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Spermatozoa from normozoospermic fertile and infertile individuals convey a distinct miRNA cargo

Overview of attention for article published in Andrology, September 2016
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
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Title
Spermatozoa from normozoospermic fertile and infertile individuals convey a distinct miRNA cargo
Published in
Andrology, September 2016
DOI 10.1111/andr.12276
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Salas‐Huetos, A., Blanco, J., Vidal, F., Grossmann, M., Pons, M. C., Garrido, N., Anton, E.

Abstract

Deciphering the underlying causes of idiopathic male infertility is one of the main challenges in reproductive medicine. This is especially relevant in infertile patients displaying normal seminal parameters and no urogenital or genetic abnormalities. In these cases, the search for additional sperm biomarkers is of high interest. This study was aimed to determine the implications of the sperm miRNA expression profiles in the reproductive capacity of normozoospermic infertile individuals. The expression level of 736 miRNAs was evaluated in spermatozoa from eight normozoospermic infertile males using TaqMan(®) qRT-PCR. Results were contrasted with data from 10 control normozoospermic fertile individuals analyzed under the same conditions. Clustering analysis of miRNA expression data separated the individuals according to their fertility condition (fertile and infertile). Fifty-seven miRNAs were differentially expressed (DE-miRNAs) between populations; 20 of them was regulated by a host gene promoter that in three cases comprised genes involved in fertility. The predicted targets of the DE-miRNAs (n = 8,606) unveiled a significant enrichment of biological processes related to embryonic morphogenesis and chromatin modification. Normozoospermic infertile individuals exhibit a specific sperm miRNA expression profile clearly differentiated from normozoospermic fertile individuals. This miRNA cargo has potential implications in the individuals' reproductive competence.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Spain 1 2%
Unknown 41 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 8 19%
Student > Postgraduate 7 17%
Researcher 6 14%
Student > Master 5 12%
Student > Bachelor 4 10%
Other 12 29%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 13 31%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 11 26%
Medicine and Dentistry 9 21%
Unspecified 7 17%
Psychology 1 2%
Other 1 2%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 9. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 09 November 2016.
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#1,108,793
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#40
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#48,136
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