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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296202/dna-methylation-imprinting-errors-in-spermatogenic-cells-from-maturation-arrest-azoospermic-patients
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P I Marques, S Fernandes, F Carvalho, A Barros, M Sousa, C J Marques
Imprinting errors have been described in spermatozoa from infertile patients with oligozoospermia and azoospermia. However, little is known about methylation of imprinted genes in other spermatogenic cells from azoospermic patients. Therefore, we aimed to evaluate the methylation status of single CpGs located in the differentially methylated regions (DMRs) of two imprinted genes, one paternally (H19) and one maternally (MEST) methylated, in primary spermatocytes of azoospermic patients presenting complete (MAc, n = 7) and incomplete (MAi, n = 8) maturation arrest, as well as in other spermatogenic cells from MAi patients that presented focus of complete spermatogenesis in some seminiferous tubules...
March 10, 2017: Andrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261628/partial-and-complete-microdeletions-of-y-chromosome-in-infertile-males-from-south-of-iran
#2
Raheleh Masoudi, Liusa Mazaheri-Asadi, Shahryar Khorasani
Y chromosome microdeletions are the second genetic cause of male infertility. The incidence of Y chromosome microdeletions can vary considerably depending on several factors, including patient selection criteria, population composition, and diagnostic protocols. They are associated with spermatogenic failure and lead to azoospermia or oligozoospermia. The advance in assisted reproductive technology and intracytoplasmic sperm injection, and the possibility of genetic defect transmission to the next generation make it necessary to improve our knowledge about the various factors leading to spermatogenic impairment...
December 2016: Molecular Biology Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28235483/effect-of-lipid-metabolism-on-male-fertility
#3
Namhyo Kim, Hitomi Nakamura, Hidetake Masaki, Keiichi Kumasawa, Ken-Ichi Hirano, Tadashi Kimura
Cholesterol and lipid homeostasis is important for male fecundity. However, the plasma total cholesterol level does not reflect sperm concentration and motility. Adipose tissue in mammals is the main tissue contributing to the dynamic equilibrium of lipid synthesis and catabolism. However, recent studies suggested that local lipolysis has an important role in male fertility. If so, which plasma lipid metabolism parameter reflects sperm concentration and motility? Leptin receptor-deficient db/db mice show hyperphagia, hyperglycemia, hypercholesterolemia, hypertriglyceridemia, morbid obesity and are reported to be infertile...
April 8, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230818/post-chornobyl-remote-radiation-effects-on-human-sperm-and-seminal-plasma-characteristics
#4
S V Andreychenko, A V Klepko, L V Gorban, O A Motryna, L V Grubska, O V Trofimenko
AIM: The research was aimed on analysis of the remote consequences of Chornobyl accident on the reproductive function of men adult residing in Ukraine. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 232 male volunteers with mean age of 34 years (range 20-47) from 5 different regions of Ukraine (Zhytomyr, Ivano-Frankivsk, Kyiv, Poltava, and Kyiv city) were enrolled in cross-sectional studies of long term radiation effects on seminal plasma and sperm. All manipulations, analysis and classification of ejaculates were done accordingly to WHO recommendations...
December 2016: Experimental Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214572/clinical-relevance-of-oxidation-reduction-potential-in-the-evaluation-of-male-infertility
#5
Ashok Agarwal, Siew May Wang
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate (1) the relationship between oxidation-reduction potential (ORP) and abnormal sperm quality, and (2) the changes in ORP and sperm parameters over time, in search of a potential surrogate marker of poor sperm quality that may assist in the diagnosis of oxidative stress-related male infertility. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 194 infertile men were included and 28 patients were identified to have repeated semen analyses and ORP measurements...
February 15, 2017: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187504/extreme-spermatogenesis-failure-andrological-phenotype-and-intracytoplasmic-sperm-injection-outcomes
#6
P Plouvier, A-L Barbotin, F Boitrelle, D Dewailly, V Mitchell, J-M Rigot, V Lefebvre-Khalil, G Robin
Patients with very low sperm count through direct sperm examination can exhibit extreme oligozoospermia or cryptozoospermia (after centrifugation). The management of these patients is a real challenge for both clinicians and biologists. In this retrospective and comparative cohort study, we compared the andrological phenotype of patients with extreme alterations of spermatogenesis and assessed whether the origin of spermatozoa (testicular or ejaculate) had any influence on intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) outcomes...
March 2017: Andrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186187/factors-associated-with-aberrant-imprint-methylation-and-oligozoospermia
#7
Norio Kobayashi, Naoko Miyauchi, Nozomi Tatsuta, Akane Kitamura, Hiroaki Okae, Hitoshi Hiura, Akiko Sato, Takafumi Utsunomiya, Nobuo Yaegashi, Kunihiko Nakai, Takahiro Arima
Disturbingly, the number of patients with oligozoospermia (low sperm count) has been gradually increasing in industrialized countries. Epigenetic alterations are believed to be involved in this condition. Recent studies have clarified that intrinsic and extrinsic factors can induce epigenetic transgenerational phenotypes through apparent reprogramming of the male germ line. Here we examined DNA methylation levels of 22 human imprinted loci in a total of 221 purified sperm samples from infertile couples and found methylation alterations in 24...
