Prematuration of bovine oocytes with butyrolactone I: effects on meiosis progression, cytoskeleton, organelle distribution and embryo development.

@article{Adona2008PrematurationOB,
  title={Prematuration of bovine oocytes with butyrolactone I: effects on meiosis progression, cytoskeleton, organelle distribution and embryo development.},
  author={P R Adona and Pedro Ratto Lisboa Pires and Maria Daniela Quetglas and K{\'a}tia R L Schwarz and Cl{\'a}udia Lima Verde Leal},
  journal={Animal reproduction science},
  year={2008},
  volume={108 1-2},
  pages={49-65}
}
The effects of prematuration (PM) of bovine oocytes with butyrolactone I (BLI) for 24h on meiosis progression, cell structures and embryo development were assessed. Germinal vesicle (GV) rates decreased (97.4-65.1%, P<0.05) with decreasing BLI concentrations (100-25microM). Without BSA in PM medium, GV rates were similar (98.7-97.2, P>0.05) with low BLI (10-25microM). After in vitro maturation (IVM) for 24h, metaphase II (MII) rates for controls (IVM only) were similar (91.1%, P>0.05) to PM… CONTINUE READING