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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522314/relationship-of-antral-follicular-blood-flow-velocity-to-superovulatory-responses-in-ewes
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M E F Oliveira, P M Bartlewski, N Jankowski, L C Padilha-Nakaghi, L G Oliveira, S D Bicudo, J F Fonseca, W R R Vicente
The aim of this study was to examine the association between antral follicular blood flow velocity and the response of ewes to hormonal ovarian superstimulation. Ten Santa Inês ewes were subjected to a short- (7days; Group 1) or long-term (13days; Group 2) progesterone (CIDR(®); InterAg, Hamilton, New Zealand) priming, and a superovulatory treatment with porcine follicle-stimulating hormone (pFSH; Folltropin(®)-V; Bioniche Animal Health, Belleville, ON, Canada), given twice daily for four consecutive days in decreasing doses and initiated four or ten days after CIDR insertion, respectively...
April 24, 2017: Animal Reproduction Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521528/prevention-and-control-of-emergent-infectious-disease-with-high-specific-antigen-sensor
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Hongzhe Zhang, Shanshan Zhang, Nan Liu
This study aims to evaluate the application of a new type of high specificity antigen sensor in detecting the viruses in sudden infectious diseases. Influenza A (H1N1) virus immunosensor was used for the respective determination of the six kinds of antigens of H1N1, H3N2 viral protein, HA protein of H7N9, influenza B virus, adenovirus, and EV71 virus of same dilution degree on the Screen Printed Carbon Electrode (SPCE), so as to test the specificity of the detection method. In addition, various batches of chick embryo allantoic saliva dilution simulation samples were also detected on their recovery (accuracy), repeatability (precision), and stability...
May 18, 2017: Artificial Cells, Nanomedicine, and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520897/alpha-linolenic-acid-protects-the-developmental-capacity-of-bovine-cumulus-oocyte-complexes-matured-under-lipotoxic-conditions-in-vitro
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W F A Marei, J De Bie, O Mohey-Elsaeed, E Wydooghe, P E J Bols, J L M R Leroy
Elevated concentrations of free fatty acids (FFAs), predominantly palmitic, stearic and oleic acids (PSO), exert detrimental effects on oocyte developmental competence. This study examined the effects of omega-3 alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) during in vitro oocyte maturation (IVM) in the presence of PSO on subsequent embryo development and quality, and the cellular mechanisms that might be involved. Bovine cumulus oocyte complexes (COCs) were supplemented during IVM with ALA (50 μM), PSO (425 μM), or PSO+ALA...
May 18, 2017: Biology of Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511712/what-we-learned-from-extended-culture-of-rejected-day-3-cleavage-stage-embryos-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Anat Hershko Klement, Michal Ovadia, Amir Wiser, Arie Berkovitz, Tal Shavit, Luba Nemerovsky, Yehudith Ghetler, Ilan Cohen, Adrian Shulman
BACKGROUND: To test whether poor quality day-3 embryos can undergo successful blastulation and implantation. METHODS: A prospective cohort study was conducted. Whether or not a good quality embryo was transferred on day-3, poor quality (rejected) embryos were further cultured and followed. The clinical outcome of each embryo was assessed. RESULTS: A total of 694 rejected embryos (from 205 patients) were included, with a blastulation rate of 21...
May 16, 2017: Journal of Ovarian Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511298/-influence-of-aluminum-chloride-exposure-on-embryonic-development-of-zebrafish-and-neurobehavior-of-juvenile-fish
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J P Chen, N Shang, K H He, L Zhang, Q Niu, Q L Zhang
Objective: To investigate the influence of aluminum chloride (AlCl(3)) solution on the embryon-ic development of zebrafish and neurobehavior of juvenile fish. Methods: The embryos of zebrafishat 6 hours after fertilization were exposed to AlCl(3) solution at a concentration of 0, 55.0, 60.5, 66.6, 73.5, 80.5, or 100.0 mg/L, and embryonic hatching rates at 48 and 72 hours after fertilization were calculated. The embryos of zebrafishat 6 hours after fertilization were exposed to AlCl(3) solution at a concentration of 0, 60...
