Elena Moretti

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Affiliation: University of Siena
Country: Italy

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Sperm ultrastructure and meiotic segregation in a group of patients with chronic hepatitis B and C
    E Moretti
    Department of General Surgery, Biology Section, Interdepartmental Centre for Research and Therapy of Male Infertility, University of Siena, Siena, Italy
    Andrologia 40:173-8. 2008
  2. doi request reprint Immunolocalization of humanin in human sperm and testis
    Elena Moretti
    Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Siena, Siena, Italy
    Fertil Steril 94:2888-90. 2010
  3. doi request reprint Sperm ultrastructure and meiotic segregation in a group of patients with chronic hepatitis B and C
    E Moretti
    Department of General Surgery, Biology Section, Interdepartmental Centre for Research and Therapy of Male Infertility, University of Siena, Siena, Italy
    Andrologia 40:286-91. 2008
  4. ncbi request reprint Three cases of genetic defects affecting sperm tail: a FISH study
    E Moretti
    Department of General Surgery, Biology Section, Regional Referral Center for Male Infertility, University of Siena, Siena, Italy
    J Submicrosc Cytol Pathol 38:137-41. 2006
  5. ncbi request reprint Influence of Helicobacter pylori infection on levels of ghrelin and obestatin in human semen
    Elena Moretti
    Department of Biomedical Sciences, Applied Biology Section, University of Siena, Policlinico Santa Maria alle Scotte, Viale Bracci, 53100 Siena, Italy
    J Androl 33:938-43. 2012
  6. ncbi request reprint Effect of emotional stress on sperm quality
    Giulia Collodel
    Department of Surgery, Biology Section, Interdepartmental Centre for Research and Therapy of Male Infertility, University of Siena, Italy
    Indian J Med Res 128:254-61. 2008
  7. pmc The presence of bacteria species in semen and sperm quality
    Elena Moretti
    Department of Biomedical Sciences, Biology Section, Interdepartmental Centre for Research and Therapy of Male Infertility, University of Siena, Policlinico Le Scotte, Siena, Italy
    J Assist Reprod Genet 26:47-56. 2009
  8. doi request reprint Light, polarizing, and transmission electron microscopy: three methods for the evaluation of sperm quality
    Giulia Collodel
    Department of Biomedical Sciences, Applied Biology Section, Interdepartmental Centre for Research and Therapy of Male Infertility, University of Siena, Siena, Italy
    Syst Biol Reprod Med 59:27-33. 2013
  9. doi request reprint The effect of radio electric asymmetric conveyer treatment on sperm parameters of subfertile stallions: a pilot study
    Giulia Collodel
    Department of Biomedical Sciences, Applied Biology Section, Italy
    Reprod Biol 12:277-84. 2012
  10. ncbi request reprint Localization of AKAP4 and tubulin proteins in sperm with reduced motility
    Elena Moretti
    Department of General Surgery, Biology Section, University of Siena, Regional Referral Center for Male Infertility, Siena 53100, Italy
    Asian J Androl 9:641-9. 2007

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  1. doi request reprint Sperm ultrastructure and meiotic segregation in a group of patients with chronic hepatitis B and C
    E Moretti
    Department of General Surgery, Biology Section, Interdepartmental Centre for Research and Therapy of Male Infertility, University of Siena, Siena, Italy
    Andrologia 40:173-8. 2008
    ..In conclusion, sperm quality in the studied group was not impaired, however, apoptosis and necrosis resulted out of normal range and the fertility index was significantly lower in HCV and HBV infected patients versus controls...
  2. doi request reprint Immunolocalization of humanin in human sperm and testis
    Elena Moretti
    Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Siena, Siena, Italy
    Fertil Steril 94:2888-90. 2010
    ..Thus, the examination of the HN localization in normal and abnormal sperm could be proposed as an auxiliary test to better define sperm quality...
  3. doi request reprint Sperm ultrastructure and meiotic segregation in a group of patients with chronic hepatitis B and C
    E Moretti
    Department of General Surgery, Biology Section, Interdepartmental Centre for Research and Therapy of Male Infertility, University of Siena, Siena, Italy
    Andrologia 40:286-91. 2008
    ..In conclusion, sperm quality in the studied group was not impaired; however, apoptosis and necrosis resulted out of normal range and the fertility index was significantly lower in HCV- and HBV-infected patients versus controls...
