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Action of Prostatic Secretion on the Motility and Metabolism of Spermatozoa

Nature volume 158, pages 624625 (02 November 1946) | Download Citation



WE know1,2 that the secretion of the prostate possesses a pronounced ability to activate the motility of spermatozoa isolated from the epididymis. The effect of the prostatic secretion of the dog on the motion and respiration of canine spermatozoa has been studied by Ivanov3. We have now investigated the effect of the prostatic secretion of the dog on the motion of spermatozoa both under aerobic and anaerobic conditions.

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    , Human Fertility, 10, No. 2, 33 (1945).

  2. 2.

    , Phys. Rev., 25, No. 2, 281 (1945).

  3. 3.

    , C.R. Soc. Biol., 103, 57 (1930).

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  1. Department of Biochemistry, First Moscow Medical Institute.

    • I. I. IVANOV
    •  & B. S. KASSAVINA


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