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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128698/seminal-plasma-antioxidants-are-directly-involved-in-boar-sperm-cryotolerance
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Junwei Li, Isabel Barranco, Asta Tvarijonaviciute, Manuel F Molina, Emilio A Martinez, Heriberto Rodriguez-Martinez, Inmaculada Parrilla, Jordi Roca
Boar ejaculates are ejected in fractions with a specific composition in terms of sperm numbers and seminal plasma (SP), which is reflected in the varying sperm cryotolerance observed among different fractions. As boar sperm are particularly sensitive to oxidative stress, this study evaluated the role of SP antioxidants in the observed differences in sperm cryotolerance among ejaculate fractions. Ten ejaculates from five boars were manually collected in fractions: the first 10 mL of the sperm-rich fraction (SRF), the rest of the SRF and the post-SRF...
October 31, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29102416/hair-mercury-hg-levels-fish-consumption-and-semen-parameters-among-men-attending-a-fertility-center
#2
Lidia Mínguez-Alarcón, Myriam C Afeiche, Paige L Williams, Mariel Arvizu, Cigdem Tanrikut, Chitra J Amarasiriwardena, Jennifer B Ford, Russ Hauser, Jorge E Chavarro
General population exposure to methylmercury (MeHg), the most common organic mercury compound found in the environment, occurs primarily through the consumption of contaminated fish and shellfish. Due to limited studies and lack of consideration of effect modification by fish consumption, it remains uncertain if exposure to mercury affects semen parameters. Thus, we investigated whether hair Hg levels, a biomarker of mercury exposure, were associated with semen parameters among men attending an academic fertility center, and whether this relationship was modified by intake of fish...
October 28, 2017: International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29077936/urinary-concentrations-of-3-diethylcarbamoyl-benzoic-acid-dcba-a-major-metabolite-of-n-n-diethyl-m-toluamide-deet-and-semen-parameters-among-men-attending-a-fertility-center
#3
Thalia R Segal, Lidia Mínguez-Alarcón, Yu-Han Chiu, Paige L Williams, Feiby L Nassan, Ramace Dadd, María Ospina, Antonia M Calafat, Russ Hauser
STUDY QUESTION: Are specific gravity (SG)-adjusted urinary concentrations of 3-(diethylcarbamoyl)benzoic acid (DCBA) associated with semen parameters among men attending an academic fertility center? SUMMARY ANSWER: Our study did not demonstrate any association between SG-adjusted urinary DCBA concentrations and semen parameters among men attending an academic fertility center. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: N,N-Diethyl-m-toluamide (DEET) is the most common active ingredient in consumer insect repellents...
October 25, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29073898/sexual-conflict-explains-the-extraordinary-diversity-of-mechanisms-regulating-mitochondrial-inheritance
#4
Arunas L Radzvilavicius, Nick Lane, Andrew Pomiankowski
BACKGROUND: Mitochondria are predominantly inherited from the maternal gamete, even in unicellular organisms. Yet an extraordinary array of mechanisms enforce uniparental inheritance, which implies shifting selection pressures and multiple origins. RESULTS: We consider how this high turnover in mechanisms controlling uniparental inheritance arises using a novel evolutionary model in which control of mitochondrial transmission occurs either during spermatogenesis (by paternal nuclear genes) or at/after fertilization (by maternal nuclear genes)...
October 26, 2017: BMC Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035837/testicular-cytology-by-fine-needle-aspiration-in-domestic-cats
#5
D P Leme, E Visacre, V B Castro, M D Lopes
In cases where semen collection in tom-cats is not possible, FNA of testes is the alternative to evaluate sperm production. Although this technique for the diagnosis of fertility problems has been well discussed in other mammals (men, dogs, stallions), data for domestic cats are limited. Therefore, the aim of this study was to verify the reliability of FNA using needles of small diameters (22G and 29G) in testes of domestic cats of different ages to assess the spermatogenesis status and to present description of germ cells and Sertoli cells for cytological examinations...
