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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637085/successful-delivery-derived-from-cryopreserved-rare-human-spermatozoa-with-novel-cryopiece
#1
J Sun, W Chen, L Zhou, J Hu, Z Li, Z Zhang, Y Wu
Herein, we report the clinical outcomes following intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) with cryopiece cryopreserved rare human spermatozoa from severe male factor infertility patients. We established a novel cryopiece system on the basis of previous studies. In this study, 126 spermatozoa from four patients with non-obstructiveazoospermia (NOA) or severe oligozoospermia were stored in cryopiece and then thawed on the day of the oocyte retrieval, 88 (83%) spermatozoa were recovered with a 47.5% (38 of 80) motile rate...
June 21, 2017: Andrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631074/no-difference-in-mitochondrial-distribution-is-observed-in-human-oocytes-after-cryopreservation
#2
Martin Stimpfel, Eda Vrtacnik-Bokal, Irma Virant-Klun
PURPOSE: The primary aim of this study was to determine if any difference in mitochondrial distribution can be observed between fresh and cryopreserved (slow-frozen/thawed and vitrified/warmed) oocytes when oocytes are stained with Mitotracker Red CMXRos and observed under a conventional fluorescent microscope. Additionally, the influence of cryopreservation procedure on the viable rates of oocytes at different maturation stages was evaluated. METHODS: The germinal vesicle (GV) and MII oocytes were cryopreserved with slow-freezing and vitrification...
June 19, 2017: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621399/-mii-ncs-2-nia-2-oh2-2-preparation-crystal-structure-and-thermal-properties-mii-mn-fe-nia-nicotinamide
#3
Marta Počkaj, Nives Kitanovski, Boris Čeh, Romana Cerc-Korošec
Two novel isostructural coordination compounds of manganese(II) (1) and iron(II) (2) with common formulae [MII(NCS)2(nia)2(OH2)2] have been prepared from water solution of appropriate metal salt, nicotinamide and KSCN. Their crystal structures were determined by means of X-ray diffraction on single crystals. The mononuclear title compounds crystallize in a triclinic P-1 space group with six monodentate octahedrally arranged ligands around the metal centre. The coordination molecules are self-assembled with an extended network of hydrogen bonds into a three-dimensional structure...
June 2017: Acta Chimica Slovenica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620352/efficacy-of-follicle-stimulating-hormone-fsh-alone-fsh%C3%A2-%C3%A2-luteinizing-hormone-human-menopausal-gonadotropin-or-fsh%C3%A2-%C3%A2-human-chorionic-gonadotropin-on-assisted-reproductive-technology-outcomes-in-the-personalized-medicine-era-a-meta-analysis
#4
Daniele Santi, Livio Casarini, Carlo Alviggi, Manuela Simoni
SETTING: Luteinizing hormone (LH) and human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) act on the same receptor, activating different signal transduction pathways. The role of LH or hCG addition to follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) as well as menopausal gonadotropins (human menopausal gonadotropin; hMG) in controlled ovarian stimulation (COS) is debated. OBJECTIVE: To compare FSH + LH, or FSH + hCG or hMG vs. FSH alone on COS outcomes. DESIGN: A meta-analysis according to PRISMA statement and Cochrane Collaboration was performed, including prospective, controlled clinical trials published until July 2016, enrolling women treated with FSH alone or combined with other gonadotropins...
2017: Frontiers in Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619824/the-histone-3-lysine-4-methyltransferase-setd1b-is-a-maternal-effect-gene-required-for-the-oogenic-gene-expression-program
#5
David Brici, Qinyu Zhang, Susanne Reinhardt, Andreas Dahl, Hella Hartmann, Kerstin Schmidt, Neha Goveas, Jiahao Huang, Lenka Gahurova, Gavin Kelsey, Konstantinos Anastassiadis, A Francis Stewart, Andrea Kranz
Germ cell development involves major reprogramming of the epigenome to prime the zygote for totipotency. Histone 3 lysine 4 (H3K4) methylations are universal epigenetic marks mediated in mammals by six H3K4 methyltransferases related to fly Trithorax, including two yeast Set1 orthologs: Setd1a and Setd1b. Whereas Setd1a plays no role in oogenesis, we report that Setd1b deficiency causes female sterility. Oocyte specific Gdf9iCre conditional knockout (Setd1b(Gdf9) cKO) ovaries develop through all stages however follicular loss accumulated with age and unfertilized metaphase II (MII) oocytes exhibited irregularities of the zona pellucida and meiotic spindle...
