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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729426/glycerol-3-phosphate-acyltransferase-2-is-essential-for-normal-spermatogenesis
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Maria Belen Garcia-Fabiani, Mauro A Montanaro, Pablo Stringa, Ezequiel Lacunza, Elizabeth R Cattaneo, Marianela Santana, Magali Pellon-Maison, Maria R Gonzalez-Baro
Glycerol-3-phosphate acyltransferases (GPAT) catalyze the first and rate-limiting step in the de novo glycerolipid synthesis. The GPAT2 isoform differs from the other isoforms because its expression is restricted to male germ cells and cancer cells. It has been recently reported that GPAT2 expression in mouse testis fluctuates during sexual maturation and that it is regulated by epigenetic mechanisms in combination with vitamin A derivatives. Despite progress made in this field, information about GPAT2 role in the developing male germ cells remains unclear...
July 20, 2017: Biochemical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727099/identification-of-differentially-expressed-proteins-in-testicular-semen-of-sex-reversed-female-xx-and-normal-male-xy-rainbow-trout
#2
J Nynca, M Adamek, A Ciereszko
Masculinized females, named sex-reversed females (SRF), have a male phenotype but retain the female genotype (XX) and all spermatozoa produced in their testes carry the X chromosome. Masculinization of females leads to incomplete testicular development and the production of lower-quality semen. The mechanism of masculinization is unknown at present. Therefore, the aim of our study was to identify differentially abundant proteins in testicular semen of normal males and SRF using a difference in-gel electrophoresis approach...
July 2017: Journal of Animal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726202/experimental-assessment-of-the-effect-of-kagocel-on-reproductive-function-in-pubertal-male-rats
#3
T G Borovskaya, M E Poluektova, A V Vychuzhanina, V A Mashanova, Yu A Shchemerova
We studied possible toxic effects of antiviral drug Kagocel on reproductive function in pubertal male rats. The drug was administered in therapeutic and 10-fold higher doses throughout the spermatogenesis cycle (48 days). Kagocel did not reduce mating and fertilizing capacities, did not suppress spermatogenesis, and had no toxic effects on the offspring. The results characterize Kagocel as a drug with a broad reproductive safety profile and demonstrate that the age limits for using Kagocel in pediatric practice can be extended...
July 18, 2017: Bulletin of Experimental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726193/regenerative-potential-of-spermatogonial-stem-cells-endothelial-progenitor-cells-and-epithelial-progenitor-cells-of-c57bl-6-male-mice-with-metabolic-disorders
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E G Skurikhin, A V Pakhomova, O V Pershina, L A Ermolaeva, V A Krupin, N N Ermakova, E S Pan, A I Kudryashova, O Yu Rybalkina, T B Pavlovskaya, N V Litvyakov, V E Goldberg, A M Dygai
The properties of spermatogonial stem cells, endothelial progenitor cells, and the epithelial progenitors of C57Bl/6 mice under conditions of metabolic disorders were studied using the model of busulfan-induced suppression of spermatogenesis and in vitro culture technique. Spermatogonial stem cells CD117-CD90(+) and epithelial progenitors CD45-CD31-Sca-1(+)CD49f(+) derived from the testes of mice with metabolic disturbances demonstrated 17- and 28-fold increase in the respective cell mass and generated cell colonies in vitro...
July 18, 2017: Bulletin of Experimental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724179/contribution-of-electron-microscopy-to-study-in-vitro-inositol-effects-on-human-spermatozoa
#5
M Colone, A Calcabrini, V Unfer, A Stringaro
Infertility is a worldwide problem and male partner contributes to almost 30% of cases of infertility. The term oligoasthenoteratospermia is related to defective spermatogenesis and is characterized by a reduction of motility and number of spermatozoa and a change in their morphology. Electron microscopes are frequently used in order to evaluate sperm pathology and overall to establish a correlation between structural and functional deficiencies of altered sperm. High levels of reactive oxygen species endanger sperm function and viability...
