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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447735/mice-endometrium-receptivity-in-early-pregnancy-is-impaired-by-maternal-hyperinsulinemia
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Runqin Li, Juan Wu, Junlin He, Yingxiong Wang, Xueqing Liu, Xuemei Chen, Chao Tong, Yubin Ding, Yan Su, Wenqi Chen, Chen Zhang, Rufei Gao
Previous studies have investigated the lower embryo implantation rates in women with polycystic ovary syndrome, obesity and type 2 diabetes, and specifically the association between the abnormal oocyte and embryo and hyperinsulinemia. The importance of hyperinsulinemia on maternal endometrium receptivity remains to be elucidated. The present study used a hyperinsulinemic mouse model to determine whether hyperinsulinemia may affect endometrial receptivity. An insulin intervention mouse model was first established...
March 14, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447444/maternal-thyroid-function-in-women-undergoing-controlled-ovarian-hyperstimulation-during-in-vitro-fertilization-and-its-relation-to-reproductive-outcome
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Abdul K Abdul Karim, Muhammad Azrai Abu, Buvanes Chelliah, Zainul R Mohd Razi, Mohd H Omar, Hanita Othman, Zuraidah C Man
BACKGROUND: We conducted a study to evaluate the changes in thyroid function during Controlled Ovarian Hyperstimulation (COH) and its association with the outcome of assisted reproductive technique (ART). METHODS: This is a prospective cohort study done in University Hospital Fertility clinic for one year duration. A total of eighty eight euthyroid women who underwent COH as part of planned in vitro fertilization were invited to participate in this study. Serum thyroid function of each women will be monitored before stimulation (T1), day 10 -13 of cycle (T2), during oocyte retrieval (T3), one week following embryo transfer (T4) and at four weeks post embryo transfer(T5)...
April 26, 2017: Minerva Ginecologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446046/use-of-embryo-culture-supernatant-to-improve-clinical-outcomes-in-assisted-reproductive-technology-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Mohan Shashikant Kamath, Mariano Mascarenhas, Richard Kirubakaran, Raju Nair, Abhijit Kulkarni
We planned a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized clinical trials (RCTs) to examine the best available evidence regarding the intrauterine instillation of embryo culture supernatant prior to embryo transfer in ART. The outcomes were: (i) live birth; (ii) clinical pregnancy; (iii) multiple pregnancy; and (iv) miscarriage rates. Five RCTs were considered eligible and available for qualitative synthesis. Due to clinical heterogeneity, results from only two trials were combined for the meta-analysis...
April 26, 2017: Human Fertility: Journal of the British Fertility Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444613/no-difference-in-congenital-anomalies-prevalence-irrespective-of-insemination-methods-and-freezing-procedure-cohort-study-over-fourteen-years-of-an-art-population-in-the-south-of-france
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Any Beltran Anzola, Vanessa Pauly, Debbie Montjean, Line Meddeb, Cendrine Geoffroy-Siraudin, Roland Sambuc, Pierre Boyer, Marie-José Gervoise-Boyer
PURPOSE: A retrospective cohort study was conducted to evaluate and compare the prevalence of congenital anomalies in babies and fetuses conceived after four procedures of assisted reproduction technologies (ART). METHODS: The prevalence of congenital anomalies was compared retrospectively between 2750 babies and fetuses conceived between 2001 and 2014 in vitro fertilization with standard insemination (IVF), IVF with intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI), IVF with frozen embryo transfer (FET-IVF), and ICSI with frozen embryo transfer (FET-ICSI)...
