergoing-assisted-reproductive-technologies
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REVIEW
Charalampos S Siristatidis, Eleni Sertedaki, Dennis Vaidakis
BACKGROUND: In order to overcome the low effectiveness of assisted reproductive technologies (ART) and the high incidence of multiple births, metabolomics is proposed as a non-invasive method to assess oocyte quality, embryo viability, and endometrial receptivity, and facilitate a targeted subfertility treatment. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the effectiveness and safety of metabolomic assessment of oocyte quality, embryo viability, and endometrial receptivity for improving live birth or ongoing pregnancy rates in women undergoing ART, compared to conventional methods of assessment...
May 23, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532829/quercetin-supplemented-diet-improves-follicular-development-oocyte-quality-and-reduces-ovarian-apoptosis-in-rabbits-during-summer-heat-stress
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Zahid Naseer, Ejaz Ahmad, Erkmen Tuğrul Epikmen, Uğur Uçan, Murat Boyacioğlu, Emrah İpek, Melih Akosy
The present study was designed to test the modulatory effect of dietary quercetin on follicle population, apoptosis, in vitro maturation rate and quality of oocytes in heat stressed female rabbits. A total of thirty-four New Zealand White heat stress (HS) exposed female rabbits were either fed with quercetin supplemented diet (QU-HS) or non-supplemented (HS) diet. Firstly, laparotomy was performed for oocyte retrieval and then, oocyte grading and COCs dimensional assessments were conducted. The A and B-grade oocytes were submitted for in vitro maturation...
July 1, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532826/seasonal-infertility-in-gilts-and-sows-aetiology-clinical-implications-and-treatments
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REVIEW
Fabio De Rensis, Adam J Ziecik, Roy N Kirkwood
In gilts and sows, the summer-autumn period often is characterized by reduced fertility. Heat stress and long photoperiods during the warm season can cause a reduction in feed intake and an imbalance of the hypothalamic-hypophysial-ovarian axis. The increased variability in the interval between oestrus onset and ovulation results in an increased number of poorly timed inseminations. The altered endocrine activity compromises follicular and corpora luteal development, reduces oocyte quality and increases embryo mortality...
July 1, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528388/fertility-sparing-for-young-patients-with-gynecologic-cancer-how-mri-can-guide-patient-selection-prior-to-conservative-management
#4
REVIEW
Sinead H McEvoy, Stephanie Nougaret, Nadeem R Abu-Rustum, Hebert Alberto Vargas, Elizabeth A Sadowski, Christine O Menias, Fuki Shitano, Shinya Fujii, Ramon E Sosa, Joanna G Escalon, Evis Sala, Yulia Lakhman
Historically, cancer treatment has emphasized measures for the "cure" regardless of the long-term consequences. Advances in cancer detection and treatment have resulted in improved outcomes bringing to the fore various quality of life considerations including future fertility. For many young cancer patients, fertility preservation is now an integral component of clinical decision-making and treatment design. Optimal fertility-sparing options for young patients with gynecologic cancer are influenced by patient age, primary cancer, treatment regimens, and patient preferences...
May 20, 2017: Abdominal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523429/kir-lilrb-and-their-ligands-genes-as-potential-biomarkers-in-recurrent-implantation-failure
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REVIEW
Izabela Nowak, Karolina Wilczyńska, Jacek R Wilczyński, Andrzej Malinowski, Paweł Radwan, Michał Radwan, Piotr Kuśnierczyk
Reproductive failure in humans is a very important social and economic problem, because nowadays women decide to conceive later in life and delay motherhood. Unfortunately, with increasing age they have less chance for natural fertilization and maintenance of pregnancy. Many of them need assisted reproductive technology. Approximately 10% of women after in vitro fertilization-embryo transfers experience recurrent implantation failure (RIF). Multiple factors may contribute to RIF, including oocyte and sperm quality, parental chromosomal anomalies, genetic or metabolic abnormalities of the embryo, poor uterine receptivity, immunological disturbances in the implantation site, and some gynecologic pathologies such as endometriosis, uterine fibroids, hydrosalpinx and endometrial polyps...
