Role of oxidant-antioxidant balance in reproduction of domestic animals

Talukder, Saranika, Kerrisk, Kendra L., Gabai, Gianfranco, and Celi, Pietro (2017) Role of oxidant-antioxidant balance in reproduction of domestic animals. Animal Production Science, 57 (8). pp. 1588-1597.

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Reproductive process leads to dynamic changes in metabolism and energy consumption, which may be responsible for the excessive production of free radicals (oxidants) that are generated during the physiological process of oxygen consumption. As the ovary is a metabolically active organ, it produces oxidants. Growing follicles, granulose cells of Graffian follicles and ovulated follicles all produce both enzymatic and non-enzymatic antioxidants to preserve themselves from the oxidative damage of oxidants. Oxidants and antioxidants are involved in several reproductive functions such as the regulation of follicular fluid environment, folliculogenesis, steroidogenesis, corpus luteum function, and luteolysis. In this article, the currently available literature is reviewed in relation to the roles of oxidants and oxidative stress in both normal and abnormal reproductive physiological processes.

Item ID: 82316
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1836-5787
Keywords: antioxidants, female reproduction, ovulation, oxidative stress
Copyright Information: © CSIRO 2017
Date Deposited: 27 Mar 2024 00:23
FoR Codes: 30 AGRICULTURAL, VETERINARY AND FOOD SCIENCES > 3009 Veterinary sciences > 300902 Veterinary anatomy and physiology @ 100%
SEO Codes: 10 ANIMAL PRODUCTION AND ANIMAL PRIMARY PRODUCTS > 1004 Livestock raising > 100402 Dairy cattle @ 100%
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