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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934084/outcome-of-icsi-with-motile-testicular-spermatozoa-obtained-through-microscopically-assisted-testicular-sperm-extraction-in-relation-to-the-ovarian-response
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E Erdem, M Karacan, A Usta, A Arvas, Z Cebi, T Camlibel
INTRODUCTION: To determine the relationship between AFC, basal FSH level, woman's age, the number of oocytes retrieved and the outcome of ICSI with testicular spermatozoa obtained with microscopically assisted testicular sperm extraction. MATERIAL AND METHODS: In this retrospective cohort study, a total of 340 couples who underwent ICSI treatment with testicular sperm were enrolled. Women aged?40years and the first cycles of couples were included. ICSI was performed with motile testicular spermatozoa obtained from 89 men with obstructive azoospermia and 251 men with nonobstructive azoospermia...
May 2017: Journal of gynecology obstetrics and human reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928204/bone-morphogenetic-protein-and-retinoic-acid-synergistically-specify-female-germ-cell-fate-in-mice
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Hidetaka Miyauchi, Hiroshi Ohta, So Nagaoka, Fumio Nakaki, Kotaro Sasaki, Katsuhiko Hayashi, Yukihiro Yabuta, Tomonori Nakamura, Takuya Yamamoto, Mitinori Saitou
The mechanism for sex determination in mammalian germ cells remains unclear. Here, we reconstitute the female sex determination in mouse germ cells in vitro under a defined condition without the use of gonadal somatic cells. We show that retinoic acid (RA) and its key effector, STRA8, are not sufficient to induce the female germ-cell fate. In contrast, bone morphogenetic protein (BMP) and RA synergistically induce primordial germ cells (PGCs)/PGC-like cells (PGCLCs) derived from embryonic stem cells (ESCs) into fetal primary oocytes...
September 19, 2017: EMBO Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915715/epigenetic-regulation-during-the-differentiation-of-stem-cells-to-germ-cells
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REVIEW
Yuan-Chao Sun, Yong-Yong Wang, Wei Ge, Shun-Feng Cheng, Paul W Dyce, Wei Shen
Gametogenesis is an essential process to ensure the transfer of genetic information from one generation to the next. It also provides a mechanism by which genetic evolution can take place. Although the genome of primordial germ cells (PGCs) is exactly the same with somatic cells within an organism, there are significant differences between their developments. For example, PGCs eventually undergo meiosis to become functional haploid gametes, and prior to that they undergo epigenetic imprinting which greatly alter their genetic regulation...
August 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893570/phytoestrogenic-effect-of-inula-racemosa-hook-f-a-cardioprotective-root-drug-in-traditional-medicine
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Mangathayaru Kalachaveedu, Divya Raghavan, Srivani Telapolu, Sarah Kuruvilla, Balakrishna Kedike
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Roots of Inula racemosa are used as a cardio protective in Ayurveda in India, being prescribed as a medicine for precordial chest pain, cough and dyspnoea, both singly and as a poly herbal. AIM: Evaluation of Phytoestrogenic activity of the root extracts of Inula racemosa and compounds isolated therefrom in vivo, in silico and in vitro. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Alcohol (IrA) and hexane (IrH) extracts characterized by HPTLC/GC-MS analysis respectively and processed for compound isolation were evaluated for estrogenic activity (100 & 250mg/kg bw) by the Immature rat uterotrophic assay using ethinylestradiol (EE -30µg/kg bw) as standard drug...
September 8, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28855574/genetic-studies-in-mice-directly-link-oocytes-produced-during-adulthood-to-ovarian-function-and-natural-fertility
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Ning Wang, Chonthicha Satirapod, Yasuyo Ohguchi, Eun-Sil Park, Dori C Woods, Jonathan L Tilly
Multiple labs have reported that mammalian ovaries contain oogonial stem cells (OSCs), which can differentiate into oocytes that fertilize to produce offspring. However, the physiological relevance of these observations to adult ovarian function is unknown. Here we performed targeted and reversible ablation of premeiotic germ cells undergoing differentiation into oocytes in transgenic mice expressing the suicide gene, herpes simplex virus thymidine kinase (HSVtk), driven by the promoter of stimulated by retinoic acid gene 8 (Stra8), a germ cell-specific gene activated during meiotic commitment...
