The relationship of infertility to antibody production in the uterovaginal sperm storage tubules of turkey breeder hens

T. A. Kirk, H. P. Van Krey, Ralph Michael Hulet, E. A. Dunnington, D. M. Denbow

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Abstract

Oviductal tissue from fertile and infertile turkey breeder hens was stained immuno-histochemically to test for the presence of antibody positive cells. Relatively infertile turkey hens (< 50% fertility) were found to have antibody positive cells within the uterovaginal sperm storage tubule epithelium, while fertile turkey hens (> 90% fertility) had no antibody positive cells. Data suggest a local immune response to spermatozoa exists in the uterovaginal sperm storage tubules of the turkey hen which may have a detrimental effect on fertility.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)955-961
Number of pages7
JournalTheriogenology
Volume31
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1989

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Small Animals
  • Food Animals
  • Animal Science and Zoology
  • Equine

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Kirk, T. A. ; Van Krey, H. P. ; Hulet, Ralph Michael ; Dunnington, E. A. ; Denbow, D. M. / The relationship of infertility to antibody production in the uterovaginal sperm storage tubules of turkey breeder hens. In: Theriogenology. 1989 ; Vol. 31, No. 5. pp. 955-961.
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