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L-Carnitine and acetylcarnitine concentrations were determined in spermatozoa and seminal plasma from 15 men, in both fresh ejaculate and frozen-thawed semen with cryoprotective medium. Sperm motility was also evaluated. In fresh samples, the levels of carnitine and acetylcarnitine in seminal plasma were comparable whereas in spermatozoa, acetylcarnitine(More)
Binding of insulin to purified intact Leydig cells (LC) and LC membranes, and levels of insulin in plasma and testicular interstitial fluid (IF) were quantitatively evaluated in rats at three stages of development. Specific insulin binding to intact LC increased significantly with age. Scatchard analysis of the binding data always gave curvilinear plots;(More)
The influence of co-cultures of rat testicular macrophages and Leydig cells (LC) on LC morphology and steroidogenesis was investigated with and without macrophage stimulation by a bacterial lipopolysaccharide (LPS). LC showed an elongated form in the presence of stimulated testicular macrophages. In the presence of non-stimulated testicular macrophages a(More)
A domestic microwave oven was used to modify the Feulgen staining procedure in order to speed up the preparation of cytopathologic smears for the quantification of cell DNA in image analysis. This simple technique needs some precautions concerning the temperature, the hydrolysis time and the position of staining dishes inside the oven must be taken in order(More)
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