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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213128/quantitative-proteomic-analysis-of-human-testis-reveals-system-wide-molecular-and-cellular-pathways-associated-with-non-obstructive-azoospermia
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Mehdi Alikhani, Mehdi Mirzaei, Marjan Sabbaghian, Pouria Parsamatin, Razieh Karamzadeh, Samane Adib, Niloofar Sodeifi, Mohammad Ali Sadighi Gilani, Masoud Zabet-Moghaddam, Lindsay Parker, Yunqi Wo, Vivek Gupta, Paul A Haynes, Hamid Gourabi, Hossein Baharvand, Ghasem Hosseini Salekdeh
: Male infertility accounts for half of the infertility problems experienced by couples. Azoospermia, having no measurable level of sperm in seminal fluid, is one of the known conditions resulting in male infertility. In order to elucidate the complex molecular mechanisms causing male azoospermia, label-free quantitative shotgun proteomics was carried out on testicular tissue specimens from patients with obstructive azoospermia and non-obstructive azoospermia, including maturation arrest (MA) and Sertoli cell only syndrome (SCOS)...
February 14, 2017: Journal of Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205220/comprehensive-genome-profiling-of-single-sperm-cells-by-multiple-annealing-and-looping-based-amplification-cycles-and-next-generation-sequencing-from-carriers-of-robertsonian-translocation
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Yanwei Sha, Yankun Sha, Zhiyong Ji, Lu Ding, Qing Zhang, Honggen Ouyang, Shaobin Lin, Xu Wang, Lin Shao, Chong Shi, Ping Li, Yueqiang Song
Robertsonian translocation (RT) is a common cause for male infertility, recurrent pregnancy loss, and birth defects. Studying meiotic recombination in RT-carrier patients helps decipher the mechanism and improve the clinical management of infertility and birth defects caused by RT. Here we present a new method to study spermatogenesis on a single-gamete basis from two RT carriers. By using a combined single-cell whole-genome amplification and sequencing protocol, we comprehensively profiled the chromosomal copy number of 88 single sperms from two RT-carrier patients...
March 2017: Annals of Human Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202187/male-factor-infertility-and-lack-of-openness-about-infertility-as-risk-factors-for-depressive-symptoms-in-males-undergoing-assisted-reproductive-technology-treatment%C3%A2-in-italy
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Alessandra Babore, Liborio Stuppia, Carmen Trumello, Carla Candelori, Ivana Antonucci
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the association between male factor infertility and openness to discussing assisted reproductive technology (ART) treatment with levels of depression among men undergoing infertility treatment. DESIGN: Cross-sectional. SETTING: Not applicable. PATIENT(S): Three hundred forty participants (170 men and their partners) undergoing ART treatments. INTERVENTION(S): Administration of a set of questionnaires...
February 12, 2017: Fertility and Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202061/in-vitro-generation-of-sertoli-like-and-haploid-spermatid-like-cells-from-human-umbilical-cord-perivascular-cells
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Ekaterina Shlush, Leila Maghen, Sonja Swanson, Shlomit Kenigsberg, Sergey Moskovtsev, Tanya Barretto, Andrée Gauthier-Fisher, Clifford L Librach
BACKGROUND: First trimester (FTM) and term human umbilical cord-derived perivascular cells (HUCPVCs), which are rich sources of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs), can give rise to Sertoli cell (SC)-like as well as haploid germ cell (GC)-like cells in vitro using culture conditions that recapitulate the testicular niche. Gamete-like cells have been produced ex vivo using pluripotent stem cells as well as MSCs. However, the production of functional gametes from human stem cells has yet to be achieved...
February 15, 2017: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199965/whole-exome-sequencing-identified-a-homozygous-brdt-mutation-in-a-patient-with-acephalic-spermatozoa
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Lin Li, Yanwei Sha, Xi Wang, Ping Li, Jing Wang, Kehkooi Kee, Binbin Wang
Acephalic spermatozoa is a very rare disorder of male infertility. Here, in a patient from from a consanguineous family, we have identified, by whole-exome sequencing, a homozygous mutation (c.G2783A, p.G928D) in the BRDT gene. The gene product, BRDT, is a testis-specific protein that is considered an important drug target for male contraception. The G928D mutation is in the P-TEFb binding domain, which mediates the interaction with transcription elongation factor and might affect the transcriptional activities of downstream genes...
