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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637324/the-effects-of-phytosterols-on-the-sexual-behavior-and-reproductive-function-in-the-japanese-quail-coturnix-coturnix-japonica
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Mohammad Ibrahim Qasimi, Kentaro Nagaoka, Gen Watanabe
Phytosterols (PS) are plant origin sterols naturally found in many foods and added as food additives. Since 1950, PS have attracted considerable attention due to their ability to lower serum cholesterol and inhibit cardiovascular disease (CVD). However, recent studies have found that PS act as endocrine-disrupting chemicals in laboratory animals. Therefore, this study was aimed at finding the mechanism(s) for PS effects on the sexual behaviors and reproductive functions in male Japanese quails (Coturnix coturnix japonica)...
June 16, 2017: Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635608/the-protective-role-of-folic-acid-against-testicular-dysfunction-in-lead-intoxicated-rat-model
#2
Asmaa Ms Gomaa, Nasser S Abou Khalil, Mohammed A Abdel-Ghani
There is an increasing concern over male reproductive toxicity caused by lead exposure. Folic acid (FA) is supposed to be a promising therapeutic strategy against lead toxicity. Therefore, the aim of this experimental study was to shed light on the potential protective role of FA on lead-induced testicular dysfunction in rats and its possible underlying mechanistic pathways. Rats (n = 24) were divided into four groups: Control, FA, Lead, and FA+Lead group. After 4 weeks, lead intoxication resulted in a marked reduction in the relative testicular weight and the serum level of testosterone, an impairment in the characters of semen analysis, and an increased content of lead, malondialdehyde and both interleukin-6 and -10 and a decreased antioxidant enzyme levels in the testicular tissue homogenate...
July 2017: General Physiology and Biophysics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632461/consuming-ecstasy-representations-of-male-and-female-orgasm-in-mainstream-pornography
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Léa J Séguin, Carl Rodrigue, Julie Lavigne
Social representations, which appear in a variety of media, can influence the way sexual experiences are perceived and understood. While pornography is not the only medium in which orgasm is portrayed, it is the most explicit, and it is widespread and easily accessible. As such, pornography is an ideal medium for examining representations of male and female orgasm. PornHub's 50 most viewed videos of all time were viewed and coded for the frequency of male and female orgasm, orgasm-inducing sex acts (and whether activity inducing female orgasms included some form of clitoral stimulation), and auditory (verbal, vocal) and visual (bodily) indicators of orgasm...
June 20, 2017: Journal of Sex Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626150/comparison-of-sperm-subpopulation-structures-in-first-and-second-ejaculated-semen-from-japanese-black-bulls-by-a-cluster-analysis-of-sperm-motility-evaluated-by-a-casa-system
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Chihiro Kanno, Kentaro Q Sakamoto, Yojiro Yanagawa, Yoshiyuki Takahashi, Seiji Katagiri, Masashi Nagano
In the present study, bull sperm in the first and second ejaculates were divided into subpopulations based on their motility characteristics using a cluster analysis of data from computer-assisted sperm motility analysis (CASA). Semen samples were collected from 4 Japanese black bulls. Data from 9,228 motile sperm were classified into 4 clusters; 1) very rapid and progressively motile sperm, 2) rapid and circularly motile sperm with widely moving heads, 3) moderately motile sperm with heads moving frequently in a short length, and 4) poorly motile sperm...
June 18, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625714/proteomic-analysis-of-seminal-plasma-from-locally-adapted-curraleiro-p%C3%A3-duro-bulls-bos-taurus-identifying-biomarkers-involved-in-sperm-physiology-in-endangered-animals-for-conservation-of-biodiversity
#5
E B Menezes, R V de Oliveira, M F van Tilburg, E A Barbosa, N V Nascimento, A L M C S Velho, F B Moreno, R A Moreira, A C O Monteiro-Moreira, G M C Carvalho, A F Ramos, E Memili, A A Moura
The present study was aimed at evaluating the seminal plasma proteins and sperm parameters of Curraleiro Pé-Duro bulls. Semen was collected from 10 bulls by electroejaculation, and sperm parameters were evaluated in fresh and frozen-thawed semen. Seminal plasma proteins were analyzed by 2-D SDS-PAGE and mass spectrophotometry. Tools in computational biology were used to generate bioinformatic knowledge and evaluate gene ontology, protein-protein interactions, phylogenetic trees and multiple sequence alignments...
