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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529061/benzo-a-pyrene-7-8-diol-9-10-epoxide-suppresses-the-migration-and-invasion-of-human-extravillous-trophoblast-htr-8-svneo-cells-by-down-regulating-mmp2-through-inhibition-of-fak-src-pi3k-akt-pathway
#1
Rong Wang, Weiping Wang, Lin Ao, Zhi Wang, Xianglin Hao, Huidong Zhang
Moderate invasion of trophoblasts into the endometrium is crucial for successful pregnancy. Benzo[a]pyrene-7,8-diol-9,10-epoxide (BPDE) is a carcinogenic metabolite of benzo[a]pyrene which causes various diseases. We investigated the effects of BPDE on migration and invasion of trophoblast HTR-8/SVneo cells. Migration and invasion of cells exposed to 0.25-1.0μM BPDE for 24h were significantly inhibited. Moreover, tube formation of human umbilical vein endothelial cell (HUVEC) was also significantly reduced after incubation with HTR-8/SVneo cells treated with 0...
May 18, 2017: Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523429/kir-lilrb-and-their-ligands-genes-as-potential-biomarkers-in-recurrent-implantation-failure
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REVIEW
Izabela Nowak, Karolina Wilczyńska, Jacek R Wilczyński, Andrzej Malinowski, Paweł Radwan, Michał Radwan, Piotr Kuśnierczyk
Reproductive failure in humans is a very important social and economic problem, because nowadays women decide to conceive later in life and delay motherhood. Unfortunately, with increasing age they have less chance for natural fertilization and maintenance of pregnancy. Many of them need assisted reproductive technology. Approximately 10% of women after in vitro fertilization-embryo transfers experience recurrent implantation failure (RIF). Multiple factors may contribute to RIF, including oocyte and sperm quality, parental chromosomal anomalies, genetic or metabolic abnormalities of the embryo, poor uterine receptivity, immunological disturbances in the implantation site, and some gynecologic pathologies such as endometriosis, uterine fibroids, hydrosalpinx and endometrial polyps...
May 18, 2017: Archivum Immunologiae et Therapiae Experimentalis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520923/decrease-in-expression-of-hoxa10-in-the-decidua-after-embryo-implantation-promotes-trophoblast-invasion
#3
Geeta Godbole, Pankaj Suman, Ankita Malik, Mosami Galvankar, Niraj Joshi, Asgerally Fazleabas, Satish Kumar Gupta, Deepak Modi
A central step towards successful pregnancy involves invasion of the trophoblast cells into the decidua for placentation. Herein, we show that in the human and baboon decidua, HOXA10 expression is downregulated post-implantation and this reduction is most prominent in the decidual cells juxtaposed to the invading placental villi. Intriguingly, the supernatants derived from HOXA10 depleted human decidual cells increase the invasiveness of the trophoblast cell lines ACH-3P and JEG3 in vitro; this increase is due to higher expression and activity of matrix metalloproteases (MMPs) and reduced expression of tissue inhibitors of MMPs (TIMPs) in both the cell lines...
May 17, 2017: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506949/frozen-embryo-transfer-prevents-the-detrimental-effect-of-high-estrogen-on-endometrium-receptivity
#4
Aynur Adeviye Erşahin, Mustafa Acet, Suat Süphan Erşahin, Nur Dokuzeylül Güngör
OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether serum levels of estradiol affect reproductive outcomes of normoresponder women undergoing fresh embryo transfer (ET) versus frozen-thawed ET (FET). MATERIAL AND METHODS: Two hundred fifty-five normoresponder women underwent fresh ET in their first or second in vitro fertilization cycle. Ninety-two women with negative pregnacy test results underwent FET. Clinical and ongoing pregnancy rates, implantation, and live birth rates of women undergoing fresh ET versus FET were compared...
