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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719345/h2o2-induced-mild-stress-in-relation-with-in-vitro-ovine-oocyte-developmental-competence-implications-for-blastocyst-apoptosis-and-related-genes-expression
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K Nikdel, M Aminafshar, A Mohammadi-Sangcheshmeh, N EmamJomeh-Kashan, E Seyedjafari
In this study, in vitro maturation was performed in presence of various concentrations (0, 10, 100, or 1000 µM) of H2O2. The intracellular glutathione (GSH) level, fertilization, cleavage, and blastocyst rates, total cell number, and apoptotic cell number and expression of Bax, Bcl-2, and p53 genes in blastocyst-stage embryos were studied. At 10 μM H2O2 concentration, a higher GSH level was detected in comparison to the other groups while oocytes exposed to 1000 μM H2O2 had the lowest GSH level. Treatment of oocytes with 1000 μM H2O2 decreased the rate of two pronuclei formation as compared with other groups...
May 20, 2017: Cellular and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718081/blastocyst-utilization-rates-after-continuous-culture-in-two-commercial-single-step-media-a-prospective-randomized-study-with-sibling-oocytes
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Ioannis A Sfontouris, Efstratios M Kolibianakis, George T Lainas, Christos A Venetis, George K Petsas, Basil C Tarlatzis, Tryfon G Lainas
PURPOSE: The aim of this study is to determine whether blastocyst utilization rates are different after continuous culture in two different commercial single-step media. METHODS: This is a paired randomized controlled trial with sibling oocytes conducted in infertility patients, aged ≤40 years with ≥10 oocytes retrieved assigned to blastocyst culture and transfer. Retrieved oocytes were randomly allocated to continuous culture in either Sage one-step medium (Origio) or Continuous Single Culture (CSC) medium (Irvine Scientific) without medium renewal up to day 5 post oocyte retrieval...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717645/whole-genome-amplification-of-day-3-or-day-5-human-embryos-biopsies-provides-a-suitable-dna-template-for-pcr-based-techniques-for-genotyping-a-complement-of-preimplantation-genetic-testing
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Elizabeth Schaeffer, Bruno López-Bayghen, Adina Neumann, Leonardo M Porchia, Rafael Camacho, Efraín Garrido, Rocío Gómez, Felipe Camargo, Esther López-Bayghen
Our objective was to determine if whole genome amplification (WGA) provides suitable DNA for qPCR-based genotyping for human embryos. Single blastomeres (Day 3) or trophoblastic cells (Day 5) were isolated from 342 embryos for WGA. Comparative Genomic Hybridization determined embryo sex as well as Trisomy 18 or Trisomy 21. To determine the embryo's sex, qPCR melting curve analysis for SRY and DYS14 was used. Logistic regression indicated a 4.4%, 57.1%, or 98.8% probability of a male embryo when neither gene, SRY only, or both genes were detected, respectively (accuracy = 94...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712378/treatment-of-allicin-improves-maturation-of-immature-oocytes-and-subsequent-developmental-ability-of-preimplantation-embryos
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Sang-Gi Jeong, Seung-Eun Lee, Yun-Gwi Park, Yeo-Jin Son, Min-Young Shin, Eun-Young Kim, Se-Pill Park
Allicin (AL) regulates the cellular redox, proliferation, viability, and cell cycle of different cells against extracellular-derived stress. This study investigated the effects of allicin treatment on porcine oocyte maturation and developmental competence. Porcine oocytes were cultured in medium supplemented with 0 (control), 0.01, 0.1, 1, 10 or 100 μM AL, respectively, during in vitro maturation (IVM). The rate of polar body emission was higher in the 0.1 AL-treated group (74.5% ± 2.3%) than in the control (68...
July 17, 2017: Zygote: the Biology of Gametes and Early Embryos
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711945/the-molecular-characterization-of-porcine-egg-precursor-cells
#5
Te-Sha Tsai, Jacqueline Johnson, Yvonne White, Justin C St John
Female-factor infertility can be caused by poor oocyte quality and depleted ovarian reserves. Egg precursor cells (EPCs), isolated from the ovarian cortex, have the potential to be used to overcome female infertility. We aimed to define the origins of EPCs by analyzing their gene expression profiles and mtDNA content using a mini-pig model. We characterized FAC-sorted DDX4+-derived porcine EPCs by performing RNA-sequencing and determined that they utilize pathways important for cell cycle and proliferation, which supports the existence of adult mitotically active oogonial cells...
