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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927438/activated-ovarian-endothelial-cells-promote-early-follicular-development-and-survival
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Alon Kedem, Anate Aelion-Brauer, Peipei Guo, Duancheng Wen, Bi-Sen Ding, Raphael Lis, Du Cheng, Vladislav M Sandler, Shahin Rafii, Zev Rosenwaks
BACKGROUND: New data suggests that endothelial cells (ECs) elaborate essential "angiocrine factors". The aim of this study is to investigate the role of activated ovarian endothelial cells in early in-vitro follicular development. METHODS: Mouse ovarian ECs were isolated using magnetic cell sorting or by FACS and cultured in serum free media. After a constitutive activation of the Akt pathway was initiated, early follicles (50-150 um) were mechanically isolated from 8-day-old mice and co-cultured with these activated ovarian endothelial cells (AOEC) (n = 32), gel (n = 24) or within matrigel (n = 27) in serum free media for 14 days...
September 19, 2017: Journal of Ovarian Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924180/%C3%AE-snap-is-expressed-in-mouse-ovarian-granulosa-cells-and-plays-a-key-role-in-folliculogenesis-and-female-fertility
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Alexis Arcos, Matilde de Paola, Diego Gianetti, Diego Acuña, Zahady D Velásquez, María Paz Miró, Gabriela Toro, Bryan Hinrichsen, Rosa Iris Muñoz, Yimo Lin, Gonzalo A Mardones, Pamela Ehrenfeld, Francisco J Rivera, Marcela A Michaut, Luis Federico Batiz
The balance between ovarian folliculogenesis and follicular atresia is critical for female fertility and is strictly regulated by a complex network of neuroendocrine and intra-ovarian signals. Despite the numerous functions executed by granulosa cells (GCs) in ovarian physiology, the role of multifunctional proteins able to simultaneously coordinate/modulate several cellular pathways is unclear. Soluble N-ethylmaleimide-sensitive factor (NSF) attachment protein (α-SNAP) is a multifunctional protein that participates in SNARE-mediated membrane fusion events...
September 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914456/ovarian-structure-and-oogenesis-of-the-extremophile-viviparous-teleost-poecilia-mexicana-poeciliidae-from-an-active-sulfur-spring-cave-in-southern-mexico
#3
Aarón Torres-Martínez, Arlette Hernández-Franyutti, Mari Carmen Uribe, Wilfrido Miguel Contreras-Sánchez
The structure of the ovary and oogenesis of Poecilia mexicana from an active sulfur spring cave is documented. Poecilia mexicana is the only poeciliid adapted to a subterranean environment with high hydrogen sulfide levels and extreme hypoxic conditions. Twenty females were captured throughout one year at Cueva del Azufre, located in the State of Tabasco in Southern Mexico. Ovaries were processed with histological techniques. P. mexicana has a single, ovoid ovary with ovigerous lamella that project to the ovarian lumen...
September 15, 2017: Journal of Morphology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28867214/lithium-chloride-inhibits-star-and-progesterone-production-through-gsk-3%C3%AE-and-erk1-2-signaling-pathways-in-human-granulosa-lutein-cells
#4
Long Bai, Hsun-Ming Chang, Jung-Chien Cheng, Guiyan Chu, Peter C K Leung, Gongshe Yang
Lithium chloride (LiCl) is a widely-used medication to treat neurological disorders that has undesirable side effects on the female reproductive system. It has been show that LiCl can inhibit ovarian folliculogenesis, promote follicle atresia and suppress steroid hormone production in rodents. However, the effects of LiCl on human ovarian steroidogenesis remain completely unknown. In this study, both primary and immortalized human granulosa-lutein (hGL) cells were used to investigate the effects of LiCl on progesterone production and its related enzyme expression as well as the underlying mechanisms...
August 31, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28841917/effects-of-wolbachia-on-ovarian-apoptosis-in-culex-quinquefasciatus-say-1823-during-the-previtellogenic-and-vitellogenic-periods
#5
Fabio Almeida, Lincoln Suesdek
BACKGROUND: Apoptosis is programmed cell death that ordinarily occurs in ovarian follicular cells in various organisms. In the best-studied holometabolous insect, Drosophila, this kind of cell death occurs in all three cell types found in the follicles, sometimes leading to follicular atresia and egg degeneration. On the other hand, egg development, quantity and viability in the mosquito Culex quinquefasciatus are disturbed by the infection with the endosymbiont Wolbachia. Considering that Wolbachia alters reproductive traits, we hypothesised that such infection would also alter the apoptosis in the ovarian cells of this mosquito...
