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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442048/expression-of-17%C3%AE-hydroxysteroid-dehydrogenase-and-the-effects-of-lh-fsh-and-prolactin-on-oestrone-and-17%C3%AE-oestradiol-secretion-in-the-endometrium-of-pigs-during-early-pregnancy-and-the-oestrous-cycle
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B Wojciechowicz, G Kotwica, K Zglejc, E Waszkiewicz, A Franczak
The endometrium of pregnant and cyclic pigs is a source of oestrone (E1) and 17β-oestradiol (E2). However, the roles of LH, FSH and prolactin (PRL) as regulators of endometrial steroidogenesis, and the presence of 17β-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase (17β-HSD) in the porcine endometrium, remain unknown. Therefore, in the present study we examined 17β-HSD expression and the effects of LH, FSH and PRL on E1 and E2 release in vitro in endometrial explants harvested from gravid pigs on Days 10-11 (embryo migration within the uterus), 12-13 (maternal recognition of pregnancy) and 15-16 (beginning of implantation) and compared them with results obtained in non-gravid pigs...
April 2017: Reproduction, Fertility, and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431985/quercetin-interferes-with-the-fluid-volume-and-receptivity-development-of-the-uterus-in-rats-during-the-peri-implantation-period
#2
Huma Shahzad, Nelli Giribabu, Kamarulzaman Karim, Normadiah Kassim, Sekaran Muniandy, Kilari Eswar Kumar, Naguib Salleh
HYPOTHESIS: Quercetin could induce changes to the fluid volume and receptivity development of the uterus during peri-implantation period. METHODS: Female rats were treated with quercetin (10, 25 and 50mg/kg/day) subcutaneously beginning from day-1 pregnancy. Uterus was harvested at day-4 (following three days quercetin treatment) for morphological, ultra-structural, protein and mRNA expressional changes and plasma sex-steroid levels analyses. In another cohort of rats, implantation rate was determined at day-6 (following five days quercetin treatment)...
April 18, 2017: Reproductive Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426261/a-morphological-study-of-uterine-alterations-in-mice-due-to-exposure-to-cadmium
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M Sapmaz-Metin, Y Topcu-Tarladacalisir, I Kurt-Omurlu, B Karaoz Weller, S Unsal-Atan
We investigated the morphologic and molecular effects of exposure to cadmium (Cd) for 30 and 60 days on the uteri of mice. We assessed uterine morphometric measurements, eosinophilia, mast cell numbers, endometrial apoptosis, proliferation and estrogen receptor alpha (ERα) immunoreactivity. We examined vaginal smears that reflected the hormonal alterations in the female reproductive tract. Because the female reproductive tract exhibits different morphology at each stage of the estrous cycle, we sacrificed all animals at estrus to make appropriate comparisons...
April 20, 2017: Biotechnic & Histochemistry: Official Publication of the Biological Stain Commission
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424251/nuclear-shp2-directs-normal-embryo-implantation-via-facilitating-the-er%C3%AE-tyrosine-phosphorylation-by-the-src-kinase
#4
Hao Ran, Shuangbo Kong, Shuang Zhang, Jianghong Cheng, Chan Zhou, Bo He, Qiliang Xin, John P Lydon, Francesco J DeMayo, Gen-Sheng Feng, Guoliang Xia, Zhongxian Lu, Chao Wang, Haibin Wang
Estrogen and progesterone coupled with locally produced signaling molecules are essential for embryo implantation. However, the hierarchical landscape of the molecular pathways that governs this process remains largely unexplored. Here we show that the protein tyrosine phosphatase Shp2, a positive transducer of RTK signaling, is predominately localized in the nuclei in the periimplantation mouse uterus. Uterine-specific deletion of Shp2 exhibits reduced progesterone receptor (PR) expression and progesterone resistance, which derails normal uterine receptivity, leading to complete implantation failure in mice...
