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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651960/humid-versus-dry-incubator-a%C3%A2-prospective-randomized-controlled-trial
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Mohamed Fawzy, Mohamed Y AbdelRahman, Mohamed H Zidan, Faten F Abdel Hafez, Hazem Abdelghafar, Hesham Al-Inany, Mohamed A Bedaiwy
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy of a dry versus humidified incubator on human embryo development ex vivo. DESIGN: Prospective, double-blind, randomized, controlled trial. SETTING: Private fertility centers. PATIENT(S): A total of 297 women undergoing in vitro fertilization randomized into two groups. INTERVENTION(S): From days 0 to day 5 or 6 of culture, intervention group embryos exposed to dry culture and control group embryos exposed to humidified culture...
June 23, 2017: Fertility and Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650953/de-novo-paternal-fbn1-mutation-detected-in-embryos-before-implantation
#2
Shuling Wang, Ziru Niu, Hui Wang, Minyue Ma, Wei Zhang, Shu Fang Wang, Jun Wang, Hong Yan, Yifan Liu, Na Duan, Xiandong Zhang, Yuanqing Yao
BACKGROUND Marfan syndrome (MFS) is an autosomal dominant disease caused by mutations in the Fibrillin (FBN)1 gene and characterized by disorders in the cardiovascular, skeletal, and visual systems. The diversity of mutations and phenotypic heterogeneity of MFS make prenatal molecular diagnoses difficult. In this study, we used pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) to identify the pathogenic mutation in a male patient with MFS and to determine whether his offspring would be free of the disease. MATERIAL AND METHODS The history and pedigree of the proband were analyzed...
June 26, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650694/investigation-of-the-developmental-potential-and-developmental-kinetics-of-bovine-parthenogenetic-and-somatic-cell-nuclear-transfer-embryos-using-a-time-lapse-monitoring-system
#3
Min-Jee Park, Eun-Young Kim, Man-Jong Kang, Jun-Beom Lee, Chang-Jin Jeong, Se-Pill Park
A time-lapse monitoring system has predictive value for selecting good-quality embryos with the highest implantation potential. Using this new tool, we investigated the developmental potential and developmental kinetics of bovine parthenogenetic (PA) and two types of somatic cell nuclear transfer (NT) embryos. Bovine non-transgenic ear cells (bECs) or transgenic cells (bTGCs) were used as donor cells. The cleavage and blastocyst development rates did not significantly differ among the PA, NT-bEC, and NT-bTGC groups, and first cleavage occurred an average of 19...
June 26, 2017: Cellular Reprogramming
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648921/karyomapping-a-single-centre-s-experience-from-application-of-methodology-to-ongoing-pregnancy-and-live-birth-rates
#4
Jara Ben-Nagi, Dagan Wells, Karen Doye, Kalliopi Loutradi, Holly Exeter, Emily Drew, Samer Alfarawati, Roy Naja, Paul Serhal
This study aimed to determine whether karyomapping can be applied to couples requiring preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) for single gene disorder (SGD) and/or chromosomal rearrangement. 75/82 (91.5%) and 6/82 (7.3%) couples were referred for autosomal SGD and X-linked disease, respectively. One couple (1.2%) was referred for SGD and chromosomal rearrangement. Of 608 embryos, 146 (24%, 95% CI 21-28) day-3 and 462 (76%, 95% CI 72-79) blastocyst biopsies were performed. A total of 81 embryo transfers were performed; 16/81 (20%) were following day-3 embryo biopsy, 65/81 (80%) were following blastocyst biopsy and cryopreserved embryo transfer...
June 15, 2017: Reproductive Biomedicine Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647787/using-stem-cell-oxygen-physiology-to-optimize-blastocyst-culture-while-minimizing-hypoxic-stress
#5
REVIEW
Alan Bolnick, Awoniyi O Awonuga, Yu Yang, Mohammed Abdulhasan, Yufen Xie, Sichang Zhou, Elizabeth E Puscheck, Daniel A Rappolee
This review is a response to the Fellows Forum on testing 2% oxygen for best culture of human blastocysts (J Ass Reprod Gen 34:303-8, 1; J Ass Reprod Gen 34:309-14, 2) prior to embryo transfer. It is a general analysis in support of the position that an understanding of stem cell physiology and responses to oxygen are necessary for optimization of blastocyst culture in IVF and to enhance reproductive success in fertile women.
