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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149308/paternity-analysis-of-wood-turtles-glyptemys-insculpta-reveals-complex-mating-patterns
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Cindy Bouchard, Nathalie Tessier, François-Joseph Lapointe
Mating system characteristics are of great importance as they may influence male and female reproductive success and reproductive isolation. The wood turtle (Glyptemys insculpta) is a terrestrial freshwater species listed as endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature. Considering its conservation status and the paucity of information currently available on parentage relationship for the species, we performed a microsatellite analysis to study the mating system of wood turtles in the Shawinigan River (Québec)...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Heredity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147461/the-role-of-antioxidant-enzymes-in-the-ovaries
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REVIEW
Shan Wang, Guolin He, Meng Chen, Tao Zuo, Wenming Xu, Xinghui Liu
Proper physiological function of the ovaries is very important for the entire female reproductive system and overall health. Reactive oxygen species (ROS) are generated as by-products during ovarian physiological metabolism, and antioxidants are indicated as factors that can maintain the balance between ROS production and clearance. A disturbance in this balance can induce pathological consequences in oocyte maturation, ovulation, fertilization, implantation, and embryo development, which can ultimately influence pregnancy outcomes...
2017: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144993/evaluate-the-effects-of-antiepileptic-drugs-on-reproductive-endocrine-system-in-newly-diagnosed-female-epileptic-patients-receiving-either-valproate-or-lamotrigine-monotherapy-a-prospective-study
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Harpreet Singh Sidhu, R Srinivasa, Akshay Sadhotra
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the development of reproductive endocrine changes in Indian women with epilepsy initiating on either Valproate (VPA) or Lamotrigine (LTG) monotherapy. METHODS: Reproductive hormonal profiles, hirsutism, ovarian morphology by ultrasonography and menstrual cycle data in newly diagnosed women with epilepsy taking VPA (n=34) or LTG (n=32) monotherapy were compared. None of the women were receiving hormonal contraception. Patients gave details of seizure type and frequency, medical and drug history...
October 28, 2017: Epilepsy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143344/down-regulation-of-p16-and-mgmt-promotes-the-anti-proliferative-and-pro-apoptotic-effects-of-5-aza-dc-and-radiation-on-cervical-cancer-cells
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Guan-di Chen, De-Ying Qian, Zhi-Gang Li, Ge-Ying Fan, Ke-Li You, Yi-Long Wu
Cervical cancer is one of the most common malignancies of the female reproductive system. Therefore, it is critical to investigate the molecular mechanisms involved in the development and progression of cervical cancer. In this study, we stimulated cervical cancer cells with 5-aza-2'-deoxycytidine (5-Aza-dC) and found that this treatment inhibited cell proliferation and induced apoptosis; additionally, methylation of p16 and O-6-methylguanine-DNA methyltransferase (MGMT) was reversed, although their expression was suppressed...
November 15, 2017: Cell Biochemistry and Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142208/transient-increases-in-intracellular-calcium-and-reactive-oxygen-species-levels-in-tcam-2-cells-exposed-to-microgravity
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C Morabito, S Guarnieri, A Catizone, C Schiraldi, G Ricci, M A Mariggiò
The effects of microgravity on functions of the human body are well described, including alterations in the male and female reproductive systems. In the present study, TCam-2 cells, which are considered a good model of mitotically active male germ cells, were used to investigate intracellular signalling and cell metabolism during exposure to simulated microgravity, a condition that affects cell shape and cytoskeletal architecture. After a 24 hour exposure to simulated microgravity, TCam-2 cells showed 1) a decreased proliferation rate and a delay in cell cycle progression, 2) increased anaerobic metabolism accompanied by increased levels of intracellular Ca(2+), reactive oxygen species and superoxide anion and modifications in mitochondrial morphology...
