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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523277/the-effect-of-l-carnitine-hypotaurine-and-taurine-supplementation-on-the-quality-of-cryopreserved-chicken-semen
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Agnieszka Partyka, Olga Rodak, Joanna Bajzert, Joanna Kochan, Wojciech Niżański
The objective of this study was to investigate the effect of L-carnitine (LC), hypotaurine (HT), and taurine (T) on the quality of frozen-thawed chicken semen. Pooled semen samples were divided into seven aliquots (control, 1 mM LC, 5 mM LC, 1 mM HT, 10 mM HT, 1 mM T, and 10 mM T) and subjected to cryopreservation. Postthaw sperm motility was determined by IVOS system and sperm characteristics were assessed with fluorochromes and flow cytometry. The highest sperm motility and the highest percentage of viable sperm were in the HT1 group (P < 0...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28518149/rnf138-deficiency-promotes-apoptosis-of-spermatogonia-in-juvenile-male-mice
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Longchang Xu, Yalan Lu, Deqiang Han, Rongyan Yao, Han Wang, Shunshun Zhong, Yanyun Luo, Ruiqin Han, Kai Li, Jun Fu, Shudong Zong, Shiying Miao, Wei Song, Linfang Wang
Spermatogenesis, the process by which haploid sperm cells are produced from a diploid precursor cell, is essential for sexual reproduction. Here, we report that RING-finger protein 138 (Rnf138) is highly expressed in testes, especially in spermatogonia and spermatocytes. The role of Rnf138 in spermatogenesis was examined using a Rnf138-knockout mouse model. Rnf138 deficiency resulted in increased apoptosis in spermatogenic cells, loss of proliferative spermatogonia, delayed development of spermatozoa and impaired fertility...
May 18, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28517043/sperm-chromatin-quality-and-dna-integrity-in-partial-versus-total-globozoospermia
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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/28501977/characterization-of-mitochondrial-prohibitin-from-boleophthalmus-pectinirostris-and-evaluation-of-its-possible-role-in-spermatogenesis
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Di Wang, Yong-Qiang Zhao, Ying-Li Han, Cong-Cong Hou, Jun-Quan Zhu
Prohibitin (PHB) is an evolutionarily conserved mitochondrial membrane protein. It plays a vital role in cell proteolysis, senescence, and apoptosis and is associated with spermatogenesis and sperm quality control in mammals. To study the characteristics of the PHB gene and its potential roles during spermatogenesis in Boleophthalmus pectinirostris, we cloned a 1153-bp full-length cDNA from the testis of B. pectinirostris with an open reading frame of 816 bp, which encodes 272 amino acid residues. Real-time quantitative PCR (qPCR) analysis revealed the presence of phb mRNA in all the tissues examined, with higher expression levels found in the testis, kidney, intestine, and muscle tissues...
May 13, 2017: Fish Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499169/two-novel-dinuclear-ellipsoid-ni-ii-and-co-ii-complexes-bridged-by-4-5-bis-pyrazol-1-yl-phthalic-acid-synthesis-structural-characterization-and-biological-evaluation
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Enjun Gao, Zhenzhen Qi, Yun Qu, Yuqing Ding, Yang Zhan, Na Sun, Shaozhong Zhang, Xue Qiu, Mingchang Zhu
Two novel complexes, [Ni2(L)2(H2O)3]·4(H2O) (1) and [Co2(L)2(H2O)3]·5(H2O) (2) [H2L = 4,5-bis(pyrazol-1-yl) phthalic acid] were synthesized and characterized by spectroscopy (IR, (1)H NMR), and elemental analysis. The structures for the complexes were determined by X-ray crystallography providing the dinuclear ellipsoid Ni(II) and Co(II) complexes bridged by 4,5-bis(pyrazol-1-yl)phthalic acid ligands with same coordination modes. The interaction capacity of the complexes with FS-DNA (fish sperm DNA) has been investigated by UV and fluorescence spectroscopy...
