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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339104/region-specific-innate-antiviral-responses-of-the-human-epididymis
#1
James A Browne, Shih Hsing Leir, Scott Eggener, Ann Harris
Viral infections of the epididymis are associated with epididymitis, which damages the epithelium and impairs fertility. We showed previously that innate immune response genes were differentially expressed in the corpus and cauda region of the human epididymis in comparison to the caput. Here we investigate the antiviral defense response mechanisms of human epididymis epithelial (HEE) cells. Toll-like receptor (TLR) 3 and retinoic acid-inducible gene I (RIG-I)-like receptors (RLRs) are enriched in HEE cells from the corpus and cauda region...
January 12, 2018: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336863/age-associated-expression-of-vitamin-d-receptor-and-vitamin-d-metabolizing-enzymes-in-the-male-reproductive-tract-and-sperm-of-hu-sheep
#2
Xiaolei Yao, M A Ei-Samahy, Hua Yang, Xu Feng, Fengzhe Li, Fanxing Meng, Haitao Nie, Feng Wang
The cellular response to 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3 (Vit D3; biologically active form of Vitamin D) is complex and depends not only on Vitamin D receptor (VDR) expression but also on cellular uptake of circulating Vit D3 and the presence and activity of Vitamin D-metabolizing enzyme. This study evaluated the expression of VDR and Vitamin D-metabolizing enzymes in the ram reproductive tract at different developmental stages and in spermatozoa. Nearly all cell types in the testes and epithelial cells of the caput, corpus, and cauda expressed VDR, CYP27B1, and CYP24A1 proteins...
January 10, 2018: Animal Reproduction Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325584/adenomatoid-tumor-of-the-testis-mimicking-malignant-testicular-cancer-on-multiparametric-ultrasound
#3
Renate Pichler, Gennadi Tulchiner, Fabian Steinkohl, Afschin Soleiman, Wolfgang Horninger, Isabel Maria Heidegger, Friedrich Aigner
BACKGROUND: Adenomatoid tumor is one of the most common histological subtypes of paratesticular cancer arising from the epididymis. In very rare cases, these tumors appear as intratesticular lesions originating in the tunica albuginea, representing a diagnostic challenge. CASE PRESENTATION: We present a case of a 51-year-old man with a small (0.9 cm) hyperechoic lesion of the left testicle mimicking testicular cancer on multiparametric ultrasound. The lesion was localized in the peripheral zone, confirming vascularization and increased stiffness on contrast-enhanced ultrasound and real-time elastography...
January 11, 2018: European Journal of Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323738/an-epididymis-specific-secretory-protein-clpsl2-critically-regulates-sperm-motility-acrosomal-integrity-and-male-fertility
#4
Xiaosheng Lu, Fei Ding, Zizhen Lian, Lei Chen, Zuowu Cao, Yiqing Guan, Ran Chen, Dongqing Cai, Yanhong Yu
The epididymis performs an important role in the maturation of spermatozoa including their acquisition of progressive motility and fertilizing ability. However, the molecular mechanisms that govern these maturational events are still poorly defined. Here we report that Clpsl2, a novel colipase homology, is exclusively expressed in the caupt epididymis and conserved in mammalian. Clpsl2 was secreted into the lumen and covered the acrosome region and principal piece of spermatozoa tail. And during epididymal transit, the binding rate between Clpsl2 protein and the spermatozoa gradually decreased...
January 11, 2018: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323080/recurrent-leiomyosarcoma-scrotum-an-important-differential-in-scrotal-masses
#5
Ranjan Agrawal, Miti Gupta, Nitesh Mohan, Jagdamba Sharan, Parbodh Kumar
Soft tissue sarcomas of the genitourinary tract are rare. Paratesticular sarcomas are extremely rare with majority of scrotal masses localizing to the testis and being neoplastic in nature. Paratesticular leiomyosarcomas (LMSs) are located in the spermatic cord, epididymis, or scrotum. However, their location in the scrotal skin or subcutaneous tissue is extremely rare. Only 10 cases have been reported from India previously. Ours is the 11th case. A 50-year-old male presented with a recurrent scrotal mass which was painless and gradually increasing in size...
