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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643089/time-lapse-observation-and-transcriptome-analysis-of-a-case-with-repeated-multiple-pronuclei-after-ivf-icsi
#1
J Dai, L Z Leng, C F Lu, F Gong, S P Zhang, W Zheng, G X Lu, G Lin
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to investigate the cause of repeated multipronucleus (MPN) formation in zygotes in a patient after both in vitro fertilization (IVF) and intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI). METHOD: This is a case study. A patient had unexplained primary infertility with recurring total MPN zygotes after IVF and ICSI cycles. Time-lapse monitoring of pronucleus formation was carried out. Embryos developed from MPN zygotes were analyzed by fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH)...
June 22, 2017: Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641947/effectiveness-of-human-spermatozoa-biomarkers-as-indicators-of-structural-damage-during-cryopreservation
#2
María José Gómez-Torres, Llanos Medrano, Alejandro Romero, Pedro José Fernández-Colom, Jon Aizpurúa
Human spermatozoa cryopreservation techniques are used to maintain and protect male fertility in cases such as infertility and malignancy treatments. However, during cryopreservation, the spermatozoa's metabolic rate is reduced and they undergo dramatic functional and structural changes owing to exposure to cryoprotectants and freezing-thawing procedures. While the effects of cryopreservation on cells are documented, to date the induced cryodamage on structural and/or functional sperm biomarkers is not well established at multivariate scale...
June 19, 2017: Cryobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639312/quantification-of-transmission-risk-in-a-male-patient-with-a-flnb-mosaic-mutation-causing-larsen-syndrome-implications-for-genetic-counselling-in-post-zygotic-mosaicism-cases
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Marie Bernkopf, David Hunt, Nils Koelling, Tim Morgan, Amanda L Collins, Joanna Fairhurst, Stephen P Robertson, Andrew G L Douglas, Anne Goriely
We report the case of a male patient with Larsen syndrome found to be mosaic for a novel point mutation in FLNB in whom it was possible to provide evidence-based personalised counselling on transmission risk to future offspring. Using dideoxy-sequencing, a low-level FLNB c.698A>G, encoding p.(Tyr233Cys) mutation was detected in buccal mucosa and fibroblast DNA. Mutation quantification was performed by deep Next-Generation sequencing (NGS) of DNA extracted from three somatic tissues (blood, fibroblasts, saliva) and a sperm sample...
June 21, 2017: Human Mutation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638871/effect-of-yishenjianpi-recipe-on-semen-quality-and-sperm-mitochondria-in-mice-with-oligoasthenozoospermia-induced-by-tripterygium-glycosides
#4
Wen Sheng, Yao-Sheng Zhang, Yue-Qing Li, Xiao-Ni Wu, Li-Min Chai, Li-Feng Yue, Juan-Liu, Jin Ding, Xian-Rui Li, Meng Chen, Jian-Wei Shang
BACKGROUND: Kidney tonifying - spleen strengthening method being one of the modalities for treatment of astheno-oligozoospermia is currently commonly used in the clinical setting. To investigate the mechanism of YiShenJianPi (YSJP) Recipe, used in Traditional Chinese Medicine to benefit "the kidney" and strengthen "the spleen". MATERIALS AND METHODS: Oligoasthenozoospermia, male BALB/c mice were randomly divided into normal control, disease model, positive control, low-dosage and high-dosage groups...
2017: African Journal of Traditional, Complementary, and Alternative Medicines: AJTCAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635070/adjuvant-treatment-with-qilin-pill-for-men-with-oligoasthenospermia-a-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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REVIEW
Xin Jin, Changfeng Man, Dandan Gong, Yu Fan
Qilin pill has been used in the management of oligoasthenospermia. This meta-analysis aimed to evaluate the effects of Qilin pill as an adjunctive therapy on semen parameters in oligoasthenospermic men. A comprehensive literature search was conducted in PubMed, Embase, Cochrane Library, Wanfang, CNKI, and VIP databases until June 2016. Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) that evaluated Qilin pill as an adjunctive therapy in oligoasthenospermic were included. Dichotomous data and continuous data were calculated as the risk ratio (RR) and mean difference (MD) with their 95% confidence interval (CI), respectively...
