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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096959/the-effect-of-aminoguanidine-on-sperm-motility-and-mitochondrial-membrane-potential-in-varicocelized-rats
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Rafieh Alizadeh, Shadan Navid, Niloofar Abbasi, Abazar Yari, Zohreh Mazaheri, Erfan Daneshi, Ashok Agarwal, Mehdi Abbasi
OBJECTIVES: Increased levels of nitric oxide (NO) in the testicular veins of people suffering from varicocele have already been reported. However, the role of NO-synthase (NOS) isozymes and their inhibitors have not been extensively studied. We aimed to evaluate the inhibitory effects of aminoguanidine (AG), on sperm motility, vitality, and mitochondrial membrane potential (MMP) in varicocelized rats. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty fore male Wister rats were divided into control, sham, varicocele, and treatment groups...
December 2016: Iranian Journal of Basic Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090457/glucose-6-phosphate-dehydrogenase-deficiency-does-not-increase-the-susceptibility-of-sperm-to-oxidative-stress-induced-by-h2o2
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Shiva Roshankhah, Zahra Rostami-Far, Farhad Shaveisi-Zadeh, Abolfazl Movafagh, Mitra Bakhtiari, Jila Shaveisi-Zadeh
OBJECTIVE: Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency is the most common human enzyme defect. G6PD plays a key role in the pentose phosphate pathway, which is a major source of nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate (NADPH). NADPH provides the reducing equivalents for oxidation-reduction reductions involved in protecting against the toxicity of reactive oxygen species such as H2O2. We hypothesized that G6PD deficiency may reduce the amount of NADPH in sperms, thereby inhibiting the detoxification of H2O2, which could potentially affect their motility and viability, resulting in an increased susceptibility to infertility...
December 2016: Clinical and Experimental Reproductive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081209/mthfr-c677t-a1298c-and-ms-a2756g-gene-polymorphisms-and-male-infertility-risk-in-a-chinese-population-a-meta-analysis
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Zhengju Ren, Pengwei Ren, Bo Yang, Kun Fang, Shangqing Ren, Jian Liao, Shengzhuo Liu, Liangren Liu, Zhufeng Peng, Qiang Dong
BACKGROUND: Methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase gene (MTHFR C677T and A1298C) and methionine synthase gene (MS A2756G) polymorphisms have shown an association with male infertility risk in several ethnic populations. Although several studies have evaluated these associations in Chinese populations, their small sample sizes and inconsistent outcomes have prevented strong conclusions. Therefore, the present meta-analysis was performed with published studies to evaluate the associations of the three single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) and male infertility in a Chinese population...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078226/clinical-utility-of-sperm-dna-fragmentation-testing-practice-recommendations-based-on-clinical-scenarios
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REVIEW
Ashok Agarwal, Ahmad Majzoub, Sandro C Esteves, Edmund Ko, Ranjith Ramasamy, Armand Zini
Sperm DNA fragmentation (SDF) has been generally acknowledged as a valuable tool for male fertility evaluation. While its detrimental implications on sperm function were extensively investigated, little is known about the actual indications for performing SDF analysis. This review delivers practice based recommendations on commonly encountered scenarios in the clinic. An illustrative description of the different SDF measurement techniques is presented. SDF testing is recommended in patients with clinical varicocele and borderline to normal semen parameters as it can better select varicocelectomy candidates...
December 2016: Translational Andrology and Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077131/granulocyte-colony-stimulating-factor-g-csf-promotes-spermatogenic-regeneration-from-surviving-spermatogonia-after-high-dose-alkylating-chemotherapy
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Travis Kotzur, Roberto Benavides-Garcia, Jennifer Mecklenburg, Jamila R Sanchez, Matthew Reilly, Brian P Hermann
BACKGROUND: The lifesaving chemotherapy and radiation treatments that allow patients to survive cancer can also result in a lifetime of side-effects, including male infertility. Infertility in male cancer survivors is thought to primarily result from killing of the spermatogonial stem cells (SSCs) responsible for producing spermatozoa since SSCs turn over slowly and are thereby sensitive to antineoplastic therapies. We previously demonstrated that the cytokine granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF) can preserve spermatogenesis after alkylating chemotherapy (busulfan)...
