Journal of Veterinary Medicine / 2013 / Article / Tab 4

Research Article

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

Table 4

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

MOTPROGSODCATGSHALBMDANaKCuFeMgZn

MOT1
PROG0.972***1
SOD0.620***0.642***1
CAT0.425*0.440*0.789*** 1
GSH0.482**0.498**0.585**0.468* 1
ALB0.437*0.450*0.461*0.430*0.2511
MDA−0.520**−0.539**−0.699***−0.672***−0.589***−0.461*1
Na0.345*0.359*0.355*0.349*0.339*0.322−0.359* 1
K−0.422**−0.436**−0.439*−0.245−0.452*−0.366*0.336*−0.3101
Cu0.440*0.454**0.502**0.450*0.449*0.409*−0.380*0.376*−0.3111
Fe0.474**0.493**0.469**0.563**0.369*0.492**−0.371*0.400*−0.375**0.417*1
Mg0.505**0.532**0.512**0.419*0.425**0.415*−0.392*0.452**−0.2360.433*0.369*1
Zn0.565**0.590**0.542**0.454*0.474*0.439*−0.495**0.329*−0.367*0.379*0.333*0.415*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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