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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452791/untapped-reserves-controlling-primordial-follicle-growth-activation
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REVIEW
Amanda Kallen, Alex J Polotsky, Joshua Johnson
Even with the benefit of assisted reproductive technologies (ART), many women are unable to conceive and deliver healthy offspring. One common cause of infertility is the inability to produce eggs capable of contributing to live birth. This can occur despite standard-of-care treatment to maximize the recovery of eggs from growing ovarian follicles. Dormant primordial follicles in the human ovary are a 'reserve ' that can be exploited clinically to overcome this problem. We discuss how controlling primordial follicle growth activation (PFGA) can produce increased numbers of high-quality eggs available for fertility treatment(s)...
February 13, 2018: Trends in Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29449314/vitamin-d-pcos-and-androgens-in-men-a-systematic-review
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Christian Trummer, Stefan Pilz, Verena Schwetz, Barbara R Obermayer-Pietsch, Elisabeth Lerchbaum
BACKGROUND: Accumulating evidence from animal and human studies suggests that vitamin D is involved in many functions of the reproductive system in both genders. AIM: The aim of this review was to provide an overview on the effects of vitamin D on polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) in women and androgen metabolism in men. METHODS: We performed a systematic literature search in Pubmed for relevant English language publications published from January 2012 until July 2017...
February 15, 2018: Endocrine Connections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29447380/sirtuins-in-gamete-biology-and-reproductive-physiology-emerging-roles-and-therapeutic-potential-in-female-and-male-infertility
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Carla Tatone, Giovanna Di Emidio, Arcangelo Barbonetti, Gaspare Carta, Alberto M Luciano, Stefano Falone, Fernanda Amicarelli
BACKGROUND: Sirtuins (SIRT1-7) are a family of NAD+-dependent deacetylases that catalyze post-translational modifications of proteins. Together, they respond to metabolic challenges, inflammatory signals or hypoxic/oxidative stress, and are associated with aging and longevity. The role of Sirtuins in the regulation of fertility emerged in 2003 when a defective reproductive phenotype was observed in SIRT1-null mice. Although studies on Sirtuins in reproductive biology have been increasing in the last years, a recent comprehensive update on this issue is still lacking...
February 13, 2018: Human Reproduction Update
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29444704/hpmsc-transplantation-restoring-ovarian-function-in-premature-ovarian-failure-mice-is-associated-with-change-of-th17-tc17-and-th17-treg-cell-ratios-through-the-pi3k-akt-signal-pathway
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Na Yin, Yanlin Wang, Xueyan Lu, Ranran Liu, Lianshuang Zhang, Wei Zhao, Wendan Yuan, Qianqian Luo, Hao Wu, Xiying Luan, Hongqin Zhang
BACKGROUND: Human placenta-derived mesenchymal stem cell (hPMSC) transplantation has been demonstrated to be an effective way of recovering ovarian function in mice with autoimmune induced premature ovarian failure (POF). But the exact mechanism remains unclear. The goal of the present study is to investigate the role of immune factors (T-helper 17 (Th17), cytotoxic T (Tc17) and regulatory T (Treg) cells) in the recovery of ovarian function and whether the phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase (PI3K)/Akt signal pathway is involved in the regulation...
February 14, 2018: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29439861/enhancement-of-glycosylation-by-stable-co-expression-of-two-sialylation-related-enzymes-on-chinese-hamster-ovary-cells
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Nguyen Thi Sam, Ryo Misaki, Takao Ohashi, Kazuhito Fujiyama
Sialic acid plays important roles in stabilization and modulation of the interaction of molecules and membranes in organisms. Due to its high electronegativity, sialic acid can promote binding effects of molecules and support the transportation of drugs and ions in cells. This also strengthens cells against degradation from glycosidases and proteases. Hence sialic acid helps glycoproteins extend their half-lives and bioactivity. On the other hand, Chinese hamster ovary (CHO) cells have been widely used as a workhorse in biopharmaceutical fields in part due to the similarity between their glycan properties and those in humans...
