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Seminal Plasma

An article collection published in Basic and Clinical Andrology.

Seminal Plasma

Seminal plasma is a complex fluid comprised of secretions from all organs or tubules of the seminal tract (bulbourethral glands, seminal vesicles, prostate, vasa deferentia and epididymides) and from the seminiferous tubules in the testicles. 
Seminal plasma serves as a medium to carry, protect, and nourish spermatozoa after ejaculation up to fertilization, and as a functional modulator of spermatozoa function.  Moreover, seminal fluid contact at conception contributes to activating the endometrial gene expression and immune cell changes required for robust implantation, influencing not only the quality of the ensuing pregnancy but also the health of offspring.

Aim of the 'Seminal Plasma' series
Men are directly implicated in about 50% of couple infertility; however, in most cases of male infertility, the major treatment is female-oriented through Medically Assisted Reproductive Technologies (MART). It seems obvious that seminal plasma is still a black box to decipher. This article collection further explores the most recent research documenting the advancements in constitution, composition and functions of seminal plasma, the use of its components in the etiological diagnosis of male infertility, as well as its impacts on embryo’s implantation and ensuing pregnancy.

Submission is open to everyone, and all submitted manuscripts will be peer-reviewed through the regular journal review process. Manuscripts should be formatted according to the journal submission guidelines and submitted via the online submission system. In the submission system please ensure that the correct thematic series title is chosen from the additional information tab. Please also indicate clearly in the covering letter which thematic series you are submitting to.

If you have any research you would like us to consider for inclusion in our special collection, please submit directly to Basic and Clinical Andrology

Edited by: Roger Mieusset 
Guest Editor: Dr Safouane Hamdi

  1. Content type: Review article

    Only 2–5% of seminal fluid is composed of spermatozoa, while the rest is seminal plasma. The seminal plasma is a rich cocktail of organic and inorganic compounds including hormones, serving as a source of nutr...

    Authors: Jana Vitku, Lucie Kolatorova and Richard Hampl

    Citation: Basic and Clinical Andrology 2017 27:19

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  2. Content type: Research article

    More and more HIV-1-infected men on effective antiretroviral treatment (ART) have unprotected sex in order to procreate. The main factor influencing transmission is seminal HIV shedding. While the risk of HIV ...

    Authors: Christophe Pasquier, Marie Walschaerts, Stéphanie Raymond, Nathalie Moinard, Karine Saune, Myriam Daudin, Jacques Izopet and Louis Bujan

    Citation: Basic and Clinical Andrology 2017 27:17

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Semenogelins (SEMGs) are major components of human seminal vesicle secretions. Due to SEMG’s sperm-motility inhibitor, a significant negative correlation between sperm motility and the proportion of SEMG-bound...

    Authors: Kazumitsu Yamasaki, Kaoru Yoshida, Miki Yoshiike, Kazuhiko Shimada, Hiroyuki Nishiyama, Satoru Takamizawa, Kaoru Yanagida and Teruaki Iwamoto

    Citation: Basic and Clinical Andrology 2017 27:15

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