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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218391/mapk3-1-participates-in-the-activation-of-primordial-follicles-through-mtorc1-kitl-signaling
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Yu Zhao, Yu Zhang, Jia Li, Nana Zheng, Xiaoting Xu, Jing Yang, Guoliang Xia, Meijia Zhang
The majority of ovarian primordial follicles are preserved in a dormant state to maintain the female reproductive lifespan, and only a few primordial follicles are activated to enter the growing follicle pool in each wave. Recent studies have shown that primordial follicular activation depends on mammalian target of rapamycin complex 1 (mTORC1)-KIT ligand (KITL) signaling in pre-granulosa cells and its receptor (KIT)-phosphoinositol 3 kinase (PI3K) signaling in oocytes. However, the upstream regulator of mTORC1 signaling is unclear...
February 20, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208941/anti-mullerian-hormone-a-marker-of-ovarian-reserve-and-its-association-with-polycystic-ovarian-syndrome
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Anil Kumar Verma, Sarita Rajbhar, Jyoti Mishra, Mayank Gupta, Mratunjai Sharma, Geeta Deshmukh, Wahid Ali
INTRODUCTION: Anti-Mullerian Hormone (AMH) is a useful endocrine marker for assessing the ovarian reserve. AMH serum level reflects the number of follicles that have made the transition from the primordial pool into the growing follicle pool, and it is not controlled by gonadotropins. AIM: The present study was conducted to correlate serum AMH levels with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) and type of treatment protocol. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Serum AMH levels were performed in the early follicular phase (on 2(nd) day of menstrual cycle) both in infertile females including PCOS and control women...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208728/parabens-accelerate-ovarian-dysfunction-in-a-4-vinylcyclohexene-diepoxide-induced-ovarian-failure-model
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Jae-Hwan Lee, Myeongho Lee, Changhwan Ahn, Hee Young Kang, Dinh Nam Tran, Eui-Bae Jeung
Parabens are widely used preservatives in basic necessities such as cosmetic and pharmaceutical products. In previous studies, xenoestrogenic actions of parabens were reported in an immature rat model and a rat pituitary cell line (GH3 cells). The relationship between parabens and ovarian failure has not been described. In the present study, the influence of parabens on ovarian folliculogenesis and steroidogenesis was investigated. A disruptor of ovarian small pre-antral follicles, 4-vinylcyclohexene diepoxide (VCD, 40 mg/kg), was used to induce premature ovarian failure (POF)...
February 8, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197668/mechanisms-controlling-germline-cyst-breakdown-and-primordial-follicle-formation
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Chao Wang, Bo Zhou, Guoliang Xia
In fetal females, oogonia proliferate immediately after sex determination. The progress of mitosis in oogonia proceeds so rapidly that the incompletely divided cytoplasm of the sister cells forms cysts. The oogonia will then initiate meiosis and arrest at the diplotene stage of meiosis I, becoming oocytes. Within each germline cyst, oocytes with Balbiani bodies will survive after cyst breakdown (CBD). After CBD, each oocyte is enclosed by pre-granulosa cells to form a primordial follicle (PF). Notably, the PF pool formed perinatally will be the sole lifelong oocyte source of a female...
February 14, 2017: Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences: CMLS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188844/infertility-and-ovarian-follicle-reserve-depletion-are-associated-with-dysregulation-of-the-fsh-and-lh-receptor-density-in-human-antral-follicles
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Sheena L P Regan, Phil G Knight, John L Yovich, James D Stanger, Yee Leung, Frank Arfuso, Arun Dharmarajan, Ghanim Almahbobi
The low take-home baby rate in older women in Australia (5.8%) undergoing IVF is linked to the depletion of the ovarian reserve of primordial follicles. Oocyte depletion causes an irreversible change to ovarian function. We found that the young patient FSH receptor and LH receptor expression profile on the granulosa cells collected from different size follicles were similar to the expression profile reported in natural cycles in women and sheep. This was reversed in the older patients with poor ovarian reserve...
