Many components of the developmentally important Wnt/β-catenin signalling pathway are expressed in mouse pre-implantation embryos. However, on p. 5817, Kemler and colleagues report that this pathway does not regulate pre-implantation development. Furthermore, the control of β-catenin levels in pre-implantation embryos and in some cells of post-implantation embryos does not involve the normal β-catenin degradation pathway. The researchers use a Cre-loxP strategy to derive embryos expressing β-catenin that lack the signals needed for its degradation. The pre-implantation development of these embryos is normal and the stabilised β-catenin fails to travel to the nucleus to activate Wnt target genes. The extra-embryonic region of post-implantation embryos also develops normally, but embryonic endoderm cells prematurely express Wnt target genes and undergo a premature epithelial-mesenchymal transition. Future work will determine how pre-implantation and extra-embryonic cells, but not those of the ...
Human embryonic development depends on stem cells. During the course of development, cells divide, migrate, and specialize. Early in development, a group of cells called the inner cell mass (ICM) forms. These cells are able to produce all the tissues of the body. Later in development, during gastrulation, the three germ layers form, and most cells become more restricted in the types of cells that they can produce.
Video articles in JoVE about embryo mammalian include Isolation and Culture of Embryonic Mouse Neural Stem Cells, Isolation of Embryonic Ventricular Endothelial Cells, Genetic Manipulation of the Mouse Developing Hypothalamus through In utero Electroporation, Separation of Mouse Embryonic Facial Ectoderm and Mesenchyme.
TY - JOUR. T1 - L2dtl is essential for cell survival and nuclear division in early mouse embryonic development. AU - Liu, Chao Lien. AU - Yu, I. Shing. AU - Pan, Hung Wei. AU - Lin, Shu Wha. AU - Hsu, Hey Chi. PY - 2007/1/12. Y1 - 2007/1/12. N2 - l(2)dtl (lethal (2) denticleless), is an embryonic lethal homozygous mutation initially identified in Drosophila melanogaster that produces embryos that lack ventral denticle belts. In addition to nucleotide sequence, bioinformatic analysis has revealed a conservation of critical functional motifs among the human L2DTL, mouse L2dtl, and Drosophila l(2)dtl proteins. The function of the L2DTL protein in the development of mammalian embryos was studied using targeted disruption of the L2dtl gene in mice. The knock-out resulted in early embryonic lethality. L2dtl-/- embryos were deformed and terminated development at the 4-8-cell stage. Microinjection of a small interfering RNA (siRNA) vector (siRNA-L2dtl) into the two-cell stage nuclei of wild-type mouse ...
Never before seen phase of early embryo development is revealed thanks to a new polymer womb developed by Nottingham scientists.
Fundamentals of the human embryonic development. Study the embryonic stages, morula, blastula, gastrulation, germ layers, neurula and somites.
The term embryonic development refers to changes that take place as an embryo matures. Those changes differ from plants to animals and from species to species. The discussion that follows focuses on embryonic development in humans. The zygote forms in one of the mothers fallopian tubes, the tubes that connect the ovaries with the uterus. It then travels to the uterus, where it becomes affixed to the uterine lining. Along the way, the zygote divides a number of times. By the time it reaches the uterus, it consists of about 100 cells and is called an embryoblast. The exact day on which the embryoblast implants on the uterine wall varies, but is usually about the sixth day after fertilization. By the end of the first week, a protective sac, the amniotic cavity, begins to form around the embryoblast. Changes now begin to take place at a rapid rate. During week two of embryonic development, embryonic cells have begun the process of differentiation. The identical cells formed by the early divisions ...
If you have a question about this talk, please contact Duncan Simpson.. Abstract not available. This talk is part of the Physics of Living Matter PLM6 series.. ...
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.
Primo Vision allows you to follow the whole sequence of embryo development in an undisturbed and ideal environment. With increased information on embryo development based on detailed analysis you can confidently select the best embryos for transfer
April 2, 2017 In Research News. Because current methods for assessing the viability of IVF-created embryos are not sufficiently reliable, more research on embryo development is needed, two experts write ...