February 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28131504/childhood-cancer-risk-in-the-siblings-and-cousins-of-men-with-poor-semen-quality
#8
Ross E Anderson, Heidi A Hanson, William T Lowrance, Jeffrey Redshaw, Siam Oottamasathien, Anthony Schaeffer, Erica Johnstone, Kenneth I Aston, Douglas T Carrell, Patrick Cartwright, Ken R Smith, James M Hotaling
PURPOSE: Poor semen quality is associated with reduced somatic health and increased cancer risk. Infertility and cancer are increasingly being linked by epidemiologists and basic scientists. We sought to identify semen parameters associated with an increased childhood cancer risk in the family members of subfertile men. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We performed a retrospective cohort study in men from the SHARE (Subfertility Heath and Assisted Reproduction) study who underwent semen analysis between 1994 and 2011...
January 25, 2017: Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28125168/prednisone-treatment-in-infertile-patients-with-oligozoospermia-and-accessory-gland-inflammatory-alterations
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D Milardi, G Luca, G Grande, M Ghezzi, N Caretta, G Brusco, G De Filpo, R Marana, A Pontecorvi, R Calafiore, C Foresta, A Garolla
The association between inflammation of the male reproductive system and oligozoospermia has been frequently reported in the clinical work-up of male infertility. To improve sperm parameters in infertile patients with genital inflammation, many phytochemical and nutraceutical drugs are currently being used. However, their use is still empirical and no conclusive data have been provided about their efficacy. The treatment with steroid anti-inflammatory drugs might be useful in reducing inflammation and improving sperm parameters, thus increasing the fertility outcome...
March 2017: Andrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104696/systematic-characterization-of-human-testis-specific-actin-capping-protein-%C3%AE-3-as-a-possible-biomarker-for-male-infertility
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T Soda, Y Miyagawa, N Ueda, K Takezawa, H Okuda, S Fukuhara, K Fujita, H Kiuchi, M Uemura, Y Okamoto, A Tsujimura, H Tanaka, N Nonomura
STUDY QUESTION: Is actin capping protein (CP) β3 involved in human spermatogenesis and male infertility? SUMMARY ANSWER: Human CPβ3 (hCPβ3) is expressed in testis, changes its localization dynamically during spermatogenesis, and has some association with male infertility. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: The testis-specific α subunit of CP (CPα3) was previously identified in human, and mutations in the cpα3 gene in mouse were shown to induce malformation of the sperm head and male infertility...
January 18, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078226/clinical-utility-of-sperm-dna-fragmentation-testing-practice-recommendations-based-on-clinical-scenarios
#11
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/28070708/delayed-treatment-of-undescended-testes-may-promote-hypogonadism-and-infertility
#12
Julia Rohayem, Alessandra Luberto, Eberhard Nieschlag, Michael Zitzmann, Sabine Kliesch
CONTEXT: Undescended testes at birth may be caused by testosterone deficiency during fetal development. It is unclear whether the process of failed descent contributes to permanent endocrine impairment. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the impact of age at treatment of undescended testes on endocrine and spermatogenic testicular function in middle-aged men. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Reproductive hormone and semen data of 357 men with previously undescended testes were evaluated with respect to age at correction of testicular position and compared to those of 709 controls with eutopic testes at birth and normozoospermia...
January 9, 2017: Endocrine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27966754/translocation-breakpoints-of-chromosome-4-in-male-carriers-clinical-features-and-implications-for-genetic-counseling
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H G Zhang, R X Wang, Y Pan, J H Zhu, L T Xue, X Yang, R Z Liu
Cytogenetic analysis remains a powerful and cost-effective technology, and has wide applicability in genetic counseling for infertile males. Chromosomal rearrangements are thought to be one of the major genetic factors that influence male infertility. Some carriers with balanced reciprocal translocation have been identified as having oligozoospermia or azoospermia, and there is an association between balanced translocation and recurrent abortion. Researchers have reported the involvement of chromosome 4 translocations in male factor infertility and recurrent miscarriages...
December 2, 2016: Genetics and Molecular Research: GMR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27966743/reproductive-outcome-of-male-carriers-of-chromosomal-abnormalities-multidisciplinary-approach-for-genetic-counseling-and-its-implications
#14
K M Guo, B Wu, H B Wang, R H Tian
Chromosomal abnormality is the most common genetic cause of infertility. Infertility, as a psychological problem, has received an increasing amount of attention. Psychological interventions have been shown to have beneficial effects on infertile patients with chromosomal abnormalities. The present study explored reproductive outcome of male carriers of chromosomal abnormalities, who accepted genetic counseling and psychological support. Cytogenetic analysis was performed using cultured peripheral blood lymphocytes and G-banding...
