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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330768/estrous-detection-by-monitoring-ventral-tail-base-surface-temperature-using-a-wearable-wireless-sensor-in-cattle
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Ryotaro Miura, Koji Yoshioka, Toru Miyamoto, Hirofumi Nogami, Hironao Okada, Toshihiro Itoh
In the present study, the ventral tail base surface temperature (ST) was monitored using a wearable wireless sensor for estrus detection in cattle. Relationships among ST, behavioral estrus expression, ovulation, and changes in hormone profiles during the estrous cycle were examined. Holstein Friesian or Japanese Black female cattle were used in summer (August-September), autumn (October-November) and winter (January-February; three animals per season). On Day 11 of the estrous cycle (Day 0=the day of ovulation), the sensor was attached to the surface of the ventral tail base and ST was measured every 2min until Day 11 of the next estrous cycle...
March 11, 2017: Animal Reproduction Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326570/reproductive-disorders-in-female-rats-after-prenatal-exposure-to-betamethasone
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Cibele S Borges, Tainá L Pacheco, Marina T Guerra, Aline L Barros, Patricia V Silva, Gabriela Missassi, Katiussia Pinho da Silva, Janete A Anselmo-Franci, André S Pupo, Wilma De G Kempinas
Betamethasone is the drug of choice for antenatal treatment, promoting fetal lung maturation and decreasing mortality. Previous studies in rats reported male programming and alteration in sperm parameters and sexual behavior following intrauterine betamethasone exposure. The impact on the female reproductive development is not known. In this study, rat female offspring was assessed for sexual development, morphophysiology of the reproductive tract and fertility after maternal exposure to 0.1 mg kg(-1) of betamethasone or vehicle on gestational days 12, 13, 18 and 19...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Applied Toxicology: JAT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323958/jmjd3-is-crucial-for-female-avpv-rip-cre-neuron-controlled-kisspeptin-estrogen-feedback-loop-and-reproductive-function
#3
Anying Song, Shujun Jiang, Qinghua Wang, Jianghuan Zou, Zhaoyu Lin, Xiang Gao
The hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal axis controls development, reproduction, and metabolism. While most studies were focusing on the hierarch from brain to gonad, many questions remain unresolved concerning the feedback from gonad to the central nervous system, especially on the potential epigenetic modification in hypothalamic neurons. In this report, we generated genetically modified mice lacking histone H3 lysine 27 demethylase JMJD3 in hypothalamic RIP-Cre neurons. The female mutant mice display late-onset obesity due to reduced locomotor activity and decreased energy expenditure...
March 9, 2017: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323956/hyperhomocysteinemia-promotes-insulin-resistance-and-adipose-tissue-inflammation-in-pcos-mice-through-modulating-m2-macrophage-polarization-via-estrogen-suppression
#4
Xinyu Qi, Bochun Zhang, Yue Zhao, Rong Li, Hsun-Ming Chang, Yanli Pang, Jie Qiao
It has been shown that serum homocycteine (Hcy) levels are higher in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). However, the specific role of hyperhomocycteinemia (HHcy) in the development of PCOS has never been reported. Adipose tissue inflammation is featured by the infiltration of macrophages that plays a critical role in the pathogenesis of glucose and insulin intolerance. In this study, C57BL/6 mice were treated with dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) and/or high methionine diet to induce PCOS and HHcy mice models...
March 15, 2017: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320971/neuroendocrine-androgen-action-is-a-key-extraovarian-mediator-in-the-development-of-polycystic-ovary-syndrome
#5
Aimee S L Caldwell, Melissa C Edwards, Reena Desai, Mark Jimenez, Robert B Gilchrist, David J Handelsman, Kirsty A Walters
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a complex hormonal disorder characterized by reproductive, endocrine, and metabolic abnormalities. As the origins of PCOS remain unknown, mechanism-based treatments are not feasible and current management relies on treatment of symptoms. Hyperandrogenism is the most consistent PCOS characteristic; however, it is unclear whether androgen excess, which is treatable, is a cause or a consequence of PCOS. As androgens mediate their actions via the androgen receptor (AR), we combined a mouse model of dihydrotestosterone (DHT)-induced PCOS with global and cell-specific AR-resistant (ARKO) mice to investigate the locus of androgen actions that mediate the development of the PCOS phenotype...
