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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087628/id4-levels-dictate-the-stem-cell-state-in-mouse-spermatogonia
#1
Aileen R Helsel, Qi-En Yang, Melissa J Oatley, Tessa Lord, Fred Sablitzky, Jon M Oatley
Spermatogenesis is a classic model of cycling cell lineages that depend on a balance between stem cell self-renewal for continuity and formation of progenitors as the initial step in production of differentiated cells. However, the mechanisms guiding the continuum of spermatogonial stem cell (SSC) to progenitor spermatogonial transition and precise identifiers of subtypes in the process are undefined. Here we used an Id4-eGfp reporter mouse to discover that EGFP intensity is predictive of the subsets with the ID4-EGFP(Bright) population being mostly, if not purely, SSCs while the ID4-EGFP(Dim) population is in transition to the progenitor state...
January 13, 2017: Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078215/off-label-therapies-for-testosterone-replacement
#2
REVIEW
Lorenzo DiGiorgio, Hossein Sadeghi-Nejad
The incidence of hypogonadism has been steadily increasing over the last few years. Exogenous testosterone has been the standard treatment for hypogonadal men, but is associated with suppression of spermatogenesis as well as other possible adverse effects. There are other medications, currently considered "off label" for androgen replenishment, that exert their effect through modulation of the hypothalamic-gonadal axis. These medications increase endogenous testosterone levels and offer a different therapeutic approach...
December 2016: Translational Andrology and Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077131/granulocyte-colony-stimulating-factor-g-csf-promotes-spermatogenic-regeneration-from-surviving-spermatogonia-after-high-dose-alkylating-chemotherapy
#3
Travis Kotzur, Roberto Benavides-Garcia, Jennifer Mecklenburg, Jamila R Sanchez, Matthew Reilly, Brian P Hermann
BACKGROUND: The lifesaving chemotherapy and radiation treatments that allow patients to survive cancer can also result in a lifetime of side-effects, including male infertility. Infertility in male cancer survivors is thought to primarily result from killing of the spermatogonial stem cells (SSCs) responsible for producing spermatozoa since SSCs turn over slowly and are thereby sensitive to antineoplastic therapies. We previously demonstrated that the cytokine granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF) can preserve spermatogenesis after alkylating chemotherapy (busulfan)...
January 11, 2017: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology: RB&E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073824/a-drosophila-toolkit-for-defining-gene-function-in-spermatogenesis
#4
Nicole A Siddall, Gary R Hime
Expression profiling and genomic sequencing methods enable the accumulation of vast quantities of data that relate to expression of genes during the maturation of male germ cells from primordial germ cells to spermatozoa, and potential mutations that underlie male infertility. However, determination of gene function in specific aspects of spermatogenesis or linking abnormal gene function with infertility remain rate limiting, as even in an era of CRISPR analysis of gene function in mammalian models, this still requires considerable resources and time...
January 10, 2017: Reproduction: the Official Journal of the Society for the Study of Fertility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28071240/teucrium-polium-hexane-extract-downregulated-androgen-receptor-in-testis-and-decreased-fertility-index-in-rats
#5
Aaa Al-Tikriti, E Al-Khateeb, M A Abbas
Teucrium polium L. (Lamiaceae) is a commonly used medicinal plant in folk medicine. Among several uses, T. polium is used to treat male fertility problems. This research was conducted to study the effect of T. polium on spermatogenesis, testosterone level, androgen receptor expression, and fertility in male rats. Administration of hexane extract for 6 days to aging rats increased testosterone level. When administered for 60 days, T. polium hexane extract downregulated androgen receptors, decreased sperm count without producing histological changes in different stages of spermatogenesis...
January 1, 2017: Human & Experimental Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068922/functional-changes-in-mrna-expression-and-alternative-pre-mrna-splicing-associated-with-the-effects-of-nutrition-on-apoptosis-and-spermatogenesis-in-the-adult-testis
#6
Yongjuan Guan, Guanxiang Liang, Graeme B Martin, Le Luo Guan
BACKGROUND: The effects of nutrition on testis mass in the sexually mature male have long been known, however, the cellular and molecular processes of the testis response to nutrition was not fully understood. METHODS: We tested whether the defects in spermatogenesis and increases in germ cell apoptosis in the testis that are induced by under-nutrition are associated with changes in mRNA expression and pre-mRNA alternative splicing using groups of 8 male sheep fed for a 10% increase or 10% decrease in body mass over 65 days...
