Effects of antioxidants on post-thawed bovine sperm and oxidative stress parameters: Antioxidants protect DNA integrity against cryodamage

Bucak M. N., Tuncer P. B., SARIÖZKAN S., Baspinar N., Taspinar M., Coyan K., ...More

CRYOBIOLOGY, vol.61, no.3, pp.248-253, 2010 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 61 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.cryobiol.2010.09.001
  • Journal Name: CRYOBIOLOGY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.248-253
  • Erciyes University Affiliated: Yes


This study was conducted to determine the effects of methionine, inositol and carnitine on sperm (motility, abnormality, DNA integrity and in vivo fertility) and oxidative stress parameters (lipid peroxidation, total glutathione and antioxidant potential levels) of bovine semen after the freeze-thawing process. Nine ejaculates, collected with the aid of an artificial vagina twice a week from each Simmental bovine, were included in the study. Each ejaculate, splitted into seven equal groups and diluted in Tris-based extender containing methionine (2.5 and 7.5 mM), carnitine (2.5 and 7.5 mM), inositol (2.5 and 7.5 mM) and no additive (control), was cooled to 5 degrees C and then frozen in 0.25 ml straws. Frozen straws were then thawed individually at 37 degrees C for 20 s in a water bath for the evaluation.