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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537816/effect-of-vitamin-e-and-polyunsaturated-fatty-acids-on-cryopreserved-sperm-quality-in-bos-taurus-bulls-under-testicular-heat-stress
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João D A Losano, Daniel S R Angrimani, Andressa Dalmazzo, Carolina C Rocha, Maíra M Brito, Eduardo G A Perez, Roberta H Tsunoda, Paola A A Góes, Camilla M Mendes, Mayra E O A Assumpção, Valquiria H Barnabe, Marcilio Nichi
Taurine bulls are highly susceptible to heat stress, leading to increased oxidative stress (OS) and impaired sperm viability. Polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) supplementation can be an alternative to improve semen quality, which also results in more sperm susceptibility to lipid peroxidation. Moreover, this deleterious effect can be exacerbated in animals affected by heat stress. Vitamin E is a key antioxidant that counteracts lipid peroxidation of sperm membrane caused by OS. Thus, combining PUFAs with vitamin E may improve sperm quality...
May 24, 2017: Animal Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537774/association-of-sperm-mitochondrial-dna-deletions-with-male-infertility-in-an-iranian-population
#2
Elaheh Talebi, Mohammad Karimian, Hossein Nikzad
Disruptions of mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) may affect male reproductive function. The aim of this study was to investigate the association of three deletions (4977, 7345 and 7599 bp) and two-point mutations (A73G and A3243G) of mitochondrial DNA with male infertility in an Iranian population. In a case-control study, we collected semen samples of 60 infertile men and 60 healthy controls. Detection of the mtDNA deletions and point mutations were performed by long range PCR and PCR-RFLP method, respectively. Our data revealed that 4977 and 7599 bp deletions are associated with male infertility...
May 24, 2017: Mitochondrial DNA. Part A. DNA Mapping, Sequencing, and Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535307/intergenerational-impact-of-paternal-lifetime-exposures-to-both-folic-acid-deficiency-and-supplementation-on-reproductive-outcomes-and-imprinted-gene-methylation
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Lundi Ly, Donovan Chan, Mahmoud Aarabi, Mylène Landry, Nathalie A Behan, Amanda J MacFarlane, Jacquetta Trasler
STUDY QUESTION: Do paternal exposures to folic acid deficient (FD), and/or folic acid supplemented (FS) diets, throughout germ cell development adversely affect male germ cells and consequently offspring health outcomes? SUMMARY ANSWER: Male mice exposed over their lifetimes to both FD and FS diets showed decreased sperm counts and altered imprinted gene methylation with evidence of transmission of adverse effects to the offspring, including increased postnatal-preweaning mortality and variability in imprinted gene methylation...
May 23, 2017: Molecular Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535305/preservation-of-domesticated-honey-bee-hymenoptera-apidae-drone-semen
#4
M Paillard, A Rousseau, P Giovenazzo, J L Bailey
Preservation of honey bee (Apis mellifera L., Hymenoptera: Apidae) sperm, coupled with instrumental insemination, is an effective strategy to protect the species and their genetic diversity. Our overall objective is to develop a method of drone semen preservation; therefore, two experiments were conducted. Hypothesis 1 was that cryopreservation (-196 °C) of drone semen is more effective for long-term storage than at 16 °C. Our results show that after 1 yr of storage, frozen sperm viability was higher than at 16 °C, showing that cryopreservation is necessary to conserve semen...
May 23, 2017: Journal of Economic Entomology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534278/the-effect-of-antioxidant-agents-addition-and-freezing-method-on-quality-parameters-of-frozen-thawed-ram-semen
#5
Leonidas Vichas, Ioannis A Tsakmakidis, Dimitrios Vafiadis, Georgios Tsousis, Eleni Malama, Constantin M Boscos
The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of antioxidant agents and freezing methods on the ability of ram sperm to preserve its post-thaw quality characteristics. Six Chios rams were subjected to 52 weekly semen collections. Each ram was used as semen donor for freezing experiments once every 2 weeks. Equal number of good quality spermatozoa from each ejaculate (concentration ≥1 × 10(9) spermatozoa/ml, motility ≥70%, motility score ≥3.5) were pooled. Three equal aliquots of the pooled sample were diluted using three different fractions of a milk-based and glycerol extender (control, quercetin-enriched, α-tocopherol-enriched)...
