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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921398/preliminary-analysis-of-numerical-chromosome-abnormalities-in-reciprocal-and-robertsonian-translocation-preimplantation-genetic-diagnosis-cases-with-24-chromosomal-analysis-with-an-acgh-snp-microarray
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Yanxin Xie, Yanwen Xu, Jing Wang, Benyu Miao, Yanhong Zeng, Chenhui Ding, Jun Gao, Canquan Zhou
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to determine whether an interchromosomal effect (ICE) occurred in embryos obtained from reciprocal translocation (rcp) and Robertsonian translocation (RT) carriers who were following a preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) with whole chromosome screening with an aCGH and SNP microarray. We also analyzed the chromosomal numerical abnormalities in embryos with aneuploidy in parental chromosomes that were not involved with a translocation and balanced in involved parental translocation chromosomes...
September 18, 2017: Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919262/pdgfra-is-not-essential-for-the-derivation-and-maintenance-of-mouse-extraembryonic-endoderm-stem-cell-lines
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Jiangwei Lin, Mona Khan, Bolek Zapiec, Peter Mombaerts
Extraembryonic endoderm stem (XEN) cell lines can be derived and maintained in vitro and reflect the primitive endoderm lineage. Platelet-derived growth factor receptor alpha (PDGFRA) is thought to be essential for the derivation and maintenance of mouse XEN cell lines. Here, we have re-evaluated this requirement for PDGFRA. We derived multiple PDGFRA-deficient XEN cell lines from postimplantation and preimplantation embryos of a PDGFRA-GFP knockout strain. We also converted PDGFRA-deficient embryonic stem cell lines into XEN cell lines chemically by transient culturing with retinoic acid and Activin A...
September 8, 2017: Stem Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916332/assessing-the-use-of-assisted-reproductive-technology-in-the-united-states-by-non-united-states-residents
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Aaron D Levine, Sheree L Boulet, Roberta M Berry, Denise J Jamieson, Hillary B Alberta-Sherer, Dmitry M Kissin
OBJECTIVE: To study cross-border reproductive care (CBRC) by assessing the frequency and nature of assisted reproductive technology (ART) care that non-U.S. residents receive in the United States. DESIGN: Retrospective study of ART cycles reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National ART Surveillance System (NASS) from 2006 to 2013. SETTING: Private and academic ART clinics. PATIENT(S): Patients who participated in ART cycles in the United States from 2006 to 2013...
August 31, 2017: Fertility and Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906477/microrna-signaling-in-embryo-development
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REVIEW
Nicole Gross, Jenna Kropp, Hasan Khatib
Expression of microRNAs (miRNAs) is essential for embryonic development and serves important roles in gametogenesis. miRNAs are secreted into the extracellular environment by the embryo during the preimplantation stage of development. Several cell types secrete miRNAs into biological fluids in the extracellular environment. These fluid-derived miRNAs have been shown to circulate the body. Stable transport is dependent on proper packaging of the miRNAs into extracellular vesicles (EVs), including exosomes. These vesicles, which also contain RNA, DNA and proteins, are on the forefront of research on cell-to-cell communication...
September 14, 2017: Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888353/preimplantation-genetic-diagnosis-and-screening-current-status-and-future-challenges
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REVIEW
Hsin-Fu Chen, Shee-Uan Chen, Gwo-Chin Ma, Sung-Tsang Hsieh, Horng-Der Tsai, Yu-Shih Yang, Ming Chen
Preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) is a clinically feasible technology to prevent the transmission of monogenic inherited disorders in families afflicted the diseases to the future offsprings. The major technical hurdle is it does not have a general formula for all mutations, thus different gene locus needs individualized, customized design to make the diagnosis accurate enough to be applied on PGD, in which the quantity of DNA is scarce, whereas timely result is sometimes requested if fresh embryo transfer is desired...
