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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079304/localized-measurements-of-physical-parameters-within-human-sperm-cells-obtained-with-wide-field-interferometry
#1
Michal Balberg, Mattan Levi, Ksawery Kalinowski, Itay Barnea, Simcha K Mirsky, Natan T Shaked
We developed a new method to identify the separate cellular compartments in the optical path delay (OPD) maps of un-labeled spermatozoa. This was conducted by comparing OPD maps of fixed, un-labeled spermatozoa to bright field images of the same cells following labeling. The labeling enabled us to identify the acrosomal and nuclear compartments in the corresponding OPD maps of the cells. We then extracted the refractive index maps of fixed cells by dividing the OPD maps of spermatozoa by the corresponding thickness maps of the same cells, obtained with AFM...
January 12, 2017: Journal of Biophotonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077244/the-catsper-channel-modulates-boar-sperm-motility-during-capacitation
#2
Alejandro Vicente-Carrillo, Manuel Álvarez-Rodríguez, Heriberto Rodríguez-Martínez
The cation channel of sperm (CatSper) comprises four transmembrane subunits specifically expressed in human, equine, murine and ovine spermatozoa, apparently implicated in capacitation, hyperactivation and acrosome exocytosis. Western blotting and immunocytochemistry showed hereby that CatSper subunits are also present in boar spermatozoa, primarily over the sperm neck, tail and cytoplasmic droplets; albeit CatSper -1 presented in addition some distribution over the membrane of the acrosome and CatSper -2 and -4 over the membrane of the post-acrosome...
January 8, 2017: Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076980/status-of-sperm-born-oocyte-activating-factors-pawp-plc%C3%AE-and-sperm-chromatin-in-uncapacitated-capacitated-and-acrosome-reacted-conditions
#3
Marziyeh Tavalaee, Kazem Parivar, Abdol-Hossein Shahverdi, Kamran Ghaedi, Mohammad Hossein Nasr-Esfahani
The aim of this study was to investigate the value of sperm factors PAWP and PLCζ involved in oocyte activation and sperm chromatin status, as indicators of sperm quality during uncapacitated, capacitated and acrosome-reacted conditions. Semen samples collected from 10 normozoospermic men and sperm factors PAWP, PLCζ, protamine deficiency and DNA fragmentation evaluated in fresh samples, processed sample by DGC (density gradient centrifugation), capacitated and acrosome reacted sperm, using immunofluorescence and flow cytometry...
January 12, 2017: Human Fertility: Journal of the British Fertility Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065674/mitochondria-in-teleost-spermatozoa
#4
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Patricio Ulloa-Rodríguez, Elías Figueroa, Rommy Díaz, Manuel Lee-Estevez, Stefania Short, Jorge G Farías
There is an extraordinary diversity of reproductive modes in teleost and this variability is related to the phylogenetic relationships and adaption to very different biotopes. As in all vertebrates, sperm is produced as the end product of the process of spermatogenesis, and regarding teleost the spermatozoa lack an acrosome in almost all species and motility is activated as a response to osmolarity and ion content of the aquatic medium where the sperm is released. In this context, mitochondria possess a fundamental role for fish spermatozoa motility and integrity, hence, fertilizing potential; they are the energy supplier that allows flagellar movement and their dysfunction could play a main role in structural and functional damage to the spermatozoa...
January 5, 2017: Mitochondrion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063926/luteinizing-hormone-modulates-intracellular-calcium-protein-tyrosine-phosphorylation-and-motility-during-human-sperm-capacitation
#5
Aideé S López-Torres, María E González-González, Esperanza Mata-Martínez, Fernando Larrea, Claudia L Treviño, Mayel Chirinos
In order to fertilize, spermatozoa must undergo physiological and biochemical changes during their transit along the female reproductive tract before reaching and fusing with the oocyte, process known as capacitation. Sperm modifications associated with capacitation are modulated by their interaction with molecules present in the female reproductive tract. During the woman fertile window, some reproductive hormones reach their maximum concentrations in serum, such as the luteinizing hormone (LH). Since spermatozoa preparing to fertilize may be exposed to LH, the purpose of this work was to study the effects of this hormone on intracellular Ca(2+) concentrations ([Ca(2+)]i), protein tyrosine phosphorylation, sperm motility and acrosome reaction under capacitating conditions...
