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Study of the effects of oral zinc supplementation on peroxynitrite levels, arginase activity and NO synthase activity in seminal plasma of Iraqi asthenospermic patients

Overview of attention for article published in Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology, January 2014
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Title
Study of the effects of oral zinc supplementation on peroxynitrite levels, arginase activity and NO synthase activity in seminal plasma of Iraqi asthenospermic patients
Published in
Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology, January 2014
DOI 10.1186/1477-7827-12-1
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Authors

Mahmoud Hadwan, Lamia A Almashhedy, Abdul Razzaq S Alsalman

Abstract

Low concentrations of nitric oxide (NO) are necessary for the biology and physiology of spermatozoa, but high levels of NO are toxic and have negative effects on sperm functions. Although several studies have considered the relationship between infertility and semen NO concentrations, no study on the effects of asthenospermia treatments such as oral zinc supplementation on concentrations of NO, which are important in fertility, has been reported. Studies have shown that oral zinc supplementation develops sperm count, motility and the physical characteristics of sperm in animals and in some groups of infertile men. The present study was conducted to study the effect of zinc supplementation on the quantitative and qualitative characteristics of semen, along with enzymes of the NO pathway in the seminal plasma of asthenospermic patients.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 48 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 13 27%
Student > Bachelor 9 19%
Researcher 7 15%
Student > Postgraduate 4 8%
Student > Ph. D. Student 4 8%
Other 9 19%
Unknown 2 4%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 19 40%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 9 19%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 6 13%
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 3 6%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 2 4%
Other 2 4%
Unknown 7 15%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 2. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 03 February 2014.
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#1,724,896
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#44,836
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#4
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