June 24, 2017: Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647786/mosaic-embryo-transfer-after-oocyte-in-vitro-maturation-in-combination-with-non-invasive-prenatal-testing-nipt-first-report-of-a-euploid%C3%A2-live-birth
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Naomi Inoue, Rosmary Lopez, Andrea Delgado, Denisse Nuñez, Jimmy Portella, Luis Noriega-Hoces, Luis Guzmán
PURPOSES: The purpose of this study is to describe a healthy life birth after a mosaic embryo transfer in oocyte in vitro maturation (IVM). METHODS: Patient received minimal stimulation, starting on day 3 after menstrual period. No hCG trigger was administered. Oocyte retrieval was performed and oocytes were matured for 30 h. After denuding, mature oocytes were inseminated by ICSI. Embryos were cultured until blastocyst stage and biopsied. RESULTS: One euploid embryo after array comprehensive genome hybridization (aCGH) was diagnostic...
June 24, 2017: Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638003/molecular-and-cellular-events-during-blastocyst-implantation-in-the-receptive-uterus-clues-from-mouse-models
#7
Hiromichi Matsumoto
The success of implantation is an interactive process between the blastocyst and the uterus. Synchronized development of embryos with uterine differentiation to a receptive state is necessary to complete pregnancy. The period of uterine receptivity for implantation is limited and referred to as the "implantation window", which is regulated by ovarian steroid hormones. Implantation process is complicated due to the many signaling molecules in the hierarchical mechanisms with the embryo-uterine dialogue. The mouse is widely used in animal research, and is uniquely suited for reproductive studies, i...
June 22, 2017: Journal of Reproduction and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633287/genetic-diseases-and-aneuploidies-can-be-detected-with-a-single-blastocyst-biopsy-a-successful-clinical-approach
#8
Maria Giulia Minasi, Francesco Fiorentino, Alessandra Ruberti, Anil Biricik, Elisabetta Cursio, Ettore Cotroneo, Maria Teresa Varricchio, Matteo Surdo, Francesca Spinella, Ermanno Greco
STUDY QUESTION: Can simultaneous detection of aneuploidies and genetic diseases or chromosomal aberrations in blastocysts reduce the chance of transferring embryos with low implantation potential, guaranteeing good clinical outcomes? SUMMARY ANSWER: The screening for chromosomal aneuploidies revealed that 50.6% of blastocysts diagnosed free of genetic disease or balanced, were aneuploid, therefore avoiding the transfer of blastocysts potentially resulting in implantation failures, miscarriages, or in some cases, in health affected live births...
June 12, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632762/dot1l-inhibitor-improves-early-development-of-porcine-somatic-cell-nuclear-transfer-embryos
#9
Jia Tao, Yu Zhang, Xiaoyuan Zuo, Renyun Hong, Hui Li, Xing Liu, Weiping Huang, Zubing Cao, Yunhai Zhang
Incomplete epigenetic reprogramming of the genome of donor cells causes poor early and full-term developmental efficiency of somatic cell nuclear transfer (SCNT) embryos. Previous research indicate that inhibition of the histone H3 K79 methyltransferase DOT1L, using a selective pharmacological inhibitor EPZ004777 (EPZ), significantly improved reprogramming efficiency during the generation of mouse induced pluripotent stem cells. However, the roles of DOT1L in porcine nuclear transfer-mediated cellular reprogramming are not yet known...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625759/predictive-value-of-serum-hcg-concentrations-in-pregnancies-achieved-after-single-fresh-or-vitrified-warmed-blastocyst-transfer
#10
Galia Oron, Tal Shavit, Efrat Esh-Broder, Son Weon-Young, Togas Tulandi, Hananel Holzer
Possible differences between serum HCG levels in pregnancies achieved after transfer of a single fresh or a vitrified-warmed blastocyst were evaluated. Out of 1130 single blastocyst transfers resulting in positive HCG results, 789 were single fresh blastocyst transfers and 341 single vitrified-warmed blastocyst transfers. The initial serum HCG levels of 869 clinical intrauterine pregnancies were evaluated, 638 after the transfer of a single fresh blastocysts and 231 after the transfer of a single vitrified-warmed blastocysts...