January 10, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067790/rab10-interacts-with-the-male-germ-cell-specific-gtpase-activating-protein-during-mammalian-spermiogenesis
#7
Ying-Hung Lin, Chih-Chun Ke, Ya-Yun Wang, Mei-Feng Chen, Tsung-Ming Chen, Wei-Chi Ku, Han-Sun Chiang, Chung-Hsin Yeh
According to recent estimates, 2%-15% of couples are sterile, and approximately half of the infertility cases are attributed to male reproductive factors. However, the reasons remain undefined in approximately 25% of male infertility cases, and most infertility cases exhibit spermatogenic defects. Numerous genes involved in spermatogenesis still remain unknown. We previously identified Male Germ Cells Rab GTPase-Activating Proteins (MGCRABGAPs) through cDNA microarray analysis of human testicular tissues with spermatogenic defects...
January 5, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065881/an-integrated-transcriptomics-guided-genome-wide-promoter-analysis-and-next-generation-proteomics-approach-to-mine-factor-s-regulating-cellular-differentiation
#8
Kamal Mandal, Samuel L Bader, Pankaj Kumar, Dipankar Malakar, David S Campbell, Bhola Shankar Pradhan, Rajesh K Sarkar, Neerja Wadhwa, Souvik Sensharma, Vaibhav Jain, Robert L Moritz, Subeer S Majumdar
Differential next-generation-omics approaches aid in the visualization of biological processes and pave the way for divulging important events and/or interactions leading to a functional output at cellular or systems level. To this end, we undertook an integrated Nextgen transcriptomics and proteomics approach to divulge differential gene expression of infant and pubertal rat Sertoli cells (Sc).Unlike, pubertal Sc, infant Sc are immature and fail to support spermatogenesis. We found exclusive association of 14 and 19 transcription factor binding sites to infantile and pubertal states of Sc, respectively, using differential transcriptomics-guided genome-wide computational analysis of relevant promoters employing 220 Positional Weight Matrices from the TRANSFAC database...
January 8, 2017: DNA Research: An International Journal for Rapid Publication of Reports on Genes and Genomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065674/mitochondria-in-teleost-spermatozoa
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REVIEW
Patricio Ulloa-Rodríguez, Elías Figueroa, Rommy Díaz, Manuel Lee-Estevez, Stefania Short, Jorge G Farías
There is an extraordinary diversity of reproductive modes in teleost and this variability is related to the phylogenetic relationships and adaption to very different biotopes. As in all vertebrates, sperm is produced as the end product of the process of spermatogenesis, and regarding teleost the spermatozoa lack an acrosome in almost all species and motility is activated as a response to osmolarity and ion content of the aquatic medium where the sperm is released. In this context, mitochondria possess a fundamental role for fish spermatozoa motility and integrity, hence, fertilizing potential; they are the energy supplier that allows flagellar movement and their dysfunction could play a main role in structural and functional damage to the spermatozoa...
January 5, 2017: Mitochondrion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063768/emerging-role-for-mammalian-target-of-rapamycin-in-male-fertility
#10
Pedro F Oliveira, C Y Cheng, Marco G Alves
Male fertility is modulated by environmental, endocrine, paracrine, and metabolic cues. Mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) coordinates many cellular events in response to those signals. Here, we discuss how the mTOR pathway integrates and mediates signals throughout the male reproductive system, acting as a central player in the control of spermatogenesis.
January 4, 2017: Trends in Endocrinology and Metabolism: TEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063496/measuring-phospholipase-d-enzymatic-activity-through-biochemical-and-imaging-methods
#11
F Philip, E E Ha, M A Seeliger, M A Frohman
The phospholipase D (PLD) enzymatic superfamily regulates a wide range of cell biological and physiological pathways, including platelet activation, immune responses, cancer, and spermatogenesis. The three main enzymatic actions of the superfamily entail (i) hydrolyzing membrane phospholipids (phosphatidylcholine (PC) and cardiolipin) to generate choline and the second messenger signaling lipid phosphatidic acid (PA), (ii) using ethanol to transphosphatidylate PC to generate the long-lived metabolite phosphatidylethanol, and (iii) hydrolyzing RNA transcripts to generate piRNAs, the third form of endogenous RNAi...
