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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239673/effectiveness-of-a-walnut-enriched-diet-on-murine-sperm-involvement-of-reduced-peroxidative-damage
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Lauren S Coffua, Patricia A Martin-DeLeon
A walnut supplement for a Western-style diet in men was shown to improve sperm motility, vitality, and morphology. To gain further insights into factors underlying this improvement, we administered a parallel walnut-enriched diet to mice [including those with a defect in sperm motility due to deletion of Plasma Membrane Ca(2+)-ATPase 4 (Pmca4(-/-) )] to determine if there is a similar improvement that is accompanied by reduced sperm membrane peroxidative damage. Although sperm vitality and acrosome reaction rate were unaffected, the diet led to a significant improvement in motility (P < 0...
February 2017: Heliyon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238445/pentoxifylline-effects-on-capacitation-and-fertility-of-stallion-epididymal-sperm
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P N Guasti, G A Monteiro, R R D Maziero, M T Carmo, J A Dell'Aqua, A M Crespilho, E A Rifai, F O Papa
The aims of this study were to determinate whether pentoxifylline (PTX) increases the motion parameters of fresh and frozen-thawed equine epididymal spermatozoa, to evaluate the tyrosine phosphorylation of frozen-thawed epididymal sperm in the presence of PTX and to determine whether the PTX-treatment of stallion epididymal sperm prior to freezing improves the fertility response of mares to a reduced number of spermatozoa per insemination dose. Fifty epididymis were flushed with a skim milk based extender with or without PTX...
February 3, 2017: Animal Reproduction Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237871/assessment-of-serum-he4-levels-throughout-the-normal-menstrual-cycle
#3
Richard G Moore, Beth Plante, Erin Hartnett, Jessica Mitchel, Christine A Raker, Wendy Vitek, Elizabeth Eklund, Geralyn Lambert-Messerlian
BACKGROUND: Human Epididymis Protein 4 (HE4) is a serum biomarker to aid in differentiating benign and malignant disease in women with a pelvic mass. Interpretation of HE4 results relies on robust normative data. OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to evaluate whether HE4 levels are variable in women during the normal menstrual cycle. STUDY DESIGN: Healthy women, ages 18-45 years, with regular menstrual cycles were recruited from community gynecological practices in Rhode Island...
February 22, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28235483/effect-of-lipid-metabolism-on-male-fertility
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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...
February 21, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229966/extra-oviductal-expression-of-oviductal-glycoprotein-1-in-mouse-detection-in-testis-epididymis-and-ovary
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Saniya Laheri, Deepak Modi, Purvi Bhatt
Oviductal glycoprotein 1 (OVGP1), also called oviductin, is an oviduct-specific protein and is suggested to play a role in fertilization. Traditionally, Ovgp1 has been shown to be exclusively expressed by the oviduct; however, recent studies have demonstrated its expression in some cancers. This observation led us to hypothesize that Ovgp1 might have some extra-oviductal expression. In the current study, we evaluated the mRNA and protein expression of Ovgp1 in normal reproductive tissues of male and female mice...
March 2017: Journal of Biosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218038/postoperative-human-epididymis-protein-4-predicts-primary-therapy-outcome-in-advanced-epithelial-ovarian-cancer
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Tuulia Vallius, Johanna Hynninen, Annika Auranen, Jaakko Matomäki, Sinikka Oksa, Pia Roering, Seija Grènman
Primary chemotherapy treatment response monitoring in advanced epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC) is currently based on CT-imaging and serum CA125 values. Serum HE4 profile during first line chemotherapy has not been previously studied. We evaluated the HE4 profile during first line chemotherapy after primary (PDS) and interval debulking surgery (IDS). In total, 49 FIGO stage III/IV EOC patients were included in the study. 22 patients underwent PDS and 27 patients neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NACT) followed by IDS...
