Batia Bar-shira Maymon

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OBJECTIVE Genomic stability of cells is known to be linked to their poly(ADP-ribosyl)ation capacity. We aimed to demonstrate, for the first time, the patterns of poly(ADP-ribosyl)ation during human spermatogenesis. DESIGN Retrospective case-control study. SETTING Teaching hospital. PATIENT(S) Azoospermic men who underwent testicular biopsy for sperm(More)
The CDY family of genes is of special interest because some of them are included in chromosome-Y microdeletions detected among infertile men and are apparently involved in the spermiogenetic process. In this study, we employed the reverse transcriptase/polymerase chain reaction technique to test the RNA expression of the various transcripts of these genes(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the involvement of Sertoli cell in different spermatogenic disorders. DESIGN Retrospective case-control study. SETTING Teaching hospital. PATIENT(S) Azoospermic men who underwent testicular biopsy for sperm recovery in preparation for intracytoplasmic sperm injection. INTERVENTION(S) Testicular biopsy evaluation by quantitative(More)
DAZ-like 1 (DAZL1) is a germ cell-specific protein expressed in both male and female gonads. The DAZL1 gene, which maps to chromosome 3 in humans, is an autosomal homologue to the Deleted in AZoospermia (DAZ) gene(s) located on the Y chromosome. We studied the expression of DAZL1 by means of immunohistochemistry in order to determine its distribution among(More)
Sixty-three regular male sexual partners of women with proven genital human papillomavirus (HPV) infection or its associated lesions were examined by colposcopy and biopsy (when necessary) to determine the prevalence of penile condyloma among them. Fifteen (24%) were found to have histologic evidence of condyloma. The severity of the women's lesions did not(More)
Identification of intratubular germ cell neoplasia (carcinoma in situ, CIS) of the testis is a diagnostic challenge, and markers are sorely needed to assist in accurately identifying the lesion. RNA-binding motif (RBM) protein, encoded by the Y chromosome, is expressed exclusively and consistently in differentiated male germ cells, while it is absent in(More)
Germ cell-less (GCL) protein is a nuclear envelope protein highly conserved between the mammalian and Drosophila orthologues. In Drosophila, maternal GCL protein is required to establish the germ lineage during embryonic development. In mammals, it is suggested that the GCL function is mainly in spermatogenesis and that it might be related to the ability of(More)
The intracellular accumulation of adriamycin (ADR) by Doppler flow sonication was investigated in a human ovarian carcinoma line. Cytofluorometry was performed on cells treated by ADR (0.5, 1 and 2 micrograms/mL) alone, or in conjunction with Doppler flow sonication for 5, 10, and 15 minutes. Increased intracellular accumulation of ADR was observed in cells(More)
The increasing interest in the application of in vitro fertilization techniques in human reproduction has led to a wide use of testicular biopsies to identify the presence of spermatogenic foci in testes of azoospermic men. Histopathologic evaluation of these testicular biopsies is required to determine the spermatogenic state with respect to fertility(More)
Placental site trophoblastic tumor (PSTT), which can be regarded as a subtype of gestational trophoblastic neoplasia is discussed. The histopathological features include trophoblastic proliferation without the typical organization of the bilamelar cyto and syncytiotrophoblastic villus. Ultrastructural investigation has demonstrated a clone structural(More)