June 28, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711491/copper-chaperone-atox1-regulates-pluripotency-factor-oct4-in-preimplantation-mouse-embryos
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Emanuele Celauro, Amisa Mukaj, Juan Carlos Fierro-González, Pernilla Wittung-Stafshede
Despite of the importance of copper (Cu) during pregnancy, the roles of Cu-binding proteins during early embryonic development are unknown. The Cu chaperone ATOX1 was recently suggested to have additional functions related to transcription and cancer. When we analyzed single-cell RNA transcript data from early mouse embryos, Atox1 transcript levels increased dramatically at the 8-cell stage and, at 16- and 32-cell embryo stages, matched those of Oct4 which expresses a transcription factor essential for pluripotency in the inner cell mass...
July 12, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708489/2-methoxystypandrone-improves-in%C3%A2-vitro-produced-bovine-embryo-quality-through-inhibition-of-ikbkb
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Ayman Mesalam, Imran Khan, Kyeong-Lim Lee, Seok-Hwan Song, M M R Chowdhury, Zia Uddin, Ki Hun Park, Il-Keun Kong
2-Methoxystypandrone (2-MS), a naphthoquinone from Polygonum cuspidatum, has been reported to exhibit antioxidant activities. However, its pharmacological properties have not been fully studied in vitro culture system of oocytes and embryos development. In this study, we examined the effects of 2-MS on bovine blastocyst developmental competency during preimplantation using TUNEL assay, qRT-PCR and immunocytochemistry. Oocytes were treated with 1 μM 2-MS during maturation, followed by in vitro fertilized and the zygotes were cultured...
May 19, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704412/synthetic-preimplantation-factor-pif-prevents-fetal-loss-by-modulating-lps-induced-inflammatory-response
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Nicoletta Di Simone, Fiorella Di Nicuolo, Riccardo Marana, Roberta Castellani, Francesco Ria, Manuela Veglia, Giovanni Scambia, Daniel Surbek, Eytan Barnea, Martin Mueller
Maternal control of inflammation is essential during pregnancy and an exaggerated response is one of the underlying causes of fetal loss. Inflammatory response is mediated by multiple factors and Toll-like receptors (TLRs) are central. Activation of TLRs results in NALP-3 mediated assembly of apoptosis-associated speck-like protein containing a CARD (ASC) and caspase-1 into the inflammasome and production of pro-inflammatory cytokines IL-1β and IL-18. Given that preventing measures are lacking, we investigated PreImplantation Factor (PIF) as therapeutic option as PIF modulates Inflammation in pregnancy...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28703188/allelic-reprogramming-of-3d-chromatin-architecture-during-early-mammalian-development
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Zhenhai Du, Hui Zheng, Bo Huang, Rui Ma, Jingyi Wu, Xianglin Zhang, Jing He, Yunlong Xiang, Qiujun Wang, Yuanyuan Li, Jing Ma, Xu Zhang, Ke Zhang, Yang Wang, Michael Q Zhang, Juntao Gao, Jesse R Dixon, Xiaowo Wang, Jianyang Zeng, Wei Xie
In mammals, chromatin organization undergoes drastic reprogramming after fertilization. However, the three-dimensional structure of chromatin and its reprogramming in preimplantation development remain poorly understood. Here, by developing a low-input Hi-C (genome-wide chromosome conformation capture) approach, we examined the reprogramming of chromatin organization during early development in mice. We found that oocytes in metaphase II show homogeneous chromatin folding that lacks detectable topologically associating domains (TADs) and chromatin compartments...
July 12, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700688/four-simple-rules-that-are-sufficient-to-generate-the-mammalian-blastocyst
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Silas Boye Nissen, Marta Perera, Javier Martin Gonzalez, Sophie M Morgani, Mogens H Jensen, Kim Sneppen, Joshua M Brickman, Ala Trusina
Early mammalian development is both highly regulative and self-organizing. It involves the interplay of cell position, predetermined gene regulatory networks, and environmental interactions to generate the physical arrangement of the blastocyst with precise timing. However, this process occurs in the absence of maternal information and in the presence of transcriptional stochasticity. How does the preimplantation embryo ensure robust, reproducible development in this context? It utilizes a versatile toolbox that includes complex intracellular networks coupled to cell-cell communication, segregation by differential adhesion, and apoptosis...
