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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156341/urinary-bisphenol-a-concentrations-are-associated-with-reproductive-parameters-in-young-men
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Evdochia Adoamnei, Jaime Mendiola, Fernando Vela-Soria, Mariana F Fernández, Nicolás Olea, Niels Jørgensen, Shanna H Swan, Alberto M Torres-Cantero
Bisphenol A (BPA) is a pervasive environmental toxicant with known reproductive effects on sperm parameters and hormone levels. Several observational studies have investigated the associations between BPA exposure and male reproductive function, but findings are inconsistent. The objective of this study was to assess the associations between urinary BPA concentrations and semen quality and reproductive hormone levels in a cross-sectional study with 215 healthy young university students (18-23 years old), investigated between 2010 and 2011 in Southern Spain (Murcia Region)...
November 17, 2017: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152098/toxic-metabolites-sertoli-cells-and-y-chromosome-related-genes-are-potentially-linked-to-the-reproductive-toxicity-induced-by-mequindox
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Qianying Liu, Zhixin Lei, Menghong Dai, Xu Wang, Zonghui Yuan
Mequindox (MEQ) is a relatively new synthetic antibacterial agent widely applied in China since the 1980s. However, its reproductive toxicity has not been adequately performed. In the present study, four groups of male Kunming mice (10 mice/group) were fed diets containing MEQ (0, 25, 55 and 110 mg/kg in the diet) for up to 18 months. The results show that M4 could pass through the blood-testis barrier (BTB), and demonstrate that Sertoli cells (SCs) are the main toxic target for MEQ to induce spermatogenesis deficiency...
October 20, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142409/reversible-testicular-toxicity-of-piperine-on-male-albino-rats
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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/29103113/testicular-toxicity-and-sperm-quality-following-copper-exposure-in-wistar-albino-rats-ameliorative-potentials-of-l-carnitine
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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/29075189/a-short-term-exposure-to-tributyltin-blocks-leydig-cell-regeneration-in-the-adult-rat-testis
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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/29030260/cyanidin-3-o-glucoside-promotes-the-biosynthesis-of-progesterone-through-the-protection-of-mitochondrial-function-in-pb-exposed-rat-leydig-cells
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Luona Wen, Xinwei Jiang, Jianxia Sun, Xia Li, Xusheng Li, Lingmin Tian, Ye Li, Weibin Bai
Cyanidin-3-O-glucoside (C3G) is an anthocyanin that has been reported to reduce the toxicity of heavy metals. In the present study, the protection effects of C3G on the biosynthesis of progesterone, the precursor of testosterone, against lead (Pb) in R2C rat Leydig cells were examined. Treatment of R2C cells with 100 μM Pb resulted in a significant decrease in progesterone production. After being cultured in a medium containing C3G and Pb, R2C cells exhibited an increase in progesterone concentration compared with the Pb treatment, as a result of up-regulation of the expression of the steroidogenic enzymes steroidogenic acute regulatory protein (StAR), 3β-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase (3β-HSD) and cytochrome P450 enzyme cholesterol side chain cleavage enzyme (CYP11A1)...
October 10, 2017: Food and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28962518/from-the-cover-an-animal-free-in-vitro-three-dimensional-testicular-cell-coculture-model-for-evaluating-male-reproductive-toxicants
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Lei Yin, Hongye Wei, Shenxuan Liang, Xiaozhong Yu
Primary testicular cell coculture model has been used to evaluate testicular abnormalities during development, and was able to identify the testicular toxicity of phthalates. However, the primary testicular cell coculture model has disadvantages in employing animals for the isolation of testicular cells, and the complicated isolation procedure leads to inconsistent results. We developed an invitro testicular coculture model from rodent testicular cell lines, including spermatogonial cells, Sertoli cells, and Leydig cells with specified cell density and extracellular matrix (ECM) composition...
