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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730645/effect-of-metformin-on-germ-cell-specific-apoptosis-oxidative-stress-and-epididymal-sperm-quality-after-testicular-torsion-detorsion-in-rats
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M Ghasemnejad-Berenji, M Ghazi-Khansari, I Yazdani, M Nobakht, A Abdollahi, H Ghasemnejad-Berenji, J Mohajer Ansari, S Pashapour, A R Dehpour
The study was designed to evaluate the effects of metformin on apoptosis and epididymal sperm quality in a rat testicular ischaemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury model. A total of 72 male rats were divided into four groups (n = 18 for each group): group 1 (sham-operated group), group 2 (metformin group), group 3 (torsion/detorsion [T/D] + saline) and group 4 (T/D + 300 mg kg(-1) metformin). Testicular torsion was achieved by rotating the right testis 720° in a clockwise direction for 1 hr. Tissue malondialdehyde (MDA) level and caspase-3 activity increased and the activities of catalase, superoxide dismutase and glutathione peroxidase decreased in comparison with sham-operated group 4 hr after detorsion (p < ...
July 21, 2017: Andrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729436/regulation-of-adrenal-and-ovarian-steroidogenesis-by-mir-132
#2
Zhigang Hu, Wen-Jun Shen, Fredric B Kraemer, Salman Azhar
miR-132 is hormonally regulated in steroidogenic cells of the adrenal gland, ovary and testis. Here, we examined the potential role of miR-132 in the control of steroidogenesis. Transfection of Y1 adrenal cells with miR-132 increased mRNAs of 3β-HSD and 20α-HSD enzymes, which catalyze the sequential conversion of pregnenolone to progesterone to biologically inactive 20α-OHP. Overexpression of miR-132 reduced MeCP2 and StAR protein expression, basal progestin (progesterone and 20α-OHP) production, but enhanced their production in response to cAMP stimulation...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Molecular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729426/glycerol-3-phosphate-acyltransferase-2-is-essential-for-normal-spermatogenesis
#3
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/28729185/-testicular-tumours-in-children-indications-for-testis-sparing-surgery
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Martha Isabel Romo Muñoz, Vanesa Núñez Cerezo, Mariela Dore Reyes, Alejandra Vilanova Sánchez, Pilar González-Peramato, Pedro López Pereira, María José Martínez Urrutia
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES: Although standard surgical treatment of a testicular tumour is orchiectomy, use can be made of testis-sparing surgery in selected cases, based on tumour markers, tumour size, and histopathological findings. Our objective is to become acquainted with the indications of testis-sparing surgery as a treatment for the incidental finding of a palpable and non-palpable testicular mass. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A retrospective study was conducted on 22 patients younger than 18 years diagnosed with a testicular tumour between 2000 and 2014...
July 17, 2017: Anales de Pediatría: Publicación Oficial de la Asociación Española de Pediatría (A.E.P.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727982/genome-wide-dna-methylation-profile-of-prepubertal-porcine-testis
#5
Xi Chen, Liu-Hong Shen, Li-Xuan Gui, Fang Yang, Jie Li, Sui-Zhong Cao, Zhi-Cai Zuo, Xiao-Ping Ma, Jun-Liang Deng, Zhi-Hua Ren, Zhong-Xu Chen, Shu-Min Yu
The biological structure and function of the mammalian testis undergo important developmental changes during prepuberty and DNA methylation is dynamically regulated during testis development. In this study, we generated the first genome-wide DNA methylation profile of prepubertal porcine testis using methyl-DNA immunoprecipitation (MeDIP) combined with high-throughput sequencing (MeDIP-seq). Over 190 million high-quality reads were generated, containing 43642 CpG islands. There was an overall downtrend of methylation during development, which was clear in promoter regions but less so in gene-body regions...
July 21, 2017: Reproduction, Fertility, and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727826/germline-and-reproductive-tract-effects-intensify-in-male-mice-with-successive-generations-of-estrogenic-exposure
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Tegan S Horan, Alyssa Marre, Terry Hassold, Crystal Lawson, Patricia A Hunt
The hypothesis that developmental estrogenic exposure induces a constellation of male reproductive tract abnormalities is supported by experimental and human evidence. Experimental data also suggest that some induced effects persist in descendants of exposed males. These multi- and transgenerational effects are assumed to result from epigenetic changes to the germline, but few studies have directly analyzed germ cells. Typically, studies of transgenerational effects have involved exposing one generation and monitoring effects in subsequent unexposed generations...