June 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723911/male-reproductive-system-and-spermatogenesis-of-limodromus-assimilis-paykull-1790
#6
Lea F Schubert, Stephanie Krüger, Gerald B Moritz, Veit Schubert
Based on advanced light and electron microscopy, we describe the male reproductive system and sperm development of Limodromus assimilis. The genital tract consists of pairs of uni-follicular testes, spermatic ducts with diverticula regions, seminal vesicles, accessory glands, an unpaired ejaculatory duct and an aedeagus containing an internal sac equipped with sclerotic scales. Based on their morphology, we draw conclusions about their functions. After spermatogenesis within the follicle, the spermatozoa become released from the sperm cysts...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723571/emi2-is-essential-for-mouse-spermatogenesis
#7
Lakshmi Gopinathan, Radoslaw Szmyd, Diana Low, M Kasim Diril, Heng-Yu Chang, Vincenzo Coppola, Kui Liu, Lino Tessarollo, Ernesto Guccione, Ans M M van Pelt, Philipp Kaldis
The meiotic functions of Emi2, an inhibitor of the APC/C complex, have been best characterized in oocytes where it mediates metaphase II arrest as a component of the cytostatic factor. We generated knockout mice to determine the in vivo functions of Emi2-in particular, its functions in the testis, where Emi2 is expressed at high levels. Male and female Emi2 knockout mice are viable but sterile, indicating that Emi2 is essential for meiosis but dispensable for embryonic development and mitotic cell divisions...
July 18, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722192/roles-of-fas-fasl-mediated-apoptosis-and-inhibin-b-in-the-testicular-dysfunction-of-rats-with-left-side-varicocele
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J Zhang, P P Jin, M Gong, J H Guo, K Fang, Q T Yi, R J Zhu
We investigated the role of the Fas/FasL signalling pathway and inhibin B expression in rats with an experimentally induced left-side varicocele. Forty-five Sprague Dawley (SD) male rats were randomly divided into three groups in average: control group, sham group and experimental group. The expression of inhibin B in the rat left testis was analysed at the mRNA and protein levels by reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) and Western blotting respectively. The expressions of Fas, FasL and caspase-3 in the left testis were measured by RT-PCR and immunofluorescence...
July 18, 2017: Andrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721614/low-doses-of-chlorpyrifos-interfere-with-spermatogenesis-of-rats-through-reduction-of-sex-hormones
#9
Dinithi Champika Peiris, Thamali Dhanushka
Use of pesticides results in indirect effects on human health. We aimed to evaluate implications of toxicological effects of subchronic chlorpyrifos exposure on reproductive function in male rats. A total of 48 adult Wistar male rats were separated into four groups (n = 12). Animals were gavaged with 2.5 mg/kg (T1), 5 mg/kg (T2), or 10 mg/kg (T3) body weight of chlorpyrifos (CPF) or distilled water (control) daily for 30 days. Organ weights, epididymal sperm parameters, DNA integrity, sex hormonal (FHS and LH) levels, and alanine aminotransferase (ALT), aspartate aminotransferase (AST), gamma-glutamyl transferase (GGT), and creatinine concentrations were determined on day 31...
July 18, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720593/vitamin-a-endocrine-tissues-and-hormones-interplay-and-interactions
#10
Julie Brossaud, Veronique Pallet, Jean-Benoit Corcuff
Vitamin A (retinol) is a micronutrient critical for cell proliferation and differentiation. In adults, vitamin A and metabolites such as retinoic acid (RA) play major roles in vision, immune and brain functions, and tissue remodelling and metabolism. This review presents the physiological interactions of retinoids and endocrine tissues and hormonal systems. Two endocrine systems have been particularly studied. In the pituitary, retinoids targets the corticotrophs with a possible therapeutic use in corticotropinomas...