February 10, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199189/presence-of-psa-antibodies-in-seminal-plasma-of-infertile-men
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Vanessa A Cuppett, Suresh C Sikka, Rajesh K Naz
Immunoinfertility due to antisperm antibodies and semen hyperviscosity are among major causes of male infertility. Although the modulation of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) has been investigated in prostate abnormalities, its role and the effect of its dysfunction in male fertility/infertility have not been extensively examined. The present study was conducted to examine the presence of PSA antibodies locally in the seminal plasma of men having immunoinfertility and semen hyperviscosity. Seminal plasma samples from immunoinfertile men (n=25), men with hyperviscous semen (n=25), and normal men (n=24) were collected and analyzed for immunoreactivity with PSA in ELISA and Western blot...
March 1, 2017: Frontiers in Bioscience (Elite Edition)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196530/r248g-cystic-fibrosis-transmembrane-conductance-regulator-mutation-in-three-siblings-presenting-with-recurrent-acute-pancreatitis-and-reproductive-issues-a-case-series
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Seiichi Villalona, Guillermo Glover-López, Juan Antonio Ortega-García, Rosa Moya-Quiles, Pedro Mondejar-López, Maria C Martínez-Romero, Mariano Rigabert-Montiel, María D Pastor-Vivero, Manuel Sánchez-Solís
BACKGROUND: Mutational combinations of the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator, CFTR, gene have different phenotypic manifestations at the molecular level with varying clinical consequences for individuals possessing such mutations. Reporting cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator mutations is important in understanding the genotype-phenotype correlations and associated clinical presentations in patients with cystic fibrosis. Understanding the effects of mutations is critical in developing appropriate treatments for individuals affected with cystic fibrosis, non-classic cystic fibrosis, or cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator-related disorders...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196363/a-paratesticular-multicystic-tumor-of-the-tunica-vaginalis-testis-as-rare-paratesticular-cystadenoma
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Desiree Louise Draeger, Stine-Kathrein Kraeft, Chris Protzel, Oliver W Hakenberg
The cystadenoma of the testis and paratestis arising from an unequivocal oviduct-like structure, which is morphologically almost identical with those of the ovarian surface epithelium. These are very rare benign tumors of young adults. They present as asymptomatic cystic lesions. Bilateral paratesticular cystadenomas are strongly associated with von Hippel-Lindau syndrome and correlate with infertility. It is a neoplasm with low malignant potential. Most cystadenomas are benign but a few cases of malignant transformation of embryonic remnants have been reported in the appendix testis, including cases of adenocarcinoma, cystadenocarcinoma, and a low malignant müllerian-type epithelial tumor...
February 15, 2017: Urologia Internationalis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195945/endurance-exercise-training-and-male-sexual-libido
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Anthony C Hackney, Amy R Lane, Johna Register-Mihalik, Colin B O'Leary
PURPOSE: To study the associations between aspects of endurance exercise training and the sexual libido in healthy men using a cross-sectional online survey study design. METHODS: A developed online survey questionnaire was utilized. The questionnaire was based upon pre-existing validated questionnaires and use to assess elements of physical characteristics, exercise training-habits and libido of participants (n=1077). Three evidence-based categories were created for the primary outcome of total libido score and low, normal, and high response categories set...
February 13, 2017: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191733/a-novel-dynamic-expression-of-vasa-in-male-germ-cells-during-spermatogenesis-in-the-chinese-soft-shell-turtle-pelidiscus-sinensis
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Wei Li, Piaoyi Zhang, Xuling Wu, Xinping Zhu, Hongyan Xu
vasa gene encodes a highly conserved DEAD-box RNA helicase, required for germ cell development across animal kingdom. Vasa mutations cause male infertility in mammals. It has been widely used as a biomarker for studying animal fertility or manipulating germ cells in organisms. However, in reptilians, the functions of vasa gene involved in germ cell differentiation are largely unclear; this hampers the development of biological techniques and the improvement of the productivity in these species. Here a vasa cDNA was isolated in Chinese soft-shell turtle and it predicts a protein of 691 amino acid residues, which is 72%, 69%, 58%, 59%, and 54-56% identical to its homolog from mouse, platypus, frog, chicken, and fish, respectively, and named as PsVasa...
