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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134627/the-evolution-of-genital-shape-variation-in-female-cetaceans
#1
Dara N Orbach, Brandon Hedrick, Bernd Würsig, Sarah L Mesnick, Patricia Lr Brennan
Male genital diversification is likely the result of sexual selection. Female genital diversification may also result from sexual selection, although it is less well studied and understood. Female genitalia are complex among whales, dolphins, and porpoises, especially compared to other vertebrates. The evolutionary factors affecting the diversity of vaginal complexity could include ontogeny, allometry, phylogeny, sexual selection, and natural selection. We quantified shape variation in female genitalia using 2-D geometric morphometric analysis, and validated the application of this method to study soft tissues...
November 14, 2017: Evolution; International Journal of Organic Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131032/anti-psoriasis-effects-and-mechanisms-of-%C3%AE-8-quinolinoxy-zinc-phthalocyanine-mediated-photodynamic-therapy
#2
Han-Qing Liu, Ying-Ming Wang, Wan-Fang Li, Chao Li, Zhi-Huan Jiang, Jie Bao, Jin-Feng Wei, Hong-Tao Jin, Ai-Ping Wang
BACKGROUND/AIMS: The aim of this study was to determine the anti-psoriasis effects of α-(8-quinolinoxy) zinc phthalocyanine (ZnPc-F7)-mediated photodynamic therapy (PDT) and to reveal its mechanisms. METHODS: HaCaT cells were used to observe the influence of ZnPc-F7-PDT on cell proliferation in vitro. The in vivo anti-psoriasis effects of ZnPc-F7-PDT were evaluated using a mouse vagina model, a propranolol-induced cavy psoriasis model and an imiquimod (IMQ)-induced nude mouse psoriasis model...
November 9, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117653/effect-of-delivery-and-episiotomy-on-the-emergence-of-urinary-incontinence-in-women-review-of-literature
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Krešimir Živković, Nikica Živković, Tomislav Župić, Damir Hodžić, Vjekoslav Mandić, Slavko Orešković
Episiotomy is obstetric procedure during which the incision extends the vestibule of the vagina during the second stage of labor. Episiotomy was extensively spread with gradual increase of rates in the first half of the 20th century and was performed medio-laterally in all nulliparous women with the idea to protect fetal head from trauma and pelvic floor from injuries. However, reports claiming that episiotomy had no such benefits were published. It was shown that routine medio-lateral episiotomy did not protect against the appearance of urinary incontinence after vaginal delivery, while the risk of anal incontinence could be increased...
December 2016: Acta Clinica Croatica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29108861/a-slippery-slope-on-the-origin-role-and-physiology-of-mucus
#4
Farhan Taherali, Felipe Varum, Abdul W Basit
The mucosa of the gastrointestinal tract, eyes, nose, lungs, cervix and vagina is lined by epithelium interspersed with mucus-secreting goblet cells, all of which contribute to their unique functions. This mucus provides an integral defence to the epithelium against noxious agents and pathogens. However, it can equally act as a barrier to drugs and delivery systems targeting epithelial passive and active transport mechanisms. This review highlights the various mucins expressed at different mucosal surfaces on the human body, and their role in creating a mucoid architecture to protect epithelia with specialized functions...
November 3, 2017: Advanced Drug Delivery Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29071554/inhibitory-effect-of-vaginal-lactobacillus-supernatants-on-cervical-cancer-cells
#5
Ke-Di Wang, Dong-Jiang Xu, Bao-Ya Wang, Dong-Hui Yan, Zhi Lv, Jian-Rong Su
Lactobacilli have been shown to inhibit the proliferation of several types of cancer cells, but the effects of vaginal Lactobacilli on cervical cancer cells have seldom been reported. We incubated Caski cells with supernatants of predominant strains in the vagina and investigated their effects on cell growth and the possible mechanisms. Cell-free supernatants of Lactobacillus crispatus, L. jensenii, and L. gasseri were prepared and purified. Caski cells were treated with various concentrations of Lactobacillus supernatants (LS)...
