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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801138/cadmium-exposure-in-newborn-rats-ovary-induces-developmental-disorders-of-primordial-follicles-and-the-differential-expression-of-scf-c-kit-gene
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Wenchang Zhang, Tingting Wu, Chenyun Zhang, Lingfeng Luo, Meimei Xie, Huiling Huang
Since the 1990s, the rising problem that gonad reproductive toxicity on adult female after exposing to cadmium (Cd), an environmental endocrine disruptor, has attracted high attention at home and abroad,and was systematically studied. Our research focuses on a further problem is that early cadmium exposure (during birth to before puberty) impact on development and function of ovarian cells and its possible mechanism. Our research focuses on the changes of ovarian cells growth and development after the newborn rat ovaries with cadmium exposure in vitro, and different expression of ovarian cells development-related factors, SCF/c-kit and changes of their DNA methylation status...
August 8, 2017: Toxicology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796235/development-of-fertile-mouse-oocytes-from-mitotic-germ-cells-in-vitro
#2
Kanako Morohaku, Yuji Hirao, Yayoi Obata
Mammalian fetal ovaries contain numerous primordial germ cells (PGCs), although few mature oocytes are obtained from females, owing to apoptosis and follicle atresia. The regulatory mechanisms underlying oogenesis/folliculogenesis remain unknown. Development of methods for obtaining mature oocytes from PGCs in fetal ovaries in vitro could contribute to clarifying these mechanisms. The failure of follicle assembly has been found to be the most challenging aspect in conventional culture conditions. Recently, we established novel culture conditions that enable successful follicle assembly, sustaining interactions between the oocyte and somatic cells, and, in turn, promoting oocyte growth and maturation...
September 2017: Nature Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791295/fertility-preservation-in-endometriosis-patients-anti-m%C3%A3-llerian-hormone-is-a-reliable-marker-of-the-ovarian-follicle-density
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Elisabetta Garavaglia, Cinzia Sala, Gianluca Taccagni, Michela Traglia, Caterina Barbieri, Stefano Ferrari, Massimo Candiani, Paola Panina-Bordignon, Daniela Toniolo
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the ovarian reserve via measurement of follicular density and anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH) in endometriosis patients participating to a clinical program of cortical ovarian cryopreservation. DESIGN: Retrospective analysis of serum AMH levels and prospective investigation of ovarian follicle number. SETTING: University Hospital. PATIENTS: Two hundred and two women with endometriosis and 400 controls...
2017: Frontiers in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771225/the-ovarian-reserve-is-depleted-during-puberty-in-a-hormonally-driven-process-dependent-on-the-pro-apoptotic-protein-bmf
#4
Seng H Liew, Quynh-Nhu Nguyen, Andreas Strasser, Jock K Findlay, Karla J Hutt
In females, germ cells are maintained in ovarian structures called primordial follicles. The number of primordial follicles in the ovarian reserve is a critical determinant of the length of the fertile lifespan. Despite this significance, knowledge of the precise physiological mechanisms that regulate primordial follicle number is lacking. In this study we show that a wave of primordial follicle depletion occurs during the transition to adulthood in mice. We demonstrate that this sudden and dramatic loss of primordial follicles is hormonally triggered and identify the pro-apoptotic BH3-only protein, BCL-2 modifying factor (BMF), as essential for this process, implicating the intrinsic apoptotic pathway as a key mechanism...
August 3, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767739/follicle-development-in-grafted-mouse-ovaries-after-vitrification-processes-under-static-magnetic-field
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V K Jasmi, F Samadi, H Eimani, S Hasani, R Fathi, A Shahverdi
BACKGROUND: Ovarian cryopreservation has emerged as an important method of fertility preservation. Magnetic field enhanced cryopreservation has been considered in recent times as a promising type of ovarian cryopreservation but the effectiveness of the process is still not clear. OBJECTIVE: The aim of the present study was to investigate the effect of applying 1-mT SMF (static magnetic field) on the vitrification of ovarian tissue and the follow-up investigation of the morphology and functions of vitrified- warmed ovarian tissue after transplantation...
May 2017: Cryo Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756496/cryopreservation-of-human-ovarian-tissue-using-the-silver-closed-vitrification-system
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Zhun Xiao, Yaoyao Zhang, Wei Fan
PURPOSE: The aim of this study is to evaluate the feasibility of using a hand-made silver container for the cryopreservation of human ovarian cortex. METHODS: Human ovarian cortex tissues were vitrified using an open vitrification system (OVS) of needle immersed vitrification (NIV) and two closed vitrification systems (CVS) of a plastic vial (plastic CVS) and a silver container (silver CVS). Outcomes of vitrification were evaluated morphologically and histologically by in vitro culture and xenotransplantation...
