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Article: [Detection of Y chromosome microdeletions in patients with severe oligozoospermia and azoospermia].[show abstract] [hide abstract]
ABSTRACT: To explore the clinical significance of azoospermia factor (AZF) region deletion. Detection of the Y-link sequence tagged sites in AZF region was conducted by means of 2 multiplex polymerase chain reactions among 80 patients with severe oligozoospermia and 63 patients with azoospermia, totally 143. Twenty-one cases of microdeletion were found among the 143 infertile patients with a prevalence of 14.7%. PCR analysis showed that deletion of the portions of Yq in 12 of the 62 idiopathic infertility patients, 3 being with severe oligozoospermia and 9 with azoospermia, and in 9 out of the 81 patients with non-idiopathic infertility. PCR analysis of 40 normal fertile men did not detect any abnormality. The results of the microdeletion showed that 1 patient had a microdeletion in the AZFa region with sY84 and sY86 (1/21, 4.8%), 2 patients presented a large deletion involving sY127 and sY143 from AZFb, and sY254 and sY255 from AZFc (1/21, 9.5%). Two patients had the deletions located in AZFb region (2/21, 9.5%), and 16 patients had a deletion on the AZFc region involving the DAZ (deleted in azoospermia) gene (16/21, 76.2%) Among the 21 infertile men 4 showed a testicular cytologic picture of maturation arrest, 6 patients had severe hypospermatogenesis, and 11 had Sertoli cell-only syndrome. There were not significant differences in location and extent of deletions between the patients with idiopathic infertility and those with non-idiopathic infertility. It is recommended to carry out screening of microdeletion of Y chromosome among the patients with idiopathic and non-idiopathic infertility, especially the candidates for intracytoplasmic sperm injection.Zhonghua yi xue za zhi 06/2006; 86(20):1376-80.
Article: AZF gene expression analysis in peripheral leukocytes and testicular cells from idiopathic infertility.[show abstract] [hide abstract]
ABSTRACT: The aim of this study was to assess the frequency of AZF microdeletions in peripheral leukocytes and testicular cells in Chinese men with idiopathic infertility. Expression in testicular cells was also determined. In this study, we screened 62 idiopathic infertile patients, in whom karyotype, sperm count and hormonal parameters were evaluated. Genomic DNA was extracted from the peripheral leukocytes. Molecular analysis was performed by two multiplex polymerase chain reactions (PCR) using a set of eight sequence tagged sites (STS) from 3 different regions of the Y chromosome. Total cellular RNA was extracted from the testicular tissue using a Trizol-method. Reverse Transcription (RT) reactions were performed to synthesize cDNA. Amplification of DFFRY, RBM and DAZ genes was performed to analyze their expression in testicular cells. In this cohort, we found 12 submicroscopic deletions (12/62, 19.4%). Nine patients (9/33, 27.2%) were detected in the azoospermic group and three (3/29, 10.3%) in the severe oligozoospermic group. RT-PCR analysis from testicular cells gave normal amplifications for SRY and DFFRY mRNA in 62 idiopathic patients; two patients were negative for RBM expression; no RBM and DAZ were detected for a case; 12 patients had no expression in the AZFc region involving the DAZ gene. Of 12 cases, three patients with normal PCR analysis of DAZ gene on genomic DNA showed no RT-PCR amplification for DAZ mRNA. The use of RT-PCR of specific spermatid expressed genes in conjunction with examining microdeletions using peripheral leukocytes is suggested to avoid the transmission of the Y chromosomal microdeletions from a father to a son via testicular sperm aspiration (TESE), intracytoplasmic sperm injection (JCSI).Archives of Andrology 53(6):317-24. · 0.89 Impact Factor