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Effect of the addition of different catalase concentrations to a TRIS-egg yolk extender on quality and in vitro fertilization rate of frozen-thawed bull sperm


Arslan, Halil Ozancan; Herrera, Carolina; Malama, Eleni; Siuda, Mathias; Leiding, Claus; Bollwein, Heiner (2019). Effect of the addition of different catalase concentrations to a TRIS-egg yolk extender on quality and in vitro fertilization rate of frozen-thawed bull sperm. Cryobiology, 91:40-52.

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The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of different concentrations of catalase in a TRIS-egg yolk extender on sperm quality and embryonic development after in vitro fertilization of frozen-thawed bull sperm. For this purpose, from each of 7 bulls 2 ejaculates were collected and diluted with a TRIS-egg yolk extender containing 0, 5, 10, 15 or 20 IU catalase/mL. Sperm quality was evaluated 0, 3, 6, 12 and 24 h after thawing by using computer assisted analysis of motility and by flow cytometric assays. Embryonic development was determined after in vitro fertilization of bovine oocytes. Semen diluted with TRIS-egg yolk extender containing different concentrations of catalase showed more motile sperm, more sperm with intact plasma membranes, acrosomes and DNA, a high mitochondrial membrane potential, a high esterase activity, a low calcium level, a lower amount of synthesis of reactive oxygen species and lower degree of lipid peroxidation of sperm compared to semen frozen without catalase (P < 0.05), but not before 3 h after thawing. There was a dose-response relationship with the most prominent effect of 20 IU catalase/mL. However, the improvement of sperm quality had no effect (P ≥ 0.05) on embryonic development after in vitro fertilization with 20 IU catalase/mL. In conclusion, the addition of catalase to the sperm extender improved sperm quality with no obvious effect on in vitro fertility.

Abstract

The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of different concentrations of catalase in a TRIS-egg yolk extender on sperm quality and embryonic development after in vitro fertilization of frozen-thawed bull sperm. For this purpose, from each of 7 bulls 2 ejaculates were collected and diluted with a TRIS-egg yolk extender containing 0, 5, 10, 15 or 20 IU catalase/mL. Sperm quality was evaluated 0, 3, 6, 12 and 24 h after thawing by using computer assisted analysis of motility and by flow cytometric assays. Embryonic development was determined after in vitro fertilization of bovine oocytes. Semen diluted with TRIS-egg yolk extender containing different concentrations of catalase showed more motile sperm, more sperm with intact plasma membranes, acrosomes and DNA, a high mitochondrial membrane potential, a high esterase activity, a low calcium level, a lower amount of synthesis of reactive oxygen species and lower degree of lipid peroxidation of sperm compared to semen frozen without catalase (P < 0.05), but not before 3 h after thawing. There was a dose-response relationship with the most prominent effect of 20 IU catalase/mL. However, the improvement of sperm quality had no effect (P ≥ 0.05) on embryonic development after in vitro fertilization with 20 IU catalase/mL. In conclusion, the addition of catalase to the sperm extender improved sperm quality with no obvious effect on in vitro fertility.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:05 Vetsuisse Faculty > Veterinary Clinic > Department of Farm Animals
Dewey Decimal Classification:570 Life sciences; biology
630 Agriculture
Scopus Subject Areas:Life Sciences > General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology
Life Sciences > General Agricultural and Biological Sciences
Uncontrolled Keywords:General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology, General Agricultural and Biological Sciences, General Medicine, Bull sperm; Catalase; Cryopreservation; In vitro fertilization; Sperm quality.
Language:English
Date:1 December 2019
Deposited On:16 Dec 2019 11:48
Last Modified:29 Jul 2020 12:00
Publisher:Elsevier
ISSN:0011-2240
OA Status:Closed
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cryobiol.2019.10.200
PubMed ID:31678073

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