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The presence of platelet-activating factor-like activity in human spermatozoa.

Authors
  • Minhas, B S
  • Kumar, R
  • Ricker, D D
  • Robertson, J L
  • Dodson, M G
Type
Published Article
Journal
Fertility and Sterility
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Feb 01, 1991
Volume
55
Issue
2
Pages
372–376
Identifiers
PMID: 1991535
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Evidence is provided for the existence of platelet-activating factor (PAF)-like activity in the lipid extracts of human spermatozoa. The PAF content of human spermatozoa based on [3H]-serotonin release from washed rabbit platelets was noted to be 1.45 pmol/10(8) sperm cells in highly purified motile spermatozoa. No PAF activity was associated with the seminal fluid. Platelet-activating factor content of spermatozoa may be related to its fertility potential.

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