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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073824/a-drosophila-toolkit-for-defining-gene-function-in-spermatogenesis
#1
Nicole A Siddall, Gary R Hime
Expression profiling and genomic sequencing methods enable the accumulation of vast quantities of data that relate to expression of genes during the maturation of male germ cells from primordial germ cells to spermatozoa, and potential mutations that underlie male infertility. However, determination of gene function in specific aspects of spermatogenesis or linking abnormal gene function with infertility remain rate limiting, as even in an era of CRISPR analysis of gene function in mammalian models, this still requires considerable resources and time...
January 10, 2017: Reproduction: the Official Journal of the Society for the Study of Fertility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063843/partial-differential-equation-techniques-for-analysing-animal-movement-a-comparison-of-different-methods
#2
Yi-Shan Wang, Jonathan R Potts
Recent advances in animal tracking have allowed us to uncover the drivers of movement in unprecedented detail. This has enabled modellers to construct ever more realistic models of animal movement, which aid in uncovering detailed patterns of space use in animal populations. Partial differential equations (PDEs) provide a popular tool for mathematically analysing such models. However, their construction often relies on simplifying assumptions which may greatly affect the model outcomes. Here, we analyse the effect of various PDE approximations on the analysis of some simple movement models, including a biased random walk, central-place foraging processes and movement in heterogeneous landscapes...
January 5, 2017: Journal of Theoretical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062807/junctional-adhesion-molecule-a-expression-in-the-murine-epididymal-tract-and-accessory-organs-and-acquisition-by-maturing-sperm
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Kathie Z Wu, Kun Li, Deni S Galileo, Patricia A Martin-DeLeon
STUDY QUESTION: Is junctional adhesion molecule A (JAM-A), a sperm protein essential for normal motility, expressed in the murine post-testicular pathway and involved in sperm maturation? SUMMARY ANSWER: JAM-A is present in the prostate and seminal vesicles and in all three regions of the epididymis where it is secreted in epididymosomes in the luminal fluid and can be delivered to sperm in vitro. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: JAM-A shares with the plasma membrane Ca(2+)ATPase 4 (PMCA4, the major Ca(2+) efflux pump in murine sperm) a common interacting partner, CASK (Ca(2+)/CaM-dependent serine kinase)...
January 6, 2017: Molecular Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060308/cultivation-of-caenorhabditis-elegans-in-three-dimensions-in-the-laboratory
#4
Tong Y Lee, Kyoung-Hye Yoon, Jin I Lee
The use of genetic model organisms such as Caenorhabditis elegans has led to seminal discoveries in biology over the last five decades. Most of what we know about C. elegans is limited to laboratory cultivation of the nematodes that may not necessarily reflect the environments they normally inhabit in nature. Cultivation of C. elegans in a 3D habitat that is more similar to the 3D matrix that worms encounter in rotten fruits and vegetative compost in nature could reveal novel phenotypes and behaviors not observed in 2D...
December 12, 2016: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058728/untargeted-metabolomic-profiling-of-seminal-plasma-in-non-obstructive-azoospermia-men-a-non-invasive-detection-of-spermatogenesis
#5
Kambiz Gilany, Ahmad Mani-Varnosfaderani, Arash Minai-Tehrani, Fateme Mirzajani, Alireza Ghassempour, Mohammed Reza Sadeghi, Mehdi Amini, Hassan Rezadoost
Male factor infertility is involved in almost half of all infertile couples. Lack of the ejaculated sperm due to testicular malfunction has been reported in 6-10% of infertile, a condition named non-obstructive azoospermia (NOA). In this study, we investigated untargeted metabolomic profiling of the seminal plasma in NOA men using gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) and advance chemometrics. In this regard, the seminal plasma fluids of 11 NOA men with TESE-negative (AZN), 9 NOA men with TESE-positive (AZP) and 10 fertile (F) healthy men (as a control group) were collected...
January 6, 2017: Biomedical Chromatography: BMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058535/molecular-and-structural-characteristics-of-multidrug-resistance-associated-protein-7-in-chinese-liver-fluke-clonorchis-sinensis
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Fuhong Dai, Won Gi Yoo, Ji-Yun Lee, Yanyan Lu, Jhang Ho Pak, Woon-Mok Sohn, Sung-Jong Hong
Multidrug resistance-associated protein 7 (MRP7, ABCC10) is a C subfamily member of the ATP-binding cassette (ABC) superfamily. MRP7 is a lipophilic anion transporter that pumps endogenous and xenobiotic substrates from the cytoplasm to the extracellular milieu. Here, we cloned and characterized CsMRP7 as a novel ABC transporter from the Chinese liver fluke, Clonorchis sinensis. Full-length cDNA of CsMRP7 was 5174 nt, encoded 1636 amino acids (aa), and harbored a 147-bp 5'-untranslated region (5'-UTR) and 116-bp 3'-UTR...
