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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742191/high-progesterone-levels-during-the-luteal-phase-related-to-the-use-of-an-aromatase-inhibitor-in-breast-cancer-patients
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C Alviggi, R Marci, R Vallone, A Conforti, F Di Rella, I Strina, S Picarelli, P De Rosa, M De Laurentiis, C Yding Andersen, G De Placido
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the hormonal profile in three breast cancer patients who underwent controlled ovarian stimulation in the presence of the aromatase inhibitor letrozole. PATIENTS AND METHODS: In IVF University referral center, a case series of three breast cancer patients who underwent controlled ovarian stimulation (COS) with recombinant FSH and letrozole were investigated. Ovulation was induced with hCG (case No. 1) or with GnRH agonist (case No. 2-3). The primary outcome of our study was the detection of progesterone levels in the luteal phase...
July 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738699/caspase-3-gene-expression-in-human-luteinized-granulosa-cells-is-inversely-correlated-with-the-number-of-oocytes-retrieved-after-controlled-ovarian-stimulation
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Verônica N Lobach, Maíra Casalechi, Cynthia Dela Cruz, Maria T Pereira, Helen L Del Puerto, Fernando M Reis
Granulosa cells control oocyte maturation through paracrine signalling and changes to the microenvironment around the oocyte. Apoptosis occurs as a physiological mechanism of granulosa cell renewal, but how it relates with the ovarian response to induced ovulation is still unclear. Therefore, this study evaluated apoptosis-related gene expression levels in granulosa cells of patients undergoing controlled ovarian stimulation. We enrolled prospectively 59 consecutive IVF patients referred to a tertiary academic hospital for couple infertility treatment...
July 25, 2017: Human Fertility: Journal of the British Fertility Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738378/akt-mtor-signaling-mediates-abnormalities-in-the-proliferation-and-apoptosis-of-ovarian-granulosa-cells-in-patients-with-polycystic-ovary-syndrome
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Wan-Juan Song, Xiaobo Shi, Jing Zhang, Luo Chen, Shu-Xin Fu, Yi-Ling Ding
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Abnormal apoptosis of granulosa cells (GCs) is thought to involve in the pathogenesis of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS); however, the associated cellular and molecular mechanisms remain unclear. METHODS: Primary GCs were obtained from healthy women and women with PCOS. The cell proliferation and apoptosis were analyzed in insulin-stimulated and insulin receptor gene (INSR) siRNA-transfected GCs. The protein expression of Akt-mTOR-S6K1 signal molecules was measured by Western blot...
July 22, 2017: Gynecologic and Obstetric Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734688/ptgs2-down-regulation-in-cumulus-cells-of-infertile-women-with-endometriosis
#4
Caroline M da Luz, Michele G da Broi, Flávia Cappello Donabela, Cláudia Cristina Paro de Paz, Juliana Meola, Paula A Navarro
A deleterious effect of endometriosis on oocyte quality has been proposed. Evidence suggests that cumulus cells could be used as indirect biomarkers of oocyte quality. The PTGS2 gene, which encodes cyclooxygenase 2 (COX-2), is deregulated in endometriotic lesions and plays a crucial role in the acquisition of oocyte competence. To date, research evaluating PTGS2 expression in cumulus cells of infertile patients with endometriosis has not been conducted. The aim this study was to compare the expression levels of PTGS2 in cumulus cells of infertile women, with and without endometriosis, undergoing ovarian stimulation for intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI)...
July 10, 2017: Reproductive Biomedicine Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733802/assisted-reproductive-technology-treatments-and-quality-of-life-a-longitudinal-study-among-subfertile-women-and-men
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Francesca Agostini, Fiorella Monti, Federica Andrei, Marcella Paterlini, Stefano Palomba, Giovanni Battista La Sala
PURPOSE: Quality of life (QoL) may represent a comprehensive indicator for the assessment of the psychological impact of complex clinical conditions, such as infertility. Infertile women have a worse QoL compared to both infertile men and non-infertile controls. However, the initial phases of infertility treatments have been frequently investigated using cross-sectional study designs. This prospective longitudinal study aimed at assessing the health-related QoL change across different phases of assisted reproductive technology (ART) treatments in subfertile women and men...
