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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779474/the-gametotoxic-effects-of-the-endometrioma-content-insights-from-a-parthenogenetic-human-model
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Alessio Paffoni, Valentina Bolis, Stefania Ferrari, Laura Benaglia, Paolo Vercellini, Edgardo Somigliana
The present randomized controlled in vitro study was designed to evaluate the effects of the exposure of human cryopreserved oocytes to endometriotic fluid. Twenty-three women aged 36 (4) years donated a total of 147 vitrified supernumerary metaphase II oocytes. Warmed oocytes were randomly assigned to exposure to endometriotic fluid or unexposed control. Thereafter, oocytes were parthenogenetically activated and cultured for up to 5 days. The rate of activation on day 1 and the developmental rates on days 3 and 5 did not significantly differ between the 2 groups...
January 1, 2018: Reproductive Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779472/effect-of-body-weight-on-metabolic-hormones-and-fatty-acid-metabolism-in-follicular-fluid-of-women-undergoing-in-vitro-fertilization-a-pilot-study
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Laurice Bou Nemer, Haolin Shi, Bruce Richard Carr, Ruth Ann Word, Orhan Bukulmez
INTRODUCTION: Obesity is an epidemic affecting more than one-third of adults in the United States. Obese women experience decreased fertility, explained in part by oocyte quality. Since follicular fluid (FF) provides an important microenvironment for oocyte growth, we sought to evaluate the effect of increased body weight on FF levels of 11 metabolic hormones and fatty acid metabolism. METHODS: The FF was collected from 25 women (10 normal weight, 10 overweight, and 5 obese) with diminished ovarian reserve undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF) following a minimal stimulation protocol...
January 1, 2018: Reproductive Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778922/interval-of-gonadotropin-administration-for-in-vitro-embryo-production-from-oocytes-collected-from-holstein-calves-between-2-and-6-months-of-age-by-repeated-laparoscopy
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Hernan Baldassarre, Luke Currin, Laura Michalovic, Anne-Marie Bellefleur, Karina Gutierrez, Rafael G Mondadori, Werner G Glanzner, Yasmin Schuermann, Rodrigo C Bohrer, Naomi Dicks, Rosalba Lopez, François-Xavier Grand, Christian Vigneault, Patrick Blondin, Jim Gourdon, Vilceu Bordignon
Laparoscopic Ovum Pick-Up (LOPU) in calves followed by in vitro embryo production (IVEP) and transfer (ET) into adult recipients has great potential for accelerated genetic gain through shortening of the generation interval. In this study, 11 Holstein calves were subjected to up to six LOPU procedures between the ages of 2-6 months at 2-3 weeks interval. In all cases, the animals received a CIDR 5 days prior to LOPU and were gonadotropin-stimulated starting at 72 h before LOPU using one of three protocols that were rotated twice among the animals during the study...
May 17, 2018: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778391/matrix-metalloproteinases-and-their-inhibitors-in-human-cumulus-and-granulosa-cells-as-biomarkers-for-oocyte-quality-estimation
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Alice Luddi, Martina Gori, Camilla Marrocco, Angela Capaldo, Valentina Pavone, Laura Bianchi, Letizia Boschi, Giuseppe Morgante, Paola Piomboni, Vincenzo de Leo
OBJECTIVE: To study the molecular profile of metalloproteinases and their tissue inhibitors in granulosa and cumulus cells in a subset of fertile and infertile women. DESIGN: Molecular study with granulosa and cumulus cells. SETTING: University hospital. PATIENT(S): Forty-four women undergoing assisted reproductive techniques for female infertility factor, with partners having a normal spermiogram and 15 normally fertile women with male partner affected by severe oligoasthenoteratozoospermia or nonobstructive azoospermia...
May 2018: Fertility and Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778389/resveratrol-improves-in-vitro-maturation-of-oocytes-in-aged-mice-and-humans
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Mei-Ju Liu, Ai-Gang Sun, Shi-Gang Zhao, Hui Liu, Shui-Ying Ma, Mei Li, Ying-Xue Huai, Han Zhao, Hong-Bin Liu
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effects of resveratrol on oocyte maturation in aged mice and humans. DESIGN: Experimental laboratory study. SETTING: University-based reproductive medicine center. PATIENT(S): A total of 64 women 38-45 years of age undergoing intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) and 48-52-week-old female C57BL/6J mice. INTERVENTION(S): In vitro culture in the presence of three different concentrations of resveratrol (0...