July 29, 2017: Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756131/platelet-rich-plasma-promotes-the-development-of-isolated-human-primordial-and-primary-follicles-to-the-preantral-stage
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Laleh Hosseini, Abolfazl Shirazi, Mohammad Mehdi Naderi, Naser Shams-Esfandabadi, Sara Borjian Boroujeni, Ali Sarvari, Samaneh Sadeghnia, Bahareh Behzadi, Mohammad Mehdi Akhondi
This study aimed to assess the effects of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) on growth and survival of isolated early human follicles in a three-dimensional culture system. After fresh and vitrified-warmed ovarian tissue was digested, isolated early preantral follicles and ovarian cells were separately encapsulated in 1% alginate (w/v). The encapsulated follicles and ovarian cells were cultured together in a medium supplemented with foetal bovine serum (FBS), PRP, PRP + FBS, or human serum albumin (HSA) for 10 days...
May 15, 2017: Reproductive Biomedicine Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717062/the-effect-of-dhea-on-apoptosis-and-cohesin-levels-in-oocytes-in-aged-mice
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Nan Chu, Yuyan Gui, Xuemin Qiu, Na Zhang, Lisha Li, Dajin Li, Wei Tang, Hans-Jürgen Gober, Bin Zhang, Ling Wang
Female fertility declines with age as the number of ovarian follicles decreases and aneuploidy increases. Degradation of the cohesin complex might be responsible for age-related aneuploidy. Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) can improve the ovarian reserve and reduce the rate of aneuploidy, but the relationship between DHEA and cohesin levels in oocytes is still unknown. The aim of the current study was to evaluate the effect of the supplement DHEA on ovarian function, including the number of follicles and cohesin levels in oocytes...
July 17, 2017: Bioscience Trends
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716446/dose-dependent-effect-of-resveratrol-in-preventing-cisplatin-induced-ovarian-damage-in-rats-an-experimental-study
#9
Mine Atli, Yaprak Engin-Ustun, Aytekin Tokmak, Muzaffer Caydere, Sema Hucumenoglu, Canan Topcuoglu
This study aimed to evaluate the effect of resveratrol in preventing cisplatin (CP) induced ovarian damage in rats. Twenty-eight female Wistar albino rats were separated into four groups. No medication was given to group 1. Over the 21-day study period, low-dose resveratrol was given to group 2, high-dose resveratrol was given to group 3, and saline was administered to group 4. On the 15th day of medication, all groups except for group 1 were treated with a single dose of CP. Serum levels of anti-Mullerian hormone (AMH) were tested at baseline and on the 15th and 21st days...
July 14, 2017: Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28670143/bone-marrow-mesenchymal-stem-cell-repair-of-cyclophosphamide-induced-ovarian-insufficiency-in-a-mouse-model
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Ahmed Badawy, Mohamed A Sobh, Mohamed Ahdy, Mohamed Sayed Abdelhafez
OBJECTIVE: Attempting in vivo healing of cyclophosphamide-induced ovarian insufficiency in a mouse model using bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (BMMSCs). METHODS: Female BALB/c white mice were used to prepare a model for premature ovarian failure by single intraperitoneal injection of cyclophosphamide (80 mg/kg). Ten mice were injected with BMMSCs and then sacrificed after 21 days for morphometric evaluation of the ovaries. Hormonal profile was evaluated while mice were being sacrificed...
2017: International Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658519/synergistic-effect-of-melatonin-and-ghrelin-in-preventing-cisplatin-induced-ovarian-damage-via-regulation-of-foxo3a-phosphorylation-and-binding-to-the-p27-kip1-promoter-in-primordial-follicles
#11
Hoon Jang, Younghwa Na, Kwonho Hong, Sangho Lee, Sohyeon Moon, Minha Cho, Miseon Park, Ok-Hee Lee, Eun Mi Chang, Dong Ryul Lee, Jung Jae Ko, Woo Sik Lee, Youngsok Choi
Premature ovarian failure during chemotherapy is a serious problem for young women with cancer. To preserve the fertility of these patients, approaches to prevent chemotherapy-induced ovarian failure are needed. In a previous study, we reported that melatonin treatment prevents the depletion of the dormant follicle pool via repression of the simultaneous activation of dormant primordial follicles by cisplatin. However, melatonin's protective effect was only partial and thus insufficient. In this study, we found that the hormone ghrelin enhances the protective effect of melatonin against cisplatin-induced ovarian failure in mouse model...
