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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767707/preantral-follicular-atresia-occurs-mainly-through-autophagy-while-antral-follicles-degenerate-mostly-through-apoptosis
#1
Li Meng, Sabrina Z Jan, Geert Hamer, Ans M van Pelt, Inge van der Stelt, Jaap Keijer, Katja J Teerds
There is general agreement that granulosa cell apoptosis is the cause of antral follicle attrition. Less clear is whether this pathway is also activated in case of preantral follicle degeneration, as several reports mention that the incidence of granulosa cell apoptosis in preantral follicles is negligible. Our objective is therefore to determine which cell-death pathways are involved in preantral and antral follicular degeneration.Atretic preantal and antral follicles were investigated using immunohistochemistry and laser-capture micro-dissection followed by qRT-PCR...
May 14, 2018: Biology of Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29743261/initiation-of-follicular-atresia-gene-networks-during-early-atresia-in-pig-ovaries
#2
Jinbi Zhang, Yang Liu, Wang Yao, Qifa Li, Hong-Lin Liu, Zengxiang Pan
In mammals, more than 99% of ovarian follicles undergo a degenerative process known as atresia. The molecular events involve in atresia initiation remain incompletely understood. The objective of this study was to analyze differential gene expression profiles of medium antral ovarian follicles during early atresia in pig. The transcriptome evaluation was performed on cDNA microarrays using healthy and early atretic follicle samples and was validated by quantitative PCR. Annotation analysis applying current database (sus scrofa 11...
May 9, 2018: Reproduction: the Official Journal of the Society for the Study of Fertility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29725001/ablation-of-beta-subunit-of-protein-kinase-ck2-in-mouse-oocytes-causes-follicle-atresia-and-premature-ovarian-failure
#3
Qiu-Xia Liang, Zhen-Bo Wang, Fei Lin, Chun-Hui Zhang, Hong-Mei Sun, Liang Zhou, Qian Zhou, Heide Schatten, Filhol-Cochet Odile, Boldyreff Brigitte, Qing-Yuan Sun, Wei-Ping Qian
Premature ovarian failure (POF), a major cause of female infertility, is a complex disorder, but the molecular mechanisms underlying the disorder are only poorly understood. Here we report that protein kinase CK2 contributes to maintaining follicular survival through PI3K/AKT pathway and DNA damage response pathway. Targeted deletion of CK2β in mouse oocytes from the primordial follicle stage resulted in female infertility, which was attributed to POF incurring by massive follicle atresia. Downregulated PI3K/AKT signaling was found after CK2β deletion, indicated by reduced level of phosphorylated AKT (S473, T308, and S129) and altered AKT targets related to cell survival...
May 3, 2018: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29706932/potential-functions-of-igfbp-2-for-ovarian-folliculogenesis-and-steroidogenesis
#4
REVIEW
Marion Spitschak, Andreas Hoeflich
Ovarian follicles, as transient structural and functional complexes with the oocyte and the associated cells, determine the female reproductive cycle and thus fertility. Ovarian function is subject to the strict control of hormones and growth factors and thus regulated by auto-, para-, and endocrine mechanisms but influenced also by endogenous factors. During the waves of follicular growth and development, one follicle (monoovulatory) or a limited number of them (polyovulatory) are selected under hypothalamic-gonadal control for maturation until ovulation, resulting in the fertile oocyte...
2018: Frontiers in Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29704433/retrievable-hydrogels-for-ovarian-follicle-transplantation-and-oocyte-collection
#5
Peter D Rios, Ekaterina Kniazeva, Hoi Chang Lee, Shuo Xiao, Robert S Oakes, Eiji Saito, Jacqueline S Jeruss, Ariella Shikanov, Teresa K Woodruff, Lonnie D Shea
Cancer survivorship rates have drastically increased due to improved efficacy of oncologic treatments. Consequently, clinical concerns have shifted from solely focusing on survival to quality of life, with fertility preservation as an important consideration. Among fertility preservation strategies for female patients, ovarian tissue cryopreservation and subsequent re-implantation has been the only clinical option available to cancer survivors with cryopreserved tissue. However, follicle atresia post-transplantation and risk of re-introducing malignant cells have prevented this procedure from becoming widely adopted in clinics...
