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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148520/an-in-vitro-prototype-of-a-porcine-biomimetic-testis-like-cell-culture-system-a-novel-tool-for-the-study-of-reassembled-sertoli-and-leydig-cells
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Iva Arato, Giovanni Luca, Francesca Mancuso, Catia Bellucci, Cinzia Lilli, Mario Calvitti, Barbara C Hansen, Domenico Milardi, Giuseppe Grande, Riccardo Calafiore
At present, there is no reliable in vitro assembled prepubertal testis-like biomimetic organ culture system designed to assess the functional effects of human gonadotropins on Sertoli and Leydig cells. Spermatogenesis is regulated by endocrine, paracrine, and juxtacrine factors (testicular cross-talk), mainly orchestrated by gonadotropins such as luteinizing hormone (LH) and follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) that play a pivotal role by stimulating Leydig and Sertoli cells, respectively. The aim of our study was to set up an in vitro prepubertal porcine bioengineered construct as a new model for experimental studies on reassembled Sertoli and Leydig cells...
November 10, 2017: Asian Journal of Andrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142409/reversible-testicular-toxicity-of-piperine-on-male-albino-rats
#2
Gopichand Chinta, Mohane Selvaraj Coumar, Latha Periyasamy
Background: Piperine was widely used in traditional medicine for inducing sterility and abortion. Objective: To evaluate the effect of the piperine on testis of male albino rats. Materials and Methods: Adult male rats were divided into four groups (n = 12). Group I (control): Rats were given vehicle p.o. i.e. 0.5% carboxymethyl cellulose in normal saline daily for 60 days, Group II (ED): Rats received piperine at a dose of 10 mg/kg body weight (b...
October 2017: Pharmacognosy Magazine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137935/prostatic-adenocarcinoma-in-the-setting-of-persistent-m%C3%A3-llerian-duct-syndrome-a-case-report
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Zulfia McCroskey, Tracie M Koen, David J Lim, Mukul K Divatia, Steven S Shen, Alberto G Ayala, Jae Y Ro
Persistent Müllerian Duct Syndrome (PMDS) is a form of disordered sex development in which rudimentary Müllerian structures are identified in phenotypically and genotypically normal males. It is caused by defects in the anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH) system. Since patients with PMDS present with undescended testes, testosterone production by Leydig cells later in life is often decreased. The role of androgens in prostate cancerogenesis is well known. Cryptorchid testes and diminished testosterone levels in post pubertal life in patients with PMDS play a protective role against prostate cancer, and hence, prostate cancer is a rare event in patients with PMDS...
November 11, 2017: Human Pathology
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/29132723/ovarian-sex-cord-stromal-tumours-and-their-mimics
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REVIEW
Robert H Young
Sex cord-stromal tumours of the ovary include many of the most morphologically intriguing ovarian neoplasms and albeit many of them are rare, they factor into the differential diagnosis more often than their frequency might suggest. The most common malignant form, the adult granulosa cell tumour, may grossly simulate various surface epithelial neoplasms. Microscopically, confusion with endometrioid carcinoma may occur because the cords and microfollicles of the granulosa cell tumour may be mimicked by endometrioid carcinoma and the latter may have pale nuclei with nuclear grooves...
November 10, 2017: Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131089/human-chorionic-gonadotropin-test-old-uncertainties-new-perspectives-and-value-in-46-xy-disorders-of-sex-development
#6
Silvano Bertelloni, Gianni Russo, Giampiero I Baroncelli
The human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) test represents a key step in assessing Leydig cell function in prepubertal males, but differences in terms of hCG doses, number of injections, and sequence of blood drawing are published in the literature, showing poor standardization. The few available data in healthy boys are summarized here. A recombinant hCG (rhCG) formulation might permit overcoming some controversies as well as avoid the potential biological risk related to the injection of extractive hormones. Studies in humans are scarce, but they indicate that 250 µg rhCG in a single dose may represent a useful scheme for the dynamic evaluation of Leydig cell function in children as well as in adults...