October 9, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29021707/pectinase-treated-panax-ginseng-protects-against-chronic-intermittent-heat-stress-induced-testicular-damage-by-modulating-hormonal-and-spermatogenesis-related-molecular-expression-in-rats
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Spandana Rajendra Kopalli, Kyu-Min Cha, Sang-Ho Lee, Ji-Hoon Ryu, Seock-Yeon Hwang, Min-Sik Jeong, Jong-Hwan Sung, Si-Kwan Kim
BACKGROUND: Elevated testicular temperature disrupts spermatogenesis and causes infertility. In the present study, the protective effect of enzymatically biotransformed Panax ginseng Meyer by pectinase (GINST) against chronic intermittent heat stress-induced testicular damage in rats was investigated. METHODS: Male Sprague-Dawley rats (4 wk old, 60-70 g) were divided into four groups: normal control (NC), heat-stress control (HC), heat-stress plus GINST-100 mg/kg (HG100), and heat-stress plus GINST-200 mg/kg (HG200) treatment groups...
October 2017: Journal of Ginseng Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937752/inverse-association-between-ambient-sulfur-dioxide-exposure-and-semen-quality-in-wuhan-china
#7
Yuewei Liu, Yun Zhou, Jixuan Ma, Wei Bao, Jingjing Li, Ting Zhou, Xiuqing Cui, Zhe Peng, Hai Zhang, Min Feng, Yuan Yuan, Yuanqi Chen, Xiji Huang, Yonggang Li, Yonggang Duan, Tingming Shi, Lei Jin, Li Wu
Evidence concerning the association between ambient gaseous air pollutant exposures and semen quality is sparse, and findings in previous studies remain largely inconsistent. We enrolled 1759 men and performed 2184 semen examinations at a large reproductive medical center in Wuhan, China, between 2013 and 2015. Inverse distance weighting interpolation was performed to estimate individual exposures to SO2, NO2, CO, and O3 during the entire period (lag 0-90 days) and key periods (lag 0-9, 10-14, 70-90 days) of sperm development...
November 7, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927238/factor-v-leiden-is-associated-with-increased-sperm-count
#8
T E van Mens, U N Joensen, Z Bochdanovits, A Takizawa, J Peter, N Jørgensen, P B Szecsi, J C M Meijers, H Weiler, E Rajpert-De Meyts, S Repping, S Middeldorp
STUDY QUESTION: Is the thrombophilia mutation factor V Leiden (FVL) associated with an increased total sperm count? SUMMARY ANSWER: Carriers of FVL have a higher total sperm count than non-FVL-carriers, which could not be explained by genetic linkage or by observations in a FVL-mouse model. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: FVL has a high prevalence in Caucasians despite detrimental health effects. Carriers have been shown to have higher fecundity, which might partly explain this evolutionary paradox...
November 1, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903832/validation-of-modifications-to-the-ansr-for-listeria-method-for-improved-internal-positive-control-performance
#9
Susan Alles, Evan Meister, Edan Hosking, Eric Tovar, Rebecca Shaulis, Mark Schonfeld, Lei Zhang, Lin Li, Preetha Biswas, Mark Mozola, Robert Donofrio
A study was conducted to validate a minor reagent formulation change to the ANSR for Listeria method, Performance Tested Method(SM) 101202. This change involves increasing the master mix volume prelyophilization by 40% and addition of salmon sperm DNA (nontarget DNA) to the master mix. These changes improve the robustness of the internal positive control response and reduce the possibility of obtaining invalid results due to weak-positive control curves. When three foods (hot dogs, Mexican-style cheese, and cantaloupe) and sponge samples taken from a stainless steel surface were tested, no significant differences in performance between the ANSR and U...
September 14, 2017: Journal of AOAC International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28854644/effect-of-irradiation-doses-on-sterility-and-biological-security-in-a-genetically-modified-strain-of-the-mediterranean-fruit-fly-diptera-tephritidae
#10
Edwin Ramírez-Santos, Pedro Rendón, Lorena Ruiz-Montoya, Jorge Toledo, Pablo Liedo
The genetically modified strain of the Mediterranean fruit fly, Ceratitis capitata (Wiedemann) VIENNA 8 1260, was developed from the genetic sexing strain VIENNA 8. It has two molecular markers that exhibit red fluorescence in the body and green fluorescence in testis and sperm. These traits offer a precise tool to discriminate between mass-reared and wild males, increasing the effectiveness of sterile insect technique. The reproductive performance of the VIENNA 8 1260 and VIENNA 8 D53- (without the D53 inversion introduced to prevent recombination) was compared at different irradiation doses...
