Glucose, pyruvate, and lactate concentrations in the blastocoel cavity of rat and mouse embryos.

@article{Brison1993GlucosePA,
  title={Glucose, pyruvate, and lactate concentrations in the blastocoel cavity of rat and mouse embryos.},
  author={Daniel Roy Brison and L C Hewitson and Henry J. Leese},
  journal={Molecular reproduction and development},
  year={1993},
  volume={35 3},
  pages={227-32}
}
The concentrations of glucose, pyruvate, and lactate have been measured in the blastocoel fluid of single rat and mouse blastocysts, using the technique of micropuncture combined with an ultramicrofluorescence assay. When cultured in the presence of 5.55 mM glucose, 11.5-12.5 mM L-lactate and 0.25-0.33 mM pyruvate, concentrations in the blastocoel fluid of mouse and rat were 2.30 and 2.75 mM glucose, 14.6 and 19.6 mM L-lactate, and 0.13 and 0.50 mM pyruvate, respectively. When cultured in the… CONTINUE READING