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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315349/diethylstilbestrol-induces-oxidative-dna-damage-resulting-in-apoptosis-of-spermatogonial-stem-cells-in-vitro
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Khaled Habas, Martin H Brinkworth, Diana Anderson
The spermatogonial stem cells (SSCs) are the only germline stem cells in adults that are responsible for the transmission of genetic information from mammals to the next generation. SSCs play a very important role in the maintenance of progression of spermatogenesis and help provide an understanding of the reproductive biology of future gametes and a strategy for diagnosis and treatment of infertility and male reproductive toxicity. Androgens/oestrogens are very important for the suitable maintenance of male germ cells...
March 14, 2017: Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303822/human-papillomavirus-and-chlamydia-trachomatis-infection-in-gyneco-obstetric-outpatients-from-a-mexican-hospital
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Laura Conde-Ferráez, Jorge Ramiro Carrillo Martíez, Guadalupe Ayora-Talavera, María Del Refugio González Losa
CONTEXT: Human papillomavirus (HPV) and Chlamydia trachomatis are the most frequent sexually transmitted infections, usually asymptomatic. Persistent infection with high-risk HPV types and other cofactors such as the concomitant infection with C. trachomatis can represent a higher risk to develop cervical lesions; therefore, screening with sensitive methods could aid to identify women at risk. AIMS: The aim is to determine the prevalence and concurrence of both infections, detected with in-house molecular methods, and to identify the risk factors associated to the infections in Mexican women...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299766/increased-level-of-c-kit-in-semen-of-infertile-patients-with-varicocele
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Guorong Jin, Jianrong Liu, Qin Qin, Songdan Gao, Fang Zhang, Yuehong Ma, Caiyun Ding, Lina Dong, Haizhen Yin, Yimin Wang
PURPOSE: Varicocele is the most common risk factor for male infertility, however, not all males with varicocele experience infertility. In fact, most patients with varicocele have normal spermatogenesis. The molecular mechanism of varicocele-associated infertility is yet to be completely understood. The aim of this study is to assess the association of a number of fertility regulatory factors on varicocele associated infertility and to throw light on the mechanism of varicocele-associated infertility...
March 16, 2017: Urology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289071/disorganization-of-the-germ-cell-pool-leads-to-primary-ovarian-insufficiency
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Ikko Kawashima, Kazuhiro Kawamura
The mammalian ovary is an organ that controls female germ cell development, storing them and releasing mature oocytes for transporting to the oviduct. During the fetal stage, female germ cells change from a proliferative state to meiosis before forming follicles with the potential for growth of surrounding somatic cells. Understanding of molecular and physiological bases of germ cell development in the fetal ovary contributed not only to the elucidation of genetic disorders in primary ovarian insufficiency (POI), but also advancement of novel treatments for patients with POI...
March 13, 2017: Reproduction: the Official Journal of the Society for the Study of Fertility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285951/potential-role-of-green-tea-catechins-in-the-management-of-oxidative-stress-associated-infertility
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Shubhadeep Roychoudhury, Ashok Agarwal, Gurpriya Virk, Chak-Lam Cho
Reactive oxygen species (ROS) are present in low concentrations in the genital tracts of males and females. Excessive ROS lead to oxidative stress, which damages DNA, lipids and proteins. Such molecular changes result in compromised vitality, increased morphological defects and decreased sperm motility in the male. In the female, oxidative stress interferes with oocyte maturation, and may inhibit in-vitro maturation of the oocyte. Recently, green tea supplementation has been reported to possess properties that may improve the quality of male and female gametes largely due to the ability of catechin polyphenols to quench ROS...
February 27, 2017: Reproductive Biomedicine Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283671/obesity-energy-balance-and-spermatogenesis
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Pedro Fontes Oliveira, Mario Sousa, Branca M Silva, Mariana P Monteiro, Marco G Alves
Obesity has grown to pandemic proportions. It affects an increasing number of children, adolescents and young adults exposed to the silent co-morbidities of this disorder for a longer period. Infertility has arisen as one important comorbidity associated with the energy dysfunction promoted by obesity. Spermatogenesis is a highly regulated process that is determined by specific energetic requirements. The reproductive potential of males relies on hormonal-dependent and independent stimuli that control sperm quality...
