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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522355/closed-versus-open-vitrification-for-human-blastocyst-cryopreservation-a-meta-analysis
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Hyun Sik Youm, Jong-Ryeol Choi, Daesik Oh, Yong Ho Rho
Closed vitrification can minimize the risk of microbiological transmission through liquid nitrogen during the cooling, storage, and warming procedures. As cooling rates may reduce when closed vitrification is applied, clinical outcomes should be compared between closed and open vitrification in order to justify the use of closed vitrification. This study was conducted to investigate the differences in survival, implantation, clinical pregnancy, and live birth rates between closed and open vitrification for human blastocyst cryopreservation...
May 15, 2017: Cryobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501366/reproductive-outcomes-after-a-single-dose-of-gonadotropin-releasing-hormone-agonist-compared-with-human-chorionic-gonadotropin-for-the-induction-of-final-oocyte-maturation-in-hyper-responder-women-aged-35-40%C3%A2-years
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Samer Tannus, Rola Turki, Yoni Cohen, Weon-Young Son, Tal Shavit, Michael Haim Dahan
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the reproductive outcomes after the use of GnRH agonist (GnRHa) compared with hCG for the induction of final oocyte maturation in GnRH antagonist cycles performed in hyper-responder women aged 35-40 years. DESIGN: Retrospective study. SETTING: Academic fertility center. PATIENT(S): Two hundred seventy-two hyper-responder women aged 35-40 years who underwent controlled ovarian stimulation under GnRH antagonist suppression were included...
May 10, 2017: Fertility and Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28478820/down-regulation-of-hla-g-gene-expression-as-an-immunogenetic-contraceptive-therapy
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Valéria Kaminski, Joel Henrique Ellwanger, José Artur Bogo Chies
HLA-G is a nonclassical HLA immunotolerogenic molecule expressed in different human cell types. Successful embryo implantation is a consequence of information exchange between the uterus and the blastocyst. It is widely accepted that HLA-G expression by the fetus promotes the establishment of several mechanisms that, ultimately, would protect the developing embryo from maternal immune rejection and seems to be essential to both an adequate implantation and a healthy pregnancy. MicroRNAs miR-148a and miR-152 down-regulate HLA-G expression...
May 2017: Medical Hypotheses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475125/melatonin-promotes-the-in-vitro-development-of-microinjected-pronuclear-mouse-embryos-via-its-anti-oxidative-and-anti-apoptotic-effects
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Xiuzhi Tian, Feng Wang, Lu Zhang, Pengyun Ji, Jing Wang, Dongying Lv, Guangdong Li, Menglong Chai, Zhengxing Lian, Guoshi Liu
CRISPR/Cas9 (Clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats) combined with pronuclear microinjection has become the most effective method for producing transgenic animals. However, the relatively low embryo developmental rate limits its application. In the current study, it was observed that 10(-7) M melatonin is considered an optimum concentration and significantly promoted the in vitro development of murine microinjected pronuclear embryos, as indicated by the increased blastocyst rate, hatching blastocyst rate and blastocyst cell number...
May 5, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28470453/the-effect-of-follicle-size-and-homogeneity-of-follicular-development-on-the-morphokinetics-of-human-embryos
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Semra Kahraman, Caroline Pirkevi Cetinkaya, Murat Cetinkaya, Hakan Yelke, Yesim Kumtepe Colakoglu, Melih Aygun, Markus Montag
PURPOSE: Our aim was to investigate follicular size (large, ≥17 mm and small, <17 mm) at the time of OPU and homogeneity of follicular development (homogenous development: follicles being present in a homogenous spread of all sizes; heterogeneous: a predominance of small and large follicles) by analysing the morphokinetics of embryo development. METHODS: In this prospective cohort study, 2526 COCs belonging to 187 patients were cultured to day 5. Embryos were evaluated morphokinetically...
May 4, 2017: Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28466234/the-bovine-embryo-hatches-from-the-zona-pellucida-through-either-the-embryonic-or-abembryonic-pole
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Verónica M Negrón-Pérez, Peter J Hansen
PURPOSE: Implantation of the mammalian embryo in the uterus is preceded by escape from the zona pellucida. In some species, hatching from the zona occurs preferentially from one or the other poles of the embryo. The situation for the bovine embryo, in which hatching precedes attachment to the uterus by more than a week, is unclear. The purpose was to describe whether hatching of the bovine embryo from the zona pellucida occurs preferentially from the embryonic or abembryonic pole. METHODS: Bovine blastocysts undergoing hatching were examined by light microscopy (n = 84) and epifluorescence imaging using antibodies for markers of epiblast, hypoblast, and trophectoderm (TE) (n = 26)...
May 3, 2017: Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446706/a-sister-of-nanog-regulates-genes-expressed-in-pre-implantation-human-development
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Thomas L Dunwell, Peter W H Holland
The NANOG homeobox gene plays a pivotal role in self-renewal and maintenance of pluripotency in human, mouse and other vertebrate embryonic stem cells, and in pluripotent cells of the blastocyst inner cell mass. There is a poorly studied and atypical homeobox locus close to the Nanog gene in some mammals which could conceivably be a cryptic paralogue of NANOG, even though the loci share only 20% homeodomain identity. Here we argue that this gene, NANOGNB (NANOG Neighbour), is an extremely divergent duplicate of NANOG that underwent radical sequence change in the mammalian lineage...
