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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531375/mouse-minipuberty-coincides-with-gonocyte-transformation-into-spermatogonial-stem-cells-a-model-for-human-minipuberty
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Ruili Li, Amanda Vannitamby, Sarah S K Yue, David Handelsman, John Hutson
As the transient postnatal hormone surge in humans, known as 'minipuberty', occurs simultaneously with key steps in germ-cell development, we investigated whether similar changes occur in the hypothalamic-pituitary-testicular axis of neonatal mice at a time that would coincide with gonocyte transformation into spermatogonial stem cells (SSC). Serum and testes were collected from C57Bl/6 mice at embryonic Day 17 (E17), birth (postnatal Day 0; P0) and daily until P10. Serum FSH and testosterone levels in both serum and testes were analysed and gene expression of FSH receptor (Fshr), luteinising hormone receptor (Lhr), anti-Müllerian hormone (Amh), octamer-binding transcription factor 4 (Oct-4), membrane type 1 metalloprotease (Mt1-mmp), proto-oncogene C-kit and promyelocytic leukaemia zinc finger (Plzf ) was quantified by real-time polymerase chain reaction...
May 23, 2017: Reproduction, Fertility, and Development
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/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/28496037/mono-butyl-phthalate-induced-mouse-testis-injury-is-associated-with-oxidative-stress-and-down-regulated-expression-of-sox9-and-dazl
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Junting Du, Di Xiong, Qian Zhang, Xiaoxiao Li, Xudong Liu, Huihui You, Shumao Ding, Xu Yang, Junlin Yuan
Mono-butyl phthalate (MBP) has reproductive toxicity but the related mechanisms have not been fully elucidated in vivo. We exposed male Balb/c mice to MBP by gavage at doses of 0, 25, 50, 100, 200 mg/kg for 14 days, and then evaluated the testicular alterations at the histological and molecular levels. MBP reduced mouse sperm count along with sperm malformation and seminiferous tubule degeneration in a dose-dependent manner. MBP dosed at 200 mg/kg significantly increased reactive oxygen species and malondialdehyde content in mouse testes...
2017: Journal of Toxicological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484746/testosterone-regulates-nucb2-mrna-expression-in-male-mouse-hypothalamus-and-pituitary-gland
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Sojeong Seon, Daun Jeon, Heejeong Kim, Yiwa Chung, Narae Choi, Hyunwon Yang
Nesfatin-1/NUCB2 is known to take part in the control of the appetite and energy metabolism. Recently, many reports have shown nesfatin-1/NUCB2 expression and function in various organs. We previously demonstrated that nesfatin-1/NUCB2 expression level is higher in the pituitary gland compared to other organs and its expression is regulated by 17β-estradiol and progesterone secreted from the ovary. However, currently no data exist on the expression of nesfatin-1/NUCB2 and its regulation mechanism in the pituitary of male mouse...
March 2017: Balsaeng'gwa Saengsig
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479375/estrogen-receptor-related-receptor-%C3%AE-regulates-testicular-steroidogenesis-through-direct-and-indirect-regulation-of-steroidogenic-gene-expression
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Eunsook Park, Sudeep Kumar, Bobae Lee, Kyung-Jin Kim, Jeong-Eun Seo, Hueng-Sik Choi, Keesook Lee
Biosynthesis of testosterone, which mainly occurs in testicular Leydig cells, is controlled by steroidogenic proteins, such as StAR and P450c17. Although estrogen-related receptor gamma (ERRγ), an orphan nuclear receptor, is expressed in the testis, its role is not well understood. In this study, we investigated the expression of ERRγ in Leydig cells and its molecular action on testicular steroidogenesis. ERRγ is expressed in mouse Leydig cells from pre-pubertal stages. ERRγ overexpression in primary Leydig cells elevated the production of testosterone with a marked increase of P450c17 expression at both mRNA and protein levels, albeit decreased expression of StAR...
