The Effect of Tetrahydrobiopterin (BH4) on Sperm Motility

  • H. Shintaku
  • Y. Sawada
  • Y. Nakamura
  • A. Muso
  • T. Yamano

Abstract

Seminal plasma has the highest concentration of tetrahydrobiopterin (BH4) in human body fluids. This study evaluated the effect of BH4 in the seminal plasma on sperm motility.

Keywords

Folate Nitroprusside Pteridine 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. Shintaku
    • 1
  • Y. Sawada
    • 2
  • Y. Nakamura
    • 3
  • A. Muso
    • 3
  • T. Yamano
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PediatricsOsaka City Univ Graduate School of MedicineOsakaJapan
  2. 2.Department of Obstetrics and GynecologyOsaka City Univ Graduate School of MedicineOsakaJapan
  3. 3.Department of PediatricsOsaka City General HospitalOsakaJapan

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