February 10, 2018: Journal of Bioscience and Bioengineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29438534/both-in-vivo-fsh-depletion-and-follicular-exposure-to-gonadotrophin-releasing-hormone-analogues-in-vitro-are-not-effective-to-prevent-follicular-depletion-during-chemotherapy-in-mice
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F Horicks, G Van Den Steen, C Gervy, H J Clarke, I Demeestere
STUDY QUESTION: Does fertility preservation using gonadotrophin-releasing hormone (GnRH) analogues during chemotherapy act through a direct effect on the ovary or through inhibition of FSH secretion? SUMMARY ANSWER: The absence of FSH in vivo and the direct exposition of ovarian follicles to GnRH analogues in vitro did not prevent chemotherapy-induced ovarian damage. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: The potential mechanisms of action of GnRH analogues in protecting ovaries against chemotherapy damage remain poorly understood...
February 9, 2018: Molecular Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29438173/fallopian-tube-mucosal-involvement-in-cervical-gastric-type-adenocarcinomas-report-of-a-series-with-discussion-of-the-distinction-from-synchronous-in-situ-tubal-lesions
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Simon Rajendran, Yaser Hussein, Kay J Park, W Glenn McCluggage
Cervical gastric-type adenocarcinomas are aggressive non-human papillomavirus-related carcinomas with a propensity for extracervical spread, including unusual sites such as the omentum, peritoneum, and ovary. We report 7 cases of cervical gastric-type adenocarcinoma with fallopian tube involvement predominantly in the form of mucosal colonization without underlying invasion. As far as we are aware, this has not been previously described and this report adds to the literature regarding metastatic neoplasms, which may exhibit tubal mucosal involvement and mimic an in situ lesion at this site...
February 12, 2018: American Journal of Surgical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29434793/development-and-identification-of-set-transgenic-mice
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Siliang Xu, Xiaoqiang Liu, Lingling Gao, Boqun Xu, Jianmin Li, Chao Gao, Yugui Cui, Jiayin Liu
As a multifunctional protein involved in numerous biological processes, Set is expressed in several embryonic and adult organs. Furthermore, Set is overexpressed in numerous types of human cancers, including acute myeloid leukemia, breast cancer and pancreatic cancer. The expression of Set in germ cells is involved in gonad development, and the overexpression of Set has been observed in polycystic ovaries. In order to elucidate the physiological and pathological roles of Set, a Set transgenic mouse model was developed, in which the global overexpression of Set in adult tissues could be induced via the Cre/loxP system with the precise deletion of the Stop fragment in double-transgenic hybrids...
February 2018: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29432996/lncrna-let-inhibits-cell-viability-migration-and-emt-while-induces-apoptosis-by-up-regulation-of-timp2-in-human-granulosa-like-tumor-cell-line-kgn
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Qingfang Han, Wenke Zhang, Jinlai Meng, Li Ma, Aihua Li
BACKGROUND: Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a common endocrine disease characterized by hyperandrogenism, irregular menses, and polycystic ovaries. Several long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) are aberrantly expressed in PCOS patients; however, little is known about the effects of the lncRNA-low expression in tumor (lncRNA-LET) on PCOS. We aimed to explore the effects of lncRNA-LET on human granulosa-like tumor cell line, KGN. METHODS: Expression of lncRNA-LET in normal IOSE80 cells and granulosa cells was determined by qRT-PCR...
February 9, 2018: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29428312/reproductive-and-metabolic-determinants-of-granulosa-cell-dysfunction-in-normal-weight-women-with-polycystic-ovary-syndrome
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Annie A Guedikian, Alexandria Y Lee, Tristan R Grogan, David H Abbott, Karla Largaespada, Gregorio D Chazenbalk, Daniel A Dumesic
OBJECTIVE: To determine the degree to which E2 hyperresponsiveness to FSH and antimüllerian hormone (AMH) overproduction in normal-weight women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) correlate with increased antral follicle number (AFN), hyperandrogenism, and/or metabolic dysfunction. DESIGN: Prospective cohort study. SETTING: Academic medical center. PATIENT(S): Seven normal-weight women with PCOS (1990 National Institutes of Health criteria) ages 20-34 years and 13 age- and body mass index- (BMI-; 18...