August 1, 2017: Journal of Economic Entomology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28853221/male-urinary-paracetamol-and-semen-quality
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M M Smarr, K Kannan, Z Chen, S Kim, G M Buck Louis
The endocrine-disrupting properties of paracetamol have been previously demonstrated in rodent studies of abnormal sperm morphology and diminished testosterone production, in addition to epidemiologic studies of diminished couple fecundity. In this study, we examined the relationship between paracetamol and its metabolite p-aminophenol quantified in a single spot urine and semen quality among 501 male partners of couples planning for pregnancy. Men provided a urine specimen and two fresh semen samples collected approximately one month apart and underwent 24-h analysis for 35 semen quality parameters...
August 29, 2017: Andrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28829251/challenges-in-development-of-sperm-repositories-for-biomedical-fishes-quality-control-in-small-bodied-species
#12
Leticia Torres, Yue Liu, Amy Guitreau, Huiping Yang, Terrence R Tiersch
Quality control (QC) is essential for reproducible and efficient functioning of germplasm repositories. However, many biomedical fish models present significant QC challenges due to small body sizes (<5 cm) and miniscule sperm volumes (<5 μL). Using minimal volumes of sperm, we used Zebrafish to evaluate common QC endpoints as surrogates for fertilization success along sequential steps of cryopreservation. First, concentrations of calibration bead suspensions were evaluated with a Makler(®) counting chamber by using different sample volumes and mixing methods...
August 22, 2017: Zebrafish
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805603/modern-human-sperm-freezing-effect-on-dna-chromatin-and-acrosome-integrity
#13
Tahereh Rahiminia, Akram Hosseini, Morteza Anvari, Saeed Ghasemi-Esmailabad, Ali Reza Talebi
OBJECTIVE: Presence of vitrification method in sperm freezing and the introduction of solid surface vitrification beside rapid freezing in vapour, opens an easy and safe way to help infertility centres. While the effects of cryopreservation on motility, morphology and viability of sperm are documented, the question of the probable alteration of sperm DNA, chromatin and acrosome integrity after freezing and thawing procedures in different methods is still controversial. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Normal sample were collected according to WHO strict criteria...
August 2017: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767740/cryopreservation-of-waigieu-seaperch-psammoperca-waigiensis-sperm
#14
M H Le
BACKGROUND: The cryopreservation protocols have been applied for sperm prevervation of many fish species, but have not been developed for Waigieu seaperch Psammoperca waigiensis, an important aquaculture species in Vietnam. OBJECTIVE: The objectives of this study were to find the best cryoprotectant, extender, freezing method and dilution ratio for sperm cryopreservation of Waigieu seaperch. MATERIALS AND METHODS: An effective protocol was established by comparing different cryodiluents created by mixing various cryoprotectants and extenders...
May 2017: Cryo Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765035/effects-of-adding-different-levels-of-glutamine-to-modified-beltsville-extender-on-the-survival-of-frozen-rooster-semen
#15
Aytak Bakhshayesh Khiabani, Gholamali Moghaddam, Hossein Daghigh Kia
The aim of the present study was to investigate the effects of l-glutamine on the quality of frozen-thawed rooster semen. Semen samples were collected from eight mature roosters (Ross 308). After initial semen assessments, samples of adequate quality were mixed together and diluted with modified Beltsville extender without l-glutamine (control) and supplemented with 2.5, 5, and 7.5mM l-glutamine. Semen straws were subjected to cryopreservation and evaluated twice at 15-day intervals. After thawing, sperm viability, total and progressive sperm motilities were measured by Eosin-Nigrosine and Computer-Aided Sperm Analysis (CASA), respectively...
