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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438898/cytotoxic-t-cell-functions-accumulate-when-cd4-is-downregulated-by-cd4-t-cells-in-african-green-monkeys
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Carol L Vinton, Alexandra M Ortiz, Nina Calantone, Joseph C Mudd, Claire Deleage, David R Morcock, Sonya Whitted, Jacob D Estes, Vanessa M Hirsch, Jason M Brenchley
African green monkeys (AGMs) are a natural host of SIV that do not develop simian AIDS. Adult AGMs naturally have low numbers of CD4(+) T cells and a large population of MHC class II-restricted CD8αα T cells that are generated through CD4 downregulation in CD4(+) T cells. In this article, we study the functional profiles and SIV infection status in vivo of CD4(+) T cells, CD8αα T cells, and CD8αβ T cells in lymph nodes, peripheral blood, and bronchoalveolar lavage fluid of AGMs and rhesus macaques (in which CD4 downregulation is not observed)...
April 24, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430684/flurbiprofen-axetil-provides-effective-analgesia-without-changing-the-pregnancy-rate-in-ultrasound-guided-transvaginal-oocyte-retrieval-a-double-blind-randomized-controlled-trial
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Hong Zhao, Yi Feng, Yan Jiang, Qun Lu
BACKGROUND: In this prospective double-blind randomized study, we evaluated the analgesic effect and potential effect on pregnancy rate of the nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug flurbiprofen axetil in patients undergoing ultrasound-guided transvaginal oocyte retrieval under propofol-remifentanil anesthesia. METHODS: A total of 200 patients scheduled to undergo ultrasound-guided transvaginal oocyte retrieval were randomly allocated to receive 1.5 mg/kg of flurbiprofen axetil (FA group) or placebo (control group) 30 minutes before the procedure...
April 19, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428942/follicular-fluid-cerebellin-and-betatrophin-regulate-the-metabolic-functions-of-growing-follicles-in-polycystic-ovary-syndrome
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Aynur Adeviye Ersahin, Mustafa Acet, Suat Suphan Ersahin, Tuba Acet, Meltem Yardim, Omer Kenanoglu, Suleyman Aydin
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to assess the changes of follicular fluid (FF) and serum levels of cerebellin precursor protein 1 (cbln1) and betatrophin in patients with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) undergoing in vitro fertilization/intracytoplasmic sperm injection (IVF/ICSI) with a gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) antagonist protocol. METHODS: Twenty infertile women with PCOS and 20 control women diagnosed as poor responders undergoing ovarian stimulation with a GnRH antagonist were included...
March 2017: Clinical and Experimental Reproductive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420500/does-different-bmi-influence-oocyte-and-embryo-quality-by-inducing-fatty-acid-in-follicular-fluid
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Parvaneh Mirabi, Mohammad Javad Chaichi, Sedighe Esmaeilzadeh, Seyed Gholam Ali Jorsaraei, Ali Bijani, Mahjobeh Ehsani
OBJECTIVE: We aimed to assess the effects of obesity-related follicular fluid (FF) fatty acids (FAs) on the number and quality of oocytes, good embryo quality rate, and pregnancy rate. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This prospective cohort study was conducted on 105 infertile women under the age of 38, who underwent intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) from March 2015 to October 2015. They were grouped into three body mass index (BMI) categories. The fatty acids composition of the FF was analyzed by GC-MS head space method...
April 2017: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417352/follicular-adamts-1-and-aggrecan-levels-in-polycystic-ovary-syndrome
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Esra Nur Tola, Dilek Ulusoy Karatopuk, Nadiye Koroglu, Merve Ergin, Hilmi Baha Oral
PURPOSE: Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is the most common cause of ovulatory dysfunction and female infertility. The etiopathogenetic mechanisms of PCOS have been studied for many years, although exact causes remain unclear. It has been demonstrated that proteoglycan degradation by a disintegrin-like metalloproteinase with thrombospondin type motifs-1 (ADAMTS-1) is essential for ovulation and fertilization. The objective of our study is to analyze the levels of ADAMTS-1 and aggrecan in the follicular fluid (FF) of PCOS patients compared with normal ovulatory women and to determine whether these markers could be a predictor of in vitro fertilization (IVF) success in PCOS patients...
