S U Chen

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Embryo freezing has been a successful practice, but oocyte cryopreservation formerly achieved poorer results. This was mainly due to low rates of survival, fertilization, and development. The major dissimilarities for oocytes to embryos are the character of the plasma membrane, the presence of cortical granules, at the metaphase of meiosis II with the(More)
The zonae pellucida of mouse embryos were dissected to examine the effect of partial zona dissection (PZD) at the four-cell stage on embryonic development and the hatching process in vitro. Micropipettes were used to create a gap of one-sixth the zona circumference, to avoid damage to the blastomere. A total of 484 embryos at the four-cell stage (defined as(More)
7-Chloro-4-nitrobenzofurazan (NBD-Cl) is a potent inhibitor of both types of monoamine oxidase (MAO). NBD-Cl competitively inhibited the oxidative deamination of kynuramine catalyzed by human placenta MAO-A, the oxidative deamination of benzylamine catalyzed by bovine liver MAO-B, the oxidative deamination of serotonin catalyzed by rat brain MAO-A, and the(More)
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