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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442049/prion-protein-2-dublet-gene-prnd-role-in-ovine-semen-capacitation-cryopreservation-and-fertility
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L M Ferreira, M Garcia-Herreros, A Domingos, C C Marques, P Mesquita, J P Barbas, M C Baptista, J Pimenta, A E M Horta, J A M Prates, R M L N Pereira
The aim of the present study was to examine the role of Doppel protein in the capacitation process and fertilising ability of both fresh and frozen-thawed (FT) spermatozoa from rams carrying different prion protein 2 (dublet) (PRND) gene polymorphisms. The detection efficacy of new anti-Doppel monoclonal antibodies and PRND mRNA quantification were also explored in ovine spermatozoa. Three different genotypes (AA, GA, GG) were identified for codon 26 of ovine PRND-c.78G>A. Using flow cytometry, a higher fluorescence was detected in fresh compared with FT sperm samples incubated with anti-Doppel primary and fluorescein isothiocyanate-conjugated secondary antibodies (P<0...
April 2017: Reproduction, Fertility, and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319017/preliminary-investigation-of-the-prevalence-and-implantation-potential-of-abnormal-embryonic-phenotypes-assessed-using-time-lapse-imaging
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Amy Barrie, Roy Homburg, Garry McDowell, Jeremy Brown, Charles Kingsland, Stephen Troup
This retrospective, single site observational study aimed to delineate five abnormal embryonic developmental phenotypes, assessing their prevalence, development potential and suitability for inclusion in embryo selection models for IVF. In total, 15,819 embryos from 4559 treatment cycles cultured in EmbryoScope® incubators between January 2014 and January 2016 were included. Time-lapse images were assessed retrospectively for five abnormal embryo phenotypes: direct cleavage, reverse cleavage, absent cleavage, chaotic cleavage and cell lysis...
March 1, 2017: Reproductive Biomedicine Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302936/cryotolerance-of-porcine-blastocysts-is-improved-by-treating-in-vitro-matured-oocytes-with-l-carnitine-prior-to-fertilization
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Jenna L Lowe, Louise K Bartolac, Roslyn Bathgate, Christopher G Grupen
Sufficient generation of adenosine triphosphate (ATP) by oocytes is critical for fertilization and embryo development. The objective of this study was to determine the effects of supplementing media with L-carnitine, a co-factor required for the metabolism of fatty acids, during the peri-fertilization period on embryo development and energy generation. Firstly, in vitro fertilization (IVM) porcine oocytes were co-incubated with sperm in IVF medium supplemented with 0‒24 mM L-carnitine. The blastocyst formation rate of the control group was greater than those of the L-carnitine groups (P < 0...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Reproduction and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28257868/sperm-pretreatment-with-heparin-and-l-glutathione-sex-sorting-and-double-cryopreservation-to-improve-intracytoplasmic-sperm-injection-in-bovine
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Natalia Gabriela Canel, Romina Jimena Bevacqua, María Inés Hiriart, Natana Chaves Rabelo, Luiz Sergio de Almeida Camargo, Marina Romanato, Lucrecia Piñeiro de Calvo, Daniel Felipe Salamone
In bovine, intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) remains inefficient partially due to low levels of sperm decondensation. The aim of this study was to determine whether the injection of normal size sperm pretreated with heparin (Hep) and l-glutathione (GSH), the use of sex-sorted sperm, the double round of sperm freezing/thawing (re frozen), or the combination of these approaches can improve sperm decondensation and embryo development after ICSI in cattle. Cleavage and blastocyst rates were evaluated on days 2 and 7 post ICSI...
April 15, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28251671/ascorbic-acid-reduces-redox-potential-in-human-spermatozoa-subjected-to-heat-induced-oxidative-stress
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G Ahmad, A Agarwal, S C Esteves, R Sharma, M Almasry, A Al-Gonaim, G AlHayaza, N Singh, L Al Kattan, W M Sannaa, E Sabanegh
Oxidation-reduction potential (ORP) is a new measure of oxidative stress. It is a balance between the total available oxidants and reductants. This study measures the efficiency of ascorbic acid (AA) against oxidative stress induced by either heat alone or heat and hydrogen peroxide in sperm suspensions using the MiOXSYS System. Two concentrations of ascorbic acid (400 and 600 μmol/L) were tested against heat- and heat plus hydrogen peroxide-induced oxidative stress in sperm suspensions after 2 and 4 hr of incubation...