July 2017: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727368/medical-ozone-therapy-reduces-oxidative-stress-and-testicular-damage-in-an-experimental-model-of-testicular-torsion-in-rats
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Mustafa Tusat, Ahmet Mentese, Selim Demir, Ahmet Alver, Mustafa Imamoglu
OBJECTIVE: Testicular torsion (TT) refers to rotation of the testis and twisting of the spermatic cord. TT results in ischemia-reperfusion (I/R) injury involving increased oxidative stress, inflammation and apoptosis, and can even lead to infertility. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of ozone therapy on testicular damage due to I/R injury in an experimental torsion model. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 24 male Sprague-Dawley rats were divided into 3 groups; sham-operated, torsion/detorsion (T/D), and T/D+ozone...
June 14, 2017: International Braz J Urol: Official Journal of the Brazilian Society of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726031/the-natural-history-of-leydig-cell-testicular-tumours-an-analysis-of-the-national-cancer-registry
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G J Nason, E J Redmond, S W Considine, S I Omer, D Power, P Sweeney
BACKGROUND: Leydig cell tumour (LCT) of the testis is a rare histological subtype of stromal tumours, accounting for 1 to 3% of testicular neoplasms. The natural history of LCT is poorly understood. AIMS: The aim of this study was to assess the incidence and natural history of Leydig cell tumours (LCT) of the testes. METHODS: A search of the National Cancer Registry of Ireland database was performed regarding Leydig cell testicular tumours...
July 19, 2017: Irish Journal of Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725240/appraisal-of-testicular-volumes-volumes-matching-ultrasound-values-referenced-to-stages-of-genital-development
#9
Juan F Sotos, Naomi J Tokar
BACKGROUND: Testicular volumes obtained with orchidometers or external linear measurements in the scrotum (centimeter ruler or calipers) grossly over-estimate ultrasound volumes, have much variability and may not be accurate or reproducible. The reference of the values obtained by orchidometers or US, to age or Tanner stages is not useful to determine the normal values for stages of puberty, because overlapping of ages and values. Pubertal development is determined by two events, genital and pubic hair development, that should be analyzed independently because one could be out of step with the other...
2017: International Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723571/emi2-is-essential-for-mouse-spermatogenesis
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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/28722117/a-single-probe-heat-pulse-method-for-estimating-sap-velocity-in%C3%A2-trees
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Álvaro López-Bernal, Luca Testi, Francisco J Villalobos
Available sap flow methods are still far from being simple, cheap and reliable enough to be used beyond very specific research purposes. This study presents and tests a new single-probe heat pulse (SPHP) method for monitoring sap velocity in trees using a single-probe sensor, rather than the multi-probe arrangements used up to now. Based on the fundamental conduction-convection principles of heat transport in sapwood, convective velocity (Vh ) is estimated from the temperature increase in the heater after the application of a heat pulse (ΔT)...
July 19, 2017: New Phytologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721614/low-doses-of-chlorpyrifos-interfere-with-spermatogenesis-of-rats-through-reduction-of-sex-hormones
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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/28720768/gilgamesh-is-required-for-the-maintenance-of-germline-stem-cells-in-drosophila-testis
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Dongsheng Chen, Xiangxiang Zhu, Lijuan Zhou, Jian Wang, Xiaoqian Tao, Shuang Wang, Fuling Sun, Xianzhao Kan, Zhengqi Han, Yuelin Gu
Emerging evidence supports that stem cells are regulated by both intrinsic and extrinsic mechanisms. However, factors that determine the fate of stem cells remain incompletely understood. The Drosophila testis provides an exclusive powerful model in searching for potential important regulatory factors and their underlying mechanisms for controlling the fate of germline stem cells (GSCs). In this study, we have found that Drosophila gilgamesh (gish), which encodes a homologue of human CK1-γ (casein kinase 1-gamma), is required intrinsically for GSC maintenance...
