Effects of pivalic acid and sodium pivalate on L-carnitine concentrations in the cauda epididymidis and on male fertility in the hamster.

@article{Lewin1997EffectsOP,
  title={Effects of pivalic acid and sodium pivalate on L-carnitine concentrations in the cauda epididymidis and on male fertility in the hamster.},
  author={Lawrence M Lewin and S Fournier-delpech and Ruth Weissenberg and Rachel Golan and Trevor Cooper and Chumpol Pholpramool and Lea Shochat},
  journal={Reproduction, fertility, and development},
  year={1997},
  volume={9 4},
  pages={427-32}
}
In this study, administration of pivalic acid or its sodium salt was found to decrease the L-carnitine concentration in the epididymal lumen of the hamster; it also tested whether this decrease affected sperm cell motility, chromatin structure, or fertilizing capacity. Provision of pivalic acid or its sodium salt (20 mM or 40 mM) in the drinking water of… CONTINUE READING