May 2018: Fertility and Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776966/loss-of-tigar-induces-oxidative-stress-and-meiotic-defects-in-oocytes-from-obese-mice
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Haichao Wang, Qing Cheng, Xiaoyan Li, Feifei Hu, Longsen Han, Hao Zhang, Ling Li, Juan Ge, Xiaoyan Ying, Xuejiang Guo, Qiang Wang
Maternal obesity has been reported to impair oocyte quality in mice, however, the underlying mechanisms remain unclear. In the present study, by conducting a comparative proteomic analysis, we identified a reduced expression of TIGAR protein in ovulated oocytes from high-fat diet (HFD)-fed mice. Specific depletion of TIGAR in mouse oocytes results in the marked elevation of reactive oxygen species (ROS) levels and the failure of meiotic apparatus assembly. Importantly, forced expression of TIGAR in HFD oocytes not only attenuates ROS production, but also partly prevents spindle disorganization and chromosome misalignment during meiosis...
May 18, 2018: Molecular & Cellular Proteomics: MCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774457/vitamin-d-as-a-follicular-marker-of-human-oocyte-quality-and-a-serum-marker-of-in-vitro-fertilization-outcome
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Przemysław Ciepiela, Antoni J Dulęba, Ewelina Kowaleczko, Kornel Chełstowski, Rafał Kurzawa
PURPOSE: This study investigated the relationship between the vitamin D [25(OH)D] level in individual follicles and oocyte developmental competence. METHODS: A prospective cohort study in a private infertility center. Infertile women (N = 198) scheduled for intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) and a single embryo transfer (SET) provided serum samples and 322 follicular fluid (FF) specimens, each from a single follicle on the day of oocyte retrieval. RESULTS: FFs corresponding to successfully fertilized oocytes (following ICSI) contained significantly lower 25(OH)D level compared with those that were not fertilized (28...
May 17, 2018: Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29762669/ethics-of-oocyte-banking-for-third-party-assisted-reproduction-a-systematic-review
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E M Kool, A M E Bos, R van der Graaf, B C J M Fauser, A L Bredenoord
BACKGROUND: The demand for donor oocytes has increased dramatically over the years. Today people in need of ART with the use of donor oocytes can appeal to commercial or public donor oocyte banks. The introduction of oocyte banks has shed a new light on the practice of ART using donor oocytes. The establishment and maintenance of oocyte banks should be sensitive to the ethical considerations. However, it is currently unclear which ethical aspects have to be taken into account. OBJECTIVE AND RATIONALE: The aim of this article is to identify the ethical aspects of establishing and maintaining oocyte banks for third-party ART...
May 14, 2018: Human Reproduction Update
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761478/pain-relief-for-women-undergoing-oocyte-retrieval-for-assisted-reproduction
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REVIEW
Irene Kwan, Rui Wang, Emily Pearce, Siladitya Bhattacharya
BACKGROUND: Various methods of conscious sedation and analgesia (CSA) have been used during oocyte retrieval for assisted reproduction. The choice of agent has been influenced by the quality of sedation and analgesia and by concerns about possible detrimental effects on reproductive outcomes. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effectiveness and safety of different methods of conscious sedation and analgesia for pain relief and pregnancy outcomes in women undergoing transvaginal oocyte retrieval...
May 15, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29757581/transmyometrial-embryo-transfer-as-a-useful-method-to-overcome-difficult-embryo-transfers-a-single-center-retrospective-study
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Janisse Ferreri Dos Anjos, Emma Gabriela Portillo Osorio, Joana Peñarrubia, Ester Vidal, Francisco Fábregues Gasol
OBJECTIVE: Pregnancy after an embryo transfer depends largely on embryo quality, endometrial receptivity, and the technique used in the embryo transfer. Embryo transfers have been reported as inevitably traumatic and difficult for 5-7% of patients in assisted reproduction treatment. In these cases, transmyometrial embryo transfer should be considered as a suitable method to overcome difficult embryo transfers. The aim of this study was to report our experience with this technique and analyze its causes, results and complications...
