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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078721/use-of-the-fluorescent-dye-tetramethylrhodamine-methyl-ester-perchlorate-for-mitochondrial-membrane-potential-assessment-in-human-spermatozoa
#1
P Uribe, J V Villegas, R Boguen, F Treulen, R Sánchez, P Mallmann, V Isachenko, G Rahimi, E Isachenko
Mitochondrial membrane potential (ΔΨm) is an indicator of sperm quality and its evaluation complements the standard semen analysis. The fluorescent dye JC-1 has been widely used to assess sperm ΔΨm; however, some problems have been detected under certain experimental conditions. Another fluorescent compound, tetramethylrhodamine methyl ester perchlorate (TMRM), has been used in somatic cells and bovine spermatozoa but not in human spermatozoa. TMRM accumulates in hyperpolarised mitochondria and the fluorescence intensity of this compound correlates with ΔΨm...
January 11, 2017: Andrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032361/relationship-between-chlamydia-trachomatis-and-mycoplasma-genitalium-infection-and-pregnancy-rate-and-outcome-in-iranian-infertile-couples
#2
L Dehghan Marvast, A Aflatoonian, A R Talebi, A Eley, A A Pacey
The study was performed to investigate the prevalence of Chlamydia trachomatis and Mycoplasma genitalium in a population of infertile couples from Iran and how this relates to tubal factor infertility, pregnancy rate and outcome of pregnancy. Blood, semen and first-void urine samples were obtained from 250 infertile couples and 250 fertile women as a control. Infertile couples were followed up after 24 months to determine diagnosis, referral for assisted conception, any pregnancy and pregnancy outcome. Data were analysed with regard to the results of (i) serological analysis for specific antibodies to C...
December 29, 2016: Andrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28026037/relative-contributions-of-testosterone-deficiency-and-metabolism-syndrome-at-the-risk-of-reduced-quality-of-life-a-cross-sectional-study-among-chinese-mid-aged-and-elderly-men
#3
X R Qing, C C Wan, X J Shang, H G Li, C L Xiong, X X Zhan, D S Mo, H C Cai, H P Zhang, H T Guan, X B Kong, Y P Chen, T H Liu, B J Hao, S Y Zong
Testosterone deficiency and metabolism syndrome (MetS) are universal among ageing males, and they have been suggested responsible for poorer quality of life (QoL). We aimed to evaluate the relative contributions of reproductive hormones and components of MetS at the risk of reduced QoL among Chinese mid-aged and elderly men. A cross-sectional study recruited 2,364 males aged 40-79 years, and 2,165 was included for analysis eventually. The Chinese version of ageing male symptoms scale, 36-item Short Form and Beck Depression Inventory were applied to assess QoL...
December 27, 2016: Andrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28000970/evaluation-of-serum-level-of-osteocalcin-hormone-in-male-infertility
#4
A A M El-Kamshoushi, E M Hassan, P S Hassaan
The suggested concept of "bone as an endocrine organ" had shed the light on the role of osteocalcin, an osteoblast secreted hormone, in regulation of testosterone production. This study aimed to assess the association between the active undercarboxylated form of osteocalcin (ucOC) and semen parameters and hormonal levels in infertile male patients. The study was carried on 34 infertile male patients and 20 fertile healthy control males. Semen analysis and serum level of testosterone, LH and FSH were performed in addition to serum level of ucOC in cases and controls...
December 21, 2016: Andrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28000967/decrease-in-bovine-in-vitro-embryo-production-efficiency-during-winter-season-in-a-warm-summer-mediterranean-climate
#5
C Cheuquemán, P Loren, M Arias, J Risopatrón, R Felmer, J Álvarez, T Mogas, R Sánchez
Retrospective analysis of monthly embryo production from December 2011 to May 2015 and its correlation with meteorological data in our geographic zone was made. We had observed that in certain time of the year, in vitro blastocyst production decreases. Accordingly, was examined the association between blastocyst production and climatological parameters. Cleavage rates correlate positively with blastocyst rates (p < .05). Significant differences in cleavage rates between autumn and summer (79.8%; 71.5%), and between winter and autumn (71...
