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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543267/trehalose-sustains-a-higher-post-thaw-sperm-motility-than-sucrose-in-vitrified-human-sperm
#1
M Schulz, J Risopatrón, G Matus, E Pineda, C Rojas, V Isachenko, E Isachenko, R Sánchez
One of the cryopreservation methods that best preserves sperm function is vitrification. However, comparative studies have not been performed to evaluate the effect of nonpermeable cryoprotectors on sperm function for prolonged periods of time post-devitrification. These times are necessary, especially in in vitro fertilisation and intrauterine insemination, for gamete interaction and then fertilisation to occur, while maintaining motility to arrive at the fertilisation site. In this study, sucrose (.25 m) and trehalose (...
May 25, 2017: Andrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28517368/testicular-thermoregulation-scrotal-surface-temperature-patterns-and-semen-quality-of-water-buffalo-bulls-reared-in-a-tropical-climate
#2
L K X Silva, J S Sousa, A O A Silva, J B Lourenço Junior, C Faturi, L G Martorano, I M Franco, M H A Pantoja, D V Barros, A R Garcia
This study evaluated the capacity of thermoregulation and its consequences on the scrotal surface temperature patterns and semen quality of buffalo bulls raised in a wet tropical climate. Eleven water buffaloes were evaluated in the rainiest, in the transitional and in the less rainy season. Air temperature and humidity were consistently high, but the animals did not show thermal stress in any season. The scrotal temperature gradient of buffalo bulls using infrared thermography was described, and three parallel and decreasing thermal bands were characterised...
May 18, 2017: Andrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28517043/sperm-chromatin-quality-and-dna-integrity-in-partial-versus-total-globozoospermia
#3
A R Talebi, J Ghasemzadeh, M A Khalili, I Halvaei, F Fesahat
Globozoospermia is a severe form of teratozoospermia with low incidence in infertile patients, considered as one of the important causes of male infertility. The objective was to investigate the chromatin/DNA integrity as well as apoptosis in ejaculated spermatozoa of cases with partial or total globozoospermia. Fifty-seven semen samples were divided into three groups of partial globozoospermia (n = 17), total globozoospermia (n = 10) and normozoospermia (control; n = 30). Sperm chromatin condensation, DNA integrity and apoptosis were assessed using cytochemical assays...
May 18, 2017: Andrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503748/cigarette-smoking-induces-only-marginal-changes-in-sperm-dna-methylation-levels-of-patients-undergoing-intracytoplasmic-sperm-injection-treatment
#4
Y Al Khaled, S Tierling, M Laqqan, C Lo Porto, M E Hammadeh
DNA methylation plays important roles in genome stability and regulation of gene expression. This study was designed to determine the influence of cigarette smoking on sperm DNA methylation. From a genome-wide survey on sperm samples, differentially methylated target CpGs should be selected and subjected to local deep bisulphite sequencing. Obtained methylation data are compared to sperm parameters and (ICSI) outcome. Similar to pilot study, samples were subjected to Infinium 450K BeadChip arrays to identify alterations in sperm DNA methylation between smokers and nonsmokers males...
May 14, 2017: Andrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497534/effects-of-testosterone-replacement-therapy-on-metabolic-syndrome-among-japanese-hypogonadal-men-a-subanalysis-of-a-prospective-randomised-controlled-trial-earth-study
#5
K Shigehara, H Konaka, T Nohara, K Izumi, Y Kitagawa, Y Kadono, T Iwamoto, E Koh, A Mizokami, M Namiki
We investigated the effects of testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) on metabolic factors among hypogonadal men with a metabolic syndrome. From the study population of the EARTH study, which was a randomised controlled study in Japan, 65 hypogonadal patients with a metabolic syndrome, comprising the TRT group (n = 32) and controls (n = 33), were included in this study analysis. The TRT group was administered 250 mg of testosterone enanthate as an intramuscular injection every 4 weeks for 12 months...