April 17, 2017: Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407862/lipid-profiles-of-follicular-fluid-from-cows-submitted-to-ovarian-superstimulation
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P H Santos, P K Fontes, F F Franchi, M F G Nogueira, K R A Belaz, A Tata, M N Eberlin, M J Sudano, C M Barros, A C S Castilho
Ovarian superstimulation with exogenous gonadotropins has been extensively used to produce in vivo-derived embryos for embryo transfer in cattle. This process modifies the antral follicle microenvironment and affects oocyte and embryo quality as well the differentiation of granulosa cells. Lipids play significant roles in the cell, such as energy storage, cell structure, and fine-tuning of the physical properties and functions of biological membranes. The phospholipid (PL) contents as well as the effects of superstimulatory treatments on the PL profile of follicular fluid from cows, however, remain unknown...
May 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403200/identification-of-potential-biomarkers-in-donor-cows-for-in-vitro-embryo-production-by-granulosa-cell-transcriptomics
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Gianluca Mazzoni, Suraya M Salleh, Kristine Freude, Hanne S Pedersen, Lotte Stroebech, Henrik Callesen, Poul Hyttel, Haja N Kadarmideen
The Ovum Pick Up-In vitro Production (OPU-IVP) of embryos is an advanced reproductive technology used in cattle production but the complex biological mechanisms behind IVP outcomes are not fully understood. In this study we sequenced RNA of granulosa cells collected from Holstein cows at oocyte aspiration prior to IVP, to identify candidate genes and biological mechanisms for favourable IVP-related traits in donor cows where IVP was performed separately for each animal. We identified 56 genes significantly associated with IVP scores (BL rate, kinetic and morphology)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402544/angiotensin-1-7-in-human-follicular-fluid-correlates-with-oocyte-maturation
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Ines K Cavallo, Cynthia Dela Cruz, Marilene L Oliveira, Helen L Del Puerto, Júlia A Dias, Veronica N Lobach, Maíra Casalechi, Maria G Camargos, Adelina M Reis, Robson A Santos, Fernando M Reis
STUDY QUESTION: Do angiotensin (Ang)-(1-7) levels in human ovarian follicular fluid (FF) correlate with the number and proportion of mature oocytes obtained for IVF? SUMMARY ANSWER: The present study shows for the first time that Ang-(1-7) levels in human FF correlate with the proportion of mature oocytes collected upon ovarian stimulation for IVF. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: Ang-(1-7) is an active peptide of the renin-angiotensin system that stimulates oocyte maturation in isolated rabbit and rat ovaries...
April 10, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402007/interactions-of-bovine-oocytes-with-follicular-elements-with-respect-to-lipid-metabolism
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Ewelina Warzych, Piotr Pawlak, Marcin Pszczola, Adam Cieslak, Zofia E Madeja, Dorota Lechniak
Among many factors, lipid metabolism within the follicular environment emerges as an important indicator of oocyte quality. In the literature a crucial significance is described concerning follicular fluid (FF) composition as well as messenger RNA (mRNA) expression in follicular cells. The aim of this study was to describe the relationship between oocyte, FF and follicular cells with regard to lipid metabolism. The set of data originating from individual follicles comprised: lipid droplets (LD) number in oocytes (BODIPY staining), mRNA expression of seven genes in cumulus and granulosa cells (SCD, FADS2, ELOVL2, ELOVL5, GLUT1, GLUT3, GLUT8; real time polymerase chain reaction) and fatty acid (FA) composition in FF (gas chromatography)...
April 12, 2017: Animal Science Journal, Nihon Chikusan Gakkaihō
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398069/comparison-of-mucosal-markers-of-hiv-susceptibility-in-healthy-premenopausal-versus-postmenopausal-women
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Andrea Ries Thurman, Nazita Yousefieh, Neelima Chandra, Thomas Dudley Kimble, Susana Asin, Christiane Rollenhagen, Sharon Anderson, Betsy Herold, Jamie L Freiermuth, Brian S Starkman, Pedro Mesquita, Nicola Richardson-Harman, Tina Duong Cunningham, Sharon L Hillier, Lorna Rabe, Jill L Schwartz, Gustavo Doncel
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to characterize cervicovaginal (CV) mucosal factors modulating susceptibility to HIV acquisition in healthy premenopausal (PRE) and postmenopausal (POST) women before and after treatment with estradiol. METHODS: We compared CV mucosal epithelial histology and immune cells, vaginal microbiota, antimicrobial activity of, and soluble mucosal protein concentrations in the CV fluid lavage (CVL), and p24 antigen production after ex vivo infection of ectocervical tissues with HIV-1BaL among PRE women (n = 20) in the follicular and luteal phases of the menstrual cycle and POST women (n = 17) at baseline and after approximately 1 month of treatment with 0...