August 30, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28853096/induced-aneugenic-effects-in-mouse-oocytes-in-vivo
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K L Pligina, A K Zhanataev, A V Kulakova, N O Daugel-Dauge, A D Durnev
Aneugenic effects of the chemicals with antitumor activity were studied in mouse oocytes in vivo by cytogenetic analysis. In control mice, no oocytes with numerical chromosome aberrations were found. Colchicine (0.2-4 mg/kg), paclitaxel (2.5-7.5 mg/kg), and etoposide (10-60 mg/kg) produced a significant dose-dependent aneugenic effects (induction of up to 25% aneuploid oocytes) and increased the yield of oocytes arrested in the meiotic MI stage and with premature separation of sister chromatid. Paclitaxel induced up to 20% polyploid chromosomes...
August 29, 2017: Bulletin of Experimental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776797/micrornas-are-differentially-abundant-during-aedes-albopictus-diapause-maintenance-but-not-diapause-induction
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Z A Batz, A C Goff, P A Armbruster
Diapause is a programmed dormancy that allows organisms to tolerate predictable periods of unfavourable conditions by temporarily halting development and reducing metabolism. Diapause is widespread amongst insects and is crucial for allowing organisms to coordinate their growth and reproduction with favourable environmental conditions. Although the adaptive significance of diapause is well understood, the molecular mechanisms underpinning diapause remain unresolved. We performed high-throughput sequencing to investigate the role of microRNAs (miRNAs) in the diapause of the Asian tiger mosquito, Aedes albopictus...
August 4, 2017: Insect Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28752967/-expression-of-hsp70-in-kunming-mouse-embryos-stimulated-by-chronic-mild-anticipatory-stress
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Xiao-Hong Li, Shan Luo, Wei Fan, Xun Zeng, Yu Bai, Lang Qin, Shang-Wei Li
OBJECTIVE: To measure the expression of heat shock protein 70 (HSP70) in mice embryos with the stimulation of chronic mild anticipatory stress (CUMS) to female Kunming mice. METHODS: Three hundreds female Kunming mice were stressed by 9 chronic mild unpredictable stress factors for 28 days and then divided into three groups of mild, moderate and severe stress. PMSG/hCG was measured to assess the induction of superovulation, and ovarian response and embryo development potential were observed...
July 2017: Sichuan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Sichuan University. Medical Science Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745404/testicular-oocytes-in-smallmouth-bass-in-northeastern-minnesota-in-relation-to-varying-levels-of-human-activity
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Sarah M Kadlec, Rodney D Johnson, David R Mount, Jennifer H Olker, Brian D Borkholder, Patrick K Schoff
Testicular oocytes (TOs) have been found in black basses (Micropterus spp.) from many locations in North America. The presence of TOs is often assumed to imply exposure to estrogenic endocrine disrupting compounds (EDCs), however, a definitive causal relationship has yet to be established, and TO prevalence is not consistently low in fish from areas lacking evident EDC sources. This might indicate any of a number of situations: (a) unknown or unidentified EDCs or EDC sources, (b) induction of TOs by other stressors, or (c) TOs occurring spontaneously during normal development...
