How Seminal Fluid Fibrils is Associated Sperm Quality

Seminal plasma or fluid consists of several proteins and recently has been identified to contain protein aggregates called amyloid fibrils. These are protein fragments known to enhance HIV and other sexually transmitted viral infections by promoting fusion of viruses to the cellular targets. However a recent study provides evidence to their physiological function. Published in eLIFE, the study signifies the role of amyloid fibrils in apoptosis or phagocytosis of damaged spermatozoa.

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