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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445838/addition-of-insulin-like-growth-factor-i-to-the-maturation-medium-of-bovine-oocytes-subjected-to-heat-shock-effects-on-the-production-of-reactive-oxygen-species-mitochondrial-activity-and-oocyte-competence
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I J Ascari, N G Alves, J Jasmin, R R Lima, C C R Quintão, G Oberlender, E A Moraes, L S A Camargo
This study was performed to investigate the effects of insulin-like growth factor-I (IGF-I) addition to in vitro maturation (IVM) medium on apoptosis, mitochondrial membrane potential, ROS production, and developmental competence of bovine oocytes subjected to heat shock. Two temperatures (conventional: 24 h at 38.5°C, or heat shock: 12 h at 41°C followed by 12 h at 38.5°C) and 3 IGF-I concentrations (0, 25, and 100 ng/mL) were tested during IVM. The oocytes were then fertilized in vitro, and the presumptive zygotes were cultured until reaching the blastocyst stage...
March 25, 2017: Domestic Animal Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442051/cerium-oxide-nanoparticles-ceo2-nps-improve-the-developmental-competence-of-in-vitro-matured-prepubertal-ovine-oocytes
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F Ariu, L Bogliolo, A Pinna, L Malfatti, P Innocenzi, L Falchi, D Bebbere, S Ledda
The present study investigated whether supplementation with different doses of cerium dioxide nanoparticles (CeO2 NPs) during in vitro maturation (IVM) of prepubertal ovine oocytes influenced their embryonic development in vitro. Cumulus-oocyte complexes derived from the ovaries of slaughtered prepubertal sheep underwent IVM with CeO2NPs (0, 44, 88 or 220µg mL(-1)). Matured oocytes were fertilised in vitro and zygotes were cultured for 7 days. The results demonstrated that CeO2NPs were internalised in the cumulus cells and not in the oocyte...
April 2017: Reproduction, Fertility, and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438181/efficient-vitrification-of-mouse-embryos-using-the-kitasato-vitrification-system-as-a-novel-vitrification-device
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Kenji Momozawa, Atsushi Matsuzawa, Yukio Tokunaga, Shiori Abe, Yumi Koyanagi, Miho Kurita, Marina Nakano, Takao Miyake
BACKGROUND: Currently, the cryopreservation of embryos and oocytes is essential for assisted reproductive technology (ART) laboratories worldwide. This study aimed to evaluate the efficacy of the Kitasato Vitrification System (KVS) as a vitrification device for the cryopreservation of mouse embryos to determine whether this novel device can be adapted to the field of ART. METHODS: In Experiment 1, blastocysts were vitrified using the KVS. Vitrified blastocysts were warmed and subsequently cultured for 72 h...
April 24, 2017: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology: RB&E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436127/tip110-deletion-impaired-embryonic-and-stem-cell-development-involving-down-regulation-of-stem-cell-factors-nanog-oct4-and-sox2
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Amanda Whitmill, Ying Liu, Khalid Amine Timani, Yinghua Niu, Johnny J He
HIV-1 Tat-interacting protein of 110 kDa, Tip110, plays important roles in multiple biological processes. In this study, we aimed to characterize the function of Tip110 in embryonic development. Transgenic mice lacking expression of a functional Tip110 gene (Tip110(-/-) ) died post-implantation, and Tip110(-/-) embryos exhibited developmental arrest between 8.5 and 9.5 days post coitum. However, in vitro cultures of Tip110(-/-) embryos showed that Tip110 loss did not impair embryo growth from the zygote to the blastocyst...
April 24, 2017: Stem Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431828/clinical-use-of-monopronucleated-zygotes-following-blastocyst-culture-and-preimplantation-genetic-screening-including-verification-of-biparental-chromosome-inheritance
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Cara K Bradley, Maria Traversa, Natalie Hobson, Alison J Gee, Steven J McArthur
In assisted reproduction, embryos derived from monopronucleated (1PN) zygotes are considered abnormal and unsuitable for clinical use. Outcomes of 1PN-derived embryos designated for preimplantation genetic screening (PGS) were analysed. These embryos, especially from intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI), were found to have a low developmental potential; 1PN and 2PN day 5 blastocyst development for IVF was 14.8% versus 36.4% (P < 0.0001), and for ICSI, 6.6% versus 34.0% (P < 0.0001), respectively. With the use of comparative genomic hybridization or next-generation sequencing, PGS was successfully carried out for 74 IVF and 32 ICSI 1PN-derived blastocysts, revealing adjusted abnormality rates of 39...
