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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914256/mettl3-mettl14-mediated-mrna-n-6-methyladenosine-modulates-murine-spermatogenesis
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Zhen Lin, Phillip J Hsu, Xudong Xing, Jianhuo Fang, Zhike Lu, Qin Zou, Ke-Jia Zhang, Xiao Zhang, Yuchuan Zhou, Teng Zhang, Youcheng Zhang, Wanlu Song, Guifang Jia, Xuerui Yang, Chuan He, Ming-Han Tong
Spermatogenesis is a differentiation process during which diploid spermatogonial stem cells (SSCs) produce haploid spermatozoa. This highly specialized process is precisely controlled at the transcriptional, posttranscriptional, and translational levels. Here we report that N(6)-methyladenosine (m(6)A), an epitranscriptomic mark regulating gene expression, plays essential roles during spermatogenesis. We present comprehensive m(6)A mRNA methylomes of mouse spermatogenic cells from five developmental stages: undifferentiated spermatogonia, type A1 spermatogonia, preleptotene spermatocytes, pachytene/diplotene spermatocytes, and round spermatids...
September 15, 2017: Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912601/phf7-a-novel-male-gene-influences-female-fecundity-and-population-growth-in-nilaparvata-lugens-st%C3%A3-l-hemiptera-delphacidae
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Lin-Quan Ge, Ting Xia, Bo Huang, Hao-Tian Gu, Qi-Sheng Song, Guo-Qing Yang, Fang Liu, Jin-Cai Wu
PHF7 exhibits male-specific expression in early germ cells, germline stem cells and spermatogonia in insects, and its expression promotes spermatogenesis in germ cells when they are present in a male soma. However, the influence of male-specific PHF7 on female reproductive biology via mating remains unclear. Thus, we investigated the potential impacts of male PHF7, existed in seminal fluid of Nilaparvata lugens (NlPHF7), on fecundity and population growth via mating. Our results revealed that suppressing male NlPHF7 expression by RNAi led to decreases in body weight, soluble accessory gland protein content, arginine content, and reproductive organ development in males, resulting in significant reduction of oviposition periods and fecundity in females, and significant decrease in body weight, fat body and ovarian protein content, yeast-like symbionts abundance, ovarian development and vitellogenin gene expression in their female mating partners...
September 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900087/-nascent-polypeptide-associated-complex-as-tissue-specific-cofactor-during-germinal-cell-differentiation-in-drosophila-testes
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G L Kogan, N V Akulenko, Yu A Abramov, O A Sokolova, E A Fefelova, V A Gvozdev
During the process of spermatogenesis, the proliferation of spermatogonia (stem cell descendants) is replaced by their differentiation in growing spermatocytes responsible for the preparation to meiosis, which is accompanied by a cardinal change in transcriptional programs. We have demonstrated that, in drosophila, this process is accompanied by a splash of the expression of β-subunit of nascent polypeptide-associated complex (NAC) associated by ribosomes. Nascent polypeptide-associated complex is known as a chaperone involved in co-translational protein folding...
July 2017: Molekuliarnaia Biologiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886879/analysis-of-putative-biomarkers-of-undifferentiated-spermatogonia-in-dog-testis
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Won-Young Lee, Hyun-Jung Park, Ran Lee, Ji-Heon Lee, Hyunjhung Jhun, Tai-Young Hur, Hyuk Song
Spermatogenesis begins after puberty and continues throughout a male's life, and is regulated by spermatogonial stem cells in the seminiferous tubules. Markers of male germ cells, including undifferentiated spermatogonia to fully developed spermatozoa have been identified in rodents, but not in dogs. In this study, to characterize the markers of undifferentiated spermatogonia, histological and immunohistochemical analyses were performed on pre-pubertal (1-month-old), early pubertal (4-month-old), and post-pubertal (7-month-old) dog testes...
October 2017: Animal Reproduction Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886318/new-insights-into-the-expression-profile-of-microrna-34c-and-p53-in-infertile-men-spermatozoa-and-testicular-tissue
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S Rahbar, M G Novin, E Alizadeh, V Shahnazi, F Pashaei-Asl, Y A AsrBadr, L Farzadi, E Ebrahimie, M Pashaiasl
Spermatogenesis is proliferation and differentiation processes of stem spermatogonia into mature spermatozoa controlled by the genes responsible for transcription and post transcription levels. MicroRNAs (miRNA) are  the key factors during gene expression in RNA silencing and post-transcriptional regulation. They play main roles in regulation of early and late spermatogenesis, and reproduction. In this study, we investigate the role of miRNAs in infertile males.The patients were assigned to five groups based on semen analysis (n=55), including normozoospermic (N), moderate oligoasthenoteratozoospermic (MOAT), severe oligoasthenoteratozoospermic (SOAT), obstructive azoospermia (OA) and non-obstructive azoospermia (NOA)...
