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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919644/comparative-investigation-of-methionine-and-novel-formulation-metovitan-protective-effects-in-wistar-rats-with-testicular-and-epididymal-toxicity-induced-by-anti-tuberculosis-drugs-co-administration
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Ganna M Shayakhmetova, Larysa B Bondarenko, Alla K Voronina, Valentina M Kovalenko
Despite clear beneficial effects, studies on the efficacy of different formulations of micronutrients and vitamins in the treatment of male infertility are still very limited. The aim of the study was to compare the efficacy of methionine and novel formulation Metovitan based on the combination of methionine, thiamine, nicotinamide, α-tocopherol acetate and zinc salt as remedies for prevention of anti-tuberculosis drugs (ATD) anti-fertility effects in male rats. ATD co-administration resulted in testicular CYP2E1, CYP2C23 and CYP3A2 transcriptional activation...
December 2, 2016: Food and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916276/a-surveillance-mechanism-ensures-repair-of-dna-lesions-during-zygotic-reprogramming
#2
Sabrina Ladstätter, Kikuë Tachibana-Konwalski
Sexual reproduction culminates in a totipotent zygote with the potential to produce a whole organism. Sperm chromatin reorganization and epigenetic reprogramming that alter DNA and histone modifications generate a totipotent embryo. Active DNA demethylation of the paternal genome has been proposed to involve base excision and DNA repair-based mechanisms. The nature and consequence of DNA lesions generated during reprogramming are not known. Using mouse genetics and chemical biology, we discovered that Tet3-dependent zygotic reprogramming generates paternal DNA lesions that are monitored by a surveillance mechanism...
November 21, 2016: Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888149/in-patients-with-obstructive-azoospermia-testicular-spermatozoa-are-of-better-quality-than-epididymal-spermatozoa
#3
I Hammoud, M Bailly, M Bergere, R Wainer, V Izard, F Vialard, J Selva, F Boitrelle
OBJECTIVE: To assess sperm quality as a function of the sampling site (testis or epididymis) in obstructive azoospermia (OA). MATERIALS AND METHODS: DNA fragmentation rates in spermatozoa sampled from the testis and epididymis (from patients with different aetiologies of OA) were assessed in a dUTP nick end labelling (TUNEL) assay. RESULTS: Twenty-one OA patients were included: 5 had congenital bilateral absence of the vas deferens, 8 had genital tract infections and 8 had idiopathic OA...
November 22, 2016: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27880996/oxidative-stress-induced-damage-to-paternal-genome-and-impact-of-meditation-and-yoga-can-it-reduce-incidence-of-childhood-cancer
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Dada Rima, Basant Kumar Shiv, Chawla Bhavna, Bisht Shilpa, Khan Saima
Background: Sperm DNA damage is underlying aetiology of poor implantation and pregnancy rates but also affects health of offspring and may also result in denovo mutations in germ line and post fertilization. This may result in complex diseases, polygenic disorders and childhood cancers. Childhood cancer like retinoblastoma (RB) is more prevalent in developing countries and the incidence of RB has increased more than three fold in India in the last decade. Recent studies have documented increased incidence of cancers in children born to fathers who consume alcohol in excess and tobacco or who were conceived by assisted conception...
January 9, 2016: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27869242/sperm-quality-and-dna-integrity-of-coke-oven-workers-exposed-to-polycyclic-aromatic-hydrocarbons
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Hueiwang Anna Jeng, Chih-Hong Pan, Mu-Rong Chao, Chien-Chih Chiu, Guodong Zhou, Chon-Kit Chou, Wen-Yi Lin
OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to assess sperm quality and deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) integrity of coke oven workers exposed to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) as compared to control subjects. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The coke oven workers (N = 52) and administrative staff (N = 35) of a steel plant served as the exposed and control groups, respectively. Exposure to PAHs was assessed by measuring 1-hydroxypyren. Analysis of sperm quality (concentration, motility, vitality, and morphology) was performed simultaneously with sperm DNA integrity analysis, including DNA fragmentation, denaturation, bulky DNA adducts, and 8-oxo-7,8-dihydro-2'-deoxyguanosine (8-oxo-dGuo)...