April 19, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420433/umbilical-cord-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells-on-scaffolds-facilitate-collagen-degradation-via-upregulation-of-mmp-9-in-rat-uterine-scars
#5
Lu Xu, Lijun Ding, Lei Wang, Yun Cao, Hui Zhu, Jingjie Lu, Xin'an Li, Tianran Song, Yali Hu, Jianwu Dai
BACKGROUND: Severe injuries of the uterus may trigger uterine scar formation, ultimately leading to infertility or obstetrical complications. To date, few methods have adequately solved the problem of collagen deposition in uterine scars. Umbilical cord-derived mesenchymal stem cells (UC-MSCs) have shown great promise in clinical applications. The objective of this study was to investigate the effect of a scaffold/UC-MSCs construct on collagen degradation and functional regeneration in rat uterine scars following full-thickness excision of uterine walls...
April 18, 2017: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417052/relationship-between-meiotic-spindles-visualization-and-intracytoplasmic-sperm-injection-outcomes-in-human-oocytes
#6
Elham Asa, Reza Tabatabaee, Ahmad Farrokhi, Reza Nejatbakhsh
In assisted reproductive techniques, the operator attempts to select morphologically best embryos to predict embryo viability. Development of polarized light microscope, which evaluates the oocytes' spindles according to birefringence of living cells, had been helpful in oocyte selection. The aim of this study is evaluating the relationship between meiotic spindles visualization and intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) outcomes in human oocytes. In this study, 264 oocytes from 24 patients with an average age of 30...
March 2017: Anatomy & Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416050/proteomic-analysis-of-the-endometrium-during-early-pregnancy-in-the-domestic-pig
#7
Justyna Kolakowska, Serhiy Souchelnytskyi, Ravi Kanth Rao Saini, Anita Franczak
Reproductive processes in domestic pigs have been studied extensively. Pigs are one of the main sources of meat for human consumption and are an established model for investigations into mammalian, including human, reproductive physiology. Studies of the uterus during early pregnancy will lead to a better understanding of mechanisms governing pregnancy. Proteomics provides the possibility to explore endometrial functions in an unbiased way. The aim of the study was to compare endometrium harvested from Days 12-13 and 15-16 of pregnancy with the corresponding days of the oestrous cycle...
April 18, 2017: Reproduction, Fertility, and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405395/pulse-of-inflammatory-proteins-in-the-pregnant-uterus-of-european-polecats-mustela-putorius-leading-to-the-time-of-implantation
#8
Heli Lindeberg, Richard J S Burchmore, Malcolm W Kennedy
Uterine secretory proteins protect the uterus and conceptuses against infection, facilitate implantation, control cellular damage resulting from implantation, and supply pre-implantation embryos with nutrients. Unlike in humans, the early conceptus of the European polecat (Mustela putorius; ferret) grows and develops free in the uterus until implanting at about 12 days after mating. We found that the proteins appearing in polecat uteri changed dramatically with time leading to implantation. Several of these proteins have also been found in pregnant uteri of other eutherian mammals...
March 2017: Royal Society Open Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397725/transforming-growth-factor-beta-1-involved-in-the-pathogenesis-of-endometriosis-through-regulating-expression-of-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-under-hypoxia
#9
Yue-Xin Yu, Yin-Ling Xiu, Xi Chen, Ya-Li Li
BACKGROUND: Endometriosis (EMs) is a common gynecological disorder characterized by endometrial-like tissue outside the uterus. Hypoxia induces the expression of many important downstream genes to regulate the implantation, survival, and maintenance of ectopic endometriotic lesions. Transforming growth factor-beta 1 (TGF-β1) plays a major role in the etiology of EMs. We aimed to determine whether TGF-β1 affects EMs development and progression and its related mechanisms in hypoxic conditions...
April 20, 2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395342/stimulatory-effects-of-fibroblast-growth-factor-2-on-proliferation-and-migration-of-uterine-luminal-epithelial-cells-during-early-pregnancy%C3%A2-%C3%A2
#10
Whasun Lim, Hyocheol Bae, Fuller W Bazer, Gwonhwa Song
Fibroblast growth factor 2 (FGF2) is a mitogen that induces proliferation, differentiation, and migration of cells, as well as angiogenesis and carcinogenesis via autocrine or paracrine actions. Fibroblast growth factor 2 expression is abundant in porcine conceptuses and endometrium during the estrous cycle and peri-implantation period of pregnancy. However, its intracellular actions in uterine epithelial cells have not been reported. The results of this study indicated abundant expression of FGFR1 and FGFR2 predominantly in uterine luminal and glandular epithelia during early pregnancy and that their expression decreased with increasing parity of the sows...