October 2017: Indian Journal of Pathology & Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319353/cut-off-values-for-normal-sperm-morphology-and-toxicology-for-automated-analysis-of-rat-sperm-morphology-and-morphometry
#6
G van der Horst, B Skosana, A Legendre, P Oyeyipo, S S du Plessis
We used automated sperm morphology analysis to investigate rat sperm morphometry and morphology in Sprague-Dawley and Wistar rats in three research centers to develop normal baseline values for sperm morphometry and to quantify the percentage of morphologically normal sperm in healthy rats. The participating centers were IRSN in Paris, France (Sprague-Dawley rats), University of the Western Cape, South Africa (Wistar rats) and Stellenbosch University (Wistar rats), South Africa. All three centers used identical sperm isolation techniques from the cauda epididymis, the same staining protocols, identical computer-aided sperm morphometry analysis (CASMA) software and microscopes with similar optics...
January 10, 2018: Biotechnic & Histochemistry: Official Publication of the Biological Stain Commission
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29311626/lipopolysaccharide-and-lipotheicoic-acid-differentially-modulate-epididymal-cytokine-and-chemokine-profiles-and-sperm-parameters-in-experimental-acute-epididymitis
#7
Erick J R Silva, Camilla M Ribeiro, André F M Mirim, Alan A S Silva, Renata M Romano, Jorge Hallak, Maria Christina W Avellar
Bacterial infections are the most prevalent etiological factors of epididymitis, a commonly diagnosed inflammatory disease in the investigation of male infertility factors. The influence of early pathogenic mechanisms at play during bacterial epididymitis on reproductive outcomes is little understood. We report here that experimental epididymitis induced in rats by Gram-negative (LPS) and Gram-positive (LTA) bacterial products resulted in differential patterns of acute inflammation in the cauda epididymis. LPS elicited a strong inflammatory reaction, as reflected by upregulation of levels of mRNA for seven inflammatory mediators (Il1b, Tnf, Il6, Ifng, Il10, Nos2 and Nfkbia), and tissue concentration of six cytokines/chemokines (IL1A, IL1B, IL6, IL10, CXCL2 and CCL2) within the first 24 h post-treatment...
January 8, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306150/ultrasonographic-assessment-of-the-male-koala-phascolarctos-cinereus-reproductive-tract
#8
Rebecca Larkin, Chiara Palmieri, Motoharu Oishi, Lyndal Hulse, Stephen D Johnston
Studies documenting the application of ultrasonography to depict normal and pathological changes in koalas (Phascolarctos cinereus), especially in the male, are scarce. Sixty-two wild koalas were used in this study to define ultrasonographic protocols and features for the assessment of the male koala reproductive tract. Testis, epididymis and spermatic cord were examined using a hockey stick transducer. The normal koala testis showed a homogeneous echogenicity and an obvious hyper-echoic band corresponding to the tunica albuginea...
December 27, 2017: Research in Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29299903/delayed-ejaculation-pathophysiology-diagnosis-and-treatment
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Ibrahim A Abdel-Hamid, Omar I Ali
Delayed ejaculation (DE) is a poorly defined and uncommon form of male sexual dysfunction, characterized by a marked delay in ejaculation or an inability to achieve ejaculation. It is often quite concerning to patients and their partners, and sometimes frustrates couples' attempts to conceive. This article aims to review the pathophysiology of DE and anejaculation (AE), to explore our current understanding of the diagnosis, and to present the treatment options for this condition. Electronic databases were searched from 1966 to October 2017, including PubMed (MEDLINE) and Embase...
January 2018: World Journal of Men's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29299890/comparison-of-the-effects-of-clofibrate-and-silafibrate-on-sperm-parameters-quality-and-sex-hormones-in-male-rats
#10
Masoud Delashoub, Mojtaba Ziaee, Arash Khorrami, Seyed Mahdi Banan-Khojasteh
PURPOSE: Fibrates are drugs widely used for the treatment of hyperlipidemic disorders. Previous studies on a novel analogue of clofibrate, called silafibrate, have shown good lipid lowering effects. This study was designed to assess the role of silafibrate as a peroxisome proliferator-activated receptors (PPARs) agonist on sperm health and spermatogenesis in adult male rats. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Seventy male Wistar rats were randomly allocated into 7 groups: Cl-10, Cl-20, and Cl-40 mg/kg/day (clofibrate); Si-10, Si-20, and Si-40 mg/kg/day (silafibrate); and C, control...