March 1, 2017: Andrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237329/incubation-of-boar-spermatozoa-in-viscous-media-by-addition-of-methylcellulose-improves-sperm-quality-and-penetration-rates-during-in%C3%A2-vitro-fertilization
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David González-Abreu, Soledad García-Martínez, Vanesa Fernández-Espín, Raquel Romar, Joaquín Gadea
This work was designed to study whether viscous media can improve the in vitro sperm functionality in pigs by using methylcellulose as a thickener. Viscosity of porcine oviductal fluid (POF) was compared with culture medium (Tyrode's) supplemented with methylcellulose (MET 0, 0.5 and 1% w/v). Spermatozoa were incubated in the different media (0, 1 and 2 h) and sperm motion parameters, lipid membrane disorder, plasma membrane integrity and reactive oxygen species (ROS) formation were assessed. Fertilization results were assessed i) preincubating spermatozoa in the viscous media followed by gamete coculture in a non-viscous medium; and ii) gamete coculture in the viscous media...
April 1, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166993/resveratrol-and-epigallocatechin-3-gallate-addition-to-thawed-boar-sperm-improves-in%C3%A2-vitro-fertilization
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B Gadani, D Bucci, M Spinaci, C Tamanini, G Galeati
Thawing is one of the most delicate process after semen cryopreservation as spermatozoa pass from a dormant metabolic stage to a sudden awakening in cellular metabolism. The rapid oxygen utilization leads to an overproduction of reactive oxygen species that can damage sperm cells, thus causing a significant decrease of fertilizing potential of frozen-thawed spermatozoa. Resveratrol (Res) is a natural grape-derived phytoalexin and Epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG) is the major polyphenol in green tea (Camellia sinensis); both molecules are known to possess high levels of antioxidant activity...
March 1, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28142289/time-lapse-imaging-is-it-time-to-incorporate-this-technology-into-routine-clinical-practice
#8
Priya Bhide, Abha Maheshwari, Rachel Cutting, Susan Seenan, Anita Patel, Khalid Khan, Roy Homburg
Time-lapse imaging (TLI) systems for embryo incubation, assessment and selection are a novel technology available to in vitro fertilization (IVF) clinics. However, there is uncertainty about their clinical and cost-effectiveness and insufficient good quality evidence to warrant their routine use. Despite this, enthusiastic commercial marketing and slipping clinical equipoise have led to the widespread hasty introduction of this technology into practice, often at a considerable expense to the patient. We have reviewed the published literature and aim to summarize the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats of these systems...
February 1, 2017: Human Fertility: Journal of the British Fertility Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040122/vitrification-of-mouse-mii-oocytes-developmental-competency-using-paclitaxel
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Farzaneh Fesahat, Azita Faramarzi, Arezoo Khoradmehr, Marjan Omidi, Fatemeh Anbari, Mohammad Ali Khalili
OBJECTIVE: Oocyte cryopreservation provides an important alternative for fertility preservation for women who will be treated with cytotoxic drugs. However, it can cause spindle disorganization of microtubules, putting the zygote at risk for aneuploidy. Paclitaxel is known to stabilize the microtubules that constitute the spindle. The aim of this study was to investigate the suitable concentration of paclitaxel for adding to the vitrification media to improve the developmental potential of post-thawed mature oocytes to blastocyst formation in mice...
December 2016: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27939508/time-lapse-morphokinetic-assessment-has-low-to-moderate-ability-to-predict-euploidy-when-patient-and-ovarian-stimulation-related-factors-are-taken-into-account-with-the-use-of-clustered-data-analysis
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Sezcan Mumusoglu, Irem Yarali, Gurkan Bozdag, Pınar Ozdemir, Mehtap Polat, Lale Karakoc Sokmensuer, Hakan Yarali
OBJECTIVE: To study whether time-lapse morphokinetic (TLM) assessment predicts ploidy status when patient- and ovarian stimulation-related factors are taken into account. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. SETTING: Private IVF clinic. PATIENT(S): In total, 103 consecutive patients (415 blastocysts) were included. All embryos were individually cultured in a time-lapse incubator from intracytoplasmic sperm injection up to trophectoderm biopsy...
