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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157356/effect-of-exogenous-progesterone-on-embryo-size-and-ewe-uterine-gene-expression-in-an-ovine-dam-size-model-of-maternal-constraint
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Lisanne M Fermin, Sarah J Pain, Patrick C H Morel, Kristene R Gedye, Paul R Kenyon, Hugh T Blair
Progesterone (P4), acting via its receptor, regulates uterine function and histotroph production, which are crucial to embryo growth. This study aimed to examine exogenous P4 effects on embryo size and differential endometrial gene expression at Day 19 of gestation using a 'dam size' sheep model of maternal constraint. Purebred Suffolk (S, genotypically large) embryos were transferred into recipient groups of Cheviot (C, genotypically small) or Suffolk ewes that had, or had not, been pre-treated with P4 from Days 0 to 6 of pregnancy...
November 21, 2017: Reproduction, Fertility, and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157304/a-novel-vector-for-transgenesis-in-the-rat-cns
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T Peter Lopez, Kurt Giles, Brittany N Dugger, Abby Oehler, Carlo Condello, Zuzana Krejciova, Julian A Castaneda, George A Carlson, Stanley B Prusiner
The larger brain of the rat enables a much greater repertoire of complex behaviors than mice, likely making rats preferential for investigating neurodegeneration. Because molecular tools for specific expression of transgenes in the rat brain are sparse, we chose Prnp encoding the prion protein (PrP) to develop a novel vector to drive transgene expression in the rat brain. We compared the rat Prnp sequence with mouse and Syrian hamster Prnp sequences, identifying conserved genetic elements and hypothesizing that these elements would be able to drive neuronal transgene expression...
November 21, 2017: Acta Neuropathologica Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149662/in-ovo-transformation-of-two-emerging-flame-retardants-in-japanese-quail-coturnix-japonica
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Nathalie Briels, Mari E Løseth, Tomasz M Ciesielski, Govindan Malarvannan, Giulia Poma, Sara A Kjærvik, Alexis Léon, Ronan Cariou, Adrian Covaci, Veerle L B Jaspers
Tris(1,3-dichloro-2-propyl) phosphate (TDCIPP) and Dechlorane Plus (DP) are two chlorinated, alternative flame retardants that have been found in wild birds and bird eggs. Little is known about the fate and effect of these compounds in birds, especially during the vulnerable stages of embryonic development. To investigate the ability of birds to biotransform these compounds, an in ovo exposure experiment with Japanese quail eggs was performed. Quail eggs were injected in the yolk sac with 1000ng/g egg of TDCIPP (2...
November 14, 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149327/focused-time-lapse-analysis-reveals-novel-aspects-of-human-fertilization-and-suggests-new-parameters-of-embryo-viability
#4
G Coticchio, M Mignini Renzini, P V Novara, M Lain, E De Ponti, D Turchi, R Fadini, M Dal Canto
STUDY QUESTION: Can focused application of time-lapse microscopy (TLM) lead to a more detailed map of the morphokinetics of human fertilization, revealing novel or neglected aspects of this process? SUMMARY ANSWER: Intensive harnessing of TLM reveals novel or previously poorly characterised phenomena of fertilization, such as a cytoplasmic wave (CW) preceding pronuclear formation and kinetics of pronuclear chromatin polarization, thereby suggesting novel non-invasive biomarkers of embryo quality...
November 15, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146864/acute-hypoxia-reoxygenation-and-vascular-oxygen-sensing-in-the-chicken-embryo
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Riazuddin Mohammed, Carlos E Salinas, Dino A Giussani, Carlos E Blanco, Angel L Cogolludo, Eduardo Villamor
Fetal/perinatal hypoxia is one of the most common causes of perinatal morbidity and mortality and is frequently accompannied by vascular dysfunction. However, the mechanisms involved have not been fully delineated. We hypothesized that exposure to acute hypoxia-reoxygenation induces alterations in vascular O2 sensing/signaling as well as in endothelial function in the chicken embryo pulmonary artery (PA), mesenteric artery (MA), femoral artery (FA), and ductus arteriosus (DA). Noninternally pipped 19-day embryos were exposed to 10% O2 for 30 min followed by reoxygenation with 21% O2 or 80% O2 Another group was constantly maintained at 21% O2 or at 21% O2 for 30 min and then exposed to 80% O2 Following treatment, responses of isolated blood vessels to hypoxia as well as endothelium-dependent (acetylcholine) and -independent (sodium nitroprusside and forskolin) relaxation were investigated in a wire myograph...