June 21, 2017: Phytotherapy Research: PTR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631837/transcriptional-and-histological-alterations-in-gonad-of-adult-zebrafish-after-exposure-to-the-synthetic-progestin-norgestrel
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Wen-Jun Shi, Jian-Liang Zhao, Yu-Xia Jiang, Guo-Yong Huang, You-Sheng Liu, Jin-Na Zhang, Guang-Guo Ying
The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of Norgestrel (NGT) on the gonadal development in adult zebrafish. Adult zebrafish were exposed to NGT for 14 days at 871 ng L(-1) for microarray analysis, and a follow-up experiment was conducted to further study targeted pathway in adult zebrafish after exposure to NGT at 6.7 ng L(-1) , 83 ng L(-1) and 912 ng L(-1) by quantitative PCR (qPCR) and histology analysis. The microarray analysis revealed that 11545 transcripts were identified. Gene ontology analysis showed organ development, system development, multicellular organismal development, single-organism developmental process and developmental process were significantly enriched...
June 20, 2017: Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630101/oviduct-extracellular-vesicles-protein-content-and-their-role-during-oviduct-embryo-cross-talk
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Carmen Alminana, Emilie Corbin, Guillaume Tsikis, Agostinho S Alcantara-Neto, Valérie Labas, Karine Reynaud, Laurent Galio, Rustem Uzbekov, Anastasiia S Garanina, Xavier Druart, Pascal Mermillod
Successful pregnancy requires an appropriate communication between the mother and the embryo. Recently, exosomes and microvesicles, both membrane-bound extracellular vesicles (EVs) present in the oviduct fluid have been proposed as key modulators of this unique cross-talk. However, little is known about their content and their role during oviduct-embryo dialogue. Given the known differences in secretions by in vivo and in vitro oviduct epithelial cells (OEC), we aimed at deciphering the oviduct EVs protein content from both sources...
June 19, 2017: Reproduction: the Official Journal of the Society for the Study of Fertility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627666/expression-pattern-of-zinc-finger-protein-185-in-mouse-testis-and-its-role-in-regulation-of-testosterone-secretion
#8
Xinguo You, Lu Wei, Shutong Fan, Weiwei Yang, Xiaoying Liu, Guohui Wang, Yi Man, Zhifang Pan, Weiguo Feng
Zinc finger protein 185 (ZNF185) belongs to the ZNF family and is involved in cell proliferation and differentiation. To the best of our knowledge, the association between ZNF185 and male reproduction is unknown. In the present study, the expression and localization of ZNF185 in mouse testis, as well as its role in testosterone secretion, cell cycle progression and apoptosis of mouse Leydig cells were investigated. The results of the immunofluorescence analysis indicated that ZNF185 was highly expressed in Leydig cells of the mouse testis, and primarily localized in the cytoplasm...
June 16, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626150/comparison-of-sperm-subpopulation-structures-in-first-and-second-ejaculated-semen-from-japanese-black-bulls-by-a-cluster-analysis-of-sperm-motility-evaluated-by-a-casa-system
#9
Chihiro Kanno, Kentaro Q Sakamoto, Yojiro Yanagawa, Yoshiyuki Takahashi, Seiji Katagiri, Masashi Nagano
In the present study, bull sperm in the first and second ejaculates were divided into subpopulations based on their motility characteristics using a cluster analysis of data from computer-assisted sperm motility analysis (CASA). Semen samples were collected from 4 Japanese black bulls. Data from 9,228 motile sperm were classified into 4 clusters; 1) very rapid and progressively motile sperm, 2) rapid and circularly motile sperm with widely moving heads, 3) moderately motile sperm with heads moving frequently in a short length, and 4) poorly motile sperm...
June 18, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625714/proteomic-analysis-of-seminal-plasma-from-locally-adapted-curraleiro-p%C3%A3-duro-bulls-bos-taurus-identifying-biomarkers-involved-in-sperm-physiology-in-endangered-animals-for-conservation-of-biodiversity
#10
E B Menezes, R V de Oliveira, M F van Tilburg, E A Barbosa, N V Nascimento, A L M C S Velho, F B Moreno, R A Moreira, A C O Monteiro-Moreira, G M C Carvalho, A F Ramos, E Memili, A A Moura
The present study was aimed at evaluating the seminal plasma proteins and sperm parameters of Curraleiro Pé-Duro bulls. Semen was collected from 10 bulls by electroejaculation, and sperm parameters were evaluated in fresh and frozen-thawed semen. Seminal plasma proteins were analyzed by 2-D SDS-PAGE and mass spectrophotometry. Tools in computational biology were used to generate bioinformatic knowledge and evaluate gene ontology, protein-protein interactions, phylogenetic trees and multiple sequence alignments...