May 22, 2017: Cell and Tissue Banking
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534180/the-c-terminal-kinesin-motor-kifc1-may-participate-in-nuclear-reshaping-and-flagellum-formation-during-spermiogenesis-of-larimichthys-crocea
#6
Dan-Dan Zhang, Xin-Ming Gao, Yong-Qiang Zhao, Cong-Cong Hou, Jun-Quan Zhu
Spermatogenesis is a highly ordered process in the differentiation of male germ cells. Nuclear morphogenesis is one of the most fundamental cellular transformations to take place during spermatogenesis. These striking transformations from spermatogonia to spermatozoa are a result of phase-specific adaption of the cytoskeleton and its association with molecular motor proteins. KIFC1 is a C-terminal kinesin motor protein that plays an essential role in acrosome formation and nuclear reshaping during spermiogenesis in mammals...
May 23, 2017: Fish Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534058/freezability-of-water-buffalo-spermatozoa-is-improved-with-the-addition-of-catalase-in-cryodiluent
#7
L Ali, S M Hassan Andrabi, H Ahmed, A A Hussain Shah
BACKGROUND: Catalase enzyme is usually distributed in mammalian seminal plasma, where it decomposes hydrogen peroxide into water and oxygen and enhances sperm survivability. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effect of catalase (0, 100, 200 or 300 IU/ml) added in tris-citric acid (TCA) based extender on motion characteristics, viability and DNA integrity of bubaline spermatozoa at post dilution (PD) and post thawing (PT) stages of cryopreservation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Collection of semen was done in four Nili-Ravi bulls with an artificial vagina (42 degree C)...
March 2017: Cryo Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534052/tea-polyphenol-t-arjuna-bark-as-sperm-antioxidant-extender-in-infertile-smokers
#8
R Parameswari, K A Rao, P Manigandan, A S Vickram, A Archana, T B Sridharan
BACKGROUND: Antioxidants protect spermatozoa against lipid peroxidation during freezing. OBJECTIVE: The study is designed to elucidate the suitable extender to preserve infertile semen of smokers against ROS damage using natural Tea polyphenol (T. arjuna bark extract). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Forty-two infertile subjects with smoking habit and 28 fertile subjects without smoking habit were considered for the study. Four semen extenders including our naturally derived antioxidant component were prepared and used to preserve semen sample from the study subjects for a period of one month...
March 2017: Cryo Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533980/mitochondrial-complex-i-deficiency-leads-to-the-retardation-of-early-embryonic-development-in-ndufs4-knockout-mice
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Mei Wang, Ya-Ping Huang, Han Wu, Ke Song, Cong Wan, A-Ni Chi, Ya-Mei Xiao, Xiao-Yang Zhao
BACKGROUND: The NDUFS4 gene encodes an 18-kD subunit of mitochondria complex I, and mutations in this gene lead to the development of a severe neurodegenerative disease called Leigh syndrome (LS) in humans. To investigate the disease phenotypes and molecular mechanisms of Leigh syndrome, the Ndufs4 knockout (KO) mouse has been widely used as a novel animal model. Because the homozygotes cannot survive beyond child-bearing age, whether Ndufs4 and mitochondrial complex I influence early embryonic development remains unknown...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533967/divergent-evolutionary-histories-of-dna-markers-in-a-hawaiian-population-of-the-coral-montipora-capitata
#10
Hollie M Putnam, Diane K Adams, Ehud Zelzion, Nicole E Wagner, Huan Qiu, Tali Mass, Paul G Falkowski, Ruth D Gates, Debashish Bhattacharya
We investigated intra- and inter-colony sequence variation in a population of the dominant Hawaiian coral Montipora capitata by analyzing marker gene and genomic data. Ribosomal ITS1 regions showed evidence of a reticulate history among the colonies, suggesting incomplete rDNA repeat homogenization. Analysis of the mitochondrial genome identified a major (M. capitata) and a minor (M. flabellata) haplotype in single polyp-derived sperm bundle DNA with some colonies containing 2-3 different mtDNA haplotypes. In contrast, Pax-C and newly identified single-copy nuclear genes showed either no sequence differences or minor variations in SNP frequencies segregating among the colonies...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533904/-this-is-where-it-all-started-the-pivotal-role-of-plc%C3%AE-within-the-sophisticated-process-of-mammalian-reproduction-a-systemic-review
#11
Itai Gat, Raoul Orvieto
Mammalian reproduction is one of the most complex and fascinating biological phenomenon, which aims to transfer maternal and paternal genetic material to the next generation. At the end of oogenesis and spermatogenesis, both haploid gametes contain a single set of chromosomes ready to form the zygote, the first cell of the newly developing individual. The mature oocyte and spermatozoa remain in a quiescent state, during which the oocyte is characterized by nuclear and cytoplasmic arrest, while the spermatozoa necessitates further maturation within the epididymis and female reproductive track prior to egg fertilization...
