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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298310/atypical-centrioles-are-present-in-tribolium-sperm
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E L Fishman, Kyoung Jo, Andrew Ha, Rachel Royfman, Ashtyn Zinn, Malathi Krishnamurthy, Tomer Avidor-Reiss
Typical centrioles are made of microtubules organized in ninefold symmetry. Most animal somatic cells have two centrioles for normal cell division and function. These centrioles originate from the zygote, but because the oocyte does not provide any centrioles, it is surprising that the zygotes of many animals are thought to inherit only one centriole from the sperm. Recently, in the sperm of Drosophila melanogaster, we discovered a second centriolar structure, the proximal centriole-like structure (PCL), which functions in the zygote...
March 2017: Open Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297559/molecular-changes-and-signaling-events-occurring-in-spermatozoa-during-epididymal-maturation
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REVIEW
M G Gervasi, P E Visconti
After leaving the testis, spermatozoa have not yet acquired the ability to move progressively and are unable to fertilize oocytes. To become fertilization competent, they must go through an epididymal maturation process in the male, and capacitation in the female tract. Epididymal maturation can be defined as those changes occurring to spermatozoa in the epididymis that render the spermatozoa the ability to capacitate in the female tract. As part of this process, sperm cells undergo a series of biochemical and physiological changes that require incorporation of new molecules derived from the epididymal epithelium, as well as post-translational modifications of endogenous proteins synthesized during spermiogenesis in the testis...
March 2017: Andrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293398/nicotine-induced-damages-in-testicular-tissue-of-rats-evidences-for-bcl-2-p53-and-caspase-3-expression
#3
Maryam Mosadegh, Shapour Hasanzadeh, Mazdak Razi
OBJECTIVES: Present study was performed in order to uncover new aspects for nicotine-induced damages on spermatogenesis cell lineage. MATERIALS AND METHODS: For this purpose, 36 mature male Wistar rats were divided into three groups as; control-sham (0.2 ml, saline normal, IP), low dose (0.2 mg/kg BW(-1), IP) nicotine-received and high dose (0.4 mg/kg BW(-1), IP) nicotine-received groups. Following 7 weeks, the expression of bcl-2, p53 and caspase-3 at mRNA and protein levels were investigated by using reverse-transcriptase PCR (RT-PCR) and immunohistochemical (IHC) analyses, respectively...
February 2017: Iranian Journal of Basic Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292424/btbd18-regulates-a-subset-of-pirna-generating-loci-through-transcription-elongation-in-mice
#4
Liquan Zhou, Bertram Canagarajah, Yangu Zhao, Boris Baibakov, Keizo Tokuhiro, Dragan Maric, Jurrien Dean
PIWI-interacting RNAs (piRNAs) are small non-coding RNAs essential for animal germ cell development. Despite intense investigation of post-transcriptional processing, chromatin regulators for piRNA biogenesis in mammals remain largely unexplored. Here we document that BTBD18 is a pachytene nuclear protein in mouse testes that occupies a subset of pachytene piRNA-producing loci. Ablation of Btbd18 in mice disrupts piRNA biogenesis, prevents spermiogenesis, and results in male sterility. Transcriptome profiling, chromatin accessibility, and RNA polymerase II occupancy demonstrate that BTBD18 facilitates expression of pachytene piRNA precursors by promoting transcription elongation...
March 13, 2017: Developmental Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28266557/heterozygous-mutation-of-eef1a1b-resulted-in-spermatogenesis-arrest-and-infertility-in-male-tilapia-oreochromis-niloticus
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Jinlin Chen, Dongneng Jiang, Dejie Tan, Zheng Fan, Yingying Wei, Minghui Li, Deshou Wang
Eukaryotic elongation factor 1 alpha (eEF1A) is an essential component of the translational apparatus. In the present study, eEF1A1b was isolated from the Nile tilapia. Real-time PCR and Western blot revealed that eEF1A1b was expressed highly in the testis from 90 dah (days after hatching) onwards. In situ hybridization and immunohistochemistry analyses showed that eEF1A1b was highly expressed in the spermatogonia of the testis. CRISPR/Cas9 mediated mutation of eEF1A1b resulted in spermatogenesis arrest and infertility in the F0 XY fish...
