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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28942518/projecting-the-potential-impact-of-the-cap-score%C3%A2-on-clinical-pregnancy-live-births-and-medical-costs-in-couples-with-unexplained-infertility
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Joseph B Babigumira, Fady I Sharara, Louis P Garrison
PURPOSE: The Cap-Score™ was developed to assess the capacitation status of men, thereby enabling personalized management of unexplained infertility by choosing timed intrauterine insemination (IUI), versus immediate in vitro fertilization (IVF) or intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) in individuals with a low Cap-Score™. The objective of this study was to estimate the differences in outcomes and costs comparing the use of the Cap-Score™ with timed IUI (CS-TI) and the standard of care (SOC), which was assumed to be three IUI cycles followed by three IVF-ICSI cycles...
September 23, 2017: Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28942449/fshr-and-lhr-expression-and-signaling-as-well-as-maturation-and-apoptosis-of-cumulus-oocyte-complexes-following-treatment-with-fsh-receptor-binding-inhibitor-in-sheep
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Suocheng Wei, Xiaoyun Shen, Zhuandi Gong, Yingying Deng, Luju Lai, Haoqin Liang
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Currently, it remains unknown whether FSH receptor binding inhibitor (FRBI) influences follicular development and reproduction functions in humans and animals. The present study aimed to investigate FRBI effects on in vitro maturation (IVM) and apoptosis of cumulus-oocyte complexes (COCs) of sheep, to determine the effect of FRBI on mRNA and protein levels of FSHR and LHR in COCs, and to elucidate the signal pathway of FRBI effects. METHODS: COCs were in vitro cultured for 24h in the IVM media supplemented with varying concentrations of FRBI (0, 10, 20, 30 and 40µg/mL) and FSH (10IU/mL)...
September 22, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28942045/higher-risk-of-preterm-birth-and-low-birth-weight-following-oocyte-donation-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Mariano Mascarenhas, Sesh Kamal Sunkara, Belavendra Antonisamy, Mohan S Kamath
OBJECTIVES: To perform a systematic review and meta-analysis of the known literature to assess whether the perinatal outcomes are different after oocyte donation (OD) compared to autologous oocyte (AO) in vitro fertilization (IVF) pregnancies. STUDY DESIGN: A systematic literature search was done for studies published in English from 1980 to 2016. Studies comparing perinatal outcomes of pregnancies following fresh or frozen OD and AO IVF were included. Meta-analysis was performed using the Rev Man 5...
September 19, 2017: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28941408/boar-seminal-plasma-inhibits-cryo-capacitation-of-frozen-thawed-ram-sperm-and-improves-fertility-following-intracervical-insemination
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Yi Fang, Rongzhen Zhong, Xiaosheng Zhang, Jinlong Zhang, Daowei Zhou
Cryopreservation has numerous deleterious effects on sperm structure and function, which can be reduced by adding seminal plasma (SP), either autologous or heterologous. The objective was to determine effects of adding boar SP to the freezing extender on sperm quality, tyrosine phosphorylation and fertilizing ability of frozen-thawed ram sperm. Semen was collected from eight Small-tail Han rams and extended in a glucose-egg yolk buffer supplemented with 0, 20, 40, or 60% porcine SP (from Large white boars)...
September 18, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28940191/weekend-free-scheduled-ivf-icsi-procedures-and-single-embryo-transfer-do-not-reduce-live-birth-rates-in-a-general-infertile-population
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Michael Feichtinger, Per Olof Karlström, Jan I Olofsson, Kenny A Rodriguez-Wallberg
INTRODUCTION: Scheduling of ovum pickups (OPU) only on weekdays may result in cases of apparently suboptimal timing for human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) and OPU. This study aimed to assess whether live-birth rates were reduced in women with a potentially suboptimal day for hCG and OPU to avoid week-end work, according to ultrasonographic data on the day of hCG planning. MATERIAL AND METHODS: An evaluation of the optimal hCG priming date was performed in treatment protocols of 1000 consecutive patients undergoing their first in vitro fertilization /intracytoplasmatic sperm injection (IVF/ICSI) with single-embryo transfer...
