NISCAIR Online Periodicals Repository

Research Journals >
Indian Journal of Biochemistry and Biophysics (IJBB) >
IJBB Vol.48 [2011] >
IJBB Vol.48(6) [December 2011] >

Title: DAZL 260A>G and MTHFR 677C>T variants in sperm DNA of infertile Indian men
Authors: Kumar, Kishlay
Venkatesh, S
Sharma, P R
Tiwari, P K
Dada, Rima
Keywords: Male infertility
Single nucleotide polymorphism
Issue Date: Dec-2011
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
Abstract: DAZL (deleted in azoospermia-like) 260A>G and MTHFR (methylene tetrahydrofolate reductase) 677C>T are two important autosomal variants associated with impaired spermatogenesis. In this study, we investigated DAZL 260A>G and MTHFR 677C>T variants in sperm DNA and their frequency in oligozoospermic infertile men of Indian origin. The study on sperm DNA was performed, since it is more prone to oxidative stress-induced damage and mutation. One hundred oligozoopsermic infertile men having normal chromosomal complement with intact Y chromosome and 100 age- and ethnically-matched fertile controls were investigated for these variants in their sperm genome. Spermatozoa were separated by gradient centrifugation and DNA was isolated and analyzed for the single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and restriction fragment length polymorphism (RFLP). The results showed no significant differences in the frequency of DAZL AG (P = 0.58) and MTHFR CT (P = 0.44) between oligozoospermic infertile men and controls. However, 8% (8/100) oligozoospermic infertile men harbored both the variants and showed significantly (P<0.0001) lower sperm count (3.28 ± 1.1 vs 12.50 ± 4.09) compared to infertile men with either of the single variant. None of the fertile controls showed the presence of the both variants. In conclusion, the combined effect of both DAZL 260A>G and MTHFR 677C>T variants may have role in compromised sperm count. However, further studies are required to find the pathological role of these combined variants in male infertility.
Page(s): 422-426
CC License:  CC Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 2.5 India
ISSN: 0975-0959 (Online); 0301-1208 (Print)
Source:IJBB Vol.48(6) [December 2011]

Files in This Item:

File Description SizeFormat
IJBB 48(6) 422-426.pdf152.28 kBAdobe PDFView/Open
 Current Page Visits: 792 
Recommend this item


Online Submission of Articles |  NISCAIR Website |  National Knowledge Resources Consortium |  Contact us |  Feedback

Disclaimer: NISCAIR assumes no responsibility for the statements and opinions advanced by contributors. The editorial staff in its work of examining papers received for publication is helped, in an honorary capacity, by many distinguished engineers and scientists.

CC License Except where otherwise noted, the Articles on this site are licensed under Creative Commons License: CC Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 2.5 India

Copyright © 2015 The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, New Delhi. All rights reserved.

Powered by DSpace Copyright © 2002-2007 MIT and Hewlett-Packard | Compliant to OAI-PMH V 2.0

Home Page Total Visits: 168707 since 01-Sep-2015  Last updated on 29-Jun-2016Webmaster: