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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225103/beneficial-effects-of-lycium-barbarum-polysaccharide-on-spermatogenesis-by-improving-antioxidant-activity-and-inhibiting-apoptosis-in-streptozotocin-induced-diabetic-male-mice
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Guang-Jiang Shi, Jie Zheng, Jing Wu, Hai-Qi Qiao, Qing Chang, Yang Niu, Tao Sun, Yu-Xiang Li, Jian-Qiang Yu
Spermatogenic dysfunction is one of the major secondary complications of diabetes. L. barbarum polysaccharide (LBP) has long been considered to possess anti-apoptotic activities and antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and fertility-enhancing properties in traditional medical practices in China. The aim of the current study was to seek out scientific evidence to determine if LBP also contributes to the recovery from spermatogenic dysfunction in diabetic individuals. We investigated whether the oral administration of LBP in streptozotocin (STZ)-induced type-1 diabetic male mice would reverse spermatogenic dysfunction and improve histological damage in testes...
February 22, 2017: Food & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213303/diethylstilbestrol-flutamide-and-their-combination-impaired-the-spermatogenesis-of-male-adult-zebrafish-through-disrupting-hpg-axis-meiosis-and-apoptosis
#2
Pan Yin, Ying-Wen Li, Qi-Liang Chen, Zhi-Hao Liu
Both diethylstilbestrol (DES, an environmental estrogen) and flutamide (FLU, an anti-androgen) are found to impair spermatogenesis by disrupting hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal (HPG) axis and altering androgen levels through different mechanisms/modes of action in fish with poorly understood underlying mechanisms. Furthermore, it is not known whether and how a combined exposure of DES and FLU has a stronger effect than the compounds alone. In this study, male zebrafish adults were exposed to DES, FLU and their combination (DES+FLU) for 30days, and their effects on histological structure and sperm count in testis, androgen level in plasma, as well as the mRNA levels of genes involved in HPG axis, meiotic regulation and apoptosis were analyzed...
February 10, 2017: Aquatic Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205391/influence-of-iodine-in-excess-on-seminiferous-tubular-structure-and-epididymal-sperm-character-in-male-rats
#3
Amar K Chandra, Arijit Chakraborty
Excess iodine induced public health problems are now emerging in many iodine sufficient regions for indiscriminate intake of iodine through various iodized products. It has been reported that excess iodine can disrupt overall male reproductive physiology by generating oxidative stress in the testis. However, information on the possible effect of iodine in excess on spermatozoa found less. In the present investigation flow cytometric techniques and scanning electron microscopy (SEM) have been used to study the spermatozoal functional as well as structural status under the influence of excess iodine; generation of ROS in the spermatozoa as evident by DCFDA, altered acrosomal integrity as observed by fluorescence lectin staining method and depolarized mitochondrial membrane potential (ΔΨm ) noticed by JC-1 staining...
February 16, 2017: Environmental Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182318/molecular-and-structural-changes-related-to-hepatitis-e-virus-hev-antigen-and-its-expression-in-testis-inducing-apoptosis-in-mongolian-gerbil-model
#4
Majid Hussain Soomro, Ruihan Shi, Ruiping She, Yifei Yang, Tongtong Wang, Qiaoxing Wu, Heng Li, Wenzhuo Hao
Hepatitis E virus (HEV) infection has been associated with a wide range of extrahepatic manifestations, so this study was designed to examine the effect and role of HEV on structural and molecular changes in the testicular tissues of Mongolian gerbils experimentally infected with swine HEV. HEV RNA was first detected in testis at 14 day post inoculation and reached a peak between 28 to 42 days later with viral load between 3.12 logs g-¹ to 6.23 logs g-¹ by PCR assays. Microscopic changes showed vacuolation, sloughing of germ cells, formation of multinuclear giant cells, degeneration, necrosis of tubules and damaged blood-testis barrier was observed through transmission electron microscopy...
February 9, 2017: Journal of Viral Hepatitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178639/urinary-metabolites-of-polycyclic-aromatic-hydrocarbons-sperm-dna-damage-and-spermatozoa-apoptosis
#5
Pan Yang, Yi-Xin Wang, Li Sun, Ying-Jun Chen, Chong Liu, Li-Li Huang, Wen-Qing Lu, Qiang Zeng
Inconsistent results between polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) exposure and adverse male reproductive health have been reported in humans. To assess whether PAH exposure is associated with declined sperm function. Ten monohydroxylated PAHs (OH-PAHs) metabolites were analyzed in repeated urine samples from an infertility clinic. We used multivariable linear models to estimate the associations of urinary OH-PAH metabolites with sperm DNA damage (n=405) and spermatozoa apoptosis (n=366). The shapes of dose-dependent associations of exposure measurements with outcomes were further evaluated by restricted cubic splines...
