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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537774/association-of-sperm-mitochondrial-dna-deletions-with-male-infertility-in-an-iranian-population
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Elaheh Talebi, Mohammad Karimian, Hossein Nikzad
Disruptions of mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) may affect male reproductive function. The aim of this study was to investigate the association of three deletions (4977, 7345 and 7599 bp) and two-point mutations (A73G and A3243G) of mitochondrial DNA with male infertility in an Iranian population. In a case-control study, we collected semen samples of 60 infertile men and 60 healthy controls. Detection of the mtDNA deletions and point mutations were performed by long range PCR and PCR-RFLP method, respectively. Our data revealed that 4977 and 7599 bp deletions are associated with male infertility...
May 24, 2017: Mitochondrial DNA. Part A. DNA Mapping, Sequencing, and Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523952/is-male-factor-infertility-associated-with-midlife-low-grade-inflammation-a-population-based-study
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Katia Keglberg Hærvig, Lene Kierkegaard, Rikke Lund, Helle Bruunsgaard, Merete Osler, Lone Schmidt
Male factor infertility is associated with an increased risk of disease and mortality, which has been related to markers of chronic systemic inflammation. The objective of this study was to investigate the association between male factor infertility and low-grade inflammation and furthermore to examine the lifetime prevalence of male factor infertility and overall infertility (also including female and couple infertility). The study population consisted of 2140 members of the Metropolit 1953 Danish Male Birth Cohort who had participated in the Copenhagen Aging and Midlife Biobank data collection in 2009-2011...
May 19, 2017: Human Fertility: Journal of the British Fertility Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522219/racial-variation-in-semen-quality-at-fertility-evaluation
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Yash S Khandwala, Chiyuan A Zhang, Shufeng Li, Barry Behr, David Guo, Michael L Eisenberg
OBJECTIVE: To identify racial differences in semen quality among men living in the same geographic area seeking fertility evaluation. METHODS: Men obtaining a semen analysis for infertility evaluation or treatment between 2012 and 2016 at a single center were identified and demographic data including height, weight, BMI and age were described. Mean semen parameters and the proportions of men with suboptimal parameters based on the WHO 5(th) edition criteria were also compared based on race...
May 15, 2017: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512062/hsa-mir-513b-5p-suppresses-cell-proliferation-and-promotes-p53-expression-by-targeting-irf2-in-testicular-embryonal-carcinoma-cells
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Xiaorong Wang, Xiansheng Zhang, Guishuan Wang, Lu Wang, Yu Lin, Fei Sun
Previous studies have reported the miR-513b is located on the X chromosome and is preferentially expressed in testis. However, the underlying mechanisms of miR-513b involved in spermatogenesis remains unknown. In this study, we found that hsa-miR-513b-5p was highly expressed in the testes of infertile males with maturation arrest compared with normal controls. Overexpression of hsa-miR-513b-5p suppressed testicular embryonal carcinoma (NT2) cell proliferation and induced apoptosis in vitro, whereas silencing of hsa-miR-513b-5p reversed these effects...
May 13, 2017: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508879/oxidative-stress-and-male-infertility
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REVIEW
Shilpa Bisht, Muneeb Faiq, Madhuri Tolahunase, Rima Dada
DNA damage, largely owing to oxidative stress, is a leading cause of defective sperm function. High levels of oxidative stress result in damage to sperm DNA, RNA transcripts, and telomeres and, therefore might provide a common underlying aetiology of male infertility and recurrent pregnancy loss, in addition to congenital malformations, complex neuropsychiatric disorders, and childhood cancers in children fathered by men with defective sperm cells. Spermatozoa are highly vulnerable to oxidative stress owing to limited levels of antioxidant defence and a single, limited DNA-damage detection and repair mechanism...
