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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667547/new-markers-for-predicting-fertility-of-the-male-gametes-in-the-post-genomic-age
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Savina Dipresa, Luca De Toni, Carlo Foresta, Andrea Garolla
A number of test have been proposed to assess male fertility potential, ranging from routine testing by light microscopic method for evaluating semen samples, to screening test for DNA integrity aimed to look at sperm chromatin abnormalities. Spermatozoa are an extremely differentiated cell, they have critical functions for embryo development and heredity, in addiction to delivering a haploid paternal genome to the oocyte. Towards this goal certain requirements must always be met. The ability of spermatozoa to perform its reproductive function taking place in the spermatogenesis, a highly specialized process depending on multiple factors with effect on male fertility...
April 18, 2018: Protein and Peptide Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667432/identification-and-characterisation-of-micrornas-and-piwi-interacting-rnas-in-cockerels-spermatozoa-by-solexa-sequencing
#2
Shengru Wu, Jiacheng Guo, Liqin Zhu, Jiantao Yang, Si Chen, Xiaojun Yang
1. There has been substantial research focused on the roles of microRNAs (miRNA) and PIWI-interacting RNAs (piRNA) delivered from mammalian spermatozoa, however comparatively little is known about the role of spermatozoa-delivered miRNAs and piRNAs within breeding cockerels' spermatozoa. 2. A small RNA library of cockerels' spermatozoa was constructed using Illumina high-throughput sequencing technology. Unique sequences with lengths of 18-26 nucleotides were mapped to miRBase 21.0 and unique sequences with lengths of 25-37 nucleotides were mapped to a piRNA database...
April 18, 2018: British Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667332/fertility-preservation-in-testicular-cancer-predictors-of-spermatogenesis
#3
Jemma A Moody, Kamran Ahmed, Catherine Horsfield, Malene R V Pedersen, Tet Yap, Majid Shabbir
OBJECTIVES: To determine the frequency of spermatogenesis in patients with testicular cancer and to assess for any predictors of spermatogenesis. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 103 testicular germ cell tumours (TGCTs) in men who underwent radical orchidectomy conducted at Guy's Hospital, London, between 2011 and 2015. Primary outcome measures included: the presence and characteristics of spermatogenesis (widespread/focal/proximity to tumour). Secondary outcome measures included: the presence of testicular microlithiasis, tumour characteristics (size, stage, and type), and tumour markers...
April 17, 2018: BJU International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29662826/an-infertile-patient-with-y-chromosome-b1-b3-deletion-presenting-with-congenital-bilateral-absence-of-the-vas-deferens-with-normal-spermatogenesis
#4
Shinnosuke Kuroda, Kimitsugu Usui, Kohei Mori, Kengo Yasuda, Takuo Asai, Hiroyuki Sanjo, Hiroyuki Yakanaka, Teppei Takeshima, Takashi Kawahara, Haruka Hamanoue, Yoshitake Kato, Yasuhide Miyoshi, Hiroji Uemura, Akira Iwasaki, Yasushi Yumura
We report the case of a 46-year-old Chinese male patient who visited our clinic complaining of infertility. Semen analysis revealed azoospermia, and azoospermia factor c region partial deletion (b1/b3) was detected using Y chromosome microdeletion analysis. Testicular sperm extraction was performed after genetic counseling. The bilateral ductus deferens and a portion of the epididymis were absent, whereas the remaining epididymis was expanded. Motile intratesticular spermatozoa were successfully extracted from the seminiferous tubule...
March 2018: Clinical and Experimental Reproductive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29661543/lunar-and-climatic-effects-on-boar-ejaculate-traits
#5
Josué Chinchilla-Vargas, Karl Kerns, Max F Rothschild
There is evidence that phases of the moon affect wild animal behaviors including reproduction. There is, however, little evidence of moon phase effects on domestic livestock reproduction. This study investigated the effects of moon phase and climatic variables on boar ejaculate traits. Records of 4149 semen collections from boars of nine different breeds at one boar stud were used. The response variables were volume of ejaculate, concentration of sperm in the ejaculate, and number of doses obtained per ejaculate...
