It is evident that not all diabetic men are infertile and sperm analysis is not able to give an absolute answer to the question. Reaction products were separated by electrophoresis in a 0. GLUT8, a novel member of the sugar transport facilitator family with glucose transport activity. All the authors read and approved the final manuscript. More on this topic Interrelationships between seminal parameters and sperm nuclear DNA damage before and after density gradient centrifugation:
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A study of spermatozoal motility in type 1 diabetes mellitus.
The other conventional sperm parameters did not appear significantly different. Although most of the studies are focused on sperm parameters analysis, there is an important study fromperformed using testicular biopsies from impotent men with DM that reported ultrastructural lesions in Sertoli cells SCs cytoplasm and morphological changes in the interstitial compartment of diabetic men testes . Semen characteristics and diabetes mellitus: Increased receptor for advanced glycation end products in spermatozoa of diabetic men and its association with sperm nuclear DNA fragmentation. Impaired cauda epididymidal sperm motility and fertility in STZ-diabetic rats implied the defective sperm maturation.