The entity of a developing mammal (MAMMALS), generally from the cleavage of a ZYGOTE to the end of embryonic differentiation of basic structures. For the human embryo, this represents the first two months of intrauterine development preceding the stages of the FETUS.
The developmental entity of a fertilized egg (ZYGOTE) in animal species other than MAMMALS. For chickens, use CHICK EMBRYO.
The developmental entity of a fertilized chicken egg (ZYGOTE). The developmental process begins about 24 h before the egg is laid at the BLASTODISC, a small whitish spot on the surface of the EGG YOLK. After 21 days of incubation, the embryo is fully developed before hatching.
Endometrial implantation of EMBRYO, MAMMALIAN at the BLASTOCYST stage.
A post-MORULA preimplantation mammalian embryo that develops from a 32-cell stage into a fluid-filled hollow ball of over a hundred cells. A blastocyst has two distinctive tissues. The outer layer of trophoblasts gives rise to extra-embryonic tissues. The inner cell mass gives rise to the embryonic disc and eventual embryo proper.
Morphological and physiological development of EMBRYOS.
Warm-blooded vertebrate animals belonging to the class Mammalia, including all that possess hair and suckle their young.
Any of the processes by which nuclear, cytoplasmic, or intercellular factors influence the differential control of gene action during the developmental stages of an organism.
Descriptions of specific amino acid, carbohydrate, or nucleotide sequences which have appeared in the published literature and/or are deposited in and maintained by databanks such as GENBANK, European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), National Biomedical Research Foundation (NBRF), or other sequence repositories.
Morphological and physiological development of EMBRYOS or FETUSES.
Early pregnancy loss during the EMBRYO, MAMMALIAN stage of development. In the human, this period comprises the second through eighth week after fertilization.
The order of amino acids as they occur in a polypeptide chain. This is referred to as the primary structure of proteins. It is of fundamental importance in determining PROTEIN CONFORMATION.
An assisted reproductive technique that includes the direct handling and manipulation of oocytes and sperm to achieve fertilization in vitro.
The earliest developmental stage of a fertilized ovum (ZYGOTE) during which there are several mitotic divisions within the ZONA PELLUCIDA. Each cleavage or segmentation yields two BLASTOMERES of about half size of the parent cell. This cleavage stage generally covers the period up to 16-cell MORULA.
Undifferentiated cells resulting from cleavage of a fertilized egg (ZYGOTE). Inside the intact ZONA PELLUCIDA, each cleavage yields two blastomeres of about half size of the parent cell. Up to the 8-cell stage, all of the blastomeres are totipotent. The 16-cell MORULA contains outer cells and inner cells.
The status during which female mammals carry their developing young (EMBRYOS or FETUSES) in utero before birth, beginning from FERTILIZATION to BIRTH.
The sequence of PURINES and PYRIMIDINES in nucleic acids and polynucleotides. It is also called nucleotide sequence.
The fertilized OVUM resulting from the fusion of a male and a female gamete.
Female germ cells derived from OOGONIA and termed OOCYTES when they enter MEIOSIS. The primary oocytes begin meiosis but are arrested at the diplotene state until OVULATION at PUBERTY to give rise to haploid secondary oocytes or ova (OVUM).
A technique that localizes specific nucleic acid sequences within intact chromosomes, eukaryotic cells, or bacterial cells through the use of specific nucleic acid-labeled probes.
Utilization or disposal of an embryo that is fertilized but not immediately transplanted and resulting course of action.
An early embryo that is a compact mass of about 16 BLASTOMERES. It resembles a cluster of mulberries with two types of cells, outer cells and inner cells. Morula is the stage before BLASTULA in non-mammalian animals or a BLASTOCYST in mammals.
Established cell cultures that have the potential to propagate indefinitely.
The processes occurring in early development that direct morphogenesis. They specify the body plan ensuring that cells will proceed to differentiate, grow, and diversify in size and shape at the correct relative positions. Included are axial patterning, segmentation, compartment specification, limb position, organ boundary patterning, blood vessel patterning, etc.
Endogenous substances, usually proteins, which are effective in the initiation, stimulation, or termination of the genetic transcription process.
An exotic species of the family CYPRINIDAE, originally from Asia, that has been introduced in North America. They are used in embryological studies and to study the effects of certain chemicals on development.
The degree of similarity between sequences of amino acids. This information is useful for the analyzing genetic relatedness of proteins and species.
RNA sequences that serve as templates for protein synthesis. Bacterial mRNAs are generally primary transcripts in that they do not require post-transcriptional processing. Eukaryotic mRNA is synthesized in the nucleus and must be exported to the cytoplasm for translation. Most eukaryotic mRNAs have a sequence of polyadenylic acid at the 3' end, referred to as the poly(A) tail. The function of this tail is not known for certain, but it may play a role in the export of mature mRNA from the nucleus as well as in helping stabilize some mRNA molecules by retarding their degradation in the cytoplasm.
The developmental stage that follows BLASTULA or BLASTOCYST. It is characterized by the morphogenetic cell movements including invagination, ingression, and involution. Gastrulation begins with the formation of the PRIMITIVE STREAK, and ends with the formation of three GERM LAYERS, the body plan of the mature organism.
Preservation of cells, tissues, organs, or embryos by freezing. In histological preparations, cryopreservation or cryofixation is used to maintain the existing form, structure, and chemical composition of all the constituent elements of the specimens.
The insertion of recombinant DNA molecules from prokaryotic and/or eukaryotic sources into a replicating vehicle, such as a plasmid or virus vector, and the introduction of the resultant hybrid molecules into recipient cells without altering the viability of those cells.
The development of anatomical structures to create the form of a single- or multi-cell organism. Morphogenesis provides form changes of a part, parts, or the whole organism.
Any detectable and heritable change in the genetic material that causes a change in the GENOTYPE and which is transmitted to daughter cells and to succeeding generations.
Methods of maintaining or growing biological materials in controlled laboratory conditions. These include the cultures of CELLS; TISSUES; organs; or embryo in vitro. Both animal and plant tissues may be cultured by a variety of methods. Cultures may derive from normal or abnormal tissues, and consist of a single cell type or mixed cell types.
The intracellular transfer of information (biological activation/inhibition) through a signal pathway. In each signal transduction system, an activation/inhibition signal from a biologically active molecule (hormone, neurotransmitter) is mediated via the coupling of a receptor/enzyme to a second messenger system or to an ion channel. Signal transduction plays an important role in activating cellular functions, cell differentiation, and cell proliferation. Examples of signal transduction systems are the GAMMA-AMINOBUTYRIC ACID-postsynaptic receptor-calcium ion channel system, the receptor-mediated T-cell activation pathway, and the receptor-mediated activation of phospholipases. Those coupled to membrane depolarization or intracellular release of calcium include the receptor-mediated activation of cytotoxic functions in granulocytes and the synaptic potentiation of protein kinase activation. Some signal transduction pathways may be part of larger signal transduction pathways; for example, protein kinase activation is part of the platelet activation signal pathway.
The middle germ layer of an embryo derived from three paired mesenchymal aggregates along the neural tube.
The formation of one or more genetically identical organisms derived by vegetative reproduction from a single cell. The source nuclear material can be embryo-derived, fetus-derived, or taken from an adult somatic cell.
Proteins obtained from the ZEBRAFISH. Many of the proteins in this species have been the subject of studies involving basic embryological development (EMBRYOLOGY).
Proteins that originate from insect species belonging to the genus DROSOPHILA. The proteins from the most intensely studied species of Drosophila, DROSOPHILA MELANOGASTER, are the subject of much interest in the area of MORPHOGENESIS and development.
Experimentation on, or using the organs or tissues from, a human or other mammalian conceptus during the prenatal stage of development that is characterized by rapid morphological changes and the differentiation of basic structures. In humans, this includes the period from the time of fertilization to the end of the eighth week after fertilization.
A genus of small, two-winged flies containing approximately 900 described species. These organisms are the most extensively studied of all genera from the standpoint of genetics and cytology.
The techniques used to select and/or place only one embryo from FERTILIZATION IN VITRO into the uterine cavity to establish a singleton pregnancy.
Methods of implanting a CELL NUCLEUS from a donor cell into an enucleated acceptor cell.
Single-stranded complementary DNA synthesized from an RNA template by the action of RNA-dependent DNA polymerase. cDNA (i.e., complementary DNA, not circular DNA, not C-DNA) is used in a variety of molecular cloning experiments as well as serving as a specific hybridization probe.
The outer of the three germ layers of an embryo.
Domesticated bovine animals of the genus Bos, usually kept on a farm or ranch and used for the production of meat or dairy products or for heavy labor.
Proteins encoded by homeobox genes (GENES, HOMEOBOX) that exhibit structural similarity to certain prokaryotic and eukaryotic DNA-binding proteins. Homeodomain proteins are involved in the control of gene expression during morphogenesis and development (GENE EXPRESSION REGULATION, DEVELOPMENTAL).
Proteins which bind to DNA. The family includes proteins which bind to both double- and single-stranded DNA and also includes specific DNA binding proteins in serum which can be used as markers for malignant diseases.
Embryonic and fetal development that takes place in an artificial environment in vitro.
Elements of limited time intervals, contributing to particular results or situations.
Proteins obtained from various species of Xenopus. Included here are proteins from the African clawed frog (XENOPUS LAEVIS). Many of these proteins have been the subject of scientific investigations in the area of MORPHOGENESIS and development.
A subfamily in the family MURIDAE, comprising the hamsters. Four of the more common genera are Cricetus, CRICETULUS; MESOCRICETUS; and PHODOPUS.
A deoxyribonucleotide polymer that is the primary genetic material of all cells. Eukaryotic and prokaryotic organisms normally contain DNA in a double-stranded state, yet several important biological processes transiently involve single-stranded regions. DNA, which consists of a polysugar-phosphate backbone possessing projections of purines (adenine and guanine) and pyrimidines (thymine and cytosine), forms a double helix that is held together by hydrogen bonds between these purines and pyrimidines (adenine to thymine and guanine to cytosine).
The ratio of the number of conceptions (CONCEPTION) including LIVE BIRTH; STILLBIRTH; and fetal losses, to the mean number of females of reproductive age in a population during a set time period.
The phenotypic manifestation of a gene or genes by the processes of GENETIC TRANSCRIPTION and GENETIC TRANSLATION.
Within a eukaryotic cell, a membrane-limited body which contains chromosomes and one or more nucleoli (CELL NUCLEOLUS). The nuclear membrane consists of a double unit-type membrane which is perforated by a number of pores; the outermost membrane is continuous with the ENDOPLASMIC RETICULUM. A cell may contain more than one nucleus. (From Singleton & Sainsbury, Dictionary of Microbiology and Molecular Biology, 2d ed)
The biosynthesis of RNA carried out on a template of DNA. The biosynthesis of DNA from an RNA template is called REVERSE TRANSCRIPTION.
ANIMALS whose GENOME has been altered by GENETIC ENGINEERING, or their offspring.
A serine threonine kinase that controls a wide range of growth-related cellular processes. The protein is referred to as the target of RAPAMYCIN due to the discovery that SIROLIMUS (commonly known as rapamycin) forms an inhibitory complex with TACROLIMUS BINDING PROTEIN 1A that blocks the action of its enzymatic activity.
Theoretical representations that simulate the behavior or activity of biological processes or diseases. For disease models in living animals, DISEASE MODELS, ANIMAL is available. Biological models include the use of mathematical equations, computers, and other electronic equipment.
The arrangement of two or more amino acid or base sequences from an organism or organisms in such a way as to align areas of the sequences sharing common properties. The degree of relatedness or homology between the sequences is predicted computationally or statistically based on weights assigned to the elements aligned between the sequences. This in turn can serve as a potential indicator of the genetic relatedness between the organisms.
The outward appearance of the individual. It is the product of interactions between genes, and between the GENOTYPE and the environment.
The fusion of a spermatozoon (SPERMATOZOA) with an OVUM thus resulting in the formation of a ZYGOTE.
The commonest and widest ranging species of the clawed "frog" (Xenopus) in Africa. This species is used extensively in research. There is now a significant population in California derived from escaped laboratory animals.
The restriction of a characteristic behavior, anatomical structure or physical system, such as immune response; metabolic response, or gene or gene variant to the members of one species. It refers to that property which differentiates one species from another but it is also used for phylogenetic levels higher or lower than the species.
An aquatic genus of the family, Pipidae, occurring in Africa and distinguished by having black horny claws on three inner hind toes.
The inner of the three germ layers of an embryo.
An assisted fertilization technique consisting of the microinjection of a single viable sperm into an extracted ovum. It is used principally to overcome low sperm count, low sperm motility, inability of sperm to penetrate the egg, or other conditions related to male infertility (INFERTILITY, MALE).
The injection of very small amounts of fluid, often with the aid of a microscope and microsyringes.
Linear POLYPEPTIDES that are synthesized on RIBOSOMES and may be further modified, crosslinked, cleaved, or assembled into complex proteins with several subunits. The specific sequence of AMINO ACIDS determines the shape the polypeptide will take, during PROTEIN FOLDING, and the function of the protein.
A species of fruit fly much used in genetics because of the large size of its chromosomes.
The encapsulated embryos of flowering plants. They are used as is or for animal feed because of the high content of concentrated nutrients like starches, proteins, and fats. Rapeseed, cottonseed, and sunflower seed are also produced for the oils (fats) they yield.
A unisexual reproduction without the fusion of a male and a female gamete (FERTILIZATION). In parthenogenesis, an individual is formed from an unfertilized OVUM that did not complete MEIOSIS. Parthenogenesis occurs in nature and can be artificially induced.
The process in which substances, either endogenous or exogenous, bind to proteins, peptides, enzymes, protein precursors, or allied compounds. Specific protein-binding measures are often used as assays in diagnostic assessments.
The potential of the FETUS to survive outside the UTERUS after birth, natural or induced. Fetal viability depends largely on the FETAL ORGAN MATURITY, and environmental conditions.
Proteins found in the nucleus of a cell. Do not confuse with NUCLEOPROTEINS which are proteins conjugated with nucleic acids, that are not necessarily present in the nucleus.
The uptake of naked or purified DNA by CELLS, usually meaning the process as it occurs in eukaryotic cells. It is analogous to bacterial transformation (TRANSFORMATION, BACTERIAL) and both are routinely employed in GENE TRANSFER TECHNIQUES.
Any of the processes by which nuclear, cytoplasmic, or intercellular factors influence the differential control (induction or repression) of gene action at the level of transcription or translation.
Somewhat flattened, globular echinoderms, having thin, brittle shells of calcareous plates. They are useful models for studying FERTILIZATION and EMBRYO DEVELOPMENT.
The complex processes of initiating CELL DIFFERENTIATION in the embryo. The precise regulation by cell interactions leads to diversity of cell types and specific pattern of organization (EMBRYOGENESIS).
Short sequences (generally about 10 base pairs) of DNA that are complementary to sequences of messenger RNA and allow reverse transcriptases to start copying the adjacent sequences of mRNA. Primers are used extensively in genetic and molecular biology techniques.
The entire nerve apparatus, composed of a central part, the brain and spinal cord, and a peripheral part, the cranial and spinal nerves, autonomic ganglia, and plexuses. (Stedman, 26th ed)
The first continuously cultured human malignant CELL LINE, derived from the cervical carcinoma of Henrietta Lacks. These cells are used for VIRUS CULTIVATION and antitumor drug screening assays.
Transport proteins that carry specific substances in the blood or across cell membranes.
Proteins prepared by recombinant DNA technology.
A layer of cells lining the fluid-filled cavity (blastocele) of a BLASTULA, usually developed from a fertilized insect, reptilian, or avian egg.
Proteins which are found in membranes including cellular and intracellular membranes. They consist of two types, peripheral and integral proteins. They include most membrane-associated enzymes, antigenic proteins, transport proteins, and drug, hormone, and lectin receptors.
Protein analogs and derivatives of the Aequorea victoria green fluorescent protein that emit light (FLUORESCENCE) when excited with ULTRAVIOLET RAYS. They are used in REPORTER GENES in doing GENETIC TECHNIQUES. Numerous mutants have been made to emit other colors or be sensitive to pH.
Mature male germ cells derived from SPERMATIDS. As spermatids move toward the lumen of the SEMINIFEROUS TUBULES, they undergo extensive structural changes including the loss of cytoplasm, condensation of CHROMATIN into the SPERM HEAD, formation of the ACROSOME cap, the SPERM MIDPIECE and the SPERM TAIL that provides motility.
Recombinant proteins produced by the GENETIC TRANSLATION of fused genes formed by the combination of NUCLEIC ACID REGULATORY SEQUENCES of one or more genes with the protein coding sequences of one or more genes.
Microscopy of specimens stained with fluorescent dye (usually fluorescein isothiocyanate) or of naturally fluorescent materials, which emit light when exposed to ultraviolet or blue light. Immunofluorescence microscopy utilizes antibodies that are labeled with fluorescent dye.
A mature haploid female germ cell extruded from the OVARY at OVULATION.
Histochemical localization of immunoreactive substances using labeled antibodies as reagents.
An individual that contains cell populations derived from different zygotes.
Determination of the nature of a pathological condition or disease in the OVUM; ZYGOTE; or BLASTOCYST prior to implantation. CYTOGENETIC ANALYSIS is performed to determine the presence or absence of genetic disease.
The first of four extra-embryonic membranes to form during EMBRYOGENESIS. In REPTILES and BIRDS, it arises from endoderm and mesoderm to incorporate the EGG YOLK into the DIGESTIVE TRACT for nourishing the embryo. In placental MAMMALS, its nutritional function is vestigial; however, it is the source of INTESTINAL MUCOSA; BLOOD CELLS; and GERM CELLS. It is sometimes called the vitelline sac, which should not be confused with the VITELLINE MEMBRANE of the egg.
The rate dynamics in chemical or physical systems.
Strains of mice in which certain GENES of their GENOMES have been disrupted, or "knocked-out". To produce knockouts, using RECOMBINANT DNA technology, the normal DNA sequence of the gene being studied is altered to prevent synthesis of a normal gene product. Cloned cells in which this DNA alteration is successful are then injected into mouse EMBRYOS to produce chimeric mice. The chimeric mice are then bred to yield a strain in which all the cells of the mouse contain the disrupted gene. Knockout mice are used as EXPERIMENTAL ANIMAL MODELS for diseases (DISEASE MODELS, ANIMAL) and to clarify the functions of the genes.
A species of nematode that is widely used in biological, biochemical, and genetic studies.
The level of protein structure in which combinations of secondary protein structures (alpha helices, beta sheets, loop regions, and motifs) pack together to form folded shapes called domains. Disulfide bridges between cysteines in two different parts of the polypeptide chain along with other interactions between the chains play a role in the formation and stabilization of tertiary structure. Small proteins usually consist of only one domain but larger proteins may contain a number of domains connected by segments of polypeptide chain which lack regular secondary structure.
The part of a cell that contains the CYTOSOL and small structures excluding the CELL NUCLEUS; MITOCHONDRIA; and large VACUOLES. (Glick, Glossary of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 1990)
