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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153165/a-100-year-review-historical-development-of-female-reproductive-physiology-in-dairy-cattle
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William W Thatcher
The objective of this historical review in female reproductive physiology is to encapsulate major advancements since the founding of the American Dairy Science Association in 1906. The emphasis is on landmark publications in the Journal of Dairy Science since its first volume in 1917. A historical perspective and inferences are made in forecasting evolution of female reproduction and links between physiology of reproduction and the mammary gland. Subsequent sections are focused into main physiological categories and the temporal advancements within these physiological windows...
December 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150244/proteomic-analysis-of-follicular-fluid-from-tropically-adapted-goats
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Alexandre R Paula Junior, Mauricio F van Tilburg, Marina D P Lobo, Ana C O Monteiro-Moreira, Renato A Moreira, Carlos H S Melo, Joanna M G Souza-Fabjan, Airton A Araújo, Luciana M Melo, Dárcio I A Teixeira, Arlindo A Moura, Vicente J F Freitas
The present study was conducted to characterize the major proteome of ovarian follicular fluid from locally-adapted, "Canindé" goats in the northeast of Brazil. Eight estrous cycling goats received a hormonal treatment consisting of medroxyprogesterone acetate, D-cloprostenol and FSH. Fluid was collected by laparoscopy from small (<3mm), medium (3-4mm) and large (>4mm) follicles and then, proteins were analyzed by 2-D SDS-PAGE and tandem mass spectrometry. Thirty-six proteins were identified in the goat follicular fluid, including albumin, immunoglobulins, ceruloplasmin, complement factor B, alpha-1B-glycoprotein precursor, serotransferrin, complement C3 and serpins, among others...
November 6, 2017: Animal Reproduction Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142169/the-effects-of-ethylene-glycol-monomethyl-ether-on-female-reproductive-system-in-juvenile-rats
#3
Yoshikazu Taketa, Hiroshi Mineshima, Etsuko Ohta, Kyoko Nakano-Ito
Ethylene glycol monomethyl ether (EGME), which is widely used in various industrial products, is known for adverse effects on the reproductive system in adult rats. However, the effects of EGME on reproductive development in juvenile rats have not been demonstrated. In order to investigate the effects of EGME on the female reproductive system and pubertal development in juvenile rats, EGME was administered to female Sprague Dawley rats from postnatal day 21 to 41 at a dose level of 0, 50, 100, or 300 mg/kg...
2017: Journal of Toxicological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128220/identification-of-potential-embryokines-in-the-bovine-reproductive-tract
#4
P Tríbulo, L G B Siqueira, L J Oliveira, T Scheffler, P J Hansen
Knowledge of the molecules used by the maternal reproductive tract to regulate development of the preimplantation embryo is largely incomplete. The goal of the present experiment was to identify candidates for this function. The approach was to assess expression patterns in the endometrium and oviduct of 93 genes encoding for hormones, growth factors, chemokines, cytokines, and WNT-related molecules. Results show that all of the genes were expressed in the reproductive tract. Expression in oviduct was affected by day of the estrous cycle for 21 genes with 11 genes having highest expression at estrus (CCL21, CTGF, CXCL10, CXCL16, DKK3, FGF10, IL18, IL33, IL34, PGF, and SFRP2), one gene at d 3 (WNT4), 8 at d 5 (BMP7, HGF, IL6, SFRP1, TGFB1, WIF1, WNT2, and WNT5A), and one at d 7 (IK)...
November 8, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127071/sickness-induced-changes-in-physiology-do-not-affect-fecundity-or-same-sex-behavior
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Kristyn E Sylvia, Patricia Báez Ramos, Gregory E Demas
Previous work in our lab has shown that early-life infection affects female reproductive physiology and function (i.e., smaller ovaries, abnormal estrous cycles) and alters investigation and aggression towards male conspecifics in a reproductive context. Although many studies have investigated the effects of postnatal immune challenge on physiological and behavioral development, fewer studies have examined whether these changes have ultimate effects on reproduction. In the current study, we paired Siberian hamsters (Phodopus sungorus) and simulated a bacterial infection in early life by administering lipopolysaccharide (LPS) to male and female pups on pnd3 and pnd5...
