Aug 1, 1995

Inhibition of bacterial growth in vitro by human ejaculate seminal plasma fraction 1 and its possible practical use in male infertility phenomenon

Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics
Z H MarcusR Ginsberg


The in vitro bacteriostatic effect on bacteria by a fraction of human ejaculate (HuSePl-Fr1) was studied. As bacterial indicators, Pseudomonas aeruginosa (Pa), total coliforms (Tc), fecal coliforms (Fc), Escherichia coli (Ec), and Staphylococcus aureus (Sa) were used. These bacterial strains are known as agents that cause urinary and sexually transmitted infections (STI). Preliminary results suggest that HuSePl-Fr1 has a significant in vitro bacteriostatic effect on Pa and Sa at 42 degrees C. In addition, Pa was inhibited at 37 degrees C after 48 hr incubation. The remaining bacterial indicators were not affected. The results indicate a possible protective role of HuSePl-Fr1 in treatment of infertile men due to genital infections.

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Pseudomonas Infections
Alkalescens-Dispar Group
Culture Media, Conditioned
Escherichia Coli Infections
Staphylococcal Infections
Reproductive Tract Infection
Pseudomonas aeruginosa
Seminal Plasma
Subfertility, Male
Staphylococcus aureus

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