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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164713/importance-of-oil-overlay-for-production-of-porcine-embryos-in-vitro
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REVIEW
C A Martinez, E A Martinez, M A Gil
Technologies to edit the zygote genome have revolutionized biomedical research not only for the creation of animal models for the study of human disease but also for the generation of functional human cells and tissues through interspecies blastocyst complementation technology. The pig is the ideal species for these purposes due to its great similarity in anatomy and physiology to humans. Emerging biotechnologies require the use of oocytes and/or embryos of good quality, which might be obtained using in vitro production (IVP) techniques...
November 21, 2017: Reproduction in Domestic Animals, Zuchthygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164653/gradient-sperm-selection-for-reproductive-techniques-in-cattle-is-isolate-a-suitable-replacement-for-percoll
#2
B Sepúlveda, M E Arias, L Aguila, F Zambrano, R Sánchez, R Felmer
In assisted reproductive techniques, it is essential to perform a sperm selection to obtain spermatozoa with high motility and membrane integrity for in vitro fertilisation (IVF) and high-DNA integrity for intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI). In this study, we evaluated whether Isolate(®) was a suitable substitute for Percoll(®) for assisted reproductive techniques. Commercial cryopreserved bovine semen was used after selection in both gradients, and plasma and acrosome membrane integrity, reactive oxygen species (ROS) levels, DNA integrity and mitochondrial membrane potential (ΔΨm) were assessed by flow cytometry...
November 21, 2017: Andrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161633/urinary-concentrations-of-biomarkers-of-phthalates-and-phthalate-alternatives-and-ivf-outcomes
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Ronit Machtinger, Audrey J Gaskins, Catherine Racowsky, Abdallah Mansur, Michal Adir, Andrea A Baccarelli, Antonia M Calafat, Russ Hauser
Phthalates are a class of chemicals found in a large variety of consumer products. Available experimental and limited human data show adverse effects of some phthalates on ovarian function, which has raised concerns regarding potential effects on fertility. The aim of the current study was to determine whether urinary concentrations of metabolites of phthalates and phthalate alternatives are associated with intermediate and clinical in vitro fertilization (IVF) outcomes. We enrolled 136 women undergoing IVF in a Tertiary University Affiliated Hospital...
November 18, 2017: Environment International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153167/a-100-year-review-reproductive-technologies-in-dairy-science
#4
S G Moore, J F Hasler
Reproductive technology revolutionized dairy production during the past century. Artificial insemination was first successfully applied to cattle in the early 1900s. The next major developments involved semen extenders, invention of the electroejaculator, progeny testing, addition of antibiotics to semen during the 1930s and 1940s, and the major discovery of sperm cryopreservation with glycerol in 1949. The 1950s and 1960s were particularly productive with the development of protocols for the superovulation of cattle with both pregnant mare serum gonadotrophin/equine chorionic gonadotrophin and FSH, the first successful bovine embryo transfer, the discovery of sperm capacitation, the birth of rabbits after in vitro fertilization, and the development of insulated liquid nitrogen tanks...
December 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152322/choosing-a-culture-medium-for-scnt-and-iscnt-reconstructed-embryos-from-domestic-to-wildlife-species
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REVIEW
A Cordova, W A King, G F Mastromonaco
Over the past decades, in vitro culture media have been developed to successfully support IVF embryo growth in a variety of species. Advanced reproductive technologies, such as somatic cell nuclear transfer (SCNT), challenge us with a new type of embryo, with special nutritional requirements and altered physiology under in vitro conditions. Numerous studies have successfully reconstructed cloned embryos of domestic animals for biomedical research and livestock production. However, studies evaluating suitable culture conditions for SCNT embryos in wildlife species are scarce (for both intra- and interspecies SCNT)...
2017: Journal of Animal Science and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151074/interferon-lambda-2-promotes-mammary-tumor-metastasis-via-angiogenesis-extension-and-stimulation-of-cancer-cell-migration
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R Pingwara, K Witt-Jurkowska, K Ulewicz, J Mucha, K Tonecka, Z Pilch, B Taciak, K Zabielska-Koczywas, M Mori, S Berardozzi, B Botta, T P Rygiel, M Krol
Myeloid-derived suppressor cells (MDSCs) support tumor development by stimulation of angiogenesis and immune response inhibition. In our previous study, we showed that interferon lambda 2 (IFN-λ2), secreted by MDSCs, enhances production of pro-angiogenic factors by cancer cells via phosphorylation of STAT3 and therefore promotes blood vessels formation. In the present study IFN-λ2 level was evaluated by ELISA in serum of tumor-bearing mice, whereas its expression in MDSCs isolated from the lungs with metastatic tumors and normal lungs was assessed by qPCR...
