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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641395/effect-of-in-ovo-injection-of-corticotropin-releasing-hormone-on-the-timing-of-hatching-in-broiler-chickens
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Yugo Watanabe, Sylvia V H Grommen, Bert De Groef
In chicken embryos, intravenous injection of corticotropin-releasing hormone (CRH) causes the release of both corticosteroids and thyroid hormones. These hormones initiate and enhance the hatching process, raising the possibility that CRH treatment of the late chicken embryo could accelerate hatching and/or decrease the spread of hatching. We performed a series of exploratory tests to investigate whether in ovo delivery methods of CRH other than intravenous injection that are more practical in a commercial setting, affect hatching time in broilers...
June 21, 2017: Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641139/hormonal-profile-and-the-role-of-cell-expansion-in-the-germination-control-of-cerrado-biome-palm-seeds
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Daiane Souza Dias, Leonardo Monteiro Ribeiro, Paulo Sérgio Nascimento Lopes, Sergi Munné-Bosch, Queila Souza Garcia
Little information is currently available concerning the mechanisms controlling palm seed germination. We compared the anatomical and physiological aspects of seeds of two neotropical palm species showing different levels of dormancy. The seeds of Attalea vitrivir and Butia capitata were evaluated for the endogenous contents of hormones (ABA, GAs, CKs, BRs, IAA, JA, SA and the ethylene precursor ACC) in their cotyledonary petiole and operculum (structures involved in germination control), the force necessary to displace the operculum, endo-β-mannanase activities, and embryo cell elongation...
June 15, 2017: Plant Physiology and Biochemistry: PPB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633287/genetic-diseases-and-aneuploidies-can-be-detected-with-a-single-blastocyst-biopsy-a-successful-clinical-approach
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Maria Giulia Minasi, Francesco Fiorentino, Alessandra Ruberti, Anil Biricik, Elisabetta Cursio, Ettore Cotroneo, Maria Teresa Varricchio, Matteo Surdo, Francesca Spinella, Ermanno Greco
STUDY QUESTION: Can simultaneous detection of aneuploidies and genetic diseases or chromosomal aberrations in blastocysts reduce the chance of transferring embryos with low implantation potential, guaranteeing good clinical outcomes? SUMMARY ANSWER: The screening for chromosomal aneuploidies revealed that 50.6% of blastocysts diagnosed free of genetic disease or balanced, were aneuploid, therefore avoiding the transfer of blastocysts potentially resulting in implantation failures, miscarriages, or in some cases, in health affected live births...
June 12, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632990/shortening-gametes-co-incubation-time-improves-live-birth-rate-for-couples-with-a-history-of-fragmented-embryos
#4
Anne Le Bras, Laetitia Hesters, Vanessa Gallot, Cathie Tallet, Gerard Tachdjian, Nelly Frydman
Short gamete co-incubation (SGCO) consists in decreasing the duration of contact between oocytes and sperm from the standard overnight insemination (SOI) toward 2 hours. However, the effectiveness of this technique to improve in vitro fertilization and embryo transfer (IVF-ET) outcomes remains controversial. Our study was designed to evaluate the efficiency of SGCO in a poor prognosis population with a history of fragmented embryos defined by the presence of at least 50% of the embryos with more than 25% of cytoplasmic fragments...
June 20, 2017: Systems Biology in Reproductive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631934/breast-milk-from-smokers-contains-less-cholesterol-and-protein-and-smaller-size-of-apolipoprotein-a-i-resulting-in-lower-zebrafish-embryo-survivability
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Seong-Min Kim, Suk-Jeong Kim, Jae-Yong Kim, Jae-Ryong Kim, Kyung-Hyun Cho
BACKGROUND: To determine the quality of breast milk (BM), we compared the functions of BM from ex-smokers and nonsmokers. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: We analyzed the contents of lipids, glucose, and protein in BM from ex-smokers (10 cigarettes/day for 13 ± 3 years) as well as infant formula. RESULTS: Nonsmokers' BM showed 2.4- and 1.4-fold higher cholesterol and protein contents, respectively, than BM from smokers. Infant formula contained almost no cholesterol, but did show remarkably higher glucose and triglyceride levels than BM...
