This study was aimed to address the possibility that Helicobacter pylori infection may play a detrimental role in semen quality of men with idiopathic infertility. Infection by H. pylori and by strains expressing CagA was determined in 80 male infertile patients by Western blotting and ELISA. Semen analysis was performed by light microscopy and transmission electron microscopy quantitatively elaborated (fertility index, immaturity, necrosis, and apoptosis percentages). Systemic levels of IL-6 and TNF-α were evaluated. Infertile patients infected with H. pylori showed a low sperm quality respective to uninfected patients. Particularly, in CagA-positive patients we observed a significant reduction in sperm motility and in the fertility index, while apoptosis and necrosis were increased. In these patients, the means of systemic TNF-α levels were higher than those of uninfected patients. The negative influence of CagA-positive H. pylori infection on sperm quality may help to understand the role of chronic infections in reproductive disorders. © 2009 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC.

Collodel, G., Moretti, E., Campagna, M., Capitani, S., Lenzi, C., & Figura, N. (2010). Infection by CagA positive Helicobacter pylori strains may contributed to alter the sperm quality of men with fertility disorders and increases the systemic levels of TNF-α. DIGESTIVE DISEASES AND SCIENCES, 55(1), 94-100 [10.1007/s10620-008-0704-1].

Infection by CagA positive Helicobacter pylori strains may contributed to alter the sperm quality of men with fertility disorders and increases the systemic levels of TNF-α

COLLODEL, G.;MORETTI, E.;CAMPAGNA, M.;FIGURA, N.
2010

Abstract

This study was aimed to address the possibility that Helicobacter pylori infection may play a detrimental role in semen quality of men with idiopathic infertility. Infection by H. pylori and by strains expressing CagA was determined in 80 male infertile patients by Western blotting and ELISA. Semen analysis was performed by light microscopy and transmission electron microscopy quantitatively elaborated (fertility index, immaturity, necrosis, and apoptosis percentages). Systemic levels of IL-6 and TNF-α were evaluated. Infertile patients infected with H. pylori showed a low sperm quality respective to uninfected patients. Particularly, in CagA-positive patients we observed a significant reduction in sperm motility and in the fertility index, while apoptosis and necrosis were increased. In these patients, the means of systemic TNF-α levels were higher than those of uninfected patients. The negative influence of CagA-positive H. pylori infection on sperm quality may help to understand the role of chronic infections in reproductive disorders. © 2009 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC.
Collodel, G., Moretti, E., Campagna, M., Capitani, S., Lenzi, C., & Figura, N. (2010). Infection by CagA positive Helicobacter pylori strains may contributed to alter the sperm quality of men with fertility disorders and increases the systemic levels of TNF-α. DIGESTIVE DISEASES AND SCIENCES, 55(1), 94-100 [10.1007/s10620-008-0704-1].
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