September 6, 2017: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association, Taiwan Yi Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885040/validation-of-next-generation-sequencer-for-24-chromosome-aneuploidy-screening-in-human-embryos
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Kabir Sachdeva, Richard Discutido, Firas Albuz, Rawan Almekosh, Braulio Peramo
BACKGROUND: Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS) is the latest approach for preimplantation genetic diagnoses (PGD). AIM: The purpose of this study was to standardize and validate an NGS method for comprehensive chromosome screening and to investigate its applicability to PGD. METHODS: Embryo biopsy, whole-genome amplification, array comparative genomic hybridization (aCGH), and semiconductor sequencing were employed. RESULTS: A total of 204 whole-genome-amplified products were tested with an NGS-based protocol, from which 100 samples were used for standardization and to evaluate the quality of the results produced by this new technique...
September 8, 2017: Genetic Testing and Molecular Biomarkers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28883481/early-x-chromosome-inactivation-during-human-preimplantation-development-revealed-by-single-cell-rna-sequencing
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Joana C Moreira de Mello, Gustavo R Fernandes, Maria D Vibranovski, Lygia V Pereira
In female mammals, one X chromosome is transcriptionally inactivated (XCI), leading to dosage compensation between sexes, fundamental for embryo viability. A previous study using single-cell RNA-sequencing (scRNA-seq) data proposed that female human preimplantation embryos achieve dosage compensation by downregulating both Xs, a phenomenon named dampening of X expression. Using a novel pipeline on those data, we identified a decrease in the proportion of biallelically expressed X-linked genes during development, consistent with XCI...
September 7, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28878823/a-de-novo-complex-chromosome-rearrangement-associated-with-multisystematic-abnormalities-a-case-report
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Chan Tian, Dan Li, Ping Liu, Liping Jiao, Xuefeng Gao, Jie Qiao
BACKGROUND: Complex chromosomal rearrangements (CCRs) are constitutional structural rearrangements that involve three or more chromosomes or that have more than two breakpoints. CASE PRESENTATION: Here, we describe a four-way CCR involving chromosomes 4, 5, 6 and 8. The patient had mild multisystematic abnormalities during his development, including defects in his eyes and teeth, exomphalos and asthenozoospermia. His wife had two spontaneous abortions during the first trimester...
2017: Molecular Cytogenetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28872141/derivation-of-stem-cell-lines-from-mouse-preimplantation-embryos
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Marta Vila-Cejudo, Elena Ibañez, Josep Santalo
Mouse embryonic stem cell (mESC) derivation is the process by which pluripotent cell lines are established from preimplantation embryos. These lines retain the ability to either self-renew or differentiate under specific conditions. Due to these properties, mESC are a useful tool in regenerative medicine, disease modeling, and tissue engineering studies. This article describes a simple protocol to obtain mESC lines with high derivation efficiencies (60-80%) by culturing blastocysts from permissive mouse strains on feeder cells in defined medium supplemented with leukemia inhibitory factor...
August 20, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870993/klf5-maintains-the-balance-of-primitive-endoderm-to-epiblast-specification-during-mouse-embryonic-development-by-suppression-of-fgf4
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Takuya Azami, Tsuyoshi Waku, Ken Matsumoto, Hyojung Jeon, Masafumi Muratani, Akihiro Kawashima, Jun Yanagisawa, Ichiro Manabe, Ryozo Nagai, Tilo Kunath, Tomonori Nakamura, Kazuki Kurimoto, Mitinori Saitou, Satoru Takahashi, Masatsugu Ema
The inner cell mass of the mouse blastocyst gives rise to the pluripotent epiblast (EPI), which forms the embryo proper, and the primitive endoderm (PrE), which forms extra-embryonic yolk sac tissues. All inner cells co-express lineage markers such as Nanog and Gata6 at embryonic day (E) 3.25, and the EPI and PrE precursor cells eventually segregate to exclusively express Nanog and Gata6, respectively. Fibroblast growth factor (FGF)/extracellular signal-regulated kinase (ERK) signalling is involved in segregation of the EPI and PrE lineages; however, the mechanism involved in Fgf4-regulation is poorly understood...