July 21, 2017: Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729436/regulation-of-adrenal-and-ovarian-steroidogenesis-by-mir-132
#6
Zhigang Hu, Wen-Jun Shen, Fredric B Kraemer, Salman Azhar
miR-132 is hormonally regulated in steroidogenic cells of the adrenal gland, ovary and testis. Here, we examined the potential role of miR-132 in the control of steroidogenesis. Transfection of Y1 adrenal cells with miR-132 increased mRNAs of 3β-HSD and 20α-HSD enzymes, which catalyze the sequential conversion of pregnenolone to progesterone to biologically inactive 20α-OHP. Overexpression of miR-132 reduced MeCP2 and StAR protein expression, basal progestin (progesterone and 20α-OHP) production, but enhanced their production in response to cAMP stimulation...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Molecular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723808/continuous-use-of-metformin-can-improve-survival-in-type-2-diabetic-patients-with-ovarian-cancer-a-retrospective-study
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Shan-Bing Wang, Kai-Jian Lei, Jia-Pei Liu, Yu-Ming Jia
Evidence indicates that type 2 diabetes may stimulate the initiation and progression of several types of cancer. Metformin, a drug most commonly used to treat type 2 diabetes, may inhibit cancer cell growth and reduce the risk of cancer. However, evidence of the antitumor effects of metformin on ovarian cancer is still limited.In this study, we retrospectively examined the effects of metformin on ovarian cancer patients with diabetes at our institution.We identified 568 consecutive patients who were newly diagnosed with ovarian cancer and treated between January 2011 and March 2014...
July 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715965/dual-triggering-with-gonadotropin-releasing-hormone-agonist-and-standard-dose-human-chorionic-gonadotropin-in-patients-with-a-high-immature-oocyte-rate
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Alberta Maria Fabris, M Cruz, V Legidos, C Iglesias, M Muñoz, J A García-Velasco
In in vitro fertilization (IVF) cycles, some patients show a high rate of immature oocytes retrieved after controlled ovarian stimulation. In vitro oocyte maturation is an experimental technique, with poorer results than conventional IVF. For this reason, improving in vivo maturation could meliorate the reproductive outcome of these patients. We performed a retrospective, not interventional, study analyzing the difference in the number and percentage of mature oocytes retrieved in patients with more than 50% immature oocytes in a previous IVF cycle triggered with human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) compared to the number and rate of mature oocytes retrieved in subsequent cycles, triggered with both gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonist (GnRH-a) and hCG...
August 2017: Reproductive Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706366/gnrh-antagonist-cetrorelix-administration-before-hcg-for-protection-of-ovarian-hyperstimulation-syndrome
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Sherif A Hebisha, Banan A Aboelazm, H N Sallam
OBJECTIVE: Studying the effect of GnRH antagonist administration on the day of hCG to cases of IVF/ICSI with estradiol level above 5000 ng/dl for protection of ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome. DESIGN: Prospective study. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Sixty patients undergoing controlled hyperstimulation COH, for IVF/ICSI using long agonist and E2 level on the day of hCG, are above 5000 ng/dl, 52 patients received single dose of cetrorelix 0.25 mg on the day of hCG, and 8 patients received two doses of 0...
August 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701210/follicular-fluid-redox-involvement-for-ovarian-follicle-growth
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Cláudia Freitas, Ana Catarina Neto, Liliana Matos, Elisabete Silva, Ângela Ribeiro, João Luís Silva-Carvalho, Henrique Almeida
As the human ovarian follicle enlarges in the course of a regular cycle or following controlled ovarian stimulation, the changes in its structure reveal the oocyte environment composed of cumulus oophorus cells and the follicular fluid (FF).In contrast to the dynamic nature of cells, the fluid compartment appears as a reservoir rich in biomolecules. In some aspects, it is similar to the plasma, but it also exhibits differences that likely relate to its specific localization around the oocyte. The chemical composition indicates that the follicular fluid is able to detect and buffer excessive amounts of reactive oxygen species, employing a variety of antioxidants, some of them components of the intracellular milieu...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Ovarian Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696790/competitive-inhibition-of-amino-acid-transport-in-human-preovulatory-ovarian-follicles
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Maciej Jóźwik, Marcin Jóźwik, Anna Justyna Milewska, Frederick C Battaglia, Michał Jóźwik
To date we have yet to examine whether amino acid (AA) transport in human ovarian follicles is affected by competitive inhibition. In contrast, transplacental transfer of AAs in late-gestation sheep is characterized by reciprocal competition. This phenomenon has been described by algebraic equations of umbilical uptake of AAs based on maternal arterial concentrations. In the present translational study at a university teaching hospital, we verified whether these equations apply to the transport of AAs from blood to follicular fluid (FF) in human preovulatory follicles...
