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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544660/altered-secretion-of-sertoli-cells-hormones-in-2-year-old-prepubertal-cryptorchid-boys-a-cross-sectional-study
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S M Hamdi, T Almont, P Galinier, R Mieusset, P Thonneau
In cryptorchid boys, failures in germ cell development have been clearly established. Some studies reported some abnormalities in Sertoli cells morphology but the results regarding their endocrine secretion remain controversial. To compare testicular hormone levels in young boys with and without cryptorchidism, we performed a cross-sectional hospital-based study. From surgery appointment records, we identified a case group of boys with unilateral or bilateral cryptorchidism and a control group undergoing dental care, minor osteoarticular or dermal surgery...
May 23, 2017: Andrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543866/testicular-structure-and-seminal-pathway-in-the-yellowtail-tetra-astyanax-altiparanae-characiforms-characidae
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D H de Siqueira-Silva, A P Dos Santos-Silva, C Bashiyo-Silva, M S Rodrigues, C A Vicentini, A Ninhaus-Silveira, R Veríssimo-Silveira
This study aimed to describe testicular and its main ducts structure in the yellowtail tetra Astyanax altiparanae, contributing to the knowledge of the region in which semen is produced, storage and released, focusing mainly on the dynamic of germinal epithelium and Sertoli cells during germ cell maturation. Ten sexually mature male A. altiparanae had their testes processed according to the routine protocols to optical microscopy. Moreover, spermatic ducts and tubular compartment of the testes of three specimens were perfused with vinyl resin for gross anatomy and scanning electron microscopy...
May 22, 2017: Anatomia, Histologia, Embryologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542131/aroclor1254-disrupts-the-blood-testis-barrier-by-promoting-endocytosis-and-degradation-of-junction-proteins-via-p38-mapk-pathway
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Xiaoyu Jia, Ying Xu, Weixing Wu, Yunxia Fan, Guoli Wang, Tianbiao Zhang, Wenhui Su
The blood-testis barrier (BTB) constituted by coexisting junction apparatus between Sertoli cells (SCs) plays an important role in spermatogenesis, which is a known target of various environmental toxicants. The commercial polychlorinated biphenyls mixture, Aroclor1254, has been shown to impair male reproduction by decreasing sperm count and affecting SC metabolism. This study was designed to investigate the effects of Aroclor1254 on the BTB integrity and elucidate the underlying mechanisms. We found that Aroclor1254 treatment in rats (1 or 3 mg/kg per day for 21 consecutive days) and in primary cultured SCs (5 or 10 μg/ml for 48 h) could induce BTB disruption via p38 MAPK pathway, concurrently with increments in junction proteins (JAM-A, N-cadherin, and β-catenin) endocytosis, and occludin ubiquitination...
May 25, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540237/serum-testosterone-levels-and-other-determinants-of-sperm-retrieval-in-microdissection-testicular-sperm-extraction
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Sultan A Althakafi, Osama M Mustafa, Raouf M Seyam, Naif Al-Hathal, Said Kattan
BACKGROUND: Microdissection testicular sperm extraction (microTESE) has become the standard of care for sperm retrieval in non-obstructive azoospermia (NOA) patients. Understanding the significant determinants of microTESE outcomes may result in improvements in sperm retrieval rates and provide better-informed clinical decisions. METHODS: This is a clinical retrospective study conducted through chart review of 421 NOA patients who underwent microTESE between August 2009 and July 2015 in a tertiary-care referral hospital...
April 2017: Translational Andrology and Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536242/mutation-in-tdrd9-causes-non-obstructive-azoospermia-in-infertile-men
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Maram Arafat, Iris Har-Vardi, Avi Harlev, Eliahu Levitas, Atif Zeadna, Maram Abofoul-Azab, Victor Dyomin, Val C Sheffield, Eitan Lunenfeld, Mahmoud Huleihel, Ruti Parvari
BACKGROUND: Azoospermia is diagnosed when sperm cells are completely absent in the ejaculate even after centrifugation. It is identified in approximately 1% of all men and in 10%-20% of infertile males. Non-obstructive azoospermia (NOA) is characterised by the absence of sperm due to either a Sertoli cell-only pattern, maturation arrest, hypospermatogenesis or mixed patterns. NOA is a severe form of male infertility, with limited treatment options and low fertility success rates. In the majority of patients, the cause for NOA is not known and mutations in only a few genes were shown to be causative...