November 18, 2016: International Journal of Occupational Medicine and Environmental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865411/low-levels-of-apoptotic-like-changes-in-fresh-and-cryopreserved-feline-spermatozoa-collected-from-the-urethra-and-epididymis
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Sylwia Prochowska, Wojciech Niżański, Agnieszka Partyka
The aim of this study was to examine apoptotic markers in fresh and frozen-thawed feline spermatozoa collected via urethral catheterization and epididymal slicing. Caspase activation, DNA fragmentation, and phosphatidylserine externalization were evaluated using flow cytometry in sperm cells from both sources before and after cryopreservation. The study revealed no differences between urethral and epididymal spermatozoa, both in fresh and frozen-thawed samples. The level of apoptotic changes in sperm cells in fresh feline semen was low: 0...
January 15, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27845134/re-sperm-dna-fragmentation-and-mitochondrial-membrane-potential-combined-are-better-for-predicting-natural-conception-than-standard-sperm-parameters
#7
Craig Niederberger
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832085/measuring-sperm-dna-fragmentation-and-clinical-outcomes-of-medically-assisted-reproduction-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#8
Maartje Cissen, Madelon van Wely, Irma Scholten, Steven Mansell, Jan Peter de Bruin, Ben Willem Mol, Didi Braat, Sjoerd Repping, Geert Hamer
Sperm DNA fragmentation has been associated with reduced fertilization rates, embryo quality, pregnancy rates and increased miscarriage rates. Various methods exist to test sperm DNA fragmentation such as the sperm chromatin structure assay (SCSA), the sperm chromatin dispersion (SCD) test, the terminal deoxynucleotidyl transferase mediated deoxyuridine triphosphate nick end labelling (TUNEL) assay and the single cell gel electrophoresis (Comet) assay. We performed a systematic review and meta-analysis to assess the value of measuring sperm DNA fragmentation in predicting chance of ongoing pregnancy with IVF or ICSI...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27807913/retained-fertilizing-capability-in-cryopreserved-feline-spermatozoa
#9
K Chatdarong
Sperm cryopreservation offers a long-term preservation of male genetic materials for future assisted reproductive technologies. However, dramatic changes in temperature during freezing and thawing injure sperm cells. While motility is essential for AI and membrane integrity is crucial for in vitro fertilization (IVF), sperm DNA integrity is a common index of fertilizing capability required for AI, IVF and intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI). In endangered felids died unexpectedly, attempts have been made to recover as many DNA intact spermatozoa as possible from epididymis and testis to increase the opportunity to produce offspring in future...
November 3, 2016: Reproduction in Domestic Animals, Zuchthygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27804894/nuclear-and-mitochondrial-dna-analysis-reveals-that-hybridization-between-fasciola-hepatica-and-fasciola-gigantica-occurred-in-china
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Madoka Ichikawa-Seki, Mao Peng, Kei Hayashi, Takuya Shoriki, Uday Kumar Mohanta, Toshiyuki Shibahara, Tadashi Itagaki
The well-known pathogens of fasciolosis, Fasciola hepatica (Fh) and Fasciola Gigantica (Fg), possess abundant mature sperms in their seminal vesicles, and thus, they reproduce bisexually. On the other hand, aspermic Fasciola flukes reported from Asian countries, which have no sperm in their seminal vesicles, probably reproduce parthenogenetically. The aim of this study was to reveal the origin of aspermic Fasciola flukes. The nuclear single copy markers, phosphoenolpyruvate carboxykinase and DNA polymerase delta, were employed for analysis of Fasciola species from China...
November 2, 2016: Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27792396/dietary-supplementation-with-docosahexaenoic-acid-dha-improves-seminal-antioxidant-status-and-decreases-sperm-dna-fragmentation
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Juan Carlos Martínez-Soto, Joan Carles Domingo, Begoña Cordobilla, María Nicolás, Laura Fernández, Pilar Albero, Joaquín Gadea, José Landeras
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) dietary supplementation on semen quality, fatty acid composition, antioxidant capacity, and DNA fragmentation. In this randomized, double blind, placebo-controlled, parallel-group study, 74 subjects were recruited and randomly assigned to either the placebo group (n=32) or to the DHA group (n=42) to consume three 500-mg capsules of oil per day over 10 weeks. The placebo group received 1,500 mg/day of sunflower oil and the DHA group 1,500 mg/day of DHA-enriched oil...