March 20, 2017: Chinese Journal of Industrial Hygiene and Occupational Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505290/supraphysiologic-estradiol-is-an-independent-predictor-of-low-birth-weight-in-full-term-singletons-born-after-fresh-embryo-transfer
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N Pereira, R T Elias, P J Christos, A C Petrini, K Hancock, J P Lekovich, Z Rosenwaks
STUDY QUESTION: Is supraphysiologic estradiol (E2) an independent predictor of low birth weight (LBW) in singletons born after fresh IVF-embryo transfer (ET) cycles? SUMMARY ANSWER: Our results suggest that E2 > 2500 pg/ml is an independent predictor for LBW in full-term singletons born to normal responder patients undergoing fresh IVF-ET cycles. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: The pathogenesis of LBW in IVF singletons remains unknown. However, recent studies have suggested that the hyperestrogenic milieu generated during ovarian stimulation may create a sub-optimal peri-implantation environment, leading to placental dysfunction, and therefore, LBW...
May 13, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504465/effects-of-sa237-a-humanized-anti-interleukin-6-receptor-monoclonal-antibody-on-pre-and-postnatal-development-in-cynomolgus-monkey
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Ryuichi Katagiri, Kana Ishihara-Hattori, Werner Frings, Jun Amano, Antje Fuchs, Shuichi Chiba
BACKGROUND: SA237 is a humanized anti-interleukin-6 receptor (IL-6R) monoclonal antibody in which the constant and variable regions have been engineered for a longer plasma half-life. According to literature, blocking of IL-6 related functions could have an influence on pregnancy sustainment, development of the immune system, and brain growth. METHODS: SA237 effects on dams, embryo-fetal development, parturition and postnatal development were investigated in an enhanced pre- and postnatal development study, in which SA237 was subcutaneously administered to pregnant cynomolgus monkeys at dose levels of 2 or 50 mg/kg once weekly from gestation day 20 until parturition...
May 15, 2017: Birth Defects Res
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504423/genetic-vulnerabilities-to-prenatal-alcohol-exposure-limb-defects-in-sonic-hedgehog-and-gli2-heterozygous-mice
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Eric W Fish, Laura B Murdaugh, Kathleen K Sulik, Kevin P Williams, Scott E Parnell
BACKGROUND: Genetic factors influence the physical and neurobehavioral manifestations of prenatal alcohol exposure (PAE). Animal models allow the investigation of specific genes that confer vulnerability to, or protection from, birth defects associated with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASDs). The objective of the present experiments was to determine if genetic alterations in the Sonic Hedgehog (Shh) signaling pathways affect the vulnerability to PAE-induced skeletal defects involving the forelimbs and/or hindlimbs...
May 15, 2017: Birth Defects Res
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503900/effects-of-in-ovo-feeding-of-l-arginine-on-the-development-of-digestive-organs-intestinal-function-and-post-hatch-performance-of-broiler-embryos-and-hatchlings
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T Gao, M M Zhao, Y J Li, L Zhang, J L Li, L L Yu, F Gao, G H Zhou
This study was to investigate the effects of in ovo feeding (IOF) L-arginine (Arg) solution on the development of digestive organs, the duodenal mucosa of broiler embryos and hatchlings, and the growth performance of chicks during the first week post-hatch. A total of 720 fertilized eggs with similar weight were randomly allocated to three groups, consisting of eight replicates of 30 eggs each. Three treatments were arranged as non-injected control, diluent-injected (0.75% NaCl solution) group and Arg solution-injected group containing 1% Arg, dissolved in diluent...
May 15, 2017: Journal of Animal Physiology and Animal Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501869/intramuscular-versus-vaginal-progesterone-administration-in-medicated-frozen-embryo-transfer-cycles-a-randomized-clinical-trial-assessing-sub-endometrial-contractions
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Anat Hershko Klement, Nivin Samara, Amir Weintraub, Frederic Mitri, Yaakov Bentov, Paul Chang, Dan Nayot, Robert F Casper
OBJECTIVE: The study aimed to assess whether sub-endometrial contractility is reduced by the use of intramuscular (IM) progesterone. DESIGN: This is a randomized clinical trial. Patients assigned to a medicated day 5 frozen embryo transfer (FET) were randomly allocated to "vaginal progesterone" or "IM progesterone": patients randomized to the vaginal arm were treated with 200 mg micronized progesterone 3 times daily while patients randomized into the IM progesterone arm were treated with a single daily injection of 50 mg progesterone in oil...
