Yasushi Miyagawa

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BACKGROUND Testicular sperm extraction (TESE) with ICSI is becoming the first-line treatment for non-obstructive azoospermia (NOA). Recently, the sperm retrieval rate (SRR) by microdissection TESE was reported to be higher than by conventional TESE. However, a comprehensive comparison between multiple and microdissection TESE patients including histological(More)
Previously, we examined the relationship between protamine gene variations and human male infertility. In this study, we show specific variability in the transition nuclear protein genes (TNPs) of sterile male patients. Transition nuclear proteins (TPs) are major nuclear proteins that replace nuclear histones, leading to eventual substitution by protamines(More)
To investigate the possible association between variations in the PRDM9 (MEISETZ) gene and impaired spermatogenesis in humans, we screened for mutations in the human PRDM9 gene using DNA from 217 sterile male patients and 162 proven fertile male volunteers. Two single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs), 17353G>T (Gly433Val) and 18109C>G (Thr685Arg), were(More)
PURPOSE Microsurgical techniques in testicular sperm extraction can improve sperm retrieval in patients with nonobstructive azoospermia (NOA). However, spermatozoa retrieval rates have still been reported to be around 50% for patients with NOA. Thus, a reliable prediction method for successful outcome is needed to avoid unnecessary surgery. In this(More)
OBJECTIVES We made a comparative study of laparoscopic nephroureterectomy (LNU) and standard open surgery (ONU) for upper urinary tract transitional cell carcinoma. METHODS AND METHODS From July 2000 to February 2005, 49 patients underwent total nephroureterectomy for upper tract transitional cell carcinoma at Osaka University Medical Hospital. Of the 49(More)
More than 70% of patients survive childhood leukemia, but chemotherapy and radiation therapy cause irreversible impairment of spermatogenesis. Although autotransplantation of germ cells holds promise for restoring fertility, contamination by leukemic cells may induce relapse. In this study, we isolated germ cells from leukemic mice by FACS sorting. The cell(More)
In the present study, we measured carotid artery intima-media thickness (CIMT) and assessed several metabolic factors in middle-aged healthy Japanese men to clarify the relation between testosterone and atherosclerosis. The study comprised 176 male employees aged ≥40 years who visited Osaka University Healthcare Center for their annual health examinations.(More)
OBJECTIVES Testicular sperm extraction (TESE), together with intracytoplasmic sperm injection, has become the treatment of choice for patients with nonobstructive azoospermia related to nonmosaic Klinefelter syndrome (KS) who want to father children. However, predicting successful microdissection TESE for patients with KS remains controversial. Thus, we(More)
Although various genetic factors have been implicated in human male infertility, the causative genes for the different types of idiopathic male infertility have not been elucidated. Protamines, which are the major DNA-binding proteins in the sperm nucleus, package the DNA into the sperm head. Analysis of the human protamine-1 (PRM1) and -2 (PRM2) gene(More)
We previously reported an association between the human leukocyte antigen (HLA) haplotype DRB1*1302-DQB1*0604 in the HLA class II region and non-obstructive azoospermia in Japanese men. To identify possible associations between the HLA-DRB1*1302-DQB1*0604 allele in the HLA class II region and azoospermia factor (AZF) deletion in the Y chromosome, we(More)