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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913778/effect-of-deslorelin-acetate-treatment-in-oocyte-recovery-and-in-vitro-embryo-production-in-domestic-cats
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Camila Louise Ackermann, Eduardo Trevisol, Leticia Ferrari Crocomo, Tatiana da Silva Rascado, Rodrigo Volpato, Carlos Renato de Freitas Guaitolini, Carlize Lopes, Talita de Almeida Costa, Maria Denise Lopes
OBJECTIVES: The present study investigated the effect of contraceptive treatment with deslorelin acetate on in vitro embryo production and oocyte recovery in domestic queens. METHODS: Twenty-one mature domestic cats were used. Eleven queens (treated group) and one tom were kept in an experimental cattery, and 10 queens were privately owned (control group). When in interestrus or diestrus (day 0) a deslorelin acetate implant (Suprelorin, 4.7 mg/animal) was inserted into the subcutaneous tissue of the interscapular region in all queens in the treated group...
December 2, 2016: Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908686/effect-of-different-vitrification-solutions-and-cryodevices-on-viability-and-subsequent-development-of-buffalo-oocytes-vitrified-at-the-germinal-vesicle-gv-stage
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Amr S El-Shalofy, Adel R Moawad, Gamal M Darwish, Sayed T Ismail, Aly B A Badawy, Magdy R Badr
The cryopreservation of immature oocytes would generate a readily available, non-seasonal source of female gametes for research and reproduction. In domestic animals, the most promising results on oocyte cryopreservation have been reported in cattle, few studies have been conducted on buffalo. The aim of the present study was to compare the use of different vitrification solutions and various cryodevices on viability and developmental competence of buffalo oocytes vitrified at the germinal vesicle (GV) stage...
November 28, 2016: Cryobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27907898/obstetrical-and-perinatal-outcomes-following-blastocyst-transfer-compared-to-cleavage-transfer-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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W P Martins, C O Nastri, L Rienzi, S Z van der Poel, C R Gracia, C Racowsky
STUDY QUESTION: Is blastocyst transfer safe when compared to cleavage stage embryo transfer regarding obstetric and perinatal outcomes? SUMMARY ANSWER: The clinical equipoise between blastocyst and cleavage stage embryo transfer remains as the evidence associating blastocyst transfer with some adverse perinatal outcomes is of low/very low quality. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: Extended embryo culture to the blastocyst stage provides some theoretical advantages and disadvantages...
November 2016: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27907016/direct-unequal-cleavages-embryo-developmental-competence-genetic-constitution-and-clinical-outcome
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Qiansheng Zhan, Zhen Ye, Robert Clarke, Zev Rosenwaks, Nikica Zaninovic
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the prevalence, developmental potential, chromosomal constitution and clinical outcome of embryos with direct unequal cleavages (DUC). DESIGN: A retrospective observational study. SETTING: Academic Institution. PARTICIPANT: 21,261 embryos from 3,155 cycles cultured in EmbryoScope®. RESULTS: The total incidence of DUCs per embryo occupying the first three cleavages were 26...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890905/bone-morphogenetic-protein-1-is-expressed-in-porcine-ovarian-follicles-and-promotes-oocyte-maturation-and-early-embryonic-development
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Xiaocan Lei, Kuiqing Cui, Xiaoyan Cai, Yanping Ren, Qingyou Liu, Deshun Shi
In the present study, we tried to determine whether bone morphogenetic protein 1 (BMP1) plays a role in ovarian follicular development and early embryo development. We systematically investigated the expression and influence of BMP1 during porcine follicle and early embryonic development. Immunohistochemistry demonstrated that the BMP1 protein is expressed in granular cells and oocytes during follicular development, from primary to pre-ovulatory follicles, including atretic follicles and the corpus luteum. The mRNA expression of BMP1 significantly increased as the porcine follicles grew...
November 25, 2016: Journal of Veterinary Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890045/protein-in-culture-and-endogenous-lipid-interact-with-embryonic-stages-in-vitro-to-alter-calf-birthweight-after-embryo-vitrification-and-warming
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E Gómez, S Carrocera, S Uzbekova, D Martín, A Murillo, M Alonso-Guervós, F Goyache, M Muñoz
Short-term protein removal in vitro improves long-term blastocyst competence to survive vitrification. We investigated the mechanisms and effects underlying protein removal. Day-6 morulae and early blastocysts were cultured individually with and without protein for 24h. Development and lipid content were analysed in expanded blastocysts derived from morulae (M-XB) and from early blastocysts (EB-XB). Expression of genes involved in lipid metabolism, stress responses and apoptosis was analysed in fresh and vitrified-warmed M-XB produced with and without protein...
