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Periódicos Brasileiros em Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia

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Effect of catalase, superoxide dismutase and reduced glutathione in LDL extender on ovine cryopreserved sperm viability

Pereira das Neves Snoeck, PaolaCláudio Oliveira Moura, LuísAugusto Alanis Clemente, CarlosMaria Loaiza-Echeverri, AnaMachado Neves, MarianaBezerra Allaman, IvanHenry, Marc

 The aim of this study was to evaluate the motility, kinetics and membrane integrity of ovine sperm cryopreserved in extenders containing 8% LDL with enzymatic antioxidants at different concentrations. Four Santa Inês rams were used to form four pools of semen (each pool containing ejaculates from four ram, totaling four ejaculates per animal). Each seminal pool was divided into eight aliquots for the following treatments: 1) Tris-glucose-glycerol (TGG) + (16%) egg yolk (control 1); 2) TGG + 8% (w/v) LDL (control 2); 3) TGG + 8% LDL + catalase 100 U/mL; 4) TGG + 8% LDL + catalase 200 U/mL; 5) TGG + 8% LDL + superoxide dismutase 100 U/mL; 6) TGG + 8% LDL + superoxide dismutase 200 U/mL; 7) TGG + 8% LDL + reduced glutathione 5 mM; and 8) TGG + 8% LDL + reduced glutathione 10 mM. The samples were packed into 0.25 mL straws, cooled (-0.25 C/ min), maintained at 5 C for 2 h and then frozen (-25 C/ min) using a TK4000®. Immediately after thawing (38 C/ 30 s), sperm motility and movement characteristics were assessed by computer sperm analysis (CASA). The structural integrity of the plasma and acrosomal membranes was analyzed using fluorescent dyes. The functional integrity of membranes was assessed using a hypoosmotic swelling test. As assessed by ANOVA, significant differences (P 0.05) among treatments were only observed for VCL, VSL and VAP. For the VCL variable, the 2, 3, 4

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