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The present study evaluated the hypothesis that the effects of hypoxia on sheep pregnancies at high altitude (HA) are mediated by oxidative stress and that antioxidant vitamins may prevent these effects. Both HA native and newcomer ewes were maintained at an altitude of 3,589 m during mating and pregnancy. Control low altitude (LA) native ewes were(More)
The IVM of canine oocytes is characterized by low rates of metaphase II. The objective of this study was to evaluate the effects of hCG on meiotic development of canine oocytes for culture periods up to 96 h. Oocytes were collected after ovariohysterectomy. Only oocytes >110 microm in diameter, with a homogeneous dark cytoplasm and three or more layers of(More)
BACKGROUND At high altitudes, hypoxia, oxidative stress or both compromise sheep fertility. In the present work, we tested the relative effect of short- or long-term exposure to high altitude hypobaric hypoxia and oxidative stress on corpora luteal structure and function. METHODS The growth dynamics of the corpora lutea during the estrous cycle were(More)
BACKGROUND Mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) are multipotent progenitor cells characterized by their ability to both self-renew and differentiate into tissues of mesodermal origin. The plasticity or transdifferentiation potential of MSC is not limited to mesodermal derivatives, since under appropriate cell culture conditions and stimulation by bioactive factors,(More)
Pregnancies at high-altitudes are influenced by hypoxia and oxidative stress and frequently affected by IUGR. However, a common thought is that early pregnant women visiting altitude have no major complications for gestation development, since IUGR is developed during the second half of pregnancy. Thus, using a well-characterized sheep-model, we aimed to(More)
The Golgi apparatus (GA) and endoplasmic reticulum (ER) play a central role in the events related to intracellular trafficking distribution. This work evaluated the dynamics and localization of the GA and ER in canine oocytes during meiotic development in vitro. Cumulus-oocytes complexes (COCs) from ovaries of adult bitches were incubated for IVM for 0, 48,(More)
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