March 7, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261828/transformation-migration-and-outcome-of-residual-bodies-in-the-seminiferous-tubules-of-the-rat-testis
#6
C-Y Xiao, Y-Q Wang, J-H Li, G-C Tang, S-S Xiao
Experiments were performed to study the transformation, migration and outcome of residual bodies (RBs) in the seminiferous tubules of the rat testes. One part of the testes from adult Sprague-Dawley rats was used to generate paraffin sections to observe RBs and RB precursors through specific staining, and the other part of the testes was used to generate ultrathin sections to observe RBs under a transmission electron microscope. Deep blue particles of different sizes were observed in some seminiferous tubules through specific staining for RBs and RB precursors...
March 6, 2017: Andrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28248003/delayed-sexual-maturity-in-males-of-vespa-velutina
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Juliette Poidatz, Christophe Bressac, Olivier Bonnard, Denis Thiéry
Vespa velutina var nigrithorax (lepelletier, 1835) is an invasive predator of bees accidentally introduced in France in 2004, and it is having a serious impact on apiculture and ecosystems. Studying the reproduction of an invasive species is key to assess its population dynamic. This study explores the sexual maturation of V. velutina males and the evolution of their fertility. The main studied parameters were physiologic (spermiogenesis, spermatogenesis) and anatomic (testes size and structure, head width)...
March 1, 2017: Insect Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28242104/structural-features-of-the-spermatozoon-of-a-passeridan-bird-the-carib-grackle-quiscalus-lugubris
#8
Tom A Aire, Lizette du Plessis, Mahesh S Deokar, Eugene Rennie, Sunil K Gupta
The spermatozoon of the Carib grackle, Quiscalus lugubris, a member of the family Icteridae, is generally similar in organization to the passerine-type of spermatozoon, in being highly elongated and displaying a helical structure of the acrosome, nucleus and principal piece of the tail. There are subtle variations in acrosomal structural features between this organelle in the grackle and that in some of the very few passerine species of birds in which the spermatozoon has been studied. The proximal centriole is present, and, thus, the Carib grackle is the third passeridan bird in which this organelle, hitherto regarded as absent in passerine birds, has been described in the spermatozoon...
February 21, 2017: Tissue & Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28241054/manchette-acrosome-disorders-during-spermiogenesis-and-low-efficiency-of-seminiferous-tubules-in-hypercholesterolemic-rabbit-model
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Layla Simón, Abi K Funes, Martín A Yapur, María E Cabrillana, María A Monclus, Paola V Boarelli, Amanda E Vincenti, Tania E Saez Lancellotti, Miguel W Fornés
Hypercholesterolemia is a marker for several adult chronic diseases. Recently we demonstrated that sub/infertility is also associated to Hypercholesterolemia in rabbits. Seminal alterations included: abnormal sperm morphology, decreased sperm number and declined percentage of motile sperm, among others. In this work, our objective was to evaluate the effects of hypercholesterolemia on testicular efficiency and spermiogenesis, as the latter are directly related to sperm number and morphology respectively. Tubular efficiency was determined by comparing total number of spermatogenic cells with each cell type within the proliferation/differentiation compartments...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28235844/tbrd-1-and-tbrd-2-regulate-expression-of-genes-necessary-for-spermatid-differentiation
#10
Ina Theofel, Marek Bartkuhn, Thomas Boettger, Stefanie M K Gärtner, Judith Kreher, Alexander Brehm, Christina Rathke
Male germ cell differentiation proceeds to a large extent in the absence of active gene transcription. In Drosophila, hundreds of genes whose proteins are required during post-meiotic spermatid differentiation (spermiogenesis) are transcribed in primary spermatocytes. Transcription of these genes depends on the sequential action of the testis meiotic arrest complex (tMAC), Mediator complex, and testis-specific TFIID (tTFIID) complex. How the action of these protein complexes is coordinated and which other factors are involved in the regulation of transcription in spermatocytes is not well understood...