February 7, 2018: Fertility and Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29427449/butyrated-mannac-analog-improves-protein-expression-in-chinese-hamster-ovary-cells
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Bojiao Yin, Qiong Wang, Cheng-Yu Chung, Xiaozhi Ren, Rahul Bhattacharya, Kevin J Yarema, Michael J Betenbaugh
The chemical additive sodium butyrate (NaBu) has been applied in cell culture media as a direct and convenient method to increase the protein expression in Chinese hamster ovary (CHO) and other mammalian cells. In this study, we examined an alternative chemical additive, 1,3,4-O-Bu3 ManNAc, for its effect on recombinant protein production in CHO. Supplementation with 1,3,4-O-Bu3 ManNAc for two stable CHO cell lines, expressing human erythropoietin or IgG, enhanced protein expression for both products with negligible impact on cell growth, viability, glucose utilization, and lactate accumulation...
February 10, 2018: Biotechnology and Bioengineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29422064/-antimicrobial-and-antiproliferative-activity-of-essential-oil-aqueous-and-ethanolic-extracts-of-ocimum-micranthum-willd-leaves
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Isabel O Caamal-Herrera, Leydi M Carrillo-Cocom, Diana Y Escalante-Réndiz, Diana Aráiz-Hernández, José A Azamar-Barrios
BACKGROUND: Ocimum micranthum Willd is a plant used in traditional medicine practiced in the region of the Yucatan peninsula. In particular, it is used for the treatment of cutaneous infections and wound healing, however there are currently no existing scientific studies that support these applications. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the antimicrobial and the in vitro proliferative activity (on healthy mammalian cell lines) of the essential oil and extracts (aqueous and ethanolic) of this plant...
February 8, 2018: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29421437/effects-of-acupuncture-on-the-levels-of-serum-estradiol-and-pituitary-estrogen-receptor-beta-in-a-rat-model-of-induced-super-ovulation
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Haiyang Fu, Jianhua Sun, Yong Tan, Huifang Zhou, Wanli Xu, Junling Zhou, Dong Chen, Cong Zhang, Xuanxuan Zhu, Ying Zhang, Xiaoliang Wu, Zhaoqing Xi
AIMS: Acupuncture is frequently recommended as a complementary therapy for infertility. However, whether acupuncture can prevent early ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome has not been examined and its potential mechanisms are not well understood. MAIN METHODS: Forty rats were randomized into four groups: Control, Ovarian Stimulation Model, Acupuncture, and Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG). Serum estradiol, progesterone, testosterone, luteinizing hormone (LH), and follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) levels were measured by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay...
February 5, 2018: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29409020/follicular-localization-of-gdf-8-and-its-receptors-in-normal-and-pcos-ovaries
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Ting-Ting Lin, Hsun-Ming Chang, Xiao-Ling Hu, Peter C K Leung, Yi-Min Zhu
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is the most common endocrine disorder in women of reproductive age and its etiology has not been characterized. Growth differentiation factor 8 (GDF8) is a member of the transforming growth factor-β superfamily that plays a critical role in the regulation of ovarian functions. However, the expression pattern of GDF8 in the human ovary is not yet clear. This study examined the cellular distribution of GDF8 and its putative cellular receptors (ACVR2A, ACVR2B and ALK5) in a series of normal (n = 34) and PCOS ovaries (n = 14)...
February 2, 2018: Biology of Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29408962/ibuprofen-is-deleterious-for-the-development-of-first-trimester-human-fetal-ovary-ex-vivo
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S Leverrier-Penna, R T Mitchell, E Becker, L Lecante, M Ben Maamar, N Homer, V Lavoué, D M Kristensen, N Dejucq-Rainsford, B Jégou, S Mazaud-Guittot
STUDY QUESTION: Does ibuprofen use during the first trimester of pregnancy interfere with the development of the human fetal ovary? SUMMARY ANSWER: In human fetuses, ibuprofen exposure is deleterious for ovarian germ cells. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: In utero stages of ovarian development define the future reproductive capacity of a woman. In rodents, analgesics can impair the development of the fetal ovary leading to early onset of fertility failure...