May 14, 2018: JBRA Assisted Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29752296/melatonin-attenuates-postovulatory-oocyte-dysfunction-by-regulating-sirt1-expression
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Qingling Yang, Shanjun Dai, Xiaoyan Luo, Jing Zhu, Fangyuan Li, Jinhao Liu, Guidong Yao, Yingpu Sun
The quality of postovulatory metaphase II oocytes undergoes a time-dependent deterioration as a result of the aging process. Melatonin is considered an anti-aging agent. However, the underlying mechanisms of how melatonin improves the quality of postovulatory aged oocytes remain largely unclear. In this study, by using mouse model, we found that there were elevated ROS levels and impaired mitochondrial function demonstrated by reduced mitochondrial membrane potential (ΔΨm) and increased mitochondrial aggregation in oocytes aged 24 h, accompanied by an increased number of meiotic errors, unregulated autophagy-related proteins and early apoptosis, which led to decreased oocyte quality and disrupted developmental competence...
May 11, 2018: Reproduction: the Official Journal of the Society for the Study of Fertility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29748894/the-capacity-of-oocytes-for-dna-repair
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REVIEW
Jessica M Stringer, Amy Winship, Seng H Liew, Karla Hutt
Female fertility and offspring health are critically dependent on the maintenance of an adequate supply of high-quality oocytes. Like somatic cells, oocytes are subject to a variety of different types of DNA damage arising from endogenous cellular processes and exposure to exogenous genotoxic stressors. While the repair of intentionally induced DNA double strand breaks in gametes during meiotic recombination is well characterised, less is known about the ability of oocytes to repair pathological DNA damage and the relative contribution of DNA repair to oocyte quality is not well defined...
May 10, 2018: Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences: CMLS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29748175/long-term-exposure-to-very-low-doses-of-bisphenol-s-affects-female-reproduction
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Jan Nevoral, Yaroslav Kolinko, Jiri Moravec, Tereza Zalmanova, Kristyna Hoskova, Sarka Prokesova, Pavel Klein, Kamar Ghaibour, Petr Hosek, Miriam Stiavnicka, Hedvika Rimnacova, Zbynek Tonar, Jaroslav Petr, Milena Kralickova
Bisphenols belong to the endocrine disruptors, affecting reproduction even in extremely low doses. Bisphenol S (BPS) has become widely used as a substitute for the earlier-used BPA; however, its harmnessless is questionable. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of BPS on folliculogenesis and oocyte quality after in vivo exposure to low doses of BPS. 4-week-old ICR females (N = 16 in each experimental group) were exposed to vehicle control (VC), BPS1 (0.001 ng BPS . g bw-1 . day-1), BPS2 (0.1 ng ...
May 10, 2018: Reproduction: the Official Journal of the Society for the Study of Fertility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29743337/oocyte-quality-control-causes-mechanisms-and-consequences
#14
Neil Hunter
Oocyte quality and number are key determinants of reproductive life span and success. These variables are shaped in part by the elimination of oocytes that experience problems during the early stages of meiosis. Meiotic prophase-I marks an extended period of genome vulnerability in which epigenetic reprogramming unleashes retroelements and hundreds of DNA double-strand breaks (DSBs) are inflicted to initiate the programmed recombination required for accurate chromosome segregation at the first meiotic division...
May 9, 2018: Cold Spring Harbor Symposia on Quantitative Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29728130/low-dose-clomiphene-citrate-as-a-mild-stimulation-protocol-in-women-with-unsuspected-poor-in-vitro-fertilization-result-can-generate-more-oocytes-with-optimal-cumulative-pregnancy-rate
#15
Humphrey Ochin, Xiang Ma, Lin Wang, Xuan Li, Jie Song, Yan Meng, Jiandong Shen, Yu-Gui Cui, Jiayin Liu
BACKGROUND: The use of long protocol during controlled ovarian stimulation for assisted reproduction attracts high dosage of gonadotropins. High dose of gonadotropins can be detrimental to oocyte development, which affects its quality and compromises the treatment outcome. Mild stimulation protocols that attract low dose gonadotropins could be useful alternative regimen to address such problems. This study evaluated the efficacy of low dose clomiphene citrate based protocol plus low dose gonadotropins on predicted normal responder patients who had unsuspected poor in vitro fertilization (IVF) result, following an initial stimulation with long gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) agonist protocol...