September 4, 2017: Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28864987/the-long-term-effect-of-the-periconception-period-on-the-embryo-s-epigenetic-profile-and-phenotype-the-role-of-maternal-disease-such-as-diabetes-and-how-the-effect-is-mediated-example-from-a-rabbit-model
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Bernd Fischer, Maria Schindler, S Mareike Pendzialek, Jacqueline Gürke, Elisa Haucke, Katarzyna Joanna Grybel, René Thieme, Anne Navarrete Santos
Maternal metabolic diseases such as diabetes mellitus with diabetogenic hypoinsulinemia and hyperglycemia change periconceptional developmental conditions in utero. In preimplantation rabbit embryos, all major metabolic pathways are affected. Alterations in protein, lipid and glucose metabolism, adipokines, advanced glycation end products (AGEs) and reactive oxygen species (ROS) are described in this review. The embryonic metabolism is characterized by a high plasticity which enables survival of most preimplantation embryos under the non-physiological developmental conditions in diabetic mothers...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28864986/the-role-of-maternal-nutrition-during-the-periconceptional-period-and-its-effect-on-offspring-phenotype
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Tom P Fleming, Judith J Eckert, Oleg Denisenko
The early preimplantation embryo has been rigorously studied for decades to understand inherent reproductive and developmental mechanisms driving its morphogenesis from before fertilisation through to and beyond implantation. Recent research has demonstrated that this short developmental window is also critical for the embryo's interaction with external, maternal factors, particularly nutritional status. Here, maternal dietary quality has been shown to alter the pattern of development in an enduring way that can influence health throughout the lifetime...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28864552/corrigendum-transcriptome-analyses-of-rhesus-monkey-preimplantation-embryos-reveal-a-reduced-capacity-for-dna-double-strand-break-repair-in-primate-oocytes-and-early-embryos
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Xinyi Wang, Denghui Liu, Dajian He, Shengbao Suo, Xian Xia, Xiechao He, Jing-Dong J Han, Ping Zheng
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2017: Genome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28863935/preferential-selection-and-transfer-of-euploid-noncarrier-embryos-in-preimplantation-genetic-diagnosis-cycles-for-reciprocal-translocations
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Li Wang, Jiandong Shen, David S Cram, Minyue Ma, Hui Wang, Wenke Zhang, Junmei Fan, Zhiying Gao, Liwen Zhang, Zhifeng Li, Mengnan Xu, Don A Leigh, Alan O Trounson, Jiayin Liu, Yuanqing Yao
OBJECTIVE: To develop and validate a new strategy to distinguish between balanced/euploid carrier and noncarrier embryos in preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) cycles for reciprocal translocations and to successfully achieve a live birth after selective transfer of a noncarrier embryo. DESIGN: Retrospective and prospective study. SETTING: In vitro fertilization (IVF) units. PATIENT(S): Eleven patients undergoing mate pair sequencing for identification of translocation breakpoints, followed by clinical PGD cycles...
August 29, 2017: Fertility and Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28859285/bovine-lineage-specification-revealed-by-single-cell-gene-expression-analysis-from-zygote-to-blastocyst
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Qingqing Wei, Liang Zhong, Shaopeng Zhang, Haiyuan Mu, Jinzhu Xiang, Liang Yue, Yunping Dai, Jianyong Han
Preimplantation embryos undergo zygotic genome activation and lineage specification resulting in three distinct cell types in the late blastocyst. The molecular mechanisms underlying this progress are largely unknown in bovines. Here, we sought to analyze an extensive set of regulators at the single-cell level to define the events involved in the development of the bovine blastocyst. Using a quantitative microfluidics approach in single cells, we analyzed mRNA levels of 96 genes known to function in early embryonic development and maintenance of stem cell pluripotency in parallel in 384 individual cells from bovine preimplantation embryos...
