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Previous issue | Volume 3 | SRF2016

Society for Reproduction and Fertility Annual Conference 2016

Winchester, UK
11 Jul 2016 - 11 Jul 2016

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SRF Student Prize Session

ra0003o016 | SRF Student Prize Session | SRF2016

Exaggerated metabolic changes during puberty precede adult obesity and hyperlipidemia in an ovine model of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)

Siemienowicz Katarzyna , Coukan Flavien , Lerner Avigdor , Franks Stephen , Rae Mick , Duncan Colin

Women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome are at increased risk of developing insulin resistance, obesity and dyslipidemia. Amplified metabolic perturbations during puberty may be a central factor contributing to metabolic phenotype of adult PCOS. Using a clinically realistic ovine model of PCOS we reported hyperinsulinaemia and early fatty liver changes, with no difference in body weight and adiposity, in adolescence.Here we aimed to further examine metaboli...

ra0003o017 | SRF Student Prize Session | SRF2016

Derivation and use of mouse embryonic stem cell lines as model for mechanistic analysis of periconceptional developmental programming

Khurana Pooja , Cox Andy , Fleming Tom , Smyth Neil

Introduction: The developmental origins of health and disease (DOHaD) concept proposes that maternal environment during pregnancy may influence offspring health and predispose to chronic disease risk in later life. Our previous mouse in vivo studies showed that maternal low protein diet (LPD) and advanced maternal age (AMA) programme the preimplantation embryo to adult disease, notably cardiometabolic dysfunction. To test this hypothesis and understand the mechanistic...

ra0003o018 | SRF Student Prize Session | SRF2016

FACS-sorted putative oogonial stem cells from the mouse ovary are neither DDX4-positive nor germ cells

Zarate-Garcia Larissa , Lane Simon I. R. , Merriman Julie A. , Jones Keith T.

Whether the adult mammalian ovary contains oogonial stem cells (OSCs) is controversial. They have been isolated by fluorescence-activated cell sorting (FACS) using the germline marker DEAD box polypeptide 4 (DDX4), previously assumed to be cytoplasmic, not surface-bound. Furthermore their stem cell and germ cell characteristics remain disputed. We applied a validated protocol to isolate mouse putative OSCs from whole ovarian cell suspensions, then assessed their in vitro</...

ra0003o019 | SRF Student Prize Session | SRF2016

Immune cell dynamics in endometrial repair and remodelling

Kirkwood Phoebe , Cousins Fiona , Saunders Philippa , Gibson Douglas

Introduction: The endometrium is one of the few adult tissues that heals repeatedly without scarring. On a monthly basis the endometrium undergoes cyclical episodes of proliferation, degeneration, tissue repair and remodelling in response to the ‘injury’ inflicted on it during menstruation. In women, endometrial shedding (menses) is the culmination of a cascade of inflammatory signals between uterine stromal cells and immune cells both of which have key roles in endo...

ra0003o020 | SRF Student Prize Session | SRF2016

Maternal high fat diet (HFD) in the adult offspring brain modifies cell density and neuronal density

Pedraza Diego Ojeda , Jane-Coupe Kate , Earl Megan , Hutton Oliver , Eckert Judith , Willaime-Morawek Sandrine

Introduction: An upward trend in maternal obesity is rising every year. Different data suggest that maternal obesity during gestation may have effects on a high risk of children of developing physiological and psychological dysfunctions in later life. Animal models suggest that a maternal high fat diet (HFD) during pregnancy could have enduring consequences on brain structure and development in the offspring. Our aim is to evaluate the effects of maternal HFD on both offspring...

ra0003o021 | SRF Student Prize Session | SRF2016

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