The Y chromosome is a sex chromosome only present in males. This chromosome contains the genes responsible for testicular formation and they are located in the AZF region.
Thus, any alteration in the AZF region of the Y chromosome could cause sperm problems. For example, oligozoospermia and azoospermia have been linked to microdeletions in the Y chromosome.
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By Blanca Paraíso M.D., Ph.D., M.Sc. (gynecologist), Marta Barranquero Gómez B.Sc., M.Sc. (embryologist), Sergio Rogel Cayetano M.D. (gynecologist), Zaira Salvador B.Sc., M.Sc. (embryologist) and Michelle Lorraine Embleton B.Sc. Ph.D. (biochemist).
Last Update: 04/03/2023