Antioxidants in Andrology

  • Giancarlo Balercia
  • Loredana Gandini
  • Andrea Lenzi
  • Francesco Lombardo

Part of the Trends in Andrology and Sexual Medicine book series (TASM)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Ashok Agarwal, Ahmad Majzoub
    Pages 1-21
  3. Gian Paolo Littarru, Francesca Bruge, Luca Tiano
    Pages 23-34
  4. Andrea Sansone, Loredana Gandini, Francesco Lombardo, Andrea Lenzi
    Pages 35-41
  5. Giancarlo Balercia, Antonio Mancini, Giacomo Tirabassi, Alfredo Pontecorvi
    Pages 43-57
  6. Aldo E. Calogero, Rosita A. Condorelli, Sandro La Vignera
    Pages 59-69
  7. Andrea Sansone, Emmanuele A. Jannini, Francesco Romanelli
    Pages 71-79

About this book

Introduction

This book focuses on the use of various molecules with antioxidant properties in the treatment of major male genital tract disorders, especially male infertility, erectile dysfunction, and accessory gland infection. The coverage also includes discussion of pathophysiology, the molecular basis of male infertility, and the rationale for use of antioxidants, with particular attention to coenzyme Q10 and carnitine. Oxidative stress occurs when the production of reactive oxygen species, including free radicals, exceeds the body’s natural antioxidant defences, leading to cellular damage. Oxidative stress is present in about half of all infertile men, and reactive oxygen species can produce infertility both by damaging the sperm membrane, with consequences for sperm motility, and by altering the sperm DNA. There is consequently a clear rationale for the use of antioxidant treatments within andrology, and various in vitro and in vivo studies have indicated that many antioxidants indeed have beneficial impacts. In providing a detailed and up-to-date overview of the subject, this book will be of interest to both practitioners and researchers in andrology, endocrinology, and urology.

Keywords

Carnitine Coenzyme Q10 Erectile dysfunction Free radicals Male Accessory Glands Male infertility

Editors and affiliations

  • Giancarlo Balercia
    • 1
  • Loredana Gandini
    • 2
  • Andrea Lenzi
    • 3
  • Francesco Lombardo
    • 4
  1. 1.Endocrinology DepartmentPolytechnic University of MarcheAnconaItaly
  2. 2.Department of Experimental Medicine Section of Medical PathophysiologySapienza University of RomeRomeItaly
  3. 3.Department of Experimental Medicine Section of Medical PathophysiologySapienza University of RomeRomeItaly
  4. 4.Department of Experimental Medicine Section of Medical PathophysiologySapienza University of RomeRomeItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-41749-3
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-41747-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-41749-3
  • Series Print ISSN 2367-0088
  • Series Online ISSN 2367-0096
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