Publications (2)2.97 Total impact
Article: [Functional expression of adenylyl cyclase and phosphodiesterase in ejaculated human spermatozoa].[show abstract] [hide abstract]
ABSTRACT: To compare the differences of expressions of adenylyl cyclase (AC) and phosphodiesterase (PDE) in ejaculated spermatozoa between healthy volunteers and the patients with asthenospermia. Ejaculated spermatozoa were collected from healthy volunteers and the patients with asthenospermia. Reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) was used to detect mRNA expression of AC and PDE subtypes in human spermatozoa. The concentrations of cAMP and cGMP in the samples were detected by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA). Compared with healthy volunteers, expression of sAC mRNA and concentration of cAMP were significantly decreased in the patients with asthenospermia (P < 0.01) , while the expression of PDE4C mRNA was significantly increased at the same time (P <0.01). There were no marked differences in the expression of ACIII mRNA and concentration of cGMP between the two groups. The sAC down-regulation and PDE4C up-regulation are possible reasons for asthenospermia.Zhonghua nan ke xue = National journal of andrology 03/2006; 12(3):195-8.
Article: Low expression of glycoprotein subunit 130 in ejaculated spermatozoa from asthenozoospermic men.[show abstract] [hide abstract]
ABSTRACT: Previous studies showed that interleukin-6 (IL-6) was expressed in human Leydig and Sertoli cells and that it inhibited sperm motility. The aim of this study was to compare the expression of IL-6, IL-6R, and GP130 in ejaculated spermatozoa between normozoospermic and asthenozoospermic men. Human spermatozoa in the semen were purified by Percoll gradient technique to separate the seminal plasma and other round cells. RT-PCR, immunocytochemistry, and Western blot were used to detect the expression of IL-6, IL-6R, and GP130 in spermatozoa. With RT-PCR, only GP130 mRNA but not IL-6 and IL-6R mRNA was expressed in human ejaculated spermatozoa. The expression of GP130 mRNA was significantly lower in asthenozoospermic men than in normozoospermic men. The protein expression of GP130 was further confirmed by both immunocytochemistry and Western blot. Again, GP130 protein levels were significantly lower in asthenozoospermic men than in normozoospermic men. The results suggested that the decreased expression of GP130 in ejaculated spermatozoa could be associated with low sperm motility in asthenozoospermic men.Journal of Andrology 27(5):645-52. · 2.97 Impact Factor