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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933606/relaxin-like-peptides-in-male-reproduction-a-human-perspective
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REVIEW
Richard Ivell, Alexander I Agoulnik, Ravinder Anand-Ivell
The relaxin family of peptide hormones and their cognate G-protein coupled receptors are becoming physiologically well characterized in the cardiovascular system and particularly in female reproductive processes. Much less is known about the physiology and pharmacology of these peptides in male reproduction, particularly as regards the human. H2-relaxin is involved in prostate function and growth, while INSL3 is a major product of the testicular Leydig cells and in the adult appears to modulate steroidogenesis and germ cell survival...
December 9, 2016: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932550/spermaurin-an-la1-like-peptide-from-the-venom-of-the-scorpion-scorpio-maurus-palmatus-improves-sperm-motility-and-fertilization-in-different-mammalian-species
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Guillaume Martinez, Jean-Pascal Hograindleur, Sébastien Voisin, Roland Abi Nahed, Tarek M Abd El Aziz, Jessica Escoffier, Julien Bessonnat, Claire-Maëlle Fovet, Michel De Waard, Sylviane Hennebicq, Vincent Aucagne, Pierre F Ray, Eric Schmitt, Philippe Bulet, Christophe Arnoult
STUDY QUESTION: Is it possible to identify original compounds that are able to enhance sperm motility from the venom of the scorpion Scorpio maurus palmatus? SUMMARY ANSWER: We identified a potent disulfide-rich peptide (DRP) of 73 amino acids that significantly improved the motility of fresh and frozen-thawed sperm in different mammalian species, including human, and improved fertilization outcome in mouse IVF experiments. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: Any disturbance of sperm motility has a strong impact on fertilization and can lead to subfertility or infertility...
December 8, 2016: Molecular Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928970/effect-of-transfection-and-co-incubation-of-bovine-sperm-with-exogenous-dna-on-sperm-quality-and-functional-parameters-for-its-use-in-sperm-mediated-gene-transfer
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María Elena Arias, Esther Sánchez-Villalba, Andrea Delgado, Ricardo Felmer
Sperm-mediated gene transfer (SMGT) is based on the capacity of sperm to bind exogenous DNA and transfer it into the oocyte during fertilization. In bovines, the progress of this technology has been slow due to the poor reproducibility and efficiency of the production of transgenic embryos. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the effects of different sperm transfection systems on the quality and functional parameters of sperm. Additionally, the ability of sperm to bind and incorporate exogenous DNA was assessed...
December 8, 2016: Zygote: the Biology of Gametes and Early Embryos
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27927842/parental-contributions-to-early-embryo-development-influences-of-urinary-phthalate-and-phthalate-alternatives-among-couples-undergoing-ivf-treatment
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Haotian Wu, Lisa Ashcraft, Brian W Whitcomb, Tayyab Rahil, Ellen Tougias, Cynthia K Sites, J Richard Pilsner
STUDY QUESTION: Are preconception urinary concentrations of phthalates and phthalate alternatives associated with diminished early stage embryo quality in couples undergoing IVF? SUMMARY ANSWER: Male, but not female, urinary concentrations of select metabolites of phthalates and phthalate alternatives are associated with diminished blastocyst quality. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: Although phthalates are endocrine disrupting compounds associated with adverse reproductive health, they are in widespread use across the world...
December 7, 2016: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925340/evaluation-of-epididymis-storage-temperature-and-cryopreservation-conditions-for-improved-mitochondrial-membrane-potential-membrane-integrity-sperm-motility-and-in-vitro-fertilization-in-bovine-epididymal-sperm
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M Nichi, T Rijsselaere, Jda Losano, Dsr Angrimani, Gkv Kawai, Igf Goovaerts, A Van Soom, V H Barnabe, Jbp De Clercq, Pej Bols
The maintaining of the epididymis at lower temperatures during storage and transport improves sperm quality. Our study aimed to test whether epididymis storage temperature (post-mortem) and sperm cryopreservation affect sperm kinetics, membrane integrity, mitochondrial potential and fertility capacity. Thirty-six epididymides were collected from 18 bulls after slaughter and divided into two groups: at 4 or 34°C for 2-3 hr. The sperm was collected from the epididymis cauda. The evaluation consisted of computer-assisted sperm analysis (CASA), SYBR14/PI/JC1 to evaluate membrane integrity, mitochondrial membrane potential (MMP) and measurement of lipid peroxidation (TBARS)...
