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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791316/roles-of-the-exon-junction-complex-components-in-the-central-nervous-system-a-mini-review
#1
Katarzyna Bartkowska, Beata Tepper, Kris Turlejski, Ruzanna L Djavadian
The exon junction complex (EJC) consists of four core proteins: Magoh, RNA-binding motif 8A (Rbm8a, also known as Y14), eukaryotic initiation factor 4A3 (eIF4A3, also known as DDX48), and metastatic lymph node 51 (MLN51, also known as Casc3 or Barentsz), which are involved in the regulation of many processes occurring between gene transcription and protein translation. Its main role is to assemble into spliceosomes at the exon-exon junction of mRNA during splicing. It is, therefore, a range of functions concerning post-splicing events such as mRNA translocation, translation, and nonsense-mediated mRNA decay (NMD)...
May 23, 2018: Reviews in the Neurosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29788175/prevalence-of-xxy-karyotypes-in-human-blastocysts-multicentre-data-from-7549-trophectoderm-biopsies-obtained-during-preimplantation-genetic-testing-cycles-in-ivf
#2
Rossella Mazzilli, Danilo Cimadomo, Laura Rienzi, Antonio Capalbo, Paolo Emanuele Levi Setti, Claudia Livi, Damiano Vizziello, Carlo Foresta, Alberto Ferlin, Filippo Maria Ubaldi
STUDY QUESTION: Which is the prevalence of a 47,XXY karyotype in human blastocysts biopsied during preimplantation genetic testing for aneuploidies (PGT-A) cycles? SUMMARY ANSWER: The prevalence of a 47,XXY karyotype amongst male blastocysts without autosomal aneuploides is ~1%. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: The prevalence of Klinefelter syndrome is estimated as 0.1-0.2% in male newborns. However, the KS phenotype is extremely variable and there are men with a 47,XXY karyotype and less evident signs, who may go undetected...
May 19, 2018: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783047/stroma-cell-derived-factor-1-and-connexins-37-and-43-are-preserved-after-vitrification-and-in-vitro-culture-of-goat-ovarian-cortex
#3
Nathalie Jiatsa Donfack, Kele Amaral Alves, Benner Geraldo Alves, Rebeca Magalhães Pedrosa Rocha, Jamily Bezzera Bruno, Marcelo Bertolini, Regiane Rodrigues Dos Santos, Sheyla Farhaydes Souza Domingues, José Ricardo De Figueiredo, Johan Smitz, Ana Paula Ribeiro Rodrigues
This study aimed to evaluate the follicular morphology and development (follicular activation, cell proliferation, and hormone production), as well as the distribution pattern of Connexins 37 and 43 and SDF-1α after vitrification and in vitro culture of goat ovarian tissue. The study involved four experimental groups: fresh control, vitrified control, fresh culture and vitrified culture. The ovarian fragments were vitrified by a solid surface technique using the Ovarian Tissue Cryosystem and subsequently in vitro cultured for 7 days...
May 12, 2018: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778392/ultrasound-guided-follicle-aspiration-at-time-of-laparotomy-in-a-patient-with-mayer-rokitansky-k%C3%A3-ster-hauser-syndrome
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Ashley M Eskew, Darcy E Broughton, Maureen B Schulte, Kenan R Omurtag, Randall R Odem
OBJECTIVE: To demonstrate a unique case of direct ultrasound-guided follicle aspiration at time of a laparotomy in a patient with Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser Syndrome. DESIGN: Video presentation. SETTING: Academic fertility center PATIENT(S): A 32-year-old gravida 0 with Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser Syndrome and bilateral ovarian masses presented as a fertility preservation consult from gynecologic oncology due to the possibility of bilateral oophorectomy...
May 2018: Fertility and Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778391/matrix-metalloproteinases-and-their-inhibitors-in-human-cumulus-and-granulosa-cells-as-biomarkers-for-oocyte-quality-estimation
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Alice Luddi, Martina Gori, Camilla Marrocco, Angela Capaldo, Valentina Pavone, Laura Bianchi, Letizia Boschi, Giuseppe Morgante, Paola Piomboni, Vincenzo de Leo
OBJECTIVE: To study the molecular profile of metalloproteinases and their tissue inhibitors in granulosa and cumulus cells in a subset of fertile and infertile women. DESIGN: Molecular study with granulosa and cumulus cells. SETTING: University hospital. PATIENT(S): Forty-four women undergoing assisted reproductive techniques for female infertility factor, with partners having a normal spermiogram and 15 normally fertile women with male partner affected by severe oligoasthenoteratozoospermia or nonobstructive azoospermia...