March 27, 2017: Reproductive Biomedicine Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428943/pathogenic-variant-in-nlrp7-19q13-42-associated-with-recurrent-gestational-trophoblastic-disease-data-from-early-embryo-development-observed-during-in-vitro-fertilization
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E Scott Sills, Alexandra J Obregon-Tito, Harry Gao, Thomas K McWilliams, Anthony T Gordon, Catharine A Adams, Rima Slim
OBJECTIVE: To describe in vitro development of human embryos derived from an individual with a homozygous pathogenic variant in NLRP7 (19q13.42) and recurrent hydatidiform mole (HM), an autosomal recessive condition thought to occur secondary to an oocyte defect. METHODS: A patient with five consecutive HM pregnancies was genomically evaluated via next generation sequencing followed by controlled ovarian hyperstimulation, in vitro fertilization (IVF) with intracytoplasmic sperm injection, embryo culture, and preimplantation genetic screening...
March 2017: Clinical and Experimental Reproductive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423690/preimplantation-factor-pif-protects-cultured-embryos-against-oxidative-stress-relevance-for-recurrent-pregnancy-loss-rpl-therapy
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Lindsay F Goodale, Soren Hayrabedran, Krassimira Todorova, Roumen Roussev, Sivakumar Ramu, Christopher Stamatkin, Carolyn B Coulam, Eytan R Barnea, Robert O Gilbert
Recurrent pregnancy loss (RPL) affects 2-3% of couples. Despite a detailed work-up, the etiology is frequently undefined, leading to non-targeted therapy. Viable embryos and placentae express PreImplantation Factor (PIF). Maternal circulating PIF regulates systemic immunity and reduces circulating natural killer cells cytotoxicity in RPL patients. PIF promotes singly cultured embryos' development while anti-PIF antibody abrogates it. RPL serum induced embryo toxicity is negated by PIF. We report that PIF rescues delayed embryo development caused by <3 kDa RPL serum fraction likely by reducing reactive oxygen species (ROS)...
March 8, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421107/sexual-dimorphism-of-mirnas-secreted-by-bovine-in-vitro-produced-embryos
#8
Nicole Gross, Jenna Kropp, Hasan Khatib
Sexual dimorphism of bovine blastocysts has previously been observed through differences in development, cell death, metabolism, telomere length, DNA methylation, and transcriptomics. However, dimorphism in the secretion of miRNAs to culture media has not yet been evaluated. The objectives of this study were to determine if sex-specific blastocyst miRNA secretion occurs and to further investigate the role these miRNAs may have in the interaction between a blastocyst and the maternal environment. In vitro embryo culture was performed and media from male and female blastocysts was collected into sex-specific pools...
2017: Frontiers in Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420163/beneficial-effects-of-melatonin-on-the-in-vitro-maturation-of-sheep-oocytes-and-its-relation-to-melatonin-receptors
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Xiuzhi Tian, Feng Wang, Lu Zhang, Changjiu He, Pengyun Ji, Jing Wang, Zhenzhen Zhang, Dongying Lv, Wusiman Abulizi, Xuguang Wang, Zhengxing Lian, Guoshi Liu
(1) Background: The binding sites of melatonin, as a multifunctional molecule, have been identified in human, porcine, and bovine samples. However, the binding sites and mechanisms of melatonin have not been reported in sheep; (2) Methods: Cumulus-oocyte complexes (COCs) were cultured in TCM-199 supplemented with melatonin at concentrations of 0, 10(-3), 10(-5), 10(-7), 10(-9), and 10(-11) M. Melatonin receptors (MT1 and MT2) were evaluated via immunofluorescence and Western blot. The effects of melatonin on cumulus cell expansion, nuclear maturation, embryo development, and related gene (GDF9, DNMT1, PTX3, HAS2, and EGFR) expression were investigated...
April 17, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419839/near-infrared-laser-irradiation-improves-the-development-of-mouse-pre-implantation-embryos
#10
Masaki Yokoo, Miho Mori
The aim of the present study was to assess the effects of near-infrared laser irradiation on the in vitro development of mouse embryos. Female ICR mice were superovulated with pregnant mare serum gonadotropin and human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG), and mated with male mice. Two-cell stage embryos were collected 40 h after administering hCG and cultured in M16 medium. Two-cell embryos (0 h after culture), 8-cell embryos (approx. 30 h after culture), morula (approx. 48 h after culture), and blastocysts (approx...
