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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822904/the-effect-of-age-and-length-of-gonadotropin-stimulation-on-the-in%C3%A2-vitro-embryo-development-of-holstein-calf-oocytes
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Luke Currin, Laura Michalovic, Anne-Marie Bellefleur, Karina Gutierrez, Werner Glanzner, Yasmin Schuermann, Rodrigo C Bohrer, Naomi Dicks, Paulo R da Rosa, Matheus P De Cesaro, Rosalba Lopez, François-Xavier Grand, Christian Vigneault, Patrick Blondin, Jim Gourdon, Hernan Baldassarre, Vilceu Bordignon
The use of oocytes recovered from prepubertal donors for in vitro embryo production has great potential for accelerating the rate of genetic gain in the dairy industry. However, these oocytes are known to be less developmentally competent than those from adult donors. In this study, we investigated the effect of age and gonadotropin stimulation in Holstein heifers subjected to oocyte collection every two weeks between 2 and 6 months of age. In order to assess the effect of gonadotropin stimulation, animals were subjected to one of three treatments, namely Short (ST; 36-42 h), Long (LT; ≥72 h) and No Treatment (NT) prior to laparoscopic ovum pick-up (LOPU)...
August 10, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822779/molecular-characterization-of-kiss2-and-differential-regulation-of-reproduction-related-genes-by-sex-steroids-in-the-hypothalamus-of-half-smooth-tongue-sole-cynoglossus-semilaevis
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Bin Wang, Quan Liu, Xuezhou Liu, Yongjiang Xu, Xuesong Song, Bao Shi
Kisspeptin (Kiss) plays a critical role in mediating gonadal steroid feedback to the gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) neurons in mammals. However, little information regarding the regulation of kisspeptin gene by sex steroids is available in teleosts. In this study, we examined the direct actions of estradiol (E2) and testosterone (T) on hypothalamic expression of kisspeptin and other key factors involved in reproductive function of half-smooth tongue sole. As a first step, a partial-length cDNA of kiss2 was identified from the brain of tongue sole and kiss2 transcript levels were shown to be widely expressed in various tissues, notably in the ovary...
August 16, 2017: Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Part A, Molecular & Integrative Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822776/assessment-of-ovarian-follicular-dynamics-and-folliculogenesis-associated-endocrine-profiles-following-gonadotropin-stimulation-in-the-bonnet-monkey
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Bhupathi Sukesh, Muraly Puttabyatappa, Augustine T Peter, Rudraiah Medhamurthy, Polani B Seshagiri
We evaluated ovarian follicular dynamics in bonnet monkeys by employing trans-abdominal ultrasonography. Following the administration of human follicle stimulating hormone (hFSH) and/or human menopausal gonadotropin (hMG), multiple follicular development was assessed and their numbers, size and growth profiles were monitored. The ultrasonograms showed that the follicular antrum appeared distinctly anechoic with well-defined hyperechoic borders. Depending on the type, quantity (12.5-25 IU), and duration (6-9 days) of hormones administered, the number of developing follicles was 2-12 per ovary with their lowest diameter being 2 mm...
August 16, 2017: General and Comparative Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821570/juvenile-hormone-but-not-nutrition-or-social-cues-affects-reproductive-maturation-in-solitary-alkali-bees-nomia-melanderi
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Karen M Kapheim, Makenna M Johnson
Eusocial insect colonies are defined by extreme variation in reproductive activity among castes, but the ancestral conditions from which this variation arose are unknown. Investigating the factors that contribute to variation in reproductive physiology among solitary insects that are closely related to social species can help to fill this gap. We experimentally tested the role of nutrition, juvenile hormone, and social cues on reproductive maturation in solitary alkali bees (Halictidae: Nomia melanderi). We find that alkali bee females emerge from overwintering with small Dufour's glands and small ovaries, containing oocytes in the early stages of development...