February 2017: Fertility and Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928970/effect-of-transfection-and-co-incubation-of-bovine-sperm-with-exogenous-dna-on-sperm-quality-and-functional-parameters-for-its-use-in-sperm-mediated-gene-transfer
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María Elena Arias, Esther Sánchez-Villalba, Andrea Delgado, Ricardo Felmer
Sperm-mediated gene transfer (SMGT) is based on the capacity of sperm to bind exogenous DNA and transfer it into the oocyte during fertilization. In bovines, the progress of this technology has been slow due to the poor reproducibility and efficiency of the production of transgenic embryos. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the effects of different sperm transfection systems on the quality and functional parameters of sperm. Additionally, the ability of sperm to bind and incorporate exogenous DNA was assessed...
February 2017: Zygote: the Biology of Gametes and Early Embryos
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908215/in-vitro-effect-of-myo-inositol-on-sperm-motility-in-normal-and-oligoasthenospermia-patients-undergoing-in-vitro-fertilization
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P G Artini, E Casarosa, E Carletti, P Monteleone, A Di Noia, O M Di Berardino
It is a known fact that abnormal seminal liquid specimens contain abnormal amounts of oxygen free radicals and reactive oxygen species (ROS), and that the use of antioxidant molecules both in vivo and in vitro leads to improvement of semen quality in terms of motility, reduction in DNA damage, with obvious consequences on the fertilization potential. Myo-inositol has been observed to have anti-oxidant properties and be present in much greater concentrations specifically in seminal liquid than in the blood. Moreover, there seems to be a direct relationship between myo-inositol and mitochondrial membrane potential (MMP) and sperm motility...
February 2017: Gynecological Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878881/beneficial-effect-of-extracellular-adenosine-5-triphosphate-treatment-on-the-indochinese-leopard-panthera-pardus-delacouri-sperm-quality-after-cryopreservation
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P Thuwanut, W Tipkantha, B Siriaroonrat, P Comizzoli, K Chatdarong
The Indochinese leopard (Panthera pardus delacouri) population, included in CITES Appendix I, has been declining for decades. Proper gamete preservation condition is critical for breeding programme management using artificial insemination or in vitro fertilization (IVF). The present study aimed at investigating the impact of post-thawing treatment of leopard semen with extracellular adenosine 5'-triphosphate (ATPe) on sperm quality (including morphological traits and ability to fertilize an oocyte). Semen from six adult male leopards was collected by electroejaculation (one ejaculation per cat)...
November 22, 2016: Reproduction in Domestic Animals, Zuchthygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27807913/retained-fertilizing-capability-in-cryopreserved-feline-spermatozoa
#14
K Chatdarong
Sperm cryopreservation offers a long-term preservation of male genetic materials for future assisted reproductive technologies. However, dramatic changes in temperature during freezing and thawing injure sperm cells. While motility is essential for AI and membrane integrity is crucial for in vitro fertilization (IVF), sperm DNA integrity is a common index of fertilizing capability required for AI, IVF and intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI). In endangered felids died unexpectedly, attempts have been made to recover as many DNA intact spermatozoa as possible from epididymis and testis to increase the opportunity to produce offspring in future...
November 3, 2016: Reproduction in Domestic Animals, Zuchthygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27680290/a-novel-technique-based-on-in-vitro-oocyte-injection-to-improve-crispr-cas9-gene-editing-in-zebrafish
#15
Shao-Lin Xie, Wan-Ping Bian, Chao Wang, Muhammad Junaid, Ji-Xing Zou, De-Sheng Pei
Contemporary improvements in the type II clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats/CRISPR-associated protein 9 (CRISPR/Cas9) system offer a convenient way for genome editing in zebrafish. However, the low efficiencies of genome editing and germline transmission require a time-intensive and laborious screening work. Here, we reported a method based on in vitro oocyte storage by injecting oocytes in advance and incubating them in oocyte storage medium to significantly improve the efficiencies of genome editing and germline transmission by in vitro fertilization (IVF) in zebrafish...
