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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938568/senp3-grants-tight-junction-integrity-and-cytoskeleton-architecture-in-mouse-sertoli-cells
#1
Di Wu, Chun-Jie Huang, Faheem Ahmed Khan, Xiao-Fei Jiao, Xiao-Ming Liu, Nuruliarizki Shinta Pandupuspitasari, Rahim Dad Brohi, Li-Jun Huo
Germ cells develop in a sophisticated immune privileged microenvironment provided by specialized junctions contiguous the basement membrane of the adjacent Sertoli cells that constituted the blood-testis barrier (BTB) in seminiferous epithelium of testis in mammals. Deciphering the molecular regulatory machinery of BTB activity is central to improve male fertility and the role of post-translational modification including SUMOylation pathway is one of the key factors. Herein, we unveiled the mystery of the SUMO-2/3 specific protease SENP3 (Sentrin-specific protease 3) in BTB dynamics regulation...
August 29, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938467/testis-determination-requires-a-specific-fgfr2-isoform-to-repress-foxl2
#2
Stefan Bagheri-Fam, Anthony D Bird, Liang Zhao, Janelle M Ryan, Meiyun Yong, Dagmar Wilhelm, Peter Koopman, Jacob V Eswarakumar, Vincent R Harley
Male sex determination in mammals relies on SRY-mediated up-regulation of SOX9 expression in XY gonads, whereas WNT/RSPO signalling and FOXL2 drive female sex determination in XX gonads. FGF9-signalling ensures sustained SOX9 expression through repression of one of the ovarian pathways (WNT signalling), while the significance of FGF-mediated repression of the FOXL2 pathway has not been studied. Previously, we demonstrated that FGFR2 is the receptor for FGF9 in the XY gonad. Whether a specific isoform (FGFR2b or FGFR2c) is required was puzzling...
September 11, 2017: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918527/alterations-in-epididymal-proteomics-and-antioxidant-activity-of-mice-exposed-to-fluoride
#3
Zilong Sun, Sujuan Li, Yuxiang Yu, Hongyu Chen, Mohammad Mehdi Ommati, Ram Kumar Manthari, Ruiyan Niu, Jundong Wang
It is well known that high fluoride results in low fertility. Epididymis is the important place for spermatozoa maturation, which is essential for successful fertilization. In the previous studies, fluoride was reported to damage the epididymal structure of mouse and rabbit. However, the mechanism underlying sodium fluoride (NaF)-induced epididymal toxicity has not yet been well elucidated. The aim of this study is to explore the global protein alterations in epididymis of mice exposed to NaF using the iTRAQ technique...
September 16, 2017: Archives of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911736/exposure-to-2-4-dichlorophenoxyacetic-acid-induces-oxidative-stress-and-apoptosis-in-mouse-testis
#4
Dalei Zhang, Yaling Wu, Yangyang Yuan, Wenwen Liu, Haibin Kuang, Jianhua Yang, Bei Yang, Lei Wu, Weiying Zou, Changshui Xu
The herbicide 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid (2,4-D) is used worldwide. It has been associated with a variety of toxicities in rodents. In this study, male mice were orally administered 2,4-D at 50, 100 or 200mg/kg/day to investigate testicular toxicity and the possible mechanisms of action. Exposure to 2,4-D at high concentrations (100 and 200mg/kg/day) for 14 consecutive days caused spermatogenic disruption and seminiferous epithelial destruction. Furthermore, 2,4-D administration (100 and 200mg/kg/day) increased the formation of the lipid peroxidation product malondialdehyde and decreased activities of the antioxidant enzymes superoxide dismutase and catalase in the testis...
September 2017: Pesticide Biochemistry and Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911170/sertoli-cell-number-defines-and-predicts-germ-and-leydig-cell-population-sizes-in-the-adult-mouse-testis
#5
Diane Rebourcet, Annalucia Darbey, Ana Monteiro, Ugo Soffientini, Yi Ting Tsai, Ian Handel, Jean-Luc Pitetti, Serge Nef, Lee B Smith, Peter J O'Shaughnessy
Sertoli cells regulate differentiation and development of the testis and are essential for maintaining adult testis function. To model the effects of dysregulating Sertoli cell number during development or aging, we have used acute diphtheria toxin-mediated cell ablation to reduce Sertoli cell population size. Results show that the size of the Sertoli cell population that forms during development determines the number of germ cells and Leydig cells that will be present in the adult testis. Similarly, the number of germ cells and Leydig cells that can be maintained in the adult depends directly on the size of the adult Sertoli cell population...
