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Arq. bras. med. vet. zootec ; 65(1): 75-81, fev. 2013. graf, tab
Article in Portuguese | LILACS | ID: lil-667539


Neste trabalho foi estudada a correlação entre o perfil proteico do plasma seminal e a motilidade e viabilidade espermática em coelhos submetidos ao tratamento com vetores de expressão contendo o gene da eritropoetina (EPO) e com EPO recombinante humana. Foram identificadas, em coelhos submetidos ao tratamento com vetor de DNA contendo o gene da EPO, duas bandas proteicas associadas a alterações na motilidade espermática - 48kDa à baixa motilidade (P<0,05) e 18kDa à alta motilidade (P<0,05) - e esse fator foi associado a maior viabilidade espermática (P<0,05). Em coelhos submetidos ao tratamento com EPO recombinante, um fator proteico, 63kDa, associou-se à alta motilidade espermática (P<0,05), enquanto dois, 26 e 40kDa, foram associados à alta viabilidade espermática (P<0,05). Esses resultados sugerem que o doping genético pode ocasionar mudanças no perfil proteico do plasma seminal, provocando alterações na motilidade e viabilidade espermática.

In this study the correlation between seminal plasma protein profile and the sperm motility and sperm viability in rabbits submitted to treatment with an expression vector containing EPO gene and with human recombinant EPO was evaluated. In rabbits submitted to treatment with EPO expression vector, two protein bands were associated to sperm motility - 48kDa associated to low motility (P<0.05) and 18kDa to high motility (P<0.05) - and this protein band was also associated to high sperm viability (P<0.05). In rabbits submitted to treatment with human recombinant EPO, a protein factor, 63kDa, was associated to high sperm motility (P<0.05) while two protein factors, 26 and 40kDa, were associated to high sperm viability (P<0.05). These results suggest that gene doping leads to changes in rabbit seminal plasma protein, altering sperm motility and sperm viability.

Animals , Rabbits , Semen Analysis/veterinary , Erythropoietin/analysis , Erythropoietin/physiology , Myostatin/analysis , Rabbits/genetics , Reproduction , Semen/immunology , Semen/parasitology , Veterinary Medicine
Braz. j. med. biol. res ; 44(12): 1194-1201, Dec. 2011. ilus, tab
Article in English | LILACS | ID: lil-606537


Recent biotechnological advances have permitted the manipulation of genetic sequences to treat several diseases in a process called gene therapy. However, the advance of gene therapy has opened the door to the possibility of using genetic manipulation (GM) to enhance athletic performance. In such ‘gene doping’, exogenous genetic sequences are inserted into a specific tissue, altering cellular gene activity or leading to the expression of a protein product. The exogenous genes most likely to be utilized for gene doping include erythropoietin (EPO), vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), insulin-like growth factor type 1 (IGF-1), myostatin antagonists, and endorphin. However, many other genes could also be used, such as those involved in glucose metabolic pathways. Because gene doping would be very difficult to detect, it is inherently very attractive for those involved in sports who are prepared to cheat. Moreover, the field of gene therapy is constantly and rapidly progressing, and this is likely to generate many new possibilities for gene doping. Thus, as part of the general fight against all forms of doping, it will be necessary to develop and continually improve means of detecting exogenous gene sequences (or their products) in athletes. Nevertheless, some bioethicists have argued for a liberal approach to gene doping.

Humans , Athletic Performance , Doping in Sports/methods , Gene Transfer Techniques , Genetic Enhancement/methods , Bioethical Issues , Doping in Sports , Endorphins/genetics , Endorphins/pharmacology , Erythropoietin/genetics , Erythropoietin/pharmacology , Genetic Enhancement , Insulin-Like Growth Factor I/genetics , Insulin-Like Growth Factor I/pharmacology , Myostatin/genetics , Myostatin/pharmacology , Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor A/genetics , Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor A/pharmacology