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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439292/effects-of-bushen-tianjing-recipe-in-a-rat-model-of-tripterygium-glycoside-induced-premature-ovarian-failure
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Xiaofeng Xu, Yong Tan, Guorong Jiang, Xuanyi Chen, Rensheng Lai, Lurong Zhang, Guoqiang Liang
BACKGROUND: Bushen Tianjing Recipe (BTR) is a traditional Chinese herbal medicine that has been prescribed for premature ovarian failure (POF) for decades in China. Nevertheless, little is known regarding its underlying molecular mechanism. In the present study, we investigated the effects of BTR in a tripterygium glycoside (TG)-induced-POF rat model. METHODS: Three doses of BTR were administered via intragastric gavage to adult female Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats with TG-induced POF...
2017: Chinese Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438170/immunolocalization-of-steroidogenic-enzymes-in-the-vaginal-mucous-of-galea-spixii-during-the-estrous-cycle
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Amilton Cesar Dos Santos, Alan James Conley, Moacir Franco de Oliveira, Gleidson Benevides Oliveira, Diego Carvalho Viana, Antônio Chaves de Assis Neto
BACKGROUND: The synthesis of sex steroids is controlled by several enzymes such as17α-hydroxylase cytochrome P450 (P450c17) catalyzing androgen synthesis and aromatase cytochrome P450 (P450arom) catalyzing estrogen synthesis, both of which must complex with the redox partner NADPH-cytochrome P450 oxidoreductase (CPR) for activity. Previous studies have identified expression of steroidogenic enzymes in vaginal tissue, suggesting local sex steroid synthesis. The current studies investigate P450c17, P450aromatase and CPR expression in vaginal mucosa of Galea spixii (Spix cavy) by immuno-histochemical and western immunoblot analyses...
April 24, 2017: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology: RB&E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434750/integrating-an-automated-activity-monitor-into-an-artificial-insemination-program-and-the-associated-risk-factors-affecting-reproductive-performance-of-dairy-cows
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Tracy A Burnett, Augusto M L Madureira, Bruna F Silper, A C C Fernandes, Ronaldo L A Cerri
The aim of this study was to compare 2 reproductive programs for the management of first postpartum artificial insemination (AI) based on activity monitors and timed AI, as well as to determine the effect of health-related factors on detection and expression of estrus. Lactating Holstein cows (n = 918) from 2 commercial farms were enrolled. Estrous cycles of all cows were presynchronized with 2 injections of PGF2α administered 2 wk apart. Treatments were (1) first insemination performed by timed AI (TAI) and (2) first insemination based upon the detection of estrus by activity monitors (ACT; Heatime, SCR Engineering, Netanya, Israel) after the presynchronization, whereas cows not inseminated by the detection of estrus were enrolled in the Ovsynch protocol...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434724/the-effect-of-presynchronization-with-prostaglandin-f2%C3%AE-and-gonadotropin-releasing-hormone-simultaneously-7-d-before-ovsynch-compared-with-presynch-10-ovsynch-on-luteal-function-and-first-service-pregnancies-per-artificial-insemination
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J P N Martins, M J T Acevedo, T O Cunha, C Piterini, J R Pursley
Pregnancy per artificial insemination (P/AI) following Ovsynch is optimized when cows ovulate to the first GnRH of Ovsynch. Fertility programs are designed to presynchronize cows to d 6 or 7 of the estrous cycle to increase the chances of ovulation of a first-wave dominant follicle to the first GnRH of Ovsynch. The hypothesis of this experiment was that simplification of a presynchronization program through the combination of PGF2α and GnRH on the same day, 7 d before Ovsynch, would allow for similar P/AI compared with Presynch-10...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429210/prenatal-hyperhomocysteinemia-impairs-hypothalamic-regulation-of-reproductive-cycles-in-rat-progeny
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A V Arutyunyan, I V Zaloznyaya, G O Kerkeshko, Yu P Milyutina, A V Korenevskii
Effects of prenatal hyperhomocysteinemia on hypothalamic regulation of estrous cycles were studied in female rats. In mature rats exposed to prenatal hyperhomocysteinemia, changes in the catecholamine content in hypothalamic areas responsible for the formation of the preovulatory surge of gonadotropin-releasing hormone were revealed: the level of norepinephrine in the medial preoptic area decreased and concentration of dopamine in the median eminence with arcuate nuclei increased. Administration of melatonin attenuated the observed changes, which can be related to neuroprotective effects of this hormone determined by its antioxidant properties...
