Immunology of the sperm-egg interaction

Stacey Lee Mandelbaum, Michael P. Diamond, Alan H. DeCherney

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The study of immunologic factors in infertility is in its infancy, and many questions remain to be answered. Further studies using newer techniques are needed to elucidate the actual contributions of immune mechanisms to infertility. Understanding the role of immunologic factors should lead to more effective treatment of patients whose infertility is immunologic in etiology.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)279-283
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of In Vitro Fertilization and Embryo Transfer
Issue number5
StatePublished - Oct 1986
Externally publishedYes


  • antibodies to zona pellucida
  • cellular immnity to sperm
  • immunologic infertility
  • sperm antibodies

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Embryology
  • Reproductive Medicine
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Developmental Biology


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