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BACKGROUND Azoospermia factor c (AZFc) subdeletions were reported to be significant risk factors for spermatogenesis. In this study, we assessed the occurrence of classical AZF deletions and AZFc subdeletions and their impact on male infertility in a Han-Chinese population. METHODS This study analysed a population of 699 subjects, including 451 idiopathic(More)
A significant proportion of male infertility is accompanied by an abnormal semen analysis, azoospermia or severe oligozoospermia, which is generally assumed to be the result of spermatogenic failure. The genetic contribution in the process of spermatogenesis, particularly the role of the Y chromosome in determination of semen quality, is still obscure. In(More)
OBJECTIVE To explore the possible association between internal exposure levels of 3-phenoxybenzoic acid (3-PBA), an urinary metabolite of pyrethroids, and altered semen quality in Chinese men. DESIGN A retrospective case-control study. SETTING Center of clinical reproductive medicine. PATIENT(S) Three hundred seventy-six men with nonobstructive(More)
Cytochrome P4501A1 (CYP1A1) is a key enzyme in phase I bioactivation of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), which have potential reproductive toxicity. The aim of this study was to investigate the association of the CYP1A1 polymorphisms with male infertility in a Han-Chinese population. We genotyped two polymorphisms, CYP1A1*2A and CYP1A1*2C, using(More)
FAS, together with FASLG, triggers germ cell apoptosis, which occurs in various stages of mammalian testicular development. Single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNP) in the promoter regions of these two genes can influence their transcriptional activities and result in abnormal cell apoptosis, thus leading to spermatogenesis impairment. Therefore, it is(More)
A retrospective case-control study was carried out in the Han-Chinese population to determine the polymorphisms of xeroderma pigmentosum complementation group C (XPC) gene on the risk of idiopathic azoospermia or oligozoospermia. The Ala499Val (C>T) and Lys939Gln (A>C) polymorphism of XPC gene were genotyped by polymerase chain reaction-restriction fragment(More)
Although various genetic factors have been demonstrated in human male infertility, many genetic causes involving gene variants for the idiopathic male infertility have not yet been elucidated. P53 gene is involved in the meiosis of the male rat and mice, which suggested that p53 plays a critical role in spermatogenesis. To examine whether the codon72(More)
Genetic polymorphisms in DNA repair genes may influence individual variation in DNA repair capacity and further influence the risk of developing cancer. However, little information is available on these polymorphisms in infertility. To investigate whether polymorphisms in DNA repair genes, X-ray repair cross-complementing group 1 (XRCC1) and xeroderma(More)
OBJECTIVE miRNAs have been recently reported to contribute to the etiology of endometriosis in stem cells. However, the mechanisms remain unclear. The aim of this investigation is to explore the expression of miR-15a-5p and VEGFA in endometrial samples from patients with or without endometriosis. And then examine the regulation by miR-15a-5p on the(More)
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