August 30, 2017: Cellular and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28867346/germline-stem-cell-activity-is-sustained-by-sall4-dependent-silencing-of%C3%A2-distinct-tumor-suppressor-genes
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Ai-Leen Chan, Hue M La, Julien M D Legrand, Juho-Antti Mäkelä, Michael Eichenlaub, Mia De Seram, Mirana Ramialison, Robin M Hobbs
Sustained spermatogenesis in adult males and fertility recovery following germ cell depletion are dependent on undifferentiated spermatogonia. We previously demonstrated a key role for the transcription factor SALL4 in spermatogonial differentiation. However, whether SALL4 has broader roles within spermatogonia remains unclear despite its ability to co-regulate genes with PLZF, a transcription factor required for undifferentiated cell maintenance. Through development of inducible knockout models, we show that short-term integrity of differentiating but not undifferentiated populations requires SALL4...
September 12, 2017: Stem Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28844904/germ-cell-cysts-and-simultaneous-sperm-and-oocyte-production-in-a-hermaphroditic-nematode
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Caitlin M McCaig, Xiaoxue Lin, Maureen Farrell, Kathryn Rehain-Bell, Diane C Shakes
Studies of gamete development in the self-fertile hermaphrodites of Caenorhabditis elegans have significantly contributed to our understanding of fundamental developmental mechanisms. However, evolutionary transitions from outcrossing males and females to self-fertile hermaphrodites have convergently evolved within multiple nematode sub-lineages, and whether the C. elegans pattern of self-fertile hermaphroditism and gamete development is representative remains largely unexplored. Here we describe a pattern of sperm production in the trioecious (male/female/hermaphrodite) nematode Rhabditis sp...
August 24, 2017: Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28836968/infrarenal-high-intra-abdominal-testis-fusion-of-t2-weighted-and-diffusion-weighted-magnetic-resonance-images-and-pathological-findings
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Seiji Hoshi, Yuichi Sato, Junya Hata, Hidenori Akaihata, Soichiro Ogawa, Nobuhiro Haga, Yoshiyuki Kojima
BACKGROUND: Several recent reports have demonstrated that the preoperative sensitivity and accuracy of identifying and locating non-palpable testes increases with the use of conventional MRI, in addition to diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI). Therefore, pre-operative prediction of the presence and location of testes using imaging techniques may guide management of intra-abdominal testis. Fowler-Stephens orchiopexy is effective for treating patients with intra-abdominal testis; however, long-term testicular function after this procedure has not been clarified...
August 24, 2017: BMC Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28834149/maternal-inheritance-of-nanog-ortholog-in-blunt-snout-bream
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Miao Yu, Ting Xue, Tiansheng Chen, Jian Fang, Qihua Pan, Yu Deng, Lingyu Li, Kai Chen, Yizhou Wang
The homeodomain transcription factor Nanog plays an essential role in maintaining pluripotency and self-renewal of embryonic stem cells in mammals. However, the evolutionary conservation of its ortholog in teleosts remains elusive. Here we isolated and characterized a Nanog homolog named as Ma-Nanog in blunt-snout bream (Megalobrama amblycephala). The full-length genomic sequence is 3,326 bp in length and consists of four exons encoding a homeodomain protein of 386 amino acid residues. Comparison of protein sequences revealed that Ma-Nanog is highly homologous to those in other teleosts, particularly in the homeodomain region...
August 23, 2017: Journal of Experimental Zoology. Part B, Molecular and Developmental Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28827392/spermatogonial-kinetics-in-the-human
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Sara Di Persio, Rossana Saracino, Stefania Fera, Barbara Muciaccia, Valentina Esposito, Carla Boitani, Bartolomeo P Berloco, Francesco Nudo, Gustavo Spadetta, Mario Stefanini, Dirk G de Rooij, Elena Vicini
The human spermatogonial compartment is essential for daily production of millions of sperm. Despite this crucial role, the molecular signature, kinetic behavior and regulation of human spermatogonia are poorly understood. Using human testis biopsies with normal spermatogenesis and studying marker protein expression, for the first time we identified different subpopulations of spermatogonia. MAGE-A4 marks all spermatogonia, KIT marks all B spermatogonia and UCLH1 all Apale-dark (Ap-d) spermatogonia. We suggest that at the start of the spermatogenic lineage there are Ap-d spermatogonia that are GFRA1(High) likely including the spermatogonial stem cells...
