Journal of Animal Physiology and Animal Nutrition, ( ISI ), Volume (103), No (3), Year (2019-5) , Pages (713-722)

Title : ( Quercetin attenuates H2O2‐induced toxicity of rooster semen during liquid storage at 4°C )

Authors: Abolfazl Ghaniei , Mohsen eslami , Elham Zadeh Hashem , Reza Rezapour , Alireza Talebi ,

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Current study was carried out to examine the protective effects of quercetin against toxicity induced by hydrogen peroxide in rooster semen in vitro. Semen samples were collected from ten roosters (Ross 308 broiler breeder males, 32 weeks old) twice a week by abdominal massage method. Samples with ≥70% progressive motility were selected, pooled, diluted and used for the study. Experimental groups consisted of negative control, control that received solvent of quercetin, H2O2 (40 μM) and combination groups which incubated with constant dose of H2O2 (40 μM) plus various levels of quercetin (20, 40 and 80 μM). Measurement of total hydroperoxide (HPO), malondialdehyde (MDA), nitric oxide (NO), total antioxidant capacity (TAC) and superoxide dismutase activity as well as routine sperm tests were done at 0, 24 and 48 hr of storage at 4°C. Results revealed that exposure to hydrogen peroxide significantly increased HPO (138.43 ± 7.32 vs. 66.08 ± 3.97 μmol/g protein), MDA (7.21 ± 0.08 vs. 5.71 ± 2.16 μmol/g protein) and NO (0.367 ± 0.013 vs. 0.215 ± 0.011 μmol/g protein) levels and decreased sperm progressive motility (27.28 ± 1.21 vs. 47.49 ± 1.29%), and amounts of TAC (11.49 ± 0.39 vs. 15.70 ± 0.79 mmol/g protein) compared to control at 24 hr (p < 0.05). Changes at mentioned variables were repeated at 48 hr of storage. Also, co‐administration of quercetin (especially at 40 and 80 μM) with hydrogen peroxide restored the toxic effects of hydrogen peroxide on rooster semen parameters such as primary and secondary lipid peroxidative indicators and other evaluated variables. The study concluded that rooster semen enrichment with quercetin would protect lipid peroxidative and nitrosative hydrogen peroxide‐mediated damage during cold liquid storage of rooster semen.


, hydrogen peroxide, oxidative and nitrosative indices, quercetin, rooster, semen
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author = {Ghaniei, Abolfazl and محسن اسلامی and الهام زاده هاشم and رضا رضاپور and علیرضا طالبی},
title = {Quercetin attenuates H2O2‐induced toxicity of rooster semen during liquid storage at 4°C},
journal = {Journal of Animal Physiology and Animal Nutrition},
year = {2019},
volume = {103},
number = {3},
month = {May},
issn = {0931-2439},
pages = {713--722},
numpages = {9},
keywords = {hydrogen peroxide; oxidative and nitrosative indices; quercetin; rooster; semen},


%0 Journal Article
%T Quercetin attenuates H2O2‐induced toxicity of rooster semen during liquid storage at 4°C
%A Ghaniei, Abolfazl
%A محسن اسلامی
%A الهام زاده هاشم
%A رضا رضاپور
%A علیرضا طالبی
%J Journal of Animal Physiology and Animal Nutrition
%@ 0931-2439
%D 2019