May 23, 2017: Journal of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529766/genome-wide-profiling-of-dna-5-hydroxymethylcytosine-during-rat-sertoli-cell-maturation
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Miriam Landfors, Jostein Johansen, Jan Magnus Aronsen, Cathrine Broberg Vågbø, Louis C Doré, Chuan He, Ivar Sjaastad, Pål Sætrom, Péter Fedorcsák, John Arne Dahl, Håvard Aanes, Markus Fußer, Arne Klungland
Sertoli cells have dual roles during the cells' lifetime. In the juvenile mammal, Sertoli cells proliferate and create the structure of the testis, and during puberty they cease to proliferate and take on the adult role of supporting germ cells through spermatogenesis. Accordingly, many genes expressed in Sertoli cells during testis formation are repressed during spermatogenesis. 5-Hydroxymethylcytosine (5hmC) is a DNA modification enzymatically generated from 5mC and present in all investigated mammalian tissues at varying levels...
2017: Cell Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515008/localization-and-distribution-of-gonadal-proteins-in-the-oviparous-lizard-sceloporus-aeneus-squamata-phrynosomatidae
#7
Antonio-Rubio Nivia Rocio, Villagrán-SantaCruz Maricela, Moreno-Mendoza Norma
Among vertebrates, several specific proteins are involved in the function and development of gonads. Several genes such as SOX9, FOXL2, DDX4, IFITM3, and DPPA3, are active during embryonic differentiation and maintain their expression in adult tissues, playing important roles in the function and development of the line cell, where these are produced. Among reptiles, molecular mechanisms for sex differentiation have been analyzed in turtles, crocodiles, and some lizards, while in adult stages such studies are scarce...
May 14, 2017: Acta Histochemica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506466/impaired-steroidogenesis-in-the-testis-of-leptin-deficient-mice-ob-ob
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Fabiane Ferreira Martins, Marcia Barbosa Aguila, Carlos Alberto Mandarim-de-Lacerda
The obesity and its comorbidities, including resistance to leptin, impacts the reproductive function. Testes express leptin receptors in the germ cells and Leydig cells. Then, leptin-deficient animals are obese and infertile. We aimed to evaluate the structure and steroidogenic pathway of the testis of deficient leptin mice. Three months old male C57BL/6 mice (wild-type, WT) and deficient leptin (ob/ob) mice had their testes dissected and prepared for analyses. Compared to the WT group, the ob/ob group showed a greater body mass with smaller testes, and alterations in the germinative epithelium: fewer spermatogonia, spermatocytes, and spermatids...
May 13, 2017: Acta Histochemica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505146/upregulated-autophagy-in-sertoli-cells-of-ethanol-treated-rats-is-associated-with-induction-of-inducible-nitric-oxide-synthase-inos-androgen-receptor-suppression-and-germ-cell-apoptosis
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Akio Horibe, Nabil Eid, Yuko Ito, Hitomi Hamaoka, Yoshihisa Tanaka, Yoichi Kondo
This study was conducted to investigate the autophagic response of Sertoli cells (SCs) to acute ethanol toxicity using in vivo and in vitro models. Adult Wistar rats were intraperitoneally injected with either 5 g/kg ethanol or phosphate-buffered saline (for the control group) and sacrificed 0, 3, 6 and 24 h after injection. Compared to the control group, enhanced germ cell apoptosis was observed in the ethanol-treated rats (ETRs) in association with upregulation of iNOS and reduced expression of androgen receptor protein levels in SCs, which were resistant to apoptosis...
