Combination of fetuin and trehalose in presence of low glycerol has beneficial effects on freeze-thawed ram spermatozoa

Bucak M. N., Akalin P. P., Keskin N., Bodu M., Öztürk A. E., İli P., ...More

ANDROLOGY, vol.9, no.3, pp.1000-1009, 2021 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 9 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/andr.12974
  • Journal Name: ANDROLOGY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED)
  • Page Numbers: pp.1000-1009
  • Keywords: fetuin, freeze-thawing, glycerol, ram spermatozoa, trehalose
  • Erciyes University Affiliated: Yes


Background: Freeze-thawing process negatively affects ram spermatozoa in terms of sperm quality, DNA integrity and antioxidant defence system. Thus, antioxidant supplementation of spermatozoa during freeze-thawing is suggested to improve sperm parameters.