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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729622/three-dimensional-visualization-of-intrauterine-conceptus-through-the-uterine-wall-by-tissue-clearing-method
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Kyosuke Kagami, Yohei Shinmyo, Masanori Ono, Hiroshi Kawasaki, Hiroshi Fujiwara
Visualization of specific cells in the three-dimensional organ architecture is one of the key steps to develop our knowledge about pathophysiological mechanisms in various organs. In this study, we successfully obtained stereoscopic whole images of the intrauterine murine embryo and placenta through the uterus using a modified tissue clearing CUBIC method. By this procedure, we can recognize the three-dimensional relationships among various tissues within the pregnant uterus and analyze free-angle images of cross-sections with single-cell resolution using a computer system...
July 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729386/dormancy-in-embryos-insight-from-hydrated-encysted-embryos-of-an-aquatic-invertebrate
#2
Tamar Ziv, Vered Chalifa-Caspi, Nadav Denekamp, Inbar Plaschkes, Sylwiya Sylwia Kierszniowska, Idit Blais, Arie Admon, Esther Lubzens
Numerous aquatic invertebrates remain dormant for decades in a hydrated state as encysted embryos. In search for functional pathways associated with this form of dormancy, we used label-free quantitative proteomics to compare the proteomes of hydrated encysted dormant embryos (resting eggs; RE) with non-dormant embryos (amictic eggs; AM) of the rotifer Brachionus plicatilis</p> <p>A total of 2,631 proteins were identified in rotifer eggs. About 62% proteins showed higher abundance in AM relative to RE (Fold Change>3; p=0...
July 20, 2017: Molecular & Cellular Proteomics: MCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728047/early-life-co-exposures-to-a-real-world-pah-mixture-and-hypoxia-result-in-later-life-and-next-generation-consequences-in-medaka-oryzias-latipes
#3
Jingli Mu, Melissa Chernick, Wu Dong, Richard T Di Giulio, David E Hinton
Acute effects of individual and complex mixtures of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) are well documented in vertebrate species. Hypoxia in fish reduces metabolic rate and reproduction. However, less is known about the later life consequences stemming from early-life exposure to PAHs or hypoxia, particularly their co-exposure. To address this, medaka (Oryzias latipes) embryos were exposed to a complex PAH mixture sediment extract from the Elizabeth River, VA (ERSE) at concentrations of 0.1, 0.5, or 1...
June 27, 2017: Aquatic Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725950/genome-editing-and-assisted-reproduction-curing-embryos-society-or-prospective-parents
#4
Giulia Cavaliere
This paper explores the ethics of introducing genome-editing technologies as a new reproductive option. In particular, it focuses on whether genome editing can be considered a morally valuable alternative to preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD). Two arguments against the use of genome editing in reproduction are analysed, namely safety concerns and germline modification. These arguments are then contrasted with arguments in favour of genome editing, in particular with the argument of the child's welfare and the argument of parental reproductive autonomy...
July 19, 2017: Medicine, Health Care, and Philosophy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725636/epithelial-to-mesenchymal-transition-in-the-female-reproductive-tract-from-normal-functioning-to-disease-pathology
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REVIEW
Olena Bilyk, Mackenzie Coatham, Michael Jewer, Lynne-Marie Postovit
Epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT) is a physiological process that is vital throughout the human lifespan. In addition to contributing to the development of various tissues within the growing embryo, EMT is also responsible for wound healing and tissue regeneration later in adulthood. In this review, we highlight the importance of EMT in the development and normal functioning of the female reproductive organs (the ovaries and the uterus) and describe how dysregulation of EMT can lead to pathological conditions, such as endometriosis, adenomyosis, and carcinogenesis...
2017: Frontiers in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724621/mildew-resistance-locus-function-in-pollen-ovary-reception-is-linked-to-its-oligomerization-and-subcellular
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Daniel S Jones, Jing Yuan, Benjamin Smith, Andrew Willoughby, Emily L Kumimoto, Sharon A Kessler
Sexual reproduction in flowering plants requires communication between synergid cells and a tip-elongating pollen tube (PT) for the successful delivery of sperm cells to the embryo sac. The reception of the PT relies on signaling within the synergid cell that ultimately leads to the degeneration of the receptive synergid and PT rupture, releasing the sperm cells for double fertilization. In Arabidopsis thaliana, NORTIA (NTA), a member of the Mildew resistance locus O (MLO) family of proteins, plays a critical role in the communication processes regulating PT reception...