August 25, 2017: Parasites & Vectors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28841213/complete-in-vitro-oogenesis-retrospects-and-prospects
#6
REVIEW
Jun-Jie Wang, Wei Ge, Jing-Cai Liu, Francesca Gioia Klinger, Paul W Dyce, Massimo De Felici, Wei Shen
Precise control of mammalian oogenesis has been a traditional focus of reproductive and developmental biology research. Recently, new reports have introduced the possibility of obtaining functional gametes derived in vitro from stem cells. The potential to produce functional gametes from stem cells has exciting applications for regenerative medicine though still remains challenging. In mammalian females ovulation and fertilization is a privilege reserved for a small number of oocytes. In reality the vast majority of oocytes formed from primordial germ cells (PGCs) will undergo apoptosis, or other forms of cell death...
August 25, 2017: Cell Death and Differentiation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28840634/influence-of-luteinizing-hormone-support-on-granulosa-cells-transcriptome-in-cattle
#7
Anne-Laure Nivet, Christian Vigneault, Patrick Blondin, Marc-Andre Sirard
In cows, the use of follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) to stimulate follicular growth followed by a short period of FSH withdrawal has been shown to be beneficial for oocyte developmental competence. Although this treatment represents a useful optimization to generate highly competent oocytes, the underlying physiological process is not completely understood. The goal of this study was to investigate the role of luteinizing hormone (LH) action during FSH withdrawal before ovulation. To accomplish this, LH release was pharmacologically inhibited during the coasting period with gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) antagonists...
August 25, 2017: Animal Science Journal, Nihon Chikusan Gakkaihō
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28835303/mitotic-index-and-morphological-characteristics-of-ovarian-small-follicles-from-goats-submitted-to-nutritionally-unbalanced-regimens
#8
Davide Rondina, Vicente J F Freitas, Jamily B Bruno, Juliana J H Celestino, Regiane R Santos
The objective of this study was to assess the influence of nutritional regimens such as adequate feeding, restricted feeding, and underfeeding-refeeding on the follicle growth and development from caprine ovaries. Goats were divided into three different groups (n = 5 per group). For 24 weeks, goats received elephant grass plus concentrate to provide 1.5 (n = 5) and 0.72 (n = 10) times the energy requirements for maintenance of live weight. Underfed goats were subsequently refed for 6 weeks with the diet of the nourished group (1...
August 24, 2017: Zygote: the Biology of Gametes and Early Embryos
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817115/administration-of-follicle-stimulating-hormone-induces-autophagy-via-upregulation-of-hif-1%C3%AE-in-mouse-granulosa-cells
#9
Jilong Zhou, Wang Yao, Chengyu Li, Wangjun Wu, Qifa Li, Honglin Liu
Recent studies reported the important role of autophagy in follicular development. However, the underlying molecular mechanisms remain elusive. In this study, we investigated the effect of follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) on mouse granulosa cells (MGCs). Results indicated that autophagy was induced by FSH, which is known to be the dominant hormone regulating follicular development and granulosa cell (GC) proliferation. The activation of mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR), a master regulator of autophagy, was inhibited during the process of MGC autophagy...
August 17, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805353/the-role-of-melatonin-receptor-mtnr1a-in-the-action-of-melatonin-on-bovine-granulosa-cells
#10
Shu-Juan Wang, Wen-Ju Liu, Li-Ke Wang, Xun-Sheng Pang, Li-Guo Yang
Granulosa cells (GCs) play an important role in ovarian follicle growth, development, and follicular atresia. In the present study, we investigated the effects of Melatonin on bovine GCs, and asked if MTNR1A was involved in their response to this indole hormone. Our results indicated that Melatonin inhibited GC apoptosis by up-regulating the expression of BCL2, BCL-XL, GPX4, and SOD1, and down-regulating the expression of BAX, CASP3, and TP53. Moreover, Melatonin modulated bovine GC function by decreasing the expression of INHA, INHBB, FSHR, and TGFBR3, and the abundance of Inhibin β and Activin B, while increasing the expression of LHR, INHBA, and secretion of progesterone by GCs...