October 1, 2017: Toxicological Sciences: An Official Journal of the Society of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28956719/arsenic-trioxide-exposure-impairs-testicular-morphology-in-adult-male-mice-and-consequent-fetus-viability
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Raquel Frenedoso da Silva, Cibele Dos Santos Borges, Celina de Almeida Lamas, Valéria Helena Alves Cagnon, Wilma de Grava Kempinas
The acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL) is a rare disease, affecting 0.1/100,000 individuals globally. Despite significant advances in APL therapy, some patients still experience relapsed disease. Currently, arsenic trioxide (As2O3) was found to be effective in relapsed APL treatment and considered as standard treatment for these cases. However, it has been shown that exposure to As2O3 may exert adverse effects on the male reproductive system since this substance might also induce apoptosis of other important cell types including stem cells...
2017: Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927274/fluoride-induced-autophagy-via-the-regulation-of-phosphorylation-of-mammalian-targets-of-rapamycin-in-mice-leydig-cells
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Jianhai Zhang, Yuchen Zhu, Yan Shi, Yongli Han, Chen Liang, Zhiyuan Feng, Heping Zheng, Michelle Eng, Jundong Wang
Fluoride is known to impair testicular function and decrease testosterone levels, yet the underlying mechanisms remain inconclusive. The objective of this study is to investigate the roles of autophagy in fluoride-induced male reproductive toxicity using both in vivo and in vitro Leydig cell models. Using transmission electron microscopy and monodansylcadaverine staining, we observed increasing numbers of autophagosomes in testicular tissue, especially in Leydig cells of fluoride-exposed mice. Further study revealed that fluoride increased the levels of mRNA and protein expression of autophagy markers LC3, Beclin1, and Atg 5 in primary Leydig cells...
October 11, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28889079/lead-induces-apoptosis-in-mouse-tm3-leydig-cells-through-the-fas-fasl-death-receptor-pathway
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Xiuyuan He, Jing Wu, Liyun Yuan, Feng Lin, Jine Yi, Jing Li, Hui Yuan, Jinling Shi, Tingting Yuan, Shufang Zhang, Yongheng Fan, Zhihang Zhao
The study was aimed to investigate the effect of Pb toxicity on mouse Leydig cells and its molecular mechanism. The TM3 cells were cultured in vitro and exposed to Pb at different concentrations for 24h. The effects of Pb on cell proliferation and apoptosis were analyzed with MTT and Annexin V-FITC/PI via flow cytometry, respectively. Expression levels of Fas, Fas-L and caspase-8 in TM3 cells were determined by western blot. As well as the inhibitory effect of the caspase-8 inhibitor Z-IETD-FMK on cell apoptosis...
September 1, 2017: Environmental Toxicology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28830057/histopathological-and-ultrastructural-changes-experimentally-induced-by-bee-venom-in-seminiferous-epithelium-via-structural-functional-alteration-of-sertoli-cells
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Adrian Florea, Constantin Puică, Sami Hamed, Mariana Tilinca, Horea Matei
We tested here the ability of bee venom (BV) to interfere with spermatogenesis in rats in two experimental conditions. The histopathological changes were assessed with brightfield microscopy using a novel staining technique, based on methylene blue, orange G and ponceau xylidine. Transmission electron microscopy was also used to identify fine subcellular changes. BV injection for 30days in daily doses of 700μg BV/kg resulted in reducing testicular weight, along with significant larger diameters of seminiferous tubules and reduced number of Sertoli cells (SCs)...
August 16, 2017: Micron: the International Research and Review Journal for Microscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812227/effects-of-fluoride-on-surface-structure-of-primary-culture-leydig-cells-in-mouse
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Jian Li, Yan Shi, Hua Fan, Yanyan Li, Yuchen Zhu, Xijun Lin, Jianhai Zhang
Fluoride (F) is known to induce reproduction toxicity, and the elucidation of its underlying mechanisms is an ongoing research. These findings aim to provide deeper insights into roles of soduim fluoride (NaF) in testis damage, which could contribute to a better understanding of fluoride-induced male reproductive toxicity. The Leydig cells were administrated by 0, 5, 10, and 20 mg/L NaF for 24 h, respectively. Scanning electron microscope was used to identify the change of surface structure in the Leydig cells...
