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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209214/effects-of-concentrate-type-and-chromium-propionate-on-insulin-sensitivity-productive-and-reproductive-parameters-of-lactating-dairy-cows-consuming-excessive-energy
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T Leiva, R F Cooke, A P Brandão, U Pardelli, R O Rodrigues, F N Corrá, J L M Vasconcelos
This experiment compared insulin sensitivity parameters, milk production and reproductive outcomes in lactating dairy cows consuming excessive energy, and receiving in a 2×2 factorial arrangement design: (1) concentrate based on ground corn (CRN; n=13) or citrus pulp (PLP; n=13), and (2) supplemented (n=14) or not (n=12) with 2.5 g/day of chromium (Cr)-propionate. During the experiment (day 0 to 182), 26 multiparous, non-pregnant, lactating Gir×Holstein cows (initial days in milk=80±2) were offered corn silage for ad libitum consumption, and individually received concentrate formulated to allow diets to provide 160% of their daily requirements of net energy for lactation...
March 2017: Animal: An International Journal of Animal Bioscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207183/combining-the-auxin-inducible-degradation-system-with-crispr-cas9-based-genome-editing-for-the-conditional-depletion-of-endogenous-drosophila-melanogaster-proteins
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Melinda Bence, Ferenc Jankovics, Tamás Lukácsovich, Miklós Erdélyi
Inducible protein degradation techniques have considerable advantages over classical genetic approaches, which generate loss-of-function phenotypes at the gene or mRNA level. The plant-derived auxin-inducible degradation system (AID) is a promising technique which enables the degradation of target proteins tagged with the AID motif in non-plant cells. Here, we present a detailed characterization of this method employed during the adult oogenesis of Drosophila. Furthermore, with the help of CRISPR/Cas9-based genome editing, we improve the utility of the AID system in the conditional elimination of endogenously expressed proteins...
February 16, 2017: FEBS Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197932/effect-of-gnrha-ovulation-trigger-dose-on-follicular-fluid-characteristics-and-granulosa-cell-gene-expression-profiles
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Thi Ngoc Lan Vuong, M T Ho, T Q Ha, M Brehm Jensen, C Yding Andersen, P Humaidan
PURPOSE: A recent dose-finding study showed no significant differences in number of mature oocytes, embryos and top-quality embryos when triptorelin doses of 0.2, 0.3 or 0.4 mg were used to trigger final oocyte maturation in oocyte donors co-treated with a gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) antagonist. This analysis investigated whether triptorelin dosing for triggering final oocyte maturation in oocyte donors induced differences in follicular fluid (FF) hormone levels and granulosa cell gene expression...
February 14, 2017: Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194463/improved-bovine-embryo-production-in-an-oviduct-on-a-chip-system-prevention-of-poly-spermic-fertilization-and-parthenogenic-activation
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Marcia A M M Ferraz, Heiko H W Henning, Pedro F Costa, Jos Malda, Ferry P Melchels, R Wubbolts, Tom A E Stout, Peter L A M Vos, Bart M Gadella
The oviduct provides the natural micro-environment for gamete interaction, fertilization and early embryo development in mammals, such as the cow. In conventional culture systems, bovine oviduct epithelial cells (BOEC) undergo a rapid loss of essential differentiated cell properties; we aimed to develop a more physiological in vitro oviduct culture system capable of supporting fertilization. U-shaped chambers were produced using stereo-lithography and mounted with polycarbonate membranes, which were used as culture inserts for primary BOECs...
February 14, 2017: Lab on a Chip
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193448/cryopreservation-of-bufotes-viridis-embryos-by-vitrification
#5
Zahra Derakhshan, Mohsen Nokhbatolfoghahai, Shahla Zahiri
Loss of biodiversity among amphibians is a current concern. Our hypothesis is that the embryos of amphibian species at risk of extinction could be cryopreserved by vitrification, using methods which have proved successful with fish oocyte. To test this hypothesis, samples of four cryoprotectants - methanol (MeOH), dimethyl sulphoxide (Me2SO), propylene glycol (PG) and polyethylene glycol (PEG), some singly, some in combination, were plunged in liquid nitrogen for 5 min to find the best solution for vitrification...
