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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817681/pressure-in-isochoric-systems-containing-aqueous-solutions-at-subzero-centigrade-temperatures
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Gideon Ukpai, Gabriel Năstase, Alexandru Șerban, Boris Rubinsky
OBJECTIVE: Preservation of biological materials at subzero Centigrade temperatures, cryopreservation, is important for the field of tissue engineering and organ transplantation. Our group is studying the use of isochoric (constant volume) systems of aqueous solution for cryopreservation. Previous studies measured the pressure-temperature relations in aqueous isochoric systems in the temperature range from 0°C to - 20°C. The goal of this study is to expand the pressure-temperature measurement beyond the range reported in previous publications...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815355/egg-donation-of-vitrified-oocytes-bank-produces-similar-pregnancy-rates-by-blastocyst-transfer-when-compared-to-fresh-cycle
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Thais S Domingues, Ana Paula Aquino, Bruna Barros, Raquel Mazetto, Mariana Nicolielo, Carolina M Kimati, Talita Devecchi, Tatiana C S Bonetti, Paulo C Serafini, Eduardo L A Motta
PURPOSE: Advances in reproductive techniques, mainly the introduction of oocyte vitrification, have provided the opportunity to conceive from oocyte banks. The aim of this study was to compare the clinical outcomes of fresh and vitrified oocytes in an egg donation program following blastocyst transfer. METHODS: This retrospective observational study included 504 oocyte donation cycles. All donor women were younger than 30 years of age. The recipient cycles were divided into two groups: fresh oocytes (n = 78) or vitrified oocytes (n = 426)...
August 16, 2017: Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809418/native-extracellular-matrix-derived-semipermeable-optically-transparent-and-inexpensive-membrane-inserts-for-microfluidic-cell-culture
#3
Mark J Mondrinos, Yoon-Suk Yi, Nan-Kun Wu, Xueting Ding, Dongeun Huh
Semipermeable cell culture membranes are commonly used in multilayered microfluidic devices to mimic the basement membrane in vivo and to create compartmentalized microenvironments for physiological cell growth and differentiation. However, existing membranes are predominantly made up of synthetic polymers, providing limited capacity to replicate cellular interactions with native extracellular matrices that play a crucial role in the induction of physiological phenotypes. Here we describe a new type of cell culture membranes engineered from native extracellular matrix (ECM) materials that are thin, semipermeable, optically transparent, and amenable to integration into microfluidic cell culture devices...
August 15, 2017: Lab on a Chip
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807662/a-preliminary-study-of-osmotic-dehydration-in-zebrafish-embryos-implications-for-vitrification-and-ultra-fast-laser-warming
#4
Michelle H Connolly, Estefania Paredes, Peter Mazur
To date, traditional cryopreservation techniques have not been amenable to zebrafish (Danio rerio) embryos, due in part to their large yolky eggs, which have a low surface to volume ratio and limited permeability to water and cryoprotectants. However, recent vitrification and ultra-rapid warming studies in mice have demonstrated successful preservation by dehydrating 85% or more of their total water content. We hypothesized that this approach may help overcome the barriers to embryo cryopresrvation among D...
August 11, 2017: Cryobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805603/modern-human-sperm-freezing-effect-on-dna-chromatin-and-acrosome-integrity
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Tahereh Rahiminia, Akram Hosseini, Morteza Anvari, Saeed Ghasemi-Esmailabad, Ali Reza Talebi
OBJECTIVE: Presence of vitrification method in sperm freezing and the introduction of solid surface vitrification beside rapid freezing in vapour, opens an easy and safe way to help infertility centres. While the effects of cryopreservation on motility, morphology and viability of sperm are documented, the question of the probable alteration of sperm DNA, chromatin and acrosome integrity after freezing and thawing procedures in different methods is still controversial. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Normal sample were collected according to WHO strict criteria...
August 2017: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803846/embryo-survival-and-birth-after-minimum-volume-vitrification-or-slow-freezing-of-in-vivo-and-in-vitro-produced-ovine-embryos
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P C Dos Santos-Neto, F Cuadro, N Barrera, M Crispo, A Menchaca
The objective was to evaluate pregnancy outcomes and birth rate of in vivo derived vs. in vitro produced ovine embryos submitted to different cryopreservation methods. A total of 197 in vivo and 240 in vitro produced embryos were cryopreserved either by conventional freezing, or by vitrification with Cryotop or Spatula MVD methods on Day 6 after insemination/fertilization. After thawing/warming and transfer, embryo survival rate on Day 30 of gestation was affected by the source of the embryos (in vivo 53.3%, in vitro 20...