January 5, 2017: Parasitology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052845/efficacy-and-effectiveness-of-screen-and-treat-policies-in-prevention-of-type-2-diabetes-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-screening-tests-and-interventions
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Eleanor Barry, Samantha Roberts, Jason Oke, Shanti Vijayaraghavan, Rebecca Normansell, Trisha Greenhalgh
OBJECTIVES:  To assess diagnostic accuracy of screening tests for pre-diabetes and efficacy of interventions (lifestyle or metformin) in preventing onset of type 2 diabetes in people with pre-diabetes. DESIGN:  Systematic review and meta-analysis. DATA SOURCES AND METHOD:  Medline, PreMedline, and Embase. Study protocols and seminal papers were citation-tracked in Google Scholar to identify definitive trials and additional publications...
January 4, 2017: BMJ: British Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048700/tu-d-bra-00-treatment-planning-system-commissioning-and-qa
#8
Greg Salomons
INTRODUCTION: Treatment planning systems (TPS) are a cornerstone of modern radiation therapy. Errors in their commissioning or use can have a devastating impact on many patients. To support safe and high quality care, medical physicists must conduct efficient and proper commissioning, good clinical integration, and ongoing quality assurance (QA) of the TPS. AAPM Task Group 53 and related publications have served as seminal benchmarks for TPS commissioning and QA over the past two decades...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048038/tu-d-bra-01-tps-commissioning-and-qa-planning-and-monitoring
#9
G Salomons
INTRODUCTION: Treatment planning systems (TPS) are a cornerstone of modern radiation therapy. Errors in their commissioning or use can have a devastating impact on many patients. To support safe and high quality care, medical physicists must conduct efficient and proper commissioning, good clinical integration, and ongoing quality assurance (QA) of the TPS. AAPM Task Group 53 and related publications have served as seminal benchmarks for TPS commissioning and QA over the past two decades...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047373/tu-d-bra-02-recommendations-of-mppg-5-and-practical-implementation-strategies
#10
J Smilowitz
INTRODUCTION: Treatment planning systems (TPS) are a cornerstone of modern radiation therapy. Errors in their commissioning or use can have a devastating impact on many patients. To support safe and high quality care, medical physicists must conduct efficient and proper commissioning, good clinical integration, and ongoing quality assurance (QA) of the TPS. AAPM Task Group 53 and related publications have served as seminal benchmarks for TPS commissioning and QA over the past two decades...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28046707/tu-d-bra-03-tps-commissioning-and-qa-incorporating-the-entire-planning-process
#11
S Mutic
INTRODUCTION: Treatment planning systems (TPS) are a cornerstone of modern radiation therapy. Errors in their commissioning or use can have a devastating impact on many patients. To support safe and high quality care, medical physicists must conduct efficient and proper commissioning, good clinical integration, and ongoing quality assurance (QA) of the TPS. AAPM Task Group 53 and related publications have served as seminal benchmarks for TPS commissioning and QA over the past two decades...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28046165/proteomic-analysis-of-seminal-plasma-and-sperm-cells-and-their-associations-with-semen-freezability-in-guzerat-bulls
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J P A Rego, J M Martins, C A Wolf, M van Tilburg, F Moreno, A C Monteiro-Moreira, R A Moreira, D O Santos, A A Moura
The objective of the present study was to describe the relationship of seminal plasma and total sperm cell proteins with the semen freezability parameters of Guzerat bulls. Thirteen bulls were subjected to breeding soundness evaluation. Semen samples were collected, cryopreserved, and then post-thawing sperm kinetics were assessed, where high ( = 7) and low ( = 6) freezability groups were defined. Seminal plasma and total sperm proteins from the 2 groups were separated by 2-dimensional SDS-PAGE, and spots were identified by mass spectrometry...
December 2016: Journal of Animal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043351/reproductive-analysis-of-male-and-female-captive-jaguars-panthera-onca-in-a-colombian-zoological-park
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Santiago Jimenez Gonzalez, Jo Gayle Howard, Janine Brown, Henry Grajales, Jorge Pinzón, Haydy Monsalve, María Angélica Moreno, Claudia Jimenez Escobar
A reproductive analysis of a captive group of jaguars (Panthera onca; n = 6) at the Santacruz Zoological Foundation in Cundinamarca, Colombia, was conducted by performing a longitudinal, noninvasive, hormonal analysis of estradiol and progestogens in females and of androgens in males. During four seasons, female jaguars confined in solitary were evaluated for ovarian activity and spontaneous ovulation, male jaguars for testicular activity. A second hormonal follow-up was conducted in the females after administration of gonadotropins...
February 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043341/effect-of-seminal-plasma-removal-before-cryopreservation-of-bovine-semen-obtained-by-electroejaculation-on-semen-quality-and-in%C3%A2-vitro-fertility
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Suzane Peres Campanholi, Fabio Morato Monteiro, Erika Aline Ribeiro Dias, Maria Eugênia Zerlotti Mercadante, Claudia Cristina Paro de Paz, José Antonio Dell'Aqua Junior, Frederico Ozanam Papa, Camila de Paula Freitas Dell'Aqua, Roberta Vantini, Joaquim Mansano Garcia
Cryopreservation of bull semen is a common biotechnology procedure in cattle breeding. However, when the ejaculate is obtained by electroejaculation, wide variation is observed in the sperm/seminal plasma (SP) ratio that can affect the freezability of semen in this species. The removal of SP may improve the quality of frozen bull semen. The objective of this study was to evaluate the effect of SP removal from the ejaculate on the cryopreservation of semen from 38 Nellore bulls collected by electroejaculation...