2017: Basic and Clinical Andrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533783/progress-on-azadirachta-indica-based-biopesticides-in-replacing-synthetic-toxic-pesticides
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REVIEW
Suman Chaudhary, Rupinder K Kanwar, Alka Sehgal, David M Cahill, Colin J Barrow, Rakesh Sehgal, Jagat R Kanwar
Over the years, extensive use of commercially available synthetic pesticides against phytophagous insects has led to their bioaccumulation in the environment causing increased resistance and reduction in soil biodiversity. Further, 90% of the applied pesticides enter the various environmental resources as a result of run-off, exposing the farmers as well as consumers of the agricultural produce to severe health issues. Therefore, growing attention has been given toward the development of alternate environmentally friendly pesticides/insecticides that would aid an efficient pest management system and also prevent chronic exposures leading to diseases...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533361/healthy-offspring-from-freeze-dried-mouse-spermatozoa-held-on-the-international-space-station-for-9-months
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Sayaka Wakayama, Yuko Kamada, Kaori Yamanaka, Takashi Kohda, Hiromi Suzuki, Toru Shimazu, Motoki N Tada, Ikuko Osada, Aiko Nagamatsu, Satoshi Kamimura, Hiroaki Nagatomo, Eiji Mizutani, Fumitoshi Ishino, Sachiko Yano, Teruhiko Wakayama
If humans ever start to live permanently in space, assisted reproductive technology using preserved spermatozoa will be important for producing offspring; however, radiation on the International Space Station (ISS) is more than 100 times stronger than that on Earth, and irradiation causes DNA damage in cells and gametes. Here we examined the effect of space radiation on freeze-dried mouse spermatozoa held on the ISS for 9 mo at -95 °C, with launch and recovery at room temperature. DNA damage to the spermatozoa and male pronuclei was slightly increased, but the fertilization and birth rates were similar to those of controls...
May 22, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533336/a-coding-variant-in-the-gene-bardet-biedl-syndrome-4-bbs4-is-associated-with-a-novel-form-of-canine-progressive-retinal-atrophy
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Tracy Chew, Bianca Haase, Roslyn Bathgate, Cali E Willet, Maria K Kaukonen, Lisa J Mascord, Hannes T Lohi, Claire M Wade
Progressive retinal atrophy is a common cause of blindness in the dog and affects over 100 breeds. It is characterized by gradual vision loss that occurs due to the degeneration of photoreceptor cells in the retina. Similar to the human counterpart retinitis pigmentosa, the canine disorder is clinically and genetically heterogeneous and the underlying cause remains unknown for many cases. We use a positional candidate gene approach to identify putative variants in the Hungarian Puli breed using genotyping data of 14 family-based samples (CanineHD BeadChip array, Illumina) and whole genome sequencing data of two proband and two parental samples (Illumina HiSeq 2000)...
May 22, 2017: G3: Genes—Genomes—Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533019/the-in-vitro-effect-of-nonylphenol-propranolol-and-diethylstilbestrol-on-quality-parameters-and-oxidative-stress-in-sterlet-acipenser-ruthenus-spermatozoa
#15
Olena Shaliutina, Ievgeniia Gazo, Anna Shaliutina-Kolešová, Ievgen Lebeda, Marek Rodina
The sturgeon is a highly endangered fish mostly due to over-fishing, habitat destruction, and water pollution. Nonylphenol (NP), propranolol (PN), and diethylstilbestrol (DES) are multifunctional xenobiotic compounds used in a variety of commercial and industrial products. The mechanism by which these xenobiotic compounds interfere with fish reproduction is not fully elucidated. This study assessed the effect of NP, PN, and DES on motility parameters, membrane integrity, and oxidative/antioxidant status in sterlet Acispenser ruthenus spermatozoa...