February 7, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182014/starvation-at-birth-impairs-germ-cell-cyst-breakdown-and-increases-autophagy-and-apoptosis-in-mouse-oocytes
#6
Yong-Yong Wang, Yuan-Chao Sun, Xiao-Feng Sun, Shun-Feng Cheng, Bo Li, Xi-Feng Zhang, Massimo De Felici, Wei Shen
The female reproductive lifespan is largely determined by the size of primordial follicle pool, which is established following germ cell cyst breakdown around birth. Almost two-third of oocytes are lost during germ cell cysts breakdown, following autophagic and apoptosis mechanisms. To investigate a possible relationship between germ cell cyst breakdown and nutrition supply, we established a starvation model in mouse pups at birth and evaluated the dynamics of cyst breakdown during nutrient deprivation. Our results showed that after 36 h of starvation between 1...
February 9, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182010/microrna-144-is-regulated-by-cp2-and-decreases-cox-2-expression-and-pge2-production-in-mouse-ovarian-granulosa-cells
#7
Jiawei Zhou, Bin Lei, Huanan Li, Lihua Zhu, Lei Wang, Hu Tao, Shuqi Mei, Fenge Li
Mammalian folliculogenesis is a complex process in which primordial follicles develop into pre-ovulatory follicles, followed by ovulation to release mature oocytes. In this study, we explored the role of miR-144 in ovulation. miR-144 was one of the differentially expressed microRNAs, which showed 5.59-fold changes, in pre-ovulatory ovarian follicles between Large White and Chinese Taihu sows detected by Solexa deep sequencing. We demonstrated that overexpression of miR-144 significantly decreased the luciferase reporter activity under the control of the cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) or mothers against decapentaplegic homologue 4 (Smad4) 3'-untranslated region (3'-UTR) and suppressed COX-2 and Smad4 expression...
February 9, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166994/deoxynivalenol-induces-toxic-effects-in-the-ovaries-of-pigs-an-ex%C3%A2-vivo-approach
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Juliana Rubira Gerez, Stela Silva Desto, Ana Paula Frederico Rodrigues Loureiro Bracarense
Deoxynivalenol (DON) is a frequently found trichothecene mycotoxin that elicits toxic effects on humans and animals. In pigs, DON induces changes in digestive and immune systems. Effects on the reproductive system are scarce and mainly based in in vitro models. The aim of this study was to evaluate, using an ex vivo model, the effects of DON on the morphology of ovaries of pigs in all stages of follicular development. Six 5-month-old pigs were used for sampling the explants. Thirty-six explants were incubated for 48 hours in culture medium (n = 18) or medium containing 10 μM of DON (n = 18)...
March 1, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28151980/lhx8-interacts-with-a-novel-germ-cell-specific-nuclear-factor-containing-an-nbl1-domain-in-rainbow-trout-oncorhynchus-mykiss
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Liyuan Fu, Prasanthi P Koganti, Jian Wang, Lei Wang, Cheng-Lun Wang, Jianbo Yao
Lhx8 is an important transcription factor that is preferentially expressed in germ cells. Lhx8 null mice are infertile due to lack of oocytes and impairment of the transition from primordial follicles to primary follicles. Lhx8 deficiency also affects the expression of many important oocyte-specific genes. In this study, we report the characterization of rainbow trout lhx8 genes and identification of a novel germ cell-specific nuclear factor that interacts with Lhx8. Two lhx8 genes, lhx8a and lhx8b, were identified, encoding proteins of 344 and 361 amino acids, respectively...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28143632/extracellular-like-matrices-and-leukaemia-inhibitory-factor-for-in-vitro-culture-of-human-primordial-follicles
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Assiel J Younis, Galit Lerer-Serfaty, Dana Stav, Bethsabee Sabbah, Tzippy Shochat, Gania Kessler-Icekson, Muayad A Zahalka, Michal Shachar-Goldenberg, Avi Ben-Haroush, Benjamin Fisch, Ronit Abir
The possibility of maturing human primordial follicles in vitro would assist fertility restoration without the danger of reseeding malignancies. Leukaemia inhibitory factor (LIF) and certain culture matrices may promote human follicular growth. The present study compared human primordial follicular growth on novel culture matrices, namely human recombinant vitronectin (hrVit), small intestine submucosa (SIS), alginate scaffolds and human recombinant virgin collagen bioengineered in tobacco plant lines (CollPlant)...
