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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778371/evaluation-of-the-azoospermic-male-a-committee-opinion
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The purpose of this document is to review the current methods of diagnosis and evaluation for men with azoospermia.
May 2018: Fertility and Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29737873/adamts1-and-adamts5-metalloproteases-produced-by-sertoli-cells-a-potential-diagnostic-marker-in-azoospermia
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Oya Sena Aydos, Yunus Yukselten, Sinan Ozkavukcu, Asuman Sunguroglu, Kaan Aydos
In this study, our aim was to detect protein levels of A Disintegrin and Metalloproteinase with Thrombospondin Motifs 1 and 5 (ADAMTS1 and ADAMTS5) proteases and to examine the effect of in vitro FSH supplementation on protease production in cultured Sertoli cells. The expression of metalloproteases, ADAMTS1, and ADAMTS5 were investigated in Sertoli cell cultures as well as in ejaculate of azoospermic men which then were compared with ejaculates of the fertile control group. A total of 15 azoospermic men, diagnosed as obstructive (OA, n = 5) and nonobstructive (NOA, n = 10) azoospermia were included in the study...
May 8, 2018: Systems Biology in Reproductive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29713543/advances-in-sperm-retrieval-techniques-in-azoospermic-men-a-systematic-review
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Rupin Shah, Chirag Gupta
Objective: To evaluate various methods of operative sperm retrieval in men with non-obstructive azoospermia (NOA) and to determine the optimal surgical approach in terms of effectiveness, morbidity, and complications. Materials and methods: PubMed and Cochrane databases were searched to identify five recent reviews and meta-analyses evaluating outcomes for sperm retrieval in men with NOA. Results and Conclusion: Micro-TESE is the most efficient method for retrieving sperm but requires special expertise and can be traumatic for the testes...
March 2018: Arab Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29707937/detection-of-y-chromosome-microdeletions-and-hormonal-profile-analysis-of-infertile-men-undergoing-assisted-reproductive-technologies
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Ardeshir Bahmanimehr, Shahryar Zeighami, Bahia Namavar Jahromi, Zahra Anvar, Mohammad Ebrahim Parsanezhad, Maryam Davari, Somayeh Montazeri
Background: Y chromosome deletions (YCDs) in azoospermia factor (AZF) region are associated with abnormal spermatogenesis and may lead to azoospermia or severe oligozoospermia. Assisted reproductive technologies (ART) by intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) and testicular sperm extraction (TESE) are commonly required for infertility management of patients carrying YCDs. The aim of this study was to estimate the frequency of YCDs, to find the most frequent variant in infertile men candidate for ART and to compare YCD distribution with a control fertile group...
July 2018: International Journal of Fertility & Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29704891/an-association-study-between-longitudinal-changes-of-leukocyte-telomere-and-the-risk-of-azoospermia-in-a-population-of-iranian-infertile-men
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Hamed Heidary, Farkhondeh Pouresmaeili, Reza Mirfakhraie, Mir Davood Omrani, Hamid Ghaedi, Zahra Fazeli, Shadi Sayban, Soudeh Ghafouri-Fard, Eznollah Azargashb, Fazlollah Shokri
Background: Telomeres are evolutionary, specialized terminal structures at the ends of eukaryotic chromosomes containing TTAGGG repeats in human. Several human diseases have been known to be associated with dramatic changes in telomere length. The aim of the present study was to assess the correlation between the relative leukocyte telomere length (LTL) and infertility in a group of Iranian azoospermic males. Methods: : In this case-control pilot study, relative telomere length (RTL) of peripheral blood leukocytes from a total of 30 idiopathic non-obstructive azoospermic males and 30 healthy fertile males was evaluated using real-time PCR...