November 28, 2016: Reproduction, Fertility, and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882695/effects-of-polyethylene-glycol-and-a-synthetic-ice-blocker-during-vitrification-of-immature-porcine-oocytes-on-survival-and-subsequent-embryo-development
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Elisa Caroline da Silva Santos, Tamas Somfai, Ruth Appeltant, Thanh Quang Dang-Nguyen, Junko Noguchi, Hiroyuki Kaneko, Kazuhiro Kikuchi
We evaluated the effects of polyethylene glycol (PEG) and Supercool X-1000 (SC) as supplements during the vitrification of immature cumulus-enclosed porcine oocytes in a solution based on 17.5% ethylene glycol + 17.5% propylene glycol. After warming, the oocytes were subjected to in vitro maturation, fertilization and embryo culture. In Experiment 1, equilibration and vitrification solutions were supplemented with or without 2% (w/v) PEG (PEG+ and PEG-, respectively). The survival rate, cleavage and blastocyst development were similar between PEG+ and PEG- groups; however, all values were lower than those in the non-vitrified control...
November 24, 2016: Animal Science Journal, Nihon Chikusan Gakkaihō
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27880763/inhibition-of-mtor-induces-a-paused-pluripotent-state
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Aydan Bulut-Karslioglu, Steffen Biechele, Hu Jin, Trisha A Macrae, Miroslav Hejna, Marina Gertsenstein, Jun S Song, Miguel Ramalho-Santos
Cultured pluripotent stem cells are a cornerstone of regenerative medicine owing to their ability to give rise to all cell types of the body. Although pluripotent stem cells can be propagated indefinitely in vitro, pluripotency is paradoxically a transient state in vivo, lasting 2-3 days around the time of blastocyst implantation. The exception to this rule is embryonic diapause, a reversible state of suspended development triggered by unfavourable conditions. Diapause is a physiological reproductive strategy widely employed across the animal kingdom, including in mammals, but its regulation remains poorly understood...
December 1, 2016: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865449/characterizing-nuclear-and-mitochondrial-dna-in-spent-embryo%C3%A2-culture-media-genetic-contamination-identified
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Elizabeth R Hammond, Brent C McGillivray, Sophie M Wicker, John C Peek, Andrew N Shelling, Peter Stone, Larry W Chamley, Lynsey M Cree
OBJECTIVE: To characterize nuclear and mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) in spent culture media from normally developing blastocysts to determine whether it could be used for noninvasive genetic assessment. DESIGN: Prospective embryo cohort study. SETTING: Academic center and private in vitro fertilization (IVF) clinic. PATIENT(S): Seventy patients undergoing intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) and 227 blastocysts. INTERVENTION(S): Culture media assessment, artificial blastocoele fluid collapse and DNA analysis using digital polymerase chain reaction (dPCR), long-range PCR, quantitative PCR (qPCR), and DNA fingerprinting...
November 16, 2016: Fertility and Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864905/polyacrylamide-gel-as-a-culture-substrate-improves-in-vitro-oocyte-growth-from-porcine-early-antral-follicles
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Yasuhisa Munakata, Ryouka Kawahara-Miki, Koumei Shirasuna, Takehito Kuwayama, Hisataka Iwata
A major difference between in vivo and in vitro follicle culture is the stiffness of the substrate in which the follicles grow. In this study, we examined the effect of polyacrylamide gel (PAG), as a culture substrate, on the development of porcine oocytes derived from early antral follicles. Oocyte-granulosa cell complexes (OGCs) were collected from the early antral follicles of gilts, and incubated individually for 14 days in a 96-well culture plate with or without PAG. We then evaluated the number of granulosa cells present in OGCs as well as the abundance of ATP, lipid, and acetylated lysine in oocytes...
