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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331483/gata4-is-a-transcriptional-regulator-of-r-spondin1-in-japanese-flounder-paralichthys-olivaceus
#1
Xiumei Liu, Zan Li, Bo Wang, He Zhu, Yuezhong Liu, Jie Qi, Quanqi Zhang
GATA4 is a well-known transcription factor of the GATA family implicated in regulation of sex determination and gonadal development in mammals. In this study, we cloned the full-length cDNA of Paralichthys olivaceus gata4 (Po-gata4). Phylogenetic, gene structure, and synteny analysis showed that Po-GATA4 is homologous to GATA4 of teleost and tetrapod. Po-gata4 transcripts were detected in Sertoli cells, spermatogonia, oogonia and oocytes, with higher transcript levels overall in the testis than the ovary. The promoter region of P...
January 10, 2018: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330895/effect-of-local-scrotal-heating-on-the-expression-of-tight-junction-associated-molecule-occludin-in-boar-testes
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Z Zhang, X Fan, H Xi, R Ji, H Shen, A Shi, J He
The aim of this study was to determine whether local scrotal heating (42°C, for 1 hr) had an effect on the expression of tight junction (TJ)-associated molecule Occludin in boar testes. Adult boars (Landrace, n = 6) were used and randomly divided into two groups (n = 3 each). Three boars were given local scrotal exposure to 42°C for approximately 1 h with a home-made electric blanket of controlled temperature as local scrotal heating group, the other three boars received no heat treatment and were left at standard room temperature as control group...
January 12, 2018: Reproduction in Domestic Animals, Zuchthygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329820/increased-testicular-estradiol-during-the-neonatal-interval-reduces-sertoli-cell-numbers
#3
Trish Berger, Barbara J Nitta-Oda
Previous studies have demonstrated that reducing endogenous testicular estradiol in neonatal boars would stimulate increased proliferation of Sertoli cells during the neonatal interval. The objective of this experiment was to determine if increasing testicular estradiol would have the opposite effect of reducing Sertoli cell numbers during the neonatal interval. Five littermate pairs of boars were evaluated with one littermate receiving a silastic implant containing estradiol and the second receiving only silastic at 1...
January 6, 2018: Animal Reproduction Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329231/development-of-a-cytocompatible-scaffold-from-pig-immature-testicular-tissue-allowing-human-sertoli-cell-attachment-proliferation-and-functionality
#4
Maxime Vermeulen, Federico Del Vento, Francesca de Michele, Jonathan Poels, Christine Wyns
Cryopreservation of immature testicular tissue before chemo/radiotherapy is the only option to preserve fertility of cancer-affected prepubertal boys. To avoid reintroduction of malignant cells, development of a transplantable scaffold by decellularization of pig immature testicular tissue (ITT) able to support decontaminated testicular cells could be an option for fertility restoration in these patients. We, therefore, compared decellularization protocols to produce a cytocompatible scaffold. Fragments of ITT from 15 piglets were decellularized using three protocols: sodium dodecyl sulfate (SDS)-Triton (ST), Triton-SDS-Triton (TST) and trypsin 0...
January 12, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326135/isolation-of-human-testicular-cells-and-co-culture-with-embryonic-stem-cells
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Meenakshi Gaur, Cyril Ramathal, Renee A Reijo Pera, Paul J Turek, Constance M John
Our overall goal is to create a three-dimensional human cell-based testicular model for toxicological and spermatogenesis studies. Methods to purify the major somatic testicular cells, namely Leydig cells (LCs), peritubular myoid cells (PCs) and Sertoli cells (SCs), from rats, mice and guinea pigs have been reported. In humans, the isolation of populations enriched for primary LCs, PCs or SCs also have described. One objective of this study was to determine if populations of cells enriched for all three of these cell types can be isolated from testes of single human donors, and we were successful in doing so from testes of three donors...