January 3, 2018: Urology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29288975/fertilizing-capacity-of-vitrified-epididymal-sperm-from-iberian-ibex-capra-pyrenaica
#11
J Pradieé, M J Sánchez-Calabuig, C Castaño, E O'Brien, M C Esteso, P Beltrán-Breña, V Maillo, J Santiago-Moreno, D Rizos
In this study, we successfully described for the first time a vitrification of epididymal Iberian ibex spermatozoa. Spermatozoa from epididymis were obtained from 15 Iberian ibex. The right epididymis' semen sample was vitrified and the left one was frozen. After thawing/warming, samples were selected by density gradient. Sperm characteristics from each treatment were evaluated. To test the spermatozoa fertilization ability, heterologous IVF was carried out using bovine oocytes. Despite of the observation of a decrease of about 40% for motility sperm between pre-freezing and post-thawing (75...
December 20, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29286340/slc9a3-protein-is-critical-for-acrosomal-formation-in-postmeiotic-male-germ-cells
#12
Ya-Yun Wang, Han-Sun Chiang, Chiao-Yin Cheng, Yi-No Wu, Yung-Chih Lin, Hsuan-Che Liu, Wei-Kung Tsai, Yen-Lin Chen, Ying-Hung Lin
Solute carrier family 9 isoform 3 (SLC9A3), a Na⁺/H⁺ exchanger, regulates the transepithelial absorption of Na⁺ and water and is primarily expressed on the apical membranes of the intestinal epithelium, renal proximal tubule, epididymis, and vas deferens. Loss of the Slc9a3 allele in mice enhances intestinal fluid and causes diarrhoea as a consequence of diminished Na⁺ and HCO₃- absorption. Hence, the loss also causes male infertility and reveals the abnormal dilated lumen of the rete testis and calcification in efferent ductules...
December 29, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29283200/forskolin-ameliorates-mancozeb-induced-testicular-and-epididymal-toxicity-in-wistar-rats-by-reducing-oxidative-toxicity-and-by-stimulating-steroidogenesis
#13
B P Girish, P Sreenivasula Reddy
In the present study, we have tested the beneficial effects of forskolin in protecting the mancozeb-induced reproductive toxicity in rats. Adult male Wistar rats were exposed to either mancozeb (500 mg/kg body weight/day) or forskolin (5 mg/kg body weight/day) or both for 65 days and analyzed for spermatogenesis and steroidogenesis and testicular and epididymal oxidative toxicity. A significant decrease in daily sperm production, epididymal sperm count, motile, viable, and hypo-osmotic swelling-tail swelled sperm was observed in mancozeb-treated rats...
December 28, 2017: Journal of Biochemical and Molecular Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29282757/level-of-neutral-alpha-1-4-glucosidase-in-seminal-plasma-of-chinese-men
#14
Z Qiu, Q Chu, W Zhang, C Luo, S Quan
Neutral alpha-1,4-glucosidase (NAG) is a crucial biomarker for the function of epididymis and is reported to be associated with semen quality. However, the correlation between NAG and Chinese semen quality has never been reported. This study aimed to investigate the level of NAG in the seminal plasma of Chinese men. A total of 394 cases of seminal plasma samples from normal, subfertile and infertile men were enrolled in this study. Male subfertility was caused by teratozoospermia, asthenospermia, severe oligozoospermia, asthenoteratozoospermia, oligoasthenospermia and oligoasthenoteratozoospermia...
December 28, 2017: Andrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29280353/exposures-of-male-rats-to-environmental-chemicals-bisphenol-a-and-di-2-ethylhexyl-phthalate-affected-expression-of-several-proteins-in-the-developing-epididymis
#15
F M Abdel-Maksoud, R Knight, K Waler, N Yaghoubi-Yeganeh, J O Olukunle, H Thompson, J R Panizzi, B T Akingbemi
Hormonally active agents are released into the environment from industrial and manufacturing activity. Evidence in the literature indicates that impaired reproductive capacity in wildlife and laboratory species is associated with chemical exposures. In particular, bisphenol A (BPA) and di (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) have generated public interest due to their presence in several consumer products. In this study, we determined that expression of steroid hormone receptors (estrogen and androgen receptors), Wnt4, and β-catenin was greater (p < 0...
