A preliminary study of protein thiols and serum cholinesterase in assisted reproduction

Krishnananda Prabhu, Pratap Kumar, Muralidhar Pai, Indrajit Sinha, Anjali Rao

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In this study we sought to investigate the levels of serum protein thiols and cholinesterase levels before and after intrauterine insemination (IUI). We observed 68% patients showed a decrease in protein thiols and 63% showed a decrease in serum cholinesterase levels after insemination as compared to their respective pre procedure levels. The fall in thiols was statistically significant (p= 0.021) indicating there is increased oxidative stress after the procedure. However, we could not comment on any reason for the fall in cholinesterase. Whether the changes in above parameters may have some implication on the overall success rate of IUI is yet to be ascertained.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)98-99
Number of pages2
JournalIndian Journal of Clinical Biochemistry
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 30-06-2008


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Clinical Biochemistry

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