April 2017: Open Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419839/near-infrared-laser-irradiation-improves-the-development-of-mouse-pre-implantation-embryos
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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/28402555/deregulation-of-the-endometrial-stromal-cell-secretome-precedes-embryo-implantation-failure
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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/28390692/detection-of-mosaicism-at-blastocyst-stage-with-the-use-of-high-resolution-next-generation-sequencing
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REVIEW
Santiago Munné, Dagan Wells
A significant proportion of human preimplantation embryos produced during the course of in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatments contain two or more cytogenetically distinct cell lines. This phenomenon, known as chromosomal mosaicism, can involve the presence of cells with different types of aneuploidy in the absence of any normal cells or a mixture of euploid and abnormal cells. Although a high prevalence of mosaicism at the cleavage and blastocyst stages has been appreciated for two decades, the precise frequency of the phenomenon and its consequences for embryo viability have been difficult to quantify...
April 6, 2017: Fertility and Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28360822/impact-of-blood-hypercoagulability-on-in-vitro-fertilization-outcomes-a-prospective-longitudinal-observational-study
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Grigoris T Gerotziafas, Patrick Van Dreden, Emmanuelle Mathieu d'Argent, Eleftheria Lefkou, Matthieu Grusse, Marjorie Comtet, Rabiatou Sangare, Hela Ketatni, Annette K Larsen, Ismail Elalamy
BACKGROUND: Blood coagulation plays a crucial role in the blastocyst implantation process and its alteration may be related to in vitro fertilization (IVF) failure. We conducted a prospective observational longitudinal study in women eligible for IVF to explore the association between alterations of coagulation with the IVF outcome and to identify the biomarkers of hypercoagulability which are related with this outcome. METHODS: Thirty-eight women eligible for IVF (IVF-group) and 30 healthy, age-matched women (control group) were included...
2017: Thrombosis Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28359310/increased-kr%C3%A3-ppel-like-factor-12-in-recurrent-implantation-failure-impairs-endometrial-decidualization-by-repressing-nur77-expression
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Chenyang Huang, Yue Jiang, Jianjun Zhou, Qiang Yan, Ruiwei Jiang, Xi Cheng, Jun Xing, Lijun Ding, Jianxin Sun, Guijun Yan, Haixiang Sun
BACKGROUND: Decidualization is a prerequisite for successful implantation and the establishment of pregnancy. A critical role of impaired decidualization in subfertility has been established. In human endometrial stromal cells (hESCs), Krüppel-like factor 12 (KLF12) and Nur77 are novel regulators of decidualization. We investigated whether KLF12 impaired the decidualization of hESCs in recurrent implantation failure (RIF) patients. METHODS: Endometrial tissues and hESCs were collected from RIF patients (n = 34) and fertile controls (n = 30) for in vitro analysis...
March 31, 2017: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology: RB&E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333028/embryo-stage-of-development-is-not-decisive-for-reproductive-outcomes-in-frozen-thawed-embryo-transfer-cycles
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Bruno R de Carvalho, Marina W Paes Barbosa, Helena Bonesi, David B Gomes, Íris O Cabral, Antônio C Paes Barbosa, Adelino A Silva, José R Iglesias, Hitomi M Nakagawa
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate if the outcomes of IVF/ICSI in frozen-thawed embryo transfer and fresh embryo transfer cycles differ in relation to cleavage and blastocyst stages. METHODS: Retrospective cohort study to compare IVF/ICSI outcomes between fresh embryo transfer and frozen-thawed embryo transfer cycles, according to the stage of embryo development. Analysis was carried out on 443 consecutive embryo transfer cycles performed between January 1st and December 31st, 2014...
February 1, 2017: JBRA Assisted Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306341/implantation-potential-of-mosaic-embryos
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Belén Lledó, Ruth Morales, Jose Antonio Ortiz, Helena Blanca, Jorge Ten, Joaquín Llácer, Rafael Bernabeu
Chromosomal mosaicism is a relatively common finding in human IVF embryos. However, the association between mosaicism in trophoectoderm and inner mass cells, the mechanisms involved, and its effects on implantation are far from established. We retrospectively reanalyzed array-CGH results from 1,362 trophoectoderm biopsies. We detected chromosomal mosaicism in 183 blastocysts (13.4%). A decrease in the clinical pregnancy rate when we compared the cycles where only mosaic embryos were transferred (26.9%) vs. euploid embryos were transferred (40...
