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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301581/assessing-tn5-and-sleeping-beauty-for-transpositional-transgenesis-by-cytoplasmic-injection-into-bovine-and-ovine-zygotes
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R J Bevacqua, R Fernandez-Martin, N G Canel, A Gibbons, D Texeira, F Lange, G Vans Landschoot, V Savy, O Briski, M I Hiriart, E Grueso, Z Ivics, O Taboga, W A Kues, S Ferraris, D F Salamone
Transgenic domestic animals represent an alternative to bioreactors for large-scale production of biopharmaceuticals and could also provide more accurate biomedical models than rodents. However, their generation remains inefficient. Recently, DNA transposons allowed improved transgenesis efficiencies in mice and pigs. In this work, Tn5 and Sleeping Beauty (SB) transposon systems were evaluated for transgenesis by simple cytoplasmic injection in livestock zygotes. In the case of Tn5, the transposome complex of transposon nucleic acid and Tn5 protein was injected...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301258/maldi-mass-spectrometry-reveals-that-cumulus-cells-modulate-the-lipid-profile-of-in-vitro-matured-bovine-oocytes
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Alessandra A Vireque, Alessandra Tata, Katia Roberta A Belaz, João Gabriel V Grázia, Fábio N Santos, Daniel R Arnold, Andrea C Basso, Marcos N Eberlin, Marcos Felipe Silva-de-Sá, Rui A Ferriani, Ana Carolina J Sá Rosa-E-Silva
The influence of cumulus cells (CC) on the lipid profile of bovine oocytes matured in two different lipid sources was investigated. Cumulus-oocyte complexes (COC) or denuded oocytes (DO) were matured in tissue culture medium (TCM) supplemented with fetal bovine serum (FBS) or serum substitute supplement (SSS). Lipid profiles of TCM, serum supplements, immature CC and oocyte (IO), and in vitro-matured oocytes from COC and DO were then analyzed by matrix assisted laser desorption ionization mass spectrometry (MALDI-MS) and submitted to partial least squares-discriminant analysis (PLS-DA)...
April 2017: Systems Biology in Reproductive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299994/the-changes-of-cytoskeletal-proteins-induced-by-the-fast-effect-of-estrogen-in-mouse-blastocysts-and-its-roles-in-implantation
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Shi-Mao Zhang, Lin-Lin Yu, Ting Qu, Ying Hu, Dong-Zhi Yuan, Sheng Zhang, Qian Xu, You-Bo Zhao, Jin-Hu Zhang, Li-Min Yue
It is necessary for estrogen to activate mouse blastocysts, so that they can attach to endometrial epithelium in implantation and in our previous research, we have proved estrogen can induce a fast increase in intracellular calcium of mouse blastocysts through acting on G protein-coupled receptor 30 (GPR30), which further promotes their implantation. Moreover, there has been evidence that cytoskeletal proteins are involved in integrin-mediated adhesion of many kinds of cells, which also plays an important role in implantation...
January 1, 2017: Reproductive Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299549/elective-single-blastocyst-transfer-in-advanced-maternal-age
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Samer Tannus, Weon-Young Son, Michael Haim Dahan
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to investigate reproductive outcomes following elective single blastocyst transfer (eSBT) compared with those of double blastocyst transfer (DBT) in advanced maternal age. METHODS: This was a retrospective cohort study performed at an academic fertility center. All women aged 40 and over for whom in vitro fertilization (IVF) cycles were performed and in whom embryo culture was extended to the blastocyst stage were reviewed for possible inclusion...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296169/pyrrole-based-macrocyclic-small-molecule-inhibitors-targeting-oocyte-maturation
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Jeong Kyu Bang, Pethaiah Gunasekaran, So Rim Lee, Seung-Min Jeong, Jeong-Woo Kwon, Toshiki Takei, Yuya Asahina, Geul Bang, Seongnyeon Kim, Mija Ahn, Eun Kyung Ryu, Hak Nam Kim, Ki-Yub Nam, Song Yub Shin, Hironobu Hojo, Suk Namgoong, Nam-Hyung Kim
Polo-like kinase 1 (PLK1) plays crucial roles in various stages of oocyte maturation. Recently, we reported that the peptidomimetic AB103-8 that targets polo box domain (PBD) of PLK1 affected oocyte meiotic maturation and meiosis resumption. However, to overcome the peptidic drawbacks, we designed and synthesized a series of pyrrole-based small-molecule inhibitors and screened against porcine oocyte maturation rates. Among them, compound 4 showed the highest inhibitory activity with enhanced inhibition against the embryos blastocyst formation...