May 4, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472341/in-mammalian-foetal-testes-sox9-regulates-expression-of-its-target-genes-by-binding-to-genomic-regions-with-conserved-signatures
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Massilva Rahmoun, Rowena Lavery, Sabine Laurent-Chaballier, Nicolas Bellora, Gayle K Philip, Moïra Rossitto, Aleisha Symon, Eric Pailhoux, Florence Cammas, Jessica Chung, Stefan Bagheri-Fam, Mark Murphy, Vivian Bardwell, David Zarkower, Brigitte Boizet-Bonhoure, Philippe Clair, Vincent R Harley, Francis Poulat
In mammalian embryonic gonads, SOX9 is required for the determination of Sertoli cells that orchestrate testis morphogenesis. To identify genetic networks directly regulated by SOX9, we combined analysis of SOX9-bound chromatin regions from murine and bovine foetal testes with sequencing of RNA samples from mouse testes lacking Sox9. We found that SOX9 controls a conserved genetic programme that involves most of the sex-determining genes. In foetal testes, SOX9 modulates both transcription and directly or indirectly sex-specific differential splicing of its target genes through binding to genomic regions with sequence motifs that are conserved among mammals and that we called 'Sertoli Cell Signature' (SCS)...
May 2, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28465413/bmp8a-sustains-spermatogenesis-by-activating-both-smad1-5-8-and-smad2-3-in-spermatogonia
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Fang-Ju Wu, Ting-Yu Lin, Li-Ying Sung, Wei-Fang Chang, Po-Chih Wu, Ching-Wei Luo
Mutation in either of the genes encoding bone morphogenetic protein (BMP) 8A or 8B (Bmp8a or Bmp8b) causes postnatal depletion of spermatogonia in mice. We found that Bmp8a, but not Bmp8b, was expressed predominantly in the neonatal mouse spermatogonia. Although most BMPs induce activation of SMADs 1, 5, and 8 (SMAD1/5/8), but not SMADs 2 and 3 (SMAD2/3), we found that BMP8A induced signaling through both sets of transcription factors. In undifferentiated mouse spermatogonia, BMP8A activated SMAD1/5/8 through receptor complexes formed by ALK3 and either ACVR2A or BMPR2 and activated SMAD2/3 through receptor complexes formed by ALK5 and ACVR2A, ACVR2B, or TGFBR2...
May 2, 2017: Science Signaling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28461596/a-transit-amplifying-population-underpins-the-efficient-regenerative-capacity-of-the-testis
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Claudia Carrieri, Stefano Comazzetto, Amit Grover, Marcos Morgan, Andreas Buness, Claus Nerlov, Dónal O'Carroll
The spermatogonial stem cell (SSC) that supports spermatogenesis throughout adult life resides within the GFRα1-expressing A type undifferentiated spermatogonia. The decision to commit to spermatogenic differentiation coincides with the loss of GFRα1 and reciprocal gain of Ngn3 (Neurog3) expression. Through the analysis of the piRNA factor Miwi2 (Piwil4), we identify a novel population of Ngn3-expressing spermatogonia that are essential for efficient testicular regeneration after injury. Depletion of Miwi2-expressing cells results in a transient impact on testicular homeostasis, with this population behaving strictly as transit amplifying cells under homeostatic conditions...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Experimental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454301/immunohistochemical-profile-of-ing3-protein-in-normal-and-cancerous-tissues
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Wen-Feng Gou, Xue-Feng Yang, Dao-Fu Shen, Shuang Zhao, Hong-Zhi Sun, Jun-Sheng Luo, Hua-Chuan Zheng
The inhibitor of growth family, member 3 (ING3) protein may be capable of blocking the cell cycle via activating p53-transactivated promoters of p21 and Bcl2-associated X protein, and may induce apoptosis via a Fas/caspase-8-dependent signaling pathway. In the present study, immunohistochemistry was performed in order to characterize the expression profile of ING3 protein in tissue microarrays containing mouse and human normal tissue, human hepatocellular (n=62), renal clear cell (n=62), pancreatic (n=62), esophageal squamous cell (n=45), cervical squamous cell (n=31), breast (n=144), gastric (n=196), colorectal (n=96), ovarian (n=208), endometrial (n=96) and lung carcinoma (n=192)...