February 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28041731/analysis-of-bull-bos-taurus-seminal-vesicle-fluid-proteome-in-relation-to-seminal-plasma-proteome
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B Westfalewicz, M A Dietrich, A Mostek, A Partyka, W Bielas, W Niżański, A Ciereszko
The existing knowledge on the bull seminal vesicle proteome, a major seminal plasma constituent, and its relationship with seminal plasma is limited. This knowledge is prerequisite for a better understanding of seminal plasma variability, which is linked to semen quality. The objective of this study was to characterize the proteomes of seminal vesicle fluid and seminal plasma and to compare them to better understand the origin of seminal plasma proteins. We collected ejaculates and seminal vesicle fluid postmortem from 6 mature Holstein Friesian bulls...
December 29, 2016: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031325/diethylstilbestrol-activates-catsper-and-disturbs-progesterone-actions-in-human-spermatozoa
#16
Qian-Xing Zou, Zhen Peng, Qing Zhao, Hou-Yang Chen, Yi-Min Cheng, Qing Liu, Yuan-Qiao He, Shi-Qi Weng, Hua-Feng Wang, Tao Wang, Li-Ping Zheng, Tao Luo
STUDY QUESTION: Is diethylstilbestrol (DES), a prototypical endocrine-disrupting chemical (EDC), able to induce physiological changes in human spermatozoa and affect progesterone actions? SUMMARY ANSWER: DES promoted Ca(2+) flux into human spermatozoa by activating the cation channel of sperm (CatSper) and suppressed progesterone-induced Ca(2+) signaling, tyrosine phosphorylation and sperm functions. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: DES significantly impairs the male reproductive system both in fetal and postnatal exposure...
December 28, 2016: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28007791/factors-associated-with-seminal-impairment-in-hiv-infected-men-under-antiretroviral-therapy
#17
A Jerónimo, M B Baza, I Río, M Vera, V Hernando, J Castilla, C Rodriguez, J Del Romero
STUDY QUESTION: How do semen parameters of HIV-infected men under antiretroviral treatment compare with WHO parameters of normal semen, and what factors are associated with any differences? SUMMARY ANSWER: Semen quality in most HIV-infected patients under antiretroviral treatment exceeds WHO limits, but the number falling below them is higher than would be expected in a healthy population. Exposure to efavirenz has a significant association with dysmotility. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: Dysmotility is the most frequently described sperm alteration related to HIV infection, and it has recently been linked to treatment with non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors, particularly to efavirenz...
December 21, 2016: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27993331/honoring-the-past-and-looking-to-the-future-updates-on-seminal-behavior-therapy-publications-on-current-therapies-and-future-directions
#18
Michelle G Newman
This is the introduction to the second of two special issues in honor of the 50(th) anniversary of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies. The goal of this issue is to pay tribute to prior seminal Behavior Therapy publications on current therapies and future directions, to provide an updated review of important topics covered by these papers, and to make recommendations for the future. Each invited paper in this issue highlights a particular Behavior Therapy publication's contribution to our understanding and also provides an updated review or meta-analysis on the topic of the original paper...
November 2016: Behavior Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27988675/a-new-species-of-i-auriculostoma-i-trematoda-allocreadiidae-from-the-intestine-of-i-brycon-i-i-guatemalensis-i-characiformes-bryconidae-from-the-usumacinta-river-basin-mexico-based-on-morphology-and-28s-rdna-sequences-with-a-key-to-species-of-the-genus
#19
David Iván Hernández-Mena, Christina Lynggaard, Berenit Mendoza-Garfias, Gerardo Pérez-Ponce DE León
We describe a new species of Auriculostoma Scholz, Aguirre-Macedo & Choudhury, 2004 based on several sources of information including morphology (light and scanning electron microscopy [SEM]), sequences of two nuclear genes, host association, and geographical distribution. Morphologically, the new species most closely resembles Auriculostoma astyanace Scholz, Aguirre-Macedo & Choudhury, 2004, but differs by having deeply lobated testes and cirrus-sac extending posteriorly to seminal receptacle level. Auriculostoma lobata n...
November 22, 2016: Zootaxa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27982619/first-on-sky-fringes-with-an-up-conversion-interferometer-tested-on-a-telescope-array
#20
P Darré, R Baudoin, J-T Gomes, N J Scott, L Delage, L Grossard, J Sturmann, C Farrington, F Reynaud, T A Ten Brummelaar
The Astronomical Light Optical Hybrid Analysis project investigates the combined use of a telescope array interferometer and nonlinear optics to propose a new generation of instruments dedicated to high-resolution imaging for infrared astronomy. The nonlinear process of optical frequency conversion transfers the astronomical light to a shorter wavelength domain. Here, we report on the first fringes obtained on the sky with the prototype operated at 1.55  μm in the astronomical H band and implemented on the Center for High Angular Resolution Astronomy telescope array...
December 2, 2016: Physical Review Letters
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