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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919266/arrest-at-the-diplotene-stage-of-meiotic-prophase-i-is-delayed-by-progesterone-but-is-not-required-for-primordial-follicle-formation-in-mice
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Sudipta Dutta, Deion M Burks, Melissa E Pepling
BACKGROUND: In mammalian females, reproductive capacity is determined by the size of the primordial follicle pool. During embryogenesis, oogonia divide mitotically but cytokinesis is incomplete so oogonia remain connected in germ cell cysts. Oogonia begin to enter meiosis at 13.5 days postcoitum in the mouse and over several days, oocytes progress through the stages of meiotic prophase I arresting in the diplotene stage. Concurrently, germ cell cysts break apart and individual oocytes become surrounded by granulosa cells forming primordial follicles...
December 5, 2016: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology: RB&E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912078/mouse-double-minute-2-homolog-actively-suppresses-p53-activity-in-oocytes-during-mouse-folliculogenesis
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Chen-Xi Zhang, Qin Zhang, Yin-Yin Xie, Xue-Yan He, Cong Xiang, Xiao-Shuang Hou, Ying Zhou, Lai Chen, Guo-Xin Zhang, Geng Liu
The p53 signaling network is indispensible in cellular stress responses and tumor suppression. Negative regulations of p53 by mouse double minute 2 and 4 homologs (MDM2) and (MDM4) are an integrated component of the network and have been implicated in regulating the stress responses and the maintenance of normal development and homeostasis of multiple somatic cell lineages. However, the regulatory role of MDM2 on p53 and stress responses in female germ cells remains undetermined. Here, we used the Cre-loxP system to delete Mdm2 in oocytes at different stages of folliculogenesis in mice...
November 29, 2016: American Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896428/xci-escaping-gene-kdm5c-contributes-to-ovarian-development-via-downregulating-mir-320a
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Yi-Xi Sun, Yi-Xin Zhang, Dan Zhang, Chen-Ming Xu, Song-Chang Chen, Jun-Yu Zhang, Ye-Chun Ruan, Feng Chen, Run-Ju Zhang, Ye-Qing Qian, Yi-Feng Liu, Lu-Yang Jin, Tian-Tian Yu, Hai-Yan Xu, Yu-Qin Luo, Xin-Mei Liu, Fei Sun, Jian-Zhong Sheng, He-Feng Huang
Mechanisms underlying female gonadal dysgenesis remain unclarified and relatively unstudied. Whether X-chromosome inactivation (XCI)-escaping genes and microRNAs (miRNAs) contribute to this condition is currently unknown. We compared 45,X Turner Syndrome women with 46,XX normal women, and investigated differentially expressed miRNAs in Turner Syndrome through plasma miRNA sequencing. We found that miR-320a was consistently upregulated not only in 45,X plasma and peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs), but also in 45,X fetal gonadal tissues...
November 28, 2016: Human Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895375/clinical-profile-treatment-and-survival-outcomes-of-peadiatric-germ-cell-tumours-a-pakistani-perspective
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Irfan Ul Islam Nasir, Muhammad Ijaz Ashraf, Nouman Ahmed, Muhammad Fahd Shah, Muhammad Taqi Pirzada, Amir Ali Syed, Abid Quddus Qazi
Germ Cell Tumours (GCTs) are rare tumours. Generally 80% are benign and 20% malignant with a bimodal age distribution. The retrospective study was conducted at Shaukat Khanum Cancer Hospital, Lahore, Pakistan, and comprised all paediatric patients below 18 years of age who received treatment for histology-proven GCT from 2006 to 2014. Of the 207 patients, 98(42.3%) were males and 109(52.7%) were females. The most common GCT was yolk sac tumour in 90(43.5%) children followed by mixed GCT in 40(19.3%) and dysgerminoma in 34(16...