July 18, 2017: Endocrine Connections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719015/bisphenol-a-induced-oxidative-stress-and-apoptosis-in-mice-testes-modulation-by-selenium
#11
S Kaur, M Saluja, M P Bansal
Spermatogenesis, a highly coordinated process, is prone to environmental insults which may lead to impaired spermatogenesis or, at worst, infertility. Bisphenol A (BPA) is a well-known global environmental toxicant and a ubiquitous oestrogenic chemical. This study evaluated the role of selenium (0.5 ppm sodium selenite/kg diet) on spermatogenesis after BPA treatment in different groups of male BALB/c mice: control, selenium, BPA and selenium+BPA. Markers of oxidative stress and apoptosis were evaluated in testis after BPA treatment...
July 18, 2017: Andrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718528/impairment-of-sperm-dna-methylation-in-male-infertility-a-meta-analytic-study
#12
D Santi, S De Vincentis, E Magnani, G Spaggiari
Considering the widespread use of assisted reproductive techniques (ART), DNA methylation of specific genes involved in spermatogenesis achieves increasingly clinical relevance, representing a possible explanation of increased incidence of syndromes related to genomic imprinting in medically assisted pregnancies. Several trials suggested a relationship between male sub-fertility and sperm DNA methylation, although its weight on seminal parameters alteration is still a matter of debate. To evaluate whether aberrant sperm DNA methylation of imprinted genes is associated with impaired sperm parameters...
July 2017: Andrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717268/empiric-medical-therapy-with-hormonal-agents-for-idiopathic-male-infertility
#13
REVIEW
Nicholas N Tadros, Edmund S Sabanegh
INTRODUCTION: Infertility affects approximately 15% of all couples, and male factor contribute to up to 50% of cases. Unfortunately, the cause of male infertility is unknown in about 30% of these cases. Infertility of unknown origin is classified as idiopathic male infertility when abnormal semen parameters are present. Despite not having a definable cause, these men may respond to treatment. This review focuses on the use of empiric hormonal therapies for idiopathic male infertility...
July 2017: Indian Journal of Urology: IJU: Journal of the Urological Society of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713994/molecular%C3%A2-cytogenetic-study-of-de-novo-mosaic-karyotype-45-x-46-x-i-yq-46-x-idic-yq-in-an-azoospermic-male-case-report-and-literature-review
#14
Yuting Jiang, Ruixue Wang, Linlin Li, Lintao Xue, Shu Deng, Ruizhi Liu
The present study describes a 36‑year‑old male with the 45,X/46,X,i(Yq)/46,X,idic(Yq) karyotype, who suffered from azoospermia attributed to maturation arrest of the primary spermatocyte. To the best of our knowledge, this rare karyotype has not yet been reported in the literature. The results of detailed molecular‑cytogenetic studies of isodicentric (idic)Y chromosomes and isochromosome (iso)Y, which are identified in patient with complex mosaic karyotypes, are presented. The presence of mosaicism of the three cell lines 45,X, 46,X,i(Yq) and 46,X,idic(Yq) may be a contributing factor for spermatogenic failure, in addition to the instability of iso/idic Y chromosomes to pass the spermatogenesis process...
July 14, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712647/perinatal-exposure-to-2-2-4-4-tetrabromodiphenyl-ether-induces-testicular-toxicity-in-adult-rats
#15
Ahmed Khalil, Mikhail Parker, Sarah E Brown, Sebnem E Cevik, Lian W Guo, Jake Jensen, Alexandra Olmsted, Daneal Portman, Haotian Wu, Alexander Suvorov
Since 1965, polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) have been used internationally as flame-retardant additives. PBDEs were recently withdrawn from commerce in North America and Europe due to their environmental persistence, bioaccumulative properties and endocrine-disrupting effects. Generations exposed perinatally to the highest environmental doses of PBDE account for one-fifth of the total United States population. While, toxicity of PBDE for the male reproductive system has been demonstrated in several human and animal studies, the long-lasting effects of perinatal exposures on male reproduction are still poorly understood...
