Chitosan-dextran sulphate nanoparticles for GnRH release in rabbit insemination extenders
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Cita bibliográficaFernandez-Serrano, P., Casares-Crespo, L., Viudes-de-Castro, M.P. (2017). Chitosan-dextran sulphate nanoparticles for GnRH release in rabbit insemination extenders. In 14th International Congress of the Spanish Association for Animal Reproduction (AERA), Barcelona, Spain.
This study was designed to develop chitosan (CS)–dextran sulphate (DS) nanoparticles containing a GnRH analogue and to study their effect on rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus) semen quality. Six experimental extenders were tested as follows: (control) Tris‐citric acid‐glucose (TCG), (1) 0.05% CS‐0.05% DS (4:1), (2) 0.1% CS‐0.05% DS (4:1), (3) 0.05% CS‐0.05% DS (3:1), (4) 0.1% CS‐0.05% DS (3:1), (5) 0.1% CS‐0.05% DS (2:1). CS and DS were dissolved in TCG medium, and nanoparticles were obtained through magnetic stirring. Rabbit seminal samples were incubated up to 5 hr at 37°C in the extenders, and seminal quality was evaluated. The entrapment efficiency was 40%–50%. After 5 hr at 37°C, a 20% of the hormone was released. Results showed that the presence of CS‐DS nanoparticles did not affect rabbit semen motility, viability and membrane functionality; however, acrosome integrity was significantly higher versus control (p < .001).