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Research Article

Semen Abnormalities, Sperm DNA Damage and Global Hypermethylation in Health Workers Occupationally Exposed to Ionizing Radiation

  • Dayanidhi Kumar,

    Affiliation: Division of Clinical Embryology, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal University, Manipal, India

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  • Sujith Raj Salian,

    Affiliation: Division of Clinical Embryology, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal University, Manipal, India

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  • Guruprasad Kalthur,

    Affiliation: Division of Clinical Embryology, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal University, Manipal, India

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  • Shubhashree Uppangala,

    Affiliation: Division of Clinical Embryology, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal University, Manipal, India

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  • Sandhya Kumari,

    Affiliation: Division of Clinical Embryology, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal University, Manipal, India

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  • Srinivas Challapalli,

    Affiliation: Department of Radiotherapy, Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore, India

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  • Srinidhi Gururajarao Chandraguthi,

    Affiliation: Department of Radiotherapy and Oncology, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, India

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  • Hanumanthappa Krishnamurthy,

    Affiliation: National Centre for Biological Sciences, Bangalore, India

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  • Navya Jain,

    Affiliation: National Centre for Biological Sciences, Bangalore, India

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  • Pratap Kumar,

    Affiliation: Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal University, Manipal, India

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  • Satish Kumar Adiga mail

    satish.adiga@manipal.edu

    Affiliation: Division of Clinical Embryology, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal University, Manipal, India

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  • Published: July 29, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0069927

About the Authors

Dayanidhi Kumar, Sujith Raj Salian, Guruprasad Kalthur, Shubhashree Uppangala, Sandhya Kumari, Satish Kumar Adiga
Division of Clinical Embryology, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal University, Manipal, India
Srinivas Challapalli
Department of Radiotherapy, Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore, India
Srinidhi Gururajarao Chandraguthi
Department of Radiotherapy and Oncology, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, India
Hanumanthappa Krishnamurthy, Navya Jain
National Centre for Biological Sciences, Bangalore, India
Pratap Kumar
Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal University, Manipal, India

Corresponding Author

Email: satish.adiga@manipal.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: GPK HK SKA. Performed the experiments: DK SK SRS SU NJ. Analyzed the data: DK SK SRS SU NJ. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: SC SGC. Wrote the paper: SKA. Helped in the recruitment of the subjects: PK.