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Table 4 Correlation between sperm parameters and chromatin status with total antioxidant capacity (TAC) and malondialdehid (MAD)

From: Effects of N-acetyl-cysteine supplementation on sperm quality, chromatin integrity and level of oxidative stress in infertile men

Correlations TAC (mM) MDA (mM)
r P-value r P-value
Sperm Abnormality (%)
 Before −0.339 0.01 0.301 0.03
 After −0.393 0.005 0.333 0.01
Sperm concentration (106/mL)
 Before −0.097 0.503 0.045 0.759
 After 0.072 0.618 0.106 0.465
Total Motility (%)
 Before 0.384 0.006 −0.319 0.02
 After 0.455 0.001 −0.435 0.002
CMA3 + (%)
 Before −0.441 0.001 0.327 0.02
 After −0.438 0.001 0.359 0.01
DNA fragmentation (%)
 Before −0.363 0.01 0.361 0.01
 After −0.456 0.001 0.365 0.009
  1. CMA3; Chromomycin A3. TAC: Total Antioxidant Capacity, MDA: Malondialdehyde, NAC: N-acetylcysteine
  2. Significant differences in bold