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The Impact of Selected Endocrine Disruptors on Human Spermatogenesis
Vítků, Jana
Steroid hormones in testis play an important role in spermatogenesis, maintenance of the male reproductive tract, production of semen and the maintenance of secondary sex characteristics and libido. They are also discussed as a target for substances called endocrine disruptors (EDs). No complex study was conducted on evaluation of relationships between EDs and steroid spectrum in 2 biological fluids; seminal plasma and plasma. The aim of the PhD. thesis was to develop and validate a method for determination of bisphenol A (BPA) and steroid spectrum in plasma and seminal plasma and to shed more light into mechanisms of ED action and effects of BPA and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) on human spermatogenesis and steroidogenesis. Two new liquid-chromatography mass spectrometry methods for determination of BPA and 11 steroids in plasma and seminal plasma were developed and validated. The methods were used for estimation of analyte concentrations in 191 men with a different degree of fertility. Concurrently, the levels of six congeners of PCBs, gonadotropins, selenium and zinc in plasma were estimated. Partial correlations adjusted for age and BMI were calculated to evaluate relationships between these analytes. Seminal BPA, but not plasma BPA, was negatively associated with sperm concentration...
The Impact of Selected Endocrine Disruptors on Human Spermatogenesis
Vítků, Jana ; Hill, Martin (advisor) ; Pohanka, Michal (referee) ; Lapčík, Oldřich (referee)
Steroid hormones in testis play an important role in spermatogenesis, maintenance of the male reproductive tract, production of semen and the maintenance of secondary sex characteristics and libido. They are also discussed as a target for substances called endocrine disruptors (EDs). No complex study was conducted on evaluation of relationships between EDs and steroid spectrum in 2 biological fluids; seminal plasma and plasma. The aim of the PhD. thesis was to develop and validate a method for determination of bisphenol A (BPA) and steroid spectrum in plasma and seminal plasma and to shed more light into mechanisms of ED action and effects of BPA and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) on human spermatogenesis and steroidogenesis. Two new liquid-chromatography mass spectrometry methods for determination of BPA and 11 steroids in plasma and seminal plasma were developed and validated. The methods were used for estimation of analyte concentrations in 191 men with a different degree of fertility. Concurrently, the levels of six congeners of PCBs, gonadotropins, selenium and zinc in plasma were estimated. Partial correlations adjusted for age and BMI were calculated to evaluate relationships between these analytes. Seminal BPA, but not plasma BPA, was negatively associated with sperm concentration...

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