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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079121/local-geology-controlled-the-feasibility-of-vitrifying-iron-age-buildings
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Fabian B Wadsworth, Michael J Heap, David E Damby, Kai-Uwe Hess, Jens Najorka, Jérémie Vasseur, Dominik Fahrner, Donald B Dingwell
During European prehistory, hilltop enclosures made from polydisperse particle-and-block stone walling were exposed to temperatures sufficient to partially melt the constituent stonework, leading to the preservation of glassy walls called 'vitrified forts'. During vitrification, the granular wall rocks partially melt, sinter viscously and densify, reducing inter-particle porosity. This process is strongly dependent on the solidus temperature, the particle sizes, the temperature-dependence of the viscosity of the evolving liquid phase, as well as the distribution and longevity of heat...
January 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072433/effects-of-superparamagnetic-nanoparticles-on-nucleation-and-crystal-growth-in-the-vitrified-vs55-during-warming
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Y Xu, H M Yu, Y Q Niu, S C Luo, X Cheng
:   BACKGROUND:Magnetic nanoparticles (mNPs), once excited by radiofrequency (RF) energy, could heat uniformly and rapidly the vitrified biospecimens. However, there are few studies about the impact of mNPs on crystallization kinetics of vitrified samples. OBJECTIVES: The present work aims to investigate the nucleation and crystal growth in the vitrification solution VS55 with mNPs. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Ferrotec EMG308 superparamagnetic nanoparticles (10 ± 2...
November 2016: Cryo Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072432/closed-vitrification-system-as-a-platform-for-cryopreservation-of-tissue-engineered-constructs
#3
N A Trufanova, V S Zaikov, A V Zinchenko, A Yu Petrenko, Y A Petrenko
BACKGROUND: Cryopreservation of mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) and MSCs-based tissue engineered constructs (TECs) is a promising strategy for regenerative medicine. OBJECTIVE: To examine vitrification system consisting of multicomponent vitreous solution, closed type container, human adult MSCs and two-step exposure procedure as a platform for cryopreservation of MSCs-based TECs. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Vitrification properties of solutions were studied by visual analysis and calorimetry...
November 2016: Cryo Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072427/calorimetric-studies-on-thermal-properties-of-nano-cryoprotectant-solutions-during-vitrification
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H F Xu, B T Hao, L J Liu, L L Tang, B L Liu
:   BACKGROUND: Vitrification, the ice-free cryopreservation, develops rapidly and can become an ideal method for long-term preservation of cells and tissues. But up to now it is not practical for samples with large size because of the ultra-rapid cooling rate required. It has been reported that nanoparticles improve heat conductivity of solutions. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this study, Hydroxyapatite (HA) nanoparticles(20, 40 or 60nm)at 0.1 %, 0.5 % or 1 % (w/w) were added into glycerol solutions...
November 2016: Cryo Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072426/effect-of-nanoparticles-on-the-survival-and-development-of-vitrified-porcine-gv-oocytes
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W J Li, X L Zhou, B L Liu, J J Dai, P Song, Y Teng
:   BACKGROUND: Some mammalian oocytes have been successfully cryopreserved by vitrification. However, the survival and developmental rate of vitrified oocytes is still low. The incorporation of nanoparticles into cryoprotectant (CPA) may improve the efficiency of vitrification by changing the properties of solutions. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The toxicity of different concentrations of hydroxy apatite (HA), silica dioxide (SO2), aluminum oxide (Al2O3) and titanium dioxide (TiO2) nanoparticles (20 nm in diameter) to oocytes was tested and the toxicity threshold value of each nanoparticle was determined...
November 2016: Cryo Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070774/restoring-fertility-with-cryopreserved-prepubertal-testicular-tissue-perspectives-with-hydrogel-encapsulation-nanotechnology-and-bioengineered-scaffolds
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Maxime Vermeulen, Jonathan Poels, Francesca de Michele, Anne des Rieux, Christine Wyns
New and improved oncological therapies are now able to cure more than 80% of cancer-affected children in Europe. However, such treatments are gonadotoxic and result in fertility issues, especially in boys who are not able to provide a sperm sample before starting chemo/radiotherapy because of their prepubertal state. For these boys, cryopreservation of immature testicular tissue (ITT) is the only available option, aiming to preserve spermatogonial stem cells (SSCs). Both slow-freezing and vitrification have been investigated to this end and are now applied in a clinical setting for SSC cryopreservation...