May 16, 2017: Nature Reviews. Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498920/copy-number-variation-of-functional-rbmy1-is-associated-with-sperm-motility-an-azoospermia-factor-linked-candidate-for-asthenozoospermia
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Yuanlong Yan, Xiling Yang, Yunqiang Liu, Ying Shen, Wenling Tu, Qiang Dong, Dong Yang, Yongyi Ma, Yuan Yang
STUDY QUESTION: What is the influence of copy number variation (CNV) in functional RNA binding motif protein Y-linked family 1 (RBMY1) on spermatogenic phenotypes? SUMMARY ANSWER: The RBMY1 functional copy dosage is positively correlated with sperm motility, and dosage insufficiency is an independent risk factor for asthenozoospermia. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: RBMY1, a multi-copy gene expressed exclusively in the adult testis, is one of the most important candidates for male infertility in the azoospermia factor (AZF) region of the Y-chromosome...
May 12, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490482/conditional-ablation-of-raptor-in-the-male-germ-line-causes-infertility-due-to-meiotic-arrest-and-impaired-inactivation-of-sex-chromosomes
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Mengneng Xiong, Zhiping Zhu, Suwen Tian, Ruping Zhu, Shun Bai, Kaiqiang Fu, James G Davis, Zheng Sun, Joseph A Baur, Ke Zheng, Lan Ye
Rapamycin is a clinically important drug that is used in transplantation and cancer therapy but which causes a number of side effects, including male infertility. Its canonical target, mammalian target of rapamycin complex 1 (mTORC1), plays a key role in metabolism and binds chromatin; however, its precise role in the male germ line has not been elucidated. Here, we inactivate the core component, Raptor, to show that mTORC1 function is critical for male meiosis and the inactivation of sex chromosomes. Disruption of the Raptor gene impairs chromosomal synapsis and prevents the efficient spreading of silencing factors into the XY chromatin...
May 10, 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486688/risk-of-diabetes-according-to-male-factor-infertility-a-register-based-cohort-study
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Clara Helene Glazer, Jens Peter Bonde, Aleksander Giwercman, Ditte Vassard, Anja Pinborg, Lone Schmidt, Elvira Vaclavik Bräuner
STUDY QUESTION: Is male factor infertility associated with an increased risk of developing diabetes? SUMMARY ANSWER: The study provides evidence that male factor infertility may predict later occurrence of diabetes mellitus with the risk being related to the severity of the underlying fertility problem. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: Previous cross-sectional studies have shown an increased prevalence of comorbidities among infertile men when compared to controls...
May 9, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475176/sly-regulates-genes-involved-in-chromatin-remodeling-and-interacts-with-tbl1xr1-during-sperm-differentiation
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Charlotte Moretti, Maria-Elisabetta Serrentino, Côme Ialy-Radio, Marion Delessard, Tatiana A Soboleva, Frederic Tores, Marjorie Leduc, Patrick Nitschké, Joel R Drevet, David J Tremethick, Daniel Vaiman, Ayhan Kocer, Julie Cocquet
Sperm differentiation requires unique transcriptional regulation and chromatin remodeling after meiosis to ensure proper compaction and protection of the paternal genome. Abnormal sperm chromatin remodeling can induce sperm DNA damage, embryo lethality and male infertility, yet, little is known about the factors which regulate this process. Deficiency in Sly, a mouse Y chromosome-encoded gene expressed only in postmeiotic male germ cells, has been shown to result in the deregulation of hundreds of sex chromosome-encoded genes associated with multiple sperm differentiation defects and subsequent male infertility...
June 2017: Cell Death and Differentiation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474560/redox-regulation-of-fertility-in-aging-male-and-the-role-of-antioxidants-a-savior-or-stressor
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Kristian Leisegang, Ralf Henkel, Ashok Agarwal
Oxidative stress (OS), an imbalance between reactive oxygen species (ROS) and antioxidant scavengers, is considered an important underlying mechanism associated with ageing, age-related chronic diseases and reproductive decline in males. However, OS is an important regulator of numerous molecular pathways essential for homeostasis within cells, tissues and systems. A fine balance between factors promoting OS and those that scavenge ROS is critically important. In the male reproductive tract and ejaculate, ROS are critical molecular players in essential reproductive processes, including spermatogenesis, epididymal transport, spermatozoa maturation and post-ejaculation processes such as motility, capacitation and the acrosome reaction...
