Our aim was to evaluate if loading prepubertal ovine oocyte with trehalose would impact on their further developmental potential in vitro and if it would improve their survival to vitrification procedures. COCs matured in vitro with (TRH) or without (CTR) 100 mM trehalose were tested for developmental potential after in vitro fertilization and culture. Trehalose uptake was measured by the antrone spectrophotometric assay. No differences were recorded between the two experimental groups in fertilization rates (91.1 CTR vs 92.5% TRH), cleavage rates calculated on fertilized oocytes (96.1 CTR vs 95.4% TRH), first cleavage kinetic (56.1 CTR vs 51% TRH), and blastocyst rates (14.3 CTR vs 13.0% TRH). Anthrone assay revealed that in TRH group trehalose concentration/oocyte was 2.6 μM. MII oocytes were then vitrified using cryoloops in TCM 199 containing 20% FCS, sucrose 0.5 M, 16.5% Me2SO, 16.5% EG and plunged in LN2. After warming, oocytes from TRH and CTR groups were tested for membrane integrity using the propidium iodide (PI)/Hoechst differential staining, and for developmental ability after in vitro fertilization. Trehalose in maturation medium affected membrane resistance (P < 0.01) to vitrification/warming but not fertilization and cleavage rates. The differential staining showed a lower number of PI positive cells in TRH group compared to CTR one (14.3 vs 24.7%, respectively). Fertilization rates and cleavage rates did not differ between the two groups (55.3 and 41% for TRH and 47.7 and 41.7% for CTR, respectively). In conclusion trehalose in maturation medium stabilizes cell membranes during vitrification/warming of prepubertal ovine oocytes but does not affect fertilization and cleavage rates after warming. © 2007 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Effects of trehalose co-incubation on in vitro matured prepubertal ovine oocyte vitrification / F. Berlinguer, S. Succu, F. Mossa, M. Madeddu, D. Bebbere, G.G. Leoni, S. Naitana. - In: CRYOBIOLOGY. - ISSN 0011-2240. - 55:1(2007), pp. 27-34. [10.1016/j.cryobiol.2007.04.004]
|Titolo:||Effects of trehalose co-incubation on in vitro matured prepubertal ovine oocyte vitrification|
|Parole Chiave:||Cryoprotectants; Oocyte; Prepubertal; Sugars; Trehalose loading; Vitrification; Animals; Blastocyst; Cell Membrane; Embryonic Development; Hot Temperature; Oocytes; Sheep; Trehalose; Cryopreservation|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore VET/02 - Fisiologia Veterinaria|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2007|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cryobiol.2007.04.004|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|