J:127541 Andersson O, Bertolino P, Ibanez CF, Distinct and cooperative roles of mammalian Vg1 homologs GDF1 and GDF3 during early embryonic development. Dev Biol. 2007 Nov 15;311(2):500-11 ...
An embryo is an amazing thing. From just one initial cell, an entire living, breathing body emerges, full of working cells and organs. It comes as no surprise that embryonic development is a very carefully orchestrated process-everything ...
STUDY QUESTION: Is the spindle assembly checkpoint (SAC) active during human preimplantation development?. SUMMARY ANSWER: Mitotic spindle disruption during mitosis activates the SAC from at least Day 3 of human preimplantation development, but this does not lead to apoptosis until Day 5.. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: Human preimplantation embryos frequently acquire chromosomal abnormalities, but the mechanisms behind this are poorly understood. It has been speculated that a dysfunctional SAC could be responsible. Although research has shown that the SAC components are present during early human development, functional studies are lacking.. STUDY DESIGN, SIZE, DURATION: In vitro study using human preimplantation embryos in a university research laboratory. We studied a total of 38 Day-3, 38 Day-4, 29 Day-5 and 21 Day-6 human preimplantation embryos, donated for research, during 16 h of incubation.. PARTICIPANT/MATERIALS, SETTING, METHODS: We cultured human preimplantation embryos overnight in a ...
Plastic responses of embryos to developmental environments can shape phenotypes in ways that impact fitness. The mechanisms by which developmental conditions affect offspring phenotypes vary substantially among taxa and are poorly understood in most systems. In this study, we evaluate the effects of thermal and hydric conditions on patterns of egg water uptake, embryonic development and yolk metabolism in embryos of the lizard Anolis sagrei to gain insights into how these factors shape morphological variation in hatchlings. Our 3 × 2 experimental design (3 thermal and 2 hydric conditions) revealed that developmental temperature has strong effects on rates of development and yolk metabolism, but the impacts of moisture were minimal. Increased water uptake by eggs under relatively wet conditions resulted in larger hatchlings with less internalized residual yolk than hatchlings from dry-incubated eggs. However, the relatively small phenotypic differences among treatments may have small fitness ...
Measuring gene expression in individual cells is crucial for understanding the gene regulatory network controlling human embryonic development. Here we apply single-cell RNA sequencing (RNA-Seq) analysis to 124 individual cells from human preimplantation embryos and human embryonic stem cells (hESCs …
The cell lineage of the mouse was studied from the 2-cell stage to the blastocyst. Lineage to the 8-cell stage was followed under the microscope. Each cell from the 2-cell stage divided to form two daughter cells which remained attached. Subsequently, these two daughters each produced two descendants; one of these descendants regularly lay deep in the structure of the embryo while the other was peripheral. Lineage to the blastocyst was followed by injecting oil drops into cells at the 8-cell stage, and then following the segregation of these drops into the inner cell mass and trophectoderm. Between the 8-cell stage and the blastocyst, the deep cells contributed more frequently to the inner cell mass than did the peripheral cells.. ...
STUDY QUESTION: To what extent do patient- and treatment-related factors explain the variation in morphokinetic parameters proposed as embryo viability markers?. SUMMARY ANSWER: Up to 31% of the observed variation in timing of embryo development can be explained by embryo origin, but no single factor elicits a systematic influence.. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: Several studies report that culture conditions, patient characteristics and treatment influence timing of embryo development, which have promoted the perception that each clinic must develop individual models. Most of the studies have, however, treated embryos from one patient as independent observations, and only very few studies that evaluate the influence from patient- and treatment-related factors on timing of development or time-lapse parameters as predictors of viability have controlled for confounding, which implies a high risk of overestimating the statistical significance of potential correlations.. STUDY DESIGN, SIZE, DURATION: ...