July 2018: Iranian Biomedical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29684126/when-does-germ-cell-loss-and-fibrosis-occur-in-patients-with-klinefelter-syndrome
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D Van Saen, V Vloeberghs, I Gies, I Mateizel, K Sermon, Jean De Schepper, H Tournaye, E Goossens
STUDY QUESTION: When does germ cell loss and fibrosis occur in patients with Klinefelter syndrome (KS)? SUMMARY ANSWER: In KS, germ cell loss is not observed in testicular tissue from fetuses in the second semester of pregnancy but present at a prepubertal age when the testicular architecture is still normal, while fibrosis is highly present at an adolescent age. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: Most KS patients are azoospermic at adult age because of a massive germ cell loss...
April 19, 2018: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29683733/cep55-overexpression-causes-male-specific-sterility-in-mice-by-suppressing-foxo1-nuclear-retention-through-sustained-activation-of-pi3k-akt-signaling
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Debottam Sinha, Murugan Kalimutho, Josephine Bowles, Ai-Leen Chan, D Jo Merriner, Amanda L Bain, Jacinta L Simmons, Raimundo Freire, J Alejandro Lopez, Robin M Hobbs, Moira K O'Bryan, Kum Kum Khanna
Spermatogenesis is a dynamic process involving self-renewal and differentiation of spermatogonial stem cells, meiosis, and ultimately, the differentiation of haploid spermatids into sperm. Centrosomal protein (CEP)-55 is necessary for somatic cell abscission during cytokinesis. It facilitates equal segregation of cytoplasmic contents between daughter cells by recruiting endosomal sorting complex required for transport machinery (ESCRT) at the midbody. In germ cells, CEP55, in partnership with testes expressed-14 protein (TEX14), has also been shown to be an integral component of intercellular bridge before meiosis...
April 17, 2018: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29661171/a-novel-tex11-mutation-induces-azoospermia-a-case-report-of-infertile-brothers-and-literature-review
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Yanwei Sha, Liangkai Zheng, Zhiyong Ji, Libin Mei, Lu Ding, Shaobin Lin, Xu Wang, Xiaoyu Yang, Ping Li
BACKGROUND: Testis-expressed gene 11 (TEX11) is an X-linked gene and essential for meiotic recombination and chromosomal synapsis. TEX11 deficiency causes meiotic arrest and male infertility, and many TEX11 mutations have been found in azoospermic and infertile men. CASE PRESENTATION: This study reported one novel TEX11 mutation (2653G → T, in exon 29, GenBank accession number, NM_031276) in two brothers with azoospermia. This mutation was firstly screened out by whole-exome sequencing (WES) and further verified by amplifying and sequencing the specific exon 29...
April 16, 2018: BMC Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29659827/a-mei1-homozygous-missense-mutation-associated-with-meiotic-arrest-in-a-consanguineous-family
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M Ben Khelifa, F Ghieh, R Boudjenah, C Hue, D Fauvert, R Dard, H J Garchon, F Vialard
Although meiotic arrest in males is observed in about 25% of azoospermic patients, pure homogeneous arrest in all seminiferous tubules is less frequent, and may be due to mutation of a single gene. However, given the large number of genes involved in meiosis, this gives rises to extensive genetic heterogeneity. Only two genetic abnormalities have been reported on a regular basis: the X-linked exonic TEX11 deletion, and the AZFb microdeletion on the Y chromosome. Other single gene defects were private and found in consanguineous families...
April 5, 2018: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29549543/do-paternal-semen-parameters-influence-the-birth-weight-or-bmi-of-the-offspring-a-study-from-the-utah-population-database
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Ross E Anderson, Heidi A Hanson, Diana Thai, Chong Zhang, Angela P Presson, Kenneth I Aston, Douglas T Carrell, Ken R Smith, James M Hotaling
PURPOSE: To study the role of individual semen parameters on the offspring birth weight and body mass index (BMI) from a population of men evaluated in an assisted reproduction technology (ART) clinic compared to fertile controls. METHODS: We performed a retrospective study using a cohort with fertile, age-matched controls of men evaluated with semen analysis at the University of Utah Andrology Clinic from 1996 to 2011 and Intermountain Healthcare from 2002 to 2011...
