In-vitro culture with a tilting device in chemically defined media during meiotic maturation and early development improves the quality of blastocysts derived from in-vitro matured and fertilized porcine oocytes.

@article{Koike2010InvitroCW,
  title={In-vitro culture with a tilting device in chemically defined media during meiotic maturation and early development improves the quality of blastocysts derived from in-vitro matured and fertilized porcine oocytes.},
  author={Takayuki Koike and Koji Matsuura and Keiji Naruse and H Funahashi},
  journal={The Journal of reproduction and development},
  year={2010},
  volume={56 5},
  pages={552-7}
}
Under physiological conditions, mammalian oocytes and embryos appear to be stimulated not only chemically but also mechanically, such as by compression, shear stress and/or friction force in the follicle and female reproductive tract. The present study was undertaken to examine the effects of kinetic culture with a tilting device in chemically defined media during in vitro maturation (IVM) of porcine oocytes and in vitro culture (IVC) following in vitro fertilization (IVF) on the early… CONTINUE READING