Survivability and developmental competences of domestic cat (Felis catus) oocytes after Cryotech method vitrification
Agnieszka Nowak , Joanna Kochan , Ewa Świętek , Barbara Kij , Sylwia Prochowska , Wojciech Witarski , Monika Bugno‐Poniewierska , Wojciech Niżański
AbstractThe aim of this study was to evaluate the applicability of the Cryotech technique for the vitrification of domestic cat (Felis catus) oocytes, as a model for other feline species threatened with extinction. This technique, in which oocytes are stored in a minimal volume of medium, is already widely used in human assisted reproductive technology. In the first part of this study, a viability test (EtBr/FDA) was used to evaluate the toxicity of the vitrification media (solutions). After IVM, oocytes were placed in vitrification and warming solutions according to the manufacturer's procedure, with or without exposure to liquid nitrogen. The solutions and the vitrification procedure each caused a reduction in oocyte viability, with survival rates of 71.4% in oocytes exposed to the Cryotech media (without cooling in liquid nitrogen), and 62% in oocytes that were vitrified. In the second part of the experiment, parthenogenetic activation was used to evaluate the developmental potential of oocytes previously vitrified using the Cryotech method. After warming, the oocytes were activated using a combination of 0.7 mu M ionomycin in TCM 199 medium (5 min) followed by 2 mM 6-DMAP in TCM 199 supplemented with 10% FBS (3 hr), then cultured and evaluated every 24 hr for parthenogenetic cleavage. In the experimental group, 23/50 (46%) cleaved embryos were obtained. Domestic cat oocytes, vitrified by the Cryotech method, are characterized by high survival rates. However, it is necessary to improve the technique to increase the developmental competence of embryos obtained from vitrified oocytes.
|Journal series||Reproduction in Domestic Animals, ISSN 0936-6768, e-ISSN 1439-0531, (N/A 100 pkt)|
|Publication size in sheets||0.5|
|Keywords in English||cat, embryo development, oocyte maturation, parthenogenetic activation, vitrification|
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|Score||= 100.0, 10-05-2021, ArticleFromJournal|
|Publication indicators||= 1; = 1; : 2017 = 0.934; : 2019 = 1.641 (2) - 2019=1.773 (5)|
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