Ovarian dysfunction associated with zona pellucida-based immunocontraceptive vaccines

Joonè, Carolynne J., Schulman, Martin L., and Bertschinger, Henk J. (2017) Ovarian dysfunction associated with zona pellucida-based immunocontraceptive vaccines. Theriogenology, 89. pp. 329-337.

[img]
Preview
PDF (Accepted Author Version) - Accepted Version
Download (335kB) | Preview
[img] PDF (Published Version) - Published Version
Restricted to Repository staff only

View at Publisher Website: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.theriogenolo...
 
11
76


Abstract

Despite more than 40 years of research into zona pellucida (ZP)-based vaccines, relatively little is known about their mechanism of action. Early research demonstrated precipitation of ZP glycoproteins by antiovarian antiserum, rendering oocytes resistant to sperm binding in vitro. Subsequent work showed significantly decreased fertilization rates following passive immunization, sparking interest in anti-ZP immunocontraception for human and animal use. The primary mechanism of action of ZP vaccines is generally considered to be an antibody-mediated interference with sperm-oocyte binding and/or fertilization. However, this mechanism of action excludes the potential for ovarian dysfunction associated with anti-ZP treatment in some species. A review of relevant literature in pertinent model, domestic and wildlife species reveals a variety of previous and current hypotheses for ovarian effects following ZP-based immunization. Ovarian dysfunction has been suggested to be a species-specific response. In addition, cytotoxic T-lymphocytes and the use of Freund's adjuvants have been suggested to play a role. Finally, the type and extent of glycosylation of ZP antigens have been proposed to influence ovarian effects. The validity of these hypotheses is re-examined in the light of current knowledge. Further investigation of ovarian function in species believed to be resistant to the ovarian effects of anti-ZP vaccines is warranted. To this end, anti-Milllerian hormone may provide a novel tool for the assessment of ovarian function during ZP-based immunocontraception, particularly in wildlife species not amenable to frequent clinical examination.

Item ID: 49682
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1879-3231
Keywords: porcine zona pellucida, contraception, Anestrus, Oophoritis, Freund's adjuvant, cytotoxic T-lymphocyte
Date Deposited: 26 Jul 2017 07:31
FoR Codes: 07 AGRICULTURAL AND VETERINARY SCIENCES > 0707 Veterinary Sciences > 070799 Veterinary Sciences not elsewhere classified @ 100%
SEO Codes: 83 ANIMAL PRODUCTION AND ANIMAL PRIMARY PRODUCTS > 8399 Other Animal Production and Animal Primary Products > 839999 Animal Production and Animal Primary Products not elsewhere classified @ 95%
83 ANIMAL PRODUCTION AND ANIMAL PRIMARY PRODUCTS > 8399 Other Animal Production and Animal Primary Products > 839901 Animal Welfare @ 5%
Downloads: Total: 76
Last 12 Months: 36
More Statistics

Actions (Repository Staff Only)

Item Control Page Item Control Page