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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731788/identification-of-osr2-transcriptional-target-genes-in-palate-development
#1
X Fu, J Xu, P Chaturvedi, H Liu, R Jiang, Y Lan
Previous studies have identified the odd-skipped related 2 (Osr2) transcription factor as a key intrinsic regulator of palatal shelf growth and morphogenesis. However, little is known about the molecular program acting downstream of Osr2 in the regulation of palatogenesis. In this study, we isolated palatal mesenchyme cells from embryonic day 12.5 (E12.5) and E13.5 Osr2(RFP/+) and Osr2(RFP/-) mutant mouse embryos and performed whole transcriptome RNA sequencing analyses. Differential expression analysis of the RNA sequencing datasets revealed that expression of 70 genes was upregulated and expression of 61 genes was downregulated by >1...
July 1, 2017: Journal of Dental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730715/different-thermotolerances-in-in%C3%A2-vitro-produced-embryos-derived-from-different-maternal-and-paternal-genetic-backgrounds
#2
Miki Sakatani, Kenichi Yamanaka, Ahmed Zaky Balboula, Masashi Takahashi
The present study evaluated the effects of genetic backgrounds on the developmental competence and thermotolerance of bovine in vitro-produced (IVP) embryos. First, Holstein (Hol) and Japanese Black (JB) oocytes were fertilized with sperm from Hol, JB and a thermotolerant breed (Brahman), and in vitro development was evaluated when the embryos were exposed to heat shock on Day 2 (Day 0 = day of fertilization). Sperm genetic backgrounds affected the developmental competence in controls (P < 0.05). Second, the effect of sperm pre-incubation for 4 h on subsequent in vitro fertilization was assessed using different sperm genetic backgrounds...
July 21, 2017: Animal Science Journal, Nihon Chikusan Gakkaihō
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724183/physiological-intra-cytoplasmic-sperm-injection-picsi-outcomes-after-oral-pretreatment-and-semen-incubation-with-myo-inositol-in-oligoasthenoteratozoospermic-men-results-from-a-prospective-randomized-controlled-trial
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T Korosi, C Barta, K Rokob, T Torok
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the current study was to evaluate the effect of an oral pretreatment with a mix of myo-inositol (Myo-Ins), folic acid, vitamin E, L-carnitine, L-arginine and selenium (Folandrol, Exeltis, Hungary) and subsequent direct Myo-Ins incubation of spermatozoa before Physiological Intra-Cytoplasmic Sperm Injection (PICSI) procedures in infertile couples due to oligoasthenoteratozoospermia with previous failed PICSI procedures. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We performed a prospective, randomized controlled trial at the Assisted Reproduction Unit of the Kaáli Institute (Győr, Hungary)...
June 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723687/small-intestine-submucosa-is-a-potential-material-for-intrauterine-adhesions-treatment-in-a-rat-model
#4
Desheng Kong, Lin Zhang, Xin Xu, Jingkun Zhang, Yanan Li, Xianghua Huang
OBJECTIVE: To study whether small intestine submucosa (SIS) could be a treatment option for preventing the formation of intrauterine adhesions (IUAs). METHODS: The IUAs model was established by mechanical curettage and infectious injury in a rat model. One uterine horn of the rat model was treated with the transplantation of SIS (SIS group) and the other one was left without any treatment (control group). The endometrium was evaluated with endometrial thickness, number of glands and fibrosis area...
July 20, 2017: Gynecologic and Obstetric Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719824/supplementation-of-l-carnitine-during-in%C3%A2-vitro-maturation-improves-embryo-development-from-less-competent-bovine-oocytes
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Drahomira Knitlova, Pavlina Hulinska, Michal Jeseta, Katerina Hanzalova, Bartosz Kempisty, Marie Machatkova
The present study was designed to define the impact of l-carnitine, supplemented during maturation, on bovine oocytes with different meiotic competence in terms of their IVF outcomes. Meiotically more competent (MMC) and less competent (MLC) oocytes were obtained separately from differently sized follicles at selected phases of folliculogenesis. The oocytes were matured with or without l-carnitine, fertilized and cultured to the blastocyst stage. The oocytes were examined for nuclear maturation, mitochondrial cluster formation, lipid consumption, fertilization and embryo development...
July 5, 2017: Theriogenology
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/28715660/elevated-basal-progesterone-levels-are-associated-with-increased-preovulatory-progesterone-rise-but-not-with-higher-pregnancy-rates-in-icsi-cycles-with-gnrh-antagonists
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Mehmet Firat Mutlu, Mehmet Erdem, Ilknur Mutlu, Berk Bulut, Ahmet Erdem
OBJECTIVE: To ascertain the association between basal progesterone (P) levels and the occurrence of preovulatory progesterone rise (PPR) and clinical pregnancy rates (CPRs) in ICSI cycles with GnRH antagonists. STUDY DESIGN: Serum P levels of 464 patients were measured on day 2 and day of hCG of cycles. Cycles with basal P levels>1.6ng/mL were cancelled. All embryos were cryopreserved in cycles with P levels≥2ng/mL on the day of hCG. The primary outcome measures were the incidence of PPR (P>1...
