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The effect of mahogunin gene mutant on reproduction in male mice: a new sight for infertility?
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PMID:  23210986     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Mahogunin is an important mediator of chromogenesis and neurodegeneration. Mahoganoid is a mutation of the mahogunin gene, which causes a pleiotropic phenotype that includes suppression of obesity, spongiform neurodegeneration and improvement of insulin sensitivity. Our previous research found that mahoganoid widely expressed in the male rat reproductive system, and mahoganoid-deficient mice have reduced embryonic viability. But the reproductive change in mahogunin knockout (md(nc) ) male mice has not been reported previously. Here, we report that the mahogunin mRNA also widely exists in reproductive system of male mice, and its mRNA expression in the testis was in accordance with the first spermatogenesis wave cycle. Moreover, we find that md(nc) male mice were able to mate with females but no pups are delivered. Besides, the sperms' active progressive motility and hormone secretion (E2, FSH, LH, PRL) were obviously decreased while abnormal sperm rate showed no significant difference in md(nc) compared to wild-type (WT) male mice. This study indicates the mahogunin deficiency results in the infertility of male mice, disruption of hormones secretion and impaired active progressive motility, which may additionally illuminate the aetiology of male infertility in human.
D Cheng; C Xiong; J Li; C Sui; S Wang; H Li; X Jiang
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-12-5
Journal Detail:
Title:  Andrologia     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1439-0272     ISO Abbreviation:  Andrologia     Publication Date:  2012 Dec 
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Created Date:  2012-12-5     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  0423506     Medline TA:  Andrologia     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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© 2012 Blackwell Verlag GmbH.
Family Planning Research Institute, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China; Reproductive medical center, Renmin hospital of WuHan University, Wuhan, China.
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