April 20, 2017: Bulletin of Experimental Biology and Medicine
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/28419524/-fibronectin-from-oviductal-cells-fluctuates-during-the-estrous-cycle-and-contributes-to-sperm-oviduct-interaction-in-cattle
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C E Osycka-Salut, L Castellano, D Fornes, J S Beltrame, Cai Alonso, A Jawerbaum, A Franchi, E S Díaz, S Perez Martinez
During the passage of sperm through the oviduct, spermatozoa bind to the oviductal epithelium and form the oviductal reservoir. This interaction keeps the fertilizing capacity of sperm until ovulation-associated signals induce sperm release from the oviductal epithelium, allowing the transit of spermatozoa to the fertilization site. Fibronectin is a glycoprotein from the extracellular matrix that binds to α5β1 receptors. Fibronectin has been found to be expressed in the oviduct, whereas α5β1 has been found to be expressed in the sperm of different species...
April 17, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408299/ovarian-hormones-modify-anxiety-behavior-and-glucocorticoid-receptors-after-chronic-social-isolation-stress
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Dinah L Ramos-Ortolaza, Raura J Doreste-Mendez, John K Alvarado-Torres, Annelyn Torres-Reveron
Chronic social isolation could lead to a disruption in the Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Adrenal (HPA) axis, resulting in anxiety and depressive-like behaviors but cycling estrogens could modify these behaviors. The aim of this study was to determine if changes in ovarian hormones during the normal cycle could interact with social isolation to alter anxiety and depressive-like behaviors. In parallel, we examined the expression of glucocorticoid receptor (GR) and synaptic vesicle protein synaptophysin in the hippocampus and hypothalamus of Sprague Dawley normal cycling female rats...
April 10, 2017: Behavioural Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407864/birth-of-cloned-mice-from-vaginal-smear-cells-after-somatic-cell-nuclear-transfer
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Hiroki Kuwayama, Yoshiaki Tanabe, Teruhiko Wakayama, Satoshi Kishigami
Less invasive methods for donor cell collection will facilitate reproduction of wild animals using somatic-cell nuclear transfer. Stages of the estrous cycle in mice have long been studies using somatic cells that can be collected from vaginal walls using cotton tipped swabs in a relatively non-invasive manner. In this study, we examined the feasibility of these cells as sources of nuclei for somatic-cell cloning using nuclear transfer. Estrous cycles generally comprise proestrus, estrus, metestrus, and diestrus stages...
May 2017: Theriogenology
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
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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/28390864/an-acute-social-defeat-stressor-in-early-puberty-increases-susceptibility-to-social-defeat-in-adulthood
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Anna M Rosenhauer, Katharine E McCann, Alisa Norvelle, Kim L Huhman
Syrian hamsters readily display territorial aggression; if they lose even a single agonistic encounter, however, hamsters show striking reductions in aggressive behavior and increases in submissive behavior, a distinct behavioral change that we have previously termed conditioned defeat. This acute social defeat stressor is primarily psychological and is effective in both males and females. Therefore, we maintain that this procedure presents an ideal model for studying behavioral and physiological responses to social stress...
April 5, 2017: Hormones and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28380577/the-effect-of-follicular-wave-on-fertility-characteristics-in-beef-cattle
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A M Muth-Spurlock, J A Dix, M P T Coleson, C G Hart, C O Lemley, T M Schulmeister, G C Lamb, J E Larson
The objectives of this experiment were to determine the effects of follicular wave (first or second) on diameter of the dominant follicle, concentrations of progesterone and estradiol and the hepatic enzymes that inactivate them, thickness of the endometrium, and pregnancy rates to AI. Beef heifers ( = 101) and cows ( = 106) were randomly assigned to 1 of 2 treatments: insemination to the first follicular wave (FFW) or insemination to the second follicular wave (SFW). Estrous cycles of females were synchronized to ensure appropriate timing for the treatments...
February 2017: Journal of Animal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28361574/influence-of-testosterone-on-mean-arterial-pressure-a-physiological-study-in-male-and-female-normotensive-wky-and-hypertensive-shr-rats
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S Y Loh, N Salleh
Introduction Testosterone plays an important role in the blood pressure regulation. However, information with regard to the effect of this hormone on blood pressure in normotensive and hypertensive conditions is limited. Therefore, in this study, the relationship between plasma testosterone level and mean arterial pressure (MAP) was investigated under these conditions. Methods Normotensive Wistar-Kyoto (WKY) and hypertensive Spontaneous Hypertensive (SHR) male and female rats were gonadectomized with female rats treated with testosterone...