December 7, 2016: Reproduction in Domestic Animals, Zuchthygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921379/fibroids-that-do-not-distort-the-uterine-cavity-and-ivf-success-rates-an-observational-study-using-extensive-matching-criteria
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G Christopoulos, A Vlismas, R Salim, R Islam, G Trew, S Lavery
OBJECTIVE: To assess the impact of non-cavity-distorting fibroids on in vitro fertilisation (IVF) pregnancy outcomes. DESIGN: A retrospective, matched, single-centre, cohort study was performed. SETTING: The IVF unit of a tertiary, university hospital. POPULATION: We analysed all women with non-cavity-distorting uterine fibroids undergoing IVF/intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) cycles from 1 January 2011 to 1 May 2015...
December 5, 2016: BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921090/the-effect-of-intrauterine-human-chorionic-gonadotropin-injection-before-embryo-transfer-on-the-implantation-and-pregnancy-rate-in-infertile-patients-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Razieh Dehghani Firouzabadi, Sima Janati, Mohammad Hossein Razi
BACKGROUND: Implantation is one of the essential steps for the success of assisted reproductive techniques (ART). Their success depends on three main factors: embryo quality, endometrial receptivity (ER), and synchrony between embryo and endometrium. There are various factors that regulate the complex process of implantation. In this regard, one may refer to human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) as the most important factor. OBJECTIVE: This study aims to investigate the effect of intrauterine hCG injection before embryo transfer (ET) on pregnancy outcome in infertile couples...
October 2016: International Journal of Reproductive Biomedicine (Yazd, Iran)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919288/variation-in-male-spermiation-response-to-exogenous-hormones-among-divergent-populations-of-red-eyed-treefrogs
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Leah E Jacobs, Jeanne M Robertson, Kristine Kaiser
BACKGROUND: The non-lethal collection of sperm from live males is an important component for multiple captive-breeding techniques, including assisted reproductive technology (ART) protocols, sperm cryopreservation and in vitro fertilization. However, in amphibians, the type and amount of hormone necessary to induce spermiation can be highly variable, even among closely related species. We are unaware of any studies that have examined the spermiation response to exogenous hormones across highly differentiated populations within a species...
December 5, 2016: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology: RB&E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919171/cpg-methylation-participates-in-regulation-of-hepatitis-b-virus-gene-expression-in-host-sperm-and-sperm-derived-embryos
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ChengYao Zhong, Hui Lu, TingTing Han, XiaoFang Tan, PengHao Li, JiHua Huang, QingDong Xie, ZhiWei Hou, Ting Qu, Yang Jiang, Sheng Wang, Lan Xu, Ying Zhong, TianHua Huang
AIM: This study was undertaken to investigate relationship between hepatitis B virus (HBV) CpG methylation and HBV gene transcription in sperm and sperm-derived embryos. METHODS: HBV-infected patient sperm and HBV plasmid-transfected donor sperm were subjected to interspecific in vitro fertilization, methylation-specific PCR, bisulfite sequencing PCR, reverse transcription PCR and real-time quantitative PCR. RESULTS: Positive methylation bands for CpG islands II and III in the HBV genome were observed in patient sperm but not in controls, and methylation percentages of CpG sites varied among different patient sperm samples...
December 6, 2016: Epigenomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916276/a-surveillance-mechanism-ensures-repair-of-dna-lesions-during-zygotic-reprogramming
#10
Sabrina Ladstätter, Kikuë Tachibana-Konwalski
Sexual reproduction culminates in a totipotent zygote with the potential to produce a whole organism. Sperm chromatin reorganization and epigenetic reprogramming that alter DNA and histone modifications generate a totipotent embryo. Active DNA demethylation of the paternal genome has been proposed to involve base excision and DNA repair-based mechanisms. The nature and consequence of DNA lesions generated during reprogramming are not known. Using mouse genetics and chemical biology, we discovered that Tet3-dependent zygotic reprogramming generates paternal DNA lesions that are monitored by a surveillance mechanism...
