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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521061/extracellular-camp-activates-molecular-signalling-pathways-associated-with-sperm-capacitation-in-bovines
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Carlos Agustín I Alonso, Claudia E Osycka-Salut, Luciana Castellano, Andreína Cesari, Nicolás Di Siervi, Adrián Mutto, Anders Johannisson, Jane M Morrell, Carlos Davio, Silvina Perez-Martinez
STUDY QUESTION: Is extracellular cAMP involved in the regulation of signalling pathways in bovine sperm capacitation? SUMMARY ANSWER: Extracellular cAMP-induced sperm capacitation through the activation of different signalling pathways that involve phospholipase C (PLC), PKC/ERK1-2 signalling and an increase in sperm Ca2+ levels, as well as soluble AC and cAMP/protein kinase A (PKA) signalling. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: In order to fertilize the oocyte, ejaculated spermatozoa must undergo a series of changes in the female reproductive tract, known as capacitation...
May 18, 2017: Molecular Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513911/sperm-capacitation-pretreatment-positively-impacts-bovine-intracytoplasmic-sperm-injection
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L Águila, F Zambrano, M E Arias, Felmer R
The efficiency of intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) in bovines is low compared to other species due in part to inadequate egg activation and sperm nucleus decondensation after injection. We hypothesized that this low efficiency is due to the lack of complete sperm capacitation, so we evaluated the effects of isobutylmethylxanthine (IBMX) and methyl-β-cyclodextrin (MβCD) on bovine sperm capacitation and on the preimplantation developmental potential of bovine embryos generated by ICSI. Treatment with IBMX and MβCD decreased sperm viability (between 13 to 30%); nevertheless, 0...
May 17, 2017: Molecular Reproduction and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507119/regulation-of-the-sperm-calcium-channel-catsper-by-endogenous-steroids-and-plant-triterpenoids
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Nadja Mannowetz, Melissa R Miller, Polina V Lishko
The calcium channel of sperm (CatSper) is essential for sperm hyperactivated motility and fertility. The steroid hormone progesterone activates CatSper of human sperm via binding to the serine hydrolase ABHD2. However, steroid specificity of ABHD2 has not been evaluated. Here, we explored whether steroid hormones to which human spermatozoa are exposed in the male and female genital tract influence CatSper activation via modulation of ABHD2. The results show that testosterone, estrogen, and hydrocortisone did not alter basal CatSper currents, whereas the neurosteroid pregnenolone sulfate exerted similar effects as progesterone, likely binding to the same site...
May 15, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488738/comparison-of-three-different-extenders-on-murrah-buffaloes-bubalus-bubalis-semen-freezability
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M F Zorzetto, I Martin, Y F R Sancler-Silva, S Zoca, C P Freitas-Dell'Aqua, F O Papa, A A Ramos, J F Nunes, C C M Salgueiro, E Oba
The use of frozen semen for artificial insemination is the main approach utilised for the genetic improvement of most domesticated species. The advantages include lower transportation costs, continuous availability of semen, fewer occurrences of sexually transmitted diseases and the incorporation of desirable genes in a relatively short amount of time. Nevertheless, the use of frozen semen in buffalo herds remains limited due to the loss of sperm quality when buffalo semen is frozen. So, the goal of this study was to evaluate the pre- and post-cryopreservation quality of buffalo semen diluted in three distinct freezing media: Tris-egg yolk, Botu-bov® (BB) and ACP-111®...
May 10, 2017: Andrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481731/posttranslational-modifications-in-spermatozoa-and-effects-on-male-fertility-and-sperm-viability
#5
Rahim Dad Brohi, Li-Jun Huo
Spermatogenesis is a complex and highly regulated process. The ability of spermatozoa to perform its function depends on multiple physiological and genetic factors that are not fully understood. Notably, due to lack of transcriptional and translational activity in spermatozoa, posttranslational modifications (PTMs) play key roles in determining their viability. PTMs not only confer structural changes in the proteome of the spermatozoa cells, but also increase the diversity of the proteome and introduce specific modifications that could be translated into functional changes in the affected spermatozoa...
