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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545986/a-simple-field-friendly-technique-for-cryopreserving-semen-from-asian-elephants-elephas-maximus
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Danielle M Arnold, Charlie Gray, Terri L Roth, Sebastian Mitchell, Laura H Graham
The specific objectives of the present study were to investigate the effects of manual seeding, differing freeze and thaw rates as well as storage for 24h at 4°C prior to cryopreservation on post-thaw sperm quality in Asian elephants. Extended semen was cooled in an equitainer to 4°C, frozen in liquid nitrogen vapour at various rates with and without manual seeding or in a dry shipper and thawed at 37, 50 and 75°C. There was a significant effect of freeze rate on post-thaw motility (P<0.0001) and acrosomal integrity (P<0...
May 18, 2017: Animal Reproduction Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543808/comparison-of-two-methods-of-seminal-plasma-removal-on-buffalo-bubalus-bubalis-sperm-cryopreservation
#2
R S Albuquerque, R Morais, A N Reis, M S Miranda, Ear Dias, F M Monteiro, Ccp Paz, M Nichi, Gkv Kawai, Cpf Della'Aqua, F O Papa, R B Viana, L U Gimenes
Cryopreservation causes damage to spermatozoa, and methods minimizing this damage are therefore needed. Although much discussed, seminal plasma removal has become an alternative to improve sperm quality and viability after freezing and has been applied to different species in attempt to obtain good results. The objective of this study was to evaluate semen quality in buffaloes submitted to two methods for seminal plasma removal (filtration and centrifugation). Semen samples were collected from seven Murrah buffalo bulls (Bubalus bubalis) once a week for 8 weeks...
May 19, 2017: Reproduction in Domestic Animals, Zuchthygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543743/detection-and-localization-of-regucalcin-in-spermatozoa-of-water-buffalo-bubalus-bubalis-a-calcium-regulating-multifunctional-protein
#3
H Pillai, A M Shende, M S Parmar, J Thomas, H S Kartha, G Taru Sharma, S K Ghosh, S K Bhure
Regucalcin (RGN) is a calcium-regulating, anti-apoptotic, antioxidative and antiproliferative multifunctional protein predominantly seen in liver and kidney. All these functions are very crucial during spermatogenesis and sperm maturation process until fertilization of the ovum. Although many studies have reported the wide distribution of regucalcin in the male reproductive tract of the rat, human and bovine, its presence in spermatozoa is yet to be demonstrated wherein calcium has a pivotal role in the transport, capacitation, acrosomal reaction and further fusion with ova...
May 24, 2017: Reproduction in Domestic Animals, Zuchthygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537816/effect-of-vitamin-e-and-polyunsaturated-fatty-acids-on-cryopreserved-sperm-quality-in-bos-taurus-bulls-under-testicular-heat-stress
#4
João D A Losano, Daniel S R Angrimani, Andressa Dalmazzo, Carolina C Rocha, Maíra M Brito, Eduardo G A Perez, Roberta H Tsunoda, Paola A A Góes, Camilla M Mendes, Mayra E O A Assumpção, Valquiria H Barnabe, Marcilio Nichi
Taurine bulls are highly susceptible to heat stress, leading to increased oxidative stress (OS) and impaired sperm viability. Polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) supplementation can be an alternative to improve semen quality, which also results in more sperm susceptibility to lipid peroxidation. Moreover, this deleterious effect can be exacerbated in animals affected by heat stress. Vitamin E is a key antioxidant that counteracts lipid peroxidation of sperm membrane caused by OS. Thus, combining PUFAs with vitamin E may improve sperm quality...
May 24, 2017: Animal Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534278/the-effect-of-antioxidant-agents-addition-and-freezing-method-on-quality-parameters-of-frozen-thawed-ram-semen
#5
Leonidas Vichas, Ioannis A Tsakmakidis, Dimitrios Vafiadis, Georgios Tsousis, Eleni Malama, Constantin M Boscos
The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of antioxidant agents and freezing methods on the ability of ram sperm to preserve its post-thaw quality characteristics. Six Chios rams were subjected to 52 weekly semen collections. Each ram was used as semen donor for freezing experiments once every 2 weeks. Equal number of good quality spermatozoa from each ejaculate (concentration ≥1 × 10(9) spermatozoa/ml, motility ≥70%, motility score ≥3.5) were pooled. Three equal aliquots of the pooled sample were diluted using three different fractions of a milk-based and glycerol extender (control, quercetin-enriched, α-tocopherol-enriched)...
