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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768567/in-vitro-growth-and-development-of-isolated-secondary-follicles-from-vitrified-caprine-ovarian-cortex
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Érica S S Leal, Luis A Vieira, Naíza A R Sá, Gerlane M Silva, Franciele O Lunardi, Anna C A Ferreira, Cláudio C Campello, Benner G Alves, Francielli W S Cibin, Johan Smitz, José R Figueiredo, Ana P R Rodrigues
The aim of this study was to evaluate the viability, antrum formation and in vitro development of isolated secondary follicles from vitrified caprine ovarian cortex in a medium previously established for fresh isolated secondary follicles, in the absence (α-minimum essential medium (α-MEM+) alone) or presence of FSH and vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF; α-MEM++FSH+VEGF). Ovarian fragments were distributed among five treatments (T1 to T5): fresh follicles were fixed immediately (T1), follicles from fresh tissue were cultured in vitro in α-MEM+ (T2) or α-MEM++FSH+VEGF (T3) and follicles from vitrified tissue were cultured in vitro in α-MEM+ (T4) or α-MEM++FSH+VEGF (T5)...
August 3, 2017: Reproduction, Fertility, and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742191/high-progesterone-levels-during-the-luteal-phase-related-to-the-use-of-an-aromatase-inhibitor-in-breast-cancer-patients
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C Alviggi, R Marci, R Vallone, A Conforti, F Di Rella, I Strina, S Picarelli, P De Rosa, M De Laurentiis, C Yding Andersen, G De Placido
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the hormonal profile in three breast cancer patients who underwent controlled ovarian stimulation in the presence of the aromatase inhibitor letrozole. PATIENTS AND METHODS: In IVF University referral center, a case series of three breast cancer patients who underwent controlled ovarian stimulation (COS) with recombinant FSH and letrozole were investigated. Ovulation was induced with hCG (case No. 1) or with GnRH agonist (case No. 2-3). The primary outcome of our study was the detection of progesterone levels in the luteal phase...
July 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722192/roles-of-fas-fasl-mediated-apoptosis-and-inhibin-b-in-the-testicular-dysfunction-of-rats-with-left-side-varicocele
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J Zhang, P P Jin, M Gong, J H Guo, K Fang, Q T Yi, R J Zhu
We investigated the role of the Fas/FasL signalling pathway and inhibin B expression in rats with an experimentally induced left-side varicocele. Forty-five Sprague Dawley (SD) male rats were randomly divided into three groups in average: control group, sham group and experimental group. The expression of inhibin B in the rat left testis was analysed at the mRNA and protein levels by reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) and Western blotting respectively. The expressions of Fas, FasL and caspase-3 in the left testis were measured by RT-PCR and immunofluorescence...
July 18, 2017: Andrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710053/stimulation-of-the-ovaries-in-women-with-breast-cancer-undergoing-fertility-preservation-alternative-versus-standard-stimulation-protocols-the-study-protocol-of-the-stim-trial
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T Dahhan, E M E Balkenende, C C M Beerendonk, K Fleischer, D Stoop, A M E Bos, C B Lambalk, R Schats, R J T van Golde, I Schipper, L A Louwé, A E P Cantineau, J M J Smeenk, J P de Bruin, N Reddy, Y Kopeika, F van der Veen, M van Wely, S C Linn, M Goddijn
BACKGROUND: Chemotherapy for breast cancer may have a negative impact on reproductive function due to gonadotoxicity. Fertility preservation via banking of oocytes or embryos after ovarian stimulation with FSH can increase the likelihood of a future live birth. It has been hypothesized that elevated serum estrogen levels during ovarian stimulation may induce breast tumour growth. This has led to the use of alternative stimulation protocols with addition of tamoxifen or letrozole. The effectiveness of these stimulation protocols in terms of oocyte yield is unknown...
July 11, 2017: Contemporary Clinical Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708520/ovulation-rate-antral-follicle-count-and-circulating-anti-m%C3%A3-llerian-hormone-in-trio-allele-carriers-a-novel-high-fecundity-bovine-genotype
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Alvaro García-Guerra, Jéssica C L Motta, Leonardo F Melo, Brian W Kirkpatrick, Milo C Wiltbank
High fecundity genotypes in sheep are a valuable model to study the physiological mechanisms underlying follicle selection and the control of ovulation rate. Similar genotypes in cattle had not been described until the recent identification of a major bovine allele, termed Trio, which had a large effect on ovulation rate. The present study was designed to evaluate ovulation rate, antral follicle count (AFC), circulating ant-müllerian hormone (AMH), and the association among these measures in unstimulated and superstimulated Trio carrier cattle...
