Hyaluronic acid binding and acrosin activity are decreased in sperm from men with spinal cord injury

Viacheslav Iremashvili, Nancy L. Brackett, Emad Ibrahim, Teodoro C. Aballa, Darren Bruck, Charles M. Lynne

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Abstract

In this study, acrosin activity and hyaluronic acid binding were compared in sperm from men with spinal cord injury versus sperm from healthy controls. The results showed statistically significantly lower acrosin activity and statistically significantly lower hyaluronic acid binding in spinal cord injured patients compared with controls, indicating functional impairments that may diminish the capacity of the sperm to fertilize oocytes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1925-1927
Number of pages3
JournalFertility and Sterility
Volume94
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2010

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Reproductive Medicine
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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