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Use of specific monoclonal antibodies to secretory IgA for the detection of spermatozoal antibodies in serum and seminal plasma by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay
The role of anti-sperm secretory IgA has recently received attention since some workers feel it plays an important role in the prognosis of the immunologically infertile couple. Current methods used in our laboratory cannot ...
Antisperm antibody tests: traditional methods compared to ELISA
Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays (ELISAs) to detect sperm antibodies can be a useful addition to other tests. ELISAs allow more quantitative and detailed information than some other tests, but results should be compared ...
The relationship of anticardiolipin antibodies to disease activity in systemic lupus erythematosus
Sera from 124 blood donors, 60 rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and 57 SLE patients were measured for anticardiolipin antibodies by ELISA. Significantly raised IgG (aCLG) and IgM (aCLM) anticardiolipin antibody levels were found ...
Does the wash-up and swim-up method of semen preparation play a role in sex selection?
Because of the higher built ratio of boys to girls (1.5 : 1) by in vitro fertilization (IVF) and gamete intrafallopian transfer (GIFT) at Tygerberg Hospital, the question arose as to whether the wash-up and swim-up method ...
Hypoosmotic swelling test in the prediction of male fertility
The hypoosmotic swelling test (HOS) is a simple test to measure the functional competence of human sperm membranes. The question is, does a relationship exist between this competence and the fertilization potential of human ...
Increased dopamine D2 receptor-mediation inhibition of [14C]acetylcholine release in the dorsomedial part of the nucleus accumbens
Dopamine (DA) D2-receptor-mediated inhibition of the K+-stimulated release of [14C]acetylcholine (ACh) from prelabeled rat dorsomedial nucleus accumbens slices was found to be 1.7 times greater than that observed in ...