October 28, 2016: Systems Biology in Reproductive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27789059/protective-effects-of-opuntia-ficus-indica-extract-on-ram-sperm-quality-lipid-peroxidation-and-dna-fragmentation-during-liquid-storage
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Larbi Allai, Xavier Druart, Mehmet Öztürk, Anass BenMoula, Boubker Nasser, Bouchra El Amiri
The present study aimed to assess the phenolic composition of the acetone extract from Opuntia ficus indica cladodes (ACTEX) and its effects on ram semen variables, lipid peroxidation and DNA fragmentation during liquid storage at 5°C for up to 72h in skim milk and Tris egg yolk extenders. Semen samples from five rams were pooled extended with Tris-egg yolk (TEY) or skim milk (SM) extenders containing ACTEX (0%, 1%, 2%, 4% and 8%) at a final concentration of 0.8×10(9) sperm/ml and stored for up to 72h at 5°C...
December 2016: Animal Reproduction Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27785720/individual-and-combined-effect-of-chlorpyrifos-and-cypermethrin-on-reproductive-system-of-adult-male-albino-rats
#13
Eman Ahmad Alaa-Eldin, Dalia Abdallah El-Shafei, Nehal S Abouhashem
Commercial mixtures of chlorpyrifos and cypermethrin pesticides are widely used to enhance the toxic effects of cypermethrin on target insects. So, the purpose of the current study was to evaluate the individual and combined toxic effects of chlorpyrifos (CPF) and cypermethrin (CYP) on reproductive system of adult male albino rats. Forty adult male albino rats were randomized into main four groups: group I (control group) included 16 rats, subdivided into negative and positive control; group II (eight rats) received chlorpyrifos 6...
October 26, 2016: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27774660/the-influence-of-benign-prostatic-hyperplasia-on-sperm-morphological-features-and-sperm-dna-integrity-in-dogs
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R B Flores, Dsr Angrimani, B R Rui, M M Brito, R A Abreu, C I Vannucchi
Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) has a high incidence in older intact dogs. Due to the increased prostatic oxidative stress and hormonal imbalance of BPH, sperm damage can arise, such as sperm morphological alterations and DNA fragmentation. This study aimed to compare the reproductive potential of healthy dogs and those affected by benign prostatic hyperplasia. Ten dogs were assigned to two experimental groups: dogs without BPH (control; n = 5) and dogs diagnosed with BPH (n = 5), based on clinical signs and ultrasonographic findings...
October 24, 2016: Reproduction in Domestic Animals, Zuchthygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27748829/protective-effect-of-resveratrol-on-spermatozoa-function-in-male-infertility-induced-by-excess-weight-and-obesity
#15
Xiangrong Cui, Xuan Jing, Xueqing Wu, Meiqin Yan
Male infertility is a complex, multifactorial and polygenic disease that contributes to ~50% cases of infertility. Previous studies have demonstrated that excess weight and obesity factors serve an important role in the development of male infertility. An increasing number of studies have reported that resveratrol may regulate the response of cells to specific stimuli that induce cell injury, as well as decrease germ cell apoptosis in mice or rats. In the present study, the semen quality and serum sex hormone levels were evaluated in 324 men, which included 73 underweight, 82 normal weight, 95 overweight and 74 obese men...
November 2016: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27748316/seasonal-fluctuation-in-the-secretion-of-the-antioxidant-melatonin-is-not-associated-with-alterations-in-sperm-dna-damage
#16
Gunilla Malm, Trine B Haugen, Lars Rylander, Aleksander Giwercman
A high sperm DNA fragmentation index (DFI) is associated with reduced fertility. DFI is influenced by the balance between reactive oxygen species and antioxidants. A circannual variation in melatonin, an antioxidant and free radical scavenger, could thus impact semen quality and fertility. The association between the major melatonin metabolite, urine 6-sulfatoxymelatonin (aMT6s), and DFI was analyzed in 110 Oslo men (south of the Arctic Circle) and 86  Tromsoe men (north of the Arctic Circle). Two semen analyses, summer and winter, and four urine samples (early/late summer; early/late winter), were analyzed...