May 22, 2017: Cell and Tissue Banking
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534180/the-c-terminal-kinesin-motor-kifc1-may-participate-in-nuclear-reshaping-and-flagellum-formation-during-spermiogenesis-of-larimichthys-crocea
#6
Dan-Dan Zhang, Xin-Ming Gao, Yong-Qiang Zhao, Cong-Cong Hou, Jun-Quan Zhu
Spermatogenesis is a highly ordered process in the differentiation of male germ cells. Nuclear morphogenesis is one of the most fundamental cellular transformations to take place during spermatogenesis. These striking transformations from spermatogonia to spermatozoa are a result of phase-specific adaption of the cytoskeleton and its association with molecular motor proteins. KIFC1 is a C-terminal kinesin motor protein that plays an essential role in acrosome formation and nuclear reshaping during spermiogenesis in mammals...
May 23, 2017: Fish Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534058/freezability-of-water-buffalo-spermatozoa-is-improved-with-the-addition-of-catalase-in-cryodiluent
#7
L Ali, S M Hassan Andrabi, H Ahmed, A A Hussain Shah
BACKGROUND: Catalase enzyme is usually distributed in mammalian seminal plasma, where it decomposes hydrogen peroxide into water and oxygen and enhances sperm survivability. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effect of catalase (0, 100, 200 or 300 IU/ml) added in tris-citric acid (TCA) based extender on motion characteristics, viability and DNA integrity of bubaline spermatozoa at post dilution (PD) and post thawing (PT) stages of cryopreservation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Collection of semen was done in four Nili-Ravi bulls with an artificial vagina (42 degree C)...
March 2017: Cryo Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532841/quality-and-fertility-of-frozen-ovine-spermatozoa-from-epididymides-stored-at-room-temperature-18-25%C3%A2-%C3%A2-c-for-up-to-48%C3%A2-h-post-mortem
#8
Tácia Gomes Bergstein-Galan, Romildo Romualdo Weiss, Melina Andrea F Bertol, Ana Cláudia M R Abreu, Eduarda Busato, Luiz E Kozicki, Sony Dimas Bicudo
This study investigates the effect of time of storage of epididymides at room temperature and the addition of 20% of seminal plasma to the cryopreservation extender, on post thaw quality and fertility of ovine spermatozoa collected from the cauda epididymis. Spermatic kinetics, integrity and the stability of plasma membrane, damage to the acrosome and fertility following laparoscopic artificial insemination were evaluated in samples collected in an artificial vagina (AV) and from epididymides stored at room temperature for zero (G0), six (G6), twelve (G12), twenty-four (G24) and forty-eight (G48) hours post mortem...
July 1, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532835/effect-of-cholesterol-loaded-cyclodextrin-supplementation-on-tyrosine-phosphorylation-and-apoptosis-like-changes-in-frozen-thawed-hariana-bull-spermatozoa
#9
Hanuman P Yadav, Anuj Kumar, Nadeem Shah, Dharmendra S Chauhan, Atul Saxena, Sarvajeet Yadav, Dilip Kumar Swain
The beneficial effects of cholesterol loaded cyclodextrin (CLC) addition were evaluated in cryopreserved bull semen. Forty ejaculates were collected from Hariana bulls (n = 4), pooled and divided into 4 aliquots. All the aliquots were initially diluted in to egg yolk tris citrate and supplemented with CLC @ 0.5 mg (Group-II), 1.0 mg (G-III) and 2.0 mg (G-IV) CLC/120 × 10(6) spermatozoa or without CLC (G-I) that served as control. Extended semen was cryopreserved at -196 °C for 24 h. Seminal attributes like motility, viability, cryocapacitation like changes, tyrosine phosphorylation, apoptosis like changes in terms of mitochondrial transmembrane potential and DNA integrity were evaluated after equilibration and thawing...
July 1, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525330/effect-of-boar-ejaculate-fraction-extender-type-and-time-of-storage-on-quality-of-spermatozoa
#10
A Dziekońska, K Świąder, M Koziorowska-Gilun, K Mietelska, Ł Zasiadczyk, W Kordan
The aim of this study was to investigate the effect the sperm-rich fraction (F1) and the post-F1 fraction (F2) on the quality of boar spermatozoa stored in a liquid state. Ejaculates were collected from three Polish Landrace boars. Each ejaculate fraction was diluted with BTS short-term extender and Safe-Cell Plus (SCP) long-term extender and stored for seven days (D1-D7) at 17°C. Analyses included sperm motility parameters, normal apical ridge (NAR) acrosomes and plasma membrane integrity (PMI). Prior to the dilution of fractions, marked changes (p<0...