February 2018: Reproduction: the Official Journal of the Society for the Study of Fertility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324788/esrp1-is-a-marker-of-mouse-fetal-germ-cells-and-differentially-expressed-during-spermatogenesis
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Shaghayegh Saeidi, Farnaz Shapouri, Robb U de Iongh, Franca Casagranda, Jessie M Sutherland, Patrick S Western, Eileen A McLaughlin, Mary Familari, Gary R Hime
ESRP1 regulates alternative splicing, producing multiple transcripts from its target genes in epithelial tissues. It is upregulated during mesenchymal to epithelial transition associated with reprogramming of fibroblasts to iPS cells and has been linked to pluripotency. Mouse fetal germ cells are the founders of the adult gonadal lineages and we found that Esrp1 mRNA was expressed in both male and female germ cells but not in gonadal somatic cells at various stages of gonadal development (E12.5-E15.5). In the postnatal testis, Esrp1 mRNA was highly expressed in isolated cell preparations enriched for spermatogonia but expressed at lower levels in those enriched for pachytene spermatocytes and round spermatids...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324782/mafb-is-dispensable-for-the-fetal-testis-morphogenesis-and-the-maintenance-of-spermatogenesis-in-adult-mice
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Hossam H Shawki, Hisashi Oishi, Toshiaki Usui, Yu Kitadate, Walaa A Basha, Ahmed M Abdellatif, Kazunori Hasegawa, Risa Okada, Keiji Mochida, Hany A El-Shemy, Masafumi Muratani, Atsuo Ogura, Shosei Yoshida, Satoru Takahashi
The transcription factor MAFB is an important regulator of the development and differentiation of various organs and tissues. Previous studies have shown that MAFB is expressed in embryonic and adult mouse testes and is expected to act as the downstream target of retinoic acid (RA) to initiate spermatogenesis. However, its exact localization and function remain unclear. Here, we localized MAFB expression in embryonic and adult testes and analyzed its gene function using Mafb-deficient mice. We found that MAFB and c-MAF are the only large MAF transcription factors expressed in testes, while MAFA and NRL are not...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29311296/ibuprofen-alters-human-testicular-physiology-to-produce-a-state-of-compensated-hypogonadism
#8
David Møbjerg Kristensen, Christèle Desdoits-Lethimonier, Abigail L Mackey, Marlene Danner Dalgaard, Federico De Masi, Cecilie Hurup Munkbøl, Bjarne Styrishave, Jean-Philippe Antignac, Bruno Le Bizec, Christian Platel, Anders Hay-Schmidt, Tina Kold Jensen, Laurianne Lesné, Séverine Mazaud-Guittot, Karsten Kristiansen, Søren Brunak, Michael Kjaer, Anders Juul, Bernard Jégou
Concern has been raised over increased male reproductive disorders in the Western world, and the disruption of male endocrinology has been suggested to play a central role. Several studies have shown that mild analgesics exposure during fetal life is associated with antiandrogenic effects and congenital malformations, but the effects on the adult man remain largely unknown. Through a clinical trial with young men exposed to ibuprofen, we show that the analgesic resulted in the clinical condition named "compensated hypogonadism," a condition prevalent among elderly men and associated with reproductive and physical disorders...
January 8, 2018: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306929/comparison-between-two-inhibin-b-elisa-assays-in-46-xy-testicular-disorders-of-sex-development-dsd-with-normal-testosterone-secretion
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Guilherme Guaragna-Filho, Antônio Ramos Calixto, Georgette Beatriz De Paula, Laurione Cândido De Oliveira, André Moreno Morcillo, Maricilda Palandi De Mello, Andrea Trevas Maciel-Guerra, Gil Guerra-Junior
BACKGROUND: Inhibin B is a hormone produced by the Sertoli cells that can provide important information for the investigation of disorders of sex development (DSD) with 46,XY karyotype. The aim of this study is to compare two enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) assays for dosage of serum inhibin B in patients with 46,XY DSD with normal testosterone secretion. METHODS: Twenty-nine patients with 46,XY DSD and normal testosterone secretion (partial androgen insensitivity syndrome [PAIS] [n=8]; 5α-reductase deficiency [n=7] and idiopathic 46,XY DSD [n=14]) were included...
January 8, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism: JPEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29304256/dynamics-ultrastructure-and-gene-expression-of-human-in-vitro-organized-testis-cells-from-testicular-sperm-extraction-biopsies
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Kathrein von Kopylow, Wolfgang Schulze, Andrea Salzbrunn, Matthias Schaks, Elke Schäfer, Beate Roth, Stefan Schlatt, Andrej-Nikolai Spiess
STUDY QUESTION: Is it possible to induce in-vitro reorganization of primary human testis cells from testicular sperm extraction (TESE) biopsies, maintain their long-term cultivation in a 2D system and identify cellular compositions? SUMMARY ANSWER: In-vitro reorganization of primary human testis cells from TESE biopsies and their long-term cultivation on uncoated cell culture dishes is feasible and the cellular compositions can be uncovered through gene expression and microscopic analyses...