November 21, 2016: Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916070/-effect-of-luteal-phase-gonadotropin-releasing-hormone-agonist-administration-on-pregnancy-outcome-in-ivf-icsi-cycles-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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L P Yu, N Liu, Y Liu
Objective: To evaluate the potential efficacy and safety of gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonist(GnRH-a) administration in the luteal-phase on in vitro fertilization (IVF) or intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) cycles in assisted reproductive technology (ART). Methods: The relevant papers published before November 2015 were electronically searched in PubMed, EMBASE, Cochrane Library, WHO ICTRP, ClinicalTrials.gov, CNKI, CBM and WanFang database to collect randomized controlled trial (RCT) involving GnRH-a administration in the luteal-phase on IVF/ICSI cycles in ART...
November 25, 2016: Zhonghua Fu Chan Ke za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908215/in-vitro-effect-of-myo-inositol-on-sperm-motility-in-normal-and-oligoasthenospermia-patients-undergoing-in-vitro-fertilization
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P G Artini, E Casarosa, E Carletti, P Monteleone, A Di Noia, O M Di Berardino
It is a known fact that abnormal seminal liquid specimens contain abnormal amounts of oxygen free radicals and reactive oxygen species (ROS), and that the use of antioxidant molecules both in vivo and in vitro leads to improvement of semen quality in terms of motility, reduction in DNA damage, with obvious consequences on the fertilization potential. Myo-inositol has been observed to have anti-oxidant properties and be present in much greater concentrations specifically in seminal liquid than in the blood. Moreover, there seems to be a direct relationship between myo-inositol and mitochondrial membrane potential (MMP) and sperm motility...
December 2, 2016: Gynecological Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903344/-a-control-study-of-artificial-oocyte-activation-in-the-same-period
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D Y Hao, R Zhang, X Zhang, C Y Shen, Y Yang, W B Wu, Y L Liu, J Liu, J R Zhang, X L Wang
Objective: To compare the fertility rate and embryo outcome between normal fertilization and the use of Calcium ionophore A23187 on the same period of the same cycle of human ovum for artificial activation. Methods: Patients who conducted the intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) cycle in vitro fertilization assisted reproductive from January 2015 to December in reproductive center of the Third Affiliated Hospital of Zhengzhou University were enrolled.The protocol of this study was approved by the ethics committee of The Third Affiliated Hospital of Zhengzhou University...
November 22, 2016: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27901130/huwe1-plays-important-role-in-mouse-preimplantation-embryo-development-and-the-dysregulation-is-associated-with-poor-embryo-development-in-humans
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L J Chen, W M Xu, M Yang, K Wang, Y Chen, X J Huang, Q H Ma
HUWE1 is a HECT domain containing ubiquitin ligase implicated in neurogenesis, spermatogenesis and cancer development. The purpose of the current study is to investigate the role of HUWE1 in early embryo development. Here we demonstrate that Huwe1 is expressed in both nucleus and cytoplasm of preimplantation mouse embryos as well as gametes. Hypoxia (5% O2) treatment could significantly increase Huwe1 expression during mouse embryo development process. HUWE1 knockdown inhibited normal embryonic development and reduced blastocyst formation, and increased apoptotic cell numbers were observed in the embryos of HUWE1 knockdown group...
November 30, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900612/early-human-embryos-are-naturally-aneuploid-can-that-be-corrected
#15
REVIEW
Amy Lee, Ann A Kiessling
Aneuploidy is common and may be a natural occurrence in early human embryos. Selecting against embryos containing aneuploid cells for embryo transfer has been reported to increase clinical pregnancies per transfer in some studies, but not others. Some aneuploidy is due to misallocation of chromosomes during meiosis, in either the egg or sperm, but most aneuploidy is due to misallocation of chromosomes during mitoses after fertilization. Big questions are as follows: Why does this happen? How much aneuploidy in a preimplantation embryo is compatible with normal fetal development? Is aneuploidy increased by in vitro culture, and/or could it be prevented or corrected in the IVF lab?...