January 9, 2017: Annals of Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070710/the-accumulation-of-vitrified-oocytes-is-a-strategy-to-increase-the-number-of-euploid-available-blastocysts-for-transfer-after-preimplantation-genetic-testing
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Sandrine Chamayou, Maria Sicali, Carmelita Alecci, Carmen Ragolia, Annalisa Liprino, Daniela Nibali, Giorgia Storaci, Antonietta Cardea, Antonino Guglielmino
PURPOSE: In a preimplantation genetic diagnosis for aneuploidy (PGD-A) program, the more embryos available for biopsy, consequently increases the chances of obtaining euploid embryos to transfer. The aim was to increase the number of viable euploid blastocysts in patients undergoing PGD-A using fresh oocytes together with previously accumulated vitrified oocytes. METHODS: Sixty-nine patients with normal ovarian reserve underwent PGD-A for repeated implantation failure or recurrent pregnancy loss indication...
January 9, 2017: Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069092/reduced-competence-of-immature-and-mature-oocytes-vitrified-by-cryotop-method-assessment-by-in-vitro-fertilization-and-parthenogenetic-activation-in-a-bovine-model
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Daiane L Bulgarelli, Alessandra A Vireque, Caroline P Pitangui-Molina, Marcos F Silva-de-Sá, Ana Carolina J de Sá Rosa-E-Silva
This study aimed to evaluate the embryo development competence, the nuclear maturation and the viability of germinal vesicle (GV) and metaphase II (MII) oocytes vitrified by the Cryotop method. Cumulus-oocyte complexes were derived from bovine ovaries and three experiments were conducted. In Experiment 1, GV oocytes were vitrified and underwent in vitro maturation (IVM) or not and their nuclear maturation was assessed by orcein staining. In Experiment 2, GV oocytes and MII oocytes were vitrified or not and the viability was assessed by calcein/ethidium homodimer-1 staining...
January 10, 2017: Zygote: the Biology of Gametes and Early Embryos
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063961/zinc-supplementation-of-vitrification-medium-improves-in-vitro-maturation-and-fertilization-of-oocytes-derived-from-vitrified-warmed-mouse-ovaries
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Shirin Geravandi, Mehri Azadbakht, Mahsa Pourmoradi, Fatemeh Nowrouzi
Oocyte cryopreservation is an approach for fertility preservation for normal women and cancer patients facing chemo and radiotherapy. The present study evaluated the effect of adding zinc chloride to the vitrification medium used for whole mouse ovaries and then assessing the in vitro maturation and fertilization of oocytes when they were subsequently extracted from these vitrified ovarian tissues. Four vitrification solutions with 0, 100,150 and 200 μg/dl zinc (V0, V1, V2 and V3 respectively) were compared...
January 4, 2017: Cryobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062551/new-stimulation-regimens-endogenous-and-exogenous-progesterone-use-to-block-the-lh-surge-during-ovarian-stimulation-for-ivf
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REVIEW
Nathalie Massin
BACKGROUND: The advent of embryo and oocyte vitrification today gives reproductive specialists an opportunity to consider new strategies for improving the practice and results of IVF attempts. As the freezing of entire cohorts does not compromise, and may even improve, the results of IVF attempts, it is possible to break away from the standard sequence of stimulation-retrieval-transfer. The constraints associated with ovarian stimulation in relation to the potential harmful effects of the hormonal environment on endometrial receptivity can be avoided...
