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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413943/assessment-on-occurrences-of-depression-and-anxiety-and-associated-risk-factors-in-the-infertile-chinese-men
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Bin Yang, Jianchao Zhang, Yuxia Qi, Pu Wang, Ronghuan Jiang, Hongjun Li
The prevalence of depression and anxiety in the Chinese male population with infertility is still uncertain. The prevalence of depression, anxiety, and a combination of both psychological symptoms was 20.8%, 7.8%, and 15.4%, respectively in 771 infertile Chinese men in the current study by the Mental Health Inventory-5 and the State-Trait Anxiety Inventory-Short Form questionnaires. Differences in demographics (age, education, and income) had no noticeable impact on the development of psychological symptoms...
May 2017: American Journal of Men's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410129/epigenetics-of-reproductive-infertility
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Laxmidhar Das, Sabnam Parbin, Nibedita Pradhan, Chahat Kausar, Samir K Patra
Infertility is a complex pathophysiological condition. It may caused by specific or multiple physical and physiological factors, including abnormalities in homeostasis, hormonal imbalances and genetic alterations. In recent times various studies implicated that, aberrant epigenetic mechanisms are associated with reproductive infertility. There might be transgenerational effects associated with epigenetic modifications of gametes and studies suggest the importance of alterations in epigenetic modification at early and late stages of gametogenesis...
June 1, 2017: Frontiers in Bioscience (Scholar Edition)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410128/genomics-tool-to-predict-and-prevent-male-infertility
#8
Ashutosh Halder, Prashant Kumar, Manish Jain, Amanpreet Kaur Kalsi
A large number of human diseases arise as a result of genetic abnormalities. With the advent of improved molecular biology techniques, the genetic etiology of male infertility is increasing. The common genetic factors responsible for male infertility are chromosomal abnormalities, Yq microdeletion and cystic fibrosis. These are responsible for approximately 30 percent cases of male infertility. About 40 percent cases of male infertility are categorized as idiopathic. These cases may be associated with genetic and genomic abnormalities...
June 1, 2017: Frontiers in Bioscience (Scholar Edition)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410127/oxidative-stress-major-executioner-in-disease-pathology-role-in-sperm-dna-damage-and-preventive-strategies
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Shilpa Bisht, Rima Dada
Oxidative stress (OS) has been implicated in a wide array of diseases such as neurodegenerative disorders, autoimmune diseases, complex lifestyle diseases and cancer. OS is caused by an imbalance in production of Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS) and antioxidant defenses in the cell which results in the damage of cellular components, inactivate essential metabolic enzymes and disrupt signal transduction pathways. OS induces peroxidative damage to the sperm plasma membrane, DNA fragmentation in sperm nuclear/mitochondrial genome and causes dysregulation in levels of mRNAs/transcripts...
June 1, 2017: Frontiers in Bioscience (Scholar Edition)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409904/prevalence-of-varicocoele-and-its-association-with-body-mass-index-among-39-559-rural-men-in-eastern-china-a-population-based-cross-sectional-study
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J Liu, S Zhang, M Liu, Q Wang, H Shen, Y Zhang, D Yan
Varicocoele is a common cause of male infertility. We undertook a population-based cross-sectional study to evaluate the prevalence of varicocoele among rural men in eastern China and its association with body mass index. A total of 39,559 rural men in six counties in Beijing, Guangdong and Shandong provinces were recruited from 2011 to 2012. The presence and severity of varicocoele were measured by physical examinations. Univariate and multivariate logistic regression models were constructed to assess the association between varicocoele and body mass index after adjusting for possible confounders...
