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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243796/can-high-levels-of-d-chiro-inositol-in-follicular-fluid-exert-detrimental-effects-on-blastocyst-quality
#1
K Ravanos, G Monastra, T Pavlidou, M Goudakou, N Prapas
OBJECTIVE: It was previously shown that higher concentrations of myo-inositol in human follicular fluid improve oocyte and embryo quality, whereas D-chiro-inositol seems to worsen oocyte quality and ovarian response in polycystic ovary syndrome patients. Our study was the first one aiming to test whether different myo-inositol and D-chiro-inositol concentration in follicular fluids correlate with blastocyst quality in healthy young women. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Eight egg donors and eleven couples undergoing in vitro fertilization, were involved in a prospective observational study...
December 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241080/paternal-urinary-concentrations-of-organophosphate-flame-retardant-metabolites-fertility-measures-and-pregnancy-outcomes-among-couples-undergoing-in-vitro-fertilization
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Courtney C Carignan, Lidia Mínguez-Alarcón, Paige L Williams, John D Meeker, Heather M Stapleton, Craig M Butt, Thomas L Toth, Jennifer B Ford, Russ Hauser
BACKGROUND: Use of organophosphate flame retardants (PFRs) has increased over the past decade following the phase out of some brominated flame retardants, leading to increased human exposure. We recently reported that increasing maternal PFR exposure is associated with poorer pregnancy outcomes among women from a fertility clinic. Because a small epidemiologic study previously reported an inverse association between male PFR exposures and sperm motility, we sought to examine associations of paternal urinary concentrations of PFR metabolites and their partner's pregnancy outcomes...
December 11, 2017: Environment International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233551/generation-of-adrenal-chromaffin-like-cells-from-human-pluripotent-stem%C3%A2-cells
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Kwaku Dad Abu-Bonsrah, Dongcheng Zhang, Andrew R Bjorksten, Mirella Dottori, Donald F Newgreen
Adrenomedullary chromaffin cells are catecholamine (CA)-producing cells originating from trunk neural crest (NC) via sympathoadrenal progenitors (SAPs). We generated NC and SAPs from human embryonic stem cells (ESCs) and induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) in vitro via BMP2/FGF2 exposure, ascertained by qPCR and immunoexpression of SOX10, ASCL1, TFAP2α, and PHOX2B, and by fluorescence-activated cell sorting selection for p75NTR and GD2, and confirmed their trunk-like HOX gene expression. We showed that continuing BMP4 and curtailing FGF2 in vitro, augmented with corticosteroid mimetic, induced these cells to upregulate the chromaffin cell-specific marker PNMT and other CA synthesis and storage markers, and we demonstrated noradrenaline and adrenaline by Faglu and high-performance liquid chromatography...
November 27, 2017: Stem Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230527/lefty2-inhibits-endometrial-receptivity-by-downregulating-orai1-expression-and-store-operated-ca2-entry
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Madhuri S Salker, Yogesh Singh, Ruban R Peter Durairaj, Jing Yan, Md Alauddin, Ni Zeng, Jennifer H Steel, Shaqiu Zhang, Jaya Nautiyal, Zoe Webster, Sara Y Brucker, Diethelm Wallwiener, B Anne Croy, Jan J Brosens, Florian Lang
Early embryo development and endometrial differentiation are initially independent processes, and synchronization, imposed by a limited window of implantation, is critical for reproductive success. A putative negative regulator of endometrial receptivity is LEFTY2, a member of the transforming growth factor (TGF)-β family. LEFTY2 is highly expressed in decidualizing human endometrial stromal cells (HESCs) during the late luteal phase of the menstrual cycle, coinciding with the closure of the window of implantation...
December 11, 2017: Journal of Molecular Medicine: Official Organ of the "Gesellschaft Deutscher Naturforscher und Ärzte"
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229435/developmental-and-cytogenetic-assessments-of-preimplantation-embryos-derived-from-in-vivo-or-in-vitro-matured-human-oocytes
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Farzaneh Fesahat, Seyed Mehdi Kalantar, Mohammad Hasan Sheikhha, Hojjatollah Saeedi, Fatemeh Montazeri, Razieh Dehghani Firouzabadi, Mohammad Ali Khalili
Aneuploidy is of great relevance to embryo selection, as it represents one of the important causes of implantation failure. Furthermore, immature oocytes, retrieved during gonadotrophin-stimulated IVF cycles, are generally discarded in clinics; whereas, there was no detectable comprehensive evidence on higher rates of aneuploidy based on maturity status on the day of oocyte retrieval. As well, the correlation between embryo morphology on aneuploidy remains unclear. The aim was to evaluate the developmental and genetic integrity of human preimplantation embryos from rescue in-vitro matured MII stage oocytes as well as in vivo matured oocytes...