October 2016: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27880854/increased-paternal-age-at-conception-is-associated-with-transcriptomic-changes-involved-in-mitochondrial-function-in-elderly-individuals
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Tapio Nevalainen, Laura Kananen, Saara Marttila, Juulia Jylhävä, Marja Jylhä, Antti Hervonen, Mikko Hurme
The increased paternal age at conception (PAC) has been associated with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), schizophrenia and other neurodevelopmental disorders, thus raising questions that imply, potential health concerns in the offspring. As opposed to female oogonia, the male germ cells undergo hundreds of cell divisions during the fertile years. Thus, the advanced paternal age is associated with increase of point mutations in the male spermatogonia DNA, implying that this could be the major driving mechanism behind the paternal age effect observed in the offspring...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876644/dinotefuran-induced-morphophysiological-changes-in-semi-engorged-females-rhipicephalus-sanguineus-latreille-1806-acari-ixodidae-ticks-ultra-structural-evaluation
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Patrícia Rosa de Oliveira, Luis Adriano Anholeto, Gerváso Henrique Bechara, Maria Izabel Camargo Mathias
The present study demonstrated the effects of dinotefuran (active ingredient of the acaricide Protetor Pet(®)) on the ovary and midgut cells of semi engorged R. sanguineus females exposed to different concentrations of this chemical. For this, 120 semi-engorged females were divided into four treatment groups with 30 individuals each: group I or control (distilled water), group II (5000ppm), groups III (6250ppm) and group IV (8334ppm of dinotefuran). All the ticks were immersed in the different concentrations of dinotefuran or in distilled water for 5min and then dried and kept in BOD incubator for 7days...
November 19, 2016: Acta Tropica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864217/risk-of-second-malignant-neoplasms-in-women-and-girls-with-germ-cell-tumors
#7
Z Liao, M C Rodrigues, J N Poynter, J F Amatruda, C Rodriguez-Galindo, A L Frazier
Background While an elevated risk of second malignant neoplasms (SMNs) has been observed in men treated for germ cell tumors (GCTs), risk of SMNs have not been quantified in adult women nor in girls treated for GCTs.Patients and Methods One-year survivors of primary GCTs diagnosed between January 1980 and December 2012 were identified from Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results registries (SEER 9). Risk of SMNs were calculated using SEER*Stat.Results Among 1,507 patients, a total of 47 SMNs were identified...
November 17, 2016: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862157/gonadal-tumour-risk-in-292-phenotypic-female-patients-with-disorders-of-sex-development-containing-y-chromosome-or-y-derived-sequence
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He Huang, Chunqing Wang, Qinjie Tian
OBJECTIVE: Phenotypic female disorders of sex development (DSD) patients with Y chromosome or Y-derived sequence have an increased risk of gonadal germ cell tumours (GCTs). The objective of the study was to evaluate tumour risk of DSD, summarize the clinical characteristics of patients with GCTs and propose management suggestions. METHODS: Medical records of 292 patients diagnosed DSD and undergoing bilateral gonadectomy at Peking Union Medical College Hospital from January 1996 to March 2016 were retrospectively reviewed...
October 13, 2016: Clinical Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27856173/fertility-in-disorders-of-sex-development-a-review
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REVIEW
J P Van Batavia, T F Kolon
INTRODUCTION: Disorders of sex development (DSD) are a heterogeneous group of complex conditions that can affect chromosomal, gonadal, and/or phenotypical sex. In addition to impacts on internal and external genitalia,these conditions can affect fertility potentialto various degrees. In this review we discuss fertility issues including gonadalpreservation and reproductive outcomes based on specific DSD conditions. METHODS AND MATERIALS: A systematic literature review was performed on Embase(™), PubMed(®), and Google Scholar(™) for disordersof sex development and infertility...
November 3, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27817857/-cancer-in-adolescents-and-young-adults-in-france-epidemiology-and-pathways-of-care
#10
Emmanuel Desandes, Brigitte Lacour, Jacqueline Clavel
In adolescents and young adults (AYA), cancers are rare but represent the third significant cause of death. The aim of this paper was to investigate epidemiological data and pathways of care of AYA in France. During the 2000-2008 period, overall age-standardized incidence rates (ASR) were 254.1/10(6) in 15-24-year-olds. The most frequently diagnosed cancers in male AYA were malignant gonadal germ-cell tumors and Hodgkin's lymphoma, and were melanoma, thyroid carcinoma and Hodgkin's disease in females. The ASR appeared stable over time...