August 2017: Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology: An Official Journal of the Polish Physiological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133827/blastocyst-formation-rate-and-transgene-expression-are-associated-with-gene-insertion-into-safe-and-non-safe-harbors-in-the-cattle-genome
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Milad Khorramian Ghahfarokhi, Kianoush Dormiani, Ali Mohammadi, Farnoosh Jafarpour, Mohammad Hossein Nasr-Esfahani
Integration target site is the most important factor in successful production of transgenic animals. However, stable expression of transgene without disturbing the function of the host genome depends on promoter methylation, transgene copy number and transcriptional activity in integration regions. Recently, new genome-editing tools have made much progress, however little attention has been paid to the identification of genomic safe harbors. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the effect of insertion site, promoter and copy number of transgene on the production of embryos from cattle fibroblast cells following somatic cell nuclear transfer (SCNT)...
November 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132036/holding-immature-bovine-oocytes-in-a-commercial-embryo-holding-medium-high-developmental-competence-for-up-to-10%C3%A2-h-at-room-temperature
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Osvaldo Bogado Pascottini, Maaike Catteeuw, Ann Van Soom, Geert Opsomer
Bovine in vitro embryo production (IVP) following Ovum Pick Up (OPU) is all too often hampered by a large time gap between the harvest of oocytes of the first and last OPU session of the day. Immediately after retrieval, oocyte maturation is initiated, resulting in oocytes maturing at different time points which necessitates laborious scheduling of the IVP process. In this study, the potential of a commercial embryo holding medium (EHM; Syngro, Bioniche Inc.) to hold immature bovine oocytes was validated. We assessed the effect of holding time and temperature on (1) oocytes' maturation; (2) blastocyst development and quality at day 8 post insemination; and (3) blastocyst yield in small groups of oocytes/zygotes simulating OPU settings...
November 4, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118980/sirt1-dependent-modulation-of-methylation-and-acetylation-of-histone-h3-on-lysine-9-h3k9-in-the-zygotic-pronuclei-improves-porcine-embryo-development
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Katerina Adamkova, Young-Joo Yi, Jaroslav Petr, Tereza Zalmanova, Kristyna Hoskova, Pavla Jelinkova, Jiri Moravec, Milena Kralickova, Miriam Sutovsky, Peter Sutovsky, Jan Nevoral
Background: The histone code is an established epigenetic regulator of early embryonic development in mammals. The lysine residue K9 of histone H3 (H3K9) is a prime target of SIRT1, a member of NAD(+)-dependent histone deacetylase family of enzymes targeting both histone and non-histone substrates. At present, little is known about SIRT1-modulation of H3K9 in zygotic pronuclei and its association with the success of preimplantation embryo development. Therefore, we evaluated the effect of SIRT1 activity on H3K9 methylation and acetylation in porcine zygotes and the significance of H3K9 modifications for early embryonic development...
2017: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113834/aflatoxin-b1-impairs-sperm-quality-and-fertilization-competence
#10
A Komsky-Elbaz, M Saktsier, Z Roth
Aflatoxins are poisonous byproducts of the soilborne fungus Aspergillus, involved in the decomposition of plant materials. Aflatoxins can be found in various food products, such as maize, sorghum, millet, rice and wheat. AFB1 is the most toxic of these, classified as a carcinogen and mutagen for both humans and animals. AFB1 has been detected in human cord blood and placenta; however, its toxic effect on sperm is less known. The current study examines sperm responses associated with AFB1 exposure. These included acrosome integrity and function, mitochondrial polarity, DNA fragmentation, fertilization competence and early embryonic development...
November 4, 2017: Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29112758/the-role-of-arginine-metabolic-pathway-during-embryogenesis-and-germination-in-maritime-pine-pinus-pinaster-ait
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María-Teresa Llebrés, María-Belén Pascual, Sandrine Debille, Jean-François Trontin, Luc Harvengt, Concepción Avila, Francisco M Cánovas
Vegetative propagation through somatic embryogenesis is critical in conifer biotechnology towards multivarietal forestry that uses elite varieties to cope with environmental and socio-economic issues. An important and still sub-optimal process during in vitro maturation of somatic embryos (SE) is the biosynthesis and deposition of storage proteins, which are rich in amino acids with high nitrogen (N) content, such as arginine. Mobilization of these N-rich proteins is essential for the germination and production of vigorous somatic seedlings...
