Antioxidant effect of Mn2+ on capacitation and acrosome reaction of fresh and chilled cattle bull semen

  • Amrit Kaur Bansal | bansal2amrit@yahoo.co.in Department of Veterinary Gynaecogy and Obstetrics, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Ludhiana, India.
  • Ranjna Sundhey Cheema Department of Veterinary Gynaecogy and Obstetrics, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Ludhiana, India.
  • Vinod Kumar Gandotra Department of Veterinary Gynaecogy and Obstetrics, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Ludhiana, India.

Abstract

The aim of this paper was to investigate the antioxidant effect of Mn2+ (200 mM) on the sperm capacitation and acrosome reaction of fresh and chilled cattle bull semen. It has been found that Mn2+ supplementation improves (P≤0.05) the motility at 0, 2, 4 and 6 h of incubation. MDA (malondialdehyde), end product of lipid peroxidation, decreases significantly (P≤0.05) with the supplementation of manganese at 0- and 6-hr of incubation both in fresh and chilled semen. Manganese also increases acrosome reaction significantly (P≤0.05) both in fresh and chilled semen at 0, 4 and 6 h of incubation. Therefore, our findings suggest the role of Mn2+supplementation in improving the quality of cattle bull semen by its scavenging property i.e. reduction in the production of reactive oxygen species during its storage at 4°C or incubation at 37°C for capacitation.

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2012-05-22
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Acrosome reaction, bull, capacitation, manganese, spermatozoa
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Bansal, A., Cheema, R., & Gandotra, V. (2012). Antioxidant effect of Mn2+ on capacitation and acrosome reaction of fresh and chilled cattle bull semen. Veterinary Science Development, 1(1), e18. https://doi.org/10.4081/vsd.2011.3479