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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
#2
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
#3
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
#6
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
#7
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
#8
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 contain 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...
May 30, 2017: Biology of Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28569396/mir-100-promotes-the-proliferation-of-spermatogonial-stem-cells-via-regulating-stat3
#9
Yong-Li Huang, Guan-You Huang, Jing Lv, Li-Na Pan, Xi Luo, Jie Shen
Micro RNAs play important roles during mammalian spermatogenesis, but the function(s) of specific miRNAs remain largely unknown. Here, we report that miR-100 is predominantly expressed in undifferentiated murine spermatogonia, including spermatogonial stem cells (SSCs). We utilized a miRNA mimic and inhibitor to knock down and overexpress miR-100 in cultured SSCs, respectively, finding that the miR-100 promotes the proliferation of SSCs in vitro. Furthermore, signals promoting SSC maintenance induced, whereas retinoic acid repressed, expression of miR-100...
June 1, 2017: Molecular Reproduction and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542371/whole-genome-sequencing-of-spermatocytic-tumors-provides-insights-into-the-mutational-processes-operating-in-the-male-germline
#10
Eleni Giannoulatou, Geoffrey J Maher, Zhihao Ding, Ad J M Gillis, Lambert C J Dorssers, Alexander Hoischen, Ewa Rajpert-De Meyts, Gilean McVean, Andrew O M Wilkie, Leendert H J Looijenga, Anne Goriely
Adult male germline stem cells (spermatogonia) proliferate by mitosis and, after puberty, generate spermatocytes that undertake meiosis to produce haploid spermatozoa. Germ cells are under evolutionary constraint to curtail mutations and maintain genome integrity. Despite constant turnover, spermatogonia very rarely form tumors, so-called spermatocytic tumors (SpT). In line with the previous identification of FGFR3 and HRAS selfish mutations in a subset of cases, candidate gene screening of 29 SpTs identified an oncogenic NRAS mutation in two cases...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532845/characterization-of-undifferentiated-spermatogonia-and-the-spermatogonial-niche-in-the-lambari-fish-astyanax-altiparanae
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Marília de Paiva Camargo, Mônica Cassel, Lázaro Wender Oliveira de Jesus, Rafael Henrique Nóbrega, Maria Inês Borella
Undifferentiated type A spermatogonia are the foundation of fish spermatogenesis. This cell population includes the spermatogonial stem cell population, which is able to either self-renew or differentiate into cells that will generate the male gamete - the spermatozoa. Spermatogonia stem cells are located in a specific region of the testes known as the spermatogonial niche, which regulates spermatogonial stem cell function. This study characterizes undifferentiated type A spermatogonia and their S-phase label-retaining cell properties in Astyanax altiparanae testes...
July 1, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531200/discovery-of-micrornas-during-early-spermatogenesis-in-chicken
#12
Lu Xu, Qixin Guo, Guobin Chang, Lingling Qiu, Xiangping Liu, Yulin Bi, Yu Zhang, Hongzhi Wang, Wei Lu, Lichen Ren, Ying Chen, Yang Zhang, Qi Xu, Guohong Chen
Spermatogenesis is a complex process that involves many elements. However, until now, little is known at the molecular level about spermatogenesis in poultry. Here we investigated microRNAs and their target genes that may be involved in germ cell development and spermatogonial in chicken. We used next-generation sequencing to analyze miRNA expression profiles in three types of germline cells: primordial germ cells (PGCs), spermatogonial stem cells (SSCs), and spermatogonia (Sp) during early stage of spermatogenesis...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499702/prespermatogenesis-and-early-spermatogenesis-in-frogs
#13
Katarzyna Haczkiewicz, Beata Rozenblut-Kościsty, Maria Ogielska
Spermatogenesis in frogs was for the first time divided into two phases: prespermatogenesis, when gonocytes proliferate in developing tadpole testes, and active spermatogenesis when spermatogonial stem cells (i.e. descendants of gonocytes), either self-renew or enter into meiotic cycles within cysts formed by Sertoli cells. We argue that amphibian larval gonocytes are homologues to mammalian gonocytes, whereas spermatogonial stem cells (SSCs) in adult frogs are homologous to mammalian single spermatogonia (As)...
March 12, 2017: Zoology: Analysis of Complex Systems, ZACS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498828/kdm1a-lsd1-regulates-the-differentiation-and-maintenance-of-spermatogonia-in-mice
#14
Dexter A Myrick, Michael A Christopher, Alyssa M Scott, Ashley K Simon, Paul G Donlin-Asp, William G Kelly, David J Katz
The proper regulation of spermatogenesis is crucial to ensure the continued production of sperm and fertility. Here, we investigated the function of the H3K4me2 demethylase KDM1A/LSD1 during spermatogenesis in developing and adult mice. Conditional deletion of Kdm1a in the testis just prior to birth leads to fewer spermatogonia and germ cell loss before 3 weeks of age. These results demonstrate that KDM1A is required for spermatogonial differentiation, as well as germ cell survival, in the developing testis...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483168/hedgehog-gli1-signaling-regelates-differentiation-of-chicken-gallus-gallus-embryonic-stem-cells-to-male-germ-cells
#15
Dong Li, Shaoze Cheng, Wenhui Zhang, Man Wang, Changhua Sun, Chen Zhang, Yilin Wang, Jing Jin, Yani Zhang, Bichun Li
Gli1 is an important signaling molecular in Hedgehog signaling pathway. In our study, we explored the adjustment effect of Hedgehog-Gli1 signaling pathway on chicken male germ cells differentiation based on the transcriptome-wide analyses of chicken ESCs, primordial germ cells (PGCs) and spermatogonia stem cells (SSCs) that were associated with male germ cell differentiation. We screened out Hedgehog signaling pathway and identified 8 candidated differentially expressed genes (DEGs), Wnt3a, Wnt16, Wnt8a, HHIPL1, Gli1, BMP6, BMP7 and TTLL4...