  4. ncbi request reprint Three cases of genetic defects affecting sperm tail: a FISH study
    E Moretti
    Department of General Surgery, Biology Section, Regional Referral Center for Male Infertility, University of Siena, Siena, Italy
    J Submicrosc Cytol Pathol 38:137-41. 2006
    ..For this reason, genetic counseling is advisable, although all the genes involved and the possible mechanisms of these mutations have not yet been fully characterized...
  5. ncbi request reprint Influence of Helicobacter pylori infection on levels of ghrelin and obestatin in human semen
    Elena Moretti
    Department of Biomedical Sciences, Applied Biology Section, University of Siena, Policlinico Santa Maria alle Scotte, Viale Bracci, 53100 Siena, Italy
    J Androl 33:938-43. 2012
    ..HP infection may influence the ghrelin seminal concentrations, probably as a response to a negative effect of infection on the semen quality...
  6. ncbi request reprint Effect of emotional stress on sperm quality
    Giulia Collodel
    Department of Surgery, Biology Section, Interdepartmental Centre for Research and Therapy of Male Infertility, University of Siena, Italy
    Indian J Med Res 128:254-61. 2008
    ..Emotional stress plays a detrimental role on fertility. In this study male patients with idiopathic infertility were selected after evaluation of psychological stress to evaluate a positive effect of a stress therapy on their semen quality...
  7. pmc The presence of bacteria species in semen and sperm quality
    Elena Moretti
    Department of Biomedical Sciences, Biology Section, Interdepartmental Centre for Research and Therapy of Male Infertility, University of Siena, Policlinico Le Scotte, Siena, Italy
    J Assist Reprod Genet 26:47-56. 2009
    ..To verify the prevalence of semen bacterial contamination and whether the contamination could decrease sperm quality...
  8. doi request reprint Light, polarizing, and transmission electron microscopy: three methods for the evaluation of sperm quality
    Giulia Collodel
    Department of Biomedical Sciences, Applied Biology Section, Interdepartmental Centre for Research and Therapy of Male Infertility, University of Siena, Siena, Italy
    Syst Biol Reprod Med 59:27-33. 2013
    ..In conclusion, LM, PM, and TEM are reliable techniques in evaluating sperm quality. PM appears to offer several advantages 'midway' between LM and TEM and it should be considered in sperm analysis...
  9. doi request reprint The effect of radio electric asymmetric conveyer treatment on sperm parameters of subfertile stallions: a pilot study
    Giulia Collodel
    Department of Biomedical Sciences, Applied Biology Section, Italy
    Reprod Biol 12:277-84. 2012
    ..Thus, we suggest that the REAC-VNPPO treatment for stallions with idiopathic subfertility may enhance the reproductive performance of stallions...
  10. ncbi request reprint Localization of AKAP4 and tubulin proteins in sperm with reduced motility
    Elena Moretti
    Department of General Surgery, Biology Section, University of Siena, Regional Referral Center for Male Infertility, Siena 53100, Italy
    Asian J Androl 9:641-9. 2007
    ..To perform screening, related to A-kinase anchoring proteins 4 (AKAP4) and tubulin proteins, in spermatozoa with absent or severely reduced motility in order to detect the status of the fibrous sheath and the axonemal structure...
  11. doi request reprint Infection by CagA-positive Helicobacter pylori strains may contribute to alter the sperm quality of men with fertility disorders and increase the systemic levels of TNF-alpha
    Giulia Collodel
    Department of Biomedical Sciences, Applied Biology Section, Policlinico Le Scotte, University of Siena, Viale Bracci, 14, 53100 Siena, Italy
    Dig Dis Sci 55:94-100. 2010
    ..The negative influence of CagA-positive H. pylori infection on sperm quality may help to understand the role of chronic infections in reproductive disorders...
  12. ncbi request reprint Gene deletions in an infertile man with sperm fibrous sheath dysplasia
    B Baccetti
    Department of Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Reproductive Medicine, Section of Biology, Siena University, Regional Referral Center for Male Infertility, Italy
    Hum Reprod 20:2790-4. 2005
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  13. doi request reprint Immunolocalization of aquaporin 7 in human sperm and its relationship with semen parameters
    Elena Moretti
    Department of Biomedical Sciences, Applied Biology Section, University of Siena, Italy
    Syst Biol Reprod Med 58:129-35. 2012
    ..010) and immaturity (P<0.006) and coiled tails (P<0.012). The link between AQP7 distribution and sperm morphology and the particular dotted labeling in swim up selected motile sperm are novel and deserve additional studies...