February 10, 2017: Cryobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193316/polydatin-improves-the-developmental-competence-of-bovine-embryos-in-vitro-via-induction-of-sirtuin-1-sirt1
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Imran Khan, Sung Woo Kim, Kyung-Lim Lee, Seok-Hwan Song, Ayman Mesalam, M M R Chowdhury, Zia Uddin, Ki Hun Park, Il-Keun Kong
The aim of the present study was to investigate the beneficial effect of polydatin (PD), the glycoside form of resveratrol, on embryo development in vitro. Oocytes were aspirated from ovaries of Korean Hanwoo cows and cultured until Day 8 in a humidified atmosphere of 5% CO2 in air at 38.5°C. Protein and gene expression levels were determined through confocal microscopy and reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction respectively, whereas the number of total and apoptotic cells in Day 8 blastocysts was determined using Hoechst 33342 staining and terminal deoxyribonucleotidyl transferase-mediated dUTP-digoxigenin nick end-labelling...
February 14, 2017: Reproduction, Fertility, and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191700/supplement-of-autologous-ooplasm-into-porcine-somatic-cell-nuclear-transfer-embryos-does-not-alter-embryo-development
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W-J Lee, J-H Lee, R-H Jeon, S-J Jang, S-C Lee, J-S Park, S-L Lee, W-A King, G-J Rho
Somatic cell nuclear transfer (SCNT) is considered as the technique in which a somatic cell is introduced into an enucleated oocyte to make a cloned animal. However, it is unavoidable to lose a small amount of the ooplasm during enucleation step during SCNT procedure. The present study was aimed to uncover whether the supplement of autologous ooplasm could ameliorate the oocyte competence so as to improve low efficiency of embryo development in porcine SCNT. Autologous ooplasm-transferred (AOT) embryos were generated by the supplementation with autologous ooplasm into SCNT embryos...
February 13, 2017: Reproduction in Domestic Animals, Zuchthygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190810/visualization-of-the-spatial-arrangement-of-nuclear-organization-using-three-dimensional-fluorescence-in-situ-hybridization-in-early-mouse-embryos-a-new-easi-fish-chamber-glass-for-mammalian-embryos
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Masataka Nakaya, Hideyuki Tanabe, Shingo Takamatsu, Misaki Hosokawa, Tasuku Mitani
The fertilized oocyte begins cleavage, leading to zygotic gene activation (ZGA), which re-activates the resting genome to acquire totipotency. In this process, genomic function is regulated by the dynamic structural conversion in the nucleus. Indeed, a considerable number of genes that are essential for embryonic development are located near the pericentromeric regions, wherein the heterochromatin is formed. These genes are repressed transcriptionally in somatic cells. Three-dimensional fluorescence in situ hybridization (3D-FISH) enables the visualization of the intranuclear spatial arrangement, such as gene loci, chromosomal domains, and chromosome territories (CTs)...
February 11, 2017: Journal of Reproduction and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188594/extracellular-micrornas-in-follicular-fluid-and-their-potential-association-with-oocyte-fertilization-and-embryo-quality-an-exploratory-study
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Ronit Machtinger, Rodosthenis S Rodosthenous, Michal Adir, Abdallah Mansour, Catherine Racowsky, Andrea A Baccarelli, Russ Hauser
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study is to determine the profile of extracellular microRNAs (exmiRNAs) in follicular fluid (FF) and explore their association with fertilization potential and embryo quality. METHODS: We collected FF from single follicles containing mature oocytes from 40 women undergoing IVF and we screened for the expression of 754 exmiRNAs in FF using the TaqMan OpenArray® qPCR platform. To determine the association of exmiRNAs and IVF outcomes, we compared their expression levels in FF samples that differ by fertilization status (normally, abnormally, and failed to fertilize) and embryo quality (top vs...
February 10, 2017: Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188592/redirecting-reproductive-immunology-research-toward-pregnancy-as-a-period-of-temporary-immune-tolerance
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Norbert Gleicher, Vitaly A Kushnir, David H Barad
Referring to two recent publications, we here propose that clinical reproductive immunology has for decades stagnated because reproductive medicine, including assisted reproduction (AR), has failed to accept embryo implantation as an immune system-driven process, dependent on establishment of maternal tolerance toward the implanting fetal semi-allograft (and complete allograft in cases of oocyte donation). Pregnancy represents a biologically unique period of temporary (to the period of gestation restricted) tolerance, otherwise only known in association with parasitic infections...
