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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149484/comparative-analysis-of-proteomes-between-diabetic-and-normal-human-sperm-insights-into-the-effects-of-diabetes-on-male-reproduction-based-on-the-regulation-of-mitochondria-related-proteins
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Tian An, Yue-Fen Wang, Jia-Xian Liu, Yan-Yun Pan, Yu-Fei Liu, Zhong-Chen He, Fang-Fang Mo, Jun Li, Li-Hua Kang, Yu-Jie Gu, Bo-Han Lv, Si-Huan Gao, Guang-Jian Jiang
This study sought to identify sources of the reduced fertility of men with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Significant reductions in semen volume, sperm concentration, and total sperm count were observed in diabetic individuals, while transmission electron microscopy revealed that the structure of mitochondria in the tail of sperm from diabetic patients was damaged. Proteins potentially associated with these sperm defects were identified using proteomics. Isobaric tagging for relative and absolute quantitation labeling and high-performance liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry allowed us to identify 357 proteins significantly differentially expressed in diabetic versus control semen (>1...
November 17, 2017: Molecular Reproduction and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149327/focused-time-lapse-analysis-reveals-novel-aspects-of-human-fertilization-and-suggests-new-parameters-of-embryo-viability
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G Coticchio, M Mignini Renzini, P V Novara, M Lain, E De Ponti, D Turchi, R Fadini, M Dal Canto
STUDY QUESTION: Can focused application of time-lapse microscopy (TLM) lead to a more detailed map of the morphokinetics of human fertilization, revealing novel or neglected aspects of this process? SUMMARY ANSWER: Intensive harnessing of TLM reveals novel or previously poorly characterised phenomena of fertilization, such as a cytoplasmic wave (CW) preceding pronuclear formation and kinetics of pronuclear chromatin polarization, thereby suggesting novel non-invasive biomarkers of embryo quality...
November 15, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149308/paternity-analysis-of-wood-turtles-glyptemys-insculpta-reveals-complex-mating-patterns
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Cindy Bouchard, Nathalie Tessier, François-Joseph Lapointe
Mating system characteristics are of great importance as they may influence male and female reproductive success and reproductive isolation. The wood turtle (Glyptemys insculpta) is a terrestrial freshwater species listed as endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature. Considering its conservation status and the paucity of information currently available on parentage relationship for the species, we performed a microsatellite analysis to study the mating system of wood turtles in the Shawinigan River (Québec)...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Heredity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148792/proteomic-markers-of-the-functional-sperm-population-in-bovines-1-comparison-of-low-and-high-density-spermatozoa-following-cryopreservation
#4
Olivier D'Amours, Gilles Frenette, Sylvie Bourassa, Ezequiel Calvo, Patrick Blondin, Robert Sullivan
Mammalian semen contains a heterogeneous population of sperm cells. This heterogeneity results from variability in the complex processes of cell differentiation in the testis, biochemical modifications undergone by spermatozoa during transit along the male reproductive tract, interactions with secretions from accessory sex glands at ejaculation, and, in the context of reproductive technologies, in the ability of ejaculated spermatozoa to resist damage associated with freeze-thaw procedures. When submitted to density gradient centrifugation, ejaculated spermatozoa distribute themselves into two distinct populations: a low-density population characterized by low motility parameters, and a high-density population with high motility characteristics...
November 17, 2017: Journal of Proteome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147846/hcg-administration-after-endogenous-lh-rise-negatively-influences-pregnancy-rate-in-modified-natural-cycle-for-frozen-thawed-euploid-blastocyst-transfer-a-pilot-study
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Katarzyna Litwicka, Cecilia Mencacci, Cristiana Arrivi, Maria Teresa Varricchio, Alina Caragia, Maria Giulia Minasi, Ermanno Greco
PURPOSE: The aim of the present study was to evaluate whether in a modified natural cycle (modified-NC) for a frozen-thawed single euploid blastocyst transfer, a critical LH value, above which human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) administration should be avoided, may be defined. METHODS: One hundred and sixty-seven patients underwent modified natural cycle in order to transfer a single frozen-thawed euploid blastocyst. All embryos were obtained by intracytoplasmic sperm injection and were biopsied at the blastocyst stage and analyzed by means of array comparative genomic hybridization (aCGH)...