March 10, 2017: Reproduction: the Official Journal of the Society for the Study of Fertility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280854/deficiency-in-sperm-egg-protein-interaction-as-a-major-cause-of-fertilization-failure
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REVIEW
Soudabeh Sabetian, Mohd Shahir Shamsir
Complete elucidation of fertilization process at molecular level is one of the unresolved challenges in sexual reproduction studies, and understanding the molecular mechanism is crucial in overcoming difficulties in infertility and unsuccessful in vitro fertilization. Sperm-oocyte interaction is one of the most remarkable events in fertilization process, and deficiency in protein-protein interactions which mediate this interaction is a major cause of unexplained infertility. Due to detection of how the various defects of sperm-oocyte interaction can affect fertilization failure, different experimental methods have been applied...
March 9, 2017: Journal of Membrane Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280798/endometrial-expression-of-%C3%AE-3-integrin-calcitonin-and-plexin-b1-in-the-window-of-implantation-in-women-with-unexplained-infertility
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Mehran Dorostghoal, Hamid-O-Allah Ghaffari, Nahid Shahbazian, Maryam Mirani
BACKGROUND: Endometrial receptivity plays a key role in the establishment of successful implantation and its impairment may contribute to subfertility and limit the assisted reproduction techniques (ART) success. OBJECTIVE: The aim of present study was to investigate endometrial receptivity in terms of β3 integrin, calcitonin and plexin-B1 expression in women with unexplained infertility. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We evaluated expression of β3 integrin, calcitonin and plexin-B1 through mRNA level measurement with real-time RT-PCR, in the endometrium of 16 infertile women with unexplained infertility and 10 fertile women...
January 2017: International Journal of Reproductive Biomedicine (Yazd, Iran)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28278531/of-mice-and-men-in-vivo-and-in-vitro-studies-of-primordial-germ-cell-specification
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Deepti Lava Kumar, Tony DeFalco
Specification of mouse primordial germ cells (PGCs), the precursors of sperm and eggs, involves three major molecular events: repression of the somatic program, reacquisition of pluripotency, and reprogramming to a unique epigenetic ground state. Gene knockout studies in mouse models, along with global transcriptome analyses, have revealed the key signaling pathways and transcription factors essential for PGC specification. Knowledge obtained from these studies has been utilized extensively to develop robust in vitro PGC induction models not only in mice but also in humans...
March 2017: Seminars in Reproductive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277873/periodontal-disease-and-women-s-health
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Francesco Martelli, Maria Luisa Brandi, Marialaura Martelli, Piero Nobili, Enzo Medico, Maria Luisa Martelli
BACKGROUND: Periodontal disease (PD) is a multifactorial inflammatory condition in which inappropriate interaction between the host immune response and specific groups of bacterial pathogens leads to destruction of connective and bone tissues supporting the tooth. Dissemination of pathogens, toxins, and immune-complexes from and to periodontal lesions is at the basis of the increasingly recognized association between PD and various systemic diseases (SDs). Considering the growing attention of the medical community to "gender medicine", this review focuses on the association between PD and six systemic conditions heavily impacting women's health, with the aim of providing evidence in support of a joint effort between physicians and dentists to improve clinical management of these conditions...
February 20, 2017: Current Medical Research and Opinion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258214/identification-of-a-feedback-loop-involving-beta-glucosidase-2-and-its-product-sphingosine-sheds-light-on-the-molecular-mechanisms-in-gaucher-disease
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Sophie Schonauer, Heinz G Körschen, Anke Penno, Andreas Rennhack, Bernadette Breiden, Konrad Sandhoff, Katharina Gutbrod, Peter Dörmann, Diana N Raju, Per Haberkant, Mathias J Gerl, Britta Brügger, Hila Zigdon, Ayelet Vardi, Anthony H Futerman, Christoph Thiele, Dagmar Wachten
The lysosomal acid beta-glucosidase GBA1 and the non-lysosomal beta-glucosidase GBA2 degrade glucosylceramide (GlcCer) to glucose and ceramide in different cellular compartments. Loss of GBA2 activity and the resulting accumulation of GlcCer results in male infertility, whereas mutations in the GBA1 gene and loss of GBA1 activity cause the lipid-storage disorder Gaucher disease. However, the role of GBA2 in Gaucher disease pathology and its relationship to GBA1 is not well understood. Here, we report a GBA1-dependent down-regulation of GBA2 activity in patients with Gaucher disease...