November 7, 2017: Physiology & Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126187/med12-regulates-ovarian-steroidogenesis-uterine-development-and-maternal-effects-in-the-mammalian-egg
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Xinye Wang, Priya Mittal, Carlos A Castro, Gabriel Rajkovic, Aleksandar Rajkovic
The transcriptional factor MED12 is part of the essential mediator transcriptional complex that acts as a transcriptional coactivator in all eukaryotes. Missense gain of function mutations in human MED12 are associated with uterine leiomyomas, yet the role of MED12 deficiency in tumorigenesis and reproductive biology has not been fully explored. We generated a Med12 reproductive conditional knockout mouse model to evaluate its role in uterine mesenchyme, granulosa cells, and oocytes. Mice heterozygous for Med12 deficiency in granulosa cells and uterus (Med12fl/+ Amhr2-Cre) were subfertile, while mice homozygous for Med12 deficiency in granulosa cells and uterus (Med12fl/fl Amhr2-Cre) were infertile...
November 8, 2017: Biology of Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29115663/endogenous-annexin-a1-anxa1-modulates-early-phase-gestation-and-offspring-sex-ratio-skewing
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Cristina Bichels Hebeda, Isabel Daufenback Machado, Isadora Reif-Silva, Jusciele Brogin Moreli, Sonia Maria Oliani, Suchita Nadkarni, Mauro Perretti, Estela Bevilacqua, Sandra H P Farsky
Annexin A1 (AnxA1) is a glucocorticoid-regulated anti-inflammatory protein secreted by phagocytes and other specialised cells. In the endocrine system, AnxA1 controls secretion of steroid hormones and it is abundantly expressed in the testis, ovaries, placenta and seminal fluid, yet its potential modulation of fertility has not been described. Here we observed that AnxA1 knockout (KO) mice delivered a higher number of pups, with a higher percentage of female offsprings. This profile was not dependent on the male features, as sperm from KO male mice did not present functional alterations, and had an equal proportion of Y and X chromosomes, comparable to wild type (WT) male mice...
November 8, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29108050/the-effects-of-maternal-nutrition-on-the-messenger-ribonucleic-acid-expression-of-neutral-and-acidic-amino-acid-transporters-in-bovine-uteroplacental-tissues-from-day-sixteen-to-fifty-of-gestation
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N P Greseth, M S Crouse, K J McLean, M R Crosswhite, N Negrin Pereira, C R Dahlen, P P Borowicz, L P Reynolds, A K Ward, B W Neville, J S Caton
We hypothesized that both day of gestation and maternal nutrition would alter the relative mRNA expression of neutral and acid AA transporters , , , , and . Crossbred Angus heifers ( = 49) were synchronized, bred via AI, assigned to nutritional treatment (100% of NRC requirements for 0.45 kg/d gain [control heifers {CON}] and 60% of CON [restricted heifers {RES}]), and ovariohysterectomized on d 16, 34, or 50 of gestation ( = 6 to 9/d). Nonbred, nonpregnant (NB-NP) controls were ovariohysterectomized on d 16 of the estrous cycle ( = 6) after synchronization...
October 2017: Journal of Animal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29102931/corpus-luteum-regression-induced-by-prostaglandin-f2%C3%AE-in-microminipigs-during-the-normal-estrous-cycle
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Michiko Noguchi, Masaya Hirata, Hiroaki Kawaguchi, Akihide Tanimoto
Induction of corpus luteum regression and subsequent estrus using prostaglandin F2α (PGF2α) in microminipigs was investigated. Microminipigs with normal estrous cycle were treated with PGF2α as 0.75 mg (0.75 PG group, n=3) or 1.5 mg (1.5 PG group, n=4) dinoprost injected into the vulva at 24-h intervals at 10 days after the onset of estrus (D0), D1 and D2. Three microminipigs were not treated (control group). The estrous interval in the 1.5 PG group was significantly shortened compared to the control and 0...
November 2017: In Vivo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29100665/sex-steroid-receptors-prostaglandin-e2-receptors-and-cyclooxygenase-in-the-equine-cervix-during-estrus-diestrus-and-pregnancy-gene-expression-and-cellular-localization
#10
Claudia B Fernandes, Shavahn C Loux, Kirsten E Scoggin, Edward L Squires, Mats H Troedsson, Alejandro Esteller-Vico, Barry A Ball
The cervix is a dynamic structure that undergoes dramatic changes during the estrous cycle, pregnancy and parturition. It is well established that hormonal changes, including estrogens, progestogens and prostaglandins, regulate the expression of key proteins involved in cervical function. The arachidonic acid cascade is important in the remodeling and relaxation of the cervix in the days preceding parturition. Despite the complexity of this mechanism, regulation of cervical function has received little study in the mare...