November 2, 2017: Sexual Development: Genetics, Molecular Biology, Evolution, Endocrinology, Embryology, and Pathology of Sex Determination and Differentiation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126714/testicular-steroidogenic-enzymes-in-the-lizard-podarcis-sicula-during-the-spermatogenic-cycle
#7
Luigi Rosati, Alessandra Santillo, Maria Maddalena Di Fiore, Piero Andreuccetti, Marina Prisco
Steroidogenic Acute Regulatory protein (StAR), 3β-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase (3β-HSD), 17β-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase (17β-HSD), 5α-Reductase (5α-Red), P450 aromatase are key enzymes involved in steroidogenesis. Recently, we showed the expression and the localization of P450 aromatase in Podarcis sicula testis during the different phases of the reproductive cycle, showing its involvement in the control of steroidogenesis, particularly in 17β-estradiol synthesis. Now, we have investigated the presence and distribution of the other enzymes involved in steroidogenesis, i...
November 7, 2017: Comptes Rendus Biologies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29115523/characterization-of-cholesterol-metabolism-in-sertoli-cells-and-spermatogenesis-review
#8
Jin-Feng Shi, Yu-Kun Li, Kun Ren, Yuan-Jie Xie, Wei-Dong Yin, Zhong-Cheng Mo
The Sertoli cell, which is the supporting cell of spermatogenesis, has an important role in the endocrine and paracrine control of spermatogenesis. Functionally, it provides the cells of the seminiferous epithelium with nutrition, conveys mature spermatids to the lumen of seminiferous tubules, secretes androgen‑binding protein and interacts with endocrine Leydig cells. In addition, the levels of cholesterol, as well as its intermediates, vary greatly between nongonadal tissues and the male reproductive system...
November 7, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
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
#9
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/29105552/effects-of-mdma-ecstasy-on-apoptosis-and-heat-shock-protein-hsp70-expression-in-adult-rat-testis
#10
Fahimeh Mobaraki, Masoumeh Seghatoleslam, Alireza Fazel, Alireza Ebrahimzadeh-Bideskan
BACKGROUND: This study was conducted to investigate the effects of MDMA (3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine, ecstasy) on apoptosis and heat shock protein expression in adult rat testis. METHODS: Twenty male rats were divided into four groups, two experimental groups (1 and 2), sham control and control. For 16 consecutive days, the experimental groups 1 and 2 were received 5 and 10 mg/kg intraperitoneal (ip) injection of ecstasy, respectively, and in the sham control group, the only saline was injected...
November 5, 2017: Toxicology Mechanisms and Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29103113/testicular-toxicity-and-sperm-quality-following-copper-exposure-in-wistar-albino-rats-ameliorative-potentials-of-l-carnitine
#11
Maurya Khushboo, Meesala Krishna Murthy, Maibam Sunita Devi, Sanasam Sanjeev, Kalibulla Syed Ibrahim, Nachimuthu Senthil Kumar, Vikas Kumar Roy, Guruswami Gurusubramanian
Copper is a persistent toxic and bio-accumulative heavy metal of global concern. Continuous exposure of copper compounds of different origin is the most common form of copper poisoning and in turn adversely altering testis morphology and function and affecting sperm quality. L-carnitine has a vital role in the spermatogenesis, physiology of sperm, sperm production and quality. This study was designed to examine whether the detrimental effects of long-term copper consumption on sperm quality and testis function of Wistar albino rat could be prevented by L-carnitine therapy...