January 11, 2017: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology: RB&E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073201/azoospermic-patient-s-treatment-an-experience-of-a-pma-hospital-unit-and-role-of-ultrasonography
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Paolo Panella, Pietro Pepe, Placido Borzì, Maria Elena Vento, Michele Pennisi, Paolo Scollo
INTRODUCTION: Azoospermia causes about 10% of male infertility and the best therapeutic option is the retrieval of sperm from testis or epididymis. MATERIAL AND METHODS: From Juanary 2008 to June 2016, 92 men (median 36 years; range: 25-54 years) were submitted in 47 cases to TESE (testicular sperm extraction) and in 45 cases to PESA (percutaneous epididymal sperm aspiration) for secretory and obstructive azoospermia, respectively; moreover, all the patients previously underwent color Doppler ultrasound of the testis and transrectal ultrasound of the prostate...
December 30, 2016: Archivio Italiano di Urologia, Andrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050928/the-spo11-c631t-gene-polymorphism-and-male-infertility-risk-a-meta-analysis
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Zheng-Ju Ren, Peng-Wei Ren, Bo Yang, Jian Liao, Sheng-Zhuo Liu, Kun Fang, Shang-Qing Ren, Liang-Ren Liu, Qiang Dong
To evaluate the association between the SPO11 gene C631T polymorphism and the risk of male infertility. We conducted a search on PubMed, Embase, Web of Science, Chinese National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI), China biology medical literature database (CBM), VIP, and Chinese literature database (Wan Fang) on 31 March 2016. Odds ratio (OR) and 95% confidence interval (95%CI) were used to assess the strength of associations. A total of five studies including 542 cases and 510 controls were involved in this meta-analysis...
January 4, 2017: Renal Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042415/chances-to-have-a-boy-after-gender-selection-by-pre-implantation-genetic-screening-are-reduced-in-couples-with-only-girls-and-without-a-boy-sired-by-the-male-partner
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Soryya Panahi, Fariba Fahami, Mohammad Reza Deemeh, Marziyeh Tavalaee, Hamid Gourabi, Mohammad Hossain Nasr-Esfahani
BACKGROUND: Gender selection and family planning have their roots in human history. Despite great interest in these fields, very few scientific propositions exist which could explain why some family do not attain the desired sex. Therefore, the aim of this study was to evaluate whether sex of previous child or children could affect the outcomes of pre-implantation genetic screening (PGS). MATERIALS AND METHODS: This historical cohort study including 218 PGS cases referring to Isfahan Fertility and Infertility Center (IFIC)...
January 2017: International Journal of Fertility & Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017885/the-role-of-the-urologist-in-the-era-of-in-vitro-fertilization-intracytoplasmic-sperm-injection
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REVIEW
Alexander W Pastuszak, John T Sigalos, Larry I Lipshultz
The use of in vitro fertilization (IVF) and intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) has dramatically increased. In spite of this, the male partner in the couple is often not evaluated for fertility status or other general health conditions associated with male infertility. Such an approach goes against established guidelines recommending dual partner evaluations, and does not address longer-term male health risks. In this review, we discuss the urologist's role in the era of IVF/ICSI, which includes diagnosing serious conditions associated with infertility, treating reversible causes of infertility, defining untreatable causes of testis failure, and, when appropriate, facilitating sperm retrieval...
December 22, 2016: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28000970/evaluation-of-serum-level-of-osteocalcin-hormone-in-male-infertility
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A A M El-Kamshoushi, E M Hassan, P S Hassaan
The suggested concept of "bone as an endocrine organ" had shed the light on the role of osteocalcin, an osteoblast secreted hormone, in regulation of testosterone production. This study aimed to assess the association between the active undercarboxylated form of osteocalcin (ucOC) and semen parameters and hormonal levels in infertile male patients. The study was carried on 34 infertile male patients and 20 fertile healthy control males. Semen analysis and serum level of testosterone, LH and FSH were performed in addition to serum level of ucOC in cases and controls...