July 2017: PLoS Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696244/effect-of-vitrification-on-in-vitro-development-and-imprinted-gene-grb10-in-mouse-embryos
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Jianfeng Yao, Lixia Geng, Rongfu Huang, Weilin Peng, Xuan Chen, Xiaohong Jiang, Miao Yu, Ming Li, Yanfang Huang, Xiaoyu Yang
Vitrification of embryos is a routine procedure in IVF (in vitro fertilization) laboratories. In the present study, we aimed to investigate the effect of vitrification on mouse preimplantation embryo development in vitro, and effect on the epigenetic status of imprinted gene Grb10 in mouse embryos. The blastocyst formation rate for vitrified 8-cell embryos was similar to the non-vitrified 8-cell embryos, whereas the blastocyst hatching rate was lower than that of the non-vitrified group. The expression level of Grb10 major-type transcript decreased significantly in vitrified blastocysts compared with non-vitrified and in vivo blastocysts...
September 2017: Reproduction: the Official Journal of the Society for the Study of Fertility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693372/prostaglandin-e-pathway-in-uterine-tissue-during-window-of-preimplantation-in-female-mice-mated-with-intact-and-seminal-vesicle-excised-male
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Mahnaz Shahnazi, Mohammad Nouri, Gisou Mohaddes, Zeinab Latifi, Amir Fattahi, Mustafa Mohammadi
Prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) has been introduced as an important factor for embryo implantation. So the present study was carried out to evaluate the effect of seminal fluid (SF) on PGE2 pathway in uterus tissues of mice during window of preimplantation. The messenger RNA (mRNA) expressions of microsomal PGE synthase (mPGES) and cytosolic PGE synthase (cPGES) as well as protein expression of PGE receptor 2 and 4 (EP2 and EP4) were determined in uterine tissue of control and seminal vesicle-excised (SVX)-mated female mice during days 1 to 5 of pregnancy using real-time polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR) and Western blotting, respectively...
January 1, 2017: Reproductive Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687208/assisted-reproduction-techniques-in-latin-america-the-latin-american-registry-2014
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Fernando Zegers-Hochschild, Juan Enrique Schwarze, Javier Crosby, Carolina Musri, Maria Teresa Urbina
Multinational data on assisted reproduction techniques (IVF and intractytoplasmic sperm injection [ICSI], frozen embryo transfer, oocyte donation, preimplantation genetic diagnosis and fertility preservation) were collected from 159 institutions in 15 Latin American countries. A total of 41.34% of IVF-ICSI cycles were conducted in women aged 35-39 years and 23.35% in women aged 40 years and older. After removing freeze-all cases, delivery rate per oocyte retrieval was 25.05% for ICSI and 27.41% for IVF. Multiple births included 20...
June 21, 2017: Reproductive Biomedicine Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682646/embryo-pooling-a-promising-strategy-for-managing-insufficient-number-of-embryos-in-preimplantation-genetic-diagnosis
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Xiaokun Hu, Chenhui Ding, Duoduo Zhang, Wen Zhou, Jing Wang, Yanhong Zeng, Jie Lv, Yan-Wen Xu, Can-Quan Zhou
This retrospective study evaluated the embryo pooling strategy for managing insufficient number of embryos in preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) through serial vitrification of cleavage-stage embryos from consecutive cycles, and simultaneous blastocysts biopsy in combination with blastocysts obtained in ultimate fresh cycle. A retrospective analysis of the cumulative pregnancy rate of 68 patients underwent cleavage-stage embryos accumulation (Embryo Pooling Group) and 94 patients underwent one stimulation cycle (Control Group) over a 2-year period were conducted...
July 6, 2017: Gynecological Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682643/yy1-is-required-for-posttranscriptional-stability-of-sox2-and-oct4-proteins
#15
Mary C Wallingford, Jacob Hiller, Kun Zhang, Jesse Mager
Yinyang1 (YY1) participates in protein-DNA, protein-RNA, and protein-protein interactions and regulates developmental processes and disease mechanisms. YY1 interactions regulate a range of important biological functions, including oocyte maturation, epithelial to mesenchymal transition, and vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) signaling. We tested the hypothesis that YY1 is required for inner cell mass (ICM) lineage commitment during preimplantation development. In this study, we document gene expression patterns and protein localization of key transcription factors in Yy1 global, tissue-specific, and dsRNA-mediated knockout/down embryos...