March 3, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28254225/hydrogen-sulfide-prevents-postoperative-adhesion-in-a-rat-uterine-horn-model
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Ye Xia, Yi Zhun Zhu, Congjian Xu
OBJECTIVE: Abdominal adhesions are primarily severe postoperative complications that can cause gynecological problems such as infertility and chronic pelvic pain. Inflammatory mediators are significantly related to adhesion formation, and hydrogen sulfide plays a significant anti-inflammatory role in multiple physiological processes. Therefore, the effect of NaHS, a hydrogen sulfide donor, on postoperative adhesion formation was examined in a rat uterine horn model. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A rat uterine horn model was created to evaluate whether NaHS, a hydrogen sulfide donor, could decrease postoperative adhesion formation...
February 2017: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28252309/-influence-of-hcg-glycosylation-on-its-functions-in-female-reproduction
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I Oborná, H Fingerová
OBJECTIVE: To review contemporary knowledge of the hCG molecule, its isoforms and the importance of glycosylation. Biologic variants and glycoforms of hCG have different biological activities and functions related to the control of menstrual cycle, conception, gestation as well as gynaecologic and non-gynaecologic malignancies. DESIGN: A review. SETTING: Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University Hospital Olomouc. METHODS: To present own experience and an overview of recent literature in molecular biology, clinical biochemistry and clinical practice...
2017: Ceská Gynekologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28245464/the-hippo-signaling-pathway-regulates-ovarian-function-via-the-proliferation-of-ovarian-germline-stem-cells
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Haifeng Ye, Xiaoyan Li, Tuochen Zheng, Chuan Hu, Zezheng Pan, Jian Huang, Jia Li, Wei Li, Yuehui Zheng
OBJECTIVE: To improve the separation, identification and cultivation of ovarian germline stem cells (OGSCs), to clarify the relationship between the Hippo signaling pathway effector YAP1 and the proliferation and differentiation of OGSCs in vitro and to identify the major contribution of Hippo signaling to ovarian function. METHODS: Two-step enzymatic separation processes and magnetic separation were used to isolate and identify OGSCs by determining the expression of Mvh, Oct4, Nanog, Fragilis and Stella markers...
February 27, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239559/gene-profiling-the-window-of-implantation-microarray-analyses-from-human-and-rodent-models
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Jennifer L Herington, Yan Guo, Jeff Reese, Bibhash C Paria
Poor uterine receptivity leads to implantation defects or failure. Identification of uterine molecules crucial to uterine receptivity and/or embryo implantation provides the opportunity to design a diagnostic screening toolkit for uterine receptivity or targeted drug discovery for treating implantation-based infertility. In this regard, gene-profiling studies performed in humans and rodents have identified numerous genes involved in the transcriptional regulation of uterine receptivity and embryo implantation...
December 2016: J Reprod Health Med
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238802/phoneutria-nigriventer-spider-toxin-tx2-6-induces-priapism-in-mice-even-after-cavernosal-denervation
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Katherine Garcia Ravelli, Adriana de Toledo Ramos, Luana Baracho Gonçalves, Fábio Carlos Magnoli, Lanfranco Ranieri Paolo Troncone
The Phoneutria nigriventer spider toxin Tx2-6 causes priapism in humans and mice. This toxin produces a delay in Sodium channel inactivation, generalized vascular congestion and death by respiratory failure. NO-Synthase inhibitors seem to abolish toxin-induced priapism. The understanding of the ultimate molecular mechanism involved in toxin-induced priapism may shed light on aspects of erectile function/dysfunction. This study investigates if cavernosal denervation can abolish the toxin-induced priapism. Surgical cavernosal nerve excision/denervation was performed in mice and confirmed by infertility, histological assessment of fibrosis and immunohistochemical staining for synaptophysin...