Hewitson, L.C., Leese, H.J. (1993) Energy metabolism of the trophectoderm and inner cell mass of the mouse blastocyst. J Exp Zool. 267:337-343. Hewitson, L.C., Martin, K.L., Leese, H.J. (1996) Effects of metabolic inhibitors on mouse preimplantation embryo development and the energy metabolism of isolated inner cell masses. Mol Reprod Dev. 43:323-330. Hewitson, L., Simerly, C., Tengowski, M.W, Sutovsky, P., Navara, C,S., Haavisto, A.J. and Schatten, G. (1996) Microtubule and chromatin configurations during rhesus intracytoplasmic sperm injection: Successes and Failures. Biol. Reprod. 55:271-280. Hewitson, L., Haavisto A, Simerly C, Jones J and Schatten G (1997) Microtubule organization and chromatin configurations in hamster oocytes during fertilization, parthenogenetic activation and after insemination with human sperm. Biol.Reprod. 57: 967-975. Hewitson L, Takahashi D, Dominko T, Simerly C, and Schatten G. (1998) Fertilization and embryo development to blastocysts after intracytoplasmic sperm ...
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Fibronectin 1 (FN1), a glycoprotein component of the extracellular matrix, exerts different functions during reproductive processes such as fertilisation, gastrulation and implantation. FN1 expression has been described to increase significantly from the morula towards the early blastocyst stage, suggesting that FN1 may also be involved in early blastocyst formation. By alternative splicing at 3 defined regions, different FN1 isoforms are generated, each with a unique biological function. The analysis of the alternative FN1 splicing on the one hand and the search for candidate FN1 receptors on the other hand during early bovine embryo development may reveal more about its function during bovine preimplantation embryo development. RT-qPCR quantification of the FN1 splice isoforms in oocytes, embryos, cumulus cells and adult tissue samples revealed a large variation in overall FN1 expression and in splice variant expression. Moreover, two new FN1 transcript variants were identified, the first one
In the Holy Quran, God speaks about the stages of mans embryonic development:. "We created man from an extract of clay. Then We made him as a drop in a place of settlement, firmly fixed. Then We made the drop into an alaqah (leech, suspended thing, and blood clot), then We made the alaqah into a mudghah (chewed substance)…" (Quran 23:12-14). Literally, the Arabic word alaqah has three meanings: (1) leech, (2) suspended thing, and (3) blood clot.. In comparing a leech to an embryo in the alaqah stage, we find similarity between the two[1] as we can see in figure 1. Also, the embryo at this stage obtains nourishment from the blood of the mother, similar to the leech, which feeds on the blood of others.[2]. Figure 1: Drawings illustrating the similarities in appearance between a leech and a human embryo at the alaqah stage. (Leech drawing from Human Development as Described in the Quran and Sunnah, Moore and others, p. 37, modified from Integrated Principles of Zoology, Hickman and others. ...
Nilsson, B. O., Jin, M., Larsson, A. and Sundström, P. (1996), Human Autoantibodies Recognizing Human and Mouse Preimplantation Stages. American Journal of Reproductive Immunology, 36: 135-140. doi: 10.1111/j.1600-0897.1996.tb00154.x ...
