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      Delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol; energy metabolism; spermatozoa

    • Abstract


      Thein vitro effect of δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol on adenosine triphosphatase and phosphodiesterase activities as well as on the cyclic-AMP content of human spermatozoa has been studied. At a concentration of 1.0 ▪g, sperm metabolism may be increased as shown by increased cyclic AMP and adenosine-triphosphatase activity while at a higher concentration (10 ▪g tetrahydrocannabinol), it may be reversed.

    • Author Affiliations


      Indira Chakravarty1 Girish Shah2 Anil R Sheth2 Jagat J Ghosh3

      1. V.L. College of Home and Social Sciences, Calcutta University, Hastinge House, Alipore, Judge Court Road, Calcutta - 700 027
      2. Institute for Research in Reproduction (ICMR), Parel, Bombay - 400 012
      3. Calcutta University, 35, Ballygunge Circular Road, Calcutta - 700 019
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  • Journal of Biosciences | News

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