The Sources of Carnitine in Human Semen

FERESHTEH FAHIMI*, LORAN BIEBER, Lawrence Lewin

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Abstract

A study was initiated to determine the sources of carnitine in the male reproductive system. Free and total carnitine was measured in a group of healthy men before and after vasectomy. Each individual served as his own control. The results show that postvasectomy semen contains about 52% as much total carnitine and 40% as much free carnitine as prevasectomy samples. The data indicate that, in addition to the epididymis, the seminal vesicles and/or vas deferens are major contributors of carnitine in human semen. 1981 American Society of Andrology

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)339-342
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Andrology
Volume2
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - 1981

Keywords

  • carnitine
  • epididymis
  • semen
  • seminal vesicles
  • vasectomy

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