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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432827/parenting-stress-and-its-association-with-perceived-agreement-about-the-disclosure-decision-in-parents-following-donor-conception
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Anja J Gebhardt, Gunilla Sydsjö, Agneta Skoog Svanberg, Astrid Indekeu, Claudia Lampic
For many donor-conceiving heterosexual parents, the process of deciding whether and what to tell children about their genetic origin is challenging. We hypothesized that incomplete couple agreement about disclosure could be associated with parenting stress. The aim of the study was to investigate (1) parenting stress levels among heterosexual parents of young children following gamete donation and (2) whether parenting stress is related to perceived agreement about disclosure of the donor conception to the children MATERIAL AND METHODS: This study is part of the longitudinal multicenter Swedish Study on Gamete Donation and included a total of 213 heterosexual parents with children age 1-4 years following oocyte donation (n = 103) and sperm donation (n = 110)...
April 22, 2017: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428962/a-higher-ovarian-response-after-stimulation-for-ivf-is-related-to-a-higher-number-of-euploid-embryos
#2
Elena Labarta, Ernesto Bosch, Amparo Mercader, Pilar Alamá, Emilia Mateu, Antonio Pellicer
This study has analysed the relationship between ovarian response and the number of euploid embryos. This is a post hoc analysis of a subset of data generated during a prospective cohort study previously published. Forty-six oocyte donors were subjected to ovarian stimulation with 150 IU of rFSH and 75 IU of hp-hMG in a GnRH agonist long protocol. Preimplantation genetic screening was performed in all viable embryos. We observed a positive relationship between ovarian response and the number of euploid embryos...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421498/chapter-14-establishing-an-oocyte-cryobank-network
#3
James Graham, Josh Lim, Michael Tucker
Improvements in oocyte cryopreservation has prompted wider acceptance of this technology leading to its use for several reasons. Notably, in addition to elective and medically driven reasons for oocyte cryostorage for fertility preservation, donor oocyte cryobanking is beginning to gain traction, potentially replacing fresh oocyte donation in assisted reproduction. Donor "egg banking," while not totally analogous to donor sperm banking, does provide strong benefits in terms of scheduling flexibility and improved clinical efficiencies, while providing a wider immediate inventory choice...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420480/comparative-analysis-of-granulosa-cell-gene-expression-in-association-with-oocyte-competence-in-fsh-stimulated-holstein-cows
#4
David A Landry, Chloé Fortin, Anne-Marie Bellefleur, Rémi Labrecque, François-Xavier Grand, Christian Vigneault, Patrick Blondin, Marc-André Sirard
Ovarian stimulation with exogenous FSH followed by FSH withdrawal or 'coasting' is an effective means of increasing the number of oocytes obtainable for the in vitro production of cattle embryos. However, the quality of the oocytes thus obtained varies considerably from one cow to the next. The aim of the present study was to gain a better understanding of the follicular conditions associated with low oocyte developmental competence. Granulosa cells from 94 Holstein cows in a commercial embryo production facility were collected following ovarian stimulation and coasting...
April 19, 2017: Reproduction, Fertility, and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412991/inbreeding-effects-on-in-vitro-embryo-production-traits-in-guzer%C3%A3-cattle
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B C Perez, J C C Balieiro, R V Ventura, F A T Bruneli, M G C D Peixoto
Inbreeding has been associated with the impairment of reproductive performance in many cattle breeds. Although the usage of reproductive biotechnologies has been increasing in bovine populations, not much attention has been given to the impact of inbreeding over cow's performance on artificial reproduction. The objective of this study was to estimate the impact of inbreeding on in vitro embryo production in a Guzerá breed population. The inbreeding coefficient (F), calculated as half of the co-ancestry of the individual's parents, was used as an estimate of inbreeding...
