- Date de publication : 2006-05-26
Richard FJ, Sirard MA. Effects of harvest methods of bovine oocytes co-cultured with follicular hemisections in vitro on nuclear maturation. Theriogenology. 1996;46:1243-50. PubMed PMID: 16727987.
This study was undertaken to evaluate the in vitro response of bovine cumulus-oocyte complexes (COC) to follicular cells based on 2 COC harvest periods (1 and 6 h after slaughter) and 2 harvest methods (puncturing and mincing). In Experiment 1, the nuclear maturation stage of oocytes was analyzed following harvest and again prior to in vitro culture. More than 95% of the oocytes were at the germinal vesicle stage (GV stage). In Experiment 2, COC were cultured in vitro inside follicular hemisections for 24 h and the percentage of oocytes at the GV stage was the same regardless of the harvest period. In Experiment 3, COC were harvested 6 h following slaughter using the 2 methods and then cultured for 24 h inside follicular hemisections; again, the percentage of oocytes at the GV stage was not statistically different (P>0.05). In a follow up experiment, the culture medium was supplemented with LH (5.0 microg/ml) and the percentage of oocytes maintained at the GV stage did not decrease. These results indicate that COC response to inhibitory factor(s) produced by follicular cells is not influenced by harvest time, harvest method or LH supplementation.