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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811063/sperm-quality-variables-as-indicators-of-bull-fertility-may-be-breed-dependent
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Jane M Morrell, Thanapol Nongbua, Sabina Valeanu, Isabel Lima Verde, Katrin Lundstedt-Enkel, Anders Edman, Anders Johannisson
A means of discriminating among bulls of high fertility based on sperm quality is needed by breeding centers. The objective of the study was to examine parameters of sperm quality in bulls of known fertility to identify useful indicators of fertility. Frozen semen was available from bulls of known fertility (Viking Genetics, Skara, Sweden): Swedish Red (n=31), Holstein (n=25) and Others (one each of Charolais, Limousin, Blonde, SKB). After thawing, the sperm samples were analyzed for motility (computer assisted sperm analysis), plasma membrane integrity, chromatin integrity, acrosome status, mitochondrial activity and reactive oxygen species...
August 7, 2017: Animal Reproduction Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810916/the-catsper-channel-and-its-roles-in-male-fertility-a-systematic-review
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Xiang-Hong Sun, Ying-Ying Zhu, Lin Wang, Hong-Ling Liu, Yong Ling, Zong-Li Li, Li-Bo Sun
The Catsper channel is a sperm-specific, Ca(2+)-permeable, pH-dependent, and low voltage-dependent channel that is essential for the hyperactivity of sperm flagellum, chemotaxis towards the egg, capacitation and acrosome reaction. All of these physiological events require calcium entry into sperm cells. Remarkably, Catsper genes are exclusively expressed in the testis during spermatogenesis, and are sensitive to ion channel-induced pH change, such as NHEs, Ca(2+)ATPase, K(+) channel, Hv1 channel and HCO3(-) transporters...
August 15, 2017: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology: RB&E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806626/cryopreservation-of-cynomolgus-macaque-macaca-fascicularis-sperm-with-glycerol-and-ethylene-glycol-and-its-effect-on-sperm-specific-ion-channels-catsper-and-hv1
#3
Bingbing Chen, Shanshan Li, Yaping Yan, Yanchao Duan, Shaohui Chang, Hong Wang, Weizhi Ji, Xin Wu, Wei Si
The cryoprotective agent (CPA) is one of the most important factors that affects the cryosurvival of sperm. The aim of the present study was to compare two different CPAs, glycerol (Gly) and ethylene glycol (EG), on the cryopreservation of cynomolgus macaques sperm and evaluate the effects of cryopreservation on sperm motility, acrosomal integrity, DNA integrity, mitochondrial function and the sperm membrane ion channels CatSper and Hv1. Compared to fresh sperm, cryopreservation with either 0.7 M Gly or EG decreased the sperm motility (79...
August 8, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805603/modern-human-sperm-freezing-effect-on-dna-chromatin-and-acrosome-integrity
#4
Tahereh Rahiminia, Akram Hosseini, Morteza Anvari, Saeed Ghasemi-Esmailabad, Ali Reza Talebi
OBJECTIVE: Presence of vitrification method in sperm freezing and the introduction of solid surface vitrification beside rapid freezing in vapour, opens an easy and safe way to help infertility centres. While the effects of cryopreservation on motility, morphology and viability of sperm are documented, the question of the probable alteration of sperm DNA, chromatin and acrosome integrity after freezing and thawing procedures in different methods is still controversial. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Normal sample were collected according to WHO strict criteria...
August 2017: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802016/involvement-of-sperm-acetylated-histones-and-the-nuclear-isoform-of-glutathione-peroxidase-4-in-fertilization
#5
Simona Pipolo, Rossella Puglisi, Valentina Mularoni, Valentina Esposito, Andrea Fuso, Marco Lucarelli, Maria Teresa Fiorenza, Franco Mangia, Carla Boitani
We previously demonstrated that the nuclear form of Glutathione Peroxidase 4 (nGPx4) has a peculiar distribution in sperm head, being localized to nuclear matrix and acrosome and that sperm lacking nGPx4 are more prone to decondensation in vitro. In this study we have hypothesized that sperm retained acetylated histones and nGPx4 are implicated in paternal chromatin decondensation and male pronucleus formation at fertilization. Indeed, significant higher amounts of acetylated histone H4 and acetylated histone H3 were observed by both immunofluorescence and western blotting in nGPx4-KO sperm vs WT ones...