November 17, 2017: Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147574/generational-comparisons-f1-versus-f3-of-vinclozolin-induced-epigenetic-transgenerational-inheritance-of-sperm-differential-dna-methylation-regions-epimutations-using-medip-seq
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Daniel Beck, Ingrid Sadler-Riggleman, Michael K Skinner
Environmentally induced epigenetic transgenerational inheritance of disease and phenotypic variation has been shown to involve DNA methylation alterations in the germline (e.g. sperm). These differential DNA methylation regions (DMRs) are termed epimutations and in part transmit the transgenerational phenotypes. The agricultural fungicide vinclozolin exposure of a gestating female rat has previously been shown to promote transgenerational disease and epimutations in F3 generation (great-grand-offspring) animals...
July 2017: Environmental Epigenetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145645/waddlia-chondrophila-a-chlamydia-related-bacterium-has-a-negative-impact-on-human-spermatozoa
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D Baud, N Vulliemoz, A Ammerdorffer, J Gyger, G Greub, V Castella, M Stojanov
STUDY QUESTION: What is the impact of Waddlia chondrophila, an emerging Chlamydia-related bacterium associated with miscarriage, on human spermatozoa? SUMMARY ANSWER: W. chondrophila had a negative impact on human spermatozoa (decrease in viability and mitochondrial membrane potential) and was not entirely removed from infected samples by density gradient centrifugation. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: Bacterial infection or colonization might have a deleterious effect on male fertility...
November 14, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143943/the-impact-of-ejaculatory-abstinence-on-semen-analysis-parameters-a-systematic-review
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Brent M Hanson, Kenneth I Aston, Tim G Jenkins, Douglas T Carrell, James M Hotaling
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate recent publications and determine the impact of ejaculatory abstinence on semen analysis parameters as well as fertility outcomes. METHODS: This was a systematic review of 28 recent publications. The focus of this study was the impact of abstinence on semen parameters and fertility outcomes in papers published since the year 2000. The specific parameters evaluated were volume, sperm count, motility, morphology, pH, DNA fragmentation rate, viability, and pregnancy or fertilization rates following assisted reproduction...
November 16, 2017: Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143242/comparing-reactive-oxygen-species-and-dna-fragmentation-in-semen-samples-of-unexplained-infertile-and-healthy-fertile-men
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Zahra Zandieh, Akram Vatannejad, Mahmood Doosti, Sara Zabihzadeh, Mahnaz Haddadi, Leila Bajelan, Batool Rashidi, Saeid Amanpour
BACKGROUND: Male factor infertility has increased to more than 40% during the last decade. About 30% of these couples are diagnosed with unexplained infertility. In fact, reactive oxygen species (ROS), especially superoxide anion (O2(-)·) and hydrogen peroxide (H2O2), play a crucial role in regulation of physiological and pathological processes in spermatozoa. Moreover, since the diagnosis of unexplained infertility just through semen analysis is a matter of much controversy; we aimed to evaluate the levels of ROS and sperm DNA fragmentation in the semen samples of unexplained infertile and fertile control couples...
November 15, 2017: Irish Journal of Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142452/infertility-stress-in-couples-undergoing-intrauterine-insemination-and-in-vitro-fertilization-treatments
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Manisha Awtani, Kamayani Mathur, Sandeep Shah, Manish Banker
Aim: The main aim of the study was to assess the stress levels of husbands and wives undergoing intrauterine insemination (IUI) and in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatments, and also to observe whether the stress levels differed between the methods of treatments. Materials and Methods: This research focused on 120 infertile couples who underwent IUI and In Vitro Fertilization-Intra Sperm Cytoplasmic sperm Injection (IVF-ICSI) at an infertility clinic from April 2014 to November 2014...