June 3, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708493/effects-of-fsh-addition-to-an-enriched-medium-containing-insulin-and-egf-after-long-term-culture-on-functionality-of-equine-ovarian-biopsy-tissue
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F L N Aguiar, G D A Gastal, G M Ishak, M O Gastal, D I A Teixeira, J M Feugang, J R Figueiredo, E L Gastal
The effect of FSH supplementation on an enriched cultured medium containing insulin (10 ng/mL) and EGF (50 ng/mL) was investigated on in vitro culture of equine ovarian biopsy tissue. Ovarian tissue fragments were collected from mares (n = 10) and distributed in the following treatments: noncultured control, cultured control, and cultured + FSH. Both treated groups were cultured for 7 or 15 days. The end points evaluated were: follicular morphology, estradiol levels in the culture medium, fluorescence intensity for TUNEL, EGFR and Ki-67 detection, and gene expression of GDF-9, BMP-15, and Cyclin-D2 in the ovarian tissue...
April 28, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697822/-diagnostic-value-of-baseline-serum-luteinizing-hormone-level-for-central-precocious-puberty-in-girls
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Li-Xue Ou-Yang, Fan Yang
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the diagnostic value of baseline serum luteinizing hormone (LH) level for central precocious puberty (CPP) in girls. METHODS: A total of 279 girls with precocious puberty were subjected to assessment of growth and development, bone age determination, baseline LH test, and follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) test, gonadotropin-releasing hormone stimulation test, and other related examinations. Of the 279 patients, 175 were diagnosed with CPP and 104 with premature thelarche (PT)...
July 2017: Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Contemporary Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28670424/a-comparison-of-outcomes-from-in-vitro-fertilization-cycles-stimulated-with-follicle-stimulating-hormone-plus-either-recombinant-luteinizing-hormone-or-human-menopausal-gonadotropins-in-subjects-treated-with-long-gonadotropin-releasing-hormone-agonist-protocols
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Nathalie Bleau, Mohammed Agdi, WeonYoung Son, SeangLin Tan, Michael H Dahan
BACKGROUND: This study compared rates of pregnancy and in vitro fertilization (IVF) parameters in subjects stimulated with follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) plus either recombinant human luteinizing hormone (r-LH) or human menopausal gonadotropin (hMG) in a long gonadotropin releasing hormone (GnRH) agonist IVF protocol. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This cohort study enrolled patients who underwent IVF stimu- lation with a long GnRH agonist protocol and received FSH plus r-LH or hMG...
July 2017: International Journal of Fertility & Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28656538/the-dilemma-of-counseling-patients-about-poor-prognosis-live-birth-after-ivf-with-autologous-oocytes-in-a-43-year-old-woman-with-fsh-levels-above-30%C3%A2-miu-ml
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Heather R Burks, Marsha Baker, Alexander M Quaas, Kristin A Bendikson, Karine Chung, Richard J Paulson
Providing reasonable expectations to patients with diminished ovarian reserve prior to attempting pregnancy through in vitro fertilization (IVF) is one of the most challenging aspects of fertility care. In some instances, advice from the clinician to pursue more effective treatment, such as donor oocytes, may not be acceptable to the patient. In this case report, a patient is presented who represents a poor prognosis candidate for IVF treatment. She was 43 years old with six prior failed IVF cycles and repetitive basal FSH values above 30 mIU/mL...
June 27, 2017: Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649059/prevention-of-ccl4-induced-hypogonadism-with-raphanus-sativus-seeds-in-rat
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Farhana Tabassum, Muhammad Rashid Khan
Raphanus sativus seeds are used as condiment and to treat hypogonadism, various ailments of liver and kidneys. The aim of this study was to evaluate the potential protective effects of methanol extract of R. sativus seeds (RSME) against hypogonadism induced with carbon tetrachloride (CCl4) in Sprague-Dawley male rats. Thirty six rats were divided in to six groups with six animals in each. Animals of Group I were control and treated with saline, Group II, III and IV were given orally CCl4 (1 ml/kg bw; 10% in corn oil)...
