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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651344/uterine-responses-to-early-pre-attachment-embryos-in-the-domestic-dog-and-comparisons-with-other-domestic-animal-species
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Felix R Graubner, Aykut Gram, Ewa Kautz, Stefan Bauersachs, Selim Aslan, Ali R Agaoglu, Alois Boos, Mariusz P Kowalewski
In the dog there is no luteolysis in the absence of pregnancy. Thus, this species lacks any anti-luteolytic endocrine signal as found in other species that modulate uterine function during the critical period of pregnancy establishment. Nevertheless, in the dog an embryo-maternal communication must occur in order to prevent rejection of embryos. Based on this hypothesis, we performed microarray analysis of canine uterine samples collected during pre-attachment phase (days 10-12) and in corresponding non-pregnant controls, in order to elucidate the embryo attachment signal...
June 23, 2017: Biology of Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649393/single-cell-transcriptome-of-early-embryos-and-cultured-embryonic-stem-cells-of-cynomolgus-monkeys
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Tomonori Nakamura, Yukihiro Yabuta, Ikuhiro Okamoto, Kotaro Sasaki, Chizuru Iwatani, Hideaki Tsuchiya, Mitinori Saitou
In mammals, the development of pluripotency and specification of primordial germ cells (PGCs) have been studied predominantly using mice as a model organism. However, divergences among mammalian species for such processes have begun to be recognized. Between humans and mice, pre-implantation development appears relatively similar, but the manner and morphology of post-implantation development are significantly different. Nevertheless, the embryogenesis just after implantation in primates, including the specification of PGCs, has been unexplored due to the difficulties in analyzing the embryos at relevant developmental stages...
2017: Scientific Data
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647356/optimizing-bone-morphogenic-protein-4-mediated-human-embryonic-stem-cell-differentiation-into-trophoblast-like-cells-using-fibroblast-growth-factor-2-and-transforming-growth-factor-%C3%AE-activin-nodal-signalling-inhibition
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Mariann Koel, Urmo Võsa, Kaarel Krjutškov, Elisabet Einarsdottir, Juha Kere, Juha Tapanainen, Shintaro Katayama, Sulev Ingerpuu, Viljar Jaks, Ulf-Hakan Stenman, Karolina Lundin, Timo Tuuri, Andres Salumets
Several studies have demonstrated that human embryonic stem cells (hESC) can be differentiated into trophoblast-like cells if exposed to bone morphogenic protein 4 (BMP4) and/or inhibitors of fibroblast growth factor 2 (FGF2) and the transforming growth factor beta (TGF-β)/activin/nodal signalling pathways. The goal of this study was to investigate how the inhibitors of these pathways improve the efficiency of hESC differentiation when compared with basic BMP4 treatment. RNA sequencing was used to analyse the effects of all possible inhibitor combinations on the differentiation of hESC into trophoblast-like cells over 12 days...
June 12, 2017: Reproductive Biomedicine Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646452/dosage-effects-of-zp2-and-zp3-heterozygous-mutations-cause-human-infertility
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Wenqiang Liu, Kunming Li, Dandan Bai, Jiqing Yin, Yuanyuan Tang, Fengli Chi, Linfeng Zhang, Yu Wang, Jiaping Pan, Shanshan Liang, Yi Guo, Jingling Ruan, Xiaochen Kou, Yanhong Zhao, Hong Wang, Jiayu Chen, Xiaoming Teng, Shaorong Gao
The zona pellucida (ZP) is an extracellular matrix universally surrounding mammalian eggs, which is essential for oogenesis, fertilization, and pre-implantation embryo development. Here, we identified two novel heritable mutations of ZP2 and ZP3, both occurring in an infertile female patient with ZP-abnormal eggs. Mouse models with the same mutations were generated by CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing system, and oocytes obtained from female mice with either single heterozygous mutation showed approximately half of the normal ZP thickness compared to wild-type oocytes...
