Cryopreservation of Canine Spermatozoa at-80 degrees C

Salinas P.; Sanchez R.; Risopatrón J.


The freezing and storage in liquid nitrogen (LN2) is the technique used most for the preservation of canine and other domestic species semen, for long periods of time. This study was designed to validate the use of deep freezer at -80 degrees C to freeze and store canine semen in straws. Three protocols were tested (n = 10): Control: sperm frozen in N2L and stored; Exp 1: sperm frozen and stored -80 degrees C, and Exp. 2: semen frozen at -80 degrees C and stored in N2L. Post-thawing was assessed by flow cytometry and the viability of plasma membrane integrity (SYBR-14/PI), mitochondrial membrane potential (Psi Delta m, JC-1), acrosome membrane integrity (PSA / FITC-PI), translocation of phosphatidylserine (Annexin -V-FITC/PI) and DNA fragmentation (TUNEL). No significant differences (P <0.05) between the Control, Exp. 2 and Exp. 1groups regarding: intact plasma membrane integrity (42.2 +/- 5.3, 35.57 +/- 10.3 and 40.76 +/- 12.1, respectively), Psi Delta m normal (54.7 +/- 20.6, 44.4 +/- 15.8 and 43.4 +/- 15.3, respectively), intact acrosomal membrane integrity (42.9 +/- 11, 1, 53.2 +/- 15.8 and 48.7 +/- 20.1, respectively) and fragmented DNA (0.87 +/- 0.41, 0.75 +/- 0.16, 0.79 +/- 0.27, respectively). However, the average motility of the post-thawing of Exp. 1 and Exp. 2 groups (37.0 +/- 4.4% 36.8 +/- 4.1% respectively) showed significant differences (P <0.05) than the Control group (55.9 +/- 8.7%). The results obtained in this study showed that the use of deep freezer at -80 degrees C for freezing and storing canine sperm has potential use in veterinary medicine as an alternative to the use of N2L.

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Título según WOS: Cryopreservation of Canine Spermatozoa at-80 degrees C
Título de la Revista: International Journal of Morphology
Volumen: 31
Número: 1
Editorial: Dr. Mariano Del Sol. Universidad de la Frontera, Chile.
Fecha de publicación: 2013
Página de inicio: 217
Página final: 224
Idioma: Spanish
Notas: ISI