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Title: Lipid peroxidation was associated to the impairment of the fertilizing capability of gilthead sperm exposed to surfactants
Issue Date: 2007
Publisher: Murcia : F. Hernández
ISSN: 0213-3911
Related subjects: 61 - Medicina
Keywords: Fish
Abstract: The present study was designed to determine whether lipid peroxidation was associated with the impairment of the fertilizing capability of gilthead sperm after acute exposure to anionic surfactant Sodium Dodecyl Sulphate (SDS). Spawned eggs and sperm were collected from adult giltheads. Sperm suspensions (108 spermatozoa/mL) were dosed separately with different concentrations of SDS (0.6, 1.5, 3 and 6 mg/L) for 60 minutes. After this period, sperm samples were randomly distributed for both outcome measurements: fertilization percentage or lipid peroxidation assessment. On one hand, exposed sperm and unexposed eggs were combined for 20 minutes during which fertilization took place. Fertilization, defined as the presence of a fertilization envelope, was assessed by microscopic observation. On the other hand lipid peroxidation on exposed gilthead sperm was determined by estimating the production of malondialdehyde (MDA). Acute exposure to SDS caused a significant inhibitory effect on fertilization success in gilthead. It also increased significantly lipid peroxidation in exposed sperm. Furthermore, a strong but negative statistical association was found between fertilizing capability and lipid peroxidation gilthead sperm exposed to SDS. Although extrapolation from the laboratory to the field requires caution, the results of this work demonstrated that the impairment of fertilization was significantly associated with lipid peroxidation induced by acute exposure to SDS. Consequently lipid peroxidation may be recommended as an early-warning bioindicator of exposure to surfactants. Further studies are required.
Primary author: Rosety, M.A.
Rosety, I.
Frias, L.
Rosety, J.M.
Ordóñez Muñoz, F.J.
Rosety-Rodriguez, M.
Published in: Histology and histopathology
Document type: info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Number of pages / Extensions: 4
Rights: info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
Appears in Collections:Vol.22, nº 8 (2007)

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