January 5, 2017: Human Reproduction Update
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057448/improved-cryotolerance-and-developmental-competence-of-human-oocytes-matured-in-vitro-by-transient-hydrostatic-pressure-treatment-prior-to-vitrification
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Ruihuan Gu, Yun Feng, Song Guo, Shen Zhao, Xiaowei Lu, Jing Fu, Xiaoxi Sun, Yijuan Sun
BACKGROUND: At present, the metaphase II (MII) oocytes have a very special structure that leads to complex difficulties associated with its vitrification, and their efficacy still needs a large amount of study to observe. The present study was to investigate whether transient hydrostatic pressure (THP), which was utilized for oocytes before vitrification, had positive effect on the oocytes' developmental ability and reactive oxygen species, and had no damage on meiotic spindle, zona pellucida, and DNA copy number...
January 2, 2017: Cryobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051325/measurement-of-thermal-conductivities-of-two-cryoprotective-agent-solutions-for-vitreous-cryopreservation-of-organs-at-the-temperature-range-of-77%C3%A2-k-300%C3%A2-k-using-a-thermal-sensor-made-of-microscale-enamel-copper-wire
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Yufang Li, Gang Zhao, S M Chapal Hossain, Fazil Panhwar, Wenyu Sun, Fei Kong, Chuanbao Zang, Zhendong Jiang
Biobanking of organs by cryopreservation is an enabling technology for organ transplantation. Compared with the conventional slow freezing method, vitreous cryopreservation has been regarded to be a more promising approach for long-term storage of organs. The major challenges to vitrification are devitrification and recrystallization during the warming process, and high concentrations of cryoprotective agents (CPAs) induced metabolic and osmotic injuries. For a theoretical model based optimization of vitrification, thermal properties of CPA solutions are indispensable...
January 4, 2017: Biopreservation and Biobanking
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050645/cryo-electron-microscopy-of-an-extremely-halophilic-microbe-technical-aspects
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Daniel Bollschweiler, Miroslava Schaffer, C Martin Lawrence, Harald Engelhardt
Most halophilic Archaea of the class Halobacteriaceae depend on the presence of several molar sodium chloride for growth and cell integrity. This poses problems for structural studies, particularly for electron microscopy, where the high salt concentration results in diminished contrast. Since cryo-electron microscopy of intact cells provides new insights into the cellular and molecular organization under close-to-live conditions, we evaluated strategies and conditions to make halophilic microbes available for investigations in situ...
January 3, 2017: Extremophiles: Life Under Extreme Conditions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043370/assessment-of-the-effect-of-adding-l-carnitine-and-or-resveratrol-to-maturation-medium-before-vitrification-on-in%C3%A2-vitro-matured-calf-oocytes
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José Felipe Sprícigo, Roser Morató, Núria Arcarons, Marc Yeste, Margot Alves Dode, Manuel López-Bejar, Teresa Mogas
Cryopreservation may lead bovine oocytes to undergo morphological changes and functional damage due to the high-lipid content in the cytoplasm and the formation of reactive oxygen species. Against this background, the present study aimed to improve the cryotolerance and developmental competence of prepubertal calf oocytes by adding L-carnitine (LC) and/or resveratrol (R) to the IVM medium, as the former is involved in lipid metabolism and both are able to scavenge reactive oxygen species. With this purpose, different quality and functional oocyte parameters, such as spindle and chromosome configuration, DNA integrity, caspase activity, and the profile of genes involved in lipid metabolism and oxidative stress were evaluated in IVM bovine oocytes before or after vitrification/warming...
February 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042416/which-stage-of-mouse-embryos-is-more-appropriate-for-vitrification
#15
Nasibeh Ghandy, Abbas Ali Karimpur Malekshah
BACKGROUND: Vitrification has been shown as one of the most effective methods of cryopreservation for mammalian embryos. However, there is no consensus which stage of embryonic development is the most appropriate for vitrification with subsequent maximal development after thawing. This study was carried out to explore and compare the effect(s) of vitrification on mouse 2-cell, 4-cell, 8-cell, morula and blastocyst stage embryos and subsequent blast formation and hatching after thawing...
