Mammalian spermatozoa are highly sensitive to lipid peroxidation and the glutathione peroxidase/reductase system provides an effective defense against oxidative damage to different degree in different species. Rabbit spermatozoa rely on superoxide dismutase as the primary enzymatic defense against lipid peroxidation and contain only low detectable endogenous glutathione reductase activity while in mouse spermatozoa the glutathione system is the major protective enzyme against cell damage by autoxidation. We describe a cytochemical quantitative assay for glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase activity in rabbit and mouse spermatozoa undergoing spontaneous lipid peroxidation during in vitro incubation. Microdensitometric measurements were made by a Vickers M85a scanning microdensitometer at λ585 nm wavelength. Our findings suggest that in mouse spermatozoa, the enhanced glutathione reductase and peroxidase activities induced by the spontaneous lipid peroxidation increases NADPH production from the pentose phosphate shunt, while in rabbit spermatozoa, NADPH production is much lower.

Microphotometric study of glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase activity in epididymal spermatozoa during spontaneous lipid peroxidation. / b: Ferrandi, A. Lange-Consiglio, A. Carnevali, F. Porcelli. - In: ACTA HISTOCHEMICA. - ISSN 0065-1281. - 89:1(1990), pp. 99-105.

Microphotometric study of glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase activity in epididymal spermatozoa during spontaneous lipid peroxidation.

b: Ferrandi
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A. Lange-Consiglio
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A. Carnevali
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F. Porcelli
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1990

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Mammalian spermatozoa are highly sensitive to lipid peroxidation and the glutathione peroxidase/reductase system provides an effective defense against oxidative damage to different degree in different species. Rabbit spermatozoa rely on superoxide dismutase as the primary enzymatic defense against lipid peroxidation and contain only low detectable endogenous glutathione reductase activity while in mouse spermatozoa the glutathione system is the major protective enzyme against cell damage by autoxidation. We describe a cytochemical quantitative assay for glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase activity in rabbit and mouse spermatozoa undergoing spontaneous lipid peroxidation during in vitro incubation. Microdensitometric measurements were made by a Vickers M85a scanning microdensitometer at λ585 nm wavelength. Our findings suggest that in mouse spermatozoa, the enhanced glutathione reductase and peroxidase activities induced by the spontaneous lipid peroxidation increases NADPH production from the pentose phosphate shunt, while in rabbit spermatozoa, NADPH production is much lower.
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