a1 Jessop Hospital for Women, Sheffield, UK
There is now considerable evidence that leucocytes and their products have significant effects on the functional capacity of spermatozoa both in the male and female reproductive tract. Recent advances in the accurate detection of these leucocytes and their products using monoclonal antibodies and a parallel increase in the application of sophisticated sperm function tests has now made it possible to further determine the influence of the leucocytes on sperm function. It is therefore likely that this field of reproductive biology will be an area of considerable activity in the near future.
c1 CLR Barratt, Research Scientist, University Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Jessop Hospital for Women, Sheffield S3 7RE, UK.