Journal of Human Reproductive Science
Home Ahead of Print Current Issue Archives
   Bookmark this page Print this page Email this page Small font sizeDefault font size Increase font size    Users online: 819


 
   Table of Contents     
LETTER TO EDITOR  
Year : 2011  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 58
 

Not only seminal plasma zinc but also other trace elements affect semen quality


Wiwanitkit House, Bangkhae, Bangkok, Thailand; and Visiting Professor, Hainan Medical University, Hainan, China

Date of Web Publication28-Jun-2011

Correspondence Address:
Viroj Wiwanitkit
Wiwanitkit House, Bangkhae, Bangkok, Thailand

Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0974-1208.82365

Rights and Permissions

 



How to cite this article:
Wiwanitkit V. Not only seminal plasma zinc but also other trace elements affect semen quality. J Hum Reprod Sci 2011;4:58

How to cite this URL:
Wiwanitkit V. Not only seminal plasma zinc but also other trace elements affect semen quality. J Hum Reprod Sci [serial online] 2011 [cited 2019 Dec 5];4:58. Available from: http://www.jhrsonline.org/text.asp?2011/4/1/58/82365


Sir,

I read the recent publication on seminal plasma zinc and semen quality in a subfertile population with a great interest. [1] Dissanayake et al. concluded that "Count, motility, viability, pH and viscosity are affected by variations of seminal plasma zinc. [1]" I would like to address some facts mentioned in this study. I agree that zinc level in semen has a relationship with fertility. However, this study is a kind of single parameter analysis. In a recent report, Zhang et al. proposed that the contents of trace elements in different body fluids are differently correlated with sperm quality. [2] Indeed, there are also many other trace element that can affect the quality of semen. For example, selenium level in semen is widely mentioned as having a strong relationship with semen quality. [3] To form a conclusion on this topic, it might be necessary to completely study the other trace elements that might be the confounding parameters that result in bias in interpretation.

 
   References Top

1.Dissanayake D, Wijesinghe P, Ratnasooriya W, Wimalasena S. Relationship between seminal plasma zinc and semen quality in a subfertile population. J Hum Reprod Sci 2010;3:124-8.  Back to cited text no. 1
[PUBMED]  Medknow Journal  
2.Zhang RS, Sun HJ, Zheng LW. Correlation of the contents of trace elements in male body fluids with sperm quality. Zhonghua Nan Ke Xue 2010;16:1019-22.  Back to cited text no. 2
[PUBMED]    
3.Camejo MI, Abdala L, Vivas-Acevedo G, Lozano-Hernández R, Angeli-Greaves M, Greaves ED. Selenium, copper and zinc in seminal plasma of men with varicocele, relationship with seminal parameters. Biol Trace Elem Res 2011 [in press].  Back to cited text no. 3
    




 

Top
Print this article  Email this article
             

    

 
   Search
 
  
    Similar in PUBMED
    Search Pubmed for
    Search in Google Scholar for
    Article in PDF (353 KB)
    Citation Manager
    Access Statistics
    Reader Comments
    Email Alert *
    Add to My List *
* Registration required (free)  


    References

 Article Access Statistics
    Viewed1801    
    Printed90    
    Emailed0    
    PDF Downloaded217    
    Comments [Add]    

Recommend this journal