April 15, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416168/non-invasive-preimplantation-genetic-screening-using-array-comparative-genomic-hybridization-on-spent-culture-media-a-proof-of-concept-pilot-study
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Michael Feichtinger, Enrico Vaccari, Luca Carli, Elisabeth Wallner, Ulrike Mädel, Katharina Figl, Simone Palini, Wilfried Feichtinger
The aim of this pilot study was to assess if array comparative genomic hybridization (aCGH), non-invasive preimplantation genetic screening (PGS) on blastocyst culture media is feasible. Therefore, aCGH analysis was carried out on 22 spent blastocyst culture media samples after polar body PGS because of advanced maternal age. All oocytes were fertilized by intracytoplasmic sperm injection and all embryos underwent assisted hatching. Concordance of polar body analysis and culture media genetic results was assessed...
March 28, 2017: Reproductive Biomedicine Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416032/physiological-metabolic-and-transcriptional-postnatal-phenotypes-of-in-vitro-fertilization-ivf-in-the-mouse
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S K Feuer, P F Rinaudo
Approximately 1-4% of children today are conceived using assisted reproductive technologies (ARTs), including in vitro fertilization (IVF). IVF is considered safe and the great majority of these children are healthy, yet there is increasing physiological and molecular evidence from animal models that ART is associated with postnatal metabolic and cardiovascular alterations. Understanding the mechanisms underlying these changes and determining whether they have biological significance is of paramount importance for optimizing the design of culture conditions and improving the health of ART children across the life course...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415722/stat3-phosphorylation-is-required-for-embryonic-stem-cells-ground-state-maintenance-in-2i-culture-media
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Dan Wang, Hui Sang, Kaiyue Zhang, Yan Nie, Shuang Zhao, Yan Zhang, Ningning He, Yuebing Wang, Yang Xu, Xiaoyan Xie, Zongjin Li, Na Liu
Embryonic stem cells (ES cells) can be maintained its undifferentiated state with feeder cells or LIF, which can activate Jak/Stat3 pathway. Recently, it has been reported a new culture condition comprising serum-free medium with ERK and GSK3β inhibitors (2i) could drive ES cells into a state of pluripotency more like inner cell mass (ICM) in mouse blastocysts called ground state. However, although 2i could sustain ES cells self-renewal, LIF is routinely added. The roles of Stat3 activation are still unclear now...
March 10, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412286/beneficial-effects-of-glutathione-supplementation-during-vitrification-of-mouse-oocytes-at-the-germinal-vesicle-stage-on-their-preimplantation-development-following-maturation-and-fertilization-in-vitro
#14
Adel R Moawad, Seang Lin Tan, Teruko Taketo
Oocyte cryopreservation is imperative for assisted reproductive technologies (ART). Although cryopreservation of oocytes at the Metaphase II has been widely used, immature oocytes at the germinal vesicle stage (GV-oocytes) need to be cryopreserved in certain situations such as cancer patients; however, the success rate of embryonic development from the GV-oocytes remains low largely due to the requirement for in vitro maturation (IVM). Our aim was to investigate the effects of glutathione (GSH) supplementation during vitrification and warming of mouse GV-oocytes on the preservation of developmental competence...
April 12, 2017: Cryobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408706/embryo-culture-in-presence-of-oviductal-fluid-induces-dna-methylation-changes-in-bovine-blastocysts
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Antonio Daniel Barrera, Elina Vanesa García, Meriem Hamdi, Maria-Jesús Sánchez Calabuig, Angela Patricia Lopez-Cardona, Noelia Fonseca Balvís, Dimitrios Rizos, Alfonso Gutierrez-Adan
During the transit through the oviduct, the early embryo initiates an extensive DNA methylation reprogramming of its genome. Given that these epigenetic modifications are susceptible to environmental factors, components present in the oviductal milieu could affect the DNA methylation marks of the developing embryo. The aim of this study was to examine if culture of bovine embryos with oviductal fluid (OF) can induce DNA methylation changes at specific genomic regions in the resulting blastocysts. In vitro produced zygotes were cultured in medium with 3 mg/mL bovine serum albumin (BSA) or 1...
