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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)
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 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 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 aim of the present study was to investigate the effects of growth and differentiation factor-9 (GDF-9) on the survival and activation of preantral follicles, as well as their subsequent progression to secondary follicles, using goat ovarian cortical culture in vitro. Pieces of ovarian cortex were cultured for 1 and 7 days in minimum essential medium(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)
OBJECTIVE To determine the behavior of isolated primordial follicles that were exposed to different concentrations of dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO), ethylene glycol (EG), propylene glycol (PROH), and glycerol (GLY). DESIGN Isolated primordial follicles were exposed to the cryoprotectant (CPA) solution and photographed to calculate their volume at different(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 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)