2017: Methods in Enzymology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062307/transcriptional-regulation-of-follicle-stimulating-hormone-%C3%AE-subunit-in-marmoset-by-an-alternate-distal-promoter
#12
Susha S Kutteyil, Bhakti R Pathak, Smita D Mahale
Follicle-Stimulating Hormone (FSH) is essential for mammalian folliculogenesis and spermatogenesis. Common marmoset (Callithrix jacchus) is a New World primate which exhibits an unusual FSH profile across the ovarian cycle with a mid-follicular FSH peak that is not observed in Catarrhini primates like humans. Since transcription of FSH β-subunit gene (FSHβ) is a rate-limiting step in the production of mature FSH, this study aimed to investigate the regulation of marmoset FSHβ gene expression in comparison to human...
January 3, 2017: General and Comparative Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061524/prevalence-of-small-testicular-hyperechogenic-foci-in-subgroups-of-382-non-vasectomized-azoospermic-men-a-retrospective-cohort-study
#13
J Fedder
Testicular hyperechogenic foci (THF) are associated with Klinefelter's syndrome, cryptorchidism, infertility, and testicular germ cell neoplasia. The aims of the study were to evaluate THF in relation to etiology of azoospermia and to Sertoli cell dysfunction. The structures inside the scrotum of consecutive non-vasectomized, azoospermic were examined by ultrasonography, and hormone (FSH, LH, testosterone, and prolactin), and genetic analyses (karyotype, Y microdeletions, and CFTR mutations) were performed...
January 6, 2017: Andrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058728/untargeted-metabolomic-profiling-of-seminal-plasma-in-non-obstructive-azoospermia-men-a-non-invasive-detection-of-spermatogenesis
#14
Kambiz Gilany, Ahmad Mani-Varnosfaderani, Arash Minai-Tehrani, Fateme Mirzajani, Alireza Ghassempour, Mohammed Reza Sadeghi, Mehdi Amini, Hassan Rezadoost
Male factor infertility is involved in almost half of all infertile couples. Lack of the ejaculated sperm due to testicular malfunction has been reported in 6-10% of infertile, a condition named non-obstructive azoospermia (NOA). In this study, we investigated untargeted metabolomic profiling of the seminal plasma in NOA men using gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) and advance chemometrics. In this regard, the seminal plasma fluids of 11 NOA men with TESE-negative (AZN), 9 NOA men with TESE-positive (AZP) and 10 fertile (F) healthy men (as a control group) were collected...
January 6, 2017: Biomedical Chromatography: BMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054411/peach-gum-polysaccharides-improve-the-spermatogenesis-of-kkay-mice-with-impaired-reproduction-system
#15
Li Qian, Wenjun Wang, Jie Song, Dezhong Chen
PROBLEM: Peach gum polysaccharides (PGPs) exhibit antioxidant and antibacterial activities. Nevertheless, the effect of PGPs on the spermatogenesis of KKAy mice with impaired reproduction system remains undetermined. METHOD OF STUDY: PGPs were extracted with hot water. KKAy mice were randomly divided into two groups, namely, control and PGPs (treated with 100 mg/kg PGPs). RESULTS: Oral administration of PGPs decreased the levels of serum triglyceride, total cholesterol, low-density lipoprotein cholesterol, fasting blood glucose, plasma insulin, and nitrate nitrogen level in the testes of KKAy mice...
January 5, 2017: American Journal of Reproductive Immunology: AJRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053928/synaptonemal-complex-protein-3-transcript-analysis-in-breast-cancer
#16
Maryam Beigom Mobasheri, Reza Shirkoohi, Mohammad Hossein Modarressi
BACKGROUND: Breast cancer is the most frequent cancer in women. Cancer/Testis antigens are immunogenic proteins ectopically expressed in human neoplasms. Synaptonemal complex protein 3 (SYCP3) belongs to cancer/testis genes family involved in meiotic events and spermatogenesis. The aim of this study was to express analysis of SYCP3 in breast cancer and validate it as a breast cancer biomarker. METHODS: Expression of SYCP3 transcripts in 47 breast tumors, 6 breast cancer cell lines (MCF7, SKBR3, T47D, BT474, MDA-MB-231 and MDA-MB 468), 5 normal breast and 2 testis tissues was studied by Real Time RT-PCR reaction...