February 2, 2018: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29408750/diurnal-rhythm-of-follicle-stimulating-hormone-is-associated-with-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-in-a-chinese-elderly-population
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Xiaoming Li, Long Jing, Fang Lin, Huan Huang, Zhizhong Chen, Yan Chen, Lina Wang, Xing Lin, Tailin Guo, Jin Yang, Jingming Ruan, Kaiyang Lin, Chunjing Li, Zhebing You, Linlin He, Jiankang Chen, Zhuzhou Li, Pengli Zhu, Gang Chen
OBJECTIVE: Previous studies have found that impairment of the circadian clock appears to contribute to the development of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and the circulating follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) level showed a diurnal cycle. A recent study reported that a lower FSH level was associated with NAFLD. However, the effects of the diurnal rhythm of FSH on NAFLD have not been reported. The aim of this study was to evaluate whether the diurnal rhythm of FSH was associated with NAFLD in an elderly population...
January 31, 2018: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29407764/rimonabant-a-potent-cb1-cannabinoid-receptor-antagonist-is-a-g%C3%AE-i-o-protein-inhibitor
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Alessandra Porcu, Miriam Melis, Rostislav Turecek, Celine Ullrich, Ignazia Mocci, Bernhard Bettler, Gian Luigi Gessa, M Paola Castelli
Rimonabant is a potent and selective cannabinoid CB1 receptor antagonist widely used in animal and clinical studies. Besides its antagonistic properties, numerous studies have shown that, at micromolar concentrations rimonabant behaves as an inverse agonist at CB1 receptors. The mechanism underpinning this activity is unclear. Here we show that micromolar concentrations of rimonabant inhibited Gαi/o-type G proteins, resulting in a receptor-independent block of G protein signaling. Accordingly, rimonabant decreased basal and agonist stimulated [35S]GTPγS binding to cortical membranes of CB1- and GABAB-receptor KO mice and Chinese Hamster Ovary (CHO) cell membranes stably transfected with GABAB or D2 dopamine receptors...
January 27, 2018: Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29401613/receptor-specific-cross-talk-between-prostanoid-3-and-bombesin-subtype-3-receptors
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Yan Zhang, Yanfang Liu, Lehao Wu, Chao Fan, Zhiwei Wang, Xiuli Zhang, Amal Alachkar, Xinmiao Liang, Olivier Civelli
Bombesin receptor subtype 3 (BRS-3) is a GPCR that is expressed in the CNS, peripheral tissues, and tumors. Our understanding of BRS-3's role in physiology and pathophysiology is limited because its natural ligand is unknown. In an attempt to identify this ligand, we screened toad skin ( Bufo bufo gargarizans Cantor) extracts and identified prostaglandins as putative ligands. In BRS-3-transfected human embryonic kidney (HEK) cells, we found that prostaglandins, with prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) being the most potent, fulfill the pharmacologic criteria of affinity, selectivity, and specificity to be considered as agonists to the BRS-3 receptor...
January 22, 2018: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29401296/changes-in-keratin-8-18-expression-in-human-granulosa-cell-lineage-are-associated-to-cell-death-survival-events-potential-implications-for-the-maintenance-of-the-ovarian-reserve
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F Gaytan, C Morales, J Roa, M Tena-Sempere
STUDY QUESTION: Is keratin 8/18 (K8/K18) expression linked to cell death/survival events in the human granulosa cell lineage? SUMMARY ANSWER: A close association exists between changes in K8/K18 expression and cell death/survival events along the human granulosa cell lineage lifespan. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: In addition to their structural and mechanical functions, K8/K18 play essential roles regulating cell death, survival and differentiation in several non-gonadal epithelial tissues...
February 1, 2018: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29401269/chronic-hyperandrogenemia-and-western-style-diet-beginning-at-puberty-reduces-fertility-and-increases-metabolic-dysfunction-during-pregnancy-in-young-adult-female-macaques
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C V Bishop, R L Stouffer, D L Takahashi, E C Mishler, M C Wilcox, O D Slayden, C A True
STUDY QUESTION: What are the impacts of elevated testosterone (T) and an obesogenic western-style diet (WSD), either independently or together, on fertility and metabolic adaptations of pregnancy in primates? SUMMARY ANSWER: Testosterone increases the time to achieve pregnancy, while a WSD reduces overall fertility, and the combination of testosterone and WSD additionally impairs glucose tolerance and causes pregnancy loss. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: Both hyperandrogenemia and obesity are hallmarks of polycystic ovary syndrome, which is a leading cause of infertility among women worldwide...
February 1, 2018: Human Reproduction
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