The effect of acetyl-cysteine and carnitine on post-thaw sperm characteristics of the sand gazelle (Gazella subgutturosa marica)
The current study aimed to estimate the effect of antioxidants (N-acetyl-cysteine (NAC) and L-carnitine (LC)) as an antioxidant added on tri lady l semen extender of gazelles. The results showed no significant effect on progressive and mass motility characteristics when compared to the control at (P > 0.05). Assessment of acrosome abnormality and membrane integrity were assessed for (NAC) and (LC), the result was 2.40 ± 0.12% for (NAC) for acrosome abnormality and 49.40 ± 3.06% for membrane integrity, whereas the (LC) was (2.40 ± 0.16% for acrosome abnormality and 42.60 ± 2.94% for membrane integrity respectively with no significant differences among groups. on the other hand, the viability was (3.20 ± 0.17%) for tri lady l with (NAC), and (3.42 ± 0.42%) for (LC) added to tri lady l, furthermore, the (NAC) reduced DNA damage when compared to control group (3.20 ± 0.17%) at (P > 0.05). Among all groups, the pregnancy rates do not show significant differences.
Mohammed Al-Zharani. The effect of acetyl-cysteine and carnitine on post-thaw sperm characteristics of the sand gazelle (Gazella subgutturosa marica). European Journal of Biotechnology and Bioscience, Volume 9, Issue 1, 2021, Pages 09-13