May 4, 2017: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498828/kdm1a-lsd1-regulates-the-differentiation-and-maintenance-of-spermatogonia-in-mice
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Dexter A Myrick, Michael A Christopher, Alyssa M Scott, Ashley K Simon, Paul G Donlin-Asp, William G Kelly, David J Katz
The proper regulation of spermatogenesis is crucial to ensure the continued production of sperm and fertility. Here, we investigated the function of the H3K4me2 demethylase KDM1A/LSD1 during spermatogenesis in developing and adult mice. Conditional deletion of Kdm1a in the testis just prior to birth leads to fewer spermatogonia and germ cell loss before 3 weeks of age. These results demonstrate that KDM1A is required for spermatogonial differentiation, as well as germ cell survival, in the developing testis...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443181/development-of-a-test-method-for-the-evaluation-of-dna-damage-in-mouse-spermatogonial-stem-cells
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Hye Lyun Jeon, Jung-Sun Yi, Tae Sung Kim, Youkyung Oh, Hye Jeong Lee, Minseong Lee, Jin Seok Bang, Kinarm Ko, Il Young Ahn, Kyungyuk Ko, Joohwan Kim, Hye-Kyung Park, Jong Kwon Lee, Soo Jung Sohn
Although alternative test methods based on the 3Rs (Replacement, Reduction, Refinement) are being developed to replace animal testing in reproductive and developmental toxicology, they are still in an early stage. Consequently, we aimed to develop alternative test methods in male animals using mouse spermatogonial stem cells (mSSCs). Here, we modified the OECD TG 489 and optimized the in vitro comet assay in our previous study. This study aimed to verify the validity of in vitro tests involving mSSCs by comparing their results with those of in vivo tests using C57BL/6 mice by gavage...
April 2017: Toxicological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442719/chlamydia-trachomatis-neither-exerts-deleterious-effects-on-spermatozoa-nor-impairs-male-fertility
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Jenniffer Puerta Suarez, Leonardo R Sanchez, Florencia C Salazar, Hector A Saka, Rosa Molina, Andrea Tissera, Virginia E Rivero, Walter D Cardona Maya, Ruben D Motrich
Chlamydia trachomatis is the most prevalent sexually transmitted bacterial infection. However, whether Chlamydia trachomatis has a negative impact on sperm quality and male fertility is still controversial. Herein, we report the effects on sperm quality of the in vitro exposure of spermatozoa to Chlamydia trachomatis, and also the effects of male genital infection on male fertility using an animal model. Human and mouse sperm were obtained from healthy donors and cauda epididimys from C57BL/6 mice, respectively...
April 25, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430968/sex-chromosome-dependent-differential-viability-of-human-spermatozoa-during-prolonged-incubation
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Young-Ah You, Woo-Sung Kwon, Md Saidur Rahman, Yoo-Jin Park, Young-Ju Kim, Myung-Geol Pang
STUDY QUESTION: Are there significant differences in the ability of X chromosome-bearing (X) spermatozoa and Y chromosome-bearing (Y) spermatozoa to survive incubation under stressful conditions? SUMMARY ANSWER: Y spermatozoa are more vulnerable to stress than their X counterparts depending on culture period and temperature, and show higher expression of apoptotic proteins. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: The primary sex ratio is determined by there being an equal number of spermatozoa carrying X and Y chromosomes...
June 1, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420799/neonatal-hypothyroidism-does-not-increase-sertoli-cell-proliferation-in-inos-mice
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Nathalia de Lima E Martins Lara, Luiz Renato de França
Sertoli cell (SC) proliferation in mice occurs until two weeks after birth and is mainly regulated by FSH and thyroid hormones. Previous studies have shown that transient neonatal hypothyroidism in laboratory rodents is able to extend SC mitotic activity, leading ultimately to higher testis size and daily sperm production (DSP) in adult animals. Moreover, we have shown that due to higher SC proliferation and lower germ cell apoptosis, iNOS deficiency in mice also results in higher testis size and DSP. Although the cell size was smaller, the Leydig cells (LC) number per testis also significantly increased in iNOS(-/-) mice...
April 18, 2017: Reproduction: the Official Journal of the Society for the Study of Fertility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420479/andrographolide-disrupts-meiotic-maturation-by-blocking-cytoskeletal-reorganisation-and-decreases-the-fertilisation-potential-of-mouse-oocytes
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Hong-Xing Liang, Sheng-Sheng Lu, Zheng Yan, Yan-Ping Kuang, Xiang-Xing Zhu, Zhi-Guang Yan, Tong Du, Wei-Ran Chai, Hui Long, Qi-Feng Lyu
Andrographolide (AG) is a diterpenoid lactone isolated from the stem and leaves of Andrographis paniculata Nees that is used for the effective treatment of infectious diseases in Asian countries. Previous studies have reported adverse effects of AG on female fertility in rodents; however, the underlying mechanisms are unknown. The aim of the present study was to investigate the effects of AG on the IVM of mouse oocytes and their fertilisation potential. Immature oocytes incubated for 6, 14 or 24h in medium containing 5, 10 or 20μM AG showed time- and dose-dependent decreases in maturation rates compared with the control group...