June 24, 2017: Human Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642151/the-role-of-the-lb-structural-loop-and-its-interactions-with-the-pdz-domain-of-the-human-htra3-protease
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Tomasz Wenta, Przemysław Glaza, Mirosław Jarząb, Urszula Zarzecka, Dorota Żurawa-Janicka, Adam Lesner, Joanna Skórko-Glonek, Barbara Lipińska
Human HtrA3 protease is a proapoptotic protein, involved in embryo implantation and oncogenesis. In stress conditions the protease is activated by removal of its N-terminal domain. The activated form, ΔN-HtrA3L is a homotrimer composed of the protease (PD) and PDZ domains. The LB structural loop of the PD is longer by six amino acid residues than its counterparts of other human HtrA proteins and interacts with the PDZ in a way not observed in other known HtrA structures. By size exclusion chromatography of the ΔN-HtrA3L mutated variants we found that removal of the additional LB loop residues caused a complete loss of the proper trimeric structure while impairing their interactions with the PDZ domain decreased the amount of the trimers...
June 19, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631552/effect-of-2-3-4-4-5-pentachlorobiphenyl-exposure-on-endometrial-receptivity-and-the-methylation-of-hoxa10
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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/28630065/ccr5-is-involved-in-interruption-of-pregnancy-in-mice-infected-with-toxoplasma-gondii-during-early-pregnancy
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Maki Nishimura, Kousuke Umeda, Masayuki Suwa, Hidefumi Furuoka, Yoshifumi Nishikawa
Toxoplasmosis can cause abortion in pregnant humans and other animals; however, the mechanism of abortion remains unknown. C-C chemokine receptor type 5 (CCR5) is essential for host defense in T. gondii infection. To investigate the relationship between CCR5 and abortion in toxoplasmosis, we inoculated wild-type and CCR5-deficient (CCR5(-/-)) mice with T. gondii tachyzoites intraperitoneally on day 3 of pregnancy (E3). The pregnancy rate decreased as pregnancy progressed in the infected wild-type mice. Histopathologically, no inflammatory lesions were observed in the fetoplacental tissues...
June 19, 2017: Infection and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629172/the-role-of-hcg-in-implantation-a-mini-review-of-molecular-and-clinical-evidence
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Antonis Makrigiannakis, Thomas Vrekoussis, Emmanouel Zoumakis, Sophia N Kalantaridou, Udo Jeschke
Embryo implantation is a complex process involving continuous molecular cross-talk between the embryo and the decidua. One of the key molecules during this process is human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG). HCG effectively modulates several metabolic pathways within the decidua contributing to endometrial receptivity. Herein, a brief overview of the molecular mechanisms regulated by HCG is presented. Furthermore, we summarize the existing evidence regarding the clinical impact on reproductive outcomes after endometrial priming with HCG prior to embryo transfer...
June 19, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621958/-biomedical-perspective-of-the-surrogate-motherhood
#9
Nicolás Jouve de la Barreda
The subrogated motherhood takes place when an embryo created by in vitro fertilization (IVF) technology is implanted in a surrogate, sometimes called a gestational mother, by means a contract with her. It can imply to natural families (woman and man) with or without infertility problems, or to monoparental or biparental families of the same sex. Concerning the origin of the gametes used in the IVF emerges different implications on the genetic relationship of the resulting child with the surrogate and the future parents...