July 1, 2017: Biology of Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28854587/prospective-study-of-automated-versus-manual-annotation-of-early-time-lapse-markers-in-the-human-preimplantation-embryo
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Daniel J Kaser, Leslie V Farland, Stacey A Missmer, Catherine Racowsky
STUDY QUESTION: How does automated time-lapse annotation (Eeva™) compare to manual annotation of the same video images performed by embryologists certified in measuring durations of the 2-cell (P2; time to the 3-cell minus time to the 2-cell, or t3-t2) and 3-cell (P3; time to 4-cell minus time to the 3-cell, or t4-t3) stages? SUMMARY ANSWER: Manual annotation was superior to the automated annotation provided by Eeva™ version 2.2, because manual annotation assigned a rating to a higher proportion of embryos and yielded a greater sensitivity for blastocyst prediction than automated annotation...
August 1, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28854377/embryonic-survival-development-and-cryoinjury-of-repeatedly-vitrified-mouse-preimplantation-embryos
#17
Jina Youm, Seul Ki Kim, Byung Chul Jee, Seok Hyun Kim
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to investigate the embryonic survival, development, and expressions of cryoinjury- or antioxidant-related genes in once, twice, or three-time vitrified mouse preimplantation embryos. Study desisgn: Six hundred 8-cell stage embryos were obtained from 60 female mice and randomly assigned to control and three experimental groups. Embryos were vitrified by indirect methods The developmental outcomes such as survival rate, blastocyst-forming rate, and the percentage of hatching/hatched blastocyst were assessed...
August 27, 2017: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28851957/tripolar-mitosis-and-partitioning-of-the-genome-arrests-human-preimplantation-development-in-vitro
#18
Christian S Ottolini, John Kitchen, Leoni Xanthopoulou, Tony Gordon, Michael C Summers, Alan H Handyside
Following in vitro fertilisation (IVF), only about half of normally fertilised human embryos develop beyond cleavage and morula stages to form a blastocyst in vitro. Although many human embryos are aneuploid and genomically imbalanced, often as a result of meiotic errors inherited in the oocyte, these aneuploidies persist at the blastocyst stage and the reasons for the high incidence of developmental arrest remain unknown. Here we use genome-wide SNP genotyping and meiomapping of both polar bodies to identify maternal meiotic errors and karyomapping to fingerprint the parental chromosomes in single cells from disaggregated arrested embryos and excluded cells from blastocysts...
August 29, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28851825/embryo-biopsy-and-development-the-known-and-unknown
#19
Federica Zacchini, Roberta Arena, Adam Abramik, Grazyna Ewa Ptak
Preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) has been introduced in clinical practice as a tool for selecting "healthy" embryos before their transfer in utero. PGD protocols include biopsy of cleaving embryos (Blastomere Biopsy - BB) or blastocysts (trophectoderm biopsy - TB), followed by genetic analysis to select "healthy" embryos for transfer in utero. Currently, TB is replacing the use of BB in the clinical practice. However, based on the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis Consortium reports, BB has been used in >87% of PGD cycles for more than 10 years...
August 29, 2017: Reproduction: the Official Journal of the Society for the Study of Fertility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28844405/genetic-and-epigenetic-risks-of-assisted-reproduction
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REVIEW
Ziru Jiang, Yinyu Wang, Jing Lin, Jingjing Xu, Guolian Ding, Hefeng Huang
Assisted reproductive technology (ART) is used primarily for infertility treatments to achieve pregnancy and involves procedures such as in vitro fertilization (IVF), intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI), and cryopreservation. Moreover, preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) of ART is used in couples for genetic reasons. In ART treatments, gametes and zygotes are exposed to a series of non-physiological processes and culture media. Although the majority of children born with this treatment are healthy, some concerns remain regarding the safety of this technology...
August 3, 2017: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Obstetrics & Gynaecology
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