November 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142169/the-effects-of-ethylene-glycol-monomethyl-ether-on-female-reproductive-system-in-juvenile-rats
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Yoshikazu Taketa, Hiroshi Mineshima, Etsuko Ohta, Kyoko Nakano-Ito
Ethylene glycol monomethyl ether (EGME), which is widely used in various industrial products, is known for adverse effects on the reproductive system in adult rats. However, the effects of EGME on reproductive development in juvenile rats have not been demonstrated. In order to investigate the effects of EGME on the female reproductive system and pubertal development in juvenile rats, EGME was administered to female Sprague Dawley rats from postnatal day 21 to 41 at a dose level of 0, 50, 100, or 300 mg/kg...
2017: Journal of Toxicological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141230/sub-minute-phosphoregulation-of-cell-cycle-systems-during-plasmodium-gamete-formation
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Brandon M Invergo, Mathieu Brochet, Lu Yu, Jyoti Choudhary, Pedro Beltrao, Oliver Billker
The transmission of malaria parasites to mosquitoes relies on the rapid induction of sexual reproduction upon their ingestion into a blood meal. Haploid female and male gametocytes become activated and emerge from their host cells, and the males enter the cell cycle to produce eight microgametes. The synchronized nature of gametogenesis allowed us to investigate phosphorylation signaling during its first minute in Plasmodium berghei via a high-resolution time course of the phosphoproteome. This revealed an unexpectedly broad response, with proteins related to distinct cell cycle events undergoing simultaneous phosphoregulation...
November 14, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139534/beyond-the-sea-crepidula-atrasolea-as-a-spiralian-model-system
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Jonathan Q Henry, Maryna P Lesoway, Kimberly J Perry, C Cornelia Osborne, Marty Shankland, Deirdre C Lyons
This paper introduces the black-footed slipper snail, Crepidula atrasolea, as a new model for biological studies in the Spiralia. C. atrasolea is a calyptraeid gastropod, and congener of the Atlantic slipper snail, C. fornicata. Like C. fornicata, C. atrasolea shares a sedentary, filter-feeding, protandrous lifestyle, but is preferable as a developmental model because of its short generation time, year-round reproduction, and direct development. In our lab, individuals go from egg to reproductive females in under six months, as compared to an estimated 1-2 years for C...
2017: International Journal of Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128890/the-alvarado-score-is-accurate-in-pregnancy-a-retrospective-case-control-study
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F Tatli, Y Yucel, O Gozeneli, A Dirican, A Uzunkoy, H C Yalçın, A Ozgonul, O Bardakci, H Uyanikoglu, A İncebiyik
BACKGROUND: Acute appendicitis is the most frequent abdominal condition that requires non-obstetric surgical intervention during pregnancy. This study aims to scan pregnant patients operated on for acute appendicitis to evaluate the efficiency of using the Alvarado Score (AS) for diagnosis. METHODS: Our study included 48 pregnant patients who were pre-diagnosed with acute appendicitis and operated on at our department of general surgery from January 2010 to July 2016 and whose files were accessed...
November 11, 2017: European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery: Official Publication of the European Trauma Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127989/antimicrobial-resistant-escherichia-coli-in-the-reproductive-tract-microbiota-of-cows-and-sows
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Andrea Torres Luque, Candelaria Gonzalez Moreno, Sergio E Pasteris, José A Orden, Ricardo de la Fuente, María C Otero
Escherichia coli is a natural colonizer of the urogenital mucosa of healthy females; however it is one of the pathogens associated to reproductive failures in cows and sows. A better knowledge about the characteristics of native E. coli will allow us to differentiate them from pathogenic strains. Ninety autochthonous isolates from the reproductive tract of sows and cows were characterized to determine the phylogenetic profile, antibiotic resistance and virulence factors; also, comparisons between different breeding systems were performed...