May 2018: Fertility and Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770509/molecular-characteristics-of-granulosa-and-cumulus-cells-and-oocyte-competence-in-nelore-cows-with-low-and-high-numbers-of-antral-follicles
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C O Rosa, Lsr Marinho, Pra da Rosa, M P De Cesaro, P A Lunardelli, K C Silva-Santos, A C Basso, V Bordignon, M M Seneda
The aims of this study were to investigate whether the number of antral follicles (AF) in the ovaries of Nelore cows is influenced with the developmental competence of oocytes to reach the blastocyst stage and to quantify the mRNA abundance of genes associated with folliculogenesis and oogenesis in granulosa and cumulus cells. A total of 168 cows were distributed into two experimental groups according to the number of AF, low (≤31) and high AF (≥92), which were determined based on the mean number of AF (61...
May 16, 2018: Reproduction in Domestic Animals, Zuchthygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29757976/fatty-acid-%C3%AE-oxidation-is-essential-in-leptin-mediated-oocytes-maturation-of-yellow-catfish-pelteobagrus-fulvidraco
#7
Yu-Feng Song, Xiao-Ying Tan, Ya-Xiong Pan, Li-Han Zhang, Qi-Liang Chen
Although several studies have been conducted to study leptin function, information is very scarce on the molecular mechanism of leptin in fatty acid β-oxidation and oocytes maturation in fish. In this study, we investigated the potential role of fatty acid β-oxidation in leptin-mediated oocytes maturation in Pelteobagrus fulvidraco . Exp. 1 investigated the transcriptomic profiles of ovary and the differential expression of genes involved in β-oxidation and oocytes maturation following rt-hLEP injection; rt-hLEP injection was associated with significant changes in the expression of genes, including twenty-five up-regulated genes ( CPT1 , Acsl , Acadl , Acadm , Hadhb , Echsl , Hsd17b4 , Acca , PPARα , CYP8B1 , ACOX1 , ACBP , MAPK , RINGO , Cdc2 , MEK1 , IGF-1R , APC/C, Cdk2 , GnRHR, STAG3 , SMC1 , FSHβ and C-Myc ) and ten down-regulated gene ( PPARγ , FATCD36 , UBC , PDK1 , Acads , Raf , Fizzy , C3H-4 , Raf and PKC ), involved in fatty acid β-oxidation and oocytes maturation...
May 14, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755732/recent-advances-in-understanding-oogenesis-interactions-with-the-cytoskeleton-microtubule-organization-and-meiotic-spindle-assembly-in-oocytes
#8
REVIEW
Florence L Marlow
Maternal control of development begins with production of the oocyte during oogenesis. All of the factors necessary to complete oocyte maturation, meiosis, fertilization, and early development are produced in the transcriptionally active early oocyte. Active transcription of the maternal genome is a mechanism to ensure that the oocyte and development of the early embryo begin with all of the factors needed for successful embryonic development. To achieve the maximum maternal store, only one functional cell is produced from the meiotic divisions that produce the oocyte...
2018: F1000Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29751229/endoscopy-mediated-intratubal-insemination-in-the-cow-development-of-a-novel-minimally-invasive-ai-technique
#9
Karina Radefeld, Sophie Papp, Vitezslav Havlicek, Jane M Morrell, Gottfried Brem, Urban Besenfelder
Conventionally inseminated spermatozoa suffer a dramatic reduction in numbers during their long journey until fertilization. In addition sperm survival seems to be strongly affected by the reconstitution of the female reproductive tract in the post partum period. The purpose of this study was to develop a novel AI technique for cattle that allows the deposition of spermatozoa directly into the ampulla in the immediate vicinity of the fertilization site. This new reproductive biotechnique was investigated with focus on semen origin, sperm dosage, semen preparation and time of insemination...