August 18, 2017: Journal of Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821466/endocrine-disrupting-effects-of-waterborne-fluoxetine-exposure-on-the-reproductive-axis-of-female-goldfish-carassius-auratus
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Jan A Mennigen, Jacob M Zamora, John P Chang, Vance L Trudeau
Evidence suggests that pharmaceuticals and personal care products reach urban watersheds, bioconcentrate in fish, and potentially disrupt physiological homeostasis. These impairments often affect hormone functions. Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SRRIs) are increasingly studied with regards to their endocrine disrupting effects on teleost physiological processes, including reproduction. To examine whether FLX effects on the endocrine regulation of reproductive physiology in goldfish are sex-specific, we exposed sexually recrudescent female goldfish to two waterborne concentrations of FLX (0...
August 15, 2017: Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Toxicology & Pharmacology: CBP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821428/honeybee-workers-with-higher-reproductive-potential-live-longer-lives
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Karolina Kuszewska, Krzysztof Miler, Wiktoria Rojek, Michal Woyciechowski
Social insects, especially honeybees, have received much attention in comparative gerontology because of their peculiar and flexible ageing patterns that differ across genetically similar individuals. The longevity of honeybee individuals varies and depends on patterns of gene expression during development; females developing into reproductive individuals (queens) live longer than facultatively sterile workers. Here, we show that rebel workers, which develop under queenless conditions after swarming and have high reproductive potential, live approximately 4days longer in hives and approximately 3days longer in cages than individuals that develop in queenright colonies and have lower reproductive potential; this difference in longevity occurs in both free-flying and caged workers...
August 15, 2017: Experimental Gerontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821294/understanding-polycystic-ovary-syndrome-from-the-patient-perspective-a-concept-elicitation-patient-interview-study
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Mona L Martin, Katarina Halling, Daniel Eek, Meaghan Krohe, Jean Paty
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to explore the need for a new disease-specific patient reported outcome (PRO) measure for use in clinical trials of drugs designed to target the underlying causes of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), and in the process contribute to our understanding of the symptoms and impacts that define the patient experience with PCOS. METHODS: Semi-structured interviews were conducted in 20 women diagnosed with PCOS according to the Rotterdam criteria who had not menstruated in the previous month...
August 18, 2017: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819951/metformin-a-new-old-drug
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Marta Patrycja Wróbel, Bogdan Marek, Dariusz Kajdaniuk, Dominika Rokicka, Aleksandra Szymborska-Kajanek, Krzysztof Strojek
For many years metformin has been the gold standard in the treatment of type 2 diabetes. According to recommendations of the most important diabetes associations, this is the first-choice drug for use as monotherapy in patients with newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes. Metformin is also recommended in combined treatment when monotherapy is no longer effective. It is then combined with a sulfony-lurea, an incretin, flozin, or insulin, irrespective of the number of insulin injections per day. Besides its properties used in the treatment of diabetes, metformin has been treated for some time as a drug of a so-called pleiotropic activity, as each year brings new reports about its favourable effect in different conditions...
2017: Endokrynologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819907/weight-and-eating-concerns-in-women-s-reproductive-health
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REVIEW
Courtney McCuen-Wurst, Elizabeth Culnan, Nicole L Stewart, Kelly C Allison
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Women's weight status affects their reproductive functioning, and, likewise, women's lifetime weight trajectories are influenced by reproductive events. We examine the relationship between polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), pregnancy, the postpartum period, and gynecological cancers with weight, body image, and other psychiatric issues. RECENT FINDINGS: Women with overweight or obesity are at higher risk for PCOS, and the mood and anxiety symptoms often comorbid with PCOS are linked to weight as well as the core symptoms of the disorder...