November 3, 2017: Tree Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110393/oocyte-holding-in-the-iberian-red-deer-cervus-elaphus-hispanicus-effect-of-initial-oocyte-quality-and-epidermal-growth-factor-addition-on-in-vitro-maturation
#12
B Macías-García, L González-Fernández, E Matilla, N Hernández, J Mijares, F M Sánchez-Margallo
Current in vitro embryo production protocols in the Iberian red deer (Cervus elaphus hispanicus) need to be optimized; oocyte harvesting in situ followed by overnight holding could reduce the human effort and shipping costs. In our work, post-mortem ovaries were retrieved, and the oocytes were harvested and allocated to G1 group (good quality) or G2 + G3 group (low quality). The oocytes were separately subjected to immediate in vitro maturation (IVM) or held overnight in a holding medium composed of 40% of TCM 199 with Earle's salts, 40% TCM 199 with Hanks' salts and 20% fetal bovine serum (FBS), at room temperature (16 hr)...
November 7, 2017: Reproduction in Domestic Animals, Zuchthygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29104727/comparative-analysis-of-age-and-rage-levels-in-human-somatic-and-embryonic-stem-cells-under-h2o2-induced-noncytotoxic-oxidative-stress-conditions
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Maria Barandalla, Elisa Haucke, Bernd Fischer, Alexander Navarrete Santos, Silvia Colleoni, Cesare Galli, Anne Navarrete Santos, Giovanna Lazzari
The accumulation of advanced glycation end products (AGEs) occurs in ageing and in many degenerative diseases as a final outcome of persistent oxidative stress on cells and organs. Environmental alterations taking place during early embryonic development can also lead to oxidative damage, reactive oxygen species (ROS) production, and AGE accumulation. Whether similar mechanisms act on somatic and embryonic stem cells (ESC) exposed to oxidative stress is not known; and therefore, the modelling of oxidative stress in vitro on human ESC has been the focus of this study...
2017: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29102132/effects-of-supplemental-calcium-salts-of-palm-oil-and-chromium-propionate-on-insulin-sensitivity-and-productive-and-reproductive-traits-of-mid-to-late-lactating-holstein-%C3%A3-gir-dairy-cows-consuming-excessive-energy
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T Leiva, R F Cooke, A P Brandão, R D Bertin, E A Colombo, V F B Miranda, L A C Lourenço, S M B Rodrigues, J L M Vasconcelos
This experiment compared insulin sensitivity, milk production, and reproductive outcomes in dairy cows consuming excessive energy during mid to late lactation and receiving in a 2 × 2 factorial design (1) concentrate based on ground corn (CRN; n = 20) or including 8% (DM basis) of Ca salts of palm oil (CSPO; n = 20), and (2) supplemented (n = 20) or not (n = 20) with 2.5 g/d of Cr-propionate. During the experiment (d 0-203), 40 multiparous, nonpregnant, lactating 3/4 Holstein × 1/4 Gir cows (initial days in milk = 81 ± 2; mean ± SE) were offered corn silage for ad libitum consumption, and individually received concentrate formulated to allow diets to provide 160% of their daily net energy for lactation requirements...
October 25, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29096275/effect-of-melatonin-supplementation-in-the-long-term-preservation-of-the-sheep-ovaries-at-different-temperatures-and-subsequent-in%C3%A2-vitro-embryo-production
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Abbas Goodarzi, Ahmad Zare Shahneh, Hamid Kohram, Mostafa Sadeghi, Mohammad Husein Moazenizadeh, Ali Fouladi-Nashta, Navid Dadashpour Davachi
Investigations in the past decades have shown that oocytes developmental competence following in vitro fertilization is greatly influenced by an interval between isolation of the ovaries immediately after death/slaughter and oocytes recovery from the visible follicles. In order to determine the optimal conditions for long-term preservation of ovaries, an experiment was conducted with adding different doses of melatonin (0 (C), 500 (M1), 600 (M2), 700 (M3) and 800 (M4) μM) as an antioxidant to sheep ovaries preservation medium (PBS) maintained at 4 and 20 °C for 24 h...