February 10, 2017: Animal Reproduction Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481028/preservation-of-chromosomal-integrity-in-murine-spermatozoa-derived-from-gonocytes-and-spermatogonial-stem-cells-surviving-prenatal-and-postnatal-exposure-to-%C3%AE-rays-in-mice
#16
Hiroyuki Watanabe, Atsushi Kohda, Jun-Ichiro Komura, Hiroyuki Tateno
Pre- and postnatal male mice were acutely (659-690 mGy/min) and continuously (0.303 mGy/min) exposed to 2 Gy γ-rays to evaluate spermatogenic potential and chromosome damage in their germ cells as adults. Acute irradiation on Days 15.5, 16.5, and 17.5 post-coitus affected testicular development, as a result of massive quiescent gonocyte loss; the majority of the seminiferous tubules in these testes were devoid of germ cells. Acute irradiation on Days 18.5 and 19.5 post-coitus had less effect on testicular development and spermatogenesis, even though germ cells were quiescent gonocytes on these days...
July 2017: Molecular Reproduction and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474535/long-term-propagation-of-porcine-undifferentiated-spermatogonia
#17
Pengfei Zhang, Xiaoxu Chen, Yi Zheng, Jinshen Zhu, Yuwei Qin, Yinghua Lv, Wenxian Zeng
Spermatogonial stem cells (SSCs) provide the foundation for spermatogenesis and fertility throughout the adult life of a male. Genetic manipulations of SSCs combined with germ cell transplantation present a novel approach for gene therapy and production of genetically modified animals. However, the rarity of SSCs within mammalian testes remains an impediment to related applications, making in vitro expansion of SSCs a prerequisite. Nevertheless, long-term culture systems of SSCs from large animals have not been established yet...
May 4, 2017: Stem Cells and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28465081/characterization-of-male-germ-cell-markers-in-canine-testis
#18
Won-Young Lee, Ran Lee, Hyun-Jung Park, Jeong Tae Do, Chankyu Park, Jin-Hoi Kim, Hyunjhung Jhun, Ji-Heon Lee, Taiyoung Hur, Hyuk Song
Spermatogenesis begins at puberty and continues throughout a male's life. This process is initiated and maintained by spermatogonial stem cells in the seminiferous tubules, and these cells produce haploid spermatozoa. Markers of male germ cells have been fully identified in rodents, including mice and rats, but not in canines. To characterize the canine male germ cells, histological and immunohistochemical analyses were performed, using prepubertal (1-3-month-old), early pubertal (4-month-old), and postpubertal (7-month-old) dog testes...
January 12, 2017: Animal Reproduction Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28464323/ssm1b-expression-and-function-in-germ-cells-of-adult-mice-and-in-early-embryos
#19
Sarayu Ratnam, Grazyna Bozek, Terence Martin, Shannon J Gallagher, Christopher J Payne, Ursula Storb
Ssm1b (Strain-specific modifier of DNA methylation 1b) is a Krüppel-associated box (KRAB) zinc finger gene that promotes CpG methylation in the mouse transgene HRD (Heavy chain enhancer, rearrangement by deletion). We report here that Ssm1b expression and concomitant HRD methylation are also present in the male and female germ cells of adult mice. Ssm1b is expressed in both diploid (2N) and haploid (1N) oocytes, as well as in 1N spermatids and spermatozoa, but not in 2N spermatogonia. Interestingly, Ssm1b mRNA is not detected in any other adult mouse organ examined, although Ssm1-family mRNAs are highly expressed in the heart...
July 2017: Molecular Reproduction and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28461596/a-transit-amplifying-population-underpins-the-efficient-regenerative-capacity-of-the-testis
#20
Claudia Carrieri, Stefano Comazzetto, Amit Grover, Marcos Morgan, Andreas Buness, Claus Nerlov, Dónal O'Carroll
The spermatogonial stem cell (SSC) that supports spermatogenesis throughout adult life resides within the GFRα1-expressing A type undifferentiated spermatogonia. The decision to commit to spermatogenic differentiation coincides with the loss of GFRα1 and reciprocal gain of Ngn3 (Neurog3) expression. Through the analysis of the piRNA factor Miwi2 (Piwil4), we identify a novel population of Ngn3-expressing spermatogonia that are essential for efficient testicular regeneration after injury. Depletion of Miwi2-expressing cells results in a transient impact on testicular homeostasis, with this population behaving strictly as transit amplifying cells under homeostatic conditions...
June 5, 2017: Journal of Experimental Medicine
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