April 17, 2017: Animal: An International Journal of Animal Bioscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407859/establishment-of-intraperitoneal-germ-cell-transplantation-for-critically-endangered-chinese-sturgeon-acipenser-sinensis
#6
Huan Ye, Chuang-Ju Li, Hua-Mei Yue, Hao Du, Xiao-Ge Yang, Tasuku Yoshino, Takao Hayashida, Yutaka Takeuchi, Qi-Wei Wei
Recent progress in germ cell transplantation techniques in fish has paved the way for the conservation of endangered species. Here, we developed an intraperitoneal germ cell transplantation procedure using Chinese and Dabry's sturgeon as donor and recipient species, respectively. Histological analysis revealed that primordial germ cells migrated on the peritoneal wall at 16 days post-hatch (dph) in Dabry's sturgeon. The genital ridges of Dabry's sturgeon (recipient) first formed at 28 dph, suggesting that for successful colonization of donor germ cells in the recipient gonads, the transplantation should be performed earlier than this age...
May 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403200/identification-of-potential-biomarkers-in-donor-cows-for-in-vitro-embryo-production-by-granulosa-cell-transcriptomics
#7
Gianluca Mazzoni, Suraya M Salleh, Kristine Freude, Hanne S Pedersen, Lotte Stroebech, Henrik Callesen, Poul Hyttel, Haja N Kadarmideen
The Ovum Pick Up-In vitro Production (OPU-IVP) of embryos is an advanced reproductive technology used in cattle production but the complex biological mechanisms behind IVP outcomes are not fully understood. In this study we sequenced RNA of granulosa cells collected from Holstein cows at oocyte aspiration prior to IVP, to identify candidate genes and biological mechanisms for favourable IVP-related traits in donor cows where IVP was performed separately for each animal. We identified 56 genes significantly associated with IVP scores (BL rate, kinetic and morphology)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396487/culture-time-of-vitrified-warmed-zygotes-before-microinjection-affects-the-production-efficiency-of-crispr-cas9-mediated-knock-in-mice
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Yoshiko Nakagawa, Tetsushi Sakuma, Norihisa Nishimichi, Yasuyuki Yokosaki, Toru Takeo, Naomi Nakagata, Takashi Yamamoto
Robust reproductive engineering techniques are required for the efficient and rapid production of genetically modified mice. We have reported the efficient production of genome-edited mice using reproductive engineering techniques, such as ultra-superovulation, in vitro fertilization (IVF) and vitrification/warming of zygotes. We usually use vitrified/warmed fertilized oocytes created by IVF for microinjection because of work efficiency and flexible scheduling. Here, we investigated whether the culture time of zygotes before microinjection influences the efficiency of producing knock-in mice...
April 10, 2017: Biology Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390693/limitations-on-the-compensation-of-gamete-donors-a-public-opinion-survey
#9
Malinda S Lee, Leslie Farland, Stacey Missmer, Elizabeth S Ginsburg
OBJECTIVE: To determine public opinion on gamete donor compensation. DESIGN: Cross-sectional web-based survey. SETTING: Not applicable. PATIENT(S): A nationally representative sample of 1,427 people in the United States. INTERVENTIONS: Not applicable. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Support for the compensation of gamete donors. RESULTS: Of 1,427 respondents, 51 (4%) disagreed with use of IVF for any indication, and 232 (16%) believed that oocyte and/or sperm donation to be always unacceptable...
April 6, 2017: Fertility and Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385334/live-birth-derived-from-oocyte-spindle-transfer-to-prevent-mitochondrial-disease
#10
John Zhang, Hui Liu, Shiyu Luo, Zhuo Lu, Alejandro Chávez-Badiola, Zitao Liu, Mingxue Yang, Zaher Merhi, Sherman J Silber, Santiago Munné, Michalis Konstandinidis, Dagan Wells, Taosheng Huang
Mutations in mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) are maternally inherited and can cause fatal or debilitating mitochondrial disorders. The severity of clinical symptoms is often associated with the level of mtDNA mutation load or degree of heteroplasmy. Current clinical options to prevent transmission of mtDNA mutations to offspring are limited. Experimental spindle transfer in metaphase II oocytes, also called mitochondrial replacement therapy, is a novel technology for preventing mtDNA transmission from oocytes to pre-implantation embryos...