May 12, 2017: Andrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497500/adverse-effects-of-leptin-on-histone-to-protamine-transition-during-spermatogenesis-are-prevented-by-melatonin-in-sprague-dawley-rats
#6
F A Almabhouh, H J Singh
This study examines the effect of melatonin on leptin-induced changes in transition of histone to protamine in adult rats during spermatogenesis. Twelve-week-old Sprague-Dawley rats were randomised into control, leptin-, leptin-melatonin-10-, leptin-melatonin-20- and melatonin-10-treated groups with six rats per group. Leptin was given via intraperitoneal injections (i.p.) daily for 42 days (60 μg/kg body weight). Rats in the leptin- and melatonin-treated groups were given either 10 or 20 mg day(-1)  kg(-1) body weight of leptin in drinking water...
May 12, 2017: Andrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497478/comparison-of-the-clinical-efficacy-and-safety-of-the-on-demand-use-of-paroxetine-dapoxetine-sildenafil-and-combined-dapoxetine-with-sildenafil-in-treatment-of-patients-with-premature-ejaculation-a-randomised-placebo-controlled-clinical-trial
#7
M Abu El-Hamd, A Abdelhamed
The aim of the study was to compare the clinical efficacy and safety of the on-demand use of paroxetine, dapoxetine, sildenafil and combined dapoxetine with sildenafil in treatment of patients with premature ejaculation (PE). In a single-blind placebo-controlled clinical study, 150 PE patients without erectile dysfunction (ED) were included during the period of March 2015 to May 2016. Patients were randomly divided into five groups (30 patients each). On demand placebo, paroxetine (30 mg), dapoxetine (30 mg), sildenafil citrate (50 mg) and combined dapoxetine (30 mg) with sildenafil citrate (50 mg) were given for patients for 6 weeks in each group respectively...
May 12, 2017: Andrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497463/can-haematologic-parameters-be-used-for-differential-diagnosis-of-testicular-torsion-and-epididymitis
#8
A Bitkin, M Aydın, B C Özgür, L Irkilata, E Akgunes, Mevlut Keles, H Sarıcı, M K Atilla
A differential diagnosis of testicular torsion and epididymitis has serious importance for testicular health. In emergency conditions, if testicular torsion goes unnoticed and epididymo-orchitis is diagnosed, organ loss may occur. This study aimed to evaluate the usefulness of haematologic parameters for the diagnosis of both testicular torsion and epididymo-orchitis and for differential diagnosis of these two diseases. Patients were divided into three groups as those undergoing surgery for testicular torsion, those receiving medical treatment for epididymitis and a healthy control group...
May 12, 2017: Andrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497461/icsi-outcome-in-patients-with-high-dna-fragmentation-testicular-versus-ejaculated-spermatozoa
#9
M Arafa, A AlMalki, M AlBadr, H Burjaq, A Majzoub, S AlSaid, H Elbardisi
Sperm DNA fragmentation (SDF) has emerged as an important biomarker in the assessment of male fertility potential with contradictory results regarding its effect on ICSI. The aim of this study was to evaluate intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) outcomes in male patients with high SDF using testicular versus ejaculated spermatozoa. This is a prospective study on 36 men with high-SDF levels who had a previous ICSI cycle from their ejaculates. A subsequent ICSI cycle was performed using spermatozoa retrieved through testicular sperm aspiration...
May 12, 2017: Andrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493439/very-late-presentation-of-a-disorder-of-sex-development
#10
J M Martins, M Fraga, J Miguens, F Tortosa, B Marques, A D Sousa
Disorders of sex development generally present in the neonatal period with ambiguity of external genitalia. We report a very old male patient presenting at 75 years because of panhypopituitarism and a large nonsecreting pituitary macroadenoma secondary to long-standing primary hypogonadism due to 46,XX sex reversal disorder now first diagnosed. Sex development disorders may go unrecognised for the entire life span, despite infertility and long-standing primary gonadic failure may lead to uncommon complications...
