Vashe Chandrakanthan

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In the mouse, embryo culture results in a characteristic phenotype of retarded embryo preimplantation development and reduced numbers of cells within embryos. The expression of TRP53 is central to the regulation of the cell's capacity to proliferate and survive. In this study we found that Trp53 mRNA is expressed throughout the preimplantation stage of(More)
Paf (1-o-alkyl-2-acetyl-sn-gylcero-3-phosphocholine) is a putative autocrine survival factor for the preimplantation embryo. It acts to induce receptor-mediated calcium transients in the early embryo. Inhibitors of 1-o-phosphatidylinositol-3-kinase (PI3kinase), such as wortmannin and LY 294002, blocked these calcium transients, implicating the generation of(More)
In a mouse model, in vitro fertilization or extended embryo culture leads to the increased expression of TRP53 in susceptible embryos. Ablation of the TRP53 gene improved embryo viability indicating that increased expression of TRP53 is a cause of the reduction of embryo viability resulting from in vitro fertilization or embryo culture. This study(More)
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