Presence and significance of somatic cell apoptosis markers in human ejaculated spermatozoa.

@article{Oehninger2003PresenceAS,
  title={Presence and significance of somatic cell apoptosis markers in human ejaculated spermatozoa.},
  author={Sergio Carlos Oehninger and Mahmood Morshedi and S-L Weng and Stephen Taylor and Hakan Eyup Duran and Stephen E. Beebe},
  journal={Reproductive biomedicine online},
  year={2003},
  volume={7 4},
  pages={
          469-76
        }
}
Ejaculated spermatozoa, particularly in infertile men, have been shown to display morphological and biochemical features that are typical of an apoptotic phenotype in somatic cells. Deregulation of apoptosis is known to play roles in a number of disease processes, but roles for apoptosis in ejaculated spermatozoa and male infertility are poorly defined or have not been studied. Preliminary data demonstrated that populations of ejaculated spermatozoa express: (i) various degrees of plasma… CONTINUE READING

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