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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155263/identification-and-characterisation-of-the-epididymal-proteins-in-the-lizard-eutropis-carinata-reptilia-squamata-schneider-1801
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R Medini, M Bhagya, S Samson
Lizards are seasonal breeders. Cyclic reproductive nature makes lizard as a useful model for the study of the reproductively active protein secretions in the epididymis. During breeding season, the epididymides of the lizard secret proteins that mixes with the spermatozoa and create a favourable environment for sperm maturation. In this spectrum, the aim of this study is to identify and characterize proteins which are present in the lumen of the epididymis of the lizard, E. carinata during the active phase of reproduction...
November 16, 2017: General and Comparative Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154985/adolescent-hydrocele-carrying-a-surprise-a-case-of-papillary-cystadenoma-of-the-epididymis
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A Soria Gondek, V Julià Masip, C Jou Muñoz, H Salvador Hernández, C Rovira Zurriaga, X Tarrado Castellarnau
Papillary cystadenoma of the epididymis (PCE) is a rare benign epithelial tumor remarkable for its association with Von Hippel-Lindau disease (VHLD). A 12-year-old male consulted for a progressive enlargement of the left testicle. At time of surgery, the whole epididymis was enlarged. Pathological diagnosis was PCE with a focus of borderline malignancy. Scrotal left epididymectomy was performed. VHLD screening was negative. No relapse has been detected two years later. In case of atypical clinical examination of a hydrocele, unusual presentations such as PCE should be considered...
November 15, 2017: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152689/role-of-wnt-signaling-in-epididymal-sperm-maturation
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Jin-Mei Cheng, Ji-Xin Tang, Jian Li, Yu-Qian Wang, Xiu-Xia Wang, Yan Zhang, Su-Ren Chen, Yi-Xun Liu
PURPOSE: Spermatozoa maturation, a process required for spermatozoa to acquire progressive motility and the ability to fertilize ova, primarily occurs in the caput and corpus of the epididymis. Despite considerable efforts, the factor(s) promoting epididymal sperm maturation remains unclear. Recently, WNT signaling has been implicated in epididymal sperm maturation. METHODS: To further investigate WNT signaling function in epididymal sperm maturation, we generated Wntless conditional knockout mice (Wls cKO), Wls (flox/flox) ; Lcn5-Cre...
November 20, 2017: Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150942/a-novel-epididymal-quiescence-factor-inhibits-sperm-motility-by-modulating-nos-activity-and-intracellular-no-cgmp-pathway
#4
Prasanta Ghosh, Sandipan Mukherjee, Arpita Bhoumik, Sandhya Rekha Dungdung
Mature and potentially motile spermatozoa stored in cauda epididymis in an inactive state for approximately 30 days; however during ejaculation they regain motility. To understand the actual molecular mechanism of the sperm quiescence during caudal stay, a proteinaceous quiescence factor (QF) has been purified from caprine epididymal plasma to apparent homogeneity. In the present study complete purification, detailed characterization as well as mechanistic pathway of QF has been described. QF was purified to 215 fold with 45% activity recovery...
November 18, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148981/walnut-leaf-extract-acts-as-a-fertility-agent-in-male-wistar-albino-rats-a-search-for-herbal-male-fertility-enhancer
#5
Seun F Akomolafe, Ganiyu Oboh
Background Walnut leaf is one of the many medicinal plants used in folklore as male fertility enhancers. The present work was therefore undertaken with an aim to scientifically validate this claim. As such, we evaluated the effect of the aqueous extract from walnut leaves on biomolecules related to fertility in adult male rats and its mode of action as fertility-enhancing agent. Methods Twenty-five rats were randomly divided into five groups of five animals each; Group 1 served as control and received normal (0...