October 25, 2017: Probiotics and Antimicrobial Proteins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053991/molecular-mechanisms-of-development-of-the-human-fetal-female-reproductive-tract
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Gerald R Cunha, Takeshi Kurita, Mei Cao, Joel Shen, Stanley Robboy, Laurence Baskin
Human female reproductive tract development rests mostly upon hematoxilyn and eosin stained sections despite recent advances on molecular mechanisms in mouse studies. We report application of immunohistochemical methods to explore the ontogeny of epithelial and mesenchymal differentiation markers (keratins, homobox proteins, steroid receptors), transcription factors and signaling molecules (TP63 and RUNX1) during human female reproductive tract development. Keratins 6, 7, 8, 10, 14 and 19 (KRT6, KRT7, KRT8, KRT10, KRT14, KRT19) were expressed in a temporally and spatially dynamic fashion...
July 29, 2017: Differentiation; Research in Biological Diversity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29022384/does-the-maternal-vaginal-microbiota-play-a-role-in-seeding-the-microbiota-of-neonatal-gut-and-nose
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O Sakwinska, F Foata, B Berger, H Brüssow, S Combremont, A Mercenier, S Dogra, S-E Soh, J C K Yen, G Y S Heong, Y S Lee, F Yap, M J Meaney, Y-S Chong, K M Godfrey, J D Holbrook
The acquisition and early maturation of infant microbiota is not well understood despite its likely influence on later health. We investigated the contribution of the maternal microbiota to the microbiota of infant gut and nose in the context of mode of delivery and feeding. Using 16S rRNA sequencing and specific qPCR, we profiled microbiota of 42 mother-infant pairs from the GUSTO birth cohort, at body sites including maternal vagina, rectum and skin; and infant stool and nose. In our study, overlap between maternal vaginal microbiota and infant faecal microbiota was minimal, while the similarity between maternal rectal microbiota and infant microbiota was more pronounced...
October 12, 2017: Beneficial Microbes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29021172/genital-interactions-during-simulated-copulation-among-marine-mammals
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Dara N Orbach, Diane A Kelly, Mauricio Solano, Patricia L R Brennan
Genitalia are morphologically variable across many taxa and in physical contact during intromission, but little is known about how variation in form correlates with function during copulation. Marine mammals offer important insights into the evolutionary forces that act on genital morphology because they have diverse genitalia and are adapted to aquatic living and mating. Cetaceans have a fibroelastic penis and muscular vaginal folds, while pinnipeds have a baculum and lack vaginal folds. We examined copulatory fit in naturally deceased marine mammals to identify anatomical landmarks in contact during copulation and the potential depth of penile penetration into the vagina...
October 11, 2017: Proceedings. Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28980236/sperm-storage-in-the-female-reproductive-tract-a-conserved-reproductive-strategy-for-better-fertilization-success
#9
Mei Matsuzaki, Tomohiro Sasanami
In internal fertilizers including mammals, fertilization success depends on the timely arrival of sperm and egg at the site of fertilization. Males should transfer their spermatozoa to the female reproductive tract by copulation during or prior to ovulation in order to achieve this aim. However, such a collaborative mating behavior is often disconnected from the efficiency of the sperm-egg encounter, i.e., ovulation by females occurs independently from insemination by males in many species. To compensate for this time lag, females are capable of storing spermatozoa in their reproductive tracts until the eggs are ready to be fertilized...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888700/surgical-repair-of-rectovaginal-fistula-using-the-modified-martius-procedure-a-step-by-step-guide
#10
Dan Wang, Juan Chen, Lan Zhu, Mingchen Sang, Fan Yu, Qing Zhou
STUDY OBJECTIVE: to demonstrate the surgical repair of rectovaginal fistula by the modified Martius procedure. DESIGN: step by step presentation of the procedure using video. SETTING: Rectovaginal fistula (RVF) is abnormal epithelialized connections between the vagina and rectum. Causes of rectovaginal fistula include obstetrical trauma, Crohn disease, pelvic irradiation and postsurgical complications. Many surgical interventions have been developed, from laparoscopic technique to muscle transposition and even rectal resection...