February 24, 2017: Biology Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164360/new-insights-into-the-spermatogenesis-of-the-black-tiger-prawn-penaeus-monodon
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Tianyi Feng, Brian Paterson, Stephen Johnston
This study reports a comprehensive description of penaeid spermatogenesis (Penaeus monodon) by light and transmission electron microscopy. A conspicuous characteristic of spermatocytogenesis was a ring-like structure with high electron-density adjacent to the nucleus of a primary spermatocyte. During the spermiogenesis from stage I (StI) to stage VI spermatid (StVI), the formation of the acrosome and decondensation of the nucleus were the most notable morphological transformations. StIs were small and compact and they were contained in the syncytia...
February 5, 2017: Journal of Morphology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160149/dynamic-reorganization-of-the-endomembrane-system-during-spermatogenesis-in-marchantia-polymorpha
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Naoki Minamino, Takehiko Kanazawa, Ryuichi Nishihama, Katsuyuki T Yamato, Kimitsune Ishizaki, Takayuki Kohchi, Akihiko Nakano, Takashi Ueda
The processes involved in sexual reproduction have been diversified during plant evolution. Whereas charales, bryophytes, pteridophytes, and some gymnosperms utilize motile sperm as male gametes, in other gymnosperms and angiosperms the immotile sperm cells are delivered to the egg cells through elongated pollen tubes. During formation of the motile sperms, cells undergo a dynamic morphological transformation including drastic changes in shape and the generation of locomotor architecture. The molecular mechanism involved in this process remains mostly unknown...
February 3, 2017: Journal of Plant Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28137559/identification-of-posttranslational-modifications-of-endogenous-chromatin-proteins-from-testicular-cells-by-mass-spectrometry
#13
N Gupta, S Pentakota, L N Mishra, R Jones, M R S Rao
Chromatin architecture in mammalian spermatogenesis undergoes extensive structural and functional reorganization during which several testis-specific histone variants and other chromatin proteins are expressed in a stage-dependent manner. The most dramatic change in chromatin composition is observed during spermiogenesis where nucleosomal chromatin is transformed into nucleoprotamine fiber. Role of posttranslational modification (PTM) of somatic canonical histones and histone variants is well documented and effect several chromatin-templated events...
2017: Methods in Enzymology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28130461/morphology-of-the-male-reproductive-system-and-spermiogenesis-of-dendroctonus-armandi-tsai-and-li-coleoptera-curculionidae-scolytinae
#14
Yi-Fei Wu, Lu-Sha Wei, Mark Anthony Torres, Xu Zhang, Shao-Ping Wu, Hui Chen
Studying the reproductive attributes of pests is central to understanding their life cycle history and in crafting management strategies to regulate, if not bring down, their population below threshold levels. In this article, the morphology of the male reproductive tract, topology of the spermatozoa, and salient features of spermiogenesis in the Chinese white pine beetle, Dendroctonus armandi Tsai and Li was studied to provide baseline information for further pest management studies. Results showed that male reproductive tract of this species differs from those documented in other Coleopterans by having 20 testicular tubules in each testis and the presence of two types of accessory glands...
January 2017: Journal of Insect Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28115580/role-of-the-testis-interstitial-compartment-in-spermatogonial-stem-cell-function
#15
REVIEW
Sarah J Potter, Tony DeFalco
Intricate cellular and molecular interactions ensure that spermatogonial stem cells (SSCs) proceed in a step-wise differentiation process through spermatogenesis and spermiogenesis to produce sperm. SSCs lie within the seminiferous tubule compartment, which provides a nurturing environment for the development of sperm. Cells outside of the tubules, such as interstitial and peritubular cells, also help direct SSC activity. This review focuses on interstitial (interstitial macrophages, Leydig cells and vasculature) and peritubular (peritubular macrophages and peritubular myoid cells) cells and their role in regulating the SSC self-renewal and differentiation in mammals...