June 20, 2017: Breastfeeding Medicine: the Official Journal of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631552/effect-of-2-3-4-4-5-pentachlorobiphenyl-exposure-on-endometrial-receptivity-and-the-methylation-of-hoxa10
#6
Xin-Lan Qu, Ming-Zhang, Yuan-Fang, Hui Wang, Yuan-Zhen Zhang
Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) are one of the most common endocrine-disrupting chemicals and have obvious toxicity on human reproductive development. The aim of our study was to investigate the toxicity of chronic 2,3',4,4',5-pentachlorobiphenyl (PCB 118) exposure on embryo implantation and endometrial receptivity, with the possible mechanism of DNA methylation involved. Virgin CD-1 female mice (3 weeks old) were housed and orally treated with PCB 118 (0, 1, 10, 100 μg/kg) for a month. After mating with fertile males, the pregnant mice were killed on gestation day 4...
January 1, 2017: Reproductive Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631127/toxicity-of-cypermethrin-on-the-embryo-and-larvae-of-gangetic-mystus-mystus-cavasius
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Md Haider Ali, Kizar Ahmed Sumon, Marin Sultana, Harunur Rashid
The objective of the present study was to elucidate the effects of cypermethrin on the embryo and the larvae of Gangetic mystus, Mystus cavasius. Therefore, fertilized eggs (n = 100) and 1-day-old larvae (n = 100) were exposed to six different concentrations of cypermethrin (0, 2, 4, 8, 16 and 32 μg L(-1)) in each of the 18 plastic bowls. Each of the treatment and control was maintained in three replicates. The LC10 and LC50 values for Gangetic mystus embryos and larvae were calculated using probit analysis...
June 19, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630707/evidence-of-endometrial-amino-acid-metabolism-and-transport-modulation-by-peri-ovulatory-endocrine-profiles-driving-uterine-receptivity
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Moana Rodrigues França, Maressa Izabel Santos da Silva, Guilherme Pugliesi, Veerle Van Hoeck, Mario Binelli
BACKGROUND: In beef cattle, changes in the periovulatory endocrine milieu are associated with fertility and conceptus growth. A large preovulatory follicle (POF) and the resulting elevated concentrations of progesterone (P4) during diestrus positively affect pregnancy rates. Amino acids (AA) are important components of maternally derived secretions that are crucial for embryonic survival before implantation. The hypothesis is that the size of the POF and the concentration of P4 in early diestrus modulate the endometrial abundance of SLC transcripts related to AA transport and metabolism and subsequently impact luminal concentrations of AA...
2017: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628668/dose-dependent-effects-of-gamma-radiation-on-the-early-zebrafish-development-and-gene-expression
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Selma Hurem, Leonardo Martín Martín, Dag Anders Brede, Eystein Skjerve, Rasoul Nourizadeh-Lillabadi, Ole Christian Lind, Terje Christensen, Vidar Berg, Hans-Christian Teien, Brit Salbu, Deborah Helen Oughton, Peter Aleström, Jan Ludvig Lyche
Ionizing radiation from natural sources or anthropogenic activity has the potential to cause oxidative stress or genetic damage in living organisms, through the ionization and excitation of molecules and the subsequent production of free radicals and reactive oxygen species (ROS). The present work focuses on radiation-induced biological effects using the zebrafish (Danio rerio) vertebrate model. Changes in developmental traits and gene expression in zebrafish were assessed after continuous external gamma irradiation (0...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623529/ameliorative-effect-of-omega-3-on-spermatogenesis-testicular-antioxidant-status-and-preimplantation-embryo-development-in-streptozotocin-induced-diabetes-in-rats
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Mehdi Khavarimehr, Vahid Nejati, Mazdak Razi, Gholamreza Najafi
PURPOSE: The present study was done to determine the ameliorative effect of polyunsaturated fatty acid omega-3 against experimental diabetes-induced damages on testicular tissue, sperm parameters and preimplantation embryo development in rat model. METHODS: Thirty-two mature male rats were divided into two control and test groups. The experimental diabetes (50 mg kg(-1) streptozotocin, ip) was induced in test group and subdivided into non-treated diabetic, 300 and 600 mg kg(-1) omega-3-treated (orally by gavage) groups...
