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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820416/-ovarian-reserve-and-effectiveness-of-ivf-in-women-of-various-age-groups
#1
A Sayadyan, E Totoyan
The purpose of this study is a comparative assessment of ovarian reserve parameters and the effect of these indices on the features of follicle and oogenesis in women of different age groups. A retrospective analysis of IVF results was conducted in 101 patients aged 21 to 49 years. All patients were divided into 4 groups according to age: I group up to 30 y.o. - 45 women, II group - 31-35 y.o - 14 women, III group - 36-40 y.o. - 26 women, IV Group - 41 or more - 16 women. A low ovarian reserve was found in the majority (84,6%) of women in group III and in all women in group IV...
July 2017: Georgian Medical News
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820403/high-levels-of-soluble-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-receptor-1-sflt1-and-low-levels-of-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-in-follicular-fluid-on-the-day-of-oocyte-retrieval-correlate-with-ovarian-hyperstimulation-syndrom-regardless-of-the-stimulation
#2
A J Jakimiuk, M A Nowicka, M Zagozda, K Koziol, P Lewandowski, T Issat
The aim of the study was to assess the predictive value of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), its soluble receptor - sVEGF-R1/sFlt1 and endocrine gland-derived vascular endothelial growth factor (EG-VEGF) concentrations in serum and follicular fluid (FF) for ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS) in women undergoing controlled ovarian hyperstimulation (COH) protocols. Patients have been divided into 3 groups: control group on natural cycle, patients stimulated with GnRH agonist and patients stimulated with GnRH antagonist...
June 2017: Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology: An Official Journal of the Polish Physiological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818995/maternal-dcaf2-is-crucial-for-maintenance-of-genome-stability-during-the-first-cell-cycle-in-mice
#3
Yi-Wen Xu, Lan-Rui Cao, Min Wang, Ying Xu, Xin Wu, Junping Liu, Chao Tong, Heng-Yu Fan
Precise regulation of DNA replication and genome integrity is crucial for gametogenesis and early embryogenesis. Cullin ring-finger ubiquitin ligase 4 (CRL4) has multiple functions in the maintenance of germ cell survival, oocyte meiotic maturation, and maternal-zygotic transition in mammals. DDB1-cullin 4-associated factor-2 (DCAF2, also known as DTL or CDT2) is an evolutionarily conserved substrate receptor of CRL4. To determine whether DCAF2 is a key CRL4 substrate adaptor in mammalian oocytes, we generated a novel mouse strain that carries a Dcaf2 allele flanked by LoxP sequences, and specifically deleted Dcaf2 in oocytes...
August 17, 2017: Journal of Cell Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815566/maturation-promoting-factor-destabilization-mediates-human-chorionic-gonadotropin-induced-meiotic-resumption-in-rat-oocytes
#4
Meenakshi Tiwari, Shail K Chaube
Human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) mimics the action of luteinizing hormone (LH) and triggers meiotic maturation and ovulation in mammals. The mechanism by which hCG triggers meiotic resumption in mammalian oocytes remains poorly understood. We aimed to find out the impact of hCG surge on morphological changes, adenosine 3',5'-cyclic monophosphate (cAMP), guanosine 3',5'-cyclic monophosphate (cGMP), cell division cycle 25B (Cdc25B), Wee1, early mitotic inhibitor 2 (Emi2), anaphase-promoting complex/cyclosome (APC/C), meiotic arrest deficient protein 2 (MAD2), phosphorylation status of cyclin-dependent kinase 1 (Cdk1), its activity and cyclin B1 expression levels during meiotic resumption from diplotene as well as metaphase-II (M-II) arrest in cumulus oocyte complexes (COCs)...
August 16, 2017: Development, Growth & Differentiation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811599/histone-deacetylase-6-hdac6-is-an-essential-factor-for-oocyte-maturation-and-asymmetric-division-in-mice
#5
Dongjie Zhou, Yun-Jung Choi, Jin-Hoi Kim
Tubastatin A (Tub-A), a highly selective histone deacetylase 6 (HDAC6) inhibitor, has been widely used as a cytotoxic anticancer agent, or for the treatment of patients with asthma. However, the potential toxicity of Tub-A on oocyte maturation and asymmetric division is still unclear. Therefore, the present study was designed to examine the effect and potential regulatory role of Tub-A on the meiotic maturation of oocytes. We observed that Tub-A treatment induced an increased level of the acetylation of α-tubulin, and a failure of spindle migration and actin cap formation...