July 13, 2017: Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711973/piwi-interacting-rnas-as-novel-regulators-of-pancreatic-beta-cell-function
#16
Imène Sarah Henaoui, Cécile Jacovetti, Inês Guerra Mollet, Claudiane Guay, Jonathan Sobel, Lena Eliasson, Romano Regazzi
AIMS/HYPOTHESIS: P-element induced Wimpy testis (PIWI)-interacting RNAs (piRNAs) are small non-coding RNAs that interact with PIWI proteins and guide them to silence transposable elements. They are abundantly expressed in germline cells and play key roles in spermatogenesis. There is mounting evidence that piRNAs are also present in somatic cells, where they may accomplish additional regulatory tasks. The aim of this study was to identify the piRNAs expressed in pancreatic islets and to determine whether they are involved in the control of beta cell activities...
July 16, 2017: Diabetologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711916/polymorphisms-of-protamine-genes-contribute-to-male-infertility-susceptibility-in-the-chinese-han-population
#17
Weijun Jiang, Peiran Zhu, Jing Zhang, Qiuyue Wu, Weiwei Li, Shuaimei Liu, Mengxia Ni, Maomao Yu, Jin Cao, Yi Li, Yingxia Cui, Xinyi Xia
Protamine (PRM) plays important roles in the packaging of DNA within the sperm nucleus. To investigate the role of PRM1/2 and transition protein 1 (TNP1) polymorphisms in male infertility, 636 infertile men and 442 healthy individuals were recruited into this case-controlled study of the Chinese Han population, using MassARRAY technology to analyze genotypes. Our analysis showed that there were no significant differences between controls and infertile cases among the five single nucleotide polymorphisms identified in PRM1, PRM2 and TNP1 [rs737008 (G/A), rs2301365 (C/A), rs2070923 (C/A), rs1646022 (C/G) and rs62180545 (A/G)]...
June 27, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711705/bmp15-in-catfish-testis-cellular-distribution-seasonal-variation-and-its-role-in-steroidogenesis
#18
Himanshu Yadav, Bechan Lal
Considering the absence of information on testicular growth factors in fishes, present study was aimed to elucidate the existence of BMP15, an important member of TGF-β superfamily, in the testis of a seasonally breeding freshwater catfish, Clarias batrachus and its role in regulation of testicular activities. The study demonstrated the expression of BMP15 in the somatic cells (Sertoli and interstitial cells) in fish testis. The expression varied with changing testicular activity; the expression was very high in the quiescent and early recrudescing testis coinciding with the renewal of spermatogonial cells...
July 12, 2017: Steroids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708515/stage-specific-expression-of-sal-like-protein-4-in-boar-testicular-germ-cells
#19
Hyun-Jung Park, Ran Lee, Won-Young Lee, Jin-Hoi Kim, Jeong Tae Do, Chankyu Park, Hyuk Song
Spermatogenesis, the complex process of sperm cell development including mitotic cell division and meiosis, relies on spermatogonial stem cells (SSCs). While markers for developing germ cells have been well investigated in mice, developmental stage-specific markers of germ cells in domestic animals have not been identified. Sal-like protein 4 (SALL4) is known as a putative marker for undifferentiated spermatogonia in rodents; however, its expression in domestic animals has not been investigated. The objective of this study was to characterize the expression of SALL4 in the developmental stages of boar testes and SSCs...
June 16, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708508/developmental-changes-in-the-histological-structure-of-the-testes-and-testosterone-profiles-in-male-guinea-fowls-numida-meleagris
#20
Iddriss I Abdul-Rahman, Frederick Y Obese, Ian A Jeffcoate
Owing to the paucity of information on the reproductive biology of guinea fowls, a study involving a total of 66 males was conducted, and documented the developmental changes in histological structure of the testes of guinea cocks from hatching until adulthood. Changes in testosterone synthesis during sexual development were also determined. Age-related changes were analysed using univariate analysis for completely randomised design and means separated using Tukey's test/Kruskal-Wallis test and medians separated by Mann-Whitney U test...
June 23, 2017: Theriogenology
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