Co-culture of 1-cell outbred mouse embryos on bovine kidney epithelial cells: effect on development, glycolytic activity, inner cell mass:trophectoderm ratios and viability.

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In an attempt to enhance embryo development, we have co-cultured 1-cell OF1 mouse embryos on bovine kidney epithelia (Madine-Darby bovine kidney; MDBK) cells in a complex medium called complex mouse tubal fluid (cMTF; based on the energy substrate levels found in the mouse oviduct, containing non-essential amino acids, glutamine and EDTA). To determine the… (More)

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