April 6, 2018: Animal Reproduction Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29660605/functional-assessment-of-spermatogonial-stem-cell-purity-in-experimental-cell-populations
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REVIEW
Tessa Lord, Jon M Oatley
Historically, research in spermatogonial biology has been hindered by a lack of validated approaches to identify and isolate pure populations of the various spermatogonial subsets for in-depth analysis. In particular, although a number of markers of the undifferentiated spermatogonial population have now been characterized, standardized methodology for assessing their specificity to the spermatogonial stem cell (SSC) and transit amplifying progenitor pools has been lacking. To date, SSC content within an undefined population of spermatogonia has been inferred using either lineage tracing or spermatogonial transplantation analyses which generate qualitative and quantitative data, respectively...
April 3, 2018: Stem Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29660307/gonadotropin-receptors-of-labeo-rohita-cloning-and-characterization-of-full-length-cdnas-and-their-expression-analysis-during-annual-reproductive-cycle
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Avinash Pradhan, Madhusmita Nayak, Mrinal Samanta, Rudra Prasanna Panda, Suresh Chandra Rath, Shiba Shankar Giri, Ashis Saha
Follicle-stimulating hormone (Fsh) and luteinizing hormone (Lh), secreted from pituitary, stimulate gonadal function by binding to their cognate receptors FSH receptor (FSHR), and LH/ choriogonadotropin receptor (LHCGR). Rohu (Labeo rohita) is a commercially important seasonal breeder freshwater fish species, but till date, the regulation of expression of gonadotropins and their receptors gene during different phases of annual reproductive cycle has not been investigated. We envisaged the critical role of these molecules during seasonal gonadal development in this carp species...
April 13, 2018: General and Comparative Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29660000/spermatogonial-behavior-in-marmoset-a-new-generation-their-kinetics-and-niche
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A L Caldeira-Brant, L Eras-Garcia, D Alves-Freitas, F R C L Almeida, H Chiarini-Garcia
STUDY QUESTION: Could a more detailed evaluation of marmoset spermatogonial morphology, kinetics, and niches using high-resolution light microscopy (HRLM) lead to new findings? SUMMARY ANSWER: Three new classes of marmoset spermatogonia, which were not evenly distributed in terms of number and position along the basal membrane, and an extra premeiotic cell division not present in humans were identified using HRLM. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: The seminiferous epithelium cycle (SEC) of marmosets is divided into nine stages when based on the acrosome system, and several spermatogenic stages can usually be recognized within the same tubular cross-section...
April 11, 2018: Molecular Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29659092/diffusion-tensor-imaging-parameters-in-testes-with-nonobstructive-azoospermia
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Athina C Tsili, Alexandra Ntorkou, Anna Goussia, Loukas Astrakas, Eleni Panopoulou, Nikolaos Sofikitis, Maria I Argyropoulou
BACKGROUND: The development of noninvasive imaging parameters having the capacity to identify the population of men with nonobstructive azoospermia (NOA) where a successful sperm retrieval outcome is of great clinical significance. PURPOSE/HYPOTHESIS: To assess differences of apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) and fractional anisotropy (FA) in NOA testes with impaired spermatogenesis and the possible association with the presence of spermatozoa after testicular sperm extraction (TESE)...
April 16, 2018: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29657232/crispr-cas9-mediated-knock-in-of-the-murine-y-chromosomal-sry-gene
#10
Kenya Imaimatsu, Wataru Fujii, Ryuji Hiramatsu, Kento Miura, Masamichi Kurohmaru, Yoshiakira Kanai
Mammalian zygote-mediated genome editing via the clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats/CRISPR-associated endonuclease 9 (CRISPR/Cas9) system is widely used to generate genome-modified animals. This system allows for the production of loss-of-function mutations in various Y chromosome genes, including Sry, in mice. Here, we report the establishment of a CRISPR-Cas9-mediated knock-in line of Flag-tag sequences into the Sry locus at the C-terminal coding end of the Y chromosome (YSry-flag )...