March 20, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319828/genistein-affects-proliferation-and-migration-of-bovine-oviductal-epithelial-cells
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Daniela C García, Pablo A Valdecantos, Dora C Miceli, Mariela Roldán-Olarte
Genistein is one of the most abundant isoflavones in soybean. This molecule induces cell cycle arrest and apoptosis in different normal and cancer cells. Genistein has been of considerable interest due to its adverse effects on bovine reproduction, altering estrous cycle, implantation and fetal development and producing subfertility or infertility. The objective of this work was to study the effects of genistein on the expression of selected genes involved in the regulation of cell cycle and apoptosis. Primary cultures of bovine oviductal epithelial cells (BOEC) were treated with different genistein concentrations (0...
March 8, 2017: Research in Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318589/evaluation-of-prostaglandin-f2%C3%AE-versus-prostaglandin-f2%C3%AE-plus-gonadotropin-releasing-hormone-as-presynch-methods-preceding-an-ovsynch-in-lactating-dairy-cows-a-meta-analysis
#7
S Borchardt, P Haimerl, A Pohl, W Heuwieser
Presynchronization of cows with 2 injections of prostaglandin administered 14 d apart (Presynch-Ovsynch) is a widely adopted procedure to increase pregnancy per artificial insemination (P/AI) at first service. Recently, a presynchronization protocol including GnRH and PGF2α (Double-Ovsynch; GnRH, 7 d, PGF2α, 3 d, GnRH) followed 7 d later by an Ovsynch protocol was introduced to overcome the limitations of PGF2α-based protocols for presynchronization of anovular cows and to precisely set up cows on d 7 of the estrous cycle when the Ovsynch is initiated...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315656/expression-of-odc1-spd-spm-and-azin1-in-the-hypothalamus-ovary-and-uterus-during-rat-estrous-cycle
#8
Joseph R D Fernandes, Sammit Jain, Arnab Banerjee
The aim of the present study was to investigate variation in the expression pattern of ornithine decarboxylase (ODC1), spermine (SPM), spermidine (SPD) and antizyme inhibitor (AZIN1) in hypothalamus, ovary and uterus during the estrous cycle of rats. Further, to understand any correlation between polyamines and GnRH I expression in hypothalamus; effect of putrescine treatment on GnRH I expression in hypothalamus and progesterone and estradiol levels in serum were investigated. The study also aims in quantifying all the immunohistochemistry images obtained based on pixel counting algorithm to yield the relative pixel count...
March 15, 2017: General and Comparative Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295274/kisspeptin-innervation-of-the-hypothalamic-paraventricular-nucleus-sexual-dimorphism-and-effect-of-estrous-cycle-in-female-mice
#9
Marilena Marraudino, Dèsirèe Miceli, Alice Farinetti, Giovanna Ponti, GianCarlo Panzica, Stefano Gotti
The hypothalamic paraventricular nucleus (PVN) is the major autonomic output area of the hypothalamus and a critical regulatory center for energy homeostasis. The organism's energetic balance is very important for both the regular onset of puberty and regulation of fertility. Several studies have suggested a relationship among neural circuits controlling food intake, energy homeostasis and the kisspeptin peptide. The kisspeptin system is clustered in two main groups of cell bodies [the anterior ventral periventricular region (AVPV) and the arcuate nucleus (ARC)] projecting mainly to gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) neurons and to a few other locations, including the PVN...
March 14, 2017: Journal of Anatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292759/ovarian-function-s-role-during-cancer-cachexia-progression-in-the-female-mouse
#10
Kimbell L Hetzler, Justin P Hardee, Holly A LaVoie, E Angela Murphy, James A Carson
Cachexia is a debilitating condition that occurs with chronic disease including cancer; our research has shown that some regulation of cancer cachexia progression is affected by sex. The Apc(Min/+) mouse is genetically predisposed to develop intestinal tumors; interleukin-6 (IL-6) signaling and hypogonadism are associated with cachexia severity in the male. This relationship in the female warrants further investigation, as we have shown that the ability of IL-6 to induce cachexia differs between the sexes. Since ovarian reproductive function relies on a complex system of endocrine signaling to affect whole body homeostasis, we examined the relationship between ovarian reproductive function and the progression of cancer cachexia in the female Apc(Min/+) mouse...