October 31, 2017: Animal Reproduction Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29100496/gene-expression-profiling-of-upregulated-mrnas-in-granulosa-cells-of-bovine-ovulatory-follicles-following-stimulation-with-hcg
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Jacques G Lussier, Mame N Diouf, Valérie Lévesque, Jean Sirois, Kalidou Ndiaye
BACKGROUND: Ovulation and luteinization of follicles are complex biological processes initiated by the preovulatory luteinizing hormone surge. The objective of this study was to identify genes that are differentially expressed in bovine granulosa cells (GC) of ovulatory follicles. METHODS: Granulosa cells were collected during the first follicular wave of the bovine estrous cycle from dominant follicles (DF) and from ovulatory follicles (OF) obtained 24 h following injection of human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG)...
November 3, 2017: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology: RB&E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29097167/high-fat-diet-exposure-regardless-of-induction-of-obesity-is-associated-with-altered-expression-of-genes-critical-to-normal-ovulatory-function
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Natalie M Hohos, Kirstin J Cho, Delaney C Swindle, Malgorzata E Skaznik-Wikiel
We evaluated the impact of high-fat diet (HFD) on ovarian gene expression. Female 5-week-old C57BL/6J mice were fed a 60% HFD or standard chow for 10 weeks. HFD-fed mice were then separated into obese (HF-Ob) and lean (HF-Ln) based on body weight. HFD exposure led to impairment of the estrous cycle, changes in hormones affecting reproduction, and decreased primordial follicles regardless of the development of obesity. RNA-sequencing of whole ovaries identified multiple genes with altered expression after HFD, with 25 genes displaying decreased expression in both HF-Ln and HF-Ob mice compared to the chow-fed controls (q < 0...
October 30, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29080671/sex-differences-and-estradiol-involvement-in-hyperalgesia-and-allodynia-in-an-experimental-model-of-fibromyalgia
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Alberto Hernandez-Leon, Yarim Elideth De la Luz-Cuellar, Vinicio Granados-Soto, María Eva González-Trujano, Alonso Fernández-Guasti
Fibromyalgia (FM) is a musculoskeletal chronic pain syndrome. Its prevalence in women is higher than in men possibly by hormonal factors given that symptoms are aggravated during sex hormone-related events, such as the premenstrual period, pregnancy, postpartum or menopause. The aim of the present study was to investigate whether hyperalgesia and allodynia, in reserpine-induced experimental FM, depend on sex, estrous cycle, ovariectomy and replacement with 17β-estradiol. To fulfill this objective, we compared males, intact females with known estrous cycle phases and ovariectomized (OVX) rats treated with 17β-estradiol...
November 8, 2017: Hormones and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29080668/exercise-or-saccharin-during-abstinence-block-estrus-induced-increases-in-nicotine-seeking
#14
Wendy J Lynch, Lillian Tan, Syeda Narmeen, Rebecca Beiter, Darlene H Brunzell
Recent evidence suggests that adolescent and young adult females may be particularly responsive to nicotine use interventions that include exercise or environmental enrichment. This possibility was addressed in the current study by comparing the efficacy of exercise versus non-exercise environmental enrichment (saccharin) during abstinence at reducing subsequent nicotine-seeking/relapse vulnerability in an adolescent-onset rat model. The efficacy of each intervention was examined as a function of estrous cycle phase given findings indicating that hormonal status influences relapse vulnerability and treatment outcome in females...
October 30, 2017: Physiology & Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29080479/estrus-synchronization-and-fixed-time-artificial-insemination-alter-calving-distribution-in-bos-indicus-influenced-beef-heifers
#15
N Oosthuizen, P L P Fontes, C D Sanford, F M Ciriaco, D D Henry, L B Canal, N DiLorenzo, G C Lamb
To determine the effects of estrus synchronization (ES) and fixed-time artificial insemination (TAI) on calving distribution in Bos indicus influenced heifers, 751 Bos taurus × Bos indicus beef heifers were enrolled in a completely randomized design at 2 locations from January to May of 2016. Within location, all heifers were randomly assigned to one of two treatments: 1) SYNCH (n = 371); heifers were exposed to the 5-day CO-Synch + CIDR protocol where they were treated with 100 μg of GnRH, 25 mg of PGF2α, and a controlled internal drug releasing insert (CIDR) on d 0; heifers received 50 mg of PGF2α at CIDR removal on d 5, and were treated with 100 μg of GnRH and TAI 66 ± 2 h later on d 8; or 2) CONTROL (n = 380); heifers were exposed to natural service without ES or TAI...
