Melatonin effects on ovarian follicular cells: a systematic review

Minguini, Isabela Pasqualini; Luquetti, Camila Maganhin; Pinheiro Baracat, Maria Candida; Maganhin, Carla Cristina; Nunes, Camila de Oliveira; Simoes, Ricardo Santos; de Arruda Veiga, Eduardo Carvalho ✉; Cipolla-Neto, Jose; Baracat, Edmund Chada; Soares Junior, Jose Maria

Angol nyelvű Tudományos Összefoglaló cikk (Folyóiratcikk)
  • SJR Scopus - Medicine (miscellaneous): Q3
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    Melatonin is known for its effects on both the sleep and reproductive system of mammals. The latter has melatonin receptors type 1 and 2, which act to regulate, among other things, cyclic AMP. Notwithstanding all the literature data, there is still no sound knowledge or a clear understanding of the hormone's action on the physiology of ovarian follicular cells.OBJECTIVE: To review and evaluate studies about melatonin action on the ovarian granulosa/theca interna cells from the literature.METHODS: The systematic review was carried out according to the PRISMA recommendations. The MEDLINE and Cochrane primary databases were consulted with the use of specific terms. There was no limitation on language or publication year.RESULTS: Seven papers about melatonin action on granulosa cells were selected. The following can be attributed to the hormone's effects: a) progesterone increase in culture medium; b) increased estrogen production; c) antagonistic action on estrogen; d) improvement in cell quality resulting in improved embryo and higher pregnancy rates; e) improved cell proliferation via MAPK; reduction of free radicals. Nevertheless, there are contrarian papers reporting a reduction in progesterone production.CONCLUSION: Melatonin interferes in sex steroid production, boosting progesterone output. Such action may help improve oocyte quality.
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    2020-08-04 14:10