February 24, 2017: Toxicon: Official Journal of the International Society on Toxinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224649/sex-chromosomal-abnormalities-associated-with-equine-infertility-validation-of-a-simple-molecular-screening-tool-in-the-purebred-spanish-horse
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G Anaya, A Molina, M Valera, M Moreno-Millán, P Azor, P Peral-García, S Demyda-Peyrás
Chromosomal abnormalities in the sex chromosome pair (ECAX and ECAY) are widely associated with reproductive problems in horses. However, a large proportion of these abnormalities remains undiagnosed due to the lack of an affordable diagnostic tool that allows for avoiding karyotyping tests. Hereby, we developed an STR (single-tandem-repeat)-based molecular method to determine the presence of the main sex chromosomal abnormalities in horses in a fast, cheap and reliable way. The frequency of five ECAX-linked (LEX026, LEX003, TKY38, TKY270 and UCDEQ502) and two ECAY-linked (EcaYH12 and SRY) markers was characterized in 261 Purebred Spanish Horses to determine the efficiency of the methodology developed to be used as a chromosomal diagnostic tool...
February 22, 2017: Animal Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213128/quantitative-proteomic-analysis-of-human-testis-reveals-system-wide-molecular-and-cellular-pathways-associated-with-non-obstructive-azoospermia
#18
Mehdi Alikhani, Mehdi Mirzaei, Marjan Sabbaghian, Pouria Parsamatin, Razieh Karamzadeh, Samane Adib, Niloofar Sodeifi, Mohammad Ali Sadighi Gilani, Masoud Zabet-Moghaddam, Lindsay Parker, Yunqi Wu, Vivek Gupta, Paul A Haynes, Hamid Gourabi, Hossein Baharvand, Ghasem Hosseini Salekdeh
Male infertility accounts for half of the infertility problems experienced by couples. Azoospermia, having no measurable level of sperm in seminal fluid, is one of the known conditions resulting in male infertility. In order to elucidate the complex molecular mechanisms causing male azoospermia, label-free quantitative shotgun proteomics was carried out on testicular tissue specimens from patients with obstructive azoospermia and non-obstructive azoospermia, including maturation arrest (MA) and Sertoli cell only syndrome (SCOS)...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212592/novel-insights-into-gonadotropin-releasing-hormone-action-in-the-pituitary-gonadotrope
#19
Jessica L Brown, Mark Roberson
The hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal axis controls reproduction via a series of hormones regulating gonadal function through interconnected feedback loops. Secretion of hypothalamic-derived gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) integrates inputs from higher brain centers to coordinate the activity of the pituitary gonadotrope and the biosynthesis and secretion of the gonadotropins which ultimately regulate gonadal function. Failure of GnRH to serve as the central integrator of this system has been associated with hypogonadotropic-hypogonadism and clinical infertility, while pharmacological application of GnRH analogs and gonadotropins have important implications of the treatment of such infertility...
March 2017: Seminars in Reproductive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196530/r248g-cystic-fibrosis-transmembrane-conductance-regulator-mutation-in-three-siblings-presenting-with-recurrent-acute-pancreatitis-and-reproductive-issues-a-case-series
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Seiichi Villalona, Guillermo Glover-López, Juan Antonio Ortega-García, Rosa Moya-Quiles, Pedro Mondejar-López, Maria C Martínez-Romero, Mariano Rigabert-Montiel, María D Pastor-Vivero, Manuel Sánchez-Solís
BACKGROUND: Mutational combinations of the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator, CFTR, gene have different phenotypic manifestations at the molecular level with varying clinical consequences for individuals possessing such mutations. Reporting cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator mutations is important in understanding the genotype-phenotype correlations and associated clinical presentations in patients with cystic fibrosis. Understanding the effects of mutations is critical in developing appropriate treatments for individuals affected with cystic fibrosis, non-classic cystic fibrosis, or cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator-related disorders...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
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