December 2017: Comparative Immunology, Microbiology and Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123539/the-ap2-erf-transcription-factor-drnl-modulates-gynoecium-development-and-affects-its-response-to-cytokinin
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Yolanda Durán-Medina, Joanna Serwatowska, J Irepan Reyes-Olalde, Stefan de Folter, Nayelli Marsch-Martínez
The gynoecium is the female reproductive system in flowering plants. It is a complex structure formed by different tissues, some that are essential for reproduction and others that facilitate the fertilization process and nurture and protect the developing seeds. The coordinated development of these different tissues during the formation of the gynoecium is important for reproductive success. Both hormones and genetic regulators guide the development of the different tissues. Auxin and cytokinin in particular have been found to play important roles in this process...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116933/first-line-antituberculosis-drugs-disrupt-endocrine-balance-and-induce-ovarian-and-uterine-oxidative-stress-in-rats
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Olayinka A Adebayo, Omolola A Adesanoye, Olalekan A Abolaji, Aderemi O Kehinde, Oluwatosin A Adaramoye
BACKGROUND: The first-line antituberculosis (anti-TB) drugs, isoniazid (INH), rifampicin (RIF), ethambutol (EMB), and pyrazinamide (PZA), are effective in the treatment of pulmonary tuberculosis. However, the toxicity of these drugs in the clinical setting limits their use. Here, we evaluated the effects of anti-TB drugs on the reproductive system in female rats. METHODS: Thirty-five female Wistar rats were assigned into five groups of seven animals each. The control group received normal saline, whereas others received INH (5 mg/kg), RIF (10 mg/kg), EMB (15 mg/kg), and PZA (15 mg/kg) through gavage thrice a week for 8 consecutive weeks...
November 8, 2017: Journal of Basic and Clinical Physiology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29115523/characterization-of-cholesterol-metabolism-in-sertoli-cells-and-spermatogenesis-review
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Jin-Feng Shi, Yu-Kun Li, Kun Ren, Yuan-Jie Xie, Wei-Dong Yin, Zhong-Cheng Mo
The Sertoli cell, which is the supporting cell of spermatogenesis, has an important role in the endocrine and paracrine control of spermatogenesis. Functionally, it provides the cells of the seminiferous epithelium with nutrition, conveys mature spermatids to the lumen of seminiferous tubules, secretes androgen‑binding protein and interacts with endocrine Leydig cells. In addition, the levels of cholesterol, as well as its intermediates, vary greatly between nongonadal tissues and the male reproductive system...
November 7, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29115499/biological-functions-and-role-of-ccn1-cyr61-in-embryogenesis-and-tumorigenesis-in-the-female-reproductive-system-review
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Rui Yang, Ying Chen, Daozhen Chen
Cysteine‑rich angiogenic inducer 61 (CCN1/Cyr61) is a prompt response transcription product activated by growth factors. As a member of the CCN family, it mediates cell survival, proliferation, differentiation, migration, adhesion and synthesis of the extracellular matrix by binding directly to the integrins and heparin sulfate proteoglycans or activating multiple signaling transduction pathways. It has previously been demonstrated that CCN1/Cyr61 exhibits an important role in the female reproductive system during embryogenesis and tumorigenesis...
October 26, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29115023/secondary-queens-in-the-parthenogenetic-termite-cavitermes-tuberosus-develop-through-a-transitional-helper-stage
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Simon Hellemans, Denis Fournier, Robert Hanus, Yves Roisin
In termite species with asexual queen succession (AQS), parthenogenetically produced immatures mostly differentiate into secondary queens, called "neotenics." In order to elucidate the ontogenetic origin of neotenics in Cavitermes tuberosus (Termitidae: Termitinae), a neotropical termite with AQS, we investigated developmental pathways of offspring according to their sex and genetic origin using both morphometric and genetic tools. The caste system of C. tuberosus follows the classical pathway of Termitidae...
November 2017: Evolution & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29112878/reproductive-and-endocrine-disrupting-toxicity-of-microcystis-aeruginosa-in-female-zebrafish
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Guangfu Liu, Mingjing Ke, Xiaoji Fan, Meng Zhang, Youchao Zhu, Tao Lu, Liwei Sun, Haifeng Qian
Microcystis aeruginosa, a primary species in cyanobacterial blooms, is ubiquitously distributed in water. Microcystins (MCs) purified from M. aeruginosa can exert reproductive toxicity in fish. However, the effects of M. aeruginosa at environmentally relevant levels on the reproductive and endocrine systems of zebrafish are still unknown. The present study investigated the reproductive and endocrine-disrupting toxicity of M. aeruginosa on female zebrafish (Danio rerio) by short-term exposure (96 h). After exposure, marked histological lesions in the liver or gonads, such as nuclear pyknosis and deformation, were observed, and the fertilization rate and hatchability of eggs spawned from treated females were both significantly lower than they were in females in the control group, suggesting the possibility of transgenerational effects of M...
