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premature ovarian failure

Lijun Ding, Guijun Yan, Bin Wang, Lu Xu, Yan Gu, Tong Ru, Xiaoying Cui, Lei Lei, Jingyu Liu, Xiaoqiang Sheng, Bin Wang, Chunxue Zhang, Yanjun Yang, Ruiwei Jiang, Jianjun Zhou, Na Kong, Feifei Lu, Huaijun Zhou, Yannan Zhao, Bing Chen, Yali Hu, Jianwu Dai, Haixiang Sun
Premature ovarian failure (POF) is a refractory disease for clinical treatment with the goal of restoring fertility. In this study, umbilical cord mesenchymal stem cells on a collagen scaffold (collagen/UC-MSCs) can activate primordial follicles in vitro via phosphorylation of FOXO3a and FOXO1. Transplantation of collagen/UC-MSCs to the ovaries of POF patients rescued overall ovarian function, evidenced by elevated estradiol concentrations, improved follicular development, and increased number of antral follicles...
March 13, 2018: Science China. Life Sciences
Peijuan Wang, Yan Lu, Si Chen, Yue Chen, Chunping Hu, Yawei Zuo
Autoimmune abnormality is one of the main causes of premature ovarian failure (POF). Bu Shen Huo Xue formula (BSHXF), a traditional Chinese medicine formula, has been clinically used for the treatment of patients with POF in China. Regulatory T cells (Tregs) are important in the pathogenesis of autoimmune POF. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the immunoprotective effects of BSHXF on POF and the underlying mechanisms. An experimental autoimmune POF model was induced in B6AF1 mice with zona pellucida 3 (ZP3) fragments...
April 2018: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
Natalia Pascuali, Leopoldina Scotti, Mariana Di Pietro, Gonzalo Oubiña, Diana Bas, María May, Antonio Gómez Muñoz, Patricia S Cuasnicú, Débora J Cohen, Marta Tesone, Dalhia Abramovich, Fernanda Parborell
STUDY QUESTION: Is ceramide-1-phosphate (C1P) an ovarian protective agent during alkylating chemotherapy? SUMMARY ANSWER: Local administration of C1P drastically reduces ovarian damage induced by cyclophosphamide (Cy) via protection of follicular reserve, restoration of hormone levels, inhibition of apoptosis and improvement of stromal vasculature, while protecting fertility, oocyte quality and uterine morphology. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: Cancer-directed therapies cause accelerated loss of ovarian reserve and lead to premature ovarian failure (POF)...
March 9, 2018: Human Reproduction
C Decanter, E M d'Argent, J Boujenah, C Poncelet, C Chauffour, P Collinet, P Santulli
Fertility preservation (FP) techniques are progressing rapidly these past few years thanks to the oocyte vitrification. Indication of FP techniques is now extended to non-oncological situation that may induce risk of premature ovarian failure. Ovarian endometriosis can lead to premature ovarian failure and further infertility due to the high risk of ovarian cysts recurrence and surgery. To date, there is no cohort study regarding FP and endometriosis as well as no recommendation. Our purpose is to review the arguments in favor of FP in this specific area and to elaborate strategies according to each clinical form...
March 9, 2018: Gynecologie, Obstetrique, Fertilite & Senologie
Cai-Rong Zhang, Ji-Li Deng, Wei-Na Zhu, Ming-Xing Miao, Wei-Wei Shen, Sheng-Jun Cao, Yong Tang
OBJECTIVE: To study the protective effect of moxibustion for tripterygium-induced premature ovarian failure (POF) and its underlying mechanisms in rats. METHODS: Forty-five female SD rats were randomly divided into normal control, POF model and moxibustion groups ( n =15/group). The POF model was induced by intragastric administration of Triptolide (40 mg/kg), once daily for 6 weeks. From the 4th week after modeling, moxibustion was given at "Guanyuan" (CV 4) and bilateral "Sanyinjiao" (SP 6) for 10 min, once daily for 3 weeks...
February 25, 2018: Zhen Ci Yan Jiu, Acupuncture Research
Bingjun Bai, Binbin Xie, Zongyou Pan, Lina Shan, Jianpei Zhao, Hongbo Zhu
The incidence and development of colorectal cancer (CRC) is a process with multiple gene interactions. We have previously demonstrated that ATP synthase-coupling factor 6, mitochondrial (ATP5J) is associated with CRC migration and 5-fluorouracil resistance; nevertheless, the exact molecular mechanism remains unclear. The following study uses microarray and bioinformatics methods to identify candidate genes and long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) in CRC cells (two pairs) with upregulated and downregulated ATP5J...
