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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195108/mucoepidermoid-carcinoma-in-a-mature-cystic-teratoma-a-rare-case-report-with-review-of-literature
#1
Yasmin Altaf Momin, Medha Pradip Kulkarni, Amitkumar Bapuso Pandav, Kalpana Ranjitsingh Sulhyan
Mature cystic teratoma, also known as dermoid cyst, is the most common germ cell tumor of the ovary with a relative incidence of 20%. Rarely, dermoid cysts undergo malignant transformation (0.94%-2%). We report a case of mucoepidermoid carcinoma within a mature cystic teratoma in a 35-year-old female.
January 2017: Indian Journal of Pathology & Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193840/co-chaperone-hsp70-hsp90-organizing-protein-hop-is-required-for-transposon-silencing-and-pirna-biogenesis
#2
Joseph A Karam, Rasesh Y Parikh, Dhananjaya Nayak, David Rosenkranz, Vamsi K Gangaraju
piRNAs are 26-30nt germ-line specific small non-coding RNAs that have evolutionarily conserved function in mobile genetic element (transposons) silencing and maintenance of genome integrity. Drosophila Hsp70/90 Organizing Protein Homolog (Hop), a co-chaperone, interacts with piRNA binding protein Piwi and mediates silencing of phenotypic variations. However, it is not known if Hop has a direct role in piRNA biogenesis and transposon silencing. Here, we show that knockdown of Hop in the germ-line nurse cells (GLKD) of Drosophila ovaries leads to activation of transposons...
February 13, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193725/the-tgf-%C3%AE-family-in-the-reproductive-tract
#3
Diana Monsivais, Martin M Matzuk, Stephanie A Pangas
The transforming growth factor β (TGF-β) family has a profound impact on the reproductive function of various organisms. In this review, we discuss how highly conserved members of the TGF-β family influence the reproductive function across several species. We briefly discuss how TGF-β-related proteins balance germ-cell proliferation and differentiation as well as dauer entry and exit in Caenorhabditis elegans. In Drosophila melanogaster, TGF-β-related proteins maintain germ stem-cell identity and eggshell patterning...
February 13, 2017: Cold Spring Harbor Perspectives in Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190728/juvenile-hormone-suppresses-resistance-to-infection-in-mated-female-drosophila-melanogaster
#4
Robin A Schwenke, Brian P Lazzaro
Hormonal signaling provides metazoans with the ability to regulate development, growth, metabolism, immune defense, and reproduction in response to internal and external stimuli. The use of hormones as central regulators of physiology makes them prime candidates for mediating allocation of resources to competing biological functions (i.e., hormonal pleiotropy) [1]. In animals, reproductive effort often results in weaker immune responses (e.g., [2-4]), and this reduction is sometimes linked to hormone signaling (see [5-7])...
February 8, 2017: Current Biology: CB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187502/protein-kinase-c-activity-in-boar-sperm
#5
J M Teijeiro, P E Marini, M J Bragado, L J Garcia-Marin
Male germ cells undergo different processes within the female reproductive tract to successfully fertilize the oocyte. These processes are triggered by different extracellular stimuli leading to activation of protein phosphorylation. Protein kinase C (PKC) is a key regulatory enzyme in signal transduction mechanisms involved in many cellular processes. Studies in boar sperm demonstrated a role for PKC in the intracellular signaling involved in motility and cellular volume regulation. Experiments using phorbol 12-myristate 13-acetate (PMA) showed increases in the Serine/Threonine phosphorylation of substrates downstream of PKC in boar sperm...