October 20, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29074033/pre-ovulatory-follicle-affects-corpus-luteum-diameter-blood-flow-and-progesterone-production-in-mares
#16
G M Ishak, S T Bashir, M O Gastal, E L Gastal
Color Doppler ultrasonography was used to study the temporal relationships between pre-ovulatory follicle (POF) and corpus luteum (CL) diameter and blood flow, with systemic progesterone (P4) concentration during two transitional ovulatory seasons in mares. Variables of POF and CL/P4 were evaluated for 6days before and 17days after ovulation, respectively. Evaluations were performed during two consecutive estrous cycles in spring and fall seasons, and during the last estrous cycle of the season. There were significant correlations among POF and CL variables, and P4 concentration that ranged from 0...
September 8, 2017: Animal Reproduction Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29071997/-effect-of-electroacupuncture-on-hypothalamus-pituitary-ovary-hpo-axis-in-rats-with-peri-menopausal-depression
#17
Xi-Rong Jiang, Lu Ren, Chun-Ri Li
OBJECTIVE: To observe the effect of electroacupuncture (EA) on the hormones derived from the hypothalamus-pituitary-ovary (HPO) axis, so as to explore the neuroendocrine mechanism induced by EA on rats with perimenopausal depression disorder. METHODS: Sixty female sprague-dawley rats were randomly divided into blank control group, model group, sham-operation (sham) group, clomipramine group, and electroacupuncture (EA) group, with 12 rats in each group. Perimenopausal depression model was established by bilateral ovariectomy combined with chronic unpredictable stimulation...
February 25, 2017: Zhen Ci Yan Jiu, Acupuncture Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29069288/lesion-development-is-modulated-by-the-natural-estrous-cycle-and-mouse-strain-in-a-minimally-invasive-model-of-endometriosis
#18
Kelsi N Dodds, Elizabeth A H Beckett, Susan F Evans, Mark R Hutchinson
Many rodent models of endometriosis are invasive, involving surgery to implant donor endometrial tissue into recipient animals. Moreover, few studies have compared and contrasted lesions between rodent strains and estrous stages without exogenous hormone manipulation. This is despite extensive data demonstrating that genetic and hormonal factors can influence endometriosis progression. Here, we have refined a minimally-invasive model of endometriosis using naturally cycling mice (donor and recipient matched for cycle phase) to investigate lesion development in two different strains (C57BL/6 and Balb/C), induced in estrous stages of high and low estrogen (proestrus or estrus, respectively), and with varying amounts of donor endometrial tissue (7...
October 24, 2017: Biology of Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29066528/acute-nutrient-treatment-causes-alterations-in-intra-follicular-antioxidation-and-akt-signaling
#19
Haitao Nie, Yixuan Guo, Xiaolei Yao, Tiewei Ma, KaiPing Deng, Zheng Wang, Guomin Zhang, Lingwei Sun, Zi Yu Wang, HengChang Wang, Feng Wang
This study aimed to determine if short-term nutrient alteration affects 1) ovary morphology, 2) plasma and ovarian antioxidant capability, and 3) cell apoptosis and Akt signaling within the ovary. After estrus synchronization, 24 Hu sheep were assigned to three groups based on the nutrient requirement recommended for maintenance (M): 1×M (Control), 1.5×M (S), and 0.5×M (R) during day 7 to 14 of their estrous cycle. The results indicated that undernourishment significantly increased the counts and volume of follicles <2...
October 24, 2017: Reproduction: the Official Journal of the Society for the Study of Fertility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29055801/hormone-induced-rat-model-of-polycystic-ovary-syndrome-a-systematic-review
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Mahsa Noroozzadeh, Samira Behboudi-Gandevani, Azita Zadeh-Vakili, Fahimeh Ramezani Tehrani
Despite polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) being one of the most common endocrine disorders affecting reproductive-aged women, the etiopathogenesis and mechanisms of this syndrome remain unclear. Considering the ethical limitations in human studies, animal models that reflect many features of PCOS are crucial resources to investigate this syndrome. We aimed to introduce the most suitable rat model of PCOS that closely mimics the endocrine, ovarian and metabolic disturbances of human PCOS phenotype, while maintaining normal reproductive system morphology in adulthood, in order to further more detailed investigations about PCOS...
October 18, 2017: Life Sciences
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