The relationships of groups of organisms as reflected by their genetic makeup.
A cartilaginous rod of mesodermal cells at the dorsal midline of all CHORDATE embryos. In lower vertebrates, notochord is the backbone of support. In the higher vertebrates, notochord is a transient structure, and segments of the vertebral column will develop around it. Notochord is also a source of midline signals that pattern surrounding tissues including the NEURAL TUBE development.
A variation of the PCR technique in which cDNA is made from RNA via reverse transcription. The resultant cDNA is then amplified using standard PCR protocols.
The parts of a macromolecule that directly participate in its specific combination with another molecule.
A type of CELL NUCLEUS division by means of which the two daughter nuclei normally receive identical complements of the number of CHROMOSOMES of the somatic cells of the species.
Progressive restriction of the developmental potential and increasing specialization of function that leads to the formation of specialized cells, tissues, and organs.
Any liquid or solid preparation made specifically for the growth, storage, or transport of microorganisms or other types of cells. The variety of media that exist allow for the culturing of specific microorganisms and cell types, such as differential media, selective media, test media, and defined media. Solid media consist of liquid media that have been solidified with an agent such as AGAR or GELATIN.
A sequence of amino acids in a polypeptide or of nucleotides in DNA or RNA that is similar across multiple species. A known set of conserved sequences is represented by a CONSENSUS SEQUENCE. AMINO ACID MOTIFS are often composed of conserved sequences.
Common name for the species Gallus gallus, the domestic fowl, in the family Phasianidae, order GALLIFORMES. It is descended from the red jungle fowl of SOUTHEAST ASIA.
The developmental history of specific differentiated cell types as traced back to the original STEM CELLS in the embryo.
Occurrence or induction of release of more ova than are normally released at the same time in a given species. The term applies to both animals and humans.
The two longitudinal ridges along the PRIMITIVE STREAK appearing near the end of GASTRULATION during development of nervous system (NEURULATION). The ridges are formed by folding of NEURAL PLATE. Between the ridges is a neural groove which deepens as the fold become elevated. When the folds meet at midline, the groove becomes a closed tube, the NEURAL TUBE.
Diffusible gene products that act on homologous or heterologous molecules of viral or cellular DNA to regulate the expression of proteins.
Proteins which maintain the transcriptional quiescence of specific GENES or OPERONS. Classical repressor proteins are DNA-binding proteins that are normally bound to the OPERATOR REGION of an operon, or the ENHANCER SEQUENCES of a gene until a signal occurs that causes their release.
Accumulation of a drug or chemical substance in various organs (including those not relevant to its pharmacologic or therapeutic action). This distribution depends on the blood flow or perfusion rate of the organ, the ability of the drug to penetrate organ membranes, tissue specificity, protein binding. The distribution is usually expressed as tissue to plasma ratios.
Laboratory mice that have been produced from a genetically manipulated EGG or EMBRYO, MAMMALIAN.
Paired, segmented masses of MESENCHYME located on either side of the developing spinal cord (neural tube). Somites derive from PARAXIAL MESODERM and continue to increase in number during ORGANOGENESIS. Somites give rise to SKELETON (sclerotome); MUSCLES (myotome); and DERMIS (dermatome).
A polynucleotide consisting essentially of chains with a repeating backbone of phosphate and ribose units to which nitrogenous bases are attached. RNA is unique among biological macromolecules in that it can encode genetic information, serve as an abundant structural component of cells, and also possesses catalytic activity. (Rieger et al., Glossary of Genetics: Classical and Molecular, 5th ed)
The reproductive cells in multicellular organisms at various stages during GAMETOGENESIS.
A tough transparent membrane surrounding the OVUM. It is penetrated by the sperm during FERTILIZATION.
Test for tissue antigen using either a direct method, by conjugation of antibody with fluorescent dye (FLUORESCENT ANTIBODY TECHNIQUE, DIRECT) or an indirect method, by formation of antigen-antibody complex which is then labeled with fluorescein-conjugated anti-immunoglobulin antibody (FLUORESCENT ANTIBODY TECHNIQUE, INDIRECT). The tissue is then examined by fluorescence microscopy.
Genetically identical individuals developed from brother and sister matings which have been carried out for twenty or more generations, or by parent x offspring matings carried out with certain restrictions. All animals within an inbred strain trace back to a common ancestor in the twentieth generation.
Proteins from the nematode species CAENORHABDITIS ELEGANS. The proteins from this species are the subject of scientific interest in the area of multicellular organism MORPHOGENESIS.
Relatively undifferentiated cells that retain the ability to divide and proliferate throughout postnatal life to provide progenitor cells that can differentiate into specialized cells.
The biosynthesis of PEPTIDES and PROTEINS on RIBOSOMES, directed by MESSENGER RNA, via TRANSFER RNA that is charged with standard proteinogenic AMINO ACIDS.
The basic cellular units of nervous tissue. Each neuron consists of a body, an axon, and dendrites. Their purpose is to receive, conduct, and transmit impulses in the NERVOUS SYSTEM.
The introduction of a phosphoryl group into a compound through the formation of an ester bond between the compound and a phosphorus moiety.
Common name for two distinct groups of BIRDS in the order GALLIFORMES: the New World or American quails of the family Odontophoridae and the Old World quails in the genus COTURNIX, family Phasianidae.
Genes whose loss of function or gain of function MUTATION leads to the death of the carrier prior to maturity. They may be essential genes (GENES, ESSENTIAL) required for viability, or genes which cause a block of function of an essential gene at a time when the essential gene function is required for viability.
Microscopy using an electron beam, instead of light, to visualize the sample, thereby allowing much greater magnification. The interactions of ELECTRONS with specimens are used to provide information about the fine structure of that specimen. In TRANSMISSION ELECTRON MICROSCOPY the reactions of the electrons that are transmitted through the specimen are imaged. In SCANNING ELECTRON MICROSCOPY an electron beam falls at a non-normal angle on the specimen and the image is derived from the reactions occurring above the plane of the specimen.
A gene silencing phenomenon whereby specific dsRNAs (RNA, DOUBLE-STRANDED) trigger the degradation of homologous mRNA (RNA, MESSENGER). The specific dsRNAs are processed into SMALL INTERFERING RNA (siRNA) which serves as a guide for cleavage of the homologous mRNA in the RNA-INDUCED SILENCING COMPLEX. DNA METHYLATION may also be triggered during this process.
Identification of proteins or peptides that have been electrophoretically separated by blot transferring from the electrophoresis gel to strips of nitrocellulose paper, followed by labeling with antibody probes.
Cells propagated in vitro in special media conducive to their growth. Cultured cells are used to study developmental, morphologic, metabolic, physiologic, and genetic processes, among others.
DNA sequences which are recognized (directly or indirectly) and bound by a DNA-dependent RNA polymerase during the initiation of transcription. Highly conserved sequences within the promoter include the Pribnow box in bacteria and the TATA BOX in eukaryotes.
CELL LINES derived from the CV-1 cell line by transformation with a replication origin defective mutant of SV40 VIRUS, which codes for wild type large T antigen (ANTIGENS, POLYOMAVIRUS TRANSFORMING). They are used for transfection and cloning. (The CV-1 cell line was derived from the kidney of an adult male African green monkey (CERCOPITHECUS AETHIOPS).)
The complex series of phenomena, occurring between the end of one CELL DIVISION and the end of the next, by which cellular material is duplicated and then divided between two daughter cells. The cell cycle includes INTERPHASE, which includes G0 PHASE; G1 PHASE; S PHASE; and G2 PHASE, and CELL DIVISION PHASE.
CELL LINE derived from the ovary of the Chinese hamster, Cricetulus griseus (CRICETULUS). The species is a favorite for cytogenetic studies because of its small chromosome number. The cell line has provided model systems for the study of genetic alterations in cultured mammalian cells.
Extrachromosomal, usually CIRCULAR DNA molecules that are self-replicating and transferable from one organism to another. They are found in a variety of bacterial, archaeal, fungal, algal, and plant species. They are used in GENETIC ENGINEERING as CLONING VECTORS.
The integration of exogenous DNA into the genome of an organism at sites where its expression can be suitably controlled. This integration occurs as a result of homologous recombination.
A light microscopic technique in which only a small spot is illuminated and observed at a time. An image is constructed through point-by-point scanning of the field in this manner. Light sources may be conventional or laser, and fluorescence or transmitted observations are possible.
Genes that encode highly conserved TRANSCRIPTION FACTORS that control positional identity of cells (BODY PATTERNING) and MORPHOGENESIS throughout development. Their sequences contain a 180 nucleotide sequence designated the homeobox, so called because mutations of these genes often results in homeotic transformations, in which one body structure replaces another. The proteins encoded by homeobox genes are called HOMEODOMAIN PROTEINS.
A family of enzymes that catalyze the conversion of ATP and a protein to ADP and a phosphoprotein.
The main information-processing organs of the nervous system, consisting of the brain, spinal cord, and meninges.
A subphylum of chordates intermediate between the invertebrates and the true vertebrates. It includes the Ascidians.
Genes whose expression is easily detectable and therefore used to study promoter activity at many positions in a target genome. In recombinant DNA technology, these genes may be attached to a promoter region of interest.
Complex nucleoprotein structures which contain the genomic DNA and are part of the CELL NUCLEUS of MAMMALS.
The species Oryctolagus cuniculus, in the family Leporidae, order LAGOMORPHA. Rabbits are born in burrows, furless, and with eyes and ears closed. In contrast with HARES, rabbits have 22 chromosome pairs.
The process of germ cell development in the female from the primordial germ cells through OOGONIA to the mature haploid ova (OVUM).
The sequential correspondence of nucleotides in one nucleic acid molecule with those of another nucleic acid molecule. Sequence homology is an indication of the genetic relatedness of different organisms and gene function.
Characteristic restricted to a particular organ of the body, such as a cell type, metabolic response or expression of a particular protein or antigen.
An agent that causes the production of physical defects in the developing embryo.
Any of various animals that constitute the family Suidae and comprise stout-bodied, short-legged omnivorous mammals with thick skin, usually covered with coarse bristles, a rather long mobile snout, and small tail. Included are the genera Babyrousa, Phacochoerus (wart hogs), and Sus, the latter containing the domestic pig (see SUS SCROFA).
One of the mechanisms by which CELL DEATH occurs (compare with NECROSIS and AUTOPHAGOCYTOSIS). Apoptosis is the mechanism responsible for the physiological deletion of cells and appears to be intrinsically programmed. It is characterized by distinctive morphologic changes in the nucleus and cytoplasm, chromatin cleavage at regularly spaced sites, and the endonucleolytic cleavage of genomic DNA; (DNA FRAGMENTATION); at internucleosomal sites. This mode of cell death serves as a balance to mitosis in regulating the size of animal tissues and in mediating pathologic processes associated with tumor growth.
A pair of highly specialized muscular canals extending from the UTERUS to its corresponding OVARY. They provide the means for OVUM collection, and the site for the final maturation of gametes and FERTILIZATION. The fallopian tube consists of an interstitium, an isthmus, an ampulla, an infundibulum, and fimbriae. Its wall consists of three histologic layers: serous, muscular, and an internal mucosal layer lined with both ciliated and secretory cells.
Mice bearing mutant genes which are phenotypically expressed in the animals.
In vitro method for producing large amounts of specific DNA or RNA fragments of defined length and sequence from small amounts of short oligonucleotide flanking sequences (primers). The essential steps include thermal denaturation of the double-stranded target molecules, annealing of the primers to their complementary sequences, and extension of the annealed primers by enzymatic synthesis with DNA polymerase. The reaction is efficient, specific, and extremely sensitive. Uses for the reaction include disease diagnosis, detection of difficult-to-isolate pathogens, mutation analysis, genetic testing, DNA sequencing, and analyzing evolutionary relationships.
Wormlike or grublike stage, following the egg in the life cycle of insects, worms, and other metamorphosing animals.
Results of conception and ensuing pregnancy, including LIVE BIRTH; STILLBIRTH; SPONTANEOUS ABORTION; INDUCED ABORTION. The outcome may follow natural or artificial insemination or any of the various ASSISTED REPRODUCTIVE TECHNIQUES, such as EMBRYO TRANSFER or FERTILIZATION IN VITRO.
Proteins found in any species of insect.
The process of cumulative change at the level of DNA; RNA; and PROTEINS, over successive generations.
The study of the development of an organism during the embryonic and fetal stages of life.
A process of complicated morphogenetic cell movements that reorganizes a bilayer embryo into one with three GERM LAYERS and specific orientation (dorsal/ventral; anterior/posterior). Gastrulation describes the germ layer development of a non-mammalian BLASTULA or that of a mammalian BLASTOCYST.
A group of enzymes that catalyzes the phosphorylation of serine or threonine residues in proteins, with ATP or other nucleotides as phosphate donors.
The functional hereditary units of INSECTS.
Bone-growth regulatory factors that are members of the transforming growth factor-beta superfamily of proteins. They are synthesized as large precursor molecules which are cleaved by proteolytic enzymes. The active form can consist of a dimer of two identical proteins or a heterodimer of two related bone morphogenetic proteins.
A genus of BIRDS in the family Phasianidae, order GALLIFORMES, containing the common European and other Old World QUAIL.
The determination of the pattern of genes expressed at the level of GENETIC TRANSCRIPTION, under specific circumstances or in a specific cell.
The reproductive organ (GONADS) in female animals. In vertebrates, the ovary contains two functional parts: the OVARIAN FOLLICLE for the production of female germ cells (OOGENESIS); and the endocrine cells (GRANULOSA CELLS; THECA CELLS; and LUTEAL CELLS) for the production of ESTROGENS and PROGESTERONE.
The part of CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM that is contained within the skull (CRANIUM). Arising from the NEURAL TUBE, the embryonic brain is comprised of three major parts including PROSENCEPHALON (the forebrain); MESENCEPHALON (the midbrain); and RHOMBENCEPHALON (the hindbrain). The developed brain consists of CEREBRUM; CEREBELLUM; and other structures in the BRAIN STEM.
A species of the genus SACCHAROMYCES, family Saccharomycetaceae, order Saccharomycetales, known as "baker's" or "brewer's" yeast. The dried form is used as a dietary supplement.
Detection of RNA that has been electrophoretically separated and immobilized by blotting on nitrocellulose or other type of paper or nylon membrane followed by hybridization with labeled NUCLEIC ACID PROBES.
A species of CERCOPITHECUS containing three subspecies: C. tantalus, C. pygerythrus, and C. sabeus. They are found in the forests and savannah of Africa. The African green monkey (C. pygerythrus) is the natural host of SIMIAN IMMUNODEFICIENCY VIRUS and is used in AIDS research.
The three primary germinal layers (ECTODERM; ENDODERM; and MESODERM) developed during GASTRULATION that provide tissues and body plan of a mature organism. They derive from two early layers, hypoblast and epiblast.
The hollow thick-walled muscular organ in the female PELVIS. It consists of the fundus (the body) which is the site of EMBRYO IMPLANTATION and FETAL DEVELOPMENT. Beyond the isthmus at the perineal end of fundus, is CERVIX UTERI (the neck) opening into VAGINA. Beyond the isthmi at the upper abdominal end of fundus, are the FALLOPIAN TUBES.
Cells derived from the BLASTOCYST INNER CELL MASS which forms before implantation in the uterine wall. They retain the ability to divide, proliferate and provide progenitor cells that can differentiate into specialized cells.
Delay in the attachment and implantation of BLASTOCYST to the uterine ENDOMETRIUM. The blastocyst remains unattached beyond the normal duration thus delaying embryonic development.
Electrophoresis in which a polyacrylamide gel is used as the diffusion medium.
The age of the conceptus, beginning from the time of FERTILIZATION. In clinical obstetrics, the gestational age is often estimated as the time from the last day of the last MENSTRUATION which is about 2 weeks before OVULATION and fertilization.
Proteins which are involved in the phenomenon of light emission in living systems. Included are the "enzymatic" and "non-enzymatic" types of system with or without the presence of oxygen or co-factors.
Proteins that control the CELL DIVISION CYCLE. This family of proteins includes a wide variety of classes, including CYCLIN-DEPENDENT KINASES, mitogen-activated kinases, CYCLINS, and PHOSPHOPROTEIN PHOSPHATASES as well as their putative substrates such as chromatin-associated proteins, CYTOSKELETAL PROTEINS, and TRANSCRIPTION FACTORS.
A genus of the family Muridae consisting of eleven species. C. migratorius, the grey or Armenian hamster, and C. griseus, the Chinese hamster, are the two species used in biomedical research.
A characteristic feature of enzyme activity in relation to the kind of substrate on which the enzyme or catalytic molecule reacts.
The movement of cells from one location to another. Distinguish from CYTOKINESIS which is the process of dividing the CYTOPLASM of a cell.
The lipid- and protein-containing, selectively permeable membrane that surrounds the cytoplasm in prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells.
The variable phenotypic expression of a GENE depending on whether it is of paternal or maternal origin, which is a function of the DNA METHYLATION pattern. Imprinted regions are observed to be more methylated and less transcriptionally active. (Segen, Dictionary of Modern Medicine, 1992)
The span of viability of a cell characterized by the capacity to perform certain functions such as metabolism, growth, reproduction, some form of responsiveness, and adaptability.
The transformation of a liquid to a glassy solid i.e., without the formation of crystals during the cooling process.
Death of the developing young in utero. BIRTH of a dead FETUS is STILLBIRTH.
DNA molecules capable of autonomous replication within a host cell and into which other DNA sequences can be inserted and thus amplified. Many are derived from PLASMIDS; BACTERIOPHAGES; or VIRUSES. They are used for transporting foreign genes into recipient cells. Genetic vectors possess a functional replicator site and contain GENETIC MARKERS to facilitate their selective recognition.
The founding member of the nodal signaling ligand family of proteins. Nodal protein was originally discovered in the region of the mouse embryo primitive streak referred to as HENSEN'S NODE. It is expressed asymmetrically on the left side in chordates and plays a critical role in the genesis of left-right asymmetry during vertebrate development.
Cells lining the outside of the BLASTOCYST. After binding to the ENDOMETRIUM, trophoblasts develop into two distinct layers, an inner layer of mononuclear cytotrophoblasts and an outer layer of continuous multinuclear cytoplasm, the syncytiotrophoblasts, which form the early fetal-maternal interface (PLACENTA).
Wnt proteins are a large family of secreted glycoproteins that play essential roles in EMBRYONIC AND FETAL DEVELOPMENT, and tissue maintenance. They bind to FRIZZLED RECEPTORS and act as PARACRINE PROTEIN FACTORS to initiate a variety of SIGNAL TRANSDUCTION PATHWAYS. The canonical Wnt signaling pathway stabilizes the transcriptional coactivator BETA CATENIN.
The process of moving proteins from one cellular compartment (including extracellular) to another by various sorting and transport mechanisms such as gated transport, protein translocation, and vesicular transport.
Formation of differentiated cells and complicated tissue organization to provide specialized functions.
A macrolide compound obtained from Streptomyces hygroscopicus that acts by selectively blocking the transcriptional activation of cytokines thereby inhibiting cytokine production. It is bioactive only when bound to IMMUNOPHILINS. Sirolimus is a potent immunosuppressant and possesses both antifungal and antineoplastic properties.
The sum of the weight of all the atoms in a molecule.
Substances that provide protection against the harmful effects of freezing temperatures.
Theoretical representations that simulate the behavior or activity of genetic processes or phenomena. They include the use of mathematical equations, computers, and other electronic equipment.