June 28, 2017: Journal of Pineal Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646900/human-umbilical-cord-stem-cell-conditioned-medium-versus-serum-free-culture-medium-in-the-treatment-of-cryopreserved-human-ovarian-tissues-in-in-vitro-culture-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#12
Yingxian Jia, Xiaohan Shi, Yidong Xie, Xiaochuan Xie, Yan Wang, Shangwei Li
BACKGROUND: To reduce young female fertility loss, the in-vitro culture of cryopreserved ovarian cortical tissues (OCTs) is considered an effective approach without delaying treatment and undergoing stimulation medicine. However, ischemic damage and follicular loss during the in-vitro culture of OCTs are major technical challenges. Human umbilical cord stem cells (HUMSCs) and their conditioned medium (HUMSC-CM) have been considered to be potential resources for regeneration medicine because they secrete cytokines and enhance cell survival and function...
June 24, 2017: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615648/embryonic-exposure-to-the-widely-used-herbicide-atrazine-disrupts-meiosis-and-normal-follicle-formation-in-female-mice
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Aurore Gely-Pernot, Souhila Saci, Pierre-Yves Kernanec, Chunxiang Hao, Frank Giton, Christine Kervarrec, Sergei Tevosian, Severine Mazaud-Guittot, Fatima Smagulova
The widely-used herbicide atrazine (ATZ) is detected in ground and surface water in many countries. Several studies in animals have demonstrated that ATZ has endocrine-disrupting effects on male and female reproduction in many vertebrate species. In this study, we investigated the effects of ATZ exposure on meiosis, a key step in gametogenesis in mammals. The treatment was initiated before oocyte entry into meiosis, which occurs during the embryonic period in females. We found that embryonic exposure to ATZ increases the level of 8-oxo-guanine in the nucleus of meiotic cells, reflecting oxidative stress and affecting meiotic double-strand break repair, chromosome synapsis and crossover numbers...
June 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604658/in-vitro-differentiation-of-human-embryonic-stem-cells-into-ovarian-follicle-like-cells
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Dajung Jung, Jie Xiong, Min Ye, Xunsi Qin, Lin Li, Shunfeng Cheng, Mengyuan Luo, Jia Peng, Ji Dong, Fuchou Tang, Wei Shen, Martin M Matzuk, Kehkooi Kee
Understanding the unique mechanisms of human oogenesis necessitates the development of an in vitro system of stem cell differentiation into oocytes. Specialized cell types and organoids have been derived from human pluripotent stem cells in vitro, but generating a human ovarian follicle remains a challenge. Here we report that human embryonic stem cells can be induced to differentiate into ovarian follicle-like cells (FLCs) in vitro. First, we find that two RNA-binding proteins specifically expressed in germ cells, DAZL and BOULE, regulate the exit from pluripotency and entry into meiosis...
June 12, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601152/identification-and-expression-of-x-linked-inhibitor-of-apoptosis-protein-during-follicular-development-in-goat-ovary
#15
Peng Han, Haiyun Xin, Jiayin Peng, Jinxing Hou, Lei Zhang, Yuxuan Song, Guang Li, Binyun Cao, Xiaopeng An
X-linked inhibitor of apoptosis protein (XIAP), an endogenous of inhibitor of caspases, plays crucial roles in regulating ovarian granulosa cell apoptosis during follicular atresia. The aim of the present study was to determine the presence and localization of XIAP in the goat ovary and its expression level during follicular development. The full length cDNA of XIAP from goat ovary cells was cloned using reverse transcription PCR. A total of 497 amino acid residues were encoded by open reading frame and had high identity with homologous sequences from other mammals...
August 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594316/effects-of-irisin-and-exercise-on-metabolic-parameters-and-reproductive-hormone-levels-in-high-fat-diet-induced-obese-female-mice
#16
Ercan Bastu, Umit Zeybek, Ebru Gurel Gurevin, Bahar Yüksel Ozgor, Faruk Celik, Nazli Okumus, Irem Demiral, Ozlem Dural, Cem Celik, Huri Bulut, Elif Ilkay Armutak, Bulent Baysal, Faruk Buyru, John Yeh
It has been documented that exogenously administered irisin (10(10) fibronectin-type III domain-containing 5 [FNDC5]), which is a new polypeptide hormone, induces the browning of subcutaneous fat and thermogenesis. In this study, effects of physical activity and exogenous administration of irisin were investigated on parameters related with reproduction and metabolism in the high-fat diet-induced obesity model of the female C57BL/6J mice. Sixty mice were gathered at age approximately 5 to 6weeks and were divided into 3 groups...
