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IVF culture media

Kathrine Vauvert R Hviid, Sara Sofia Malchau, Anja Pinborg, Henriette Svarre Nielsen
BACKGROUND: The incidence of monozygotic twins (MZT) after ART appears to be higher than the incidence after spontaneous conceptions contradicting the aim of ART to avoid multiple pregnancies because of the associated risks. OBJECTIVE AND RATIONALE: The aim was to study the frequency of MZT after IVF and ICSI and how it is influenced by the day of embryo transfer, maternal age, zona pellucida manipulation, controlled ovarian stimulation, stimulation protocol, culture media and embryo quality...
March 12, 2018: Human Reproduction Update
R Poverini, R Lisi, F Lisi, V Berlinghieri, W Bielli, P Carfagna, A Costantino, D Iacomino, G Nicodemo
Granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulation factor plays different crucial roles during embryo implantation and subsequent development. Here we aimed to evaluate the effects of embryo cell culture medium, with the inclusion of granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulation factor (GM-CSF), on embryo development and pregnancy rate. To this end, we took advantage of our retrospective observational study to correlate the outcomes from two different culture media. We included in this study 25 unselected patient from our IVF Center that underwent heterologous IVF cycle with crypreserved oocytes...
December 2018: Cell Death Discovery
Eugeny Brusentsev, Elena Kizilova, Valentina Mokrousova, Valeria Kozhevnikova, Irina Rozhkova, Sergei Amstislavsky
The study represents a comparison of cryopreservation of domestic cat epididymal spermatozoa with two commercially available freezing media: CaniPlus Freeze (CPF) and SpermFreeze (SF). The viability of nonfrozen spermatozoa evaluated by the VitalScreen test was 68.7 ± 3.0%. These figures were lower for the frozen-thawed spermatozoa: 51.2 ± 6.3% for CPF group and 54.4 ± 3.1% for SF group. The motility of nonfrozen spermatozoa was 57.2 ± 4.5%. These figures were reduced in both frozen-thawed groups; however, there was no significant difference in these parameters between CPF (30...
December 29, 2017: Theriogenology
Yuechao Lu, Davina Bonte, Minerva Ferrer-Buitrago, Mina Popovic, Jitesh Neupane, Margot Van der Jeught, Luc Leybaert, Petra De Sutter, Björn Heindryckx
Inconsistent fertilisation and pregnancy rates have been reported by different laboratories after application of ionomycin as a clinical method of assisted oocyte activation (AOA) to overcome fertilisation failure. Using both mouse and human oocytes, in the present study we investigated the effects of ionomycin and Ca2+ concentrations on the pattern of Ca2+ release and embryonic developmental potential. In the mouse, application of 5μM ionomycin in potassium simplex optimisation medium (KSOM) or 10µM ionomycin in Ca2+-free KSOM significantly reduced the Ca2+ flux and resulted in failure of blastocyst formation compared with 10μM ionomycin in KSOM...
January 12, 2018: Reproduction, Fertility, and Development
M K Panner Selvam, R Henkel, R Sharma, A Agarwal
Oxidation-reduction potential describes the balance between the oxidants and antioxidants in fluids including semen. Various artificial culture media are used in andrology and IVF laboratories for sperm preparation and to support the development of fertilized oocytes under in vitro conditions. The composition and conditions of these media are vital for optimal functioning of the gametes. Currently, there are no data on the status of redox potential of sperm processing and assisted reproduction media. The purpose of this study was to compare the oxidation-reduction potential values of the different media and to calibrate the oxidation-reduction potential values of the sperm wash medium using oxidative stress inducer cumene hydroperoxide and antioxidant ascorbic acid...
January 3, 2018: Andrology
Julie Lamy, Julie Gatien, Florine Dubuisson, Lydie Nadal-Desbarats, Pascal Salvetti, Pascal Mermillod, Marie Saint-Dizier
In the present study we tested whether regulation of the metabolome in bovine oviductal fluid depended on the stage of the oestrous cycle, the side relative to ovulation and local concentrations of steroid hormones. Luminal fluid samples from both oviducts were collected in the preovulatory, postovulatory, mid- and late luteal phases, from cyclic cows at a local abattoir (18-27 cows per stage and side). The metabolomes were assessed by proton nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy (H-NMR). In all, 39 metabolites were identified, among which the amino acid glycine and the energy substrates lactate and myoinositol were the most abundant at all stages...