April 11, 2017: AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397297/participation-of-phosphofructokinase-malate-dehydrogenase-and-isocitrate-dehydrogenase-in-capacitation-and-acrosome-reaction-of-boar-spermatozoa
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E Breininger, D Dubois, V E Pereyra, P C Rodriguez, M M Satorre, P D Cetica
The aim of this work was to determine the enzymatic activity of phosphofructokinase (PFK), malate dehydrogenase (MDH) and isocitrate dehydrogenase (IDH) in boar spermatozoa and study their participation in bicarbonate-induced capacitation and follicular fluid-induced acrosome reaction. Enzymatic activity of these enzymes was determined spectrophotometrically in extracts of boar spermatozoa. Sperm suspensions were incubated in the presence of bicarbonate (40 mM), a well-known capacitation inducer, or follicular fluid (30%), as an acrosome reaction inducer, and different concentrations of oxoglutarate, oxalomalate and hydroxymalonate, inhibitors of PFK, IDH and MDH, respectively...
April 10, 2017: Reproduction in Domestic Animals, Zuchthygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28380519/evidence-that-gene-expression-of-ovarian-follicular-tight-junction-proteins-is-regulated-in-vivo-and-in-vitro-in-cattle
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L Zhang, L F Schütz, C L Robinson, M L Totty, L J Spicer
Tight junctions (TJ) are common paracellular sealing structures that control the transport of water, ions, and macromolecules across cell layers. Because the role of TJ in bovine follicular development is unknown, we investigated the developmental and hormonal regulation of the transmembrane TJ protein, occludin (OCLN), and the cytoplasmic TJ proteins, TJ protein 1 (TJP1) and cingulin (CGN) in bovine granulosa cells (GC) and theca cells (TC). For this purpose, bovine GC and TC were isolated from large (>8 mm) and/or small (1 to 5 mm) follicles and either extracted for real-time PCR (qPCR) or cultured in vitro...
March 2017: Journal of Animal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379469/in-vivo-intrabursal-administration-of-bioactive-lipid-sphingosine-1-phosphate-enhances-vascular-integrity-in-a-rat-model-of-ovarian-hyperstimulation-syndrome-ohss
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Mariana Di Pietro, Natalia Pascuali, Leopoldina Scotti, Griselda Irusta, Diana Bas, María May, Marta Tesone, Dalhia Abramovich, Fernanda Parborell
STUDY QUESTION: Can the bioactive lipid sphingosine-1 phosphate (S1P) act as an endothelial barrier-enhancing molecule and, in turn, restore the vascular integrity and homeostasis in a rat model of ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS). STUDY ANSWER: In vivo administration of S1P may prevent the early onset of OHSS and decrease its severity. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: Although advances in the prediction and treatment of OHSS have been made, complete prevention has not been possible yet...
April 1, 2017: Molecular Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28368475/the-adequate-corpus-luteum-mir-96-promotes-luteal-cell-survival-and-progesterone-production
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Bushra T Mohammed, Sadanand D Sontakke, Jason Ioannidis, W Colin Duncan, F Xavier Donadeu
Context: Inadequate progesterone production from the corpus luteum is associated with pregnancy loss. Data available in model species suggest important roles of miRNAs in luteal development and maintenance. Objective: To comprehensively investigate the involvement of miRNAs during the ovarian follicle-luteal transition. Design: The effects of specific miRNAs on survival and steroid production by human luteinized granulosa cells (hLGCs) were tested using specific miRNA inhibitors...
March 20, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366192/melatonin-potentially-acts-directly-on-swine-ovary-by-modulating-granulosa-cell-function-and-angiogenesis
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Giuseppina Basini, Simona Bussolati, Roberta Ciccimarra, Francesca Grasselli
Melatonin exerts well-known reproductive effects, mainly acting on hypothalamic gonadotrophin-releasing hormone release. More recent data suggest that melatonin acts directly at the ovarian level, even if, at present, these aspects have been only partly investigated. Swine follicular fluid contains melatonin and its concentration is significantly reduced during follicular growth. Therefore, the present study was undertaken to examine the effects of melatonin, used at physiological concentrations, on cultured swine granulosa cells collected from small (<3mm) and large (>5mm) follicles on the main parameters of granulosa cell function such as proliferation and steroidogenesis, namely oestradiol 17β and progesterone (P4) production...
