Effect of Cryopreservation on Acrosomal Protein of Human Spermatozoa

  • Karl H. Broer


The spermatozoa coating antigen(SCA), lactoferrin, exists in various body fluids, including seminal plasma and cervical mucus. The highest level is to be found in the seminal plasma. Lactoferrin can be demonstrated by the immunofluorescence technique and is present on the spermatozoa in the acrosomal region.1


Seminal Plasma Semen Sample Spermatozoon Head Cervical Mucus Count Motility 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • Karl H. Broer
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  1. 1.Department of Obstetrics and GynecologyUniversity of CologneCologneWest Germany

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