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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150736/effect-of-erythrocyte-sperm-separation-medium-on-nuclear-acrosomal-and-membrane-maturity-parameters-in-human-sperm
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Bikem Soygur, Soner Celik, Ciler Celik-Ozenci, Leyla Sati
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study is to investigate whether erythrocyte-sperm separation medium (ESSM) has effects on human sperm motility, morphology, viability, membrane maturity, acrosome integrity, and nuclear attributes before and after cryopreservation. METHODS: Semen samples from normozoospermic (n = 36) and oligozoospermic (n = 9) patients were analyzed. Samples from the same patient were divided into three aliquots: group 1 and group 2 were resuspended in sperm washing media and ESSM, respectively...
November 18, 2017: Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147981/low-atrazine-dosages-reduce-sperm-quality-of-calomys-laucha-mice
#2
Graciela Quintana Saalfeld, Antônio Sergio Varela Junior, Tiane Castro, Fernanda Alves Pereira, Stela Mari Meneghello Gheller, Alessandra Cardoso da Silva, Carine Dahl Corcini, Carlos Eduardo da Rosa, Elton Pinto Colares
Reproductive effects caused by the exposure to environmentally relevant dosages of atrazine on wild animals are poorly understood. This study evaluated the effects of three dosages of atrazine on sperm parameters of adult Calomys laucha males. Adult mice were orally exposed to dosages of 0 (water and vehicle control), 0.1, 1, and 10 mg/kg of animal weight for a 21-day period. Following exposure, analyses were performed to determine sperm motility parameters, plasma membrane integrity and fluidity, mitochondrial functionality, acrosome integrity, DNA damage, lipid peroxidation, and production of reactive oxygen species (ROS) in the sperm samples...
November 16, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145009/sperm-morphology-of-predatory-pirate-bugs-amphiareus-constrictus-and-blaptostethus-pallescens-heteroptera-anthocoridae-with-phylogenetic-inferences
#3
Aline Beatriz Reis Santos, José Lino-Neto
The sperm morphology of two predatory bugs Amphiareus constrictus and Blaptostethus pallescens, representing the tribes Dufouriellini and Blasptostethini, respectively, was described using light and transmission electron microscopy. The spermatozoa of Amphiareus constrictus and Blaptostethus pallescens are fine and long, each measuring 216.6μm and 181.0μm in length, of which 37.0μm and 11.6μm, respectively, comprise the nuclei. When stained with DAPI (for DNA), the posterior half of the nucleus in B. pallescens exhibited low fluorescence, while in A...
November 11, 2017: Micron: the International Research and Review Journal for Microscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141997/crispr-cas9-mediated-genome-editing-reveals-the-synergistic-effects-of-%C3%AE-defensin-family-members-on-sperm-maturation-in-rat-epididymis
#4
Chaobao Zhang, Yuchuan Zhou, Shengsong Xie, Qianqian Yin, Chunhua Tang, Zimei Ni, Jian Fei, Yonglian Zhang
The epididymis is a male reproductive organ involved in posttesticular sperm maturation and storage, but the mechanism underlying sperm maturation remains unclear. β-Defensins (Defbs) belong to a family of small, cysteine-rich, cationic peptides that are antimicrobial and modulate the immune response. A large number of Defb genes are expressed abundantly in the male reproductive tract, especially in the epididymis. We and other groups have shown the involvement of several Defb genes in regulation of sperm function...
November 15, 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136647/katanin-like-2-katnal2-functions-in-multiple-aspects-of-haploid-male-germ-cell-development-in-the-mouse
#5
Jessica E M Dunleavy, Hidenobu Okuda, Anne E O'Connor, D Jo Merriner, Liza O'Donnell, Duangporn Jamsai, Martin Bergmann, Moira K O'Bryan
The katanin microtubule-severing proteins are essential regulators of microtubule dynamics in a diverse range of species. Here we have defined critical roles for the poorly characterised katanin protein KATNAL2 in multiple aspects of spermatogenesis: the initiation of sperm tail growth from the basal body, sperm head shaping via the manchette, acrosome attachment, and ultimately sperm release. We present data suggesting that depending on context, KATNAL2 can partner with the regulatory protein KATNB1 or act autonomously...
