|Year : 1976 | Volume
| Issue : 3 | Page : 135-139
In vitro microagglutination of human spermatozoa by ethinyl estradiol - a brief communication
Rama A Vaidya1, Sushama Manikeri2, Nargesh D Motashaw3, UK Sheth2
1 Division of Endocrinology, Institute for Research in Reproduction, I.C.M.R., India
2 Department of Pharmacology, Seth G. S. Medical College and K.E.M. Hospital, Parel, Bombay-400012, India
3 Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Seth G. S. Medical College and K.E.M. Hospital, Parel, Bombay-400012, India
Microagglutination of human spermatozoa was induced in vitro in a dose dependent manner by the addition of the ethinyl estradiol to a serum with increased levels of β-lipoprotein. Surface changes in spermatozoa secondary to estrogens have been postulated; an analogues mechanism for the platelet changes in women on hormonal contraceptives is proposed.
Rama A Vaidya
Division of Endocrinology, Institute for Research in Reproduction, I.C.M.R.
Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None
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