November 2017: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136189/serum-omega-3-fatty-acids-and-treatment-outcomes-among-women-undergoing-assisted-reproduction
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Y-H Chiu, A E Karmon, A J Gaskins, M Arvizu, P L Williams, I Souter, B R Rueda, R Hause, J E Chavarro
STUDY QUESTION: Are serum polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) concentrations, including omega-3 (ω3-PUFA) and omega-6 (ω6-PUFA), related to ART outcomes? SUMMARY ANSWER: Serum levels of long-chain ω3-PUFA were positively associated with probability of live birth among women undergoing ART. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: Intake of ω3-PUFA improves oocyte and embryo quality in animal and human studies. However, a recent cohort study found no relation between circulating ω3-PUFA levels and pregnancy rates after ART...
November 10, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135976/loss-of-peri-wolffian-duct-stromal-frs2%C3%AE-expression-in-mice-leads-to-abnormal-ureteric-bud-induction-and-vesicoureteral-reflux
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Deepti Narla, Stacey B Slagle, Caitlin M Schaefer, Daniel S Bushnell, Pawan Puri, Carlton M Bates
BackgroundFibroblast growth factor receptor 2 (Fgfr2) deletion from murine peri-Wolffian duct stroma (ST) results in aberrant ureteric bud induction, abnormal ureteral insertion into the bladder, and high rates of vesicoureteral reflux (VUR). It is unclear which receptor docking protein(s) is/are responsible for Fgfr2 actions in these tissues. We investigated whether the docking protein, fibroblast receptor substrate 2α (Frs2α), had a role in peri-Wolffian duct ST similar to Fgfr2.MethodsWe conditionally deleted Frs2α in peri-Wolffian duct ST with a Tbx18cre mouse line (Frs2α(ST-/-))...
December 2017: Pediatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134685/in-ovo-feeding-of-nutrients-and-its-impact-on-post-hatching-water-and-feed-deprivation-up-to-48%C3%A2-hr-energy-status-and-jejunal-morphology-of-chicks-using-response-surface-models
#8
M Ghanaatparast-Rashti, M Mottaghitalab, H Ahmadi
A Box-Behnken design (BBD) in a response surface methodology (RSM) was used to investigate the response of broiler chicks to in ovo feeding (IOF) of beta-hydroxy beta-methylbutyrate (HMB), dextrin and the timing of the first water and feed deprivation. On day 18th of incubation, 1,500 eggs were randomly assigned to 15 experimental runs of BBD, each with 4 replicates, as 3 levels IOF of HMB (0%, 0.5% and 1%) and dextrin (0%, 20% and 40%), and 3 levels of the first water and feed deprivation (6, 27 and 48 hr)...
November 13, 2017: Journal of Animal Physiology and Animal Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132339/sequential-e2-levels-not-ovarian-maximal-diameter-estimates-were-correlated-with-outcome-of-cetrotide-therapy-for-management-of-women-at-high-risk-of-ovarian-hyperstimulation-syndrome-a-randomized-controlled-study
#9
Khalid M Salama, Hesham M Abo Ragab, Mohammed F El Sherbiny, Ali A Morsi, Ibrahim I Souidan
BACKGROUND: Ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS) is an important condition with considerable morbidity and a small risk of mortality and most commonly results as an iatrogenic condition following follicular stimulation of the ovaries. We aimed to evaluate safety and efficacy of 3-day cetrotide therapy started on day of oocyte retrieval (Day-0) in women at high-risk for development of ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS) after GnRH agonist induction protocol. METHODS: Forty-eight women fulfilling inclusion criteria underwent ultrasound scanning for maximal ovarian diameter (MOD) estimation and ascites grading...
November 13, 2017: BMC Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132037/flunixin-meglumine-improves-pregnancy-rate-in-embryo-recipient-beef-cows-with-an-excitable-temperament
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R K Kasimanickam, J B Hall, C T Estill, J P Kastelic, C Joseph, R L Abdel Aziz, D Nak
Objectives were to determine effects of: 1) handling temperament and administration of flunixin meglumine, an inhibitor of prostaglandin F2a (PGF2a) synthesis, given at the time of embryo transfer, on pregnancy rates in beef cattle embryo transfer recipients; 2) handling temperament and flunixin meglumine on peripheral concentrations of progesterone, cortisol, substance-P, prostaglandin F metabolites (PGFM, (13,14-dihydro-15-keto-PGF2a) and isoprostane 8-epi PGF2a; and 3) flunixin meglumine treatment on proportion of non-pregnant recipient cows returning to estrus within an expected interval...
