The antioxidant glutathione peroxidase family and spermatozoa: A complex story

  title={The antioxidant glutathione peroxidase family and spermatozoa: A complex story},
  author={J. Drevet},
  journal={Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology},
  • J. Drevet
  • Published 2006
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
  • Oxidative damage is one threat spermatozoa have to face during epididymal maturation and storage. However, it is clear that reactive oxygen species (ROS) are also central for sperm physiology in processes such as sperm maturation and capacitation. It is therefore essential that there exists around sperm cells a fine balance between ROS production and recycling. To do so, sperm cells and epididymal epithelial cells rely on common enzymatic ROS scavengers such as superoxide dismutase (SOD… CONTINUE READING
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