March 15, 2017: Journal of the Turkish German Gynecological Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505106/human-chorionic-gonadotropin-the-pregnancy-hormone-and-more
#5
REVIEW
Charalampos Theofanakis, Petros Drakakis, Alexandros Besharat, Dimitrios Loutradis
To thoroughly review the uses of human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) related to the process of reproduction and also assess new, non-traditional theories. Review of the international literature and research studies. hCG and its receptor, LH/CGR, are expressed in numerous sites of the reproductive tract, both in gonadal and extra-goanadal tissues, promoting oocyte maturation, fertilization, implantation and early embryo development. Moreover, hCG seems to have a potential role as an anti-rejection agent in solid organ transplantation...
May 14, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501366/reproductive-outcomes-after-a-single-dose-of-gonadotropin-releasing-hormone-agonist-compared-with-human-chorionic-gonadotropin-for-the-induction-of-final-oocyte-maturation-in-hyper-responder-women-aged-35-40%C3%A2-years
#6
Samer Tannus, Rola Turki, Yoni Cohen, Weon-Young Son, Tal Shavit, Michael Haim Dahan
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the reproductive outcomes after the use of GnRH agonist (GnRHa) compared with hCG for the induction of final oocyte maturation in GnRH antagonist cycles performed in hyper-responder women aged 35-40 years. DESIGN: Retrospective study. SETTING: Academic fertility center. PATIENT(S): Two hundred seventy-two hyper-responder women aged 35-40 years who underwent controlled ovarian stimulation under GnRH antagonist suppression were included...
May 10, 2017: Fertility and Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501365/why-natural-killer-cells-are-not-enough-a-further-understanding-of-killer-immunoglobulin-like-receptor-and-human-leukocyte-antigen
#7
REVIEW
Diana Alecsandru, Juan A García-Velasco
The immune system's role in recurrent reproductive failure is a controversial issue in assisted reproduction. Most studies into immune system implication in reproduction have focused on finding markers of peripheral blood and less on the uterine environment. Peripheral blood natural killer cells have become an "immune study core" for women with recurrent miscarriage or recurrent implantation failure, based on the mistaken notion that they cause reproductive failure by killing or "rejecting" the embryo. Maternal-fetal tolerance begins at the uterine level, so successful adaptation to the fetus occurs after a complicated process...
May 10, 2017: Fertility and Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498625/biomechanics-of-the-human-uterus
#8
REVIEW
Kristin M Myers, David Elad
The appropriate biomechanical function of the uterus is required for the execution of human reproduction. These functions range from aiding the transport of the embryo to the implantation site, to remodeling its tissue walls to host the placenta, to protecting the fetus during gestation, to contracting forcefully for a safe parturition and postpartum, to remodeling back to its nonpregnant condition to renew the cycle of menstruation. To serve these remarkably diverse functions, the uterus is optimally geared with evolving and contractile muscle and tissue layers that are cued by chemical, hormonal, electrical, and mechanical signals...
May 12, 2017: Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews. Systems Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483504/introduction-immunology-and-assisted-reproductive-technology-in-the-21st-century
#9
REVIEW
Juan A Garcia-Velasco
In the past few years we have witnessed reproductive immunology taking a leading role after repeated implantation failure. We still face the problem of even euploid embryos that either fail to implant or are miscarried. These focused articles present the attending clinician with the most recent evidence to understand how immunology contributes to human reproduction, what can be done at the clinical level, and what is still an area for research and should not be offered to patients outside of a clinical research scenario...
May 5, 2017: Fertility and Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479738/prenatal-developmental-toxicity-study-of-glycosides-based-standardized-fenugreek-seed-extract-in-rats
#10
Pallavi O Deshpande, Vishwaraman Mohan, Mukul P Pore, Shailesh Gumaste, Prasad A Thakurdesai
CONTEXT: Glycoside-based standardized fenugreek seed extract (SFSE-G) demonstrated promising efficacy in animal models of immune-inflammatory conditions. AIM: The present study was aimed at embryo-fetal development toxicity evaluation of SFSE-G in Wistar rats as per guideline No. 414 of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). MATERIAL AND METHODS: Mated female rats were randomized into four groups of 30 each and received oral doses of either SFSE-G at 250, 500, and 1000 mg/kg or vehicle (water) during the period of gestation (postconception) from gestational day 5 (GD5, an implantation day) until 1 day before cesarean sections (GD19)...
