The presence of complement in human cervical mucus and its possible relevance to infertility in women with complement-dependent sperm-immobilizing antibodies

86Citations
Citations of this article
11Readers
Mendeley users who have this article in their library.

Abstract

Full-complement lytic activity was measured in human midcycle cervical mucus, using a sensitive 51Cr release hemolytic assay. The level measured was 11.5% of the activity of complement in an equal volume of undiluted human serum. The relevance of this level of complement to complement-dependent sperm-immobilizing antibody activity was studied. After 1 hour's incubation with mucus levels of complement, immobilization of about 50% of spermatozoa occurred and after 3 hours' incubation, immobilization of about 70% of spermatozoa occurred.

Cite

CITATION STYLE

APA

Price, R. J., & Boettcher, B. (1979). The presence of complement in human cervical mucus and its possible relevance to infertility in women with complement-dependent sperm-immobilizing antibodies. Fertility and Sterility, 32(1), 61–66. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0015-0282(16)44117-8

Register to see more suggestions

Mendeley helps you to discover research relevant for your work.

Already have an account?

Save time finding and organizing research with Mendeley

Sign up for free