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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053706/solea-senegalensis-sperm-cryopreservation-new-insights-on-sperm-quality
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Marta F Riesco, Catarina Oliveira, Florbela Soares, Paulo J Gavaia, María T Dinis, Elsa Cabrita
Cryopreservation of Senegalese sole sperm can represent an alternative to overcome some reproductive problems of this species. However, it is important to guarantee the safe use of cryopreserved sperm by selecting an appropriate protocol according to a high demand quality need to be ensured. It has been demonstrated that traditional assays such as motility and viability do not provide enough information to identify specific damage caused by cryopreservation process (freezing and thawing). Specific tests, including lipid peroxidation and DNA damage, should be performed...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29052331/piwis-pirnas-and-retrotransposons-complex-battles-during-reprogramming-in-gametes-and-early-embryos
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REVIEW
S J Russell, L Stalker, J LaMarre
Gamete and embryo development are indispensable processes for successful reproduction. Cells involved in these processes acquire pluripotency, the ability to differentiate into multiple different cell types, through a series of events known as reprogramming that lead to profound changes in histone and DNA methylation. While essential for pluripotency, this epigenetic remodelling removes constraints that normally limit the expression of genomic sequences known as transposable elements (TEs). Unconstrained TE expression can lead to many deleterious consequences including infertility, so organisms have evolved complex and potent mechanistic arsenals to target and suppress TE expression during reprogramming...
October 2017: Reproduction in Domestic Animals, Zuchthygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29052330/aquaporins-in-the-male-reproductive-tract-and-sperm-functional-implications-and-cryobiology
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REVIEW
M Yeste, R Morató, J E Rodríguez-Gil, S Bonet, N Prieto-Martínez
Aquaporins (AQPs) play a vital role for the transport of water and solutes across cell membranes. Classification of these ubiquitous proteins into three categories (orthodox AQPs, aquaglyceroporins and superaquaporins) is based on their sequence similarity and substrate selectivity. In the male reproductive tract of mammals, most AQPs (except AQP6 and AQP12) are found in different organs (including testis, efferent ducts and epididymis). AQP1 and AQP9 are the most abundant AQPs in the efferent ducts and epididymis and play a crucial role for the secretion/reabsorption dynamics of luminal fluid during sperm transport and maturation...
October 2017: Reproduction in Domestic Animals, Zuchthygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29051074/pairing-ultrasonography-with-endocrinology-to-elucidate-underlying-mechanisms-of-successful-pregnancy-in-the-northern-fur-seal-callorhinus-ursinus
#4
Michelle R Shero, Don R Bergfelt, J Ward Testa, Gregg P Adams
Reproductive success is one of the central tenets of conservation management programs, yet the inability to study underlying physiological processes in a minimally-invasive manner and the unpredictable nature of wild animal populations leaves large gaps in our knowledge of factors critical to successful reproduction in wild species. This study integrated ultrasonography of the reproductive tract and analysis of reproductive hormones in 172 northern fur seals (Callorhinus ursinus) to identify intrinsic factors associated with reinitiating embryonic growth at the end of diapause...
October 16, 2017: General and Comparative Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046342/the-pioneering-of-intracytoplasmic-sperm-injection-historical-perspectives
#5
Zev Rosenwaks, Nigel Pereira
Intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) has often been heralded as a ground-breaking technique that has transformed the treatment of couples with infertility. By injecting a single spermatozoon into the cytoplasm of the oocyte, ICSI bypasses the zona pellucida and increases the chances of fertilization and subsequent embryo development, independent of semen parameters. Ever since the first live births using ICSI were reported 1992, ICSI has become the mainstay of treating male factor infertility as well as overcoming fertilization failure associated with conventional in vitro insemination...
October 18, 2017: Reproduction: the Official Journal of the Society for the Study of Fertility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044433/pregnancy-induced-changes-in-metabolome-and-proteome-in-ovine-uterine-flushings
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Jared J Romero, Bethany E Liebig, Corey D Broeckling, Jessica E Prenni, Thomas R Hansen
Mass spectrometry (MS) approaches were used herein to identify metabolites and proteins in uterine flushings (UF) that may contribute to nourishing the conceptus. Ovine uteri collected on Day 12 of the estrous cycle (n = 5 ewes exposed to vasectomized ram) or Days 12 (n = 4), 14 (n = 5), or 16 (n = 5) of pregnancy (bred with fertile ram) were flushed using buffered saline. Metabolites were extracted using 80% methanol and profiled using ultraperformance liquid chromatography (LC) tandem mass spectrometry. The proteome was examined by digestion with trypsin, followed by the analysis of peptides with LC-MS/MS...