September 20, 2017: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938896/effect-of-local-endometrial-injury-in-proliferative-vs-luteal-phase-on-ivf-outcomes-in-unselected-subfertile-women-undergoing-in-vitro-fertilization
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Wenjie Liu, Reshef Tal, He Chao, Minghui Liu, Ying Liu
BACKGROUND: Mechanical endometrial injury prior to IVF has been suggested as a means to increase implantation rates by improving endometrial receptivity. However, the effects of endometrial injury in proliferative vs. luteal phase have not been studied before. This study aimed to explore whether endometrial injury in the proliferative phase of the preceding cycle before in vitro fertilization/embryo transfer (IVF-ET) improves the clinical outcomes in unselected subfertile women compared with injury in luteal phase...
September 22, 2017: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology: RB&E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938737/complex-catsper-dependent-and-independent-ca2-i-signalling-in-human-spermatozoa-induced-by-follicular-fluid
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Sean G Brown, Sarah Costello, Mark C Kelly, Mythili Ramalingam, Ellen Drew, Stephen J Publicover, Christopher L R Barratt, Sarah Martins Da Silva
STUDY QUESTION: Does progesterone in human follicular fluid (hFF) activate CatSper and do other components of hFF modulate this effect and/or contribute separately to hFF-induced Ca2+ signaling? SUMMARY ANSWER: hFF potently stimulates CatSper and increases [Ca2+]i, primarily due to high concentrations of progesterone, however, other components of hFF also contribute to [Ca2+]i signaling, including modulation of CatSper channel activity and inhibition of [Ca2+]i oscillations...
October 1, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938733/a-phase-iii-randomized-controlled-trial-comparing-the-efficacy-safety-and-tolerability-of-oral-dydrogesterone-versus-micronized-vaginal-progesterone-for-luteal-support-in-in-vitro-fertilization
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Herman Tournaye, Gennady T Sukhikh, Elke Kahler, Georg Griesinger
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 1, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938480/dysregulation-of-the-anti-m%C3%A3-llerian-hormone-system-by-steroids-in-women-with-polycystic-ovary-syndrome
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Alice Pierre, Joëlle Taieb, Frank Giton, Michaël Grynberg, Salma Touleimat, Hady El Hachem, Renato Fanchin, Danielle Monniaux, Joëlle Cohen-Tannoudji, Nathalie di Clemente, Chrystèle Racine
Context: Anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH) and AMH type II receptor (AMHR2) are overexpressed in granulosa cells (GCs) from women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), the most common cause of female infertility. Objective: The aim of the study was to compare the regulation of the AMH/AMHR2 system by 5α-dihydrotestosterone (5α-DHT) and estradiol (E2) in GCs from control and PCOS women. Design, Setting, Patients: Experiments were performed on follicular fluids (FF) and GCs from women undergoing in vitro fertilization...
August 16, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938425/linking-stress-and-infertility-a-novel-role-for-ghrelin
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Luba Sominsky, Deborah M Hodgson, Eileen A McLaughlin, Roger Smith, Hannah M Wall, Sarah J Spencer
Infertility affects a remarkable one in four couples in developing countries. Psychological stress is a ubiquitous facet of life, and while stress affects us all at some point, prolonged or unmanageable stress may become harmful for some individuals, negatively impacting on their health, including fertility. For instance, women who struggle to conceive are twice as likely to suffer from emotional distress than fertile women. Assisted reproductive technology treatments place an additional physical, emotional and financial burden of stress, particularly on women, who are often exposed to invasive techniques associated with treatment...
