Table 3

Seminal plasma levels of free 8-Isoprostane and total antioxidant capacity (TAC) and activities of catalase and superoxide dismutase (SOD) in controls and subgroups of patients.

Diagnosis

8-Isoprostane (ng/ml)

TAC (mM)

Catalase (U/ml)

SOD (U/ml)


Controls

Normozoospermic (n = 16)

6.95 ± 2.10

1.63 ± 0.08

22.58 ± 2.20

5.89 ± 0.96

Patients

Asthenozoospermic (n = 15)

14.66 ± 4.10a

1.12 ± 0.06d

13.76 ± 1.64e

4.82 ± 0.54

Asthenoteratozoospermic (n = 16)

16.71 ± 5.58b

1.02 ± 0.08d

16.66 ± 1.46f

6.24 ± 1.50

Oligoasthenoteratozoospermic (n = 15)

23.42 ± 8.36c

1.01 ± 0.09d

12.61 ± 1.65g

4.82 ± 0.39


Data are reported as mean ± SEM.

ap = 0.01, bp = 0.008, cp = 0.04, dp = 0.0001, ep = 0.004, fp = 0.04, gp = 0.001 in comparison with normozoospermic men.

Khosrowbeygi and Zarghami BMC Clinical Pathology 2007 7:6   doi:10.1186/1472-6890-7-6

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