January 3, 2018: Molecular Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29301253/ros-mediated-cell-cycle-arrest-and-apoptosis-induced-by-zearalenone-in-mouse-sertoli-cells-via-er-stress-and-the-atp-ampk-pathway
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Wang-Long Zheng, Bing-Jie Wang, Ling Wang, Yu-Ping Shan, Hui Zou, Rui-Long Song, Tao Wang, Jian-Hong Gu, Yan Yuan, Xue-Zhong Liu, Guo-Qiang Zhu, Jian-Fa Bai, Zong-Ping Liu, Jian-Chun Bian
Zearalenone (ZEA) can perturb the differentiation of cells, reduce the generation of reproductive cells and induce a death of germ cells, but the molecular mechanism remains unclear. In order to investigate the potential mechanism of ZEA-induced cell cycle arrest and apoptosis, we studied the effects of ZEA on cell proliferation, cell-cycle distribution, cell-cycle-related proteins, cell death, cell apoptosis, ROS generation and the ATP/AMPK pathway in Sertoli cells. The role of ROS, ER stress and the ATP/AMPK pathway in ZEA-induced cell-cycle arrest and cell apoptosis was explored by using the antioxidant NAC, ER stress inhibitor 4-PBA and the AMPK inhibitor dorsomorphin, respectively...
January 1, 2018: Toxins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29299971/the-role-of-the-fas-fasl-signaling-pathway-in-environmental-toxicant-induced-testicular-cell-apoptosis-an-update
#12
Mei Wang, Ping Su
The Fas/FasL signaling pathway is one of the major pathways that regulate apoptosis. Increasing studies have shown that the activation of the Fas/FasL signaling pathway is closely associated with testicular cell apoptosis. However, the mechanism involved is still unclear. We discuss recent findings regarding the molecular mechanisms by which environmental toxicants induce testicular pathology via Fas/FasL signaling. These findings suggest that Fas/FasL signaling is employed to impact the sensitivity (a response to external factors) of germ cells, disrupt steroidogenic hormone and cytokine metabolism mediated by Sertoli cells, and elicit the activation of NFAT (nuclear factor of activated T-cells) in Leydig cell apoptosis...
January 4, 2018: Systems Biology in Reproductive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29297806/extension-of-the-known-host-range-of-intranuclear-coccidiosis-infection-in-three-captive-red-footed-tortoises-chelonoidis-carbonaria
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Justin M Stilwell, Natalie K Stilwell, Nicole I Stacy, James F X Wellehan, Lisa L Farina
The intranuclear coccidian parasite of Testudines (TINC) is an emerging pathogen of tortoises. Three captive red-footed tortoises ( Chelonoidis carbonaria) from an isolated collection presented with multiple acute, nonspecific clinical signs. One tortoise died and was diagnosed with intranuclear coccidiosis on histopathology with confirmation by quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qPCR). In addition to tissues where TINC has been previously described, coccidia were identified in the pineal gland, choroid plexus, and testicular Sertoli cells...
December 2017: Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine: Official Publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29288977/maternal-nutritional-restriction-during-late-gestation-impairs-development-of-the-reproductive-organs-in-both-male-and-female-lambs
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F Hoffman, E Boretto, S Vitale, V Gonzalez, G Vidal, M F Pardo, M F Flores, F Garcia, G Bagnis, O C M Queiroz, M B Rabaglino
Maternal nutritional restrictions during late gestation could lead to fetal hypoglycemia. Glucose levels in the fetal sheep regulate circulating insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF1) levels, which stimulate cell proliferation and differentiation of reproductive organs after binding to its own receptor or estrogen receptors. The objective of this study was to determine the effects of subnutrition of ewes during the last trimester of gestation on the serum glucose/IGF1 levels and development of reproductive organs in their lambs...
December 15, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29281008/testicular-organoids-a-new-model-to-study-the-testicular-microenvironment-in-vitro
#15
João Pedro Alves-Lopes, Jan-Bernd Stukenborg
BACKGROUND: In recent decades, a broad range of strategies have been applied to model the testicular microenvironment in vitro. These models have been utilized to study testicular physiology and development. However, a system that allows investigations into testicular organogenesis and its impact in the spermatogonial stem-cell (SSC) niche in vitro has not been developed yet. Recently, the creation of tissue-specific organ-like structures called organoids has resurged, helping researchers to answer scientific questions that previous in vitro models could not help to elucidate...