July 25, 2017: Animal Reproduction Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764714/testis-specific-histone-2b-is-associated-with-sperm-chromatin-dynamics-and-bull-fertility-a-pilot-study
#16
Naseer A Kutchy, Ana Velho, Erika S B Menezes, Marie Jacobsen, Giselle Thibaudeau, Robert W Wills, Arlindo Moura, Abdullah Kaya, Andy Perkins, Erdogan Memili
BACKGROUND: Bull fertility is the degree of sperm's ability to fertilize and activate the egg and support embryo development, and this is critical for herd reproductive performance. We used the bull as a unique model organism for the study of male fertility because cattle genetics and physiology is similar to those of other mammals including humans. Moreover, reliable fertility data along with well-established in vitro systems are available for bovine. The objective of this original study was to ascertain evolutionary diversification and expression dynamics of Testis Specific Histone 2B (TH2B) in sperm from Holstein bulls with different fertility scores...
August 1, 2017: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology: RB&E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739435/ureaplasma-spp-in-male-infertility-and-its-relationship-with-semen-quality-and-seminal-plasma-components
#17
Yun Heng Zhou, Hong Xia Ma, Xiao Xing Shi, Yang Liu
OBJECTIVE: We investigated the prevalence of Ureaplasma spp. in semen samples of infertile men in Shanghai, China and evaluated the correlation between the sperm parameters (seminal volume, sperm concentration, progressive motility and non-progressive) and the secretary function in these infectious populations. METHODS: Semens were collected from 540 infertile men and 260 fertile control group in shanghai, China and subjected to standard bacterial and Ureaplasma spp...
June 22, 2017: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology, and Infection, Wei Mian Yu Gan Ran za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725387/origins-of-two-hemiclonal-hybrids-among-three-hexagrammos-species-teleostei-hexagrammidae-genetic-diversification-through-host-switching
#18
Hiroyuki Munehara, Miho Horita, Motoko R Kimura-Kawaguchi, Aya Yamazaki
Two natural, hemiclonal hybrid strains were discovered in three Hexagrammos species. The natural hybrids, all of which were females that produced haploid eggs containing only the Hexagrammos octogrammus genome (maternal ancestor; hereafter Hoc), generated F1 hybrid-type offspring by fertilization with haploid sperm of Hexagrammos agrammus or Hexagrammos otakii (paternal species; Hag and Hot, respectively). This study was performed to clarify the extent of diversification between the two hybrids and the maternal ancestor...
October 2016: Ecology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724183/physiological-intra-cytoplasmic-sperm-injection-picsi-outcomes-after-oral-pretreatment-and-semen-incubation-with-myo-inositol-in-oligoasthenoteratozoospermic-men-results-from-a-prospective-randomized-controlled-trial
#19
T Korosi, C Barta, K Rokob, T Torok
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the current study was to evaluate the effect of an oral pretreatment with a mix of myo-inositol (Myo-Ins), folic acid, vitamin E, L-carnitine, L-arginine and selenium (Folandrol, Exeltis, Hungary) and subsequent direct Myo-Ins incubation of spermatozoa before Physiological Intra-Cytoplasmic Sperm Injection (PICSI) procedures in infertile couples due to oligoasthenoteratozoospermia with previous failed PICSI procedures. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We performed a prospective, randomized controlled trial at the Assisted Reproduction Unit of the Kaáli Institute (Győr, Hungary)...
June 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712886/impacts-of-abstinence-time-on-semen-parameters-in-a-large-population-based-cohort-of-subfertile-men
#20
Sorena Keihani, James R Craig, Chong Zhang, Angela P Presson, Jeremy B Myers, William O Brant, Kenneth I Aston, Benjamin R Emery, Timothy G Jenkins, Douglas T Carrell, James M Hotaling
OBJECTIVE: To assess the effects of abstinence time on semen parameters in normozoospermic and oligozoospermic men using a large cohort of subfertile men. MATERIALS AND METHODS: From 2002 to 2013, we retrospectively reviewed data from 15,623 patients seen at our fertility clinic. Data on patient age and semen parameters were extracted along with abstinence time. Abstinence time was categorized into 4 groups (≤2 days; >2 and ≤5 days; >5 and ≤7 days; and >7 days)...
July 13, 2017: Urology
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