February 2017: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217948/shrna-mediated-ablation-of-prostate-and-testis-expressed-pate-messenger-rna-results-in-impaired-sperm-function-and-fertility
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A Rajesh, S Yenugu
Spermatogenesis and sperm maturation are complex processes mediated by a variety of proteins present in the testicular and epididymal mileu. In the recent years, functional characterization of these proteins is being studied by genetic manipulations that involve targeted over expression or knock down of specific genes. In this study, we adopted FuGENE 6-based in vivo transfection of rat cauda epididymis with pGFP-V-RS plasmid that encodes shRNA to knock down Pate mRNA levels to implicate a possible role for this gene in sperm function...
February 19, 2017: Andrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216940/epididymal-metastasis-from-prostate-adenocarcinoma-an-unusual-and-challenging-diagnosis-suspected-in-gallium-68-prostate-specific-membrane-antigen-positron-emission-tomography-computed-tomography-and-histologically-confirmed
#8
Sofia Santos-Lopes, João Lobo, Rui Henrique, Jorge Oliveira
A few cases of prostate adenocarcinoma (PCa) metastases to the epididymis have been documented in literature. We report a case of a 69-year-old man with a left epididymal metastasis, 6 years after radical prostatectomy and adjuvant radiation therapy for PCa. Although he developed biochemical recurrence, only gallium-68 prostate-specific membrane antigen-positron emission tomography/computed tomography revealed high uptake in the left testis and retrovesical space. An unrecognized painless firm nodule was palpable on the left epididymis...
January 2017: Urology Annals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214373/improved-detection-of-zika-virus-rna-in-human-and-animal-specimens-by-a-novel-highly-sensitive-and-specific-real-time-rt-pcr-assay-targeting-the-5-untranslated-region-of-zika-virus
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Jasper Fuk-Woo Chan, Cyril Chik-Yan Yip, Kah-Meng Tee, Zheng Zhu, Jessica Oi-Ling Tsang, Kenn Ka-Heng Chik, Terance Gi-Wai Tsang, Chris Chung-Sing Chan, Vincent Kwok-Man Poon, Siddharth Sridhar, Feifei Yin, Ivan Fan-Ngai Hung, Sandy Ka-Yee Chau, Anna Jinxia Zhang, Kwok-Hung Chan, Kwok-Yung Yuen
OBJECTIVE AND METHOD: We developed and evaluated five novel real-time RT-PCR assays targeting conserved regions in the 5'-untranslated region (5'-UTR), envelope (E'), non-structural protein 2A (NS2A), NS5, and 3'-UTR of the ZIKV genome. RESULTS: The ZIKV-5'-UTR assay exhibited the lowest in-vitro limit of detection (5-10 RNA copies/reaction and 3.0×10(-1) plaque-forming units/ml). Compared to the modified version of a widely adopted RT-PCR assay targeting the ZIKV-E gene, the ZIKV-5'-UTR assay showed better sensitivity in human clinical specimens, and representative mouse specimens, including many organs which are known to be involved in human ZIKV infection but difficult to obtain in clinical settings...
February 18, 2017: Tropical Medicine & International Health: TM & IH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203710/relative-contribution-of-clear-cells-and-principal-cells-to-luminal-ph-in-the-mouse-epididymis%C3%A2
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Yoo-Jin Park, Maria Agustina Battistone, BongKi Kim, Sylvie Breton
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 1, 2017: Biology of Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199067/human-epididymis-protein-4-immunostaining-of-malignant-ascites-differentiates-cancer-of-m%C3%A3-llerian-origin-from-gastrointestinal-cancer
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Anna Stiekema, Koen K Van de Vijver, Henk Boot, Annegien Broeks, Catharina M Korse, Willemien J van Driel, Gemma G Kenter, Christianne A R Lok
BACKGROUND: An accurate diagnosis of cancer of Müllerian origin is required before the initiation of treatment. An overlap in clinical presentation and cytological, histological, or imaging studies with other nongynecological tumors does occur. Therefore, immunocytochemistry markers are used to determine tumor origin. Human epididymis protein 4 (HE4) is overexpressed in tissue of epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC). It has shown to be a sensitive and specific serum marker for EOC and to be of value for the differentiation between EOC and ovarian metastases of gastrointestinal origin...
