Effect of angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) and angiotensins on human sperm functions.

@article{Khn1998EffectOA,
  title={Effect of angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) and angiotensins on human sperm functions.},
  author={Frank Michael K{\"o}hn and Christina Mueller and Dieter Drescher and C Neukamm and K F el Mulla and Ralf Reinhold Henkel and Wolfgang H{\"a}gele and Elvira Hinsch and Ursula F Habenicht and W. B. Schill},
  journal={Andrologia},
  year={1998},
  volume={30 4-5},
  pages={207-15}
}
The presence of components of the renin angiotensin system (RAS) and specific receptors of angiotensin II in the female and male reproductive tract supports the hypothesis that reproductive functions may be controlled by RAS. Therefore, the present study investigated the influence of ACE and angiotensins on sperm functions and the sperm-egg interaction. The experiments did not indicate direct effects of ACE on the capacitation process or acrosome reaction. Release of ACE from human spermatozoa… CONTINUE READING