December 8, 2017: European Journal of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227245/clearance-of-senescent-decidual-cells-by-uterine-natural-killer-cells-in-cycling-human-endometrium
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Paul J Brighton, Yojiro Maruyama, Katherine Fishwick, Pavle Vrljicak, Shreeya Tewary, Risa Fujihara, Joanne Muter, Emma S Lucas, Taihei Yamada, Laura Woods, Raffaella Lucciola, Yie Hou Lee, Satoru Takeda, Sascha Ott, Myriam Hemberger, Siobhan Quenby, Jan Joris Brosens
In cycling human endometrium, menstruation is followed by rapid estrogen-dependent growth. Upon ovulation, progesterone and rising cellular cAMP levels activate the transcription factor Forkhead box O1 (FOXO1) in endometrial stromal cells (EnSCs), leading to cell cycle exit and differentiation into decidual cells that control embryo implantation. Here we show that FOXO1 also causes acute senescence of a subpopulation of decidualizing EnSCs in an IL-8 dependent manner. Selective depletion or enrichment of this subpopulation revealed that decidual senescence drives the transient inflammatory response associated with endometrial receptivity...
December 11, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221114/interferon-%C3%AF-increases-bola-i-for-implantation-during-early-pregnancy-in-dairy-cows
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Zhe Zhu, Binbin Li, Yue Wu, Xiao Wang, GanZhen Deng
Interferon-τ (IFN-τ) signals pregnancy recognition in ruminants. We investigated the effects of IFN-τ produced by embryo trophoblastic cells (ETCs) on expression of bovine leukocyte antigen-I (BoLA-I), a bovine analogue of human MHC-I, in endometrial luminal epithelial cells (EECs) during early pregnancy in dairy cows. Expression of IFN-τ and BoLA-I was increased in endometrial tissues during early pregnancy. Expression of the anti-inflammatory cytokine IL-10 was increased in endometrial tissues, while expression of the pro-inflammatory cytokine IL-6 was decreased, indicating immunosuppression...
November 10, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29210259/preimplantation-genetic-diagnosis-the-situation-in-france-and-in-other-european-countries
#8
Anne-Marie Duguet, Bénédicte Boyer-Beviere
Preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) relates exclusively to in vitro fertilisation techniques (IVF) that aim to prevent transmission of a serious genetic abnormality to the child. The genetic characteristics of the embryo created through IVF are analysed, and only the embryos free of the genetic abnormality are implanted in the womb. Performed worldwide since 1990, this technique has raised many legal and ethical debates due to the very wide variations of lawgiving between countries. This is shown by the report of the UNESCO IBC (2003), which described the techniques and the issues raised by preimplantation genetic diagnosis...
April 2017: European Journal of Health Law
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29206944/the-direct-and-indirect-effects-of-kisspeptin-54-on-granulosa-lutein-cell-function
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L A Owens, A Abbara, A Lerner, S O'floinn, G Christopoulos, S Khanjani, R Islam, K Hardy, A C Hanyaloglu, S A Lavery, W S Dhillo, S Franks
STUDY QUESTION: What are the in vivo and in vitro actions of kisspeptin-54 on the expression of genes involved in ovarian reproductive function, steroidogenesis and ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS) in granulosa lutein (GL) cells when compared with traditional triggers of oocyte maturation? SUMMARY ANSWER: The use of kisspeptin-54 as an oocyte maturation trigger augmented expression of genes involved in ovarian steroidogenesis in human GL cells including, FSH receptor (FSHR), LH/hCG receptor (LHCGR), steroid acute regulatory protein (STAR), aromatase, estrogen receptors alpha and beta (ESR1, ESR2), 3-beta-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase type 2 (3BHSD2) and inhibin A (INHBA), when compared to traditional maturation triggers, but did not alter markers of OHSS...
December 1, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29203383/comprehensive-chromosomal-and-mitochondrial-copy-number-profiling-in-human-ivf-embryos
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Wei Shang, Yunshan Zhang, Mingming Shu, Weizhou Wang, Likun Ren, Fu Chen, Lin Shao, Sijia Lu, Shiping Bo, Shujie Ma, Yumei Gao
Single cell whole genome sequencing helps to decipher the genome heterogeneity within a cell population and facilitates the analysis of trace amounts of genetic material, such as is found in human embryos. The mitochondrial genome, although an important part of the genetic composition of eukaryotic cells, is often neglected in single cell genome analysis. A recently developed single cell whole genome amplification method was used, known as multiple annealing and looping based amplification cycles (MALBAC-NGS), for simultaneous analysis of chromosomal and mitochondrial genomes at the single cell level...
