Abnormal Mitochondrial Activity Associated with Defective Sperm Function

Aitken, R. John
January 2009
Fertility Weekly;1/26/2009, p10
Academic Journal
The article reports on the findings of a study concerning the link between sperm mitochondria and oxidative stress that is present in defective human spermatozoa. It emphasizes that reactive oxygen species (ROS) are harmful by-products of cellular metabolism. The study concludes that the sperm mitochondria make a significant contribution to the oxidative stress experienced by defective human spermatozoa.


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