March 23, 2017: Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444612/wbp2nl-pawp-mrna-and-protein-expression-in-sperm-cells-are-not-related-to-semen-parameters-fertilization-rate-or-reproductive-outcome
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T Freour, M Barragan, A Ferrer-Vaquer, A Rodríguez, Rita Vassena
PURPOSE: WBP2NL/PAWP, a protein found in the post-acrosomal region of mammalian spermatozoa, has been proposed as a sperm-borne oocyte-activating factor (SOAF) contributing to Ca(2+) release within the oocyte and subsequent fertilization and embryo development. However, its relevance as either a diagnostic or a prognostic marker of fertilization failure has been questioned in the recent literature. We analyzed WBP2NL/PAWP gene and protein expression level and localization in patients without previous intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) cycles in order to assess its association with both sperm characteristics and ability to fertilize...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443593/value-of-post-transfer-day-12-beta-human-chorionic-gonadotropin-levels-for-pregnancy-outcome-prediction-of-intracytoplasmic-sperm-injection-cycles
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İnci Kahyaoğlu, Berfu Demir, Sezin Ertürk Aksakal, İskender Kaplanoğlu, Leyla Mollamahmutoğlu
BACKGROUND: Several markers were studied previously in order to predict the pregnancy outcome of assisted reproductive techniques, however serum beta human chorionic gonadotropin (β-hCG) was found to be the most predictive marker. AIMS: The primary aim of this study was to evaluate the value of serum β-hCG levels in discriminating biochemical and clinical pregnancies 12 days after embryo transfer (ET) and to determine the factors predicting of ongoing pregnancy was established as the secondary aim...
April 13, 2017: Balkan Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442047/increased-frequency-of-chromosome-congression-defects-and-aneuploidy-in-mouse-oocytes-cultured-at-lower-temperature
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Jitka Danadova, Natalie Matijescukova, Anna Mac Gillavry Danylevska, Martin Anger
Optimal culture conditions are essential for successful IVM of mammalian oocytes and for their further development into an embryo. In the present study we used live cell imaging microscopy to assess the effects of suboptimal culture temperature on various aspects of IVM, including duration of meiosis I, dynamics of polar body extrusion, chromosome congression, anaphase-promoting complex/cyclosome (APC/C) activation and aneuploidy. The data showed that even a small deviation from the optimal incubation temperature causes marked changes in the duration and synchronicity of meiosis, APC/C activity and the frequency of chromosome congression and segregation errors...
April 2017: Reproduction, Fertility, and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439006/murine-model-indicates-22q11-2-signaling-adaptor-crkl-is-a-dosage-sensitive-regulator-of-genitourinary-development
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Meade Haller, Qianxing Mo, Akira Imamoto, Dolores J Lamb
The spectrum of congenital anomalies affecting either the upper tract (kidneys and ureters) or lower tract (reproductive organs) of the genitourinary (GU) system are fundamentally linked by the developmental origin of multiple GU tissues, including the kidneys, gonads, and reproductive ductal systems: the intermediate mesoderm. Although ∼31% of DiGeorge/del22q11.2 syndrome patients exhibit GU defects, little focus has been placed on the molecular etiology of GU defects in this syndrome. Among del22q11.2 patients exhibiting GU anomalies, we have mapped the smallest relevant region to only five genes, including CRKLCRKL encodes a src-homology adaptor protein implicated in mediating tyrosine kinase signaling, and is expressed in the developing GU-tract in mice and humans...
April 24, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438852/the-use-of-proteomics-in-assisted-reproduction
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REVIEW
Ioanna Kosteria, Athanasios K Anagnostopoulos, Christina Kanaka-Gantenbein, George P Chrousos, George T Tsangaris
Despite the explosive increase in the use of Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART) over the last 30 years, their success rates remain suboptimal. Proteomics is a rapidly-evolving technology-driven science that has already been widely applied in the exploration of human reproduction and fertility, providing useful insights into its physiology and leading to the identification of numerous proteins that may be potential biomarkers and/or treatment targets of a successful ART pregnancy. Here we present a brief overview of the techniques used in proteomic analyses and attempt a comprehensive presentation of recent data from mass spectrometry-based proteomic studies in humans, regarding all components of ARTs, including the male and female gamete, the derived zygote and embryo, the endometrium and, finally, the ART offspring both pre- and postnatally...
May 2017: In Vivo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438562/first-successful-vitrification-of-salmonid-ovarian-tissue
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Jelena Lujić, Zoran Marinović, Simona Sušnik Bajec, Ida Djurdjevič, Eszter Kása, Béla Urbányi, Ákos Horváth
Due to a lack of cryopreservation protocols for fish eggs and embryos, alternative techniques which will enable storage of female genetic resources are crucial for future development of reproduction management in conservation biology and aquaculture. Experiments were conducted to develop an optimal vitrification protocol for cryopreservation of brown trout Salmo trutta juvenile ovarian tissue. Needle immersed vitrification (NIV) method was used where ovaries were pinned on an acupuncture needle, passaged through equilibration and vitrification solutions containing different combinations and concentrations of methanol (MeOH), propylene glycol (PG) and dimethyl sulfoxide (Me2SO) and subsequently plunged into liquid nitrogen...