August 21, 2017: Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774758/dmrt-proteins-and-coordination-of-mammalian-spermatogenesis
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Teng Zhang, David Zarkower
DMRT genes encode a deeply conserved family of transcription factors that share a unique DNA binding motif, the DM domain. DMRTs regulate development in a broad variety of metazoans and they appear to have controlled sexual differentiation for hundreds of millions of years. In mice, starting during embryonic development, three Dmrt genes act sequentially to help establish and maintain spermatogenesis. Dmrt1 has notably diverse functions that include repressing pluripotency genes and promoting mitotic arrest in embryonic germ cells, reactivating prospermatogonia perinatally, establishing and maintaining spermatogonial stem cells (SSCs), promoting spermatogonial differentiation, and controlling the mitosis/meiosis switch...
July 25, 2017: Stem Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768794/embryonic-stem-cell-derived-germ-cells-induce-spermatogenesis-following-transplantation-to-testis-of-adult-mouse-azoospermia-model
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Zohreh Makoolati, Mansoureh Movahedin, Mehdi Forouzandeh-Moghadam, Majid Naghdi, Morteza Koruji
This study aimed to (a) identify the exogenous factors that allow in vitro differentiation of mouse SSCs from embryonic stem cells (ESCs); (b) evaluate the effects of Sertoli cells on SSCs enrichment; and (c) to assess the success of transplantation using in vitro differentiated SSCs in mouse busulfan-treated azoospermia model. One-day-old embryoid body (EB) received 5 ng/ml BMP4 for 4 days, 3 µM retinoic acid (RA) in STO co-culture (Co-C) system for 7 days and subsequently co-cultured for 2 days with Sertoli cell in the presence or absence of LIF, bFGF and RA composition and in the presence of these factors in the simple culture media...
August 2, 2017: Clinical Science (1979-)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708515/stage-specific-expression-of-sal-like-protein-4-in-boar-testicular-germ-cells
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Hyun-Jung Park, Ran Lee, Won-Young Lee, Jin-Hoi Kim, Jeong Tae Do, Chankyu Park, Hyuk Song
Spermatogenesis, the complex process of sperm cell development including mitotic cell division and meiosis, relies on spermatogonial stem cells (SSCs). While markers for developing germ cells have been well investigated in mice, developmental stage-specific markers of germ cells in domestic animals have not been identified. Sal-like protein 4 (SALL4) is known as a putative marker for undifferentiated spermatogonia in rodents; however, its expression in domestic animals has not been investigated. The objective of this study was to characterize the expression of SALL4 in the developmental stages of boar testes and SSCs...
June 16, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669602/the-bile-acid-nuclear-receptor-fxr%C3%AE-is-a-critical-regulator-of-mouse-germ-cell-fate
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Emmanuelle Martinot, Lauriane Sèdes, Marine Baptissart, Hélène Holota, Betty Rouaisnel, Christelle Damon-Soubeyrand, Angélique De Haze, Jean-Paul Saru, Christelle Thibault-Carpentier, Céline Keime, Jean-Marc A Lobaccaro, Silvère Baron, Gérard Benoit, Françoise Caira, Claude Beaudoin, David H Volle
Spermatogenesis is the process by which spermatozoa are generated from spermatogonia. This cell population is heterogeneous, with self-renewing spermatogonial stem cells (SSCs) and progenitor spermatogonia that will continue on a path of differentiation. Only SSCs have the ability to regenerate and sustain spermatogenesis. This makes the testis a good model to investigate stem cell biology. The Farnesoid X Receptor alpha (FXRα) was recently shown to be expressed in the testis. However, its global impact on germ cell homeostasis has not yet been studied...
July 11, 2017: Stem Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28661483/gene-knockout-of-zmym3-in-mice-arrests-spermatogenesis-at-meiotic-metaphase-with-defects-in-spindle-assembly-checkpoint
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Xiangjing Hu, Bin Shen, Shangying Liao, Yan Ning, Longfei Ma, Jian Chen, Xiwen Lin, Daoqin Zhang, Zhen Li, Chunwei Zheng, Yanmin Feng, Xingxu Huang, Chunsheng Han
ZMYM3, a member of the MYM-type zinc finger protein family and a component of a LSD1-containing transcription repressor complex, is predominantly expressed in the mouse brain and testis. Here, we show that ZMYM3 in the mouse testis is expressed in somatic cells and germ cells until pachytene spermatocytes. Knockout (KO) of Zmym3 in mice using the CRISPR-Cas9 system resulted in adult male infertility. Spermatogenesis of the KO mice was arrested at the metaphase of the first meiotic division (MI). ZMYM3 co-immunoprecipitated with LSD1 in spermatogonial stem cells, but its KO did not change the levels of LSD1 or H3K4me1/2 or H3K9me2...
