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Strategies to Ameliorate Oxidative Stress During Assisted Reproduction

  • Ashok Agarwal
  • Damayanthi Durairajanayagam
  • Gurpriya Virk
  • Stefan S. Du Plessis

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Reproductive Biology book series (BRIEFSREPROBIO)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Ashok Agarwal, Damayanthi Durairajanayagam, Gurpriya Virk, Stefan S. Du Plessis
    Pages 1-2
  3. Ashok Agarwal, Damayanthi Durairajanayagam, Gurpriya Virk, Stefan S. Du Plessis
    Pages 3-22
  4. Ashok Agarwal, Damayanthi Durairajanayagam, Gurpriya Virk, Stefan S. Du Plessis
    Pages 23-38
  5. Ashok Agarwal, Damayanthi Durairajanayagam, Gurpriya Virk, Stefan S. Du Plessis
    Pages 39-40
  6. Ashok Agarwal, Damayanthi Durairajanayagam, Gurpriya Virk, Stefan S. Du Plessis
    Pages 41-42
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 43-52

About this book

Introduction

This book discusses the various antioxidants that are in use to overcome oxidative stress in an assisted reproduction setting. Antioxidant therapies may range from enzymatic and non-enzymatic antioxidants, either alone or in combination. While no one antioxidant regime has been identified as effective in improving fertilization and pregnancy rates, antioxidant supplementation has been shown to defend sperm cells from lipid peroxidation and oxidative damage to DNA, and thus improve pregnancy rates. The prevention of oxidative stress and its consequent damage is imperative to ensure a successful outcome of the in vitro fertilization procedure and embryo transfer. Strategies that could be employed to minimize or prevent the detrimental effects of OS during assisted reproduction include supplementation with various types of antioxidants.

Keywords

IVF antioxidant strategies assisted reproduction in vitro fertilization intracytoplasmic injection oxidative stress reactive oxygen species

Authors and affiliations

  • Ashok Agarwal
    • 1
  • Damayanthi Durairajanayagam
    • 2
  • Gurpriya Virk
    • 3
  • Stefan S. Du Plessis
    • 4
  1. 1.Center for Reproductive MedicineCleveland ClinicClevelandUSA
  2. 2.Discipline of Physiology, Faculty of MedicineMARA University of TechnologyKuala LumpurMalaysia
  3. 3.MelbourneAustralia
  4. 4.Division of Medical PhysiologyStellenbosch UniversityStellenboschSouth Africa

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-10259-7
  • Copyright Information The Author 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-10258-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-10259-7
  • Series Print ISSN 2194-4253
  • Series Online ISSN 2194-4261
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
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