The method of determination of angiotensin-converting enzyme activity in human spermatozoa and sperm plasma was developed. The amount of total and active-mobile spermatozoa was shown to be less in Chernobyl victims than in healthy donors. Moreover, the specific activity of angiotensin-converting enzyme in Chernobyl victims spermatozoa calculated per 10(6) cells was 12-fold greater than in spermatozoa of the donors. Similar phenomenon, although to a les extent, was observed in patients with chronic prostatitis. The enzyme activity in blood serum and sperm plasma was also demonstrated to be similar for all groups investigated and equal to that in healthy donors.
|Translated title of the contribution||Changes in the level of the angiotensin-converting enzyme activity in the spermatozoa of patients with chronic prostatitis and of participants in the cleanup of the accident at the Chernobyl Atomic Electric Power Station|
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Byulleten Eksperimentalnoi Biologii i Meditsiny|
|Publication status||Published - Jun 1993|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)