April 2017: Reproductive Biomedicine Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28370781/downregulation-of-genes-related-to-immune-and-inflammatory-response-in-ivf-implantation-failure-cases-under-controlled-ovarian-stimulation
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Amruta D S Pathare, Kusum Zaveri, Indira Hinduja
PROBLEM: Implantation failure (IF) even after the good-quality embryo transfer (ET) is main obstacle in in vitro fertilization (IVF). We aim to study the genomics of endometrial receptivity in IF patients under controlled ovarian stimulation (COS) during which ET is generally practised in IVF. METHOD OF STUDY: Endometrial gene expression profiling in IF patients (n=10) and oocyte donors (n=8) were compared during window of implantation under COS by microarray. Enrichment analysis of microarray data was performed to determine dysregulated pathways...
March 30, 2017: American Journal of Reproductive Immunology: AJRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28368800/-corifollitropin-alfa-compared-to-daily-fsh-in-controlled-ovarian-stimulation-for-oocyte-donors
#12
M Benchabane, P Santulli, C Maignien, M Bourdon, D De Ziegler, C Chapron, V Gayet
OBJECTIVES: To demonstrate that corifollitropin alfa is as effective as daily FSH in controlled ovarian stimulation of oocyte donors. METHODS: From January 2013 to October 2015, 77 cycles controlled ovarian stimulation, derived from a continuous cohort of 77 oocyte donors, were analyzed. After synchronization by oestroprogestatif or estrogens, ovarian stimulation was started by corifollitropin alfa (Group corifollitropin alfa) or by daily FSH (Group daily FSH). In both groups, a GnRH antagonist was used for the prevention of premature surge of luteinizing hormone (LH)...
February 2017: Gynecologie, Obstetrique, Fertilite & Senologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366518/economic-impact-of-ovarian-stimulation-with-corifollitropin-alfa-versus-conventional-daily-gonadotropins-in-oocyte-donors-a-randomized-study
#13
María Cruz, Pilar Alamá, Manuel Muñoz, Diana Collado, Carlos Blanes, Enrique Solbes, Antonio Requena
Assisted reproductive technologies are well-established treatments for many types of subfertility representing substantial economic and healthcare implications for patients, healthcare providers and society as a whole. In order to optimize outcomes according to the type of gonadotrophins within an oocyte donor programme, we performed an economic evaluation based on data collected in a multicentre, prospective, randomized study within three private clinics belonging to the IVI Group. Results showed no relevant between-group differences in the clinical variables...
March 14, 2017: Reproductive Biomedicine Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28365120/estimating-variance-components-and-breeding-values-for-number-of-oocytes-and-number-of-embryos-in-dairy-cattle-using-a-single-step-genomic-evaluation
#14
M A M C Cornelissen, E Mullaart, C Van der Linde, H A Mulder
Reproductive technologies such as multiple ovulation and embryo transfer (MOET) and ovum pick-up (OPU) accelerate genetic improvement in dairy breeding schemes. To enhance the efficiency of embryo production, breeding values for traits such as number of oocytes (NoO) and number of MOET embryos (NoM) can help in selection of donors with high MOET or OPU efficiency. The aim of this study was therefore to estimate variance components and (genomic) breeding values for NoO and NoM based on Dutch Holstein data. Furthermore, a 10-fold cross-validation was carried out to assess the accuracy of pedigree and genomic breeding values for NoO and NoM...
March 29, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340933/financial-compensation-of-oocyte-donors-an-ethics-committee-opinion
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Financial compensation of women donating oocytes for infertility therapy or for research is justified on ethical grounds and should acknowledge the time, inconvenience, and discomfort associated with screening, ovarian stimulation, and oocyte retrieval, and not vary according to the planned use of the oocytes, the number or quality of oocytes retrieved, the number or outcome of prior donation cycles, or the donor's ethnic or other personal characteristics. This document replaces the document of the same name, last published in 2007 (Fertil Steril 2007;88:305-9)...