Differences in benzo(a)pyrene metabolism between rodent liver microsomes and embryonic cells. (1/12641)

Differences in benzo(a)pyrene metabolite pattern have been shown by rodent liver microsomes (Sprague-Dawley) and rodent embryo cells from Syrian hamsters and NIH Swiss mice. Rodent liver induced by methylcholanthrene shows marked quantitative variation between species. Additional pattern changes were found in mouse and hamster embryo secondary cultures with a reduction of the K-region metabolites and a marked increase in 9-hydroxybenzo(a)-pyrene. These results are indicative of a region-specific attack on the carcinogen by the cell monooxygenases which is distinct from the liver attack of microsomal enzymes on benzo(a)pyrene. These results suggest that activation and detoxification of benzo(a)pyrene may be species and tissue variable, and susceptibility and resistence to malignant transformation may be predicted on induction of a fortuitous combination of intermediate metabolic steps.  (+info)

A molecular pathway revealing a genetic basis for human cardiac and craniofacial defects. (2/12641)

Microdeletions of chromosome 22q11 are the most common genetic defects associated with cardiac and craniofacial anomalies in humans. A screen for mouse genes dependent on dHAND, a transcription factor implicated in neural crest development, identified Ufd1, which maps to human 22q11 and encodes a protein involved in degradation of ubiquitinated proteins. Mouse Ufd1 was specifically expressed in most tissues affected in patients with 22q11 deletion syndrome. The human UFD1L gene was deleted in all 182 patients studied with 22q11 deletion, and a smaller deletion of approximately 20 kilobases that removed exons 1 to 3 of UFD1L was found in one individual with features typical of 22q11 deletion syndrome. These data suggest that UFD1L haploinsufficiency contributes to the congenital heart and craniofacial defects seen in 22q11 deletion.  (+info)

Regulation of neurotrophin-3 expression by epithelial-mesenchymal interactions: the role of Wnt factors. (3/12641)

Neurotrophins regulate survival, axonal growth, and target innervation of sensory and other neurons. Neurotrophin-3 (NT-3) is expressed specifically in cells adjacent to extending axons of dorsal root ganglia neurons, and its absence results in loss of most of these neurons before their axons reach their targets. However, axons are not required for NT-3 expression in limbs; instead, local signals from ectoderm induce NT-3 expression in adjacent mesenchyme. Wnt factors expressed in limb ectoderm induce NT-3 in the underlying mesenchyme. Thus, epithelial-mesenchymal interactions mediated by Wnt factors control NT-3 expression and may regulate axonal growth and guidance.  (+info)

Low resting potential and postnatal upregulation of NMDA receptors may cause Cajal-Retzius cell death. (4/12641)

Using in situ patch-clamp techniques in rat telencephalic slices, we have followed resting potential (RP) properties and the functional expression of NMDA receptors in neocortical Cajal-Retzius (CR) cells from embryonic day 18 to postnatal day 13, the time around which these cells normally disappear. We find that throughout their lives CR cells have a relatively depolarized RP (approximately -50 mV), which can be made more hyperpolarized (approximately -70 mV) by stimulation of the Na/K pump with intracellular ATP. The NMDA receptors of CR cells are subjected to intense postnatal upregulation, but their similar properties (EC50, Hill number, sensitivity to antagonists, conductance, and kinetics) throughout development suggest that their subunit composition remains relatively homogeneous. The low RP of CR cells is within a range that allows for the relief of NMDA channels from Mg2+ blockade. Our findings are consistent with the hypothesis that CR cells may degenerate and die subsequent to uncontrolled overload of intracellular Ca2+ via NMDA receptor activation by ambient glutamate. In support of this hypothesis we have obtained evidence showing the protection of CR cells via in vivo blockade of NMDA receptors with dizocilpine.  (+info)

The amyloid precursor protein interacts with Go heterotrimeric protein within a cell compartment specialized in signal transduction. (5/12641)

The function of the beta-amyloid protein precursor (betaAPP), a transmembrane molecule involved in Alzheimer pathologies, is poorly understood. We recently reported the presence of a fraction of betaAPP in cholesterol and sphingoglycolipid-enriched microdomains (CSEM), a caveolae-like compartment specialized in signal transduction. To investigate whether betaAPP actually interferes with cell signaling, we reexamined the interaction between betaAPP and Go GTPase. In strong contrast with results obtained with reconstituted phospholipid vesicles (Okamoto et al., 1995), we find that incubating total neuronal membranes with 22C11, an antibody that recognizes an N-terminal betaAPP epitope, reduces high-affinity Go GTPase activity. This inhibition is specific of Galphao and is reproduced, in the absence of 22C11, by the addition of the betaAPP C-terminal domain but not by two distinct mutated betaAPP C-terminal domains that do not bind Galphao. This inhibition of Galphao GTPase activity by either 22C11 or wild-type betaAPP cytoplasmic domain suggests that intracellular interactions between betaAPP and Galphao could be regulated by extracellular signals. To verify whether this interaction is preserved in CSEM, we first used biochemical, immunocytochemical, and ultrastructural techniques to unambiguously confirm the colocalization of Galphao and betaAPP in CSEM. We show that inhibition of basal Galphao GTPase activity also occurs within CSEM and correlates with the coimmunoprecipitation of Galphao and betaAPP. The regulation of Galphao GTPase activity by betaAPP in a compartment specialized in signaling may have important consequences for our understanding of the physiopathological functions of betaAPP.  (+info)

Identification of the Kv2.1 K+ channel as a major component of the delayed rectifier K+ current in rat hippocampal neurons. (6/12641)

Molecular cloning studies have revealed the existence of a large family of voltage-gated K+ channel genes expressed in mammalian brain. This molecular diversity underlies the vast repertoire of neuronal K+ channels that regulate action potential conduction and neurotransmitter release and that are essential to the control of neuronal excitability. However, the specific contribution of individual K+ channel gene products to these neuronal K+ currents is poorly understood. We have shown previously, using an antibody, "KC, " specific for the Kv2.1 K+ channel alpha-subunit, the high-level expression of Kv2.1 protein in hippocampal neurons in situ and in culture. Here we show that KC is a potent blocker of K+ currents expressed in cells transfected with the Kv2.1 cDNA, but not of currents expressed in cells transfected with other highly related K+ channel alpha-subunit cDNAs. KC also blocks the majority of the slowly inactivating outward current in cultured hippocampal neurons, although antibodies to two other K+ channel alpha-subunits known to be expressed in these cells did not exhibit blocking effects. In all cases the blocking effects of KC were eliminated by previous incubation with a recombinant fusion protein containing the KC antigenic sequence. Together these studies show that Kv2.1, which is expressed at high levels in most mammalian central neurons, is a major contributor to the delayed rectifier K+ current in hippocampal neurons and that the KC antibody is a powerful tool for the elucidation of the role of the Kv2.1 K+ channel in regulating neuronal excitability.  (+info)

Differential regulation of the human nidogen gene promoter region by a novel cell-type-specific silencer element. (7/12641)

Transfection analyses of the human nidogen promoter region in nidogen-producing fibroblasts from adult skin revealed multiple positive and negative cis-acting elements controlling nidogen gene expression. Characterization of the positive regulatory domains by gel mobility-shift assays and co-transfection studies in Drosophila SL2 cells unequivocally demonstrated that Sp1-like transcription factors are essential for a high expression of the human nidogen gene. Analysis of the negative regulatory domains identified a novel silencer element between nt -1333 and -1322, which is bound by a distinct nuclear factor, by using extracts from adult but not from embryonal fibroblasts. In embryonal fibroblasts, which express significantly higher amounts of nidogen mRNA as compared with adult fibroblasts, this inhibitory nidogen promoter region did not affect nidogen and SV40 promoter activities. The silencer element seems to be active only in nidogen-producing cells. Therefore this regulatory element might function in vivo to limit nidogen gene expression in response to external stimuli. However, none of the identified regulatory elements, including the silencer, contribute significantly to cell-specific expression of the human nidogen gene. Instead we provide evidence that gene expression in epidermal keratinocytes that are not producing nidogen is repressed by methylation-specific and chromatin-dependent mechanisms.  (+info)

Onset of nucleolar and extranucleolar transcription and expression of fibrillarin in macaque embryos developing in vitro. (8/12641)

Specific aims were to characterize the onset of nucleolar and extranucleolar transcription and expression of the nucleolar protein fibrillarin during preimplantation development in vitro in macaque embryos using autoradiographic and immunocytochemical techniques. Autoradiography was performed on whole embryos cultured with [3H]uridine for assessment of nucleolar (rRNA) and extranucleolar (mRNA) transcription. Expression of fibrillarin was immunocytochemically assessed in whole embryos using a primary antibody against fibrillarin and a fluorescein isothiocyanate-conjugated secondary antibody. Extranucleolar incorporation of [3H]uridine was first detected in 2-cell embryos cultured 6-10 h with [3H]uridine. Culture with alpha-amanitin prevented incorporation of label in 2-cell embryos, and treatment with ribonuclease reduced the signal to background levels, indicating that [3H]uridine was incorporated into mRNA and not rRNA or DNA. Nucleolar incorporation of [3H]uridine was not evident in pronucleate-stage or 2- to 5-cell embryos, but it was detected in one 6-cell embryo and in all 8-cell to blastocyst-stage embryos. Fibrillarin was first expressed in some 6- to 7-cell embryos, but it was consistently expressed in all 8-cell embryos. Fibrillarin was localized to the perimeter of the nucleolar precursor bodies, forming a ring that completely encapsulated these structures. Fibrillarin was not expressed in 8- to 16-cell embryos cultured with alpha-amanitin, indicating that it is transcribed, rather than recruited, at the 8-cell stage. In conclusion, in in vitro-fertilized macaque embryos developing in vitro, extranucleolar synthesis of mRNA is initiated at the 2-cell stage while the onset of nucleolar transcription occurs at the 6- to 8-cell stage, coincident with expression of fibrillarin.  (+info)