January 1, 2017: Reproductive Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583606/the-influence-of-age-antral-follicle-count-and-diestrous-ovulations-on-estrous-cycle-characteristics-of-mares
#17
Anthony Claes, Barry A Ball, Kirsten E Scoggin, Janet F Roser, Elizabeth M Woodward, Gabriel M Davolli, Edward L Squires, Mats H T Troedsson
Reproductive aging must be well understood to optimize the reproductive management of older mares and to predict their reproductive life-span. The objectives of this study were to: 1) examine age-related differences in follicular dynamics, endocrine profiles, and primordial follicle counts, 2) evaluate the influence of antral follicle count (AFC) on age-related changes in follicular parameters, and 3) determine the influence of diestrous ovulations on the estrous cycle. Young (3-8yr; n = 10), middle-aged (9-18 yr; n = 16), and old (>18 yr; n = 19) light horse mares were examined with transrectal ultrasonography to monitor follicular growth over two consecutive estrous cycles...
July 15, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580754/regional-distribution-and-integrity-of-equine-ovarian-pre-antral-follicles
#18
S M Gonzalez, C B da Silva, A G Lindquist, I Bufalo, F Morotti, L A Lisboa, M Seneda
The goal of this study was to determine the distribution of pre-antral follicles in the ovarian parenchyma of mares. For Experiment 1, each ovary was cut longitudinally at the greater curvature, performing two hemiovaries. After that, six fragments from each hemiovary were obtained, resulting in 12 fragments, which were divided into the innermost region of the parenchyma, the middle region and the outermost region. All the three obtained sections were cut transversally to obtain two fragments from each one...
June 4, 2017: Reproduction in Domestic Animals, Zuchthygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580717/the-development-and-integrity-of-equine-pre-antral-follicles-cultured-in-vitro-with-follicle-stimulating-hormone-fsh-supplementation
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M C Max, C B Silva, S M González, A G Lindquist, I Búfalo, R G Gomes, F Morotti, C B Costa, Trr Barreiros, L A Lisboa, M M Seneda
This study investigated the effects of different concentrations of FSH (10, 50, 100 and 200 ng/ml) in supplemented MEM+ on the development of equine pre-antral follicles that were cultured in vitro for 2 or 6 days. The ovaries (n = 5) from mares in seasonal anoestrus were collected from a local abattoir. Ten ovarian tissue fragments of approximately 3 × 3 × 1 mm were obtained from each animal. The fragments were cultured in situ for 2 days (D2) or 6 days (D6) in MEM+ or MEM+ supplemented with FSH at four different concentrations, establishing the following 11 groups: control (D0); MEM + (D2); MEM + (D6); MEM + 10 ng/ml of FSH (D2); MEM + 10 ng/ml of FSH (D6); MEM + 50 ng/ml of FSH (D2); MEM + 50 ng/ml of FSH (D6); MEM + 100 ng/ml of FSH (D2); MEM + 100 ng/ml of FSH (D6); MEM + 200 ng/ml of FSH (D2); and MEM + 200 ng/ml of FSH (D6)...
June 4, 2017: Reproduction in Domestic Animals, Zuchthygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28576861/pharmacological-inhibition-of-the-dna-damage-checkpoint-prevents-radiation-induced-oocyte-death
#20
Vera D Rinaldi, Kristin Hsieh, Robert Munroe, Ewelina M Bolcun-Filas, John C Schimenti
Ovarian function is directly correlated with survival of the primordial follicle reserve. Women diagnosed with cancer have a primary imperative of treating the cancer, but since the resting oocytes are hypersensitive to the DNA-damaging modalities of certain chemo- and radiotherapeutic regimens, such patients face the collateral outcome of premature loss of fertility and ovarian endocrine function. Current options for fertility preservation primarily include collection and cryopreservation of oocytes or in vitro fertilized oocytes, but this necessitates a delay in cancer treatment and additional assisted reproductive technology (ART) procedures...
June 2, 2017: Genetics
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