May 29, 2017: Animal Reproduction Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618746/male-infertility-is-significantly-associated-with-multiple-deletions-in-an-8-7-kb-segment-of-sperm-mtdna-in-pakistan
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Irfan Afzal Mughal, Asma Irfan, Sarwat Jahan, Abdul Hameed
BACKGROUND/AIM: This study aimed to find a link between sperm mitochondrial DNA mutations and male infertility in Pakistan. MATERIALS AND METHODS: DNA from semen samples was extracted and amplified by PCR using 7.8-kb deletion-specific primers. The PCR products were separated on agarose gel, visualized under UV-illumination, and then photographed. The results were genotyped and the data were analyzed using SPSS. RESULTS: Deletion analysis of the 8...
June 12, 2017: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618703/re-barriers-to-use-of-semen-analysis-in-the-adolescent-with-a-varicocele-survey-of-patient-parental-and-practitioner-attitudes
#7
Douglas A Canning
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2017: Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614535/should-azoospermic-patients-with-varicocele-disease-undergo-surgery-to-recover-fertility
#8
Leonardo de Souza Alves, Francisco Batista de Oliveira
Introduction: Varicocele disease is well-known cause of infertility in men. The presence of spermatic varices veins create a hostile environment to spermatogenesis. It results in reduced quality of the sperm production and in some cases can determine a total absence of sperm. The varicocelectomy procedure in patients with non-obstructive azoospermia (NOA) can raise the rates of sperm in the semen analysis. A positive rate for sperm, even if very low, may be sufficient to enable the capture of sperm intended for in-vitro fertilization without the use of donor sperm...
April 2017: Revista da Associação Médica Brasileira
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611311/genome-wide-5-hydroxymethylcytosine-patterns-in-human-spermatogenesis-are-associated-with-semen-quality
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Olga A Efimova, Anna A Pendina, Andrei V Tikhonov, Sergey E Parfenyev, Irina D Mekina, Evgeniia M Komarova, Mariia A Mazilina, Eugene V Daev, Olga G Chiryaeva, Ilona A Galembo, Mikhail I Krapivin, Oleg S Glotov, Irina S Stepanova, Svetlana A Shlykova, Igor Yu. Kogan, Alexander M Gzgzyan, Tatyana V Kuznetzova, Vladislav S Baranov
We performed immunofluorescent analysis of DNA hydroxymethylation and methylation in human testicular spermatogenic cells from azoospermic patients and ejaculated spermatozoa from sperm donors and patients from infertile couples. In contrast to methylation which was present throughout spermatogenesis, hydroxymethylation was either high or almost undetectable in both spermatogenic cells and ejaculated spermatozoa. On testicular cytogenetic preparations, 5-hydroxymethylcytosine was undetectable in mitotic and meiotic chromosomes, and was present exclusively in interphase spermatogonia Ad and in a minor spermatid population...
June 1, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606469/potential-chemoprotective-role-of-resveratrol-against-cisplatin-induced-testicular-damage-in-mice
#10
Pavitra Ranawat
Semen banking is often advised to male patients undergoing chemotherapy as the damage induced is profound and often irreversible. However, low success rates of assisted reproductive techniques (ART) using banked semen have led to the quest for alternative methods to treat chemotherapy-induced infertility. The present study therefore aimed to study the role of resveratrol against cisplatin induced testicular damage. Male albino mice were divided into five groups (n = 6 each), viz. normal control, resveratrol vehicle (4% ethanol), Cisplatin (7...