April 13, 2017: Reproduction: the Official Journal of the Society for the Study of Fertility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407335/in-vitroporcine-blastocyst-development-in-three-dimensional-alginate-hydrogels
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Jeremy R Miles, Taylor D Laughlin, Catherine N Sargus-Patino, Angela K Pannier
Appropriate embryonic and fetal development significantly impact pregnancy success and, therefore, the efficiency of swine production. The pre-implantation period of porcine pregnancy is characterized by several developmental hallmarks, which are initiated by the dramatic morphological change that occurs as pig blastocysts elongate from spherical to filamentous blastocysts. Deficiencies in blastocyst elongation contribute to approximately 20% of embryonic loss, and have a direct influence on within-litter birth weight variation...
April 13, 2017: Molecular Reproduction and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406938/dual-effect-of-fetal-bovine-serum-on-early-development-depends-on-stage-specific-reactive-oxygen-species-demands-in-pigs
#17
Seong-Eun Mun, Bo-Woong Sim, Seung-Bin Yoon, Pil-Soo Jeong, Hae-Jun Yang, Seon-A Choi, Young-Ho Park, Young-Hyun Kim, Philyong Kang, Kang-Jin Jeong, Youngjeon Lee, Yeung Bae Jin, Bong-Seok Song, Ji-Su Kim, Jae-Won Huh, Sang-Rae Lee, Young-Kuk Choo, Sun-Uk Kim, Kyu-Tae Chang
Despite the application of numerous supplements to improve in vitro culture (IVC) conditions of mammalian cells, studies regarding the effect of fetal bovine serum (FBS) on mammalian early embryogenesis, particularly in relation to redox homeostasis, are lacking. Herein, we demonstrated that early development of in vitro-produced (IVP) porcine embryos highly depends on the combination of FBS supplementation timing and embryonic reactive oxygen species (ROS) requirements. Interestingly, FBS significantly reduced intracellular ROS levels in parthenogenetically activated (PA) embryos regardless of the developmental stage...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402555/deregulation-of-the-endometrial-stromal-cell-secretome-precedes-embryo-implantation-failure
#18
Ruban Rex Peter Durairaj, Asma Aberkane, Lukasz Polanski, Yojiro Maruyama, Miriam Baumgarten, Emma S Lucas, Siobhan Quenby, Jerry K Y Chan, Nick Raine-Fenning, Jan J Brosens, Hilde Van de Velde, Yie Hou Lee
STUDY QUESTION: Is implantation failure following ART associated with a perturbed decidual response in endometrial stromal cells (EnSCs)? SUMMARY ANSWER: Dynamic changes in the secretome of decidualizing EnSCs underpin the transition of a hostile to a supportive endometrial microenvironment for embryo implantation; perturbation in this transitional pathway prior to ART is associated with implantation failure. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: Implantation is the rate-limiting step in ART, although the contribution of an aberrant endometrial microenvironment in IVF failure remains ill defined...
April 10, 2017: Molecular Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397300/effect-of-rapamycin-treatment-during-post-activation-and-or-in-vitro-culture-on-embryonic-development-after-parthenogenesis-and-in-vitro-fertilization-in-pigs
#19
F Elahi, H Lee, J Lee, S T Lee, C K Park, S-H Hyun, E Lee
This study investigated the effects of early induction of autophagy on embryonic development in pigs. For this, oocytes or embryos were treated with an autophagy inducer, rapamycin (RP), during post-activation (Pa), in vitro fertilization (IVF) and/or in vitro culture (IVC). When parthenogenesis (PA) embryos were untreated (control) or treated with various concentrations of RP for 4 hr during Pa, 100 nm RP showed a higher blastocyst formation (48.8 ± 2.7%) than the control (34.6 ± 3.0%). When PA embryos were treated during the first 24 hr of IVC, blastocyst formation was increased (p < ...
April 10, 2017: Reproduction in Domestic Animals, Zuchthygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390470/supplementation-of-culture-medium-with-l-carnitine-improves-the-development-and-cryotolerance-of-in-vitro-produced-porcine-embryos
#20
J L Lowe, L K Bartolac, R Bathgate, C G Grupen
Porcine oocytes and embryos contain substantial amounts of lipid, with little known regarding its metabolic role during development. This study investigated the role of lipid metabolism and the interaction between carbohydrate and lipid substrates in porcine embryos. Following in vitro fertilisation, presumptive zygotes were transferred to culture medium supplemented with L-carnitine, a co-factor required for the metabolism of fatty acids. In porcine zygote medium-3 (PZM-3), which contains pyruvate and lactate, 3mM L-carnitine was the only dose that improved cleavage rates compared with the control...
April 10, 2017: Reproduction, Fertility, and Development
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