February 10, 2017: Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187532/testicular-sperm-aspiration-tesa-for-infertile-couples-with-severe-or-complete-asthenozoospermia
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A H Al-Malki, K Alrabeeah, E Mondou, V Brochu-Lafontaine, S Phillips, A Zini
The aim of the study was to evaluate reproductive outcomes in a cohort of infertile couples with severe and complete asthenozoospermia undergoing TESA (testicular sperm aspiration) with ICSI. We conducted a retrospective study of 28 couples with complete or severe asthenozoospermia who underwent TESA between January 2010 and December 2015. We compared TESA-ICSI outcomes of these couples to ejaculate ICSI outcomes of 40 couples with severe asthenozoospermia treated during the same time period at our institution...
February 10, 2017: Andrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185173/ovarian-function-suppression-in-premenopausal-women-with-early-stage-breast-cancer
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Matteo Lambertini, Lucia Del Mastro, Giulia Viglietti, Noam F Pondé, Cinzia Solinas, Evandro de Azambuja
Breast cancers arising in young women are biologically more aggressive, and most of these patients are candidates to receive aggressive treatments that include the use of chemotherapy. As most of these tumors express the hormone receptors (i.e., luminal disease), these patients are also candidates to adjuvant endocrine therapy. Chemotherapy-induced amenorrhea showed to be prognostic in young patients with luminal breast cancer. However, the role of ovarian function suppression (OFS) in addition to standard adjuvant treatments has been largely debated over the past years...
January 2017: Current Treatment Options in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185121/the-association-between-coenzyme-q10-concentrations-in-follicular-fluid-with-embryo-morphokinetics-and-pregnancy-rate-in-assisted-reproductive-techniques
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Süleyman Akarsu, Funda Gode, Ahmet Zeki Isik, Zeliha Günnur Dikmen, Mustafa Agah Tekindağ
PURPOSE: This study seeks to evaluate the association between follicular fluid (FF) coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) levels, embryo morphokinetics, and pregnancy rate. METHODS: Sixty infertile patients who underwent intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) cycles were included in the study. For each patient, CoQ10 level of the follicular fluid was measured by high-performance liquid chromatography system. After the ICSI of each oocyte, the relationship between the level of CoQ10 content of each follicular fluid, the subsequent embryo quality, and embryo morphokinetics was investigated...
February 9, 2017: Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181308/administration-of-exogenous-hormones-in-ovulatory-and-embryonic-response-in-pelibuey-sheep
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A García-Salas, C Cortez-Romero, J Salazar-Ortiz, J Arroyo-Ledezma, V M Ruíz-Vera, H Vaquera-Huerta, J Gallegos-Sánchez
The objective of this study was to evaluate the effect of two sources of commercial porcine pituitary-derived follicle-stimulating hormone (pFSH) and pFSH-porcine Luteinizing Hormone (pLH), including equine chorionic gonadotropin (eCG), in ovulatory and embryonic response in Pelibuey sheep. Twenty-four Pelibuey sheep were used and were assigned randomly to four treatments (n = 6): (T1; 200 mg pFSH-Folltropin(®) ); (T2; 200 mg pFSH + 300 UI eCG-Folligon(®) ); (T3; 250 UI pFSH/pLH-Pluset(®) ) and (T4; 250 UI pFSH/pLH + 300 UI eCG)...
February 8, 2017: Reproduction in Domestic Animals, Zuchthygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181050/outcome-of-gestational-surrogacy-according-to-ivf-protocol
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Ronit Machtinger, Nir-Ram Duvdevani, Oshrit Lebovitz, Jehoshua Dor, Ariel Hourvitz, Raoul Orvieto
PURPOSE: Surrogacy remains the only option for having a biologic child for a unique population of women with severe medical conditions. However, no study has looked at surrogacy outcome as a result of the type of ovarian stimulation of the intended mother [controlled ovarian stimulation (COH), modified natural cycle (MNC), and in vitro maturation (IVM)] for oocyte retrieval. METHODS: This is a retrospective study, including all intended mothers and gestational carriers in a tertiary, university affiliated, medical center, from 1998 to 2016...
