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Mahdi Khodaei Motlagh

Mahdi Khodaei Motlagh

Academic rank: Professor
ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1281-7152
Education: PhD.
ScopusId: 41861677000
Faculty: Agriculture and Environment
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Research

Title
Supplementation of extender with coenzyme Q10 improves the function and fertility potential of rooster spermatozoa after cryopreservation
Type
JournalPaper
Keywords
Apoptosis Fowl Coenzyme Q10 Sperm freezing Fertility rate
Year
2018
Journal Animal Reproduction Science
DOI
Researchers Reza Masoudi ، Mohsen Sharafi ، Ahmad Zare Shahneh ، Hamid Kohram ، Elahe Nejati-Amiri ، Hamideh Karimi ، Mahdi Khodaei Motlagh ، Abdulhussein shahverdi

Abstract

The effects of coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) has not yet been assessed for cryopreservation of rooster semen. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of different concentrations of CoQ10 in Lake extender for cryopreservation of rooster semen. The viability and apoptosis status, DNA fragmentation, abnormal morphology, motion parameters, membrane functionality, mitochondrial activity, acrosome integrity, lipid peroxidation, and fertility potential were evaluated after the freeze-thaw process. Semen samples were collected from ten roosters, twice a week, and then diluted in extender contained different concentrations of CoQ10 as follows: Lake without CoQ10 (control, Q 0), Lake containing 1 μM (Q 1), 2 μM (Q 2), 5 μM (Q 5), and 10 μM (Q 10) CoQ10. Supplementation of Lake with 1 and 2 μM CoQ10 resulted in greater sperm viability, total motility, progressive motility, membrane functionality, mitochondrial activity, acrosome integrity, and fertility rate. Furthermore, the extent of lipid peroxidation in thawed spermatozoa treated with 1 and 2 μM CoQ10 was less than with the other groups. Different concentrations of CoQ10 had no effect on DNA fragmentation and sperm morphology. Results of the present study indicate that supplementation of Lake extender with 1 and 2 μM CoQ10 enhances the quality of rooster sperm after the freeze-thaw process.