A low molecular weight extract of bovine serum albumin stimulates rabbit blastocyst cell division and expansion in vitro.

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Fraction V bovine serum albumin (BSA) was dissolved in 5% formic acid and filtered through a molecular filter with a cutoff of Mr 10 000. The freeze-dried filtrate stimulated increased cell division of cultured rabbit morulae to blastocysts (up to 8-fold increase in cell number) and increased blastocyst expansion (greater than 2-fold). These results show that some samples of commercial BSA contain an embryonic growth factor of a low molecular weight.

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@article{Kane1985ALM, title={A low molecular weight extract of bovine serum albumin stimulates rabbit blastocyst cell division and expansion in vitro.}, author={Meghan T. Kane}, journal={Journal of reproduction and fertility}, year={1985}, volume={73 1}, pages={147-50} }