June 9, 2017: Chemico-biological Interactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605667/single-versus-double-intrauterine-insemination-iui-for-pregnancy-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Morteza Arab-Zozani, Carolina O Nastri
This study is focused in appraising the current evidence comparing double and single IUI for achieving a pregnancy. The primary outcomes were live birth and ectopic pregnancy per women randomized. Secondary outcomes included clinical pregnancy and miscarriage. The evaluation of the risk of bias within each study was structured using the Cochrane risk of bias and the overall quality of the body of evidence was assessed through the GRADE criteria. Electronic searches were run in 4 databases and resulted in 15 studies included encompassing 3795 women...
May 26, 2017: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605649/direct-str-typing-from-presumptively-tested-and-untreated-body-fluids
#12
Phuvadol Thanakiatkrai, Krittika Raham, Jintana Pradutkanchana, Sujettana Sotthibandhu, Thitika Kitpipit
Body fluids provide key pieces of information for a forensic investigation. However, sometimes only a small amount of body fluids is found and/or DNA are also degraded by environmental factors at the crime scene. In extreme cases, a forensic analyst may have to decide whether to perform a presumptive test on the stains or proceed straightaway to DNA profiling, which could be wasteful for non-biological stains. Additionally, due to the inefficient DNA extraction process, the amount of DNA may not be enough for STR typing, especially if parts of the evidence had been subjected to presumptive testing...
June 6, 2017: Forensic Science International. Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601408/expression-of-ciliated-bronchial-epithelium-1-during-human-spermatogenesis
#13
Christiane Pleuger, Daniela Fietz, Katja Hartmann, Hans-Christian Schuppe, Wolfgang Weidner, Sabine Kliesch, Mark Baker, Moira K O'Bryan, Martin Bergmann
OBJECTIVE: To define the precise cellular localization of ciliated bronchial epithelium 1 (CBE1) in the human testis and test its relationship to impaired spermatogenesis. DESIGN: Gene expression analysis, and histologic and immunohistochemical evaluation. SETTING: University research laboratories and andrologic outpatient clinic. PATIENT(S): Forty-three human testicular biopsies: 12 biopsies showing normal spermatogenesis (NSP), 8 with maturation arrest at level of spermatocytes (STA), 8 with maturation arrest at level of spermatids (SDA), 4 with scattered elongating spermatids, and 12 with Sertoli cell-only syndrome, with an additional 5 semen samples from healthy donors...
June 7, 2017: Fertility and Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601162/immature-and-mature-sperm-morphometry-in-fresh-and-frozen-thawed-falcon-ejaculates
#14
S Villaverde-Morcillo, A J Soler, M C Esteso, C Castaño, A Miñano-Berna, F Gonzalez, J Santiago-Moreno
Sperm morphometry is one characteristic which may be useful in prediction of fertility and sperm freezability in a species. Knowledge of the sperm characteristics of the ejaculate and the morphometric descriptors is necessary to effectively develop sperm cryopreservation. The aim of the current study was to provide a general description of the sperm from two falcon species (Peregrine falcon Falco peregrinus peregrinus/brookei and Gyrfalcon Falco rusticolus) including immature sperm, sperm head morphometric descriptors, and the existence of mature sperm subpopulations...
August 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601156/ovopel-and-carp-pituitary-extract-for-the-reproductive-induction-of-colossoma-macropomum-males
#15
Edenilce de Fátima Ferreira Martins, Danilo Pedro Streit, Janessa Sampaio de Abreu, Ruy Alberto Caetano Corrêa-Filho, Carlos Antonio Lopes de Oliveira, Nelson Mauricio Lopera-Barrero, Jayme Aparecido Povh
The objective of this study was to evaluate Ovopel and carp pituitary extract (CPE) in the reproductive induction of Colossoma macropomum males. Nine treatments were tested in triplicate, totaling 27 experimental units. C. macropomum breeders were subjected to the following treatments: 0.1, 0.2, 0.3, 0.4, 0.5, 0.6, and 0.7 Ovopel pellet/kg; 2.5 mg CPE/kg (traditional protocol); and a control treatment (no hormone). Breeders under hormone treatment produced a larger (P < 0.05) semen volume (2.4 ± 0...