February 10, 2017: Andrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182799/in-vivo-acrylamide-exposure-may-cause-severe-toxicity-to-mouse-oocytes-through-its-metabolite-glycidamide
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Duru Aras, Zeynep Cakar, Sinan Ozkavukcu, Alp Can, Ozgur Cinar
High acrylamide (ACR) content in heat-processed carbohydrate-rich foods, as well as roasted products such as coffee, almonds etc., has been found to be as a risk factor for carcinogenicity and genotoxicity by The World Health Organization. Glycidamide (GLY), the epoxide metabolite of ACR, is processed by the cytochrome P-450 enzyme system and has also been found to be a genotoxic agent. The aim of this study was to determine whether ACR and/or GLY have any detrimental effect on the meiotic cell division of oocytes...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182014/starvation-at-birth-impairs-germ-cell-cyst-breakdown-and-increases-autophagy-and-apoptosis-in-mouse-oocytes
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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/28174243/efficient-talen-mediated-gene-targeting-of-chicken-primordial-germ-cells
#8
Lorna Taylor, Daniel F Carlson, Sunil Nandi, Adrian Sherman, Scott C Fahrenkrug, Michael J McGrew
In this work we use TALE nucleases (TALENs) to target a reporter construct to the DDX4 (vasa) locus in chicken primordial germ cells. Vasa is a key germ cell determinant in many animal species and is posited to control avian germ cell formation. We show that TALENs mediate homology directed repair of the DDX4 locus on the Z sex chromosome at high (8.1%) efficiencies. Large genetic deletions of 30kb encompassing the entire DDX4 locus were also created using a single TALEN pair. The targeted PGCs were germ line competent and were used to produce DDX4 null offspring...
February 7, 2017: Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166073/ovarian-tumors-pattern-of-histomorphological-types-a-10-years-study-in-a-tertiary-referral-center-and-review-of-literature
#9
A Ghosh, D Ghartimagar, S Thapa, B Sathian, R Narasimhan, O P Talwar
Background Ovarian cancer accounts for 6% of all cancers in females. Among cancers of female genital tract, the incidence of ovarian cancers ranks below only carcinoma of the cervix and the endometrium. Objective To find the frequency of different types of histomorphological types and their association with age, side and size distribution. Method This study is a hospital based retrospective study carried out in the Department of Pathology, Manipal Teaching Hospital over a time period from Jan. 2006 to Sep. 2015...
April 2016: Kathmandu University Medical Journal (KUMJ)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160575/safety-and-efficacy-of-bleomycin-pingyangmycin-containing-chemotherapy-regimens-for-malignant-germ-cell-tumor-patients-in-the-female-genital-system
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Qianying Zhao, Dongyan Cao, Mei Yu, Jiaxin Yang, Yongjian Liu, Yang Xiang, Ming Wu, Lingya Pan, Jinghe Lang, Kaifeng Xu, Jiangna Han, Keng Shen
OBJECTIVES: To comprehensively evaluate the safety and effectiveness of bleomycin/pingyangmycin-containing chemotherapy for female patients with malignant germ cell tumors in their genital system; to assess the diagnostic value of pulmonary function tests for bleomycin-induced pulmonary toxicity. METHODS: Data from a cohort of 120 patients, collected across 25 years, was reviewed. Chemotherapy-related adverse events were routinely monitored. Pulmonary toxicity was diagnosed and graded according to serial pulmonary function testing results, and potential impact factors were explored...
February 2, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150810/differential-lactate-and-cholesterol-synthetic-activities-in-xy-and-xx-sertoli-cells
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Yurina Shishido, Takashi Baba, Tetsuya Sato, Yuichi Shima, Kanako Miyabayashi, Miki Inoue, Haruhiko Akiyama, Hiroshi Kimura, Yoshiakira Kanai, Yasuhiro Ishihara, Shogo Haraguchi, Akira Miyazaki, Damjana Rozman, Takeshi Yamazaki, Man-Ho Choi, Yasuyuki Ohkawa, Mikita Suyama, Ken-Ichirou Morohashi
SRY, a sex-determining gene, induces testis development in chromosomally female (XX) individuals. However, mouse XX Sertoli cells carrying Sry (XX/Sry Sertoli cells) are incapable of fully supporting germ cell development, even when the karyotype of the germ cells is XY. While it has therefore been assumed that XX/Sry Sertoli cells are not functionally equivalent to XY Sertoli cells, it has remained unclear which specific functions are affected. To elucidate the functional difference, we compared the gene expression of XY and XX/Sry Sertoli cells...
