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The reproductive seasonality of sheep suggests that melatonin receptors may be present in ram spermatozoa. The present study confirms the presence of melatonin MT(1) and MT(2) receptors. The MT(1) receptor was detected using immunocytochemistry, with four sperm subpopulations identified based on the following labelling patterns: (1) one small subpopulation(More)
BACKGROUND Some breeds of sheep are highly seasonal in terms of reproductive capability, and these changes are regulated by photoperiod and melatonin secretion. These changes affect the reproductive performance of rams, impairing semen quality and modifying hormonal profiles. Also, the antioxidant defence systems seem to be modulated by melatonin secretion,(More)
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