November 8, 2017: Reproductive Biomedicine Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29202468/polycomb-subunit-bmi1-determines-uterine-progesterone-responsiveness-essential-for-normal-embryo-implantation
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Qiliang Xin, Shuangbo Kong, Junhao Yan, Jingtao Qiu, Bo He, Chan Zhou, Zhangli Ni, Haili Bao, Lin Huang, Jinhua Lu, Guoliang Xia, Xicheng Liu, Zi-Jiang Chen, Chao Wang, Haibin Wang
Natural and synthetic progestogens have been commonly used to prevent recurrent pregnancy loss in women with inadequate progesterone secretion or reduced progesterone sensitivity. However, the clinical efficacy of progesterone and its analogs for maintaining pregnancy is variable. Additionally, the underlying cause of impaired endometrial progesterone responsiveness during early pregnancy remains unknown. Here, we demonstrated that uterine-selective depletion of BMI1, a key component of the polycomb repressive complex-1 (PRC1), hampers uterine progesterone responsiveness and derails normal uterine receptivity, resulting in implantation failure in mice...
November 20, 2017: Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29187900/the-cytotoxic-effects-of-dimethyl-sulfoxide-in-mouse-preimplantation-embryos-a-mechanistic-study
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Min-Hee Kang, Joydeep Das, Sangiliyandi Gurunathan, Hwan-Woo Park, Hyuk Song, Chankyu Park, Jin-Hoi Kim
Rationale: Dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO) is commonly used as a solvent for water-insoluble substances, a vehicle for drug therapy, and a cryoprotectant for cultured cells. DMSO induced embryonic defects and its mechanism of action remains unclear. The rationale is based on the assumption that DMSO supplementation should induce long-term negative effects on both pre- and post-implantation embryo development. Methods: DMSO induced oxidative stress, ER stress, autophagy, mitophagy, signaling responsible genes and proteins were determined by RT-qPCR, Western blotting, immunofluorescence, and confocal microscopy...
2017: Theranostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29186120/pluripotent-state-transitions-coordinate-morphogenesis-in-mouse-and-human-embryos
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Marta N Shahbazi, Antonio Scialdone, Natalia Skorupska, Antonia Weberling, Gaelle Recher, Meng Zhu, Agnieszka Jedrusik, Liani G Devito, Laila Noli, Iain C Macaulay, Christa Buecker, Yakoub Khalaf, Dusko Ilic, Thierry Voet, John C Marioni, Magdalena Zernicka-Goetz
The foundations of mammalian development lie in a cluster of embryonic epiblast stem cells. In response to extracellular matrix signalling, these cells undergo epithelialization and create an apical surface in contact with a cavity, a fundamental event for all subsequent development. Concomitantly, epiblast cells transit through distinct pluripotent states, before lineage commitment at gastrulation. These pluripotent states have been characterized at the molecular level, but their biological importance remains unclear...
November 29, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29179885/bilaterality-of-ovarian-endometriomas-does-not-affect-the-outcome-of-in%C3%A2-vitro-fertilization-intracytoplasmic-sperm-injection-in-infertile-women-after-laparoscopic-cystectomy
#14
Hsing-Tse Yu, Hong-Yuan Huang, Hsiao-Jung Tseng, Chin-Jung Wang, Chyi-Long Lee, Yung-Kuei Soong
BACKGROUND: To assess whether the unilateral or bilateral lesions can affect ovarian reserve and pregnancy outcome in in vitro fertilization/intracytoplasmic sperm injection (IVF/ICSI) in infertility patients underwent laparoscopic cystectomy. METHODS: A total of 148 IVF/ICSI cycle in patients who had undergone laparoscopic cystectomy for unilateral or bilateral endometriomas were reviewed retrospectively. There were 103 cycles where laparoscopic cystectomy had been carried out for unilateral endometriomas and 45 cycles after bilateral-side surgery...
October 2017: Biomedical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29177246/the-effect-of-24-hours-delay-in-oocyte-maturation-triggering-in-ivf-icsi-cycles-with-antagonist-protocol-and-not-elevated-progesterone-a-randomized-control-trial
#15
Robab Davar, Elham Naghshineh, Nosrat Neghab
Background: The best time of final oocyte maturation triggering in assisted reproduction technology protocols is unknown. This time always estimated by combined follicular size and blood progesterone level. Objective: The aim of this study was evaluation of the effect of delaying oocyte maturation triggering by 24 hr on the number of mature oocytes (MII) and other in vitro fertilization cycle characteristics in antagonist protocols with not-elevated progesterone (p ≤1 ng/ml)...
