Activity of superoxide dismutase and catalase and content of malondialdehyde in seminal plasma of infertile patients.

@article{Zelen2010ActivityOS,
  title={Activity of superoxide dismutase and catalase and content of malondialdehyde in seminal plasma of infertile patients.},
  author={Ivanka Zelen and Marina Mitrovi{\'c} and Aleksandra J Jurisic-Skevin and Slobodan Arsenijevi{\'c}},
  journal={Medicinski pregled},
  year={2010},
  volume={63 9-10},
  pages={624-9}
}
The reactive oxygen species, the highly reactive metabolites of oxygen, play a crucial role in both the normal function and the metabolism of sperm cells. Oxygen radicals achieve their physiological effects in the cells only if there is a proper balance between their production and degradation. In case of radicals' production exceeding the antioxidant capacity of the semen, there is an oxidative damage of the membrane lipids and proteins as well as the DNA damage followed by the fragmentation… CONTINUE READING

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