Volume 15 (2024)
Volume 14 (2023)
Volume 13 (2022)
Volume 12 (2021)
Volume 11 (2020)
Volume 10 (2019)
Volume 9 (2018)
Volume 8 (2017)
Volume 7 (2016)
Volume 6 (2015)
Volume 5 (2014)
Volume 4 (2013)
Volume 3 (2012)
Volume 2 (2011)
Volume 1 (2010)
Effect of nanocurcumin on fertility in murine model of polycystic ovary syndrome

Zahra Aaly-Gharibeh; Mohammadreza Hosseinchi; Ali Shalizar-Jalali

Volume 15, Issue 2 , February 2024, , Pages 113-117

  The precise pathophysiology of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is not well-founded. In an attempt to fill this gap, the current study was executed to probe the effect of nanocurcumin (NCC) on ovarian tissue, in vitro fertilization (IVF) and pre-implantation embryo development in a mouse model of PCOS. ...  Read More

The in vitro effect of chick embryo extract on mice pre-antral follicles

Hossein Torkashvand; Rouhollah Fathi; Abdolhossein Shahverdi; Afsaneh Gollkar; Paul Mozdziak; Hussein Eimani

Volume 10, Issue 3 , September 2019, , Pages 213-219

  Chick embryo extract (CEE) contains a variety of growth factors which may improve in vitro follicle growth. Therefore, the effect of CEE on mouse pre-antral follicle culture was evaluated. Different percentages of CEE (0, 0.50%, 1.00%, 5.00% and 10.00%) were added to culture medium. Hence, the osmolarity ...  Read More

The ossification of the vertebral column, thorax and sternum in the quail (Coturnix coturnix japonica)

Aris Pourlis; John Antonopoulos

Volume 10, Issue 1 , March 2019, , Pages 1-7

  The ossification centers onset of the quail vertebrae, ribs, and sternum in embryos and hatchling birds was studied. Specimens were cleared, stained with Alcian Blue and Alizarin Red S and examined using stereomicroscope. The chondral rudiments of the vertebrae were observed at the 6th day of incubation ...  Read More

Royal jelly protects male mice against nicotine-induced reproductive failure

Farnam Azad; Vahid Nejati; Ali Shalizar-Jalali; Gholamreza Najafi; Fatemeh Rahmani

Volume 9, Issue 3 , September 2018, , Pages 231-238

  This study evaluated the possible protective effect of royal jelly (RJ) on sperm parameters and sperm malondialdehyde (MDA) concentration and in vitro fertilizing potential in nicotine (NIC) exposed male mice. Thrtiy-six male BALB/c mice were randomly divided into six groups (n = 6). Group 1 received ...  Read More

Morphometric development of sheep (Ovis aries) lymph nodes in fetal period

Mahmood Khaksary-Mahabady; Kaveh Khazaeel; Mahdi Pourmahdi Borujeni; Behnam Yazdanjoo

Volume 9, Issue 2 , June 2018, , Pages 121-128

  Immune system plays crucial role in body and lymph nodes are essential parts of this system for combating pathogens. However, no study has ever been conducted on morphometric development of sheep lymph nodes in fetal period. Thus, this study attempted to examine the morphometric characteristics of a ...  Read More

Reactive oxygen species level, mitochondrial transcription factor A gene expression and succinate dehydrogenase activity in metaphase II oocytes derived from in vitro cultured vitrified mouse ovaries

Mahboobeh Amoushahi; Mojdeh Salehnia

Volume 9, Issue 2 , June 2018, , Pages 145-152

  The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of ovarian tissue vitrification and two-step in vitro culture on the metaphase II (MII) oocyte reactive oxygen species (ROS) level, mitochondrial transcription factor A (TFAM) expression and succinate dehydrogenase (SDH) activity. After collection of ...  Read More

Stem Cells
Effect of lysophosphatidic acid on the follicular development and the ‎expression of lysophosphatidic acid receptor genes during in vitro culture of ‎mouse ovary

Neda Abedpour; Mojdeh Salehnia; Nassim Ghorbanmehr

Volume 9, Issue 1 , March 2018, , Pages 59-66

  Lysophosphatidic acid (LPA) known as a serum-derived growth factor, is involved in several cell physiological functions in the female reproductive system including: oocyte maturation, in vitro fertilization and embryo implantation by its transmembrane G protein-coupled receptors. The aim of the present ...  Read More

Effects of blastocyst artificial collapse prior to vitrification on hatching and ‎survival rates and the expression of klf4 gene in mouse embryos

‎ Farkhondeh Pooyanfar; Tahereh Foroutan; Mojtaba Dashtizad

Volume 9, Issue 1 , March 2018, , Pages 87-92

  Although the rate of blastocysts implantation of embryos is higher than previous stages but their survival rate is lower than them, which could be attributed to the completely filled blastocoel cavity with liquid and increased possibility of the formation of ice crystals. This liquid could prevent the ...  Read More

Effects of bisphenol-S low concentrations on oxidative stress status and in vitro fertilization potential in mature female mice

Alireza Nourian; Ali Soleimanzadeh; Ali Shalizar Jalali; Gholamreza Najafi

Volume 8, Issue 4 , December 2017, , Pages 341-345

  Bisphenol-S (BPS) is a new bisphenol-A substitute widely used in many plastic products. Bisphenol-A as a main member of bisphenol family has been known as an endocrine system disrupter chemical compound. Like other members of bisphenol family, there is public health concern about the toxic effects of ...  Read More

Function of vitrified mouse ovaries tissue under static magnetic field after autotransplantation

