Cytogenetics of somatic cells and sperm from a 46,XY/45,X mosaic male with moderate oligoasthenoteratozoospermia.

Center for Pediatric Research, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk 23510, USA.
Fertility and Sterility (Impact Factor: 4.17). 02/1998; 69(1):146-8. DOI: 10.1016/S0015-0282(97)00443-3
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ABSTRACT To determine aneuploidy frequencies in sperm from a patient with normal phenotype and 46,XY/45,X mosaicism in somatic cells (peripheral lymphocytes).
Case report.
Infertility clinic and genetics laboratory.
A 30-year-old male with primary infertility and moderate oligoasthenoteratozoospermia.
Cytogenetic analysis of somatic cells and determination by fluorescence in situ hybridization of aneuploidy frequencies for the gonosomes (sex chromosomes) and chromosome 18 in sperm from whole and Percoll-separated semen.
Somatic and gametic aneuploidy were scored.
Analysis of lymphocyte metaphase cells showed a mosaic 46,XY (90%)/ 45,X (10%) karyotype. Significantly higher frequencies of gonosomal (semen, 1.92% versus 0.70%; Percoll, 1.12% versus 0.46%), and chromosome 18 (semen, 0.89% versus 0.28%; Percoll, 0.26% versus 0.10%) disomy were detected in the sperm of the patient compared with those observed in spermatozoa from a proved fertile control.
Significantly higher frequencies of aneuploid sperm suggest that the patient is at elevated risk of producing offspring with numerical chromosome abnormalities.

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