May 2017: Andrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408662/the-gdnf-responsive-phosphoprotein-landscape-identifies-raptor-phosphorylation-required-for-spermatogonial-progenitor-cell-proliferation
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Min Wang, Yueshuai Guo, Mei Wang, Tao Zhou, Yuanyuan Xue, Guihua Du, Xiang Wei, Jing Wang, Lin Qi, Hao Zhang, Lufan Li, Lan Ye, Xuejiang Guo, Xin Wu
Cytokine-dependent renewal of stem cells is a fundamental requisite for tissue homeostasis and regeneration. Spermatogonial progenitor cells (SPCs) including stem cells support life-long spermatogenesis and male fertility, but pivotal phosphorylation events that regulate fate decisions in SPCs remain unresolved. Here, we described a quantitative mass-spectrometry-based proteomic and phosphoproteomic analyses of SPCs following sustained stimulation with glial cell-derived neurotrophic factor (GDNF), an extrinsic factor supporting SPC proliferation...
April 13, 2017: Molecular & Cellular Proteomics: MCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405113/a-new-dawn-for-intrauterine-insemination-efficient-and-prudent-practice-will-benefit-patients-the-fertility-industry-and-the-healthcare-bodies
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REVIEW
Gulam Bahadur, Roy Homburg, Ansam Al-Habib
This review addresses the misplaced facts about the IUI procedure within a lucrative fertility industry. Evidence suggests IUI must be a first-line treatment option for most couples except in cases of bilateral tubal blockage and severe oligozoospermia. We introduce the concept of using 'consecutive ejaculation' in men with subfertility and one which can radically alter the male infertility definition, thereby providing a new approach to examining and managing male factor infertility. The review also explores various aspects affecting the IUI procedure, its determinants of success, risks and areas for future improvements...
April 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403925/prevention-of-infertility-induced-by-ovarian-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-by-benidipine-in-rats-biochemical-gene-expression-histopathological-and-immunohistochemical-evaluation
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E Unlubilgin, B Suleyman, G Balci, R Atakan Al, M Cankaya, U Arslan Nayki, H Suleyman
INTRODUCTION: Benidipine has been reported to prevent the ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) damage in heart tissue and to suppress oxidant and proinflammatory cytokine production, increased by I/R. However, There was no information about the effects of benidipine on I/R injury in the ovary and the damage of I/R-induced infertility. OBJECTIVES: The aim of the study was to investigate the effects of benidipine on bilateral ovarian I/R injury and whether or not effective in the treatment of I/R-induced infertility in rats...
March 2017: J Gynecol Obstet Hum Reprod
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397035/association-between-mthfr-a1298c-polymorphism-and-male-infertility-a-meta-analysis
#14
Qiang Zhang, Guo-Ying Yin, Juan Liu, Yue Liang, Yao-Yan Li, Jing-Yu Zhao, Li-Wen Zhang, Bai-Qi Wang, Nai-Jun Tang
There have been several epidemiological studies evaluating the potential association between the methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) A1298C polymorphism and the risk of male infertility. However, the results obtained were inconsistent. Therefore, we performed a meta-analysis to further examine the association between the MTHFR A1298C polymorphism and male infertility. A comprehensive search was conducted to identify all eligible studies from the online literature databases published prior to January 15th, 2016...
April 2017: Journal of Huazhong University of Science and Technology. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395323/defining-the-human-sperm-microtubulome-an-integrated-genomics-approach%C3%A2
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Fanny Jumeau, Frédéric Chalmel, Francisco-Jose Fernandez-Gomez, Céline Carpentier, Hélène Obriot, Meryem Tardivel, Marie-Laure Caillet-Boudin, Jean-Marc Rigot, Nathalie Rives, Luc Buée, Nicolas Sergeant, Valérie Mitchell
Sperm motility notably depends on the structural integrity of the flagellum and the regulation of microtubule dynamics. Although researchers have started to use "omics" techniques to characterize the human sperm's molecular landscape, the constituents responsible for the assembly, organization, and dynamics of the flagellum microtubule have yet to be fully defined. In this study, we defined a core set of 116 gene products associated with the human sperm microtubulome (including products potentially involved in abnormal ciliary phenotypes and male infertility disorders)...
