Sperm angiotensin-converting enzyme activity in Chernobyl victims and patients with chronic prostatitis

I. Yu Sakharov, V. V. Evdokimov, Elena Nikolaevna Atochina

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Abstract

The method for determination of angiotensin-converting enzyme activity in human spermatozoa and seminal plasma was developed. The number of total and active-motile spermatozoa was shown to be lower in Chernobyl victims than in healthy donors. The specific activity of angiotensin-converting enzyme in spermatozoa from Chernobyl victims was 12 times higher than that in donors. Similar results, although to a lesser extent, were observed in patients with chronic prostatitis. In contrast, the enzyme activity in blood serum and seminal plasma was identical for all subjects investigated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)259-260
Number of pages2
JournalAndrologia
Volume28
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1996
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Angiotensin-converting enzyme
  • Chernobyl victims
  • Chronic prostatitis
  • Human
  • Spermatozoa

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nephrology
  • Endocrinology

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Sakharov, I. Y., Evdokimov, V. V., & Atochina, E. N. (1996). Sperm angiotensin-converting enzyme activity in Chernobyl victims and patients with chronic prostatitis. Andrologia, 28(5), 259-260.