The effect of relaxin supplementation of in vitro maturation medium on the development of cat oocytes obtained from ovaries stored at 4°C.

@article{Luu2013TheEO,
  title={The effect of relaxin supplementation of in vitro maturation medium on the development of cat oocytes obtained from ovaries stored at 4°C.},
  author={Vien Viet Luu and Keisuke Hanatate and Fuminori Tanihara and Yoko Sato and Lanh Thi Kim Do and Masayasu Taniguchi and Takeshige Otoi},
  journal={Reproductive biology},
  year={2013},
  volume={13 2},
  pages={122-6}
}
Relaxin is a member of the insulin-like family of hormones that promotes growth in a number of reproductive tissues, including the granulosa and theca cells. Cat oocytes collected from cold-stored ovaries remain capable of maturing in vitro, but the developmental ability of the oocytes decreases after 24h of cold storage. To improve the developmental ability of cat oocytes from cold-stored ovaries, we investigated the effect of relaxin supplementation of maturation medium on their meiotic… CONTINUE READING