High-Pesticide Fruits and Veggies Might Interfere with Fertility Treatment Outcomes (FREE)

By Amy Orciari Herman Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH Greater intake of high-pesticide fruits and vegetables is associated with poorer outcomes in women undergoing assisted reproductive technology (ART) treatment for infertility, a JAMA Internal Medicine study finds. …
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Lab Chip, 2018, Accepted Manuscript DOI: 10.1039/C8LC01075G, PaperLindong Weng, Gloria Lee, Jie Liu, Ravi Kapur, Thomas Toth, Mehmet Toner Human infertility can be treated using assisted reproductive technology (ART) such as intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI). But current ART techniques suffer from multiple cumbersome processes requiring technically skilled personnel. Microfluidics... The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry
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Abstract During recent years, an increasing percentage of male infertility has to be attributed to an array of environmental, health and lifestyle factors. Male infertility is likely to be affected by the intense exposure to heat and extreme exposure to pesticides, radiations, radioactivity and other hazardous substances. We are surrounded by several types of ionizing and non-ionizing radiations and both have recognized causative effects on spermatogenesis. Since it is impossible to cover all types of radiation sources and their biological effects under a single title, this review is focusing on radiation deriving...
Source: Reproductive Biology - Category: Reproduction Medicine Authors: Tags: Reprod Biol Endocrinol Source Type: research
by Yasmin M. Vasquez, Xiaoqiu Wang, Margeaux Wetendorf, Heather L. Franco, Qianxing Mo, Tianyuan Wang, Rainer B. Lanz, Steven L. Young, Bruce A. Lessey, Thomas E. Spencer, John P. Lydon, Francesco J. DeMayo Successful embryo implantation requires a receptive endometrium. Poor uterine receptivity can account for implantation failure in women who experience recurrent pregnancy loss or multiple rounds of unsuccessfulin vitro fertilization cycles. Here, we demonstrate that the transcription factor Forkhead Box O1 (FOXO1) is a critical regulator of endometrial receptivityin vivo. Uterine ablation ofFoxo1 using the progesterone...
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ContentsTransition proteins (TNPs) are essential in chromatin condensation during spermiogenesis, and hence, they are the candidate genes for identifying sperm motility markers. Coding and in silico predicted promoter regions of these genes were investigated in crossbred and purebred cattle, and also, their mRNA quantification was done to explore its use as a diagnostic tool of infertility. PCR ‐SSCP analysis revealed two band patterns in fragment III ofTNP1 and fragment II ofTNP2 gene. Sequence analysis revealed a deletion of “G” nucleotide in 3′UTR region ofTNP1 and C>T SNP in intronic region ofTNP...
Source: Reproduction in Domestic Animals - Category: Reproduction Medicine Authors: Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research
ConclusionOur study, in which compound heterozygous variants were identified in two pedigrees, provides more familial evidence that only recessive variants (homozygous or compound heterozygous) inCFTR cause CBAVD. Furthermore, whole exome sequencing may be utilized as a useful tool for mutation screening of genes causing CBAVD.
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The effect of phenolic antioxidants (dihydroquercetin, p-tyrosol, dibornol) on the morphology, functions, and redox processes in the reproductive cells of male rats was studied on the model of experimental pathospermia. All antioxidants reduced the percentage of degenerative forms of spermatozoa. Dibornol was most effective. Dihydroquercetin and p-tyrosol did not increase the total number of spermatozoa and the percentage of their mobile forms. These indicators were improved only by dibornol. After administration of all test drugs, the antioxidant potential of spermatozoa increased and did not significantly differ from the baseline values.
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