February 2, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28135773/epidemiological-study-of-paediatric-germ-cell-tumours-revealed-the-incidence-and-distribution-that-was-expected-but-a-low-mortality-rate
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Madeline Evers, Catherine Rechnitzer, Niels Graem, Peder Skov Wehner, Henrik Schroeder, Steen Rosthoej, Christiane Hammershaimb Mosbech, Christina Engel Hoei-Hansen, Astrid Sehested, Taryn D Treger, Jesper Brok
AIM: Germ cell tumours (GCTs) are a rare heterogeneous tumour group derived from primordial germ cells, which can be benign or malignant and occur in the gonads or extragonadally. This study mapped the paediatric GCTs in Denmark from 1984-2013 to study the incidence and outcome. METHODS: We identified paediatric GCTs from the Danish Childhood Cancer and National Pathology Registries and reviewed the case records for patient characteristics, tumour characteristics and clinical outcome...
January 30, 2017: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28132849/non-canonical-and-sexually-dimorphic-x-dosage-compensation-states-in-the-mouse-and-human-germline
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Mahesh N Sangrithi, Helene Royo, Shantha K Mahadevaiah, Obah Ojarikre, Leena Bhaw, Abdul Sesay, Antoine H F M Peters, Michael Stadler, James M A Turner
Somatic X dosage compensation requires two mechanisms: X inactivation balances X gene output between males (XY) and females (XX), while X upregulation, hypothesized by Ohno and documented in vivo, balances X gene with autosomal gene output. Whether X dosage compensation occurs in germ cells is unclear. We show that mouse and human germ cells exhibit non-canonical X dosage states that differ from the soma and between the sexes. Prior to genome-wide reprogramming, X upregulation is present, consistent with Ohno's hypothesis...
February 6, 2017: Developmental Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28131763/oogenesis-in-three-species-of-naidinae-annelida-clitellata-is-extraovarian-of-the-stylaria-type
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Szymon Gorgoń, Agata Wardas, Mariola Krodkiewska, Piotr Świątek
Older observations, which were based solely on light microscopy, suggested that the main stages of oogenesis such as yolk uptake, take place outside the ovary, i.e. in the body or the ovisac cavity in some groups of clitellate annelids. Such extraovarian oogenesis was observed in naidines (Naidinae). Because there are no current data about the ovary organization and the course of oogenesis in Naidinae, we analyzed female gametogenesis in three common representatives of this taxon - Stylaria lacustris, Chaetogaster diaphanus and Ripistes parasita - using light, fluorescent and transmission electron microscopy...
September 15, 2016: Zoology: Analysis of Complex Systems, ZACS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28118982/sox4-regulates-gonad-morphogenesis-and-promotes-male-germ-cell-differentiation-in-mice
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Liang Zhao, Michel Arsenault, Ee Ting Ng, Enya Longmuss, Tevin Chui-Ying Chau, Sunny Hartwig, Peter Koopman
The group C SOX transcription factors SOX4, -11 and -12 play important and mutually overlapping roles in development of a number of organs. Here, we examined the role of SoxC genes during gonadal development in mice. All three genes were expressed in developing gonads of both sexes, predominantly in somatic cells, with Sox4 being most strongly expressed. Sox4 deficiency resulted in elongation of both ovaries and testes, and an increased number of testis cords. While female germ cells entered meiosis normally, male germ cells showed reduced levels of differentiation markers Nanos2 and Dnmt3l and increased levels of pluripotency genes Cripto and Nanog, suggesting that SOX4 may normally act to restrict the pluripotency period of male germ cells and ensure their proper differentiation...
January 21, 2017: Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28112985/comparison-of-human-amniotic-chorionic-and-umbilical-cord-multipotent-mesenchymal-stem-cells-regarding-their-capacity-for-differentiation-toward-female-germ-cells
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Hamid Reza Asgari, Mohammad Akbari, Hossein Yazdekhasti, Zahra Rajabi, Shadan Navid, Fereshte Aliakbari, Niloufar Abbasi, Freidon Sargolzaei Aval, Alireza Shams, Mehdi Abbasi
Placenta harbors a plentiful source of various cells with stem cells or stem-like cell properties, which can be used in therapeutic procedures and research. Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) have attracted much attention due to their specific differentiation potential and tolerogenic properties. MSCs have been isolated from different parts of placenta; however, in this study, we isolated MSCs from amnion and chorion membrane, as well as umbilical cord (Wharton's jelly [WJ]) and compared their capacity regarding differentiation toward female germ cells under influence of 10 ng/mL BMP4...