September 1, 2017: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903063/cooperative-regulation-of-gja1-expression-by-members-of-the-ap-1-family-cjun-and-cfos-in-tm3-leydig-and-tm4-sertoli-cells
#6
Firas Ghouili, Luc J Martin
Within the testis, connexin43 encoded by Gja1 plays an important role in cell-to-cell communication between Leydig cells as well as between Sertoli cells and spermatogonia. In the adult male, Leydig cells are the principal producers of testosterone sustaining spermatogenesis, while Sertoli cells nourish, protect and support the differentiating germ cells. It has been shown previously that members of the AP-1 family regulate Gja1 expression in myometrial cells, suggesting that such regulatory mechanism may also be relevant within the testis...
September 10, 2017: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902924/molecular-analysis-of-cib4-gene-and-protein-in-kermani-sheep
#7
M R Mohammadabadi, A H D Jafari, F Bordbar
The human calcium- and integrin-binding protein (CIB) family is composed of CIB1, CIB2, CIB3, and CIB4 proteins and the CIB4 gene affects fertility. Kermani sheep is one of the most important breeds of Iranian sheep breeds. The aim of this study was to analyze for the first time molecular characteristics of the CIB4 gene and protein in Kermani sheep. Different tissues were collected from the Kermani sheep and real time PCR was performed. The PCR products were sequenced, comparative analyses of the nucleotide sequences were performed, a phylogenetic tree was constructed, and different characteristics of CIB4 proteins were predicted...
September 12, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Medical and Biological Research, Revista Brasileira de Pesquisas Médicas e Biológicas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884822/rna-binding-protein-musashi-2-regulates-piwil1-and-tbx1-in-mouse-spermatogenesis
#8
Jessie M Sutherland, Alexander P Sobinoff, Barbara A Fraser, Kate A Redgrove, Nicole A Siddall, Peter Koopman, Gary R Hime, Eileen A McLaughlin
RNA-binding proteins (RBP) are important facilitators of post-transcriptional gene regulation. We have previously established that nuclear overexpression of the RBP Musashi-2 (MSI2) during male germ cell maturation is detrimental to sperm cell development and fertility. Herein we determine the genes and pathways impacted by the upregulation of Msi2. Microarray analysis and qPCR confirmed differential gene expression in factors fundamental to the cell cycle, cellular proliferation, and cell death. Similarly, comparative protein expression analysis via iTRAQ, immunoblot, and immunolocalisation, identified differential expression and localisation of important regulators of transcription, translation, RNA processing, and spermatogenesis...
September 8, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28881798/role-of-a-kinase-anchor-protein-akap4-in-growth-and-survival-of-ovarian-cancer-cells
#9
Vikash Kumar, Nirmala Jagadish, Anil Suri
Ovarian cancer represents one of the most common malignancies among women with very high mortality rate worldwide. A-kinase anchor protein 4 (AKAP4), a unique cancer testis (CT) antigen has been shown to be associated with various malignant properties of cancer cells. However, its involvement in various molecular pathways in ovarian cancer remains unknown. In present investigation, employing gene silencing approach, we examined the role of AKAP4 in cell cycle, apoptosis and epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT)...
August 8, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28871060/hydroxysteroid-dehydrogenase-hsd1l-is-localised-to-the-pituitary-gonadal-axis-of-primates
#10
A Daniel Bird, Spencer Greatorex, David Reser, Gareth G Lavery, Timothy J Cole
Steroid hormones play clinically important and specific regulatory roles in the development, growth, metabolism, reproduction and brain function in human. The type 1 and 2 11-beta hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase enzymes (11β-HSD1 and 2) have key roles in the pre-receptor modification of glucocorticoids allowing aldosterone regulation of blood pressure, control of systemic fluid and electrolyte homeostasis and modulation of integrated metabolism and brain function. Although the activity and function of 11β-HSDs is thought to be understood, there exists an open reading frame for a distinct 11βHSD-like gene; HSD11B1L, which is present in human, non-human primate, sheep, pig and many other higher organisms, whereas an orthologue is absent in the genomes of mouse, rat and rabbit...