November 29, 2016: Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899313/prognostic-factors-for-assisted-reproductive-technology-in-women-with-endometriosis-related-infertility
#16
Chloé Maignien, Pietro Santulli, Vanessa Gayet, Marie-Christine Lafay-Pillet, Diane Korb, Mathilde Bourdon, Louis Marcellin, Dominique de Ziegler, Charles Chapron
BACKGROUND: Assisted reproductive technology is one of the therapeutic options offered for managing endometriosis-associated infertility. Yet, published data on assisted reproductive technology outcome in women affected by endometriosis are conflicting and the determinant factors for pregnancy chances unclear. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate assisted reproductive technology outcomes in a series of 359 endometriosis patients, to identify prognostic factors and determine if there is an impact of the endometriosis phenotype...
November 26, 2016: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896474/worldwide-prevalence-of-adverse-pregnancy-outcomes-among-singleton-pregnancies-after-in-vitro-fertilization-intracytoplasmic-sperm-injection-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#17
REVIEW
Jia-Bi Qin, Xiao-Qi Sheng, Di Wu, Shi-You Gao, Yi-Ping You, Tu-Bao Yang, Hua Wang
PURPOSE: The worldwide prevalence of adverse pregnancy outcomes (APOs) in singleton pregnancies after in vitro fertilization (IVF)/intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) is suggested to vary; however, a complete overview is missing. The aim of this review is to estimate the worldwide prevalence of APOs associated with IVF/ICSI singleton pregnancies. METHODS: PubMed, Google Scholar, Cochrane Libraries, and Chinese databases were searched for studies assessing APOs among IVF/ICSI singleton births through March 2016...
November 28, 2016: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895139/human-spermatozoa-quantitative-proteomic-signature-classifies-normo-and-asthenozoospermia
#18
Mayank Saraswat, Sakari Joenväärä, Tushar Jain, Anil Kumar Tomar, Ashima Sinha, Sarman Singh, Savita Yadav, Risto Renkonen
Scarcely understood defects lead to asthenozoospermia which results in poor fertility outcomes. Incomplete knowledge of these defects hinders the development of new therapies and reliance on interventional therapies, such as in vitro fertilization, increases. Sperm cells, being transcriptionally and translationally silent, necessitate the proteomic approach to study the sperm function. We have performed a differential proteomics analysis of human sperm and seminal plasma and identified and quantified 667 proteins in sperm and 429 proteins in seminal plasma dataset which were used for further analysis...
November 28, 2016: Molecular & Cellular Proteomics: MCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890866/claims-for-fertility-interventions-a-systematic-assessment-of-statements-on-uk-fertility-centre-websites
#19
E A Spencer, K R Mahtani, B Goldacre, C Heneghan
OBJECTIVES: Fertility services in the UK are offered by over 200 Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA)-registered NHS and private clinics. While in vitro fertilisation (IVF) and intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) form part of the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidance, many further interventions are offered. We aimed to record claims of benefit for interventions offered by fertility centres via information on the centres' websites and record what evidence was cited for these claims...
November 27, 2016: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881336/-outcome-analysis-of-monozygotic-twin-pregnancy-conceived-by-assisted-reproductive-techniques
#20
Shu-Xian Feng, Xue-Lan Li, Xing-Yu Zhou, Yu-Dong Liu, Ping-Ping Guo, De-Sheng Ye, Xin Chen, Shi-Ling Chen
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the incidence, management, and outcomes of monozygotic twin (MZT) pregnancy conceived by assisted reproductive techniques (ART). METHODS: A retrospective analysis was performed of clinical pregnancies after in vitro fertilization and embryo transfer (IVF-ET) and introcytoplasmic sperm injection and embryo transfer (ICSI-ET) from January, 2010 to June 2015 at our center. We investigated the incidence, managements and outcomes of 94 MZT pregnancies...
November 20, 2016: Nan Fang Yi Ke da Xue Xue Bao, Journal of Southern Medical University
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