March 12, 2017: ChemMedChem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28268229/the-hdac-inhibitor-laq824-enhances-epigenetic-reprogramming-and-in-vitro-development-of-porcine-scnt-embryos
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Jun-Xue Jin, Sanghoon Lee, Anukul Taweechaipaisankul, Geon A Kim, Byeong Chun Lee
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Hypoacetylation caused by aberrant epigenetic nuclear reprogramming results in low efficiency of mammalian somatic cell nuclear transfer (SCNT). Many epigenetic remodeling drugs have been used in attempts to improve in vitro development of porcine SCNT embryos. In this study, we examined the effects of LAQ824, a structurally novel histone acetylase inhibitor, on the nuclear reprogramming and in vitro development of porcine SCNT embryos. METHODS: LAQ824 treatment was supplemented during the culture of SCNT embryos...
March 7, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28268069/in-vitro-culture-of-individual-mouse-preimplantation-embryos-the-role-of-embryo-density-microwells-oxygen-timing-and-conditioned-media
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Rebecca L Kelley, David K Gardner
Single embryo culture is suboptimal compared with group culture, but necessary for embryo monitoring, and culture systems should be improved for single embryos. Pronucleate mouse embryos were used to assess the effect of culture conditions on single embryo development. Single culture either before or after compaction reduced cell numbers (112.2 ± 3.1; 110.2 ± 3.5) compared with group culture throughout (127.0 ± 3.4; P < 0.05). Reduction of media volume from 20 µl to 2 µl increased blastocyst cell numbers in single embryos cultured in 5% oxygen (84...
February 15, 2017: Reproductive Biomedicine Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267432/haploid-parthenotes-express-differential-response-to-in%C3%A2-vitro-exposure-of-ammonia-compared-to-normally-fertilized-embryos
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Ramya Nair, Srinivas Mutalik, Jagadeesh Prasad Dasappa, Guruprasad Kalthur, Satish Kumar Adiga
In the present study, we assessed whether absence of paternal genome imparts any differential response in embryos to chemical stress such as ammonia. Parthenogenesis was induced in MII stage oocytes using 10 mM SrCl2 in M16 medium. Parthenotes and normally fertilized embryos at 2 cell stage were exposed to different concentrations of ammonia and cultured till blastocyst. Exposure of ammonia to normally fertilized embryos resulted in significant decrease in the developmental potential (p < 0.0001) and blastocyst quality (p < 0...
March 6, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28266934/preimplantation-embryonic-mosaicism-origin-consequences-and-the-reliability-of-comprehensive-chromosome-screening
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Diego Marin, Richard T Scott, Nathan R Treff
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Embryonic mosaicism represents an ongoing challenge for contemporary comprehensive chromosome screening platforms due to the unknown reproductive potential of mosaic embryos and technical difficulties of its detection from a single embryo biopsy. RECENT FINDINGS: Mosaicism in preimplantation embryos is a product of mitotic errors arising primarily from anaphase lag and chromosome nondisjunction. To date, there is high variability among estimations of prevalence of mosaicism in blastocysts, the most recent ranging from 3...
March 6, 2017: Current Opinion in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28266932/should-we-forget-about-embryos-till-day-5
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Fernando Bronet, David Agudo
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To find the way of having more and better blastocyst is essential. How to culture embryos up to blastocyst stage remains critical. RECENT FINDINGS: Several studies show how a blastocyst score can predict the implantation potential. If that score is enough to choose the best blastocyst, as culture conditions would not be affected in these days, we would not need to check early cleavage embryos, even it could be better for the embryo development...
