Journal of Veterinary Medicine / 2013 / Article / Tab 3

Research Article

Impact of Seminal Chemical Elements on the Oxidative Balance in Bovine Seminal Plasma and Spermatozoa

Table 3

Correlations between motility parameters, prooxidant/antioxidant markers, and chemical elements in bovine seminal plasma evaluated by the Pearson product-moment correlation ( ).

MOTPROGSODCATGSHALBMDANaKCuFeMgZn

MOT1
PROG0.972***1
SOD0.583**0.601*** 1
CAT0.396*0.400*0.722*** 1
GSH0.440*0.452**0.530**0.410* 1
ALB0.407*0.422*0.435*0.415*0.210 1
MDA−0.528**−0.545**−0.612**−0.623**−0.530**−0.351*1
Na0.312*0.328*0.3150.3040.3180.392*−0.365* 1
K−0.387*−0.398*−0.400*−0.209−0.445*−0.365*0.346*−0.297 1
Cu0.423*0.441**0.499**0.451*0.439*0.392*−0.362*0.388*−0.3051
Fe0.429**0.464**0.470**0.569**0.359*0.445**−0.360*0.390*−0.331*0.495**1
Mg0.498**0.510**0.475**0.423*0.414**0.381*−0.360*0.425*−0.2150.413*0.422*1
Zn0.559**0.578**0.532**0.399*0.452*0.439*−0.482**0.307−0.3050.331*0.335*0.408*1

The interpretation of the results was based on the value of the correlation coefficient: ±0.111–±0.333: low correlation; ±0.334–±0.666: moderate correlation; ±0.667–±0.999: high correlation. *P < 0.05; **P < 0.01; ***P < 0.001. MOT: spermatozoa motility [%]; PROG: spermatozoa progressive motility [%]; SOD: superoxide dismutase [U/mg protein]; CAT: catalase [U/mg protein]; GSH: glutathione [mg/mg protein]; ALB: albumin [mg/mg protein]; MDA: malondialdehyde [µM]; Na: sodium [mg/dL]; K: potassium [mg/dL]; Fe: iron [mg/dL]; Cu: copper [mg/dL]; Mg: magnesium [mg/dL]; Zn: zinc [mg/dL].

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