May 13, 2017: Gynecologic and Obstetric Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497410/could-monopronucleated-icsi-zygotes-be-considered-for-transfer-analysis-through-time-lapse-monitoring-and-pgs
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S Mateo, F Vidal, M Parriego, I Rodríguez, V Montalvo, A Veiga, M Boada
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to investigate the chromosomal constitution and the developmental potential of intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) deriving embryos displaying a single pronucleus at the zygote stage. METHODS: Eighty-eight embryos from single pronucleus (1PN) two polar bodies (2PB) ICSI zygotes from 64 preimplantational genetic screening (PGS) cycles (October 2012-December 2014), were retrospectively analyzed. Zygotes were cultured in a time-lapse incubator...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495915/extracellular-glycine-is-necessary-for-optimal-hemoglobinization-of-erythroid-cells
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Daniel Garcia-Santos, Matthias Schranzhofer, Richard Bergeron, Alex D Sheftel, Prem Ponka
Vertebrate heme synthesis requires three substrates: succinyl-CoA, which regenerates in the tricarboxylic acid cycle, iron and glycine. For each heme molecule synthesized, one atom of iron and eight molecules of glycine are needed. Inadequate delivery of iron to immature erythroid cells leads to a decreased production of heme, but virtually nothing is known about the consequence of an insufficient supply of extracellular glycine on the process of hemoglobinization. To address this issue, we exploited mice in which the gene encoding glycine transporter 1 (GlyT1) was disrupted...
May 11, 2017: Haematologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489966/acrylamide-induced-disturbance-of-the-redox-balance-in-the-chick-embryonic-brain
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Marta Batoryna, Marcin Lis, Grzegorz Formicki
This study was undertaken to determine the redox balance in the developing brain after exposure to acrylamide (ACR), a potent neurotoxin. The studies were performed using an in ovo chick embryo model. The antioxidant enzymes SOD, GPx, CAT, and reduced glutathione (GSH) were used as indicators of the redox balance. Eggs were injected with ACR doses of 40 mg kg(-1) egg mass (2.4 mg egg(-1)) on embryonic day 17 (E17). The activity of the antioxidant enzymes and the concentration of GSH were measured at E17, E18, and E19 in the medulla oblongata, cerebrum, cerebellum, and optic lobe...
May 10, 2017: Journal of Environmental Science and Health. Part. B, Pesticides, Food Contaminants, and Agricultural Wastes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488362/impaired-swim-bladder-inflation-in-early-life-stage-fathead-minnows-exposed-to-a-deiodinase-inhibitor-iopanoic-acid
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Jenna E Cavallin, Gerald T Ankley, Brett R Blackwell, Chad A Blanksma, Kellie A Fay, Kathleen M Jensen, Michael D Kahl, Dries Knapen, Patricia A Kosian, Shane Poole, Eric C Randolph, Anthony L Schroeder, Lucia Vergauwen, Daniel L Villeneuve
Inflation of the posterior and/or anterior swim bladder are processes previously demonstrated to be thyroid-hormone regulated. We investigated whether inhibition of deiodinases, which convert thyroxine (T4) to the more biologically-active form, 3,5,3'-triiodothyronine (T3), would impact swim bladder inflation. Two experiments were conducted using a model deiodinase inhibitor, iopanoic acid (IOP). First, fathead minnow embryos were exposed to 0.6, 1.9, or 6.0 mg/L or control water until 6 days post-fertilization (dpf) at which time posterior swim bladder inflation was assessed...
May 10, 2017: Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479756/relationship-between-morphology-euploidy-and-implantation-potential-of-cleavage-and-blastocyst-stage-embryos
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Gaurav Majumdar, Abha Majumdar, Ishwar C Verma, Kailash C Upadhyaya
AIM: The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between the morphology, euploidy and implantation rate of cleavage stage and blastocyst stage embryos. SETTING: Institution-based, tertiary care in-vitro fertilization centre. STUDY DESIGN: This study included a retrospective data analysis of 306 embryos: 154 cleavage stage embryos and 152 blastocysts that underwent biopsy on day 3 and day 5/6, respectively, which were subsequently screened for aneuploidy by array comparative genomic hybridization analysis...
January 2017: Journal of Human Reproductive Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474397/thymol-feed-supplementation-in-quail-alters-the-percentages-of-nutritionally-relevant-egg-yolk-fatty-acids-effects-throughout-incubation
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Maria E Fernandez, Raul H Marin, Agustin Luna, Maria P Zunino, Maria C Labaque
BACKGROUND: PUFA are crucial components of the yolk and particularly prone to oxidative damage generating losses of nutrients for embryonic development and influencing the quality of eggs for human consumption. We evaluated whether dietary thymol (a natural antioxidant) is related to changes in quail egg yolk total, triglycerides and phospholipids fatty acid composition (T, TG, PL, respectively) at different stages of embryo development. Thus, female Japanese quail (100d) were assigned to 1 of 2 dietary treatments (12 individuals each): CON (basal diet) or THY (0...
