The objective of this study was to elucidate the cause of the spermatogenic defect in idiopathic azoospermia and non-mosaic type of Klinefelter syndrome. Genomic DNAs from 9 Cases of Korean idiopathic azoospermia and 6 of Korean non-mosaic type of Klinefelter syndrome were used for the detection of Y chromosome microdeletions by polymerase chain reaction using 60 primers. Microdeletions of the Y chromosome were found in 1 of 9 (11.1%) patients with idiopathic azoospermia, whereas none was deleted in non-mosaic type of Klinefelter syndrome. This result suggests that Y chromosome microdeletions could be one of the etiologic factors in idiopathic azoospermia.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Experimental and Molecular Medicine|
|Publication status||Published - 2000 Dec 31|
- Idiopathic azoospermia
- Klinefelter syndrome
- Y chromosome
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