July 11, 2017: Systems Biology in Reproductive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695963/differential-regulation-of-cumulus-cell-transcription-during-oocyte-maturation-in-vivo-and-in-vitro
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Giovanni Coticchio, Libby Ophir, Yuval Yung, Micha Baum, Mariabeatrice Dal Canto, Mario Mignini-Renzini, Fausta Brambillasca, Rubens Fadini, Ariel Hourvitz
Differences in cumulus cell gene expression after oocyte maturation in vitro (IVM) or in vivo have been described in previous studies. However, the possible impact of follicle stage on gene expression deregulation during human oocyte IVM remains unknown. Expression of selected genes of interest was compared in cumulus cell of three classes of human cumulus cell-oocyte complexes (COCs): a) COCs derived from human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG)-triggered IVM cycles, collected at the germinal vesicle (GV) stage from mid-sized follicles (4-12 mm) and matured in vitro (IVM-GV); b) COCs derived from hCG-triggered IVM cycles, collected from mid-sized follicles (4-12 mm) and matured in vivo (IVM-MII); c) COCs derived from controlled ovarian stimulation in vitro fertilization (IVF) cycles, collected from large/preovulatory follicles and matured in vivo (IVF-MII)...
2017: International Journal of Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693957/follicle-stimulating-hormone-encapsulation-in-the-cholesterol-modified-chitosan-nanoparticles-via-molecular-dynamics-simulations-and-binding-free-energy-calculations
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Mohammad Yahyaei, Faramarz Mehrnejad, Hossein Naderi-Manesh, Ali Hossein Rezayan
Follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) is widely applied in the modern ovarian stimulation techniques. However, it must be administered daily because of its short half-life. Recently, the cholesterol (CS) modified chitosan (CTS) nanogels have attracted significant interest as promising controlled release protein delivery because of their ability to minimize the aggregation and irreversible denaturation of proteins. Herein, we report a molecular dynamics (MD) simulation investigation on the molecular mechanisms of FSH encapsulation in the CS-CTS nanogels...
July 8, 2017: European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684865/dynamic-relocalization-of-nherf1-mediates-chemotactic-migration-of-ovarian-cancer-cells-toward-lysophosphatidic-acid-stimulation
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Yong-Seok Oh, Kyun Heo, Eung-Kyun Kim, Jin-Hyeok Jang, Sun Sik Bae, Jong Bae Park, Yun Hee Kim, Minseok Song, Sang Ryong Kim, Sung Ho Ryu, In-Hoo Kim, Pann-Ghill Suh
NHERF1/EBP50 (Na(+)/H(+) exchanger regulating factor 1; Ezrin-binding phosphoprotein of 50 kDa) organizes stable protein complexes beneath the apical membrane of polar epithelial cells. By contrast, in cancer cells without any fixed polarity, NHERF1 often localizes in the cytoplasm. The regulation of cytoplasmic NHERF1 and its role in cancer progression remain unclear. In this study, we found that, upon lysophosphatidic acid (LPA) stimulation, cytoplasmic NHERF1 rapidly translocated to the plasma membrane, and subsequently to cortical protrusion structures, of ovarian cancer cells...
July 7, 2017: Experimental & Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28683759/intravenous-neutralization-of-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-reduces-vascular-function-permeability-of-the-ovary-and-prevents-development-of-ohss-like-symptoms-in-rhesus-monkeys
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C V Bishop, D M Lee, O D Slayden, X Li
BACKGROUND: Ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS) is a disorder associated with elevated serum VEGFA following chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) exposure in controlled ovarian stimulation (COS) cycles in women. In this study, we tested the effect of intravenous VEGFA neutralization on OHSS-like symptoms and vascular function in rhesus macaques during COS cycles. METHODS: Monkeys (n = 8) were treated with 3 COS protocols and assigned randomly to groups as follows: 1) COS alone (Control, n = 5); 2) COS + VEGF mAb Avastin 19 ± 5 h before hCG (Avastin pre-hCG; n = 6); 3) COS + Avastin 3-4 days post-hCG (Avastin post-hCG; n = 4); 4) COS + Simulated Early Pregnancy (SEP n = 3); or 5) COS + SEP + Avastin (SEP + Avastin n = 3)...