December 21, 2016: Andrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28000956/blood-and-semen-paraoxonase-arylesterase-activities-in-normozoospermic-and-azoospermic-men
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M Gulum, K Gumus, E Yeni, E Dogantekin, H Ciftci, Y Akin, M Savas, A Altunkol
Paraoxonase and arylesterase enzymes are corner stones of antioxidant defence. We aimed to compare azoospermic infertile men and normozoospermic individuals with respect to total antioxidant status (TAS), total oxidant status (TOS), oxidative stress index (OSI), paraoxonase and arylesterase levels in the blood and seminal plasma. Two-hundred consecutive infertility patients and voluntarily participated were included. In the normozoospermic group, TAS, PON, arylesterase values were statistically significantly higher when compared with those in the azoospermic group, while lower TOS and OSI levels were observed in the blood and seminal plasma of azoospermic group...
December 21, 2016: Andrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27995103/protamine1-and-protamine2-genes-expression-in-the-sperms-of-oligoasthenospermic-individuals-and-intrauterine-insemination-candidates-couples-is-there-any-significant-differences
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Roshanak Aboutorabi, Mohsen Asghari, Abbas Bakhteyari, Shokoofeh Baghazadeh, Fatemeh Sadat Mostafavi
BACKGROUND: Male infertility refers to a male's inability to cause pregnancy in a fertile female. It seems the large portion of this category of infertility, has roots in genetic factors. PROTAMINE family is one of the most important genes which are involved in male factor infertility. Hence, the aim of this study is to evaluate PROTAMINE1 and PROTAMINE2 (P1 and P2) genes expression in oligoasthenospermic individuals and intrauterine insemination (IUI) candidate couples' sperms. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Samples were gathered from the patients referred to the Isfahan Infertility Center of Shahid Beheshti, 80 semen samples were in IUI candidates groups and 16 semen samples were in oligoasthenospermia group was collected...
2016: Advanced Biomedical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27992945/inhibition-of-poly-adp-ribose-polymerase-may-have-preventive-potential-for-varicocoele-associated-testicular-damage-in-rats
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C Celik-Ozenci, N Kuscu, N E Gungor-Ordueri, A Tasatargil, P Sahin, H Durmus
Varicocele is ordinarily accompanied by testicular damage and male infertility. Several theories have been proposed to explain the detrimental effect of varicocele on testis tissue, including the possible effects of oxidative stress. The poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase (PARP) pathway has been established as a major downstream intracellular pathway of oxidative stress. Recently we have reported that PARP pathway has been activated in varicocele-induced rat testicular damage model. The aim of the present study was to investigate the possible protective effect of PARP inhibition in varicocele-associated testicular damage...
December 19, 2016: Andrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27990711/a-novel-functional-variant-in-wilms-tumor-1-wt1-is-associated-with-idiopathic-non-obstructive-azoospermia
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Jin Xu, Lile Jiang, Wenzhu Yu, Haibin Guo, Helong Zhang, Duo Wei, Lingling Liang, Ke Feng, Xiaobing Song, Qi Liu, Bingbing Song, Haoying Hao, Ying Zhang, Cuilian Zhang
Idiopathic non-obstructive azoospermia (INOA) is one of the most severe forms of male infertility, yet its pathophysiology remains unclear. WT1 (Wilm's tumor 1) regulates the polarity of Sertoli cells, thereby playing a critical, indirect role in spermatogenesis. Here, we evaluated WT1 gene variation associates with INOA by assessing its promoter and coding regions in 200 patients diagnosed with INOA and 200 proven fertile men. Three novel variants in the WT1 coding region were detected only in INOA patients, including two synonymous variants and one missense variant, p...
December 19, 2016: Molecular Reproduction and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27990704/differentiation-of-bone-marrow-derived-stage-specific-embryonic-antigen-1-positive-pluripotent-stem-cells-into-male-germ-cells
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Reza Shirazi, Amir Hassan Zarnani, Masoud Soleimani, Karim Nayernia, Iraj Ragerdi Kashani
Studies published in recent years have changed the outlook on sterility and germ cell development by producing gametes from stem cells. In present study, a novel approach on differentiation of bone marrow-derived stage-specific embryonic antigen 1 positive (SSEA-1(+) ) pluripotent stem cells into male germ cells has been addressed. SSEA-1(+) stem cells were separated from murine bone marrow using magnetic-activated cell sorting (MACS) system and propagated on a feeder layer cells. To evaluate the pluripotency characteristic of the purified cells, they were differentiated toward cells of three germ layers...