Embryonic stem cells (ES) cells were injected into host blastocysts either in groups of 10-15 cells or as single cells in order to test their developmental potential in the developing embryo. The analysis of midgestation chimaeras, by electrophoretic separation of glucose phosphate isomerase (GPI) isozymes, showed that ES cells were capable of colonizing trophectoderm and primitive endoderm derivatives at a low frequency, as well as producing a high rate of chimaerism in tissues of the fetus and extraembryonic mesoderm.. ...
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A complementary DNA, Tes-1, of a novel homeodomain protein has been cloned, and its pattern of expression has been characterized. It is a structural homolog of Distal-less, a homeodomain-encoding gene in D. melanogaster. Its expression is developmentally regulated and is limited to structures in the head. Within the central nervous system of the midgestation mouse embryo, it is expressed exclusively in the ventral forebrain. It is likely that Tes-1 plays a regulatory role in the development of this complex neural structure. ...
A complementary DNA, Tes-1, of a novel homeodomain protein has been cloned, and its pattern of expression has been characterized. It is a structural homolog of Distal-less, a homeodomain-encoding gene in D. melanogaster. Its expression is developmentally regulated and is limited to structures in the head. Within the central nervous system of the midgestation mouse embryo, it is expressed exclusively in the ventral forebrain. It is likely that Tes-1 plays a regulatory role in the development of this complex neural structure. ...
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TY - JOUR. T1 - Genome-wide identification of endothelial cell-enriched genes in the mouse embryo. AU - Takase, Haruka. AU - Matsumoto, Ken. AU - Yamadera, Rie. AU - Kubota, Yoshiaki. AU - Otsu, Ayaka. AU - Suzuki, Rumiko. AU - Ishitobi, Hiroyuki. AU - Mochizuki, Hiromi. AU - Kojima, Takahiro. AU - Takano, Shingo. AU - Uchida, Kazuhiko. AU - Takahashi, Satoru. AU - Ema, Masatsugu. PY - 2012/7/26. Y1 - 2012/7/26. N2 - The early blood vessels of the embryo and yolk sac in mammals develop by aggregation of de novo - forming angioblasts into a primitive vascular plexus, which then undergoes a complex remodeling process. Angiogenesis is also important for disease progression in the adult. However, the precise molecular mechanism of vascular development remains unclear. It is therefore of great interest to determine which genes are specifically expressed in developing endothelial cells (ECs). Here, we used Flk1-deficient mouse embryos, which lack ECs, to perform a genome-wide survey for genes related ...
Artificial Womb Unlocks Secrets of Early Embryo. Pioneering work by a leading University of Nottingham scientist has helped reveal for the first time a vital process in the development of the early mammalian embryo.. A team led by Professor of Tissue Engineering, Kevin Shakesheff, has created a new device in the form of a soft polymer bowl which mimics the soft tissue of the mammalian uterus in which the embryo implants. The research has been published in the journal Nature Communications.. This new laboratory culture method has allowed scientists to see critical aspects of embryonic development that have never been seen in this way before. For the first time it has been possible to grow embryos outside the body of the mother, using a mouse model, for just long enough to observe in real time processes of growth during a crucial stage between the fourth and eighth days of development.. Professor Shakesheff said: Using our unique materials and techniques we have been able to give our research ...
The roles of BMP and Pax in the embryonic development have been extensively studied in recent years and the formation of the neural tube is usually described as a self-evident process, but formation of nervous system in human embryos has actually not been examined in detail. In the present study 40 human embryos at Carnegie stages (CS) 10-20 were obtained, and the expression of BMP-2, BMP-4, Pax2, Pax6 and Pax7 proteins were examined in the developing brain. 22 rat embryos of CS 14, 18 and 20 were employed to compare the BMP-2, BMP-4 and Pax2 expression in the developing spinal cord of human and rat embryos throughout early stages of the nervous system development. To detect expression of proteins the method of immunohistochemistry was used. BMP-2 and BMP-4 are essential signalling molecules for the formation of the neural tube in human embryos as their expression was seen throughout all studied developmental stages 10-20. The expression of both proteins, BMP-2 and BMP-4, had a tendency to ...
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Rapid and precise phenotyping analysis of large numbers of wild-type and mutant mouse embryos is essential for characterizing the genetic and epigenetic factors regulating embryogenesis. We present a novel methodology that permits precise high-throughput screening of the phenotype of embryos with both targeted and randomly generated mutations. To demonstrate the potential of this methodology we show embryo phenotyping results produced in a large-scale ENU-mutagenesis study. In essence this represents an analysis pipeline, which starts with simultaneous micro-magentic resonance imaging (microMRI) screening (voxel size: 25.4 x 25.4 x 24.4 microm) of 32 embryos in one run. Embryos with an indistinct phenotype are then cut into parts and suspect organs and structures are analysed with HREM (high-resolution episcopic microscopy). HREM is an imaging technique that employs positive eosin staining and episcopic imaging for generating three-dimensional (3D) high-resolution (voxel size: 1.07 x 1.07 x 2 microm)
Vistahermosa Reproduction Unit.. Several aspects have to be evaluated so that the strategy to be followed is successful: number of embryos obtained, embryo quality grade, age of the patient, associated pathologies, complementary techniques and if it is an IVF or ovodonation cycle.. But why on day 3 or day 5? Dr. Avilés explains that these are the days in which the quality of the embryos can be more easily analyzed according to morphological parameters: shape, size, number of cells, fragments or vacuoles of the cells; and kinetic parameters: times of cell division. Also, depending on the implantation potential, the selection of the embryos includes 4 grades, from A to D, with A being very high and D being the lowest.. Transferring on day 3 or on day 5 will depend fundamentally on the number of embryos we have, especially because the fact that an embryo does not reach day 5 in the laboratory does not mean that it does not evolve in the uterus, which is its natural environment, says ...
Dejelling embryos: Wait at least one hour after fertilisation, any time after this embryos may be dejellied. Decant the MBS off the embryos, leaving them semi-dry and stuck to the bottom of the dish. Cover the embryos in the 2% cysteine solution, which will dissolve the jelly coats surrounding the eggs. With occasional, mild agitation, the embryos will be liberated in 5-7 minutes. It is important not to swirl eggs too vigorously when dejellying as this can cause axis duplications in some cases. Once the jelly coat is dissolved, the cysteine solution must be removed immediately (it can be reused). The embryos are then washed 3-4 times in a large volume of 0.1xMBS to remove residual cysteine. If left in the cysteine solution too long, or not washed enough, the plasma membrane will be damaged and the embryos will die! ...
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The embryo Hugo (STIEVE, 1926) (635 (1. in length according to our measurements, which are based on a new reconstruction, text-fig. 11) certainly possesses a head-process. It is shown in our reconstruction and in section in the figures of STIEVE as a broad compact plate of cells extending forwards in front of HENsENs knot and apparently intercalated throughout its extent in the endoderm, i.e., no endodermal layer is distinguishable below it. This plate undoubtedly comprises in its median part the head-process, but whether and to what extent its lateral portions are formed by forward extensions of the primitive streak mesoderm cannot be determined from the examination of the sections figured. The head~process forms a comparatively compact mass caudally to section 28 (fig. 15 in SrIE.VEs paper). Already in this section its apparent right half is composed of loosened mesoderm-like cells. This character is still more distinct in section 26 (fig. 14 in STIEvEs paper). The endoderm is ...
The easy answer to this question: the best embryos are chosen!There are a number of factors that determine which embryos are deemed best. On any given day of culture, the embryos are expected to have a specific appearance:On...
Scientists say increasing limit from 14 days will give greater insight into congenital conditions Scientists will make a controversial call this week to extend the current 14-day limit for carrying out experiments on human embryos to 28 days. The move follows recent breakthroughs that have allowed researchers to double the time embryos can be kept…
Scientists said Thursday they had produced pig embryos that carry human cells in a new step toward making animals whose organs could be tran…
A member of Chinese scientist He Jiankuis lab emailed a U.S. researcher last year asking for advice on editing the PCSK9 gene in human embryos.
Three studies identify unintended consequences of gene editing in human embryos, including large deletions and reshuffling of DNA.
Mouse embryos injected with human stem cells grew for 17 days, creating chimeras with up to 4 per cent human cells, a step towards growing human organs for transplant
Im trucking along here at 4dp3dt (4 days past 3 day transfer) with absolutely nothing to tell you about except how many times I Goog.le it--a google amount! I stress out my super-suave husband when I start to do any housework--but hey, maybe hes right! My embryos are folding so I dont have to ...
Should you transfer one embryo or two for IVF? What are the chances of success with transferring one vs two embryos? And what are the risks?
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So, today was it....our transfer day! We had a different doctor perform our transfer Dr Sanfillipo-he was amazing! I was so pleased with his bedside manor. When Dr Sanfillipo came in we got the final result of our embryos-Of the five, three were mature. All three of the mature ones fertilized. Today we had two embryos come in at 6A (6 cells, quality A) and one at a 4B (4 cells, quality B). He said the 6As were perfect (the B was still pretty good)! You cant get anything better than an A. The picture I have showing is what a 6 cell embryo looks like (this one is not mine). We had only planned on implanting 2/3 of the embryos-however, the 4 cell was not able to be frozen. The embryos need to be at least 5 cells. So, instead of discarding the embryo we decided to implant that one as well ...
A BABY has been born with the help of a hi-tech genetic screening technique that raises the prospect of embryo selection on the NHS.
Early embryos develop a protective protein shield to help prevent attack from the mothers immune system, new research shows
Researchers at the Centre for Genomic Regulation reveal that newly formed embryos clear dying cells to maximise their chances of survival.
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Im not 100% sure what you mean by trace them with different shapes. Im going to assume that you mean you want to use a different symbol when one type is detected over the other. There are a couple ways to do this. What I would do is use the center coordinates in one of the display_square or display_point modules to draw a different symbol for each result. This requires a bit more work to create an array for each type (assuming more than one embryo is visible at a time) and feed those arrays into the respective display modules. If only one embryo is visible at a time then just create two variables alive_x, alive_y and dead_x, dead_y which are then used in two display modules. When one is active, set the other set to -1000 so that nothing is displayed. (i.e. if you dont clear dead_x and just set alive_x then the display module will still show the previous result). Hope this makes sense ...
Germ-line editing of human embryos appears to be here to stay. Researchers and policy-makers around the world now struggle to determine how best to regulate the emerging technology.
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TY - JOUR. T1 - Runx1 expression marks long-term repopulating hematopoietic stem cells in the midgestation mouse embryo. AU - North, Trista E.. AU - De Bruijn, Marella F T R. AU - Stacy, Terryl. AU - Talebian, Laleh. AU - Lind, Evan. AU - Robin, Catherine. AU - Binder, Michael. AU - Dzierzak, Elaine. AU - Speck, Nancy A.. PY - 2002. Y1 - 2002. N2 - Hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) are first found in the aorta-gonad-mesonephros region and vitelline and umbilical arteries of the midgestation mouse embryo. Runx1 (AML1), the DNA binding subunit of a core binding factor, is required for the emergence and/or subsequent function of HSCs. We show that all HSCs in the embryo express Runx1. Furthermore, HSCs in Runx1+/- embryos are heterogeneous and include CD45+ cells, endothelial cells, and mesenchymal cells. Comparison with wild-type embryos showed that the distribution of HSCs among these various cell populations is sensitive to Runx1 dosage. These data provide the first morphological description of ...
Those Swedish scientists at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm have become the first to successfully edit genetic material in healthy human embryos. The scientists, led by biologist Fredrik Lanner, injected a gene-editing tool into human embryos that was intended to make extremely specific changes to that embryos genetic material. The human embryo injection is done at an extremely early stage, less than 48 hours after fertilization. So what are they changing in the human embryos DNA? That is not entirely clear. For now, the researchers say that they are hoping that the experiments theyre conducting will help them develop new methods for preventing miscarriages and for treating infertility, as well as to better understand human embryo development.. The human embryos used in the Swedish experiments could lead to pregnancy, but for the moment, they will not. The human embryos used were donated by couples that had undergone an in vitro fertilization process. The human embryos all contained an ...
Nodal signals in the early post-implantation stage embryo are essential to establish initial proximal-distal (P-D) polarity and generate the final anterior-posterior (A-P) body axis. Nodal signaling in the epiblast results in the phosphorylation of Smad2 in the overlying visceral endoderm necessary to induce the AVE, in part via Smad2-dependent activation of the T-box gene Eomesodermin. Slightly later following mesoderm induction a continuum of dose-dependent Nodal signaling during the process of gastrulation underlies specification of mesodermal and definitive endoderm progenitors. Dynamic Nodal expression during the critical 72 h time window immediately following implantation, accomplished by a series of feed-back and feed-forward mechanisms serves to provide key positional cues required for establishment of the body plan and controls cell fate decisions in the early mammalian embryo.
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As embryologists, one of the most common questions that we get from patients is What do the grades of my embryos tell us about my chances of becoming pregnant? The answer to this question is not a simple one. The objective of this article is to explain how we grade embryos and what those grades mean as far as an embryos potential for development.. All embryo grading systems are subjective. While we can make educated guesses about an embryos potential based on the experience of many embryologists grading millions of embryos, there are many cases of embryos with poor grades that make pregnancies and perfect embryos that do not. Also, no matter the grading system, the embryo grades do not tell us what is going on inside the embryo genetically.. We use grading systems to help us determine which embryos to transfer and/or freeze. At the Texas Fertility Center, embryo transfers occur either 3 days or 5 days after a retrieval. Because embryos are developmentally different on these days, we have ...
This book pulls together the full range of cell culture, biochemical, microscopic, and genetic techniques to study the early mammalian embryo. Until now, there has never been such a comprehensive compendium, though there have been more focused books of protocol, such as Manipulating the Mouse Embryo, from Cold Spring Harbor. This book is intended to appeal to all constituencies, from basic experimental science to clinical and animal science applications.
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A: Gross examinaton of whole mount wild-type (+/+) and Rb1cc1tm1.2Guan/Rb1cc1tm1.2Guan(delta/delta) embryos at E12.5, E14.5 and E15.5. Note the paleness of mutant embryos compared with wild-type littermates at E14.5 and E15.5. B: Histological sections from the heart of wild-type and mutant embryos at E14.5. The heart in the mutant embryo shows marked left ventricular dilation and a sparsely cellular thin wall that is composed of wisps of thin trabecular myocardium and is devoid of the compact subepicardial myocardium. fw, left ventricular free wall; tm, trabecular myocardium. C: Histological sections of skin from the dorsum of wild-type and mutant embryos at E14.5. The marked expansion of the subcutis, the mild expansion of the dermis, and the thin, undulating epidermis are indicative of acute edema. ed, epidermis; d, dermis; sc, subcutis; bf, frown fat. D: Histological secions of liver of wild-type and mutant embryos at E14.5. Liver from mutant embryo showed disrupted architecture with loss of ...
IVF treatment has made it possible for childless couples to have their own genetically connected child. Infertility is a growing lifestyle problem these days. Couples have been finding ways of infertility treatment.. Embryo Glue is highly beneficial at transfer as it allows an improved mixture of the embryo with uterine secretions. This works as a binding agent between uterine lining and the embryo. Higher pregnancy rates are achieved after the transfer of frozen embryos with embryo glue into your surrogate mother uterus, unlike other agents that can be detrimental to embryos.. Embryo glue isnt really a glue at all. Its a specially developed formula that contains, among other things, high levels of a substance called hyaluronan, also known as hyaluronic acid.. Who can use Embryo Glue. Embryo Glue effective for couples who have experienced had multiple cycles before without implantation. This low-cost product helps the embryo to implant and attach itself to the uterus. In fact, it helps the ...
IVF treatment has made it possible for childless couples to have their own genetically connected child. Infertility is a growing lifestyle problem these days. Couples have been finding ways of infertility treatment. Embryo Glue is highly beneficial at transfer as it allows an improved mixture of the embryo with uterine secretions. This works as a binding agent between uterine lining and the embryo. Higher pregnancy rates are achieved after the transfer of frozen embryos with embryo glue into your surrogate mother uterus, unlike other agents that can be detrimental to embryos.. Embryo glue isnt really a glue at all. Its a specially developed formula that contains, among other things, high levels of a substance called hyaluronan, also known as hyaluronic acid.. Who can use Embryo Glue. Embryo Glue effective for couples who have experienced had multiple cycles before without implantation. This low-cost product helps the embryo to implant and attach itself to the uterus. In fact, it helps the ...