November 14, 2017: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135027/acrosomal-alkalization-triggers-ca-2-release-and-acrosome-reaction-in-mammalian-spermatozoa
#6
EDITORIAL
Julio C Chávez, José L De la Vega-Beltrán, Omar José, Paulina Torres, Takuya Nishigaki, Claudia L Treviño, Alberto Darszon
The sperm acrosome reaction (AR), an essential event for mammalian fertilization, involves Ca(2+) permeability changes leading to exocytosis of the acrosomal vesicle. The acrosome, an intracellular Ca(2+) store whose luminal pH is acidic, contains hydrolytic enzymes. It is known that acrosomal pH (pHacr ) increases during capacitation and this correlates with spontaneous AR. Some AR inducers increase intracellular Ca(2+) concentration ([Ca(2+) ]i ) through Ca(2+) release from internal stores, mainly the acrosome...
November 14, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134478/key-factors-enhancing-sperm-fertilizing-ability-are-transferred-from-the-epididymis-to-the-spermatozoa-via-epididymosomes-in-the-domestic-cat-model
#7
Tricia Rowlison, Mary Ann Ottinger, Pierre Comizzoli
PURPOSE: Spermatozoa undergo critical changes in structure and function during the epididymal transit. Our previous studies in the domestic cat demonstrated that incidence of cenexin-a key protein involved in the centrosomal maturation-progressively increases in sperm cells from caput to cauda epididymidis. The objectives of the study were to (1) characterize mechanisms involved in transferring key factors-using the cenexin as a marker-between the epididymis and maturing sperm cells and (2) demonstrate the impact of such mechanisms on the acquisition of functional properties by spermatozoa...
November 14, 2017: Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128699/feasibility-of-semen-collection-in-red-winged-tinamou-rhynchotus-rufescens-by-manual-stimulation-and-sazonality-implications
#8
Cristiane Sella Paranzini, Luiz Eduardo Cruz Dos Santos Correia, Laiza Sartori de Camargo, Kelry Mayara Silva, Tatyana Mendes de França, Josineudson Augusto de Vasconcelos Silva, Nabor Veiga, Fabiana Ferreira de Souza
This study aimed to report in detail, the technique and challenges of cloacal massage, to collect and evaluate semen from red-winged tinamou (Rhynchotus rufescens) keep in captivity, performed by only one technician. Sixty-four semen collection attempts, from 16 adult males, during breeding season and 16 attempts form these same 16 males in non-breeding season, were performed. Prior to collection, all animals were conditioned to cloacal massage for 6 weeks and the ejaculates were succeed with viable spermatozoa and then, evaluated for feces, urine and mucus contamination, volume, concentration, sperm vigor, motility, morphological defects and acrosome integrity...
October 28, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126865/vitrification-of-dog-spermatozoa-effects-of-two-cryoprotectants-sucrose-or-trehalose-and-two-warming-procedures
#9
E Caturla-Sánchez, M J Sánchez-Calabuig, J F Pérez-Gutiérrez, J Cerdeira, C Castaño, J Santiago-Moreno
Sperm vitrification is a low cost and simple technique that does not require special equipment and may represent an attractive alternative to the costly and time consuming conventional dog spermatozoa cryopreservation techniques. The objective of this study was to evaluate different cryoprotectants and warming temperatures on the vitrification of dog spermatozoa. Pooled semen samples from 10 beagle dogs were vitrified with four extenders, based on Tris, citric acid and glucose, 20% egg yolk (TCG-20% EY) and different combinations of sucrose and/or trehalose: 250 mM sucrose; 250 mM trehalose; 125 mM sucrose + 125 mM trehalose; 250 mM sucrose + 250 mM trehalose...
November 7, 2017: Cryobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122403/validation-of-simple-and-cost-effective-stains-to-assess-acrosomal-status-dna-damage-and-mitochondrial-activity-in-rooster-spermatozoa
#10
Bruno R Rui, Daniel S R Angrimani, João Diego A Losano, Luana de Cássia Bicudo, Marcílio Nichi, Ricardo J G Pereira
Several methods have been developed to evaluate spermatozoa function in birds but many of these are sometimes complicated, costly and not applicable to field studies (i.e., performed within poultry breeding facilities). The objective was, therefore, to validate efficient, practical and inexpensive procedures to determine DNA fragmentation, acrosomal integrity, and mitochondrial activity in poultry spermatozoa. Initially, ejaculates were individually diluted and divided into control (4°C, 4h) and UV-irradiated aliquots (room temperature, 4h), and then samples containing different percentages of DNA-damaged spermatozoa (0%, 25%, 50%, 75% and 100%) were subjected to Toluidine Blue (TB) and Sperm Chromatin Dispersion assessments (SCD)...
