Promoting effect of beta-mercaptoethanol on in vitro development under oxidative stress and cystine uptake of bovine embryos.

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The effects of beta-mercaptoethanol (beta-ME) on in vitro development under oxidative stress and cystine uptake of bovine embryos were investigated. Bovine 1-cell embryos obtained by in vitro fertilization were cultured in TCM-199 or synthetic oviductal fluid (SOF) in 20% O(2) supplemented with beta-ME. Addition of beta-ME significantly (P < 0.01) promoted… (More)

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@article{Takahashi2002PromotingEO, title={Promoting effect of beta-mercaptoethanol on in vitro development under oxidative stress and cystine uptake of bovine embryos.}, author={Masashi Takahashi and T Nagai and Noboru Okamura and H. Takahashi and Alexandre Hideki Okano}, journal={Biology of reproduction}, year={2002}, volume={66 3}, pages={562-7} }