March 2017: Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645700/antagonistic-regulation-of-spermatogonial-differentiation-in-zebrafish-danio-rerio-by-igf3-and-amh
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R D V S Morais, D Crespo, R H Nóbrega, M S Lemos, H J G van de Kant, L R de França, R Male, J Bogerd, R W Schulz
Fsh-mediated regulation of zebrafish spermatogenesis includes modulating the expression of testicular growth factors. Here, we study if and how two Sertoli cell-derived Fsh-responsive growth factors, anti-Müllerian hormone (Amh; inhibiting steroidogenesis and germ cell differentiation) and insulin-like growth factor 3 (Igf3; stimulating germ cell differentiation), cooperate in regulating spermatogonial development. In dose response and time course experiments with primary testis tissue cultures, Fsh up-regulated igf3 transcript levels and down-regulated amh transcript levels; igf3 transcript levels were more rapidly up-regulated and responded to lower Fsh concentrations than were required to decrease amh mRNA levels...
October 15, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631746/prevalence-of-androgen-deficiency-in-chronic-spinal-cord-injury-patients-suffering-from-erectile-dysfunction
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M Behnaz, Z Majd, M Radfar, H Ajami, M Qorbani, A Kokab
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective cross-sectional study. OBJECTIVES: To estimate the prevalence of biochemical androgen deficiency in Iranian spinal cord injured men suffering from erectile dysfunction (ED) and to determine factors related to this problem. SETTING: An andrology clinic of a teaching hospital in Tehran. METHODS: Men, 18 years of age and older, with chronic (>2 years) spinal cord injury (SCI) suffering from ED were recruited...
June 20, 2017: Spinal Cord
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624859/the-29g-a-fsh-receptor-gene-polymorphism-is-associated-with-higher-fsh-and-lh-levels-in-normozoospermic-men
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L Tamburino, S La Vignera, V Tomaselli, R A Condorelli, R Cannarella, L M Mongioì, A E Calogero
PURPOSE: The functional role of the FSHR promoter -29G/A polymorphism (rs1394205) in men is not clear. Some studies failed to find a relationship between the FSHR -29G/A and follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) levels and did not associate the SNP with male infertility. Only one study showed that the FSHR -29 SNP modulates serum FSH levels in Baltic young male cohort. Because the SNP -29G/A has to be shown to have a strong effect on in vitro transcription activity of the FSHR promoter and the activation of FSHR is necessary for a normal FSH function, this study was undertaken to assess whether the FSHR -29G/A SNP modulates the gonadal endocrine function in men...
June 17, 2017: Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624344/effect-of-obesity-and-its-related-metabolic-factors-on-serum-anti-m%C3%A3-llerian-hormone-concentrations-in-women-with-and-without-polycystic-ovaries
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Tiphaine Lefebvre, Agathe Dumont, Pascal Pigny, Didier Dewailly
The relationship between serum anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH) levels, body mass index (BMI) and related metabolic factors were investigated in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). A total of 691 women aged between 18 and 35 years, referred to the Department of Gynaecological Endocrinology at the University Hospital of Lille between 2009 and 2014 were included: 137 controls and 554 women with PCOS. Mean serum AMH levels were slightly but significantly lower in women with PCOS who were overweight or obese (BMI ≥25) compared with women of normal weight (BMI <25) (P < 0...
September 2017: Reproductive Biomedicine Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610651/increased-high-molecular-weight-adiponectin-but-decreased-total-adiponectin-and-kisspeptin-in-central-precocious-puberty-compared-with-aged-matched-prepubertal-girls
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Chantacha Sitticharoon, Maynart Sukharomana, Supawadee Likitmaskul, Malika Churintaraphan, Pailin Maikaew
The aim of the present study was to compare serum leptin, kisspeptin, total adiponectin, high molecular weight (HMW) adiponectin and neuropeptide Y (NPY) levels between girls with central precocious puberty (CPP; n=26, 7-9.5 years old) and age-matched controls (n=29) including or excluding obese girls. Leptin and NPY levels were comparable between CPP and control girls. Kisspeptin levels were lower in the CPP than control group, and were positively correlated with oestrogen in the control group and with systolic and diastolic blood pressure in the CPP group...
