Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences on reproductive biology and medicine

ra0003p015 | (1) | SRF2016

Effect of atrazine on sperm mitochondrial function, acrosome reaction and fertilization competence: The bovine model

Komsky-Elbaz Alisa , Roth Zvi

Introduction: Atrazine (ATZ) is one of the most extensively used herbicides, known as a ubiquitous environmental contaminant and found in water sources. ATZ was detected in human amniotic fluid, serum and urine, however, the risk associated with ATZ exposure on sperm is less known.Methods: Sperm was isolated from fresh ejaculates or testicular-epididymis compartments (head, body, tail) and capacitated in vitro for 4 h with 0, 0.1, 1 or 10 μ...

ra0003p044 | (1) | SRF2016

Effect of aflatoxin B1, on sperm vitality, mitochondrial function and acrosome reaction: the bovine model

Saktsier Moty , Komsky-Elbaz Alisa , Roth Zvi

Introduction: Aflatoxins are poisonous by-products from soil-borne fungus Aspergillus flavus, which involved in the decomposition of plant materials. Various food products, such as maize, sorghum, millet, rice and wheat, are contaminated with aflatoxins. Aflatoxin B1 (AFB1) is the most toxic aflatoxin and classified as carcinogen and mutagen. The lethality and toxicity extent of AFB1 varies between animals and organs. In the current study we examined the effects on sperm funct...