July 2017: Journal of Human Reproductive Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142449/single-blastocyst-transfer-the-key-to-reduce-multiple-pregnancy-rates-without-compromising-the-live-birth-rate
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Uma M Sundhararaj, Monali V Madne, Reeta Biliangady, Sumana Gurunath, Ambika G Swamy, Indu S T Gopal
Background: Historically, to achieve higher pregnancy rates, multiple embryos were transferred after an in-vitro fertilisation (IVF). However, this practice is being reassessed, because it leads to multiple pregnancies that is known to cause adverse maternal and fetal outcomes. Aim: To compare the pregnancy outcomes in fresh IVF or intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) cycles among women undergoing elective single blastocyst transfer (eSBT) vs. those undergoing double blastocyst transfer (DBT)...
July 2017: Journal of Human Reproductive Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138814/grape-seed-proanthocyanidin-extract-attenuates-varicocele%C3%A2-induced-testicular-oxidative-injury-in-rats-by-activating-the-nrf2%C3%A2-antioxidant-system
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Yong Wang, Fan Chen, Ming Liang, Shouzhen Chen, Yaofeng Zhu, Zhichuan Zou, Benkang Shi
The present study investigated whether grape seed proanthocyanidin extract (GSPE) can attenuate varicocele‑induced testicular oxidative injury through the nuclear factor (erythroid‑derived 2)‑like 2 (Nrf2) antioxidant pathway. A varicocele model in rats was established by partial ligation of the left renal vein. Following 4 weeks of GSPE administration, the decreased sperm count and motility and other pathological changes caused by varicocele were significantly alleviated, as indicated by the results of computer‑assisted sperm analysis and hematoxylin and eosin staining...
November 10, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136399/proteinaceous-sperm-motility-inhibitory-factor-from-the-female-indian-garden-lizard-calotes-versicolor
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Goutham Shankar, Shubhashree Uppangala, Satish K Adiga, Belinda Willard, Bhadravathi K C Sagar, Ruth S K Titus, Gopal K Marathe
Female sperm storage is an intriguing adaptation exhibited by a wide array of both vertebrates and invertebrates. The mechanisms underlying female sperm storage have remained elusive. Using the Indian garden lizard Calotes versicolor as a model organism, we investigated the role of low and high molecular weight factors in this phenomenon. Previously, we demonstrated three distinct phases of the reproductive cycle in this animal with live, motile spermatozoa recovered from the uterovaginal region during the reproductive phase...
November 15, 2017: Reproduction, Fertility, and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134711/x-exceptionalism-in-caenorhabditis-speciation
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Asher D Cutter
Speciation genetics research in diverse organisms shows the X-chromosome to be exceptional in how it contributes to 'rules' of speciation. Until recently, however, the nematode phylum has been nearly silent on this issue, despite the model organism Caenorhabditis elegans having touched most other topics in biology. Studies of speciation with Caenorhabditis accelerated with the recent discovery of species pairs showing partial inter-fertility. The resulting genetic analyses of reproductive isolation in nematodes demonstrate key roles for the X-chromosome in hybrid male sterility and inviability, opening up new understanding of the genetic causes of Haldane's rule, Darwin's corollary to Haldane's rule, and enabling tests of the large-X effect hypothesis...
November 13, 2017: Molecular Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134477/difference-in-the-size-of-the-placenta-and-umbilical-cord-between-women-with-natural-pregnancy-and-those-with-ivf-pregnancy
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Atsushi Yanaihara, Shota Hatakeyama, Shirei Ohgi, Kenichirou Motomura, Ryoma Taniguchi, Aguri Hirano, Shin Takenaka, Takumi Yanaihara
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to compare the sizes of the placenta and umbilical cord in women with natural pregnancy versus those undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF). METHODS: Overall, 1610 cases of uncomplicated single pregnancies with vaginal delivery at ≥ 37 weeks of gestation were included in this study. The patients were divided into two groups: natural pregnancy group (n = 1453) and IVF pregnancy not including intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) treatment (n = 157)...