March 14, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287792/chronic-corticosterone-administration-effects-on-behavioral-emotionality-in-female-c57bl6-mice
#11
Maryam Mekiri, Alain M Gardier, Denis J David, Jean-Philippe Guilloux
Understanding the pathophysiology of affective disorders and their treatment relies on the availability of experimental models that mimic aspects of the disease. Most of the studies on depressive disorders are conducted with male rodents, mostly because including females in protocols is more difficult. Indeed, there is a complex series of changes in the brain of females due to the estrous cycle, adding an important variability factor to the disease. However, twice as many women as men have a lifetime diagnosis of major depressive disorder (MDD), so we need to develop reliable female models of depression to improve our understanding of this disease...
March 13, 2017: Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283583/dynamics-of-progesterone-and-estrogen-receptor-alpha-in-the-ventromedial-hypothalamus
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Susana Sá, Bruno M Fonseca
Cyclic fluctuations of estradiol and progesterone in females influence neuronal activity in the ventrolateral division of the ventromedial hypothalamic nucleus (VMNvl), through the activation of progesterone (PRs) and estrogen receptors (ERs). The expression of ER and PR in the VMNvl is influenced by their cognate ligands and is a central upstream trigger in the pathway of VMNvl-dependent modulation of endocrine responses. By studying the role played by estradiol and progesterone in PR and ERα expression in the VMNvl along the estrous cycle and how the two receptors interact in the same neuron, we aim at evaluate the synergistic action both ovarian hormones in the regulation of VMNvl activity...
March 10, 2017: Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282410/biomathematical-pattern-of-emg-signal-propagation-in-smooth-muscle-of-the-non-pregnant-porcine-uterus
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Malgorzata Domino, Bartosz Pawlinski, Zdzislaw Gajewski
Uterine contractions are generated by myometrial smooth muscle cells (SMCs) that comprise most of the myometrial layer of the uterine wall. Aberrant uterine motility (i.e., hypo- or hyper-contractility or asynchronous contractions) has been implicated in the pathogenesis of infertility due to the failure of implantation, endometriosis and abnormal estrous cycles. The mechanism whereby the non-pregnant uterus initiates spontaneous contractions remains poorly understood. The aim of the present study was to employ linear synchronization measures for analyzing the pattern of EMG signal propagation (direction and speed) in smooth muscles of the non-pregnant porcine uterus in vivo using telemetry recording system...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275162/leptin-signalling-in-agrp-neurons-modulates-puberty-onset-and-adult-fertility-in-mice
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Olivia K Egan, Megan A Inglis, Greg M Anderson
The hormone leptin indirectly communicates metabolic information to brain neurons that control reproduction, using GABAergic circuitry. Agouti-related peptide (AgRP) neurons in the arcuate nucleus are GABAergic, express leptin receptors (LepR) and are known to influence reproduction. This study tested whether leptin actions on AgRP neurons are required and sufficient for puberty onset and subsequent fertility. Firstly, Agrp-Cre and Lepr-flox mice were used to target deletion of LepR to AgRP neurons. AgRP-LepR knockout female mice exhibited mild obesity and adiposity as previously described, as well as a significant delay in the pubertal onset of estrous cycles compared to control animals...
March 8, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273958/comparative-study-on-the-estimation-of-estrous-cycle-in-mice-by-visual-and-vaginal-lavage-method
#15
Gnanagurudasan Ekambaram, Senthil Kumar Sampath Kumar, Leena Dennis Joseph
INTRODUCTION: Evaluation of estrous cycle in laboratory animals can be a useful measure of the integrity of hypothalamic-pituitary-ovarian reproductive axis. Assessment of vaginal cytology is crucial to assess the milieu and compare the endocrine status of animals among the experimental groups. AIM: The present study was attempted to compare the estimation of estrous cycle by visual method and non invasive vaginal lavage method. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Sixty healthy female swiss albino mice were used for the present study...
