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Acrosin-binding protein (ACRBP) and triosephosphate isomerase (TPI) aregood markers to predict boar sperm freezing capacity

Sperm cryopreservation is the most efficient method for storing boar sperm samples for a long time. However, one of the inconveniences of this method is the large variation between and within boars in the cryopreservation success of their sperm. The aim of the present work was thus to find reliable and useful predictive biomarkers of the good and poor capacity to withstand the freeze-thawing process in boar ejaculates. To find these biomarkers, the amount of proteins present in the total proteome in sperm cells were compared between good freezability ejaculates (GFE) and poor freezability ejaculates (PFE) using the two-dimensional difference gel electrophoresis technique. Samples were classified as GFE and PFE using progressive motility and viability of the sperm at 30 and 240 minutes after thawing, and the proteomes from each group, before starting cryopreservation protocols, were compared. Because two proteins, acrosin binding protein (ACRBP) and triosephosphate isomerase (TPI), presented the highest significant differences between GFE and PFE groups in two-dimensional difference gel electrophoresis assessment, Western blot analyses for ACRBP and TPI were also performed for validation. ACRBP normalized content was significantly lower in PFE than in GFE (P < 0.05), whereas the TPI amounts were significantly lower in GFE (P < 0.05) than in PFE. The association of ACRBP and TPI with postthaw sperm viability and motility was confirmed using Pearson’s linear correlation. In conclusion, ACRBP and TPI can be used as markers of boar sperm freezability before starting the cryopreservation procedure, thereby avoiding unnecessary costs involved in this practice

This research was supported by project RZ 2011-00001-00-00 of the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation to S.B., and by a Predoctoral fellowship granted to I.V. from the University of Girona, the project BFU 2009-07118, fondos FEDER, to R.O., and a Predoctoral fellowship to J.C. from the University of Barcelona

© Theriogenology, 2013, vol. 80, núm. 5, p. 443-450

Elsevier

Autor: Vilagran, Ingrid
Castillo Martín, Miriam
Bonet, Sergi
Sancho Badell, Sílvia
Yeste Oliveras, Marc
Estanyol, Josep M.
Oliva, Rafael
Data: 2013
Resum: Sperm cryopreservation is the most efficient method for storing boar sperm samples for a long time. However, one of the inconveniences of this method is the large variation between and within boars in the cryopreservation success of their sperm. The aim of the present work was thus to find reliable and useful predictive biomarkers of the good and poor capacity to withstand the freeze-thawing process in boar ejaculates. To find these biomarkers, the amount of proteins present in the total proteome in sperm cells were compared between good freezability ejaculates (GFE) and poor freezability ejaculates (PFE) using the two-dimensional difference gel electrophoresis technique. Samples were classified as GFE and PFE using progressive motility and viability of the sperm at 30 and 240 minutes after thawing, and the proteomes from each group, before starting cryopreservation protocols, were compared. Because two proteins, acrosin binding protein (ACRBP) and triosephosphate isomerase (TPI), presented the highest significant differences between GFE and PFE groups in two-dimensional difference gel electrophoresis assessment, Western blot analyses for ACRBP and TPI were also performed for validation. ACRBP normalized content was significantly lower in PFE than in GFE (P < 0.05), whereas the TPI amounts were significantly lower in GFE (P < 0.05) than in PFE. The association of ACRBP and TPI with postthaw sperm viability and motility was confirmed using Pearson’s linear correlation. In conclusion, ACRBP and TPI can be used as markers of boar sperm freezability before starting the cryopreservation procedure, thereby avoiding unnecessary costs involved in this practice
This research was supported by project RZ 2011-00001-00-00 of the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation to S.B., and by a Predoctoral fellowship granted to I.V. from the University of Girona, the project BFU 2009-07118, fondos FEDER, to R.O., and a Predoctoral fellowship to J.C. from the University of Barcelona
Format: application/pdf
ISSN: 0093-691X (versió paper)
1879-3231 (versió electrònica)
Accés al document: http://hdl.handle.net/10256/12392
Llenguatge: eng
Editor: Elsevier
Col·lecció: MICINN/PN 2011-2014/RZ 2011-00001-00-00
Reproducció digital del document publicat a: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.theriogenology.2013.05.006
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És part de: © Theriogenology, 2013, vol. 80, núm. 5, p. 443-450
Drets: Tots els drets reservats
Matèria: Semen -- Crioconservació
Semen -- Cryopreservation
Porcs -- Espermatozoides
Swine -- Spermatozoa
Títol: Acrosin-binding protein (ACRBP) and triosephosphate isomerase (TPI) aregood markers to predict boar sperm freezing capacity
Tipus: info:eu-repo/semantics/article
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