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Table 3 Semen characteristics and chromatin compaction status of fertile and infertile men

From: Epigenetic landscape of testis specific histone H2B variant and its influence on sperm function

Group % Progressive Motility Concentration (× 106)/ml % Viability % Aniline blue positive sperm % CMA3 positive sperm
Fertile* (n = 14) 64 ± 10.4 43 ± 24.3 80 ± 7.5 17 ± 11.3 23 ± 11
Infertile
 Asthenozoospermia (n = 10) 14 ± 6.9a 18 ± 7.4ab 69 ± 8.7a 69 ± 11.2a 70 ± 16.3a
 Oligozoospermia (n = 10) 43 ± 8.2ab 6 ± 2.7a 75 ± 8.0b 58 ± 16.2a 67 ± 19.3a
 Oligoasthenozoospermia (n = 10) 17 ± 7.5a 4 ± 2.0a 60 ± 11.7a 69 ± 16.6a 77 ± 16.6a
  1. *Fertile group (n = 14) encompasses men enrolled for the experiments involving ChIP-qPCR (n = 4) and qRT-PCR (n = 10)
  2. aSignificantly different as compared to fertile group
  3. bSignificantly different as compared to oligoasthenozoospermia group