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Table 2 Categorization of sperm samples as a function of conventional sperm parameters and a densitometric analysis of the 110–80 kDa proteins

From: Gel electrophoresis of human sperm: a simple method for evaluating sperm protein quality

Parameter (units) Group 1
n = 122
Group 2
n = 123
p-value in Student’s t test or (when underlined) a Kruskal-Wallis test
Semen volume (mL) 3.5 [2.9–4.7]
4.07 (1.8–12)
3.8 [3.1–4.6]
4.02 (1.15–8.30)
0.81
Sperm concentration (×106/mL) 78.75 [52.5–142]
106.78 (24–420)
72 [41–92]
75.99 (1–250)
0.0002
Sperm count (×106/ejaculate) 319.30 [212.8–498]
405.96 (57–2100)
262.45 [155.8–356.9]
293.49 (2.80–1425)
0.0011
Progressive motility
(PR, %)
55 [45–80]
54.80 (35–80)
45 [40–55]
46.28 (1–70)
< 0.0001
Normal forms (%) 40.5 [34–48]
41.61 (25–68)
25 [18–53]
23.98 (0–53)
< 0.0001
MAI 1.50 [1.44–1.55]
1.48 (1.25–1.55)
1.71 [1.64–1.80]
1.74 (1.38–1.80)
< 0.0001
80–110 kDa band intensity from gel 1D (arbitrary units) 36,298
[21996–90,482]
33,466
[16657–48,560]
0.0367
  1. Data on semen parameters are quoted as the median [IQR] and the mean (range)
  2. MAI multiple anomaly index, n number