April 14, 2018: Journal of Reproduction and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29653258/cadmium-inhibits-lysine-acetylation-and-succinylation-inducing-testicular-injury-of-mouse-during-development
#11
Qiangzhen Yang, Peifei Li, Yi Wen, Sisi Li, Jun Chen, Xurui Liu, Lirui Wang, Xinhong Li
The toxic effects of cadmium (Cd) in the reproductive system have been confirmed, and lysine acetylation and succinylation play important roles in spermatogenesis. However, little attention determined whether Cd could affect lysine acylation and how it might have an impact on the reproductive system. Therefore, with the goal of contributing to this subject, we have examined the effects of Cd on lysine acetylation and succinylation of proteins in the germ cells of male mice testes during different developmental stages...
April 10, 2018: Toxicology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29652044/-the-ultrastructure-of-sertoli-cells-and-spermatogonia-in-the-rats-exposed-to-radiation-under-conditions-of-therapeutic-and-prophylactic-application-of-low-intensity-electromagnetic-emission
#12
Y N Korolev, I P Bobrovnitskii, M S Geniatulina, L A Nikulina, L V Mikhailik
BACKGROUND: it has been demonstrated in various experimental studies that radiation exposure produces a negative impact on the processes of spermatogenesis associated with the disturbances of the microcirculation processes in the testes and the development of cellular and intracellular disintegration expressed as destructive changes in the cells leading to their death. AIM: The objective of the present study was to detect the ultrastructural abnormalities in the cells of Sertoli and spermatogonia under conditions of their exposure to radiation and to identify the peculiarities of their regeneration under the influence of the therapeutic and prophylactic application of low-intensity ultra-high frequency (UHF) electromagnetic radiation (EMR) and low-intensity low-frequency magnetic field (MF)...
April 9, 2018: Voprosy Kurortologii, Fizioterapii, i Lechebnoĭ Fizicheskoĭ Kultury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29650243/testicular-macrophages-guardians-of-fertility
#13
Noushin Mossadegh-Keller, Michael H Sieweke
Macrophages are innate immune cells present in essentially every organ of the body with dedicated tissue specific functions. We will present in this review the unique properties and functions of macrophage populations residing in the testis, an immune-privileged organ. Testicular macrophages (tMΦ) could be seen as guardians of fertility due to their immunosuppressive functions protecting spermatogenesis from auto immune-attack. They exhibit testis specific functions with essential roles in normal testis homeostasis and fetal testicular development...
April 3, 2018: Cellular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29649967/influence-of-maternal-and-own-genotype-at-tanning-dependence-related-snps-on-sun-exposure-in-childhood
#14
Jasmine Khouja, Sarah J Lewis, Carolina Bonilla
BACKGROUND: Research suggests there may be a genetic influence on the likelihood of becoming tanning dependent (TD). The way in which mothers regulate their children's sun exposure may be affected by being TD. We investigated the associations between single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) related to being TD and early sun exposure. METHODS: Data from the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children (ALSPAC) were used. Associations between 17 TD related SNPs in children and their mothers and 10 sun exposure variables in children (assessed via questionnaire at age 8) were analyzed in logistic and ordinal logistic regressions...
April 12, 2018: BMC Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29649725/production-of-live-fish-derived-from-frozen-germ-cells-via-germ-cell-transplantation
#15
Goro Yoshizaki, Seungki Lee
The conservation of endangered fish is an urgent issue. Although cryo-banking of fish gametes might ultimately help conserve endangered fish, cryopreservation of fish eggs or embryos is still not possible due to their large size and high yolk content. Therefore, as an alternative, we focused on undifferentiated germ cells, such as primordial germ cells, spermatogonia, and oogonia, as materials for cryopreservation. Transplantation of cryopreserved germ cells into the body cavity of allogeneic or xenogeneic recipients sterilized by triploidization or endogenous germ cell ablation resulted in migration of the transplanted germ cells toward the recipient genital ridges, where they were eventually incorporated...