April 28, 2018: Biotechnology and Bioengineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29699594/beneficial-effects-of-curcumin-and-capsaicin-on-cyclophosphamide-induced-premature-ovarian-failure-in-a-rat-model
#6
Rauf Melekoglu, Osman Ciftci, Sevil Eraslan, Asli Cetin, Nese Basak
BACKGROUND: In recent years, cancer rates have been rising among reproductive-age women. Thus, chemotherapy exposure has become an important cause of premature ovarian failure (POF). There has been growing interest regarding the preservation and restoration of ovarian function before and after oncological treatment because of the reproductive risk of chemotherapeutics and improved long-term survival of cancer patients. In this study, we sought to analyze the effects of curcumin (CRC) and capsaicin (CPS) on cyclophosphamide-induced POF in a rat model...
April 26, 2018: Journal of Ovarian Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29689526/extended-fish-short-term-reproduction-assays-with-the-fathead-minnow-and-japanese-medaka-no-evidence-of-impaired-fecundity-from-exposure-to-atrazine
#7
Richard A Brain, Suzanne Z Schneider, Julie C Anderson, Loren D Knopper, Jeffrey C Wolf, Mark L Hanson
Short-term reproduction assays were conducted with fathead minnow (Pimephales promelas) and Japanese medaka (Oryzias latipes) to evaluate responses from atrazine exposure at environmentally relevant concentrations and above. Breeding groups of fish with multiple males and females were exposed to atrazine under flow-through conditions. Fathead minnows were exposed to mean measured concentrations of 1.0, 10, 26, 52, and 105 μg atrazine/L for 28 days. Medaka were exposed to mean measured concentrations of 9...
April 16, 2018: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29681242/germ-cell-depletion-from-mammalian-ovary-possible-involvement-of-apoptosis-and-autophagy
#8
REVIEW
Pramod K Yadav, Meenakshi Tiwari, Anumegha Gupta, Alka Sharma, Shilpa Prasad, Ashutosh N Pandey, Shail K Chaube
Mammalian ovary contains millions of germ cells during embryonic life but only few of them are culminated into oocytes that achieve meiotic competency just prior to ovulation. The majority of germ cells are depleted from ovary through several pathways. Follicular atresia is one of the major events that eliminate germ cells from ovary by engaging apoptotic as well as non-apoptotic pathways of programmed cell death. Apoptosis is characterized by several morphological changes that include cell shrinkage, nuclear condensation, membrane blebbing and cytoplasmic fragmentation by both mitochondria- as well as death receptor-mediated pathways in encircling granulosa cells and oocyte...
April 23, 2018: Journal of Biomedical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29676088/-explore-microcosmic-connection-between-autophagy-mechanism-and-follicular-development-based-on-kidney-governing-reproduction-theory
#9
REVIEW
Jun Bai, Ke-Ming Wu, Ran-Ran Gao
In the theory of traditional Chinese medicine(TCM) that "kidney storing essence and governing reproduction", reproductive essence is an important part of the kidney essence and acts as the original material of offspring embryos. Sperm, oocyte and zygote should be all included in the range of reproductive essence. Ovum is the essence of reproduction from inborn. The follicles maturation depends on the quality of oocyte and the vigor of kidney essence. Meanwhile, discharge of mature ovum relies on the stimulation and promotion by kidney Qi...
March 2018: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29668890/luteinizing-hormone-facilitates-antral-follicular-maturation-and-survival-via-thecal-paracrine-signaling-in-cattle
#10
Katsushige Hattori, Makoto Orisaka, Shin Fukuda, Kimihisa Tajima, Yukiko Yamazaki, Tetsuya Mizutani, Yoshio Yoshida
The use of LH supplementation in assisted reproductive technology (ART) cycles improves the ongoing pregnancy rate in women with poor ovarian response (POR). However, our knowledge of the precise role of LH during the follicular phase of the menstrual cycle is incomplete. To explore the role of LH in the maturation of small antral follicles, we used an in vitro two-cell system that involved co-culturing bovine granulosa cells (GC) and theca cells (TC) on a collagen membrane. Treatment of TC with LH stimulated androgen production in TC by inducing the expression of androgenic factors, subsequently increasing estrogen biosynthesis in GC by providing androgen substrates and inducing aromatase expression...