December 19, 2016: Microscopy Research and Technique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27983873/leptin-and-leptin-receptor-polymorphisms-in-fertile-and-infertile-men
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Saeid Khosropour, Maryam Hamidi, Amir Fattahi, Iraj Khodadadi, Manoochehr Karami, Mohammad Fazilati, Asad Vaisi-Raygani, Heidar Tavilani
: The association of leptin (LEP) -2548G/A and/or leptin receptor (LEPR) Gln223Arg polymorphisms with male infertility and plasma FSH, LH, and testosterone (T) levels was examined. The genotypes and allele frequency distributions of LEP -2548G/A and LEPR Gln223Arg polymorphisms were investigated in 150 fertile and 150 infertile men by polymerase chain reaction-restriction fragment length polymorphism (PCR-RFLP). Also, plasma levels of FSH, LH, and T were measured using commercial ELISA kits...
December 16, 2016: Systems Biology in Reproductive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27974954/is-coasting-valuable-in-all-patients-with-any-cause-of-infertility
#17
Tahereh Madani, Nadia Jahangiri, Poopak Eftekhari-Yazdi, Mahnaz Ashrafi, Mohammadreza Akhoond
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to assess the influence of coasting duration on the number and quality of oocytes and fertilization rate in male factor infertile women and those with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). METHODS: In this prospective observational follow-up study, 114 patients undergoing coasting (53 women with male factor infertility and 61 women with PCOS) were evaluated at the Royan Institute Research Center, Iran, between 2010 and 2012. RESULTS: The results were analyzed according to the coasting periods of 1-4 days...
November 2016: Oman Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27935918/study-of-infertile-couples-attending-a-teaching-hospital-in-eastern-nepal
#18
S Subedi, S Lamichhane, M Chhetry
INTRODUCTION: Infertility is a global health issue and a socially destabilizing condition for couples with several stigmas including medical, social, psychological burdens and a marital disharmony. The aim was to study the incidence of infertility in couples attending outdoor of Nobel Medical College and to know the contributing factors among the infertile couples. METHODS: A prospective cross-sectional study was carried out in the outpatient department of a teaching hospital July 2015-June 2016, where the incidence of infertility and the contributing factors for the same were evaluated...
July 2016: JNMA; Journal of the Nepal Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932897/effect-of-ovarian-endometrioma-on-uterine-and-ovarian-blood-flow-in-infertile-women
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Akmal El-Mazny, Ahmed Kamel, Wafaa Ramadan, Sherine Gad-Allah, Suzy Abdelaziz, Ahmed M Hussein
BACKGROUND: Angiogenesis has been found to be among the most important factors in the pathogenesis of endometriosis. The formation of new blood vessels is critical for the survival of newly implanted endometriotic foci. The use of 3-D power Doppler allows for the demonstration of the dynamic vascular changes that occur during the process of in vitro fertilization (IVF). We aimed to evaluate the effect of ovarian endometrioma on uterine and ovarian blood flow in infertile women. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In a case-control study at a university teaching hospital, 138 women with unilateral ovarian endometrioma scheduled for IVF were compared to 138 women with male-factor or unexplained infertility...
2016: International Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932551/antigen-unmasking-enhances-visualization-efficacy-of-the-oocyte-activation-factor-phospholipase-c-zeta-in-mammalian-sperm
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Junaid Kashir, Luke Buntwal, Michail Nomikos, Brian L Calver, Panagiotis Stamatiadis, Peter Ashley, Vyronia Vassilakopoulou, David Sanders, Paul Knaggs, Evangelia Livaniou, Adnan Bunkheila, Karl Swann, F Anthony Lai
STUDY QUESTION: Is it possible to improve clinical visualization of phospholipase C zeta (PLCζ) as a diagnostic marker of sperm oocyte activation capacity and male fertility? SUMMARY ANSWER: Poor PLCζ visualization efficacy using current protocols may be due to steric or conformational occlusion of native PLCζ, hindering antibody access, and is significantly enhanced using antigen unmasking/retrieval (AUM) protocols. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: Mammalian oocyte activation is mediated via a series of intracellular calcium (Ca(2+)) oscillations induced by sperm-specific PLCζ...
December 8, 2016: Molecular Human Reproduction
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