December 2017: Animal Reproduction Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113834/aflatoxin-b1-impairs-sperm-quality-and-fertilization-competence
#11
A Komsky-Elbaz, M Saktsier, Z Roth
Aflatoxins are poisonous byproducts of the soilborne fungus Aspergillus, involved in the decomposition of plant materials. Aflatoxins can be found in various food products, such as maize, sorghum, millet, rice and wheat. AFB1 is the most toxic of these, classified as a carcinogen and mutagen for both humans and animals. AFB1 has been detected in human cord blood and placenta; however, its toxic effect on sperm is less known. The current study examines sperm responses associated with AFB1 exposure. These included acrosome integrity and function, mitochondrial polarity, DNA fragmentation, fertilization competence and early embryonic development...
November 4, 2017: Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113727/effect-of-single-layer-centrifugation-porcicoll-70-80-and-90-or-supplementation-with-reduced-glutathione-seminal-plasma-and-bovine-serum-albumin-on-frozen-thawed-boar-sperm
#12
I Crespo-Félez, A Castañeda-Sampedro, D I Sánchez, E Fernández-Alegre, M Álvarez-Rodríguez, J C Domínguez, J M Morrell, F Martínez-Pastor
Selecting the optimal sperm population is essential for success with reproductive techniques. Porcicoll (formerly Androcoll-P) is a colloid formulation for selection of high-quality boar spermatozoa by single layer centrifugation (SLC). To date, most studies have been carried out with fresh semen and large volumes. We carried out 2 experiments to test the use of Porcicoll for thawed boar semen in small volumes. In Experiment 1, cryopreserved semen doses were thawed, split in 200-μL aliquots and layered on 1mL of Porcicoll 70%, 80% or 90%, or buffer without colloid...
November 4, 2017: Animal Reproduction Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110321/effect-of-nordihydroguaiaretic-acid-on-spermatogenesis-and-fertility-in-rats
#13
M A Abbas, D Badran, A Disi
Nordihydroguaiaretic acid (NDGA) is a naturally occurring lignan with potent antioxidant activity. Currently, it is in clinical trials as anticancer agent. As there is no earlier report on the effect of NDGA on spermatogenesis and fertility, this study was designed to investigate this aspect. Administration of NDGA to rats for 60 days produced degenerative changes in testis but had no effect on sperm DNA integrity test and androgen receptor expression. Ultrastructural studies revealed loss of integrity of cells in seminiferous tubules, vacuolation and presence of apoptotic bodies...
November 6, 2017: Andrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29102633/actin-cytoskeleton-and-sperm-function
#14
Haim Breitbart, Maya Finkelstein
For the acquisition of the ability to fertilize the egg, mammalian spermatozoa should undergo a series of biochemical transformations in the female reproductive tract, collectively called capacitation. The capacitated sperm can undergo the acrosomal exocytosis process near or on the oocyte, which allows the spermatozoon to penetrate and fertilize it. One of the main processes in capacitation involves dynamic cytoskeletal remodeling particularly of actin. Actin polymerization occurs during sperm capacitation and the produced F-actin should be depolymerized prior to the acrosomal exocytosis...
November 2, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29102626/unveiling-the-structure-of-sulfated-fucose-rich-polysaccharides-via-nuclear-magnetic-resonance-spectroscopy
#15
REVIEW
Paulo As Mourão, Eduardo Vilanova, Paulo Ag Soares
Sulfated fucans from marine invertebrates are composed of regular repetitive fucose building-blocks with sulfation patterns differing in a species-specific manner. These polysaccharides can act as mediators of the acrosome reaction of sea-urchins or play a structural role in the body-wall of sea-cucumbers. Other fucose-rich polysaccharides found in the body-wall of sea-cucumbers are the fucosylated chondroitin sulfates composed of a vertebrate-like chondroitin sulfate decorated with species-specific fucose branches...