March 6, 2017: Current Opinion in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28264757/supplementation-of-sperm-media-with-zinc-d-aspartate-and-co-enzyme-q10-protects-bull-sperm-against-exogenous-oxidative-stress-and-improves-their-ability-to-support-embryo-development
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Vincenza Barbato, Riccardo Talevi, Sabrina Braun, Anna Merolla, Sam Sudhakaran, S Longobardi, Roberto Gualtieri
High levels of reactive oxygen species in the semen of infertile patients or spontaneously generated during in vitro sperm handling may impair sperm quality, fertilization and embryo developmental competence. We recently reported that zinc, d-aspartate and co-enzyme Q10, contained in the dietary supplement Genadis® (Merck Serono), have protective effects on human and bull sperm motility, lipid peroxidation and DNA fragmentation in vitro; furthermore, in bovine, treated spermatozoa had an improved ability to support embryo development...
March 7, 2017: Zygote: the Biology of Gametes and Early Embryos
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28264754/effects-of-ghrelin-on-activation-of-akt1-and-erk1-2-pathways-during-in-vitro-maturation-of-bovine-oocytes
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Thomas-Markos Chouzouris, Eleni Dovolou, Fotini Krania, Ioannis S Pappas, Konstantinos Dafopoulos, Ioannis E Messinis, George Anifandis, Georgios S Amiridis
The purpose of this study was to investigate the possible molecular pathways through which ghrelin accelerates in vitro oocyte maturation. Bovine cumulus-oocyte complexes (COCs), after 18 or 24 h maturation in the absence or the presence of 800 pg ml-1 of acylated ghrelin were either assessed for nuclear maturation or underwent in vitro fertilization in standard media and putative zygotes were cultured in vitro for 8 days. In a subset of COCs the levels of phosphorylated Akt1 and ERK1/2 (MAPK1/3) were assessed at the 0th, 6th, 10th, 18th and 24th hours of in vitro maturation (IVM)...
March 7, 2017: Zygote: the Biology of Gametes and Early Embryos
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28257862/colony-stimulating-factor-2-enhances-the-developmental-competence-of-yak-poephagus-grunniens-preimplantation-embryos-by-modulating-the-expression-of-heat-shock-protein-70%C3%A2-kda-1a
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Zexing Wen, Yangyang Pan, Yan Cui, Xiumei Peng, Ping Chen, Jiangfeng Fan, Guyue Li, Tian Zhao, Jian Zhang, Shujian Qin, Sijiu Yu
Colony-stimulating factor 2 (CSF2) is known to promote the development and survival of rodents and ruminants preimplantation embryos; however, the effect of CSF2 on yak embryos has not been reported. The objective of this study was to investigate the effects of CSF2 on the developmental competence of yak embryos cultured in vitro in modified synthetic oviduct fluid (mSOF) medium and on the expression pattern of heat shock protein 70 kDa 1A (HSPA1A). In each experiment, cumulus-oocyte complexes (COCs) were matured in vitro and fertilized with frozen-thawed semen...
April 15, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28250240/atrx-a-novel-progesterone-regulated-biomarker-of-mammalian-oocyte-developmental-potential
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Lynne Clare O'Shea, Edward Daly, Carmel Hensey, Trudee Fair
A multi-species meta-analysis of published transcriptomic data from models of oocyte competence identified the chromatin remodelling factor ATRX, as a putative biomarker of oocyte competence. The objective of the current study was to test the hypothesis that ATRX protein expression by cumulus oocyte complexes (COCs) reflects their intrinsic quality and developmental potential. In excess of 10,000 bovine COCs were utilized to test our hypothesis. COCs were in vitro matured (IVM) under conditions associated with reduced developmental potential: IVM in the presence or absence of (1) progesterone synthesis inhibitor (Trilostane); (2) nuclear progesterone receptor inhibitor (Aglepristone) or (3) an inducer of DNA damage (Staurosporine)...
March 1, 2017: Reproduction: the Official Journal of the Society for the Study of Fertility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28241901/effects-of-antifreeze-glycoprotein-8-afgp8-supplementation-during-vitrification-on-the-in-vitro-developmental-capacity-of-expanded-bovine-blastocysts
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Shuang Liang, Bao Yuan, Yong-Xun Jin, Jia-Bao Zhang, Jeong Kyu Bang, Nam-Hyung Kim
Cryopreservation is an effective method for the long-term storage of valuable germplasm in the field of reproductive research. The present study examined the developmental capacity of post-thaw bovine blastocysts during vitrification after supplementation with antifreeze glycoprotein 8 (AFGP8). Survival and re-expansion rates in culture during the 12h after thawing were significantly higher in the AFGP8-treated than untreated group. In addition, blastocysts from the AFGP8-treated group exhibited lower rates of apoptosis...