January 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267433/hemi-ovariectomies-promote-a-decrease-in-the-dendritic-lengths-of-ca1-and-ca3-neurons-a-dimorphic-effect-of-the-cerebral-hemispheres
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Dolores Adriana Bravo Durán, Adriana Berenice Silva Gómez, Ana Coral Gutiérrez Rosas, Angélica Trujillo
Certain structures of the central nervous system (CNS) are morphologically and functionally related to the ovaries. Ovariectomy has been used to study the functional role of the ovaries in the CNS, as well as the role of the CNS on the reproductive system. In the present study, the effects of left and right hemi-ovariectomy on the morphology of pyramidal neurons from the CA1 and CA3 regions of the ventral hippocampus were studied. During the estrus phase, female Long-Evans rats underwent either left and right hemi-ovariectomies or left and right sham surgeries...
March 3, 2017: Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28257871/effect-of-early-pregnancy-on-the-expression-of-progesterone-receptor-and-progesterone-induced-blocking-factor-in-ovine-lymph-node
#17
Ling Yang, Shengqin Zang, Ying Bai, Xiaolei Yao, Leying Zhang
Lymph nodes are the sites where the immune reaction or suppression takes place. Progesterone (P4) exerts an essential effect of the immunomodulation on the maternal uterus during early pregnancy in ruminants. At present study, the inguinal lymph nodes were obtained at day 16 of non-pregnancy, days 13, 16 and 25 of pregnancy (n = 3 for each group) in ewes, and RT-PCR assay, western blot and immunohistochemistry analysis were used to analyze to the effect of early pregnancy on the expression of P4 receptor (PGR) and progesterone-induced blocking factor (PIBF) in the lymph nodes...
April 15, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28257870/analysis-of-lh-receptor-in-canine-ovarian-follicles-throughout-the%C3%A2-estrous-cycle
#18
Monica De Los Reyes, Jaime Palomino, Victor H Parraguez, Fernando Ramirez
The aim of this study was to determine the mRNA LHR and LHR protein expression pattern in the canine ovarian follicles at different stage of development throughout the estrous cycle. Dog ovaries were obtained from 1-6y bitches at proestrus/estrus, anestrus and diestrus stages following ovariohysterectomy. Follicular cells were mechanically recovered from follicles distributed into four types (preantral, small antral, medium antral and large antral). Total RNA extraction was performed and the evaluation of gene expression levels was achieved by relative quantification q-PCR analysis...
April 15, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28257866/expression-of-the-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-system-vegf-in-the-porcine-oviduct-during-the-estrous-cycle
#19
O López Albors, F Olsson, A B Llinares, H Gutiérrez, R Latorre, E Candanosa, A Guillén-Martínez, M J Izquierdo-Rico
The expression and localization of VEGFA and its main receptors Flt-1 and KDR is characterized in the oviduct throughout the porcine estrous cycle. Oviducts were sampled from sows at early follicular, late follicular, early luteal and late luteal stages of the estrous cycle and a segment from the mid portion of the ampulla and isthmus studied by real time RT-PCR and quantitative immunohistochemistry. The expression of the three components of the VEGF system was continuous, although differences were observed depending on the oviduct portion, the stage of the estrous cycle and the histological layer...
April 15, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28250176/rats-concatenate-22-khz-and-50-khz-calls-into-a-single-utterance
#20
Christine Hernandez, Mark Sabin, Tobias Riede
Traditionally, the ultrasonic vocal repertoire of rats is differentiated into 22 kHz and 50 kHz calls, two categories that contain multiple different call types. Although both categories have different functions, they are sometimes produced in the same behavioral context. Here, we investigated the peripheral mechanisms that generate sequences of calls from both categories. Male rats, either sexually experienced or naïve, were exposed to an estrous female. The majority of sexually naïve male rats produced 22 kHz and 50 kHz calls on their first encounter with a female...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Experimental Biology
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