August 10, 2017: Cryobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799183/utilization-of-porcine-in%C3%A2-vitro-produced-parthenogenetic-embryos-for-co-transfer-with-vitrified-and-warmed-embryos
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Yoshiyuki Nakamura, Kazuhiro Kikuchi
The present study was conducted to evaluate the possibility of using in vitro-produced parthenogenetic (PA) embryos for co-transfer with morulae that had been collected in vivo and cryopreserved. The proportion of PA blastocysts (20.5%) was higher than that of their in vitro fertilization (IVF) counterparts (16.6%). Although there were no differences in morphology or diameter between the two groups, the number of cells in early PA blastocysts after in vitro culture for 6 days was lower than for IVF blastocysts (25...
August 10, 2017: Animal Science Journal, Nihon Chikusan Gakkaihō
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795845/analysis-of-embryo-intactness-and-developmental-potential-following-slow-freezing-and-vitrification
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Lan Yu, Chanwei Jia, Yonglian Lan, Rui Song, Liying Zhou, Ying Li, Yu Liang, Shuyu Wang
The aim of this study was to identify the parameters that are related to intactness and developmental potential of a day 3 embryo after warming to improve the selection criteria used to cryopreserve and transfer embryos. We also sought to compare slow freezing and vitrification methods of cryopreservation and to evaluate the viability of non-intact embryos. Embryos warmed following slow freezing (n=220) or vitrification (n=522) were divided into 3 groups according to the proportion of surviving blastomeres (I<50%; II=50-99%; and III=100%)...
August 10, 2017: Systems Biology in Reproductive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28781996/opinion-hazards-faced-by-macromolecules-when-confined-to-thin-aqueous-films
#9
REVIEW
Robert M Glaeser, Bong-Gyoon Han
Samples prepared for single-particle electron cryo-microscopy (cryo-EM) necessarily have a very high surface-to-volume ratio during the short period of time between thinning and vitrification. During this time, there is an obvious risk that macromolecules of interest may adsorb to the air-water interface with a preferred orientation, or that they may even become partially or fully unfolded at the interface. In addition, adsorption of macromolecules to an air-water interface may occur even before thinning. This paper addresses the question whether currently used methods of sample preparation might be improved if one could avoid such interfacial interactions...
2017: Biophysics Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774548/safety-and-efficiency-of-oocyte-vitrification
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REVIEW
Neelke De Munck, Gábor Vajta
As the oocyte is the starting point for a new life, artificial reproductive technology (ART) techniques should not affect the (ultra) structural and functional integrity, or the developmental competence. Oocyte vitrification -one of the most significant achievements in human ART during the past decade- should therefore be a safe and efficient technique. This review discusses the principles and developments of the existing and future techniques, applications possibilities and safety concerns. The broad range of vitrification media and devices that are currently available, show differences in their effects on the oocyte ultrastructure and preimplantation development...
August 1, 2017: Cryobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767746/exogenous-catalase-and-pyruvate-dehydrogenase-improve-survival-and-regeneration-and-affect-oxidative-stress-in-cryopreserved-dendrobium-nobile-protocorm-like-bodies
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W Di, M X Jia, J Xu, B L Li, Y Liu
BACKGROUND: Reactive oxygen species (ROS)-induced oxidative damage is responsible for viability loss in plant tissues following cryopreservation. Antioxidants may improve viability by preventing or repairing the injury. OBJECTIVE: This work aimed at studying the effect of catalase (CAT) and pyruvate dehydrogenase (PDH), which are involved in ROS metabolism and are differentially expressed during pollen cryopreservation, for cryopreservation of Dendrobium nobile Lindl...
May 2017: Cryo Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767739/follicle-development-in-grafted-mouse-ovaries-after-vitrification-processes-under-static-magnetic-field
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V K Jasmi, F Samadi, H Eimani, S Hasani, R Fathi, A Shahverdi
BACKGROUND: Ovarian cryopreservation has emerged as an important method of fertility preservation. Magnetic field enhanced cryopreservation has been considered in recent times as a promising type of ovarian cryopreservation but the effectiveness of the process is still not clear. OBJECTIVE: The aim of the present study was to investigate the effect of applying 1-mT SMF (static magnetic field) on the vitrification of ovarian tissue and the follow-up investigation of the morphology and functions of vitrified- warmed ovarian tissue after transplantation...
May 2017: Cryo Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28766946/structural-and-dielectric-relaxations-in-vitreous-and-liquid-state-of-monohydroxy-alcohol-at-high-pressure
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Igor Vladimirovich Danilov, Alexei A Pronin, Elena Leonidovna Gromnitskaya, Mikhail V Kondrin, Alexander Gennadievich Lyapin, Vadim V Brazhkin
2-ethyl-1-hexanol monoalcohol is a well-known molecular glassformer, which for a long time attracts attention of researchers. As in all other monohydroxy alcohols, its dielectric relaxation reveals two distinct relaxation processes attributed to the structural relaxation and another more intense process, which gives rise to a low-frequency Debye-like relaxation. In this monoalcohol, the frequency separation between these two processes reaches a record breaking value of three orders of magnitude, which makes this substance a rather convenient object for studies of mechanisms (supposedly common to all monoalcohols) leading to vitrification of this type of liquids...