July 2017: International Journal of Reproductive Biomedicine (Yazd, Iran)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29177244/final-follicular-maturation-by-administration-of-gnrh-agonist-plus-hcg-versus-hcg-in-normal-responders-in-art-cycles-an-rct
#16
Maryam Eftekhar, Maryam Farid Mojtahedi, Sepideh Miraj, Malihe Omid
Background: Gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonists (GnRH-a) was increasingly used for triggering oocyte maturationfor the prevention of ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome. Studies suggest that GnRH-a might be used as a better trigger agent since it causes both Luteinizing hormone and follicle stimulating hormone release from a physiologic natural cycle. Objective: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of dual-triggering in assisted reproductive technology outcomes...
July 2017: International Journal of Reproductive Biomedicine (Yazd, Iran)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165686/optimal-timing-for-blastomere-biopsy-of-8-cell-embryos-for-preimplantation-genetic-diagnosis
#17
Y Kalma, L Bar-El, S Asaf-Tisser, M Malcov, A Reches, J Hasson, H Amir, F Azem, D Ben-Yosef
STUDY QUESTION: What is the optimal timing for blastomere biopsy during the 8-cell stage, at which embryos will have the best implantation potential? SUMMARY ANSWER: Fast-cleaving embryos that are biopsied during the last quarter (Q4) of the 8-cell stage and are less affected by the biopsy procedure, and their implantation potential is better than that of embryos biopsied earlier during the 8-cell stage (Q1-Q3). WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: Blastomer biopsy from cleavage-stage embryos is usually performed on the morning of Day 3 when the embryos are at the 6- to 8-cell stage and is still the preferred biopsy method for preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) for monogentic disorders or chromosomal translocations...
November 20, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161633/urinary-concentrations-of-biomarkers-of-phthalates-and-phthalate-alternatives-and-ivf-outcomes
#18
Ronit Machtinger, Audrey J Gaskins, Catherine Racowsky, Abdallah Mansur, Michal Adir, Andrea A Baccarelli, Antonia M Calafat, Russ Hauser
Phthalates are a class of chemicals found in a large variety of consumer products. Available experimental and limited human data show adverse effects of some phthalates on ovarian function, which has raised concerns regarding potential effects on fertility. The aim of the current study was to determine whether urinary concentrations of metabolites of phthalates and phthalate alternatives are associated with intermediate and clinical in vitro fertilization (IVF) outcomes. We enrolled 136 women undergoing IVF in a Tertiary University Affiliated Hospital...
November 18, 2017: Environment International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160181/chick-embryo-model-homing-and-host-interactions-of-tissue-engineering-aimed-human-dental-stem-cells
#19
Jennifer Adriane Dos Santos, Monica Talarico Duailibi, Durvanei Augusto Maria, Sonia Elisabete Alves de Lima Will, Paulo Cesar Simoes Silva, Ligia Ferreira Gomes, Silvio Eduardo Duailibi
Human dental stem cells (hDSC) have a potential for regenerative therapies and could differentiate in vitro into many tissues such as dentin, nerve and vascular endothelium. Gallus gallus domesticus developing fertilized egg, or chick embryo is an experimental model absent of xenografts rejection, largely employed in replacement of mammal species in scientific research and pre-clinical studies to evaluate angiogenesis and vasculogenesis, tissue differentiation, and embryonic development. This multiscale research deals with the homing and cell signaling effects of a standardized hDSC towards the receptor tissues of Gallus gallus domesticus in ovo...
November 21, 2017: Tissue Engineering. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155779/a-novel-use-of-three-dimensional-high-frequency-ultrasonography-for-early-pregnancy-characterization-in-the-mouse
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Mary C Peavey, Corey L Reynolds, Maria M Szwarc, William E Gibbons, Cecilia T Valdes, Francesco J DeMayo, John P Lydon
High-frequency ultrasonography (HFUS) is a common method to non-invasively monitor the real-time development of the human fetus in utero. The mouse is routinely used as an in vivo model to study embryo implantation and pregnancy progression. Unfortunately, such murine studies require pregnancy interruption to enable follow-up phenotypic analysis. To address this issue, we used three-dimensional (3-D) reconstruction of HFUS imaging data for early detection and characterization of murine embryo implantation sites and their individual developmental progression in utero...
October 24, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
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