February 2017: Cellular Reprogramming
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28111005/excision-of-retroperitoneal-germ-cell-tumor-in-children-a-distinct-surgical-challenge
#17
Sajid S Qureshi, Praveen Kammar, Seema Kembhavi
PURPOSE: The excision of retroperitoneal germ cell tumor (GCT) is a surgical challenge compounded by the absence of definite surgical guidelines. The aim of this study is to present the surgical difficulties and morbidity associated with resection of these tumors. METHODS: Fifteen patients (7 males and 8 females) undergoing excision of retroperitoneal GCT between February 2008 and February 2016 were evaluated. RESULTS: Except for an adolescent, the majority of patients were infants (median age: 4months)...
January 14, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073973/human-foetal-ovary-shares-meiotic-preventing-factors-with-the-developing-testis
#18
Nelly Frydman, Marine Poulain, Brahim Arkoun, Clotilde Duquenne, Sophie Tourpin, Sébastien Messiaen, René Habert, Virginie Rouiller-Fabre, Alexandra Benachi, Gabriel Livera
STUDY QUESTION: How can pre-meiotic germ cells persist in the human foetal ovary? SUMMARY ANSWER: Numerous oogonia escaping meiotic entry were retrieved throughout human ovarian development simultaneously with the expression of signalling pathways preventing meiosis, typically described in the rodent embryonic testis. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: The transition from mitosis to meiosis is a key event in female germ cells that remains poorly documented in research on the human ovary...
January 9, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031483/speedy-a-cdk2-binding-mediates-initial-telomere-nuclear-envelope-attachment-during-meiotic-prophase-i-independent-of-cdk2-activation
#19
Zhaowei Tu, Mustafa Bilal Bayazit, Hongbin Liu, Jingjing Zhang, Kiran Busayavalasa, Sanjiv Risal, Jingchen Shao, Ande Satyanarayana, Vincenzo Coppola, Lino Tessarollo, Meenakshi Singh, Chunwei Zheng, Chunsheng Han, Zijiang Chen, Philipp Kaldis, Jan-Åke Gustafsson, Kui Liu
Telomere attachment to the nuclear envelope (NE) is a prerequisite for chromosome movement during meiotic prophase I that is required for pairing of homologous chromosomes, synapsis, and homologous recombination. Here we show that Speedy A, a noncanonical activator of cyclin-dependent kinases (Cdks), is specifically localized to telomeres in prophase I male and female germ cells in mice, and plays an essential role in the telomere-NE attachment. Deletion of Spdya in mice disrupts telomere-NE attachment, and this impairs homologous pairing and synapsis and leads to zygotene arrest in male and female germ cells...
January 17, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28007692/micrornas-are-stored-in-human-mii-oocyte-and-their-expression-profile-changes-in-reproductive-aging
#20
Rosalia Battaglia, Maria Elena Vento, Marco Ragusa, Davide Barbagallo, Alessandro La Ferlita, Giovanna Di Emidio, Placido Borzí, Paolo Giovanni Artini, Paolo Scollo, Carla Tatone, Michele Purrello, Cinzia Di Pietro
Maternal RNAs are synthesized by the oocyte during its growth; some of them are utilized for oocyte-specific processes and metabolism, others are stored and used during early development before embryonic genome activation. The appropriate expression of complex sets of genes is needed for oocyte maturation and early embryo development. In spite of the basic role of noncoding RNAs in the regulation of gene expression, few studies have analyzed their role in human oocytes. In this study, we identified the microRNAs (miRNAs) expressed in human metaphase II stage oocytes, and found that some of them are able to control pluripotency, chromatin remodeling, and early embryo development...
December 2016: Biology of Reproduction
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