May 2017: Omics: a Journal of Integrative Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472624/identification-of-capacitation-inducers-customized-to-sperm-retrieved-from-inbred-mouse-epididymis
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Song Baek, Seung Tae Lee, Jae Yeon Hwang, Kyu Hyun Park, Jung Im Yun
Acquisition of sperm capacitation post-ejaculation into the female reproductive tract is an essential step in the fertilization process. Accordingly, during in vitro fertilization, successful fertilization requires the induction of capacitation in epididymis-retrieved sperm. To date, many candidate substances have been considered as capacitation inducers; however, there are no reports on the efficiency of inducing sperm capacitation among the diverse inducers. Therefore, we attempted to determine the inducer with the best capacitation in inbred mouse sperm by comparing the capacitation performance of a variety of inducers and the percentage of in vitro fertilization-generated zygotes...
May 1, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28460669/pig-sperm-preincubation-and-gamete-coincubation-with-glutamate-enhance-sperm-oocyte-binding-and-in%C3%A2-vitro-fertilization
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M Spinaci, D Bucci, B Gadani, E Porcu, C Tamanini, G Galeati
As the taste receptor for monosodium glutamate (umami) is expressed in both murine and human spermatozoa and the presence of α-gustducin and α-transducin, G proteins involved in the umami taste signaling, has been described in boar germ cells, the aim of this study was to evaluate if monosodium glutamate (MSG) would exert any effect on sperm-oocyte binding, in vitro fertilization (IVF) and sperm parameters during in vitro induced capacitation. For sperm-zona pellucida binding assay, boar spermatozoa were preincubated for 1 h and then coincubated for 1 h with denuded in vitro matured oocytes in presence of different concentrations of MSG (0, 0...
June 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442049/prion-protein-2-dublet-gene-prnd-role-in-ovine-semen-capacitation-cryopreservation-and-fertility
#8
L M Ferreira, M Garcia-Herreros, A Domingos, C C Marques, P Mesquita, J P Barbas, M C Baptista, J Pimenta, A E M Horta, J A M Prates, R M L N Pereira
The aim of the present study was to examine the role of Doppel protein in the capacitation process and fertilising ability of both fresh and frozen-thawed (FT) spermatozoa from rams carrying different prion protein 2 (dublet) (PRND) gene polymorphisms. The detection efficacy of new anti-Doppel monoclonal antibodies and PRND mRNA quantification were also explored in ovine spermatozoa. Three different genotypes (AA, GA, GG) were identified for codon 26 of ovine PRND-c.78G>A. Using flow cytometry, a higher fluorescence was detected in fresh compared with FT sperm samples incubated with anti-Doppel primary and fluorescein isothiocyanate-conjugated secondary antibodies (P<0...
April 2017: Reproduction, Fertility, and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432466/calpain-inhibition-prevents-flotillin-re-ordering-and-src-family-activation-during-capacitation
#9
Deneb Maldonado-García, Monica L Salgado-Lucio, Ana L Roa-Espitia, Tania Reyes-Miguel, Enrique O Hernández-González
Prior to fertilization, mammalian sperm undergo several molecular, biochemical and physiological changes in a process termed capacitation. However, the mechanisms explaining the involvement of cytoskeletal remodeling and membrane re-ordering in each process prior to fertilization remain poorly understood. We found that the migration of both flotillin microdomains and Src family kinases towards the apical ridge of guinea pig sperm occurs under capacitating conditions. This re-ordering is associated with spectrin cleavage by calpain...
April 22, 2017: Cell and Tissue Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431864/toward-an-integrative-and-predictive-sperm-quality-analysis-in-bos-taurus
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J L Yániz, C Soler, C Alquézar-Baeta, P Santolaria
There is a need to develop more integrative sperm quality analysis methods, enabling researchers to evaluate different parameters simultaneously cell by cell. In this work, we present a new multi-parametric fluorescent test able to discriminate different sperm subpopulations based on their labeling pattern and motility characteristics. Cryopreserved semen samples from 20 Holstein bulls were used in the study. Analyses of sperm motility using computer-assisted sperm analysis (CASA-mot), membrane integrity by acridine orange-propidium iodide combination and multi-parametric by the ISAS(®)3Fun kit, were performed...
