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Table 2 Changes in live cells, spontaneous (SAR), induced (IAR) acrosome reaction, capacitated sperm, motile cells and VCLy after treatment with prostatic secretory granules (PSGs) and/or tert-butyl-hydroperoxide (t-BHP) at 37°C for 60 min.

From: In vitro antioxidant activity of the prostatic secretory granules in rabbit semen after exposure to organic peroxides

  Live cells
%
SAR
%
IAR
%
Capacitated sperm
%
Motile cells
%
VCL
μm/sec
Control sperm 75.0 b 20.4 68.4 b 48.0 b 60.8 b 195.0 b
Sperm+PSGs 80.8 b 16.3 50.1 a 33.9 a 61.7 b 205.1 b
t-BHP treated sperm 61.3 a 21.0 72.0 b 51.0 b 49.2 a 168.0 a
t-BHP treated sperm+PSGs 60.2 a 17.5 58.3 a 40.8 ab 56.7 b 197.2 b
Pooled SE 5.1 3.4 7.3 8.4 4.0 4.9
  1. y VCL stands for curvilinear velocity of the sperm;
  2. a..b: Values with different letters on the same column are significantly different, P < 0.05.