December 21, 2016: Andrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28000956/blood-and-semen-paraoxonase-arylesterase-activities-in-normozoospermic-and-azoospermic-men
#6
M Gulum, K Gumus, E Yeni, E Dogantekin, H Ciftci, Y Akin, M Savas, A Altunkol
Paraoxonase and arylesterase enzymes are corner stones of antioxidant defence. We aimed to compare azoospermic infertile men and normozoospermic individuals with respect to total antioxidant status (TAS), total oxidant status (TOS), oxidative stress index (OSI), paraoxonase and arylesterase levels in the blood and seminal plasma. Two-hundred consecutive infertility patients and voluntarily participated were included. In the normozoospermic group, TAS, PON, arylesterase values were statistically significantly higher when compared with those in the azoospermic group, while lower TOS and OSI levels were observed in the blood and seminal plasma of azoospermic group...
December 21, 2016: Andrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28000947/a-potential-mechanism-associated-with-lead-induced-testicular-toxicity-in-rats
#7
M A El-Magd, K A Kahilo, N E Nasr, T Kamal, M Shukry, A A Saleh
This study was conducted to investigate the mechanism of lead (Pb)-induced testicular toxicity. We examined the impact of Pb toxicity on 17β-oestradiol (E2), oestrogen receptors (ERs) and aromatase P450 which are key factors in spermatogenesis. Treatment of rats with Pb acetate (PbAc, 50 mg/L in drinking water) significantly reduced sperm count, motility, viability and increased sperm abnormalities along with degenerative changes in seminiferous tubules and Leydig cells. Additionally, administration of PbAc resulted in a significant reduction in serum testosterone, serum and testicular E2 as well as increased level of testicular testosterone...
December 21, 2016: Andrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28000945/histopathological-and-biochemical-comparisons-of-the-protective-effects-of-amifostine-and-l-carnitine-against-radiation-induced-acute-testicular-toxicity-in-rats
#8
T Aktoz, M Caloglu, V Yurut-Caloglu, O Yalcin, N Aydogdu, D Nurlu, E Arda, O Inci
The aim of this study was to compare the radioprotective efficacies of amifostine (AMI) and l-carnitine (LC) against radiation-induced acute testicular damage. Thirty Wistar albino rats were randomly assigned to four groups: control (n = 6), AMI plus radiotherapy (RT) (n = 8), LC plus RT (n = 8) and RT group (n = 8). The rats were irradiated with a single dose of 20 Gy to the scrotal field. LC (300 mg/kg) and AMI (200 mg/kg) were given intraperitoneally 30 min before irradiation. The mean seminiferous tubule diameters (MSTDs) were calculated...
December 21, 2016: Andrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28000943/effects-of-treatment-with-hypoxis-hemerocallidea-extract-on-sexual-behaviour-and-reproductive-parameters-in-male-rats
#9
S Tiya, C R Sewani-Rusike, M Shauli
Hypoxis hemerocallidea is used in traditional medicine in South Africa, for the treatment of male reproductive ailments and various chronic illnesses. Despite chronic use, its effects on male reproductive system are unknown. Male Wistar rats were treated orally daily for 28 (n = 18) and 56 days (n = 18). Treatment groups (n = 6/group) per treatment period were as follows: untreated control, 150 mg/kg and 300 mg/kg 70% ethanolic extract of H. hemerocallidea. Sexual behaviour observations were performed on days 17 and 42 of the study...
December 21, 2016: Andrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28000929/in-vitro-reprotoxicity-of-carboxyl-functionalised-single-and-multi-walled-carbon-nanotubes-on-human-spermatozoa
#10
Z Aminzadeh, M Jamalan, L Chupani, H Lenjannezhadian, M A Ghaffari, M Aberomand, M Zeinali
Reproductive toxicity of carboxyl-functionalised carbon nanotubes (CNT-COOH), as the most commonly used form of water-soluble CNTs, is not clearly studied. The aim of this study was to investigate in vitro toxicity of carboxylated single-walled and multi-walled CNTs (SWCNT-COOH and MWCNT-COOH) against human spermatozoa. Sperm cells from healthy donors were incubated with 0.1-100 μg/ml of SWCNT-COOH or MWCNT-COOH at 37°C for up to 5 hr. Viability of sperm cells was assessed using MTT test, and sperm motility was evaluated following World Health Organization guideline...