November 3, 2016: Bulletin du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27811987/a-critical-role-of-solute-carrier-22a14-in-sperm-motility-and-male-fertility-in-mice
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Shin-Ya Maruyama, Momoe Ito, Yuusuke Ikami, Yu Okitsu, Chizuru Ito, Kiyotaka Toshimori, Wataru Fujii, Keiichiro Yogo
We previously identified solute carrier 22a14 (Slc22a14) as a spermatogenesis-associated transmembrane protein in mice. Although Slc22a14 is a member of the organic anion/cation transporter family, its expression profile and physiological role have not been elucidated. Here, we show that Slc22a14 is crucial for sperm motility and male fertility in mice. Slc22a14 is expressed specifically in male germ cells, and mice lacking the Slc22a14 gene show severe male infertility. Although the overall differentiation of sperm was normal, Slc22a14(-/-) cauda epididymal spermatozoa showed reduced motility with abnormal flagellar bending...
November 4, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27802173/widespread-failure-to-complete-meiosis-does-not-impair-fecundity-in-parthenogenetic-whiptail-lizards
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Aracely A Newton, Robert R Schnittker, Zulin Yu, Sarah S Munday, Diana P Baumann, William B Neaves, Peter Baumann
Parthenogenetic species of whiptail lizards in the genus Aspidoscelis constitute a striking example of speciation by hybridization, in which first-generation hybrids instantly attain reproductive isolation and procreate as clonal all-female lineages. Production of eggs containing a full complement of chromosomes in the absence of fertilization involves genome duplication prior to the meiotic divisions. In these pseudo-tetraploid oocytes, pairing and recombination occur exclusively between identical chromosomes instead of homologs; a deviation from the normal meiotic program that maintains heterozygosity...
December 1, 2016: Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27790443/pure-large-cell-neuroendocrine-carcinoma-of-the-ovary-with-metastasis-to-cervix-a-rare-case-report-and-review-of-literature
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Lakshmi Agarwal, Bhawna Gupta, Ayushi Jain
Ovarian Large Cell Neuroendocrine Carcinoma (LCNEC) is a recently described rare entity, which even more rarely occurs in a 'pure' form without any associated surface epithelial-stromal or germ cell component. Cervix metastasis of ovarian LCNEC has not been reported previously. We report here a case of ovarian LCNEC in a 35-year-old female who presented with abdominal pain and amenorrhea. Grossly the left ovary showed a solid cystic tumour measuring 6 cm in diameter. Histological examination showed a pure LCNEC without any associated component, confirmed by immunohistochemistry...
September 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27789408/lymphoblast-derived-integration-free-ips-cell-line-from-a-female-67-year-old-alzheimer-s-disease-patient-with-trem2-r47h-missense-mutation
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Friederike Schröter, Kristel Sleegers, Elise Cuyvers, Martina Bohndorf, Wasco Wruck, Christine Van Broeckhoven, James Adjaye
Human lymphoblast cells from a female patient diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease (AD) possessing the missense mutation TREM2 p.R47H were used to generate integration-free induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) employing episomal plasmids expressing OCT4, SOX2, NANOG, LIN28, c-MYC and L-MYC. The iPSCs retained the TREM2 mutation, and were defined as pluripotent based on (i) expression of pluripotent-associated markers, (ii) embryoid body-based differentiation into cell types representative of the three germ layers and (iii) the similarity between the transcriptomes of the iPSC line and the human embryonic stem cell line H1 with a Pearson correlation of 0...
October 20, 2016: Stem Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27789404/establishment-of-ehmt1-mutant-induced-pluripotent-stem-cell-ipsc-line-from-a-11-year-old-kleefstra-syndrome-ks-patient-with-autism-and-normal-intellectual-performance
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Eszter Varga, Csilla Nemes, Zsuzsanna Táncos, István Bock, Sára Berzsenyi, György Lévay, Viktor Román, Julianna Kobolák, András Dinnyés
Peripheral blood was collected from a clinically characterized female Kleefstra syndrome patient with a heterozygous, de novo, premature termination codon (PTC) mutation (NM_024757.4(EHMT1):c.3413G>A; p.Trp1138Ter). Peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) were reprogrammed with the human OSKM transcription factors using the Sendai-virus (SeV) delivery system. The pluripotency of transgene-free iPSC line was verified by the expression of pluripotency-associated markers and by in vitro spontaneous differentiation towards the 3 germ layers...
