An abstract of this paper was presented at the Sixth Annual Meeting of the American Society of Andrology. New Orleans. March 11–14. 1981.
Stimulation of Lymphocytes by Spermatozoa-Stimulated Cells*
Article first published online: 9 MAY 2013
American Journal of Reproductive Immunology
Volume 2, Issue 2, pages 87–89, April 1982
How to Cite
KURPISZ, M. and SZYMCZYNSKI, G. A. (1982), Stimulation of Lymphocytes by Spermatozoa-Stimulated Cells. American Journal of Reproductive Immunology, 2: 87–89. doi: 10.1111/j.1600-0897.1982.tb00091.x
- Issue published online: 9 MAY 2013
- Article first published online: 9 MAY 2013
- Accepted October 7, 1981
- Spermatozoa-lymphocyte interaction
ABSTRACT: The mechanism of spermatozoalymphocyte interaction was studied using spermatozoa and lymphocytes obtained from 11 healthy individuals and from 2 patients with spermatocoele. The lymphocytes activated by spermatozoa in 3-day cultures were used as inducers of fresh, unstimulated autologous or allogeneic lymphocytes. In 9 cases of 13 tested sperm samples, a slight proliferative response of lymphocytes stimulated by spermatozoa-induced lymphocytes was observed. The final effect did not depend on whether an autologous or an allogeneic system was used in the first and the second incubation. A possible explanation of the observed reaction is discussed.