September 6, 2017: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28854585/sperm-chemorepulsion-a-supplementary-mechanism-to-regulate-fertilization
#11
H A Guidobaldi, M Cubilla, A Moreno, M V Molino, L Bahamondes, L C Giojalas
STUDY QUESTION: Are human spermatozoa able of chemorepulsive behaviour? SUMMARY ANSWER: Capacitated human spermatozoa are able to be chemorepelled by synthetic Progesterone Receptor Ligands (sPRL, known as contraceptives) and zinc (a cation released by the oocyte upon fertilization). WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: Moving cells can be oriented towards or against a molecular gradient, processes called chemoattraction and chemorepulsion, respectively, which have been described in unicellular organisms such as amoebas and bacteria, to organismic cells such macrophages and developmental cells...
August 1, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28827141/estetrol-a-fetal-selective-estrogen-receptor-modulator-acts-on-the-vagina-of-mice-through-nuclear-estrogen-receptor-%C3%AE-activation
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Thibaut Benoit, Marie-Cecile Valera, Coralie Fontaine, Melissa Buscato, Francoise Lenfant, Isabelle Raymond-Letron, Florence Tremollieres, Michel Soulie, Jean-Michel Foidart, Xavier Game, Jean-Francois Arnal
The genitourinary syndrome of menopause has a negative impact on quality of life of postmenopausal women. The treatment of vulvovaginal atrophy includes administration of estrogens. However, oral estrogen treatment is controversial because of its potential risks on venous thrombosis and breast cancer. Estetrol (E4) is a natural estrogen synthesized exclusively during pregnancy by the human fetal liver and initially considered as a weak estrogen. However, E4 was recently evaluated in phase 1 to 2 clinical studies and found to act as an oral contraceptive in combination with a progestin, without increasing the level of coagulation factors...
November 2017: American Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822242/mucosal-immunity-of-the-postpartum-bovine-genital-tract
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REVIEW
Dinesh Dadarwal, Colin Palmer, Philip Griebel
In this review, mucosal immune defense mechanisms used to control infections in the bovine genital tract (vestibule, vagina, cervix, uterus and oviduct) during the postpartum period are reviewed. Knowledge gaps are highlighted to emphasize the need for further investigations. Physical barriers to the entry of microbes include vulvar sealing, vestibule-vaginal constriction, a narrow cervical opening and the mucosal epithelium along with the overlying mucus layer. Genital tract mucosal epithelial cells recognize damage-associated molecular patterns and pathogen-associated molecular patterns and respond by secreting antimicrobial peptides and cytokines to recruit and activate immune cells...
August 10, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815558/sequence-variants-in-esr1-and-oxtr-are-associated-with-mayer-rokitansky-k%C3%A3-ster-hauser-syndrome
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Sara Yvonne Brucker, Liliane Frank, Simone Eisenbeis, Melanie Henes, Diethelm Wallwiener, Olaf Riess, Barbara van Eijck, Dorit Schöller, Michael Bonin, Kristin Katharina Rall
INTRODUCTION: Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser syndrome (MRKHS) is characterized by congenital absence of the uterus and the upper two-thirds of the vagina in otherwise phenotypically normal females. It is found isolated or associated with renal, skeletal and other malformations. Despite ongoing research, the etiology is mainly unknown. For a long time, the hypothesis of deficient hormone receptors as the cause for MRKHS has existed, supported by previous findings of our group. The aim of the present study was to identify unknown genetic causes for MRKHS and to compare them with data banks including a review of the literature...
November 2017: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804623/recent-advances-in-the-molecular-mechanisms-of-mayer-rokitansky-k%C3%A3-ster-hauser-syndrome
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Keiko Watanabe, Yusuke Kobayashi, Kouji Banno, Yusuke Matoba, Haruko Kunitomi, Kanako Nakamura, Masataka Adachi, Kiyoko Umene, Iori Kisu, Eiichiro Tominaga, Daisuke Aoki
Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser syndrome (MRKHS) is a disease caused by congenital absence of the uterus and two-thirds of the upper vagina. The pathogenic mechanism of MRKHS may involve gene abnormalities, and there are various case reports associating MRKHS with the Wnt family member 4 (Wnt4) mutation. Analysis of genes mapped to regions in which deletion and duplication are frequently detected in patients with MRKHS has shown involvement of LIM homeobox 1 (LHX1), HNF1 homeobox B (HNF1B) and T-box 6 (TBX6)...
