Inhibition of bovine sperm-zona binding by bovine herpesvirus-1.

Last updated on 23-8-2019 by Anonymous (niet gecontroleerd)

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The purpose of the present study was to identify a potential interference of bovine herpesvirus-1 (BoHV-1) with sperm-oocyte interactions during bovine in vitro fertilization. An inhibition of almost 70% of sperm-zona binding was observed when bovine cumulus-denuded oocytes were inseminated in the presence of 10(7) 50% tissue culture infective dose/ml BoHV-1. The inhibitory effect of BoHV-1 on sperm-zona binding was mediated by an interaction of the virus with spermatozoa, but not with oocytes. Treatment of spermatozoa with BoHV-1, however, did not affect sperm motility and acrosomal status…

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