Accelerated impairment of spermatogenic cells in SOD1-knockout mice under heat stress.


For normal spermatogenesis, the temperature of the scrotum is lower than that of the body. The mechanism by which mammalian testes undergoes cell death as the result of exposure to heat continues to be a matter of debate. Since generation of reactive oxygen species (ROS) during heat stress and involvement in spermatogenic cell damage are postulated, we… (More)