February 1, 2017: Reproduction, Fertility, and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28137855/amh-mis-as-a-contraceptive-that-protects-the-ovarian-reserve-during-chemotherapy
#11
Motohiro Kano, Amanda E Sosulski, LiHua Zhang, Hatice D Saatcioglu, Dan Wang, Nicholas Nagykery, Mary E Sabatini, Guangping Gao, Patricia K Donahoe, David Pépin
The ovarian reserve represents the stock of quiescent primordial follicles in the ovary which is gradually depleted during a woman's reproductive lifespan, resulting in menopause. Müllerian inhibiting substance (MIS) (or anti-Müllerian hormone/AMH), which is produced by granulosa cells of growing follicles, has been proposed as a negative regulator of primordial follicle activation. Here we show that long-term parenteral administration of superphysiological doses of MIS, using either an adeno-associated virus serotype 9 (AAV9) gene therapy vector or recombinant protein, resulted in a complete arrest of folliculogenesis in mice...
January 30, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28130407/a-putative-role-for-anti-m%C3%A3-llerian-hormone-amh-in-optimising-ovarian-reserve-expenditure
#12
Michael W Pankhurst
The mammalian ovary has a finite supply of oocytes which are contained within primordial follicles where they are arrested in a dormant state. The number of primordial follicles in the ovary at puberty is highly variable between females of the same species. Females that enter puberty with a small ovarian reserve are at risk of a shorter reproductive lifespan, as their ovarian reserve is expected to be depleted faster. One of the roles of anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH) is to inhibit primordial follicle activation which slows the rate at which the ovarian reserve is depleted...
January 27, 2017: Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28112758/regeneration-of-thyroid-follicles-from-primordial-cells-in-a-murine-thyroidectomized-model
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Junguee Lee, Shinae Yi, Joon Young Chang, Yea Eun Kang, Hyun Jung Kim, Ki Cheol Park, Keum-Jin Yang, Hae Joung Sul, Jong Ok Kim, Hyon-Seung Yi, Xuguang Zhu, Sheue-Yann Cheng, Minho Shong
The functional unit of the thyroid gland, the thyroid follicle, dynamically responds to various stimuli to maintain thyroid hormone homeostasis. However, thyroid follicles in the adult human thyroid gland have a very limited regenerative capacity following partial resection of the thyroid gland. To gain insight into follicle regeneration in the adult thyroid gland, we observed the regeneration processes of murine thyroid follicles after partial resection of the lower third of the thyroid gland in 10-week-old male C57BL/6 mice...
January 23, 2017: Laboratory Investigation; a Journal of Technical Methods and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28111812/dynamic-changes-in-mitochondrial-dna-distribution-and-activity-within-cat-oocytes-during-folliculogenesis
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N Songsasen, L H Henson, W Tipkantha, C Thongkittidilok, J H Henson, K Chatdarong, P Comizzoli
Mitochondria play fundamental roles during oocyte development. The accumulation and spatial redistribution of these energy-producing organelles have been linked to the developmental competence of mammalian oocytes. Here, we assessed the copy number, distribution and activity of mitochondria within cat oocytes during folliculogenesis. In Experiment 1, oocytes were recovered from primordial (n = 152), primary (112), secondary (95), early (131), small (118), antral (86) and advanced antral (5) stages follicles, and mitochondria DNA extracted and quantified using qPCR...
January 22, 2017: Reproduction in Domestic Animals, Zuchthygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089945/zearalenone-exposure-impairs-ovarian-primordial-follicle-formation-via-down-regulation-of-lhx8-expression-in-vitro
#15
Guo-Liang Zhang, Xiao-Feng Sun, Yan-Zhong Feng, Bo Li, Ya-Peng Li, Fan Yang, Charles Martin Nyachoti, Wei Shen, Shi-Duo Sun, Lan Li
Zearalenone (ZEA) is an estrogenic mycotoxin mainly produced as a secondary metabolite by numerous species of Fusarium. Previous work showed that ZEA had a negative impact on domestic animals with regard to reproduction. The adverse effects and the mechanisms of ZEA on mammalian ovarian folliculogenesis remain largely unknown, particularly its effect on primordial follicle formation. Thus, we investigated the biological effects of ZEA exposure on murine ovarian germ cell cyst breakdown and primordial follicle assembly...