August 14, 2017: Molecular Reproduction and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796235/development-of-fertile-mouse-oocytes-from-mitotic-germ-cells-in-vitro
#11
Kanako Morohaku, Yuji Hirao, Yayoi Obata
Mammalian fetal ovaries contain numerous primordial germ cells (PGCs), although few mature oocytes are obtained from females, owing to apoptosis and follicle atresia. The regulatory mechanisms underlying oogenesis/folliculogenesis remain unknown. Development of methods for obtaining mature oocytes from PGCs in fetal ovaries in vitro could contribute to clarifying these mechanisms. The failure of follicle assembly has been found to be the most challenging aspect in conventional culture conditions. Recently, we established novel culture conditions that enable successful follicle assembly, sustaining interactions between the oocyte and somatic cells, and, in turn, promoting oocyte growth and maturation...
September 2017: Nature Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28753743/effects-of-chronic-exposure-to-waterborne-copper-and-nickel-in-binary-mixture-on-tissue-specific-metal-accumulation-and-reproduction-in-fathead-minnow-pimephales-promelas
#12
Melissa K Driessnack, Ankur Jamwal, Som Niyogi
The current study evaluated the interactive effects of chronic waterborne copper (Cu) and nickel (Ni) exposure on tissue-specific metal accumulation and reproductive performance in fathead minnow (Pimephales promelas). Fish trios (1 male: 2 female; n = 5-6) were exposed for 21 days to: (i) control (no added Cu or Ni), (ii) waterborne Cu (45 μg/L), (iii) waterborne Ni (270 μg/L), and (iv) binary mixture of waterborne Cu and Ni (45 and 270 μg/L, respectively). Fish fecundity (cumulative egg production) was found to be the most sensitive reproductive endpoint, and the interaction of Cu and Ni elicited an additive effect on egg production...
October 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735887/effect-of-pyrethroids-on-female-genital-system-review
#13
REVIEW
Elena Marettova, Milan Maretta, Jaroslav Legáth
Pyrethroids have been associated with a range of toxicological effects on various organs in animals.Recent animal studies suggest that neurodevelopmental, reproductive, and immunological effects may result following exposure to some pyrethroids at levels below those that induce overt signs of neurotoxicity. A variety of pyrethroids and their metabolites have the potential to affect the reproductive system. Dose-dependent effects on reproduction are associated with exposure across pyrethroid types. In mammals, permethrin and tetramethrin and cypermethrin have been found to be associated with adverse effects at high doses...
July 16, 2017: Animal Reproduction Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601152/identification-and-expression-of-x-linked-inhibitor-of-apoptosis-protein-during-follicular-development-in-goat-ovary
#14
Peng Han, Haiyun Xin, Jiayin Peng, Jinxing Hou, Lei Zhang, Yuxuan Song, Guang Li, Binyun Cao, Xiaopeng An
X-linked inhibitor of apoptosis protein (XIAP), an endogenous of inhibitor of caspases, plays crucial roles in regulating ovarian granulosa cell apoptosis during follicular atresia. The aim of the present study was to determine the presence and localization of XIAP in the goat ovary and its expression level during follicular development. The full length cDNA of XIAP from goat ovary cells was cloned using reverse transcription PCR. A total of 497 amino acid residues were encoded by open reading frame and had high identity with homologous sequences from other mammals...
August 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598230/protective-mechanism-of-fsh-against-oxidative-damage-in-mouse-ovarian-granulosa-cells-by-repressing-autophagy
#15
Ming Shen, Yi Jiang, Zhiqiang Guan, Yan Cao, Liechuan Li, Honglin Liu, Shao-Chen Sun
Oxidative stress-induced granulosa cell (GCs) death represents a common reason for follicular atresia. Follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) has been shown to prevent GCs from oxidative injury, although the underlying mechanism remains to be elucidated. Here we first report that the suppression of autophagic cell death via some novel signaling effectors is engaged in FSH-mediated GCs protection against oxidative damage. The decline in GCs viability caused by oxidant injury was remarkably reduced following FSH treatment, along with impaired macroautophagic/autophagic flux under conditions of oxidative stress both in vivo and in vitro...
