An official journal of the Society for Biology of Reproduction and the Institute of Animal Reproduction and Food Research of Polish Academy of Sciences in Olsztyn
Elsevier

June 2015 (No. 1)

Effects of N-acetyl-L-cysteine and catalase on the viability and motility of chicken sperm during liquid storage

Agnieszka Partyka *, Wojciech Niżański, Martyna Bratkowska, Piotr Maślikowski

Wroclaw University of Environmental and Life Sciences, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Reproduction and Clinic of Farm Animals, Wrocław, Poland

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Abstract

The purpose of the current study was to investigate the effects of N-acetyl-L-cysteine (NAC) and catalase (CAT) on chicken sperm parameters during liquid storage for up to 48 h at 5 °C. Supplementation of EK extender with NAC (15 mM) increased sperm motility after 24 h. After 48 h, an increase in sperm viability with NAC (5, 15 mM) and CAT (100, 300 U/mL) was observed, but only treatment with 15 mM NAC improved sperm progressive motility.

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* Corresponding author at: Wroclaw University of Environmental and Life Sciences, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Reproduction and Clinic of Farm Animals, pl. Grunwaldzki 49, 50-366 Wrocław, Poland. E-mail address: partykaagnieszka@gmail.com (A. Partyka).