Centromere-specific multicolour fluorescence in situ hybridization on human spermatocyte i and II metaphases

L. Uroz, T. Liehr, K. Mrasek, C. Templado

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Abstract

BACKGROUNDMost meiotic studies in metaphase spermatocytes have been carried out with classic cytogenetic techniques. The aim of this work was to adjust the centromere-specific multicolour fluorescence in situ hybridization (cenM-FISH) procedure to spermatocyte metaphases I and II in order to improve the identification of meiotic chromosome abnormalities.METHODSA total of 168 spermatocytes I and 66 spermatocytes II from two fertile males have been studied using cenM-FISH.RESULTSThe mean frequency of meiotic abnormalities (synaptic, numerical and structural errors) found in metaphases I and II was 22.1 and 3.0, respectively. The cenM-FISH technique has not only enabled the individual identification of chromosomes involved in meiotic disorders, but also increased the number of analysable cells, principally at metaphase II stage. CONCLUSIONSCenM-FISH is a useful tool to study the meiotic chromosomal disorders and mechanisms leading to chromosomally abnormal spermatozoa.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2029-2033
JournalHuman Reproduction
Volume24
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2009

Keywords

  • Centromere-specific multicolour fluorescence in situ hybridization
  • Human spermatocytes
  • Meiosis
  • Metaphase I
  • Metaphase II

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