  14. pmc 18, X, Y aneuploidies and transmission electron microscopy studies in spermatozoa from five carriers of different reciprocal translocations
    Elena Moretti
    Department of Biomedical Sciences, Applied Biology Section, University of Siena, Siena 53100, Italy
    Asian J Androl 11:325-32. 2009
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  15. ncbi request reprint Spermatozoa and chronic treatment with finasteride: a TEM and FISH study
    Giulia Collodel
    Department of Surgery, Biology Section, Interdepartmental Centre for Research and Therapy of Male Infertility, University of Siena, Policlinico Le Scotte, Viale Bracci 14, 53100 Siena, Italy
    Arch Androl 53:229-33. 2007
    ..A recovery of spermatogenetic process was observed. Motility and morphology improved whereas the meiotic pattern did not change presenting elevated diploidy and sex chromosome disomy frequency...
  16. doi request reprint Detection of obestatin in seminal plasma and its relationship with ghrelin and semen parameters
    Elena Moretti
    Department of Biomedical Sciences, Applied Biology Section, Interdepartmental Centre for Research and Therapy of Male Infertility, University of Siena, Siena, Italy
    Fertil Steril 95:2303-9. 2011
    ..To investigate the occurrence of ghrelin and obestatin in human semen...
  17. ncbi request reprint Cryptorchidism and semen quality: a TEM and molecular study
    Elena Moretti
    Department of General Surgery, Biology Section, University of Siena, Policlinico S Maria alle Scotte, 53100 Siena, Italy
    J Androl 28:194-9. 2007
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  18. doi request reprint Natural sperm birefringence can be used to estimate sperm viability and morphology
    Giulia Collodel
    Department of Biomedical Sciences, Applied Biology Section, Interdepartmental Centre for Research and Therapy of Male Infertility, University of Siena, Siena, Italy
    Syst Biol Reprod Med 56:465-72. 2010
    ..We suggest a PM diagnostic cut-off value of 20%, since this value was the lowest found for individuals of proven fertility...
  19. ncbi request reprint Studies on varicocele III: ultrastructural sperm evaluation and 18, X and Y aneuploidies
    Baccio M Baccetti
    Department of Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Reproductive Medicine, Biology Section, University of Siena, Policlinico S Maria alle Scotte, 53100 Siena, Italy
    J Androl 27:94-101. 2006
    ..In consideration of these data, we suggest that TEM and FISH analyses should be performed for all varicocele patients...
  20. ncbi request reprint Fluorescence in situ hybridization and molecular studies in infertile men with dysplasia of the fibrous sheath
    Baccio Baccetti
    Department of Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Reproductive Medicine, Siena University, Regional Referral Center for Male Infertility, Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria Senese, Siena, Italy
    Fertil Steril 84:123-9. 2005
    ..To perform fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) and molecular analysis in patients with the genetic sperm defect "dysplasia of the fibrous sheath" (DFS)...
  21. doi request reprint A case of severe asthenozoospermia: a novel sperm tail defect of possible genetic origin identified by electron microscopy and immunocytochemistry
    Giulia Collodel
    Interdepartmental Centre for Research and Therapy of Male Infertility, Department of Biomedical Sciences, Applied Biology Section, University of Siena, Siena, Italy
    Fertil Steril 95:289.e11-6. 2011
    ..To characterize a novel flagellar defect involving 98% of sperm tails...
  22. doi request reprint Semen quality of male idiopathic infertile smokers and nonsmokers: an ultrastructural study
    G Collodel
    Department of Biomedical Sciences, Applied Biology Section, University of Siena, 53100 Siena, Italy
    J Androl 31:108-13. 2010
    ..Although semen quality in males with idiopathic infertility seems not to be dramatically affected by cigarette consumption, heavy smokers show significantly lower sperm concentration and FI: another strong reason to stop smoking...