July 19, 2017: Plant Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724183/physiological-intra-cytoplasmic-sperm-injection-picsi-outcomes-after-oral-pretreatment-and-semen-incubation-with-myo-inositol-in-oligoasthenoteratozoospermic-men-results-from-a-prospective-randomized-controlled-trial
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T Korosi, C Barta, K Rokob, T Torok
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the current study was to evaluate the effect of an oral pretreatment with a mix of myo-inositol (Myo-Ins), folic acid, vitamin E, L-carnitine, L-arginine and selenium (Folandrol, Exeltis, Hungary) and subsequent direct Myo-Ins incubation of spermatozoa before Physiological Intra-Cytoplasmic Sperm Injection (PICSI) procedures in infertile couples due to oligoasthenoteratozoospermia with previous failed PICSI procedures. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We performed a prospective, randomized controlled trial at the Assisted Reproduction Unit of the Kaáli Institute (Győr, Hungary)...
June 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721182/mitochondria-in-oocyte-aging-current-understanding
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REVIEW
D Zhang, D Keilty, Z F Zhang, R C Chian
The oocyte is the largest cell found in multicellular organisms. Mitochondria, as the energy factories for cells, are found in high numbers in oocytes, as they provide the energy for oocyte maturation, fertilization, and embryo formation via oxidative phosphorylation. Failure of assisted reproduction is mainly attributed to oocyte aging and increased aneuploidy. As the most numerous organelle in the oocyte, the mitochondrion has been confirmed as a crucial player in the process of oocyte aging, which is highly influenced by mitochondrion dysfunction...
March 2017: Facts, Views & Vision in ObGyn
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716426/hormone-dependent-uterine-epithelial-stromal-communication-for-pregnancy-support
#9
Xiaoqiu Wang, San-Pin Wu, Francesco J DeMayo
Human fertility is a relatively inefficient process. Despite the presence of visibly healthy embryos, 30% of pregnancies generated by assisted reproductive technology (ART) fail before the second trimester. The uterine microenvironment plays a critical role in establishing and maintaining a successful pregnancy that requires coordinated communication between the epithelial and stromal cells of the endometrium. The epithelial cells must cease proliferation and become permissive for the conceptus (embryo and associated extraembryonic membranes), while the stromal cells undergoes mesenchymal-to-epithelioid transformation to form the decidua in support of subsequent embryo development...
July 6, 2017: Placenta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712097/fertility-preservation-in-young-adult-patients-with-cancer
#10
Joanne Frankel Kelvin
More than 60,000 young adults are diagnosed with cancer each year in the United States. Many will not have started or completed their families at the time of diagnosis, and reproductive concerns are common. Practice guidelines from a number of professional organizations, including the American Society of Clinical Oncology, highlight the need for oncology clinicians to address fertility with their at-risk patients by discussing options for fertility preservation. Fertility preservation options for men include sperm banking (through manual stimulation, electroejaculation, and testicular sperm extraction) and testicular shielding...