July 6, 2017: Cellular Reprogramming
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680528/protective-effect-of-icariin-on-the-development-of-preimplantation-mouse-embryos-against-hydrogen-peroxide-induced-oxidative-injury
#16
Rong Ye, Songhua Xu, Yue Liu, Lili Pang, Xiuli Lian, Yuhuan Zhong, Yang Su, Shie Wang
During in vitro cultivation of preimplantation embryos, the balance between ROS production and clearance is disturbed and may lead to incompetent embryos, which might be a main reason of IVF-ET failure. Icariin (ICA) is reported to be active in clearing ROS. The present study aimed to investigate whether ICA could reverse H2O2 pretreatment-induced mouse preimplantation embryo development arrest and, furthermore, to study the underlying mechanisms by detecting ROS levels, mitochondrial membrane potential (ΔΨm), and zygotic gene expression...
2017: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676910/morphokinetic-parameters-from-a-time-lapse-monitoring-system-cannot-accurately-predict-the-ploidy-of-embryos
#17
Jingye Zhang, Wenrong Tao, Hui Liu, Guanling Yu, Mei Li, Shuiying Ma, Keliang Wu
PURPOSE: This study aimed to test whether there is an association between embryo morphokinetic parameters and ploidy status. METHODS: Patients with high risk of aneuploidy were analyzed by time-lapse microscopy combined with preimplantation genetic screening (PGS). Accordingly, 256 blastocysts from 75 patients were subjected to trophectoderm biopsy and microarray comparative genomic hybridization (array-CGH). Blastocyst development process was analyzed using time-lapse images...
July 4, 2017: Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676096/global-gene-expression-profiling-and-senescence-biomarker-analysis-of-hesc-exposed-to-h2o2-induced-non-cytotoxic-oxidative-stress
#18
Maria Barandalla, Hui Shi, Hui Xiao, Silvia Colleoni, Cesare Galli, Pietro Lio, Matthew Trotter, Giovanna Lazzari
BACKGROUND: Human embryonic stem cells (hESCs) potentially offer new routes to study, on the basis of the Developmental Origins of Health and Disease (DOHaD) concept, how the maternal environment during pregnancy influences the offspring's health and can predispose to chronic disease in later life. Reactive oxygen species (ROS), antioxidant defences and cellular redox status play a key function in gene expression regulation and are involved in diabetes and metabolic syndromes as in ageing...
July 5, 2017: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28668821/preimplantation-genetic-diagnosis-for-mitochondrial-dna-mutations-analysis-of-one-blastomere-suffices
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Suzanne C E H Sallevelt, Joseph C F M Dreesen, Edith Coonen, Aimee D C Paulussen, Debby M E I Hellebrekers, Christine E M de Die-Smulders, Hubert J M Smeets, Patrick Lindsey
BACKGROUND: Preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) is a reproductive strategy for mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) mutation carriers, strongly reducing their risk of affected offspring. Embryos either without the mutation or with mutation load below the phenotypic threshold are transferred to the uterus. Because of incidental heteroplasmy deviations in single blastomere and the relatively limited data available, we so far preferred relying on two blastomeres rather than one. Considering the negative effect of a two-blastomere biopsy protocol compared with a single-blastomere biopsy protocol on live birth delivery rate, we re-evaluated the error rate in our current dataset...
July 1, 2017: Journal of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28666459/towards-a-better-understanding-of-preimplantation-genetic-screening-for-aneuploidy-insights-from-a-virtual-trial-for-women-under-the-age-of-40-when-transferring-embryos-one-at-a-time
#20
Paul N Scriven
BACKGROUND: The aim of this theoretical study is to explore the cost-effectiveness of aneuploidy screening in a UK setting for every woman aged under the age of 40 years when fresh and vitrified-warmed embryos are transferred one at a time in a first full cycle of assisted conception. METHODS: It is envisaged that a 24-chromosome genetic test for aneuploidy could be used to exclude embryos with an abnormal test result from transfer, or used only to rank embryos with the highest potential to be viable; the effect on cumulative outcome is assessed...
June 30, 2017: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology: RB&E
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