February 15, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194272/fatty-acid-content-in-epididymal-fluid-and-spermatozoa-during-sperm-maturation-in-dogs
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Daniel S Ramos Angrimani, Marcilio Nichi, João Diego A Losano, Cristina F Lucio, Gisele A Lima Veiga, Márcia V M Junqueira Franco, Camila I Vannucchi
BACKGROUND: During sperm maturation, there is a reorganization of fatty acids from plasmatic membrane of the spermatozoa, which allows higher membrane integrity and acquisition of sperm motility. However, the fatty acid profile during sperm maturation remains unclear in dogs. Thus, the aim of this study was to identify the fatty acids from the epididymal spermatozoa and plasma during the sperm maturation, and observed changes in the motility and plasmatic membrane parameters. Twenty one adult dogs were used, subsequently to bilateral orchiectomy and epididymal storage, sperm samples were collected from the different segments of the epididymis...
2017: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182716/lyzl6-an-acidic-bacteriolytic-human-sperm-related-protein-plays-a-role-in-fertilization
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Peng Huang, Wenshu Li, Zhifang Yang, Ning Zhang, Yixin Xu, Jianying Bao, Deke Jiang, Xianping Dong
Lysozyme-like proteins (LYZLs) belong to the c-type lysozyme/α-lactalbumin family and are selectively expressed in the mammalian male reproductive tract. Two members, human sperm lysozyme-like protein (SLLP) -1 and mouse LYZL4, have been reported to contribute to fertilization but show no bacteriolytic activity. Here, we focused on the possible contribution of LYZL6 to immunity and fertilization. In humans, LYZL6 was selectively expressed by the testis and epididymis and became concentrated on spermatozoa...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167222/identification-of-sperm-mrna-biomarkers-associated-with-testis-injury-during-preclinical-testing-of-pharmaceutical-compounds
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Edward Dere, Daniel J Spade, Susan J Hall, Aimee Altemus, James D Smith, Jonathan A Phillips, Jeffrey S Moffit, Kerry T Blanchard, Kim Boekelheide
The human testis is sensitive to toxicant-induced injury but current methods for detecting adverse effects are limited, insensitive and unreliable. Animal studies use sensitive histopathological endpoints to assess toxicity, but require testicular tissue that is not available during human clinical trials. More sensitive and reliable molecular biomarkers of testicular injury are needed to better monitor testicular toxicity in both clinical and preclinical. Adult male Wistar Han rats were exposed for 4weeks to compounds previously associated with testicular injury, including cisplatin (0, 0...
February 4, 2017: Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166947/effects-of-heat-stress-on-some-reproductive-parameters-of-male-cavie-cavia-porcellus-and-mitigation-strategies-using-guava-psidium-guajava-leaves-essential-oil
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Ferdinand Ngoula, Maryvonne Guemdjo Tekam, Augustave Kenfack, Cyrille D'Alex Tadondjou Tchingo, Sandrine Nouboudem, Herman Ngoumtsop, Borice Tsafack, Alexis Teguia, Pierre Kamtchouing, Marco Galeotti, Joseph Tchoumboue
Climate changes, particularly the increase of temperature are among the main causes behind the decline of fertility in humans as well as animals. In this study, the effects of heat stress on some reproductive parameters of male cavies and mitigation strategies using guava leaves essential oil (GLEO) were studied. For this purpose, 40 male cavies aged 2.5-3 months and weighing between 348 and 446g were divided into 4 groups of 10 animals each and subjected to the following temperatures: Ambient temperature (20-25°C) for the control group, 35°C for group 1, 45°C for group 2 and 45°C+100µl GLEO/kg body weight, administered by gavage to animals for group 3...