February 13, 2017: Journal of Experimental Zoology. Part B, Molecular and Developmental Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191275/sulforaphane-prevents-angiotensin-ii-induced-testicular-cell-death-via-activation-of-nrf2
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Yonggang Wang, Hao Wu, Ying Xin, Yang Bai, Lili Kong, Yi Tan, Feng Liu, Lu Cai
Although angiotensin II (Ang II) was reported to facilitate sperm motility and intratesticular sperm transport, recent findings shed light on the efficacy of Ang II in stimulating inflammatory events in testicular peritubular cells, effect of which may play a role in male infertility. It is still unknown whether Ang II can induce testicular apoptotic cell death, which may be a more direct action of Ang II in male infertility. Therefore, the present study aims to determine whether Ang II can induce testicular apoptotic cell death and whether this action can be prevented by sulforaphane (SFN) via activating nuclear factor (erythroid-derived 2)-like 2 (NRF2), the governor of antioxidant-redox signalling...
2017: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190421/sperm-gamma-aminobutyric-acid-type-a-receptor-delta-subunit-gabrd-and-its-interaction-with-purinergic-p2x2-receptors-in-progesterone-induced-acrosome-reaction-and-male-fertility
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Wenming Xu, Ke Wang, Yan Chen, Xiao Tong Liang, Mei Kuen Yu, Huanxun Yue, M Louise Tierney
The mechanism underlying the non-genomic action of progesterone in sperm functions and related Ca2+ mobilisation remains elusive. Herein we report the expression of gamma-aminobutyric acid type A receptor delta subunit (GABRD) in human and rodent sperm and its involvement in mediating the progesterone-induced acrosome reaction. GABRD was localised in the sperm head/neck region. A δ(392-422)-specific inhibitory peptide against GABRD blocked the progesterone-induced acrosome reaction and the associated increase in intracellular Ca2+...
February 13, 2017: Reproduction, Fertility, and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187532/testicular-sperm-aspiration-tesa-for-infertile-couples-with-severe-or-complete-asthenozoospermia
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A H Al-Malki, K Alrabeeah, E Mondou, V Brochu-Lafontaine, S Phillips, A Zini
The aim of the study was to evaluate reproductive outcomes in a cohort of infertile couples with severe and complete asthenozoospermia undergoing TESA (testicular sperm aspiration) with ICSI. We conducted a retrospective study of 28 couples with complete or severe asthenozoospermia who underwent TESA between January 2010 and December 2015. We compared TESA-ICSI outcomes of these couples to ejaculate ICSI outcomes of 40 couples with severe asthenozoospermia treated during the same time period at our institution...
February 10, 2017: Andrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186187/factors-associated-with-aberrant-imprint-methylation-and-oligozoospermia
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Norio Kobayashi, Naoko Miyauchi, Nozomi Tatsuta, Akane Kitamura, Hiroaki Okae, Hitoshi Hiura, Akiko Sato, Takafumi Utsunomiya, Nobuo Yaegashi, Kunihiko Nakai, Takahiro Arima
Disturbingly, the number of patients with oligozoospermia (low sperm count) has been gradually increasing in industrialized countries. Epigenetic alterations are believed to be involved in this condition. Recent studies have clarified that intrinsic and extrinsic factors can induce epigenetic transgenerational phenotypes through apparent reprogramming of the male germ line. Here we examined DNA methylation levels of 22 human imprinted loci in a total of 221 purified sperm samples from infertile couples and found methylation alterations in 24...