June 15, 2017: Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618725/performing-icsi-with-commercial-microinjection-pipettes-enhanced-pregnancy-rates
#6
Mohammad Ali Khalili, Iman Halvaei, Shahin Ghazali, Mohammad Hossein Razi
BACKGROUND/AIM: Many technical factors can affect intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) outcomes. The role of the injection micropipette could be of vital importance in ICSI programs. The main goal was to compare ICSI pregnancy outcomes between commercial and home-made injection micropipettes in a large population with male factor infertility. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Five-hundred and eleven ICSI cycles with severe male factor were included in this retrospective study...
June 12, 2017: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617534/afc-vs-amh-prediction-of-ovarian-response-in-women-with-endometrioma-undergoing-controlled-ovarian-stimulation
#7
A A Ersahin, H Arpaci, S S Ersahin, N Celik, M Acet
OBJECTIVE: To assess the clinical value of antral follicle count (AFC) and anti-Mullerian hormone (AMH) for the prediction of ovarian response in women with endometrioma undergoing controlled ovarian stimulation for IVF using GnRH antagonist treatment. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Fifty patients with endometrioma who underwent their first IVF/ICSI cycle with GnRH antagonist treatment were included in the study. The average AMH values were recorded as 1.5-2 ng/mL. Fifty infertile women are not suffering from endometrioma were selected from those with male factor infertility as control...
May 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609269/corifollitropin-alfa-compared-to-daily-rfsh-or-hp-hmg-in-gnrh-antagonist-controlled-ovarian-stimulation-protocol-for-patients-undergoing-assisted-reproduction
#8
Priscila Morais Galvão Souza, Bruno Ramalho de Carvalho, Hitomi Miura Nakagawa, Thalita Reis Esselin Rassi, Antônio César Paes Barbosa, Adelino Amaral Silva
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to compare the outcomes of controlled ovarian stimulation (COS) with corifollitropin alfa versus daily recombinant follicle-stimulating hormone (rRFSH) or highly purified human menopausal gonadotropin (HP-HMG) in patients undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF) cycles based on gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) antagonist protocols. The primary endpoints were total number of oocytes and mature oocytes. METHODS: This retrospective study looked into 132 controlled ovarian stimulation cycles from IVF or oocyte cryopreservation performed in a private human reproduction center between January 1 and December 31, 2014...
June 1, 2017: JBRA Assisted Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609124/the-impact-of-laparoscopic-surgery-of-peritoneal-endometriosis-and-endometrioma-on-the-outcome-of-icsi-cycles
#9
Ismail Guler, Ahmet Erdem, Yuksel Oguz, Funda Cevher, Mehmet Firat Mutlu, Nuray Bozkurt, Mesut Oktem, Mehmet Erdem
Our objective was to assess the role of laparoscopic removal of ovarian endometriomas and ablation of peritoneal endometriosis on the outcome of intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) - Embryo Transfer cycles by comparing with the results of patients with untreated endometriomas and tubal factor without underlying endometriosis confirmed by laparoscopy. For this purpose, between 2002 and 2015, outcomes of 257 ICSI cycles of 150 patients, including 91 cycles of 48 patients in minimal endometriosis, 57 cycles of 25 patients in endometrioma removal, 65 cycles of 53 patients in non-operated endometrioma, and 44 cycles of 24 patients in tubal factor groups were retrospectively analyzed...
June 13, 2017: Systems Biology in Reproductive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605121/do-laryngoscopic-findings-reflect-the-characteristics-of-reflux-in-patients-with-laryngopharyngeal-reflux
#10
Y C Lee, O E Kwon, J M Park, Y G Eun
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the association between 24-hour multichannel intraluminal impedance-pH (24h MII-pH) parameters and each item of the reflux finding score (RFS) to determine whether the laryngoscopic findings of the RFS could reflect the characteristics of reflux in patients with laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR). STUDY DESIGN: Prospective cohort study. SETTINGS: Tertiary care referral medical center. PARTICIPANTS: Patients complaining of LPR symptoms were evaluated via a 24h MII-pH...