August 1, 2017: Biology of Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29043708/comparison-of-in-vitro-fertilization-intracytoplasmic-sperm-injection-cycle-outcome-in-patients-with-and-without-polycystic-ovary-syndrome-a-modified-poisson-regression-model
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Amir Almasi-Hashiani, Mohammad Ali Mansournia, Mahdi Sepidarkish, Samira Vesali, Azadeh Ghaheri, Arezoo Esmailzadeh, Reza Omani-Samani
Background: Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a frequent condition in reproductive age women with a prevalence rate of 5-10%. This study intends to determine the relationship between PCOS and the outcome of assisted reproductive treatment (ART) in Tehran, Iran. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this historical cohort study, we included 996 infertile women who referred to Royan Institute (Tehran, Iran) between January 2012 and December 2013. PCOS, as the main variable, and other potential confounder variables were gathered...
January 2018: International Journal of Fertility & Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29043108/mysterious-inhibitory-cell-regulator-investigated-and-found-likely-to-be-secretogranin-ii-related
#8
John E Hart, Iain J Clarke, Gail P Risbridger, Ben Ferneyhough, Mónica Vega-Hernández
In the context of a hunt for a postulated hormone that is tissue-mass inhibiting and reproductively associated, there is described probable relatedness to a granin protein. A 7-8 kDa polypeptide candidate (gels/MS) appeared in a bioassay-guided fractionation campaign involving sheep plasma. An N-terminal sequence of 14 amino acids was obtained for the polypeptide by Edman degradation. Bioinformatics and molecular biology failed to illuminate any ovine or non-ovine protein which might relate to this sequence...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042633/catsper1-promoter-is-bidirectional-and-regulates-the-expression-of-a-novel-lncrna
#9
Salma E Jiménez-Badillo, Norma Oviedo, Christian Hernández-Guzmán, Lorenza González-Mariscal, Javier Hernández-Sánchez
The Catsper1 gene, whose expression is restricted to male germ cells, has great importance in reproductive biology because of its function in sperm motility and fertilization. We previously reported that the promoter of this gene has transcriptional activity in either direction in a heterologous system. In the present study, we found that the Catsper1 promoter has in vitro transcriptional activity in either orientation in GC-1 spg mouse spermatogonial cells. The results also showed that this promoter regulates the expression of a new divergent Catsper1 gene named Catsper1au (Catsper1 antisense upstream transcript)...
October 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040638/low-serum-progesterone-on-the-day-of-embryo-transfer-is-associated-with-a-diminished-ongoing-pregnancy-rate-in-oocyte-donation-cycles-after-artificial-endometrial-preparation-a-prospective-study
#10
E Labarta, G Mariani, N Holtmann, P Celada, J Remohí, E Bosch
STUDY QUESTION: Is there a relationship between serum progesterone (P) and endometrial volume on the day of embryo transfer (ET) with ongoing pregnancy rate (OPR) in artificial endometrium preparation cycles? SUMMARY ANSWER: Patients with serum P < 9.2 ng/ml on the day of ET had a significantly lower OPR but endometrial volume was not related with OPR. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: A window of optimal serum P levels during the embryo implantation period has been described in artificial endometrium preparation cycles...
October 13, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040606/pinopode-score-around-the-time-of-implantation-is-predictive-of-successful-implantation-following-frozen-embryo-transfer-in-hormone-replacement-cycles
#11
X Y Jin, L J Zhao, D H Luo, L Liu, Y D Dai, X X Hu, Y Y Wang, X Lin, F Hong, T C Li, S Y Zhang
STUDY QUESTION: Is pinopode measurement of any prognostic value? SUMMARY ANSWER: Pinopode expression was significantly associated with the occurrence of pregnancy after frozen embryo transfer. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: Pinopodes are expressed in the endometrium during the implantation period. Pinopode measurement has been proposed as a marker of endometrial receptivity. STUDY DESIGN, SIZE, DURATION: A prospective cohort study was conducted at the Center of Reproductive Medicine, Sir Run Run Shaw Hospital, between 2014 and 2016, recruiting 172 women with infertility and undergoing frozen embryo transfer following IVF treatment...