June 14, 2017: Reproduction, Fertility, and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601151/effect-of-season-and-age-on-scrotal-circumference-testicular-parameters-and-endocrinological-profiles-in-mithun-bulls
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P Perumal, N Savino, C T R Sangma, S Chang, T Z T Sangtam, M H Khan, G Singh, Brijesh Kumar, D Yadav, N Srivastava
Mithun is a domesticated free-range bovine species primarily used as a meat animal and is a pride of North Eastern Hilly regions of India. The present study was conducted to measure the effect of seasons on scrotal & testicular biometrics and endocrinological profiles for different age groups at different seasons in mithun bulls. A total of 30 mithun males were selected from the mithun breeding farm, ICAR-NRC on Mithun, Medziphema, Nagaland, India and were equally distributed into five groups based on their age...
August 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593921/hyperandrogenism-in-adolescent-girls-relationship-with-the-somatotrophic-axis
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María Isabel Hernandez, Patricia López, Ximena Gaete, Claudio Villarroel, Gabriel Cavada, Alejandra Avila, German Iñiguez, Fernando Cassorla
BACKGROUND: During puberty there is a physiologic increase in adrenal and ovarian androgens. It has been suggested that the somatotrophic axis may be related to the development of hyperandrogenism and anovulation in non-obese adult women with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). The objective of the study was to investigate whether ovarian androgen secretion in young postmenarchal girls is related to the function of their somatotropic axis. METHODS: This was a cross-sectional study of adolescent girls...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism: JPEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580717/the-development-and-integrity-of-equine-pre-antral-follicles-cultured-in-vitro-with-follicle-stimulating-hormone-fsh-supplementation
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M C Max, C B Silva, S M González, A G Lindquist, I Búfalo, R G Gomes, F Morotti, C B Costa, Trr Barreiros, L A Lisboa, M M Seneda
This study investigated the effects of different concentrations of FSH (10, 50, 100 and 200 ng/ml) in supplemented MEM+ on the development of equine pre-antral follicles that were cultured in vitro for 2 or 6 days. The ovaries (n = 5) from mares in seasonal anoestrus were collected from a local abattoir. Ten ovarian tissue fragments of approximately 3 × 3 × 1 mm were obtained from each animal. The fragments were cultured in situ for 2 days (D2) or 6 days (D6) in MEM+ or MEM+ supplemented with FSH at four different concentrations, establishing the following 11 groups: control (D0); MEM + (D2); MEM + (D6); MEM + 10 ng/ml of FSH (D2); MEM + 10 ng/ml of FSH (D6); MEM + 50 ng/ml of FSH (D2); MEM + 50 ng/ml of FSH (D6); MEM + 100 ng/ml of FSH (D2); MEM + 100 ng/ml of FSH (D6); MEM + 200 ng/ml of FSH (D2); and MEM + 200 ng/ml of FSH (D6)...
June 4, 2017: Reproduction in Domestic Animals, Zuchthygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28571986/characterization-of-the-variability-and-repeatability-of-gonadotropin-releasing-hormone-induced-luteinizing-hormone-responses-in-dairy-cows-within-a-synchronized-ovulation-protocol
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M Gobikrushanth, P A Dutra, T C Bruinjé, M G Colazo, S T Butler, D J Ambrose
The primary objective was to determine the variability and repeatability of GnRH-induced LH responses. The secondary objective was to evaluate the associations among plasma LH, FSH, estradiol (E2), and progesterone (P4) concentrations. One hundred lactating Holstein cows (35 primiparous, 65 multiparous) were initially subjected to a presynchronization protocol (d 0, PGF2α; d 3, GnRH) followed 7 d later by Ovsynch (d 10, GnRH; d 17, PGF2α; 56 h later, GnRH) and timed artificial insemination 16 h after the last GnRH...
May 29, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28552178/high-diluted-and-dynamised-follicle-stimulating-hormone-modulates-steroid-production-in-isolated-porcine-preantral-follicles-cultured-in%C3%A2-vitro
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Laritza F de Lima, Marcello Rubessa, Rebeca M P Rocha, Rebecca Winters, Derek J Milner, Claudio C Campello, José R Figueiredo, Matthew B Wheeler
OBJECTIVE: This study investigated the effect of two different follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) preparations (diluted/dynamised and diluted) on the in vitro development and steroid production (estradiol, progesterone and testosterone) of isolated porcine preantral follicle after in vitro culture. METHODS: Secondary follicles were cultured in Alpha Minimum Essential Medium (α-MEM(+)) supplemented with grain ethanol (AL - 0.2%, v/v), diluted/dynamised FSH (rFSH 6cH - 0...
May 2017: Homeopathy: the Journal of the Faculty of Homeopathy
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