January 1, 2017: Biology of Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389750/the-role-of-heat-shock-factors-in-mammalian-spermatogenesis
#16
Wieslawa Widlak, Natalia Vydra
Heat shock transcription factors (HSFs), as regulators of heat shock proteins (HSPs) expression, are well known for their cytoprotective functions during cellular stress. They also play important yet less recognized roles in gametogenesis. All HSF family members are expressed during mammalian spermatogenesis, mainly in spermatocytes and round spermatids which are characterized by extensive chromatin remodeling. Different HSFs could cooperate to maintain proper spermatogenesis. Cooperation of HSF1 and HSF2 is especially well established since their double knockout results in meiosis arrest, spermatocyte apoptosis, and male infertility...
2017: Advances in Anatomy, Embryology, and Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381255/male-fertility-status-is-associated-with-dna-methylation-signatures-in-sperm-and-transcriptomic-profiles-of-bovine-preimplantation-embryos
#17
Jenna Kropp, José A Carrillo, Hadjer Namous, Alyssa Daniels, Sana M Salih, Jiuzhou Song, Hasan Khatib
BACKGROUND: Infertility in dairy cattle is a concern where reduced fertilization rates and high embryonic loss are contributing factors. Studies of the paternal contribution to reproductive performance are limited. However, recent discoveries have shown that, in addition to DNA, sperm delivers transcription factors and epigenetic components that are required for fertilization and proper embryonic development. Hence, characterization of the paternal contribution at the time of fertilization is warranted...
April 5, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379541/resistance-to-apoptosis-and-autophagy-leads-to-enhanced-survival-in-sertoli-cells
#18
Ferial Aslani, Tim Sebastian, Miguel Keidel, Suada Fröhlich, Hans-Peter Elsässer, Hans-Christian Schuppe, Jörg Klug, Poornima Mahavadi, Monika Fijak, Martin Bergmann, Andreas Meinhardt, Sudhanshu Bhushan
STUDY QUESTION: What is the underlying mechanism of Sertoli cell (SC) resistance to cell death? SUMMARY ANSWER: High expression of pro-survival B cell lymphoma-2 (BCL2) proteins and inhibition of apoptosis and autophagy prolongs SC survival upon exposure to stress stimuli. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: In human and in experimental models of orchitis, tolerogenic SC survive stress conditions, while germ cells undergo massive apoptosis. In general, non-dividing highly differentiated cells tend to resist stress conditions for a longer time by favoring activation of pro-survival mechanisms and inhibition of cell death pathways...
April 3, 2017: Molecular Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28370107/association-of-the-c-9c-t-and-c-368a-g-transitions-in-h2bfwt-gene-with-male-infertility-in-an-iranian-population
#19
A Rafatmanesh, H Nikzad, A Ebrahimi, M Karimian, T Zamani
The H2BFWT (H2B family, member W, testis specific) gene is a testis-specific histone which is involved in the spermatogenesis process. This study aimed to investigate the association of H2BFWT gene c.-9C>T and c.368A>G polymorphisms with male infertility in an Iranian population. The 232 independent individuals, including 109 infertile men and 123 healthy controls, were recruited from IVF centre (Kashan, Iran). The allele types of c.-9C>T and c.368A>G polymorphisms were detected by using PCR-RFLP method...
March 30, 2017: Andrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28369535/the-production-of-glial-cell-line-derived-neurotrophic-factor-by-human-sertoli-cells-is-substantially-reduced-in-sertoli-cell-only-testes
#20
D Singh, D A Paduch, P N Schlegel, K E Orwig, A Mielnik, A Bolyakov, W W Wright
STUDY QUESTION: Do human Sertoli cells in testes that exhibit the Sertoli cell-only (SCO) phenotype produce substantially less glial cell line-derived neurotrophic factor (GDNF) than Sertoli cells in normal testes? SUMMARY ANSWER: In human SCO testes, both the amounts of GDNF mRNA per testis and the concentration of GDNF protein per Sertoli cell are markedly reduced as compared to normal testes. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: In vivo, GDNF is required to sustain the numbers and function of mouse spermatogonial stem cells (SSCs) and their immediate progeny, transit-amplifying progenitor spermatogonia...
May 1, 2017: Human Reproduction
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