El-Sayed A. Mohamed

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There is growing evidence that endocrine disruptors bind to hormone receptors; since these receptors are present on the sperm membrane, sperm are potentially a useful model for examining estrogenic activities of endocrine disruptors. The objective of the present study was to compare the effects of two xenoestrogenic compounds (genistein and(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine how voltage-dependent anion channels (VDACs) regulate sperm function in capacitation conditions. DESIGN Experimental prospective study. SETTING Academic research laboratory. ANIMAL(S) Male ICR and female B6D2F1/CrljOri mice (8-12 weeks old). INTERVENTION(S) Female mice were superovulated with 5 IU of pregnant mare serum(More)
BACKGROUND Benzo(a)pyrene (BaP) is an endocrine toxicant that is widely distributed in the environment. The adverse effects of BaP on fertility are well documented, however its effects on fertility in the subsequent generations are not known. We aimed to investigate the transgenerational effects of BaP on male fertility in mice. METHODS Six-week-old male(More)
Xenoestrogenic compounds (XCs) can disrupt endogenous hormone function and affect sperm function by binding to receptors on sperm membrane. Albeit spermatozoa are potentially a useful model for screening estrogenic activities of endocrine disruptors, high-quality in vitro test system that examination of the XCs effects on sperm function is required. The(More)
To predict the fertility of frozen-thawed bull spermatozoa, a sperm penetration assay (SPA) using zona-free hamster oocytes was optimized, and the assay results were compared with data from field fertility expressed as the non-return rate (NRR). To increase sperm penetration, the spermatozoa were pre-incubated and coincubated with oocytes in media(More)
Forty landraces of guava were subjected to drought tolerance evaluation based on in vitro polyethylene glycol (PEG) treatment. Nodal stem segments with lateral buds were used as explant. Five concentrations (i.e. 0, 4, 6, 8 and 10 %) of PEG were tested, among which the optimum concentration for screening was determined as 8 %. Analysis of variance showed(More)
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