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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496033/joint-toxicity-of-fluoroquinolone-and-tetracycline-antibiotics-to-zebrafish-danio-rerio-based-on-biochemical-biomarkers-and-histopathological-observation
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Lihe Ding, Luxiu Zang, Yuna Zhang, Yuhuan Zhang, Xuedong Wang, Weiming Ai, Nani Ding, Huili Wang
Herein, we report on the joint toxicity of four fluoroquinolones and two tetracyclines (β-diketone antibiotics-DKAs) to zebrafish based on a series of toxicological endpoints and histopathological observations. A positive dose-dependence was observed in DKA-exposure groups with a 72-hpf EC50 of 130.3 mg/L for hatching rate, 120-hpf LC50 of 149.8 mg/L, and 120-hpf EC50 of 135.1 mg/L for malformation rate. When zebrafish at 60 dpf were exposed to a series of DKA concentrations (45, 60 and 90 mg/L) for 7, 14 and 21 days, creatine kinase and AChE activities were significantly induced, and intracellular malondialdehyde increased in all treatments except for the 45 mg/L treatment...
2017: Journal of Toxicological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28461086/storage-temperature-and-sucrose-concentrations-affect-ram-sperm-quality-after-vitrification
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A Arando, A Gonzalez, J V Delgado, F A Arrebola, C C Perez-Marín
The aim of this study was to analyse the characteristics of ram spermatozoa subjected to varying concentrations of sucrose, and the influence of storage temperature (22°C or 5°C) prior to vitrification. Ejaculated semen was diluted in TCFEY (tris-citric acid-fructose 20% egg yolk), and two aliquots were prepared at a final concentration of 100×10(6)spz/ml, one maintained at room temperature (22°C) and the other at 5°C. In the first experiment, the toxicity of sucrose diluents on the sperm was analysed; sperm samples at different temperatures were diluted (1:2) in TCF-BSA 2% (control) or in the same extender supplemented with various sucrose concentrations (0...
April 25, 2017: Animal Reproduction Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430968/sex-chromosome-dependent-differential-viability-of-human-spermatozoa-during-prolonged-incubation
#3
Young-Ah You, Woo-Sung Kwon, Md Saidur Rahman, Yoo-Jin Park, Young-Ju Kim, Myung-Geol Pang
STUDY QUESTION: Are there significant differences in the ability of X chromosome-bearing (X) spermatozoa and Y chromosome-bearing (Y) spermatozoa to survive incubation under stressful conditions? SUMMARY ANSWER: Y spermatozoa are more vulnerable to stress than their X counterparts depending on culture period and temperature, and show higher expression of apoptotic proteins. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: The primary sex ratio is determined by there being an equal number of spermatozoa carrying X and Y chromosomes...
June 1, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428445/pectinase-treated-panax-ginseng-protects-heat-stress-induced-testicular-damage-in-rats
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Min Kyoung Kim, Kyu-Min Cha, Seock-Yeon Hwang, Un-Kyu Park, Seok Kyo Seo, Sang-Ho Lee, Min-Sik Jeong, SiHyun Cho, Spandana Rajendra Kopalli, Si-Kwan Kim
Testicular hyperthermia is well studied to cause impaired spermatogenesis. In the present study, the protective effect of enzymatically modified (pectinase-treated) Panax ginseng (GINST) against intermittent sub-chronic heat stress-induced testicular damage in rats was investigated. Male Sprague-Dawley rats were divided into four groups: normal control (NC), heat-stressed control (HC), heat-stressed plus GINST-100 mg/kg/day (HG100) and heat-stressed plus GINST-200 mg/kg/day (HG200) treatment groups. GINST (100 and 200 mg/kg/day) was mixed separately with a regular pellet diet and was administered orally for 8 weeks starting from 1 week before heat exposure...
June 2017: Reproduction: the Official Journal of the Society for the Study of Fertility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419902/evaluating-the-efficacy-of-dna-differential-extraction-methods-for-sexual-assault-evidence
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Sonja B Klein, Martin R Buoncristiani
Analysis of sexual assault evidence, often a mixture of spermatozoa and victim epithelial cells, represents a significant portion of a forensic DNA laboratory's case load. Successful genotyping of sperm DNA from these mixed cell samples, particularly with low amounts of sperm, depends on maximizing sperm DNA recovery and minimizing non-sperm DNA carryover. For evaluating the efficacy of the differential extraction, we present a method which uses a Separation Potential Ratio (SPRED) to consider both sperm DNA recovery and non-sperm DNA removal as variables for determining separation efficiency...
