Chang-Liang Yan

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This study was designed to examine the reduced incidence of normal fertilization in vitrified ovine oocytes. After in vitro maturation for 24 h, the oocytes were randomly allocated into three groups: (1) untreated (control), (2) exposed to vitrification solution (VS) without being plunged into liquid nitrogen (toxicity), or (3) vitrified by open-pulled(More)
The present study was designed to investigate the cryotolerance of in vitro fertilised (IVF) mouse embryos at various preimplantation developmental stages. IVF mouse embryos were vitrified by the open-pulled straw (OPS) method. After warming, embryos were morphologically evaluated and assessed by their development to blastocysts, hatched blastocysts or(More)
The present study was designed to investigate the effect of vitrification on mitochondrial distribution, membrane potential (Deltapsi) and microtubule distribution in mouse 2-PN embryos, as well as to document the relationship between mitochondrial distribution and developmental ability of those embryos. Mitochondrial distribution was examined by(More)
Cryopreservation can cause cumulus cell damage around the immature oocytes, which may result in poor subsequent development. To evaluate the effect of the meiosis stage on the cumulus cell cryoinjury and determine the suitable stage for cryopreservation in immature oocytes, mouse oocytes at germinal vesicle (GV) and germinal vesicle breakdown (GVBD) stages(More)
The present study was designed to investigate the optimized conditions for cryopreservation of Kunming (KM) mice spermatozoa (Experiment 1) and to compare the developmental potential of IVF embryos produced from fresh oocytes (Group 1), vitrified-warmed oocytes without (Group 2) or with partial zona pellucida incised by a piezo manipulator (ZIP) (Group 3)(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare acH4K12 levels in oocytes during mouse aging and then assess how such changes might affect the developmental potential of oocytes. DESIGN Experimental animal study. SETTING State key laboratory and university research laboratory. ANIMAL(S) Kunming white strain mice. INTERVENTION(S) Oocytes obtained from TSA treated group or(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the effect of Taxol pretreatment on mitochondrial behaviors in vitrified mouse mature oocytes and their parthenogenetic embryos. DESIGN Experimental animal study. SETTING University research laboratory and state key laboratory. ANIMAL(S) Sexually mature female Kunming white strain mice. INTERVENTION(S) Taxol before(More)
Melatonin is a well-characterized antioxidant that has been successfully used to protect oocytes from reactive oxygen species during in vitro maturation (IVM), resulting in improved fertilization capacity and development ability. However, the mechanism via which melatonin improves oocyte fertilization capacity and development ability remains to be(More)
Vitrification reduces the fertilisation capacity and developmental ability of mammalian oocytes; this effect is closely associated with an abnormal increase of cytoplasmic free calcium ions ([Ca2+]i). However, little information about the mechanism by which vitrification increases [Ca2+]i levels or a procedure to regulate [Ca2+]i levels in these oocytes is(More)
For the purpose of ascertaining parameters to embryo transfer on some domestic animals, mouse morulae were used as a model to investigate the effect of in-straw thawing on in vitro and in vivo-development of vitrified embryos. Embryos were vitrified in 0.25 ml straws preloaded with dilution solution (0.5 M Sucrose) and thawed in the straw by mixing the(More)
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