Title

The Presence of Platelet-Activating Factor-Like Activity in Human Spermatozoa

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Publication Date

1-1-1991

Description

Evidence is provided for the existence of platelet-activating factor (PAF)-like activity in the lipid extracts of human spermatozoa. The PAF content of human spermatozoa based-on [3H]-serotonin release from washed rabbit platelets was noted to be 1.45 pmol/108 sperm cells in highly purified motile spermatozoa. No PAF activity was associated with the seminal fluid. Platelet-activating factor content of spermatozoa may be related to its fertility potential.

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