Correlation between sperm morphology, acrosin, and fertilization in an IVF program.

@article{Kruger1988CorrelationBS,
  title={Correlation between sperm morphology, acrosin, and fertilization in an IVF program.},
  author={Thinus Frans Kruger and Dewan Haque and Anibal A. Acosta and P A Pleban and Robert James Swanson and Kasey Simmons and J F Matta and Mahmood Morshedi and Sergio Carlos Oehninger},
  journal={Archives of andrology},
  year={1988},
  volume={20 3},
  pages={237-41}
}
Acrosin, a neutral proteinase, is located within the acrosome. The aim of this study was to evaluate acrosin concentrations in patients with severe damage of the sperm head and to determine whether acrosin concentration could predict the chances of fertilization in an IVF program. Sixty patients were accepted into this study, prospectively. The patients were divided into two groups, those with a normal morphology of less than 14% (group I, n = 33) and those with normal morphology less than 14… CONTINUE READING