The limited reserve of mature, fertilizable oocytes represents a major barrier for the success of assisted reproduction in mammals. Considering that during the reproductive life span only about 1% of the oocytes in an ovary mature and ovulate, several techniques have been developed to increase the exploitation of the ovarian reserve to the growing population of non-ovulatory follicles. Such technologies have allowed interventions of fertility preservation, selection programs in livestock, and conservation of endangered species. However, the vast potential of the ovarian reserve is still largely unexploited. In cows, for instance, some attempts have been made to support in vitro culture of oocytes at specific developmental stages, but efficient and reliable protocols have not yet been developed. Here we describe a culture system that reproduce the physiological conditions of the corresponding follicular stage, defined to develop in vitro growing oocytes collected from bovine early antral follicles to the fully-grown stage, corresponding to the medium antral follicle in vivo. A combination of hormones and a phosphodiesterase 3 inhibitor was used to prevent untimely meiotic resumption and to guide oocyte's differentiation.
In vitro culture strategy for oocytes from early antral follicle in cattle / R. Garcia, V. Lodde, F. Franciosi, A.M. Luciano. - In: JOURNAL OF VISUALIZED EXPERIMENTS. - ISSN 1940-087X. - 2020:161(2020), pp. e61625.1-e61625.13.
|Titolo:||In vitro culture strategy for oocytes from early antral follicle in cattle|
GARCIA BARROS, RODRIGO (Primo) [Methodology] (Corresponding)
LODDE, VALENTINA (Secondo) [Conceptualization]
FRANCIOSI, FEDERICA (Penultimo) [Conceptualization]
LUCIANO, ALBERTO MARIA (Ultimo) [Funding Acquisition]
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore VET/01 - Anatomia degli Animali Domestici|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2020|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.3791/61625|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|