May 18, 2017: Archivum Immunologiae et Therapiae Experimentalis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520897/alpha-linolenic-acid-protects-the-developmental-capacity-of-bovine-cumulus-oocyte-complexes-matured-under-lipotoxic-conditions-in-vitro
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W F A Marei, J De Bie, O Mohey-Elsaeed, E Wydooghe, P E J Bols, J L M R Leroy
Elevated concentrations of free fatty acids (FFAs), predominantly palmitic, stearic and oleic acids (PSO), exert detrimental effects on oocyte developmental competence. This study examined the effects of omega-3 alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) during in vitro oocyte maturation (IVM) in the presence of PSO on subsequent embryo development and quality, and the cellular mechanisms that might be involved. Bovine cumulus oocyte complexes (COCs) were supplemented during IVM with ALA (50 μM), PSO (425 μM), or PSO+ALA...
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
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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/28504820/using-propensity-score-matching-to-evaluate-the-effect-of-complementary-medicine-on-clinical-and-embryologic-outcomes-of-in-vitro-fertilization
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Anat Porat-Katz, Talia Eldar-Geva, Arik Kahane, Ora Paltiel
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate associations between using complementary medical therapies (CMTs) and embryologic and clinical outcomes of in vitro fertilization (IVF). METHODS: The present prospective questionnaire-based cohort study enrolled women aged 18-44 years undergoing their first, second, or third IVF cycle using their own oocytes at a large IVF clinic in Israel between February 1, 2013, and July 31, 2015. Clinical and embryologic data were obtained from patient records and patients completed a self-administered questionnaire that included details of any CMTs used to treat infertility...
May 15, 2017: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499912/cyclophosphamide-and-acrolein-induced-oxidative-stress-leading-to-deterioration-of-metaphase-ii-mouse-oocyte-quality
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Roohi Jeelani, Sana N Khan, Faten Shaeib, Hamid-Reza Kohan-Ghadr, Sarah R Aldhaheri, Tohid Najafi, Mili Thakur, Robert Morris, Husam M Abu-Soud
Cyclophosphamide (CTX) is a chemotherapeutic agent widely used to treat ovarian, breast, and hematological cancers as well as autoimmune disorders. Such chemotherapy is associated with reproductive failure and premature ovarian insufficiency. The mechanism by which CTX and or its main metabolite, acrolein, affect female fertility remains unclear, but it is thought to be caused by an overproduction of reactive oxygen species (ROS). Here, we investigated the effect of CTX on metaphase II mouse oocytes obtained from treated animal (120mg/kg, 24 h of single treatment), and oocytes directly exposed to increasing concentrations of CTX and acrolein (n=480; 0, 5, 10, 25, 50, and 100μM) with and without cumulus cells (CCs) for 45min which correlates to the time of maximum peak plasma concentrations after administration...
May 9, 2017: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498817/epigenetic-dynamics-and-interplay-during-spermatogenesis-and-embryogenesis-implications-for-male-fertility-and-offspring-health
#10
REVIEW
Shao-Qin Ge, Sheng-Li Lin, Zheng-Hui Zhao, Qing-Yuan Sun
Mapping epigenetic modifications and identifying their roles in the regulation of spermatogenesis and embryogenesis are essential for gaining fundamental medical understandings and for clinical applications. More and more evidence has shown that specific epigenetic modifications are established during spermatogenesis, which will be transferred into oocyte via fertilisation, and play an important role in the early embryo development. Defects in epigenetic patterns may increase the risk of abnormal spermatogenesis, fertilisation failure, early embryogenesis abnormality and several other complications during pregnancy...
April 27, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496019/age-associated-changes-in-granulosa-cells-and-follicular-fluid-in-cows
#11
Hisataka Iwata
Age-associated decline in oocyte quality is common in mammals. Oocytes take a long time to reach their full-grown size in large animals, and maternal physical conditions profoundly affect follicle development. Aging affects the oocyte itself as well as the surrounding environment, such as granulosa cells and follicular fluid. This review discusses age-associated changes that occur in granulosa cells and follicular fluid in cows and suggests that age-associated decline in granulosa cells and follicular fluid hampers proper oocyte development...
