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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792928/translation-of-dipeptide-repeat-proteins-from-the-c9orf72-expanded-repeat-is-associated-with-cellular-stress
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Yoshifumi Sonobe, Ghanashyam Ghadge, Katsuhisa Masaki, Ataman Sendoel, Elaine Fuchs, Raymond P Roos
Expansion of a hexanucleotide repeat (HRE), GGGGCC, in the C9ORF72 gene is recognized as the most common cause of familial amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (FALS), frontotemporal dementia (FTD) and ALS-FTD, as well as 5-10% of sporadic ALS. Despite the location of the HRE in the non-coding region (with respect to the main C9ORF72 gene product), dipeptide repeat proteins (DPRs) that are thought to be toxic are translated from the HRE in all three reading frames from both the sense and antisense transcript. Here, we identified a CUG translation initiation codon that has a good Kozak consensus sequence as the translation initiation codon...
May 21, 2018: Neurobiology of Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778922/interval-of-gonadotropin-administration-for-in-vitro-embryo-production-from-oocytes-collected-from-holstein-calves-between-2-and-6-months-of-age-by-repeated-laparoscopy
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Hernan Baldassarre, Luke Currin, Laura Michalovic, Anne-Marie Bellefleur, Karina Gutierrez, Rafael G Mondadori, Werner G Glanzner, Yasmin Schuermann, Rodrigo C Bohrer, Naomi Dicks, Rosalba Lopez, François-Xavier Grand, Christian Vigneault, Patrick Blondin, Jim Gourdon, Vilceu Bordignon
Laparoscopic Ovum Pick-Up (LOPU) in calves followed by in vitro embryo production (IVEP) and transfer (ET) into adult recipients has great potential for accelerated genetic gain through shortening of the generation interval. In this study, 11 Holstein calves were subjected to up to six LOPU procedures between the ages of 2-6 months at 2-3 weeks interval. In all cases, the animals received a CIDR 5 days prior to LOPU and were gonadotropin-stimulated starting at 72 h before LOPU using one of three protocols that were rotated twice among the animals during the study...
May 17, 2018: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769451/effect-of-ferulic-acid-supplementation-on-the-developmental-competence-of-porcine-embryos-during-in-vitro-maturation
#3
Fuminori Tanihara, Maki Hirata, Nguyen Thi Nhien, Takayuki Hirano, Toshiki Kunihara, Takeshige Otoi
The value of laboratory and genetically-modified pigs is becoming increasingly clear; however, their in vitro development remains inefficient. Trans-ferulic acid (trans-FA) is an aromatic compound that is abundant in plant cell walls, and which exhibits antioxidant effects in vitro. Trans-FA is known to improve sperm viability and motility; however, its effects on porcine oocytes are unknown. Our aim was to investigate the effects of trans-FA supplementation during in vitro maturation on the meiotic and developmental competence of porcine oocytes...
May 16, 2018: Journal of Veterinary Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29763311/thyroid-disruption-by-bisphenol-s-analogues-via-thyroid-hormone-receptor-%C3%AE-in-vitro-in-vivo-and-molecular-dynamics-simulation-study
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Liping Lu, Tingjie Zhan, Mei Ma, Chao Xu, Jingpeng Wang, Chunlong Zhang, Weiping Liu, Shulin Zhuang
Bisphenol S (4-hydroxyphenyl sulfone, BPS) is increasingly used as BPA alternatives. The global usage of BPS and its analogues (BPSs) caused the frequent detection of their residues in multiple environmental media. We investigated their potential endocrine disrupting effects toward thyroid hormone receptor (TR) β. The molecular interaction of BPSs toward TRβ ligand binding domain (LBD) was probed by fluorescence spectroscopy and molecular dynamics (MD) simulations. BPSs caused the static fluorescence quenching of TRβ LBD...
May 15, 2018: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29758382/effects-of-exposure-to-bpf-on-development-and-sexual-differentiation-during-early-life-stages-of-zebrafish-danio-rerio
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Qian Yang, Xianhai Yang, Jining Liu, Yingwen Chen, Shubao Shen
Bisphenol F (BPF) has become a predominant bisphenol contaminant in recent years. It has significant estrogenic properties in both in vivo and in vitro studies. We have previously studied the disrupting mechanisms of BPF on the hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal axis of adult zebrafish. However, the effects of BPF exposure on development and sexual differentiation of zebrafish embryos/larvae remain unclear. To determine the effects of BPF on the critical stage of sex differentiation in zebrafish, zebrafish embryos/larvae were exposed to 1, 10, 100, and 1000 μg/L BPF from fertilization to 60 days post-fertilization (dpf)...