September 29, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27678484/microfluidics-for-mammalian-embryo-culture-and-selection-where-do-we-stand-now
#16
Séverine Le Gac, Verena Nordhoff
The optimization of in-vitro culture conditions and the selection of the embryo(s) with the highest developmental competence are essential components in an ART program. Culture conditions are manifold and they underlie not always evidence-based research but also trends entering the IVF laboratory. At the moment, the idea of using sequential media according to the embryo requirements has been given up in favor of the use of single step media in an uninterrupted manner due to practical issues such as time-lapse incubators...
April 1, 2017: Molecular Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27648096/comparison-of-gene-expression-profiles-in-human-germinal-vesicle-before-and-after-cytoplasmic-transfer-from-mature-oocytes-in-iranian-infertile-couples
#17
Fatemeh Sadat Hoseini, Nasser Salsabili, Firoozeh Akbari-Asbagh, Reza Aflatoonian, Seyed Hamid Aghaee-Bakhtiari
Objective: To evaluate the effect of cytoplasm transfer from mature oocytes to germinal vesicle(GV)s on promoting the maturation of cytoplasm of GV at the mRNA level. Materials and methods: Sixty six in vitro fertilization (IVF) operations between June 2012 and November 2013 were included in this study. Totally 120 GVs were obtained. Normal GVs were categorized into 3 groups (n = 40) randomly: the first comprised oocytes that did not receive the cytoplasm of mature oocytes; the second group comprised oocytes that did not receive the cytoplasm of mature oocytes but were incubated for 24 h; and the third group comprised oocytes that received 10-15% the cytoplasm of mature oocytes and were then incubated for 24 h...
June 2016: Journal of Family & Reproductive Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27645282/how-much-have-we-learned-from-time-lapse-in-clinical-ivf
#18
D Castelló, Y Motato, N Basile, J Remohí, M Espejo-Catena, M Meseguer
Can the time-lapse system (TLS) identify the best embryo for transfer? Although there are several studies that support this hypothesis, more research is required to improve the quality of the current evidence and also to assess live birth rate, miscarriage, stillbirth or clinical pregnancy in order to choose between a TLS or conventional incubation. In addition, although some authors report on effectiveness and safety in the use of TLS monitoring of embryo development in vitro, other authors that have not found relevant differences between the two systems for the culture and subsequence embryo selection...
October 2016: Molecular Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27609982/development-of-a-new-clinically-applicable-device-for-embryo-evaluation-which-measures-embryo-oxygen-consumption
#19
Hiroki Kurosawa, Hiroki Utsunomiya, Naomi Shiga, Aiko Takahashi, Motomasa Ihara, Masumi Ishibashi, Mitsuo Nishimoto, Zen Watanabe, Hiroyuki Abe, Jin Kumagai, Yukihiro Terada, Hideki Igarashi, Toshifumi Takahashi, Atsushi Fukui, Ryota Suganuma, Masahito Tachibana, Nobuo Yaegashi
STUDY QUESTION: Does a new system-the chip-sensing embryo respiration monitoring system (CERMs)-enable evaluation of embryo viability for potential application in a clinical IVF setting? SUMMARY ANSWER: The system enabled the oxygen consumption rate of spheroids, bovine embryos and frozen-thawed human embryos to be measured, and this rate corresponded to the developmental potential of embryos. WHAT IS ALREADY KNOWN: To date, no reliable and clinically suitable objective evaluation methods for embryos are available, which circumvent the differences in inter-observer subjective view...
October 2016: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27609980/development-of-a-generally-applicable-morphokinetic-algorithm-capable-of-predicting-the-implantation-potential-of-embryos-transferred-on-day-3
#20
Bjørn Molt Petersen, Mikkel Boel, Markus Montag, David K Gardner
STUDY QUESTION: Can a generally applicable morphokinetic algorithm suitable for Day 3 transfers of time-lapse monitored embryos originating from different culture conditions and fertilization methods be developed for the purpose of supporting the embryologist's decision on which embryo to transfer back to the patient in assisted reproduction? SUMMARY ANSWER: The algorithm presented here can be used independently of culture conditions and fertilization method and provides predictive power not surpassed by other published algorithms for ranking embryos according to their blastocyst formation potential...
October 2016: Human Reproduction
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