April 19, 2017: Reproduction, Fertility, and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415605/kifc1-is-essential-for-acrosome-formation-and-nuclear-shaping-during-spermiogenesis-in-the-lobster-procambarus-clarkii
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Dan-Dan Ma, Lian Bi, Wan-Xi Yang
In order to study the function of kinesin-14 motor protein KIFC1 during spermatogenesis of Procambarus clarkii, the full length of kifc1 was cloned from testes cDNA using Rapid-Amplification of cDNA Ends (RACE). The deduced KIFC1 protein sequence showed the highest similarity between Procambarus clarkii and Eriocheir senensis (similarity rate as 64%). According to the results of in situ hybridization (ISH), the kifc1 mRNA was gathered in the acrosome location above nucleus in the mid- and late-stage spermatids...
March 21, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409819/spermicidal-efficacy-of-vrp-a-synthetic-cationic-antimicrobial-peptide-inducing-apoptosis-and-membrane-disruption
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Prasanta Ghosh, Arpita Bhoumik, Sudipta Saha, Sandipan Mukherjee, Sarfuddin Azmi, Jimut Kanti Ghosh, Sandhya Rekha Dungdung
Presently available contraceptives are mostly hormonal or detergent in nature with numerous side effects like irritation, lesion, inflammation in vagina, alteration of body homeostasis etc. Antimicrobial peptides with spermicidal activity but without adverse effects may be suitable alternatives. In the present study spermicidal activity of a cationic antimicrobial peptide VRP on human spermatozoa has been elucidated. Progressive forward motility of human spermatozoa was instantly stopped after 100 µM VRP treatment and at 350 µM all kinds of sperm motility ceased within 20 seconds as assessed by the Sander-Cramer assay...
April 14, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400736/nicotine-effects-and-receptor-expression-on-human-spermatozoa-possible-neuroendocrine-mechanism
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Rosita A Condorelli, Sandro La Vignera, Filippo Giacone, Linda Iacoviello, Laura M Mongioì, Giovanni Li Volti, Ignazio Barbagallo, Roberto Avola, Aldo E Calogero
The aim of this experimental study was to investigate the mechanism by which nicotine (NIC) alters spermatozoa and to evaluate the expression of nicotinic receptors (nAChR) subunits in human spermatozoa. We analyzed 30 healthy normozoospermic men. Spermatozoa were incubated with NIC 100 ng/ml and the nAChR antagonist, hexamethonium (HEX) (0, 100, 1,000, 10,000 ng/ml) for 3 and 24 h. The following sperm parameters evaluated: (a) progressive motility; (b) mitochondrial membrane potential (MMP); (c) chromatin compactness; (d) externalization of phosphatidylserine (PS); (e) late apoptosis; (f) viability; (g) DNA fragmentation; (h) degree of lipid peroxidation (LP) by flow cytometry; (i) nAChR subunits expression by quantitative Real Time PCR and (j) protein expression evaluation by Western blot analysis...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393201/spag6-regulates-cell-apoptosis-through-the-trail-signal-pathway-in-myelodysplastic-syndromes
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Xinxin Li, Bihui Yang, Li Wang, Liping Chen, Xiaohua Luo, Lin Liu
Myelodysplastic syndromes (MDSs) are a group of malignant clone hematopoietic stem-cell diseases, and the evolution and progression of MDS depend on the abnormal apoptosis of bone marrow cells. Our previous studies have indicated that sperm-associated antigen 6 (SPAG6), located in the uniparental disomy regions of myeloid cells, is overexpressed in patients with MDS as compared to controls, and SPAG6 can inhibit apoptosis of SKM-1. However, the concrete mechanism is still unclear. In the present study, it was found that the TNF-related apoptosis-inducing ligand (TRAIL)signal pathway was activated when the expression of SPAG6 was inhibited by SPAG6-shRNA lentivirus in SKM-1 cells...
