Unraveling epigenomic abnormality in azoospermic human males by WGBS, RNA-Seq, and transcriptome profiling analyses

ConclusionOur findings not only provide valuable knowledge of human spermatogenesis but also paved the way for the identification of  genes/proteins involved in male germ cell development. The approach presented in this report provides a powerful tool to identify responsible biomolecules, and/or cellular changes (e.g., epigenetic abnormality) that induce male reproductive dysfunction such as OA and NOA.
Source: Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics - Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research

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Discussion and conclusionTheFSHB c. ‐211G>T polymorphism does not affect SC numbers or SCWL, thereby in principle maintaining the spermatogenic potential. The previously observed clinical phenotype for theFSHB genotype might therefore be caused by a hypo ‐stimulated spermatogenesis and not due to a decreased SC number.
Source: Andrology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research
AbstractInfertility is a major health problem across the world. One of the main reasons for male infertility are defects in sperm. Semen analysis is the most common test utilized to evaluate male fertility and since it suffers from multiple drawbacks, reproduction scientists have tried to find new molecular markers for detecting sperm defects. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are small molecules in cells which take part in regulating gene expression. Various studies have confirmed miRNAs to have a role in defining multiple sperm characteristics, including sperm count, motility, and morphology. In this paper, we have systematically revie...
Source: Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics - Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research
Condition:   Non-obstructive Azoospermia Intervention:   Sponsor:   Assiut University Not yet recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Epigenomics, Ahead of Print.
Source: Future Medicine: Epigenomics - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Authors: Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: This study points out a significant association between the expression of RNF8 and the presence of sperm in NOA patients, which suggests that quantified RNF8 expression in testicular biopsy samples may be a valuable biomarker for predicting the presence of spermatozoa in biopsy samples. PMID: 32146775 [PubMed]
Source: Clinical and Experimental Reproductive Medicine - Category: Reproduction Medicine Tags: Clin Exp Reprod Med Source Type: research
Discussion and conclusion.TheFSHB c. ‐211G >  T polymorphism does not affect SC numbers or SCWL, thereby in principle maintaining the spermatogenic potential. The previously observed clinical phenotype for theFSHB genotype might therefore be caused by a hypo ‐stimulated spermatogenesis and not due to a decreased SC number.
Source: Andrology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research
Abstract Klinefelter syndrome (KS) is the most common chromosomal syndrome, causing infertility in men and leading to non-obstructive azoospermia. Previous studies on mosaicism have shown contradictory results on its correlation with both serum hormone levels and the presence of spermatozoa in the ejaculate of KS, KS-like, and non-KS-like infertile patients. So, the present study was designed to detect low-grade mosaicism in the peripheral blood lymphocytes and buccal mucosa cells of 14 KS and 8 KS-like patients by using fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) and to investigate its correlation with luteinizing ...
Source: Reproductive Biology - Category: Reproduction Medicine Authors: Tags: Reprod Biol Source Type: research
Male factor infertility is an important clinical problem whose most severe phenotype, severe oligospermia or azoospermia, has a variety of genetic causes. Some, like Klinefelter syndrome or cystic fibrosis, are well understood, but most are still unknown, and Y chromosome microdeletions only explain a fraction of the remaining cases. In consanguineous and nonconsanguineous families, whole exome sequencing (WES) has been successfully used to identify likely causal mutations in severe oligospermia (1, 2).
Source: Fertility and Sterility - Category: Reproduction Medicine Authors: Tags: Reflections Source Type: research
Tudor domain-containing proteins (TDRDs) play a critical role in piRNA biogenesis and germ cell development. piRNAs, small regulatory RNAs, act by silencing of transposons during germline development and it ha...
Source: BMC Medical Genetics - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Based on the published studies, in the presence of normal range of peripheral serum total testosterone level, no medical treatment is advised, and TESE procedures should be performed directly in men with NOA. Further well-designed and randomized, placebo controlled trials are needed to support the potential benefit of pretreatment prior to TESE procedures. PMID: 32053067 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Current Pharmaceutical Design - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Tags: Curr Pharm Des Source Type: research
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