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The quality of spermatozoa has a direct influence on the fertilization and developmental competence of embryos. The aim of this work was to review the methods of spermatozoa morphology assessment, features of the normal spermatozoa and the reasons of their several abnormalities. Three methods can be used for the evaluation of spermatozoa morphology in the in vitro fertilization IVF laboratory: 1 light microscopy of stained spermatozoa, 2 motile sperm organelle morphology examination MSOME and 3 polarized light microscopy.
Skip to search form Skip to main content. The present study aimed to evaluate individual variations in the motile sperm organelle morphology examination MSOME analysis after a time interval. View on Springer.
But the problem, say the experts, is that the reasons for male infertility are largely unknown. One would think that not understanding male infertility would drum up support for more research. After all, the future of the human race depends on it. But researchers say that is not the case.
Approximately 10 years after the first publication introducing the motile sperm organelle morphology examination MSOMEmany questions remained about sperm vacuoles: frequency, size, localization, mode of occurrence, biological significance and impact on male fertility potential. Many studies have tried to characterize sperm vacuoles, to determine the sperm abnormalities possibly associated with vacuoles, to test the diagnostic value of MSOME for male infertility or to question the benefits of intracytoplasmic morphologically selected sperm injection IMSI. A bibliographic analysis revealed consensus for the following findings: i sperm vacuoles appeared frequently, often multiple and preferentially anterior; ii sperm vacuoles and sperm chromatin immaturity have been associated, particularly in the case of large vacuoles; iii teratozoospermia was a preferred indication of MSOME and IMSI.
Study record managers: refer to the Data Element Definitions if submitting registration or results information. After ICSI spermatozoa of each sample will be analyzed under high magnification MSOME - x and graded into four groups according to the presence or size of the vacuoles. Talk with your doctor and family members or friends about deciding to join a study.
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But what is the fate of the paternal mitochondria? And why are they prevented from getting passed on to their offspring after fertilization? The answers for these questions have been shrouded in mystery for several decades.
Christa R. Moraes, Stuart A Meyers. This review summarizes current research in sperm mitochondrial function with specific emphasis on mitochondrial metabolism, reactive oxygen species production and mitochondrial genomics. This organelle is key in many crucial sperm functions including motility, hyperactivation, capacitation, acrosome reaction, and fertilization, thus its role in male fertility cannot be ignored.