  23. ncbi request reprint Transmission electron microscopy, immunocytochemical and fluorescence in situ hybridisation studies in a case of 100% necrozoospermia: case report
    E Moretti
    Department of Surgery, Biology Section, University of Siena, Siena, Italy
    Andrologia 38:233-8. 2006
    ..FISH sperm analysis highlighted an altered meiotic segregation. After recovery from infection, 100% necrozoospermia persisted and chromosomal sperm aneuploidies were still present...
  24. ncbi request reprint Necrosis in human spermatozoa. II. Ultrastructural features and FISH study in semen from patients with recovered uro-genital infections
    E Moretti
    Department of Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Reproductive Medicine, Biology Section, University of Siena, Regional Referral Center for Male Infertility, Siena University General Hospital, Italy
    J Submicrosc Cytol Pathol 37:93-8. 2005
    ..However, further studies are necessary to test the correlation between biochemical parameters and ultrastructural and molecular markers of inflammation...
  25. ncbi request reprint Necrosis in human spermatozoa. I. Ultrastructural features and FISH study in semen from patients with uro-genital infections
    G Collodel
    Department of Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Reproductive Medicine, Biology Section, University of Siena, Regional Referral Center for Male Infertility, Siena University General Hospital, Italy
    J Submicrosc Cytol Pathol 37:67-73. 2005
    ..The high rate of diploidy and gonosomes disomy in our group of patients suggests the possibility of a negative effect of infection and/or inflammation on sperm morphogenesis...
  26. pmc Sperm ultrastructure and 18, X, Y aneuploidies in a man with a 46 XY, 47 XY + 18 mosaic karyotype: case report
    G Collodel
    Department of General Surgery, Biology Section, Interdepartmental Centre for Research and Therapy of Male Infertility, University of Siena, Policlinico S Maria alle Scotte, 53100, Siena, Italy
    J Assist Reprod Genet 24:373-6. 2007
    ..To describe sperm morphology and meiotic segregation in the case of a man with a 46 XY/ 47 XY + 18 mosaic karyotype...
  27. doi request reprint Role of rabbit prostate granules on sperm viability and acrosome reaction evaluated with different methods
    Giulia Collodel
    Department of Biomedical Sciences, Applied Biology Section, University of Siena, Ospedale Le Scotte, 53100 Siena, Italy
    Theriogenology 77:1021-6. 2012
    ..TEM confirmed these results. In conclusion, the role of granules was confirmed in synchronizing sperm capacitation and acrosome reaction with egg availability; indeed, rabbit ovulation occurs only 6 to 10 h after mating...
  28. doi request reprint Two cases of sperm immotility: a mosaic of flagellar alterations related to dysplasia of the fibrous sheath and abnormalities of head-neck attachment
    Elena Moretti
    Department of Biomedical Sciences, Applied Biology Section, Interdepartmental Center for Research and Therapy of Male Infertility, University of Siena, Siena, Italy
    Fertil Steril 95:1787.e19-23. 2011
    ..To characterize the association of two systematic sperm defects...
  29. pmc Effects of regenerative radioelectric asymmetric conveyer treatment on human normal and osteoarthritic chondrocytes exposed to IL-1β. A biochemical and morphological study
    Giulia Collodel
    Department of Biomedical Sciences Applied Biology, University of Siena, Siena, Italy
    Clin Interv Aging 8:309-16. 2013
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  30. doi request reprint Distribution of α- and δ-tocopherols in seminal plasma and sperm fractions of men with normal and abnormal semen parameters
    Elena Moretti
    Department of Biomedical Sciences, Applied Biology Section, University of Siena, Siena, Italy
    J Androl 32:232-9. 2011
    ..In conclusion, the Ts coupled directly with the sperm membrane seem to play the main protective role in the semen, and the release of α-T and δ-T in the P fraction is probably an index of lower antioxidant power and sperm quality...
  31. ncbi request reprint Morphology and meiotic segregation in spermatozoa from men of proven fertility
    Giulia Collodel
    Department of Surgery, Biology Section, University of Siena, Policlinico Le Scotte, Viale Bracci, 14, 53100 Siena, Italy
    J Androl 29:106-14. 2008
    ..690%). This study of the incidence of disomy and diploidy in spermatozoa from fertile, apparently normal individuals is important for making comparisons with infertile cohorts to determine the real increase of aneuploidy in those cohorts...