March 31, 2017: Forensic Science International. Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414175/success-in-the-acquisition-of-bombyx-mori-sperm-motility-is-influenced-by-the-extracellular-production-of-nitric-oxide-no-in-the-presence-of-seminal-fluid-nitric-oxide-synthase-nos
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Sumiharu Nagaoka, Maiko Asagoshi, Keita Kato, Yuki Takata
A trypsin-like protease called initiatorin is known to initiate sperm motility in the silkworm, Bombyx mori, but little is known about the signaling events leading to sperm flagellar beating. The aim of this study was to investigate whether this mechanism of sperm motility activation involves the signaling transmitter nitric oxide (NO). NO is produced from the amino acid L-arginine by the enzyme action of nitric oxide synthase (NOS; EC 1.14.13.39). Simple treatment of quiescent sperm with an NO donor (SNAP or NOC7) in vitro did not lead to activation of motility...
May 2017: Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396295/molecular-characterization-of-fasciola-flukes-obtained-from-wild-sika-deer-and-domestic-cattle-in-hokkaido-japan
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Madoka Ichikawa-Seki, Tomoko Shiroma, Tatsuya Kariya, Ryo Nakao, Yuma Ohari, Kei Hayashi, Shinya Fukumoto
The number of wild sika deer (Cervus nippon yesoensis) continues to increase in Hokkaido Prefecture, Japan. The major concern for the livestock industry is the transmission of pathogens between sika deer and cattle. Fasciolosis is an important disease that can occur in both animals. The aim of this study was to examine the possible mutual transmission of this disease in Hokkaido Prefecture. A total of 105 Fasciola flukes were obtained from sika deer and 96 from domestic cattle. The Fasciola flukes in Japan are reported to possess no mature sperm...
April 7, 2017: Parasitology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392200/longitudinal-growth-of-french-singleton-children-born-after-in-vitro-fertilization-and-intracytoplasmic-sperm-injection-body-mass-index-up-to-5-years-of-age
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L Meddeb, V Pauly, P Boyer, D Montjean, B Devictor, L Curel, P Seng, R Sambuc, M Gervoise Boyer
BACKGROUND: The literature presents conflicting results on the epigenetic effect of in vitro fertilization (IVF) on the short-term and mid-term growth of children. These contradictory results may be related to the use of heterogeneous methodologies and non-longitudinal data. The goal of this study was to compare the body mass index (BMI) of children conceived via IVF and spontaneous conception (SC) children, using longitudinal data from birth to 5 years. METHODS: This study compared 118 singleton children born after in vitro fertilization, with or without intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI), selected from a pre-existing single-center cohort to 320 SC children from the same geographic area...
April 6, 2017: Revue D'épidémiologie et de Santé Publique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28387056/effects-of-ovarian-fluid-and-genetic-differences-on-sperm-performance-and-fertilization-success-of-alternative-reproductive-tactics-in-chinook-salmon
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S J Lehnert, I A E Butts, E W Flannery, K M Peters, D D Heath, T E Pitcher
In many species, sperm velocity affects variation in the outcome of male competitive fertilization success. In fishes, ovarian fluid (OF) released with the eggs can increase male sperm velocity and potentially facilitate cryptic female choice for males of specific phenotypes and/or genotypes. Therefore, to investigate the effect of OF on fertilization success, we measured sperm velocity and conducted in vitro competitive fertilizations with paired Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) males representing two alternative reproductive tactics, jacks (small sneaker males) and hooknoses (large guarding males), in the presence of river water alone and OF mixed with river water...
