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Project: Investigation of genetic defects, cytokines in semen, the lipid composition and receptor expression of human spermatozoa and their functional quality.

project duration
01-JAN-96 – 31-DEC-99
abstract
Several cytokines and growth factors will be measured in semen, and the lipid composition and expression of the c-met receptor on the sperm membrane will be assessed in fertile sperm donors and subfertile patients. Also, the functional as well as fertilising capacity of spermatozoa will be assessed, and genetic defects of the Y-chromosome will be tracked.