May 11, 2018: Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Toxicology & Pharmacology: CBP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29753485/genome-wide-association-study-and-in-silico-functional-analysis-of-the-number-of-embryos-produced-by-holstein-donors
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C Jaton, F S Schenkel, M Sargolzaei, A Cánova, F Malchiodi, C A Price, C Baes, F Miglior
Superovulation or ovum pick-up and in vitro fertilization are technologies used to produce an increased number of embryos from elite females. Embryo production traits have been shown to be heritable, but the genes that cause this variability have not yet been assessed. The main objectives of this study were to perform a genome-wide association study (GWAS) to find single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNP) associated with embryo production traits and to identify candidate genes affecting the number of embryos produced by Holstein donors in Canada that may provide insight into the regulation of embryo production...
May 9, 2018: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29748819/recent-advances-in-steroidal-saponins-biosynthesis-and-in-vitro-production
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REVIEW
Swati Upadhyay, Gajendra Singh Jeena, Shikha, Rakesh Kumar Shukla
Steroidal saponins exhibited numerous pharmacological activities due to the modification of their backbone by different cytochrome P450s (P450) and UDP glycosyltransferases (UGTs). Plant-derived steroidal saponins are not sufficient for utilizing them for commercial purpose so in vitro production of saponin by tissue culture, root culture, embryo culture, etc, is necessary for its large-scale production. Saponin glycosides are the important class of plant secondary metabolites, which consists of either steroidal or terpenoidal backbone...
May 10, 2018: Planta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29734408/the-parthenogenetic-development-of-porcine-in-vitro-matured-oocytes-vitrified-before-or-after-electric-activation
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G Wu, D Xiang, B Zhang, Q Hong, G Guan
  BACKGROUND: The highly efficient production of parthenogenetic embryos from vitrified porcine in vitro matured oocytes has become essential for biotechnology and biomedicine research. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the survival and parthenogenetic development of oocytes vitrified before or after electric activation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The vitrified oocytes were parthenogenetically activated at 0, 0.5, 1, 2 and 4 h post warming (h.p.w.), and fresh oocytes were vitrified at 0, 0...
September 2017: Cryo Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29731480/glutathione-treatment-of-japanese-black-bull-sperm-prior-to-intracytoplasmic-sperm-injection-promotes-embryo-development
#9
Toshinori Oikawa, Tomoko Itahashi, Risa Yajima, Takashi Numabe
Intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) was expected to enable more efficient use of sperm from sires with preferable genetic traits and result in a generation containing a larger number of offspring with superior genetic characteristics in livestock. However, the efficiency of the early development of embryos produced by ICSI is still far from satisfactory in cattle. The present study aimed to investigate the effects of the treatment of cryopreserved sperm with glutathione (GSH) on the early development of embryos produced by ICSI in Japanese Black cattle...
May 7, 2018: Journal of Reproduction and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29684116/biofilm-forming-ability-and-infection-potential-of-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-strains-isolated-from-animals-and-humans
#10
Dusan Milivojevic, Neven Šumonja, Strahinja Medic, Aleksandar Pavic, Ivana Moric, Branka Vasiljevic, Lidija Senerovic, Jasmina Nikodinovic-Runic
Pseudomonas aeruginosa, has been amongst top 10 'superbugs' worldwide and is causing infections with poor outcomes in both humans and animals. From 202 P. aeruginosa isolates (n = 121 animal and n = 81 human) 40 were selected on the basis of biofilm-forming ability and were comparatively characterized in terms of virulence determinants to the type strain P. aeruginosa PAO1. Biofilm formation, pyocyanin and hemolysins production and bacterial motility patterns were compared to the ability to kill human cell line A549 in vitro...