January 31, 2017: Journal of Hazardous Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178360/melatonin-protects-oocyte-quality-from-bisphenol-a-induced-deterioration-in-the-mouse
#6
Mianqun Zhang, Xiaoxin Dai, Yajuan Lu, Yilong Miao, Changyin Zhou, Zhaokang Cui, Honglin Liu, Bo Xiong
BPA (Bisphenol A) has been reported to adversely affect the mammalian reproductive system in both sexes. However, the underlying mechanisms regarding how BPA disrupts the mammalian oocyte quality and how to prevent it have not been fully defined. Here, we document that BPA weakens oocyte quality by impairing both oocyte meiotic maturation and fertilization ability. We find that oral administration of BPA (100 μg/kg body weight per day for 7 days) compromises the first polar body extrusion (78.0% VS 57.0%, p < 0...
February 8, 2017: Journal of Pineal Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28173777/microrna-29c-inhibits-cell-proliferation-by-targeting-nasp-in-human-gastric-cancer
#7
Beiqin Yu, Xuehua Chen, Jianfang Li, Qinlong Gu, Zhenggang Zhu, Chen Li, Liping Su, Bingya Liu
BACKGROUND: Gastric cancer is one of the most common malignancies worldwide. Recent studies have shown that microRNAs play crucial roles in regulating cellular proliferation process in gastric cancer. MicroRNA-29c (miR-29c) acts as a tumor suppressor in different kinds of tumors. METHODS: Quantitative PCR was performed to evaluate miR-29c expression level in 67 patient gastric cancer tissues and 9 gastric cancer cell lines. The effects of miR-29c were explored by proliferation assay, soft agar colony formation assay, apoptosis and cell cycle analysis using flow cytometry...
February 7, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28137755/melatonin-improves-the-fertilization-ability-of-post-ovulatory-aged-mouse-oocytes-by-stabilizing-ovastacin-and-juno-to-promote-sperm-binding-and-fusion
#8
Xiaoxin Dai, Yajuan Lu, Mianqun Zhang, Yilong Miao, Changyin Zhou, Zhaokang Cui, Bo Xiong
STUDY QUESTION: What are the underlying mechanisms of the decline in the fertilization ability of post-ovulatory aged oocytes? SUMMARY ANSWER: Melatonin improves the fertilization ability of post-ovulatory aged oocytes by reducing aging-induced reactive oxygen species (ROS) levels and inhibiting apoptosis and by maintaining the levels and localization of the fertilization proteins, ovastacin and Juno. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: Following ovulation, the quality of mammalian metaphase II oocytes irreversibly deteriorates over time with a concomitant loss of fertilization ability...
January 30, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28137318/thermotolerance-oxidative-stress-apoptosis-heat-shock-proteins-and-damages-to-reproductive-cells-of-insecticide-susceptible-and-resistant-strains-of-the-diamondback-moth-plutella-xylostella
#9
L J Zhang, J L Chen, B L Yang, X G Kong, D Bourguet, G Wu
In this study, we investigated thermotolerance, several physiological responses and damage to reproductive cells in chlorpyrifos-resistant (Rc) and -susceptible (Sm) strains of the diamondback moth, Plutella xylostella subjected to heat stress. The chlorpyrifos resistance of these strains was mediated by a modified acetylcholinesterase encoded by an allele, ace1R, of the ace1 gene. Adults of the Rc strain were less heat resistant than those of the Sm strain; they also had lower levels of enzymatic activity against oxidative damage, higher reactive oxygen species contents, weaker upregulation of two heat shock protein (hsp) genes (hsp69s and hsp20), and stronger upregulation of two apoptotic genes (caspase-7 and -9)...
January 31, 2017: Bulletin of Entomological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104681/copy-number-variations-of-e2f1-a-new-genetic-risk-factor-for-testicular-cancer
#10
Maria Santa Rocca, Andrea Di Nisio, Arianna Marchiori, Marco Ghezzi, Giuseppe Opocher, Carlo Foresta, Alberto Ferlin
Testicular germ cell tumor (TGCT) is one of the most heritable forms of cancer. In last years many evidence suggested that constitutional genetic factors, mainly single nucleotide polymorphisms, can increase its risk. However, the possible contribution of copy-number variations (CNVs) in TGCT susceptibility has not been substantially addressed. Indeed, an increasing number of studies have focused on the effect of CNVs on gene expression and on the role of these structural genetic variations as risk factors for different forms of cancer...