June 16, 2017: International Urology and Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619101/in-vitro-production-of-bovine-embryos-derived-from-individual-donors-in-the-corral-%C3%A2-dish
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Maaike Catteeuw, Eline Wydooghe, Erik Mullaart, Hiemke M Knijn, Ann Van Soom
BACKGROUND: Since the identity of the embryo is of outmost importance during commercial in vitro embryo production, bovine oocytes and embryos have to be cultured strictly per donor. Due to the rather low yield of oocytes collected after ovum pick-up (OPU) per individual cow, oocyte maturation and embryo culture take place in small groups, which is often associated with inferior embryo development. The objective of this study was to improve embryonic development in small donor groups by using the Corral(®) dish...
June 15, 2017: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617534/afc-vs-amh-prediction-of-ovarian-response-in-women-with-endometrioma-undergoing-controlled-ovarian-stimulation
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A A Ersahin, H Arpaci, S S Ersahin, N Celik, M Acet
OBJECTIVE: To assess the clinical value of antral follicle count (AFC) and anti-Mullerian hormone (AMH) for the prediction of ovarian response in women with endometrioma undergoing controlled ovarian stimulation for IVF using GnRH antagonist treatment. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Fifty patients with endometrioma who underwent their first IVF/ICSI cycle with GnRH antagonist treatment were included in the study. The average AMH values were recorded as 1.5-2 ng/mL. Fifty infertile women are not suffering from endometrioma were selected from those with male factor infertility as control...
May 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615488/hotter-nests-produce-hatchling-lizards-with-lower-thermal-tolerance
#13
Buddhi Dayananda, Brad R Murray, Jonathan K Webb
In many regions, the frequency and duration of summer heatwaves is predicted to increase in future. Hotter summers could result in higher temperatures inside lizard nests, potentially exposing embryos to thermally stressful conditions during development. Potentially, developmentally plastic shifts in thermal tolerance could allow lizards to adapt to climate warming. To determine how higher nest temperatures affect the thermal tolerance of hatchling geckos, we incubated eggs of the rock-dwelling velvet gecko, Amalosia lesueurii, at two fluctuating temperature regimes to mimic current nest temperatures (mean 23...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609269/corifollitropin-alfa-compared-to-daily-rfsh-or-hp-hmg-in-gnrh-antagonist-controlled-ovarian-stimulation-protocol-for-patients-undergoing-assisted-reproduction
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Priscila Morais Galvão Souza, Bruno Ramalho de Carvalho, Hitomi Miura Nakagawa, Thalita Reis Esselin Rassi, Antônio César Paes Barbosa, Adelino Amaral Silva
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to compare the outcomes of controlled ovarian stimulation (COS) with corifollitropin alfa versus daily recombinant follicle-stimulating hormone (rRFSH) or highly purified human menopausal gonadotropin (HP-HMG) in patients undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF) cycles based on gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) antagonist protocols. The primary endpoints were total number of oocytes and mature oocytes. METHODS: This retrospective study looked into 132 controlled ovarian stimulation cycles from IVF or oocyte cryopreservation performed in a private human reproduction center between January 1 and December 31, 2014...
June 1, 2017: JBRA Assisted Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605482/substantial-toxic-effect-of-water-pipe-smoking-on-the-early-stage-of-embryonic-development
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Anas A Ashour, Mahmoud Y Haik, Khaled W Sadek, Huseyin C Yalcin, Joanna Bitharas, Tahar Aboulkassim, Gerald Batist, Amber Yasmeen, Ala-Eddin Al Moustafa
Background: Water-pipe smoking (WPS) is the most widespread tobacco use in the Middle-East, and is rapidly spreading globally. Smoke from WP contains most of the compounds present in cigarette smoke, although in different proportions. WPS is associated with the risk of several human diseases; however, its impact on the early stage of normal development has not been investigated yet. Thus, in this investigation, we assess the effect of WPS on the embryo at the early stage of development...
June 12, 2017: Nicotine & Tobacco Research: Official Journal of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602476/comparison-of-ectopic-pregnancy-risk-among-transfers-of-embryos-vitrified-on-day-3-day-5-and-day-6
#16
Tong Du, Hong Chen, Rong Fu, Qiuju Chen, Yun Wang, Ben W Mol, Yanping Kuang, Qifeng Lyu
OBJECTIVE: To compare ectopic pregnancy risk among transfers of embryos vitrified on day 3, day 5, and day 6. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. SETTING: Academic tertiary-care medical center. PATIENT(S): A total of 10,736 pregnancies after 23,730 frozen-thawed embryo transfer (FET) cycles of in vitro fertilization/intracytoplasmic sperm injection from March 2003 to May 2015. INTERVENTION(S): The ectopic pregnancy rate was compared among pregnancies resulting from transfers of embryos vitrified on day 3, day 5, and day 6...