November 17, 2017: Journal of Complementary & Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148537/adenomatoid-tumors-of-the-male-and-female-genital-tract-are-defined-by-traf7-mutations-that-drive-aberrant-nf-kb-pathway-activation
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Benjamin Goode, Nancy M Joseph, Meredith Stevers, Jessica Van Ziffle, Courtney Onodera, Eric Talevich, James P Grenert, Iwei Yeh, Boris C Bastian, Joanna J Phillips, Karuna Garg, Joseph T Rabban, Charles Zaloudek, David A Solomon
Adenomatoid tumors are the most common neoplasm of the epididymis, and histologically similar adenomatoid tumors also commonly arise in the uterus and fallopian tube. To investigate the molecular pathogenesis of these tumors, we performed genomic profiling on a cohort of 31 adenomatoid tumors of the male and female genital tracts. We identified that all tumors harbored somatic missense mutations in the TRAF7 gene, which encodes an E3 ubiquitin ligase belonging to the family of tumor necrosis factor receptor-associated factors (TRAFs)...
November 17, 2017: Modern Pathology: An Official Journal of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145706/expression-of-oestrogen-receptors-gper-esr1-esr2-in-human-ductuli-efferentes-and-proximal-epididymis
#7
V Rago, F Romeo, F Giordano, R Malivindi, V Pezzi, I Casaburi, A Carpino
Oestrogen targeting in the human genital ducts is still not well-known. In fact, to date, the localization of oestrogen receptors, ESR1 and ESR2, is controversial and the presence of the membrane oestrogen receptor GPER (G protein-coupled oestrogen receptor) is unexplored. This study has investigated the expression of GPER, ESR1, ESR2 in human ductuli efferentes and proximal caput epididymis by immunohistochemistry and Western blot analysis. Furthermore, the presence of PELP1 (proline-glutamic acid-leucine-rich protein 1), a co-regulator of the oestrogen receptors, was also evaluated...
November 16, 2017: Andrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143963/expression-of-paraoxonase-types-1-2-and-3-in-reproductive-tissues-and-activity-of-paraoxonase-type-1-in-the-serum-and-seminal-plasma-of-bulls
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C E R Ferreira, C S Haas, K L Goularte, M T Rovani, F F Cardoso, A Schneider, B G Gasperin, T Lucia
The paraoxonases types 1, 2 and 3 (PON1, PON2 and PON3, respectively) are enzymes that degrade lipid peroxides, preventing oxidative damages relevant for male reproductive function. This study determined the expression of those three paraoxonases in reproductive tissues of bulls and evaluated correlations among the activity of PON1 in the serum and seminal plasma with breeding soundness parameters in bulls. The expression of PON1, PON2 and PON3 was characterised by RT-PCR in samples of testicular parenchyma, vesicular glands and epididymis collected from three slaughtered bulls...
November 16, 2017: Andrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142887/comparison-of-the-serum-level-of-cancer-antigen-125-and-human-epididymis-protein-4-in-ovarian-cancer-patients-and-healthy-groups-in-isfahan-city
#9
Mahnaz Bakrani, Kahin Shahani Poor, Valiollah Mehrzad, Nematallah Razmi
Background: Ovarian cancer is the most common fatal malignancy of the gynecology tract. The purpose of this study was to compare serum levels of tumor markers cancer antigen 125 (CA125) and human epididymis protein 4 (HE4) in both healthy groups and patients with ovarian cancer. Materials and Methods: this case-control study was performed on Seyed Al-Shohada Hospital in Isfahan. Research on the treatment of 44 patients with ovarian cancer and 44 healthy controls was performed...
2017: Advanced Biomedical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141997/crispr-cas9-mediated-genome-editing-reveals-the-synergistic-effects-of-%C3%AE-defensin-family-members-on-sperm-maturation-in-rat-epididymis
#10
Chaobao Zhang, Yuchuan Zhou, Shengsong Xie, Qianqian Yin, Chunhua Tang, Zimei Ni, Jian Fei, Yonglian Zhang
The epididymis is a male reproductive organ involved in posttesticular sperm maturation and storage, but the mechanism underlying sperm maturation remains unclear. β-Defensins (Defbs) belong to a family of small, cysteine-rich, cationic peptides that are antimicrobial and modulate the immune response. A large number of Defb genes are expressed abundantly in the male reproductive tract, especially in the epididymis. We and other groups have shown the involvement of several Defb genes in regulation of sperm function...