January 4, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058759/effect-of-sperm-pretreatment-with-glutathione-and-membrane-destabilizing-agents-lysolecithin-and-triton-x-100-on-the-efficiency-of-bovine-intracytoplasmic-sperm-injection
#6
F Zambrano, L Aguila, M E Arias, R Sanchez, R Felmer
Intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) is an assisted reproduction tool with several applications. Its effectiveness in bovines is lower than that in other species, mainly because of difficulties in the decondensation of the sperm nucleus after injection, and the presence of the acrosome and the plasma membrane which remain intact in this procedure. In this study, we assessed the effect of lysolecithin (LL) and Triton X-100 (TX), in combination with glutathione (GSH) as sperm pretreatments prior to ICSI. The GSH-LL and GSH-TX groups showed 0% of spermatozoa with intact membrane (SYBR 14+/PI), in comparison with the control (63...
January 6, 2017: Reproduction in Domestic Animals, Zuchthygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058738/epigallocatechin-3-gallate-egcg-and-green-tea-polyphenols-do-not-improve-stallion-semen-parameters-during-cooling-at-4%C3%A2-c
#7
D Bucci, M Spinaci, B Mislei, B Gadani, G Rizzato, C C Love, C Tamanini, G Galeati, G Mari
Stallion semen storage for artificial insemination is mainly based on liquid cooled storage. In many stallions this technique maintains sperm quality for an extended period of time (24-72 hr) at 7°C. While this technique is commonly used in the horse industry, there can be a decline in fertility in some stallions, due to an inability of their sperm to tolerate the cool storage process. The aim of the present work was to evaluate the effect of two natural antioxidants (epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG) at 20, 60 and 120 μm and green tea polyphenols, and p at ...
January 6, 2017: Reproduction in Domestic Animals, Zuchthygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28055014/globozoospermia-and-lack-of-acrosome-formation-in-gm130-deficient-mice
#8
Feng Han, Chunyi Liu, Lianjun Zhang, Min Chen, Yang Zhou, Yan Qin, Yaqing Wang, Min Chen, Shuguang Duo, Xiuhong Cui, Shilai Bao, Fei Gao
Globozoospermia is a common reproductive disorder that causes male infertility in humans, and the malformation or loss of acrosomes is the prominent feature of this disease. Although the acrosome is thought to be derived from the Golgi apparatus, the detailed molecular mechanisms remain unclear. GM130 is a cis-side localized Golgi matrix protein,whereas the physiological functions of this protein remain elusive. Here we showed that inactivation of GM130-caused male infertility in mouse model. The primary defects were the absence of acrosomes, round sperm heads, and aberrant assembly of the mitochondrial sheath, which comprise the characteristic features of human globozoospermia...
January 5, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048968/supplementing-rooster-sperm-with-cholesterol-loaded-cyclodextrin-improves-fertility-after-cryopreservation
#9
Napapach Chuaychu-Noo, Pachara Thananurak, Vibantita Chankitisakul, Thevin Vongpralub
Little is known about the effects of Cholesterol-Loaded Cyclodextrin (CLC) on post-thaw semen quality in chicken. The aim of the present study is to investigate the efficacy of CLC levels (0, 1, 2 and 3 mg/mL Schramm diluent) on post-thawed semen quality and fertility in two breeds of chicken Pradu Hang Dum (native chicken) and Rhode Island Red. Semen samples of each breed were pooled, divided into 4 aliquots and diluted with Schramm diluents, cooled to 5 °C when DMF was added (6% of final volume). Semen straws were subjected to cryopreservation using the liquid nitrogen vapor method...
December 31, 2016: Cryobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28046165/proteomic-analysis-of-seminal-plasma-and-sperm-cells-and-their-associations-with-semen-freezability-in-guzerat-bulls
#10
J P A Rego, J M Martins, C A Wolf, M van Tilburg, F Moreno, A C Monteiro-Moreira, R A Moreira, D O Santos, A A Moura
The objective of the present study was to describe the relationship of seminal plasma and total sperm cell proteins with the semen freezability parameters of Guzerat bulls. Thirteen bulls were subjected to breeding soundness evaluation. Semen samples were collected, cryopreserved, and then post-thawing sperm kinetics were assessed, where high ( = 7) and low ( = 6) freezability groups were defined. Seminal plasma and total sperm proteins from the 2 groups were separated by 2-dimensional SDS-PAGE, and spots were identified by mass spectrometry...