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The monkey embryos were injected with human stem cells 6 days after they were created, which can yield multiple different types of tissue, both embryonic and non- or extra-embryonic tissues, the report notes.. The human cells were still found in 132 chimera embryos 24 hours after implantation. 109 embryos continued to develop after 9 days. After day 19, only 3 embryos remained. After 20 days, all of the embryos had been destroyed.. Researchers were able to examine the resultant embryos to determine which communication pathways between the monkey and human cells were viable in the generation of future chimeras and which were not.. The team said it gave the utmost attention to ethical considerations… by coordinating closely with regulatory agencies during their research.. Technology developed by Weizhi Ji and his team at Kunming University of Science and Technology in Yunnan, China has made the attempts at chimeras - which have been ongoing since the 1970s - ...
Hi, I need some help from experts about primary cell culture. Im studying the transforming potentials of viral genes using rat embryo fibroblasts (REF), but I have some problems. First, I have transfected E1A- and Ha-ras-expressing plasmids to one million REF cells isolated from 14-day-old embryo as a control, and obtained about 80 foci per 100mm dish. But next time I did the same control experiment with REF from differnt rat, and no foci at all! Is there some variations between different rats of same species? I used Sprague-Dawley rats. Second, should I use supercoil plasmids or linearized ones? Till now I used supercoils. In many reference papers, there is no comment about the state of plasmids. If you know about these questions, please answer me. I would appreciate very much.   This is written by Chang Jun (Jeje).   E-mail : Jeje at   Pohang Univ. Sci. & Tech.   © In God, We Love and Trust ...
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Explore how a fertilized cell develops into an embryo, a fetus, and eventually an adult organism. Compare embryo development in different vertebrate species and try to guess which embryo belongs to each species. Use dyes to trace the differentiation of cells during early embryo development, from the zygote to the neurula.
After an egg is fertilized, the process of embryo development to the moment of embryo transfer, embryo biopsy, or delivery is a mystery to most patients. The biology of embryo development is complicated, but Dr. Eric Flisser breaks it down into terms we can all understand.
Biczysko, W; Solter, D; Pienowski, M; and Koprowski, H, Interactions of early mouse embryos with oncogenic viruses--simian virus 40 and polyoma. I. Ultrastructural studies. (1973). Faculty Research 1970 - 1979. 408 ...
By being able to select the most viable embryo(s) within a given cohort it will be possible to reduce the number of embryos transferred in a given IVF
CTR researchers have revealed the role of the OCT4 gene in human embryos in the first few days of development. This is the first time that genome editing has been used to study gene function in human embryos.
A computerized system that scans the animal using Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). The scan data is analyzed within the computer to determine if an embryo is present or to determine if scar tissue is present, or to determine the size of organs within the animal. The scan data is produced as digital pixel values, coded as gray scale values, within scan wave lines wherein the gray scale values represent types of tissue. The size of the embryo is defined by separating the embryo tissue from the surrounding muscle tissue of the uterus. The embryo is classified by size by comparing and ranking within like kinds of animals to determine the age of the embryo.
What are the main issues articulated in the Egli paper that raise at least some doubts about the main conclusions of Ma, et al. paper?. First, the Ma paper makes the unusual argument that HDR-driven gene editing occurred after CRISPR-Cas9-induced DNA breaks in the mutant paternal allele essentially exclusively using the normal maternal chromosome as a template within the same 1-cell embryo rather than via an introduced synthetic template. In fact, in some of the Ma papers studies no template was included so that CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing had to rely on endogenous DNA in the embryo for HDR. However, Egli, et al. point out that this is exceedingly unlikely because the male and female pronuclei are entirely physically separated in the 1-cell embryo (Figure 1e-f above). How could the maternal and paternal chromosomes have physically come together to mediate this HDR during meiosis? Hypothetically possible? I suppose, but its hard to imagine a likely mechanism.. What about HDR later during mitosis? ...
According to MIT Technology Review, the experiment was just an exercise in science - the embryos were not allowed to develop for more than a few days and were never meant to be implanted into a womb. In the new work, Technology Review reported, Mitalipov and his colleagues created human embryos using sperm donated by men with the genetic mutation that they planned to try to fix with CRISPR. But they only managed to make their desired DNA changes on a small number of cells, creating an effect known as mosaicism. It involves using molecular scissors to remove undesirable elements of gene sequencing and replace them with new DNA elements. The teams results are still pending publication, so well likely hear more details about the study in the future.. This is the kind of research that is essential if we are to know if its possible to safely and precisely make corrections in embryos DNA to fix disease-causing genes, legal scholar and bioethicist R. Alta Charo of the University of ...
Section 3 Prohibitions in connection with embryos. (1) No person shall bring about the creation of an embryo except in pursuance of a licence. (1A) No person shall keep or use an embryo except- (a) in pursuance of a licence, or (b) in the case of- (i) the keeping, without storage, of an embryo intended for human application, or (ii) the processing, without storage, of such an embryo, in pursuance of a third party agreement. (1B) No person shall procure or distribute an embryo intended for human application except in pursuance of a licence or a third party agreement. (2) No person shall place in a woman- (a) an embryo other than a permitted embryo (as defined by section 3ZA), or (b) any gametes other than permitted eggs or permitted sperm (as so defined). (3) A licence cannot authorise- (a) keeping or using an embryo after the appearance of the primitive streak, (b) placing an embryo in any animal, or (c) keeping or using an embryo in any circumstances in which regulations prohibit its keeping or ...
Is a hatching blastocyst more likely to implant?Do hatching embryos implant sooner?What percentage of frozen embryos survive the thaw?
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An anonymous reader writes: According to Reuters, Using a culture method previously tested to grow mouse embryos outside of a mother, the teams were able to conduct almost hour by hour observations of human embryo development to see how they develop and organize themselves up to day 13. Brave ne...
On the contrary, it is an indication that the embryo has started breathing with his own lungs and that his condition is good.. Following 20 years of experience in incubation we know for sure that the best decision when to hatch is totally in the embryos hands; Even if we want to intervene, we dont have any knowledge at what stage of the process the embryo is in so intervening can only cause damage.. Any interference from the moment of the PIP (first hole) until the egg-shell full ring opening can cause the embryo to die. Only after the egg-shell had parted into two parts, it is possible to help, as we can see often in nature. ...
What does it feel like when the embryo implants - How many cells does an embryo have to be before it implants? When does cell division start? Cell division starts. Right after fertilization. The blastocyst is the preimplantation embryo. It has a varying cell number (30 to 200).
Script: During the first 8 weeks following fertilization, the developing human is called an embryo, which means growing within. This time, called the embryonic period, is characterized by the formation of most major body systems. ...
Researchers in New York are reporting an advance in creating cloned human embryos. The embryos would not be used for reproduction, but rather for the
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The transfer of donated embryos, or embryo donation is the transfer of embryos given by a couple (after IVF) to a recipient for the purpose of pregnancy.
In research published today in Nature, researchers at the University of Cambridge and the University of Nottingham demonstrate how pig embryos and human embryonic cells show remarkable similarities in the early stages of their development. By combining these two models, they hope to improve our understanding of the origins of diseases such as paediatric germ cell tumours and fetal abnormalities.
The present anatomical atlas concentrates on the early weeks of prenatal development of the human embryo. It comprises more than 800 scanning electron-microscopic pictures of specimens of exclusively ...
Hello Has anyone out there imported embryos from overseas. I have 4 embryos still created by partners sperm and donated egg. I successfully gave birth to a little girl but want to try for another one next year but the embryos are in - page 2
T]he choice of abortion is objectively immoral…. [A]s early as eight or ten weeks of gestation, the fetus has a fully formed, beating heart, a complete brain… a recognizably human form…. There are three important points we wish to make about this human embryo. First, it is from the start distinct from any cell of the mother or of the father. This is clear because it is growing in its own distinct direction. Its growth is internally directed to its own survival and maturation. Second, the embryo is human: it has the genetic makeup characteristic of human beings. Third, and most importantly, the embryo is a complete or whole organism, though immature. The human embryo, from conception onward, is fully programmed actively to develop himself or herself to the mature stage of a human being, and, unless prevented by disease or violence, will actually do so…. So, a human embryo (or fetus) is not something distinct from a human being; he or she is not an individual of any non-human or ...
It seems like a ridiculous question to me, with the obvious answer being yes, but there is actually a debate going on about it on a newsgroup. I posted many scholarly references where the human embryo was referred to as an organism, such as this one from the Human Development and Anatomy Center ...
Using ultrasound-guided in utero infections of fluorescently traceable lentiviruses carrying RNAi or Cre recombinase into mouse embryos, we have demonstrated noninvasive, highly efficient selective transduction of surface epithelium, in which progenitors stably incorporate and propagate the desired …
In a first-of-its-kind study, scientists correct a single gene mutation tied to genetic heart conditions in human embryos using CRISPR.
Researchers have found a way to reliably remove disease-causing mutations from human embryos, an achievement sure to renew concerns over so-called designer babies.
August 31, 2017 Be the first to like. Is it possible that CRISPR gene editing actually didnt happen in many of the human embryos in that big Naturepaper that made such news a couple weeks back? Some doubts have emerged that call the main conclusions of the paper into question and argue th ...
Hey guys!!! I had a 3dt on wed and had 1 6 cell and 2 4 cell embryos. wanted to see if anyone got pregnant witha 4 cell! Thanks ...
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Two-thirds of all human embryos fail to develop successfully. Now, in a new study, researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine have shown that they can predict with 93 percent certainty which fertilized eggs ...
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Ectopic expression Ectopic expression. Embryos a-c are viewed laterally with the posterior pole to the right, embryos d-i are viewed dorsally. Expression of Wun
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Your position does not matter. The first 24 hours after an embryo is transferred are most likely the most critical. It is within this time frame that an embryo has to attach to the uterine wall before it can fully implant, which may take several days. Therefore, for the first one to two days, stay home and chill out ...
The freezing and preservation of embryos created during IVF treatment is a controversial method of achieving pregnancy again in the future.
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Cell Signaling During Mammalian Early Embryo Development. Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology. 843. New York, NY: ... This layer of cells is vital in the implantation of the embryo to the uterus and gives rise to majority of the extra-embryonic ... In the case of the early embryo, especially before compaction has started to occur, majority of the control is via the maternal ... Disruption of vezatin synthesis in the early embryo not only leads to lack of adherens junction formation, but also results in ...
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To do this, she was first to establish RNA interference in mammalian cells to determine cell fate in the mouse embryos. At that ... These "synthetic embryos" recapitulate the natural architecture of the embryo and their patterns of gene expression leading to ... "Rhythmic actomyosin-driven contractions induced by sperm entry predict mammalian embryo viability". Nature Communications. 2: ... The knowledge she gained through her work on how the embryo develops during the blastocyst to gastrula transition, allowed her ...
"Negative control of Smad activity by ectodermin/Tif1gamma patterns the mammalian embryo". Development. 137 (15): 2571-8. doi: ... The mRNA was then injected into several Xenopus embryos at a four-cell stage and looked in early blastula embryos for an ... The synthetic RNA was then injected into embryos and the animal caps of these collected embryos were obtained and submitted to ... resulting in embryos lacking of mesoderm development. This model was confirmed by the finding that ectodermin-/- embryos were ...
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Cryopreservation of Mammalian Gametes and Embryos: Methods and Protocols. Methods in Molecular Biology. Humana Press. 2017. ... ISBN 978-1-4939-1411-1 Cryopreservation of Mammalian Gametes and Embryos: Methods and Protocols. Editors: Zsolt Peter Nagy, ... "Supplementation of L Carnitine in the Culture Media Causes a Significant Decrease in DNA Damage and Improves Embryo Quality - A ...
Mammalian[edit]. Three active DNA methyltransferases have been identified in mammals. They are named DNMT1,[13] DNMT3A,[14] and ... Mouse embryos homozygous for a deletion in Dnmt1 die at 10-11 days gestation.[21] ... It predominantly methylates hemimethylated CpG di-nucleotides in the mammalian genome. This enzyme is 7- to 100-fold more ... Pradhan S, Esteve PO (2003). "Mammalian DNA (cytosine-5) methyltransferases and their expression". Clin. Immunol. 109 (1): 6-16 ...
... correlates with early mammalian embryo development-bovine and murine models". Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology. 9 (1): 63 ... "Preimplantation factor negates embryo toxicity and promotes embryo development in culture". Reproductive Biomedicine Online. 23 ... Human embryos begin to express PIF at the 2-cell stage, with expression increasing by the morula stage and continuing to do so ... Consequently, the embryo may be rejected and attacked if it is not recognised, an event that normally causes spontaneous ...
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In cultured mammalian cells, such as the Chinese hamster ovary cell line, a number of genetic loci are present in a functional ... Transgenic mice generated through exogenous DNA microinjection of an embryo's pronucleus are also considered to be hemizygous ... meaning that they develop from one zygote that splits and forms two embryos. Fraternal twins are dizygotic because they develop ...
General Trsp gene deletion is lethal to the embryo. The results of this research was used as a model for Kashin-Beck disease. ... Alexander Friedenstein and his colleagues first identified osteoprogenitor cells in multiple mammalian tissues, before any ... It is thought that through a combination of biochemical and biophysical stimuli, the uncommitted stem cells of the embryo will ... Data based on a 10.5-day-old mouse embryo. Included are the multiple factors for differentiation.[2] ...
They play a role in the specification of the first renal cells of the embryo and remain essential players throughout ... Mammalian Genome. 4 (2): 78-82. doi:10.1007/BF00290430. PMID 8431641.. ...
During mammalian development, the gonads are at first capable of becoming either ovaries or testes.[5] In humans, starting at ... Before the production of the pituitary hormone luteinizing hormone (LH) by the embryo starting at about weeks 11-12, human ... the embryonic Müllerian ducts from developing into fallopian tubes and other female reproductive tract tissues in male embryos ...
Mesenchyme is a type of connective tissue found in developing organs of embryos that is capable of differentiation into all ... of the total protein content of the mammalian body.[12] ...
The air space (7) provides the embryo with oxygen while it is hatching. This ensures that the embryo will not suffocate while ... Compared to mammalian skin, that of reptiles is rather thin and lacks the thick dermal layer that produces leather in mammals.[ ... The albumin (9) further protects the embryo and serves as a reservoir for water and protein. The allantois (8) is a sac that ... The eggshell (1) protects the crocodile embryo (11) and keeps it from drying out, but it is flexible to allow gas exchange. The ...
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"US team makes embryo clone of men"". BBC. pp. A01. 2008년 1월 17일.. ... "Teratocarcinomas and mammalian embryogenesis". 》Science (New York, N.Y.)》 209 (4458): 768-776. ISSN 0036-8075. PMID 6250214 ... "Scientists Cure Mice Of Sickle Cell Using Stem Cell Technique: New Approach Is From Skin, Not Embryos".". The Washington Post. ... "Embryonic stem cells made without embryos".". 2007년 11월 21일.. ...
"Impact of transposable elements on the evolution of mammalian gene regulation". Cytogenet Genome Res. 110 (1-4): 342-52. doi: ... cell fusion during placental development in the course of the germination of an embryo, and resistance to exogenous retroviral ...
This article is about the development of embryos in animals. For the development of plant embryos, see Sporophyte. ... Alex Lopata (2009). "History of the Egg in Embryology". Journal of Mammalian Ova Research. 26: 2-9. doi:10.1274/jmor.26.2.. ... which is when the sperm of the intended father and egg of intended mother are fused in a lab forming an embryo. This embryo is ... Embryology (from Greek ἔμβρυον, embryon, "the unborn, embryo"; and -λογία, -logia) is the branch of biology that studies the ...
For the structures in mammalian lungs, see pulmonary alveolus.. Air sacs are spaces within an organism where there is the ... If the developmental sequence found in bird embryos is a guide, air sacs actually evolved before the channels in the skeleton ... Likewise, a mammalian system would only provide to the lungs about 225 − 184 = 41 liters of fresh, oxygenated air on each ... Furthermore, an avian system would only need a lung volume of about 600 liters while a mammalian one would have required about ...