January 2017: Pharmacognosy Magazine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28478820/down-regulation-of-hla-g-gene-expression-as-an-immunogenetic-contraceptive-therapy
#11
Valéria Kaminski, Joel Henrique Ellwanger, José Artur Bogo Chies
HLA-G is a nonclassical HLA immunotolerogenic molecule expressed in different human cell types. Successful embryo implantation is a consequence of information exchange between the uterus and the blastocyst. It is widely accepted that HLA-G expression by the fetus promotes the establishment of several mechanisms that, ultimately, would protect the developing embryo from maternal immune rejection and seems to be essential to both an adequate implantation and a healthy pregnancy. MicroRNAs miR-148a and miR-152 down-regulate HLA-G expression...
May 2017: Medical Hypotheses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475617/regulation-of-the-pi3k-akt-pathway-during-decidualization-of-endometrial-stromal-cells
#12
François Fabi, Kathy Grenier, Sophie Parent, Pascal Adam, Laurence Tardif, Valérie Leblanc, Eric Asselin
Infertility is constantly increasing in Canada, where 16% of Canadian couples are experiencing difficulty conceiving. It is thought that infertility can emanate from the dysregulated communication between the embryo and the maternal endometrium. In order to allow for this window of implantation to be open at the right moment, endometrial stromal cells proliferate and differentiate by a mechanism called decidualization. Intracellular and molecular mechanisms involved in the regulation of apoptosis and cell proliferation during decidualization of the endometrium are yet to be fully understood...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475125/melatonin-promotes-the-in-vitro-development-of-microinjected-pronuclear-mouse-embryos-via-its-anti-oxidative-and-anti-apoptotic-effects
#13
Xiuzhi Tian, Feng Wang, Lu Zhang, Pengyun Ji, Jing Wang, Dongying Lv, Guangdong Li, Menglong Chai, Zhengxing Lian, Guoshi Liu
CRISPR/Cas9 (Clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats) combined with pronuclear microinjection has become the most effective method for producing transgenic animals. However, the relatively low embryo developmental rate limits its application. In the current study, it was observed that 10(-7) M melatonin is considered an optimum concentration and significantly promoted the in vitro development of murine microinjected pronuclear embryos, as indicated by the increased blastocyst rate, hatching blastocyst rate and blastocyst cell number...
May 5, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28470453/the-effect-of-follicle-size-and-homogeneity-of-follicular-development-on-the-morphokinetics-of-human-embryos
#14
Semra Kahraman, Caroline Pirkevi Cetinkaya, Murat Cetinkaya, Hakan Yelke, Yesim Kumtepe Colakoglu, Melih Aygun, Markus Montag
PURPOSE: Our aim was to investigate follicular size (large, ≥17 mm and small, <17 mm) at the time of OPU and homogeneity of follicular development (homogenous development: follicles being present in a homogenous spread of all sizes; heterogeneous: a predominance of small and large follicles) by analysing the morphokinetics of embryo development. METHODS: In this prospective cohort study, 2526 COCs belonging to 187 patients were cultured to day 5. Embryos were evaluated morphokinetically...