April 3, 2018: Stem Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29649409/the-forkhead-transcription-factor-foxc2-is-required-for-maintaining-murine-spermatogonial-stem-cells
#16
Chao Wei, Hao Lin, Sheng Cui
Continuous spermatogenesis from puberty to old age in males relies on spermatogonial stem cells (SSCs) that possess the property of self-renewal and differentiation. The delicate balance between self-renewal and differentiation is of great importance. In mice, SSCs exist as a subpopulation of undifferentiated spermatogonia. SSCs are controlled by intrinsic molecular pathways which can be activated by extrinsic signals. Our results here first show that the expression of forkhead box C2 (FOXC2) is restricted to GFRα1 positive spermatogonia in the testis...
March 13, 2018: Stem Cells and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29649254/uxt-is-required-for-spermatogenesis-in-mice
#17
Eric D Schafler, Phillip A Thomas, Susan Ha, Yu Wang, Keria Bermudez-Hernandez, Zuojian Tang, David Fenyö, Margarita Vigodner, Susan K Logan
Male mammals must simultaneously produce prodigious numbers of sperm and maintain an adequate reserve of stem cells to ensure continuous production of gametes throughout life. Failures in the mechanisms responsible for balancing germ cell differentiation and spermatogonial stem cell (SSC) self-renewal can result in infertility. We discovered a novel requirement for Ubiquitous Expressed Transcript (UXT) in spermatogenesis by developing the first knockout mouse model for this gene. Constitutive deletion of Uxt is embryonic lethal, while conditional knockout in the male germline results in a Sertoli cell-only phenotype during the first wave of spermatogenesis that does not recover in the adult...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29648649/infectious-inflammatory-and-autoimmune-male-factor-infertility-how-do-rodent-models-inform-clinical-practice
#18
Monika Fijak, Adrian Pilatz, Mark P Hedger, Nour Nicolas, Sudhanshu Bhushan, Vera Michel, Kenneth S K Tung, Hans-Christian Schuppe, Andreas Meinhardt
BACKGROUND: Infection and inflammation of the reproductive tract are significant causes of male factor infertility. Ascending infections caused by sexually transmitted bacteria or urinary tract pathogens represent the most frequent aetiology of epididymo-orchitis, but viral, haematogenous dissemination is also a contributory factor. Limitations in adequate diagnosis and therapy reflect an obvious need for further understanding of human epididymal and testicular immunopathologies and their contribution to infertility...
April 10, 2018: Human Reproduction Update
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29644110/ameliorative-effect-of-vitamin-b12-on-seminiferous-epithelium-of-cimetidine-treated-rats-a-histopathological-immunohistochemical-and-ultrastructural-study
#19
Wael M Elsaed, Raouf Fekry Bedeer, Mohamed Ahmed Eladl
Cimetidine is an H2 receptor antagonist that has an antiandrogenic effect. It intervenes with the conversion of testosterone into estrogen in the Sertoli cells with accompanying testicular structural changes. In the present study, the microscopic and the ultrastructural changes induced by cimetidine and the effect of vitamin B12 as a protective agent on rat testes were studied. Immunoexpression of estrogen receptor β (ERβ) in testes was evaluated. Twenty-four adult male rats were divided into four groups: control, cimetidine-treated, vitamin B12 treated, and combined cimetidine and vitamin B12 treated...
March 2018: Anatomy & Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29643806/diverged-effects-of-piperine-on-testicular-development-stimulating-leydig-cell-development-but-inhibiting-spermatogenesis-in-rats
#20
Xianwu Chen, Fei Ge, Jianpeng Liu, Suhao Bao, Yong Chen, Dongli Li, Yong Li, Tongliang Huang, Xiaofang Chen, Qiqi Zhu, Qingquan Lian, Ren-Shan Ge
Background: Piperine is the primary pungent alkaloid isolated from the fruit of black peppercorns. Piperine is used frequently in dietary supplements and traditional medicines. The objective of the present study was to investigate the effects of piperine on the testis development in the pubertal rat. Methods: Piperine (0 or 5 or 10 mg/kg) was gavaged to 35-day-old male Sprague-Dawley rats for 30 days. Serum levels of testosterone (T), luteinizing hormone (LH), and follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) were measured...
2018: Frontiers in Pharmacology
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