alexa Meiotic competence of bovine fetal oocytes following in vitro maturation.
Reproductive Medicine

Reproductive Medicine

Journal of Fertilization: In Vitro - IVF-Worldwide, Reproductive Medicine, Genetics & Stem Cell Biology

Author(s): Chohan KR, Hunter AG

Abstract Share this page

Abstract The in vitro ability between fetal and cow oocytes to resume meiosis and progression to metaphase-II (M-II) was compared. Cumulus oocyte complexes (COCs) were harvested from 2 to 6 mm follicles from ovaries of 7.5 month to term fetuses and adult cows. Cumulus cells were removed using 3 mg/ml hyaluronidase and repeated pipetting. Denuded oocytes were fixed in 3\% glutaraldehyde, stained with DAPI and evaluated under fluorescent microscopy for nuclear status before in vitro maturation (IVM). COCs from fetal and adult ovaries were also matured in 200 microl droplets of medium 199 supplemented with 10 microg/ml FSH, 10/ml LH, 1.5 microg/ml estradiol, 75 microg/ml streptomycin, 100 IU/ml penicillin, 10 mM hepes and 10\% FBS for 24 h at 39 degrees C and 5\% CO(2). Matured oocytes were fixed, stained and evaluated as explained above for nuclear status namely stage of germinal vesicle (GV) development and subsequent meiotic competence. Data were analyzed using chi-square analysis. The majority of fetal oocytes (P<0.05) before IVM were at GV stages GV-I (27.7\%), GV-II (37.6\%) and GV-V (22.8\%) compared to cow oocytes, which were at GV stages IV (28.3\%) and V (46.7\%). After IVM, fewer fetal oocytes were at earlier stages of GV development and majority (P<0.05) were at GV-V (24.0\%), premetaphase (17.4\%) and metaphase-I (M-I: 7.2\%) stages. However, after IVM, more cow oocytes matured to M-II than did fetal oocytes (93.7\% versus 26.9\%; P<0.05). In conclusion, fetal oocytes do not mature in vitro as well as cow oocytes. Our findings suggest that the low meiotic competence of fetal oocytes can be attributed to their being at earlier stages of GV development before IVM.
This article was published in Anim Reprod Sci and referenced in Journal of Fertilization: In Vitro - IVF-Worldwide, Reproductive Medicine, Genetics & Stem Cell Biology

Relevant Expert PPTs

Relevant Speaker PPTs

Relevant Topics

Peer Reviewed Journals
 
Make the best use of Scientific Research and information from our 700 + peer reviewed, Open Access Journals
International Conferences 2017-18
 
Meet Inspiring Speakers and Experts at our 3000+ Global Annual Meetings

Contact Us

Agri & Aquaculture Journals

Dr. Krish

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9040

Biochemistry Journals

Datta A

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9037

Business & Management Journals

Ronald

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

Chemistry Journals

Gabriel Shaw

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9040

Clinical Journals

Datta A

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9037

Engineering Journals

James Franklin

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

Food & Nutrition Journals

Katie Wilson

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

General Science

Andrea Jason

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9043

Genetics & Molecular Biology Journals

Anna Melissa

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9006

Immunology & Microbiology Journals

David Gorantl

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9014

Materials Science Journals

Rachle Green

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9039

Nursing & Health Care Journals

Stephanie Skinner

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9039

Medical Journals

Nimmi Anna

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9038

Neuroscience & Psychology Journals

Nathan T

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9041

Pharmaceutical Sciences Journals

Ann Jose

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9007

Social & Political Science Journals

Steve Harry

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

 
© 2008- 2017 OMICS International - Open Access Publisher. Best viewed in Mozilla Firefox | Google Chrome | Above IE 7.0 version
adwords