July 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719823/supplementation-with-dietary-linseed-oil-during-peri-puberty-stimulates-steroidogenesis-and-testis-development-in-rams
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Wanhong Li, Defu Tang, Fadi Li, Huaqin Tian, Xiangpeng Yue, Fei Li, Xiuxiu Weng, Wu Sun, Weimin Wang, Futao Mo
Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (ω-3 PUFAs), such as α-linolenic acid (ALA), eicosapentaenoic acid, and docosahexaenoic acid, are involved in male reproductive function. In this study, we investigated the effects of linseed oil (LO) as a source of ALA on the steroidogenesis and changes of testicular histology in rams. Sixteen 3-month old rams during peri-puberty were randomly assigned into two groups. Eight rams were assigned as the control group, and the other received LO (4% dry matter of total diet) as the LO treatment group...
July 10, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719463/do-nonseminomatous-germ-cell-tumors-of-the-testis-with-lymphovascular-invasion-of-the-spermatic-cord-merit-staging-as-pt3
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Jennifer Gordetsky, Joseph Sanfrancesco, Jonathan I Epstein, Karen Trevino, Huiping Xu, Adeboye Osunkoya, Guang Q Xiao, Chia-Sui Kao, Pamela Unger, Neda Hashemi-Sadraei, Constantine Albany, Julie M Jorns, David Y Lu, Andres Matoso, Soroush Rais-Bahrami, Lauren E Schwartz, Thomas M Ulbright, Muhammad T Idrees
The staging of testicular nonseminomatous germ cell tumors (NSGCTs) with lymphovascular invasion (LVI) of the spermatic cord in the absence of cord parenchymal involvement remains controversial. Our previous study showed that tumors with spermatic cord LVI present at a higher clinical stage than tumors with LVI confined to the testis (pT2). We compared NSGCTs with LVI of the spermatic cord without direct involvement of the spermatic cord soft tissues to pT3 tumors to help clarify the appropriate staging of this histologic finding...
July 17, 2017: American Journal of Surgical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719015/bisphenol-a-induced-oxidative-stress-and-apoptosis-in-mice-testes-modulation-by-selenium
#17
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/28718894/sperm-cryopreservation-and-assisted-reproductive-technology-outcome-in-patients-with-spinal-cord-injury
#18
A Reignier, J Lammers, C Splingart, D Redhead, J J Labat, S Mirallié, P Barrière, T Fréour
This study aimed to describe spinal cord injured patients' semen characteristics before and after cryopreservation, and assisted reproductive technology cycles outcome compared to the infertile population. Data about sperm analysis and assisted reproductive technology (ART) cycles outcomes for 78 men with spinal cord injury referred for sperm cryopreservation between 1998 and 2013 were retrospectively analysed and compared with a reference group consisting of every Intra Cytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI) cycle performed in our in vitro fertilization unit over the 2009-2014 period...
July 18, 2017: Andrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717546/laparoscopic-management-and-its-outcomes-in-cases-with-nonpalpable-testis
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Cankat Erdoğan, Berktuğ Bahadır, Hakan Taşkınlar, Ali Naycı
OBJECTIVE: Diagnostic laparoscopy is the gold standard in the algorithm of nonpalpable testis. Testicular tissue is examined and treatment is planned accordingly. In this study we reviewed the place of diagnostic laparoscopy, and evaluated the results and effectiveness of laparoscopy in the diagnosis and management of nonpalpable testis. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Children who had diagnostic laparoscopy for nonpalpable testes were included in the study. Physical examination results, ultrasonography (USG) reports, age at surgery, laparoscopic and inguinal exploration findings, surgical procedures, orchiopexy results, early and late-term complications were evaluated...
June 2017: Turkish Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717535/evaluation-of-testicular-catch-up-growth-in-adolescent-microsurgical-varicocelectomy
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Fevzi Bedir, Ercüment Keskin, Mehmet Karabakan, İbrahim Karabulut, Fatih Kürşat Yılmazel, Ertuğrul Gazi Özbey, Yılmaz Aksoy, İsa Özbey
OBJECTIVE: The incidence of varicocele is approximately 15% in adolecent men. Early treatment with varicocele is aimed to resolve testicular hypotrophy and ensure catch-up growth. The aim of this study was to evaluate ipsilateral catch-up growth rates relative to contralateral testicular growth in adolescents with varicocele undergoing microsurgical subinguinal varicocelectomy. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Fifty adolescents with unilateral grade 2-3 varicoceles were included in the study...
June 2017: Turkish Journal of Urology
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