August 3, 2017: Autophagy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511863/expression-of-tnf-%C3%AE-system-members-in-bovine-ovarian-follicles-and-the-effects-of-tnf-%C3%AE-or-dexamethasone-on-preantral-follicle-survival-development-and-ultrastructure-in-vitro
#16
A W B Silva, R P Ribeiro, V G Menezes, R S Barberino, J R S Passos, A M P Dau, J J N Costa, L R F Melo, F T G Bezerra, M A M Donato, C A Peixoto, M H T Matos, P B D Gonçalves, R van den Hurk, J R V Silva
This study was conducted to detect the protein expression of TNF-α system members (TNF-α/TNFR1/TNFR2) in bovine ovarian follicles and to evaluate the effects of TNF-α or dexamethasone on the survival and growth of primordial follicles in vitro, as well as on gene expression in cultured ovarian tissue. It was hypothesized that TNF-α induces follicular atresia in ovarian tissues cultured in vitro, and that dexamethasone suppresses the production of endogenous TNF-α, which can improve follicle viability in vitro...
May 6, 2017: Animal Reproduction Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483347/the-potentiality-of-two-dimensional-preantral-follicle-culture-as-an-in-vitro-model-in-predicting-premature-ovarian-failure
#17
Ting Zhang, Ying Chen, Yang Yang, Zhonghui Wang, Qi Pan, Sichong Xu, Zuyue Sun
The purpose of this study is to identify the potential of a two-dimensional preantral follicle culture as an in vitro model of predicting premature ovarian failure. The two-dimensional preantral follicles culture method was established by cultivating preantral follicles collected from ICR F1 hybrids (aged 12-14days) for 12days. The preantral follicles were incubated with 0.54mg/ml cyclophosphamide, 0.5mg/ml busulfan, 0.12mg/ml cisplatin, 3.12mg/ml 4-vinylcyclohexene diepoxide, 5mg/ml D (+) galactose, and 0...
May 5, 2017: Experimental and Toxicologic Pathology: Official Journal of the Gesellschaft Für Toxikologische Pathologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469767/melatonin-protects-premature-ovarian-insufficiency-induced-by-tripterygium-glycosides-role-of-sirt1
#18
Min Ma, Xiu-Ying Chen, Bin Li, Xiao-Tian Li
Melatonin confers protective effects on premature ovarian insufficiency (POI) induced by tripterygium glycosides (TG) by reducing oxidative stress. Silent information regulator 1 (SIRT1) signaling is found to be associated with the physiology and pathology of ovary. We hypothesize that melatonin could protect POI via activating SIRT1 signaling. The aim of this study was to investigate the protective effect of melatonin on POI and elucidate its potential mechanisms. Mice were assigned to melatonin treatment with or without SIRT1 inhibitor Ex527 or melatonin receptor antagonist luzindole (Luz) and then subjected to POI...
2017: American Journal of Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28452156/understanding-follicle-growth-in-vitro-are-we-getting-closer-to-obtaining-mature-oocytes-from-in-vitro-grown-follicles-in-human
#19
REVIEW
Yilmaz Guzel, Ozgur Oktem
Obtaining and fertilizing mature oocytes from immature follicles that were grown outside the body has conceptually attracted scientists for centuries, with initial attempts first documented in the 19th century. Significant progress has been made since then, due in part to a better understanding of folliculogenesis and improved techniques of in vitro follicle growth. Indeed, in vitro growth is now considered a reasonable approach to preserve or restore fertility when immature follicles and their oocytes need to be grown and matured outside the body...
July 2017: Molecular Reproduction and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441888/doxorubicin-induced-female-reproductive-toxicity-an-assessment-of-ovarian-follicular-apoptosis-cyclicity-and-reproductive-tissue-histology-in-wistar-rats
#20
Kumari Nishi, Vinoth Prasanna Gunasekaran, Jaganath Arunachalam, Mathan Ganeshan
Doxorubicin is a widely used chemotherapeutic agent for various cancers, particularly for the female breast cancer patients. Although the rate of young female cancer patients is increasing every year, conversely the lack of knowledge of adverse effects of doxorubicin on female reproductive system insisted us to assess the toxic effects of doxorubicin on the female reproductive tissue histoarchitecture, cyclicity, and mammary glands in Wistar rats. The rats were divided into two groups depending on the treatment period, i...
April 25, 2017: Drug and Chemical Toxicology
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