Chromosomal and Morphological Structure of Mature and Immature Male Germ Cells and Recognition of IL-18 in Testicular Tissue of Azoospermic Men
|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00544089|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : October 16, 2007
Last Update Posted : October 16, 2007
To develop a biotechnological assay which will be able to recognize germ cells of the spermatogenic lineand and to identify the chromosomal and morphological structure of mature and immature male germ cells, in cases of of sperm production disorders(azoospermic patients).
To recognize IL-18 in testicular tissue of azoospermic men compared to control group as it has been suggested that this cytokine may serve as a paracrine defense factor in the male gonad associated to spermatogenesis.
|Condition or disease|
|Study Type :||Observational|
|Actual Enrollment :||25907 participants|
|Study Start Date :||March 2006|
|Study Completion Date :||September 2007|
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00544089
|Infertility unit, Asaf-Harofeh Medical Center|
|Principal Investigator:||Raphael Ron-el, professor||Assaf-Harofeh Medical Canter|