January 5, 2018: Reproduction, Fertility, and Development
George Α Sigalos, Yannis Michalopoulos, Athanasios G Kastoras, Olga Triantafyllidou, Nikos F Vlahos
PURPOSE: The aim of this prospective randomized control trial was to evaluate if the use of two different volumes (20-25 vs 40-45 μl) of media used for embryo transfer affects the clinical outcomes in fresh in vitro fertilization (IVF) cycles. METHODS: In total, 236 patients were randomized in two groups, i.e., "low volume" group (n = 118) transferring the embryos with 20-25 μl of medium and "high volume" group (n = 118) transferring the embryos with 40-45 μl of medium...
December 12, 2017: Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics
Liyou An, Jiao Liu, Yinyan Du, Zhihui Liu, Fenli Zhang, Yanhong Liu, Xiumei Zhu, Pingping Ling, Shiwei Chang, Yeshu Hu, Yi Li, Bowen Xu, Lan Yang, Fei Xue, Giorgio Antonio Presicce, Fuliang Du
Goat oocyte in vitro maturation is associated with a variable efficiency of embryo development after in vitro fertilization (IVF). Here, we developed a novel maturation procedure to evaluate the cellular effect of cysteamine (Cys), leukemia inhibitory factor (LIF) and Y27632 on oocyte in vitro maturation in native Chinese Yangtze river white goats. Oocytes were collected by slicing ovary tissues and matured for 24 h in vitro prior to IVF. Presumptive fertilized oocytes were cultured in embryo media for 8 days...
March 1, 2018: Theriogenology
Yafei Xu, Scot M Hutchison, José J Hernández-Ledezma, Randy L Bogan
STUDY QUESTION: Does 27-hydroxycholesterol (27OH) actively facilitate the progression of luteolysis? SUMMARY ANSWER: There is increased mRNA expression of the enzyme that produces 27OH during luteolysis in vivo in rhesus macaques and sheep, and 27OH reduces progesterone secretion from human luteinized granulosa cells. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: There is an increase in mRNA expression of liver x receptor (LXR) and a decrease in sterol regulatory element binding protein 2 (SREBP2) target genes during spontaneous luteolysis in primates, which could result in reduced cholesterol availability for steroidogenesis...
January 1, 2018: Molecular Human Reproduction
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
Uma M Sundhararaj, Monali V Madne, Reeta Biliangady, Sumana Gurunath, Ambika G Swamy, Indu S T Gopal
Background: Historically, to achieve higher pregnancy rates, multiple embryos were transferred after an in-vitro fertilisation (IVF). However, this practice is being reassessed, because it leads to multiple pregnancies that is known to cause adverse maternal and fetal outcomes. Aim: To compare the pregnancy outcomes in fresh IVF or intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) cycles among women undergoing elective single blastocyst transfer (eSBT) vs. those undergoing double blastocyst transfer (DBT)...
July 2017: Journal of Human Reproductive Sciences
T Truong, D K Gardner
STUDY QUESTION: What is the effect of a combination of three antioxidants (Acetyl-L-Carnitine, N-Acetyl-L-Cysteine and α-Lipoic Acid), present in IVF medium during mouse oocyte and sperm collection, on fertilization and subsequent IVF embryo development? SUMMARY ANSWER: A combination of antioxidants resulted in faster developmental times from the 2-cell stage through to expanded blastocyst stage, accompanied by a significant increase in blastocyst cell number and a reduction of intracellular hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) levels...
December 1, 2017: Human Reproduction
O Lohinova, V Pitko, N Sinilo, Ya Cherkashyna, N Hanzha
In recent years, one of the methods of assisted reproductive technologies has become increasingly widespread, namely the ICSI procedure (ICSI - Intra Cytoplasmic Sperm Injection). This method is based on artificial introduction of the spermatozoon into the cytoplasm of the oocyte. However, the complexity of this method is that the choice of a morphologically and biochemically mature spermatozoon becomes subjective. However, not so long ago, an innovative method for selecting mature, ready-to-fertilize spermatozoa was proposed...
October 2017: Georgian Medical News
E C Bowdridge, M W Vernon, J A Flores, M J Clemmer
BACKGROUND: Mural granulosa cells from IVF patients were provided by the West Virginia University Center for Reproductive Medicine in Morgantown, WV. The effect of adenosine monophosphate activated protein kinase (AMPK) activation, primary cause of infertility, age, BMI, and pregnancy outcome on production of progesterone were examined separately. METHODS: Isolated mural sheets from IVF patients (n = 26) were centrifuged, supernatant discarded, and the pellet re-suspended in 500 μl of DMEM/F12...
