Proteomics dataset of epididymal fluid, seminal plasma, and proteins loosely attached to epididymal and ejaculated sperm from Angus bulls. Academic Article uri icon


  • Peptides and proteins were identified by liquid chromatography with tandem mass spectrometry analysis (LCMS-MS) on an Orbitrap Velos mass spectrometer to further understand biological mechanisms that regulate increased longevity in epididymis compared to ejaculated sperm. Semen from sexually mature bulls were collected and then bulls were slaughtered to collect epididymal samples from the cauda epididymis. All samples were centrifuged to separate spermatozoa from fluids. A high ionic solution was used to remove surface proteins from spermatozoa. Four unique samples were generated: (1) epididymal fluid, (2) seminal plasma (ejaculated fluid), and proteins stripped from (3) epididymal sperm, and (4) ejaculated sperm. Samples were analyzed by LCMS-MS, and data were interpreted with Protein Pilot 5. False discovery rate (FDR) was set at 1%. Unique proteins (n=458) were identified in ejaculated samples, 178 proteins in seminal plasma and 298 proteins stripped from ejaculated sperm. In epididymal samples, 311 proteins were identified in the fluid, and 334 were identified among proteins stripped from epididymal sperm. This dataset can be useful for further understand of biological mechanisms that control sperm longevity. This dataset is related to the article 'Proteomic analyses identify differences between bovine epididymal and ejaculated spermatozoa that contribute to longevity' by (Zoca etal., 2022).

published proceedings

  • Data Brief

author list (cited authors)

  • Zoca, S. M., Northrop-Albrecht, E. J., Walker, J. A., Cushman, R. A., & Perry, G. A.

citation count

  • 3

complete list of authors

  • Zoca, Saulo Menegatti||Northrop-Albrecht, Emmalee J||Walker, Julie A||Cushman, Robert A||Perry, George A

publication date

  • January 2022