Association among sperm chromatin condensation, sperm DNA fragmentation and 8-OHdG in seminal plasma and semen parameters in infertile men with oligoasthenoteratozoospermia

Hologlu D., Güneş S., Aşcı R., Henkel R., Güvenç T.

ANDROLOGIA, vol.54, no.1, 2022 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 54 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/and.14268
  • Journal Name: ANDROLOGIA
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, BIOSIS, CAB Abstracts, EMBASE, Gender Studies Database, MEDLINE, Veterinary Science Database
  • Keywords: 8-OHdG, chromatin condensation, OAT, semen parameters, sperm DNA fragmentation, PROTAMINE DEFICIENCY, HUMAN SPERMATOZOA, DAMAGE, FERTILITY
  • Ondokuz Mayıs University Affiliated: Yes


The present study aimed to investigate the clinical role of standard sperm diagnosis parameters (sperm concentration, motility, morphology) as well as aniline blue staining of histones, 8-OHdG, TUNEL assay were performed on semen samples in infertile men with oligoasthenoteratozoospermia (OAT). Thirty-two infertile and ten proven fertile men were included in the study. Chromatin condensation sperm in infertile men was significantly lower compared to the fertile men (p < 0.0001). Age, sperm concentration, morphology and motility were significantly negatively correlated with chromatin condensation (p < 0.05). However, no significant correlations among the chromatin condensation, SDF and sperm DNA damage were detected in terms of 8-OHdG concentration.