Nuclear organization in human sperm: preliminary evidence for altered sex chromosome centromere position in infertile males. (2008)


Many genetic defects with a chromosomal basis affect male reproduction via a range of different mechanisms. Chromosome position is a well-known marker of nuclear organization, and alterations in standard patterns can lead to disease phenotypes such as cancer, laminopathies and epilepsy. It has been demonstrated that normal mammalian sperm adopt a pattern with the centromeres aligning towards the nuclear centre. The purpose of this study was to test the hypothesis that altered chromosome position in the sperm head is associated with male infertility.

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PubMed Identifier: 18417496

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Type: Journal Article/Review

Volume: 23

Parent Publication: Human reproduction (Oxford, England)

Issue: 6

ISSN: 0268-1161