October 2017: Endocrine Connections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28836412/comparison-of-allotransplantation-of-fresh-and-vitrified-mouse-ovaries-to-the-testicular-tissue-under-influence-of-the-static-magnetic-field
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Vida Sadat Kazemein Jasemi, Firooz Samadi, Hussein Eimani, Saeed Hasani, Rouhollah Fathi, Abdolhossein Shahverdi
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of static magnetic field (SMF) during transplantation of the ovarian tissue into the testis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this experimental study, ovaries of 6- to 8-week-old female Naval Medical Research Institute (NMRI) mice were randomly divided into four groups: i. Fresh ovaries were immediately transplanted into the testicular tissue (FOT group), ii. Fresh ovaries were exposed to the SMF for 10 minutes and then transplanted into the testicular tissue (FOT+ group), iii...
October 2017: Cell Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28834550/osteocalcin-dependent-regulation-of-glucose-metabolism-and-fertility-skeletal-implications-for-the-development-of-insulin-resistance
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Pawanrat Tangseefa, Sally K Martin, Stephen Fitter, Paul A Baldock, Christopher G Proud, Andrew Cw Zannettino
The skeleton has recently emerged as a critical insulin target tissue that regulates whole body glucose metabolism and male reproductive function. While our understanding of these new regulatory axes remains in its infancy, the bone-specific protein, osteocalcin, has been shown to be centrally involved. Undercarboxylated osteocalcin acts as a secretagogue in a feed-forward loop to stimulate pancreatic β-cell proliferation and insulin secretion, improve insulin sensitivity and promote testosterone production...
August 23, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28834365/spontaneous-testicular-atrophy-occurs-despite-normal-spermatogonial-proliferation-in-a-tp53-knockout-rat
#13
M S Dai, S J Hall, M M Vantangoli Policelli, K Boekelheide, D J Spade
The tumor suppressor protein p53 (TP53) has many functions in cell cycle regulation, apoptosis, and DNA damage repair and is also involved in spermatogenesis in the mouse. To evaluate the role of p53 in spermatogenesis in the rat, we characterized testis biology in adult males of a novel p53 knockout rat (SD-Tp53(tm1sage) ). p53 knockout rats exhibited variable levels of testicular atrophy, including significantly decreased testis weights, atrophic seminiferous tubules, decreased seminiferous tubule diameter, and elevated spermatocyte TUNEL labeling rates, indicating a dysfunction in spermatogenesis...
August 22, 2017: Andrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812227/effects-of-fluoride-on-surface-structure-of-primary-culture-leydig-cells-in-mouse
#14
Jian Li, Yan Shi, Hua Fan, Yanyan Li, Yuchen Zhu, Xijun Lin, Jianhai Zhang
Fluoride (F) is known to induce reproduction toxicity, and the elucidation of its underlying mechanisms is an ongoing research. These findings aim to provide deeper insights into roles of soduim fluoride (NaF) in testis damage, which could contribute to a better understanding of fluoride-induced male reproductive toxicity. The Leydig cells were administrated by 0, 5, 10, and 20 mg/L NaF for 24 h, respectively. Scanning electron microscope was used to identify the change of surface structure in the Leydig cells...
August 15, 2017: Biological Trace Element Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793908/transcriptomic-analysis-comparing-mouse-strains-with-extreme-total-lung-capacities-identifies-novel-candidate-genes-for-pulmonary-function
#15
Leema George, Ankita Mitra, Tania A Thimraj, Martin Irmler, Sangeetha Vishweswaraiah, Lars Lunding, Dorothea Hühn, Alicia Madurga, Johannes Beckers, Heinz Fehrenbach, Swapna Upadhyay, Holger Schulz, George D Leikauf, Koustav Ganguly
BACKGROUND: Failure to attain peak lung function by early adulthood is a risk factor for chronic lung diseases. Previously, we reported that C3H/HeJ mice have about twice total lung capacity (TLC) compared to JF1/MsJ mice. We identified seven lung function quantitative trait loci (QTL: Lfnq1-Lfnq7) in backcross/intercross mice derived from these inbred strains. We further demonstrated, superoxide dismutase 3, extracellular (Sod3), Kit oncogene (Kit) and secreted phosphoprotein 1 (Spp1) located on these Lfnqs as lung function determinants...
