Erythropoietin receptor-like immunostaining on human spermatozoa.

  title={Erythropoietin receptor-like immunostaining on human spermatozoa.},
  author={Niyazi Tuğ and Ulkan Kilic and Ateş Karateke and Bayram Yilmaz and Milas Ugur and Ertugrul Kilic},
  journal={Reproductive biomedicine online},
  volume={21 5},
This study aimed to demonstrate the presence of erythropoietin (EPO) receptor on spermatozoa. Whole ejaculates of four healthy volunteers were incubated with polyclonal rabbit anti-EPO receptor and subsequently stained with a Cy-3 labelled secondary antibody. Four slides per subject were analysed, no staining was observed in slides incubated with either primary or secondary antibody alone. EPO receptor staining was positive in 92±8% of EPO pre-treated and 91±4% of non-treated sperm cells. The… CONTINUE READING