June 2017: Systems Biology in Reproductive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239559/gene-profiling-the-window-of-implantation-microarray-analyses-from-human-and-rodent-models
#15
Jennifer L Herington, Yan Guo, Jeff Reese, Bibhash C Paria
Poor uterine receptivity leads to implantation defects or failure. Identification of uterine molecules crucial to uterine receptivity and/or embryo implantation provides the opportunity to design a diagnostic screening toolkit for uterine receptivity or targeted drug discovery for treating implantation-based infertility. In this regard, gene-profiling studies performed in humans and rodents have identified numerous genes involved in the transcriptional regulation of uterine receptivity and embryo implantation...
December 2016: Journal of Reproductive Health and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28129541/interspecies-chimerism-with-mammalian-pluripotent-stem-cells
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Jun Wu, Aida Platero-Luengo, Masahiro Sakurai, Atsushi Sugawara, Maria Antonia Gil, Takayoshi Yamauchi, Keiichiro Suzuki, Yanina Soledad Bogliotti, Cristina Cuello, Mariana Morales Valencia, Daiji Okumura, Jingping Luo, Marcela Vilariño, Inmaculada Parrilla, Delia Alba Soto, Cristina A Martinez, Tomoaki Hishida, Sonia Sánchez-Bautista, M Llanos Martinez-Martinez, Huili Wang, Alicia Nohalez, Emi Aizawa, Paloma Martinez-Redondo, Alejandro Ocampo, Pradeep Reddy, Jordi Roca, Elizabeth A Maga, Concepcion Rodriguez Esteban, W Travis Berggren, Estrella Nuñez Delicado, Jeronimo Lajara, Isabel Guillen, Pedro Guillen, Josep M Campistol, Emilio A Martinez, Pablo Juan Ross, Juan Carlos Izpisua Belmonte
Interspecies blastocyst complementation enables organ-specific enrichment of xenogenic pluripotent stem cell (PSC) derivatives. Here, we establish a versatile blastocyst complementation platform based on CRISPR-Cas9-mediated zygote genome editing and show enrichment of rat PSC-derivatives in several tissues of gene-edited organogenesis-disabled mice. Besides gaining insights into species evolution, embryogenesis, and human disease, interspecies blastocyst complementation might allow human organ generation in animals whose organ size, anatomy, and physiology are closer to humans...
January 26, 2017: Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28123056/human-embryos-cultured-in-vitro-to-14-days
#17
REVIEW
Samantha A Morris
We know a great deal about the development of the mammalian embryo until the time that the blastocyst implants into the uterus. With model organisms such as the mouse, we have also developed a considerable understanding of development immediately around gastrulation as embryos can be recovered at this stage for short-term in vitro culture. However, the intervening period of development remained a 'black box' because it takes place as the blastocyst is implanting into the uterus. Over the past 6 years, techniques pioneered and developed in Magdalena Zernicka-Goetz's laboratory for the in vitro culture of embryos through these implantation stages have opened up this box, affording the first glimpse of embryonic development through these previously hidden stages...
January 2017: Open Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28115423/role-of-selectins-and-their-ligands-in-human-implantation-stage
#18
Ying Feng, Xue Ma, Liwen Deng, Bin Yao, Ying Xiong, Yilun Wu, Lin Wang, Qianhong Ma, Fang Ma
Selectins are a family of calcium-dependent, type I transmembrane, carbohydrate-binding glycoproteins. Selectins and their ligands are not only involved in physiological processes such as leukocyte homing and pathological processes such as cancer, but also play an essential role in the human implantation. L-selectin and its ligands participate in the adhesion of the blastocyst to the endometrium at the maternal-fetal interface. P-selectin and E-selectin are involved in immune recognition of maternal decidua to the embedded embryo as well as trophoblast migration within decidual spiral arterioles...
May 1, 2017: Glycobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087122/human-trophoblast-stem-cells-real-or-not-real
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Ching-Wen Chang, Mana M Parast
Abnormal trophoblast differentiation is the root cause of many placenta-based pregnancy complications, including preeclampsia and fetal growth restriction. Human trophoblast differentiation is difficult to study due to the lack of a stem cell model. Such a multipotent "trophoblast stem" (TS) cell, with the ability to differentiate into all trophoblast subtypes, has been derived from mouse blastocysts, but attempts to derive similar human cells have failed. We consider here several possibilities for the TS cell niche in the human placenta...
January 5, 2017: Placenta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049832/forkhead-box-a2-foxa2-is-essential-for-uterine-function-and-fertility
#20
Andrew M Kelleher, Wang Peng, James K Pru, Cindy A Pru, Francesco J DeMayo, Thomas E Spencer
Establishment of pregnancy is a critical event, and failure of embryo implantation and stromal decidualization in the uterus contribute to significant numbers of pregnancy losses in women. Glands of the uterus are essential for establishment of pregnancy in mice and likely in humans. Forkhead box a2 (FOXA2) is a transcription factor expressed specifically in the glands of the uterus and is a critical regulator of postnatal uterine gland differentiation in mice. In this study, we conditionally deleted FOXA2 in the adult mouse uterus using the lactotransferrin Cre (Ltf-Cre) model and in the neonatal mouse uterus using the progesterone receptor Cre (Pgr-Cre) model...
February 7, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
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