July 27, 2017: Endocrine Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938399/gonadotropin-dependent-neuregulin-1-signaling-regulates-female-rat-ovarian-granulosa-cell-survival
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Indrajit Chowdhury, Alicia Branch, Sharifeh Mehrabi, Byron D Ford, Winston E Thompson
Mammalian ovarian follicular development and maturation of an oocyte competent to fertilize and develop into an embryo depends on tightly regulated spatiotemporally orchestrated crosstalk between cell death, survival and differentiation signals through extra- and intra-ovarian signals, as well as on a permissive ovarian follicular microenvironment. Neuregulin-1 (NRG1) is a member of the EGF-like factor family that mediates its effects by binding to the member of the ErbB family. Our experimental results suggest that gonadotropins promote differential expression of NRG1 and erbB receptors in granulosa cells (GCs), and NRG1 in theca cells during follicular development, and promote NRG1 secretions in the follicular fluid (FF) of rat ovaries...
August 14, 2017: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938398/long-term-recordings-of-arcuate-nucleus-kisspeptin-neurons-reveal-patterned-activity-that-is-modulated-by-gonadal-steroids-in-male-mice
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Charlotte Vanacker, Manuel Ricu Moya, R Anthony DeFazio, Michael L Johnson, Suzanne M Moenter
Pulsatile release of GnRH is key to fertility. Pulse frequency is modulated by gonadal steroids and likely arises subsequent to coordination of GnRH neuron firing activity. The source of rhythm generation and the site of steroid feedback remain critical unanswered questions. Arcuate neurons that synthetize kisspeptin, neurokinin B and dynorphin (KNDy neurons) may be involved in both of these processes. We tested the hypotheses that action potential firing in KNDy neurons is episodic and that gonadal steroids regulate this pattern...
July 28, 2017: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938237/fertility-restoration-with-spermatogonial-stem-cells
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Francesca de Michele, Maxime Vermeulen, Christine Wyns
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This review evaluates the state of the art in terms of challenges and strategies used to restore fertility with spermatogonial stem cells retrieved from prepubertal boys affected by cancer. Although these boys do not yet produce spermatozoa, the only option to preserve their fertility is cryopreservation of spermatogonial stem cells in the form of testicular cell suspensions or whole tissue pieces. Different techniques have been described to achieve completion of spermatogenesis from human, spermatogonial stem cells but none is yet ready for clinical application...
September 21, 2017: Current Opinion in Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937295/adropin-levels-in-women-with-polycystic-ovaries-undergoing-ovarian-stimulation-correlation-with-lipoprotein-lipid-profiles
#14
Artemis Bousmpoula, Evangelia Kouskouni, Evangelos Benidis, Styliani Demeridou, Rachil Kapeta-Kourkouli, Anthia Chasiakou, Stavroula Baka
This study aimed to investigate serum and follicular fluid (FF) adropin levels in polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and normal women undergoing controlled ovarian stimulation and correlate them with the lipid and lipoprotein levels. We included 60 women (30 lean and 30 overweight) with diagnosed PCOS, and 60 age and weight-matched non-PCOS controls (30 lean and 30 overweight), under in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatment. Serum lipid and lipoprotein levels were assessed by the Abbott Architect c8000 autoanalyzer while adropin levels were determined by enzyme immunoassay...
September 22, 2017: Gynecological Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936662/manual-isolation-of-living-cells-from-the-arabidopsis-thaliana-female-gametophyte-by-micromanipulation
#15
Maria Englhart, Lucija Šoljić, Stefanie Sprunck
The few-celled female gametophyte, or embryo sac, of flowering plants is not easily accessible as it is buried within the sporophytic tissues of the ovule. Nevertheless, it has become an attractive model system to study the molecular mechanisms underlying patterning and cell type specification, as well as fertilization of the two female gametes, the egg and the central cell. While female gametes, zygotes, and early embryos can be manually isolated from the embryo sacs in maize, wheat, tobacco, and rice by micromanipulation, this approach had been considered impossible for the much smaller embryo sac of the model plant Arabidopsis thaliana...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936565/development-of-macaque-secondary-follicles-exposed-to-neutral-red-prior-to-3-dimensional-culture
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Daiane L Bulgarelli, Alison Y Ting, Brenda J Gordon, Ana Carolina Japur de Sá Rosa-E-Silva, Mary B Zelinski
PURPOSE: Neutral red (NR) may assist identification of preantral follicles in pieces of cortical tissue prior to cryopreservation in cancer patients requesting fertility preservation. This study is the first to analyze this effect by follicle growth rate after long-term culture in primates. METHODS: Ovarian cortex was obtained from adult rhesus macaques, was cut into fragments, and was incubated with NR. Secondary follicles were readily visualized following NR staining and then were encapsulated into alginate beads and cultured individually for 4 weeks in αMEM media supplemented with 10 ng/ml FSH at 5% O2...
