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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29213142/the-attitudes-of-ivf-patients-treated-in-the-czech-republic-towards-informing-children-born-after-gamete-donation
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Tatana Rumpikova, Ivana Oborna, Silvie Belaskova, Hana Konecna, David Rumpik
BACKGROUND: In recent decades gamete donation has received growing attention. Data from the Czech National Registry of Assisted Reproduction show that the number of cycles using donated oocytes has been increasing every year. According to Czech law, gamete donation is anonymous. Since 2011, some members of the Czech parliament have repeatedly made requests to revoke the anonymity but anonymity is one of the preconditions for such donation in this country. The aim of this study was to find out how the gamete recipients feel towards informing their child about the circumstances of their conception and their access to the identity of the donor...
December 4, 2017: Biomedical Papers of the Medical Faculty of the University Palacký, Olomouc, Czechoslovakia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29208927/establishment-of-a-strain-of-haemophilia-a-pigs-by-xenografting-of-foetal-testicular-tissue-from-neonatally-moribund-cloned-pigs
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Hiroyuki Kaneko, Kazuhiro Kikuchi, Michiko Nakai, Daiichiro Fuchimoto, Shunichi Suzuki, Shoichiro Sembon, Junko Noguchi, Akira Onishi
Grafting of testicular tissue into immunodeficient mice makes it possible to obtain functional sperm from immature donor animals that cannot be used for reproduction. We have developed a porcine model of human haemophilia A (haemophilia-A pigs) by nuclear transfer cloning from foetal fibroblasts after disruption of the X-linked coagulation factor VIII (F8) gene. Despite having a recessive condition, female F8+/- cloned pigs died of severe bleeding at an early age, as was the case for male F8-/Y cloned pigs, thus making it impossible to obtain progeny...
December 5, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29199274/recent-developments-in-genetics-and-medically-assisted-reproduction-from-research-to-clinical-applications
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J C Harper, K Aittomäki, P Borry, M C Cornel, G de Wert, W Dondorp, J Geraedts, L Gianaroli, K Ketterson, I Liebaers, K Lundin, H Mertes, M Morris, G Pennings, K Sermon, C Spits, S Soini, A P A van Montfoort, A Veiga, J R Vermeesch, S Viville, M Macek
Two leading European professional societies, the European Society of Human Genetics and the European Society for Human Reproduction and Embryology, have worked together since 2004 to evaluate the impact of fast research advances at the interface of assisted reproduction and genetics, including their application into clinical practice. In September 2016, the expert panel met for the third time. The topics discussed highlighted important issues covering the impacts of expanded carrier screening, direct-to-consumer genetic testing, voiding of the presumed anonymity of gamete donors by advanced genetic testing, advances in the research of genetic causes underlying male and female infertility, utilisation of massively parallel sequencing in preimplantation genetic testing and non-invasive prenatal screening, mitochondrial replacement in human oocytes, and additionally, issues related to cross-generational epigenetic inheritance following IVF and germline genome editing...
December 4, 2017: European Journal of Human Genetics: EJHG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29173240/overweight-negatively-affects-outcome-of-superovulation-treatment-in-female-mice
#4
Dušan Fabian, Janka Babeľová, Štefan Čikoš, Zuzana Šefčíková
Superovulatory response is characterized by a high degree of variability and unpredictability. The aim of the present experimental study was to examine whether the amount of maternal body fat can influence the efficiency of ovarian stimulation with gonadotropins. Female mice of two body condition types, normal and obese, produced in a standardized two-generation model, were subjected to ovarian stimulation using eCG and hCG followed by natural mating. Produced ova and embryos were recovered on day 1 and day 4 of pregnancy respectively, and several quantitative, qualitative and developmental parameters were evaluated in them...
November 27, 2017: Zygote: the Biology of Gametes and Early Embryos
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162325/scriptaid-improves-the-reprogramming-of-donor-cells-and-enhances-canine-porcine-interspecies-embryo-development
#5
Jin-Gu No, Tai-Young Hur, Minghui Zhao, Seunghoon Lee, Mi-Kyung Choi, Yoon-Seok Nam, Dong-Hyun Yeom, Gi-Sun Im, Dong-Hoon Kim
Histone methylation, histone acetylation, and DNA methylation are the important factors for somatic cell nuclear transfer (SCNT). Histone deacetylase inhibitors (HDACi) and DNA methyltransferase inhibitors (DNMTi) have been used to improve cloning efficiency. In particular, scriptaid, an HDACi, has been shown to improve SCNT efficiency. However, no studies have been performed on canines. Here, we evaluated the effects of scriptaid on histone modification in canine ear fibroblasts (cEFs) and cloned canine embryos derived from cEFs...