August 2, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759032/formation-of-porous-crystals-via-viscoelastic-phase-separation
#14
Hideyo Tsurusawa, John Russo, Mathieu Leocmach, Hajime Tanaka
Viscoelastic phase separation of colloidal suspensions can be interrupted to form gels either by glass transition or by crystallization. With a new confocal microscopy protocol, we follow the entire kinetics of phase separation, from homogeneous phase to different arrested states. For the first time in experiments, our results unveil a novel crystallization pathway to sponge-like porous crystal structures. In the early stages, we show that nucleation requires a structural reorganization of the liquid phase, called stress-driven ageing...
July 31, 2017: Nature Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28758255/leucemia-inhibitory-factor-investigating-the-time-dependent-effect-on-viability-of-vitrified-bovine-embryos
#15
A Kocyigit, M Cevik
Leucemia inhibitory factor (LIF) is involved in various reproductive processes, including sperm development, regulation of ovulation, as well as blastocyst formation, hatching and implantation in embryos. Moreover, LIF has also been shown significantly to enhance the blastocyst formation rates of bovine embryos, a finding that remains controversial. Our purpose was to investigate time-dependent effect of LIF on bovine embryo culture, especially in terms of addition timing. Presumptive zygotes were cultured in five different groups...
July 30, 2017: Reproduction in Domestic Animals, Zuchthygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756496/cryopreservation-of-human-ovarian-tissue-using-the-silver-closed-vitrification-system
#16
Zhun Xiao, Yaoyao Zhang, Wei Fan
PURPOSE: The aim of this study is to evaluate the feasibility of using a hand-made silver container for the cryopreservation of human ovarian cortex. METHODS: Human ovarian cortex tissues were vitrified using an open vitrification system (OVS) of needle immersed vitrification (NIV) and two closed vitrification systems (CVS) of a plastic vial (plastic CVS) and a silver container (silver CVS). Outcomes of vitrification were evaluated morphologically and histologically by in vitro culture and xenotransplantation...
July 29, 2017: Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28755345/controlling-hyperhydricity-in-date-palm-in-vitro-culture-by-reduced-concentration-of-nitrate-nutrients
#17
Maiada M El-Dawayati, Zeinab E Zayed
Hyperhydricity (or vitrification) is a fundamental physiological disorder in date palm micropropagation. Several factors have been ascribed as being responsible for hyperhydricity, which are related to the explant, medium, culture vessel, and environment. The optimization of inorganic nutrients in the culture medium improves in vitro growth and morphogenesis, in addition to controlling hyperhydricity. This chapter describes a protocol for controlling hyperhydricity during the embryogenic callus stage by optimizing the ratio of nitrogen salts of the Murashige and Skoog (MS) nutrient culture medium...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28755212/in-vitro-cryopreservation-of-date-palm-caulogenic-meristems
#18
Lotfi Fki, Olfa Chkir, Walid Kriaa, Ameni Nasri, Emna Baklouti, Raja B Masmoudi, Alain Rival, Noureddine Drira, Bart Panis
Cryopreservation is the technology of choice not only for plant genetic resource preservation but also for virus eradication and for the efficient management of large-scale micropropagation. In this chapter, we describe three cryopreservation protocols (standard vitrification, droplet vitrification, and encapsulation vitrification) for date palm highly proliferating meristems that are initiated from vitro-cultures using plant growth regulator-free MS medium. The positive impact of sucrose preculture and cold hardening treatments on survival rates is significant...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28755210/in-vitro-conservation-of-date-palm-tissue-cultures
#19
Shawky A Bekheet
In vitro technology offers a potential solution for the conservation of date palm germplasm. Slow growth induced by low temperature allows storage from several months up to few years. Otherwise, cryopreservation is suitable for long-term in vitro conservation, at between -79 and -196 °C. This chapter describes a protocol for cold storage at 5 °C and cryopreservation of date palm tissue cultures. For cold storage, 70% of shoot buds remain healthy after storing for 12 months at 5 °C, and callus cultures remain fully viable after 12 months of storage...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28753690/thermal-analyses-of-a-human-kidney-and-a-rabbit-kidney-during-cryopreservation-by-vitrification
#20
Lili Ehrlich, Gregory M Fahy, Brian Wowk, Jonathan A Malen, Yoed Rabin
This study focuses on thermal analysis of the problem of scaling up from the vitrification of rabbit kidneys to the vitrification of human kidneys, where vitrification is the preservation of biological material in the glassy state. The basis for this study is a successful cryopreservation protocol for a rabbit kidney model, based on using a proprietary vitrification solution known as M22. Using the finite elements analysis commercial code ANSYS, heat transfer simulations suggest that indeed the rabbit kidney unquestionably cools rapidly enough to be vitrified based on known intra-renal concentrations of M22...
July 28, 2017: Journal of Biomechanical Engineering
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