March 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446726/low-concentration-of-bpa-induces-mice-spermatocytes-apoptosis-via-gpr30
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Chaoliang Wang, Jianxiang Zhang, Qi Li, Tianbiao Zhang, Zishi Deng, Jing Lian, Donghui Jia, Rui Li, Tao Zheng, Xiaoju Ding, Fan Yang, Chao Ma, Rui Wang, Weixing Zhang, Jian Guo Wen
Bisphenol A (BPA) acts as xenoestrogen and has a great impact on disorders of human reproductive system. However, the mechanism through which BPA can affect human testicular function remains to be indentified. GPR30 is a novel membrane estrogen receptor with high-affinity and low-capacity binding to estrogens. We demonstrated that estrogen receptor α (ERα), estrogen receptor β (ERβ) as well as GPR30 are expressed in mouse spermatocyte-derived GC-2 cells using Real-time PCR. We treated the cells with different doses of BPA and found that even low doses of BPA can inhibit GC-2 cell growth using MTT assay...
April 7, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446721/senp3-grants-tight-junction-integrity-and-cytoskeleton-architecture-in-mouse-sertoli-cells
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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...
April 7, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431857/modeling-human-infertility-with-pluripotent-stem-cells
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Di Chen, Joanna J Gell, Yu Tao, Enrique Sosa, Amander T Clark
Human fertility is dependent upon the correct establishment and differentiation of the germline. This is because no other cell type in the body is capable of passing a genome and epigenome from parent to child. Terminally differentiated germline cells in the adult testis and ovary are called gametes. However, the initial specification of germline cells occurs in the embryo around the time of gastrulation. Most of our knowledge regarding the cell and molecular events that govern human germline specification involves extrapolating scientific principles from model organisms, most notably the mouse...
April 13, 2017: Stem Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430907/food-intake-affects-sperm-egg-fusion-through-the-gip-psg17-axis-in-mice
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Tatsunori Shimizu, Takehiro Sato, Katsushi Tsukiyama, Hiroki Fujita, Shunsuke Kato, Manabu Hoizumi, Hiromitsu Shirasawa, Takuma Narita, Yukihiro Terada, Yutaka Seino, Yuichiro Yamada
In addition to overeating, starvation also reduces fecundity in mammals. However, little is known about the molecular mechanisms linking food intake to fertility, especially in males. Gastric inhibitory polypeptide (GIP), which is released from intestinal K-cells after meal ingestion, stimulates insulin secretion from pancreatic β-cells through the action of incretin and has several extra-pancreatic effects. Here, we identified GIP receptor (Gipr) expression in mouse spermatids. Microarray analysis revealed that pregnancy-specific glycoprotein 17 (Psg17), a potential CD9-binding partner, was significantly decreased in GIP receptor-knockout (Gipr-/-) testes...
April 19, 2017: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424461/a-lack-of-coordination-between-sister-chromatids-segregation-and-cytokinesis-in-the-oocytes-of-b6-y-tir-xy-sex-reversed-female-mice
#15
Jia-Qiao Zhu, Seang Lin Tan, Teruko Taketo
The B6.Y(TIR) (XY) mouse develops bilateral ovaries despite the expression of the testis-determining gene Sry during gonadal differentiation. We reported that the oocytes of the XY female are defective in their cytoplasm, resulting in a failure in the second meiotic division after activation or fertilization in vitro. However, the mechanism of meiotic failure or the cause of infertility remained to be clarified. In the present study, we obtained mature oocytes from XY females by superovulation and confirmed that these oocytes also fail in zygotic development...
