Biologic response of sperm and seminal plasma to transient testicular heating.

A new interesting article has been published in Front Biosci (Landmark Ed). 2019 Jun 1;24:1401-1425. and titled:

Biologic response of sperm and seminal plasma to transient testicular heating.

Authors of this article are:

Fang ZY, Xiao W, Chen SR, Zhang MH, Qiu Y, Liu YX.

A summary of the article is shown below:

Currently, there are few male contraceptive methods that are purely based on prevention of the entry of the sperm into the female reproductive tract. An alternative approach for designing reversible male contraceptive is achieved by transient testicular heating (TTH). This treatment, through massive germ cell apoptosis, causes reversible oligospermia or azoospermia. Here, we describe as how TTH causes DNA damage, oxidative stress, apoptosis, autophagy, sperm protein expression, and alters the biochemical components of seminal plasma. Further understanding of TTH will help design safe and reversible male contraception.

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