August 9, 2017: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776597/corrigendum-testis-specific-transcriptional-regulators-selectively-occupy-boris-bound-ctcf-target-regions-in-mouse-male-germ-cells
#16
Samuel Rivero-Hinojosa, Sungyun Kang, Victor V Lobanenkov, Gabriel E Zentner
This corrects the article DOI: 10.1038/srep41279.
August 4, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28775379/tia1-is-a-gender-specific-disease-modifier-of-a-mild-mouse-model-of-spinal-muscular-atrophy
#17
Matthew D Howell, Eric W Ottesen, Natalia N Singh, Rachel L Anderson, Joonbae Seo, Senthilkumar Sivanesan, Elizabeth M Whitley, Ravindra N Singh
Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) is caused by deletions or mutations of Survival Motor Neuron 1 (SMN1) gene. The nearly identical SMN2 cannot compensate for SMN1 loss due to exon 7 skipping. The allele C (C (+/+)) mouse recapitulates a mild SMA-like phenotype and offers an ideal system to monitor the role of disease-modifying factors over a long time. T-cell-restricted intracellular antigen 1 (TIA1) regulates SMN exon 7 splicing. TIA1 is reported to be downregulated in obese patients, although it is not known if the effect is gender-specific...
August 3, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768794/embryonic-stem-cell-derived-germ-cells-induce-spermatogenesis-after-transplantation-into-the-testes-of-an-adult-mouse-azoospermia-model
#18
Zohreh Makoolati, Mansoureh Movahedin, Mehdi Forouzandeh-Moghadam, Majid Naghdi, Morteza Koruji
The present study aimed to: (i) identify the exogenous factors that allow in vitro differentiation of mouse spermatogonial stem cells (SSCs) from embryonic stem cells (ESCs); (ii) evaluate the effects of Sertoli cells in SSC enrichment; and (iii) assess the success of transplantation using in vitro differentiated SSCs in a mouse busulfan-treated azoospermia model. A 1-day-old embryoid body (EB) received 5 ng/ml of bone morphogenetic protein 4 (BMP4) for 4 days, 3 µM retinoic acid (RA) in a SIM mouse embryo-derived thioguanine and ouabain resistant (STO) co-culture system for 7 days, and was subsequently co-cultured for 2 days with Sertoli cells in the presence or absence of a leukaemia inhibitory factor (LIF), basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF) and RA composition, and in the presence of these factors in simple culture medium...
September 15, 2017: Clinical Science (1979-)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28763629/the-contribution-of-p53-and-y-chromosome-long-arm-genes-to-regulation-of-apoptosis-in-mouse-testis
#19
Tomasz Lech, Józefa Styrna, Katarzyna Kotarska
Apoptosis of excessive or defective germ cells is a natural process occurring in mammalian testes. Tumour suppressor protein p53 is involved in this process both in developing and adult male gonads. Its contribution to testicular physiology is known to be modified by genetic background. The aim of this study was to evaluate the combined influence of the p53 and Y chromosome long arm genes on male germ cell apoptosis. Knockout of the transformation related protein 53 (Trp53) gene was introduced into congenic strains: B10...
August 2, 2017: Reproduction, Fertility, and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760667/cell-adhesion-molecules-expression-pattern-indicates-that-somatic-cells-arbitrate-gonadal-sex-of-differentiating-bipotential-fetal-mouse-gonad
#20
Rafal P Piprek, Michal Kolasa, Dagmara Podkowa, Malgorzata Kloc, Jacek Z Kubiak
Unlike other organ anlagens, the primordial gonad is sexually bipotential in all animals. In mouse, the bipotential gonad differentiates into testis or ovary depending on the genetic sex (XY or XX) of the fetus. During gonad development cells segregate, depending on genetic sex, into distinct compartments: testis cords and interstitium form in XY gonad, and germ cell cysts and stroma in XX gonad. However, our knowledge of mechanisms governing gonadal sex differentiation remains very vague. Because it is known that adhesion molecules (CAMs) play a key role in organogenesis, we suspected that diversified expression of CAMs should also play a crucial role in gonad development...
July 28, 2017: Mechanisms of Development
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