April 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414073/metabolic-and-affective-consequences-of-fatherhood-in-male-california-mice
#16
Meng Zhao, Theodore Garland, Mark A Chappell, Jacob R Andrew, Wendy Saltzman
Physiological and affective condition can be modulated by the social environment and parental state in mammals. However, in species in which males assist with rearing offspring, the metabolic and affective effects of pair bonding and fatherhood on males have rarely been explored. In this study we tested the hypothesis that fathers, like mothers, experience energetic costs as well as behavioral and affective changes (e.g., depression, anxiety) associated with parenthood. We tested this hypothesis in the monogamous, biparental California mouse (Peromyscus californicus)...
April 13, 2017: Physiology & Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412171/gender-specific-amelioration-of-sma-phenotype-upon-disruption-of-a-deep-intronic-structure-by-an-oligonucleotide
#17
Matthew D Howell, Eric W Ottesen, Natalia N Singh, Rachel L Anderson, Ravindra N Singh
Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), the leading genetic disease of children, is caused by low levels of survival motor neuron (SMN) protein. Here, we employ A15/283, an antisense oligonucleotide targeting a deep intronic sequence/structure, to examine the impact of restoration of SMN in a mild SMA mouse model. We show gender-specific amelioration of tail necrosis upon subcutaneous administrations of A15/283 into SMA mice at postnatal days 1 and 3. We also demonstrate that a modest increase in SMN due to early administrations of A15/283 dramatically improves testicular development and spermatogenesis...
April 13, 2017: Molecular Therapy: the Journal of the American Society of Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402059/molecular-markers-of-putative-spermatogonial-stem-cells-in-the-domestic-cat
#18
S J Bedford-Guaus, S Kim, L Mulero, J M Vaquero, C Morera, R Adan-Milanès, A Veiga, Á Raya
Spermatogonial stem cells (SSCs) are an important tool for fertility preservation and species conservation. The ability to expand SSCs by in vitro culture is a crucial premise for their use in assisted reproduction. Because SSCs represent a small proportion of the germ cells in the adult testis, culture success is aided by pre-enrichment through sorting techniques based on cell surface-specific markers. Given the importance of the domestic cat as a model for conservation of endangered wild felids, herein we sought to examine culture conditions as well as molecular markers for cat SSCs...
April 2017: Reproduction in Domestic Animals, Zuchthygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398669/evaluation-of-culture-time-and-media-in-an-in-vitro-testis-organ-culture-system
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Noriko Nakamura, Gwenn E Merry, Amy L Inselman, Daniel T Sloper, Pedro L Del Valle, Takuya Sato, Takehiko Ogawa, Deborah K Hansen
BACKGROUND: The complexity of spermatogenesis makes development of appropriate in vitro testis models challenging. A novel in vitro mouse testis culture system has been reported but not yet evaluated as an alternative model for male reproductive toxicity testing. We assessed the effects of media composition on sperm differentiation and testis morphology of cultured mouse testis fragments. METHODS: Testes from postnatal day 5 B6:CBA-Tg(Acrv1-EGFP)2727Redd/J male mice were cultured in knockout serum replacement (KSR) or Albumax I (Albumax) medium...
April 17, 2017: Birth Defects Res
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395574/naringenin-a-bioflavonoid-impairs-the-reproductive-potential-of-male-mice
#20
Pavitra Ranawat, Nikita Bakshi
Present study analyzed the effect of naringenin, a bioflavonoid, on male reproductive function in adult mouse, after intraperitoneal treatment with varying concentrations of naringenin (2, 8 and 20 mg/kg b.wt.) for two weeks. Naringenin increased the generation of reactive oxygen species and lipid peroxidation in the testis with concomitant decrease in sperm count and motility in a dose-dependent manner. Activities of antioxidant enzymes catalase, superoxide dismutase, glutathione peroxidase and levels of reduced glutathione were found to be decreased in a dose-dependent manner...
April 10, 2017: Toxicology Mechanisms and Methods
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