A New Gene is Found That May Regulate Male Sperm Count and Prevent the Spread of Cancer
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A New Gene is Found That May Regulate Male Sperm Count and Prevent the Spread of Cancer

We are constantly looking for new ways to treat couples wanting to have children but the men are not capable of reproducing. It can be very damaging to a man’s ego. Now research in mice show that there are regulatory genes which seek out and destroy cells that are damaged; understanding this process can one day give us a deeper understanding of why men have low sperm accounts and even prevent cancer from spreading in other types of research.

Wouldn’t it be wonderful for men who suffer from a low sperm count to find ways to reproduce effectively and easily; even more effectively and speedier than the methods we employ today?  According to a recent discovery of a genome or guardian genome for sperm cells, new research and treatments may soon be readily available couples with fertility problems.

Apparently there is gene inspection process overseen by a gene giving the name p53. It will trigger the destruction of any gene that is malfunctioning. Imagine the implications this would have on cancer genes.

The experts in the field have alluded to the fact that this gene exists but there was little or no proof that it existed before now.  Now thanks to studies on mice they know that the gene really does exist.  In the animal studies they found that there is another substance known as Pumilo 1 which also is involved in the natural process of gene regulation.  If Pumilo 1 is absent, then there is no regulatory process to control the guardian genome to stop signaling for gene destruction.  When this happens the body destroys many more cells than need be. 

What happens then is that less sperm genes are present.  We all know how important sperm cells are for reproduction.  This new understanding of how the process works in mice can lead to major advancements in infertility causes and cures.

Imagine how important this finding is for humans.  Not only can we begin to understand what goes wrong when a man cannot sire children, we can learn how to turn off cancer genes before they wreck damage on the human body.

Here is an example of enhancing the population by bringing more children into the world and at the same time possibly controlling the population already on this earth today. 

It is very stressful, painful, and disappointing when a couple cannot have children.  The factors go beyond physical to the realm of the emotions.  It is damaging to the human ego when we cannot have children.  There is no monopoly on women experiencing these strong emotional feelings; men who want to have children will feel this way too.

On the other hand, at the other end of the spectrum, we may be able to preserve the life of cancer patients, by learning how to control the gene and to trigger it to seek out and destroy those cells as well.

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Comments (3)

Nicely done! Could do with a reference or two, if anyone wants to follow up.

Ranked #9 in Sexual Health

ari the reference was supposed to be imbedded there might be a glitch somewhere

Great article. Sorry no votes left for today.

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