June 29, 2017: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708512/insulin-during-in%C3%A2-vitro-oocyte-maturation-has-an-impact-on-development-mitochondria-and-cytoskeleton-in-bovine-day-8-blastocysts
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Denise Laskowski, Renée Båge, Patrice Humblot, Göran Andersson, Marc-André Sirard, Ylva Sjunnesson
Insulin is a key metabolic hormone that controls energy homeostasis in the body, including playing a specific role in regulating reproductive functions. Conditions associated with hyperinsulinemia can lower developmental rates in bovine in vitro embryo production and are linked to decreased fertility in humans, as in cases of obesity or type 2 diabetes. Embryo quality is important for fertility outcome and it can be assessed by choosing scoring standards for various characteristics, such as developmental stage, quality grade, cell number, mitochondrial pattern or actin cytoskeleton structure...
June 13, 2017: Theriogenology
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/28704660/pathway-analysis-of-systemic-transcriptome-responses-to-injected-polystyrene-particles-in-zebrafish-larvae
#10
Wouter J Veneman, Herman P Spaink, Nadja R Brun, Thijs Bosker, Martina G Vijver
Microplastics are a contaminant of emergent concern in the environment, however, to date there is a limited understanding on their movement within organisms and the response of organisms. In the current study zebrafish embryos at different development stages were exposed to 700nm fluorescent polystyrene (PS) particles and the response pathway after exposure was investigated using imaging and transcriptomics. Our results show limited spreading of particles within the larvae after injection during the blastula stage...
July 4, 2017: Aquatic Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704125/effect-of-feeding-high-gamma-aminobutyric-acid-containing-giant-embryo-black-sticky-rice-oryza-sativa-l-on-anxiety-related-behavior-of-c57bl-6-mice
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Woo-Young Jung, Sung-Gon Kim, Jin-Seong Lee, Hyeon-Kyeong Kim, Beung-Gu Son, Jong-Woo Kim, Jae-Won Suh
The aim of this study was to determine the effect of feeding high gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA)-containing black sticky rice giant embryo (BSRGE, Oryza sativa L.) on anxiety-related behavior of C57BL/6 mice. Experimental feedstuff (BSRGE with high GABA+AIN-76A) and control (AIN-76A) were provided to C57BL/6 mouse for 10 days. Antianxiety effects of BSRGE with high GABA were measured using an elevated plus maze. On day 8, the number of open arm entries by GABA and control groups were 1.10 ± 1.60 (mean ± SD) and 0...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Medicinal Food
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697910/duphaston-and-human-menopausal-gonadotropin-protocol-in-normally-ovulatory-women-undergoing-controlled-ovarian-hyperstimulation-during-in%C3%A2-vitro-fertilization-intracytoplasmic-sperm-injection-treatments-in-combination-with-embryo-cryopreservation
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Xiuxian Zhu, Hongjuan Ye, Yonglun Fu
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate endocrine characteristics and clinical outcomes in normal ovulatory patients undergoing controlled ovarian hyperstimulation (COH) with the use of a Duphaston and hMG protocol during in vitro fertilization (IVF)/intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) treatments in combination with frozen-thawed embryo transfer (FET) compared with the characteristics and outcomes of patients undergoing an Utrogestan and hMG protocol. DESIGN: Prospective controlled study...
July 8, 2017: Fertility and Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693635/acetylation-and-methylation-profiles-of-h3k27-in-porcine-embryos-cultured-in-vitro
#13
Luciana Simões Rafagnin Marinho, Vitor Braga Rissi, Andressa Guidugli Lindquist, Marcelo Marcondes Seneda, Vilceu Bordignon
Methylation and acetylation of histone H3 at lysine 27 (H3K27) regulate chromatin structure and gene expression during early embryo development. While H3K27 acetylation (H3K27ac) is associated with active gene expression, H3K27 methylation (H3K27me) is linked to transcriptional repression. The aim of this study was to assess the profile of H3K27 acetylation and methylation (mono-, di- and trimethyl) during oocyte maturation and early development in vitro of porcine embryos. Oocytes/embryos were fixed at different developmental stages from germinal vesicle to day 8 blastocysts and submitted to an immunocytochemistry protocol to identify the presence and quantify the immunofluorescence intensity of H3K27ac, H3K27me1, H3K27me2 and H3K27me3...