February 2017: Journal of Thermal Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166946/preventive-effects-of-supplemental-dietary-zinc-on-heat-induced-damage-in-the-epididymis-of-boars
#16
Zhaojian Li, Yansen Li, Xin Zhou, Yun Cao, Chunmei Li
Hyperthermia in boars reduces growth performance and sperm production. Zinc is an essential trace element in animal nutrition. Here we investigate the effects of dietary zinc on epididymal structure and function in Bama miniature pigs treated with heat exposure and investigate approaches to improve the reproductive performance in summer. Male Bama miniature pigs (n=18; aged 6 months; bodyweight=10.79±0.06kg) were randomly allocated to 3 groups: control group (Control), heat treatment group (HT), and the diet-supplemented and heat treatment group (H+Zn)...
February 2017: Journal of Thermal Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166693/revitalizing-genetically-modified-mouse-strains-using-frozen-thawed-sperm-after-up-to-192%C3%A2-h-of-refrigerated-epididymis-transportation
#17
Gonzalo Moreno-Del Val, Patricia Muñoz-Robledano
In the scientific interchange of genetically-modified mouse strains the transportation of refrigerated epididymis has several advantages over the transportation of live animals, especially with regard to the 3R (replacement, reduction and refinement) principles. The major limiting factor is the duration of the transportation. Previous reports have shown that sperm collected from transported epididymis maintained their fertility for around 72 h, but there are no published data with longer transportation times, and this window of time may be too short, especially for international shipments and where locations are not well connected...
January 1, 2017: Laboratory Animals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166151/18f-fdg-pet-ct-imaging-of-epididymal-smooth-muscle-mass-mimicking-recurrent-lymphoma
#18
Shogo Takeuchi, Masayuki Inubushi, Kiyohisa Nagai, Teruki Sone
An 84-year-old man with a history of diffuse large B-cell lymphoma in remission who had completed chemotherapy 3 years previously was referred for imaging evaluation of disease recurrence. Abnormal accumulation in the left scrotum was demonstrated on F-FDG PET/CT. Subsequent ultrasonography showed a nodular mass lesion in the left epididymis. He then underwent left orchiectomy. Histopathological examination of the mass diagnosed smooth muscle hyperplasia/hamartoma of the left epididymis. Epididymal smooth muscle hyperplasia/hamartoma should be included as a differential diagnosis for malignant scrotal tumor...
February 3, 2017: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164590/human-epididymis-protein-4-he4-in-patients-with-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Ewa Wojcik, Jadwiga Tarapacz, Urszula Rychlik, Zofia Stasik, Beata Sas-Korczynska, Piotr Skotnicki, Jan K Kulpa
BACKGROUND: The aim of the present study was to compare the diagnostic utility of HE4 with NSE, ProGRP, CYFRA 21-1, CEA, and CA 125 and evaluate their prognostic value in patients with small-cell lung cancer (SCLC). METHODS: HE4, ProGRP, NSE, CYFRA 21-1, CEA, and CA 125 assays were performed in 63 patients with smallcell lung cancer (limited disease (LD) - 41, extensive disease (ED) - 22) and in 66 individuals of the reference group. RESULTS: Area under the ROC curves for HE4, ProGRP, NSE, CA 125, CYFRA 21-1, and CEA were 0...
September 1, 2016: Clinical Laboratory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161359/is-there-a-role-for-serratia-marcescens-in-male-infertility-an-experimental-study
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Kalpana Rana, Deepali Thaper, Vijay Prabha
OBJECTIVE: Establishment of a male BALB/c mouse model to study the role of sperm impairing S. marcescens on mouse reproductive potential. The current study can add to use of reliable animal models to provide a noteworthy evidence for the microbial cause of infertility. METHODS: The mice in the test groups II, III, IV were intraperitoneally administered with different doses (10(4), 10(6) or 10(8) cfu) of S. marcescens whereas, group I serving as control, received PBS, for 10 consecutive days...
February 1, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
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