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Sperm Protein May Hold Clues For Fertility And Contraceptives

rmal male mice in the study.

"We are hopeful that a better understanding of fertilin-beta and related proteins in mice and non-humans will lead to the development of new male contraceptive drugs or vaccines as well as to future treatments for male infertility in humans," Cho said.

These findings were presented at a recent meeting of the International Congress of Spermatology. The study, conducted in collaboration with researchers at the National Institute of Environmental Health Science, was funded by the National Institutes of Health.


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Contact: Patricia Bailey
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University of California - Davis
17-Sep-1998


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