September 22, 2017: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology: RB&E
Jean-Pierre Ozil, Thierry Sainte-Beuve, Bernadette Banrezes
Alteration of the postnatal phenotype has sparked great concern about the developmental impact of culture media used at fertilization. However, the mechanisms and compounds involved are yet to be determined. Here we used the Ca2+ responses from mouse eggs fertilized by ICSI as a dynamic and quantitative marker to understand the role of compounds in egg functioning and establish possible correlations with adult phenotypes. We computed 134 Ca2+ responses from the first to the last oscillation in media with specific formulations...
August 29, 2017: Reproduction: the Official Journal of the Society for the Study of Fertility
Ziru Jiang, Yinyu Wang, Jing Lin, Jingjing Xu, Guolian Ding, Hefeng Huang
Assisted reproductive technology (ART) is used primarily for infertility treatments to achieve pregnancy and involves procedures such as in vitro fertilization (IVF), intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI), and cryopreservation. Moreover, preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) of ART is used in couples for genetic reasons. In ART treatments, gametes and zygotes are exposed to a series of non-physiological processes and culture media. Although the majority of children born with this treatment are healthy, some concerns remain regarding the safety of this technology...
October 2017: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Nadia Kazdar, Florence Brugnon, Cyril Bouche, Guilhem Jouve, Ségolène Veau, Hortense Drapier, Chloé Rousseau, Céline Pimentel, Patricia Viard, Marc-Antoine Belaud-Rotureau, Célia Ravel
A prospective study on randomized patients was conducted to determine how morphokinetic parameters are altered in embryos grown in sequential versus global culture media. Eleven morphokinetic parameters of 160 single embryos transferred were analyzed by time lapse imaging involving two University-affiliated in vitro fertilization (IVF) centers. We found that the fading of the two pronuclei occurred earlier in global (22.56±2.15 hpi) versus sequential media (23.63±2.71 hpi; p=0.0297). Likewise, the first cleavage started earlier at 24...
August 1, 2017: Annales de Biologie Clinique
D K Gardner, R L Kelley
The phenotype of the human embryo conceived through in vitro fertilization (IVF), that is its morphology, developmental kinetics, physiology and metabolism, can be affected by numerous components of the laboratory and embryo culture system (which comprise the laboratory environment). The culture media formulation is important in determining embryo phenotype, but this exists within a culture system that includes oxygen, temperature, pH and whether an embryo is cultured individually or in a group, all of which can influence embryo development...
August 2017: Journal of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease
Anup K Talukder, Mohamed S Yousef, Mohammad B Rashid, Kensuke Awai, Tomas J Acosta, Takashi Shimizu, Kiyoshi Okuda, Masayuki Shimada, Kazuhiko Imakawa, Akio Miyamoto
Recent observations suggest that the bovine uterus starts to react to the early embryo immediately after its arrival from the oviduct. The present study aimed to investigate the effect of the early developing embryo on the immune-related gene profile in bovine uterine epithelial cells (BUECs) in vitro, and to further examine the impact of conditioned media (CM), either from embryo-BUEC co-culture or embryo culture alone, on gene expression in peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs). First, BUECs were co-cultured with morulae (n = 10) for D5-D9 (D0 = IVF), and gene expression in BUECs was analyzed...
August 19, 2017: Journal of Reproduction and Development
Jinpei Ye, Nicola Bates, Despina Soteriou, Lisa Grady, Clare Edmond, Alex Ross, Alan Kerby, Philip A Lewis, Tope Adeniyi, Ronnie Wright, Kay V Poulton, Marcus Lowe, Susan J Kimber, Daniel R Brison
BACKGROUND: Human embryonic stem cells (hESCs) hold tremendous promise for cell replacement therapies for a range of degenerative diseases. In order to provide cost-effective treatments affordable by public health systems, HLA-matched allogeneic tissue banks of the highest quality clinical-grade hESCs will be required. However only a small number of existing hESC lines are suitable for clinical use; they are limited by moral and ethical concerns and none of them apply Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) standards to the earliest and critical stages of gamete and embryo procurement...
June 5, 2017: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
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