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New Animal Reproduction Research from J. Ponthier and Colleagues Discussed
June 9th, 2011
Investigators publish new data in the report "Association between myeloperoxidase concentration in equine frozen semen and post-thawing parameters." According to recent research from Liege, Belgium, "Despite improvement of techniques, semen of 20% of stallions remains unfreezable. Recent studies focused on the impact of reactive oxygen species and oxidant enzymes on semen characteristics."
"Myeloperoxidase (MPO) is a pro-oxidant enzyme contained in and released by neutrophils during degranulation or after cell lysis. It is responsible for the formation of hypochlorous acid, a strong oxidant agent, which could damage spermatozoa. The aim of this study was to determine the...
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Source: Computer Weekly News (2011-06-09)