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Author Burch, Tanya ♦ Yu, Liang ♦ Nyalwidhe, Julius ♦ Horcajadas, Jose A. ♦ Bocca, Silvina ♦ Swanson, R. James ♦ Oehninger, Sergio
Source World Health Organization (WHO)-Global Index Medicus
Content type Text
Publisher Springer
File Format HTM / HTML
Language English
Difficulty Level Medium
Subject Domain (in DDC) Natural sciences & mathematics ♦ Chemistry & allied sciences ♦ Life sciences; biology ♦ Physiology & related subjects ♦ Biochemistry ♦ Genetics and evolution ♦ Natural history of organisms ♦ Technology ♦ Medicine & health ♦ Human anatomy, cytology, histology ♦ Human physiology ♦ Pharmacology and therapeutics ♦ Gynecology, obstetrics, pediatrics & geriatrics
Subject Domain (in MeSH) Embryonic Structures ♦ Anatomy ♦ Eukaryota ♦ Organisms ♦ Amino Acids, Peptides, and Proteins ♦ Chemical Actions and Uses ♦ Chemicals and Drugs ♦ Chemical Phenomena ♦ Genetic Phenomena ♦ Physiological Phenomena ♦ Biological Sciences
Subject Keyword Discipline Reproductive Medicine ♦ Discipline Genectics ♦ Blastocyst ♦ Cytology ♦ Embryo, Mammalian ♦ Metabolism ♦ Protein Biosynthesis ♦ Genetics ♦ Proteins ♦ Administration & Dosage ♦ Animals ♦ Culture Media ♦ Chemistry ♦ Drug Effects ♦ Embryonic Development ♦ Gene Expression Regulation, Developmental ♦ Humans ♦ Mice ♦ Journal Article ♦ Research Support, Non-u.s. Gov't
Abstract PURPOSE: To identify the secreted proteins of murine embryos grown in vitro. METHODS: Two-cell mouse embryos (n=432) were randomly allocated to culture to the blastocyst stage in protein-free and in protein-supplemented (3 % BSA) media. Proteins were separated by SDS-PAGE; bands were visualized by coomassie staining, followed by in-gel trypsin digestion and liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry. RT-PCR and confocal microscopy were used to confirm gene/protein expression in blastocysts. RESULTS: Of all individually identified proteins, 34 and 23 were found in embryos cultured without and with BSA, respectively, and 20 were common. Identified proteins having an N-terminal secretory sequence or transmembrane domains located on the extracellular backbone were postulated as secreted proteins. Gene and protein expression for two selected molecules were confirmed. Functional analysis revealed over-represented processes related to lipid metabolism, cyclase activity, and cell adhesion/membrane functions. CONCLUSIONS: This study provided evidence to further characterize secreted proteins by mouse embryos grown from the 2-cell to the blastocyst stage in vitro. Because of homology between murine and human, these results may provide information to be translated to the clinical setting.
ISSN 10580468
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Reading ♦ Research ♦ Self Learning
Interactivity Type Expositive
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2014-06-01
Publisher Place Netherlands
e-ISSN 15737330
Journal Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics
Volume Number 31
Issue Number 6


Source: WHO-Global Index Medicus