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Title: Large quantity cryopreservation of bovine testicular cells and its effect on enrichment of type A spermatogonia
Contributor(s): Redden, Eliza (author); Davey, Rhonda (author); Borjigin, Uyunbilig (author); Hutton, Keryn (author); Hinch, Geoffrey  (author)orcid ; Hope, Shelly (author); Hill, Jonathan (author); Herrid, Muren (author)
Publication Date: 2009
DOI: 10.1016/j.cryobiol.2008.12.005
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Abstract: Cryopreservation has become an integral component of any cell transplantation technique helping to overcome the issues associated with known spatial and temporal barriers between donor and recipient. The aim of this study was to develop a protocol for large quantity cryopreservation of bovine testicular germ cells. The impact of 3 different packaging methods (5 ml semen straw, 20 ml freezing bag and 1.5 ml cryovial) and varying cell densities (3 × 10⁶, 9 × 10⁶, or 18 × 10⁶ cells/ml) on the survival of testis germ cells was examined. Cells processed in 5 ml semen straws had a significantly higher viability (70.7 ± 1.2%, P < 0.05) compared to those cells in 20 ml freezing bags (46.7 ± 0.1%) or 1.5 ml cryovials (46.3 ± 2.2%). For 5 ml straws, a 20 min cooling prior to cryopreservation resulted in a higher post thaw viability (73.2 ± 0.6%) than a 10 min cooling (56.0 ± 2.2%), while the density of the cell suspension did not impact on post thaw viability. Thus cryopreservation of testicular germ cells in 5 ml straws at a density between 3 × 10⁶ and 18 × 10⁶ cells/ml in liquid nitrogen vapour for 20 min cooling appears to be a simple and practical way to preserve cells. Subsequent testing of frozen/thawed cells exhibited viable cultures and retained the ability to proliferate. The freezing protocol does not preferentially preserve type A spermatogonia. However, the cell surface properties of somatic cells appear to be affected by the freezing procedure and therefore the frozen/thawed cells are less suitable for enriching type A spermatogonia by differential plating.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Cryobiology, 58(2), p. 190-195
Publisher: Academic Press
Place of Publication: Orlando, USA
ISSN: 0011-2240
Field of Research (FOR): 070206 Animal Reproduction
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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