Effect of platelet activating factor on the motility and acrosome reaction of buffalo (Bubalus bubalis ) spermatozoa.

@article{Aravindakshan1996EffectOP,
  title={Effect of platelet activating factor on the motility and acrosome reaction of buffalo (Bubalus bubalis ) spermatozoa.},
  author={T V Aravindakshan and Arjava Sharma},
  journal={Theriogenology},
  year={1996},
  volume={45 5},
  pages={991-9}
}
Platelet activating factor (PAF; 1-0-alkyl-2 acetyl-sn-glycerol-3 phosphocholine) has been shown to have a wide range of biological activities. In this study, PAF was used to induce acrosome reactions in fresh as well as frozen-thawed buffalo spermatozoa at different incubation periods and PAF levels. As the period of incubation increased, there was a gradual decrease in motility and increase in acrosome reaction in both fresh and frozen-thawed spermatozoa. With increasing PAF levels, the… CONTINUE READING