Effect of long-term storage on induced photon emission of boar spermatozoa

https://doi.org/10.17221/3910-CJASCitation:Gogol P., Szczęśniak-Fabiańczyk B. (2006): Effect of long-term storage on induced photon emission of boar spermatozoa. Czech J. Anim. Sci., 51: 61-65.
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Ultraweak photon emission measurements were found to be a useful tool for investigating the influence of stress factors on cells. In the present study, induced photon emission of boar spermatozoa was investigated using a luminometer during a 12-day storage at 15°C in Biosolwens extender. It was shown that the day of storage had a significant effect on some photon emission parameters. During storage, a significant increase in the Integral, Peak max. and Slope max. parameters and a decline in the T.-half (fall) parameter were observed. A significant correlation was observed between photon emission parameters and sperm motility. In conclusion, the results of the present study indicate that the measurement of induced photon emission can be an alternative, sensitive and relatively simple method for assessing the effect of preservation on oxidative damage to boar spermatozoa.  
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