Macrophage migration inhibitory factor (MIF) is a ubiquitous cytokine that functions in reproduction and plays an important role in sperm maturation and motility. Here we reveal a correlation between MIF levels in human seminal fluid and fertility status. We identify an abnormal biphasic profile of MIF in the seminal fluid of patients with impaired sperm parameters. Our findings may be of interest for the development of a diagnostic method for fertility status.
|Titolo:||Imbalance in seminal fluid MIF indicates male infertility|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2007|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|