October 13, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040498/genome-stability-of-bovine-in-vivo-conceived-cleavage-stage-embryos-is-higher-compared-to-invitro-produced-embryos
#12
Olga Tšuiko, Maaike Catteeuw, Masoud Zamani Esteki, Aspasia Destouni, Osvaldo Bogado Pascottini, Urban Besenfelder, Vitezslav Havlicek, Katrien Smits, Ants Kurg, Andres Salumets, Thomas D'Hooghe, Thierry Voet, Ann Van Soom, Joris Robert Vermeesch
STUDY QUESTION: Is the rate and nature of chromosome instability (CIN) similar between bovine in vivo-derived and in vitro-cultured cleavage-stage embryos? SUMMARY ANSWER: There is a major difference regarding chromosome stability of in vivo-derived and in vitro-cultured embryos, as CIN is significantly lower in in vivo-derived cleavage-stage embryos compared to in vitro-cultured embryos. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: CIN is common during in vitro embryogenesis and is associated with early embryonic loss in humans, but the stability of in vivo-conceived cleavage-stage embryos remains largely unknown...
September 23, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29039170/-research-progress-on-the-safety-of-offsprings-conceived-by-assisted-reproductive-technology
#13
Liya Wang, Yeqing Qian, Fan Jin
Assisted reproductive technology (ART) employs superovulation, in vitro culture and other micromanipulation to complete oocyte maturation, fertilization and early embryo development. Although these techniques have been successfully applied to solve infertility problems, the process may interfere in cell proliferation, differentiation and growth. The clinical and laboratory studies on the safety issue of ART are reviewed in this article. Studies found that the incidence of birth defects increased in ART offspring...
May 25, 2017: Zhejiang da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Zhejiang University. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037989/genome-wide-abnormal-dna-methylome-of-human-blastocyst-in-assisted-reproductive-technology
#14
Guoqiang Li, Yang Yu, Yong Fan, Congru Li, Xiaocui Xu, Jialei Duan, Rong Li, Xiangjin Kang, Xin Ma, Xuepeng Chen, Yuwen Ke, Jie Yan, Ying Lian, Ping Liu, Yue Zhao, Hongcui Zhao, Yaoyong Chen, Xiaofang Sun, Jianqiao Liu, Jie Qiao, Jiang Liu
Proper reprogramming of parental DNA methylomes is essential for mammalian embryonic development. However, it is unknown whether abnormal methylome reprogramming occurs and is associated with the failure of embryonic development. Here we analyzed the DNA methylomes of 57 blastocysts and 29 trophectoderm samples with different morphological grades during assisted reproductive technology (ART) practices. Our data reveal that the global methylation levels of high-quality blastocysts are similar (0.30 ± 0.02, mean ± SD), while the methylation levels of low-quality blastocysts are divergent and away from those of high-quality blastocysts...
September 6, 2017: Journal of Genetics and Genomics, Yi Chuan Xue Bao
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037556/transcutaneous-electrical-acupoint-stimulation-teas-treatment-improves-pregnancy-rate-and-implantation-rate-in-patients-with-implantation-failure
#15
Ya-Chiung Hsu, I-Ting Liang, Shang-Yu Huang, Hsin-Shih Wang, Yung-Kuei Soong, Chia-Lin Chang
OBJECTIVE: Although major advances have greatly improved the outcomes of assisted reproductive technology in the last two cascades, there remains significant difficulty in achieving pregnancy for many patients even after repeated attempts of IVF. Interestingly, recent studies have shown that transcutaneous electrical acupoint stimulation (TEAS) can improve the reproductive outcomes of select IVF patients. To determine the utility of TEAS in improving IVF outcomes in patients with a history of implantation failure, we conducted a retrospective study of clinical outcomes of women, who had a prior history of unsuccessful pregnancy outcome after IVF-embryo transfer (IVF-ET), following TEAS treatment...
