Journal article

Reactivating tammar wallaby blastocysts oxidize glucose

RE Spindler, MB Renfree, G Shaw, DK Gardner

BIOLOGY OF REPRODUCTION | OXFORD UNIV PRESS INC | Published : 1998

Abstract

Metabolic reactivation of the tammar blastocyst appears to be characterized by a change in the pathway of glucose metabolism rather than an absolute increase in substrate uptake. The switch in type of metabolism used was examined to gain information on the timing and physiology of blastocyst reactivation. Fluorescent and radioisotope techniques were used sequentially to determine the activity of pathways of glucose metabolism by individual wallaby blastocysts during diapause and 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 10 days after removal of pouch young (RPY). Maternal endometrial and luteal cell metabolism and circulating hormone levels were measured and correlated with blastocyst activity. Observed differe..

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