May 15, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503871/subcellular-distribution-of-calcium-during-spermatogenesis-of-zebrafish-danio-rerio
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Amin Golpour, Martin Pšenička, Hamid Niksirat
Calcium plays a variety of vital regulatory functions in many physiological and biochemical events in the cell. The aim of this study was to describe the ultrastructural distribution of calcium during different developmental stages of spermatogenesis in a model organism, the zebrafish (Danio rerio), using a combined oxalate-pyroantimonate technique. Samples were treated by potassium oxalate and potassium pyroantimonate during two fixation stages and examined using transmission electron microscopy to detect electron dense intracellular calcium...
May 14, 2017: Journal of Morphology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502826/recurrent-ovarian-sertoli-leydig-cell-tumor-a-rare-cause-of-secondary-amenorrhea-in-adolescence
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Amy M Luke, John W Moroney, Andrea Snitchler, Susan L Whiteway
BACKGROUND: Ovarian tumors, although uncommon in children, can retain endocrine function that disrupts normal feedback mechanisms leading to amenorrhea. Inheritance of germline DICER1 mutations can lead to increased risk for development of ovarian Sertoli-Leydig cell tumors (SLCT). CASE: We report the first case of secondary amenorrhea due to elevated inhibin B levels in an adolescent female with an ovarian SLCT. SUMMARY AND CONCLUSIONS: Ovarian tumors should be included in the differential diagnosis for pediatric patients presenting with menstrual irregularities...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501984/pediatric-gynecologic-cancers
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REVIEW
Lauren Pommert, William Bradley
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Three primary categories of gynecologic cancer are found in pediatric and adolescent patients: stromal carcinomas including juvenile granulosa cell tumors and Sertoli-Leydig cell tumors, rhabdomyosarcomas arising from the vagina and cervix (sarcoma botryoides), and ovarian germ cell tumors which comprise a wide range of histologies. These entities are rare and treatment approaches have focused on decreasing late effects of chemotherapy treatment. Here, we review presentation, histologic classifications, diagnosis, and treatment recommendations for pediatric gynecologic cancers...
July 2017: Current Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500503/expression-and-localization-of-myosin-vi-in-developing-mouse-spermatids
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Przemysław Zakrzewski, Robert Lenartowski, Maria Jolanta Rędowicz, Kathryn G Miller, Marta Lenartowska
Myosin VI (MVI) is a versatile actin-based motor protein that has been implicated in a variety of different cellular processes, including endo- and exocytic vesicle trafficking, Golgi morphology, and actin structure stabilization. A role for MVI in crucial actin-based processes involved in sperm maturation was demonstrated in Drosophila. Because of the prominence and importance of actin structures in mammalian spermiogenesis, we investigated whether MVI was associated with actin-mediated maturation events in mammals...
May 12, 2017: Histochemistry and Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499702/prespermatogenesis-and-early-spermatogenesis-in-frogs
#14
Katarzyna Haczkiewicz, Beata Rozenblut-Kościsty, Maria Ogielska
Spermatogenesis in frogs was for the first time divided into two phases: prespermatogenesis, when gonocytes proliferate in developing tadpole testes, and active spermatogenesis when spermatogonial stem cells (i.e. descendants of gonocytes), either self-renew or enter into meiotic cycles within cysts formed by Sertoli cells. We argue that amphibian larval gonocytes are homologues to mammalian gonocytes, whereas spermatogonial stem cells (SSCs) in adult frogs are homologous to mammalian single spermatogonia (As)...
March 12, 2017: Zoology: Analysis of Complex Systems, ZACS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488740/ethanol-induced-mitophagy-in-rat-sertoli-cells-implications-for-male-fertility
#15
N Eid, Y Kondo
Autophagy is a pro-survival mechanism involving lysosomal degradation of damaged cellular components following multiple forms of cellular stress. There is currently a lack of literature on the mechanism, and specifically on mitophagy (selective autophagy of damaged pro-apoptotic mitochondria) in Sertoli cells (SCs). Against such a background, the authors induced mitophagy in SCs of adult male rats using a single injection of ethanol (5 g/kg) and observed mitophagy in the SCs via transmission electron microscopy 24 hr later...