July 15, 2017: Oncology (Williston Park, NY)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711250/genetic-analysis-for-quality-of-frozen-embryos-produced-by-holstein-cattle-donors-in-canada
#11
C Jaton, F S Schenkel, F Malchiodi, M Sargolzaei, C A Price, C Baes, F Miglior
The number of embryos produced by Holstein donors has been shown to be heritable, so it could be possible to genetically select for this trait to improve the efficiency of the assisted reproductive technology (ART) in dairy cattle. Another important parameter to consider for achieving good results from ART is embryo quality because embryos of good quality have more chance of producing live offspring. The possibility of using genetic selection for increasing the quality of embryo produced from ART has yet to be assessed...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710053/stimulation-of-the-ovaries-in-women-with-breast-cancer-undergoing-fertility-preservation-alternative-versus-standard-stimulation-protocols-the-study-protocol-of-the-stim-trial
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T Dahhan, E M E Balkenende, C C M Beerendonk, K Fleischer, D Stoop, A M E Bos, C B Lambalk, R Schats, R J T van Golde, J Schipper, L A Louwe, A E P Cantineau, J M J Smeenk, J P de Bruin, N Reddy, Y Kopeika, F van der Veen, M van Wely, S C Linn, M Goddijn
BACKGROUND: Chemotherapy for breast cancer may have a negative impact on reproductive function due to gonadotoxicity. Fertility preservation via banking of oocytes or embryos after ovarian stimulation with FSH can increase the likelihood of a future live birth. It has been hypothesized that elevated serum estrogen levels during ovarian stimulation may induce breast tumour growth. This has led to the use of alternative stimulation protocols with addition of tamoxifen or letrozole. The effectiveness of these stimulation protocols in terms of oocyte yield is unknown...
July 11, 2017: Contemporary Clinical Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708512/insulin-during-in%C3%A2-vitro-oocyte-maturation-has-an-impact-on-development-mitochondria-and-cytoskeleton-in-bovine-day-8-blastocysts
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Denise Laskowski, Renée Båge, Patrice Humblot, Göran Andersson, Marc-André Sirard, Ylva Sjunnesson
Insulin is a key metabolic hormone that controls energy homeostasis in the body, including playing a specific role in regulating reproductive functions. Conditions associated with hyperinsulinemia can lower developmental rates in bovine in vitro embryo production and are linked to decreased fertility in humans, as in cases of obesity or type 2 diabetes. Embryo quality is important for fertility outcome and it can be assessed by choosing scoring standards for various characteristics, such as developmental stage, quality grade, cell number, mitochondrial pattern or actin cytoskeleton structure...
June 13, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708503/effect-of-dietary-supplementation-of-omega-3-polyunsaturated-fatty-acid-pufa-rich-fish-oil-on-reproductive-performance-of-the-goat-capra-hircus
#14
Ajit Singh Mahla, Ravjibhai K Chaudhari, Atul Kumar Verma, Amit Kumar Singh, Sanjay Kumar Singh, Gyanendra Singh, Mihir Sarkar, Narayan Dutta, Harendra Kumar, Narayanan Krishnaswamy
Dietary supplementation of n-3 PUFA decreases the luteolytic PGF2α and improves the pregnancy rate in the dairy cow. However, its effect in the goat is not known. Accordingly, we studied the effect of supplementation of n-3 PUFA rich Fish oil (FO) on different reproductive events in the goat. Cycling goats (n = 30) were divided into two equal groups and fed an isocaloric and isonitrogenous diet supplemented with either FO (TRT; n = 15) or palm oil (PO) (CON; n = 15) @ 0.6 mL/kg body weight for 72 days during the breeding season...
May 26, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707080/reproductive-outcomes-of-anestrous-goats-supplemented-with-spineless-opuntia-megacantha-salm-dyck-protein-enriched-cladodes-and-exposed-to-the-male-effect
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Cesar A Meza-Herrera, Omag Cano-Villegas, Arnoldo Flores-Hernandez, Francisco G Veliz-Deras, Guadalupe Calderon-Leyva, Juan M Guillen-Muñoz, Cristina García de la Peña, Cesar A Rosales-Nieto, Ulises Macias-Cruz, Leonel Avendaño-Reyes
The possible influence of the "male effect" upon reproductive outcomes of adult anestrous goats under marginal rangeland conditions and supplemented with protein-enriched Opuntia megacantha Salm-Dyck was evaluated. Reproductive variables included: estrus percentage (EST, %), estrus latency (ESL, hours), ovulation percentage (OP, %), ovulation rate (OR, units), average largest follicle at ovulation (LFO, mm), largest corpus luteum (LCL, mm), embryo number (EBN, units), and embryo implantation percentage (EIP, %)...
