An article collection published in Basic and Clinical Andrology.
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