April 2017: Reproduction: the Official Journal of the Society for the Study of Fertility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103109/impaired-spermatogenesis-in-the-twitcher-mouse-a-morphological-evaluation-from-the-seminiferous-tubules-to-epididymal-transit
#16
Alice Luddi, Martina Gori, Laura Crifasi, Camilla Marrocco, Giuseppe Belmonte, Elvira Costantino-Ceccarini, Paola Piomboni
Spermatogenesis is a complex process of proliferation and differentiation during male germ cell development whereby undifferentiated spermatogonial germ cells evolve into maturing spermatozoa. In this developmental process the interactions between different cell types are finely regulated, hence any disruption in these relationships leads to male infertility. The twitcher mouse, the murine model of Krabbe disease, is characterized by deficiency of galactosylceramidase, an enzyme also involved in the metabolism of the galactosyl-alkyl-acyl-glycerol, the precursor of sulfogalactosyl-alkyl-acyl-glycerol, the most abundant glycolipid in spermatozoa...
April 2017: Systems Biology in Reproductive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100869/gonadotoropin-actions-on-spermatogenesis-and-hormonal-therapies-for-spermatogenic-disorders-review
#17
Koji Shiraishi, Hideyasu Matsuyama
Microdissection testicular sperm extraction and intracytoplasmic sperm injection have made it possible for men with non-obstructive azoospermia (NOA) to conceive a child. A majority of men cannot produce sperm because spermatogenesis per se is believed to be "irreversibly" disturbed. For these men, it has been thought that any hormonal therapy will be ineffective. Further understandings of endocrinological regulation of spermatogenesis are needed and LH or FSH receptor knock out (KO) mice have revealed the roles of gonadotropin separately...
February 27, 2017: Endocrine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094036/centriole-remodeling-during-spermiogenesis-in-drosophila
#18
Atul Khire, Kyoung H Jo, Dong Kong, Tara Akhshi, Stephanie Blachon, Anthony R Cekic, Sarah Hynek, Andrew Ha, Jadranka Loncarek, Vito Mennella, Tomer Avidor-Reiss
The first cell of an animal (zygote) requires centrosomes that are assembled from paternally inherited centrioles and maternally inherited pericentriolar material (PCM) [1]. In some animals, sperm centrioles with typical ultrastructure are the origin of the first centrosomes in the zygote [2-4]. In other animals, however, sperm centrioles lose their proteins and are thought to be degenerated and non-functional during spermiogenesis [5, 6]. Here, we show that the two sperm centrioles (the giant centriole [GC] and the proximal centriole-like structure [PCL]) in Drosophila melanogaster are remodeled during spermiogenesis through protein enrichment and ultrastructure modification in parallel to previously described centrosomal reduction [7]...
December 5, 2016: Current Biology: CB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086791/identification-of-functional-enolase-genes-of-the-silkworm-bombyx-mori-from-public-databases-with-a-combination-of-dry-and-wet-bench-processes
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Akira Kikuchi, Takeru Nakazato, Katsuhiko Ito, Yosui Nojima, Takeshi Yokoyama, Kikuo Iwabuchi, Hidemasa Bono, Atsushi Toyoda, Asao Fujiyama, Ryoichi Sato, Hiroko Tabunoki
BACKGROUND: Various insect species have been added to genomic databases over the years. Thus, researchers can easily obtain online genomic information on invertebrates and insects. However, many incorrectly annotated genes are included in these databases, which can prevent the correct interpretation of subsequent functional analyses. To address this problem, we used a combination of dry and wet bench processes to select functional genes from public databases. RESULTS: Enolase is an important glycolytic enzyme in all organisms...
January 13, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067790/rab10-interacts-with-the-male-germ-cell-specific-gtpase-activating-protein-during-mammalian-spermiogenesis
#20
Ying-Hung Lin, Chih-Chun Ke, Ya-Yun Wang, Mei-Feng Chen, Tsung-Ming Chen, Wei-Chi Ku, Han-Sun Chiang, Chung-Hsin Yeh
According to recent estimates, 2%-15% of couples are sterile, and approximately half of the infertility cases are attributed to male reproductive factors. However, the reasons remain undefined in approximately 25% of male infertility cases, and most infertility cases exhibit spermatogenic defects. Numerous genes involved in spermatogenesis still remain unknown. We previously identified Male Germ Cells Rab GTPase-Activating Proteins (MGCRABGAPs) through cDNA microarray analysis of human testicular tissues with spermatogenic defects...
January 5, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
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