February 22, 2018: International Journal of Oncology
Lisa C Hickman, Natalia C Llarena, Lindsey N Valentine, Xiaobo Liu, Tommaso Falcone
PURPOSE: To evaluate the available randomized controlled trials (RCTs) in the literature investigating the use of gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonist (GnRHa) co-treatment for ovarian preservation in women receiving chemotherapy. METHODS: A systematic review of the literature was performed from 1960 through 2017 to identify relevant RCTs. Included patients had lymphoma, ovarian cancer, or breast cancer. The primary outcome was the proportion of women who retained ovarian function after chemotherapy...
February 22, 2018: Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics
Zhongshuai Sun, Hui Zhang, Xi Wang, Qiao-Chu Wang, Chuanchao Zhang, Jiu-Qiang Wang, Yi-Han Wang, Chao-Qiang An, Ke-Yan Yang, Yun Wang, Fei Gao, Caixia Guo, Tie-Shan Tang
TMCO1 (transmembrane and coiled-coil domains 1) is an endoplasmic reticulum (ER) transmembrane protein that actively prevents Ca2+ stores from overfilling. To characterize its physiological function(s), we generated Tmco1-/- knockout (KO) mice. In addition to the main clinical features of human cerebrofaciothoracic (CFT) dysplasia spectrum, Tmco1-/- females manifest gradual loss of ovarian follicles, impaired ovarian follicle development, and subfertility with a phenotype analogous to the premature ovarian failure (POF) in women...
February 21, 2018: Cell Death and Differentiation
Chen Wang, Xing-Fei Yu
In recent decades, the incidence rate of breast cancer has increased dramatically worldwide and has become one of the most prevalent cancers in women. According to the global data provided by the WHO, there were more than 1.7 million new cases of breast cancer in 2012, accounting for 25% of all reported cancer cases and 15% of all reported deaths among females. To most young patients, especially those younger than 40 years of age, chemotherapy should be taken into consideration as a treatment modality, even if the tumor size is small or without lymphatic metastasis...
January 2018: Discovery Medicine
Na Yin, Yanlin Wang, Xueyan Lu, Ranran Liu, Lianshuang Zhang, Wei Zhao, Wendan Yuan, Qianqian Luo, Hao Wu, Xiying Luan, Hongqin Zhang
BACKGROUND: Human placenta-derived mesenchymal stem cell (hPMSC) transplantation has been demonstrated to be an effective way of recovering ovarian function in mice with autoimmune induced premature ovarian failure (POF). But the exact mechanism remains unclear. The goal of the present study is to investigate the role of immune factors (T-helper 17 (Th17), cytotoxic T (Tc17) and regulatory T (Treg) cells) in the recovery of ovarian function and whether the phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase (PI3K)/Akt signal pathway is involved in the regulation...
February 14, 2018: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
Zhengjie Yan, Youjin Dai, Heling Fu, Yuan Zheng, Dan Bao, Yuan Yin, Qin Chen, Xiaowei Nie, Qingting Hao, Daorong Hou, Yugui Cui
This study was designed to investigate the protective effect of curcumin against D-galactose (D-gal)-induced premature ovarian failure (POF) in mice. A mouse POF model was induced by subcutaneous injection of D-gal (200 daily for 42 days. Mice in the curcumin group received both D-gal treatment and intraperitoneal injection of curcumin (100 for 42 days. Ovarian function, oxidative stress and apoptosis were evaluated. The P, E2 and SOD levels were higher, and the FSH, LH and MDA levels were significantly lower in the curcumin group than in the D-gal group...
February 7, 2018: Journal of Molecular Endocrinology
Jawa Ashmita, Swarankar Vikas, Garg Swati
Background: Premature progesterone rise (PPR) has long been implicated as contributing to implantation failure. Despite the use of gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) analogues, subtle increases in serum progesterone ( P 4 ) levels beyond a threshold progesterone concentration were observed on the day of trigger in controlled ovarian hyperstimulation cycles. Aims: The purpose of the study was to evaluate the incidence of PPR on the day of trigger in conventional IVF/ICSI cycles and its impact on clinical pregnancy rate...
October 2017: Journal of Human Reproductive Sciences
Hongqin Zhang, Qianqian Luo, Xueyan Lu, Na Yin, Dongli Zhou, Lianshuang Zhang, Wei Zhao, Dong Wang, Pengchao Du, Yun Hou, Yan Zhang, Wendan Yuan
BACKGROUND: This study was performed to determine the effects of human placenta mesenchymal stem cell (hPMSC) transplantation on granulosa cell apoptosis and anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH) and follicle-stimulating hormone receptor (FSHR) expression in autoimmune drug-induced premature ovarian failure (POF) mice. The aim of this research is to investigate the mechanisms of hPMSCs on ovarian reserve capacity. METHODS: The POF mice model was established by injection of zona pellucida 3 peptide (pZP3)...
