Klinische Wochenschrift

, Volume 61, Issue 1, pp 63–65 | Cite as

Superoxide dismutase in human semen

  • H. P. Nissen
  • H. W. Kreysel
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Summary

Amounts of Copper/zinc containing superoxide dismutase have been found in human seminal plasma. Superoxide dismutase inhibits the lipid peroxidation in the xanthine oxidase system. In seminal plasma of spermatozoa with a good motility the superoxide dismutase activity is higher than in those with a low motility.

Key words

Superoxide dismutase Lipid peroxidation Seminal plasma Superoxide radicals 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. P. Nissen
    • 1
  • H. W. Kreysel
    • 1
  1. 1.Hautklinik der Rheinischen Friedrich-Wilhelms-UniversitätBonn

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