May 12, 2017: Journal of Reproduction and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485933/hplc-based-activity-profiling-for-gabaa-receptor-modulators-in-extracts-validation-of-an-approach-utilizing-a-larval-zebrafish-locomotor-assay
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Fahimeh Moradi-Afrapoli, Samad Nejad Ebrahimi, Martin Smiesko, Matthias Hamburger
Gamma-aminobutyric acid type A (GABAA) receptors are major inhibitory neurotransmitter receptors in the central nervous system and a target for numerous clinically important drugs used to treat anxiety, insomnia, and epilepsy. A series of allosteric GABAA receptor agonists was identified previously with the aid of HPLC-based activity profiling, whereby activity was tracked with an electrophysiological assay in Xenopus laevis oocytes. To accelerate the discovery process, an approach has been established for HPLC-based profiling using a larval zebrafish (Danio rerio) seizure model induced by pentylenetetrazol (PTZ), a pro-convulsant GABAA receptor antagonist...
May 9, 2017: Journal of Natural Products
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479754/effect-of-body-mass-index-on-the-outcome-of-in-vitro-fertilization-intracytoplasmic-sperm-injection-in-women
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Manish Banker, Dipesh Sorathiya, Sandeep Shah
BACKGROUND: Obesity, a known epidemic, is a leading cause of various reproductive disorders. Association of body mass index (BMI) with pregnancy outcomes, either ovarian or endometrial, is controversial and least elucidated. AIM: This study aimed to analyze the effect of BMI on in-vitro fertilization (IVF)/intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) outcome in women using self-oocytes, embryos prepared from donor oocytes (DE), or vitrified/frozen embryos (VE) obtained from both the SE and DE groups...
January 2017: Journal of Human Reproductive Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476647/tctp-regulates-spindle-assembly-during-postovulatory-aging-and-prevents-deterioration-in-mouse-oocyte-quality
#14
Hyuk-Joon Jeon, Xiang-Shun Cui, Jing Guo, Jae Man Lee, Jae-Sung Kim, Jeong Su Oh
If no fertilization occurs for a prolonged time following ovulation, oocytes experience a time-dependent deterioration in quality both in vivo and in vitro due to processes called postovulatory aging. Because the postovulatory aging of oocytes has marked detrimental effects on embryo development and offspring, many efforts have been made to unveil the underlying mechanisms. Here we showed that translationally controlled tumor protein (TCTP) regulates spindle assembly during postovulatory aging and prevents deterioration in mouse oocyte quality...
May 2, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476487/a-randomized-controlled-trial-comparing-the-efficacy-and-safety-of-two-hmg-preparations-gaining-their-lh-bioactivity-from-different-hcg-sources
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Gillian Lockwood, Barbara Cometti, Jeanette Bogstad, Karin Erb, Christian De Geyter, Janos Urbancsek, Silvia Trevisan, Khaled Pocate-Cheriet, Dominique de Ziegler
In this prospective, controlled, randomized, multicentre, non-inferiority study, efficacy and safety of two HMG preparations (Menopur(®)- Ferring and Meriofert®- IBSA Institut Biochimique SA) for ovarian stimulation were compared (270 women undergoing IVF aged between 18 and 39 years; BMI 30 kg/m(2) or less; less than three prior completed assisted reproduction technique cycles). A standard long down-regulation with gonadotrophin-releasing hormone agonist protocol, with HCG triggering was used; primary end-point was total number of oocytes retrieved; attention was paid toovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS)...
April 20, 2017: Reproductive Biomedicine Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475432/obesity-and-ultrasound-estimated-visceral-fat-deposits-in-women-undergoing-assisted-reproductive-technology-art-procedures
#16
Andrea Ciavattini, Nina Montik, Nicolò Clemente, Fabrizia Santoni, Lorenzo Moriconi, Matteo Serri, Pamela Barbadoro, Jacopo Sabbatinelli, Arianna Vignini
The aim of this study was to evaluate the influence of body mass index (BMI) and ultrasound-estimated visceral adipose tissue deposits on oocyte quality and pregnancy rate in women undergoing Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) procedures. The study included 58 women who underwent ART procedures. According to their BMI, the women were divided into normal weight and overweight/obese; an ultrasound evaluation of preperitoneal fat thickness (PFT) was also performed for each patient. The oocyte quality was then assessed, and samples of follicular fluid were collected from each woman, in order to evaluate the intrafollicular concentration of reactive oxygen species (ROS) as markers of oxidative stress and pro-inflammatory cytokines (IL-1β and IL-6) as markers of chronic inflammation...