July 11, 2017: Zygote: the Biology of Gametes and Early Embryos
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/28688782/a-single-center-open-label-study-of-intradermal-administration-of-an-inactivated-purified-chick-embryo-cell-culture-rabies-virus-vaccine-in-adults
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Sergio Recuenco, Eli Warnock, Modupe O V Osinubi, Charles E Rupprecht
In the USA, rabies vaccines (RVs) are licensed for intramuscular (IM) use only, although RVs are licensed for use by the intradermal (ID) route in many other countries. Recent limitations in supplies of RV in the USA reopened discussions on the more efficient use of available biologics, including utilization of more stringent risk assessments, and potential ID RV administration. A clinical trial was designed to compare the immunogenic and adverse effects of a purified chicken embryo cell (PCEC) RV administered ID or IM...
July 5, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685392/use-of-imaging-software-for-assessment-of-the-associations-among-zona-pellucida-thickness-variation-assisted-hatching-and-implantation-of-day-3-embryos
#16
Erin I Lewis, Reza Farhadifar, Leslie V Farland, Daniel J Needleman, Stacey A Missmer, Catherine Racowsky
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to determine if zona pellucida thickness variation (ZPTV) is associated with implantation and if this relationship changes with use of assisted hatching (AH). METHODS: Day 3 embryos from single or double embryo transfers (DETs) performed between 2014 and 2016 were included. ZPTV was assessed by examining photographs taken before transfer using an automated image processing platform to segment the zona pellucida (ZP) with an active contour technique...
July 6, 2017: Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28683759/intravenous-neutralization-of-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-reduces-vascular-function-permeability-of-the-ovary-and-prevents-development-of-ohss-like-symptoms-in-rhesus-monkeys
#17
C V Bishop, D M Lee, O D Slayden, X Li
BACKGROUND: Ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS) is a disorder associated with elevated serum VEGFA following chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) exposure in controlled ovarian stimulation (COS) cycles in women. In this study, we tested the effect of intravenous VEGFA neutralization on OHSS-like symptoms and vascular function in rhesus macaques during COS cycles. METHODS: Monkeys (n = 8) were treated with 3 COS protocols and assigned randomly to groups as follows: 1) COS alone (Control, n = 5); 2) COS + VEGF mAb Avastin 19 ± 5 h before hCG (Avastin pre-hCG; n = 6); 3) COS + Avastin 3-4 days post-hCG (Avastin post-hCG; n = 4); 4) COS + Simulated Early Pregnancy (SEP n = 3); or 5) COS + SEP + Avastin (SEP + Avastin n = 3)...
July 6, 2017: Journal of Ovarian Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28675921/cycle-regimens-for-frozen-thawed-embryo-transfer
#18
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Tarek Ghobara, Tarek A Gelbaya, Reuben Olugbenga Ayeleke
BACKGROUND: Among subfertile couples undergoing assisted reproductive technology (ART), pregnancy rates following frozen-thawed embryo transfer (FET) treatment cycles have historically been found to be lower than following embryo transfer undertaken two to five days following oocyte retrieval. Nevertheless, FET increases the cumulative pregnancy rate, reduces cost, is relatively simple to undertake and can be accomplished in a shorter time period than repeated in vitro fertilisation (IVF) or intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) cycles with fresh embryo transfer...
July 5, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28670921/progesterone-progesterone-estradiol-and-art-outcomes-in-day-5-transfer-cycles
#19
Ritika Arora, Crystal Chan, Xiang Y Ye, Ellen M Greenblatt
The objective of this study was to assess the effects of elevated luteal-phase progesterone levels (PE) and high progesterone/estradiol ratio ('P/E2' ratio) on IVF outcomes, exclusively in GnRH-antagonist cycles with day-5 embryo transfer. PE was not found to have a significant effect on implantation or clinical pregnancy rate (CPR) (OR 0.56, 95% CI 0.25-1.25, p = .16). Elevated 'P/E2' ratio (≥0.55) on trigger day was associated with a poorer response to stimulation and lower clinical pregnancy rates (OR 0...
July 2, 2017: Gynecological Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28668272/in-vitro-construction-of-endometrial-like-epithelium-using-cd146-mesenchymal-cells-derived-from-human-endometrium
#20
Mehri Fayazi, Mojdeh Salehnia, Saeideh Ziaei
Endometrial CD146(+) cells were purified, using magnetic activated cell sorting, and then embedded and cultured in a collagen-matrigel scaffold on top of myometrial smooth muscle cells for 10 days. At the end of culture period, the differentiation and formation of the epithelial-like cells were confirmed by morphological and ultrastructural evaluations, and analysis by reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction of the specific expression of genes: osteopontin (SPP1), matrix metalloproteinase 2, zonula occludens 1, laminin alpha 2 and collagen type IV; and by western blotting of CD9 protein...
June 15, 2017: Reproductive Biomedicine Online
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