April 27, 2018: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29750278/bmp6-down-regulates-gdnf-expression-through-smad1-5-and-erk1-2-signaling-pathways-in-human-granulosa-lutein-cells
#10
Xin-Yue Zhang, Hsun-Ming Chang, Elizabeth L Taylor, Peter C K Leung, Rui-Zhi Liu
Bone morphogenetic protein 6 (BMP6) is a critical regulator of follicular development that is expressed in mammalian oocytes and granulosa cells. Glial cell line-derived neurotrophic factor (GDNF) is an intraovarian neurotrophic factor that plays an essential role in regulating mammalian oocyte maturation. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of BMP6 on the regulation of GDNF expression and the potential underlying mechanisms. We used an established immortalized human granulosa cell line (SVOG cells) and primary human granulosa-lutein cells as in vitro cell models...
May 9, 2018: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29749586/porcine-cell-free-system-to-study-mammalian-sperm-mitophagy
#11
Won-Hee Song, Peter Sutovsky
A cell-free system using oocyte extracts is a valuable tool to study early events of animal fertilization and examine protein-protein interactions difficult to observe in whole cells. The process of postfertilization sperm mitophagy assures timely elimination of paternal, sperm-contributed mitochondria carrying potentially corrupted mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA). Cell-free systems would be especially advantageous for studying postfertilization sperm mitophagy as large amounts of oocyte extracts can be incubated with hundreds to thousands of spermatozoa in a single trial, while only one spermatozoon per zygote can be examined by whole-cell approaches...
May 11, 2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29747587/functional-signaling-and-gene-regulatory-networks-between-the-oocyte-and-the-surrounding-cumulus-cells
#12
Fernando H Biase, Katelyn M Kimble
BACKGROUND: The maturation and successful acquisition of developmental competence by an oocyte, the female gamete, during folliculogenesis is highly dependent on molecular interactions with somatic cells. Most of the cellular interactions identified, thus far, are modulated by growth factors, ions or metabolites. We hypothesized that this interaction is also modulated at the transcriptional level, which leads to the formation of gene regulatory networks between the oocyte and cumulus cells...
May 10, 2018: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29740094/a-role-for-sox9-in-post-transcriptional-processes-insights-from-the-amphibian-oocyte
#13
M Penrad-Mobayed, C Perrin, D L'Hôte, V Contremoulins, J-A Lepesant, B Boizet-Bonhoure, F Poulat, X Baudin, R A Veitia
Sox9 is a member of the gene family of SOX transcription factors, which is highly conserved among vertebrates. It is involved in different developmental processes including gonadogenesis. In all amniote species examined thus far, Sox9 is expressed in the Sertoli cells of the male gonad, suggesting an evolutionarily conserved role in testis development. However, in the anamniotes, fishes and amphibians, it is also expressed in the oocyte but the significance of such an expression remains to be elucidated. Here, we have investigated the nuclear localization of the SOX9 protein in the oocyte of three amphibian species, the urodelan Pleurodeles waltl, and two anurans, Xenopus laevis and Xenopus tropicalis...
May 8, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29737235/somatic-cell-reprogramming-informed-by-the-oocyte
#14
Elena Gonzalez-Munoz, Jose B Cibelli
The successful production of animals and embryonic stem cells (ESCs) using somatic cell nuclear transfer (SCNT) has demonstrated the unmatched nuclear reprogramming capacity of the oocyte and helped prove the degree of plasticity of differentiated cells. The introduction of transcription factors to generate induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) displaced SCNT and, due to its ease of implementation, became the method of choice for cell reprogramming. Nonetheless, iPSC derivation remains inefficient and stochastic...
May 8, 2018: Stem Cells and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29734424/learning-aspects-in-implementing-vitrification-program-using-mouse-blastocysts
#15
E J Hoekman, K E Tucker, C Am Jansen, C G Hilders
BACKGROUND: Oocyte vitrification is important for fertility preservation. There are debates, however, surrounding the components of the procedure itself. OBJECTIVE: before starting a vitrification program, we decided to (1) determine if blastocysts derived from previously frozen mouse embryos would be suitable to practice vitrification and (2) to analyze the factors that contributed to improving our "learning curve". MATERIALS AND METHODS: 58 expanded blastocysts cultured from commercially available frozen 1-cell mouse embryos (B6D2F1 x B6C3F1) were used...