May 19, 2017: Toxicology in Vitro: An International Journal Published in Association with BIBRA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531319/improved-sperm-kinematics-in-semen-samples-collected-after-2-h-versus-4-7-days-of-ejaculation-abstinence
#16
H Alipour, G Van Der Horst, O B Christiansen, F Dardmeh, N Jørgensen, H I Nielsen, C Hnida
STUDY QUESTION: Does a short abstinence period of only 2 h yield spermatozoa with better motility characteristics than samples collected after 4-7 days? SUMMARY ANSWER: Despite lower semen volume, sperm concentration, total sperm counts and total motile counts, higher percentages of motile spermatozoa with higher velocity and progressiveness were detected in samples obtained after 2 h. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: Most studies that have assessed the effect of abstinence periods on sperm motility parameters in men with a sperm concentration below 15 million/ml have detected a higher percentage of motile spermatozoa in samples obtained after short abstinence periods...
May 22, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530327/-clinical-aspects-of-intrauterine-insemination
#17
REVIEW
Eliezer Girsh, Semion Meltzer, Buzhena Saar-Ryss, Gad Liberty, Jaakov Rabinson, Shevach Friedler
Intrauterine insemination (IUI) is an intervention performed frequently in the treatment of couples suffering from subfertility and women treated using donor sperm. The factors predicting its success include female parameters such as age and ovarian function and male parameters such as sperm quality. However, many details regarding its clinical application such as the methodology of sperm preparation, timing of IUI, the number of inseminations in the same cycle, the recommended number of cycles to be performed and the minimal threshold values of the sperm sample profile required are controversial...
August 2016: Harefuah
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528312/low-sensitivity-of-reproductive-life-stages-in-the-pacific-oyster-crassostrea-gigas-to-abamectin
#18
Laura J Falkenberg, Anna-Lisa Wrange, Alexandra Kinnby, Jon N Havenhand, Antony Lockyer, Craig A Styan
Hard surfaces submerged in the marine environment often become colonised by macro-organisms unless the surfaces have some form of biofouling protection. While protective paints that contain tributyltin or copper work well to prevent biofouling, release of these materials into the environment has been shown to have wider negative impacts. Consequently, new low-release antifouling paints are being developed with alternative active ingredients, such as avermectins, yet little is known about their potential effects on non-target organisms in marine environments...
May 15, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527703/sperm-oocyte-contact-induces-outside-in-signaling-via-pyk2-activation
#19
Huizhen Wang, Jinping Luo, Carol Carlton, Lynda K McGinnis, William H Kinsey
Fertilization is a multi-step process that begins with plasma membrane interactions that enable sperm - oocyte binding followed by fusion of the sperm and oocyte plasma membranes. Once membrane fusion has occurred, sperm incorporation involves actin remodeling events within the oocyte cortex that allow the sperm head to penetrate the cortical actin layer and gain access to the ooplasm. Despite the significance for reproduction, the control mechanisms involved in gamete binding, fusion, and sperm incorporation are poorly understood...
May 17, 2017: Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526326/effects-on-the-reproductive-system-of-young-male-rats-of-subcutaneous-exposure-to-n-butylparaben
#20
Tania Garcia, Elga Schreiber, Vikas Kumar, Raju Prasad, Juan J Sirvent, Jose L Domingo, Mercedes Gómez
This study was aimed at determining whether an in vivo subcutaneous exposure to n-butylparaben (n-ButP) during one complete spermatogenic cycle could be harmful to the reproductive system of young male rats. Animals were subcutaneously given 0, 150, 300 and 600 mg/kg/day of n-ButP with vehicle (peanut oil). Body and organ weights, n-ButP excretion, biochemical parameters, sperm and spermatid count, sperm motility, viability, maturity and morphology were examined. Results showed that after a completed spermatogenic cycle, although n-ButP did not induce dose-related changes in the different biochemical parameters, a significant decrease of triacylglicerides (TAG) -due to the vehicle-was found...
May 16, 2017: Food and Chemical Toxicology
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