December 21, 2017: Human Reproduction Update
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29275930/ovarian-sex-cord-stromal-tumours-an-update-in-recent-molecular-advances
#16
REVIEW
Diana Lim, Esther Oliva
Sex cord-stromal tumours (SCSTs) consist of a heterogeneous group of neoplasms with diverse clinicopathological features and biological behaviour. They often present as a diagnostic challenge as they have varied and occasionally overlapping histomorphology and some may even mimic non-SCSTs. An accurate diagnosis is important for therapeutic and prognostic purposes. The use of a panel of immunohistochemical markers which are sensitive and specific for sex cord-stromal differentiation such as α-inhibin, calretinin, SF-1 and FOXL2, may be helpful in confirming the cellular lineage of these tumours, but is of limited utility in distinguishing between the different tumour types within this category...
December 21, 2017: Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29273543/acute-effects-of-lead-on-porcine-neonatal-sertoli-cells-in-vitro
#17
Francesca Mancuso, Iva Arato, Cinzia Lilli, Catia Bellucci, Maria Bodo, Mario Calvitti, Maria Chiara Aglietti, Marco dell'Omo, Claudio Nastruzzi, Riccardo Calafiore, Giovanni Luca, Lorella Marinucci
Environmental pollution is one of the main factors responsible for reducing fertility in males. Lead is one of the major heavy metal contaminants that impairs several organs; it preferentially accumulates in male reproductive organs and alters sperm quality both in vivo and in vitro. However, the underlying mechanisms remain unclear. Sertoli cells (SCs) provide structural and physiological support to spermatogenic cells within seminiferous tubules. Therefore, changes in SCs affect the developing germ cells and alter spermatogenesis...
December 19, 2017: Toxicology in Vitro: An International Journal Published in Association with BIBRA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29259978/protective-effects-of-genistein-against-mono-2-ethylhexyl-phthalate-induced-oxidative-damage-in-prepubertal-sertoli-cells
#18
Liandong Zhang, Ming Gao, Tongdian Zhang, Tie Chong, Ziming Wang, Xiaoqiang Zhai, Zhizhong Wu, Hecheng Li
Mono-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (MEHP) and genistein are two of the most prevalent endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) that present in the environment and food. However, how these two EDCs would affect prepubertal Sertoli cells development was rarely studied. In this study, primary prepubertal Sertoli cells were isolated from 22-day-old Sprague Dawley rats and exposed to MEHP at 1 μmol/L, 10 μmol/L, and 100 μmol/L (M1, M10, and M100), genistein at 10 μmol/L (G), and their combination (G + M1, G + M10, and G + M100)...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29251108/sertoli-cells-loaded-with-doxorubicin-in-lipid-micelles-reduced-tumor-burden-and-dox-induced-toxicity
#19
Mahasweta Das, Mark Howell, Elspeth A Foran, Rohit Iyre, Shyam S Mohapatra, Subhra Mohapatra
The toxic side effects of doxorubicin (Dox) limit its long-term use as a lung cancer chemotherapeutic. Additionally, drug delivery to the deep lung is challenging. To address these challenges, isolated rat Sertoli cells (SCs) were preloaded with Dox conjugated to lipid micelle nanoparticles (SC-DLMNs) and delivered to mouse lungs. These immunocompetent cells, when injected intravenously, travel to the lung, deliver the payload, and get cleared by the system quickly without causing any adverse reaction. We observed that SC-DLMNs effectively treated Lewis lung carcinoma 1-induced lung tumors in mice and the drug efficacy was comparable to SC-Dox treatment...
October 2017: Cell Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29248921/impact-of-kidney-transplantation-on-reproductive-hormone-levels-in-males-a-longitudinal-study
#20
Dag Eckersten, Aleksander Giwercman, Mats Pihlsgård, Laila Bruun, Anders Christensson
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Male patients with end-stage renal disease suffer from sexual disturbances and infertility. Disturbances in the hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal axis are one of the causes of this. Decreased testosterone synthesis in Leydig cells of the testes and hyperprolactinemia are common. Kidney transplantation, unlike hemodialysis, normalizes these changes. However, how kidney transplantation affects Sertoli cell function is poorly understood. This study is aimed at investigating the changes in fertility-related hormones in men before, during, and after renal transplantation...
December 14, 2017: Nephron
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