July 26, 2017: Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28744861/gonadal-morphogenesis-and-sex-differentiation-in-cultured-ussuri-catfish-tachysurus-ussuriensis
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Z J Pan, C K Zhu, H Wang, F J Zhou, X G Qiang
The objective of this study was to investigate the optimal developmental time to perform sex reversal in Ussuri catfish Tachysurus ussuriensis, to develop monosex breeding in aquaculture. Systematic observations of gonadal sex differentiation of P. ussiriensis were conducted. The genital ridge formed at 9 days post fertilization (dpf) and germ cells begin to proliferate at 17 dpf. The ovarian cavity began forming on 21 dpf and completed by 25 dpf while presumptive testis remained quiescent. The primary oocytes were at the chromatin nucleolus stage by 30 dpf, the peri-nucleolus stage by 44 dpf and the cortical alveoli stage by 64 dpf...
July 26, 2017: Journal of Fish Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740075/the-lipid-peroxidation-product-4-hydroxynonenal-contributes-to-oxidative-stress-mediated-deterioration-of-the-ageing-oocyte
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Bettina P Mihalas, Geoffry N De Iuliis, Kate A Redgrove, Eileen A McLaughlin, Brett Nixon
An increase in intraovarian reactive oxygen species (ROS) has long been implicated in the decline in oocyte quality associated with maternal ageing. Oxidative stress (OS)-induced lipid peroxidation and the consequent generation of highly electrophilic aldehydes, such as 4-hydroxynonenal (4-HNE), represents a potential mechanism by which ROS can inflict damage in the ageing oocyte. In this study, we have established that aged oocytes are vulnerable to damage by 4-HNE resulting from increased cytosolic ROS production within the oocyte itself...
July 24, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736154/retinoic-acid-induces-differentiation-of-buffalo-bubalus-bubalis-embryonic-stem-cells-into-germ-cells
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Syed Mohmad Shah, Suresh Kumar Singla, Prabhat Palta, Radhey Sham Manik, Manmohan Singh Chauhan
Development of precise and reproducible culture system for in vitro differentiation of embryonic stem (ES) cells into germ cells counts as a major leap forward for understanding not only the remarkable process of gametogenesis, otherwise obscured by limited availability of precursor primordial germ cells (PGCs), but in finally treating the catastrophic infertility. Taking into account the significant role of retinoic acid (RA) during in vivo gametogenesis, we designed the present study to investigate the effects of its stimulation on directing the differentiation of ES cells into germ cells...
August 16, 2017: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28679462/analysis-of-zp1-gene-reveals-differences-in-zona-pellucida-composition-in-carnivores
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C Moros-Nicolás, A Leza, P Chevret, A Guillén-Martínez, L González-Brusi, F Boué, M Lopez-Bejar, J Ballesta, M Avilés, M J Izquierdo-Rico
The zona pellucida (ZP) is an extracellular envelope that surrounds mammalian oocytes. This coat participates in the interaction between gametes, induction of the acrosome reaction, block of polyspermy and protection of the oviductal embryo. Previous studies suggested that carnivore ZP was formed by three glycoproteins (ZP2, ZP3 and ZP4), with ZP1 being a pseudogene. However, a recent study in the cat found that all four proteins were expressed. In the present study, in silico and molecular analyses were performed in several carnivores to clarify the ZP composition in this order of mammals...
July 6, 2017: Reproduction, Fertility, and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28675921/cycle-regimens-for-frozen-thawed-embryo-transfer
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REVIEW
Tarek Ghobara, Tarek A Gelbaya, Reuben Olugbenga Ayeleke
BACKGROUND: Among subfertile couples undergoing assisted reproductive technology (ART), pregnancy rates following frozen-thawed embryo transfer (FET) treatment cycles have historically been found to be lower than following embryo transfer undertaken two to five days following oocyte retrieval. Nevertheless, FET increases the cumulative pregnancy rate, reduces cost, is relatively simple to undertake and can be accomplished in a shorter time period than repeated in vitro fertilisation (IVF) or intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) cycles with fresh embryo transfer...