November 1, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29111146/medical-contraindications-to-estrogen-and-contraceptive-use-among-women-veterans
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Colleen P Judge, Xinhua Zhao, Florentina E Sileanu, Maria K Mor, Sonya Borrero
BACKGROUND: Women veterans have high rates of medical comorbidities and may be particularly vulnerable to adverse health outcomes associated with unintended pregnancy. OBJECTIVES: The objective of the study was to estimate the prevalence of medical contraindications to estrogen-containing combined hormonal contraception among women veterans of reproductive age and to evaluate the relationship between contraindications and contraceptive use. STUDY DESIGN: This was a secondary analysis of data from a cross-sectional, telephone-based survey with a national sample of 2302 female veterans, aged 18-45 years, who use the Veterans Administration Healthcare System for primary care...
October 27, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29103625/multiple-paternity-a-compensation-mechanism-of-the-chinese-alligator-for-inbreeding
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Huan Wang, Peng Yan, Shengzhou Zhang, Long Sun, Min Ren, Hui Xue, Fang Zhang, Rong Wu, Xiaobing Wu
The Chinese alligator Alligator sinensis is a critically endangered species endemic to China. Knowledge about reproductive strategies of a species contributes to their conservation. Little is, however, known about the reproductive strategies and its impact on the population. In the present study, an easy and non-invasive genetic method was used to improve the understanding of mating system of Chinese alligators and its effect on the population genetic diversity by nine polymorphic microsatellite loci. There was a high incidence of multiple paternity among 50 clutches, with a total 60% of the clutches having multiple paternity and up to three males contributing to single clutches...
October 26, 2017: Animal Reproduction Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29101499/combined-detection-of-twist1-snail1-and-squamous-cell-carcinoma-antigen-for-the-prognostic-evaluation-of-invasion-and-metastasis-in-cervical-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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Huilun Yang, Haiyang Hu, Yanling Gou, Yuhong Hu, Hui Li, Hongwei Zhao, Beidi Wang, Peiling Li, Zongfeng Zhang
BACKGROUND: Cervical cancer is one of the most common malignant tumours of the female reproductive system, ranking second only to breast cancer in morbidity worldwide. Essential features of the progression of cervical cancer are invasion and metastasis, which are closely related to disease prognosis and mortality rate. At the present time there is no effective method to evaluate cancer invasion and metastasis before surgery. Here we report our study on molecular changes in biopsy tissue for the prognostic evaluation of cancer invasion and metastasis...
November 3, 2017: International Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29097325/efficacy-and-safety-of-different-doses-of-dezocine-for-preemptive-analgesia-in-gynecological-laparoscopic-surgeries-a-prospective-double-blind-and-randomized-controlled-clinical-trial
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Meiyan Zhou, Liwei Wang, Congyou Wu, Li Yan, Rongguo Wang, Bin Sun, Jianhua Wang
BACKGROUND: The incidence of reproductive system tumors in Chinese females is increasing year by year, with the trend of younger onset ages. Laparoscopic surgery has been recognized by the majority of medical staff and patients, but the postoperative pain still exists. Therefore, it has become the focus of attention of medical workers to take effective analgesia measures to alleviate postoperative pain as well as to improve the degree of comfort and satisfaction for the patients. OBJECTIVES: The research objective was to study the effect of different doses of dezocine preemptive analgesia on the safety and the pain post laparoscopic surgeries, in order to explore the best dose of dezocine for postoperative analgesia in gynecological laparoscopic surgeries...
October 30, 2017: International Journal of Surgery
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