Relationship between local anti-sperm antibodies and sperm-mucus interaction in vitro and in vivo.

@article{EggertKruse1991RelationshipBL,
  title={Relationship between local anti-sperm antibodies and sperm-mucus interaction in vitro and in vivo.},
  author={Waltraud Eggert-Kruse and A Hofs{\"a}ss and E Haury and Wolfgang Tilgen and Ingrid Gerhard and Benno Runnebaum},
  journal={Human reproduction},
  year={1991},
  volume={6 2},
  pages={267-76}
}
Sperm-mucus interaction under in-vitro or in-vivo conditions can be affected by local anti-sperm antibodies (ASA). In a prospective study, a mixed antiglobulin reaction (MAR) test, using immunoglobulin-coated red cells and spermatozoa, was used to detect the presence of IgG and/or IgA on the spermatozoal surface in 209 males of infertile partnerships. The results of direct MAR tests range from 0 to 100% and a significant correlation between MAR % IgG and MAR % IgA (r = 0.74) was found. MAR… CONTINUE READING

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