May 5, 2017: Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473760/persistent-effects-of-developmental-exposure-to-17%C3%AE-ethinylestradiol-on-the-zebrafish-danio-rerio-brain-transcriptome-and-behavior
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Tove Porseryd, Kristina Volkova, Nasim Reyhanian Caspillo, Thomas Källman, Patrik Dinnetz, Inger Porsh Hällström
The synthetic estrogen 17α-ethinylestradiol (EE2) is an endocrine disrupting compound of concern due to its persistence and widespread presence in the aquatic environment. Effects of developmental exposure to low concentrations of EE2 in fish on reproduction and behavior not only persisted to adulthood, but have also been observed to be transmitted to several generations of unexposed progeny. To investigate the possible biological mechanisms of the persistent anxiogenic phenotype, we exposed zebrafish embryos for 80 days post fertilization to 0, 3, and 10 ng/L EE2 (measured concentrations 2...
2017: Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472747/development-and-validation-of-an-oecd-reproductive-toxicity-test-guideline-with-the-mudsnail-potamopyrgus-antipodarum-mollusca-gastropoda
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Katharina Ruppert, Cornelia Geiß, Clare Askem, Rachel Benstead, Rebecca Brown, Maira Coke, Virginie Ducrot, Philipp Egeler, Henrik Holbech, Thomas H Hutchinson, Karin L Kinnberg, Laurent Lagadic, Gareth Le Page, Ailbhe Macken, Peter Matthiessen, Sina Ostermann, Agnes Schimera, Claudia Schmitt, Anne Seeland-Fremer, Andy J Smith, Lennart Weltje, Jörg Oehlmann
Mollusks are known to be uniquely sensitive to a number of reproductive toxicants including some vertebrate endocrine disrupting chemicals. However, they have widely been ignored in environmental risk assessment procedures for chemicals. This study describes the validation of the Potamopyrgus antipodarum reproduction test within the OECD Conceptual Framework for Endocrine Disrupters Testing and Assessment. The number of embryos in the brood pouch and adult mortality serve as main endpoints. The experiments are conducted as static systems in beakers filled with artificial medium, which is aerated trough glass pipettes...
April 26, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28470098/chicken-embryo-lethality-assay-for-determining-the-lethal-dose-and-virulence-of-enterococcus-faecalis
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Ana E Blanco, Martin Barz, Wiebke Icken, David Cavero, Reza Sharifi, Matthias Voss, Rudolf Preisinger, Carlos Buxadé
Enterococcus faecalis is the major pathogen found in field cases of amyloid arthropathy in chickens. Given the need of a better understanding of the virulence mechanisms of the causative strains, the Embryo Lethality Assay (ELA) is proposed in the present study as a model to evaluate the virulence of E. faecalis strains, specifically the pathogenic avian strain K923/96, which was previously related with amyloid arthropathy. Hence, 0.2 ml of five doses of the cited strain (from 2.5 to 2500 colony-forming unit (CFU) per ml) were inoculated into the allantoic cavity of 10 day-old embryos...
May 4, 2017: Avian Pathology: Journal of the W.V.P.A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28467767/impact-of-endometrial-preparation-protocols-for-frozen-embryo-transfer-on-live-birth-rates
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Maria Cerrillo, Leyre Herrero, Alfredo Guillén, Mercedes Mayoral, Juan Antonio García-Velasco
BACKGROUND: It has been reported that a natural cycle (NC) is similar to or even better than hormone replacement therapy (HRT) in patients with regular cycles who undergo frozen embryo transfer (FET). Hundreds of FETs are managed yearly in our clinic. Scheduling these cycles is critical in a busy unit like ours. This is why we have to prove if a NC really shows a better outcome than other endometrium preparation protocols. METHODS: Hence we carried out a prospective study between June 2011 and June 2012, which included 530 patients (570 FET cycles) randomly allocated to two study groups: Group 1 (n=280 cycles), artificial cycle (HRT); or group 2 (n=290 cycles), natural cycle...
April 28, 2017: Rambam Maimonides Medical Journal
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