The preimplantation period of development represents the highest interval of embryonic loss throughout pregnancy. It is therefore imperative that we elucidate the mechanisms involved in regulating preimplantation embryonic responses to stress and that govern development. The MAPK pathways are involved in both responding to environmental stress and regulation of development throughout embryogenesis, and are therefore good candidates to study the mechanisms involved in preimplantation embryonic adaptation to stress and development. The preimplantation embryo culminates in the development of a fluid filled structure called the blastocyst. It is at this stage the first differentiation events occur and the trophectoderm (TE), which will go on to form the embryonic portion of the placenta, develops. The p38 MAPK is required for embryo development to proceed beyond the 8-16 cell stage as well to play an adaptive role in regulating embryonic response to culture stress. My hypothesis is that the MAPK
I am fascinated by the striking diversity in size, shape, and color of modern vertebrates. My labs research strives to create a deeper understanding of the evolutionary mechanisms underlying the diversity of anatomical form. Our work in inherently integrative, pulling tools from fields as diverse as ecology, phylogenetics, developmental biology, and genetics. The consistent, uniting theme across all of our studies is a passion for understanding organismal diversity. We currently have three active research foci.. 1.The effects of thermal stress on reptilian embryos There is no debate. Climate change is warming our world. In recent years ecologists and conservation biologists have raised concerns about stresses these increasing temperatures will place on of terrestrial ectotherms, animals whose thermal niche is closely tied to their environment. Many of these studies are focused on adult ecology and rarely have the direct effects on embryonic development been explored. Using Anolis lizards a ...
The accumulation of substrate carbon by mouse embryos was measured following incubation in U-14C-glucose. Following a 30-min incubation period 273 × 10-14 and 301×10-14g atoms of substrate carbon per embryo were found in 2- and 8-cell embryos respectively. By comparison, the figures for unfertilized and fertilized ova were 14 × 10 -14 and 45 × 10-14 g atoms of substrate carbon.. The intracellular concentration of substrate carbon was timedependent in both 2- and 8-cell embryos. After an 80-min incubation, substrate carbon in the 8-cell embryo was almost double that in the 2-cell embryo. Accumulation did not occur during incubations at 5° C and there was competition between glucose and galactose for uptake. The results are discussed in relation to the energy requirements of the developing zygote. ...
RNA binding proteins play a pivotal role during the oocyte-to-embryo transition and maternal phase of embryogenesis in invertebrates, but their function in these processes in mammalian systems remain largely understudied. Here we report that a member of the Pumilio/FBF family of RNA binding proteins in mice, Pumilio 1 (Pum1), is a maternal effect gene. The absence of maternal PUM1 in the oocyte does not affect meiotic maturation but leads to abnormal preimplantation development. Furthermore, genome-wide transcriptome analysis of oocytes and embryos revealed that there is a concomitant perturbation of the mRNA milieu. Of note, putative PUM1 mRNA targets were equally perturbed as non-direct targets, which indicates that PUM1 regulates the stability of maternal mRNAs both directly and indirectly. We show Cdk1 mRNA, a known PUM1 target essential for meiosis and preimplantation development, is not degraded appropriately during meiosis, leading to an increase in CDK1 protein in mature oocytes, which indicates
For the first time, scientists have edited the DNA in human embryos to make a fundamental discovery about the earliest days of human development. By
The egg-to-embryo transition entails transforming a highly differentiated oocyte into totipotent blastomeres, and represents one of the earliest obstacles that...
Viruses are tricky, but we humans may be trickier still. Stanford stem cell biologists Vittorio Sebastiano, PhD, and Jens Durruthy-Durruthy, PhD, published a study today in Nature Genetics indicating that the genetic remnants of ancient viral infections that still linger in our genome are essential to early human embryonic development. As Sebastiano explained in our release: Were starting to accumulate …Read More. ...
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In recent years, the transcription and expression patterns of cytokines and their receptors in mammalian embryos and the dams during embryonic development, have been extensively studied. Significant p
Researchers have found a way to coax human embryonic stem cells to turn into the types of cells that make eggs and sperm, shedding light on a stage of early human development.
Krones, Tanja; Schluter, Elmar; Manolopoulos, Konstantin; Bock, Karin; Tinneberg, Hans-Rudolf; Koch, Manuela C.; Lindner, Martin; Hoffmann, Georg F.; Mayatepek, Ertan; Huels, Gerd; Neuwohner, Elke; El Ansari, Susan; Wissner, Thomas; Richter, Gerd (2005-01) ...
Dueker, G.L., Chen, J., Cowling, C. & Haskin, B. (2016). Early developmental outcomes predicted by gestational age from 35-41 weeks. Early Human Development, 103, 85-90.. ...
