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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822902/pregnancy-outcome-is-influenced-by-luteal-area-during-diestrus-before-successful-insemination-but-not-by-milk-production-level
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H Berger, M Lietzau, A Tichy, K Herzog
The objective was to compare luteal area (LA), luteal blood flow (LBF), and progesterone (P4) concentration before and after artificial insemination (AI) in pregnant and open cows in the diestrus preceding insemination and during the first 21 d after insemination. A number of 119 multiparous German Holstein cows were examined using B-mode and color Doppler sonography in diestrus (15-5 d before AI) and on days 7, 14, and 21 post insemination (pi). Blood samples for determination of P4 concentration were collected at each examination...
April 14, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822901/morphological-and-molecular-differences-in-corpus-luteum-of-pregnant-sows-from-divergent-genetic-groups
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Karine A Costa, Walmir da Silva, Renata Veroneze, José C Montes, Lucas L Verardo, Margareth E Botelho, Márcio S Duarte, Mariana M Neves, Paulo S Lopes, José D Guimarães, Susana A Teixeira, Laene Alcantara, Simone E F Guimarães
Comprehending mechanisms controlling corpus luteum (CL) angiogenesis and apoptosis in pregnant sows is essential to understand the physiological role of these processes in CL function, progesterone production and consequently in conceptus development and prenatal mortality. CL from 54 sows from two genetic groups, a commercial line (COM) and the local Piau breed (LPB), were obtained for gene expression (n = 3 COM; n = 6 LPB), histological and protein analysis (n = 3 COM; n = 3 LPB), divided in six gestational ages (seven, 15, 30, 45, 60 and 90 days)...
July 29, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822776/assessment-of-ovarian-follicular-dynamics-and-folliculogenesis-associated-endocrine-profiles-following-gonadotropin-stimulation-in-the-bonnet-monkey
#3
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/28822241/transcript-analysis-identifies-differential-uterine-gene-expression-profile-beyond-the-normal-implantation-window-in-mice
#4
Qiliang Xin, Meiling Li, Haibin Wang, Sheng Cui, Guoliang Xia, Shuangbo Kong
Uterine receptivity is defined as a state when the uterine milieu is favorable for blastocyst implantation and it can only last for a limited time period. In this study, by utilizing the embryo transfer model, it was observed that a portion of blastocysts could initiate implantation even when transferred beyond the timing of normal uterine receptivity, while their mid-gestational embryo development exhibited severe retardation, suggesting that the uterine status beyond the normal implantation window is unconducive for normal implantation...
August 5, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821098/physical-chemical-characteristics-and-potential-use-of-a-novel-alginate-zein-hydrogel-as-the-sorption-phase-for-polar-organic-compounds
#5
Natara D B Castilhos, Naiara M F M Sampaio, Bruno C da Silva, Izabel C Riegel-Vidotti, Marco T Grassi, Bruno J G Silva
A novel alginate based hydrogel was successfully prepared and tested for the solid phase microextraction of medium-to-high polarity compounds, when supported in a polypropylene (PP) fiber. Pure alginate when added onto the surface of the PP fiber, resulted in a significant improvement in the extraction efficiency of the analytes (except for β-estradiol). The alginate hydrogel was modified upon the incorporation of a small amount of zein, a corn protein. Interestingly, the alginate/zein-supported hydrogel was capable of successfully extracting compounds with low partition constant (Kow), such as 17-α-ethinyl estradiol, progesterone and estriol, since the initial water uptake decreased dramatically in this gel, therefore, leaving the alginate hydroxyl groups more available to interact with the polar compounds...