January 31, 2018: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
Kun Ma, Min Li
Kidney deficiency and blood stasis is the main cause of ovulatory dysfunctional infertility. Kidney deficiency is the main pathological mechanism. Blood stasis is the main pathological manifestation, and it is an important factor throughout. Bushen Culuan Chongji is under the guidance of traditional Chinese medicine(TCM) theory, previous years of clinical experience, combined with the etiology and pathogenesis of anovulatory infertility and modern pharmacological research results, selected, not only maintains the TCM syndrome differentiation and different diseases features, but also reflects the superiority of the combination of disease...
December 2017: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
Hong Yang, Xi Yao, Furong Tang, Yudong Wei, Jinlian Hua, Sha Peng
Germline stem cells (GSCs) play an indispensable role in establishing the fertility of an organism. The isolation and culture of adult female GSCs (FGSCs) have provided a robust foundation to study the development of female germ cells in rodents. However, many problems still need to be identified, such as the origin and location of FGSCs and the specific markers for screening. In this study, we acquired FGSCs that stably expressed Oct4 from Oct4 promoter-GFP transgenic mouse ovarian surface epithelium and cortical layer, and identified the cells possessing the representative features including the expression of GSCs marker genes and the potentiality of differentiation into all three germ layers in vitro...
January 25, 2018: Cytotechnology
Dannielle H Upton, Kirsty A Walters, Kirsten J McTavish, Janet Holt, David J Handelsman, Charles M Allan
Human female reproductive aging features declining ovarian follicle reserve and oocyte quality, and rising levels of circulating follicle stimulating hormone (FSH). We determined the effects of elevated FSH on oocyte-embryo development in mature mice exhibiting premature infertility caused by progressively rising transgenic human FSH (TgFSH) levels. Oocyte-embryo developmental competence and quality were examined using oocyte maturation and aneuploidy rates, biomarkers of oocyte quality, and reciprocal embryo transfers assessed for implantation and pregnancy...
January 22, 2018: Biology of Reproduction
Tatiana Yuzyuk, Krista Viau, Ashley Andrews, Marzia Pasquali, Nicola Longo
Impaired activity of galactose-1-phosphate uridyltransferase (GALT) causes galactosemia, an autosomal recessive disorder of galactose metabolism. Early initiation of a galactose-restricted diet can prevent or resolve neonatal complications. Despite therapy, patients often experience long-term complications including speech impairment, learning disabilities, and premature ovarian insufficiency in females. This study evaluates clinical outcomes in 34 galactosemia patients with markedly reduced GALT activity and compares outcomes between patients with different levels of mean galactose-1-phosphate in red blood cells (GAL1P) using logistic regression: group 1 (n = 13) GAL1P ≤1...
January 19, 2018: Journal of Inherited Metabolic Disease
Fang Li, Peiwei Chai, Jiayan Fan, Xi Wang, Wenjuan Lu, Jin Li, Shengfang Ge, Renbing Jia, He Zhang, Xianqun Fan
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Blepharophimosis-ptosis-epicanthus inversus syndrome (BPES) is a rare autosomal dominant disease caused by FOXL2 gene mutations, and it is clinically characterized by an eyelid malformation associated (type I) or not (type II) with premature ovarian failure (POF). Functional study of novel mutations is especially critical for female patients, as it may allow the prediction of infertility and early planning of an appropriate therapy. METHODS: A clinical and molecular genetic investigation was performed in all members of a Chinese family with BPES...
2018: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
José David Herrera-García, Virginia Guillen-Martínez, Carlota Creus-Fernández, Adolfo Mínguez-Castellanos, Cristóbal Carnero Pardo
Vanishing white matter disease (VWM) was described by Van der Knaap in 1996. This association with premature ovarian failure is known as ovarioleukodystrophy. This is a rare entity caused by a mutation in one of the subunits of eukaryotic initiation factor 2B (EIF2B). The onset in adulthood or late in adolescence is very infrequent. A 41-years-old woman and her 37-years-old sister developed epilepsy in association with premature ovarian failure at the age of 13 and 18 respectively. The oldest-one started 17 years later progressive subcortical cognitive decline with predominant behavioural disorders and a progressive spastic paraparesis in association with symmetric cystic changes in the with matter of both hemispheres...
January 5, 2018: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
Emanuele Pelosi, Laura D'Ignazio, Marc Michel, Melissa Beyer, Kassimier Thompson, Antonino Forabosco, David Schlessinger
Following proliferation of oogonia in mammals, great numbers of germ cells are discarded, primarily by apoptosis, while the remainder form primordial follicles (the ovarian reserve) that determine fertility and reproductive lifespan. More massive, rapid, and essentially total loss of oocytes, however, occurs when the transcription factor Lhx8 is ablated-though the cause and mechanism of germ cell loss from the Lhx8-/- ovaries has been unknown. We found that Lhx8-/- ovaries maintain the same number of germ cells throughout embryonic development; rapid decrease in the pool of oocytes starts shortly before birth...
January 10, 2018: Biology of Reproduction
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