May 29, 2017: Animal Reproduction Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624860/obesity-results-with-smaller-oocyte-in-in-vitro-fertilization-intracytoplasmic-sperm-injection-cycles-a-prospective-study
#11
Yuval Atzmon, Ester Shoshan-Karchovsky, Medeia Michaeli, Nardin Aslih, Guy Shrem, Adrian Ellenbogen, Einat Shalom-Paz
BACKGROUND: Obesity is associated with several fertility disorders. This prospective cohort study was designed to evaluate the effect of body mass index (BMI) (kg/m(2)) on oocyte diameter and treatment. METHODS: Women undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF) with intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) were enrolled in the study. They were divided into two groups according to BMI: obese (BMI > 30) and normal weight (BMI < 25). Mature oocytes were evaluated according to total diameter, zona pellucida, and oolema diameters...
June 17, 2017: Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624859/the-29g-a-fsh-receptor-gene-polymorphism-is-associated-with-higher-fsh-and-lh-levels-in-normozoospermic-men
#12
L Tamburino, S La Vignera, V Tomaselli, R A Condorelli, R Cannarella, L M Mongioì, A E Calogero
PURPOSE: The functional role of the FSHR promoter -29G/A polymorphism (rs1394205) in men is not clear. Some studies failed to find a relationship between the FSHR -29G/A and follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) levels and did not associate the SNP with male infertility. Only one study showed that the FSHR -29 SNP modulates serum FSH levels in Baltic young male cohort. Because the SNP -29G/A has to be shown to have a strong effect on in vitro transcription activity of the FSHR promoter and the activation of FSHR is necessary for a normal FSH function, this study was undertaken to assess whether the FSHR -29G/A SNP modulates the gonadal endocrine function in men...
June 17, 2017: Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624458/dna-hypomethylation-circuit-of-mouse-rdna-repeats-in-the-germ-cell-lineage
#13
Asuka Furuta, Toshinobu Nakamura
DNA methylation is dynamically reprogrammed at two developmental periods, in primordial germ cells and pre-implantation embryos, via distinct phases of DNA demethylation and de novo methylation. Here we show that ribosomal DNA (rDNA) promoters are hypomethylated in sperm and oocytes; this hypomethyaltion was maintained during pre-implantation development. A DNA methylation analysis of embryonic and extra-embryonic cells on embryonic day 7.5 (E7.5) revealed that the rDNA promoter was slightly methylated in embryonic and extra-embryonic regions...
June 14, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618746/male-infertility-is-significantly-associated-with-multiple-deletions-in-an-8-7-kb-segment-of-sperm-mtdna-in-pakistan
#14
Irfan Afzal Mughal, Asma Irfan, Sarwat Jahan, Abdul Hameed
BACKGROUND/AIM: This study aimed to find a link between sperm mitochondrial DNA mutations and male infertility in Pakistan. MATERIALS AND METHODS: DNA from semen samples was extracted and amplified by PCR using 7.8-kb deletion-specific primers. The PCR products were separated on agarose gel, visualized under UV-illumination, and then photographed. The results were genotyped and the data were analyzed using SPSS. RESULTS: Deletion analysis of the 8...
June 12, 2017: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618725/performing-icsi-with-commercial-microinjection-pipettes-enhanced-pregnancy-rates
#15
Mohammad Ali Khalili, Iman Halvaei, Shahin Ghazali, Mohammad Hossein Razi
BACKGROUND/AIM: Many technical factors can affect intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) outcomes. The role of the injection micropipette could be of vital importance in ICSI programs. The main goal was to compare ICSI pregnancy outcomes between commercial and home-made injection micropipettes in a large population with male factor infertility. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Five-hundred and eleven ICSI cycles with severe male factor were included in this retrospective study...
June 12, 2017: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614535/should-azoospermic-patients-with-varicocele-disease-undergo-surgery-to-recover-fertility
#16
Leonardo de Souza Alves, Francisco Batista de Oliveira
Introduction: Varicocele disease is well-known cause of infertility in men. The presence of spermatic varices veins create a hostile environment to spermatogenesis. It results in reduced quality of the sperm production and in some cases can determine a total absence of sperm. The varicocelectomy procedure in patients with non-obstructive azoospermia (NOA) can raise the rates of sperm in the semen analysis. A positive rate for sperm, even if very low, may be sufficient to enable the capture of sperm intended for in-vitro fertilization without the use of donor sperm...
