DAC

NGS Grenoble

Dac ID Contact Person Email Access Information
EGAC00001000658 Pierre Ray pray [at] chu-grenoble [dot] fr No additional information is available

This DAC controls 2 datasets:

Dataset ID Description Technology Samples
EGAD00001003326 Azoospermia, characterized by the absence of spermatozoa in the ejaculate is a common cause of male infertility with a poorly characterized etiology. Exome sequencing analysis of two azoospermic brothers allowed the identification of a homozygous splice mutation in SPINK2, encoding a serine protease inhibitor believed to target acrosin, the main sperm acrosomal protease. In accord with these findings we observed that homozygous Spink2 KO male mice had azoospermia. Moreover, despite normal fertility, heterozygous male mice had a high rate of morphologically abnormal spermatozoa and a reduced sperm motility. Further analysis demonstrated that in the absence of Spink2, protease-induced stress initiates Golgi fragmentation and prevents acrosome biogenesis leading to spermatid differentiation arrest. We also observed a deleterious effect of acrosin overexpression in HEK cells, effect that was alleviated by SPINK2 coexpression confirming its role as acrosin inhibitor. These results demonstrate that SPINK2 is necessary to neutralize proteases during their cellular transit towards the acrosome and that its deficiency induces a pathological continuum ranging from oligoasthenoteratozoospermia in heterozygotes to azoospermia in homozygotes. Illumina HiSeq 2000 2
EGAD00001004035 Exome sequencing was performed on 15 unrelated female patients suffering from primary infertility due to Ovarian Meiotic Defects (OMD). Each reference number corresponds to one of the tested subject. DNA was extracted from Saliva using Oragene saliva DNA collection kit (DNAgenotek Inc., Ottawa, Canada).Exome capture was performed with the Agilent V5 kit and sequencing was performed on Illumina HiSeq 2000. Illumina HiSeq 2000 15