July 5, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669364/expression-of-markers-for-germ-cells-and-oocytes-in-cow-dermal-fibroblast-treated-with-5-azacytidine-and-cultured-in-differentiation-medium-containing-bmp2-bmp4-or-follicular-fluid
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José Jackson do Nascimento Costa, Glaucinete Borges de Souza, Joyla Maria Pires Bernardo, Regislane Pinto Ribeiro, José Renato de Souza Passos, Francisco Taiã Gomes Bezerra, Márcia Viviane Alves Saraiva, José Roberto Viana Silva
This study aims to investigate the effect 5-azacytidine (5-Aza) during induction of pluripotency in bovine fibroblasts and to evaluate the effects of BMP2, BMP4 or follicular fluid in the differentiation of reprogrammed fibroblasts in primordial germ cells and oocytes. It also analysis the mRNA levels for OCT4, NANOG, REX, SOX2, VASA, DAZL, cKIT, SCP3, ZPA and GDF9 after culturing 5-Aza treated fibroblasts in the different tested medium. Dermal fibroblasts were cultured and exposed to 0.5, 1.0 or 2.0 μM of 5-Aza for 18 h, 36 h or 72 h...
June 2017: Zygote: the Biology of Gametes and Early Embryos
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654896/epigenetic-regulation-during-the-differentiation-of-stem-cells-to-germ-cells
#16
REVIEW
Yuan-Chao Sun, Yong-Yong Wang, Wei Ge, Shun-Feng Cheng, Paul W Dyce, Wei Shen
Gametogenesis is an essential process to ensure the transfer of genetic information from one generation to the next. It also provides a mechanism by which genetic evolution can take place. Although the genome of primordial germ cells (PGCs) is exactly the same with somatic cells within an organism, there are significant differences between their developments. For example, PGCs eventually undergo meiosis to become functional haploid gametes, and prior to that they undergo epigenetic imprinting which greatly alter their genetic regulation...
June 12, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640859/toxic-effects-of-atrazine-on-porcine-oocytes-and-possible-mechanisms-of-action
#17
Bao Yuan, Shuang Liang, Yong-Xun Jin, Ming-Jun Zhang, Jia-Bao Zhang, Nam-Hyung Kim
Because atrazine is a widely used herbicide, its adverse effects on the reproductive system have been extensively researched. In this study, we investigated the effects of atrazine exposure on porcine oocyte maturation and the possible mechanisms. Our results showed that the rates of oocyte maturation significantly decreased after treatment with 200 μM atrazine in vitro. Atrazine treatment resulted in abnormal spindle morphology but did not affect actin distribution. Atrazine exposure not only triggered a DNA damage response but also decreased MPF levels in porcine oocytes...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617866/characterization-of-trace-metal-content-in-the-developing-zebrafish-embryo
#18
Rebecca T Thomason, Michael A Pettiglio, Carolina Herrera, Clara Kao, Jonathan D Gitlin, Thomas B Bartnikas
Trace metals are essential for health but toxic when present in excess. The maintenance of trace metals at physiologic levels reflects both import and export by cells and absorption and excretion by organs. The mechanism by which this maintenance is achieved in vertebrate organisms is incompletely understood. To explore this, we chose zebrafish as our model organism, as they are amenable to both pharmacologic and genetic manipulation and comprise an ideal system for genetic screens and toxicological studies...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609806/what-do-infertile-women-think-about-oocyte-reception-oocyte-donation-and-child-adoption
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Juliana Straehl, Lúcia Alves da Silva Lara, Marcos Felipe Silva de Sá, Rosana Maria Reis, Ana Carolina Japur de Sá Rosa-E-Silva
Purpose The views of infertile couples regarding oocyte donation by third parties and adoption are unknown, as these may be interpreted as a final closure of the available options for conception. This study aimed to determine the acceptance of oocyte donation, oocyte reception, and child adoption of infertile women who submitted to assisted reproductive technology (ART) treatment Methods Sixty-nine women who were under treatment for infertility and submitted to ART procedures were included in this cross-sectional study...
June 2017: Revista Brasileira de Ginecologia e Obstetrícia
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
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