May 30, 2017: Reproductive Biomedicine Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619101/in-vitro-production-of-bovine-embryos-derived-from-individual-donors-in-the-corral-%C3%A2-dish
#11
Maaike Catteeuw, Eline Wydooghe, Erik Mullaart, Hiemke M Knijn, Ann Van Soom
BACKGROUND: Since the identity of the embryo is of outmost importance during commercial in vitro embryo production, bovine oocytes and embryos have to be cultured strictly per donor. Due to the rather low yield of oocytes collected after ovum pick-up (OPU) per individual cow, oocyte maturation and embryo culture take place in small groups, which is often associated with inferior embryo development. The objective of this study was to improve embryonic development in small donor groups by using the Corral(®) dish...
June 15, 2017: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601377/obstetric-and-perinatal-outcomes-of-singletons-after-single-blastocyst-transfer-is-there-any-difference-according-to-blastocyst-morphology
#12
Céline Bouillon, Noémie Celton, Sandra Kassem, Cynthia Frapsauce, Fabrice Guérif
A strong correlation between blastocyst morphology and implantation has been shown by many studies. The consequences and effects of assisted reproductive techniques on children's short and long-term health have always been a source of discussion. The obstetric and perinatal outcome of singletons according to blastocyst morphology has rarely been evaluated. The aim of this observational study is to determine whether a relationship exists between blastocyst morphology and obstetric and perinatal outcomes. A total of 799 singleton clinical pregnancies were analysed after transfer of a single fresh blastocyst on day 5 between 2006 and 2013...
June 7, 2017: Reproductive Biomedicine Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601158/effect-of-corifollitropin-alfa-supplemented-with-or-without-lh-on-ovarian-stimulation-and-embryo-viability-in-rabbit
#13
María Pilar Viudes-de-Castro, Francisco Marco-Jiménez, José Isaí Cedano-Castro, José Salvador Vicente
There is increasing interest in using rabbits for research as a laboratory model as well as for industrial production of meat, wool and fur. Superovulation in animals is used to produce a maximum number of transferable embryos per donor, in order to either support genetic improvement programs, ex situ conservation or to optimize other biotechnologies. Over time, the use of this biotechnology has shown variable outcomes as a consequence of several factors, such as the origin of exogenous hormone, posology and the effect of gonadotropins used simultaneously, the donor and the environment...
August 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586343/production-of-transgenic-pig-as-an-alzheimer-s-disease-model-using-a-multi-cistronic-vector-system
#14
Seung-Eun Lee, Hyuk Hyun, Mi-Ryung Park, Youngsok Choi, Yeo-Jin Son, Yun-Gwi Park, Sang-Gi Jeong, Min-Young Shin, Hee-Jin Ha, Hyun-Sok Hong, Min-Keyung Choi, Gi-Sun Im, Eung-Woo Park, Young-Ho Kim, Chankyu Park, Eun-Young Kim, Se-Pill Park
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a progressive neurodegenerative disease associated with memory loss and cognitive impairments. An AD transgenic (Tg) pig model would be useful for preclinical testing of therapeutic agents. We generated an AD Tg pig by somatic cell nuclear transfer (SCNT) using a multi-cistronic vector that harbored three AD-related genes with a total of six well-characterized mutations: hAPP (K670N/M671L, I716V, and V717I), hTau (P301L), and hPS1 (M146V and L286P). Four AD Tg cell lines were established from Jeju black pig ear fibroblasts (JB-PEFs); the resultant JB-PEFAD cells harbored transgene integration, expressed transgene mRNAs, and had normal karyotypes...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585131/predictive-value-of-initial-serum-human-chorionic-gonadotropin-levels-for-pregnancies-after-single-fresh-and-frozen-blastocyst-transfer
#15
Wei-E Zhao, Yu-Jie Li, Jian-Ping Ou, Peng Sun, Wen-Qiu Chen, Xiao-Yan Liang
As one of the earliest markers for predicting pregnancy outcomes, human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) values have been inconclusive on reliability of the prediction after frozen and fresh embryo transfer (ET). In this retrospective study, patients with positive hCG (day 12 after transfer) were included to examine the hCG levels and their predictive value for pregnancy outcomes following 214 fresh and 1513 vitrified-warmed single-blastocyst transfer cycles. For patients who got clinical pregnancy, the mean initial hCG value was significantly higher after frozen cycles than fresh cycles, and the similar result was demonstrated for patients with live births (LB)...