November 14, 2017: Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132734/role-of-vitamin-e-and-d3-supplementation-in-intra-cytoplasmic-sperm-injection-outcomes-of-women-with-polycystic-ovarian-syndrome-a-double-blinded-randomized-placebo-controlled-trial
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Farnaz Fatemi, Afsaneh Mohammadzadeh, Mohammad Reza Sadeghi, Mohammad Mehdi Akhondi, Shayan Mohammadmoradi, Koorosh Kamali, Nicknam Lackpour, Sheida Jouhari, Simin Zafadoust, Sara Mokhtar, Ladan Giahi
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Ovulation induction has been proven to impose oxidative stress during ICSI treatment cycle. Also, data indicates that PCOS women show higher oxidative markers. Available data are not convincing about which antioxidant supplements have the potential to overcome oxidative stress in PCOS subjects. The aim of this trial was to investigate the possible role of combined vitamin E and D supplementation in the ICSI outcomes (oocyte number and quality, embryo number and quality, pregnancy rate) of PCOS subjects...
April 2017: Clinical Nutrition ESPEN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131847/evolutionary-history-of-callose-synthases-in-terrestrial-plants-with-emphasis-on-proteins-involved-in-male-gametophyte-development
#17
Lenka Záveská Drábková, David Honys
Callose is a plant-specific polysaccharide (β-1,3-glucan) playing an important role in angiosperms in many developmental processes and responses to biotic and abiotic stresses. Callose is synthesised at the plasma membrane of plant cells by callose synthase (CalS) and, among others, represents the main polysaccharide in the callose wall surrounding the tetrads of developing microspores and in the growing pollen tube wall. CalS proteins involvement in spore development is a plesiomorphic feature of terrestrial plants, but very little is known about their evolutionary origin and relationships amongst the members of this protein family...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131013/a-new-baltic-population-specific-human-genetic-marker-in-the-pmca4-gene
#18
Janis Stavusis, Inna Inashkina, Baiba Lace, Dita Pelnena, Svetlana Limborska, Andrey Khrunin, Vaidutis Kucinskas, Astrida Krumina, Linda Piekuse, Branko Zorn, Violeta Fodina, Margus Punab, Juris Erenpreiss
OBJECTIVES: The PMCA gene family consists of 4 genes and at least 21 splice variants; among these, the Ca2+ ATPase 4 (PMCA4) gene encodes a plasma membrane protein abundantly expressed in several tissues, including the kidney, heart, and sperm. Knockout of PMCA4 causes infertility due to immotile sperm in mouse models. We therefore investigated variants in this gene for potential association with infertility in groups of Estonian (n = 191) and Latvian (n = 92) men with reduced sperm motility...
November 2, 2017: Human Heredity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129781/effect-of-sperm-morphology-on-pregnancy-success-via-intrauterine-insemination-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Taylor P Kohn, Jaden R Kohn, Ranjith Ramasamy
PURPOSE: Men with abnormal sperm morphology are often counseled that natural conception and intrauterine insemination are ineffective and that in vitro fertilization is the only option. Our objective is to determine the effect of sperm morphology on pregnancy success with intrauterine insemination (IUI). MATERIALS AND METHODS: We systematically searched for studies published prior to January 2017 that 1) reported ultrasound-verified clinical pregnancies per IUI cycle; 2) assessed sperm morphology using the Strict Criteria; and 3) reported morphology at the >4% and ≤4% and/or ≥1% and <1% thresholds...
November 9, 2017: Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126865/vitrification-of-dog-spermatozoa-effects-of-two-cryoprotectants-sucrose-or-trehalose-and-two-warming-procedures
#20
E Caturla-Sánchez, M J Sánchez-Calabuig, J F Pérez-Gutiérrez, J Cerdeira, C Castaño, J Santiago-Moreno
Sperm vitrification is a low cost and simple technique that does not require special equipment and may represent an attractive alternative to the costly and time consuming conventional dog spermatozoa cryopreservation techniques. The objective of this study was to evaluate different cryoprotectants and warming temperatures on the vitrification of dog spermatozoa. Pooled semen samples from 10 beagle dogs were vitrified with four extenders, based on Tris, citric acid and glucose, 20% egg yolk (TCG-20% EY) and different combinations of sucrose and/or trehalose: 250 mM sucrose; 250 mM trehalose; 125 mM sucrose + 125 mM trehalose; 250 mM sucrose + 250 mM trehalose...
November 7, 2017: Cryobiology
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