Influence of oxygen tension on apoptosis and hatching in bovine embryos cultured in vitro.

@article{Yuan2003InfluenceOO,
  title={Influence of oxygen tension on apoptosis and hatching in bovine embryos cultured in vitro.},
  author={Yu qian Yuan and Ann van Soom and Frank Coopman and Koen Mintiens and Marleen Boerjan and A M J Van Zeveren and Aart de Kruif and Luc Peelman},
  journal={Theriogenology},
  year={2003},
  volume={59 7},
  pages={1585-96}
}
Various oxygen tensions are employed for in vitro embryo production. Since it is known that oxygen tension can influence the efficiency of embryo production and embryo quality, the aim of our study was to define an optimal oxygen concentration for bovine embryo production in vitro in synthetic oviduct fluid (SOF). Embryo quality criteria were hatching ability and the degree of apoptosis as assessed by TUNEL staining and Bax gene expression. In Experiment 1, the effects of 2, 5 and 20% O(2… CONTINUE READING