April 21, 2017: Cryobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438181/efficient-vitrification-of-mouse-embryos-using-the-kitasato-vitrification-system-as-a-novel-vitrification-device
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Kenji Momozawa, Atsushi Matsuzawa, Yukio Tokunaga, Shiori Abe, Yumi Koyanagi, Miho Kurita, Marina Nakano, Takao Miyake
BACKGROUND: Currently, the cryopreservation of embryos and oocytes is essential for assisted reproductive technology (ART) laboratories worldwide. This study aimed to evaluate the efficacy of the Kitasato Vitrification System (KVS) as a vitrification device for the cryopreservation of mouse embryos to determine whether this novel device can be adapted to the field of ART. METHODS: In Experiment 1, blastocysts were vitrified using the KVS. Vitrified blastocysts were warmed and subsequently cultured for 72 h...
April 24, 2017: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology: RB&E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438071/time-to-re-evaluate-art-protocols-in-the-light-of-advances-in-knowledge-about-methylation-and-epigenetics-an-opinion-paper
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Yves Menezo, Brian Dale, Kay Elder
DNA methylation is a biochemical process that modifies gene expression without changing the underlying DNA sequence, and this represents the molecular basis for imprinting and epigenetics. Recent reports have revealed alterations in DNA methylation profiles in the placenta of babies born from assisted reproductive technologies (ART). This supports several previous observations that suggested an increase in the prevalence of imprinting diseases following ART treatment, and also fits our observations regarding the metabolism and requirements of early human embryos...
April 25, 2017: Human Fertility: Journal of the British Fertility Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436055/implantation-window-and-angiogenesis
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Mostafa Peyvandi Karizbodagh, Bahman Rashidi, Amirhossein Sahebkar, Aria Masoudifar, Hamed Mirzaei
In recent decades, infertility is one of the health problems worldwide. One of the most crucial events in reproductive period is implantation window (IW). In the time after IW period, the embryo cannot connect to the endometrium; therefore the most critical issue for successful implantation is timely entrance of embryo to the uterine cavity during the IW. Implantation failure is responsible for many cases of infertility and is the most important limiting factor for achieving a successful outcome using the assisted reproductive techniques (ART)...
April 24, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434146/differential-regulation-of-h3s10-phosphorylation-mitosis-progression-and-cell-fate-by-aurora-kinase-b-and-c-in-mouse-preimplantation-embryos
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Wenzhi Li, Peizhe Wang, Bingjie Zhang, Jing Zhang, Jia Ming, Wei Xie, Jie Na
Coordination of cell division and cell fate is crucial for the successful development of mammalian early embryos. Aurora kinases are evolutionarily conserved serine/threonine kinases and key regulators of mitosis. Aurora kinase B (AurkB) is ubiquitously expressed while Aurora kinase C (AurkC) is specifically expressed in gametes and preimplantation embryos. We found that increasing AurkC level in one blastomere of the 2-cell embryo accelerated cell division and decreasing AurkC level slowed down mitosis. Changing AurkB level had the opposite effect...
April 22, 2017: Protein & Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433375/mosaicism-between-trophectoderm-and-inner-cell-mass
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REVIEW
Antonio Capalbo, Laura Rienzi
Defining the actual incidence and prevalence of mosaicism in human blastocysts still remains a difficult task. The small amount of evidence generated by animal and human studies does not support the existence of mechanisms involved in developmental arrest, clonal depletion, or aneuploidy rescue for abnormal cells in euploid/aneuploid embryos during preimplantation development. However, studies in humans are mainly descriptive and lack functional evidence. Understanding the biological mechanisms that beset preimplantation differentiation holds the potential to reveal the role of aneuploidies and gene dosage imbalances in cell fate decision, providing important clues on the origin and evolution of embryonic mosaicism...
