Journal article

1,2-propanediol and the type of cryopreservation procedure adversely affect mouse oocyte physiology

MG Larman, MG Katz-Jaffe, CB Sheehan, DK Gardner

Human Reproduction | OXFORD UNIV PRESS | Published : 2007


BACKGROUND: The aim of this work was to examine the effect of 1,2-propanediol (PrOH) and type of cryopreservation procedure (slow freezing and vitrification) on oocyte physiology. METHODS: Intracellular calcium of mouse metaphase II (MII) oocytes was quantified by fluorescence microscopy. The effect of PrOH on cell physiology was further assessed through analysis of zona pellucida hardening and cellular integrity. Protein profiles of cryopreserved oocytes were generated by time-of-flight mass spectrometry (TOF-MS). RESULTS: PrOH caused a protracted increase in calcium, which was sufficient to induce zona pellucida hardening and cellular degeneration. Using 'nominally calcium free' media duri..

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