August 15, 2017: Biological Trace Element Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774687/the-environment-and-male-reproduction-the-effect-of-cadmium-exposure-on-reproductive-function-and-its-implication-in-fertility
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Cristina de Angelis, Mariano Galdiero, Claudia Pivonello, Ciro Salzano, Daniele Gianfrilli, Prisco Piscitelli, Andrea Lenzi, Annamaria Colao, Rosario Pivonello
Cadmium is an environmental pollutant known as endocrine disruptor. Testis is particularly susceptible to cadmium, and testis injury occurs at high but even low levels of exposure. Cadmium reproductive toxicity is mediated by multiple mechanisms, including structural damage to testis vasculature and blood-testis barrier, inflammation, cytotoxicity on Sertoli and Leydig cells, oxidative stress, apoptosis, interference with selected signaling pathways involved in the regulation of reproductive function, epigenetic modifications, and disturbance of the hypothalamus-pituitary-gonadal axis...
August 1, 2017: Reproductive Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756368/cadmium-chloride-induced-testicular-toxicity-in-male-wistar-rats-prophylactic-effect-of-quercetin-and-assessment-of-testicular-recovery-following-cadmium-chloride-withdrawal
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Victor U Nna, Godwin A Ujah, Mahaneem Mohamed, Kingsley B Etim, Benedict O Igba, Ele R Augustine, Eme E Osim
This study assessed the effect of quercetin (QE) on cadmium chloride (CdCl2) - induced testicular toxicity, as well as the effect of withdrawal of CdCl2 treatment on same. Thirty male Wistar rats aged 10 weeks old and weighing 270-300g were assigned into 5 groups and used for this study. Rats in groups 1-4 were administered vehicle, CdCl2 (5mg/kg bwt), CdCl2+QE (5mg/kg bwt and 20mg/kg bwt, respectively) or QE (20mg/kg bwt) orally for 4 weeks. Group 5 rats received CdCl2, with 4 weeks recovery period. Results showed that cadmium accumulated in serum, testis and epididymis, decreased body weight, testicular and epididymal weights, sperm count, motility and viability...
October 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697680/t-2-toxin-induces-apoptosis-via-the-bax-dependent-caspase-3-activation-in-mouse-primary-leydig-cells
#15
Yong Fa Zhang, Pan Ke Su, Lun Ji Wang, Hui Qi Zheng, Xue Fei Bai, Ping Li, Xiang Ping Meng, Jian Ying Yang
To explore the toxic effect of T-2 toxin on mouse Leydig cells and its underlying molecular mechanisms, we isolated Leydig cells from mature mice, set-up Leydig cells culture, treated cells with T-2 toxin, evaluated cell proliferation, detected the caspase-3 activity, mitochondrial activity and apoptosis rate, and measured the mRNA levels of Bcl-2, Bax, PARP and caspase-3. T-2 toxin inhibited cell proliferation at concentrations higher than 10(-9) M or time more than 12 h, T-2 toxin also decreased Bcl-2 expression at the mRNA levels and mitochondrial activity at concentrations higher than 10(-9) M...
August 3, 2017: Toxicology Mechanisms and Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28670522/co-administration-of-vitamin-e-and-testosterone-attenuates-the-atrazine-induced-toxic-effects-on-sperm-quality-and-testes-in-rats
#16
Hamed Rezaie Agdam, Mazdak Razi, Amir Amniattalab, Hassan Malekinejad, Morteza Molavi
OBJECTIVE: Atrazine (ATZ) as a widely used herbicide is considered as a potent endocrine disrupter which adversely affects reproductive systems in both genders. This study aimed to assess the effects of testosterone (T)- and vitamin E (VitE)- alone and their coadministration on testicular function and sperm parameters after exposure to ATZ in rats. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this experimental study, the rats (n=30) are assigned into the following 5 groups: control-sham group (n=6) receiving corn oil, ATZ group (n=6) receiving 200 mg/kg ATZ alone, ATZ+VitE group (n=6) receiving 150 mg/kg ATZ+VitE, ATZ+T group (n=6) receiving 400 µg/kg ATZ+T, and ATZ+VitE+T group (n=6) receiving ATZ+VitE+T for 48 consecutive days...
