Improvement of the post-thaw qualities of Okinawan native pig spermatozoa frozen in an extender supplemented with ascorbic acid 2-O-alpha-glucoside.

@article{Yoshimoto2008ImprovementOT,
  title={Improvement of the post-thaw qualities of Okinawan native pig spermatozoa frozen in an extender supplemented with ascorbic acid 2-O-alpha-glucoside.},
  author={Teppei Yoshimoto and Satoshi Nakamura and Shogo Yamauchi and Norio Muto and Tadashi Nakada and Koji Ashizawa and Hideki Tatemoto},
  journal={Cryobiology},
  year={2008},
  volume={57 1},
  pages={30-6}
}
The technical establishment of boar sperm cryopreservation is indispensable for effective breeding of the scarce Okinawan native pig Agu. The objective of the present study was to determine whether ascorbic acid 2-O-alpha-glucoside (AA-2G), a stable ascorbate derivative, is capable of improving the quality of cryopreserved Agu spermatozoa. Ejaculated Agu sperm frozen in an extender supplemented with 0, 100, 200, 400 or 800 microM AA-2G was thawed, and then evaluated the sperm motility and other… CONTINUE READING