Effect of chemotherapy on sperm DNA fragmentation

Document Type : Original Article

Authors

1 Plant Biotechnology, Agriculture Biotechnology Department, National Institute of Genetics Engineering and Biotechnology, Tehran, Iran.

2 Fish Recourses and Aquatic Animals Department, College of Agriculture Salahaddin University, Erbil, Iraq

3 Department of Medical genetic, national Institute for genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, Tehran, Iran

4 Personalized Medicine Research Center of AmitisGen, Tehran, Iran

10.22034/pmj.2020.46377

Abstract

Chemotherapy and radiotherapy adversely affect spermatogenesis, a consequence that is particularly relevant to young men who have yet to establish families. The harmful effects of chemotherapy on spermatogenesis are variable, depending on the type and dosage of chemotherapeutic agents used. The current study assessed the effect of cancer therapy on sperm DNA fragmentation by Comet assay. Sperm DNA fragmentation was evaluated in cured cancer patients. The results showed a significant relationship between chemotherapy and double-stranded and single-stranded sperm DNA fragmentation.
 
 

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