March 2018: Cryo Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29731504/application-of-auxin-inducible-degron-technology-to-mouse-oocyte-activation-with-plc%C3%AE
#16
Kento Miura, Shogo Matoba, Narumi Ogonuki, Takafumi Namiki, Junya Ito, Naomi Kashiwazaki, Atsuo Ogura
In mammals, spermatozoa activate oocytes by triggering a series of intracellular Ca2+ oscillations with phospholipase C zeta (PLCζ), a sperm-borne oocyte-activating factor. Because the introduction of PLCζ alone can induce oocyte activation, it might be a promising reagent for assisted reproductive technologies. To test this possibility, we injected human PLCζ (hPLCζ) mRNA into mouse oocytes at different concentrations. We observed the oocyte activation and subsequent embryonic development. Efficient oocyte activation and embryonic development to the blastocyst stage was achieved only with a limited range of mRNA concentrations (0...
May 5, 2018: Journal of Reproduction and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29727537/-testicular-histology-does-not-affect-the-clinical-outcomes-of-icsi-in-men-with-non-obstructive-azoospermia
#17
Yan-Rong Kuai, Zhan-Ju He, Sheng Wang, Kai Zhang, Cheng Zeng, Liang Chen, Qing Xue, Jing Shang, Hui-Xia Yang, Yang Xu
Objective: To investigate whether testicular histology influences the clinical outcomes of intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) in men with non-obstructive azoospermia (NOA). METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed the clinical data about 73 cases of NOA undergoing ICSI, including 105 ICSI cycles and 79 embryo transfer cycles. The infertility of the patients was attributed to male factors only or both male and female tube factors and the females' age was ≤38 years...
October 2017: Zhonghua Nan Ke Xue, National Journal of Andrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29727207/the-impact-of-autoimmunity-related-early-ovarian-aging-on-icsi-cycle-outcome
#18
Gulay Beydilli Nacak, Enis Ozkaya, Cigdem Yayla Abide, Bulent Emre Bilgic, Belgin Devranoglu, Reyyan Gokcen Iscan
The aim of this study was to investigate the impact of anti-thyroid peroxidase antibodies (Anti-TPO) on the in vitro fertilization and embryo transfer (IVF-ET) outcome in women with poor ovarian reserve but normal thyrotropin levels. A total of 300 patients with poor ovarian reserve undergoing ICSI cycle from April 2015 to December 2017 were analyzed retrospectively. Subjects were divided into two groups: Group 1: Women with early ovarian aging, Group 2: Women with age related poor ovarian reserve. All subjects underwent anti-thyroid peroxidase antibody (anti-TPO) analysis...
May 4, 2018: Gynecological Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29725911/continuous-embryo-culture-elicits-higher-blastulation-but-similar-cumulative-delivery-rates-than-sequential-a-large-prospective-study
#19
Danilo Cimadomo, C Scarica, R Maggiulli, G Orlando, D Soscia, L Albricci, S Romano, F Sanges, F M Ubaldi, L Rienzi
PURPOSE: To assess whether continuous embryo culture involves better embryological and/or clinical outcomes than sequential. METHODS: Prospective study at a private IVF center. All consecutive IVF cycles (September 2013-2015) fulfilling the inclusion criteria underwent embryo culture in either Continuous-Single-Culture-Media (CSCM, n = 972) or sequential media (Quinn's Advantage, n = 514), respectively. ICSI, blastocyst culture in either standard (MINC) or undisturbed (Embryoscope) incubation, transfer (until September 2016), and pregnancy follow-up (until September 2017) were performed...
May 3, 2018: Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29720659/chromatin-analysis-in-human-early-development-reveals-epigenetic-transition-during-zga
#20
Jingyi Wu, Jiawei Xu, Bofeng Liu, Guidong Yao, Peizhe Wang, Zili Lin, Bo Huang, Xuepeng Wang, Tong Li, Senlin Shi, Nan Zhang, Fuyu Duan, Jia Ming, Xiangyang Zhang, Wenbin Niu, Wenyan Song, Haixia Jin, Yihong Guo, Shanjun Dai, Linli Hu, Lanlan Fang, Qiujun Wang, Yuanyuan Li, Wei Li, Jie Na, Wei Xie, Yingpu Sun
Upon fertilization, drastic chromatin reorganization occurs during preimplantation development 1 . However, the global chromatin landscape and its molecular dynamics in this period remain largely unexplored in humans. Here we investigate chromatin states in human preimplantation development using an improved assay for transposase-accessible chromatin with high-throughput sequencing (ATAC-seq) 2 . We find widespread accessible chromatin regions in early human embryos that overlap extensively with putative cis-regulatory sequences and transposable elements...
May 2, 2018: Nature
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