The effect of an anti-insulin antiserum on human sperm motility

J. B. Lessing, S. H. Brenner, C. Schoenfeld, P. Sarosi, R. Amelar, L. Dubin, G. Weiss

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Inhibition of sperm motility by anti-relaxin antiserum has been previously reported. This effect may be secondary to a nonspecific effect of immunoglobulins binding to sperm or to a specific inhibition of relaxin activity at the sperm surface. The current investigation demonstrates that an anti-insulin antiserum does not inhibit sperm motility in the same system in which an anti-relaxin antiserum results in inhibition. This supports the hypothesis that the anti-relaxin antiserum effect is specific.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)309-311
Number of pages3
JournalFertility and Sterility
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1984
Externally publishedYes


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