January 2018: Andrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29277349/diabetes-mellitus-induction-effect-of-different-streptozotocin-doses-on-male-reproductive-parameters
#16
Temidayo S Omolaoye, Bongekile T Skosana, Stefan S du Plessis
Diabetes mellitus (DM) is reported to be involved in male reproductive impairment, and its impact is evident in the increased prevalence of infertility. Various studies have reported that a single parenteral injection of <40 mg/kg Streptozotocin (STZ) is ineffective in ablating pancreatic β-cells and creating a rat model to investigate the effect of DM on the male reproductive system. This study therefore aims to validate these claims. Adult male Wistar rats received either a single intraperitoneal injection of STZ (30 mg/kg or 60 mg/kg) or saline (0...
December 22, 2017: Acta Histochemica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29276994/transcriptomic-analysis-reveals-transgenerational-effect-of-hypoxia-on-the-neural-control-of-testicular-functions
#17
Keng Po Lai, Jing Woei Li, Simon Yuan Wang, Miles Teng Wan, Ting Fung Chan, Wing Yee Lui, Doris Wai-Ting Au, Rudolf Shiu-Sun Wu, Richard Yuen-Chong Kong
There are over 400 hypoxic zones in the ocean worldwide. Both laboratory and field studies have shown that hypoxia causes endocrine disruption and reproductive impairments in vertebrates. More importantly, our recent study discovered that parental (F0) hypoxia exposure resulted in the transgenerational impairment of sperm quality in the F2 generation through the epigenetic regulation of germ cells. In the present study, we aim to test the hypothesis that the brain, as the major regulator of the brain-pituitary-gonad (BPG) axis, is also involved in the observed transgenerational effect...
December 16, 2017: Aquatic Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29260641/benign-fibrous-pseudotumor-resulting-in-orchiectomy-despite-intraoperative-frozen-section
#18
Tomy Y Perez, Brian J O'Hara, Irvin H Hirsch
Fibrous pseudotumors are rare benign lesions that originate within the paratesticular tissues. Local excision is the preferred method of treatment of these tumors over radical orchiectomy, however a definitive diagnosis must be made beforehand given the similarity of these tumors to malignant entities. We present a case of fibrous pseudotumor of the tunica vaginalis and cauda epididymis. A diagnosis of fibrous pseudotumor could not be established despite the use of intraoperative frozen section, therefore necessitating radical orchiectomy...
December 2017: Canadian Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29259856/the-expression-profile-of-ifitm-family-gene-in-rats
#19
Yanqin Lu, Qingli Zuo, Yao Zhang, Yanzhou Wang, Tianyou Li, Jinxiang Han
The interferon-inducible transmembrane proteins (IFITMs) are a family of small transmembrane proteins belonging to the interferon (IFN)-stimulated gene (ISG) superfamily and strongly induced by IFNs. In this paper, we studied the expression profile of IFITMs in 32 organ tissues. The IFITM mRNA expression profile showed that IFITM1, IFITM2 and IFITM3 were expressed in each tissue, especially, in spermatophore, spermaduct, testicle and epididymis. The expression of IFITM1, IFITM2 and IFITM3 showed a trend from high to low...
November 2017: Intractable & Rare Diseases Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29259652/cytomorphological-spectrum-of-epididymal-nodules-an-institution-s-experience
#20
Jyotsna Naresh Bharti, Biswajit Dey, Jenna Bhattacharya, Shyama Jain
Background: Epididymal lesions are uncommon in clinical practice. Few case series has been described in the literature documenting the role of cytology in the evaluation of epididymal nodules. This study was undertaken to analyze the cytomorphology of epididymal nodules and to evaluate role of fine-needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB) in early definitive diagnosis of epididymal nodules. Materials and Methods: A total of seventy cases of epididymal nodules were aspirated over a period of 6 years in the Department of Pathology...
2017: CytoJournal
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