Boar spermatozoa encapsulated in barium alginate membranes: a microdensitometric evaluation of some enzymatic activities during storage at 18 degrees C.

@article{Faustini2004BoarSE,
  title={Boar spermatozoa encapsulated in barium alginate membranes: a microdensitometric evaluation of some enzymatic activities during storage at 18 degrees C.},
  author={Massimo Faustini and Maria Luisa Torre and Simona Stacchezzini and Roberta Norberti and Anna Lange Consiglio and Franca Porcelli and Ubaldo Conte and Eleonora Munari and Vincenzo Russo and Daniele Vigo},
  journal={Theriogenology},
  year={2004},
  volume={61 1},
  pages={173-84}
}
The customary dilution of boar semen for subsequent artificial insemination (AI) procedures damages the cell membrane of spermatozoa, resulting in a loss of enzymes and other cytoplasmic contents and acrosomal reactions. We encapsulated non-diluted boar semen in barium alginate membranes to optimize AI procedures and to improve the functional integrity of spermatozoal membranes during storage. The percentage of non-reacted acrosomes (NRA) and measurements of enzyme leakage (cytochrome c oxidase… CONTINUE READING