August 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810691/improvement-of-implantation-potential-in-mouse-blastocysts-derived-from-ivf-by-combined-treatment-with-prolactin-epidermal-growth-factor-and-4-hydroxyestradiol
#6
Miki Takeuchi, Misato Seki, Etsuko Furukawa, Akihito Takahashi, Kyosuke Saito, Mitsuru Kobayashi, Kenji Ezoe, Emiko Fukui, Midori Yoshizawa, Hiromichi Matsumoto
STUDY QUESTION: Can supplementation of medium with prolactin (PRL), epidermal growth factor (EGF) and 4-hydroxyestradiol (4-OH-E2) prior to embryo transfer improve implantation potential in mouse blastocysts derived from IVF? SUMMARY ANSWER: Combined treatment with PRL, EGF and 4-OH-E2 improves mouse blastocyst implantation rates, while alone, each factor is ineffective. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: Blastocyst dormancy during delayed implantation caused by ovariectomy is maintained by continued progesterone treatment in mice, and estrogen injection rapidly activates blastocysts to implantation-induced status in vivo...
August 1, 2017: Molecular Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801138/cadmium-exposure-in-newborn-rats-ovary-induces-developmental-disorders-of-primordial-follicles-and-the-differential-expression-of-scf-c-kit-gene
#7
Wenchang Zhang, Tingting Wu, Chenyun Zhang, Lingfeng Luo, Meimei Xie, Huiling Huang
Since the 1990s, the rising problem that gonad reproductive toxicity on adult female after exposing to cadmium (Cd), an environmental endocrine disruptor, has attracted high attention at home and abroad,and was systematically studied. Our research focuses on a further problem is that early cadmium exposure (during birth to before puberty) impact on development and function of ovarian cells and its possible mechanism. Our research focuses on the changes of ovarian cells growth and development after the newborn rat ovaries with cadmium exposure in vitro, and different expression of ovarian cells development-related factors, SCF/c-kit and changes of their DNA methylation status...
August 8, 2017: Toxicology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800556/supplementation-of-lycopene-in-maturation-media-improves-bovine-embryo-quality-in%C3%A2-vitro
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M M R Chowdhury, Byung-Hyun Choi, Imran Khan, Kyeong-Lim Lee, Ayman Mesalam, Seok-Hwan Song, Lianguang Xu, Myeong-Don Joo, Fahmida Afrin, Il-Keun Kong
This study sought to modulate factors that reduce embryo quality in in vitro culture (IVC) systems. Over eight replicates, 3075 oocytes were cultured in in vitro maturation media containing various concentrations of lycopene, followed by in vitro fertilization and culture. The percentages of MII-stage oocytes, the presumptive zygotes that underwent cleavage and developed into blastocysts were significantly (P < 0.05) higher, the intracellular ROS concentrations reduced significantly (P < 0.05) in oocytes/blastocysts, TUNEL assay demonstrates reduced apoptosis and increased total cell number per blastocyst (P < 0...
August 3, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794108/plk1-regulates-spindle-association-of-phosphorylated-eukaryotic-translation-initiation-factor-4e-binding-protein-and-spindle-function-in-mouse-oocytes
#9
Ashley L Severance, Keith E Latham
Oocyte meiotic spindles are associated with spindle-enriched mRNAs, phosphorylated ribosome protein S6, and phosphorylated variants of the key translational regulator EIF4EBP1, consistent with translational control of localized mRNAs by EIF4EBP1 in facilitating spindle formation and stability. Using specific kinase inhibitors, we determined which kinases regulate phosphorylation status of EIF4EBP1 associated with meiotic spindles in mouse oocytes, and effects of kinase inhibition on chromosome congression and spindle formation...
