Male Infertility Treated with Synthetic Sperm Protein
Good news for couples who are trying to have a baby but are affected by infertility. A new method has been devised by researchers that will use a synthetic version of the sperm originated protein which is known as PAWP.
This is said to be sufficient and is required to initiate the process of fertilization. This finding is indeed important as it promises to diagnose and treat the cases of male infertility wherein the patient’s sperm is not able to induce the activation of egg to form an embryo.
Richard Oko from Queen’s University in Canada said in a statement, “PAWP is able to induce embryo development in human eggs in a fashion similar to the natural triggering of embryo development by the sperm cell during fertilization. Based on our findings, we envision that physicians will be able to improve their diagnosis and treatment of infertility, a problem that affects 10-15 percent of couples worldwide.”
The study which was published n the FASEB journal had highlighted the potential of the clinical application of sperm PAWP as the predictor of infertility treatment. Most of these infertility treatments are done with the help of injecting a single sperm directly into the egg. The supplementation of the human sperm with the help of PAWP protein could be used to successfully improve the success rate of infertility treatments in men.
Read more on Health News.
Image Courtesy: gettyimages.in
News Source: zeenews.india.com
Source: Onlymyhealth editorial team Aug 12, 2014
All possible measures have been taken to ensure accuracy, reliability, timeliness and authenticity of the information; however Onlymyhealth.com does not take any liability for the same. Using any information provided by the website is solely at the viewers’ discretion. In case of any medical exigencies/ persistent health issues, we advise you to seek a qualified medical practitioner before putting to use any advice/tips given by our team or any third party in form of answers/comments on the above mentioned website.