Effects of Seminal Plasma on the Motility and Metabolism of Cock Spermatozoa

Takato TERADA, Moriyuki WATANABE
1978 Nihon Chikusan Gakkaiho  
The effect of seminal plasma on the motility, oxygen consumption and glucose utilization of spermatozoa was studied in comparison with that of cock blood serum, buffered Ringer solution or Lake's A solution. The motility of washed spermatozoa in the medium containing serminal plasma or blood serum was vigorous at the beginning of incubation. The spermatozoa in the same media maintained a high level of the motility (over 3.5) during the 3-hr incubation as compared with the spermatozoa in the
more » ... um containing Ringer solution or Lake's solution. Seminal plasma added to the medium maximally stimulated respiration of spermatozoa at the beginning of incubation. Blood serum 1978.1.
doi:10.2508/chikusan.49.47 fatcat:qfbgqvackncq5jn3ir23u7x2qe