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Current Pharmaceutical Design


ISSN (Print): 1381-6128
ISSN (Online): 1873-4286

Review Article (Mini-Review)

What is the Impact of Bisphenol A on Sperm Function and Related Signaling Pathways: A Mini-review?

Author(s): Yian Zhou, Wenqing Xu, Yuan Yuan and Tao Luo*

Volume 26 , Issue 37 , 2020

Page: [4822 - 4828] Pages: 7

DOI: 10.2174/1381612826666200821113126

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Bisphenol A (BPA) is an organic synthetic compound that is ubiquitously present in daily life. It is a typical environmental endocrine disruptor that affects the functions of endogenous hormones. There is a significant negative correlation between BPA and male reproduction. This mini-review describes current research data on the negative effects of BPA on sperm functions in humans and animal models, as well as on its supposed mechanisms of action, such as CATSPER-Ca2+ signaling, cAMP-protein kinase A signaling, and epigenetic changes. The published evidence showed an adverse impact of BPA on sperm tail morphology, counts, motility, and acrosome reaction action. Sperm function related signaling pathways, such as CATSPER-Ca2+ signaling, cAMP-protein kinase A signaling, and phosphorylation signaling, as well as epigenetic changes and sperm aging, are associated with BPA exposure in human and animal models. The clear risks of BPA exposure can provide greater awareness of the potential threat of environmental contaminants on male fertility.

Keywords: Bisphenol A, environmental endocrine disruptor, epigenetic changes, male fertility, sperm function, sperm function related signaling pathways.

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