February 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185602/impaired-hypothalamic-pituitary-testicular-axis-activity-spermatogenesis-and-sperm-function-promote-infertility-in-males-with-lead-poisoning
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Jason Gandhi, Rafael J Hernandez, Andrew Chen, Noel L Smith, Yefim R Sheynkin, Gargi Joshi, Sardar Ali Khan
Lead poisoning is a stealthy threat to human physiological systems as chronic exposure can remain asymptomatic for long periods of time before symptoms manifest. We presently review the biophysical mechanisms of lead poisoning that contribute to male infertility. Environmental and occupational exposure of lead may adversely affect the hypothalamic-pituitary-testicular axis, impairing the induction of spermatogenesis. Dysfunction at the reproductive axis, namely testosterone suppression, is most susceptible and irreversible during pubertal development...
February 10, 2017: Zygote: the Biology of Gametes and Early Embryos
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28184250/meiotic-outcome-in-two-carriers-of-y-autosome-reciprocal-translocations-selective-elimination-of-certain-segregants
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Harita Ghevaria, Roy Naja, Sioban SenGupta, Paul Serhal, Joy Delhanty
BACKGROUND: Reciprocal Y autosome translocations are rare but frequently associated with male infertility. We report on the meiotic outcome in embryos fathered by two males with the karyotypes 46,X,t(Y;4)(q12;p15.32) and 46,X,t(Y;16)(q12;q13). The two couples underwent preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) enabling determination of the segregation types that were compatible with fertilization and preimplantation embryo development. Both PGD and follow up analysis were carried out via fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) or array comparative genomic hybridization (aCGH) allowing the meiotic segregation types to be determined in a total of 27 embryos...
2017: Molecular Cytogenetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183361/erratum-to-evaluation-of-mesenchymal-stem-cells-in-treatment-of-infertility-in-male-rats
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Amal I Hassan, Sally S Alam
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 9, 2017: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183234/therapeutic-and-fertility-restoration-effects-of-ionidium-suffruticosum-on-sub-fertile-male-albino-wistar-rats-effects-on-testis-and-caudal-spermatozoa
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Kuppusamy Chenniappan, Kadarkari Murugan
CONTEXT: Ionidium suffruticosum (L.) Ging (Violaceae) is an important medicinal plant widely used as a herbal traditional medicine in Ayurveda for the treatment of infertility. Currently, little pharmacological information is available on its male fertility properties following prolonged use. OBJECTIVE: To investigate I. suffruticosum leaf extracts for male fertility parameters. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The ethanol lyophilized fraction was administered orally on carbendazim-induced sub-fertility rats (250 mg/kg body weight for 28 days)...
December 2017: Pharmaceutical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179013/reac-technology-as-optimizer-of-stallion-spermatozoa-liquid-storage
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Fiammetta Berlinguer, Valeria Pasciu, Sara Succu, Ignazio Cossu, Sabrina Caggiu, Daniela Addis, Alessandro Castagna, Vania Fontani, Salvatore Rinaldi, Eraldo Sanna Passino
BACKGROUND: REAC technology (acronym for Radio Electric Asymmetric Conveyor) is a technology platform for neuro and bio modulation. It has already proven to optimize the ions fluxes at the molecular level and the molecular mechanisms driving cellular asymmetry and polarization. METHODS: This study was designed to verify whether this technology could extend spermatozoa life-span during liquid storage, while preserving their functions, DNA integrity and oxidative status...
February 8, 2017: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology: RB&E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178639/urinary-metabolites-of-polycyclic-aromatic-hydrocarbons-sperm-dna-damage-and-spermatozoa-apoptosis
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Pan Yang, Yi-Xin Wang, Li Sun, Ying-Jun Chen, Chong Liu, Li-Li Huang, Wen-Qing Lu, Qiang Zeng
Inconsistent results between polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) exposure and adverse male reproductive health have been reported in humans. To assess whether PAH exposure is associated with declined sperm function. Ten monohydroxylated PAHs (OH-PAHs) metabolites were analyzed in repeated urine samples from an infertility clinic. We used multivariable linear models to estimate the associations of urinary OH-PAH metabolites with sperm DNA damage (n=405) and spermatozoa apoptosis (n=366). The shapes of dose-dependent associations of exposure measurements with outcomes were further evaluated by restricted cubic splines...
January 31, 2017: Journal of Hazardous Materials
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