November 10, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132036/holding-immature-bovine-oocytes-in-a-commercial-embryo-holding-medium-high-developmental-competence-for-up-to-10%C3%A2-h-at-room-temperature
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Osvaldo Bogado Pascottini, Maaike Catteeuw, Ann Van Soom, Geert Opsomer
Bovine in vitro embryo production (IVP) following Ovum Pick Up (OPU) is all too often hampered by a large time gap between the harvest of oocytes of the first and last OPU session of the day. Immediately after retrieval, oocyte maturation is initiated, resulting in oocytes maturing at different time points which necessitates laborious scheduling of the IVP process. In this study, the potential of a commercial embryo holding medium (EHM; Syngro, Bioniche Inc.) to hold immature bovine oocytes was validated. We assessed the effect of holding time and temperature on (1) oocytes' maturation; (2) blastocyst development and quality at day 8 post insemination; and (3) blastocyst yield in small groups of oocytes/zygotes simulating OPU settings...
November 4, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131377/new-insights-of-subfertility-among-transplanted-women-immunosuppressive-drug-fk506-leads-to-calcium-leak-and-oocyte-activation-before-fertilization
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Linlin Liu, Man Yang, Naiqiang Wang, Li Li, Zi-Jiang Chen, Cong Zhang
FKBP12, known as FK506 binding protein, binds to immunosuppressive drug FK506, which must be taken by patients who received organ transplant. The side effect of FK506 is that women have difficulties in bearing a baby, so it is important to find the reason of their subfertility. This research explored the expression of FKBP12 in pre-implantation embryos and investigated its potential effect on reproduction. The results demonstrate that FKBP12 had good co-localization with endoplasmic reticulum and inositol-1, 4, 5- trisphosphate receptor in pre-implantation stages...
November 13, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130832/developmental-toxicity-assay-for-food-additive-tartrazine-using-zebrafish-danio-rerio-embryo-cultures
#13
Vani Joshi, Pancharatna Katti
Tartrazine (TTZ) is an azo dye used as a colorant in food products, drugs, and cosmetics. The present study evaluates the impacts of TTZ on embryonic development of zebrafish ( Danio rerio). Laboratory-raised D. rerio embryos (n = 20/concentration) were exposed to graded dilutions of TTZ (0, 0.1, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 75, and 100 mM) from gastrulation stage (5.25 hours postfertilization [hpf]) until hatching and developmental trajectory was traced up to day 7. The no observed effect concentration (NOEC), median lethal concentration (LC50), median effective concentration (EC50), and teratogenic index (TI) were calculated...
January 1, 2017: International Journal of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128700/long-term-maintenance-of-frozen-mouse-spermatozoa-at%C3%A2-80%C3%A2-%C3%A2-c
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Marcello Raspa, Martin Fray, Renata Paoletti, Lluis Montoliu, Alessandro Giuliani, Ferdinando Scavizzi
Maintaining mouse stocks as frozen materials offers both ethical and economical advantages over live animal breeding if the lines are not actively used. The European Mouse Mutant Archive (EMMA) promotes the archiving and distribution of important mouse models for biomedical research through the cryopreservation of their embryos and gametes. Embryo freezing in liquid nitrogen (LN2) at -196 °C has traditionally been the method of choice for archiving mouse lines. However, sperm freezing is emerging as a more convenient alternative due to the application of innovative cryopreservation and recovery protocols...
October 31, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128220/identification-of-potential-embryokines-in-the-bovine-reproductive-tract
#15
P Tríbulo, L G B Siqueira, L J Oliveira, T Scheffler, P J Hansen
Knowledge of the molecules used by the maternal reproductive tract to regulate development of the preimplantation embryo is largely incomplete. The goal of the present experiment was to identify candidates for this function. The approach was to assess expression patterns in the endometrium and oviduct of 93 genes encoding for hormones, growth factors, chemokines, cytokines, and WNT-related molecules. Results show that all of the genes were expressed in the reproductive tract. Expression in oviduct was affected by day of the estrous cycle for 21 genes with 11 genes having highest expression at estrus (CCL21, CTGF, CXCL10, CXCL16, DKK3, FGF10, IL18, IL33, IL34, PGF, and SFRP2), one gene at d 3 (WNT4), 8 at d 5 (BMP7, HGF, IL6, SFRP1, TGFB1, WIF1, WNT2, and WNT5A), and one at d 7 (IK)...