April 19, 2018: Pathogens and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29681745/breeding-of-fragrant-cyclamen-by-interspecific-hybridization-and-ion-beam-irradiation
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REVIEW
Hiroshi Ishizaka
Conventional breeding of cyclamen has relied on crossings among Cyclamen persicum cultivars without consideration of the scent of the flowers. Cyclamen purpurascens is a wild species with the most fragrant flowers in the genus Cyclamen. Allodiploid (2 n = 2 x = 41, AB) and allotriploid (2 n = 3 x = 65, AAB) plants have been produced from crosses of diploid and autotetraploid cultivars of C. persicum (2 n = 2 x = 48, AA; 4 x = 96, AAAA) × diploid wild C. purpurascens (2 n = 2 x = 34, BB) by embryo rescue, but are sterile...
January 2018: Breeding Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679640/cepfostering-efficacy-and-toxicity-evaluation-of-traditional-chinese-medicine-and-natural-products
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REVIEW
Tong Wu, Gui-Yuan Yu, Jia Xiao, Chang Yan, Hiroshi Kurihara, Yi-Fang Li, Kwok-Fai So, Rong-Rong He
Efficacy and safety assessments are essential thresholds for drug candidates from preclinical to clinical research. Conventional mammalian in vivo models cannot offer rapid pharmacological and toxicological screening, whereas cell-based or cell-free in vitro systems often lead to inaccurate results because of the lack of physiological environment. Within the avian species, chick is the first bird to have its genome sequencing. Meantime, chick embryo is an easily operating, relatively transparent and extensively accessible model, whose physiological and pathological alterations can be visualized by egg candler, staining and image technologies...
April 18, 2018: Pharmacological Research: the Official Journal of the Italian Pharmacological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678568/likelihood-of-pregnancy-after-the-transfer-of-embryos-derived-from-follicle-aspiration-and-in-vitro-embryo-production-sessions-with-different-relative-efficiencies
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Luiz Fernando Feres, Luiz Gustavo Bruno Siqueira, Miller Pereira Palhao, Lívia Loiola Dos Santos, Felipe Zandonadi Brandao, Joao Henrique Moreira Viana
The aim of the present study was to evaluate the likelihood of pregnancy of in vitro-produced (IVP) embryos from batches with distinct relative efficiencies. Data were retrospectively analyzed from 605 transvaginal ultrasonic-guided follicle aspiration sessions (OPU) followed by in vitro embryo production (IVEP) and 2456 fresh embryo transfers (ET), performed between 2008 and 2012 in individuals of the Gir (dairy Bos indicus) breed. The OPU and IVEP were performed using standard procedures by a single group of technicians at the same laboratory facility...
April 15, 2018: Animal Reproduction Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29649720/differential-release-of-cell-signaling-metabolites-by-male-and-female-bovine-embryos-cultured-in-vitro
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E Gómez, S Carrocera, D Martin, P Herrero, N Canela, M Muñoz
Male and female early bovine embryos show dimorphic transcription that impacts metabolism. Individual release of metabolites was examined in a 24h single culture medium from Day-6 male and female morulae that developed to Day-7 expanded blastocysts. Embryos were produced in vitro, fertilized with a single bull and cultured in SOFaaci+6  g/L BSA. The embryonic sex was identified (amelogenin gene amplification). Embryos (N = 10 males and N = 10 females) and N = 6 blank samples (i.e. SOFaaci+6  g/L BSA incubated with no embryos) were collected from 3 replicates...
April 5, 2018: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29626464/impact-of-l-carnitine-on-lipid-content-and-post-thaw-survivability-of-buffalo-embryos-produced-in-vitro
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Megha Verma, Sriti Pandey, Irfan A Bhat, B Mukesh, J Anand, Vikash Chandra, G Taru Sharma
The aim of the present study was to see the impact of L-Carnitine (LC) on lipid biosynthesis and metabolism of buffalo embryos, and post thawed blastocyst survivability. In vitro fertilized (IVF) embryos were derived from slaughterhouse derived COCs and cultured in different doses of LC i.e. 0, 1 mM, 1.5 mM, 2 mM starting at 48 h post IVF. Blastocyst rate was significantly (p < 0.05) higher in 1.5 mM group than control and 1.0 mM group. Lipid content was measured indirectly by fluorescent intensity of lipid droplets after Nile red staining, and it was lower (p < 0...