November 19, 2016: Molecular Reproduction and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832581/effect-of-nutritionally-induced-hyperlipidaemia-on-in-vitro-bovine-embryo-quality-depends-on-the-type-of-major-fatty-acid-in-the-diet
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Waleed F A Marei, Maria Arias Alvarez, Veerle Van Hoeck, Alfonso Gutierrez-Adan, Peter E J Bols, Jo L M R Leroy
The present study examined whether the effects of dietary-induced hyperlipidaemia on preimplantation embryo development depend on the predominant fatty acid (FA) type in the diet. In a combined in vivo-in vitro bovine model, two groups of cows (n=3 in each group) were fed with three diets consecutively (4 weeks feeding for each): (1) a maintenance control diet (CONT); (2) a high-starch diet rich in saturated fat (SAT); and (3) a high-starch diet rich in omega-3 unsaturated fat (UNSAT). Two feeding sequences were used to test for carry-over effects: Group A was fed CONT, SAT1 and then UNSAT2, whereas Group B was fed CONT, UNSAT1 and then SAT2...
November 11, 2016: Reproduction, Fertility, and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832397/optimal-embryo-transfer-strategy-in-poor-response-may-include-freeze-all
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Murat Berkkanoglu, Kevin Coetzee, Hasan Bulut, Kemal Ozgur
PURPOSE: In this retrospective cohort study, we investigated the best embryo transfer strategy in ICSI cycles with ≤4 oocytes collected at oocyte retrieval. METHODS: Women who underwent antagonist co-treatment COS for ICSI treatment between January 2010 and December 2015 at a private ART clinic (N = 2263). Eight hundred seventy-nine women (group 1) had ≤4 oocytes collected at oocyte retrieval, of whom 645 (group A) had cleavage stage embryo transfer (ET), and 234 (group B) had blastocyst ET...
November 10, 2016: Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27829441/characterization-of-exosomal-release-in-bovine-endometrial-intercaruncular-stromal-cells
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Yong Qin Koh, Hassendrini N Peiris, Kanchan Vaswani, Sarah Reed, Gregory E Rice, Carlos Salomon, Murray D Mitchell
BACKGROUND: Cell-to-cell communication between the blastocyst and endometrium is critical for implantation. In recent years, evidence has emerged from studies in humans and several other animal species that exosomes are secreted from the endometrium and trophoblast cells and may play an important role in cell-to-cell communication maternal-fetal interface during early pregnancy. Exosomes are stable extracellular lipid bilayer vesicles that encapsulate proteins, miRNAs, and mRNAs, with the ability to deliver their cargo to near and distant sites, altering cellular function(s)...
November 9, 2016: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology: RB&E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27823786/non-invasive-metabolomics-for-improved-determination-of-embryonic-sex-markers-in-chemically-defined-culture-medium
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E Gómez, M Muñoz, C Simó, C Ibáñez, S Carrocera, D Martín-González, A Cifuentes
Metabolic differences between early male and female embryos can be reflected in culture medium (CM). We used a single bovine embryo culture step (24h) supporting improved birth rates under chemically defined conditions (CDC) to investigate biomarker detection of embryonic sex in contrast to classical BSA-containing medium. In vitro matured slaughterhouse oocytes were fertilized in vitro with a single bull. Embryos were initially cultured in synthetic oviduct fluid with BSA. On day-6, morulae were cultured individually in droplets with (BSA) or without protein (CDC)...
November 1, 2016: Journal of Chromatography. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27799627/common-and-specific-transcriptional-signatures-in-mouse-embryos-and-adult-tissues-induced-by-in-vitro-procedures
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Sky Feuer, Xiaowei Liu, Annemarie Donjacour, Rhodel Simbulan, Emin Maltepe, Paolo Rinaudo
Stressful environmental exposures incurred early in development can affect postnatal metabolic health and susceptibility to non-communicable diseases in adulthood, although the molecular mechanisms by which this occurs have yet to be elucidated. Here we use a mouse model to investigate how assorted in vitro exposures restricted exclusively to the preimplantation period affect transcription both acutely in embryos and long-term in subsequent offspring adult tissues, to determine if reliable transcriptional markers of in vitro stress are present at specific developmental time points and throughout development...