August 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601155/boar-genotype-as-a-factor-shaping-age-related-changes-in-semen-parameters-and-reproduction-longevity-simulations
#16
Damian Knecht, Anna Jankowska-Mąkosa, Kamil Duziński
The aim of this study was a detailed analysis of the boar genotypes used in AI stations with an indication of their production capacity, including age and a precise analysis of their culling time and reason. The study included 334 boars: 81 Polish Large White (PLW), 108 Polish Landrace (PL), 49 Pietrain (P), 56 Duroc × Pietrain (D × P) and 40 Hampshire × Pietrain (H × P). Semen volume, spermatozoa concentration, total number of spermatozoa, number of motile spermatozoa, and number of insemination doses were analyzed...
August 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598115/-expression-of-mir-429-and-its-target-gene-hspa4l-in-sperms-from-asthenospermia-patients
#17
Zheng-Qin Chen, Li-Xia He, Sheng-Xue Liu
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the expression of miR-429 and its target gene heat shock protein A4L (HSPA4L) in sperms from asthenospermia patients. METHODS: Twenty semen samples from healthy and fertile adults and 20 semen samples from asthenospermia patients were collected,and normal sperm parameters were defined according to World Health Organization criteria.The expression levels of miR-429 and HSPA4L mRNA were determined by qRT-PCR,and the bioinformatics tool (Targetscan) was used to predict the target of miR-429...
November 2016: Sichuan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Sichuan University. Medical Science Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595175/untreated-psoriasis-impairs-male-fertility-a-case-control-study
#18
Giacomo Caldarola, Domenico Milardi, Giuseppe Grande, Andrea Quercia, Silvia Baroni, Renato Morelli, Riccardo Marana, Alfredo Pontecorvi, Clara De Simone, Ketty Peris
BACKGROUND: Recent evidence indicates that a systemic state of inflammation may impair fertility, but data about psoriatic males are scarce. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to assess gonadal function in psoriatic males implementing our knowledge about fertility in these subjects. METHODS: Male psoriatic patients, aged between 18 and 55 years, and a group of healthy subjects matched for age, BMI and geographic origin were enrolled. All subjects underwent a complete physical and andrological examination, standard semen analysis, complete microbiological analysis and ultrasound evaluation of sexual glands...
June 9, 2017: Dermatology: International Journal for Clinical and Investigative Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591404/sexual-transmission-of-american-trypanosomiasis-in-humans-a-new-potential-pandemic-route-for-chagas-parasites
#19
Perla F Araujo, Adriana B Almeida, Carlos F Pimentel, Adriano R Silva, Alessandro Sousa, Sebastião A Valente, Vera C Valente, Manuela M Britto, Ana C Rosa, Rozeneide M Alves, Luciana Hagström, Antonio Rl Teixeira
BACKGROUND: The Trypanosoma cruzi infection endemic in Latin America has now spread to several countries across four continents; this endemic involves triatomine vector-free protists. We hypothesised that the sexual transmission of T. cruzi contributes to the ongoing spread of Chagas disease. OBJECTIVES: A short-term longitudinal study was conducted to evaluate this hypothesis. METHODS: The study population comprised 109 subjects from four families, among whom 21 had been diagnosed with acute Chagas disease by direct parasitological analysis...
June 2017: Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583604/prediction-of-the-fertility-of-stallion-frozen-thawed-semen-using-a-combination-of-computer-assisted-motility-analysis-microscopical-observation-and-flow-cytometry
#20
I Barrier Battut, A Kempfer, N Lemasson, L Chevrier, S Camugli
Spermatozoa from some stallions do not maintain an acceptable fertility after freezing and thawing. The selection of frozen ejaculates that would be suitable for insemination is mainly based on post-thaw motility, but the prediction of fertility remains limited. A recent study in our laboratory has enabled the determination of a new protocol for the evaluation of fresh stallion semen, combining microscopical observation, computer-assisted motility analysis and flow cytometry, and providing a high level of fertility prediction...
July 15, 2017: Theriogenology
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