March 28, 2017: Polish Journal of Veterinary Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513911/sperm-capacitation-pretreatment-positively-impacts-bovine-intracytoplasmic-sperm-injection
#11
L Águila, F Zambrano, M E Arias, Felmer R
The efficiency of intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) in bovines is low compared to other species due in part to inadequate egg activation and sperm nucleus decondensation after injection. We hypothesized that this low efficiency is due to the lack of complete sperm capacitation, so we evaluated the effects of isobutylmethylxanthine (IBMX) and methyl-β-cyclodextrin (MβCD) on bovine sperm capacitation and on the preimplantation developmental potential of bovine embryos generated by ICSI. Treatment with IBMX and MβCD decreased sperm viability (between 13 to 30%); nevertheless, 0...
May 17, 2017: Molecular Reproduction and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511862/effect-of-different-concentrations-of-egg-yolk-and-virgin-coconut-oil-in-tris-based-extenders-on-chilled-and-frozen-thawed-bull-semen
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A A Tarig, H Wahid, Y Rosnina, N Yimer, Y M Goh, F H Baiee, A M Khumran, H Salman, M Ebrahimi
The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of 8% virgin coconut oil (VCO) combined with different percentages of egg yolk in Tris extender on the quality of chilled and frozen-thawed bull semen. A total of 24 ejaculates from four bulls were collected using an electroejaculator. Semen samples were diluted with 8% VCO in Tris extender which contained different concentrations 0% (control), 4%, 8%, 12%, 16% and 20% egg yolk. The diluted semen samples were divided into two fractions: one was chilled and stored at 4°C until evaluation after 24, 72, and 144h; the second fraction was processed by chilling for 3h at 4°C to equilibrate, then packaged in 0...
April 10, 2017: Animal Reproduction Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509550/sugars-require-rigid-multivalent-displays-for-activation-of-mouse-sperm-acrosomal-exocytosis
#13
He Huang, Maria T Rodolis, Surita R Bhatia, Nicole S Sampson
As a prerequisite to mammalian fertilization, the sperm acrosomal vesicle fuses with the plasma membrane and the acrosome contents are exocytosed. Induction occurs through engagement of the sperm receptors by multiple sugar residues. Multivalent polymers displaying mannose, fucose, or GlcNAc are effective synthetic inducers of mouse sperm acrosomal exocytosis (AE). Each carbohydrate is proposed to have a distinct binding site on the sperm cell surface. To determine the role of the scaffold structure in the efficiency of AE induction, different polymer backbones were employed to display the different activating sugar residues...
May 23, 2017: Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500503/expression-and-localization-of-myosin-vi-in-developing-mouse-spermatids
#14
Przemysław Zakrzewski, Robert Lenartowski, Maria Jolanta Rędowicz, Kathryn G Miller, Marta Lenartowska
Myosin VI (MVI) is a versatile actin-based motor protein that has been implicated in a variety of different cellular processes, including endo- and exocytic vesicle trafficking, Golgi morphology, and actin structure stabilization. A role for MVI in crucial actin-based processes involved in sperm maturation was demonstrated in Drosophila. Because of the prominence and importance of actin structures in mammalian spermiogenesis, we investigated whether MVI was associated with actin-mediated maturation events in mammals...
May 12, 2017: Histochemistry and Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491323/interactions-between-oestrogen-and-1%C3%AE-25-oh-2-vitamin-d3-signalling-and-their-roles-in-spermatogenesis-and-spermatozoa-functions
#15
Ana Paula Zanatta, Vanessa Brouard, Camille Gautier, Renata Goncalves, Hélène Bouraïma-Lelong, Fátima Regina Mena Barreto Silva, Christelle Delalande
Oestrogens and 1α,25(OH)2-vitamin D3 (1,25-D3) are steroids that can provide effects by binding to their receptors localised in the cytoplasm and in the nucleus or the plasma membrane respectively inducing genomic and non-genomic effects. As confirmed notably by invalidation of the genes, coding for their receptors as tested with mice with in vivo and in vitro treatments, oestrogens and 1,25-D3 are regulators of spermatogenesis. Moreover, some functions of ejaculated spermatozoa as viability, DNA integrity, motility, capacitation, acrosome reaction and fertilizing ability are targets for these hormones...