December 21, 2016: Andrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28000927/does-detection-of-ddx4-mrna-in-cell-free-seminal-plasma-represents-a-reliable-noninvasive-germ-cell-marker-in-patients-with-nonobstructive-azoospermia
#11
W Abdallah, D Hashad, R Abdelmaksoud, M M Hashad
This study aimed to investigate the potential application of DDX4 gene expression in cell-free seminal mRNA as a noninvasive biomarker for the identification of the presence of germ cells in men with nonobstructive azoospermia and to correlate this factor with testicular biopsy. Male reproductive organ-specific genes were chosen: DDX4, which is a germ cell-specific gene and transglutaminase 4, which is a prostate-specific gene that was used as a control gene. Thirty-nine azoospermic males and twenty-eight normospermic fertile males (serving as a control group) participated in the study...
December 21, 2016: Andrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925265/pentoxifylline-besides-naltrexone-recovers-morphine-induced-inflammation-in-male-reproductive-system-of-rats-by-regulating-toll-like-receptor-pathway
#12
S Chehrei, M Moradi, H R Ghiabi, M Falahi, S Kaviani, A Ghanbari
This study aimed to investigate the effect of pentoxifylline on complications of prolonged usage of morphine upon the testis and sperm parameters of rats. In this study, forty male Wistar rats were divided into five groups (n = 8) and treated for 56 days to only saline, only morphine, only pentoxifylline, pentoxifylline + morphine and naltrexone + morphine. The diameters of seminiferous tubules, the maturity of germ line epithelium and sperm parameters were evaluated. The expression of inflammatory-related factors in testis tissues were also investigated at gene and protein levels...
December 7, 2016: Andrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921326/correlation-of-genetic-results-with-testicular-histology-hormones-and-sperm-retrieval-in-nonobstructive-azoospermia-patients-with-testis-biopsy
#13
W Liu, X Gao, G Ma, L Yan, T Chen, T Li, R-M Yu, J-L Ma
To investigate the frequency and types of genetic results in different testicular histology of patients with nonobstructive azoospermia (NOA), and correlated with hormones and sperm retrieval (SR), a retrospective study was conducted in 286 Chinese NOA patients who underwent testis biopsy and 100 age-matched fertile men as the control group. Chromosome karyotype analyses were performed by the peripheral blood chromosome G-band detection method. Screening of Y chromosome microdeletions of azoospermia factor (AZF) region was performed by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) amplification of 11 sequence-tagged sites (STS)...
December 6, 2016: Andrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905126/ameliorating-effects-of-fennel-and-cumin-extracts-on-sperm-quality-and-spermatogenic-cells-apoptosis-by-inducing-weight-loss-and-reducing-leptin-concentration-in-diet-induced-obese-rats
#14
R Nejatbakhsh, S Riyahi, A Farrokhi, S Rostamkhani, S Mahmazi, A Yazdinezhad, M Kazemi, S Shokri
This study was established a model of obesity to estimate the impact of fennel and cumin as anti-obesity extracts on body weight, body mass index (BMI), food consumption, leptin concentration, sperm quality and testis architecture to determine the reversibility of reproductive function of obese animals. Male rats were randomly assigned to either a normal or high-fat diet for 8 weeks. Then, we divided 56 adult rats into seven groups: control (CO); obesity (OB); fennel 100 and 200 mg/kg; cumin 50 and 100 mg/kg; and fennel 100 mg/kg plus cumin 50 mg/kg...
November 30, 2016: Andrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882599/46-xx-males-a-case-series-based-on-clinical-and-genetics-evaluation
#15
F Mohammadpour Lashkari, M Totonchi, M R Zamanian, Z Mansouri, M A Sadighi Gilani, M Sabbaghian, A Mohseni Meybodi
46,XX male sex reversal syndrome is one of the rarest sex chromosomal aberrations. The presence of SRY gene on one of the X chromosomes is the most frequent cause of this syndrome. Based on Y chromosome profile, there are SRY-positive and SRY-negative forms. The purpose of our study was to report first case series of Iranian patients and describe the different clinical appearances based on their genetic component. From the 8,114 azoospermic and severe oligozoospermic patients referred to Royan institute, we diagnosed 57 cases as sex reversal patients...