May 5, 2017: Gynecological Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475193/metabolomic-profiling-and-biochemical-evaluation-of-the-follicular-fluid-of-endometriosis-patients
#17
Santonastaso Marianna, Pucciarelli Alessia, Costantini Susan, Caprio Francesca, Sorice Angela, Capone Francesca, Natella Antonella, Iardino Patrizia, Colacurci Nicola, Chiosi Emilio
Diseases are complex systems that can be studied through the integration of data derived from different disciplines to obtain a global and reliable picture of the biological phenomenon under investigation. Based on the recent observations that the metabolomics profiling of follicular fluids reflects the ovarian microenvironment of women and that endometriosis represents an example of complex diseases, clearly diagnosed by laparoscopy, we thought that the follicular fluids of endometriosis patients can represent a study model to evaluate the possibility of integrating data obtained by different approaches...
May 5, 2017: Molecular BioSystems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28466233/age-related-expression-of-tgf-beta-family-receptors-in-human-cumulus-oophorus-cells
#18
A Ribeiro, C Freitas, L Matos, A Gouveia, F Gomes, J L Silva Carvalho, H Almeida
PURPOSE: During ovarian follicle growth, local cellular interactions are essential for oocyte quality acquisition and successful fertilization. While cumulus cells (CCs) nurture oocytes, they also deliver oocyte-secreted factors (OSFs) that activate receptors on CCs. We hypothesized that disturbance of those interactions contributes to age-related lower reproductive success in women submitted to assisted reproductive technology treatments. METHODS: Women aged 27-48, without recognized personal reproductive disorder, were enrolled in the study and divided in <35- and ≥35-year-old groups...
May 2, 2017: Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28460676/impact-of-cumulative-gain-in-expertise-on-the-efficiency-of-handmade-cloning-in-cattle
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R P C Gerger, Rafael Rossetto, E S Ribeiro, Ivens Ortigari, Fabiano Carminatti Zago, L H Aguiar, U M Costa, Rui Fernando Félix Lopes, Carlos Eduardo Ambrósio, Maria Angélica Miglino, José Luiz Rodrigues, Fabiana Forell, Luciana Relly Bertolini, Marcelo Bertolini
The aim of this study was to determine the effects of the cumulative gain in expertise in carrying out handmade cloning (HMC) procedures on embryo yield and pregnancy outcome in cattle. Results from in vitro and in vivo embryo development after HMC during three periods of 7 months, separated by 3-month intervals, were compiled and designated as P1, P2 and P3. Blastocyst yield, morphological quality and stage of development, and pregnancy per embryo transfer (ET) on Day 30 of gestation were compared. Zona-intact oocytes were activated chemically in each experiment replicate, and development of parthenogenetic blastocysts was used as a control measurement of oocyte quality and in vitro culture conditions...
June 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28460662/downsizing-cumulus-cell-layers-to-improve-cryotolerance-of-germinal-vesicle-stage-bovine-oocytes
#20
Kazuya Tashima, Yuki Kubo, Masumi Hirabayashi, Shinichi Hochi
This study was undertaken to investigate whether complete removal or downsizing of the cumulus cell layers in germinal vesicle (GV)-stage bovine cumulus-oocyte complexes (COCs) can improve blastocyst development rate following Cryotop vitrification. Downsized COCs (196 μm in mean diameter) and denuded oocytes (141 μm in mean diameter) were prepared by vortex-mixing of full-sized COCs (330 μm in mean diameter) retrieved from abattoir-derived ovaries. Nuclear maturation rates, assessed by the first polar body extrusion, after vitrification and the subsequent 22-h IVM were comparable (61...
June 2017: Theriogenology
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