March 31, 2017: Animal Reproduction Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419524/-fibronectin-from-oviductal-cells-fluctuates-during-the-estrous-cycle-and-contributes-to-sperm-oviduct-interaction-in-cattle
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C E Osycka-Salut, L Castellano, D Fornes, J S Beltrame, Cai Alonso, A Jawerbaum, A Franchi, E S Díaz, S Perez Martinez
During the passage of sperm through the oviduct, spermatozoa bind to the oviductal epithelium and form the oviductal reservoir. This interaction keeps the fertilizing capacity of sperm until ovulation-associated signals induce sperm release from the oviductal epithelium, allowing the transit of spermatozoa to the fertilization site. Fibronectin is a glycoprotein from the extracellular matrix that binds to α5β1 receptors. Fibronectin has been found to be expressed in the oviduct, whereas α5β1 has been found to be expressed in the sperm of different species...
April 17, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418610/localization-patterns-of-the-ganglioside-gm1-in-human-sperm-are-indicative-of-male-fertility-and-independent-of-traditional-semen-measures
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Cristina Cardona, Queenie V Neri, Alana J Simpson, Melissa A Moody, G Charles Ostermeier, Eric K Seaman, Theodore Paniza, Zev Rosenwaks, Gianpiero D Palermo, Alexander J Travis
Semen analysis lacks a functional component and best identifies extreme cases of infertility. The ganglioside GM1 is known to have functional roles during capacitation and acrosome exocytosis. Here, we assessed whether GM1 localization patterns (Cap-Score™) correspond with male fertility in different settings: Study 1 involved couples pursuing assisted reproduction in a tertiary care fertility clinic, while Study 2 involved men with known fertility versus those questioning their fertility at a local urology center...
April 18, 2017: Molecular Reproduction and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418600/validation-of-a-laboratory-developed-test-of-human-sperm-capacitation
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Melissa A Moody, Cristina Cardona, Alana J Simpson, T Timothy Smith, Alexander J Travis, G Charles Ostermeier
Sperm must undergo capacitation to become fertilization competent. Here we validated that monosialotetrahexosylganglioside (GM1 ) localization patterns, which were assessed in the Cap-Score™ Sperm Function Test, reflect a capacitated state in human sperm. First, we defined patterns representing sperm that do or do not respond to stimuli for capacitation. Sperm with "capacitated" patterns had exposed acrosomal carbohydrates and underwent acrosome exocytosis in response to calcium ionophore (A23187). Precision was evaluated by percent change of the Cap-Score measured for 50, 100, 150, and 200 sperm...
April 18, 2017: Molecular Reproduction and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397297/participation-of-phosphofructokinase-malate-dehydrogenase-and-isocitrate-dehydrogenase-in-capacitation-and-acrosome-reaction-of-boar-spermatozoa
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E Breininger, D Dubois, V E Pereyra, P C Rodriguez, M M Satorre, P D Cetica
The aim of this work was to determine the enzymatic activity of phosphofructokinase (PFK), malate dehydrogenase (MDH) and isocitrate dehydrogenase (IDH) in boar spermatozoa and study their participation in bicarbonate-induced capacitation and follicular fluid-induced acrosome reaction. Enzymatic activity of these enzymes was determined spectrophotometrically in extracts of boar spermatozoa. Sperm suspensions were incubated in the presence of bicarbonate (40 mM), a well-known capacitation inducer, or follicular fluid (30%), as an acrosome reaction inducer, and different concentrations of oxoglutarate, oxalomalate and hydroxymalonate, inhibitors of PFK, IDH and MDH, respectively...
April 10, 2017: Reproduction in Domestic Animals, Zuchthygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395326/signaling-mechanisms-in-mammalian-sperm-motility%C3%A2
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Maria João Freitas, Srinivasan Vijayaraghavan, Margarida Fardilha
The goal of sperm is to fertilize the oocyte. To achieve that purpose, it must acquire motility in the epididymis and hyperactivated motility in the female reproductive tract. Motility is only achieved when the sperm presents a fully functional flagellum, is capable of producing energy to fuel the movement, and suffers epididymal maturation and capacitation. Since sperm is a transcriptionally silent cell, motility depends on the activation and/or inhibitions of key signaling pathways. This review describes and discusses the main signaling pathways involved in primary and hyperactivated motility, as well as the bioenergetic mechanisms necessary to produce energy to fuel sperm motility...