May 10, 2017: Andrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487282/regulation-of-spermatogenesis-by-a-local-functional-axis-in-the-testis-role-of-the-basement-membrane-derived-noncollagenous-1-domain-peptide
#16
Haiqi Chen, Dolores D Mruk, Will M Lee, C Yan Cheng
Spermatogenesis takes place in the epithelium of the seminiferous tubules of the testes, producing millions of spermatozoa per day in an adult male in rodents and humans. Thus, multiple cellular events that are regulated by an array of signaling molecules and pathways are tightly coordinated to support spermatogenesis. Here, we report findings of a local regulatory axis between the basement membrane (BM), the blood-testis barrier (BTB), and the apical ectoplasmic specialization (apical ES; a testis-specific, actin-rich adherens junction at the Sertoli cell-spermatid interface) to coordinate cellular events across the seminiferous epithelium during the epithelial cycle...
May 9, 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487028/insl3-and-amh-in-patients-with-previously-congenital-or-acquired-undescended-testes
#17
Jocelyn van Brakel, Sabine M P F de Muinck Keizer-Schrama, Frans W J Hazebroek, Gert R Dohle, Frank H de Jong
BACKGROUND: In previous reports no differences in Leydig and Sertoli cell function were found between congenital undescended testis (CUDT) and acquired UDT (AUDT) on the basis of serum levels of LH, testosterone, FSH or inhibin B. This study tried to detect differences in Leydig and Sertoli cell function between CUDT and AUDT using insulin-like peptide 3 (INSL3) and anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH). METHOD: 118 men with a history of UDT (CUDT N=55 (6/55 bilateral), AUDT N=63 (15/63 bilateral)) were investigated...
April 5, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486663/ca2-signaling-machinery-is-present-at-intercellular-junctions-and-structures-associated-with-junction-turnover-in-rat-sertoli-cells
#18
Kevin Lyon, Arlo Adams, Matthew Piva, Parisa Asghari, Edwin D Moore, A Wayne Vogl
The endoplasmic reticulum (ER) is a prominent organelle in Sertoli cells. It is an integral component of unique adhesion junctions (ectoplasmic specializations-ESs) in this cell type, and is closely associated with structures termed tubulobulbar complexes (TBCs) that internalize intercellular junctions during sperm release and during the translocation of spermatocytes through the blood-testis barrier. A role for the ER in Ca2+ regulation at ESs and TBCs has been suspected, but evidence for this function has proved elusive...
May 8, 2017: Biology of Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486138/the-effects-of-titanium-dioxide-nanoparticles-on-ultrastructure-of-zebrafish-testis-danio-rerio
#19
Tuğba Kotil, Cansu Akbulut, Nazan Deniz Yön
INTRODUCTION: Nanotechnology investigates materials at nanoscale level (0.1-100nm in diameter). There are many commercially nanoproducts such as silver, silicon, titanium, zinc, and gold. They are used in a variety of applications and released to the environment. Titanium dioxide (TiO2) is one of the most commonly used nanoparticles (NP). In this study, the ultrastructural effects of TiO2-NP on zebrafish testis tissue were evaluated. MATERIAL AND METHOD: Zebrafish were divided into four groups (N=60) as one control and 3 experimental groups (1mg/L, 2mg/L and 4mg/L TiO2)...
April 26, 2017: Micron: the International Research and Review Journal for Microscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485183/ovarian-sertoli-leydig-cell-tumours-how-typical-is-their-typical-presentation
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Lidia María Melero Cortés, M Ángeles Martínez Maestre, M Begoña Vieites Pérez-Quintela, Pietro Gambadauro
Ovarian Sertoli-Leydig cell tumours (OSLCT) are rare and typically present with androgenic manifestations in women of the 2nd-3rd decade. Out of 228 diagnoses of ovarian sex cord-stromal tumours recorded at an academic institution during a 14-year period, eight women were surgically treated for OSLCT. Patient mean age was 54.8 years (range 19-81), five women being in the postmenopausal stage (62.5%). Only one woman presented with androgenic manifestations (12.5%), four with abnormal/postmenopausal uterine bleeding (50%), and three with abdominal pain (37...
May 9, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology: the Journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
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