August 2017: Biomedical Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782658/patterns-of-treatment-of-accidental-genital-trauma-in-girls
#16
Tazim Dowlut-McElroy, Jeanette Higgins, Karen B Williams, Julie L Strickland
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the characteristics of girls with accidental genital trauma (AGT) who can be managed in the emergency department (ED) vs the operating suite (OS). DESIGN: Retrospective cohort. SETTING: ED at a children's hospital in a metropolitan area. PARTICIPANTS: Girls aged 0-18 years with AGT. INTERVENTIONS AND MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Factors associated with need for evaluation and repair of AGT in the OS...
August 3, 2017: Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28763709/similar-mechanisms-of-traumatic-rectal-injuries-in-patients-who-had-anal-sex-with-animals-to-those-who-were-butt-fisted-by-human-sexual-partner
#17
Damian Jacob Sendler
Sexual pleasure comes in various forms of physical play, for many it involves stimulation of the vagina, while the anus for others; some enjoy both. A recent report by Cappelletti et al.(1) shows a meta-analysis of cases describing anal trauma due to sexual fisting in human partners. This clinical article reports four cases of males diagnosed with zoophilia, and who received anal sex from animals, resulting in injuries. Surgical and psychiatric evaluations are summarized. Unusual etiology of sexual activity with animals caused peri-anal trauma in men who engaged in anal sex with dogs and farm animals...
October 2017: Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728862/seminal-plasma-proteins-modify-the-distribution-of-sperm-subpopulations-in-cryopreserved-semen-of-rams-with-lesser-fertility
#18
Alba Ledesma, Lucía Zalazar, Estela Fernández-Alegre, Federico Hozbor, Andreina Cesari, Felipe Martínez-Pastor
Any physiological mechanism involved in sperm selection and semen improvement has effects on heterogeneous sperm populations. This is mainly due to the fact that sperm populations within a single ejaculate have considerable heterogeneity for many variables, such as motility which is meaningful in terms of understanding how some sperm cells possess fertility advantages as compared with other cells. In the present research, initially there was a multivariate and clustering analysis used to assess sperm motility data from cryopreserved ram semen to identify subpopulations and compare the distribution of these clusters between rams with lesser and greater fertility...
June 27, 2017: Animal Reproduction Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709803/an-ocular-commensal-protects-against-corneal-infection-by-driving-an-interleukin-17-response-from-mucosal-%C3%AE-%C3%AE-t-cells
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Anthony J St Leger, Jigar V Desai, Rebecca A Drummond, Abirami Kugadas, Fatimah Almaghrabi, Phyllis Silver, Kumarkrishna Raychaudhuri, Mihaela Gadjeva, Yoichiro Iwakura, Michail S Lionakis, Rachel R Caspi
Mucosal sites such as the intestine, oral cavity, nasopharynx, and vagina all have associated commensal flora. The surface of the eye is also a mucosal site, but proof of a living, resident ocular microbiome remains elusive. Here, we used a mouse model of ocular surface disease to reveal that commensals were present in the ocular mucosa and had functional immunological consequences. We isolated one such candidate commensal, Corynebacterium mastitidis, and showed that this organism elicited a commensal-specific interleukin-17 response from γδ T cells in the ocular mucosa that was central to local immunity...
July 18, 2017: Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708510/changes-in-localization-and-density-of-cd63-positive-exosome-like-substances-in-the-hen-oviduct-with-artificial-insemination-and-their-effect-on-sperm-viability
#20
A Huang, N Isobe, Y Yoshimura
Avian sperm are stored in the sperm storage tubules (SSTs) of the hen oviduct for a prolonged period. However, the precise mechanisms by which sperm are kept alive in the SSTs are still not fully understood. The aim of this study was to determine whether exosomes are secreted by SST cells and play a role in the survival of sperm. Utero-vaginal junction (UVJ) tissue from approximately 50 wk old White Leghorn hens was collected before (control group) and after intravaginal insemination with seminal plasma (SP group) or semen (AI group)...
June 29, 2017: Theriogenology
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