Gonadotropin induction of spermiation in Senegalese sole: Effect of temperature and stripping time
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Treatments with homologous recombinant follicle-stimulating and luteinizing hormones (rFsh and rLh, respectively) are known to enhance spermatogenesis and sperm production in sole, but the response can be highly variable depending on the dose, duration and time of the year of the rFsh treatment. To further investigate the physiological effects of rFsh and rLh on sperm production in sole, here we examined the pattern of spermiation of F1 males, of approximately 450 g, treated with rFsh and rLh under controlled temperature. In an initial trial at 12 °C, males were weekly injected intramuscularly with 18 μg kg−1 rFsh over five weeks and subsequently treated with a single injection of 18 μg kg−1 rLh. Histological analysis indicated that the rFsh+rLh treatment increased gonad weight and stimulated spermatogenesis, and also enlarged the size of the seminiferous and efferent duct (ED) tubules, resulting in a doubling of sperm production with respect to the controls. Sperm counts in the ED and sequential stripping of males at 24, 48 and 72 h post rLh injection further revealed that only one batch of spermatids is recruited into spermatozoa (Spz) differentiation after a single rLh induction. A peak of sperm accumulation in the ED occurs at 48 h, coinciding with the upregulation of genes potentially involved in Spz maturation. In a second experiment, we tested the effect of two rFsh doses (10 or 18 μg kg−1) over five weeks as previously, followed by one rLh injection at 12 °C or 17 °C. The results confirmed that spermiation was the highest 48 h after rLh treatment at 12 °C, which was increased in a dose-dependent manner with the dose of rFsh previously supplied (from 0.36 to 0.95 × 109 Spz kg−1). However, sperm production elicited with the low rFsh dose was potentiated by ~3-fold (from 0.36 to 1.06 × 109 Spz kg−1) when the rLh treatment was given at 17 °C. These data suggest that in Senegalese sole sperm collection should be carried out at 48 h after rLh treatment, and that a low dose of rFsh at 12 °C is highly efficient for stimulating sperm production when rLh is administered at a temperature close to that occurring during maximum natural spermiation.
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Chauvigné, François, Jessica Lleberia, Carlos Vilafranca, Diogo Rosado, Micaela Martins, Frederico Silva, and Wendy González-López et al. 2022. "Gonadotropin Induction Of Spermiation In Senegalese Sole: Effect Of Temperature And Stripping Time". Aquaculture 550: 737844. doi:10.1016/j.aquaculture.2021.737844.
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MINECO/Programa Estatal de I+D+I orientada a los retos de la sociedad/AGL2017-84013-R/ES/BASE MOLECULAR DE LA ESPERMIOGENESIS EN EL LENGUADO SENEGALES Y DESARROLLO DE METODOS PARA LA ESTIMULACION DE LA PRODUCCION DE ESPERMA EN ACUICULTURA/
MINECO/Programa Estatal de promoción del talento y su empleabilidad en I+D+I/RYC-2015-17103/ES/ /
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