June 12, 2017: Clinical Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593687/self-assembly-of-cyclohelicate-m3l3-triangles-over-m4l4-squares-despite-near-linear-bis-terdentate-l-and-octahedral-m
#11
Sally Brooker, Ross Hogue, Sebastien Dhers, Ryan M Hellyer, Jingwei Luo, Garry S Hannan, David S Larsen, Anna L Garden
Self-assembly of 1:1:2 MII(BF4)2 (M = Zn or Fe), pyrazine-2,5-dicarbaldehyde (1) and 2-(2-aminoethyl)pyridine gave trimetallic triangle architectures rather than the anticipated tetrametallic [2x2] squares. Options for the non-trivial synthesis of 1 are considered, and synthetic details provided for both preferred routes. Rare cyclohelicate triangle architectures are observed for the pair of structurally characterized yellow-brown [Zn3L3](BF4)6 and dark green [Fe3L3](BF4)6 complexes of the neutral bis-terdentate Schiff base L...
June 7, 2017: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28590163/merotelic-kinetochore-attachment-in-oocyte-meiosis-ii-causes-sister-chromatids-segregation-errors-in-aged-mice
#12
Jin-Mei Cheng, Jian Li, Ji-Xin Tang, Xiao-Xia Hao, Zhi-Peng Wang, Tie-Cheng Sun, Xiu-Xia Wang, Yan Zhang, Su-Ren Chen, Yi-Xun Liu
Mammalian oocyte chromosomes undergo two meiotic divisions to generate haploid gametes. The frequency of chromosome segregation errors during meiosis I increase with age. However, little attention has been paid to the question of how aging affects sister chromatid segregation during oocyte meiosis II. More importantly, how aneuploid metaphase II (MII) oocytes from aged mice evade the spindle assembly checkpoint (SAC) mechanism to complete later meiosis II to form aneuploid embryos remains unknown. Here, we report that MII oocytes from naturally aged mice exhibited substantial errors in chromosome arrangement and configuration compared with young MII oocytes...
June 7, 2017: Cell Cycle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579344/evaluation-of-gastro-oesophageal-reflux-disease-in-wheezy-infants-using-24-h-oesophageal-combined-impedance-and-ph-monitoring
#13
Ahmed Abdallah, Tarek El-Desoky, Khalid Fathi, Wagdi Fawzi Elkashef, Ahmed Zaki
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS: Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is incriminated as a cause of non-asthmatic infantile wheeze. To date, no diagnostic test is considered standard for GERD-related airway reflux diagnosis. Oesophageal combined multiple channel intraluminal impedance and pH (MII-pH) monitoring is proposed to be a sensitive tool for evaluation of all GERD including infantile wheeze. We aimed to determine the GERD prevalence amongst wheezy infants in the first year of life using combined MII-pH versus pH monitoring alone and evaluate the sensitivity and specificity of objective MII-pH monitoring parameters in GERD-associated infantile wheeze diagnosis compared to those of lipid-laden macrophage index (LLMI)...
June 1, 2017: Arab Journal of Gastroenterology: the Official Publication of the Pan-Arab Association of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28574720/-bone-development-is-an-ontology-group-upregulated-in-porcine-oocytes-before-in-vitro-maturation-a-microarray-approach
#14
Joanna Budna, Artur Bryja, Piotr Celichowski, Wiesława Kranc, Sylwia Ciesiółka, Sylwia Borys, Marta Rybska, Agata Kolecka-Bednarczyk, Michal Jeseta, Dorota Bukowska, Paweł Antosik, Klaus P Brüssow, Małgorzata Bruska, Michał Nowicki, Maciej Zabel, Bartosz Kempisty
Mammalian cumulus-oocyte complexes (COCs) reach full developmental capability during folliculogenesis and oogenesis. It is well recognized that only gametes achieving MII stage after in vivo or in vitro maturation (IVM) are successfully fertilized by a single spermatozoon. Although the process of oocyte nuclear and/or cytoplasmic maturation in pigs is well determined, there exist many differences that promote these processes in vivo and in vitro. Therefore, this study aimed to investigate the differences in RNA expression profiles between porcine oocytes before and after IVM using microarray and real-time quantitative polymerase chain reaction (RT-qPCR) assays...
June 2, 2017: DNA and Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28569739/endoscopic-guided-measurement-of-mucosal-admittance-can-discriminate-gastroesophageal-reflux-disease-from-functional-heartburn
#15
Tomoaki Matsumura, Hideaki Ishigami, Mai Fujie, Takashi Taida, Shingo Kasamatsu, Kenichiro Okimoto, Keiko Saito, Daisuke Maruoka, Tomoo Nakagawa, Takeshi Suzuki, Tatsuro Katsuno, Makoto Arai
OBJECTIVES: A novel catheter that can measure mucosal admittance (MA), the inverse of impedance, was developed recently. In this pilot study, we aimed to clarify the usefulness of measuring MA for diagnosing gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). METHODS: We conducted two prospective studies. In the first study, esophageal MA was evaluated in 120 participants (24 with erosive esophagitis, 82 with heartburn but non-erosive esophagitis, and 14 healthy volunteers) and compared with the endoscopic findings...