October 19, 2016: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472417/the-impact-of-specific-fertility-treatments-on-cognitive-development-in-childhood-and-adolescence-a-systematic-review
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Alice R Rumbold, Vivienne M Moore, Melissa J Whitrow, Tassia K Oswald, Lisa J Moran, Renae C Fernandez, Kurt T Barnhart, Michael J Davies
STUDY QUESTION: Does fertility treatment influence cognitive ability in school aged children, and does the impact vary with the type of treatment? SUMMARY ANSWER: The available high-quality evidence indicates that specific treatments may give rise to different effects on cognitive development, with certain treatments, including ICSI, associated with cognitive impairment. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: Previous reviews of the literature concerning cognitive outcomes among children conceived with medical assistance have concluded that study findings are generally 'reassuring', but limited attention has been paid to the quality of this research...
May 4, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28470720/ngf-promotes-mitochondrial-function-by-activating-pgc-1%C3%AE-in-tm4-sertoli-cells
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Y W Jiang, Y Zhao, S X Chen, L Chen, C J Li, X Zhou
Nerve growth factor (NGF), which is required for the survival and differentiation of the nervous system, has been proved to play important roles in male reproductive physiology. Several studies have focused on the roles of NGF in the testes. However, no study has reported on the mechanism of paracrine and autocrine actions of NGF in Sertoli cells. This study showed that NGF stimulated mitochondrial activity and biogenesis in TM4 Sertoli cells. Moreover, our results demonstrated that peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-gamma coactivator-1α is a possible downstream key target of the NGF signalling pathway...
May 3, 2017: Andrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469844/the-roles-of-micrornas-in-regulation-of-mammalian-spermatogenesis
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REVIEW
Xiaoxu Chen, Xueliang Li, Jiayin Guo, Pengfei Zhang, Wenxian Zeng
Mammalian spermatogenesis contains three continuous and organized processes, by which spermatogonia undergo mitosis and differentiate to spermatocytes, follow on meiosis to form haploid spermatids and ultimately transform into spermatozoa. These processes require an accurately, spatially and temporally regulated gene expression patterns. The microRNAs are a novel class of post-transcriptional regulators. Cumulating evidences have demonstrated that microRNAs are expressed in a cell-specific or stage-specific manner during spermatogenesis...
2017: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28465413/bmp8a-sustains-spermatogenesis-by-activating-both-smad1-5-8-and-smad2-3-in-spermatogonia
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Fang-Ju Wu, Ting-Yu Lin, Li-Ying Sung, Wei-Fang Chang, Po-Chih Wu, Ching-Wei Luo
Mutation in either of the genes encoding bone morphogenetic protein (BMP) 8A or 8B (Bmp8a or Bmp8b) causes postnatal depletion of spermatogonia in mice. We found that Bmp8a, but not Bmp8b, was expressed predominantly in the neonatal mouse spermatogonia. Although most BMPs induce activation of SMADs 1, 5, and 8 (SMAD1/5/8), but not SMADs 2 and 3 (SMAD2/3), we found that BMP8A induced signaling through both sets of transcription factors. In undifferentiated mouse spermatogonia, BMP8A activated SMAD1/5/8 through receptor complexes formed by ALK3 and either ACVR2A or BMPR2 and activated SMAD2/3 through receptor complexes formed by ALK5 and ACVR2A, ACVR2B, or TGFBR2...
May 2, 2017: Science Signaling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28456148/impact-of-emotional-disorders-on-semen-quality-in-men-treated-for-infertility
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Artur Wdowiak, Agnieszka Bień, Grażyna Iwanowicz-Palus, Marta Makara-Studzińska, Iwona Bojar
OBJECTIVE: Semen quality depends on factors such as lifestyle, environment, and hormone secretion. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of the study was to assess the correlation between emotional disorders and the secretion of selected hormones, and to assess the impact of these disorders on semen quality. METHODS: The study covered 60 fertile and 112 subfertile males. The sperm was obtained by masturbation, and examined directly after liquidation according to the 2010 criteria of the World Health Organization...