May 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390185/the-non-peptide-vasopressin-v1b-receptor-antagonist-ssr149415-ameliorates-spermatogenesis-function-in-a-mouse-model-of-chronic-social-defeat-stress
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Bin Wang, Jian Zhou, Yan-Yan Zhuang, Liang-Liang Wang, Jin-Xian Pu, Yu-Hua Huang, Fei Xia, Jin-Xing Lv
To determine the effects of SSR149415 on testis and spermatogenesis in male mice subjected to chronic social defeat stress, C57BL/6 male mice were divided into 2 groups: Control and Stress. Then Stress group was subdivided into 4 subgroups administered water, SSR149415 (1 mg/kg/day), SSR149415 (10 mg/kg/day), SSR149415 (30 mg/kg/day), respectively. The behavioral alterations revealed by social interaction test and open field test were measured. The physical indices, including body weight and gonad weight (testis and epididymis) as well as testis/body weight and cauda epididymis/body weight were detected...
April 8, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379343/c-jun-n-terminal-kinase-and-p38-mitogen-activated-protein-kinase-pathways-link-capacitation-with-apoptosis-and-seminal-plasma-proteins-protect-sperm-by-interfering-with-both-routes%C3%A2
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Carolina Luna, Noelia Mendoza, Adriana Casao, Rosaura Pérez-Pé, José A Cebrián-Pérez, Teresa Muiño-Blanco
The mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK), c-Jun N-terminal kinase (JNK), and p38 MAP kinase (p38) signaling cascades are involved in triggering apoptosis in somatic cells. Given that spermatozoa are able to undergo apoptosis, we tested the hypothesis that these pathways might be functional in ram spermatozoa as two signal transduction mechanisms that contribute to the modulation of capacitation and apoptosis. Indirect immunofluorescence and western blot analysis evidenced the presence of JNK and p38 in ram spermatozoa...
April 1, 2017: Biology of Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376140/effect-of-monosaccharides-in-glycerol-free-tris-extender-on-reactive-oxygen-species-and-apoptosis-in-dog-sperm-cryopreservation
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M A Rahman, S H Park, I J Yu
BACKGROUND OBJECTIVE: The present study investigated the effect of monosaccharides in a glycerol-free tris (GFT) extender on reactive oxygen species (ROS) levels and apoptosis in cryopreserved dog spermatozoa. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The sperm pellets were resuspended (5 × 10(7) mL(-1)) with GFT containing 172 mM glucose (G), 86 mM glucose + 86 mM fructose (GF), 86 mM glucose + 86 mM galactose (Gg), 172 mM fructose (F), 172 mM galactose (g) or 86 mM fructose + 86 mM galactose (Fg)...
January 2017: Cryo Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366278/loss-of-protein-kinase-2-subunit-alpha-2-ck2%C3%AE-effect-ram-sperm-function-after-freezing-and-thawing-process
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Yuxuan He, Hongyan Li, Ke Wang, Yong Zhang, Xingxu Zhao
Protein kinase 2 subunit alpha 2 (CK2α'), a serine/threonine-selective protein kinase, is associated with sperm apoptosis. However, the presence of CK2α' in ram sperm during the freezing-thawing process has not been previously reported. Thus, this study was conducted to determine the effect of cryopreservation on the association between CK2α' and ram sperm function. Sperm variables, including sperm motility, DNA damage and acrosome integrity, were measured in fresh (F), cooled (CO) and freeze-thawed (FT) sperm...
February 16, 2017: Animal Reproduction Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338216/the-diversified-function-and-potential-therapy-of-ectopic-olfactory-receptors-in-non-olfactory-tissues
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Zhe Chen, Hong Zhao, Nian Fu, Linxi Chen
Olfactory receptors (ORs) are mainly distributed in olfactory neurons and play a key role in detecting volatile odorants, eventually resulting in the production of smell perception. Recently, it is also reported that ORs are expressed in non-olfactory tissues including heart, lung, sperm, skin, and cancerous tissues. Interestingly, ectopic ORs are associated with the development of diseases in non-olfactory tissues. For instance, ectopic ORs initiate the hypoxic ventilatory responses and maintain the oxygen homeostasis of breathing in the carotid body when oxygen levels decline...
March 24, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
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