January 2017: International Journal of Fertility & Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28041717/the-effect-of-cholesterol-loaded-cyclodextrins-on-post-thawing-quality-of-buffalo-semen-in-relation-to-sperm-dna-damage-and-ultrastructure
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M F Abouelezz, A E Montaser, M S Hussein, A M Eldesouky, M R Badr, A O Hegab, A Z Balboula, S M Zaabel
The cryopreservation of germ cells is a major tool for the propagation of animals with desired genetic traits. Although cryopreservation of spermatozoa in some animals is effective, its effectiveness is variable. For example, cryopreservation efficiency of buffalo bull spermatozoa remains very poor. In this study, we evaluated sperm DNA damage and ultrastructure in buffalo bull spermatozoa vitrified in the presence or absence of cholesterol-loaded cyclodextrins (CLC). Our results showed that cryopreserved buffalo spermatozoa had elevated levels of deteriorated plasma and mitochondrial membranes, which are the likely causes of DNA damage after vitrification...
December 29, 2016: Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040122/vitrification-of-mouse-mii-oocytes-developmental-competency-using-paclitaxel
#17
Farzaneh Fesahat, Azita Faramarzi, Arezoo Khoradmehr, Marjan Omidi, Fatemeh Anbari, Mohammad Ali Khalili
OBJECTIVE: Oocyte cryopreservation provides an important alternative for fertility preservation for women who will be treated with cytotoxic drugs. However, it can cause spindle disorganization of microtubules, putting the zygote at risk for aneuploidy. Paclitaxel is known to stabilize the microtubules that constitute the spindle. The aim of this study was to investigate the suitable concentration of paclitaxel for adding to the vitrification media to improve the developmental potential of post-thawed mature oocytes to blastocyst formation in mice...
December 2016: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028772/hydroxypropyl-cellulose-supplementation-in-vitrification-solutions-a-prospective-study-with-donor-oocytes
#18
Miguel Gallardo, María Hebles, Beatriz Migueles, Mónica Dorado, Laura Aguilera, Mercedes González, Paloma Piqueras, Alejandro Lucas, Lorena Montero, Pascual Sánchez-Martín, Fernando Sánchez-Martín, Ramón Risco
PURPOSE: Hydroxypropyl cellulose (HPC), a polysaccharide that forms a viscous gel under low temperatures, is a promising substitute of the blood-derived macromolecules traditionally used in cryopreservation solutions. The performance of a protein-free, fully synthetic set of vitrification and warming solutions was assessed in a matched pair analysis with donor oocytes. METHODS: A prospective study including 219 donor MII oocytes was carried out, comparing the laboratory outcomes of oocytes vitrified with HPC-based solutions and their fresh counterparts...
December 27, 2016: Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27999976/changes-in-transcript-expression-patterns-as-a-result-of-cryoprotectant-treatment-and-liquid-nitrogen-exposure-in-arabidopsis-shoot-tips
#19
Briana L Gross, Adam D Henk, Remi Bonnart, Gayle M Volk
Transcripts related to abiotic stress, oxidation, and wounding were differentially expressed in Arabidopsis shoot tips in response to cryoprotectant and liquid nitrogen treatment. Cryopreservation methods have been implemented in genebanks as a strategy to back-up plant genetic resource collections that are vegetatively propagated. Cryopreservation is frequently performed using vitrification methods, whereby shoot tips are treated with cryoprotectant solutions, such as Plant Vitrification Solution 2 (PVS2) or Plant Vitrification Solution 3 (PVS3); these solutions remove and/or replace freezable water within the meristem cells...
December 20, 2016: Plant Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27965752/ascorbate-peroxidase-activity-of-aranda-broga-blue-orchid-protocorm-like-bodies-plbs-in-response-to-pvs2-cryopreservation-method
#20
Khor Soo Ping, Rahmad Zakaria, Sreeramanan Subramaniam
Throughout the cryopreservation process, plants were exposed to a series of abiotic stresses such as desiccation and osmotic pressure due to highly concentrated vitrification solution. Abiotic stress stimulates the production of reactive oxygen species (ROS) which include hydrogen peroxide, superoxide radicals, and singlet oxygen. Higher production of ROS may lead to oxidative stress which contributes to the major injuries in cryopreserved explants. Antioxidant enzymes in plant such as ascorbate peroxidase (APX) can protect plants from cell damage by scavenging the free radicals...
November 2016: Tropical Life Sciences Research
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