March 17, 2018: Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29539944/re-undergoing-varicocele-repair-before-assisted-reproduction-improves-pregnancy-rate-and-live-birth-rate-in-azoospermic-and-oligospermic-men-with-a-varicocele-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29528137/evaluation-of-seminal-plasma-proteomics-and-relevance-of-fsh-in-identification-of-nonobstructive-azoospermia-a-preliminary-study
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Z Cui, A Agarwal, B F da Silva, R Sharma, E Sabanegh
Nonobstructive azoospermia (NOA) patients present with high levels of serum FSH. At the protein level, the aetiology and pathways underlying different subtypes of NOA are unclear. The aim was to evaluate quantitatively differences in proteomic profiles of NOA patients presenting with normal serum FSH and normal testicular volume and high serum FSH and small testicular volume. The study comprised of 14 nonobstructive azoospermic men (N = 4; normal FSH and normal testicular volume and N = 10; high FSH and small testicular volume) and seven normozoospermic men...
March 12, 2018: Andrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29527714/clinical-aspects-of-49-infertile-males-with-45-x-46-xy-mosaicism-karyotype-a-case-series
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F Mohammadpour Lashkari, M A Sadighi Gilani, A Ghaheri, M R Zamanian, P Borjian Boroujeni, A Mohseni Meybodi, M Sabbaghian
Disorders of sex development (DSD) are congenital abnormalities as an atypical development process in either gonadal or chromosomal structure. It is the cause of the abnormality in phenotype and characteristics. Chromosomal analysis plays an important role in the DSD determination. 45,X/46,XY mosaicism is a rare karyotype, and its prevalence is about 1.5 in 10,000 newborns. It affects the growth, hormonal balance, gonad development and histology. All data such as height, male general appearance, testis size and volume, external genitalia, spermogram and hormonal levels, testis pathology, Y chromosome microdeletion and karyotype, and assisted reproductive technology (ART) outcome were recorded based on patients profile and history...
March 12, 2018: Andrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29527098/disorders-of-spermatogenesis-perspectives-for-novel-genetic-diagnostics-after-20-years-of-unchanged-routine
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Frank Tüttelmann, Christian Ruckert, Albrecht Röpke
Infertility is a common condition estimated to affect 10-15% of couples. The clinical causes are attributed in equal parts to the male and female partners. Diagnosing male infertility mostly relies on semen (and hormone) analysis, which results in classification into the two major phenotypes of oligo- and azoospermia. The clinical routine analyses have not changed over the last 20 years and comprise screening for chromosomal aberrations and Y‑chromosomal azoospermia factor deletions. These tests establish a causal genetic diagnosis in about 4% of unselected men in infertile couples and 20% of azoospermic men...
2018: Medizinische Genetik: Mitteilungsblatt des Berufsverbandes Medizinische Genetik E.V
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29511578/male-infertility-azoozpermia-and-cryptozoospermia-incidence-among-three-infertility-clinics-in-turkey
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Seda Karabulut, İlknur Keskin, Pelin Kutlu, Nuri Delikara, Özhan Atvar, Metin I Öztürk
Objective: Semen parameters are directly correlated with the infertility of the male. Incidence rates of male factor infertility, azoospermia and cryptozoospermia differ according to many factors such as geographic region, age, occupation and body weight. The aim of the present study is to determine the incidence of male factor infertility, azoospermia and cryptozoospermia among patients who have been admitted to three separate infertility clinics in Turkey for infertility investigation and analyze the outcomes of these patients...
March 2018: Turkish Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29466784/clinical-hormonal-and-genetic-evaluation-of-idiopathic-nonobstructive-azoospermia-and-klinefelter-syndrome-patients
#16
Shin Y Kim, Bom Y Lee, Ah R Oh, So Y Park, Hyo S Lee, Ju T Seo
To investigate the clinical, hormonal, and genetic factors in infertile men with idiopathic nonobstructive azoospermia (NOA) or azoospermic Klinefelter syndrome (KFS), a total of 556 and 96 patients, respectively, were included in this study. All patient samples were analyzed cytogenetically. Serum reproductive hormone levels were measured. Microdeletions in the azoospermia factor (AZF) region of the Y chromosome were detected by multiplex PCR using 16 specific sequence-tagged sites. FSH and LH levels in both NOA and KFS patients were significantly higher than the normal range, and the testosterone level in KFS patients was significantly lower...
