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dc.contributor.authorBrinkworth, Martin H.*
dc.contributor.authorNieschlag, E.*
dc.contributor.authorSchmid, Thomas E.*
dc.contributor.authorWyrobek, A.J.*
dc.contributor.authorSlater, E.*
dc.contributor.authorHill, F.*
dc.contributor.authorMarchetti, F.*
dc.contributor.authorKamischke, A.*
dc.date.accessioned2009-07-28T10:22:43Z
dc.date.available2009-07-28T10:22:43Z
dc.date.issued2004
dc.identifier.citationSchmid, T.E., Brinkworth, M.H., Hill,F. and Slater, E. et al. (2004) Detection of structural and numerical chromosomal abnormalities by ACM-FISH analysis in sperm of oligozoospermic infertility patients. Human Reproduction. Vol. 19, No 6, pp. 1395-1400.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10454/3173
dc.descriptionNoen
dc.description.abstractModern reproductive technologies are enabling the treatment of infertile men with severe disturbances of spermatogenesis. The possibility of elevated frequencies of genetically and chromosomally defective sperm has become an issue of concern with the increased usage of ICSI, which can enable men with severely impaired sperm production to father children. Several papers have been published reporting aneuploidy in oligozoospermic patients, but relatively little is known about chromosome structural aberrations in the sperm of these patients. METHODS: We examined sperm from infertile, oligozoospermic individuals for structural and numerical chromosomal abnormalities using a multicolour ACM fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) assay that utilizes DNA probes specific for three regions of chromosome 1 to detect human sperm that carry numerical chromosomal abnormalities plus two categories of structural aberrations: duplications and deletions of 1pter and 1cen, and chromosomal breaks within the 1cen¿1q12 region. RESULTS: There was a significant increase in the average frequencies of sperm with duplications and deletions in the infertility patients compared with the healthy concurrent controls. There was also a significantly elevated level of breaks within the 1cen¿1q12 region. There was no evidence for an increase in chromosome 1 disomy, or in diploidy. CONCLUSIONS: Our data reveal that oligozoospermia is associated with chromosomal structural abnormalities, suggesting that oligozoospermic men carry a higher burden of transmissible, chromosome damage. The findings raise the possibility of elevated levels of transmissible chromosomal defects following ICSI treatment.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subjectACM/FISHen
dc.subjectInfertilityen
dc.subjectOligozoospermicen
dc.subjectSpermen
dc.titleDetection of structural and numerical chromosomal abnormalities by ACM-FISH analysis in sperm of oligozoospermic infertility patients.en
dc.status.refereedYesen
dc.typeArticleen
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dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1093/humrep/deh278


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