October 31, 2016: Reproduction: the Official Journal of the Society for the Study of Fertility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27798278/physical-confinement-signals-regulate-the-organization-of-stem-cells-in-three-dimensions
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Sebastian V Hadjiantoniou, David Sean, Maxime Ignacio, Michel Godin, Gary W Slater, Andrew E Pelling
During embryogenesis, the spherical inner cell mass (ICM) proliferates in the confined environment of a blastocyst. Embryonic stem cells (ESCs) are derived from the ICM, and mimicking embryogenesis in vitro, mouse ESCs (mESCs) are often cultured in hanging droplets. This promotes the formation of a spheroid as the cells sediment and aggregate owing to increased physical confinement and cell-cell interactions. In contrast, mESCs form two-dimensional monolayers on flat substrates and it remains unclear if the difference in organization is owing to a lack of physical confinement or increased cell-substrate versus cell-cell interactions...
October 2016: Journal of the Royal Society, Interface
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27796003/long-cut-straw-provides-stable-the-rates-of-survival-pregnancy-and-live-birth-for-vitrification-of-human-blasotcysts
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Jung-Woo Lee, Jeong-Ho Cha, Sun-Hee Shin, Yun-Jeong Kim, Seul-Ki Lee, Hye-Jin Cha, Ji-Hae Kim, Ji-Hyun Ahn, Hye-Young Kim, Kyung-Ah Pak, Ji-Sung Yoon, Seo-Young Park, Choon-Keun Park
Most of the commercial devices for vitrification are directly immersed into the warming solution (WS) for increasing of warming rate. However, the previous modified cut standard straw (MCS) which has reported is difficult to immerse into the WS. The aim of this study was to investigate whether the long cut straw (LCS) could be useful as a stable tool for vitrified-warmed human blastocysts. A total of 138 vitrified-warmed cycles were performed between November 2013 and November 2014 (exclusion criteria: women ≥38 years old, poor responder, surgical retrieval sperm, and severe male factor)...
September 2016: Balsaeng'gwa Saengsig
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27792143/self-organization-of-stem-cell-colonies-and-of-early-mammalian-embryos-recent-experiments-shed-new-light-on-the-role-of-autonomy-vs-external-instructions-in-basic-body-plan-development
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Hans-Werner Denker
"Organoids", i.e., complex structures that can develop when pluripotent or multipotent stem cells are maintained in three-dimensional cultures, have become a new area of interest in stem cell research. Hopes have grown that when focussing experimentally on the mechanisms behind this type of in vitro morphogenesis, research aiming at tissue and organ replacements can be boosted. Processes leading to the formation of organoids in vitro are now often addressed as self-organization, a term referring to the formation of complex tissue architecture in groups of cells without depending on specific instruction provided by other cells or tissues...
October 25, 2016: Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27786563/non-invasive-pre-implantation-aneuploidy-screening-and-diagnosis-of-beta-thalassemia-ivsii654-mutation-using-spent-embryo-culture-medium
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WeiQiang Liu, JianQiao Liu, HongZi Du, JiaWei Ling, XiaoFang Sun, DunJin Chen
BACKGROUND: Cell-free nuclear DNA has been isolated from spent embryo culture medium. Whether this small amount of DNA can be amplified at the whole genome level and the concordance rate of karyotypes and specific alleles between biopsied cells and media has not been evaluated. METHODS: Seven couples were recruited, 88 donated embryos and their corresponding media were collected for whole genome amplification (WGA). The efficiency of WGA, the concordance of chromosome status and the HBB gene IVSII654 allele between biopsied cells and media were investigated...
October 27, 2016: Annals of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27779472/embelin-supplementation-of-in-vitro-maturation-medium-does-not-influence-nuclear-and-cytoplasmic-maturation-of-pig-oocytes
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G Galeati, E Giaretta, A Zannoni, D Bucci, C Tamanini, M Forni, M Spinaci
Oxidative stress caused from in vitro culture contributes to inadequate oocyte maturation which leads to a poor embryo development. Therefore, it is important to protect oocytes and embryos against oxidative stress. This study was aimed at evaluating the effect of Embelin (2,5-dihydroxy-3-undecyl-1,4-benzoquinone), an antioxidant with various pharmacologic activities, on nuclear and cytoplasmic maturation of pig oocytes as well as on steroidogenesis of cumulus cells (CCs). Another objective was to determine the influence of Embelin on developmental competence of pig oocytes as well as the expression levels of three key genes (Nanog, Sox2 and Oct4) involved in the control of pluripotency in parthenogenetically activated embryos...
August 2016: Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology: An Official Journal of the Polish Physiological Society
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