Certain transcription factors regulating the expression of specific genes, including one component of the mammalian complex NF- ... "Cyclin B dissociation from CDK1 precedes its degradation upon MPF inactivation in mitotic extracts of Xenopus laevis embryos". ... "Identity of 19S prosome particle with the large multifunctional protease complex of mammalian cells". Nature. 331 (6152): 192- ...
The two broad types of mammalian stem cells are: embryonic stem cells, and adult stem cells, which are found in adult tissues. ... Embryonic stem cells (ES cells) are stem cells taken from the inner cell mass of the early stage embryo known as a blastocyst. ... Human embryos reach the blastocyst stage 4-5 days after fertilization. At that time, they are made up of between 50 and 150 ... In a developing embryo, stem cells can differentiate into all of the specialised embryonic tissues. In adult organisms, stem ...
Furthermore, the P50 value is influenced by differing organic modulators.[73] In the typical mammalian RBC 2,3 - DPG causes a ... Relationship between the major phosphorylated metabolic intermediates and oxygen affinity of whole blood in chick embryos and ... Air is able to flow continuously in one direction through the lung, making it more efficient than the mammalian lung. ... compared to typical mammalian tetramers composed of hemoglobin type A and B; hemoglobin D configuration causes a decreased ...
During morphogenesis, totipotent stem cells become the various pluripotent cell lines of the embryo, which in turn become fully ... Reik W (May 2007). "Stability and flexibility of epigenetic gene regulation in mammalian development". Nature. 447 (7143): 425- ... Fluoroquinolone antibiotics induce epigenetic changes in mammalian cells through iron chelation. This leads to epigenetic ... "A targeting sequence directs DNA methyltransferase to sites of DNA replication in mammalian nuclei". Cell. 71 (5): 865-73. PMID ...
The incubation period is divided into three phases.[62] In the first phase, the embryo has no functional organs and relies on ... The venom appears to have a different function from those produced by non-mammalian species; its effects are not life- ... This allows the yolk, which contains the embryo, to exchange waste and nutrients with the cytoplasm.[64] ... rather than lying in the jaw as in cynodonts and other pre mammalian synapsids. However, the external opening of the ear still ...
A chicken embryo, showing the paraxial mesoderm on both sides of the neural fold. The anterior (forward) portion has begun to ... The density of mammalian skeletal muscle tissue is about 1.06 kg/liter.[8] This can be contrasted with the density of adipose ... The paraxial mesoderm is divided along the embryo's length into somites, corresponding to the segmentation of the body (most ...
For a typical mammalian cell containing 200,000 mRNA, sequencing data from at least 50 single cells need to be pooled in order ... July 2014). "The DNA methylation landscape of human early embryos". Nature. 511 (7511): 606-10. Bibcode:2014Natur.511..606G. ... Pennisi E (April 2018). "Chronicling embryos, cell by cell, gene by gene". Science. 360 (6387): 367. Bibcode:2018Sci...360.. ... Illumina, Ion Torrent). In mammalian systems, single-cell DNA sequencing has been widely applied to study normal physiology and ...
Much like a mammalian heart, the avian heart is composed of endocardial, myocardial and epicardial layers.[82] The atrium walls ... Inbreeding causes early death (inbreeding depression) in the zebra finch Taeniopygia guttata.[211] Embryo survival (that is, ... Avian hearts are generally larger than mammalian hearts when compared to body mass. This adaptation allows more blood to be ... Blackburn, T; Cassey, P; Duncan, R; Evans, K; Gaston, K (24 September 2004). "Avian Extinction and Mammalian Introductions on ...
Evolution of mammalian features[edit]. Jaws and middle ears[edit]. See also: Evolution of mammalian auditory ossicles ... The mother develops a kind of yolk sack in her womb that delivers nutrients to the embryo. Embryos of bandicoots, koalas and ... The embryo is born at a very early stage of development, and is usually less than 2 in (5.1 cm) long at birth. It has been ... The embryo attaches itself to the uterus via a large placenta via which the mother supplies food and oxygen and removes waste ...
"Journal of Mammalian Evolution. 11 (3/4): 257. doi:10.1023/B:JOMM.0000047340.25620.89.. ... The membrane has no hair follicles or sweat glands, except between the fingers.[54][56] For bat embryos, apoptosis (cell death ... Brown, W. M. (2001). "Natural selection of mammalian brain components". Trends in Ecology and Evolution. 16 (9): 471-473. doi: ... Eiting, T. P.; Gunnell, G. F. (2009). "Global completeness of the bat fossil record". Journal of Mammalian Evolution. 16 (3): ...
At this point, the nucleus is lost in mammalian red blood cells, but not in birds and many other species. Even after the loss ... In the embryo: *Gower 1 (ζ2ε2). *Gower 2 (α2ε2) (PDB: 1A9W​) ... The mammalian hemoglobin molecule can bind (carry) up to four oxygen molecules.[8] ...
In the embryo, the liver is the main site of red blood cell production.) The production can be stimulated by the hormone ... Mammalian red blood cells, which do not contain nuclei, are considerably smaller than those of most other vertebrates.[7] ... Typical mammalian red blood cells: (a) seen from surface; (b) in profile, forming rouleaux; (c) rendered spherical by water; (d ... Half of the membrane mass in human and most mammalian red blood cells are proteins. The other half are lipids, namely ...
Exogenous control of mammalian gene expression through modulation of RNA self-cleavage. , journal = Nature , volume = 431 , ... Substrate requirements for let-7 function in the developing zebrafish embryo. , journal = Nucleic Acids Res , volume = 32 , ... of spliceosome function in mammalian cells. , journal = Nucleic Acids Res , volume = 33 , issue = 4 , pages = e41 ,pmid= ...
4. Culture Media for Cells, Organs and Embryos. Cleveland, OH: CRC Press, 1977. 469 pp. CRC Handbook Series in Nutrition and ... Enzyme Synthesis and Degradation in Mammalian Systems. Basel-Munchen-Paris-London-New York-Sydney: S. Karger, 1971. 477 pp. ... provided an excellent model for pursuing fundamental research in biochemical genetics in the mammalian system. The analyses of ... to the conclusion that the rate of synthesis rather than the rate of destruction may be the preferential way of the mammalian ...
"A mammalian model for Laron syndrome produced by targeted disruption of the mouse growth hormone receptor/binding protein gene ...
"Francis Harry Compton Crick (1916-2004)" by A. Andrei at the Embryo Project Encyclopedia ... proposed that the function of REM sleep is to remove certain modes of interactions in networks of cells in the mammalian ...
Gene transfer into cultured mammalian embryos by electroporation.. Osumi N1, Inoue T. ... postimplantation rodent embryos are taken out of the uterus and a purified DNA solution of mammalian expression plasmid ... Electroporated embryos are allowed to develop in the WEC system for 24--48 h. Within the targeted area, the proportion of ... Our strategy has been to use electroporation (EP) of plasmid DNA following whole-embryo culture (WEC). In our gene transfer ...
Derivation of pluripotent epiblast stem cells from mammalian embryos.. Brons IG1, Smithers LE, Trotter MW, Rugg-Gunn P, Sun B, ... Here we show that pluripotent stem cells can be derived from the late epiblast layer of post-implantation mouse and rat embryos ...
... embryo mammalian include Isolation and Culture of Embryonic Mouse Neural Stem Cells, Isolation of Embryonic Ventricular ... Embryo, Mammalian: The entity of a developing mammal (Mammals), generally from the cleavage of a Zygote to the end of embryonic ... For the human embryo, this represents the first two months of intrauterine development preceding the stages of the Fetus. . ...
Cryopreservation of Mammalian Gametes and Embryos. Book Subtitle. Methods and Protocols. Editors. * Zsolt Peter Nagy ... Cryopreservation of Mammalian Gametes and Embryos. Methods and Protocols. Editors: Nagy, Zsolt Peter, Varghese, Alex C., ... Cutting-edge and practical, Cryopreservation of Mammalian Gametes and Embryos: Methods and Protocols includes chapters written ... Appendix C: Automated Vitrification of Mammalian Embryos on a Digital Microfluidic Device ...
... early 9 dpc embryo). A few hours later, it is present around all the cavity and in the urogenital ridge (the earliest ... The expression of the Wilms tumour gene, WT1, in the developing mammalian embryo Mech Dev. 1993 Jan;40(1-2):85-97. doi: ... RNA-PCR analysis on 12.5 dpc embryos and on adult tissues shows that WT1 is weakly expressed in both eye and tongue. The ... early 9 dpc embryo). A few hours later, it is present around all the cavity and in the urogenital ridge (the earliest ...
Pre-implantation embryo development encompasses several key developmental events, especially the activation of zygotic genome ... Endogenous Retroviruses Function as Gene Expression Regulatory Elements During Mammalian Pre-implantation Embryo Development. ... "Endogenous Retroviruses Function as Gene Expression Regulatory Elements During Mammalian Pre-implantation Embryo Development." ... Endogenous Retroviruses Function as Gene Expression Regulatory Elements During Mammalian Pre-implantation Embryo Development. ...
... revealing how hydraulic forces help shape early mouse embryos. ... Hydraulic control of mammalian embryo size and cell fate. ... Hydraulic force shapes mammalian embryos. EMBL researchers uncover new role of fluid pressure in controlling embryo size and ... an early structure in the development of the mammalian embryo. The blastocyst consists of an inner cell mass that will go on to ... Following fertilisation, the mammalian egg cell begins to divide. At first, all of the newly formed cells are identical. ...
Mammalian cells have developed complex mechanisms to identify DNA damage and activate the required response to maintain genome ... DNA repair in mammalian embryos Mutat Res. Jan-Feb 2007;635(1):53-77. doi: 10.1016/j.mrrev.2006.09.002. Epub 2006 Dec 1. ... This paper reviews mammalian DNA repair from gametogenesis to preimplantation embryos to late gestational stages. ... DNA repair genes have been shown to be expressed in the early stages of mammalian development. The survival of the embryo ...
Unravelling chromosomal instability in mammalian preimplantation embryos using single-cell genomics ... Olga Tšuiko „Unravelling chromosomal instability in mammalian preimplantation embryos using single-cell genomics". ... Olga Tšuiko „Unravelling chromosomal instability in mammalian preimplantation embryos using single-cell genomics" ... Unravelling chromosomal instability in mammalian preimplantation embryos using single-cell genomics". ...
Abstract Mammalian oocyte is a highly differentiated cell which gives rise to an embryo after fertilization. Importantly, fully ... However, not much is known about mRNA localization and translation in the mammalian oocyte and early embryo. The aim of my ... Identification of key regulators of gene expression in mammalian oocyte and embryo. *Detail práce ... Identification of key regulators of gene expression in mammalian oocyte and embryo ...
Denker, H.-W. Self-Organization of Stem Cell Colonies and of Early Mammalian Embryos: Recent Experiments Shed New Light on the ... Denker H-W. Self-Organization of Stem Cell Colonies and of Early Mammalian Embryos: Recent Experiments Shed New Light on the ... Self-Organization of Stem Cell Colonies and of Early Mammalian Embryos: Recent Experiments Shed New Light on the Role of ... "Self-Organization of Stem Cell Colonies and of Early Mammalian Embryos: Recent Experiments Shed New Light on the Role of ...
This surprising finding indicates that the primitive erythroid lineage is indeed mammalian, rather than non-mammalian, in ... indicating that the primitive erythroid lineage is necessary for survival of the mammalian embryo. While it was thought for ... over a century that primitive erythroid cells were uniquely nucleated mammalian red cells, it is now recognized that they, like ... Primitive erythropoiesis in the mammalian embryo. James Palis*, Jeffrey Malik, Kathleen E. McGrath and Paul D. Kingsley ...
A 3Rs approach to assess drug toxicity on the mammalian embryo during early pregnancy in vitro ... A 3Rs approach to assess drug toxicity on the mammalian embryo during early pregnancy in vitro ... This is especially important during the 1st trimester, when the embryo is at its most sensitive to developmental defects. The ... Gastruloids are highly tractable, allowing precise experimental manipulation, difficult to do with embryos. It is for these ...
Bioelectric memory: modeling resting potential bistability in amphibian embryos and mammalian cells.. Levin, Michael. Law, ... Law, R. and M. Levin (2015). "Bioelectric memory: Modeling resting potential bistability in amphibian embryos and mammalian ... Send Comment about Bioelectric memory: modeling resting potential bistability in amphibian embryos and mammalian cells.. ... Results: We find that typical mammalian models and amphibian oocyte models exhibit bistability when expressing different ion ...
... and genetic techniques to study the early mammalian embryo. Until now, there has never been such a comprehensive compendium, ... though there have been more focused books of protocol, such as Manipulating the Mouse Embryo, from Cold Spring Harbor. This ... 3:Culture of the mammalian preimplantation embryo, David Gardner and Michelle Lane. 4:Assessment of embryo development and ... A Laboratory Guide to the Mammalian Embryo. Edited by David K. Gardner, Michelle Lane, and Andrew J. Watson. Never before has ...
... of the embryo-culture system. By use of culture techniques the precise concentrations of exogenous glucose causing ... morphological and biochemical changes are defined for a range of developmental stages in both rat and mouse embryos. The ... Studies on the effects of excess glucose on mammalian post-implantation embryos grown in culture are reviewed and selected ... ABSTRACT Studies on the effects of excess glucose on mammalian post-implantation embryos grown in culture are reviewed and ...
Failure of ventral body wall closure in mouse embryos lacking a procollagen C-proteinase encoded by Bmp1, a mammalian gene ... Failure of ventral body wall closure in mouse embryos lacking a procollagen C-proteinase encoded by Bmp1, a mammalian gene ... Failure of ventral body wall closure in mouse embryos lacking a procollagen C-proteinase encoded by Bmp1, a mammalian gene ... Failure of ventral body wall closure in mouse embryos lacking a procollagen C-proteinase encoded by Bmp1, a mammalian gene ...
Here we show that pluripotent stem cells can be derived from the late epiblast layer of post-implantation mouse and rat embryos ... Derivation of pluripotent epiblast stem cells from mammalian embryos. @article{Brons2007DerivationOP, title={Derivation of ... XCI in preimplantation mouse and human embryos: first there is remodelling…. *Ilse M van den Berg, R. J. H. Galjaard, Joop S E ... Absence of Nodal signaling promotes precocious neural differentiation in the mouse embryo.. *A. L. Camus, Aitana Perea-Gomez, ...
... and fate commitment in a wide range of mammalian orders. The exquisite detail known from mouse embryogenesis, embryonic stem ... of recent single cell transcriptomic experiments are used to highlight the building principles underlying early mammalian ... Pfeffer, P.L. Building Principles for Constructing a Mammalian Blastocyst Embryo. Biology 2018, 7, 41. Pfeffer, P.L. Building ... Pfeffer, P.L. Building Principles for Constructing a Mammalian Blastocyst Embryo. Biology 2018, 7, 41. Pfeffer, P.L. Building ...
In vitro development of mammalian embryos during preimplantation period from the 1-cell to the blastocyst stages is known to be ... Molecular regulation of gene expression and development of mammalian embryos. Research Project ... Publications] N.Minami, A.Ohashi, K.Sasaki, T.Wada and M.Yamada: Second cell cycle and cell adhesion of mouse embryos ... Publications] Nishikimi,A.: Nuclear translocation of nuclear factor kappa B in early l-cell mouse embryos. Biol.of Reprod.(in ...
Editing DNA Methylation in Mammalian Embryos *Taiga Yamazaki. *, Yu Hatano. *, Ryoya Taniguchi ... Pajula RL, Raina A, Eloranta T . Polyamine synthesis in mammalian tissues. Isolation and characterization of spermine synthase ...
Four-dimensional cardiac imaging in living embryos via postacquisition synchronization of nongated slice sequences, ... Live imaging of early developmental processes in mammalian embryos with optical coherence tomography by Kirill V. Larin, Irina ... Open Access Three-Dimensional (3D) Visualisation of the Cardiovascular System of Mouse Embryos and Fetus by Wolfgang J. ... Four-dimensional cardiac imaging in living embryos via postacquisition synchronization of nongated slice sequences," (2005) by ...
The amnion of mammalian embryo is derived from ectoderm and mesoderm. Amnion, in reptiles, birds, and mammals, a membrane ... The amnion of mammalian embryo is derived from By GK Planet Team ... Thanks for reading The amnion of mammalian embryo is derived ... Q. The amnion of mammalian embryo is derived from. *ectoderm and endoderm ... Home » Anatomy , Biology , NEET 2018 » The amnion of mammalian embryo is derived from ...
cat embryo (fig. 10), as they are likewise in the 21-mm. embryo of the rabbit (fig. 19); in two older rabbit embryos, of 25 mm ... The early development of the membranous labyrinth in mammalian embryos, with special reference to the endolymphatic duct and ... opossum em» bryos (series 2077 and 2096, respectively). *↑ The remarkable similarity in labyrinthine morphology in mammalian ... embryo of the guinea-pig (fig. 17), and of the 21.8-mm. rat embryo (fig. 29) ;[6] rugae are not yet present in any of the human ...
Embryo-endometrial proteases during early mammalian development.. Authors: Seshagiri, P B. Lalitha, H S. Mishra, A. Sireesha, G ... Embryo-endometrial proteases during early mammalian development. Indian Journal of Experimental Biology. 2003 Jul; 41(7): 756- ... We believe that the embryo-endometrial proteases are essential for hatching of blastocysts and for the dynamic remodeling of ... review the current state of knowledge available on various proteases and their inhibitors functionally involved in the embryo- ...
Famed Mammalian Embryologist Dies. By Jef Akst , December 2, 2016 Andrzej Tarkowskis research laid the groundwork for future ... Meet the First Artificial Embryo Made From Stem Cells. By Bob Grant , March 2, 2017 ... Researchers report growing a mouse embryo using two types of early stem cells. ...
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  • The smaller the blastocoel of a mouse blastocyst, the more cells it has in the inside of its embryo. (
  • One of the first points at which cells begin to differentiate is during the formation of the blastocyst, an early structure in the development of the mammalian embryo. (
  • The blastocyst consists of an inner cell mass that will go on to form the embryo itself, a surrounding layer of cells called thetrophectoderm that will become the placenta, and a cavity filled with fluid called the blastocoel. (
  • With transplantation of early-stage nuclei, high proportions of development to the blastocyst and of offspring were obtained from nuclear transplant embryos with a nucleus from a 2-, 4- or 8-cell-stage embryos. (
  • In vitro development of mammalian embryos during preimplantation period from the 1-cell to the blastocyst stages is known to be arrested at a stage characteristics for the species when zygotic gene activation (ZGA) occurs. (