February 28, 2017: Reproduction, Fertility, and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238490/composition-of-single-step-media-used-for-human-embryo-culture
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Dean E Morbeck, Nikola A Baumann, Devin Oglesbee
OBJECTIVE: To determine compositions of commercial single-step culture media and test with a murine model whether differences in composition are biologically relevant. DESIGN: Experimental laboratory study. SETTING: University-based laboratory. ANIMAL(S): Inbred female mice were superovulated and mated with outbred male mice. INTERVENTION(S): Amino acid, organic acid, and ions content were determined for single-step culture media: CSC, Global, G-TL, and 1-Step...
February 23, 2017: Fertility and Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237330/replacement-of-serum-with-sericin-in-in%C3%A2-vitro-maturation-and-culture-media-effects-on-embryonic-developmental-competence-of-sanjabi-sheep-embryo-during-breeding-season
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H Hajarian, F Aghaz, H Karami Shabankareh
Sericin is a water-soluble component of silk and has been used as a biomaterial due to its antibacterial and ultraviolet radiation-resistant properties. This study was designed to evaluate the effect of sericin supplementation, as a serum replacement, in maturation and culture media on the meiotic competence of oocytes or in vitro culture of ovine embryos. In experiment 1, oocytes were matured in the presence of 10% fetal ovine serum (FOS), 0.1% polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) and different concentrations of sericin (0...
April 1, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237324/in%C3%A2-vitro-production-of-embryos-using-immature-oocytes-collected-transvaginally-from-superstimulated-wood-bison-bison-bison-athabascae
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Miriam P Cervantes, J Manuel Palomino, Muhammad Anzar, Reuben J Mapletoft, Gabriela F Mastromonaco, Gregg P Adams
Two experiments were done to test the hypothesis that morphologic characteristics of wood bison cumulus-oocyte complexes (COC) are reflective of the ability of the oocyte to develop to an advanced embryonic stage after in vitro maturation, fertilization and culture, and to determine the effect of prolonging the interval from the end of superstimulation treatment to oocyte collection (FSH starvation period). Experiments were done during the anovulatory season. In Experiment 1, ovarian superstimulation was induced in 10 bison with two doses of FSH given at 48 h intervals beginning at the time of follicular wave emergence...
April 1, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231693/native-plants-p-amurense-and-h-japonicus-extracts-act-as-antioxidants-to-support-developmental-competence-of-bovine-blastocysts
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Geon-Yeop Do, Jin-Woo Kim, Hyo-Jin Park, Seung-Bin Yoon, Jae-Young Park, Seul-Gi Yang, Bae Dong Jung, Yong-Soo Kwon, Man-Jong Kang, Bong-Seok Song, Sun-Uk Kim, Kyu-Tae Chang, Deog-Bon Koo
Objective: Phellodendron amurense (P. amurense) and Humulus japonicus (H. japonicus) are closely involved in anti-oxidative response and increasing antioxidant enzymes activities. However, the effects of their extracts on development of preimplantation bovine embryos have not yet been investigated. Therefore, we investigated the effects of P. amurense and H. japonicus extract on developmental competence and quality of preimplantation bovine embryos. Methods: After in vitro fertilization, bovine embryos were cultured for 7 days in CR1aa medium supplemented with P...
February 23, 2017: Asian-Australasian Journal of Animal Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215677/pyridoxine-supplementation-during-oocyte-maturation-improves-the-development-and-quality-of-bovine-preimplantation-embryos
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Mansour Aboelenain, Ahmed Zaky Balboula, Manabu Kawahara, Abd El-Monem Montaser, Samy Moawad Zaabel, Sung-Woo Kim, Masashi Nagano, Masashi Takahashi
Recently, inhibition of cathepsin B (CTSB) activity during in vitro maturation (IVM) and culture (IVC) improved the developmental competence and quality of bovine oocytes and embryos. E-64 is a widely used inhibitor to inhibit CTSB activity, however, E-64 inhibits not only CTSB activity but also the activities of other proteases including cathepsin L (CTSL), papain, calpain, and trypsin. Pyridoxine, the catalytically active form of vitamin B6, plays a crucial role in several cellular processes and has the ability to inhibit CTSB activity...
March 15, 2017: Theriogenology
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