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The aim of the present study was to evaluate the in vitro and in vivo effect of the addition of superoxide dismutase (SOD) and reduced glutathione (GSH) to ram semen freezing extender. Significant differences (p < 0.05) were detected between groups regarding total motility (TM), straightness (STR) and wobble (WOB), for which the GSH 7 mM group had lesser TM(More)
The objective was to evaluate the effects of various antioxidants and duration of pre-freezing equilibration on cryopreservation of ram semen. Semen samples from four rams were pooled, diluted with Tris-egg yolk extender without antioxidants (control), or supplemented with reduced glutathione (GSH: 0.5, 1.0, and 2.0 mM), superoxide dismutase (SOD: 5, 10,(More)
Several studies reveal that vitamin E acts as a cellular stabilizer of unsaturated lipids against oxidative deterioration, thus maintaining structural and functional integrity at the subcellular level. The objective of this study was to evaluate Vitamin E (Trolox) addition to freezing extender for ram spermatozoa. Semen samples were diluted in Tris-yolk egg(More)
The aim of this work was to evaluate the in vitro effect of adding Trolox in freezing extender for goat semen. Ejaculates from five bucks were evaluated, and when approved, the samples were pooled, diluted according to experimental groups [Trolox 0 (control), 30, 60 and 120 nmol ml(-1) ] and frozen in an automated system. Thawed samples (37 °C/30 s) were(More)
This work aimed to evaluate the effect of stabilisation times, glycerol concentration, and the catalase and superoxide dismutase supplementation of diluent on parameters of frozen-thawed spermatozoa from epididymis of Nelore bulls: Experiment 1: spermatozoa diluted in Tris-egg yolk with glycerol (3%, 5% or 7%) and stabilisation times (0, 2 or 4 hr at 5°C);(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of leptin administration during superovulation on in vivo goat embryo production. Ten mature does were superovulated with 133 mg follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) i.m. in six descending doses at 12-h intervals. The goats received 4.8 μg/kg human recombinant leptin s.c. (leptin group, n = 5) or(More)
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