Life Sciences Research

(An International Journal)


Pages: 156-161

Date of Publication: 30-Nov--0001

The impact of selenium nanoparticles on sperm quality

Author: Dipan Rudra Paul, Dibyajyoti Talukdar, Sourabh Deori

Category: Review Article

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The health of people, animals, and microbes depends on selenium, a trace micronutrient. Recently, several researchers have become interested in selenium nanoparticles (SeNPs) because of their biocompatibility, bioavailability, and low toxicity. Selenium nanoparticles are therefore widely used in a variety of biomedical applications due to their greater bioactivity. The antioxidant defence capacity of semen is reduced during processing and cryopreservation; nevertheless, the antioxidant inclusion in the freezing extender has a shield in opposition to the peroxidation of lipids, maintaining metabolic function and cellular function. Selenium acts as a crucial part of glutathione peroxidase (GSH-PX), an enzyme that defends cellular membrane lipids from free radical damage and protects interior cell structures. Semen from numerous animals, including sheep, dogs, man, goats, birds and cattle, has been found to have glutathione peroxidase activity. This review discusses the impact of selenium nanoparticles on the status of spermatozoa.

Keywords: antioxidants, cryopreservation, fertility, selenium nanoparticles, semen