July 13, 2017: Tropical Animal Health and Production
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698819/the-effects-of-melatonin-on-bovine-uniparental-embryos-development-in-vitro-and-the-hormone-secretion-of-cocs
#16
Shujuan Wang, Baoru Liu, Wenju Liu, Yao Xiao, Hualin Zhang, Liguo Yang
Melatonin is a unique multifunctional molecule that mediates reproductive functions in animals. In this study, we investigated the effects of melatonin on bovine parthenogenetic and androgenetic embryonic development, oocyte maturation, the reactive oxygen species (ROS) levels in parthenogenetic and androgenetic embryos and cumulus-oocyte complexes (COCs) hormone secretion with melatonin supplementation at four concentrations (0, 10, 20, and 30 pmol/mL), respectively. The results showed that melatonin significantly promoted the rates of bovine parthenogenetic and androgenetic embryonic cleavage and morula and blastocysts development (P < 0...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695395/a-meta-analysis-of-atosiban-supplementation-among-patients-undergoing-assisted-reproduction
#17
Jie Li, Yang Chen, Anran Wang, Haiying Zhang
OBJECTIVES: Evidence for the efficacy of atosiban in improving pregnancy outcomes among patients undergoing assisted reproductive technology (ART) remains inconsistent. METHODS: The PubMed, EMBASE, and CNKI databases were searched using keywords such as 'atosiban', 'infertility', and 'ART'. Studies that explored the efficacy of atosiban in the field of ART for patients with embryo transfer (ET) were included if they evaluated pregnancy outcomes. Combing using subgroups and sensitivity analysis were conducted, and risk ratios (RRs), and 95% confidence intervals (CIs) were calculated...
July 10, 2017: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693528/impact-of-oocytes-with-clcg-on-icsi-outcomes-and-their-potential-relation-to-pesticide-exposure
#18
Philippe Merviel, Rosalie Cabry, Karen Chardon, Elodie Haraux, Florence Scheffler, Naima-Belhadri Mansouri, Aviva Devaux, Hikmat Chahine, Véronique Bach, Henri Copin, Moncef Benkhalifa
BACKGROUND: Oocyte quality is a key limiting factor in female fertility which is primarily reflected in morphological features. Centrally located cytoplasm granulation (CLCG) is one type of cytoplasmic dimorphism exhibited by oocytes that could be linked to pesticide exposure with a significant risk of decreased ICSI outcomes. METHODS: This retrospective study included 633 women who were part of an intracytoplasmic spermatozoa injection (ICSI) program between 2009 and 2011...
July 10, 2017: Journal of Ovarian Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691325/cellular-and-extracellular-vesicular-origins-of-mirnas-within-the-bovine-ovarian-follicle
#19
G M Andrade, F V Meirelles, F Perecin, J C da Silveira
The ovarian follicle components must provide an ideal environment to ensure the success of reproductive processes, and communication between follicular cells is crucial to support proper oocyte growth. Recently, it has been demonstrated that the presence of extracellular vesicles (EVs) carrying microRNAs (miRNAs) in follicular fluid represents an important autocrine and paracrine communication mechanism inside the ovarian follicle. In this study, we tested the hypothesis that the miRNA content of EVs isolated from ovarian follicular (granulosa and cumulus-oocyte complexes) cell-conditioned culture media is dependent upon cell type...
July 9, 2017: Reproduction in Domestic Animals, Zuchthygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687208/assisted-reproduction-techniques-in-latin-america-the-latin-american-registry-2014
#20
Fernando Zegers-Hochschild, Juan Enrique Schwarze, Javier Crosby, Carolina Musri, Maria Teresa Urbina
Multinational data on assisted reproduction techniques (IVF and intractytoplasmic sperm injection [ICSI], frozen embryo transfer, oocyte donation, preimplantation genetic diagnosis and fertility preservation) were collected from 159 institutions in 15 Latin American countries. A total of 41.34% of IVF-ICSI cycles were conducted in women aged 35-39 years and 23.35% in women aged 40 years and older. After removing freeze-all cases, delivery rate per oocyte retrieval was 25.05% for ICSI and 27.41% for IVF. Multiple births included 20...
June 21, 2017: Reproductive Biomedicine Online
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