April 4, 2018: Cryobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29603433/supplementation-with-sunflower-seeds-in-beef-cattle-did-not-impact-on-oocyte-and-in-vitro-embryo-production
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A L Baltazar, G M de Mattos, B M Ropelli, Smg Firetti, C Castilho, G Pugliesi, Mbc Maldonado, M Binelli, Jof Silva, G C Lupatini, B S Lafuente, Cmb Membrive
Supplementation with compounds rich in linoleic acid, including sunflower seed supplementation, promotes increase in conception rates in cows. We aimed to evaluate whether the sunflower seed (linoleic acid source) supplementation in beef donor females alters the plasma concentrations of cholesterol, triglycerides, HDL and LDL, increases the number and quality of oocytes, increases the cleavage rates and determines an improvement in number and quality of in vitro produced blastocysts. Thus, Nelore females were divided into two groups of 15 animals to receive supplementation with or without sunflower seed for 57 days...
March 30, 2018: Reproduction in Domestic Animals, Zuchthygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29582481/resveratrol-cyclodextrin-complex-affects-the-expression-of-genes-associated-with-lipid-metabolism-in-bovine-in-vitro-produced-embryos
#17
V Torres, M Hamdi, M G Millán de la Blanca, R Urrego, J Echeverri, A López-Herrera, D Rizos, A Gutiérrez-Adán, M J Sánchez-Calabuig
Antioxidants have been widely used during in vitro production to decrease the negative effect of reactive oxygen species. It was reported that the complex resveratrol-methyl β-cyclodextrin (RV-CD) improves resveratrol's stability and bioavailability and increases its antioxidant activity. This study evaluates the effect of RV-CD during in vitro oocyte maturation (IVM) or in vitro embryo culture (IVC) on developmental competence and quantitative changes in gene expression of developmental important genes. In experiment 1, RV-CD was added to IVM media and maturation level, embryo development and oocytes, cumulus cells, and blastocysts gene expression by RT-qPCR were examined...
March 26, 2018: Reproduction in Domestic Animals, Zuchthygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29570443/single-step-production-of-cas9-mrna-for-zygote-injection
#18
Bethany K Redel, Benjamin P Beaton, Lee D Spate, Joshua A Benne, Stephanie L Murphy, Chad W O'Gorman, Anna M Spate, Randall S Prather, Kevin D Wells
Production of Cas9 mRNA in vitro typically requires the addition of a 5´ cap and 3´ polyadenylation. A plasmid was constructed that harbored the T7 promoter followed by the EMCV IRES and a Cas9 coding region. We hypothesized that the use of the metastasis associated lung adenocarcinoma transcript 1 (Malat1) triplex structure downstream of an IRES/Cas9 expression cassette would make polyadenylation of in vitro produced mRNA unnecessary. A sequence from the mMalat1 gene was cloned downstream of the IRES/Cas9 cassette described above...
March 1, 2018: BioTechniques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29563979/melanoma-antigen-family-a4-protein-produced-by-transgenic-silkworms-induces-antitumor-immune-responses
#19
Yoko Motokawa, Michifumi Kokubo, Nobuo Kuwabara, Ken-Ichiro Tatematsu, Hideki Sezutsu, Hideyuki Takahashi, Koichi Sakakura, Kazuaki Chikamatsu, Shigeki Takeda
Recent clinical trials with the aim of developing tumor antigen (TA)-specific cancer vaccines against a number of malignancies have focused on the identification of TAs presented by tumor cells and recognized by T cells. In the present study, the TA melanoma antigen family A4 (MAGE-A4) protein was produced using a transgenic (TG) silkworm system. Using in vitro stimulation, it was subsequently determined whether MAGE-A4 protein induced MAGE-A4-specific T cells from peripheral blood mononuclear cells of healthy donors...
March 2018: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29549827/variations-in-bovine-embryo-production-between-individual-donors-for-opu-ivf-are-closely-related-to-glutathione-concentrations-in-oocytes-during-in-vitro-maturation
#20
Takemasa Hidaka, Yutaka Fukumoto, Satoshi Yamamoto, Yasuhiro Ogata, Toshitaka Horiuchi
Variations in embryo production between individual oocyte donors represent a serious problem in cattle production, when implementing ovum pick-up (OPU) and in vitro maturation (IVM) of oocytes. However, the precise cause of this problem is unknown. Here, we aimed to investigate the relationship between the glutathione (GSH) concentration in IVM oocytes and embryo development to explore a potential cause of the variations between individual donors. First, we found a high positive correlation (r = 0.80) between the GSH concentration in IVM oocytes and the blastocyst development rate of oocytes collected in the same OPU session for each donor (N = 11)...
June 2018: Theriogenology
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