May 2017: Cuadernos de Bioética: Revista Oficial de la Asociación Española de Bioética y Ética Médica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620352/efficacy-of-follicle-stimulating-hormone-fsh-alone-fsh%C3%A2-%C3%A2-luteinizing-hormone-human-menopausal-gonadotropin-or-fsh%C3%A2-%C3%A2-human-chorionic-gonadotropin-on-assisted-reproductive-technology-outcomes-in-the-personalized-medicine-era-a-meta-analysis
#10
Daniele Santi, Livio Casarini, Carlo Alviggi, Manuela Simoni
SETTING: Luteinizing hormone (LH) and human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) act on the same receptor, activating different signal transduction pathways. The role of LH or hCG addition to follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) as well as menopausal gonadotropins (human menopausal gonadotropin; hMG) in controlled ovarian stimulation (COS) is debated. OBJECTIVE: To compare FSH + LH, or FSH + hCG or hMG vs. FSH alone on COS outcomes. DESIGN: A meta-analysis according to PRISMA statement and Cochrane Collaboration was performed, including prospective, controlled clinical trials published until July 2016, enrolling women treated with FSH alone or combined with other gonadotropins...
2017: Frontiers in Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612733/-a-new-milestone-in-human-embryo-editing
#11
Bertrand Jordan
Viable human embryos carrying a disease mutation have now been corrected by CRISPR-Cas9 editing. Although the correction is not perfect, and the embryos have not been implanted, this brings us closer to human germline editing and to the associated ethical questions.
May 2017: Médecine Sciences: M/S
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/28607482/principles-of-early-human-development-and-germ-cell-program-from-conserved-model-systems
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Toshihiro Kobayashi, Haixin Zhang, Walfred W C Tang, Naoko Irie, Sarah Withey, Doris Klisch, Anastasiya Sybirna, Sabine Dietmann, David A Contreras, Robert Webb, Cinzia Allegrucci, Ramiro Alberio, M Azim Surani
Human primordial germ cells (hPGCs), the precursors of sperm and eggs, originate during weeks 2-3 of early post-implantation development. Using in vitro models of hPGC induction, recent studies have suggested that there are marked mechanistic differences in the specification of human and mouse PGCs. This may be due in part to the divergence in their pluripotency networks and early post-implantation development. As early human embryos are not accessible for direct study, we considered alternatives including porcine embryos that, as in humans, develop as bilaminar embryonic discs...
June 15, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602104/reproductive-outcome-following-pre-implantation-genetic-diagnosis-pgd-in-the-uk
#14
Abigail Sharpe, Peter Avery, Meenakshi Choudhary
In 2013, the National Health Service Commissioning board centralized the funding in England for up to three cycles of pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) for couples who have, or are carriers of, a specific genetic disorder. This study presents the historical data of PGD cycles and their clinical outcomes in UK as extrapolated from the national data registry. Retrospective analysis of outcome of cycles undergoing pre-implantation genetic diagnosis in the UK over the past 20 years was performed from the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority database (n = 2974)...
June 12, 2017: Human Fertility: Journal of the British Fertility Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601409/endometrial-function-facts-urban-legends-and-an-eye-to-the-future
#15
Diana Valbuena, Cecilia T Valdes, Carlos Simon
The embryo alone, though very important, is not sufficient to explain successful or failed implantation. Human embryonic implantation is less efficient than in nonmenstruating species. The main difference lies in the decidual control of early implantation events and the subsequent course of pregnancy versus embryo control in nonmenstruating species. In this article, we introduce the facts behind the low efficiency of this crucial process, address urban legends routinely considered without high clinical quality evidence, and provide a vision of how the endometrial field will develop in the near future...
June 7, 2017: Fertility and Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591688/qa-2-expression-levels-is-related-with-tumor-infiltrating-lymphocytes-profile-during-solid-ehrlich-tumor-development
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Istéfani Luciene da Silva, Emerson Soares Veloso, Ivy Nayra Nascimento Gonçalves, Ariadne Duarte Braga, Miriam Teresa Paz Lopes, Geovanni Dantas Cassali, Miguel Quintanilla, Renata Toscano Simões, Enio Ferreira
The Qa-2 has been described as Human Leucocyte Antigen G (HLA-G) murine homolog. This homology is well accepted to gene and protein structure, in different pathology process and embryos implantation. However, in some neoplasm, this homology is questioned, where Qa-2 has been proposed as an immunogenic molecule, associated to tumor rejection. In this way, the aim of this study was to describe the pattern of Qa-2 expression and its relationship with the profile of tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes in solid Ehrlich tumor...