June 2017: Journal of Huazhong University of Science and Technology. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583607/birth-of-healthy-calves-after-intra-follicular-transfer-ifot-of-slaughterhouse-derived-immature-bovine-oocytes
#16
Hoelker Michael, Kassens Ana, Salilew-Wondim Dessie, Sieme Harald, Wrenzycki Christine, Tesfaye Dawit, Neuhoff Christiane, Schellander Karl, Held-Hoelker Eva
To circumvent the negative impacts of in vitro culture on bovine embryos, we have recently established a new method, the so called intra-follicular oocyte transfer (IFOT), enabling in vivo fertilization and in vivo development of in vitro matured oocytes up to the blastocyst stage as well as to term. In this study, we raised the question whether immature bovine oocytes could also be transferred into a pre-ovulatory follicle to support in vivo maturation prior to subsequent in vivo fertilization, in vivo development as well as to term...
July 15, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583605/in%C3%A2-vitro-development-and-cytological-quality-of-inter-species-porcine%C3%A2-bovine-cloned-embryos-are-affected-by-trichostatin-a-dependent-epigenomic-modulation-of-adult-mesenchymal-stem-cells
#17
J Opiela, M Samiec, J Romanek
Artificial epigenomic modulation of in vitro cultured mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) by applying a non-selective HDAC inhibitor, termed TSA, can facilitate more epigenetic reprogramming of transcriptional activity of the somatic cell-descended nuclear genome in NT pig embryos. The results of the present investigation showed that TSA-dependent epigenomic modulation of nuclear donor MSCs highly affects both the in vitro developmental capability and the cytological quality of inter-species (porcine→bovine) cloned embryos...
July 15, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583140/live-birth-after-fresh-versus-frozen-single-blastocyst-transfer-frefro-blastocyst-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#18
Daimin Wei, Yun Sun, Jiayin Liu, Xiaoyan Liang, Yimin Zhu, Yuhua Shi, Zi-Jiang Chen
BACKGROUND: Multiple pregnancies are one of the major safety concerns of in vitro fertilization (IVF) due to the increased risk of maternal and neonatal complications. Single embryo transfer is the most effective way to reduce the risk of multiple pregnancies. Selection of the embryo and optimization of the implantation environment are crucial to retain the success rate when the number of transferred embryos is diminished. Fresh embryo transfer with supra-physiological levels of hormones has been suggested to have an adverse effect on implantation...
June 5, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579407/detailed-investigation-into-the-cytogenetic-constitution-and-pregnancy-outcome-of-replacing-mosaic-blastocysts-detected-with-the-use-of-high-resolution-next-generation-sequencing
#19
Santiago Munné, Joshua Blazek, Michael Large, Pedro A Martinez-Ortiz, Haley Nisson, Emmeline Liu, Nicoletta Tarozzi, Andrea Borini, Amie Becker, John Zhang, Susan Maxwell, James Grifo, Dhruti Babariya, Dagan Wells, Elpida Fragouli
OBJECTIVE: To determine the pregnancy outcome potential of mosaic embryos, detected by means of preimplantation genetic screening (PGS) with the use of next-generation sequencing (NGS). DESIGN: Retrospective study. SETTING: Genetics laboratories. PATIENT(S): PGS cycles during which either mosaic or euploid embryos were replaced. INTERVENTION(S): Blastocysts were biopsied and processed with the use of NGS, followed by frozen embryo transfer...
June 1, 2017: Fertility and Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579406/revisiting-the-management-of-recurrent-implantation-failure-through-freeze-all-policy
#20
Yasmin Magdi, Ahmed El-Damen, Ahmed Mohamed Fathi, Ahmed Mostafa Abdelaziz, Mohamed Abd-Elfatah Youssef, Ahmed Abd-Elmaged Abd-Allah, Mona Ahmed Elawady, Mohamed Ahmed Ibrahim, Yehia Edris
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether a freeze-all policy for in vitro human blastocysts improves the ongoing pregnancy rate in patients with recurrent implantation failure (RIF). DESIGN: Prospective cohort study. SETTING: Single private center. PATIENT(S): A total of 171 women with RIF divided into two groups: freeze-all policy group (n = 81) and fresh embryo transfer (ET) group (n = 90). INTERVENTION(S): Freeze-all policy...
June 1, 2017: Fertility and Sterility
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