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ea0044p232 | Reproduction | SFEBES2016

Levels of reactive oxygen species (ROS) in the seminal plasma predicts the effectiveness of L-carnitine to improve sperm function in men with infertility

Vessey Wayne , McDonald Cassandra , Virmani Ashraf , Almeida P. , Jayasena Channa , Ramsay Jonathan

Background: Oxidative stress is implicated in the pathogenesis of primary male infertility. Some studies suggest that administration of the amino acid derivative anti-oxidant, L-carnitine, may improve sperm quality. No previous study has investigated whether the anti-oxidant effects of L-carnitine relate to changes in sperm quality in men with infertility.Aim: Investigate whether L-carnetine significantly improves sperm function, and whether baseline lev...