Sex selection by flow cytometry/cell sorting involves the staining of spermatozoa with Hoechst 33342 in combination with the impact of a u.v. laser beam, two potentially mutagenic agents. A phenotypic and cytogenetic study of lymphocytes of piglets born after insemination with spermatozoa stained with Hoechst 33342 and from piglets obtained from stain-sorted spermatozoa was performed to evaluate the genotoxic effect of Hoechst 33342 staining and u.v. laser irradiation on the offspring. Lymphocytes from piglets born after insemination with unstained spermatozoa, but from the same ejaculate, were used as a control group. Peripheral blood lymphocytes from these piglets were cultured following a standard cell culture protocol. Cells were then collected by centrifugation, subjected to hypotonic solution and fixed and dropped onto slides. Sister chromatid exchanges (SCEs) and chromosome aberrations (CAs: including chromosome and chromatid breaks) per cell were scored in 50-s division metaphase spreads from each donor. Reproductive parameters and litter performance of all inseminations performed were also recorded in all groups. Data were analyzed by ANOVA. No significant increase (P > 0.05) of SCE and CA frequencies were observed in piglets born from stained spermatozoa or from stain-sorted spermatozoa with respect to controls (untreated sperm). The results indicated that no mutagenic effect on spermatozoa, expressed as increases in the incidence of abnormalities in the resulting offspring and also as increases in SCE and CA frequencies on lymphocytes from these individuals, was induced by the staining of boar spermatozoa with Hoechst 33342, nor by combination of staining with laser impact during flow cytometry.

Hoechst 33342 stain and U.V. laser exposure do not induce genotoxic effects in flow sorted boar spermatozoa

DI BERARDINO, DINO;
2004

Abstract

Sex selection by flow cytometry/cell sorting involves the staining of spermatozoa with Hoechst 33342 in combination with the impact of a u.v. laser beam, two potentially mutagenic agents. A phenotypic and cytogenetic study of lymphocytes of piglets born after insemination with spermatozoa stained with Hoechst 33342 and from piglets obtained from stain-sorted spermatozoa was performed to evaluate the genotoxic effect of Hoechst 33342 staining and u.v. laser irradiation on the offspring. Lymphocytes from piglets born after insemination with unstained spermatozoa, but from the same ejaculate, were used as a control group. Peripheral blood lymphocytes from these piglets were cultured following a standard cell culture protocol. Cells were then collected by centrifugation, subjected to hypotonic solution and fixed and dropped onto slides. Sister chromatid exchanges (SCEs) and chromosome aberrations (CAs: including chromosome and chromatid breaks) per cell were scored in 50-s division metaphase spreads from each donor. Reproductive parameters and litter performance of all inseminations performed were also recorded in all groups. Data were analyzed by ANOVA. No significant increase (P > 0.05) of SCE and CA frequencies were observed in piglets born from stained spermatozoa or from stain-sorted spermatozoa with respect to controls (untreated sperm). The results indicated that no mutagenic effect on spermatozoa, expressed as increases in the incidence of abnormalities in the resulting offspring and also as increases in SCE and CA frequencies on lymphocytes from these individuals, was induced by the staining of boar spermatozoa with Hoechst 33342, nor by combination of staining with laser impact during flow cytometry.
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