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Sulfhydryl groups in relation to the metabolism and motility of human spermatozoa.
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PMID:  14832448     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
1. The motility and metabolism of human spermatozoa are inhibited by substances which have an affinity for sulfhydryl groups. 2. These inhibitions can be prevented, and in part, reversed, by the addition to the cell + inhibitor system of sulfhydryl compounds such as cysteine or glutathione. 3. Cysteine and glutathione, under aerobic conditions or in a system in which these substances can be oxidized, show widely different effects on the motility of the spermatozoa. Cysteine destroys the motility of the spermatozoa, whereas glutathione has no effect upon it. 4. Possible mechanisms of these effects are discussed.
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Type:  Journal Article    
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Title:  The Journal of general physiology     Volume:  34     ISSN:  0022-1295     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Gen. Physiol.     Publication Date:  1951 May 
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Created Date:  1951-12-01     Completed Date:  2004-02-15     Revised Date:  2010-09-21    
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Nlm Unique ID:  2985110R     Medline TA:  J Gen Physiol     Country:  Not Available    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  705-14     Citation Subset:  OM    
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Sulfhydryl Compounds*
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0/Sulfhydryl Compounds

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Journal ID (nlm-ta): J Gen Physiol
ISSN: 0022-1295
ISSN: 1540-7748
Publisher: The Rockefeller University Press
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Copyright © Copyright, 1951, by The Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research
Received Day: 4 Month: 1 Year: 1951
Print publication date: Day: 20 Month: 5 Year: 1951
Volume: 34 Issue: 5
First Page: 705 Last Page: 714
ID: 2147277
PubMed Id: 14832448

John MacLeod
From the Department of Anatomy, Cornell University Medical College, New York

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