August 18, 2017: Current Psychiatry Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819516/a-severed-ip-ligament-as-a-cause-for-trans-vaginal-uterine-bleeding-post-termination-of-pregnancy-a-case-report
#10
Madeeha Dean, Nicole Stamatopoulos, Thierry Vancaillie
Uterine perforation is an uncommon yet serious complication of surgical management of first and second trimester termination of pregnancies. The rate of uterine perforation is under reported, as patients are usually asymptomatic. Although uncommon, uterine perforation can cause life-threatening complications for some patients. This case report discusses a second trimester surgical termination resulting in uterine perforation and haemorrhage secondary to an avulsion of the infundibulopelvic ligament and prolapse of the left fallopian tube and ovary into the uterine cavity...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819196/specialized-odorant-receptors-in-social-insects-that-detect-cuticular-hydrocarbon-cues-and-candidate-pheromones
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Gregory M Pask, Jesse D Slone, Jocelyn G Millar, Prithwiraj Das, Jardel A Moreira, Xiaofan Zhou, Jan Bello, Shelley L Berger, Roberto Bonasio, Claude Desplan, Danny Reinberg, Jürgen Liebig, Laurence J Zwiebel, Anandasankar Ray
Eusocial insects use cuticular hydrocarbons as components of pheromones that mediate social behaviours, such as caste and nestmate recognition, and regulation of reproduction. In ants such as Harpegnathos saltator, the queen produces a pheromone which suppresses the development of workers' ovaries and if she is removed, workers can transition to a reproductive state known as gamergate. Here we functionally characterize a subfamily of odorant receptors (Ors) with a nine-exon gene structure that have undergone a massive expansion in ants and other eusocial insects...
August 17, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819133/combined-transcriptome-and-metabolome-analyses-of-metformin-effects-reveal-novel-links-between-metabolic-networks-in-steroidogenic-systems
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Sameer S Udhane, Balazs Legeza, Nesa Marti, Damian Hertig, Gaëlle Diserens, Jean-Marc Nuoffer, Peter Vermathen, Christa E Flück
Metformin is an antidiabetic drug, which inhibits mitochondrial respiratory-chain-complex I and thereby seems to affect the cellular metabolism in many ways. It is also used for the treatment of the polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), the most common endocrine disorder in women. In addition, metformin possesses antineoplastic properties. Although metformin promotes insulin-sensitivity and ameliorates reproductive abnormalities in PCOS, its exact mechanisms of action remain elusive. Therefore, we studied the transcriptome and the metabolome of metformin in human adrenal H295R cells...
August 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818586/a-rare-presentation-of-the-syndrome-of-inappropriate-antidiuretic-hormone-in-a-12-year-old-female-as-the-initial-presentation-of-an-immature-ovarian-teratoma
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Anoop Mohamed Iqbal, W Frederick Schwenk
BACKGROUND: Immature ovarian teratoma is very rare in childhood. We are reporting 12 yo female with immature ovarian teratoma who presented initially with syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone. CASE: A 12 yo female presented with acute abdomen and distention. Initial laboratory tests showed hyponatremia (sodium -123 mmol/L), that did not respond to fluid management. Computerized tomography showed a 15 cm x 9 cm x 20 cm mass in the right ovary with multifocal internal fat, and dystrophic calcifications...
August 14, 2017: Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817572/tissue-specific-insulin-signaling-mediates-female-sexual-attractiveness
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Tatyana Y Fedina, Devin Arbuthnott, Howard D Rundle, Daniel E L Promislow, Scott D Pletcher
Individuals choose their mates so as to maximize reproductive success, and one important component of this choice is assessment of traits reflecting mate quality. Little is known about why specific traits are used for mate quality assessment nor about how they reflect it. We have previously shown that global manipulation of insulin signaling, a nutrient-sensing pathway governing investment in survival versus reproduction, affects female sexual attractiveness in the fruit fly, Drosophila melanogaster. Here we demonstrate that these effects on attractiveness derive from insulin signaling in the fat body and ovarian follicle cells, whose signals are integrated by pheromone-producing cells called oenocytes...