April 19, 2017: Fertility and Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433371/in%C3%A2-vitro-fertilization-with-preimplantation-genetic-diagnosis-for-aneuploidies-in-advanced-maternal-age-a-randomized-controlled-study
#16
Carmen Rubio, José Bellver, Lorena Rodrigo, Gema Castillón, Alfredo Guillén, Carmina Vidal, Juan Giles, Marcos Ferrando, Sergio Cabanillas, José Remohí, Antonio Pellicer, Carlos Simón
OBJECTIVE: To determine the clinical value of preimplantation genetic diagnosis for aneuploidy screening (PGD-A) in women of advanced maternal age (AMA; between 38 and 41 years). DESIGN: This was a multicenter, randomized trial with two arms: a PGD-A group with blastocyst transfer, and a control group with blastocyst transfer without PGD-A. SETTING: Private reproductive centers. PATIENT(S): A total of 326 recruited patients fit the inclusion criteria, and 205 completed the study (100 in the PGD-A group and 105 in the control group)...
April 19, 2017: Fertility and Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433367/abnormal-implantation-after-fresh-and-frozen-in%C3%A2-vitro-fertilization-cycles
#17
Erica T Wang, Anupama S Q Kathiresan, Catherine Bresee, Naomi Greene, Carolyn Alexander, Margareta D Pisarska
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether fresh embryo transfers are at a higher risk of abnormal implantation compared with frozen embryo transfers while accounting for the embryo stage at transfer. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. SETTING: Not applicable. PATIENT(S): We used data from the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technologies to identify all fresh and frozen autologous IVF cycles from 2004-2013 resulting in a positive pregnancy test...
April 19, 2017: Fertility and Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432496/reproductive-effects-of-life-cycle-exposure-to-difenoconazole-on-female-marine-medaka-oryzias-melastigma
#18
Xiaocui Dong, Zhenghong Zuo, Jiaojiao Guo, Hongbin Li, Lemeng Zhang, Meng Chen, Zhibin Yang, Chonggang Wang
Difenoconazole (DFZ) is a widely used triazole fungicide which has been detected in some estuaries and embayments. This study was conducted to investigate the effects of DFZ on ovarian development in female marine medaka (Oryzias melastigma). After 180 days exposure of the embryo to DFZ (0, 1, 10, 100 and 1000 ng/L), the gonadosomatic index and percentage of mature oocytes produced were significantly reduced in the 1, 10 and 100 ng/L treatments but not the 1000 ng/L treatment compared to the control, thus exhibiting a U-shaped dose response curve...
April 21, 2017: Ecotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431828/clinical-use-of-monopronucleated-zygotes-following-blastocyst-culture-and-preimplantation-genetic-screening-including-verification-of-biparental-chromosome-inheritance
#19
Cara K Bradley, Maria Traversa, Natalie Hobson, Alison J Gee, Steven J McArthur
In assisted reproduction, embryos derived from monopronucleated (1PN) zygotes are considered abnormal and unsuitable for clinical use. Outcomes of 1PN-derived embryos designated for preimplantation genetic screening (PGS) were analysed. These embryos, especially from intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI), were found to have a low developmental potential; 1PN and 2PN day 5 blastocyst development for IVF was 14.8% versus 36.4% (P < 0.0001), and for ICSI, 6.6% versus 34.0% (P < 0.0001), respectively. With the use of comparative genomic hybridization or next-generation sequencing, PGS was successfully carried out for 74 IVF and 32 ICSI 1PN-derived blastocysts, revealing adjusted abnormality rates of 39...
March 27, 2017: Reproductive Biomedicine Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430390/chronic-toxicity-of-binary-metal-mixtures-of-cadmium-and-zinc-to-daphnia-magna
#20
Edgar Pérez, Tham C Hoang
The present study characterized the chronic effect of binary-metal mixtures of cadmium (Cd) and zinc (Zn) on Daphnia magna. The titration design was chosen to characterize the 21-d chronic effects of the binary-metal mixtures on survival, growth, reproduction, and metal accumulation in D. magna. Using this design, increasing concentrations of Zn (10, 20, 40, 80, 120, 160 and 200µg/L) were titrated against a constant concentration of 1.5µg/L Cd. The results demonstrated that Cd was highly toxic to D. magna...
April 21, 2017: Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
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