January 1, 2017: Biology of Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395338/acidification-of-uterine-epithelium-during-embryo-implantation-in-mice%C3%A2
#11
Shuo Xiao, Rong Li, Ahmed E El Zowalaty, Honglu Diao, Fei Zhao, Yongwon Choi, Xiaoqin Ye
Uterine luminal epithelium (LE) is essential for establishing uterine receptivity. Previous microarray analysis revealed upregulation of Atp6v0d2 in gestation day 4.5 (D4.5) LE in mice. Realtime PCR showed upregulation of uterine Atp6v0d2 starting right before embryo attachment ∼D4.0. In situ hybridization demonstrated specific uterine localization of Atp6v0d2 in LE upon embryo implantation. Atp6v0d2 encodes one subunit for vacuolar-type H+-ATPase (V-ATPase), which regulates acidity of intracellular organelles and extracellular environment...
January 1, 2017: Biology of Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390692/detection-of-mosaicism-at-blastocyst-stage-with-the-use-of-high-resolution-next-generation-sequencing
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REVIEW
Santiago Munné, Dagan Wells
A significant proportion of human preimplantation embryos produced during the course of in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatments contain two or more cytogenetically distinct cell lines. This phenomenon, known as chromosomal mosaicism, can involve the presence of cells with different types of aneuploidy in the absence of any normal cells or a mixture of euploid and abnormal cells. Although a high prevalence of mosaicism at the cleavage and blastocyst stages has been appreciated for two decades, the precise frequency of the phenomenon and its consequences for embryo viability have been difficult to quantify...
April 6, 2017: Fertility and Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389754/roles-of-grp78-in-female-mammalian-reproduction
#13
Cheng Zhang
The glucose-regulated protein (GRP78) also referred to as immunoglobulin heavy chain binding protein (Bip) is one of the best characterized endoplasmic reticulum (ER) chaperone proteins, which belongs to the heat-shock protein (HSP) family. GRP78 as a central regulator of ER stress (ERS) plays many important roles in cell survival and apoptosis through controlling the activation of transmembrane ERS sensors: PKR-like ER-associated kinase (PERK), inositol requiring kinase 1 (IRE1), and activating transcription factor 6 (ATF6)...
2017: Advances in Anatomy, Embryology, and Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28368537/tissue-specific-ablation-of-the-lif-receptor-in-the-murine-uterine-epithelium-results-in-implantation-failure
#14
JrGang Cheng, Gracy Rosario, Tatiana V Cohen, Jianbo Hu, Colin L Stewart
The cytokine Leukemia inhibitory factor (LIF) is essential for rendering the uterus receptive for blastocyst implantation. In mice LIF receptor expression (LIFR) is largely restricted to the uterine luminal epithelium (LE). LIF, secreted from the endometrial glands (GE) binds to the LIFR, activating the Jak-Stat3 signaling pathway in the LE. JAK-STAT activation converts the LE to a receptive state so that juxtaposed blastocysts begin to implant. To specifically delete the LIFR in the LE we derived a line of mice in which Cre recombinase was inserted into the endogenous Lactoferrin gene (Ltf-Cre)...
March 22, 2017: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28347493/transvaginal-ultrasound-to-guide-embryo-transfer-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#15
Gilad Karavani, Assaf Ben-Meir, Yoel Shufaro, Jordana H Hyman, Ariel Revel
OBJECTIVE: To compare sonographic visualization and patient pain in conventional transabdominal ultrasound (TAUS) with transvaginal ultrasound (TVUS) sonographic-guided embryo transfer (ET). DESIGN: Prospective, randomized, controlled study. SETTING: Tertiary medical center, in vitro fertilization (IVF) unit. PATIENT(S): One hundred and twenty patients younger than 40 years old scheduled for ET. INTERVENTION(S): Patients (32...