November 8, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124461/improvement-of-pregnancy-outcome-by-extending-embryo-culture-in-ivf-et-during-clinical-application
#16
Xiaopeng Zhao, Binbin Ma, Shaokang Mo, Lu Ma, Fei Chang, Liyuan Zhang, Fang Xu, Ling Wang
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study is to investigate the application value of the extended embryo culture for 7-8 h in day 3 morning during IVF-ET process. METHODS: Embryos were retrospectively assessed during 08:00-09:00 on the morning of day 3 in the control group, and were assessed once again at 16:00 in the afternoon in the extended culture (EC) group. The embryos with good developmental potential were preferentially selected to transfer. The cumulative pregnancy outcomes were analyzed in one oocyte retrieval cycle...
November 9, 2017: Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122660/a-potential-role-of-galectin-1-in-promoting-mouse-trophoblast-stem-cell-differentiation
#17
Jia-Li You, Wei Wang, Min-Yue Tang, Ying-Hui Ye, Ai-Xia Liu, Yi-Min Zhu
Galectin-1 is highly expressed in blastocysts and trophoblast giant cells during implantation, and dysregulated galectin-1 is associated with many pregnancy-related abnormalities. Elevated galectin-1 contributes to cancer cells invasion. Here, we found that galectin-1 is expressed in mouse oocytes, preimplantation embryos (all stages), and trophoblast stem (TS) cells. Peak levels of galectin-1 mRNA and protein were detected on day 4 and day 5 after the induction of TS cells differentiation. Overexpression of galectin-1 increased TS cells migration and invasion, whereas knockdown of galectin-1 attenuated these effects...
November 6, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118970/14-3-3%C3%AE-loss-leads-to-neonatal-lethality-by-microrna-126-downregulation-mediated-developmental-defects-in-lung-vasculature
#18
Jun Yang, Sonali Joshi, Qingfei Wang, Ping Li, Hai Wang, Yan Xiong, Yi Xiao, Jinyang Wang, Jan Parker-Thornburg, Richard R Behringer, Dihua Yu
Background: The 14-3-3 family of proteins have been reported to play an important role in development in various mouse models, but the context specific developmental functions of 14-3-3ζ remain to be determined. In this study, we identified a context specific developmental function of 14-3-3ζ. Results: Targeted deletion of 14-3-3ζ in the C57Bl/6J murine genetic background led to neonatal lethality due to respiratory distress and could be rescued by out-breeding to the CD-1 or backcrossing to the FVB/NJ congenic background...
2017: Cell & Bioscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113040/%C3%AE-cyclodextrin-attenuates-perfluorooctanoic-acid-toxicity-in-the-zebrafish-embryo-model
#19
Mary Jo Weiss-Errico, John P Berry, Kevin E O'Shea
Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) has been linked to negative health outcomes including cancer, thyroid disease, infertility, and developmental delays. β-Cyclodextrin (β-CD), a cyclic sugar, has been previously shown to form strong host-guest complexes with PFOA, and is proposed as a means of environmental remediation with respect to this widespread contaminant. In the present study, β-CD was directly examined with regards to possible attenuation of the toxicity of PFOA specifically employing the zebrafish (Danio rerio) embryo model...
November 4, 2017: Toxics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110260/disparities-in-reproductive-outcomes-according-to-the-endometrial-preparation-protocol-in-frozen-embryo-transfer-the-risk-of-early-pregnancy-loss-in-frozen-embryo-transfer-cycles
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I Hatoum, L Bellon, N Swierkowski, M Ouazana, S Bouba, K Fathallah, B Paillusson, M Bailly, F Boitrelle, L Alter, M Bergère, J Selva, R Wainer
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of stimulated and artificial endometrial preparation protocols on reproductive outcomes in frozen embryo transfer (FET) cycles. METHODS: We performed a retrospective study of 1926 FET cycles over a 3.5-year period in the Fertility Unit at a University Hospital. Stimulated and artificial protocols were used for endometrial preparation. The embryos for FET were obtained from either in vitro fertilization or intracytoplasmic sperm injection cycles...
November 6, 2017: Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics
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