January 1, 2017: Biology of Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392800/cytotoxic-and-genotoxic-effects-of-acephate-on-human-sperm
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M A Thamali Dhanushka, L Dinithi C Peiris
Extensive use of organophosphorus pesticides (OPs) could alter semen quality and sperm DNA at different stages of spermatogenesis. Acephate is a highly toxic extensively used OP and, therefore, we aimed to evaluate the effects of acephate on human semen quality and sperm DNA integrity. Sperm collected from healthy males were exposed to 0, 50, 100, and 200 μg/mL of acephate and incubated for 1 h, 2 h, and 3 h. Subsequently, sperm motility, vitality, functional integrity of plasma membrane, sperm capacitation, and DNA damage were examined...
2017: Journal of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390187/prediction-of-male-fertility-using-capacitation-associated-proteins-in-spermatozoa
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Md Saidur Rahman, Woo-Sung Kwon, Myung-Geol Pang
Infertility and subfertility account for huge economic losses in the animal industry; indeed, 50% of animal breeding failure is associated with male infertility. Approximately 70% of cattle and 90% of pig livestock are currently produced by artificial insemination. Therefore, breeding-male selection is extremely important for the genetic benefits of progeny. Although conventional semen analysis provides an initial measure of male fertility, its clinical value is questionable. Proteomics approaches recently identified candidate protein markers in spermatozoa for evaluating male fertility...
April 8, 2017: Molecular Reproduction and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379343/c-jun-n-terminal-kinase-and-p38-mitogen-activated-protein-kinase-pathways-link-capacitation-with-apoptosis-and-seminal-plasma-proteins-protect-sperm-by-interfering-with-both-routes%C3%A2
#18
Carolina Luna, Noelia Mendoza, Adriana Casao, Rosaura Pérez-Pé, José A Cebrián-Pérez, Teresa Muiño-Blanco
The mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK), c-Jun N-terminal kinase (JNK), and p38 MAP kinase (p38) signaling cascades are involved in triggering apoptosis in somatic cells. Given that spermatozoa are able to undergo apoptosis, we tested the hypothesis that these pathways might be functional in ram spermatozoa as two signal transduction mechanisms that contribute to the modulation of capacitation and apoptosis. Indirect immunofluorescence and western blot analysis evidenced the presence of JNK and p38 in ram spermatozoa...
April 1, 2017: Biology of Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377896/leptin-improves-sperm-cryopreservation-via-antioxidant-defense
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Paula Fontoura, Mariana Duque Mello, Paulo Gallo-Sá, Maria Cecília Erthal-Martins, Maria Cecília Almeida Cardoso, Cristiane Ramos
BACKGROUND: Leptin and its receptor are present in spermatozoa; however, the role of leptin in sperm function is still controversial. Our present study aimed at demonstrating the effect of cryopreservation on sperm DNA fragmentation (DNAf) and investigating the possible effects of sperm capacitation techniques and leptin in vitro incubation on frozen-thawed sperm DNAf and oxidative stress. METHODS: Samples of 45 normospermic men attending for infertility investigation at Vida Centro de Fertilidade, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, were frozen and thawed with or without capacitation and leptin incubation prior to freezing...
January 2017: Journal of Reproduction & Infertility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377504/a-genetic-variant-of-the-sperm-specific-slo3-k-channel-has-altered-ph-and-ca2-sensitivities
#20
Yanyan Geng, Juan J Ferreira, Victor Dzikunu, Alice Butler, Pascale Lybaert, Peng Yuan, Karl L Magleby, Lawrence Salkoff, Celia M Santi
To fertilize an oocyte, sperm must first undergo capacitation in which the sperm plasma membrane becomes hyperpolarized via activation of potassium (K+) channels and resultant K+ efflux. Sperm-specific SLO3 K+ channels are responsible for these membrane potential changes critical for fertilization in mouse sperm and they are only sensitive to pHi. However, in human sperm, the major K+ conductance is both Ca2+ and pHi-sensitive. It is been debated whether Ca2+-sensitive SLO1 channels substitute for hSLO3 in human sperm, or whether human SLO3 channels have acquired Ca2+ sensitivity...
April 4, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
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