October 2017: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037497/comparative-toxicities-of-silver-nitrate-silver-nanocolloids-and-silver-chloro-complexes-to-japanese-medaka-embryos-and-later-effects-on-population-growth-rate
#16
Chisato Kataoka, Yumie Kato, Tadashi Ariyoshi, Masaki Takasu, Takahito Narazaki, Seiji Nagasaka, Haruki Tatsuta, Shosaku Kashiwada
Fish embryo toxicology is important because embryos are more susceptible than adults to toxicants. In addition, the aquatic toxicity of chemicals depends on water quality. We examined the toxicities to medaka embryos of three types of silver-AgNO3, silver nanocolloids (SNCs), and silver ions from silver nanoparticle plates (SNPPs)-under three pH conditions (4.0, 7.0, and 9.0) in embryo-rearing medium (ERM) or ultrapure water. Furthermore, we tested the later-life-stage effects of SNCs on medaka and their population growth...
October 13, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037085/luteal-phase-serum-progesterone-levels-after-gnrh-agonist-trigger-how-low-is-still-high-enough-for-an-ongoing-pregnancy
#17
B Lawrenz, S Samir, L Melado, F Ruiz, H M Fatemi
In the past years, individualization of assisted reproductive technique (ART)-treatment is increasingly common to customize the treatment protocol to the patient's specific conditions. The use of GnRH-agonist for final oocyte maturation in a gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH)-antagonist protocol is the best approach to reduce the risk for ovarian hyperstimulation in high responder patients. However, due to severe luteolysis, the reproductive outcome with this approach in combination with the use of vaginal progesterone as luteal phase support, was poor...
October 16, 2017: Gynecological Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034763/pronuclear-pattern-does-not-predict-morphokinetics-behavior-in-human-embryos
#18
Azita Faramarzi, Mohammad Ali Khalili, Marjan Omidi, Azam Agha-Rahimi, Fatemeh Taheri
The purpose was to investigate the correlation between pronuclei (PN) morphology and morphokinetic behaviors of derived embryos with time lapse monitoring (TLM) in assisted reproduction setting. Over time, PN morphology from PN appearance (PNA) to PN fading (PNF), PNF according to size, contact, number and position of nuclear precursor bodies (NPBs) within each PN and morphokinetics variables, including absolute time points, relative timing parameters, cleavage patterns and arrest rate, were evaluated using TLM...
October 16, 2017: Gynecological Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033956/transcriptome-and-differential-expression-profiling-analysis-of-the-mechanism-of-ca-2-regulation-in-peanut-arachis-hypogaea-pod-development
#19
Sha Yang, Lin Li, Jialei Zhang, Yun Geng, Feng Guo, Jianguo Wang, Jingjing Meng, Na Sui, Shubo Wan, Xinguo Li
Calcium not only serves as a necessary nutrient for plant growth but also acts as a ubiquitous central hub in a large number of signaling pathways. Free Ca(2+) deficiency in the soil may cause early embryo abortion, which eventually led to abnormal development of peanut pod during the harvest season. To understand the mechanisms of Ca(2+) regulation in pod development, transcriptome analysis of peanut gynophores and pods was performed by comparing the treatments between free Ca(2+) sufficiency and free Ca(2+) deficiency using Illumina HiSeq™ 2000...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032167/evaluation-of-embryotoxic-and-teratogenic-effects-of-the-oil-extracted-from-caryocar-brasiliense-cambess-pulp-in-rats
#20
Giseli Karenina Traesel, Fernando Freitas de Lima, Ariany Carvalho Dos Santos, Roosevelt Isaias Carvalho Souza, Daniela Torres Cantadori, Carlos Roberto Kretschmer, Vinicius João Navarini, Silvia Aparecida Oesterreich
The objective of this study was to evaluate the maternal, embryotoxic and teratogenic effects of Caryocar brasiliense pulp oil (OPCB), oil widely used in Brazilian cuisine and traditional medicine. Pregnant Wistar female rats were used in this study for three treatment groups (250, 500 and 1000 mg/kg/day) and a control group. The OPCB was administered orally throughout the period of organogenesis of females (6th until the 15th day of gestation). The pregnant females were gross necropsied on d20, followed by maternal and fetus examination, to evaluate the teratogenicity, reproductive and developmental performance of OPCB...
October 12, 2017: Food and Chemical Toxicology
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