July 6, 2017: Journal of Ovarian Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28683583/successful-controlled-ovarian-stimulation-and-vitrification-of-oocytes-in-an-adolescent-diagnosed-with-myelodysplastic-pre-malignant-clone-with-monosomy-7
#16
Valerie Laura Peddie, Abha Maheshwari
An improvement in long-term outcomes for malignancies and non-malignant conditions, together with a review of the NICE Guideline, has led to a need to provide clinical services to deal with the sequelae of disease, its treatment, and subsequent survival of young people diagnosed with cancer. In this article, we describe fertility preservation in an adolescent female diagnosed with Myelodysplastic/pre-malignant Clone with Monosomy 7 with pathophysiology like that of chronic myeloid leukaemia (CML) with known genetic markers in the tumour cells...
July 7, 2017: Human Fertility: Journal of the British Fertility Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682646/embryo-pooling-a-promising-strategy-for-managing-insufficient-number-of-embryos-in-preimplantation-genetic-diagnosis
#17
Xiaokun Hu, Chenhui Ding, Duoduo Zhang, Wen Zhou, Jing Wang, Yanhong Zeng, Jie Lv, Yan-Wen Xu, Can-Quan Zhou
This retrospective study evaluated the embryo pooling strategy for managing insufficient number of embryos in preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) through serial vitrification of cleavage-stage embryos from consecutive cycles, and simultaneous blastocysts biopsy in combination with blastocysts obtained in ultimate fresh cycle. A retrospective analysis of the cumulative pregnancy rate of 68 patients underwent cleavage-stage embryos accumulation (Embryo Pooling Group) and 94 patients underwent one stimulation cycle (Control Group) over a 2-year period were conducted...
July 6, 2017: Gynecological Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28672734/subclinical-hypothyroidism-does-not-influence-the-metabolic-and-hormonal-profile-of-women-with-pcos
#18
Eftihios Trakakis, Vasilios Pergialiotis, Erifili Hatziagelaki, Periklis Panagopoulos, Ioannis Salloum, Nikolaos Papantoniou
Background Subclinical hypothyroidism (SCH) is present in 5%-10% of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) patients. To date, its impact on the metabolic and hormonal profile of those women remains controversial. The purpose of our study is to evaluate the impact of SCH on the glycemic, lipid and hormonal profile of PCOS patients. Materials and methods We conducted a prospective case control study of patients that attended the Department of Gynecological Endocrinology of our hospital. Results Overall, 280 women with PCOS were enrolled during a time period of 7 years (2009-2015)...
June 23, 2017: Hormone Molecular Biology and Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28670424/a-comparison-of-outcomes-from-in-vitro-fertilization-cycles-stimulated-with-follicle-stimulating-hormone-plus-either-recombinant-luteinizing-hormone-or-human-menopausal-gonadotropins-in-subjects-treated-with-long-gonadotropin-releasing-hormone-agonist-protocols
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Nathalie Bleau, Mohammed Agdi, WeonYoung Son, SeangLin Tan, Michael H Dahan
BACKGROUND: This study compared rates of pregnancy and in vitro fertilization (IVF) parameters in subjects stimulated with follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) plus either recombinant human luteinizing hormone (r-LH) or human menopausal gonadotropin (hMG) in a long gonadotropin releasing hormone (GnRH) agonist IVF protocol. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This cohort study enrolled patients who underwent IVF stimu- lation with a long GnRH agonist protocol and received FSH plus r-LH or hMG...
July 2017: International Journal of Fertility & Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28666863/evaluating-the-molecular-physiological-and-behavioral-impacts-of-co2-narcosis-in-bumble-bees-bombus-impatiens
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Etya Amsalem, Christina M Grozinger
Exposure to carbon dioxide (CO2) has pleiotropic effects in many insect species, ranging from eliciting rapid behavioral responses such as attraction, to dramatic physiological changes, including ovary activation. In bumble bees, CO2 narcosis causes queens to bypass diapause and initiate egg laying, but its mode of action is not well-understood. Here, we evaluated the effects of CO2 narcosis on the behavior, physiology and immune function of virgin bumble bee queens (Bombus impatiens). We tested the hypothesis that CO2 induces these changes by stimulating oxidative stress response pathways...
June 27, 2017: Journal of Insect Physiology
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