October 14, 2016: Asian Journal of Andrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27748315/melatonin-ameliorates-the-adverse-effects-of-leptin-on-sperm
#17
Fayez A Almabhouh, Khairul Osman, Siti Fatimah Ibrahim, Sergey Gupalo, Justin Gnanou, Effendi Ibrahim, Harbindar Jeet Singh
This study examined the effects of melatonin on leptin-induced changes in sperm parameters in adult rats. Five groups of Sprague-Dawley rats were treated with either leptin or leptin and melatonin or melatonin for 6 weeks. Leptin was given daily via the intraperitoneal route (60 μg kg-1 body weight) and melatonin was given in drinking water (10 mg kg-1 or 20 mg kg-1 body weight per day). Upon completion, sperm count, sperm morphology, 8-hydroxy-2-deoxyguanosine, Comet assay, TUNEL assay, gene expression profiles of antioxidant enzymes, respiratory chain reaction enzymes, DNA damage, and apoptosis genes were estimated...
October 14, 2016: Asian Journal of Andrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27720270/use-of-computer-assisted-sperm-analysis-and-flow-cytometry-to-detect-seasonal-variations-of-bovine-semen-quality
#18
E Malama, Y Zeron, F Janett, M Siuda, Z Roth, H Bollwein
Seasonal fluctuations of climate are considered a major factor affecting spermatogenesis and semen quality in the bovine. Our study aimed to investigate the effect of season on functional parameters of frozen-thawed bovine semen using computer-assisted sperm analysis (CASA) and flow cytometry. For this purpose, 86 ejaculates were collected from five mature Holstein-Friesian bulls kept under subtropical conditions during summer (August to September; n = 43) and winter (December to January; n = 43) months. Semen was diluted with a Tris-egg yolk-based extender and frozen at -196 °C...
August 25, 2016: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27697451/does-being-overweight-affect-seminal-variables-in-fertile-men
#19
Emad A Taha, Sohair K Sayed, Hisham D Gaber, Hatem K Abdel Hafez, Nagwa Ghandour, Asmaa Zahran, Taymour Mostafa
The effect of being overweight on seminal variables was assesed in 165 fertile men. Participants were divided into three groups: fertile men with normal body mass index (BMI) (18.5-24.9 kg/m(2)), fertile overweight men (BMI 25-29.9 kg/m(2)) and fertile obese men (BMI >30 kg/m(2)). Medical history was taken, a clinical examination conducted. Semen analysis was undertaken and BMI measured. Seminal reactive oxygen species (ROS) was estimated by chemiluminescent assay, sperm vitality by the hypo-osmotic swelling test and sperm DNA fragmentation by propidium iodide staining with flowcytometry...
September 16, 2016: Reproductive Biomedicine Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27694560/tribulus-terrestris-extract-improves-human-sperm-parameters-in-vitro
#20
Sara Khaleghi, Mitra Bakhtiari, Atefeh Asadmobini, Farzane Esmaeili
OBJECTIVE: The object of present study was to investigate the effects of direct addition of Tribulus terrestris extract on human sperm parameters. DESIGN: Semen specimens from 40 healthy men volunteers were divided into 4 groups: one group received no treatment (control group) while the others were incubated with 20, 40, and 50 µg/mL of T terrestris extract (experimental groups). Motility, viability, and DNA fragmentation were assessed in all groups. RESULTS: The incubation of human semen with 40 and 50 μg/mL of T terrestris extract significantly enhanced total sperm motility, number of progressive motile spermatozoa, and curvilinear velocity over 60 to 120 minutes' holding time (P < ...
September 30, 2016: Journal of Evidence-based Complementary & Alternative Medicine
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