The role of antioxidant therapy in the treatment of male infertility: an overview.

@article{Lombardo2011TheRO,
  title={The role of antioxidant therapy in the treatment of male infertility: an overview.},
  author={Francesco Paolo Lombardo and Andrea Sansone and Francesco Romanelli and Donatella De Paoli and Loredana Gandini and Andrea Lenzi},
  journal={Asian journal of andrology},
  year={2011},
  volume={13 5},
  pages={690-7}
}
In recent years, many studies have focused on the effect of oxidative stress, reactive oxygen species (ROS) and antioxidants on the male eproductive system. Under physiological conditions, sperm produces small amounts of ROS, which are needed for fertilisation, acrosome reaction and capacitation. However, if an increased production of ROS is not associated with a similar increase in scavenging systems, peroxidative damage of the sperm plasma membrane and loss of DNA integrity typically occur… CONTINUE READING
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