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Verification of male infertility biomarkers in seminal plasma by multiplex selected reaction monitoring assay

Verification of male infertility biomarkers in seminal plasma by multiplex selected reaction monitoring assay Seminal plasma is a promising biological fluid to use for noninvasive clinical diagnostics of male reproductive system disorders. To verify a list of prospective male infertility biomarkers, we developed a multiplex selected reaction monitoring assay and measured the relative abundance of 31 proteins in 30 seminal
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Differential diagnosis of azoospermia with proteomic biomarkers ECM1 and TEX101 quantified in seminal plasma

Differential diagnosis of azoospermia with proteomic biomarkers ECM1 and TEX101 quantified in seminal plasma Male fertility problems range from diminished production of sperm, or oligozoospermia, to nonmeasurable levels of sperm in semen, or azoospermia, which is diagnosed in nearly 2% of men in the general population. Testicular biopsy is the only definitive diagnostic method to distinguish between obstructive (OA) and
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Immunocapture-Selected Reaction Monitoring Screening Facilitates the Development of ELISA for the Measurement of Native TEX101 in Biological Fluids

Immunocapture-Selected Reaction Monitoring Screening Facilitates the Development of ELISA for the Measurement of Native TEX101 in Biological Fluids Monoclonal antibodies that bind the native conformation of proteins are indispensable reagents for the development of immunoassays, production of therapeutic antibodies and delineating protein interaction networks by affinity purification-mass spectrometry. Antibodies generated against short peptides, protein fragments, or even full length recombinant
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Preclinical evaluation of a TEX101 protein ELISA test for the differential diagnosis of male infertility

Preclinical evaluation of a TEX101 protein ELISA test for the differential diagnosis of male infertility Background: TEX101 is a cell membrane protein exclusively expressed by testicular germ cells and shed into seminal plasma. We previously verified human TEX101 as a biomarker for the differential diagnosis of azoospermia, and developed a first-of-its-kind TEX101 ELISA. To demonstrate the clinical utility of TEX101, in
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Discovery of a Human Testis-specific Protein Complex TEX101-DPEP3 and Selection of Its Disrupting Antibodies

Discovery of a Human Testis-specific Protein Complex TEX101-DPEP3 and Selection of Its Disrupting Antibodies TEX101 is a testis-specific protein expressed exclusively in male germ cells and is a validated biomarker of male infertility. Studies in mice suggest that TEX101 is a cell-surface chaperone which regulates, through protein-protein interactions, the maturation of proteins involved in spermatozoa transit and oocyte binding. Male
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Sperm DNA Fragmentation: Consequences for Reproduction

Sperm DNA Fragmentation: Consequences for Reproduction DNA fragmentation, or the accumulation of sin- gle- and double-strand DNA breaks, is a common property of sperm, and an increase in the level of sperm DNA fragmentation is known to influence natural reproduction. The effect of sperm DNA fragmentation on male infertility and assisted reproductive treatment (ART) outcomes remains controversial and is one
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Identification of TEX101-associated Proteins Through Proteomic Measurement of Human Spermatozoa Homozygous for the Missense Variant rs35033974TEX101-associated Proteins

Identification of TEX101-associated Proteins Through Proteomic Measurement of Human Spermatozoa Homozygous for the Missense Variant rs35033974 TEX101 protein is a validated biomarker of male infertility and a potential germ cell-surface chaperone. Near-complete degradation of variant G99V TEX101 protein was discovered in men homozygous and heterozygous for the missense variant rs35033974. Differential proteomic profiling revealed TEX101-associated proteins downregulated in rs35033974hh spermatozoa,
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Erectile Dysfunction and Signs of Heart Disease

Overview Original article from WebMD Archives. This content has not been reviewed within the past year and may not represent WebMD’s most up-to-date information. The following excerpt is from WebMD: Doctors should look more closely at the overall health of impotent men, a large new study suggests. Men with even mild erectile dysfunction — but no known heart problems —
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Advances in sperm analysis: techniques, discoveries and applications

Abstract Abstract Infertility affects one in six couples worldwide, and fertility continues to deteriorate globally, partly owing to a decline in semen quality. Sperm analysis has a central role in diagnosing and treating male factor infertility. Many emerging techniques, such as digital holography, super-resolution microscopy and next-generation sequencing, have been developed that enable improved analysis of sperm motility, morphology and
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