September 21, 2017: Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936197/functional-role-of-gonadotrope-plasticity-and-network-organization
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REVIEW
Brian S Edwards, Colin M Clay, Buffy S Ellsworth, Amy M Navratil
Gonadotrope cells of the anterior pituitary are characterized by their ability to mount a cyclical pattern of gonadotropin secretion to regulate gonadal function and fertility. Recent in vitro and in vivo evidence suggests that gonadotropes exhibit dramatic remodeling of the actin cytoskeleton following gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) exposure. GnRH engagement of actin is critical for gonadotrope function on multiple levels. First, GnRH-induced cell movements lead to spatial repositioning of the in vivo gonadotrope network toward vascular endothelium, presumably to access the bloodstream for effective hormone release...
2017: Frontiers in Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935242/supplementation-of-cilostazol-during-in-vitro-maturation-enhances-the-meiosis-and-developmental-competence-of-yak-oocytes-by-influencing-camp-content-and-mrna-expression
#18
Xian-Rong Xiong, Dao-Liang Lan, Jian Li, Ya-Qiu Lin, Ming-Yang Li
The efficiency of in vitro embryo production remains low compared with that observed in vivo. Recent studies have independently shown that cyclic adenosine monophosphate (cAMP) modulation prior to in vitro maturation (IVM) supplementation improves oocyte developmental competence. In this context, special cAMP modulators have been applied during IVM as promising alternatives to improve this biotechnology. Accordingly, this study was conducted to evaluate the effects of treatment with cilostazol, a PDE3 inhibitor, during pre-IVM culture on oocyte meiotic maturation in yak...
August 24, 2017: Animal Reproduction Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934503/a-novel-requirement-for-drosha-in-maintenance-of-mammalian-cg-methylation
#19
Athanasia Stathopoulou, Jyoti B Chhetri, John C Ambrose, Pierre-Olivier Estève, Lexiang Ji, Hediye Erdjument-Bromage, Guoqiang Zhang, Thomas A Neubert, Sriharsa Pradhan, Javier Herrero, Robert J Schmitz, Steen K T Ooi
In mammals, faithful inheritance of genomic methylation patterns ensures proper gene regulation and cell behaviour, impacting normal development and fertility. Following establishment, genomic methylation patterns are transmitted through S-phase by the maintenance methyltransferase Dnmt1. Using a protein interaction screen, we identify Microprocessor component DROSHA as a novel DNMT1-interactor. Drosha-deficient embryonic stem (ES) cells display genomic hypomethylation that is not accounted for by changes in the levels of DNMT proteins...
September 19, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934068/upper-limb-hemimelia-in-a-twin-pregnancy-which-was-obtained-by-an-icsi-and-pgd-in-a-woman-with-mosaic-turner-s-syndrome-and-the-prognosis
#20
Ahter Tanay Tayyar, Ahmet Tayyar, Ahmet Eser, Çetin Kılıçcı, İlter Yenidede, Selçuk Selçuk
Turner's syndrome (TS) is depicted as a total or partial absence of X chromosome, and occurs in approximately 1/2200 of live born females. Generally, mosaic patients are diagnosed following karyotype analysis due to recurrent pregnancy loss, repeated in vitro fertilization (IVF) failure, and a history of malformed babies. The purpose of this case report is to show that even a selection of normal karyotype embryos can result in abnormalities for those with mosaic TS. A 32-year old patient who underwent IVF after ICSI-PGD, and was diagnosed with 45X/46XX karyotype...
September 21, 2017: Organogenesis
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