August 9, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Cell Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791474/acetylcholine-nicotinic-receptor-subtypes-in-chromaffin-cells
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REVIEW
Manuel Criado
In the adrenal gland, acetylcholine released on stimulation of the sympathetic splanchnic nerve activates neuronal-type nicotinic receptors (nAChRs) in chromaffin cells and triggers catecholamine secretion. At least two subtypes of nAChRs have been described in bovine chromaffin cells. The main subtype, a heteromeric assembly of α3, β4 and perhaps α5 subunits, is involved in the activation step of the catecholamine secretion process and is not blocked by the snake toxin α-bungarotoxin. The other is α-bungarotoxin-sensitive, and its functional role has not yet been well defined...
August 8, 2017: Pflügers Archiv: European Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791050/effect-of-increased-endometrial-thickness-and-implantation-rate-by-granulocyte-colony-stimulating-factor-on-unresponsive-thin-endometrium-in-fresh-in-vitro-fertilization-cycles-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Fatemeh Sarvi, Marjan Arabahmadi, Ashraf Alleyassin, Marzieh Aghahosseini, Marzieh Ghasemi
BACKGROUND: The correlation between endometrial thickness and receptivity has been mentioned in various studies. This study investigated the effect of granulocyte colony-stimulating factor in treating thin endometrium of infertile women who were chosen for in vitro fertilization in our infertility clinic in 2014 and 2015. METHODS: In this randomized clinical trial, 28 women who were chosen for in vitro fertilization and had endometrial thickness of less than 6 mm on the day of human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) injection were included in the study...
2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770117/a-case-with-severe-endometriosis-ovarian-hyperstimulation-syndrome-and-isolated-unilateral-pleural-effusion-after-ivf
#12
Negjyp Sopa, Elisabeth Clare Larsen, Anders Nyboe Andersen
We present a very rare case of right-sided isolated pleural effusion in a patient with severe endometriosis who, in relation to in vitro fertilization (IVF), developed ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS). Earlier laparotomy showed grade IV endometriosis including endometriotic implants of the diaphragm. The patient had no known risk factors for OHSS and only a moderate number of oocytes aspirated. She received, however, repeated hCG injections for luteal support. The patient did not achieve pregnancy but was hospitalized due to pain in the right side of the chest and dyspnoea...
2017: Case Reports in Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770041/stromal-senp1-promotes-mouse-early-folliculogenesis-by-regulating-bmp4-expression
#13
Shu Tan, Boya Feng, Mingzhu Yin, Huanjiao Jenny Zhou, Ge Lou, Weidong Ji, Yonghao Li, Wang Min
BACKGROUND: Mammalian folliculogenesis, maturation of the ovarian follicles, require both growth factors derived from oocyte and surrounding cells, including stromal cells. However, the mechanism by which stromal cells and derived factors regulate oocyte development remains unclear. RESULTS: We observed that SENP1, a small ubiquitin-related modifier (SUMO)-specific isopeptidase, was expressed in sm22α-positive stromal cells of mouse ovary. The sm22α-positive stromal cells tightly associated with follicle maturation...
2017: Cell & Bioscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768768/regulation-of-the-epithelial-na-channel-by-paraoxonase-2
#14
Shujie Shi, Teresa M Buck, Carol L Kinlough, Allison L Marciszyn, Rebecca P Hughey, Martin Chalfie, Jeffrey L Brodsky, Thomas R Kleyman
Paraoxonase-2 (PON-2) is a membrane-bound lactonase with unique anti-oxidative and anti-atherosclerotic properties. PON-2 shares key structural elements with MEC-6, an endoplasmic reticulum resident molecular chaperone in Caenorhabditis elegans MEC-6 modulates the expression of a mechano-transductive ion channel comprised of MEC-4 and MEC-10 in touch receptor neurons. Because pon-2 mRNA resides in multiple rat nephron segments, including aldosterone-sensitive distal nephron where the epithelial Na(+) channel (ENaC) is expressed, we hypothesized that PON-2 would similarly regulate ENaC expression...
August 2, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765301/cloning-mice
#15
Atsuo Ogura
Viable and fertile mice can be generated by somatic nuclear transfer into enucleated oocytes, presumably because the transplanted somatic cell genome becomes reprogrammed by factors in the oocyte. The first somatic cloned offspring of mice were obtained by directly injecting donor nuclei into recipient enucleated oocytes. When this method is used (the so-called Honolulu method of somatic cell nuclear transfer [SCNT]), the donor nuclei readily and completely condense within the enucleated metaphase II-arrested oocytes, which contain high levels of M-phase-promoting factor (MPF)...