  32. ncbi request reprint 'Round head' sperm defect. Ultrastructural and meiotic segregation study
    E Moretti
    Department of Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Reproductive Medicine, Biology Section, University of Siena, Regional Referral Center for Male Infertility, Siena University General Hospital, Italy
    J Submicrosc Cytol Pathol 37:297-303. 2005
    ..FISH analysis revealed a positive correlation between globozoospermia and higher disomies of sex chromosomes and diploidies suggesting a higher risk of creating an aneuploid embryo after intracytoplasmic sperm injection...
  33. doi request reprint Semen characteristics and inflammatory mediators in infertile men with different clinical diagnoses
    E Moretti
    Department of Surgery, Biology Section, University of Siena, Siena, Italy
    Int J Androl 32:637-46. 2009
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  34. pmc Polysorbate 80 and Helicobacter pylori: a microbiological and ultrastructural study
    Natale Figura
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Siena, Siena, Italy
    BMC Microbiol 12:217. 2012
    ..Ultrastructural alterations of organisms treated with polysorbate 80, alone and in association with antibiotics were analyzed by transmission electron microscopy...
  35. ncbi request reprint Factors modulating the outcome of treatment for the eradication of Helicobacter pylori infection
    Natale Figura
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Siena, Siena, Italy
    New Microbiol 35:335-40. 2012
    ..001); degrees of histological gastritis had no significant effect on eradication rates. Microscopic examination of smeared biopsies for the detection of the coccoid morphoytpe of H. pylori may help avoiding therapeutic failures...
  36. doi request reprint Lipid peroxidation in human spermatozoa from men with genitourinary infections
    Ilaria Cosci
    Department of General Surgery, University of Siena, Biology Section, Siena, Italy
    Syst Biol Reprod Med 54:75-83. 2008
    ..The detection of LPO could be questionable in cases of sperm necrosis because in this pathology the plasma membrane is often disrupted and the lipidic probe is unable to intercalate within the phospholipidic bilayer...
  37. ncbi request reprint Effect of follicle-stimulating hormone on sperm quality and pregnancy rate
    B Baccetti
    Department of Paediatrics, Obstetrics and Reproductive Medicine, Section of Biology, University of Siena, Via T Pendola 62, 53100 Siena, Italy
    Asian J Androl 6:133-7. 2004
    ..To evaluate the possible links between ultrastructural sperm quality and the clinical pregnancy rate in infertile males treated with FSH before intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI)...
  38. doi request reprint TEM and FISH studies in sperm from men of couples with recurrent pregnancy loss
    G Collodel
    Department of Biomedical Sciences, Applied Biology Section, University of Siena, Siena, Italy
    Andrologia 41:352-60. 2009
    ..Chromosomal FISH analysis and chromatin tests of sperm could be included in RPL work-ups when no other cause has been detected...
  39. ncbi request reprint 10, 15 reciprocal translocation in an infertile man: ultrastructural and fluorescence in-situ hybridization sperm study: case report
    B Baccetti
    Department of Paediatrics, Obstetrics and Reproductive Medicine, Section of Biology, University of Siena, Italy
    Hum Reprod 18:2302-8. 2003
    ..As this structural reorganization was absent in the parents, the translocation must have appeared de novo in the present patient...
  40. ncbi request reprint Genetic sperm defects and consanguinity
    B Baccetti
    Department of Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Reproductive Medicine, Section of Applied Biology, University of Siena, Via T Pendola 62, 53100 Siena, Italy
    Hum Reprod 16:1365-71. 2001
    ..Among the subjects studied, we focused on a group of patients whose family histories revealed different degrees of consanguinity, in order to evaluate the relationship between consanguinity and particular sperm alterations...
  41. ncbi request reprint A quick molecular method for the simultaneous detection in spermatozoa of nuclear, acrosomal and axonemal structure by fluorescent microscopy
    B Baccetti
    Institute of General Biology, Siena University, Italy
    J Submicrosc Cytol Pathol 31:563-9. 1999
    ..Triple staining results more severe than the PAP method, but TEM analysis is the finest technique to detect sperm abnormality because it considers the entire panel of sperm defects...