October 2, 2016: Stem Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27789401/generation-of-human-induced-pluripotent-stem-cell-ipsc-line-from-an-unaffected-female-carrier-of-mucopolysaccharidosis-type-ii-mps-ii-disorder
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Eszter Varga, Csilla Nemes, Eszter Kovács, István Bock, Norbert Varga, Anita Fehér, András Dinnyés, Julianna Kobolák
Peripheral blood was collected from a 39-year-old unaffected female carrier of an X-linked recessive mutation of Iduronate 2-sulfatase gene (NM_000202.7(IDS):c.85C>T) causing MPS II (OMIM 309900). Peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) were reprogrammed by lentiviral delivery of a self-silencing hOKSM polycistronic vector. The pluripotency of iPSC line was confirmed by the expression of pluripotency-associated markers and in vitro spontaneous differentiation towards the 3 germ layers. The iPSC showed normal karyotype...
October 3, 2016: Stem Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27770035/replication-errors-made-during-oogenesis-lead-to-detectable-de-novo-mtdna-mutations-in-zebrafish-oocytes-with-a-low-mtdna-copy-number
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Auke B C Otten, Alphons P M Stassen, Michiel Adriaens, Mike Gerards, Richard G J Dohmen, Adriana J Timmer, Sabina J V Vanherle, Rick Kamps, Iris B W Boesten, Jo M Vanoevelen, Marc Muller, Hubert J M Smeets
Of all pathogenic mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) mutations in humans, ~25% is de novo, although the occurrence in oocytes has never been directly assessed. We used next generation sequencing to detect point mutations directly in the mtDNA of 3-15 individual mature oocytes and three somatic tissues from eight zebrafish females. Various statistical and biological filters allowed reliable detection of de novo variants with heteroplasmy ≥1.5%. In total, we detected 38 de novo base substitutions, but no insertions or deletions...
October 21, 2016: Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27767095/inhibitory-phosphorylation-of-cdk1-mediates-prolonged-prophase-i-arrest-in-female-germ-cells-and-is-essential-for-female-reproductive-lifespan
#18
Deepak Adhikari, Kiran Busayavalasa, Jingjing Zhang, Mengwen Hu, Sanjiv Risal, Mustafa Bilal Bayazit, Meenakshi Singh, M Kasim Diril, Philipp Kaldis, Kui Liu
A unique feature of female germ cell development in mammals is their remarkably long arrest at the prophase of meiosis I, which lasts up to 50 years in humans. Both dormant and growing oocytes are arrested at prophase I and completely lack the ability to resume meiosis. Here, we show that the prolonged meiotic arrest of female germ cells is largely achieved via the inhibitory phosphorylation of Cdk1 (cyclin-dependent kinase 1). In two mouse models where we have introduced mutant Cdk1(T14AY15F) which cannot be inhibited by phosphorylation (Cdk1AF) in small meiotically incompetent oocytes, the prophase I arrest is interrupted, leading to a premature loss of female germ cells...
October 21, 2016: Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27750280/reconstitution-in-vitro-of-the-entire-cycle-of-the-mouse-female-germ-line
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Orie Hikabe, Nobuhiko Hamazaki, Go Nagamatsu, Yayoi Obata, Yuji Hirao, Norio Hamada, So Shimamoto, Takuya Imamura, Kinichi Nakashima, Mitinori Saitou, Katsuhiko Hayashi
The female germ line undergoes a unique sequence of differentiation processes that confers totipotency to the egg. The reconstitution of these events in vitro using pluripotent stem cells is a key achievement in reproductive biology and regenerative medicine. Here we report successful reconstitution in vitro of the entire process of oogenesis from mouse pluripotent stem cells. Fully potent mature oocytes were generated in culture from embryonic stem cells and from induced pluripotent stem cells derived from both embryonic fibroblasts and adult tail tip fibroblasts...
October 17, 2016: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27734842/growth-arrest-specific-2-gas2-is-a-critical-mediator-of-germ-cell-cyst-breakdown-and-folliculogenesis-in-mice
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J Philippe York, Yi Athena Ren, Jie Zeng, Bin Zhang, Fang Wang, Rui Chen, Jianqiao Liu, Xuefeng Xia, Pumin Zhang
In the mouse ovary, the primordial follicle pool is established through a diverse array of signaling pathways and tissue remodeling events. Growth arrest specific gene two (GAS2) is a highly conserved cytoskeleton-associated protein whose in vivo function remains unclear. In Drosophila, loss of the GAS2 homolog, Pigs, results in infertility. We demonstrate herein that, in the mouse ovary, GAS2 is expressed in the stromal cells surrounding the oocyte cysts on 16.5 dpc, and in stromal cells surrounding growing follicles during juvenile and adult life...
October 13, 2016: Scientific Reports
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