November 18, 2017: Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153526/economic-and-genetic-performance-of-various-combinations-of-in-vitro-produced-embryo-transfers-and-artificial-insemination-in-a-dairy-herd
#6
Karun Kaniyamattam, Jeremy Block, Peter J Hansen, Albert De Vries
The objective of this study was to find the optimal proportions of pregnancies from an in vitro-produced embryo transfer (IVP-ET) system and artificial insemination (AI) so that profitability is maximized over a range of prices for embryos and surplus dairy heifer calves. An existing stochastic, dynamic dairy model with genetic merits of 12 traits was adapted for scenarios where 0 to 100% of the eligible females in the herd were impregnated, in increments of 10%, using IVP-ET (ET0 to ET100, 11 scenarios). Oocytes were collected from the top donors selected for the trait lifetime net merit (NM$) and fertilized with sexed semen to produce IVP embryos...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143944/one-thousand-seventy-eight-autologous-ivf-cycles-in-women-45%C3%A2-years-and-older-the-largest-single-center-cohort-to-date
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Vinay Gunnala, Mohamad Irani, Alexis Melnick, Zev Rosenwaks, Steven Spandorfer
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to determine IVF outcomes in women 45 years and older using autologous oocytes. METHODS: This is a retrospective cohort study reviewing all IVF cycles in women ≥ 45 years old from January 1995 to June 2015 that were conducted at one academic medical center. One thousand seventy-eight fresh, autologous IVF cycles met inclusion criteria. PGD/S, natural IVF, and donor egg cycles were excluded. Outcomes were analyzed for the different age groups (age 45, n = 773; age 46, n = 221; age 47, n = 57; age 48, n = 22; age 49, n = 5)...
November 16, 2017: Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135280/factors-affecting-mouse-somatic-cell-nuclear-reprogramming-by-rabbit-ooplasms
#8
Xia Huang, Lili Song, Zhiyan Zhan, Haihui Gu, Haizhong Feng, Yanxin Li
Successful development of interspecies somatic cell nuclear transfer (iSCNT) embryos depends on compatibilities between ooplasmic and nuclear components. However, the mechanisms by which the compatibilities are regulated are still unknown. In this study, using mouse Oct4-green fluorescent protein (GFP) cells as donors and rabbit oocytes as recipients, we show that Oct4 and other pluripotency related genes were reactivated in some of mouse-rabbit iSCNT embryos, which could also activate Oct4 promoter-driven GFP reporter gene expression...
November 14, 2017: Cellular Reprogramming
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117383/assisted-reproductive-technology-in-europe-2013-results-generated-from-european-registers-by-eshre
#9
C Calhaz-Jorge, C De Geyter, M S Kupka, J de Mouzon, K Erb, E Mocanu, T Motrenko, G Scaravelli, C Wyns, V Goossens
STUDY QUESTION: Are there any changes in the treatments involving ART and IUI initiated in Europe during 2013 compared with previous years? SUMMARY ANSWER: An increase in the overall number of ART cycles resulting from a higher number of countries reporting data was evident, the pregnancy rates (PRs) in 2013 remained stable compared with those reported in 2012, the number of transfers with multiple embryos (3+) was lower than ever before yet the multiple delivery rates (DRs) remained unchanged, and IUI activity and success rates were similar to those of last years...
October 1, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116706/effect-of-sperm-dna-fragmentation-on-embryo-development-clinical-and-biological-aspects
#10
Cristian Alvarez Sedó, Melina Bilinski, Daniela Lorenzi, Heydy Uriondo, Felicitas Noblía, Valeria Longobucco, Estefanía Ventimiglia Lagar, Florencia Nodar
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of sperm DNA fragmentation on fertilization rate, embryo development (blastulation rate), and pregnancy outcomes for ICSI cycles performed in a cohort of couples using donor eggs and to assess the remaining embryos that were not transferred or frozen for apoptotic markers. METHODS: Eighty-two women (egg recipients) were included in the study (2016) were included in the study. The recipients' mean age was 41...