  • Thus, it is indicated that the development and gene expression of embryos during preimplantation stages, especially at periods of ZGA and blastocyst formation are regulated under redox controls. (
  • A group of 6,000 mouse embryos sent on the microgravity SJ-10 satellite of China that was launched this month have been able to develop to the stage that immediately precedes implantation, the process whereby the embryo which has become a blastocyst, places itself into the wall of the uterus. (
  • Expanding actin rings zipper the mouse embryo for blastocyst formation," Cell , 173:776-91.e17, 2018. (
  • If such sealing doesn't happen, pregnancy can fail, but "the precise mechanisms that give rise to embryo sealing prior to blastocyst formation remained incompletely understood," says cell biologist Maté Biro of the University of New South Wales. (
  • During pre-implantation advancement, the mammalian embryo self-organizes in to the blastocyst consisting of an epithelial coating encapsulating the inner-cell mass (ICM), which usually provides rise to all embryonic cells1. (
  • Sibling cells staying at the surface area of the embryo and faltering to lead to the ICM in the blastocyst display no pressure asymmetry at the 16-cell stage (= 1.04 0.03, Mean SD, n = 8 pairs of sibling cells, Fig. 3b). (
  • Here, we evaluated this relationship by live-cell imaging using the histone H2B-mCherry probe and subsequent single blastocyst transfer using mouse embryos obtained by in vitro fertilization. (
  • Through live-cell imaging, single embryo transfer, and genome sequencing at single-cell resolution, we demonstrated that early chromosomal segregation error resulting in aneuploidy in mouse pre-implantation embryos is a developmental risk to the blastocyst, but some blastocysts retain their developmental potential. (
  • 16. Embryo Coculture and the Regulation of Blastocyst Formationb In Vitro. (
  • Blastocyst, a distinctive stage of a mammalian embryo. (
  • Due to that fact, the developing mammalian embryo at this stage is called a blastocyst, not a blastula, which is more generic term. (
  • Pre-implantation embryo development encompasses several key developmental events, especially the activation of zygotic genome activation (ZGA)-related genes. (
  • A large portion of somatic cell nuclear transfer (SCNT) embryos display developmental arrest and ZGA failure during pre-implantation embryo development. (
  • This is especially important during the 1st trimester, when the embryo is at its most sensitive to developmental defects. (
  • Publications] Cheong HT: 'Developmental capacity of reconstituted mouse embryos:influences of nuceus and cytoplasm souces. (
  • By use of culture techniques the precise concentrations of exogenous glucose causing morphological and biochemical changes are defined for a range of developmental stages in both rat and mouse embryos. (
  • The central role of mitochondria in the establishment of developmental competence of oocytes and early embryos come out from basic research in experimental models and clinical studies, including those from Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ARTs) such as in vitro fertilization and embryo culture. (
  • Established from only 300 embryonic stem cells, these structures, called 'gastruloids', exhibit developmental features and organisation comparable to the posterior part of a six to ten day-old embryo. (
  • The map is also an invaluable reference point to understand how genetic mutations can disrupt embryo growth and cause developmental disorders and diseases. (
  • Effect of glycosaminoglycans on in vitro fertilizing ability and in vitro developmental potential of bovine embryos. (
  • S.v. Effect of glycosaminoglycans on in vitro fertilizing ability and in vitro developmental potential of bovine embryos. (
  • 2007). However, previous reports did not examine the effect of sperm exposure to these four different GAGs on post-fertilization events, such as in vitro embryo developmental potential and embryo gene expression. (
  • The objective of the present study was to examine the effects of treating bovine sperm with four different GAGs (HP, HA, CS, and DS) by evaluating the fertilizing ability and in vitro embryo developmental potential. (
  • This is the earliest developmental stage of a new embryo. (
  • We hypothesized that the loss of developmental competence in maternally heat-stressed embryos results from enhanced oxidative stress in the oviducts. (
  • This latest research, published in Developmental Cell , and titled 'Cortical Tension Allocates the First Inner Cells of the Mammalian Embryo', provides new insights into embryo formation and challenges the prevailing model of cell placement through division. (
  • Developmental biology is a newly-developing subject that is attracting much interest because of exciting findings being made using a combination of classical embryo manipulation with more modern techniques. (
  • Due to the fact that placental mammals and marsupials nourish their developing embryos via the placenta, the ovum in these species does not contain significant amounts of yolk, and the yolk sac in the embryo is relatively small in size, in comparison with both the size of the embryo itself and the size of yolk sac in embryos of comparable developmental age from lower chordates. (
  • Embryogenesis Mammalian Parthenogenesis Drosophila embryogenesis Plant embryogenesis Developmental biology Blastomere Morula Cdx2 Gilbert SF (2000). (
  • Publications] ISHIMORI,H: 'Viability of vitrified mouse embryos using various cryoprotectant mixtures. (
  • Recent studies have shown that mammalian oocyte and embryo viability are closely associated with their metabolic profile, relying entirely on mitochondria as a source of ATP. (
  • These data suggest that CARS microscopy is a promising non-invasive technique for assessing specific aspects of the metabolic profile of living mammalian eggs and early embryos, which could be potentially linked to their quality and viability. (
  • Our findings offer an attractive possibility where alterations to the inter-cellular forces could increase embryo viability leading to better IVF outcomes. (
  • Liu, D. Endogenous Retroviruses Function as Gene Expression Regulatory Elements During Mammalian Pre-implantation Embryo Development. (
  • The survival of the embryo necessitates that the oocyte be sufficiently equipped with maternal stored products and that embryonic gene expression commences at the correct time. (
  • Mammalian studies which investigated gene expression were selected. (
  • The study shows that gastruloids organise themselves with regard to the three main body axes, as they do in embryos, and follow similar patterns of gene expression. (
  • The complexity of gene expression profiles increases over time, with the appearance of markers from different embryonic cell lineages, much like the profiles observed in control embryos," adds Dr Naomi Moris from the Cambridge team, co-first author of the article. (
  • The scientific contributions of Ralph L. Brinster to understanding mammalian embryo development and eukaryotic gene expression. (
  • Abstract Mammalian oocyte is a highly differentiated cell which gives rise to an embryo after fertilization. (
  • We performed embryo transfer after fluorescence observation of chromosomal segregation using mouse embryos obtained by in vitro fertilization (IVF) (a technique where unfertilized eggs retrieved from females are fertilized in vitro with spermatozoa). (
  • Presentations on the core topic of primate in vitro fertilization and embryo transfer were joined by specialist presentations in related areas, including human-assisted reproductive technologies, reproductive physiology of the great apes, sperm biology, implantation mechanisms, cryobiology, coculture systems for embryogenesis, micromanipulation technologies, and genetic diagnosis of heritable diseases in the pre- embryo. (
  • After fertilization, mammalian embryo nuclei remain transcriptionally silent for the appointed period. (
  • Cutting-edge and practical, Cryopreservation of Mammalian Gametes and Embryos: Methods and Protocols includes chapters written by leading experts in the field and is a valuable resource for anyone interested in the field of cryopreservation. (
  • In this project, we have performed a lot of studies on cryopreservation and cloning of mammalian embryos including mouse and large domestic animals such as sheep and cattle. (
  • This simple freezing procedure was demonstrated to be very effective not only for cryopreservation of mouse embryos and oocytes, but also for sheep embryos. (
  • Presently, vitrification is a popular method for cryopreservation of embryos. (
  • Although significant progress has been made in both semen and embryo cryopreservation of several domestic species, oocytes are extremely sensitive to chilling, and to date a standardized procedure has not been established. (
  • Hematopoiesis originates in the yolk sac of embryos and transitions to the liver of the fetus. (
  • Publications] SEIKE,N: 'Production and development of calves from sexed-bisected bovine embryos' Jpn.J.Vet.Res.38. (
  • In bovine embryos, which undergo EGA at the 8-cell stage, H2A.Zac can be detected in zygotes, 4-, 8- and 16-cell stage embryos as well as in blastocysts, indicating that the dynamics of H2A.Zac is not conserved in mammals. (
  • Derivation of pluripotent epiblast stem cells from mammalian embryos. (
  • Here we show that pluripotent stem cells can be derived from the late epiblast layer of post-implantation mouse and rat embryos using chemically defined, activin-containing culture medium that is sufficient for long-term maintenance of human embryonic stem cells. (
  • Fluid pressure inside an early mouse embryo plays an important role in controlling its size and determining the fate of its cells, according to researchers from EMBL and Harvard University. (
  • Mammalian cells have developed complex mechanisms to identify DNA damage and activate the required response to maintain genome integrity. (
  • While it was thought for over a century that primitive erythroid cells were uniquely nucleated mammalian red cells, it is now recognized that they, like their definitive erythroid counterparts, enucleate to form reticulocytes and pyrenocytes. (
  • This review discusses concepts concerning the involved mechanisms, focussing on autonomy of basic body plan development vs. dependence on external signals, as possibly provided by implantation in the uterus, and it addresses biological differences between an early mammalian embryo, e.g., a morula, and a cluster of pluripotent stem cells. (
  • Bioelectric memory: modeling resting potential bistability in amphibian embryos and mammalian cells. (
  • Method: To facilitate the analysis of endogenous bioelectric signaling and the exploitation of voltage-based cellular controls in synthetic bioengineering applications, we sought to understand the conditions under which somatic cells can stably maintain distinct resting potential values (a type of state memory) Using the Channelpedia ion channel database, we generated an array of amphibian oocyte and mammalian membrane models for voltage evolution. (
  • Researchers report growing a mouse embryo using two types of early stem cells. (
  • ZIP ZIP: After cells in the developing embryo divide, microtubules at the dividing poles of each cell pull actin proteins into a ring. (
  • Biro and his colleagues used advanced imaging techniques to study live, fully intact mouse embryos as they developed in a Petri dish and found that rings of the protein actin form across the ball of cells and help to zipper the embryo closed in a multistep process. (
  • Following the observation of the expanding actin rings, we realized just how beautiful and intricate the coordination between all the outer cells of the embryo is," Biro tells The Scientist . (
  • Tarkowski was the first to propose the inside-outside hypothesis, which states that the inner cells of an embryo give rise to the embryo proper while the outer cells become the placenta. (
  • Attached to the interior of the trophectodermal layer at one end of the blastocoelic cavity is a cluster of relatively undifferentiated cells, the inner cell mass, that will subsequently give rise to the embryo proper. (
  • Attempts to elucidate the mechanisms by which these two distinct cell types diverge from a common pathway during the first 3 days of preimplantation development have yielded not only clues as to possible differentiative signals operating in development, but also detailed structural information on the morphology and properties of cells from the early embryo. (
  • The marginal zone of a chick embryo contains cells that will contribute to the streak. (
  • Cells overlaying Koller's Sickle in the posterior end of the chick embryo move towards the midline, meet and change direction towards the center of the epiblast. (
  • [4] [8] As these cells move and concentrate at the posterior end of the embryo, the streak undergoes a single- to multi-layered epithelial sheet transition that makes it a macroscopically visible structure. (
  • Now, in collaboration with researchers from the University of Geneva and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL), they have extended the cultures to reveal a capacity of mouse stem cells to produce 'pseudo-embryos' that display some of the important characteristics of a normal mouse embryo. (
  • These embryo-like structures express genes characteristic of the various types of progenitor cells necessary for the constitution of future tissues. (
  • The finding that so much of the development of an embryo can be recapitulated using stem cells will also increase researchers' ability to study the genetic mechanisms underlying normal development and disease. (
  • Earlier in the year, the group led by Professor Magdalena Zernicka-Goetz at the Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience at the University of Cambridge reported embryo-like structures capable of generating an anteroposterior axis but which required additional, extra-embryonic, stem cells to generate anteroposterior polarity. (
  • These analyses not only inform on previously hidden physical parameters and mechanistic details, but also reveal a hierarchical organizational landscape for coordinating a wide range of transcriptional processes shared by mammalian systems of varying complexity, from single cells to whole embryos. (
  • Physique 2 Physical model of cell internalization To generalize this strategy to the development of the ICM in an embryo with 16 cells, we build a 3D statistical model of the embryo, using a multi-material mesh-based surface-tracking technique21 (Supplementary Notice). (
  • While cells adopt their placement within the embryo, they segregate into two unique lineages: trophectoderm and ICM. (
  • In the mouse embryo, this family tree standards is usually controlled by Yap sub-cellular localization4,11, which, in cultured cells, is usually controlled by Cd247 contractile causes6. (
  • Each dot represents a single cell in the developing embryo, with the number of specialized cells increasing across the 48hrs from embryonic day 6.5 to embryonic day 8.5. (
  • A team of biologists, physicists and mathematical modellers in Cambridge have studied the genetic activity of over 100,000 embryonic cells to establish the molecular blueprint of mouse early embryo development. (
  • Gastrulation represents the process in animal (and human) development whereby precursor cells in the embryo become genetically programmed to generate all of the different organs in the body, including the brain, heart, lungs, gut and muscles. (
  • Measuring the genetic activity in 116,312 single cells within the mouse embryo between 6.5 to 8.5 days after fertilisation, the researchers have established the molecular blueprint for mammalian embryonic development. (
  • To investigate the role of Tal1 in blood development, we mixed embryonic stem cells carrying the mutated Tal1 gene with very early normal embryos to make chimaeras," explained Professor Jenny Nichols, group leader at the Wellcome-MRC Cambridge Stem Cell Institute. (
  • There are also methods for PCR-based cloning, differentiating embryonic stem cells into embryonic bodies, live imaging of mammalian embryos using multiphoton microscopy, and the cloning of pig, cattle, rabbit, and mouse oocytes. (
  • Before cells in the developing embryo fully differentiate to form various tissues and their cell fate is determined, they go through a stage in which they are considered totipotent -they have the capacity to develop into just about any type of cell in the body. (
  • A key feature of this activity that has been discovered in the mouse genome involves a specific type of transposable element named MuERV-L. This transposable element is uniquely active in the totipotent cell phase that is critical to forming all of the other cells in the mouse embryo. (
  • The concept was first introduced by Spemann and Mangold, who showed that there is a cellular population in the newt embryo that elicits the development of a secondary axis from adjacent cells. (
  • Similar experiments in chicken and rabbit embryos subsequently revealed groups of cells with similar instructive potential. (
  • Blastula , hollow sphere of cells, or blastomeres, produced during the development of an embryo by repeated cleavage of a fertilized egg. (
  • The aim of this study was to produce dromedary embryos by nuclear transfer using in vitro matured oocytes and two somatic cells from two sources (adult fibroblasts or granulosa cells). (
  • In conclusion, the present study shows for the first time that the development of dromedary NT embryos derived from either adult fibroblasts or granulosa cells can occur in vitro and the transfer of these cloned embryos to recipients can result in pregnancies. (
  • This course will provide students with an overview of the biomolecular, cellular, genetic, physiological and anatomical aspects of reproductive growth and development, from the creation of the germ cells in the developing embryo to reproductive senescence in the ageing adult. (
  • It all started in early 2006, when a fellow scientist suggested that Philipp simply put an embryo in the microscope and track all the cells. (
  • Because cells in a developing embryo are constantly dividing and moving, snapshots must be taken at very short intervals to track the changes. (
  • This beam shines through the embryo, exciting the fluorescent stain in the cells and making it emit light. (
  • Each nucleus represents a cell, so by combining the information for all slices, scientists can generate their digital embryo: a visual representation of all the embryo's cells, where they are at a given point in time, where they move to next, and when and where they divide. (
  • Micropatterned differentiation of mouse pluripotent stem cells gives rise to regionally distinct cell types arising in embryos at gastrulation. (
  • Researchers were able to see, for the first time, the movement of all of the cells in living mammalian embryos as they develop under the microscope. (
  • Mammalian embryos start out as a small group of identical cells. (
  • Then at an early stage, some of these cells take up an internal position within the embryo. (
  • The researchers then applied cutting-edge laser techniques to the mammalian embryo (previously used in fly and plant embryos or cultured cells only) to determine what forces were acting on the cells to make them move inside the embryo. (
  • By altering the tension of the cells using lasers or genetic manipulations, researchers could change which cells move inside the embryo. (
  • Work is underway to use this new custom image segmentation technology with non-invasive imaging approaches to see how human embryos used in IVF or pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) first organise their cells. (
  • The mammalian auditory sensory epithelium, the organ of Corti, is a highly ordered cellular structure that comprises two types of auditory hair cells and several types of nonsensory supporting cells. (