  42. ncbi request reprint Helicobacter pylori infection and infertility
    N Figura
    Institute of Internal Medicine, University of Sienna, Sienna, Italy
    Eur J Gastroenterol Hepatol 14:663-9. 2002
    ..pylori antibodies in samples of follicular fluid, vaginal secretions and sperm; and (3) the existence of a structural homology between a major spermatozoa protein, tubulin, and H. pylori proteins...
  43. ncbi request reprint Sperm aneuploidies and low progressive motility
    G Collodel
    Department of Surgery, Biology Section, Siena University, Policlinico Le Scotte, Viale Bracci 14, 53100 Siena, Italy
    Hum Reprod 22:1893-8. 2007
    ..Oligozoospermia and teratozoospermia are known to influence sperm aneuploidy, but there is still a debate about whether aneuploidies are associated with reduced motility...
  44. ncbi request reprint Sperm morphology and aneuploidies: defects of supposed genetic origin
    G Collodel
    Department of General Surgery, Biology Section, University of Siena, Siena, Italy
    Andrologia 38:208-15. 2006
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  45. ncbi request reprint Ultrastructural studies of spermatozoa from infertile males with Robertsonian translocations and 18, X, Y aneuploidies
    B Baccetti
    Department of Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Reproductive Medicine, Section of Biology, Siena University, Regional Referral Center for Male Infertility, Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria Senese, Siena, Italy
    Hum Reprod 20:2295-300. 2005
    ..In order to clarify the relationship between chromosomal rearrangements, sperm morphology and interchromosomal effects (ICE), we studied the spermatogenetic defects in seven infertile Robertsonian translocation carriers...
  46. ncbi request reprint Ultrastructural sperm study in infertile males with microdeletions of Y chromosome
    G Collodel
    Department of Surgery, Biology Section, Siena University, Siena, Italy
    J Submicrosc Cytol Pathol 38:45-50. 2006
    ..In all other patients with Y microdeletions, sperm ultrastructural defects affected the whole sperm population and were mainly related to apoptosis or immaturity...
  47. ncbi request reprint Ultrastructural and DNA fragmentation analyses in swim-up selected human sperm
    P Piomboni
    Department of Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Reproductive Medicine University of Siena, Siena, Italy
    Arch Androl 52:51-9. 2006
    ..Nevertheless, immature sperm with elliptical or roundish nuclei, misshapen acrosomes and uncondensed chromatin remain part of fertilizing pool...
  48. ncbi request reprint TEM, FISH and molecular studies in infertile men with pericentric inversion of chromosome 9
    G Collodel
    Regional Referral Center for Male Infertility, Siena, Italy
    Andrologia 38:122-7. 2006
    ..We hypothesized that this inversion could have variable effects on spermatogenesis, from azoospermia to severely altered sperm morphology, motility and meiotic segregation...
  49. doi request reprint Abnormal elongation of midpiece, absence of axoneme and outer dense fibers at principal piece level, supernumerary microtubules: a sperm defect of possible genetic origin?
    Elena Moretti
    Department of Surgery, Biology Section, University of Siena, Interdepartmental Centre for Research and Therapy of Male Infertility, Siena, Italy
    Fertil Steril 90:1201.e3-8. 2008
    ..To characterize a flagellar defect involving 95% of the sperm population from an infertile man...
  50. ncbi request reprint Sperm ultrastructure and meiotic segregation in an infertile 47, XYY man
    E Moretti
    Department of General Surgery, Biology Section, Interdepartmental Centre for Research and Therapy of Male Infertility, University of Siena, Siena, Italy
    Andrologia 39:229-34. 2007
    ..The combination of these two techniques led us to clarify the status of the spermatogenic process, showing an altered meiotic segregation concomitant with the presence of sperm apoptosis and necrosis in a patient 47, XYY...
  51. ncbi request reprint Effect of hydrostatic pressure of various magnitudes on osteoarthritic chondrocytes exposed to IL-1beta
    Antonella Fioravanti
    Department of Clinical Medicine and Immunological Sciences, Rheumatology Unit, University of Siena, Siena, Italy
    Indian J Med Res 132:209-17. 2010
    ..The present study was undertaken to evaluate the in vitro effects of cyclical low HP (1-5 MPa) and continuous high HP (24 MPa) applied in the presence or absence of interleukin (IL)-1beta on human osteoarthritis (OA) chondrocytes...
