The main objective of the present study was to evaluate the influence of pH and bicarbonate concentration in the activation or inhibition of European eel (Anguillaanguilla) spermatozoa and to evaluate the effect of different cryoprotectants: dimethyl sulphoxide (DMSO), acetamide, ethylene glycol, propanol, glycerol and methanol (MeOH). The effect of these factors was evaluated comparing the percentage of motile cells, the percentage of alive cells (by Hoechst staining) and the spermatozoa morphometry pre- and post-cryopreservation (by computer-assisted morphology analysis). Based on the above findings, three cryoprotectants (DMSO, MeOH and glycerol) were chosen and evaluated in two media (P1 and P1 modified) with different concentrations of NaHCO 3 and in the presence or absence of foetal bovine serum (FBS). The effect of these factors was evaluated comparing the percentage of alive and motile cells post-cryopreservation. DMSO was the cryoprotectant showing better results in relation to the percentage of spermatic alive cells post-freezing and caused a smaller modification of the head spermatozoa morphology. The combination of P1-modified medium with DMSO and containing FBS increased slightly but significantly the percentage of motile spermatozoa post-cryopreservation.
|Titolo:||Identification and characterization of Maternal Antigen That Embryos Require (Mater/NALP5) gene in pig somatic tissues and germ cells|
PISANI, LAURA FRANCESCA (Primo)
|Data di pubblicazione:||nov-2008|
|Enti collegati al convegno:||European Society for Domestic Animal Reproduction ( ESDAR)|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1111/j.1439-0531.2007.00861.x|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|