  • The auditory sensory epithelium of the mammalian inner ear, also referred to as the organ of Corti, is a complex structure consisting of two distinct types of hair cells (inner and outer) and at least six distinct types of associated supporting cells. (
  • The bulk of studies concerning the molecular composition and possible functions of IGCs have been carried out on such experimental models as mammalian somatic tissue-cultured cells. (
  • However, our previous observations [ 21 ] have demonstrated some distinctions of IGCs in early mouse embryos from classical speckles described in somatic cells. (
  • The first hematopoietic cells to emerge during mammalian embryogenesis are "primitive" red cells that are necessary for survival of the fetus. (
  • An understanding of the ontogeny of mammalian hematopoiesis and its response to damage will ultimately produce insights into the regulation and expansion of hematopoietic stem cells. (
  • It will become an essential addition to laboratory benches of thoseusing any technique as applied to embryos, cells, or tissues. (
  • We understand so little about the function of the blastocoel during the early development of an embryo," says Chii Jou Chan, EMBL EIPOD and first author of the paper, "or how tissues sense and measure their size and control cellular behaviour accordingly. (
  • ABSTRACT Studies on the effects of excess glucose on mammalian post-implantation embryos grown in culture are reviewed and selected examples of these studies are discussed to demonstrate the value, and the limitations, of the embryo-culture system. (
  • abstract = "This review examines the 'Quiet Embryo Hypothesis' which proposes that viable preimplantation embryos operate at metabolite or nutrient turnover rates distributed within lower ranges than those of their less viable counterparts. (
  • In the developing mouse, the Wilms' tumour gene, WT1, is first expressed in the intermediate mesenchyme lateral to the coelomic cavity (13 somite, early 9 dpc embryo). (
  • The expression pattern in human embryos (28-70 days) is very similar to that in the equivalent mouse stages (10-15 dpc). (
  • Targeted disruption of genes in the mouse that result in failure of the emergence or maturation of the primitive erythroid lineage leads to early fetal death, indicating that the primitive erythroid lineage is necessary for survival of the mammalian embryo. (
  • Until now, there has never been such a comprehensive compendium, though there have been more focused books of protocol, such as Manipulating the Mouse Embryo , from Cold Spring Harbor. (
  • These two vitrification solutions gave not only a high in-vitro survival for mouse and cattle embryos, but also resulted in many offspring, both mice and calves, after the transfer of vitrified-warmed embryos to recipient animals. (
  • Regarding the cloning of embryos, we have done a lot of experiments using mouse oocytes and embryos to determine the factors affecting reprograming of nuclear tranplanted embryos. (
  • Publications] Cheong HT: 'Effects of various electric fields on tha fusion and in vitro development of mouse two-cell embryos. (
  • The exquisite detail known from mouse embryogenesis, embryonic stem cell studies and the wealth of recent single cell transcriptomic experiments are used to highlight the building principles underlying early mammalian embryonic development. (
  • Absence of Nodal signaling promotes precocious neural differentiation in the mouse embryo. (
  • In the present studies, attempts were made to define the redox regulation in i … More n vitro development of early mouse embryos. (
  • Cloning experiments of the protein revealed that it is a novel pre-mRNA splicing factor in mammals, and immunofluorescense experiments revealed that it is also stage -specifically accumulated in the nuclei of late 1-cell mouse embryos. (
  • Interestingly, however, H2A.Zac is undetectable in mouse embryos at the 2-cell stage, the time of major embryonic genome activation (EGA). (
  • A team of Chinese researchers are positive that we can after they found out that mouse embryos sent into outer orbit could make the transition to an important stage of development. (
  • This research was described as " one small step for mouse embryos, one giant leap for human reproduction " by a scientists interviewed by . (
  • As a graduate student at the University of Warsaw in the 1950s, Tarkowski found that destroying one cell of a two-cell mouse embryo did not stop the mouse from developing normally, "a finding that had important implications for the development of prenatal genetic tests in humans," The Telegraph reported. (
  • Then, during a short stint at University College of North Wales (now Bangor University), Tarkowski generated the first chimeric mouse embryos, which still serve as an important tool in biological research today. (
  • This hypothesis remains "a central tenet of mammalian development," wrote Zernicka-Goetz, who once attended a lecture by Tarkowski on mouse embryo plasticity and, upon his request, attempted to make mouse-vole chimeras. (
  • In the 1980s, Tarkowski developed a technique to analyze chromosome structure in mouse oocytes using an electric current to fuse two-cell embryos together. (
  • Here, we summarize our main findings when using CARS to examine the number, size, and 3D spatial distribution of lipid droplets in mouse eggs and early embryos. (
  • A team of scientists at the University of Cambridge has developed an artificial mouse embryo-like structure capable of forming the three major axes of the body. (
  • The researchers identified and quantified the RNA transcribed from gastruloids and compared the expressed genes with those of mouse embryos at comparable stages of development, which showed there was a high degree of similarity. (
  • The researchers used cutting-edge single-cell technology to measure which genes are activated in the mouse embryo across a number of sequential time-points. (
  • A study using an aggregation chimeric mouse embryo of diploid blastomeres and drug-induced aneuploid blastomeres 8 revealed that having a high percentage of aneuploid blastomeres affects embryo development at early post-implantation. (
  • 13. Expression and Binding of Transforming Growth Factor ßs in the Mouse Embryo and Uteros During the Periimplantation Period. (
  • Here, we studied IGCs in the nuclei of early mouse embryos during zygotic gene activation (ZGA). (
  • Using immunocytochemical approaches, we showed that the molecular composition of IGCs is also modified in mouse embryos. (
  • Our data suggest that IGCs in early mouse embryos have some functional peculiarities connected most probably with IGC formation de novo . (
  • We believe that IGCs in early mouse embryos not only are storage sites of splicing factors but also may be involved in mRNA metabolism and represent the multifunctional nuclear domains. (
  • In the present study, we used mouse embryos of age (i) 20-24 h after hCG, that is, before ZGA, (ii) 27-28 h and 32 h after hCG, that is, at the initial step of ZGA, and (iii) 46-48 h and 55 h after hCG, that is, after realization of ZGA events. (
  • Mammalian embryogenesis is the process of cell division and cellular differentiation during early prenatal development which leads to the development of a mammalian embryo. (
  • The aim of my thesis was to determine the localization of transcripts and components of translational machinery in the mammalian oocyte and embryo and to uncover the mechanisms of spatiotemporal regulation of translation as a prerequisite for correct oocyte and embryo development. (
  • In the second experiments, we found that nitric oxide, a free radical molecule acts as a regulator of development, especially transition of 2-cell embryos to the 4-cell stage and formation of blastocysts. (
  • We believe that the embryo-endometrial proteases are essential for hatching of blastocysts and for the dynamic remodeling of endometrial tissues, occurring during the critical peri-implantation period. (
  • Our result suggests the importance of the selection of embryos that have reached blastocysts. (
  • A high percentage (87.6%) of control embryos developed to morulae or blastocysts, whereas the majority (67.4%) of the heat-stressed group arrested at the 2-cell stage. (
  • Data are reviewed which indicate that gametes and early embryos function in vivo at a lower temperature than core body temperature, which could encourage the expression of a quiet metabolism. (
  • 14. Cryobiology of Gametes and Embryos from Nonhuman Primates. (
  • The primitive streak is a structure that forms in the blastula during the early stages of avian , reptilian and mammalian embryonic development . (
  • Given that the chicken embryo can be easily manipulated, most of our knowledge about the primitive streak comes from avian studies. (
  • Both the avian and the mammalian blood was infective for egg embryos, causing the development on the corio-allantoic membranes of typical lesions in which the parasites were accumulated. (
  • In both avian and mammalian embryos, axial extension occurs after the emergence of the node, which thus provides a landmark to separate two processes. (
  • WIKIMEDIA, NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH Andrzej Tarkowski-considered by many to be the "father of modern mammalian embryology," according to an obituary published in Nature Cell Biology this week (November 29)-passed away on September 23 at age 83. (
  • Primitive erythropoiesis will thus serve as an important model of mammalian erythroid differentiation. (
  • One of the most salient findings from our results is that the donor cell-cycle stage critically affects the chromatin structure and development of nuclear transplant embryos when the nuclei from donor embryos were transferred to enucleated oocytes. (
  • Each computer is given one snapshot of the embryo, and told to look for cellular nuclei in that image," Philipp explains. (
  • Thus, functional peculiarities of early embryos allow studying the nuclei under different transcriptional conditions without artificial inhibitors. (
  • Effects of excess glucose on mammalian post-implantation embryos. (
  • Post-implantation mammalian embryos8. (
  • The Cdc2 activation at the 2-cell stage, as shown by the ratio of the dephosphorylated form to the phosphorylated form, was evident in control embryos but absent in heat-stressed embryos, and the level was similar to that in embryos blocked at the 2-cell stage (positive control). (
  • In our gene transfer system, postimplantation rodent embryos are taken out of the uterus and a purified DNA solution of mammalian expression plasmid constructs is injected into the neural tube. (
  • The definitive architecture of the mammalian body is established shortly after the embryo implants into the uterus. (
  • In the future, this approach could help with embryo selection before the embryo is implanted back into the uterus to improve IVF success rates. (
  • Another difference is that during the development of embryonic genitourinary tract, in case of female embryo of placental and marsupial mammals, the uterus is formed, a structure that neither monotremata nor lower chordates have. (
  • The anatomy of the area surrounding an embryo or fetus, however, is different in litter-bearing animals compared to humans: each unborn animal is surrounded by placental tissue and is lodged along one of two long uterine horns rather than in the center of the pear-shaped uterus found in a human female. (
  • Following fertilisation, the mammalian egg cell begins to divide. (
  • In addition to controlling embryo size, this research also shows the effect that fluid pressure has on cell fate. (
  • Hydraulic control of mammalian embryo size and cell fate. (
  • Denker, H.-W. Self-Organization of Stem Cell Colonies and of Early Mammalian Embryos: Recent Experiments Shed New Light on the Role of Autonomy vs. External Instructions in Basic Body Plan Development. (
  • Finally, we will use human embryonic (hESC) & human induced pluripotent (hiPSC) stem cell lines to establish a protocol for generating gastruloids which will allow us to assess the effect of drugs that is more applicable to human development without using embryos. (
  • This book pulls together the full range of cell culture, biochemical, microscopic, and genetic techniques to study the early mammalian embryo. (
  • the contrasting levels of intrinsic metabolic activity in different cell types as a consequence of their specialized functions, (ii) inter-individual embryo/cell differences in metabolism and (iii) loss of quietness in response to environmental stress. (
  • Not only does this reveal the 'birth' of cytoskeleton-bound cell-cell junctions in the early embryo, but also identifies cellular processes likely to be unique to these early stages of development which could cause infertility or early embryo loss if defective," Galea writes in an email to The Scientist . (
  • Qualitative and quantitative aspects of haematopoietic cell development in the mammalian embryo. (
  • Probing dynamic processes occurring within the cell nucleus at the quantitative level has long been a challenge in mammalian biology. (
  • However, the relative thickness of the mammalian cell nucleus, its high auto-fluorescence background, and the fact that many of the key molecular species are present at high copy numbers [ 6 ] make single-molecule detection in the nucleus challenging. (
  • We discover in simulated embryos the same internalization circumstances as in cell doublets, with a changeover happening above the tolerance worth ~ 1.5 (Fig. 2d, Prolonged data Fig. 7, Supplementary Video 4). (
  • Shape 3 Stress heterogeneities get cell selecting of the internal cell mass To straight check the suggested internalization system, we generate embryos buy 145-13-1 that lack the maternal allele of = 0 initial.05, Fig. 3c, l, Supplementary Video 13). (
  • Further, single-cell sequencing after live-cell imaging revealed that all embryos exhibiting micronuclei formation during 1st mitosis showed aneuploidy at the 2-cell stage. (
  • Using our less-invasive live-cell imaging system optimized for long-term imaging for the analysis of molecular dynamics of mammal pre-implantation embryos 12 , the type/severity of early chromosomal segregation errors in pre-implantation embryos can be assessed. (
  • Combining live-cell imaging and single embryo transfer could overcome this problem 13 , and we could directly link the relationship between the type/severity of the result of transplantation. (
  • in this study, ploidy of blastomeres of 2-cell embryos was investigated by single-cell genome sequencing after live-cell imaging of 1st mitosis to link the imaging data of chromosome segregation and ploidy of embryo. (
  • Scientists have always seen parental chromosomes occupying two half-moon-shaped parts in the nucleus of two-cell embryos, but it wasn't clear how this could be explained. (
  • This new research provides fundamentally important information on how mammalian embryos develop during gastrulation, a key stage of development, and paves the way for new understanding of the earliest stages of life. (
  • Gastrulation is a critically important step in embryo development, however, detailed understanding of this process at the molecular level has, until now, been limited. (
  • To gain a better understanding of mammalian development at the molecular level, technology is needed that allows the transfer of exogenous genes into desired embryonic regions at defined stages of development. (
  • This allows for real-time and 3D imaging of the early stages of development, when embryos are very sensitive to light and would be damaged by conventional light microscopy methods. (
  • during the earliest stages of development, the embryo is largely indistinguishable from another mammal. (
  • 11. Interactions Between the Embryo and Uterine Endometrium During Implantation and Early Pregnancy in the Baboon (Papio anubis). (
  • The nucleus of early mammalian embryos is a very interesting model for nuclear domain studying. (
  • Quantitative analysis showed statistically significant differences during oocyte maturation and early embryo development. (
  • Research includes the development in pigs of techniques for in vitro maturation and fertilisation (IVM/IVF) of oocytes and in vitro culture of pre-implantation embryos. (
  • These studies are fundamental in nature and examine the requirements for maturation and fertilisation of oocytes and viable growth of embryos. (
  • In the future, measuring blastocoel pressure with a tool like the one used here could be useful in monitoring the development of human embryos in in vitro fertilisation (IVF) clinics. (
  • However, few studies have evaluated the relationship between chromosome segregation errors in early cleavage and embryo development. (
  • 1999. Growing up with dinosaurs: molecular dates and the mammalian radiation. (
  • Major mammalian clades: a review under consideration of molecular and paleontological evidence. (
  • The long-term aim of Dr. Palis' laboratory is to elucidate the cellular and molecular events underlying the initiation of hematopoiesis in the mammalian embryo. (
  • This surprising finding indicates that the primitive erythroid lineage is indeed mammalian, rather than non-mammalian, in character. (
  • Their recent studies indicate that the primitive erythroid lineage in mice as "mammalian", rather than "non-mammalian" in character. (
  • If in the future, we can combine our new image processing technique with non-harmful dyes that can label the membranes of human embryos, we may be able to evaluate embryos used in IVF and decide which ones to implant to have the best chance of success," said Dr Melanie White. (
  • We show reconstructions from data acquired in living, fluorescent zebrafish embryos. (
  • Sonia Furtado talks to the scientists who made this possible by creating a digital zebrafish embryo. (
  • The EMBL scientists 'sliced' their zebrafish embryos either every 60 or 90 seconds over a 24-hour period, obtaining around 400 000 images per embryo. (
  • Research also focuses on development of improved storage methods for porcine embryos such as vitrification. (
  • Mixing the categorized embryos and then transferring them to recipient mice is challenging, and information other than the category will be lost, making detailed analysis difficult. (
  • For the human embryo, this represents the first two months of intrauterine development preceding the stages of the Fetus . (
  • Biro, Plachta, and their colleagues now plan to develop noninvasive imaging techniques to study the sealing of human embryos. (
  • A new strain of mammalian Toxoplasma (to which the human strain produced cross-immunity) was studied in more than 20 ducks and 50 canaries. (
  • 21. Genetic Abnormalities in the Human Preimplantation Embryo. (
  • Mammals do not necessarily have the same human chorionic gonadotropin released from their embryo. (
  • Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Genetic engineering of mammalian embryos. (
  • Gastruloids are highly tractable, allowing precise experimental manipulation, difficult to do with embryos. (
  • Gamete/Embryo Manipulation. (
  • We call for research to determine the optimum temperature for mammalian gamete/embryo culture. (
  • V. Gamete/Embryo Applications. (
  • Microinjection is an essential approach in the study of mammalian oocytes and early embryos, and is useful for the introduction of many molecules and reagents. (
  • Molecules remodel the mammalian tree. (
  • Our strategy has been to use electroporation (EP) of plasmid DNA following whole-embryo culture (WEC). (
  • Once the whole embryo has been scanned from one viewpoint, it is rotated by 180° and scanned again, so that a full 3D image can later be composed. (
  • 1999. A Chinese triconodont mammal and mosaic evolution of the mammalian skeleton. (