November 8, 2017: JBRA Assisted Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29111540/transcription-and-regulation-of-hepatitis-b-virus-genes-in-host-sperm-cells
#11
Ying Zhong, Dong-Ling Liu, Mohamed Morsi M Ahmed, Peng-Hao Li, Xiao-Ling Zhou, Qing-Dong Xie, Xiao-Qing Xu, Ting-Ting Han, Zhi-Wei Hou, Ji-Hua Huang, Lan Xu, Tian-Hua Huang
To investigate whether transcription of hepatitis B virus (HBV) gene occurs in human sperm, total RNA was extracted from sperm of patients with chronic HBV infection (test-1), from donor sperm transfected with a plasmid containing the full-length HBV genome (test-2), and from nontransfected donor sperm (control), used as the template for reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR). Positive bands for HBV DNA were observed in the test groups but not in the control. Next, to identify the role of host genes in regulating viral gene transcription in sperm, total RNA was extracted from 2-cell embryos derived from hamster oocytes fertilized in vitro by HBV-transfected (test) or nontransfected (control) human sperm and successively subjected to SMART-PCR, suppression subtractive hybridization, T/A cloning, bacterial amplification, microarray hybridization, sequencing and the Basic Local Alignment Search Tool (BLAST) search to isolate differentially expressed genes...
November 7, 2017: Asian Journal of Andrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29108044/consequences-of-exposure-of-embryos-produced-in-vitro-in-a-serum-containing-medium-to-dickkopf-related-protein-1-and-colony-stimulating-factor-2-on-blastocyst-yield-pregnancy-rate-and-birth-weight
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P Tríbulo, B H Bernal Ballesteros, A Ruiz, A Tríbulo, R J Tríbulo, H E Tríbulo, G A Bo, P J Hansen
Embryokines are molecules secreted by the mother that regulate embryonic development. Among these molecules in cattle are colony stimulating factor 2 (CSF2) and dickkopf-related protein 1 (DKK1). Here, we evaluated actions of CSF2 and DKK1 alone or in combination on characteristics of embryos produced in vitro in the presence of serum. A total of 70 beef cows from 4 farms were subjected to oocyte retrieval on 1 to 4 occasions. Within each farm, donors were randomly allocated to 1 of 4 treatment groups (vehicle, CSF2, DKK1, CSF2 + DKK1)...
October 2017: Journal of Animal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29078197/source-treatment-and-type-of-nuclear-donor-cells-influences-in%C3%A2-vitro-and-in%C3%A2-vivo-development-of-embryos-cloned-by-somatic-cell-nuclear-transfer-in-camel-camelus-dromedarius
#13
Nisar A Wani, Seung B Hong
Experiments were conducted to evaluate the effect of source, treatment and type of nuclear donor cells on embryonic and fetal development of somatic cell nuclear-transfer reconstructs in dromedary camel. In experiment 1, actively growing, serum starved or confluent skin fibroblast cells were used as nuclear donors. In experiment 2, skin fibroblasts from 4 different animals while in experiment 3, skin fibroblasts and cumulus cells from the same animal were used as nuclear donors. In all the three experiments, mature oocytes collected by transvaginal ovum pick up were used as recipient cytoplasts...
October 16, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29071016/environmental-exposure-of-sperm-sex-chromosomes-a-gender-selection-technique
#14
Ibukun P Oyeyipo, Michelle van der Linde, Stefan S du Plessis
Preconceptual sex selection is still a highly debatable process whereby X- and Y-chromosome-bearing spermatozoa are isolated prior to fertilization of the oocyte. Although various separation techniques are available, none can guarantee 100% accuracy. The aim of this study was to separate X- and Y-chromosome-bearing spermatozoa using methods based on the viability difference between the X- and Y-chromosome-bearing spermatozoa. A total of 18 experimental semen samples were used, written consent was obtained from all donors and results were analysed in a blinded fashion...
October 2017: Toxicological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045673/age-related-changes-in-the-mitochondria-of-human-mural-granulosa-cells
#15
Yifan Liu, Ming Han, Xiaoshuang Li, Hui Wang, Minyue Ma, Shihui Zhang, Yifan Guo, Shuling Wang, Yuanfen Wang, N Duan, Bing Xu, Jingwen Yin, Yuanqing Yao
STUDY QUESTION: What changes in the mitochondria of human mural granulosa cells (mGCs) with maternal aging? SUMMARY ANSWER: The mitochondrial membrane potential (MMP) and the ability of oxidative phosphorylation (OXPHOS) of mGCs declines with reproductive aging, accompanied with more abnormal mitochondria. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: Mitochondria play an important role in the dialogue between the mGCs and oocytes. However, the underlying mechanism of mitochondrial dysfunction in mGCs in aging is still poorly understood...