October 15, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820306/prognostic-value-of-estrogen-receptor-in-who-grade-iii-meningioma-a-long-term-follow-up-study-from-a-single-institution
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Lingyang Hua, Hongda Zhu, Jingrun Li, Hailiang Tang, Dapeng Kuang, Yin Wang, Feng Tang, Xiancheng Chen, Liangfu Zhou, Qing Xie, Ye Gong
OBJECTIVE Malignant meningioma is rare and classified as Grade III in the WHO classification of CNS tumors. However, the presence of estrogen receptor (ER) in WHO Grade III meningiomas and its correlation with patients' outcomes are still unclear. In this single-center cohort study, the authors analyzed clinical features, treatment, and prognosis of these malignant tumors in patients with long-term follow-up. METHODS A total of 87 patients who were pathologically diagnosed with WHO Grade III meningiomas between 2003 and 2008 were enrolled in this study and followed for at least 7 years...
August 18, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820025/interaction-between-progesterone-and-interleukin-1%C3%AE-in-modulating-progesterone-receptor-expression-and-the-inflammatory-phenotype-in-human-cervical-fibroblasts
#7
Stephanie Pierce, Amy E Roberson, Kimberly Hyatt, Krista Singleton, David Deschamps, Dean A Myers
Progesterone helps maintain cervical structure during pregnancy via the progesterone receptor (PR). Two PR isoforms exist, PR-A and PR-B, which have overlapping as well as isoform-specific target genes. During late gestation, leukocytes infiltrate the cervical stroma accompanied by increased cervical cytokine levels, resembling an inflammatory process. We examined interleukin (IL)-1β regulation of the expression of PR-A, PR-B, and genes governing prostaglandin synthesis in human cervical fibroblasts (HCFs)...
January 1, 2017: Reproductive Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818583/timing-of-fertile-period-for-successful-pregnancy-in-american-bully-dogs
#8
Sang-Eun Hahn, Young-Kwang Jo, Yun-Kyong Jin, Goo Jang
Determination of the timing of the estrus cycle is essential for fertile mating. There are physiological variations among breeds, between bitches, and between cycles of the same bitch. If serial monitoring and many tools are applied, the exact moment of ovulation could be pin-pointed. However, it leads to time and costly difficulties. Progesterone concentrations during estrus cycles follow a specific pattern, and it is largely used in timing of fertile period. Although it has similar pattern in general, it is likely that breed-specific differences exist...
July 26, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818465/girdin-protein-expression-is-associated-with-poor-prognosis-in-patients-with-invasive-breast-cancer
#9
Jong-Sun Choi, Kyung Hee Kim, Ensel Oh, Young Kee Shin, Jinwon Seo, Seok-Hyung Kim, Sarah Park, Yoon-La Choi
Girdin is an actin-binding Akt substrate that is an integral component of the PI3K/Akt signalling pathway. However, the clinicopathological significance of Girdin expression in breast cancer has not been clarified. The purpose of this study was to characterise the clinicopathological implication of Girdin expression in breast cancer. Immunohistochemistry-based protein expression analyses of 892 human breast cancer tissues showed that Girdin was expressed in 289 (32.4%) cases. Girdin expression was significantly associated with larger tumour size, frequent lymph node invasion, advanced cancer stage, and expression of oestrogen and progesterone receptors...
August 14, 2017: Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816296/-complete-androgen-insensitivity-syndrome-associated-with-vesical-fistula-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#10
K H Hua, L Yang, X W Zhang, W J Bai, Q Li, T Xu
Androgen insensitivity syndrome (AIS) is a very uncommon genetic disorder that results from the resistance of androgen receptor (AR) to androgen, which influences the formation of the male genitalia and in turn presents with female phenotype. Surgical resection of undesceaded testicle and different kinds of genitoplasty are crucial methods to correct the deformity of reproductive system, as well as hormone replacement therapy, which is an essential therapy for postoperational rehabilitation in AIS patients...
August 18, 2017: Beijing da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Peking University. Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815913/metastatic-triple-negative-breast-cancer-optimizing-treatment-options-new-and-emerging-targeted-therapies
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REVIEW
Parham Khosravi-Shahi, Luis Cabezón-Gutiérrez, Sara Custodio-Cabello
Triple negative breast cancer (TNBC) is a heterogeneous disease, not only on the molecular level, but also on the pathologic and clinical levels. It also has a distinct epidemiology. TNBCs are frequently of high histologic grade, typically more aggressive and difficult to treat than hormone receptor-positive tumors, and they are associated with a higher risk of early relapse with visceral metastasis after surgery, chemotherapy and/or radiotherapy. The lack of estrogen receptor, progesterone receptor and human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 expression precludes the use of targeted therapies in advanced stages, and the only approved systemic treatment option is chemotherapy with or without bevacizumab...