February 15, 2017: Neuro Endocrinology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437630/modified-natural-cycle-for-embryo-transfer-using-frozen-thawed-blastocysts-a-satisfactory-option
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Quoc V Le, Sina Abhari, Omar M Abuzeid, Jennifer DeAnna, Mohamed A Satti, Tarek Abozaid, Iqbal Khan, Mostafa I Abuzeid
OBJECTIVE: To describe pregnancy outcomes of frozen-thawed blastocysts cycles using modified natural cycle frozen embryo transfers (NC-FET) and down-regulated hormonally controlled frozen embryo transfers (HC-FET) protocols. STUDY DESIGN: This retrospective cohort study included all patients undergoing either modified NC-FET or down-regulated HC-FET using frozen-thawed day 5 embryos. Cycles with donor blastocysts were excluded. Four hundred twenty eight patients underwent a total of 493 FET cycles...
April 6, 2017: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436141/microrna-10b-regulates-the-renewal-of-spermatogonial-stem-cells-through-kruppel-like-factor-4
#17
Jiang Li, Xiang Liu, Xiaopeng Hu, Geng G Tian, Wenzhi Ma, Xiuying Pei, Yanrong Wang, Ji Wu
MicroRNAs (miRs) are functionally important in spermatogenesis, which is the self-renewal or differentiation of spermatogonial stem cells (SSCs). Here, we report a novel role for miR-10b in regulating the self-renewal of mouse SSCs. We showed that miR-10b was highly expressed in mouse SSCs in vitro and enhanced SSC proliferation. Knockdown of miR-10b significantly increased the apoptosis of SSCs compared with controls. Kruppel-like factor 4 was found to be a target gene of miR-10b in the enhancement of SSC proliferation...
April 2017: Cell Biochemistry and Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431025/1h-magnetic-resonance-spectroscopy-of-live-human-sperm
#18
S Reynolds, S J Calvert, M N Paley, A A Pacey
STUDY QUESTION: Can 1H Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy (MRS) be used to obtain information about the molecules and metabolites in live human spermatozoa? SUMMARY ANSWER: Percoll-based density gradient centrifugation (DGC) followed by a further two washing steps, yielded enough sperm with minimal contamination (<0.01%) from seminal fluid to permit effective MRS which detected significant differences (p < 0.05) in the choline/glycerophosphocholine, lipid and lactate regions of the 1H MRS spectrum between sperm in the pellet and those from the 40/80% interface...
April 18, 2017: Molecular Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428940/factors-influencing-sperm-retrieval-following-testicular-sperm-extraction-in-nonobstructive-azoospermia-patients
#19
Peyman Salehi, Marzieh Derakhshan-Horeh, Zakiye Nadeali, Majid Hosseinzadeh, Erfan Sadeghi, Mohammad Hossein Izadpanahi, Mansour Salehi
OBJECTIVE: Azoospermia owing to testicular disorders is the most severe manifestation of male infertility. The main concern for patients with nonobstructive azoospermia (NOA) is the probability of successful sperm retrieval following testicular sperm extraction (TESE). Therefore, the goal of this study was to determine predictive factors correlated with sperm retrieval. METHODS: We assessed the testicular histopathological patterns, the choice of TESE surgical procedure, hormone levels, and chromosomal abnormalities in patients with NOA (n=170)...
March 2017: Clinical and Experimental Reproductive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421111/xrcc5-vntr-xrcc6-61c-g-and-xrcc7-6721g-t-gene-polymorphisms-associated-with-male-infertility-risk-evidences-from-case-control-and-in-silico-studies
#20
Danial Jahantigh, Abasalt Hosseinzadeh Colagar
We evaluate the association between genetic polymorphisms of XRCC5 VNTR, XRCC6 -61C>G, and XRCC7 6721G>T with male infertility susceptibility. A total of 392 men including 178 infertile males (102 idiopathic azoospermia and 76 severe oligozoospermia) and 214 healthy controls were recruited. XRCC6 -61C>G and XRCC7 6721G>T genotyping was performed by PCR-RFLP whereas XRCC5 VNTR was performed by PCR. The 2R allele and 2R allele carriers of XRCC5 VNTR polymorphism significantly decreased risk of male infertility...
2017: International Journal of Endocrinology
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