December 2, 2016: Genetics and Molecular Research: GMR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920999/frequency-of-y-chromosome-microdeletions-among-iranian-infertile-men-with-azoospermia-and-severe-oligozoospermia-a-meta-analysis
#15
Ehsan Yousefi-Razin, Mohammad Javad Nasiri, Mir Davood Omrani
BACKGROUND: While multiple factors can contribute to male infertility, genetic factors, such as chromosomal disorders or Y-chromosome microdeletion, are responsible for about 10% of male infertility. Considering the role of Y-chromosome micro-deletions in men with oligozoospermia who volunteer for in vitro fertilization (IVF), the prevalence of such microdeletions in each particular community needs to be exactly determined. Hence, the present study attempted to analyze the available literature on the frequency of chromosome microdeletion among Iranian infertile men...
October 2016: Journal of Reproduction & Infertility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864361/causes-of-male-infertility-a-9-year-prospective-monocentre-study-on-1737-patients-with-reduced-total-sperm-counts
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M Punab, O Poolamets, P Paju, V Vihljajev, K Pomm, R Ladva, P Korrovits, M Laan
STUDY QUESTION: What are the primary causes of severe male factor infertility? SUMMARY ANSWER: Although 40% of all patients showed primary causes of infertility, which could be subdivided into three groups based on the severity of their effect, ~75% of oligozoospermia cases remained idiopathic. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: There are few large-scale epidemiological studies analyzing the causes of male factor infertility. STUDY DESIGN, SIZE, DURATION: A prospective clinical-epidemiological study was conducted at the Andrology Centre, Tartu University Hospital between 2005 and 2013, recruiting male partners of couples failing to conceive a child for over ≥12 months...
January 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27854341/sept12-ndc1-complexes-are-required-for-mammalian-spermiogenesis
#17
Tsung-Hsuan Lai, Ying-Yu Wu, Ya-Yun Wang, Mei-Feng Chen, Pei Wang, Tsung-Ming Chen, Yi-No Wu, Han-Sun Chiang, Pao-Lin Kuo, Ying-Hung Lin
Male factor infertility accounts for approximately 50 percent of infertile couples. The male factor-related causes of intracytoplasmic sperm injection failure include the absence of sperm, immotile sperm, immature sperm, abnormally structured sperm, and sperm with nuclear damage. Our knockout and knock-in mice models demonstrated that SEPTIN12 (SEPT12) is vital for the formation of sperm morphological characteristics during spermiogenesis. In the clinical aspect, mutated SEPT12 in men results in oligozoospermia or teratozoospermia or both...
November 16, 2016: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27827323/sequence-variation-at-klk-and-wfdc-clusters-and-its-association-to-semen-hyperviscosity-and-other-male-infertility-phenotypes
#18
Patrícia Isabel Marques, Filipa Fonseca, Ana Sofia Carvalho, Diana A Puente, Isabel Damião, Vasco Almeida, Nuno Barros, Alberto Barros, Filipa Carvalho, Mikel Azkargorta, Felix Elortza, Hugo Osório, Rune Matthiesen, Victor Quesada, Susana Seixas
STUDY QUESTION: Are kallikreins (KLKs), the whey-acidic-protein four-disulfide core domain (WFDCs) and their neighbors, semenogelins (SEMGs), known to play a role in the cascade of semen coagulation and liquefaction, associated with male infertility? SUMMARY ANSWER: Several KLK and SEMG variants are overrepresented among hyperviscosity, asthenozoospermia and oligozoospermia, supporting an effect of abnormal semen liquefaction on the loss of semen quality and in lowering male reproductive fitness...
November 7, 2016: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27816927/use-of-testicular-sperm-for-icsi-in-oligozoospermic-couples-how-far-should-we-go
#19
REVIEW
Armand Zini, Phil V Bach, Ahmad H Al-Malki, Peter N Schlegel
In 1992 and subsequently, several reports indicated that ICSI was a successful technique to achieve clinical pregnancy and live birth using spermatozoa with severely impaired characteristics. The initial optimism over the ability of ICSI to overcome significant sperm abnormalities was later tempered by the findings of more recent publications suggesting that some sperm deficits may not be as effectively treated with ICSI. In search for effective treatment for couples with severe male factor, a number of small retrospective and prospective studies have reported high pregnancy and live birth rates using testicular sperm for men with necrozoospermia, cryptozoospermia and oligozoospermia with or without elevated sperm DNA damage...
January 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27815482/mutations-of-two-major-coagulation-factors-are-not-associated-with-male-infertility
#20
Christos Yapijakis, Nikos Pachis, Dimitris Avgoustidis, Mary Adamopoulou, Zoe Serefoglou
BACKGROUND: Thrombophilia-related mutations, such as coagulation factor V Leiden and factor II (G20210A), have been associated with female infertility due to spontaneous abortions during pregnancy. The possible role of mutations of these two factors in male infertility has not been studied to date. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 208 unrelated Greek men were investigated, including 108 infertile men with idiopathic oligozoospermia, azoospermia, and oligozoospermia of various etiologies, as well as 100 fertile male controls...
November 2016: In Vivo
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