August 16, 2017: Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815355/egg-donation-of-vitrified-oocytes-bank-produces-similar-pregnancy-rates-by-blastocyst-transfer-when-compared-to-fresh-cycle
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Thais S Domingues, Ana Paula Aquino, Bruna Barros, Raquel Mazetto, Mariana Nicolielo, Carolina M Kimati, Talita Devecchi, Tatiana C S Bonetti, Paulo C Serafini, Eduardo L A Motta
PURPOSE: Advances in reproductive techniques, mainly the introduction of oocyte vitrification, have provided the opportunity to conceive from oocyte banks. The aim of this study was to compare the clinical outcomes of fresh and vitrified oocytes in an egg donation program following blastocyst transfer. METHODS: This retrospective observational study included 504 oocyte donation cycles. All donor women were younger than 30 years of age. The recipient cycles were divided into two groups: fresh oocytes (n = 78) or vitrified oocytes (n = 426)...
August 16, 2017: Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815018/serum-complexed-and-free-prostate-specific-antigen-levels-are-lower-in-female-elite-athletes-in-comparison-to-control-women
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Emma Eklund, Eleftherios P Diamandis, Carla Muytjens, Sarah Wheeler, Anu Mathew, Martin Stengelin, Eli Glezer, Galina Nikolenko, Marshall D Brown, Yingye Zheng, Angelica Lindén Hirschberg
BACKGROUND: We hypothesize that prostate specific antigen (PSA), a protein that it is under regulation by androgens, may be differentially expressed in female elite athletes in comparison to control women. METHODS: We conducted a cross-sectional study of 106 female athletes and 114 sedentary age-matched controls.  Serum from these women was analyzed for complexed prostate specific antigen (cPSA) and free prostate specific antigen (fPSA), by fifth generation assays with limits of detection of around 6 and 140 fg/mL, respectively...
2017: F1000Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814897/discordance-of-the-estrogen-receptor-and-her-2-neu-in-breast-cancer-from-primary-lesion-to-first-and-second-metastatic-site
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Elyse E Lower, Shagufta Khan, Diane Kennedy, Robert P Baughman
BACKGROUND: Hormone receptor and HER-2/neu discordance between the primary lesion and first metastasis has been reported. This study was performed to determine further biomarker discordance rates between the first and subsequent metastatic breast cancer lesions. METHODS: We performed a retrospective review of paired biomarkers from primary breast cancers compared to first reported and subsequent metastases from 103 patients with breast cancer. The estrogen receptor (ER), progesterone receptor (PR), and HER-2/neu status were reported at all three time points...
2017: Breast Cancer: Targets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813468/proteomic-comparison-by-itraq-combined-with-mass-spectrometry-of-egg-white-proteins-in-laying-hens-gallus-gallus-fed-with-soybean-meal-and-cottonseed-meal
#15
Tao He, Haijun Zhang, Jing Wang, Shugeng Wu, Hongyuan Yue, Guanghai Qi
Cottonseed meal (CSM) is commonly used in hens' diets to replace soybean meal (SBM). However, the molecular consequences of this substitution remains unclear. To investigate the impact of this substitution at the molecular level, iTRAQ combined with biochemical analysis was performed in Hy-Line W-36 hens supplemented with a mixed diet of CSM and SBM. Egg weight, albumen height, and Haugh unit were significantly reduced in the CSM100 group (100% crude protein of SBM replaced by CSM) compared with the SBM group (P<0...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811899/angiomyofibroblastoma-of-the-vulva-diagnosed-preoperatively-a-case-report
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Tadahiro Shoji, Ryosuke Takeshita, Rika Mukaida, Tamotsu Sato, Masami Taguchi, Shunichi Sasou
A 50-year-old woman (gravida 2, para 2) first noticed a small nodule in the right labium majus 2 years prior to the initial visit to the Hachinohe Red Cross Hospital (Hachinohe, Japan), which had gradually increased in size. On physical examination, a well-circumscribed, elastic, firm, goose egg-sized, subcutaneous mass protruding from the right labium majus was identified. On magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), the lesion was hypointense on T1-weighted images and was well-circumscribed, strongly enhanced and homogeneous on gadolinium-enhanced images, measuring 7...
