Antispermatozoal antibodies in human colostrum and milk

Academic Article

Abstract

  • Authors studied antisperm activity in human colostrum and milk by tray agglutination (TAT) and indirect mixed antiglobulin reaction (MAR) tests. Spermagglutination observed by TAT was found in 10 patients (24%) in colostrum, in 3 (5%) in milk. Character of spermantibodies by indirect MAR-test showed the presence of sIgA in 6 (14%), in IgG in 4 (9,5%) in colostrum, the presence of sIgA in 3 (4,8%), of sIgA and IgG together in 1 (1,7%) in milk. Authors discuss the origin of these antibodies.
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    Author List

  • Ulcova-Gallova Z; Mestecky J; Fialova P
  • Start Page

  • 636
  • End Page

  • 638
  • Volume

  • 116
  • Issue

  • 11