Journal article

Metabolism, protein content, and in vitro embryonic development of goat cumulus-oocyte complexes matured with physiological concentrations of glucose and L-lactate

JR Herrick, M Lane, DK Gardner, E Behboodi, E Memili, S Blash, Y Echelard, RL Krisher

MOLECULAR REPRODUCTION AND DEVELOPMENT | WILEY | Published : 2006

Abstract

No information is available concerning how the maturation environment controls the metabolism of goat oocytes. The objectives of this experiment were to: (1) Determine the concentrations of glucose, lactate, and pyruvate in caprine follicular fluid; and (2) Investigate the effects of physiological concentrations of glucose and lactate in the in vitro maturation (IVM) medium on the metabolism (glycolysis and pyruvate oxidation), protein content, and developmental competence of caprine oocytes and cumulus-oocyte complexes (COCs). Abattoir-derived COCs were matured for 18-20 hr in a defined, SOF-based medium containing 0.75, 1.5 (follicular fluid = 1.4 mM), or 3.0 mM glucose, and 3.0, 6.0 (foll..

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