Yunpeng Hou

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The present study was conducted to examine the effects of leukemia inhibitory factor (LIF) on bovine oocyte maturation and early embryo development in vitro. Results showed that LIF supplementation (25 ng/ml) enhanced nuclear maturation of intact cumulus-oocyte complexes (COCs) compared to the vehicle control. Similar results were observed in denuded(More)
The present study was designed to evaluate the viability, meiotic competence and subsequent development of porcine oocytes vitrified using the cryotop method at different stages of in vitro maturation (IVM). Cumulus-oocyte complexes (COCs) were cultured in IVM medium supplemented with 1mM dibutyryl cAMP (dbcAMP) for 22 h and then for an additional 22 h(More)
The present study examined the effect of aging on female reproductive potential. Six-week-old and 9-month-old CD1 mice were referred to as the ‘young’ and ‘aged’ groups, respetively. Oocytes were collected after superovulation, and their viability were compared using parthenogenetic activation. The aneuploidy of the oocytes (MII) was assessed using(More)
At present, vitrification has been widely applied to humans, mice and farm animals. To improve the efficiency of vitrification in straw, bovine oocytes were used to test a new two-step vitrification method in this study. When in vitro matured oocytes were exposed to 20% ethylene glycol (EG20) for 5 min and 40% ethylene glycol (EG40) for 30 s, followed by(More)
The aim of this study was to determine the effects of trans-10, cis-12 conjugated linoleic acid (t10c12 CLA) supplementation on oocyte maturation and embryo development in pigs. Compared with the control, supplementation of 50 µM t10c12 CLA to in vitro maturation (IVM) medium significantly increased the proportion of oocytes at the metaphase-II (MII) stage(More)
Maternal obesity alters oocytes and subsequent fetal metabolism. An increasing number of studies have shown that the endoplasmic reticulums (ER) or mitochondria have important effects on oocyte quality, but there has been no study of the effect of mitochondria-associated ER membranes (MAMs) on oocyte quality. The present study was designed to assess whether(More)
This study was conducted to investigate the effects of spermatozoa cryopreservation on DNA demethylation in mouse zygotes. Global methylation was studied in zygotes fertilized with cryopreserved sperm by immunostaining, and relative transcript abundance of Tet3, a key gene responsible for zygotic DNA demethylation, was examined by real-time quantitative(More)
The present study examined the effect of vitrification on oocyte aneuploidy and centromere cohesion. Firstly, germinal vesicle (GV) and in vitro matured oocytes (metaphase II, MII) were vitrified by open-pulled straw method. Secondly, thawed GV oocytes were matured in vitro to detect the aneuploidy rate and the sister inter-kinetochore (iKT) distance (in(More)
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