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Table 2 Effect of BRET-QD on sperm viability

From: Application of quantum dot nanoparticles for potential non-invasive bio-imaging of mammalian spermatozoa

Spermatozoa (108) Proportions of spermatozoa with intact:
exposed to BRET-QD at: N Plasma membrane (%) N Mitochondrial membrane (%)
0 nM 4 77.0 ± 3.3 3 95.8 ± 3.5
1 nM 4 78.8 ± 2.0 3 97.4 ± 1.7
5 nM 4 77.3 ± 2.3 3 97.0 ± 2.4
P values (ANOVA-2)   P = 0.867   P = 0.906
  1. N Number of independent replicates. There were no significant differences between groups (p > 0.05). Data are means ± s.e.m.