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Human sperm RNA code senses dietary sugar

Zhang, Ying and Chen, Qi (2020) Human sperm RNA code senses dietary sugar. Nature Reviews Endocrinology, 16 (4). pp. 200-201. ISSN 1759-5029. PMCID PMC7080589 .

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A new study reveals that a high-sugar diet acutely alters human sperm small RNA profiles after 1 week and that these changes are associated with changes in sperm motility. This rapid response by sperm to nutritional fluctuation raises intriguing questions regarding the underlying mechanisms and the potential effects on offspring metabolic health.

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Additional Information:© 2020 Springer Nature Limited. Published 17 February 2020; Issue Date: April 2020. The authors thank Xudong Zhang for discussion. Y.Z. is supported by MOST (2019YFA0802600 and 2018YFC1004500) and Q.C. is supported by NIH (R01HD092431). The authors declare no competing interests.
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Ministry of Science and Technology (Taipei)2019YFA0802600
Ministry of Science and Technology (Taipei)2018YFC1004500
Subject Keywords:Metabolism; RNA metabolism; Testis
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PubMed Central ID:PMC7080589
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Official Citation:Zhang, Y., Chen, Q. Human sperm RNA code senses dietary sugar. Nat Rev Endocrinol 16, 200–201 (2020).
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Deposited By: Tony Diaz
Deposited On:18 Feb 2020 17:49
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