March 24, 2017: Fertility and Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345486/objective-analysis-of-vaginal-ultrasound-video-clips-for-exploring-uterine-peristalsis-post-vaginal-and-cesarean-section-deliveries
#16
Silvia Gora, David Elad, Ariel J Jaffa
The nonpregnant uterus is characterized by cyclic contractions that assist in sperm transport to the fallopian tube, embryo transport to implantation site, and expulsion of menstrual debris. The effect of post-Cesarean section (CS) scar on uterine peristalsis is unclear, while worldwide the prevalence of CS deliveries is increasing. In this study, we developed a new objective method for analysis of dynamic characteristics of the nonpregnant uterus from transvaginal ultrasound (TVUS) recordings when the uterine cavity is not clearly observed, as may be the case in post-CS uteri...
January 1, 2017: Reproductive Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339537/stimulatory-effects-of-fibroblast-growth-factor-2-on-proliferation-and-migration-of-uterine-luminal-epithelial-cells-during-early-pregnancy%C3%A2-%C3%A2
#17
Whasun Lim, Hyocheol Bae, Fuller W Bazer, Gwonhwa Song
Fibroblast growth factor 2 (FGF2) is a mitogen that induces proliferation, differentiation, and migration of cells, as well as angiogenesis and carcinogenesis via autocrine or paracrine actions. Fibroblast growth factor 2 expression is abundant in porcine conceptuses and endometrium during the estrous cycle and peri-implantation period of pregnancy. However, its intracellular actions in uterine epithelial cells have not been reported. The results of this study indicated abundant expression of FGFR1 and FGFR2 predominantly in uterine luminal and glandular epithelia during early pregnancy and that their expression decreased with increasing parity of the sows...
December 20, 2016: Biology of Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336389/metformin-ameliorates-uterine-defects-in-a-rat-model-of-polycystic-ovary-syndrome
#18
Yuehui Zhang, Min Hu, Fanci Meng, Xiaoyan Sun, Hongfei Xu, Jiao Zhang, Peng Cui, Njomeza Morina, Xin Li, Wei Li, Xiao-Ke Wu, Mats Brännström, Ruijin Shao, Håkan Billig
Adult rats treated concomitantly with insulin and human chorionic gonadotropin exhibit endocrine, metabolic, and reproductive abnormalities that are very similar to those observed in polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) patients. In this study, we used this rat model to assess the effects of metformin on PCOS-related uterine dysfunction. In addition to reducing androgen levels, improving insulin sensitivity, and correcting the reproductive cycle, metformin treatment induced morphological changes in the PCOS-like uterus...
March 18, 2017: EBioMedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333280/hcg-activates-the-erk1-2-mitogen-activated-protein-kinase-pathway-in-human-endometrial-stromal-cells-transiently-increasing-the-progesterone-receptor-and-regulating-genes-associated-with-endometrial-receptivity
#19
Alejandro Tapia-Pizarro, Sebastián Archiles, Felipe Argandoña, Cecilia Valencia, Keyla Zavaleta, María Cecilia Johnson, Reinaldo González-Ramos, Luigi Devoto
STUDY QUESTION: How does hCG signal in human endometrial stromal cells (ESCs) and what is its role in regulating ESC function? SUMMARY ANSWER: CG signaling in ESCs activates the extracellular signal-regulated protein kinases 1 and 2 (Erk1/2) pathway through exchange protein activated by cAMP (Epac) and transiently increases progesterone receptor (PR) transcript and protein expression and its transcriptional function. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: hCG is one of the earliest embryo-derived secreted signals in the endometrium, which abundantly expresses LH/hCG receptors...
March 14, 2017: Molecular Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324064/bmp7-induces-uterine-receptivity-and-blastocyst-attachment
#20
Diana Monsivais, Caterina Clementi, Jia Peng, Paul T Fullerton, Renata Prunskaite-Hyyryläinen, Seppo J Vainio, Martin M Matzuk
In women, the window of implantation is limited to a brief 2- to 3-day period characterized by optimal levels of circulating ovarian hormones and a receptive endometrium. Although the window of implantation is assumed to occur 8 to 10 days after ovulation in women, molecular markers of endometrial receptivity are necessary to determine optimal timing prior to embryo transfer. Previous studies showed that members of the bone morphogenetic protein (BMP) family are expressed in the uterus necessary for female fertility; however, the role of BMP7 during implantation and in late gestation is not known...
April 1, 2017: Endocrinology
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