The First Affiliated Hospital of Nanjing Medical University, Nanjing, China
Objective: Seminal vesiculitis is the common disease of male urogenital system. However, the pathogenesis of seminal vesiculitis remains unclear. Semenogelin I (Sg I) is mainly synthesized and secreted by seminal vesicle and has antibacterial activity. We thus postulate that Sg I plays an important role during the occurrence and development of seminal vesiculitis.
Methods: n the present study, we analyzed the expression of Sg I in normal seminal vesicle tissues and seminal vesiculitis tissues through immunohistochemistry.
Results: The results showed down-regulated expression of clusterin at protein level in seminal vesiculitis tissues compared with normal seminal vesicle tissues. Our preliminary data suggest that the abnormal expression of clusterin is closely related to seminal vesiculitis. Downregulation of Sg I expression may weaken the antibacterial activity of the seminal vesicle and then induce the occurrence of disease.
Conclusion: This is the first study to focus on the relationship between Sg I and human seminal vesiculitis.
Keywords: Seminal vesiculitis; semenogelin I (Sg I)
Cite this abstract as: Liu BJ, Song Z, Xu AM, Su SF, Wang ZJ, Yin C. Is abnormal expression of semenogelin I involved with seminal vesiculitis? Transl Androl Urol 2016;5(Suppl 1):AB092. doi: 10.21037/tau.2016.s092