November 4, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29101268/disturbed-spermatogenic-signaling-in-pacap-deficient-mice
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Dora Reglodi, Sandor Cseh, Bence Somoskoi, Balazs Fulop, Eszter Szentleleky, Vince Szegeczki, Anna Kovacs, Andrea Varga, Peter Kiss, Hitoshi Hashimoto, Andrea Tamas, Attila Bardosi, Sridharan Manavalan, Eva Bako, Roza Zakany, Tamas Juhasz
PACAP is a neuropeptide with diverse functions in various organs, including reproductive system. It is present in the testis in high concentrations, and in addition to the stage-specific expression within the seminiferous tubules, PACAP affects spermatogenesis and the functions of Leydig and Sertoli cells. Mice lacking endogenous PACAP show reduced fertility, but the possibility of abnormalities in spermatogenic signaling has not yet been investigated. Therefore, we performed a detailed morphological analysis of spermatozoa, sperm motility, and investigated signaling pathways that play a role during spermatogenesis in knockout mice...
November 3, 2017: Reproduction: the Official Journal of the Society for the Study of Fertility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29096273/effects-of-chemical-castration-using-20-cacl2-with-0-5-dmso-in-tomcats-evaluation-of-inflammatory-reaction-by-infrared-thermography-and-effectiveness-of-treatment
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Cristiane Sella Paranzini, Anne Kemmer Sousa, Guilherme Schiess Cardoso, Felipe Montanheiro Perencin, Luiz Guilherme Corsi Trautwein, Ana Paula Frederico Rodrigues Loureiro Bracarense, Maria Isabel Mello Martins
This study used infrared thermography to monitor the immediate inflammatory reaction to an intratesticular injection of 20% (calcium chloride) CaCl2 with 0.5% dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO) for chemical castration and to provide evidence of the treatment's clinical viability. Six animals received a 0.25 mL intratesticular injection of 20% CaCl2 with 0.5% DMSO in each testis. Thermographic imaging, testicular measurement, penile spine evaluation, electroejaculation, and sperm analysis were performed before the injection...
October 21, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29090093/effects-of-pituitary-specific-overexpression-of-fsh%C3%AE-%C3%AE-on-reproductive-traits-in-transgenic-boars
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Wenting Li, Yujun Quan, Mengmeng Zhang, Kejun Wang, Muzhen Zhu, Ye Chen, Qiuyan Li, Keliang Wu
BACKGROUND: Follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) is a gonadotropin synthesized and secreted by the pituitary gland. FSH stimulates follicle development and maturation in females. It also plays an important role in spermatogenesis in males, including humans and mice. However, the effects of FSH on male pigs are largely unknown. In this study, we generated transgenic pigs to investigate the effects of FSHα/β overexpression on reproductive traits in boars. RESULTS: After five transgenic F0 founders were crossed with wide-type pigs, 193 F1 animals were obtained...
2017: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29084059/insl3-expression-in-leydig-cell-hyperplasia-and-leydig-cell-tumors
#15
Nelli S Lakis, Kara A Lombardo, Shamlal Mangray, George J Netto, Daniela Salles, Andres Matoso
Insulin-like 3 (INSL3) is a hormone produced by Leydig cells (LCs) and leads to physiological testicular descent during embryonic development. We investigated the expression of INSL3 by immunohistochemistry in normal LCs, in Leydig cell tumor (LCT) (n=17 including 15 testes and 2 ovaries) and in Leydig cell hyperplasia (LCH) (n=10). Normally distributed LCs showed strong immunostaining in the cytoplasm in all cases. All 10 cases (100%) of LCH were strongly and diffusely positive in the intertubular areas. Six cases of LCH had nodules raging in size from 0...
October 27, 2017: Applied Immunohistochemistry & Molecular Morphology: AIMM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29081925/sertoli-leydig-cell-tumor-of-the-ovary-masquerading-as-a-mucinous-adenocarcinoma-a-frozen-section-pitfall
#16
Jonathan E Zuckerman, Neda A Moatamed
Sertoli-Leydig cells tumors are rare ovarian neoplasms that can be managed with conservative resection given their generally excellent prognosis. Here we report a case of Sertoli-Leydig cell tumor mistakenly diagnosed as an invasive mucinous adenocarcinoma at time of intraoperative consultation because of its blue-mucinous appearance in the frozen section material. The patient subsequently underwent an extensive staging procedure revealing unilateral, ovarian confined disease. The mucinous features seen on frozen section were lost on the slides prepared from formalin fixed tissues...
