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The present work investigated the effect of the interval of serial sections of ovarian tissue on the number of isolated preantral follicles in the goat. Goat ovaries were cut in the tissue chopper at eight different intervals. The quality of isolated follicles were evaluated by histology and transmission electron microscopy. Best results were obtained when(More)
Preservation of preantral follicles becomes very important to ensure follicle quality at the onset of cryopreservation or in vitro culture. However, for domestic animals, the ovarian donor of preantral follicles for in vitro studies is commonly encountered far away from reproduction laboratories. We investigated the effectiveness of coconut water and(More)
The caprine ovary is a rich source of potentially viable immature oocytes enclosed in preantral follicles (PF). Previous experiments showed that these oocytes can be successfully cryopreserved in ovarian tissue of several species. However, until now, no information about the caprine PF cryopreservation is available in the literature. The aim of the present(More)
The present work has investigated the efficiency of Braun-Collins and saline (0.9%) solutions in the conservation of goat preantral follicles in situ, at different temperatures and incubation times. For each animal the ovarian pair was divided into 19 fragments. One ovarian fragment was taken randomly and immediately fixed (control). The other 18 ovarian(More)
The aims of the present study were to evaluate the effects of fibroblast growth factor-2 (FGF-2) on survival, activation and growth of caprine early-staged (preantral) follicles using histological and ultrastructural studies. Fragments of caprine ovarian cortex were cultured for 1 or 5 days in an enriched minimum essential medium, supplemented or not with(More)
The present work has investigated the morphological and ultrastructural changes occurring during degeneration of goat preantral follicles preserved in vitro and showed quantitative data about the distribution of follicular degeneration types in the control and after preservation in coconut water solution or Braun-Collins solution at different temperatures(More)
The aim of this study was to verify the histological and ultrastructural characteristics of sheep preantral follicles after exposure of ovarian tissue to cryopreservation in glycerol (GLY), ethylene glycol (EG), propanediol (PROH) or dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO) in order to determine the optimum method to store sheep ovarian tissue for later experimental or(More)
This work aimed to develop solid lipid nanoparticles (SLNs) loaded with doxorubicin evaluating the influence of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), a polyunsaturated fatty acid that enhances the activity of anticancer drugs, on drug encapsulation efficiency (EE). The SLN were characterized for size, zeta potential, entrapment efficiency (EE) and drug release.(More)
The present study was designed to compare Day 14 bovine embryos that were produced entirely in vitro using the post-hatching development (PHD) system with in vivo-derived embryos without or with transient PHD culture from Day 7 to Day 14. Embryos on Day 14 were used for sex determination and gene expression analysis of PLAC8, KRT8, CD9, SLC2A1, SLC2A3,(More)
The aims of the present study were to investigate the effects of follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) on survival, activation and growth of caprine primordial follicles using histological and ultrastructural studies. Pieces of caprine ovarian cortex were cultured for 1 or 7 days in minimum essential medium (MEM - control medium) supplemented with different(More)