May 11, 2017: Andrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488761/apoptotic-sperm-biomarkers-and-the-correlation-between-conventional-sperm-parameters-and-clinical-characteristics
#11
R Hichri, H Amor, M Khammari, M Harzallah, S El Fekih, A Saad, M Ajina, H Ben Ali
The principal aim of this retrospective study was to examine the relationship between sperm apoptotic biomarkers and the patient's biclinical characteristics, the conventional sperm parameters and the results of assisted reproductive technology. Sperm analysis, activated caspases, annexin V staining for phosphatidylserine (PS) externalisation and labelling assay for DNA fragmentation were assessed in 122 males of infertile couples. Fifty-seven couples were allocated to the natural conception group, and 65 couples underwent IVF or ICSI...
May 10, 2017: Andrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488740/ethanol-induced-mitophagy-in-rat-sertoli-cells-implications-for-male-fertility
#12
N Eid, Y Kondo
Autophagy is a pro-survival mechanism involving lysosomal degradation of damaged cellular components following multiple forms of cellular stress. There is currently a lack of literature on the mechanism, and specifically on mitophagy (selective autophagy of damaged pro-apoptotic mitochondria) in Sertoli cells (SCs). Against such a background, the authors induced mitophagy in SCs of adult male rats using a single injection of ethanol (5 g/kg) and observed mitophagy in the SCs via transmission electron microscopy 24 hr later...
May 10, 2017: Andrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488738/comparison-of-three-different-extenders-on-murrah-buffaloes-bubalus-bubalis-semen-freezability
#13
M F Zorzetto, I Martin, Y F R Sancler-Silva, S Zoca, C P Freitas-Dell'Aqua, F O Papa, A A Ramos, J F Nunes, C C M Salgueiro, E Oba
The use of frozen semen for artificial insemination is the main approach utilised for the genetic improvement of most domesticated species. The advantages include lower transportation costs, continuous availability of semen, fewer occurrences of sexually transmitted diseases and the incorporation of desirable genes in a relatively short amount of time. Nevertheless, the use of frozen semen in buffalo herds remains limited due to the loss of sperm quality when buffalo semen is frozen. So, the goal of this study was to evaluate the pre- and post-cryopreservation quality of buffalo semen diluted in three distinct freezing media: Tris-egg yolk, Botu-bov® (BB) and ACP-111®...
May 10, 2017: Andrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488736/inhibition-of-mtor-pathway-decreases-the-expression-of-pre-meiotic-and-meiotic-markers-throughout-postnatal-development-and-in-adult-testes-in-mice
#14
P Sahin, N E Gungor-Ordueri, C Celik-Ozenci
Rapamycin (mTOR inhibitor) has been reported to have negative effect on human male gonadal function. Previously, we showed that mTOR signalling molecules are expressed during early spermatogenesis in mice. The objective of this study was to investigate the role of mTOR signalling in meiosis both during the first wave of spermatogenesis and also during adult spermatogenesis. Day 5 post-partum mice were administered rapamycin and retinoic acid (RA; a Stra8 activator), and expression of p-p70S6K and Stra8 proteins was evaluated...
May 10, 2017: Andrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488286/steroidogenesis-decline-accompanied-with-reduced-antioxidation-and-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-in-mice-testes-during-ageing
#15
D Huang, W Wei, F Xie, X Zhu, L Zheng, Z Lv
To gain an understanding of the mechanisms by which Leydig cell steroidogenic function degenerates with ageing, we explored steroidogenic gene expression in relation to antioxidation status and endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress during the ageing of mice. Expression of StAR, P450scc and other steroidogenic enzymes decreased starting at middle age (12-month-old) compared to that of the young control (3-month-old) mice. The immunohistochemical staining intensity of 3β-HSD for Leydig cells was significantly weaker in the aged (24-month-old) group than that in the young control group...