January 19, 2017: Endocrine-related Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090458/efficient-isolation-of-sperm-with-high-dna-integrity-and-stable-chromatin-packaging-by-a-combination-of-density-gradient-centrifugation-and-magnetic-activated-cell-sorting
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Hee-Jun Chi, Su-Jin Kwak, Seok-Gi Kim, Youn-Young Kim, Ji-Young Park, Chang-Seok Yoo, Il-Hae Park, Hong-Gil Sun, Jae-Won Kim, Kyeong-Ho Lee
OBJECTIVE: This study was carried out to investigate the correlations of the sperm DNA fragmentation index (DFI) with semen parameters and apoptosis, and to investigate the effects of density-gradient centrifugation (DGC) and magnetic-activated cell sorting (MACS) on reducing the proportion of sperm with DNA fragmentation and protamine deficiency. METHODS: Semen analysis and a sperm DNA fragmentation assay were performed to assess the correlations between semen parameters and the DFI in 458 semen samples...
December 2016: Clinical and Experimental Reproductive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052756/small-rna-sequencing-of-cryopreserved-semen-from-single-bull-revealed-altered-mirnas-and-pirnas-expression-between-high-and-low-motile-sperm-populations
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E Capra, F Turri, B Lazzari, P Cremonesi, T M Gliozzi, I Fojadelli, A Stella, F Pizzi
BACKGROUND: Small RNAs present in bovine ejaculate can be linked to sperm abnormalities and fertility disorders. At present, quality parameters routinely used in semen evaluation are not fully reliable to predict bull fertility. In order to provide additional quality measurements for cryopreserved semen used for breeding, a method based on deep sequencing of sperm microRNA (miRNA) and Piwi-interacting RNA (piRNA) from individual bulls was developed. To validate our method, two populations of spermatozoa isolated from high and low motile fractions separated by Percoll were sequenced, and their small RNAs content characterized...
January 4, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043354/effect-of-sex-sorting-and-cryopreservation-on-the-post-thaw-sperm-quality-of-iberian-red-deer-spermatozoa
#13
L Anel-López, O García-Álvarez, I Parrilla, D Del Olmo, A Maroto-Morales, M R Fernandez-Santos, J A Ortiz, A J Soler, E M Martínez, J M Vazquez, J J Garde
This study investigated the effect of sex-sorting and cryopreservation on post-thaw characteristics and fertility of red deer (Cervus elaphus) sperm for the first time. Semen was collected by electroejaculation from 10 mature stags during the breeding season, and each ejaculate split into four experimental groups: Bulk sorted spermatozoa, sorted but not sexed (BSS); sorted high purity X-spermatozoa (XSS); sorted high purity Y-spermatozoa (YSS); and, control non-sorted spermatozoa (NS). Following, all samples were frozen over liquid nitrogen...
February 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035607/beneficial-effects-of-quercetin-on-titanium-dioxide-nanoparticles-induced-spermatogenesis-defects-in-mice
#14
Layasadat Khorsandi, Mahmoud Orazizadeh, Nahid Moradi-Gharibvand, Masoud Hemadi, Esrafil Mansouri
Many recent studies have demonstrated that most nanoparticles (NPs) have an adverse or toxic action on male germ cells. In present study, protective effect of quercetin (Que) on titanium dioxide nanoparticle (NTiO2)-induced spermatogenesis defects in mice was investigated. Thirty-two Naval Medical Research Institute (NMRI) mice were randomly divided into four groups. Que group received 75 mg/kg of Que for 42 days. NTiO2 group received 300 mg/kg NTiO2 for 35 days. NTiO2 + Que group initially received 75 mg/kg Que for 7 days and was followed by concomitant administration of 300 mg/kg NTiO2 for 35 days...
December 29, 2016: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027652/melatonin-ameliorates-busulfan-induced-spermatogonial-stem-cell-oxidative-apoptosis-in-mouse-testes
#15
Bo Li, Xin He, Mengru Zhuang, Bowen Niu, Chongyang Wu, Hailong Mu, Furong Tang, Yanhua Cui, Weishuai Liu, Baoyu Zhao, Sha Peng, Guangpeng Li, Jinlian Hua
AIMS: Many men endure immunosuppressive or anticancer treatments that contain alkylating agents prior to the age of sexual maturity, especially the increasing number of preadolescent males who undergo busulfan treatment for myeloablative conditioning prior to hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. Prior to sperm production, there are no sperm available for cryopreservation. Thus, it is necessary to identify a solution to ameliorate the busulfan-induced damage of spermatogonial stem cells (SSCs)...