August 12, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801955/single-layer-centrifugation-of-fresh-dromedary-camel-semen-improves-sperm-quality-and-in-vitro-fertilization-capacity-compared-with-simple-sperm-washing
#6
C Malo, E G Crichton, J M Morrell, B S Pukazhenthi, J A Skidmore
Single layer centrifugation (SLC) through a colloid is a tool for selecting viable mammalian spermatozoa but has not been used previously for fresh dromedary camel sperm. Semen from six camels (2 ejaculates/male) was diluted 1:5 (v:v) or 1:10 (v:v) in a Tris-citrate-fructose buffer for mechanical liquefaction by gentle pipetting. Following liquefaction, semen was processed either by SLC or by centrifugation without a colloid (control). Total and progressive motilities, CASA kinematics, vitality and acrosome integrity (eosin-nigrosin) and plasma membrane integrity (Hypo-osmotic swelling test; HOST), and fertilizing ability in a heterologous assay (zona-free goat oocytes) were evaluated...
August 12, 2017: Reproduction in Domestic Animals, Zuchthygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782859/effect-of-supplementation-of-recombinant-regucalcin-in-extender-on-cryopreservation-of-spermatozoa-of-water-buffalo-bubalus-bubalis
#7
Harikrishna Pillai, Mehtab S Parmar, A M Shende, Jobin Thomas, Harikumar S, G Taru Sharma, S K Ghosh, A Kumaresan, S K Bhure
Elevated intracellular calcium concentration and oxidative damage are two major factors contributing to the poor fertility of cryopreserved spermatozoa. Regucalcin (RGN), also known as Senescence marker protein-30 (SMP-30), is a calcium-binding protein with multiple roles that include calcium homeostasis, anti-oxidative, anti-apoptosis, and anti-proliferation. In Drosophila, regucalcin is reportedly a putative cold-tolerance gene, and a cryoprotective role for regucalcin against intracellular calcium elevation and oxidative stress was reported in P19 cell lines...
August 7, 2017: Molecular Reproduction and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28781155/hyaluronic-acid-improves-frozen-thawed-sperm-quality-and-fertility-potential-in-rooster
#8
Saied Lotfi, Morteza Mehri, Mohsen Sharafi, Reza Masoudi
Beneficial effects of Hyaluronic acid (HA) has not been yet assessed for cryopreservation of rooster sperm. This study was conducted to evaluate the effects of different concentrations of HA (0, 1, 2, 4 and 8mM) in Beltsville extender on the cryopreservation of rooster sperm. Semen samples were collected from six Ross broiler breeders (24-week) using abdominal massage, then divided into five equal aliquots and cryopreserved in Beltsville extender that contained different concentrations of HA. Motion characteristics, morphology, membrane functionality, viability, acrosome integrity, lipid peroxidation and fertility potential of sperm were assessed after thawing...
July 25, 2017: Animal Reproduction Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780569/three-dimensional-analysis-of-seminiferous-tubules-and-spermatogenic-waves-in-mice
#9
Hiroki Nakata, Takahiro Sonomura, Shoichi Iseki
The aim of the present study was to reconstruct seminiferous tubules and analyze spermatogenic waves in seminiferous epithelia in developing and adult mice using serial paraffin sections and high-performance three-dimensional (3D) reconstruction software. By labeling the basement membrane of seminiferous tubules with fluorescent immunohistochemistry or periodic acid-Schiff-hematoxylin staining, all seminiferous tubules were reconstructed in 9 testes from 9 different mice, 3 each at 0, 21, and 90 days (adult) postpartum...