August 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586020/altered-expression-of-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-and-pluripotent-associated-markers-by-sex-steroid-hormones-in-human-embryonic-stem-cells
#17
So-Ye Jeon, Kyung-A Hwang, Cho-Won Kim, Eui-Bae Jeung, Kyung-Chul Choi
Embryonic stem (ES) cells are pluripotent stem cells derived from a developmental stage of pre‑implanted embryos. The present study investigated the effect of female sex steroid hormones on the characteristics of human ES cells by using a feeder‑free culture protocol. In a feeder‑free condition without sex hormones, human ES cells assumed the form of tightly packed cells that grow in a monolayer. The cells had clean and defined edges with no evidence of differentiation and expressed several markers specific for undifferentiated ES cells including POU class 5 homeobox 1 (POU5F1), sex determining region Y‑box 2 (SOX2) and NANOG homeobox (NANOG)...
July 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585136/effect-and-underlying-mechanism-of-bu-shen-an-tai-recipe-on-ovarian-apoptosis-in-mice-with-controlled-ovarian-hyperstimulation-implantation-dysfunction
#18
Wen-Wen Ma, Jing Xiao, Yu-Fan Song, Jia-Hui Ding, Xiu-Juan Tan, Kun-Kun Song, Ming-Min Zhang
The effect and underlying mechanism of Bu-Shen-An-Tai recipe on ovarian apoptosis in mice with controlled ovarian hyperstimulation (COH) implantation dysfunction were studied. The COH implantation dysfunction model in mice was established by intraperitoneal injection of 7.5 IU pregnant mare's serum gonadotrophin (PMSG), followed by 7.5 IU human chorionic gonadotrophin (HCG) 48 h later. Then the female mice were mated with male at a ratio of 2:1 in the same cage at 6:00 p.m. The female mice from normal group were injected intraperitoneally with normal saline and mated at the corresponding time...
June 2017: Journal of Huazhong University of Science and Technology. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579406/revisiting-the-management-of-recurrent-implantation-failure-through-freeze-all-policy
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Yasmin Magdi, Ahmed El-Damen, Ahmed Mohamed Fathi, Ahmed Mostafa Abdelaziz, Mohamed Abd-Elfatah Youssef, Ahmed Abd-Elmaged Abd-Allah, Mona Ahmed Elawady, Mohamed Ahmed Ibrahim, Yehia Edris
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether a freeze-all policy for in vitro human blastocysts improves the ongoing pregnancy rate in patients with recurrent implantation failure (RIF). DESIGN: Prospective cohort study. SETTING: Single private center. PATIENT(S): A total of 171 women with RIF divided into two groups: freeze-all policy group (n = 81) and fresh embryo transfer (ET) group (n = 90). INTERVENTION(S): Freeze-all policy...
June 1, 2017: Fertility and Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28577574/activating-transcription-factor-3-promotes-embryo-attachment-via-up-regulation-of-leukemia-inhibitory-factor-in-vitro
#20
Xi Cheng, Jingyu Liu, Huizhi Shan, Lihua Sun, Chenyang Huang, Qiang Yan, Ruiwei Jiang, Lijun Ding, Yue Jiang, Jianjun Zhou, Guijun Yan, Haixiang Sun
BACKGROUND: A receptive endometrium is essential for maternal-embryonic molecular communication during implantation. However, the specific molecular regulatory mechanisms of the endometrial capacity remain poorly understood. Here, we examined activating transcription factor 3 (ATF3) expression in human endometria and the functional effect of ATF3 on embryo attachment in vitro. METHODS: Immunohistochemistry (IHC) was used to assess the ATF3 expression patterns in human endometria...
June 2, 2017: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology: RB&E
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