November 15, 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136399/proteinaceous-sperm-motility-inhibitory-factor-from-the-female-indian-garden-lizard-calotes-versicolor
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Goutham Shankar, Shubhashree Uppangala, Satish K Adiga, Belinda Willard, Bhadravathi K C Sagar, Ruth S K Titus, Gopal K Marathe
Female sperm storage is an intriguing adaptation exhibited by a wide array of both vertebrates and invertebrates. The mechanisms underlying female sperm storage have remained elusive. Using the Indian garden lizard Calotes versicolor as a model organism, we investigated the role of low and high molecular weight factors in this phenomenon. Previously, we demonstrated three distinct phases of the reproductive cycle in this animal with live, motile spermatozoa recovered from the uterovaginal region during the reproductive phase...
November 15, 2017: Reproduction, Fertility, and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135150/-chronic-course-of-latent-urogenital-tuberculosis
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A V Lysov, V A Okhlopkov, A V Mordyk, L V Puzyreva, E M Shestak, I G Martynov
This is a case report of an elderly patient with urogenital tuberculosis and concurrent tuberculosis of peripheral inguinal lymph nodes. The disease manifested by a fistulous form of inguinal lymphadenitis for 10 years and spread to the kidneys and genitals, but the patient did not seek medical attention. Changes on the glans penis prompted him to consult dermatovenereologist. Due to ineffective treatment and uncovering the scar in the inguinal area the patient was send to an anti-tuberculosis institution, where he was diagnosed with tuberculosis involving the kidneys, prostate, epididymis, penis, inguinal lymph nodes...
October 2017: Urologii︠a︡
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134978/testicular-and-epididymal-histology-of-rats-chronically-administered-high-doses-of-phosphodiesterase-5-inhibitors-and-tramadol
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Victor U Nna, Augustine L Udefa, Emmanuel O Ofutet, Eme O Osim
Testicular oxidative stress, endocrine disruption and abnormal spermatogenesis in rats exposed to high doses ofphosphodiesterase-5 inhibitors (PDE5i) and opioids, with poor reversibility following withdrawal of treatment had beenreported. In this study, we examined the histopathological effects of high doses of sildenafil, tadalafil, tramadol andsildenafil+tramadol on the testes and epididymis of rats. Seventy male rats (180 - 200 g b.w) were assigned to one of fivegroups (n = 14), namely; A: control (0.2 mL normal saline), B: sildenafil (1 mg/100g b...
June 30, 2017: Nigerian Journal of Physiological Sciences: Official Publication of the Physiological Society of Nigeria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134478/key-factors-enhancing-sperm-fertilizing-ability-are-transferred-from-the-epididymis-to-the-spermatozoa-via-epididymosomes-in-the-domestic-cat-model
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Tricia Rowlison, Mary Ann Ottinger, Pierre Comizzoli
PURPOSE: Spermatozoa undergo critical changes in structure and function during the epididymal transit. Our previous studies in the domestic cat demonstrated that incidence of cenexin-a key protein involved in the centrosomal maturation-progressively increases in sperm cells from caput to cauda epididymidis. The objectives of the study were to (1) characterize mechanisms involved in transferring key factors-using the cenexin as a marker-between the epididymis and maturing sperm cells and (2) demonstrate the impact of such mechanisms on the acquisition of functional properties by spermatozoa...
November 14, 2017: Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131263/research-on-application-value-of-combined-detection-of-serum-ca125-he4-and-tk1-in-the-diagnosis-of-ovarian-cancer
#15
Q-P Xi, D-H Pu, W-N Lu
OBJECTIVE: To explore the diagnostic value of joint examination of cancer antigen 125 (CA125), thymidine kinase-1 (TK1) and human epididymis protein 4 (HE4) in the serum of patients with ovarian cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A total of 75 ovarian cancer specimens (ovarian cancer group), 40 benign ovarian specimens (benign group) and 35 ovarian specimens of healthy women (normal control group) were collected. The serum levels of HE4, CA125 and TK1 and the positive detection rates in the three groups were compared...