A blastocyst is a cellular mass that forms early in the embryo development process in mammals. Humans develop a blastocyst about...
Mammalian embryogenesis is a complex, highly regulated process that requires both temporal and spatial control of multiple cellular signals to ensu...
The same is true of the so-called gill slits. In the human embryo at one month, there are wrinkles in the skin where the throat pouches grow out. Once in a while, one of these pouches will break through, and a child will be born with a small hole in the neck. That s when we find out for sure that these structures are not gill slits. If the opening were really part of a gill, if it really were a throwback to the fish stage, then there would be blood vessels all around it, as if it were going to absorb oxygen from water as a gill does. But there is no such structure in humans of any age. We simply do not have the DNA instructions for forming gills. ...
Two hundred patients who attended the Fertility Clinic of a University Hospital and who underwent three or more IVF or ICSI attempts were recruited and randomized into two groups. Embryos of patients enrolled into one arm of the study were subjected to genetic analysis of the embryos at day three of embryonic development. In the control group, no preimplantation genetic analysis was performed. Two embryos were transferred in both groups on day five ...
The jumonji (JMJ) gene, obtained by a gene trap strategy, is essential for embryogenesis and is suggested to play important roles in cell growth during development.
Tufts University researchers had recently discovered the brain to take an active part in bodily development well before movement or other
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TY - JOUR. T1 - Brain and sperm cell surface antigen (NS-4) on preimplantation mouse embryos. AU - Solter, Davor. AU - Camartin, Melitta. PY - 1976/1/1. Y1 - 1976/1/1. N2 - Antiserum prepared in rabbit against 4-day-old mouse cerebellum (anti-NS-4 serum) reacts in the complement-mediated cytotoxicity test with unfertilized and fertilized mouse eggs, cleavage stage embryos, and cells of the trophoblast and inner cell mass of the mouse blastocyst. This activity is specifically removed by absorption of antiserum with adult mouse brain and epididymal sperm but not with adult liver, spleen, kidney, and thymocytes. The antiserum reacts most strongly with cells of the trophoblast and inner cell mass and, in order of decreasing reactivity, with four- to eight-cell stage embryos, zygotes, unfertilized eggs, and two-cell stage embryos.. AB - Antiserum prepared in rabbit against 4-day-old mouse cerebellum (anti-NS-4 serum) reacts in the complement-mediated cytotoxicity test with unfertilized and fertilized ...
The inßuence of the sperm motility stimulant pentoxifylline (PF) on preimplantation embryo development in hamsters was evaluated. Eight-cell embryos were cultured in hamster embryo culture medium (HECM)-2, with or without PF (0· 0233·6 mM). There was 90%, 37% and 29% inhibition of blastocyst development by 3·6 (used for human sperm), 0·9 and 0 ·45 mM PF, respectively. However, 23 µM PF (exposed to hamster oocytes during IVF) signicantly (P , 0·05) improved blastocyst development (63· 6% v. 51· 8%); morulae development was, however, not curtailed by 0·45 mM or 0·9 mM PF (51·8%±6·0 or 50·5%±11·3, respectively). Post-implantation viability of PF-treated embryos was assessed by embryo transfer; 43% of 80 PF-treated embryos implanted compared with 40% of 79 control embryos. Of the 9 recipients, 6 females delivered pups (19, i.e. 16% of transferred embryos or 53% of implanted embryos). These data show that in hamsters, continuous presence of PF at 0·45-3·6 mM is detrimental to ...
In order to reach fertilization in the context of IVF, the presence of high concentrations of spermatozoa is associated with a higher degree of sperm metabolism and a higher concentration of sperm degradation products, which may adversely affect not only sperm and oocyte viability and the fertilization rate. The effect of a high concentration of sperm used for oocyte insemination appears also to be negative on embryo development (Dumoulin et al 1992*). If that is true, lowering the sperm concentration for oocyte insemination might improve embryo quality and result in a higher implantation rate per embryo. Therefore, we tested the hypothesis that the percentage of 8 cell-embryos on day 3 after IVF is significantly higher (40%) after insemination with a low sperm concentration (150 000/ml spermatozoa) than after insemination with a higher sperm concentration (30%; group 600 000/ml spermatozoa ...