July 2017: Cell Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609275/effect-of-d-ribose-l-cysteine-on-aluminum-induced-testicular-damage-in-male-sprague-dawley-rats
#17
Benedict Falana, Opeyemi Adeleke, Mulikat Orenolu, Abraham Osinubi, Adeoye Oyewopo
OBJECTIVE: This study investigated the effects of D-ribose and L-cysteine on aluminum-induced testicular damage in male Sprague-Dawley rats. METHOD: A total number of thirty-five (35) adult male Sprague-Dawley rats were divided into four groups (AD). Group A (comprised five (5) rats) was designated the Control Group that received Physiological Saline; while groups B, C, and D (comprised ten (10) rats) were given 75 mg/kg, 150 mg/kg and 300 mg/kg of body weight of aluminum chloride respectively for 39 days...
June 1, 2017: JBRA Assisted Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579575/prenatal-and-early-postnatal-noael-dose-clothianidin-exposure-leads-to-a-reduction-of-germ-cells-in-juvenile-male-mice
#18
Shogo Yanai, Tetsushi Hirano, Takuya Omotehara, Tadashi Takada, Naoki Yoneda, Naoto Kubota, Anzu Yamamoto, Youhei Mantani, Toshifumi Yokoyama, Hiroshi Kitagawa, Nobuhiko Hoshi
Neonicotinoids are pesticides used worldwide. They bind to insect nicotinic acetylcholine receptors (nAChRs) with high affinity. We previously reported that clothianidin (CTD), one of the latest neonicotinoids, reduced antioxidant expression and induced germ cell death in the adult testis of vertebrates. Here, we investigated the male reproductive toxicity of prenatal and early postnatal exposure to CTD, because it is likely that developmental exposure more severely affects the testis compared to adults due to the absence of the blood-testis barrier...
July 7, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28571864/inhibition-effects-of-perfluoroalkyl-acids-on-progesterone-production-in-mltc-1
#19
Wei Zhao, Ruina Cui, Jianshe Wang, Jiayin Dai
Perfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) are a class of fluorine substituted carboxylic acid, sulfonic acid and alcohol, structurally similar to their corresponding parent compounds. Previous study demonstrated the potential endocrine disruption and reproductive toxicity of perfluorooctane sulfonic acid and perfluorooctanoic acid, two dominant PFASs in animals and humans. We explored the relationship between eleven perfluoroalkyl acids (PFAAs) with different carbon chain length and their ability to inhibit progesterone production in mouse Leydig tumor cells (mLTC-1)...
June 2017: Journal of Environmental Sciences (China)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28554659/naloxegol-an-opioid-antagonist-with-reduced-cns-penetration-mode-of-action-and-human-relevance-for-rat-testicular-tumours
#20
Håkan Andersson, Terri Mitchard, Nakpangi Johnson, Eike Floettmann
Naloxegol is an opioid antagonist which has been developed for the treatment of patients with opioid induced constipation. In the nonclinical safety program naloxegol was shown to have a very benign toxicity profile. In the rat, but not the mouse, 2-year carcinogenicity study a change in tumour pattern with an increase in testicular Leydig cell tumours (LCT) was observed after dosing at high (supra-pharmacological) concentrations. To establish the basis of the increase in LCT and to assess its potential relevance to humans, studies to exclude and potentially identify mode-of-action (MoA) were performed...
August 15, 2017: Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology
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