May 9, 2017: Andrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28470793/protective-effect-of-propolfenol-%C3%A2-on-induced-oxidative-stress-in-human-spermatozoa
#16
M Biagi, G Collodel, M Corsini, N A Pascarelli, E Moretti
The propolis extract was shown to possess the capacity to protect sperm membrane from the deleterious action of oxidative attack. Oxidative stress can induce propagation of a lipid peroxidation (LPO) chain reaction because spermatozoa contain high concentration of unsaturated fatty acids. This study aimed at evaluating in vitro the possible toxicity and/or the antioxidant properties of Propolfenol(®) in ejaculated human spermatozoa. A colorimetric assay determined the total flavonoid content by spectrophotometry and a high-performance liquid chromatography-diode array detection analysis the quantity of galangin, pinocembrin and caffeic acid phenylethilic ester (CAPE)...
May 3, 2017: Andrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28470720/ngf-promotes-mitochondrial-function-by-activating-pgc-1%C3%AE-in-tm4-sertoli-cells
#17
Y W Jiang, Y Zhao, S X Chen, L Chen, C J Li, X Zhou
Nerve growth factor (NGF), which is required for the survival and differentiation of the nervous system, has been proved to play important roles in male reproductive physiology. Several studies have focused on the roles of NGF in the testes. However, no study has reported on the mechanism of paracrine and autocrine actions of NGF in Sertoli cells. This study showed that NGF stimulated mitochondrial activity and biogenesis in TM4 Sertoli cells. Moreover, our results demonstrated that peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-gamma coactivator-1α is a possible downstream key target of the NGF signalling pathway...
May 3, 2017: Andrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28466604/the-influence-of-male-age-on-treatment-outcomes-and-neonatal-birthweight-following-assisted-reproduction-technology-involving-intracytoplasmic-sperm-injection-icsi-cycles
#18
N-Z Ma, L Chen, L-L Hu, W Dai, Z-Q Bu, Y-P Sun
The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of male age on treatment outcomes and neonatal birthweight following intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI). This study included 2,474 ICSI cycles. Male partners were stratified into 5-year age categories (up to 25, 26-30, 31-35, 36-40 and 41 and up). Multilevel logistic regression was used to evaluate the relationship between male age and treatment outcomes. After adjusting for confounders, we found no difference in the clinical pregnancy rate. However, we observed that the 31- to 35-year group had a higher odds of live birth than that of the >41-year group (aOR 1...
May 3, 2017: Andrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28466479/selection-of-viable-human-spermatozoa-with-low-levels-of-dna-fragmentation-from-an-immotile-population-using-density-gradient-centrifugation-and-magnetic-activated-cell-sorting
#19
H Zhang, X Xuan, S Yang, X Li, C Xu, X Gao
We aimed to determine whether density gradient centrifugation and magnetic-activated cell sorting (DGC-MACS) could select viable spermatozoa, with lower levels of DNA fragmentation, from an immotile population. Analysis involved sixteen patients, each with a sperm count ≥10(7) /mL. All samples were immotile despite exhibiting a live population >40%. Spermatozoa were prepared using DGC-MACS and selected spermatozoa evaluated for membrane and DNA integrity using the hypo-osmotic swelling (HOS) test, vital staining and the TUNEL test...
May 3, 2017: Andrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28466478/nos3-gene-variants-and-male-infertility-association-of-4a-4b-with-oligoasthenozoospermia
#20
N L J Vučić, Z Z Nikolić, V D Vukotić, S M Tomović, I I Vuković, S D Kanazir, D L J Savić-Pavićević, G N Brajušković
Results of recent studies confirmed that oxidative stress negatively affects sperm motility and causes sperm DNA damage. Produced by nitric oxide synthase 3 (NOS3), nitric oxide is considered to be one of the important mediators of oxidative stress in testis tissue. The aim of this study was to assess the possible association of three genetic variants (rs2070744, rs1799983 and intron variant 4a/4b) in NOS3 gene and infertility occurrence in two groups of infertile men (idiopathic azoospermia and oligoasthenozoospermia) and fertile controls...
May 3, 2017: Andrologia
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