Considering the widespread use of assisted reproductive techniques (ART), DNA methylation of specific genes involved in spermatogenesis achieves increasingly clinical relevance, representing a possible explanation of increased incidence of syndromes related to genomic imprinting in medically assisted pregnancies. Several trials suggested a relationship between male sub-fertility and sperm DNA methylation, although its weight on seminal parameters alteration is still a matter of debate. To evaluate whether aberrant sperm DNA methylation of imprinted genes is associated with impaired sperm parameters. Meta-analysis of controlled clinical trials evaluating imprinted genes sperm DNA methylation comparing men with idiopathic infertility to fertile controls. Twenty-four studies were included, allowing a meta-analytic evaluation for H19, MEST, SNRPN, and LINE-1. When a high heterogeneity of the results was demonstrated, the random effect model was used. H19 methylation levels resulted significantly lower in 879 infertile compared with 562 fertile men (7.53%, 95% CI: 5.14–9.93%, p 

Impairment of sperm DNA methylation in male infertility: a meta-analytic study / Santi, D.; De Vincentis, S.; Magnani, E.; Spaggiari, G.. - In: ANDROLOGY. - ISSN 2047-2919. - 5:4(2017), pp. 695-703. [10.1111/andr.12379]

Impairment of sperm DNA methylation in male infertility: a meta-analytic study

Santi, D.
;
De Vincentis, S.;Magnani, E.;Spaggiari, G.
2017

Abstract

Considering the widespread use of assisted reproductive techniques (ART), DNA methylation of specific genes involved in spermatogenesis achieves increasingly clinical relevance, representing a possible explanation of increased incidence of syndromes related to genomic imprinting in medically assisted pregnancies. Several trials suggested a relationship between male sub-fertility and sperm DNA methylation, although its weight on seminal parameters alteration is still a matter of debate. To evaluate whether aberrant sperm DNA methylation of imprinted genes is associated with impaired sperm parameters. Meta-analysis of controlled clinical trials evaluating imprinted genes sperm DNA methylation comparing men with idiopathic infertility to fertile controls. Twenty-four studies were included, allowing a meta-analytic evaluation for H19, MEST, SNRPN, and LINE-1. When a high heterogeneity of the results was demonstrated, the random effect model was used. H19 methylation levels resulted significantly lower in 879 infertile compared with 562 fertile men (7.53%, 95% CI: 5.14–9.93%, p 
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Impairment of sperm DNA methylation in male infertility: a meta-analytic study / Santi, D.; De Vincentis, S.; Magnani, E.; Spaggiari, G.. - In: ANDROLOGY. - ISSN 2047-2919. - 5:4(2017), pp. 695-703. [10.1111/andr.12379]
Santi, D.; De Vincentis, S.; Magnani, E.; Spaggiari, G.
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