Journal article

Granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor stimulates mouse blastocyst inner cell mass development only when media lack human serum albumin

L Karagenc, M Lane, DK Gardner

REPRODUCTIVE BIOMEDICINE ONLINE | REPRODUCTIVE HEALTHCARE LTD | Published : 2005

Abstract

The aim of the current study was to examine the effects of granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor (GM-CSF) on the development and differentiation of preimplantation mouse embryos from different strains and under different culture conditions. Embryos from F1 hybrid mice were cultured in a modified G1 medium lacking amino acids and EDTA (simple G1), human tubal fluid medium (HTF) or in G1/G2 sequential media, supplemented with GM-CSF (0, 2, 4, 8, and 16 ng/ml). Embryos from CF1 mice were subsequently cultured in G1/G2 with (5 mg/ml) or without HSA, in the absence or presence of GM-CSF (2 ng/ml). GM-CSF had no effect at any concentration on F1 embryo development and blastocyst cell nu..

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