June 8, 2017: Fertility and Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601378/gnrh-agonist-administration-prior-to-embryo-transfer-in-freeze-all-cycles-of-patients-with-endometriosis-or-aberrant-endometrial-integrin-expression
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Eric S Surrey, Mandy Katz-Jaffe, Laxmi V Kondapalli, Robert L Gustofson, William B Schoolcraft
Prolonged gonadotrophin-releasing hormone agonist (GnRHa) administration before IVF with fresh embryo transfer to patients with endometriosis or aberrant endometrial integrin expression (-integrin) improves outcomes but may suppress ovarian response and prevents elective cryopreservation of all embryos. This retrospective cohort pilot study evaluates freeze-all cycles with subsequent prolonged GnRHa before embryo transfer in these populations. Patients from 2010 to 2015 who met inclusion criteria and received a long-acting GnRHa every 28 days twice before FET were evaluated...
May 17, 2017: Reproductive Biomedicine Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597711/embryo-culture-using-a-time-lapse-monitoring-system-improves-live-birth-rates-compared-with-a-conventional-culture-system-a-prospective-cohort-study
#18
Lihong Wu, Wei Han, Jiang Wang, Xiaodong Zhang, Weiwei Liu, Shun Xiong, Shubiao Han, Junxia Liu, Yang Gao, Guoning Huang
In this prospective cohort study, the effects of a time-lapse monitoring system on embryo quality and clinical pregnancy outcomes were assessed. A total of 608 patients undergoing in vitro fertilization between April 2013 and June 2014 at our institution were recruited for this study and group-matched into a time-lapse monitoring (TLM) (N = 304) or a standard incubator (SI) (N = 304). The patients' characteristics in the TLM and SI groups were not significantly different. The TLM group showed a significantly higher transferable embryo ratio at Day 3 (61...
June 9, 2017: Human Fertility: Journal of the British Fertility Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597380/maternal-embryonic-metabolic-and-antioxidant-response-of-chapalichthys-pardalis-teleostei-goodeidae-induced-by-exposure-to-3-4-dichloroaniline
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Ana Laura Carbajal-Hernández, Roberto Carlos Valerio-García, Erika Berenice Martínez-Ruíz, Víctor Hugo Jarquín-Díaz, Fernando Martínez-Jerónimo
Chapalichthys pardalis is a viviparous fish, microendemic to the Tocumbo Region in the state of Michoacán, Mexico. Despite the peculiar type of reproduction of goodeid fish and their mother-embryo interaction, the effects on embryos induced by maternal exposure to aquatic xenobiotics are still unknown. The objective of the present work was to determine the maternal-embryonic metabolic and antioxidant response of C. pardalis exposed to 3,4-dichloroaniline (3,4-DCA), a compound considered highly noxious to the environment because of its high toxicity and persistence, which has been used as reference toxicant in toxicological bioassays...
June 8, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592320/infectivity-transmission-and-pathogenicity-of-h5-highly-pathogenic-avian-influenza-clade-2-3-4-4-h5n8-and-h5n2-united-states-index-viruses-in-pekin-ducks-and-chinese-geese
#20
Mary J Pantin-Jackwood, Mar Costa-Hurtado, Kateri Bertran, Eric DeJesus, Diane Smith, David E Swayne
In late 2014, a H5N8 highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) virus, clade 2.3.4.4, spread by migratory waterfowl into North America reassorting with low pathogenicity AI viruses to produce a H5N2 HPAI virus. Since domestic waterfowl are common backyard poultry frequently in contact with wild waterfowl, the infectivity, transmissibility, and pathogenicity of the United States H5 HPAI index viruses (H5N8 and H5N2) was investigated in domestic ducks and geese. Ducks infected with the viruses had an increase in body temperature but no or mild clinical signs...
June 7, 2017: Veterinary Research
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