• citations in SCIndeks: 0
  • citations in CrossRef:0
  • citations in Google Scholar:[]
  • visits in previous 30 days:0
  • full-text downloads in 30 days:0


article: 3 from 13  
Back back to result list
2013, vol. 63, iss. 4, pp. 397-404
The relationship between seminal plasma aspartate aminotransferase activity, sperm osmotic resistance test value, and semen quality in boars
West Pomeranian University of Technology in Szczecin, Faculty of Biotechnology and Animal Science, Szczecin, Poland

Keywords: AspAT; boars; ORT; semen quality
The relationship between the activity of aspartate aminotransferase (AspAT) in seminal plasma and the values of the osmotic resistance test (ORT) of acrosomal membranes and semen traits was examined on 120 young hybrid Pietrain and Duroc boars. The following semen quality traits were determined: the volume of the ejaculate, the percentage of spermatozoa with progressive motility, sperm concentration and the total number of spermatozoa in the ejaculate, percentage of spermatozoa with normal acrosome, the percentage of spermatozoa with major and minor morphological defects, ORT, and the activity of AspAT in seminal plasma. The activity of AspAT in seminal plasma was negatively correlated (p_0.01) with the spermatozoa concentration and total number per ejaculate, percentage of spermatozoa with progressive motility and percentage of spermatozoa with a normal acrosome, while positively with the percentage of spermatozoa with major (p≤0.001) and minor (p≤0.01) morphological defects. The ORT values negatively correlated with the percentage of spermatozoa with major (p≤0.05) and minor (p≤0.01) morphological defects, while positively (p≤0.001) with the percentage of spermatozoa with a normal acrosome.
Blom, E. (1981) Studies on seminal vesiculitis in the bull: II. Proposal for a new classification of the spermiogram. Medycyna Wet, 37(4): 239-242
Bronicka, A., Dembiñski, Z. (1999) Current criteria and conditions influencing the quality of boar semen. Medycyna Wet, 55(7): 436-439
Ciereszko, A., Glogowski, J., Strzezek, J., Demianowicz, W. (1992) Low stability of aspartate aminotransferase activity in boar semen. Theriogenology, 37(6): 1269-1281
Frydrychová, S., Čerovský, J., Lustyková, A., Rozkot, M. (2010) Effects of long-term liquid commercial semen extender and storage time on the membrane quality of boar semen. Czech J Anim Sci, 55(4): 160-166
Gaczarzewicz, D., Udala, J., Lasota, B., Blaszczyk, B. (2000) Analysis of the selected parameters of qualitative and biochemical evaluation of the semen of boars, used in AI centre. Anim Prod Rev, App Sci Rep, Pig Production and Breeding, Poland, (48): 93-97
Glogowski, J., Babiak, I., Goryczko, K., Dobosz, S. (1996) Activity of aspartate aminotransferase and acid phosphatase in cryopreserved trout sperm. Reproduction, Fertility and Development, 8(8): 1179
Gregor, G., Hardge, T. (1995) Zum Einfluss von Ryanodin-Rezeptor-Genvarianten auf Spermaqualitätsmerkmale bei KB-Ebern. Arch Tierz, 38(5): 527-538
Jacyno, E., Kawecka, M., Kamyczek, M., Kolodziej, A., Owsianny, J., Delikator, B. (2002) Influence of inorganic Se + vitamin E and organic Se + vitamin E on reproductive performance of young boars. Agric Food Sci in Finland, (3): 175-184
Jacyno, E., Kolodziej, A., Kawecka, M., Pietruszka, A., Matysiak, B., Kamyczek, M. (2009) The relationship between blood serum and seminal plasma cholesterol content in young boars and their semen qualitative traits and testes size. Arch Tierz, 52(2): 161-168
Johnson, L., Weitze, K., Fiser, P., Maxwell, W. (2000) Storage of boar semen. Animal Reproduction Science, 62(1-3): 143-172
Kaka, A., Samo, M.U., Rahoo, T.H., Rehman, Z.U., Shah, Z., Mushtaq, M., i dr. (2012) Study on post thawing quality of kundhi buffalo semen. J Anim Plant Sci, Suppl
Kawecka, M., Czarnecki, R., Owsiany, J., Rózycki, M., Dziadek, K. (1997) Relationship between performance tested traits of young boars of line 990 and their reproduction usefulness. Ann Anim Sci, 24(4): 89-101
Kawecka, M. (2002) Relationships between growth rate and meatiness of young boars of sire populations and their reproductive usefulness. Poland: AR Szczecin, Habil Thesis
Kolodziej, A., Jacyno, E. (2005) Effect of selenium and vitamin E supplementation on reproductive performance of young boars. Arch Tierz, 48(1): 68-75
Kondracki, S., Banaszewska, D., Wysokinska, A., Radomyska, M. (2004) Effect of age on semen traits of Duroc breed used in insemination. Anim Sci Rep, 22(3): 281-288
Kozdrowski, R. (2004) Activity of aspartate aminotransferase, alkaline and acid phosphatase of wild boar/domestic pigs hybrids semen in annual cycle. Acta Sci Pol, Medicina Vet, 3, 2, 79-85
Larsson, K., Einarsson, S., Nicander, L. (1976) Influence of thawing diluents on vitality, acrosome morphology, ultrastructure and enzyme release of deep frozen boar spermatozoa. Acta veterinaria Scandinavica, 17(1): 83-100
Pursel, V.G., Johnson, L.A., Rampacek, G.B. (1972) Acrosome morphology of boar spermatozoa incubated before cold shock. Journal of animal science, 34(2): 278-83
Rigau, T., Piedrafita, J., Reverter, A., Canal, M., Rodríguez-Gil, J.E. (1996) The rate of L-lactate production: a feasible parameter for the fresh diluted boar semen quality analysis. Animal Reproduction Science, 43(2-3): 161-172
Schilling, E. (1989) The acrosome of boar spermatozoa and its relationship with semen quality and fertility. Tierärztl Umschau, (44): 443-447
Schilling, E., Vengust, M. (1987) Frequency of semen collection in boars and quality of ejaculates as evaluated by the osmotic resistance of acrosomal membranes. Animal Reproduction Science, 12(4): 283-290
Schilling, E., Vengust, M., Bajt, G., Tomcic, M. (1986) The osmotic resistance (ORT) of boar spermatozoa and the relation to pregnancy rate and litter size. in: IPVS Congress (IX), Barcelona, 77
Strzezek, J. (1999) Reproductive physiology of the boar. Nowa Wet, 4, 39-47
Strzezek, J., Demianowicz, W., Nogalski, G., Zaleci³o, A. (1992) The application of osmotic resistance test (ORT) for control of boar semen quality. in: Congress PTNW (IX), ART Olsztyn, Poland, 472
Udala, J., Krasnosielska-Warchol, D., Rozen, J., Radon, W. (1996) The usefulness of osmotic resistance test (ORT) for evaluation of the fertilizing capability of boar semen. Anim Prod Rev, App Sci Rep, Pig Production and Breeding, Poland, (26): 83-90
Yanagimachi, R. (1994) Mammalian fertilization. in: Knobil E., Neill J.D. [ed.] The Physiology of Reproduction, New York: Raven Press, vol. 1, str. 189-317


article language: English
document type: unclassified
DOI: 10.2298/AVB1304397J
published in SCIndeks: 07/11/2013

Related records