  52. ncbi request reprint An ultrastructural and immunocytochemical study of a rare genetic sperm tail defect that causes infertility in humans
    Baccio Baccetti
    Department of Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Reproductive Medicine, Section of Biology, University of Siena, Via T Pendola 62, 53100 Siena, Italy
    Fertil Steril 82:463-8. 2004
    ..To characterize and describe the ontogenesis of a rare flagellar defect affecting the whole sperm population of a sterile man...
  53. pmc Structural sperm and aneuploidies studies in a case of spermatogenesis recovery after the use of androgenic anabolic steroids
    E Moretti
    Department of Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Reproductive Medicine, Biology Section, Siena University, Policlinico Le Scotte, Viale Bracci 14, Siena, Italy
    J Assist Reprod Genet 24:195-8. 2007
    ..We report the case of an azoospermic man who had abused androgenic anabolic steroids and who recovered spermatogenesis six months after cessation of abuse and the administration of hormonal therapy...
  54. ncbi request reprint Localization of molecules related to cholinergic signaling in eggs and zygotes of the sea urchin, Paracentrotus lividus
    P Piomboni
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Siena, Italy
    J Submicrosc Cytol Pathol 33:187-93. 2001
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  55. ncbi request reprint Morphological, immunocytochemical and biochemical studies in human osteoarthritic chondrocytes exposed to IL-1b and cyclical hydrostatic pressure
    A Fioravanti
    Rheumatology Unit, Department of Clinical Medicine and Immunological Sciences, University of Siena, Italy
    Clin Exp Rheumatol 25:690-5. 2007
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  56. ncbi request reprint Galactosylceramidase deficiency causes sperm abnormalities in the mouse model of globoid cell leukodystrophy
    A Luddi
    Department of Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Reproductive Medicine, Section of Biology, University of Siena, Italy
    Exp Cell Res 304:59-68. 2005
    ..Disorganization and abnormal arrangements of the axoneme components were also detected. These results provide in vivo evidence that GALC plays a critical role in spermiogenesis...
  57. doi request reprint Retrospective assessment of potential negative synergistic effects of varicocele and tobacco use on ultrastructural sperm morphology
    G Collodel
    Interdepartmental Centre for Research and Therapy of Male Infertility, University of Siena, Siena, Italy
    Urology 74:794-9. 2009
    ..To investigate, in a retrospective study, whether smoking cigarettes increases the effect of varicocele on sperm morphology...
  58. ncbi request reprint FISH assessment of aneuploidy frequencies in mature and immature human spermatozoa classified by the absence or presence of cytoplasmic retention
    E Kovanci
    The Sperm Physiology Laboratory, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA
    Hum Reprod 16:1209-17. 2001
    ..In addition, the lack of this chaperone may also cause diminished cellular transport of proteins, such as DNA-repair enzymes or of the retention of cytoplasm that is extruded from normally maturing spermatozoa during spermiogenesis...
  59. pmc Antibodies to an epitope from the Cha human autoantigen are markers of Chagas' disease
    N Girones
    Centro de Biologia Molecular, CSIC UAM, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Madrid, Spain
    Clin Diagn Lab Immunol 8:1039-43. 2001
    ..Those results suggest that the presence of anti-R3 antibodies is a highly specific marker of Chagas' disease and that R3 ELISA could be helpful in the diagnosis and monitoring of this disease...
  60. ncbi request reprint Analysis of B19 virus contamination in plasma pools for manufacturing, by using a competitive polymerase chain reaction assay
    G Gallinella
    Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine Division of Microbiology, University of Bologna, Via Massarenti 9, I 40138 Bologna, Italy
    Vox Sang 83:324-31. 2002
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  61. ncbi request reprint G protein-coupled receptor kinase GRK4. Molecular analysis of the four isoforms and ultrastructural localization in spermatozoa and germinal cells
    M Sallese
    Consorzio Mario Negri Sud, Istituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche Mario Negri, Santa Maria Imbaro, 66030, Italy
    J Biol Chem 272:10188-95. 1997
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  62. ncbi request reprint New insights into the interaction between the gp120 and the HIV receptor in human sperm (human.sperm/gp120/galactoglycerolipid/antigalactosylceramide/seminolip id/spermatogonia)
    A Brogi
    Istituto Biologia Generale, Università Siena, Italy
    J Reprod Immunol 41:213-31. 1998
    ....