The Journal of experimental biology
Cobitis species exist in diploid populations, but mostly they occur in diploid-polyploid (d-p) ones. They are considered an important model organism to study biology and physiology of natural hybrid and polyploid vertebrates. Indeed, polyploidization causes a huge stress for the cell physiology and alter spermatogenesis in polyploid fish. The most ...
Molecular and cellular endocrinology
We investigated gonadal effects on hypothalamic transcription of genes in sham-operated and castrated redheaded buntings photostimulated into spring and autumn migratory states. RNA-Seq results showed testes-dependent differences between spring and autumn migratory states. In particular, differentially expressed genes enriched G-protein-coupled rec...
Tropical animal health and production
Equine chorionic gonadotrophin (eCG) is a hormone having FSH/LH effects. It can be used to enhance sperm quality in male goats (bucks) during the non-breeding season. In a previous study carried out during the non-breeding season, we treated ten bucks with eCG (leaving nine untreated animals as control). Over a 20-day period, the treated bucks rece...
Environmental Science and Pollution Research
Acephate is an organophosphate insecticide that disrupts the endocrine system and impairs the male reproductive system. Thus, the aim of the present study was to evaluate whether exposure to acephate during maternal gestation and lactation histologically damages the testes of male Wistar rats in adulthood. For this study, adult Wistar rats were div...
Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine
BackgroundMercury has been documented as an industrial risk that posed a serious danger to human health. Mercury exposure results in oxidative stress that may lead to the pathogenesis of male reproductive dysfunction. The present study investigated the ameliorating potential of Chenopodium album L. and vitamin C against mercuric chloride-induced ox...
Development (Cambridge, England)
Gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) neurons regulate puberty onset and sexual reproduction by secreting GnRH to activate and maintain the hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal axis. During embryonic development, GnRH neurons migrate along olfactory and vomeronasal axons through the nose into the brain, where they project to the median eminence to releas...
Biochemistry; Toxicology; Clinical toxicology; Health sciences; Organ system; Vitamin E supplement; Liver; Kidney; Testes
BMC Evolutionary Biology
BackgroundStudying reproductive trait allometries can help to understand optimal male investment strategies under sexual selection. In promiscuous mating systems, studies across several taxa suggest that testes allometry is usually positive, presumably due to strong selection on sperm numbers through intense sperm competition. Here, we investigated...
Molecular biology reports
Exposure to high doses of radiation negatively impacts on human organs. Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale ) L. has been used as a traditional folk. This study was to investigate the effect of dandelion root extract (DRE) on radiation -induced hepatic and testicular tissues injury. Animals were exposed to 8.5 Gy of gamma radiation applied as a shot do...
Background: Infertility is an ever-increasing problem in today’s world. It can be due to male or female causes. Azoospermia seen in 5–10% of infertile men is due to obstructive or non-obstructive causes. Traditionally, testicular biopsy is the gold standard for evaluation. Fine-needle aspiration (FNA), however, is minimally invasive, provides quali...