December 2016: Fertility and Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339687/extra-gonadal-oocytes-residing-in-the-mouse-ovarian-hilum-contribute-to-fertility1
#16
Xiaofei Sun, Junya Ito, Sarah J Potter, Sudhansu K Dey, Tony DeFalco
The observation of pups born from recipient and donor mice after ovariectomy followed by ovarian transplant poses the interesting possibility of an extra-ovarian source of oocytes. However, whether mammalian adult oocytes reside in extra-gonadal tissues remains elusive. Using transgenic fluorescent reporter mice and transplantation surgeries, we demonstrate the presence of both donor- and recipient-derived corpora lutea and recovery of both donor- and recipient-derived offspring from ovariectomized mice after transplantation of donor ovaries...
February 20, 2017: Biology of Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339605/uniparental-chicken-offsprings-derived-from-oogenesis-of-chicken-primordial-germ-cells-zz-%C3%A2
#17
Chunhai Liu, Il-Kuk Chang, Kamal A Khazanehdari, Shruti Thomas, Preetha Varghese, Vijaya Baskar, Razan Alkhatib, Wenhai Li, Jörg Kinne, Michael J McGrew, Ulrich Wernery
Cloning (somatic cell nuclear transfer) in avian species has proven unachievable due to the physical structure of the avian oocyte. Here, the sexual differentiation of primordial germ cells with genetic sex ZZ (ZZ PGCs) was investigated in female germline chimeric chicken hosts with the aim to produce uniparental offspring. ZZ PGCs were expanded in culture and transplanted into the same and opposite sex chicken embryos which were partially sterilized using irradiation. All tested chimeric roosters (ZZ/ZZ) showed germline transmission with transmission rates of 3...
March 1, 2017: Biology of Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336253/mitochondrial-matters-mitochondrial-bottlenecks-self-assembling-structures-and-entrapment-in-the-female-germline
#18
Florence L Marlow
Mitochondrial replacement therapy, a procedure to generate embryos with the nuclear genome of a donor mother and the healthy mitochondria of a recipient egg, has recently emerged as a promising strategy to prevent transmission of devastating mitochondrial DNA diseases and infertility. The procedure may produce an embryo that is free of diseased mitochondria. A recent study addresses important fundamental questions about the mechanisms underlying maternal inheritance and translational questions regarding the transgenerational effectiveness of this promising therapeutic strategy...
March 15, 2017: Stem Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333245/euploidy-rates-in-donor-egg-cycles-significantly-differ-between-fertility-centers
#19
S Munné, M Alikani, L Ribustello, P Colls, Pedro A Martínez-Ortiz, D H McCulloh
STUDY QUESTION: Do external factors affect euploidy in egg donor cycles? SUMMARY ANSWER: The study demonstrates that during human assisted reproduction, embryonic chromosome abnormalities may be partly iatrogenic. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: Chromosome abnormalities have been linked in the past to culture conditions such as temperature and Ph variations, as well as hormonal stimulation. Those reports were performed with older screening techniques (FISH), or ART methods no longer in use, and the subjects studied were not a homogeneous group...
April 1, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333210/levels-of-trophectoderm-mitochondrial-dna-do-not-predict-the-reproductive-potential-of-sibling-embryos
#20
Nathan R Treff, Yiping Zhan, Xin Tao, Meir Olcha, Michael Han, Jessica Rajchel, Liza Morrison, Scott J Morin, Richard T Scott
STUDY QUESTION: What is the predictive value of trophectoderm mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) quantity for blastocyst reproductive potential? SUMMARY ANSWER: This study demonstrates that, within a given cohort, mtDNA quantitation does not distinguish between embryos that implant and embryos that do not implant after double embryo transfer (DET). WHAT IS ALREADY KNOWN: An association between implantation failure and increased quantities of mtDNA has been observed in two studies but not in a third...
April 1, 2017: Human Reproduction
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