October 17, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040498/genome-stability-of-bovine-in-vivo-conceived-cleavage-stage-embryos-is-higher-compared-to-in-vitro-produced-embryos
#16
Olga Tšuiko, Maaike Catteeuw, Masoud Zamani Esteki, Aspasia Destouni, Osvaldo Bogado Pascottini, Urban Besenfelder, Vitezslav Havlicek, Katrien Smits, Ants Kurg, Andres Salumets, Thomas D'Hooghe, Thierry Voet, Ann Van Soom, Joris Robert Vermeesch
STUDY QUESTION: Is the rate and nature of chromosome instability (CIN) similar between bovine in vivo-derived and in vitro-cultured cleavage-stage embryos? SUMMARY ANSWER: There is a major difference regarding chromosome stability of in vivo-derived and in vitro-cultured embryos, as CIN is significantly lower in in vivo-derived cleavage-stage embryos compared to in vitro-cultured embryos. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: CIN is common during in vitro embryogenesis and is associated with early embryonic loss in humans, but the stability of in vivo-conceived cleavage-stage embryos remains largely unknown...
November 1, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29020785/-how-is-the-czech-oocyte-donor-the-analysis-of-their-profile
#17
T Rumpíková, I Oborná, S Bělašková, D Rumpík
OBJECTIVE: The aim of our study was to investigate (a) the basic socio-demographic characteristics of Czech oocytes donors, (b) their attitudes towards anonymous or nonanonymous donation and (c) their motivations to donate oocytes. DESIGN: Original article. SETTING: Clinic of Reproductive Medicine and Gynecology Zlin. METHODS: A total of 215 oocytes donors participated in this study, which was undertaken in years 2015-2016...
2017: Ceská Gynekologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29020571/factors-and-molecules-that-could-impact-cell-differentiation-in-the-embryo-generated-by-nuclear-transfer
#18
Renata Simões, Arnaldo Rodrigues Santos
Somatic cell nuclear transfer is a technique to create an embryo using an enucleated oocyte and a donor nucleus. Nucleus of somatic cells must be reprogrammed in order to participate in normal development within an enucleated egg. Reprogramming refers to the erasing and remodeling of cellular epigenetic marks to a lower differentiation state. Somatic nuclei must be reprogrammed by factors in the oocyte cytoplasm to a rather totipotent state since the reconstructed embryo must initiate embryo development from the one cell stage to term...
October 2, 2017: Organogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29018614/anti-apoptotic-properties-of-carbon-monoxide-in-porcine-oocyte-during-in-vitro-aging
#19
David Němeček, Markéta Dvořáková, Ivona Heroutová, Eva Chmelíková, Markéta Sedmíková
If fertilization of matured oocyte does not occur, unfertilized oocyte undergoes aging, resulting in a time-dependent reduction of the oocyte's quality. The aging of porcine oocytes can lead to apoptosis. Carbon monoxide (CO), a signal molecule produced by the heme oxygenase (HO), possesses cytoprotective and anti-apoptotic effects that have been described in somatic cells. However, the effects of CO in oocytes have yet to be investigated. By immunocytochemistry method we detected that both isoforms of heme oxygenase (HO-1 and HO-2) are present in the porcine oocytes...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28990567/-nuclear-transfer-to-prevent-transmission-of-mtdna-disorders-where-are-we
#20
Julie Steffann, Jean-Paul Bonnefont, Nelly Frydman
The recent birth from a mitochondrial DNA mutation carrier of a child, conceived after transfer in a donor oocyte of the meiotic spindle, taken from the maternal oocyte, revived the debate on the safety of these procedures. The doubts concern mainly the possibility of genetic reversion, the uncertainties about potential disturbances of the dialogue between nuclear and mitochondrial genomes and the side effects of a heteroplasmic state induced by these techniques. The possibility to expand nuclear transfer applications to patients experiencing in vitro fertilization failure, urges us to answer these questions rapidly...
June 2017: Médecine Sciences: M/S
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