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Smoking‐induced genetic and epigenetic alterations in infertile men
Male fertility rates have shown a progressive decrease in both developing and industrialised countries in the past 50 years. Clinical and epidemiological studies have demonstrated controversial results about the harmful ...
The impact of sperm DNA damage in assisted conception and beyond: recent advances in diagnosis and treatment
Sperm DNA damage is a useful biomarker for male infertility diagnosis and prediction of assisted reproduction outcomes. It is associated with reduced fertilization rates, embryo quality and pregnancy rates, and higher ...
Effect of Cissampelos capensis rhizome extract on human spermatozoa in vitro
Cissampelos capensis is commonly known by the Afrikaans name ‘dawidjies’ or ‘dawidjieswortel’. C. capensis is the most important and best-known medicinal plant of the family Menispermaceae used by the Khoisan and other ...
Critical evaluation of two models of flow cytometers for the assessment of sperm DNA fragmentation: an appeal for performance verification
(Medknow Publications, 2019)
Lack of standardized, reproducible protocols and reference values is among the challenges faced when using new or upgraded versions of instruments in reproductive laboratories and flow cytometry. Terminal deoxynucleotidyl ...
Effects of temperature and storage time on the motility, viability, DNA integrity and apoptosis of processed human spermatozoa
The aim of this study was to evaluate motility, viability, DNA integrity and apoptosis of spermatozoa when washed semen samples were kept for up to 12 days at 4–6°C and 25°C. In this experimental study, 26 normozoospermic ...