August 5, 2017: Reproduction: the Official Journal of the Society for the Study of Fertility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776187/alzheimer-s-disease-related-amyloid-%C3%AE-1-42-peptide-induces-the-loss-of-human-sperm-function
#10
R S Tavares, S Martins, T Almeida-Santos, A P Sousa, J Ramalho-Santos, O A da Cruz E Silva
Characteristically identified as the main component of senile plaques present in patients suffering from Alzheimer's disease, Aβ has been detected in human testis and reproductive fluids, but its effect on spermatozoa has not been addressed. The present study evaluated whether the most toxic and aggregant amyloid precursor protein (APP)-proteolytic product, amyloid-β1-42 (Aβ1-42), was capable of affecting sperm functionality. Normozoospermic samples were either exposed to different Aβ1-42 doses or to the untreated and scrambled controls for a maximum of 48 h at 37 °C and 5%CO2, and motility, viability and mitochondrial status were evaluated...
August 3, 2017: Cell and Tissue Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767747/determination-of-an-optimal-membrane-permeable-cryoprotectant-addition-and-dilution-protocol-for-water-buffalo-spermatozoa
#11
S Mehmood, H Ahmed, S A Hussain Shah, F H Wattoo, S Akhtar, S M Hassan Andrabi
BACKGROUND: There is a possibility to reduce the toxicity of glycerol and osmotic stress of DMSO by lowering their concentrations in freezing extenders. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effect of glycerol and DMSO in tris-citric acid based extender on post- thaw quality of buffalo (Bubalus bubalis) bull spermatozoa. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Semen was collected from five adult buffalo bulls with artificial vagina. Five aliquots of semen per bull were separated for dilution with the treatment extenders...
May 2017: Cryo Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767744/effects-of-washing-protocols-on-cryosurvival-of-spermatozoa-from-west-african-dwarf-goat-bucks
#12
J O Daramola, E O Adekunle
BACKGROUND: Sperm washing in some species helps remove the detrimental effect of enzymes secreted from the bulbourethral gland, but such an effect has not been evaluated for cryopreserved sperm obtained from West African Dwarf (WAD) goat bucks. OBJECTIVE: This study evaluated the effects of washing protocols on the viability parameters of spermatozoa obtained from WAD goat bucks prior to cryopreservation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Semen samples collected from WAD goat bucks with the aid of artificial vagina were subjected to washing protocols by centrifuging once, twice and thrice while the control group was not washed...
May 2017: Cryo Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767741/antioxidant-effect-of-xanthan-gum-on-ram-sperm-after-freezing-and-thawing
#13
G DA Gastal, E F Silva, B Mion, A S Varela Junior, C E Rosa, C D Corcini, R G Mondadori, A D Vieira, I Bianchi, T Lucia
BACKGROUND: Xanthan gum is used as thickener in media to preserve food products, having cryoprotectant and antioxidant properties that may be relevant for sperm cryopreservation. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effects of adding xanthan gum to freezing extenders on post-thawing quality and oxidant activity of ram sperm. METHODS: Ejaculates from seven rams extended TRIS-egg yolk-glycerol were split in three treatments including xanthan gum (0.15%; 0...
May 2017: Cryo Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764804/effects-of-date-palm-pollen-on-fertility-research-proposal-for-a-systematic-review
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Fatemeh Abdi, Nasibeh Roozbeh, Amir Mohammad Mortazavian
OBJECTIVE: Over 10-15% of couples in different countries are infertile. Male infertility is a contributing factor and the only cause of infertility in respectively 50% and 20-30% of all cases of infertility. According to previous research, micro-elements isolated from date palm pollen (DPP), e.g. estrogen and sterols, may enhance male and female fertility. DPP has also been reported to improve sperm parameters including sperm motility and viability, acrosome reaction, and lipid peroxidation...
August 1, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28758695/sperm-membrane-integrity-and-stability-after-selection-of-cryopreserved-ovine-semen-on-colloidal-solutions
#15
T G Bergstein-Galan, L C Bicudo, L Rodello, R R Weiss, S D Bicudo
The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of four methods of sperm selection, on the integrity and stability of the plasma membrane, integrity of the acrosomal membrane and spermatic morphology in frozen/thawed ovine semen. Two types of colloidal silica: colloidal silica-silane and colloidal silica-polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP), and two aliquots: 1 and 4 ml, were used for sperm selection. Probes FITC-PSA and PI were used to measure the integrity of the plasma and acrosomal membranes. Plasma membrane stability was measured, using fluorescent probes M540 and YOPRO1...