August 2017: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817387/response-of-an-ovarian-granulosa-cell-tumor-with-everolimus-and-exemestane-after-initial-response-to-letrozole
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Tarek Assi, Hampig R Kourie, Elie El Rassy, Tania Moussa, Joseph Kattan
Granulosa cell tumors of the ovaries (GCTO), the most common sex cord tumors of the female genitalia, are characterized by a remarkably favorable prognosis but tend to recur even after several years of follow-up. Standard approach to manage these relapsing tumors is almost inexistent and physicians' choice is most commonly based on his/her personal expertise. Recently, the use of hormone therapy in GCTO has induced prolonged response and survival. In this case report, we report the first successful use of everolimus in the combination of exemestane to reverse the resistance to hormonal therapy with letrozole in a 53-year-old woman with GCTO...
September 2017: Anti-cancer Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815550/fertility-preservation-in-women-with-borderline-ovarian-tumors-how-does-it-impact-disease-outcome-a-cohort-study
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Limor Helpman, Assaf Yaniv, Mario E Beiner, Sarit Aviel-Ronen, Tamar Perri, Gilad Ben-Baruch, Liat Hogen Ben-David, Ariella Jakobson-Setton, Jacob Korach
INTRODUCTION: Borderline ovarian tumors are typically indolent neoplasms. Since many are diagnosed in younger women, fertility conservation is an important consideration and has been advocated based on retrospective data. The objective of this study was to identify features impacting on recurrence and survival in a series of borderline ovarian tumors, and to assess the safety of a fertility-sparing approach. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A historical cohort study of consecutive borderline ovarian tumors cases treated at a single institution over 30 years (1981-2011)...
August 16, 2017: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815454/effects-of-se-and-cd-co-treatment-on-the-morphology-oxidative-stress-and-ion-concentrations-in-the-ovaries-of-laying-hens
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Jianhong Li, Lu Xing, Runxiang Zhang
This study aims at revealing the effects of the combined treatment of selenium and cadmium on ovary morphology, oxidative stress, and 28 kinds of ion concentrations in laying hens. In this experiment, 128 healthy 31-week-old chickens were selected and divided into four treatment groups, three of which were separately fed the basic diets supplemented with either Se or Cd or both Se and Cd for 90 days, and the remaining group was fed the basic diet and treated as a control. The chickens were sacrificed for collecting ovarian tissues...
August 16, 2017: Biological Trace Element Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815346/unilateral-cancer-associated-retinopathy-diagnosis-serology-and-treatment
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Dimitri Roels, Shinji Ueno, Cornelia D Talianu, Dafina Draganova, Mineo Kondo, Bart P Leroy
PURPOSE: To report a case of unilateral cancer-associated retinopathy (CAR) with clinical, serological and electroretinogram (ERG) normalization after aggressive cancer treatment combined with steroids and rituximab. METHODS: Work-up included extensive clinical and electrophysiological testing. Also, serological work-up for antiretinal antibodies and oncological screening was organized. RESULTS: A 45-year-old female presented with progressive photopsias, photophobia and relative central scotoma in the right eye since 6 weeks prior...
August 16, 2017: Documenta Ophthalmologica. Advances in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814559/are-expanding-disease-definitions-unnecessarily-labelling-women-with-polycystic-ovary-syndrome
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Tessa Copp, Jesse Jansen, Jenny Doust, Ben Wj Mol, Anuja Dokras, Kirsten McCaffery
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August 16, 2017: BMJ: British Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814519/extracellular-matrix-proteins-mediate-hiv-1-gp120-interactions-with-%C3%AE-4%C3%AE-7
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David Plotnik, Wenjin Guo, Brad Cleveland, Priska von Haller, Jimmy K Eng, Miklos Guttman, Kelly K Lee, James Arthos, Shiu-Lok Hu
Gut-homing α4β7(high) CD4(+) T lymphocytes have been shown to be preferentially targeted by Human Immunodeficiency Virus-1 (HIV), and are implicated in HIV pathogenesis. Previous studies demonstrated that HIV envelope protein gp120 binds and signals through α4β7, and that this likely contributes to the infection of α4β7(high) T cells and promotes cell-to-cell virus transmission. Structures within the second variable loop (V2) of gp120, including the tripeptide motif LDV/I, are thought to mediate gp120-α4β7 binding...
August 16, 2017: Journal of Virology
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