April 3, 2017: Reproduction, Fertility, and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340751/metal-oxide-based-dispersive-solid-phase-extraction-coupled-with-mass-spectrometry-analysis-for-determination-of-ribose-conjugates-in-human-follicular-fluid
#16
Jie-Mei Chu, Tai-Lang Yin, Shu-Jian Zheng, Jing Yang, Bi-Feng Yuan, Yu-Qi Feng
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is the most common cause of anovulatory infertility. The pathogenesis of PCOS remains unclear and early diagnosis of PCOS is challenging. Follicular fluid provides a unique window in the critical processes during oocyte and follicular maturation, and the metabolic level of follicular fluid has important impact on the developmental potential of oocytes and subsequent embryos. Previous studies demonstrated some modified ribonucleosides in biological fluids were diseases related metabolites...
May 15, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333263/loss-of-luteotropic-prostaglandin-e-plays-an-important-role-in-the-regulation-of-luteolysis-in-women
#17
Junko Nio-Kobayashi, Masataka Kudo, Noriaki Sakuragi, Toshihiko Iwanaga, W Colin Duncan
STUDY QUESTION: Do intraluteal prostaglandins (PG) contribute to luteal regulation in women? SUMMARY ANSWER: Prostaglandin E (PGE), which is produced in human granulosa-lutein cells stimulated with luteotropic hCG, exerts similar luteotropic effects to hCG, and the expression of PG synthetic and metabolic enzymes in the human CL is driven toward less PGE but more prostaglandin F (PGF) during luteolysis. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: Uterine PGF is a major luteolysin in many non-primate species but not in women...
March 17, 2017: Molecular Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324271/anti-mullerian-hormone-concentrations-in-individual-follicular-fluids-within-one-stimulated-ivf-cycle-resemble-blood-serum-values
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Michael Schenk, Julia Maria Kröpfl, Barbara Obermayer-Pietsch, Elisabeth Feldmeier, Gregor Weiss
PURPOSE: Anti-Mullerian hormone (AMH) is commonly known as the most potent marker for ovarian reserve due to its decline as female age increases. While serum AMH (sAMH) levels have been intensively investigated, there is less data regarding AMH concentrations in follicular fluid (FF), since FF has usually been designated as waste product during oocyte collection in assisted reproductive technologies. This pilot study investigated follicle AMH concentrations (fAMH) of several follicles per ovary, individually collected with the Steiner-Tan needle, and compared them to sAMH concentrations in women undergoing IVF treatment...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323970/obesity-modulates-inflammation-and-lipid-metabolism-oocyte-gene-expression-a-single-cell-transcriptome-perspective
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Meghan L Ruebel, Matthew Cotter, Clark R Sims, Dean M Moutos, Thomas M Badger, Mario A Cleves, Kartik Shankar, Aline Andres
Context: It is hypothesized that obesity adversely affects the ovarian environment which can disrupt oocyte maturation and may further impact embryonic development. Objective: This study aimed to compare oocyte gene expression profiles and follicular fluid (FF) content from overweight/obese (OW) women and normal weight (NW) women who were undergoing fertility treatments. Design: Using single cell transcriptomic analyses, we investigated oocyte gene expression using RNA-seq...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297660/progesterone-prevents-high-grade-serous-ovarian-cancer-by-inducing-necroptosis-of-p53-defective-fallopian-tube-epithelial-cells
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Na-Yiyuan Wu, Hsuan-Shun Huang, Tung Hui Chao, Hsien Ming Chou, Chao Fang, Chong-Zhen Qin, Chueh-Yu Lin, Tang-Yuan Chu, Hong Hao Zhou
High-grade serous ovarian carcinoma (HGSOC) originates mainly from the fallopian tube (FT) epithelium and always carries early TP53 mutations. We previously reported that tumors initiate in the FT fimbria epithelium because of apoptotic failure and the expansion of cells with DNA double-strand breaks (DSB) caused by bathing of the FT epithelial cells in reactive oxygen species (ROSs) and hemoglobin-rich follicular fluid (FF) after ovulation. Because ovulation is frequent and HGSOC is rare, we hypothesized that luteal-phase progesterone (P4) could eliminate p53-defective FT cells...
March 14, 2017: Cell Reports
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