October 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119327/pattern-of-protein-expression-in-the-epididymis-of-oligoryzomys-nigripes-cricetidae-sigmodontinae
#16
Tatiana Prata Menezes, Eric Hill, Arlindo de Alencar Moura, Marina D P Lobo, Ana Cristina O Monteiro-Moreira, Sylvie Breton, Mariana Machado-Neves
In the epididymis, epithelial cells work in a concerted manner to create a luminal environment for sperm maturation, transport, and storage. However, the cell functions may be affected by anthropogenic factors, causing negative impacts on male fertility. In our study, we describe the pattern of protein expression in the epithelium and luminal fluid from epididymis of Oligoryzomys nigripes, a South American sigmodontine rodent whose reproductive biology has been little studied. Nine animals were captured from a preserved area of Atlantic Forest, where the exposure to anthropogenic influences is minimal...
November 8, 2017: Cell and Tissue Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119034/a-unique-case-of-testicular-compromise-in-a-patient-with-ovotesticular-disorder-of-sexual-development-and-a-solitary-testicle
#17
Ethan Vargo, Lillianne Stanitsas, Mark Memo
Ovotesticular disorder of sexual development (OT-DSD), previously true hermaphroditism, is a condition in which one or both gonads contain testicular and ovarian tissue. A 23-year-old OT-DSD male patient presented with continuous pain in his right testicle which had been previously intermittent over the past five days. The patient had a prior history of left ovotestis removal with prosthesis placement, a right undescended testicle with aberrant anatomy, and hypospadias repair, all of which were corrected shortly after birth...
2017: Case Reports in Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113834/aflatoxin-b1-impairs-sperm-quality-and-fertilization-competence
#18
A Komsky-Elbaz, M Saktsier, Z Roth
Aflatoxins are poisonous byproducts of the soilborne fungus Aspergillus, involved in the decomposition of plant materials. Aflatoxins can be found in various food products, such as maize, sorghum, millet, rice and wheat. AFB1 is the most toxic of these, classified as a carcinogen and mutagen for both humans and animals. AFB1 has been detected in human cord blood and placenta; however, its toxic effect on sperm is less known. The current study examines sperm responses associated with AFB1 exposure. These included acrosome integrity and function, mitochondrial polarity, DNA fragmentation, fertilization competence and early embryonic development...
November 4, 2017: Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29111388/activin-over-expression-in-the-testis-of-mice-lacking-the-inhibin-%C3%AE-subunit-gene-is-associated-with-androgen-deficiency-and-regression-of-the-male-reproductive-tract
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Rukmali Wijayarathna, David M de Kretser, Andreas Meinhardt, Ralf Middendorff, Helen Ludlow, Nigel P Groome, Kate A Loveland, Mark P Hedger
Regionalised interaction of the activins, follistatin and inhibin was investigated in the male reproductive tract of mice lacking the inhibin α-subunit (Inha(-/-)). Serum and intratesticular activin B, although not activin A and follistatin, were increased in Inha(-/-) mice at 25 days of age, but all three proteins were elevated at 56 days. None of these proteins were altered within the epididymis and vas deferens at either age. At 25 days, histology of the epididymis and vas deferens was similar to wild-type...
October 27, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29103260/-seminal-vesicle-abscess-associated-with-zinner-syndrome
#20
Sohei Kuribayashi, Go Tanigawa, Yohei Okuda, Masataka Kawamura, Nozomu Kishimoto, Kentaro Takezawa, Koichi Tsutahara, Tetsuya Takao, Seiji Yamaguchi
We report a case of seminal vesicle abscess associated with Zinner syndrome. A 26-year-old male was admitted to our hospital because of fever and right scrotal swelling. Ultrasound showed an enlarged epididymis and color Doppler ultrasound showed increased vascularity in the epididymis. We diagnosed the case as acute epididymitis and started intravenous antibiotic therapy. Four days after admission, remittent fever persisted and blood culture was positive for Staphylococcus aureus. We performed computed tomography, which showed a right seminal vesicle cyst abscess and right renal agenesis...
October 2017: Hinyokika Kiyo. Acta Urologica Japonica
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