Semen quality and presence of cytokines in seminal fluid of bull ejaculates.

@article{Vera2003SemenQA,
  title={Semen quality and presence of cytokines in seminal fluid of bull ejaculates.},
  author={Oscar Vera and Luis A V{\'a}squcz and Mar{\'i}a Gladys Mu{\~n}oz},
  journal={Theriogenology},
  year={2003},
  volume={60 3},
  pages={
          553-8
        }
}
It has been postulated that cytokines play an immunoregulatory role in human semen. The presence and levels of various cytokines, namely the interleukins 6, 10 (IL-6 and IL-10) and tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNFalpha) were investigated in the seminal plasma of six fertile crossbred bulls (Bos taurus x Bos indicus), using specific enzyme immunoassay. Cytokine levels were related to the semen quality of these bulls. A direct significant correlation between the level of IL-10 and individual… CONTINUE READING
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