June 1, 2017: Clinical and Translational Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28566710/massive-expansion-and-differential-evolution-of-small-heat-shock-proteins-with-wheat-triticum-aestivum-l-polyploidization
#16
Xiaoming Wang, Ruochen Wang, Chuang Ma, Xue Shi, Zhenshan Liu, Zhonghua Wang, Qixin Sun, Jun Cao, Shengbao Xu
Wheat (Triticum aestivum), one of the world's most important crops, is facing unprecedented challenges due to global warming. To evaluate the gene resources for heat adaptation in hexaploid wheat, small heat shock proteins (sHSPs), the key plant heat protection genes, were comprehensively analysed in wheat and related species. We found that the sHSPs of hexaploid wheat were massively expanded in A and B subgenomes with intrachromosomal duplications during polyploidization. These expanded sHSPs were under similar purifying selection and kept the expressional patterns with the original copies...
May 31, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28562099/the-effectiveness-of-transdermal-testosterone-gel-1-androgel-for-poor-responders-undergoing-in-vitro-fertilization
#17
Hang Thi Doan, Lam Hoang Quan, Tung Thanh Nguyen
The study was conducted on 110 poor responders undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF) from October 2015 to July 2016 at the IVF Center of Millitary Medical University, Vietnam. Its aim is to investigate the effectiveness of transdermal androgel before using controlled ovarian stimulation on patients undergoing IVF. A prospective, descriptive study was conducted to compare between the group of patients who used testosterone gel and the group of those who did not in terms of the following indicators: the number of oocytes retrieved, MII oocytes, fertilization rate, number of embryos, pregnancy rate, and embryo implantation rate...
May 31, 2017: Gynecological Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543962/effects-of-meiotic-inhibitors-and-gonadotrophins-on-porcine-oocytes-in-vitro-maturation-fertilization-and-development
#18
M A Gil, A Nohalez, C A Martinez, J R Ake-Villanueva, F Centurion-Castro, C Maside, C Cuello, J Roca, I Parrilla, E A Martinez
This study evaluated the effect of three reversible meiotic inhibitors (MINs) and their interaction with gonadotrophins (Gns) on the meiotic maturation and developmental competence of porcine oocytes. In experiment 1, the oocytes were matured for 22 hr in the presence or absence of dbcAMP (1 mM), cycloheximide (7 μM) or cilostamide (20 μM) with or without Gns, and for an additional 22 hr in the absence of MINs and Gns. At 22 hr of maturation, regardless of the presence of Gns, a higher proportion (p < ...
May 21, 2017: Reproduction in Domestic Animals, Zuchthygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537683/epigenetic-changes-of-histone-deacetylation-in-murine-oocytes-matured-in-vitro-versus-in-vivo
#19
J Huang, C-H Ding, Z-Y Li, X-B Zhang, Z-S You, C-Q Zhou, Y-W Xu
OBJECTIVE: In this study, we studied changes in histone acetylation during mouse oocytes meiosis. The aim was to investigate HDAC1 expression patterns in the mouse oocytes and effects of in-vitro maturation on epigenetic modifications during meiosis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Immature and mature oocytes were collected from female Kunming white mice of 4-6 weeks in age. Dynamic changes of histone H3K9, H4K12 acetylation were explored. HDAC1 spatial and temporal expression patterns during meiosis and their expression changes in in-vitro maturation were determined...
May 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535800/comparison-of-oesophageal-function-tests-between-chinese-non-erosive-reflux-disease-and-reflux-hypersensitivity-patients
#20
Feng Gao, Yan Gao, Xue Chen, Jie Qian, Jie Zhang
BACKGROUND: By means of 24 h multi-channel intraluminal impedance and pH recording (MII/pH), patients with heartburn and normal upper gastrointestinal endoscopy findings can be classified into those with non-erosive reflux disease (NERD) and those with reflux hypersensitivity (RH). Therefore, in this study, we investigated the difference in oesophageal function tests in Chinese patients with NERD and RH. METHODS: NERD patients were selected from the digestive department, Beijing Anzhen Hospital and Beijing Chao-Yang Hospital, Capital Medical University, after upper gastrointestinal endoscope, high-resolution manometry and impedance (HRiM), and MII/pH examinations between 2014 and 2016...
May 23, 2017: BMC Gastroenterology
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