Effects of pathogens on sperm production.... :-?

yang at maspo2.mas.yale.edu yang at maspo2.mas.yale.edu
Fri Jan 20 11:04:12 EST 1995


In article <frodes-2001951204480001 at tirpitz.ibg.uit.no> frodes at ibg.uit.no (Frode Skarstein) writes:
>From: frodes at ibg.uit.no (Frode Skarstein)
>Subject: Effects of pathogens on sperm production.... :-?
>Date: Fri, 20 Jan 1995 10:04:48 GMT

>Hi all!

>I was wondering... is there anyone out there with references to work
>documenting parasitic effects upon sperm quality/counts? I am interested
>in any reference, but I would be most excited about references to
>macroparasites not situated in the gonads affecting sperm production,
>i.e., some kind of indirect parasitic manipulation scenario, where it
>isn't the direct damage upon the host's gonadial tissues that causes the
>infuence on sperm production, but rather some kind of host reallocation of
>resources/metabolites away from testes that is the causal factor.

>If people are interested and I get some references, I'll post a summary of
>the responces I get.

>Thanks in advance!

>sincerely,
>Frode, frodes at ibg.uit.no
Please do post it, I am interested in the question too, prefereablly , 
including something other than parasites, e.g. viral and bacterial?



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