November 24, 2016: Andrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882589/attenuation-of-the-cyproterone-acetate-induced-testicular-hypofunction-by-a-novel-nutraceutical-lycopene-a-genomic-approach
#16
A Tripathy, A Ghosh, A Dey, B P Pakhira, D Ghosh
This study was designed to explore the cyproterone acetate (CPA)-induced andrological hypofunction and its correction by oral administration of lycopene. In this concern, spermatogenic, biochemical, histological and genomic profiles were studied. Cyproterone acetate administration for 1 month helped to develop infertile model rats. A significant recovery was noted in sperm motility, sperm count, sperm viability, hypo-osmotic swelling tail-coiled spermatozoa; activities of testicular ∆(5) , 3β-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase (HSD), 17β-HSD, catalase (CAT) and superoxide dismutase (SOD); and levels of conjugated diene (CD), malondialdehyde (MDA), testicular cholesterol and serum testosterone after the administration of lycopene at 1...
November 24, 2016: Andrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882582/hormonal-treatment-with-transdermal-testosterone-in-patients-with-male-accessory-gland-inflammation-magi-effects-on-sperm-parameters
#17
S La Vignera, R A Condorelli, L M Mongioi, S G Vitale, G I Russo, A S Laganà, A E Calogero
Recently, it has been reported that treatment with testosterone (T) could have favourable effects on prostate inflammation; however, the data appear inconsistent. The main evidences concern experimental studies, and there is lower information obtainable from clinical studies. This study was conducted on patients with diagnosis of male accessory gland infection (MAGI) and a concomitant hormonal condition of acquired hypergonadotropic hypogonadism and has evaluated the effects on sperm parameters of the administration of a transdermal formulation of T gel for 3 months...
November 24, 2016: Andrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882628/the-influence-of-testicular-microlithiasis-on-the-outcomes-of-in-vitro-fertilisation-in-a-chinese-han-population
#18
C Xu, F-F Zhang, H-L Yang, G Ma, B Zhang, K-J Li, T-J Zhang, J-L Liu, X-J Xuan
To investigate the influence of testicular microlithiasis (TM) on the outcomes of in vitro fertilisation (IVF), we retrospectively reviewed the ultrasonography results of the TM patients who underwent IVF treatment in our hospital. They were classified as classic-TM (CTM) or limited-TM (LTM) comparing with patients without TM (Non-TM). Semen parameters, rates of fertilisation, normal fertilisation, good embryos and clinical pregnancy were analysed. The Non-TM group showed higher percentage of morphologically normal spermatozoa than the CTM or LTM group (4...
November 23, 2016: Andrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882592/ureterorenoscopy-with-stenting-and-its-effect-on-male-sexual-function-a-controlled-randomised-prospective-study
#19
M S Bolat, E Akdeniz, R Asci, F Erdemir, O Cinar, L Tomak
Seventy-two male patients, who were included in this study, underwent ureteroscopic stone surgery (study group). Forty-two healthy males were enrolled as control group. Changes in sexual function were evaluated using International Index of Erectile Function questionnaire in pre-operative, first and third postoperative terms. Overall satisfaction in relation to the age, operation time, presence of stents, body mass index, educational status, previous operations, International Index of Erectile Function score, International Prostate Symptom Score, Quality of Life, income status, Male Sexual Health Questionnaire, stone-free rates and Beck's depression scale were evaluated...
November 23, 2016: Andrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862170/multicentre-study-of-y-chromosome-microdeletions-in-1-808-chinese-infertile-males-using-multiplex-and-real-time-polymerase-chain-reaction
#20
X-B Zhu, Y-H Gong, J He, A-L Guo, E-L Zhi, J-E Yao, B-S Zhu, A-J Zhang, Z Li
Azoospermia factor (AZF) genes on the long arm of the human Y chromosome are involved in spermatogenesis, and microdeletions in the AZF region have been recognised to be the second major genetic cause of spermatogenetic failure resulting in male infertility. While screening for these microdeletions can avoid unnecessary medical and surgical treatments, current methods are generally time-consuming. Therefore, we established a new method to detect and analyse microdeletions in the AZF region quickly, safely and efficiently...
November 10, 2016: Andrologia
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