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Avicenna J Med Biochem. 2014;2(1): 8.
doi: 10.17795/ajmb-19607
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Research Article

Correlation Between Lipid Profile of Sperm Cells and Seminal Plasma With Lipid Profile of Serum in Infertile Men

Heidar Tavilani 1 * , Akram Vatannejad 2, Maryam Akbarzadeh 3, Mojgan Atabakhash 4, Saeed Khosropour 4, Abozar Mohaghgeghi 4

1 Urology and Nephrology Research Center, Hamadan University of Medical Sciences, Hamadan, IR Iran
2 Student’s Scientific Research Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, IR Iran
3 Department of Biochemistry and Clinical Laboratories, Faculty of Medicine, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, IR Iran
4 Student Research Committee, Hamadan University of Medical Sciences, Hamadan, IR Iran
*Corresponding author: Heidar Tavilani, Urology and Nephrology Research Center, Hamadan University of Medical Sciences, Hamadan, IR Iran. Tel: +98-8138381590, Fax: +98-8138380130, tavilani@gmail.com

Abstract

Background: Lipids play an important role in the functional activity of sperm cells.

Objectives: The main goal of this study was to assess the correlation between the levels of cholesterol, phospholipids and triacylglycerols found in serum, with the lipid levels of semen in infertile men.

Patients and Methods: Cholesterol, phospholipids and triacylglycerols in sperm cells, seminal plasma and serum were assayed in 60 infertile men.

Results: There were no significant relationships between the concentration of sperm and seminal plasma cholesterol with serum cholesterol (r = 0.003, P = 0.9 and r = 0.055, P = 0.67, respectively), between the concentration of sperm and seminal plasma triglycerides with serum triglycerides (r = 0.16, P = 0.2 and r = - 0.039, P = 0.77, respectively), or between the concentration of sperm and seminal plasma phospholipids with serum phospholipids (r = 0.18, P = 0.16 and r = 0.053, P = 0.69, respectively).

Conclusions: These results suggest that serum cholesterol, phospholipids and triacylglycerols have no effect on the levels of cholesterol, phospholipids and triacylglycerols of spermatozoa and seminal plasma. Our findings suggest that sperm lipid content is regulated locally within the male reproductive tract.

Keywords: Cholesterol, Lipids, Phospholipid, Serum, Semen Analysis, Spermatozoa
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