December 2016: Journal of Animal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043371/sperm-bound-antisperm-antibodies-prevent-capacitation-of-bovine-spermatozoa
#11
M S Ferrer, J Klabnik-Bradford, D E Anderson, A C Bullington, R A Palomares, L M J Miller, R Stawicki, M Miesner
It was hypothesized here that sperm-bound antisperm antibodies (ASAs) impair the ability of bovine spermatozoa to undergo capacitation, bind to the zona pellucida, and complete the acrosome reaction. The effect of ASA binding on these functions was evaluated in frozen/thawed spermatozoa from four bulls before and after induction of ASAs. Ejaculates were divided into ASA negative (<10% immunoglobulin [Ig]G- and IgA-bound spermatozoa) or ASA positive (≥20% IgG and/or IgA-bound spermatozoa). The percentage of capacitated (Merocyanine 540 positive) live spermatozoa in response to heparin was lower in ASA-positive than ASA-negative ejaculates (P < 0...
February 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043368/chicken-egg-yolk-plasma-in-tris-citric-acid-extender-improves-the-quality-and-fertility-of-cryopreserved-water-buffalo-bubalus-bubalis-spermatozoa
#12
S Aftab Hussain Shah, S Murtaza Hassan Andrabi, Hussain Ahmed, Irfan Zia Qureshi
This study was primarily designed to evaluate the effect of different concentrations of ultraviolet (UV)-C-irradiated chicken egg yolk plasma (EYP; v:v; 10%, P1; 15%, P2; 20%, P3) or 20% (v:v) of whole chicken egg yolk (WCEY) in tris-citric acid (TCA) extender on water buffalo sperm quality during cryopreservation (postdilution, PD; postequilibration, PE; post-thawing, PT). Also the effect of best evolved concentration of UV-C-irradiated EYP in extender on in vivo fertility of buffalo spermatozoa was evaluated...
February 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043360/effects-of-an-extension-of-the-equilibration-period-up-to-96%C3%A2-hours-on-the-characteristics-of-cryopreserved-bull-semen
#13
A Fleisch, E Malama, U Witschi, C Leiding, M Siuda, F Janett, H Bollwein
This study was designed to investigate the effects of an equilibration period up to 96 hours and three extenders (AndroMed, OPTIXcell, and Triladyl) on the quality of cryopreserved bull semen and to evaluate, whether an extension of the equilibration time to 72 hours does affect fertility in the field. One ejaculate of 17 bulls was collected and divided into three equal aliquots and diluted, respectively, with the three extenders. Each aliquot was again divided into five parts and equilibrated for 4, 24, 48, 72, and 96 hours before freezing in an automatic freezer...
February 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043341/effect-of-seminal-plasma-removal-before-cryopreservation-of-bovine-semen-obtained-by-electroejaculation-on-semen-quality-and-in%C3%A2-vitro-fertility
#14
Suzane Peres Campanholi, Fabio Morato Monteiro, Erika Aline Ribeiro Dias, Maria Eugênia Zerlotti Mercadante, Claudia Cristina Paro de Paz, José Antonio Dell'Aqua Junior, Frederico Ozanam Papa, Camila de Paula Freitas Dell'Aqua, Roberta Vantini, Joaquim Mansano Garcia
Cryopreservation of bull semen is a common biotechnology procedure in cattle breeding. However, when the ejaculate is obtained by electroejaculation, wide variation is observed in the sperm/seminal plasma (SP) ratio that can affect the freezability of semen in this species. The removal of SP may improve the quality of frozen bull semen. The objective of this study was to evaluate the effect of SP removal from the ejaculate on the cryopreservation of semen from 38 Nellore bulls collected by electroejaculation...
February 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042543/relationship-between-potential-sperm-factors-involved-in-oocyte-activation-and-sperm-dna-fragmentation-with-intra-cytoplasmic-sperm-injection-clinical-outcomes
#15
Marziyeh Tavalaee, Abbas Kiani-Esfahani, Mohammad Hossein Nasr-Esfahani
OBJECTIVE: The present study aimed to simultaneously evaluate the association between expression of three potential factors [post-acrosomal sheath WW domain-binding protein (PAWP), phospholipase Cζ (PLCζ), and truncated form of the kit receptor (TR-KIT)] as candidates of oocyte activation with fertilization rate and early embryonic development. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this experimental study, semen samples were collected from 35 intra-cytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) candidates and analyzed according to World Health Organization criteria (2010)...
