Relationship Between Sperm Cell Ubiquinone and Seminal Parameters in Subjects With and Without Varicocele

Since Coenzyme Q10 is an antioxidant molecule involved in the defence of the cell from free radical damage, higher intracellular concentrations may represent a mechanism of protection of the spermatozoa.

In varicocele patients, this mechanism could be deficient, leading to higher sensitivity to oxidative damage.


Authors: Mancini A, Conte G, Milardi D, De Marinis L, Littarru GP

Department:  Institute of Endocrinology, Catholic University School of Medicine, Rome, Italy

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