September 2017: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811696/relationship-between-fetal-loss-and-serum-gonadal-hormones-level-in-experimental-antiphospholipid-syndrome-mouse
#17
Shanmugam Velayuthaprabhu, Arunachalam Chinnathambi, Sulaiman Ali Alharbi, Hidehiko Matsubayashi, Govindaraju Archunan
To investigate the effects of antiphospholipid antibodies on establishment of pregnancy and changes in hormones such as estradiol-17ß (E2) and progesterone (P) levels in circulation. Hence, mice were immunized with human β2-Glycoprotein I (β2GPI) and the effect of these antibodies on fetuses weight, placental obsrvation, Serum levels of P and E2 in pregnant mice, hematological were observed. Immunization of mice with human β2-GPI resulted in elevated levels of antiphospholipid antibodies. The experimentally induced antiphospholipid syndrome mouse showed higher rate of fetal resorption, low number of viable fetuses, and "placental abnormalities"...
July 2017: Indian Journal of Clinical Biochemistry: IJCB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811185/the-effect-of-receptor-status-on-mastectomy-and-contralateral-prophylactic-mastectomy-rates-in-early-stage-invasive-breast-carcinoma
#18
Sunil W Dutta, Daniel M Trifiletti, Surbhi Grover, Kara D Romano, Einsley-Marie Janowski, Shayna L Showalter
BACKGROUND: There is an established relationship between hormone receptor (HR; estrogen and/or progesterone receptors) status, HER2 status, and locoregional recurrence. The purpose of this study was to analyze how HR and HER2 receptor status have influenced the surgical management trends among patients with early stage breast cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The National Cancer Database was queried for patients with cT1 to cT3, cN0, and cM0 breast carcinoma from 2004 to 2012...
June 29, 2017: Clinical Breast Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810916/the-catsper-channel-and-its-roles-in-male-fertility-a-systematic-review
#19
REVIEW
Xiang-Hong Sun, Ying-Ying Zhu, Lin Wang, Hong-Ling Liu, Yong Ling, Zong-Li Li, Li-Bo Sun
The Catsper channel is a sperm-specific, Ca(2+)-permeable, pH-dependent, and low voltage-dependent channel that is essential for the hyperactivity of sperm flagellum, chemotaxis towards the egg, capacitation and acrosome reaction. All of these physiological events require calcium entry into sperm cells. Remarkably, Catsper genes are exclusively expressed in the testis during spermatogenesis, and are sensitive to ion channel-induced pH change, such as NHEs, Ca(2+)ATPase, K(+) channel, Hv1 channel and HCO3(-) transporters...
August 15, 2017: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology: RB&E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810880/nlrp7-contributes-to-in-vitro-decidualization-of-endometrial-stromal-cells
#20
Jyun-Yuan Huang, Pei-Hsiu Yu, Yueh-Chun Li, Pao-Lin Kuo
BACKGROUND: Nucleotide-binding oligomerization domain (NACHT), leucine rich repeat (LRR) and pyrin domain (PYD) 7 containing protein, NLRP7, is a member of the NLR family which serves as innate immune sensors. Mutations and genetic variants of NLRP7 have been found in women with infertility associated conditions, such as recurrent hydatidiform mole, recurrent miscarriage, and preeclampsia. Decidualization of endometrial stromal cells is a hallmark of tissue remodeling to support embryo implantation and proper placental development...
August 15, 2017: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology: RB&E
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