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Bovine kidney and liver homogenates degraded a cysteine conjugate of methazolamide, S-(5-acetylimino-4-methyl-Delta2-1,3,4-thiadiazolin-2-yl)cysteine. We isolated the degradation product following incubation with kidney homogenate by high-performance liquid chromatography on reversed-phase columns. The chemical structure was confirmed by proton and(More)
In zebrafish oocytes, it has been reported that a 60 or 75% Leibovitz L-15 medium or simple balanced saline solution containing 17alpha, 20beta-dihydroxy-4-pregnen-3-one (DHP) is effective for nuclear maturation. However, most of the oocytes that matured under these conditions were not fertilized and did not hatch. Thus, these in vitro maturation methods(More)
The first successful cryopreservation of fish embryos was reported in the Japanese flounder by vitrification [Chen and Tian, Theriogenology, 63, 1207-1219, 2005]. Since very high concentrations of cryoprotectants are needed for vitrification and fish embryos have a large volume, Japanese flounder embryos must have low sensitivity to cryoprotectant toxicity(More)
To identify a stage feasible for the cryopreservation of zebrafish oocytes, we investigated the permeability to water and cryoprotectants of immature (stage III) and mature (stage V) oocytes. The permeability to water (microm/min/atm) of immature oocytes at 25 degrees C (0.37) was significantly higher than that of mature oocytes (0.10). The permeability(More)
Fish oocytes have not been cryopreserved successfully, probably because it is difficult to prevent intracellular ice from forming. Previously, we have shown in medaka that immature oocytes are more suitable for cryopreservation than mature oocytes or embryos, in terms of permeability. We have also shown in immature medaka oocytes that the exogenous(More)
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