Effects of arginine-glycine-aspartic acid (RGD) containing snake venom peptides on parthenogenetic development and in vitro fertilization of bovine oocytes.

The ability of synthetic arginine-glycine-aspartic acid (RGD)-containing peptides to induce intracellular calcium transients similar to those observed at fertilization by spermatozoa in the bovine has been reported (Campbell et al., 2000: Biol Reprod 62:1702-1709; Sessions et al., 2006. Mol Reprod Dev). These results also indicated the ability of synthetic… CONTINUE READING