March 1, 2017: Physiology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28356501/anti-m%C3%A3-llerian-hormone-amh-and-fertility-management-in-agricultural-species
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Francesca Mossa, Fermin Jimenez-Krassel, Danielle M Scheetz, Miriam Weber-Nielsen, Alexander C O Evans, Jim Ireland
A reliable, easy to assess marker for fertility in agricultural species would be highly desirable and Anti-Müllerian Hormone (AMH) is a promising candidate. This review summarizes recent findings concerning AMH and its role in fertility management, mainly in cattle. It focuses on: 1) alterations in circulating AMH concentrations from birth to puberty and during estrous cycles; 2) correlation of circulating AMH concentrations with ovarian follicle numbers and ovarian reserve; 3) factors that impact circulating AMH concentrations; 4) use of AMH as a predictor of fertility...
March 29, 2017: Reproduction: the Official Journal of the Society for the Study of Fertility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28356401/exposure-to-endocrine-disruptors-during-adulthood-consequences-for-female-fertility
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Saniya Rattan, Changqing Zhou, Catheryne Chiang, Sharada Mahalingam, Emily Brehm, Jodie Flaws
Endocrine disrupting chemicals are ubiquitous chemicals that exhibit endocrine disrupting properties in both humans and animals. Female reproduction is an important process, which is regulated by hormones and is susceptible to the effects of exposure to endocrine disrupting chemicals. Disruptions in female reproductive functions by endocrine disrupting chemicals may result in subfertility, infertility, improper hormone production, estrous and menstrual cycle abnormalities, anovulation, and early reproductive senescence...
March 29, 2017: Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344192/effect-of-investigational-kisspeptin-metastin-analog-tak-683-on-luteinizing-hormone-secretion-at-different-stages-of-the-luteal-phase-in-goats
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Larasati Puji Rahayu, Mohammed El Behiry, Natsumi Endo, Tomomi Tanaka
This study aimed to examine the response of luteinizing hormone (LH) secretion and ovarian steroid profile to TAK-683, an investigational metastin/kisspeptin analog, through treatment during different stages of the luteal phase in goats. Nine cycling Shiba goats (4.4 ± 2.3 years old) were assigned to early luteal phase (ELP, n = 4), mid-luteal phase (MLP, n = 4), and control (n = 5) groups. The ELP and MLP groups were administered 50 µg of TAK-683 intravenously on either day 5 or between days 7-14 after ovulation, respectively...
March 25, 2017: Journal of Reproduction and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342855/regulation-of-reproduction-via-tight-control-of-gonadotropin-hormone-levels
#17
Djurdjica Coss
Mammalian reproduction is controlled by the hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal axis. GnRH from the hypothalamus regulates synthesis and secretion of gonadotropins, LH and FSH, which then control steroidogenesis and gametogenesis. In females, serum LH and FSH levels exhibit rhythmic changes throughout the menstrual or estrous cycle that are correlated with pulse frequency of GnRH. Lack of gonadotropins leads to infertility or amenorrhea. Dysfunctions in the tightly controlled ratio due to levels slightly outside the normal range occur in a larger number of women and are correlated with polycystic ovaries and premature ovarian failure...
March 22, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
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
#18
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/28337827/prostaglandin-f2%C3%AE-induced-luteolysis-involves-activation-of-signal-transducer-and-activator-of-transcription-3-and-inhibition-of-akt-signaling-in-cattle
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Monique Tomazele Rovani, Gustavo Freitas Ilha, Bernardo Garziera Gasperin, Jandui Nóbrega, Dayananda Siddappa, Werner Glanzner, Alfredo Quites Antoniazzi, Vilceu Bordignon, Raj Duggavathi, Paulo Bayard Dias Gonçalves
Prostaglandin F2α (PGF) induces the precipitous loss of steroidogenic capabilities and cellular death in the corpus luteum of many species, yet the molecular mechanisms underlying this event are not completely understood. Signal transducer and activator of transcription 3 (STAT3) was activated in granulosa cells during follicle atresia, whereas AKT is immediately downregulated in the corpus luteum after PGF treatment in cattle; however, their involvement in both functional and morphological luteolysis in monovular species still need to be determined...
March 24, 2017: Molecular Reproduction and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336267/association-analysis-of-polymorphism-in-kiss1-gene-with-reproductive-traits-in-goats
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Mahmoud S El-Tarabany, Asmaa W Zaglool, Akram A El-Tarabany, Ashraf Awad
Understanding the genetic information of related genes is helpful for the selection and breeding course through marker assisted selection. The aim of the current study was to detect polymorphisms of the KiSS1 gene in 137 animals, including Baladi, Zaraibi and Damascus goat breeds by PCR-RFLP, and DNA sequencing and to investigate the association between these variants and reproductive traits. Comparison of the nucleotide sequence indicated the substitution of T with A at position 121 (T121A) in the intron 1 of the KiSS1 gene in all goat breeds...
March 18, 2017: Animal Reproduction Science
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