April 7, 2017: Journal of Evolutionary Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28387041/paternity-analysis-of-wild-caught-females-shows-that-sperm-package-size-and-placement-influence-fertilization-success-in-the-bushcricket-pholidoptera-griseoaptera
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Darren James Parker, Julia Zaborowska, Michael Gordon Ritchie, Karim Vahed
In species where females store sperm, males may try to influence paternity by the strategic placement of sperm within the female's sperm storage organ. Sperm may be mixed or layered in storage organs, and this can influence sperm use beyond a 'fair raffle'. In some insects, sperm from different matings is packaged into discrete packets (spermatodoses), which retain their integrity in the female's sperm storage organ (spermatheca), but little is known about how these may influence patterns of sperm use under natural mating conditions in wild populations...
April 7, 2017: Molecular Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379559/sperm-recovery-and-icsi-outcomes-in-klinefelter-syndrome-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Giovanni Corona, Alessandro Pizzocaro, Fabio Lanfranco, Andrea Garolla, Fiore Pelliccione, Linda Vignozzi, Alberto Ferlin, Carlo Foresta, Emmanuele A Jannini, Mario Maggi, Andrea Lenzi, Daniela Pasquali, Sandro Francavilla
BACKGROUND: Specific factors underlying successful surgical sperm retrieval rates (SRR) or pregnancy rates (PR) after testicular sperm extraction (TESE) in adult patients with Klinefelter syndrome (KS) have not been completely clarified. OBJECTIVE AND RATIONALE: The aim of this review was to meta-analyse the currently available data from subjects with KS regarding SRRs as the primary outcome. In addition, when available, PRs and live birth rates (LBRs) after the ICSI technique were also investigated as secondary outcomes...
April 4, 2017: Human Reproduction Update
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28367306/bull-fertility-and-its-relation-with-density-gradient-selected-sperm
#12
Lynda Allouche, Toufik Madani, Mohamed Mechmeche, Laetitia Clement, Allaoua Bouchemal
BACKGROUND: Sperm selection method is usually used to collect these cells for in vitro-assisted reproduction. Few studies reported the relationship of in vivo fertility and semen parameters after sperm selection; hence, the present study attempted to assess different semen parameters after post-thaw or sperm selection, using density gradient separation BoviPure®, to predict in vivo fertility. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this experimental study, frozen semen quality of four Montbeliarde bulls were assessed after post-thaw (PT) or after sperm selection (SSp), using density gradient separation BoviPure®, to predict the fertility rate in vivo...
April 2017: International Journal of Fertility & Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341247/toxicological-evaluation-of-oviductus-ranae-acute-sub-acute-and-genotoxicity-studies-in-mice-and-rats
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Yang Zhang, Kun Zhu, Hao Cui, Yang Liu, Ye-Fang Lu, Hong-Wei Pan, He-Peng Zhao, Ling Qi, Xiu-Dong Yang, Hong-Li Zhou
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Oviductus ranae (OR) is a traditional animal-based Chinese medicine, which has been listed in the Chinese Pharmacopoeia since 1985 edition. Although its medicinal application has been widely acknowledged, there is little available information on its potential toxicity. AIM OF THE STUDY: The aim of this study was to investigate the acute, sub-acute, and genetic toxicities of OR. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In acute toxicity evaluation, OR was administered orally to mice at doses of 2...
May 5, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339631/evidence-for-the-involvement-of-the-proximal-copy-of-the-magea9-gene-in-xq28-linked-cnv67-specific-to-spermatogenic-failure%C3%A2
#14
Ying Shen, Jinyan Xu, Xiling Yang, Yunqiang Liu, Yongyi Ma, Dong Yang, Qiang Dong, Yuan Yang
Spermatogenic failure characterized by impaired sperm production is a common multifactorial disease with molecular and cytogenetic causes for its extreme phenotype that include azoospermia and severe oliogzoospermia. Recently, a high-resolution array-comparative genomic hybridization analysis of the X chromosome and a subsequent cohort study revealed three X-linked microdeletions (CNV64, CNV67, and CNV69) that were associated with decreased sperm production in a mixed group that included Spanish and Italian males...