2017: Basic and Clinical Andrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488738/comparison-of-three-different-extenders-on-murrah-buffaloes-bubalus-bubalis-semen-freezability
#16
M F Zorzetto, I Martin, Y F R Sancler-Silva, S Zoca, C P Freitas-Dell'Aqua, F O Papa, A A Ramos, J F Nunes, C C M Salgueiro, E Oba
The use of frozen semen for artificial insemination is the main approach utilised for the genetic improvement of most domesticated species. The advantages include lower transportation costs, continuous availability of semen, fewer occurrences of sexually transmitted diseases and the incorporation of desirable genes in a relatively short amount of time. Nevertheless, the use of frozen semen in buffalo herds remains limited due to the loss of sperm quality when buffalo semen is frozen. So, the goal of this study was to evaluate the pre- and post-cryopreservation quality of buffalo semen diluted in three distinct freezing media: Tris-egg yolk, Botu-bov® (BB) and ACP-111®...
May 10, 2017: Andrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476888/loss-of-the-na-h-exchanger-nhe8-causes-male-infertility-in-mice-by-disrupting-acrosome-formation
#17
Karina Oberheide, Dmytro Puchkov, Thomas J Jentsch
Mammalian sperm feature a specialized secretory organelle on the anterior part of the sperm nucleus, the acrosome, which is essential for male fertility. It is formed by a fusion of Golgi-derived vesicles. We show here that the predominantly Golgi-resident Na+/H+ exchanger NHE8 localizes to the developing acrosome of spermatids. Similar to wild-type mice, Nhe8-/- mice generated Golgi-derived vesicles positive for acrosomal markers and attached to nuclei, but these vesicles failed to form large acrosomal granules and the acrosomal cap...
May 5, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474560/redox-regulation-of-fertility-in-aging-male-and-the-role-of-antioxidants-a-savior-or-stressor
#18
Kristian Leisegang, Ralf Henkel, Ashok Agarwal
Oxidative stress (OS), an imbalance between reactive oxygen species (ROS) and antioxidant scavengers, is considered an important underlying mechanism associated with ageing, age-related chronic diseases and reproductive decline in males. However, OS is an important regulator of numerous molecular pathways essential for homeostasis within cells, tissues and systems. A fine balance between factors promoting OS and those that scavenge ROS is critically important. In the male reproductive tract and ejaculate, ROS are critical molecular players in essential reproductive processes, including spermatogenesis, epididymal transport, spermatozoa maturation and post-ejaculation processes such as motility, capacitation and the acrosome reaction...
October 19, 2016: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472624/identification-of-capacitation-inducers-customized-to-sperm-retrieved-from-inbred-mouse-epididymis
#19
Song Baek, Seung Tae Lee, Jae Yeon Hwang, Kyu Hyun Park, Jung Im Yun
Acquisition of sperm capacitation post-ejaculation into the female reproductive tract is an essential step in the fertilization process. Accordingly, during in vitro fertilization, successful fertilization requires the induction of capacitation in epididymis-retrieved sperm. To date, many candidate substances have been considered as capacitation inducers; however, there are no reports on the efficiency of inducing sperm capacitation among the diverse inducers. Therefore, we attempted to determine the inducer with the best capacitation in inbred mouse sperm by comparing the capacitation performance of a variety of inducers and the percentage of in vitro fertilization-generated zygotes...
May 1, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28462533/protein-kinase-a-activity-leads-to-the-extension-of-the-acrosomal-process-in-starfish-sperm
#20
Keisuke Niikura, Md Shahanoor Alam, Masahiro Naruse, Mitsuru Jimbo, Hideaki Moriyama, Adrian Reich, Gary M Wessel, Midori Matsumoto
Acrosomal vesicles (AVs) of sperm undergo exocytosis during the acrosome reaction, which is immediately followed by the actin polymerization-dependent extension of an acrosomal process (AP) in echinoderm sperm. In the starfish Asterias amurensis, a large proteoglycan, acrosome reaction-inducing substance (ARIS), together with asteroidal sperm-activating peptide (asterosap) and/or cofactor for ARIS, induces the acrosome reaction. Asterosap induces a transient elevation of intracellular cGMP and Ca(2+) levels, and, together with ARIS, causes a sustained increase in intracellular cAMP and Ca(2+) ...
April 29, 2017: Molecular Reproduction and Development
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