Mammalian Cas proteins regulate cell migration, division and survival, and are often deregulated in cancer. However, the presence of four paralogous Cas family members in mammals (BCAR1/p130Cas, EFS/Sin1, NEDD9/HEF1/Cas-L, and CASS4/HEPL) has limited their analysis in development. We deleted the single Drosophila Cas gene, Dcas, to probe the developmental function of Dcas. Loss of Dcas had limited effect on embryonal development. However, we found that Dcas is an important modulator of the severity of the developmental phenotypes of mutations affecting integrins (If and mew) and their downstream effectors Fak56D or Src42A. Strikingly, embryonic lethal Fak56D-Dcas double mutant embryos had extensive cell polarity defects, including mislocalization and reduced expression of E-cadherin. Further genetic analysis established that loss of Dcas modified the embryonal lethal phenotypes of embryos with mutations in E-cadherin (Shg) or its signaling partners p120- and beta-catenin (Arm). These results ...
article{1048354, abstract = {Recent studies have shown that short-term exposure of oocytes to a stressor such as hydrostatic pressure or osmotic stress might induce stress tolerance in embryos. The aim of the present study was to investigate the consequences of short-term hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) exposure to bovine in vitro matured cumulus-oocyte complexes (COCs) on subsequent preimplantation embryo development and apoptosis. in the first experiment, mature COCs were incubated in H2O2 at concentrations ranging between 0.01 and 100 mu mol/l, and subsequently fertilized and cultured. Oocyte incubation with 50-100 mu mol/l of H2O2 resulted in a significantly higher blastocyst yield (47.3\%) in comparison with control medium (31.8\%), while apoptotic cell ratio was inversely related with H2O2 concentration. In the second experiment, we showed that the stress tolerance after H2O2 exposure was not mediated by increased glutathione content in treated oocytes nor by enhanced fertilization or ...
HOUSTON, Jan. 12 (Xinhua) -- U.S. Rice University at Houston, Texas state, has won a major National Institutes of Health grant to explore embryonic secrets, the university said Friday. According to a news release from the university, bioscientist Aryeh Warmflash in the Rice lab, will analyze a protein-signaling pathway that directs the differentiation of embryonic stem cells into the cells of the skin and the nervous system. The work will build upon Warmflashs research into human embryonic development and the mechanisms by which nearly identical cells morph over time into the hundreds of types that become a mature organism. The five-year grant for more than 1.5 million U.S. dollars from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences will fund the study of Wnt signaling pathway that triggers reactions in cells through surface receptors. Various components of the pathway have a regulatory role in gene transcription as well as the cytoskeleton and calcium inside cells. The Wnt signaling ...
Totipotent non-committed inner cell mass (ICM) cells from human blastocysts, if demonstrated to be capable of proliferating in vitro without differentiation, will have several beneficial uses, not only in the treatment of neurodegenerative and genetic disorders, but also as a model in studying the events involved in embryogenesis and genomic manipulation. Nine patients admitted to an in-vitro fertilization programme donated 21 spare embryos for this study. All 21 embryos were grown from the 2-pronuclear until blastocyst stages on a human tubal epithelial monolayer in commercial Earles medium (Medicult, Denmark) supplemented with 10% human serum. The medium was changed after blastocyst formation to Changs medium supplemented with 1000 units/ml of human leukaemia inhibitory factor (HLIF) and the embryos left undisturbed for 72 h to allow the hatched ICM and trophoblast to attach to the feeder monolayer. Nineteen of the 21 embryos from nine patients produced healthy ICM lumps which could be ...
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.