March 1, 2017: Biology of Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28278362/testing-the-phenotype-linked-fertility-hypothesis-in-the-presence-and-absence-of-inbreeding
#15
W Forstmeier, M Ihle, P Opatová, K Martin, U Knief, J Albrechtová, T Albrecht, B Kempenaers
The phenotype-linked fertility hypothesis suggests that females can judge male fertility by inspecting male phenotypic traits. This is because male sexually selected traits might correlate with sperm quality if both are sensitive to factors that influence male condition. A recent meta-analysis found little support for this hypothesis, suggesting little or no shared condition dependence. However, we recently reported that in captive zebra finches (Taeniopygia guttata) inbreeding had detrimental effects both on phenotypic traits and on measures of sperm quality, implying that variation in inbreeding could induce positive covariance between indicator traits and sperm quality...
May 2017: Journal of Evolutionary Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178993/perspectives-of-urban-ghanaian-women-on-vasectomy
#16
Ofeibea Asare, Easmon Otupiri, Joana Apenkwa, Rose Odotei-Adjei
BACKGROUND: Advocacy for male involvement in family planning has been championed over the years after the 1994 International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD). There are a few contraceptive methods for men, and vasectomy uptake has been identified as one of the indicators of male involvement in family planning. Vasectomy also known as male sterilization is a permanent form of contraception. It is a generally safe, quick, easy, effective surgical operation with rare complications to prevent release of sperm...
February 8, 2017: Reproductive Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28171687/seminal-coagulation-and-sperm-quality-in-different-social-contexts-in-captive-tufted-capuchin-monkeys-sapajus-apella
#17
Julianne S Lima, Danuza L Leão, Karol G Oliveira, Adriel B Brito, Wlaisa V Sampaio, Regiane R Santos, Helder L Queiroz, Sheyla F Domingues
In the present study, we aimed to assess the influence of different social contexts on the seminal coagulation and sperm quality in captive tufted capuchin monkeys. For this, males were housed either individually, in mixed-sex groups (with females), or in male-only groups. Monkeys were housed in cages and each cage type (i.e., individual or group cage) was placed in a different room. Forty-one males were subjected to semen collection by rectal electroejaculation. The degree of seminal coagulation was determined on a scale of I-IV...
February 7, 2017: American Journal of Primatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28128993/environmental-factors-contributed-to-circannual-rhythm-of-semen-quality
#18
Huan Mao, Lei Feng, Wan-Xi Yang
We investigated whether human semen parameters present circannual rhythm or not, and whether environmental factors exert on semen quality. This retrospective study used data of patients mainly from Reproductive Medicine Center and Urology and Andrology Clinic of a general hospital in China. Sperm concentration and motility were measured by computer aided sperm analysis (CASA). Sperm morphology was scored based on the strict criteria (WHO, 2010). The Kruskal-Wallis rank test was used to investigate the relationship between semen parameters and season/month...
2017: Chronobiology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28126553/korean-red-ginseng-improves-testicular-ineffectiveness-in-aging-rats-by-modulating-spermatogenesis-related-molecules
#19
Spandana Rajendra Kopalli, Kyu-Min Cha, Ji-Hoon Ryu, Sang-Ho Lee, Min-Sik Jeong, Seock-Yeon Hwang, Young-Joo Lee, Hee-Won Song, Su-Nam Kim, Jin-Chul Kim, Si-Kwan Kim
Korean red ginseng (Panax ginseng Meyer) is known to rejuvenate testicular effectiveness and the sperm maturation process by regulating redox proteins in aged rats. This study was performed to investigate the effect of Korean red ginseng water extract (KRG-WE) on the expression level of spermatogenesis-related key biomolecules and sex hormone receptors as well as enzymes regulating oxidation, histone deacetylation, and growth-related activities in aged rat testis. KRG-WE (200mg/kg) mixed with a regular pellet diet was administered to 12-month-old rats for 6months (KRG-AC), whereas the young (YC, 2months) and aged (AC, 12months) controls received the vehicle only...
April 2017: Experimental Gerontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104697/male-birthweight-semen-quality-and-birth-outcomes
#20
B W Whitcomb, M S Bloom, S Kim, Z Chen, G M Buck Louis
STUDY QUESTION: What are the relations among birthweight (BW), semen parameters and birth outcomes in a population-based sample? SUMMARY ANSWER: BW is unrelated to semen parameters, which are in turn unrelated to birth outcomes. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: In clinical settings, there has been suggestion that semen parameters are related to BW when comparing fertile and infertile men; however, findings have been less clear in more general populations...
March 1, 2017: Human Reproduction
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