April 13, 2018: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29668885/follicle-capacitation-a-meta-analysis-to-investigate-the-transcriptome-dynamics-following-fsh-decline-in-bovine-granulosa-cells
#11
David A Landry, Marc-André Sirard
In recent years, exciting progress was made to improve the embryo outcome after ovarian stimulation in domestic animals. The practice of follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) withdrawal, which is defined as the period of time between the last injection of FSH and oocyte retrieval, resulted in embryo yields significantly superior. Since then, specific changes in the transcriptome of granulosa cells were associated with the increase and also the decline in oocyte developmental competence following the FSH decline...
April 14, 2018: Biology of Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29643837/insulin-like-growth-factor-binding-proteins-and-igfbp-proteases-a-dynamic-system-regulating-the-ovarian-folliculogenesis
#12
REVIEW
Sabine Mazerbourg, Philippe Monget
The aim of the present article is to update our understanding of the expression of the insulin-like growth factor binding proteins (IGFBPs), IGFBP proteases and their implication in the different processes of ovarian folliculogenesis in mammals. In the studied species, IGFs and several small-molecular weight IGFBPs (in particular IGFBP-2 and IGFBP-4) are considered, respectively, as stimulators and inhibitors of follicular growth and maturation. IGFs play a key role in sensitizing ovarian granulosa cells to FSH action during terminal follicular growth...
2018: Frontiers in Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29599004/pathology-and-distribution-of-velogenic-viscerotropic-newcastle-disease-virus-in-the-reproductive-system-of-vaccinated-and-unvaccinated-laying-hens-gallus-gallus-domesticus-by-immunohistochemical-labelling
#13
A O Igwe, C L Afonso, W S Ezema, C C Brown, J O A Okoye
This study investigated the pathological changes in the reproductive system of laying hens that lead to the poor egg production and quality in Newcastle disease (ND) and the distribution of the virus in the system. Two hundred and forty Isa-Brown pullets were divided randomly into vaccinated and unvaccinated groups (n = 120 each). The vaccinated group was given Hitchner B1 vaccine at 1 day of age, La Sota vaccine at 4 weeks of age and Komarov vaccine at 9 and 16 weeks of age. At the peak of egg production, the laying hens (32 weeks old) were assigned randomly into four groups (n = 60): VC, vaccinated with ND vaccines and inoculated intramuscularly with velogenic viscerotropic ND virus (vvNDV); VU, vaccinated unchallenged; UC, unvaccinated challenged; and UU, unvaccinated unchallenged...
February 2018: Journal of Comparative Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29589294/examination-of-the-ovotoxicity-of-5-fluorouracil-in-mice
#14
M Lambouras, S H Liew, K Horvay, H E Abud, J M Stringer, Karla J Hutt
PURPOSE: Undesirable side effects of cancer treatments are common and include damage to the ovary, and depletion of the follicle reserve, which if severe enough, can lead to infertility and early menopause. Antimetabolite drugs, such as 5-fluorouracil (5-FU), are not considered to be detrimental to the ovary, but the ovotoxicity of 5-FU has not been evaluated in any detail. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of 5-FU on follicle number. METHODS: In this study, adult female C57Bl6 mice (n = 4-6 animals/group) received a single dose of saline or 5-FU (150 mg/kg) and markers of ovarian damage and follicle depletion were assessed 12 h and 7 days later...
March 27, 2018: Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29544632/involvement-of-bone-morphogenetic-proteins-bmp-in-the-regulation-of-ovarian-function
#15
Sheena L P Regan, Phil G Knight, John L Yovich, Yee Leung, Frank Arfuso, Arun Dharmarajan
Primordial germ cells migrate to the fetal gonads and proliferate during gestation to generate a fixed complement of primordial follicles, the so-called ovarian reserve. Primordial follicles comprise an oocyte arrested at the diplotene stage of meiosis, surrounded by a layer of pregranulosa cells. Activation of primordial follicles to grow beyond this arrested stage is of particular interest because, once activated, they are subjected to regulatory mechanisms involved in growth, selection, maturation, and ultimately, ovulation or atresia...