Vida Sadat Kazemein Jasemi; Firooz Samadi; Hussein Eimani; Saeed Hasani; Rouhollah Fathi; Abdolhossein Shahverdi; Fatemeh Shahi Sadrabadi

Volume 8, Issue 3 , September 2017, , Pages 243-249

  This study was designed to investigate the effects of applying 1 mT static magnetic field (SMF) during the vitrification process, on the viability of ovarian follicles after vitrification-warming and autotransplantation. The study was conducted in two phases. In the first phase, ovaries of female NMRI ...  Read More

Involvement of peroxisome proliferator-activated receptors in the estradiol production of ovine Sertoli cells

Hossein Hassanpour; Valiallah Khalaji-Pirbalouty; Manoochehr Adibi; Hassan Nazari

Volume 8, Issue 3 , September 2017, , Pages 251-257

  Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptors (PPARs) are nuclear receptors of transcription factors composed of three family members: PPARα, PPARβ/δ and PPARγ. This study was aimed to evaluate the role of PPARs in the estradiol production via follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) in ...  Read More

A comparative study on the effects of different cryoprotectants on the quality of canine sperm during vitrification process

Sahar Nouri Gharajelar; Rajab Ali Sadrkhanloo; Masoud Onsori; Adel Saberivand

Volume 7, Issue 3 , September 2016, , Pages 235-239

  Cryopreservation has the capacity to extend spermatozoa’s lifespan and viability. In addition, the semen samples can be collected, preserved and stored or sent to distant locations and still be used long after the death of the semen donor. In this study for the vitrification of dog sperm (fresh ...  Read More

A case of monocephalus rachipagus tribrachius tetrapus in a puppy

Adonis Pino; Arlenis Pérez; Aine Seavers; Guillermo Hermo

Volume 7, Issue 3 , September 2016, , Pages 267-270

  Caudal duplication (dipygus) is an uncommon pathologic of conjoined twinning. The conjoined malformation is classified according to the nature and site of the union. We report the presence of this malformation in a female crossbreed puppy. The puppy was delivered by caesarean section following a prolonged ...  Read More

Anti-spermatogenic activities of Taraxacum officinale whole plant and leaves aqueous extracts

Lubna Hamid Tahtamouni; Rema Ahmad Al-Khateeb; Reem Nasser Abdellatif; Zainab Ali Al-Mazaydeh; Salem Refaat Yasin; Samer Al-Gharabli; Ali Zuhair Elkarmi

Volume 7, Issue 2 , June 2016, , Pages 89-97

  Taraxacum officinale has been used in Jordan folk medicine to treat male infertility. A recent study has proved a contradictory effect of the whole plant aqueous extract. The aim of the current study was to determine if the leaves of T. officinale have similar anti-fertility activities, and whether this ...  Read More

Protective effect of leptin on induced apoptosis with trichostatin A on buffalo oocytes

Hamid Reza Shafiei Sheykhani; Rooz Ali Batavani; Gholam Reza Najafi

Volume 7, Issue 2 , June 2016, , Pages 99-104

  Leptin, the 16-kDa product of the obese (ob) gene, primarily secreted from adipose tissue, has been implicated to play an important role in the regulation of food intake and energy expenditure. This study investigated protective effect of leptin on trichostatin A-induced apoptotic on in vitro maturation ...  Read More

Protective effect of quercetin on skeletal and neural tube teratogenicity induced by cyclophosphamide in rat fetuses

Mahmood Khaksary Mahabady; Mohammad Reza Gholami; Hossein Najafzadeh Varzi; Abolfazl Zende del; Mona Doostizadeh

Volume 7, Issue 2 , June 2016, , Pages 133-138

  Cyclophosphamide (CP) is a drug commonly used to treat neoplastic disease and some autoimmune diseases. It is also a well-known and well-studied teratogen causing a variety of birth defects in fetuses of pregnant women treated with the drug. There are many reports that show the adverse effects of CP ...  Read More

Androgen receptor blockade using flutamide skewed sex ratio of litters in mice

Faramarz Gharagozlou; Reza Youssefi; Mehdi Vojgani; Vahid Akbarinejad; Ghazaleh Rafiee

Volume 7, Issue 2 , June 2016, , Pages 169-172

  Maternal testosterone has been indicated to affect sex ratio of offspring. The present study was conducted to elucidate the role of androgen receptor in this regard by blockade of androgen receptor using flutamide in female mice. Mice were randomly assigned to two experimental groups. Mice in the control ...  Read More

Large Animal Internal Medicine
A case of asymmetrical monocephalus dipygus (tetrapus dibrachius) in a male Holstein calf in Iran

Behrokh Marzban Abbasabadi; Aliakbar Ahmadzadeh; Shahab Ramezanpour; Amir Reza Hajati Ziabari

Volume 7, Issue 2 , June 2016, , Pages 177-179

  Dipygus is a teratological fetus with a double pelvis, genitals, and extremities. Congenital duplications in cattle are rare. Caudal duplication is more common in sheep and pigs while cranial duplications seem to be predominant in cattle.Asymmetric or parasitic conjoined twins consisting of an incomplete ...  Read More

Connexin-43: A possible mediator of heat stress effects on ram Sertoli cells

Hossain Hassanpour; Ali Kadivar; Pejman Mirshokraei; Hassan Nazari; Azita Afzali; Maryam Badisanaye

Volume 6, Issue 2 , June 2015, , Pages 125-130

  Sertoli cells are an essential group of cells in seminiferous epithelium which provide nutritional and structural supports for spermatogenic cells via cell junctions. In this study, the gene expression of connexin-43, the most abundantly distributed gap junction protein of cells, was investigated in ...  Read More