October 3, 2017: Rare Tumors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29075365/antioxidant-and-antifibrotic-effect-of-a-herbal-formulation-in-vitro-and-in-the-experimental-andropause-via-nrf2-ho-1-signaling-pathway
#17
Woong Jin Bae, Guan Qun Zhu, Sae Woong Choi, Hyun Cheol Jeong, Fahad Bashraheel, Kang Sup Kim, Su Jin Kim, Hyuk Jin Cho, U Syn Ha, Sung Hoo Hong, Ji Youl Lee, Hyun-A Oh, Hye Cheong Koo, Do Ram Kim, Sung Yeoun Hwang, Sae Woong Kim
The Korean herbal formulation Ojayeonjonghwan is used for improving late-onset hypogonadism (LOH) symptoms such as erectile dysfunction (ED). A previous research suggested that a modified Ojayeonjonghwan (KH-204) could be used as an alternative to the treatment for ED. The pharmacological effects were examined in different conditions, including in vitro and in vivo. We measured the survival rate of TM3 Leydig cells under the oxidative stress condition. The s.c. injection of leuprorelin was used to induce androgen deprivation...
2017: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29075189/a-short-term-exposure-to-tributyltin-blocks-leydig-cell-regeneration-in-the-adult-rat-testis
#18
Xiaolong Wu, Jianpeng Liu, Yue Duan, Shiyu Gao, Yao Lü, Xiaoheng Li, Qiqi Zhu, Xianwu Chen, Jing Lin, Leping Ye, Ren-Shan Ge
Background: Tributyltin (TBT) is widely used as an antifouling agent that may cause reproductive toxicity. The mechanism of TBT on Leydig cell development is still unknown. The objective of the present study was to investigate whether a brief exposure to low doses of TBT permanently affects Leydig cell development and to clarify the underlying mechanism. Methods: Adult male Sprague Dawley rats were randomly assigned into four groups and gavaged normal saline (control), 0.1, 1.0, or 10.0 mg/kg/day TBT for a consecutive 10 days, respectively...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29073541/melatonin-promotes-sheep-leydig-cell-testosterone-secretion-in-a-co-culture-with-sertoli-cells
#19
Shou-Long Deng, Zhi-Peng Wang, Cheng Jin, Xiao-Long Kang, Aalia Batool, Yan Zhang, Xiao-Yu Li, Xiu-Xia Wang, Su-Ren Chen, Chawn-Shang Chang, C Yan Cheng, Zheng-Xing Lian, Yi-Xun Liu
Leydig cells synthesize and secrete testosterone, and are regulated by Sertoli cells. These two cell types may work together to regulate testicular androgen production. Studies have shown that Leydig cell androgen synthesis can be dramatically enhanced by Sertoli cells in the presence of melatonin, which can regulate the secretory function of Leydig and Sertoli cells. However, the molecular mechanism of melatonin-regulated Leydig cell androgen production via Sertoli cells remains unclear. Here, we found that 10(-7) M melatonin increased testosterone production in co-cultured Leydig and Sertoli cells isolated from sheep...
October 17, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29073338/transdifferentiation-of-adult-rat-stem-leydig-cells-into-prostatic-and-uterine-epithelium-but-not-epidermis
#20
M K Nanjappa, T I Medrano, G S Prins, H Chen, B R Zirkin, P S Cooke
Stem Leydig cells (SLCs), precursors of testicular Leydig cells that secrete testosterone required for male sexual differentiation, spermatogenesis, and fertility, were recently identified in rat testes. Various types of stem cells have shown the ability to differentiate into other tissues, but there is no information on the plasticity of adult rat SLCs (rSLCs). This study investigated the ability of rSLCs to transdifferentiate into cell types from all three germ layers-prostatic epithelium (endoderm), uterine epithelium (mesoderm), and epidermis (ectoderm)-under the influence of inductive mesenchyme from fetal and neonatal tissues...
November 2017: Andrology
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