February 8, 2017: Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179368/a-common-group-of-eggshell-proteins-ensure-the-transfer-of-both-dorsoventral-and-terminal-information-from-ovary-to-embryo-in-drosophila
#16
Alessandro Mineo, Marc Furriols, Jordi Casanova
The Drosophila eggshell is an extracellular matrix that confers protection to the egg and also plays a role in transferring positional information from the ovary to pattern the embryo. Among the constituents of the Drosophila eggshell, Nasrat, Polehole and Closca form a group of proteins related by sequence, secreted by the oocyte and mutually required for their incorporation into the eggshell. Besides their role in eggshell integrity, Nasrat, Polehole and Closca are also required for embryonic terminal patterning by anchoring or stabilizing Torso-like at the eggshell...
February 7, 2017: Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177917/cytoskeleton-associated-protein-5-and-clathrin-heavy-chain-binding-regulates-spindle-assembly-in-mouse-oocytes
#17
Angeleem Lu, Cheng-Jie Zhou, Dong-Hui Wang, Zhe Han, Xiang-Wei Kong, Yu-Zhen Ma, Zhi-Zhong Yun, Cheng-Guang Liang
Mammalian oocyte meiotic maturation is the precondition of early embryo development. Lots of microtubules (MT)-associated proteins participate in oocyte maturation process. Cytoskeleton-associated protein 5 (CKAP5) is a member of the XMAP215 family that regulates microtubule dynamics during mitosis. However, its role in meiosis has not been fully studied. Here, we investigated the function of CKAP5 in mouse oocyte meiotic maturation and early embryo development. Western blot showed that CKAP5 expression increased from GVBD, maintaining at high level at metaphase, and decreased after late 1-cell stage...
February 4, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174376/-practice-of-fertility-preservation-for-cancer-patients-in-the-aya-generation
#18
Yodo Sugishita, Nao Suzuki
The adolescent and young adult(AYA)generation is defined as population aged 15 through 39years and is widely used by many organizations and associations. Female fertility preservation consists of oocyte freezing, embryo freezing, ovarian tissue freezing and transplantation, and ovarian protection by the GnRH agonist in anticancer agents. In particular, owing to the characteristics of fertility preservation for cancer patients in the AYA generation, a longer frozen storage period is possible. Special consideration for the devised and informed consent protocol for adolescent patients and psychological support are needed when patients gets older...
January 2017: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174245/eccentric-position-of-the-germinal-vesicle-and-cortical-flow-during-oocyte-maturation-specify-the-animal-vegetal-axis-of-ascidian-embryos
#19
Masumi Tokuhisa, Miyuki Muto, Hiroki Nishida
The animal-vegetal (A-V) axis is already set in unfertilized eggs. It plays crucial roles to coordinate germ-layer formation. However, how the A-V axis is set has not been well studied. In ascidians, unfertilized eggs are already polarized along the axis in terms of cellular components. The polarization occurs during oocyte maturation. Oocytes within the gonad have the germinal vesicle (GV) close to the future animal pole. When the GVs of full-grown oocytes were experimentally translocated to the opposite pole by centrifugal force, every aspect that designates A-V polarity was reversed in the eggs and embryos...
February 7, 2017: Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28173995/gnrh-antagonist-and-letrozole-co-treatment-in-diminished-ovarian-reserve-patients-a-proof-of-concept-study
#20
Safak Olgan, Peter Humaidan
The current study aimed to investigate the effects of luteal gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) antagonist pretreatment on the outcomes of diminished ovarian reserve (DOR) patients who were treated using a FSH/letrozole/GnRH antagonist (FLA) protocol. Thus, patients who had luteal GnRH antagonist pretreatment (AFLA) prior to stimulation were compared to patients who had the FLA protocol, only. An electronic database was used to identify patients and stimulation characteristics. Women who had a total antral follicle count (AFC) of <7 were included in the analysis...
February 4, 2017: Reproductive Biology
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