Analysis of cat oocyte activation methods for the generation of feline disease models by nuclear transfer

@article{Wang2009AnalysisOC,
  title={Analysis of cat oocyte activation methods for the generation of feline disease models by nuclear transfer},
  author={Chunmin Wang and William F. Swanson and Jason R Herrick and Kiho Lee and Zolt{\'a}n Mach{\'a}ty},
  journal={Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology : RB\&E},
  year={2009},
  volume={7},
  pages={148 - 148}
}
BackgroundSomatic cell nuclear transfer in cats offers a useful tool for the generation of valuable research models. However, low birth rates after nuclear transfer hamper exploitation of the full potential of the technology. Poor embryo development after activation of the reconstructed oocytes seems to be responsible, at least in part, for the low efficiency. The objective of this study was to characterize the response of cat oocytes to various stimuli in order to fine-tune existing and… 
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