June 29, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652931/piwi1-is-essential-for-gametogenesis-in-mollusk-chlamys-farreri
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Xiaoshi Ma, Aichang Ji, Zhifeng Zhang, Dandan Yang, Shaoshuai Liang, Yuhan Wang, Zhenkui Qin
Piwi (P-element induced wimpy testis) is an important gene involved in stem cell maintenance and gametogenesis in vertebrates. However, in most invertebrates, especially mollusks, the function of Piwi during gametogenesis remains largely unclear. To further understand the function of Piwi during gametogenesis, full-length cDNA of Piwi1 from scallop Chlamys farreri (Cf-Piwi1) was characterized, which consisted of a 2,637 bp open reading frame encoding an 878-amino acid protein. Cf-Piwi1 mRNA was mainly localized in the spermatogonia, spermatocytes, oogonia, oocytes of early development and intra-gonadal somatic cells...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624768/a-revised-asingle-model-to-explain-stem-cell-dynamics-in-the-mouse-male-germline
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REVIEW
Tessa Lord, Jon M Oatley
Spermatogonial stem cells (SSCs) and progenitor spermatogonia encompass the undifferentiated spermatogonial pool in mammalian testes. In rodents, this population is comprised of Asingle, Apaired and chains of 4-16 Aaligned spermatogonia. Although traditional models propose that the entire Asingle pool represents SSCs, and formation of an Apaired syncytium symbolizes irreversible entry to a progenitor state destined for differentiation; recent models have emerged that suggest that the Asingle pool is heterogeneous, and Apaired/Aaligned can fragment to produce new SSCs...
August 2017: Reproduction: the Official Journal of the Society for the Study of Fertility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608322/long-evans-rat-spermatogonial-lines-are-effective-germline-vectors-for-transgenic-rat-production
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F Kent Hamra, Christopher T Richie, Brandon K Harvey
Long Evans rat strains are applied as research models in a broad spectrum of biomedical fields (>15,800 citations, NCBI PubMed). Here, we report an approach to genetically modify the Long Evans rat germline in donor spermatogonial stem cells. Long Evans rat spermatogonial lines were derived from freshly isolated laminin-binding spermatogonia. Laminin-binding spermatogonia were cultured over multiple passages on fibroblast feeder layers in serum-free culture medium containing GDNF and FGF2. Long Evans rat spermatogonial lines were genetically modified by transposon transduction to express a germline, tdTomato reporter gene...
August 2017: Transgenic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585553/nedd4-controls-spermatogonial-stem-cell-homeostasis-and-stress-response-by-regulating-messenger-ribonucleoprotein-complexes
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Zhi Zhou, Hiroshi Kawabe, Atsushi Suzuki, Kaori Shinmyozu, Yumiko Saga
P bodies (PBs) and stress granules (SGs) are conserved cytoplasmic aggregates of cellular messenger ribonucleoprotein complexes (mRNPs) that are implicated in mRNA metabolism and play crucial roles in adult stem cell homeostasis and stress responses. However, the mechanisms underlying the dynamics of mRNP granules are poorly understood. Here, we report NEDD4, an E3 ubiquitin ligase, as a key regulator of mRNP dynamics that controls the size of the spermatogonial progenitor cell (SPC) pool. We find that NEDD4 targets an RNA-binding protein, NANOS2, in spermatogonia to destabilize it, leading to cell differentiation...
June 6, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28575233/stem-cell-activity-of-type-a-spermatogonia-is-seasonally-regulated-in-rainbow-trout
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Mana Sato, Makoto Hayashi, Goro Yoshizaki
Spermatogonial stem cells (SSCs) support continuous production of sperm throughout the male's life. However, the biological characteristics of SSCs are poorly understood in animals exhibiting seasonal reproduction, even though most wild animals are seasonal breeders. During the spermiation season in rainbow trout, the lumen of the testes contains only spermatozoa and scattered type A spermatogonia (ASG) along the walls of the testicular lobules. These few remaining ASG, designated "residual ASG," are the only germ cells capable of supporting the next spermatogenesis, suggesting that the residual ASG are true SSCs...
June 1, 2017: Biology of Reproduction
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