January 12, 2017: Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078843/association-between-expression-of-cumulus-expansion-markers-and-real-time-proliferation-of-porcine-follicular-granulosa-cells-in-a-primary-cell-culture-model
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S Ciesiółka, J Budna, A Bryja, W Kranc, A Chachuła, M Dyszkiewicz-Konwińska, H Piotrowska, D Bukowska, P Antosik, M Bruska, K P Brüssow, M Nowicki, M Zabel, B Kempisty
Folliculogenesis is a compound process that involves both ovarian follicle growth and oocyte development, which is tightly attached to the follicular wall. During this process, cells that form the follicle structure undergo substantial morphological and molecular modifications that finally lead to differentiation and specialization of ovarian follicular cells. The differentiation of ovarian cells encompasses formation of follicle, which is composed of theca (TCs), mural granulosa (GCs), and cumulus cells (CCs)...
October 2016: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045561/age-related-changes-in-gene-expression-patterns-of-immature-and-aged-rat-primordial-follicles
#17
Vijayakumar Govindaraj, Harshini Krishnagiri, Payal Chakraborty, Madavan Vasudevan, A Jagannadha Rao
Women are born with millions of primordial follicles which gradually decrease with increasing age and this irreversible supply of follicles completely exhausts at menopause. The fertility capacity of women diminishes in parallel with aging. The mechanisms for reproductive aging are not fully understood. We have observed a decline in Brca1 mediated DNA repair in aging rat primordial follicles. To further understand the age-related molecular changes, we performed microarray gene expression analysis using total RNA extracted from immature (18 to 20 day old) and aged (400 to 450 day old) rat primordial follicles...
January 3, 2017: Systems Biology in Reproductive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040471/developmental-effects-of-imatinib-mesylate-on-follicle-assembly-and-early-activation-of-primordial-follicle-pool-in-postnatal-rat-ovary
#18
Babak Asadi-Azarbaijani, Regiane R Santos, Kirsi Jahnukainen, Saskia Braber, Majorie B M van Buursen, Jorma Toppari, Ola D Saugstad, Mirja Nurmio, Irma C Oskam
Imatinib mesylate is an anti-cancer agent that competitively inhibits several receptor tyrosine kinases (RTKs). RTKs play important roles in the regulation of primordial follicle formation, the recruitment of primordial follicles into the pool of growing follicles and maturation of the follicles. In the present study, we investigated the effects of the tyrosine kinase inhibitor imatinib on primordial follicle assembly and early folliculogenesis in postnatal rats. Female Sprague-Dawley rats were treated with either imatinib (150mg/kg) or placebo (water) on postnatal days 2-4...
December 28, 2016: Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27997888/rasd1-knockdown-results-in-failure-of-oocyte-maturation
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Youngeun Lee, Kyeoung-Hwa Kim, Hyemin Yoon, Ok-Hee Lee, Eunyoung Kim, Miseon Park, Hoon Jang, Kwonho Hong, Hyuk Song, Jung Jae Ko, Woo Sik Lee, Kyung-Ah Lee, Eun Mi Chang, Youngsok Choi
BACKGROUND: Ras dexamethasone-induced protein (RASD1) is a member of Ras superfamily of small GTPases. RASD1 regulates various signaling pathways involved in iron homeostasis, growth hormone secretion, and circadian rhythm. However, RASD1 function in oocyte remains unknown. METHODS: Using immunohistochemistry, immunofluorescence, and quantitative real-time RT-PCR, RASD1 expression in mouse ovary and RASD1 role in oocyte maturation-related gene expression, spindle formation, and chromosome alignment were analyzed...
2016: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27986806/repair-of-meiotic-dna-breaks-and-homolog-pairing-in-mouse-meiosis-requires-a-minichromosome-maintenance-mcm-paralog
#20
Adrian J McNairn, Vera D Rinaldi, John C Schimenti
The mammalian Mcm-domain containing 2 (Mcmdc2) gene encodes a protein of unknown function that is homologous to the minichromosome maintenance family of DNA replication licensing and helicase factors. Drosophila melanogaster contains two separate genes, the Mei-MCMs, which appear to have arisen from a single ancestral Mcmdc2 gene. The Mei-MCMs are involved in promoting meiotic crossovers by blocking the anticrossover activity of BLM helicase, a function presumably performed by MSH4 and MSH5 in metazoans. Here, we report that MCMDC2-deficient mice of both sexes are viable but sterile...
February 2017: Genetics
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