October 16, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29090966/effects-of-embryo-aggregation-and-pxd101-on-the-in-vitro-development-of-mouse-somatic-cell-nuclear-transfer-embryos
#16
Xiaoyan Qiu, Nan Li, Xiong Xiao, Liang Zhang, Haihong You, Yuemin Li
To improve the cloning efficiency of somatic cell nuclear transfer (SCNT) and to establish nuclear transfer embryonic stem cells (NT-ESCs) reliably, it is necessary to produce high-quality blastocysts derived from mice SCNT embryos. Therefore, the present study aims to investigate an optimal method for mouse SCNT embryo production and NT-ESCs derivation by comparing the effects of two methods: the treatment of histone deacetylase inhibitor PXD101 after SCNT, embryo aggregation and their combination treatment...
November 1, 2017: Cellular Reprogramming
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29080478/natriuretic-peptide-receptor-2-npr2-localized-in-bovine-oocyte-underlies-a-unique-mechanism-for-c-type-natriuretic-peptide-cnp-induced-meiotic-arrest
#17
Guangyin Xi, Lei An, Zhenwei Jia, Kun Tan, Jiaxin Zhang, Zhuqing Wang, Chao Zhang, Kai Miao, Zhonghong Wu, Jianhui Tian
Meiosis is of prime importance for successful gametogenesis, and insufficient maintenance of oocyte meiotic arrest compromises oocyte developmental competence. Recent studies have demonstrated that the C-type natriuretic peptide (CNP)-Natriuretic peptide receptor 2 (NPR2) pathway can inhibit mammalian oocyte meiotic resumption. In mouse and porcine, the inhibitory effect of mural granulosa cell (MGC)-derived CNP on oocyte meiotic resumption is mediated by NPR2 localized in cumulus cells (CCs) surrounding the oocytes...
September 28, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29075153/sv40-large-t-antigen-disrupts-embryogenesis-of-canine-and-porcine-somatic-cell-nuclear-transfer-embryo
#18
Kiyoung Eun, Seon-Ung Hwang, Yeon Woo Jeong, Sunyoung Seo, Seon Yong Lee, Woo Suk Hwang, Sang-Hwan Hyun, Hyunggee Kim
BACKGROUND: Somatic cell nuclear transfer (SCNT) is a useful biotechnological tool for transgenic animal production using genetically modified somatic cells (GMSCs). However, there are several limitations preventing successful transgenic animal generation by SCNT, such as obtaining proper somatic donor cells with a sufficiently long life span and proliferative capacity for generating GMSCs. Here, we established simian virus 40 large T antigen (SV40LT)-mediated lifespan-extended canine fibroblast cells (SV40LT-K9 cells) and evaluated their potential as nuclei donors for SCNT, based on cellular integrity and SCNT embryo development...
2017: Biological Procedures Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29061322/exposure-to-neonicotinoid-insecticides-induces-embryotoxicity-in-mice-and-rabbits
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Janka Babeľová, Zuzana Šefčíková, Štefan Čikoš, Alexandra Špirková, Veronika Kovaříková, Juraj Koppel, Alexander V Makarevich, Peter Chrenek, Dušan Fabian
The potential toxicity of neonicotinoids (thiacloprid, acetamiprid, thiamethoxam and clothianidin) as well as related commercial products Calypso 480SC (thiacloprid mixture), Mospilan 20SP (acetamiprid mixture) and Agita 10WG (thiamethoxam mixture) on developmental capacities and quality of preimplantation embryos was evaluated. During in vitro tests, isolated 2-cell stage mice embryos were cultured in media with various concentrations of active compounds or commercial products until blastocyst formation. As found using stereomicroscopic examination, all neonicotinoids at highest (100μM) concentration negatively affected embryonic development (P<0...
October 20, 2017: Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29052324/effect-of-heat-stress-during-in-vitro-maturation-on-developmental-competence-of-vitrified-bovine-oocytes
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M Vendrell-Flotats, N Arcarons, E Barau, M López-Béjar, T Mogas
Heat-shock protein 70 (HSP70) plays a crucial role as intracellular cytoprotectant and molecular chaperone. A phenomenon of heat stress (HS) leads to production of these proteins that could be beneficial to cells during cryopreservation, which is also a stressful process for the cell. This study aimed to evaluate the protective effect of exposure of bovine oocytes to moderate HS during in vitro maturation (IVM) prior vitrification. First, oocytes were subjected to HS (41.5°C for 1 hr) at 0, 4, 8, 12 or 16 of IVM...
October 2017: Reproduction in Domestic Animals, Zuchthygiene
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