Microfilament stabilization by jasplakinolide arrests oocyte maturation, cortical granule exocytosis, sperm incorporation cone resorption, and cell-cycle progression, but not DNA replication, during fertilization in mice.

@article{Terada2000MicrofilamentSB,
  title={Microfilament stabilization by jasplakinolide arrests oocyte maturation, cortical granule exocytosis, sperm incorporation cone resorption, and cell-cycle progression, but not DNA replication, during fertilization in mice.},
  author={Yukihiro Terada and Calvin Simerly and Gerald Schatten},
  journal={Molecular reproduction and development},
  year={2000},
  volume={56 1},
  pages={89-98}
}
Jasplakinolide (JAS), which induces microfilament polymerization and stabilization, inhibits microfilament-mediated events in murine oocyte maturation and fertilization in a fashion unlike the effects of cytochalasin B (CCB) and latranculin A (LAT A). JAS prevents egg polar body emission at a much lower concentration than either CCB or LAT A. Microfilament bundles were detected on the entire egg cortex after JAS exposure. Conversely, microfilament patterns did not change after exposure to CCB… CONTINUE READING