December 2016: Iranian Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053699/identification-of-target-genes-for-spermatogenic-cell-specific-krab-transcription-factor-zfp819-in-a-male-germ-cell-line
#17
Sora Jin, Heejin Choi, Jun Tae Kwon, Jihye Kim, Juri Jeong, Jaehwan Kim, Seong Hyeon Hong, Chunghee Cho
BACKGROUND: Zfp819, a member of the Krüppel-associated box (KRAB) family, encodes a spermatogenic cell-specific transcription factor. Zfp819-overexpression induces apoptosis and inhibits proliferation in somatic cell lines. RESULTS: In the present study, we examined the cellular effects of Zfp819 in a male germ cell line (GC-2 cells). Overexpression of Zfp819 demonstrated an increase in the number of apoptotic cells, leading to inhibition of proliferation in GC-2 cells...
2017: Cell & Bioscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053620/establishment-of-a-surgically-induced-cryptorchidism-canine-recipient-model-for-spermatogonial-stem-cell-transplantation
#18
Won-Young Lee, Ran Lee, Hyuk Song, Tai-Young Hur, Seunghoon Lee, Jiyun Ahn, Hyunjhung Jhun
Transplantation of spermatogonial stem cells (SSCs) in experimental animal models has been used to study germ line stem cell biology and to produce transgenic animals. The species-specific recipient model preparation is important for the characterization of SSCs and the production of offspring. Here, we investigated the effects of surgically induced cryptorchidism in dog as a new recipient model for spermatogonial stem cell transplantation. Artificially unilateral or bilateral cryptorchidism was induced in ten mature male dogs by surgically returning the testis and epididymis to the abdominal cavity...
December 2016: Laboratory Animal Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052023/spermatogonial-stem-cells-and-progenitors-are-refractory-to-reprogramming-to-pluripotency-by-the-transcription-factors-oct3-4-c-myc-sox2-and-klf4
#19
Sébastien Corbineau, Bruno Lassalle, Maelle Givelet, Inès Souissi-Sarahoui, Virginie Firlej, Paul Henri Romeo, Isabelle Allemand, Lydia Riou, Pierre Fouchet
The male germinal lineage, which is defined as unipotent, produces sperm through spermatogenesis. However, embryonic primordial germ cells and postnatal spermatogonial stem cells (SSCs) can change their fate and convert to pluripotency in culture when they are not controlled by the testicular microenvironment. The mechanisms underlying these reprogramming processes are poorly understood. Testicular germ cell tumors, including teratoma, share some molecular characteristics with pluripotent cells, suggesting that cancer could result from an abnormal differentiation of primordial germ cells or from an abnormal conversion of SCCs to pluripotency in the testis...
December 28, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051040/pulsatile-gonadotropin-releasing-hormone-therapy-is-associated-with-earlier-spermatogenesis-compared-to-combined-gonadotropin-therapy-in-patients-with-congenital-hypogonadotropic-hypogonadism
#20
Jiang-Feng Mao, Zhao-Xiang Liu, Min Nie, Xi Wang, Hong-Li Xu, Bing-Kun Huang, Jun-Jie Zheng, Le Min, Ursula Brigitte Kaiser, Xue-Yan Wu
Both pulsatile gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) infusion and combined gonadotropin therapy (human chorionic gonadotropin and human menopausal gonadotropin [HCG/HMG]) are effective to induce spermatogenesis in male patients with congenital hypogonadotropic hypogonadism (CHH). However, evidence is lacking as to which treatment strategy is better. This retrospective cohort study included 202 patients with CHH: twenty had received pulsatile GnRH and 182 had received HCG/HMG. Patients had received therapy for at least 12 months...
December 27, 2016: Asian Journal of Andrology
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