August 1, 2017: Cold Spring Harbor Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764606/low-dose-radiation-induced-risk-in-spermatogenesis
#16
Hisanori Fukunaga, Karl T Butterworth, Akinari Yokoya, Takehiko Ogawa, Kevin M Prise
PURPOSE: To discuss low-dose radiation-induced risks to male fertility focusing on potential mechanisms of low-dose radiation-induced damage on spermatogenesis, epidemiological studies of environmental radiation effects on sperm parameters and transgenerational effects following exposure of spermatogonial stem cells (SSCs). BACKGROUND: Spermatogenesis produces mature male gametes, spermatozoa, which fertilize their counterpart female gametes, oocytes. The robust maintenance system of spermatogenesis is essential for genomic conservation; however, male fertility can be readily impacted by exposure to environmental, chemical and physical factors including ionizing radiation...
August 2, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28763745/carbenoxolone-reduces-cyclic-nucleotides-level-destabilizes-maturation-promoting-factor-and-induces-meiotic-exit-from-diplotene-arrest-in-rat-cumulus-oocytes-complexes-cultured-in-vitro
#17
Meenakshi Tiwari, Shail K Chaube
BACKGROUND: Disruption of gap junction and transfer of cyclic nucleotides to the oocyte lead to meiotic exit from diplotene arrest (EDA) in mammals. In the present study, we examined whether a gap junction blocker, carbenoxolone (CBX) could induce EDA by reducing cyclic nucleotides level and destabilizing maturation promoting factor (MPF) in rat oocytes cultured in vitro. METHODS: Diplotene-arrested cumulus oocyte complexes (COCs) were collected from ovary of immature female rats after 20 IU pregnant mare's serum gonadotropins (PMSG) for 48h...
July 29, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760927/multiple-cis-acting-signals-some-weak-by-necessity-collectively-direct-robust-transport-of-oskar-mrna-to-the-oocyte
#18
Young Hee Ryu, Andrew Kenny, Youme Gim, Mark Snee, Paul M Macdonald
Localization of mRNAs can involve multiple steps, each with its own cis-acting localization signals and transport factors. How is the transition between different steps orchestrated? We show that the initial step in localization of Drosophila oskar mRNA - transport from nurse cells to the oocyte - relies on multiple cis-acting signals. Some of these are binding sites for the translational control factor Bruno, suggesting that Bruno plays an additional role in mRNA transport. Although transport of oskar mRNA is essential and robust, the localization activity of individual transport signals is weak...
July 31, 2017: Journal of Cell Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757106/-quality-of-oocytes-and-embryos-from-women-with-polycystic-ovaries-syndrome-state-of-the-art
#19
A Fournier, A Torre, L Delaroche, A Gala, T Mullet, A Ferrières, S Hamamah
The frequency of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and the consequent fertility disorders cause many difficulties in the management of the assisted reproductive technics. Some studies are focused on different additional treatments, stimulation protocols or techniques that could optimize the in vitro fertilization cycles. The quality of the oocytes and embryos of these patients is also an outstanding issue. They remain difficult to actually evaluate during management, and none of the few published studies on this subject demonstrated any inferiority, compared to control patients...
July 27, 2017: Gynecologie, Obstetrique, Fertilite & Senologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28755171/sirt1-induces-resistance-to-apoptosis-in-human-granulosa-cells-by-activating-the-erk-pathway-and-inhibiting-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-signaling-with-anti-inflammatory-functions
#20
Ying Han, Haining Luo, Hui Wang, Jun Cai, Yunshan Zhang
SIRT1, a member of the sirtuin family, has recently emerged as a vital molecule in controlling ovarian function. The aims of the present study were to investigate SIRT1 expression and analyze SIRT1-mediated apoptosis in human granulosa cells (GCs). Human ovarian tissues were subjected to immunohistochemistry for localization of SIRT1 expression. SIRT1 knockdown in a human ovarian GC tumor line (COV434) was achieved by small interfering RNA, and the relationship between apoptosis and SIRT1 was assessed by quantitative reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction and western blotting...
July 28, 2017: Apoptosis: An International Journal on Programmed Cell Death
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