The effects of caffeine and theophylline on the triple adenosine triphosphatase enzyme activities of spermatozoa from males with oligoasthenospermia.

Abstract

The triple ATPase activities of washed spermatozoa of oligoasthenospermic men (but not of normals) were enhanced by the addition of caffeine and theophylline, which are known to have a stimulating effect on sperm motility. The biochemical mechanism of action of caffeine and theophylline on sperm homeostasis is discussed.

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@article{Karacagil1990TheEO, title={The effects of caffeine and theophylline on the triple adenosine triphosphatase enzyme activities of spermatozoa from males with oligoasthenospermia.}, author={Mustafa Karacagil and Ayten Imamoglu and Hatice Paşaoğlu and Ibrahim G{\"{u}lmez and Atilla Tatlisen}, journal={European urology}, year={1990}, volume={17 1}, pages={69-71} }