Multiparametric assessment of stallion sperm quality using flow cytometry can be a useful adjunct in semen evaluation; however, the availability of flow cytometers in veterinary practice is limited. The ability to preserve and transport sperm samples for later flow cytometric analysis using fixable probes would potentially facilitate this process. In the current study, we validated the combination of live/dead Zombie Green ® (a fixable dye used to assess live and dead sperm) and MitoTracker Deep Red ® (used to assess mitochondrial membrane potential). The assay was validated against classic, non-fixable, membrane assays (SYBR-14/PI). Our results demonstrated the feasibility of the assay. In conclusion, stained and fixed semen samples stored for 72 h obtained equivalent results to the exam on the same day; this new protocol shall facilitate the wider use of flow cytometry in stallion andrology in the future.
|Number of pages||10|
|Journal||Cytometry Part B - Clinical Cytometry|
|State||Published - Mar 2018|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
*Correspondence to: Dr. F.J. Peña, Laboratory of Equine Spermatol-ogy and Reproduction, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine University of Extremadura Adv. de la Universidad s/n 10003 Cáceres Spain E-mail: email@example.com Grant sponsor: Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad-FEDER in Madrid, Spain; Grant number: AGL2013-43211-R. Grant sponsor: Ministerio de Educación; Grant number: PRX14000/95. Grant sponsor: Junta de Extremadura-FEDER; Grant number: GR 10010, PCE1002. Grant sponsor: Clay Fellowship of the University of Kentucky.
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- fixable dyes
- flow cytometry
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pathology and Forensic Medicine
- Cell Biology