December 27, 2016: Antioxidants & Redox Signaling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28003740/dose-dependent-effects-of-cisplatin-on-the-severity-of-testicular-injury-in-sprague-dawley-rats-reactive-oxygen-species-and-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress
#16
Kiran Kumar Soni, Hye Kyung Kim, Bo Ram Choi, Keshab Kumar Karna, Jae Hyung You, Jai Seong Cha, Yu Seob Shin, Sung Won Lee, Chul Young Kim, Jong Kwan Park
Cisplatin (CIS) is used in the treatment of cancer, but its nonspecific systemic actions lead to toxic effects on other parts of the body. This study investigated the severity of CIS toxicity by increasing its dose over a constant time period. Sprague Dawley rats were divided into five treatment groups and control group with CIS (2, 4, 6, 8, and 10 mg/kg) administered intraperitoneally for 5 days. The body and organs were weighed, epididymal sperm was counted, and sperm motility and sperm apoptosis were evaluated...
2016: Drug Design, Development and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27992972/protective-features-of-resveratrol-on-human-spermatozoa-cryopreservation-may-be-mediated-through-5-amp-activated-protein-kinase-activation
#17
M Shabani Nashtaei, F Amidi, M A Sedighi Gilani, A Aleyasin, Sh Bakhshalizadeh, M Naji, S Nekoonam
Biochemical and physical modifications during the freeze-thaw process adversely influence the restoration of energy-dependent sperm functions required for fertilization. Resveratrol, a phytoalexin, has been introduced to activate 5' AMP-activated protein kinase which is a cell energy sensor and a cell metabolism regulator. The cryoprotection of resveratrol on sperm cryoinjury via activation of AMP-activated protein kinase also remains to be elucidated. Our aim, thus, was to investigate: (i) the presence and intracellular localization of AMP-activated protein kinase protein; (ii) whether resveratrol may exert a protective effect on certain functional properties of fresh and post-thaw human spermatozoa through modulation of AMP-activated protein kinase...
December 19, 2016: Andrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27992447/heat-sensing-receptor-trpv1-is-a-mediator-of-thermotaxis-in-human-spermatozoa
#18
Luca De Toni, Andrea Garolla, Massimo Menegazzo, Sabina Magagna, Andrea Di Nisio, Iva Šabović, Maria Santa Rocca, Valentina Scattolini, Andrea Filippi, Carlo Foresta
The molecular bases of sperm thermotaxis, the temperature-oriented cell motility, are currently under investigation. Thermal perception relies on a subclass of the transient receptor potential [TRP] channels, whose member TRPV1 is acknowledged as the heat sensing receptor. Here we investigated the involvement of TRPV1 in human sperm thermotaxis. We obtained semen samples from 16 normozoospermic subjects attending an infertility survey programme, testis biopsies from 6 patients with testicular germ cell cancer and testis fine needle aspirates from 6 patients with obstructive azoospermia undergoing assisted reproductive technologies...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27989876/iridoid-glycoside-from-cornus-officinalis-ameliorated-diabetes-mellitus-induced-testicular-damage-in-male-rats-involvement-of-suppression-of-the-ages-rage-p38-mapk-signaling-pathway
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Yuping Chen, Yunhao Wu, Xiaoyang Gan, Kai Liu, L V Xing, Hongsheng Shen, Guoying Dai, Huiqin Xu
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Cornus officinalis (CO) has been widely used as a traditional Chinese medicine for treating diabetes mellitus (DM) and its complications. Iridoid glycoside from C. officinalis (IGCO) can resist apoptosis, hyperglycemia, oxidation and so on. The aim of this study was to investigate the therapeutic effects of IGCO on DM-induced testicular damage through inhibition of the AGEs/RAGE/p38 MAPK signaling pathway. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A DM model of male Wistar rats was induced with streptozotocin injection (30mg/kg, i...
October 27, 2016: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27989506/novel-androgen-induced-activity-of-an-antimicrobial-%C3%AE-defensin-regulation-of-wolffian-duct-morphogenesis
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Camilla M Ribeiro, Lucas G A Ferreira, Daniel S Thimoteo, Lee B Smith, Barry T Hinton, Maria Christina W Avellar
The Wolffian duct (WD) undergoes morphological changes induced by androgens to form the epididymis, which is an organ essential for sperm maturation. Androgen action in WD epithelium involves paracrine factors of mesenchymal origin that function by still poorly understood mechanisms. Here we studied the antimicrobial β-defensin SPAG11C as a new player in duct morphogenesis, localized prenatally in the WD mesenchyme. Organotypic culture of rat WDs and tissues from Androgen Receptor (AR) knockout mice (ARKO) were used...
February 15, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
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