Mutation may cause loss in sperm supply

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Problems in a gene responsible for producing the protein TAF4b leave mice — and maybe men — unable to sustain sperm production. As embryos, mice lacking the protein failed to develop an adequate number of key cells in the sperm production process and as adults they quickly lost their initial fertility.

If you believe low sperm count could be contributing to your infertility, contact your Melbourne IVF resource today and we will begin the process of screening for male factors in infertility. There’s hope and a solution!


Brown University. (2015, March 2). Mutation may cause early loss of sperm supply. ScienceDaily. Retrieved March 17, 2015 from