2017: Cell Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040489/use-of-antioxidants-reduce-lipid-peroxidation-and-improve-quality-of-crossbred-ram-sperm-during-its-cryopreservation
#16
Mohamad Naiem Banday, Farooz Ahmad Lone, Fabiha Rasool, Muzamil Rashid, Arif Shikari
Ram sperm are subjected to extreme oxidative stress during their preservation at -196 °C resulting in reduced quality at post thaw. Therefore, the main objective of this study was to evaluate the effect of antioxidants taurine, quercetin and reduced glutathione on the post thaw quality of crossbred ram sperm. A total of twenty four ejaculates from six crossbred rams were collected and extended with tris-based extender with no antioxidant (Control), with taurine (40 mM), quercetin (5 μg/ml) and reduced glutathione (5 mM)...
December 28, 2016: Cryobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031325/diethylstilbestrol-activates-catsper-and-disturbs-progesterone-actions-in-human-spermatozoa
#17
Qian-Xing Zou, Zhen Peng, Qing Zhao, Hou-Yang Chen, Yi-Min Cheng, Qing Liu, Yuan-Qiao He, Shi-Qi Weng, Hua-Feng Wang, Tao Wang, Li-Ping Zheng, Tao Luo
STUDY QUESTION: Is diethylstilbestrol (DES), a prototypical endocrine-disrupting chemical (EDC), able to induce physiological changes in human spermatozoa and affect progesterone actions? SUMMARY ANSWER: DES promoted Ca(2+) flux into human spermatozoa by activating the cation channel of sperm (CatSper) and suppressed progesterone-induced Ca(2+) signaling, tyrosine phosphorylation and sperm functions. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: DES significantly impairs the male reproductive system both in fetal and postnatal exposure...
December 28, 2016: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28029387/structure-and-ultrastructure-of-spermatozoon-in-six-species-of-drosophilidae-diptera
#18
I M S Gracielle, R Tidon, S N Báo
The Drosophilidae family is formed by Brachycera Diptera distributed widely across different regions of the planet. It is composed of about 4000 species, 304 of which are found in Brazil. The objective of this work was to characterize morphologically the structure of the male internal reproductive apparatus and the ultrastructure of the spermatozoon in four Neotropical (Drosophila cardini, D. mercatorum, D. nebulosa and D. sturtevanti) and two invasive (D. simulans and Zaprionus indianus) species of drosophilids...
October 18, 2016: Tissue & Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025393/peroxiredoxins-prevent-oxidative-stress-during-human-sperm-capacitation
#19
Donghyun Lee, Adel R Moawad, Tania Morielli, Maria C Fernandez, Cristian O'Flaherty
STUDY QUESTION: Do peroxiredoxins (PRDXs) control reactive oxygen species (ROS) levels during human sperm capacitation? SUMMARY ANSWER: PRDXs are necessary to control the levels of ROS generated during capacitation allowing spermatozoa to achieve fertilizing ability. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: Sperm capacitation is an oxidative event that requires low and controlled amounts of ROS to trigger phosphorylation events. PRDXs are antioxidant enzymes that not only act as scavengers but also control ROS action in somatic cells...
December 26, 2016: Molecular Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017451/cholesterol-loaded-cyclodextrin-improves-ram-sperm-cryoresistance-in-skim-milk-extender
#20
Vianney M Salmon, François Castonguay, Vincent Demers-Caron, Pierre Leclerc, Janice L Bailey
Cholesterol-loaded cyclodextrin (CLC) is known to improve ram sperm cryosurvival. This study expands on previous research to: (1) determine the mechanism by which CLC improves ram sperm cryosurvival and (2) compare the efficiency of a novel, skim milk-based extender containing CLC to a traditional egg yolk-based extender. Hypothesis #1 was that CLC enhances membrane cholesterol content to increase the resistance of ram sperm to cold and osmotic stress, thereby improving cryosurvival. We first assessed the ability of fresh sperm treated with CLC to withstand cold shock...
December 1, 2016: Animal Reproduction Science
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