July 31, 2017: Andrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757053/cryopreservation-of-indian-red-jungle-fowl-gallus-gallus-murghi-semen-with-polyvinylpyrrolidone
#16
Bushra Allah Rakha, Muhammad Sajjad Ansari, Shamim Akhter, Zartasha Zafar, Iftikhar Hussain, Julian Santiago-Moreno, Elisabeth Blesbois
The Indian red jungle fowl is a sub-species of the genus Gallus native to South Asia; facing high risks of extinction in its native habitat. During cryopreservation, permeable cryoprotectants like glycerol are usually employed and we previously showed encouraging results with 20% glycerol. Because bird spermatozoa contain very little intracellular water, the possibility of replacing an internal cryoprotectant by an external one is opened. In the present study, we tested the replacement of internal cryoprotectant glycerol by the external cryoprotectant Polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP)...
July 27, 2017: Cryobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28752591/comparison-and-evaluation-of-capacitation-and-acrosomal-reaction-in-freeze-thawed-human-ejaculated-spermatozoa-treated-with-l-carnitine-and-pentoxifylline
#17
E Aliabadi, S Jahanshahi, T Talaei-Khozani, M Banaei
Cryopreservation is used to preserve the spermatozoa; however, it leads to a reduction in sperm quality. L-carnitine (LC) influences sperm motility and preserves the sperm membrane and DNA integrity. The objectives of this study were to evaluate the protective effects of LC on the membrane integrity of normal human spermatozoa and compare it with pentoxifylline (PT) during cryopreservation. Thirty normal semen samples, prepared by swim-up procedure, were divided into three aliquots: a control without any treatment and two experimental aliquots that were incubated in PT or LC for 30 min...
July 28, 2017: Andrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28751536/defective-sperm-head-decondensation-undermines-the-success-of-icsi-in-the-bovine
#18
Luis Águila, Ricardo Felmer, María Elena Arias, Felipe Navarrete, David Martin-Hidalgo, Hoi Chang Lee, Pablo Visconti, Rafael Fissore
The efficiency of intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) in the bovine is low compared to other species. It is unknown whether defective oocyte activation and/or sperm head decondensation limit the success of this technique in this species. To elucidate where the main obstacle lies, we used homologous and heterologous ICSI and parthenogenetic activation procedures. We also evaluated whether in vitro maturation negatively impacted the early stages of activation after ICSI. Here we showed that injected bovine sperm are resistant to nuclear decondensation by bovine oocytes and this is only partly overcome by exogenous activation...
September 2017: Reproduction: the Official Journal of the Society for the Study of Fertility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750295/effect-of-zearalenone-on-circulating-testosterone-concentration-testicular-and-epididymal-morphology-and-epididymal-sperm-characteristics-in-wild-boars
#19
W Bielas, W Niżański, J Nicpoń, J E Nicpoń, A Partyka, R Mordak, M Nowak, R Ciaputa
This study investigated the effect of exposure to zearalenone (ZEN) and its metabolites on the characteristics of epididymal spermatozoa, testicular and epididymal biometry and histology, and the concentration of testosterone in blood plasma in male wild boars. The study was performed during more than one year on 18 clinically healthy male wild boars with initial and final body weight, of 39 ± 4 kg and 59 ± 3 kg, respectively. The animals were divided into two experimental groups (group I and group II) and one control group (group C) comprising 6 boars per group...
July 18, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747541/obesity-a-serious-etiologic-factor-for-male-subfertility-in-modern-society
#20
Yue Liu, Zhide Ding
Obesity, defined as excessive accumulation of fat in adipose tissue, is a metabolic disorder resulting from behavioral, environmental and heritable causes. Such malfunction increases the risk of developing hypertension, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, respiratory problems, osteoarthritis and cancer. Meanwhile, the negative impact of obesity on male reproduction is gradually being recognized. According to clinical investigations and animal experiments, obesity is correlated with reductions in sperm concentration and motility, increases in sperm DNA damage and changes in reproductive hormonal levels...
July 26, 2017: Reproduction: the Official Journal of the Society for the Study of Fertility
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