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The present study was designed to analyze the level of seminal zinc among different groups of infertile males and to correlate it with sperm concentration, active, sluggish and immotile fractions of seminal parameters, with an objective being to establish the role of zinc. This descriptive analytical study was carried out in the Department of Reproductive Physiology/Health, Public Health Laboratories Division, National Institute of Health, Islamabad in a 5 years period from 2002 to 2006. The result showed that seminal zinc was 702.92 ± 10.60, 598.48 ± 12.95, 617.54 ± 9.55, 542.29 ± 22.75, 710.36 ± 7.87, 712.06 ± 7.96, 789.36 ± 21.33 and 762.06 ± 8.99 in azoospermic, oligozoospermic, asthenozoospermic, oligoasthenozoospermic, teratozoospermic, normozoospermic, polyzoospermic and proven fathers group, respectively. Findings of the study showed that semen zinc was several folds higher in polyzoospermic subjects as compared to other groups, while it was found to be lower in oligozoospermic, azoospermic and oligoasthenozoospermic groups. In case of proven fathers, the levels of semen zinc varied non significantly (p > 0.05) with polyzoospermic cases. It is concluded from the results of the study that decreased concentration of seminal plasma zinc affect sperm count while increased level causes decreased sperm motility.

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International Journal of Applied and Basic Medical Research
Volume / Volumen: 1
Number / Número: 2
First and last pages / Páginas inicial-final: 93-96
Year / Año: 2011
Month / Mes: july

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Public Health laboratories Division, national Institute of Health, Islamabad, Pakistan, Isalamabad, Islamabad, Pakistan

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4. Khan, M. S., Ullah, R., Tahir, F., Sajjad M. Seminal volume in the investigation of male infertility. JCPSP. 2012; 22(3):159-162. (Impact factor 0.55)
5. Khan, M. S., Zaman S., Sajjad M., Shoaib M., & Jilani G. Assessment of the level of trace element zinc in seminal plasma of males and evaluation of its role in male infertility. IJABMR. 2011; 1(2):93-96. (International)
6. Khan, M. S., Majid, A., Sajjad M., Ullah, S. 2011. Hepatitis B & C: An alarming situation in southern part of Khyber paktunkhwa. Annals of PIMS:7(4):228-232.
7. Akhtar T., Khan, M. S., Ahmed, I., Ahmed I. Family planning practices in model village of rural community in Pakistan: a 16 year experience. JPMI 2011; 25(4):318-23.
8. Majid A., Khan, M. S., Fiaz M. Unusual Presentation of Falciparum Malaria as Generalized Anxiety Disorder at DHQTH, Bannu. Ann.Pak. Inst. Med. Sci. 2011; 7(1):26-28.
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Muhammad Shoaib Khan was invited by SIIC on
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2012, march 13
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2012, november 28
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2012, november 28
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2013, february 26

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Reproductive Medicine
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Biological Chemistry
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Endocrine Biochemistry
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Clinical Chemistry
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Biochemical Diagnosis
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Endocrinology and Metabolism
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Assessment of the Level of Trace Element Zinc in Seminal Plasma of Males and Evaluation of its Role in Male Infertility

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Muhammad Shoaib Khan1, Fariyal Deepa2

2 Senior Sentific Officer, Reproductive Physiology/health, Nih, Islamabad, Senior Sentific Officer

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