May 4, 2018: Journal of Ovarian Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29727537/-testicular-histology-does-not-affect-the-clinical-outcomes-of-icsi-in-men-with-non-obstructive-azoospermia
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Yan-Rong Kuai, Zhan-Ju He, Sheng Wang, Kai Zhang, Cheng Zeng, Liang Chen, Qing Xue, Jing Shang, Hui-Xia Yang, Yang Xu
Objective: To investigate whether testicular histology influences the clinical outcomes of intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) in men with non-obstructive azoospermia (NOA). METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed the clinical data about 73 cases of NOA undergoing ICSI, including 105 ICSI cycles and 79 embryo transfer cycles. The infertility of the patients was attributed to male factors only or both male and female tube factors and the females' age was ≤38 years...
October 2017: Zhonghua Nan Ke Xue, National Journal of Andrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29715240/is-gonadotropin-stimulation-bad-for-oocytes
#17
Svend Lindenberg, Gitte J Almind, Frederikke B Lindenberg
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Gonadotrophin in IVF increases the number of oocytes retrieved, and many doctors regard a high number of oocytes as a measurement of success in IVF. Thus, the dogma of more oocytes provides better IVF success has been broadly accepted. However, some European fertility specialists have argued against this concept, saying fewer eggs might, in some instances, be a better option for the patient. RECENT FINDINGS: The concept of 'one size fits all' stimulation in artificial reproductive technologies is not broadly supported by the current literature...
June 2018: Current Opinion in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29708900/fertility-ivf-and-reproductive-genetics
#18
Elisa Varela, Irene Sánchez-de-Puerta, Juan A García-Velasco
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Telomere attrition and dysfunction has become a well established pathway involved in organismal aging, not only because it imposes a limitation to cell division and therefore, tissue regeneration but also because telomere homeostasis influences other pathways involved in aging. However, the implication of telomere biology in ovarian aging and fertility is barely starting to be unveiled. RECENT FINDINGS: During the last years, mounting evidence in favor of the relationship between the accumulation of short telomeres and ovarian senescence has emerged...
June 2018: Current Opinion in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29708768/fibroblast-growth-factor-10-enhances-the-developmental-efficiency-of-somatic-cell-nuclear-transfer-embryos-by-accelerating-the-kinetics-of-cleavage-during-in-vitro-maturation
#19
Yeo-Jin Son, Seung-Eun Lee, Yun-Gwi Park, Sang-Gi Jeong, Min-Young Shin, Eun-Young Kim, Se-Pill Park
Somatic cell nuclear transfer (SCNT) is required for the generation of transgenic animals as disease models. During the in vitro development of SCNT embryos, the quality of matured oocytes is one of the major factors regulating the developmental potential of embryos. Time-lapse monitoring systems are new tools that assess the developmental capacity of embryos for use in embryo transfer. In this study, we investigated the effect of fibroblast growth factor 10 (FGF 10) on the developmental potential of SCNT embryos...
April 30, 2018: Cellular Reprogramming
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29704433/retrievable-hydrogels-for-ovarian-follicle-transplantation-and-oocyte-collection
#20
Peter D Rios, Ekaterina Kniazeva, Hoi Chang Lee, Shuo Xiao, Robert S Oakes, Eiji Saito, Jacqueline S Jeruss, Ariella Shikanov, Teresa K Woodruff, Lonnie D Shea
Cancer survivorship rates have drastically increased due to improved efficacy of oncologic treatments. Consequently, clinical concerns have shifted from solely focusing on survival to quality of life, with fertility preservation as an important consideration. Among fertility preservation strategies for female patients, ovarian tissue cryopreservation and subsequent re-implantation has been the only clinical option available to cancer survivors with cryopreserved tissue. However, follicle atresia post-transplantation and risk of re-introducing malignant cells have prevented this procedure from becoming widely adopted in clinics...
April 28, 2018: Biotechnology and Bioengineering
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