Gene Coupled to Male Infertility, Stony Brook University Medical Center Study  
3/18/2011 8:41:33 AM

Futurity -- STONY BROOK U. (US) — A new role for mitochondria may hold clues to some causes of male infertility and in turn could have potential in the future for use in a male contraceptive. Mitochondria help regulate different cell biological processes involving communication between the mitochondria and the rest of the cell by way of signaling pathways on the surface that mediate interactions with cytoplasmic proteins. Some of the pathways involve lipids.