May 4, 2017: Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28467767/impact-of-endometrial-preparation-protocols-for-frozen-embryo-transfer-on-live-birth-rates
#15
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28466234/the-bovine-embryo-hatches-from-the-zona-pellucida-through-either-the-embryonic-or-abembryonic-pole
#16
Verónica M Negrón-Pérez, Peter J Hansen
PURPOSE: Implantation of the mammalian embryo in the uterus is preceded by escape from the zona pellucida. In some species, hatching from the zona occurs preferentially from one or the other poles of the embryo. The situation for the bovine embryo, in which hatching precedes attachment to the uterus by more than a week, is unclear. The purpose was to describe whether hatching of the bovine embryo from the zona pellucida occurs preferentially from the embryonic or abembryonic pole. METHODS: Bovine blastocysts undergoing hatching were examined by light microscopy (n = 84) and epifluorescence imaging using antibodies for markers of epiblast, hypoblast, and trophectoderm (TE) (n = 26)...
May 3, 2017: Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28462402/letrozole-gnrh-antagonist-stimulation-protocol-in-poor-ovarian-responders-undergoing-intracytoplasmic-sperm-injection-cycles-an-rct
#17
Mahbod Ebrahimi, Firouzeh Akbari-Asbagh, Mojgan Ghalandar-Attar
BACKGROUND: Gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) antagonist protocol has been proposed as a potentially proper option for the patients with limited ovarian reserve. Nevertheless, there is no significant difference in terms of clinical pregnancy between the GnRH antagonist and agonist cycles. The use of aromatase inhibitors such as letrozole was suggested by some studies. OBJECTIVE: The object of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of letrozole co-treatment with GnRH-antagonist protocol in ovarian stimulation of poor responder patients undergoing intracytoplasmic sperm injection...
February 2017: International Journal of Reproductive Biomedicine (Yazd, Iran)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28460003/evidence-for-cb2-receptor-involvement-in-lps-induced-reduction-of-camp-intracellular-levels-in-uterine-explants-from-pregnant-mice-pathophysiological-implications
#18
Ana Inés Salazar, Alejandro Carozzo, Fernando Correa, Carlos Davio, Ana María Franchi
STUDY QUESTION: What is the role of the endocannabinoid system (eCS) on the lipopolysaccharide (LPS) effects on uterine explants from 7-day pregnant mice in a murine model of endotoxin-induced miscarriage? SUMMARY ANSWER: We found evidence for cannabinoid receptor type2 (CB2) involvement in LPS-induced increased prostaglandin-F2α (PGF2α) synthesis and diminished cyclic adenosine monophosphate (cAMP) intracellular content in uterine explants from early pregnant mice...
April 28, 2017: Molecular Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449632/predicting-the-outcome-of-different-protocols-of-in%C3%A2-vitro-fertilization-with-anti-mu%C3%A3-llerian-hormone-levels-in-patients-with-polycystic-ovary-syndrome
#19
Ya Chen, Bilv Ye, Xiaojing Yang, Jiujia Zheng, Jinju Lin, Junzhao Zhao
Objective This study evaluated associations of basal serum and follicular fluid (FF) anti-Muüllerian hormone (AMH) levels with in vitro fertilization (IVF) outcomes in polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) patients. Methods This prospective study included 179 consecutive women undergoing IVF, including 59 with PCOS and non-PCOS controls. Thirty PCOS cases had long gona-dotrophin-releasing hormone agonist (GnRH-a) and 29 had antagonist (GnRH-ant) protocols. Controls underwent conventional GnRH-a. Associations of basal serum and FF AMH levels with IVF outcomes were assessed...
January 1, 2017: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446706/a-sister-of-nanog-regulates-genes-expressed-in-pre-implantation-human-development
#20
Thomas L Dunwell, Peter W H Holland
The NANOG homeobox gene plays a pivotal role in self-renewal and maintenance of pluripotency in human, mouse and other vertebrate embryonic stem cells, and in pluripotent cells of the blastocyst inner cell mass. There is a poorly studied and atypical homeobox locus close to the Nanog gene in some mammals which could conceivably be a cryptic paralogue of NANOG, even though the loci share only 20% homeodomain identity. Here we argue that this gene, NANOGNB (NANOG Neighbour), is an extremely divergent duplicate of NANOG that underwent radical sequence change in the mammalian lineage...
April 2017: Open Biology
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