April 2017: Revista da Associação Médica Brasileira
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611311/genome-wide-5-hydroxymethylcytosine-patterns-in-human-spermatogenesis-are-associated-with-semen-quality
#17
Olga A Efimova, Anna A Pendina, Andrei V Tikhonov, Sergey E Parfenyev, Irina D Mekina, Evgeniia M Komarova, Mariia A Mazilina, Eugene V Daev, Olga G Chiryaeva, Ilona A Galembo, Mikhail I Krapivin, Oleg S Glotov, Irina S Stepanova, Svetlana A Shlykova, Igor Yu. Kogan, Alexander M Gzgzyan, Tatyana V Kuznetzova, Vladislav S Baranov
We performed immunofluorescent analysis of DNA hydroxymethylation and methylation in human testicular spermatogenic cells from azoospermic patients and ejaculated spermatozoa from sperm donors and patients from infertile couples. In contrast to methylation which was present throughout spermatogenesis, hydroxymethylation was either high or almost undetectable in both spermatogenic cells and ejaculated spermatozoa. On testicular cytogenetic preparations, 5-hydroxymethylcytosine was undetectable in mitotic and meiotic chromosomes, and was present exclusively in interphase spermatogonia Ad and in a minor spermatid population...
June 1, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611113/active-paraoxonase-1-is-synthesised-throughout-the-internal-boar-genital-organs
#18
Isabel Barranco, Cristina Perez-Patiño, Asta Tvarijonaviciute, Inmaculada Parrilla, Alejandro Vicente-Carrillo, Manuel Alvarez-Rodriguez, Jose J Ceron, Emilio Martinez, Heriberto Rodriguez-Martinez, Jordi Roca
The paraoxonase type 1 (PON1) is an enzyme with antioxidant properties recently identified in the seminal plasma (SP) of several species, including the porcine. The aims of the present study were to (1) describe the inmunohistochemical localization of PON1 in the genital organs of fertile boars and (2) evaluate the relationship among PON1 activity and high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) concentration in fluids of the boar genital organs. Immunohistochemical analysis demonstrated that PON1 was present in testis (specifically in Leydig cells, blood vessels, spermatogonia and elongated spermatids), epididymis (specifically in the cytoplasm of the principal epithelial cells, luminal secretion and in the surrounding smooth muscle) and the lining epithelia of the accessory sexual glands (cytoplasmic location in the prostate and membranous in the seminal vesicle and bulbourethral glands)...
June 13, 2017: Reproduction: the Official Journal of the Society for the Study of Fertility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610218/two-new-brackish-water-species-of-i-macrostomum-i-platyhelminthes-%C3%A2-macrostomida-from-mangrove-wetland-in-southern-china
#19
Lei Wang, Fan Xin, Chu-Yu Fang, Y U Zhang, An-Tai Wang
In this paper, two new brackish-water species of Macrostomum (M. shenzhenensis n. sp. and M qiaochengensis n. sp.) collected from the artificial lake in Overseas Chinese Town mangrove wetland, are described based on the morphology of the penis stylet and on a molecular phylogenetic analysis. M. shenzhenensis n. sp. has an elongate, narrow stylet with torus-shaped distal wall thickening, while M. qiaochengensis n. sp. has a hook-like stylet with a pointed end. Both the 18S and 28S rDNA phylogenetic analyses of M shenzhenensis n...
June 9, 2017: Zootaxa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608465/effect-of-bisphenol-a-on-reproductive-processes-a-review-of-in-vitro-in-vivo-and-epidemiological-studies
#20
REVIEW
Agnieszka Tomza-Marciniak, Paulina Stępkowska, Jarosław Kuba, Bogumiła Pilarczyk
As bisphenol A (BPA) is characterized by a pronounced influence on human hormonal regulation, particular attention has been aimed at understanding its role in reproductive processes in males and females, as well as on fetal development. Owing to the increasing number of alarming reports on the negative consequences of the presence of BPA in human surroundings, more and more studies are being undertaken to clarify the negative effects of BPA on human reproductive processes. The aim of this work was to collect and summarize data on the influence of BPA exposure on reproductive health...
June 13, 2017: Journal of Applied Toxicology: JAT
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