2018: Vitamins and Hormones
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29512695/sumo2-modification-of-aurora-b-and-its-impact-on-follicular-development-and-atresia-in-the-mouse-ovary
#16
Jing Cao, Xiao-Ming Liu, Li-Lin Huang, Li Wang, Xiao-Fei Jiao, Li-Jun Huo
In the mammalian ovary, >99% follicles fail to ovulate due to apoptosis in granulosa cells. Aurora B, a core subunit enzyme of the chromosomal passenger complex, exerts a crucial role in microtubule‑kinetochore attachment, and has been reported to be modified by small ubiquitin‑related modifier (SUMO) proteins. However, the details of how Aurora B and its SUMOylation impact on follicular development have yet to be fully elucidated. The aim of the present study was to explore the roles, and possible molecular mechanism, of Aurora B and its SUMOylation in the granulosa cells of the mouse follicle...
June 2018: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29500332/the-role-of-fsh-and-tgf-%C3%AE-superfamily-in-follicle-atresia
#17
Yu-Lan Chu, Ya-Ru Xu, Wan-Xi Yang, Yi Sun
Most of the mammalian follicles undergo a degenerative process called "follicle atresia". Apoptosis of granulosa cells is the main characteristic of follicle atresia. Follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) and the transforming growth factor β (TGF-β) superfamily have important regulatory functions in this process. FSH activates protein kinase A and cooperating with insulin receptor substrates, it promotes the PI3K/Akt pathway which weakens apoptosis. Both Smad or non-Smad signaling of the transforming growth factor β superfamily seem to be related to follicle atresia, and the effect of several important family members on follicle atresia is concluded in this article...
March 2, 2018: Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29482665/study-on-the-relationship-between-expression-patterns-of-cocaine-and-amphetamine-regulated-transcript-and-hormones-secretion-in-porcine-ovarian-follicles
#18
Pengfei Li, Jinzhu Meng, Jiongjie Jing, Qingling Hao, Zhiwei Zhu, Jianbo Yao, Lihua Lyu
BACKGROUND: Cocaine-and amphetamine regulated transcript (CART) is an endogenous neuropeptide, which is widespread in animals, plays a key role in regulation of follicular atresia in cattle and sheep. Among animal ovaries, CART mRNA was firstly found in the cattle ovaries. CART was localized in the antral follicles oocytes, granulosa and cumulus cells by immunohistochemistry and in situ hybridization. Further research found that secretion of E2 was inhibited in granulosa cells with a certain dose of CART, the effect depends on the stage of cell differentiation, suggesting that CART could play a crucial role in regulating follicle atresia...
February 26, 2018: Biological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29435117/replication-of-hepatitis-e-virus-in-the-ovary-and-promotion-of-oocyte-apoptosis-in-rabbits-infected-with-hev-4
#19
Junqing An, Tianlong Liu, Ruiping She, Qiaoxing Wu, Jijing Tian, Ruihan Shi, Wenzhuo Hao, Xinxin Ren, Yue Yang, Yiyao Lu, Yifei Yang, Yuanheng Wu
Hepatitis E virus (HEV) infection can induce infertility and miscarriage in pregnant women and infect neonates through vertical transmission. However, the mechanism of infertility and vertical transmission remains unclear. In the present study, we evaluated the replication of HEV in the ovary and structural and molecular changes induced by HEV after intraperitoneal injection of HEV in rabbits. Positive- and negative-strand HEV RNA was detected in the ovaries at 28 and 49 days post-infection. Positive HEV open reading frames 2 and 3 signals were observed in the ovaries by immunohistochemistry staining...
January 12, 2018: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29401296/changes-in-keratin-8-18-expression-in-human-granulosa-cell-lineage-are-associated-to-cell-death-survival-events-potential-implications-for-the-maintenance-of-the-ovarian-reserve
#20
F Gaytan, C Morales, J Roa, M Tena-Sempere
STUDY QUESTION: Is keratin 8/18 (K8/K18) expression linked to cell death/survival events in the human granulosa cell lineage? SUMMARY ANSWER: A close association exists between changes in K8/K18 expression and cell death/survival events along the human granulosa cell lineage lifespan. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: In addition to their structural and mechanical functions, K8/K18 play essential roles regulating cell death, survival and differentiation in several non-gonadal epithelial tissues...
April 1, 2018: Human Reproduction
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