2017: Cytogenetic and Genome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29460304/sperm-retrieval-by-microdissection-testicular-sperm-extraction-and-intracytoplasmic-sperm-injection-outcomes-in-nonobstructive-azoospermic-patients-with-klinefelter-syndrome
#17
C Ozer, P Caglar Aytac, M R Goren, S Toksoz, U Gul, T Turunc
Klinefelter syndrome is the most frequent chromosomal abnormality in patients with nonobstructive azoospermia. The development of advanced assisted reproductive techniques, such as testicular sperm extraction and intracytoplasmic sperm injection, has provided the possibility of biological fathering in nonobstructive azoospermic patients with Klinefelter syndrome. We aimed to evaluate our sperm retrieval rate by microdissection testicular sperm extraction and to analyse the intracytoplasmic sperm injection outcomes in these patients...
February 20, 2018: Andrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29446828/novel-insights-on-testicular-volume-and-testosterone-replacement-therapy-in-klinefelter-patients-undergoing-testicular-sperm-extraction-a-retrospective-clinical-study
#18
Andrea Garolla, Riccardo Selice, Massimo Menegazzo, Umberto Valente, Filiberto Zattoni, Massimo Iafrate, Tommaso Prayer-Galetti, Marina P Gardiman, Alberto Ferlin, Andrea Di Nisio, Carlo Foresta
STUDY QUESTION: To investigate whether sperm recovery is related to clinical features, hormone parameters and testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) in patients with Klinefelter syndrome (KS). SUMMARY ANSWER: This study provides three interesting insights: (i) the probability to retrieve sperm is not related to testicular volume; (ii) TRT does not affect sperm retrieval rate (SRR); and (iii) reduced levels of LH and FSH represent a negative predictor of sperm retrieval in patients with TRT...
May 2018: Clinical Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29441603/molecular-analysis-of-cag-repeat-length-of-the-androgen-receptor-gene-and-y-chromosome-microdeletions-among-jordanian-azoospermic-infertile-males
#19
O Batiha, S Haifawi, M Al-Smadi, G J Burghel, Z Naber, A M Elbetieha, K Bodoor, A Al Sumadi, S Swaidat, Y Jarun, A Abdelnour
Assisted reproductive technology is a common procedure which helps millions of couples who suffer fertility problems worldwide every year. Screening for genetic abnormalities prior to such procedure is very important to prevent the transmission of harmful genetic mutations to future generations. Microdeletions within the azoospermia factor (AZF) region of the Y chromosome and the expansion of the CAG trinucleotides in the androgen receptor (AR) gene are among the susceptible causes of male infertility in different ethnic groups...
February 14, 2018: Andrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29438521/leydig-cell-dysfunction-is-associated-with-post-transcriptional-deregulation-of-cyp17a1-in-men-with-sertoli-cell-only-syndrome
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M C Lardone, F Argandoña, M Lorca, A Piottante, M Flórez, C Palma, M Ebensperger, A Castro
STUDY QUESTION: Is the expression of steroidogenic enzyme 17α-Hydroxylase/17,20-Lyase (CYP17A1) down-regulated in Leydig cells (LCs) of men with spermatogenic failure and compensated impairment of LC function, i.e. a low testosterone to LH (T/LH) ratio? SUMMARY ANSWER: Although the transcriptional expression of CYP17A1 is increased, its protein expression is decreased, in isolated LCs of men with spermatogenic failure and reduced serum T/LH. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: Primary spermatogenic defects have been associated with functional and morphological abnormalities of LCs, characterized by decreased serum testosterone (T) levels, decreased T/LH, increased 17β-estradiol (E2) and E2/T ratio, and larger clusters of LCs (LC hyperplasia)...
April 1, 2018: Molecular Human Reproduction
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