November 2, 2017: Current Opinion in Structural Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29102407/physical-and-kinematic-properties-of-cryopreserved-camel-sperm-after-elimination-of-semen-viscosity-by-different-techniques
#16
Khalid El-Bahrawy, Sherif Rateb, Marwa Khalifa, Davide Monaco, Giovanni Lacalandra
This investigation aimed to determine the influence of using different techniques for liquefaction of semen on post-thaw physical and dynamic characteristics of camel spermatozoa. A total of 144 ejaculates were collected from 3 adult camels, Camelus dromedarius, twice-weekly over 3 consecutive breeding seasons. A raw aliquot of each ejaculate was evaluated for physical and morphological properties, whereas the remaining portion was diluted (1:3) with glycerolated Tris lactose egg yolk extender, and was further subjected to one of the following liquefaction treatments: control (untreated), 5μl/ml α-amylase, 0...
October 31, 2017: Animal Reproduction Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29100724/expression-of-the-gm2-activator-protein-in-mouse-testis
#17
Yu-Teh Li, Su-Chen Li, I-Li Chen
The GM2-activator protein (GM2-AP), revealed by Li et al. in 1973 in human liver, was initially identified as a protein cofactor that stimulated β-hexosaminidase A to hydrolyze N-acetylgalactosamine from GM2 ganglioside. This cofactor was found to be missing in human variant AB Tay-Sachs disease. Over the years, the GM2-AP has also been shown to be involved in kidney vesicular transport, lipid presentation by CD1 molecule to T-cells, and interaction of human sperm with zona pellucida. Since the expression of the GM2-AP via mRNA detection in mouse tissues was found to be the highest in testis, we became interested in the localization of the GM2-AP at cellular level in mouse testis during spermatogenesis...
October 31, 2017: Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29097063/expression-and-localization-of-polypeptide-n-acetylgalactosaminyltransferase-like-protein-5-in-the-reproductive-organs-and-sperm-of-hu-sheep
#18
Xiaolei Yao, M A Ei-Samahy, Xu Feng, Tinging Zhang, Fengzhe Li, Guomin Zhang, Jing Pang, Haitao Nie, Feng Wang
The polypeptide N-acetylgalactosaminyltransferase-like protein 5 (GALNTL5) is involved in male fertility; however, its involvement in the reproduction and fertility of females remains unclear. Therefore, the present study aimed to examine the presence of GALNTL5 in the reproductive organs of ewes during the estrus period and to investigate its expression in cauda epididymal and ejaculated sperm. Results showed that GALNTL5 mRNA and protein were present in some reproductive organs of ewes during the estrus period...
October 27, 2017: Animal Reproduction Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29095853/characterization-of-the-functions-and-proteomes-associated-with-membrane-rafts-in-chicken-sperm
#19
Ai Ushiyama, Atsushi Tajima, Naoto Ishikawa, Atsushi Asano
Cellular membranes are heterogeneous, and this has a great impact on cellular function. Despite the central role of membrane functions in multiple cellular processes in sperm, their molecular mechanisms are poorly understood. Membrane rafts are specific membrane domains enriched in cholesterol, ganglioside GM1, and functional proteins, and they are involved in the regulation of a variety of cellular functions. Studies of the functional characterization of membrane rafts in mammalian sperm have demonstrated roles in sperm-egg binding and the acrosomal reaction...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29080291/comparison-of-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-fertilizing-potential-of-buffalo-bull-semen-frozen-in-egg-yolk-soya-bean-lecithin-and-liposome-based-extenders
#20
A K Singh, A Kumar, M Honparkhe, S Kaur, H Kaur, Sps Ghuman, P S Brar
The objective of this study was to compare different extenders for post-thaw in vitro sperm function and in vivo fertility of buffalo semen. Accordingly, sperm of 30 ejaculates extended in egg yolk (TRIS with 20% egg yolk; EY), two soya lecithin-based (SL-1; AndroMed(®) and SL-2; Bioxcell(®) ) and a liposome-based extender (LS; OptiXcell(®) ) were tested. The post-thaw semen was evaluated for computer-assisted sperm analysis (CASA), sperm viability, membrane and acrosome integrity, DNA integrity and acrosome reaction and first service pregnancy rate (FSPR) in a fixed-time artificial insemination programme...
October 28, 2017: Reproduction in Domestic Animals, Zuchthygiene
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