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Oocyte and embryo production and quality after OPU-IVF in dairy heifers given diets varying in their n-6/n-3 fatty acid ratio.
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PMID:  22537996     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Dietary fat supplementation can improve oocyte quality in ruminants. The influence of the type of dietary fat on the number and quality of oocytes collected by ovum pick-up and on the production of embryos in vitro was investigated in Holstein heifers. Heifers were given hay plus one of two dietary supplements for 42 days. The supplements were linseed (L, rich in linolenic acid, C18:3n-3, n = 9) or soya bean (S, rich in linoleic acid, C18:2n-6, n = 9). Oocytes were collected by ovum pick-up (OPU) for 6 wks (2 sessions/wk) and morphologic quality assessed. Half the oocytes were frozen and the other half was used to produce embryos. Blood samples were analyzed for: insulin, insulin-like growth factor-1, glucose, non-esterified fatty acids, β-hydroxy butyrate and urea and the proportions of fatty acids. Neither growth rate nor plasma hormone and metabolite concentrations were affected by dietary supplement. However, L significantly increased the proportion of plasma C18:3n-3 while S significantly increased the proportion of C18:2n-6(P < 0.001). Neither oocyte characteristics (number, their quality and number fertilized and cleaved per heifer per session) nor embryo characteristics (number and quality per heifer per session) and embryo development stages were affected by dietary treatment. Real-time RT-PCR was performed on immature and mature cumulus-oocyte complexes (COC). Prostaglandin E synthase-1 expression increased in L compared to S heifers. In conclusion, the type of fatty acid did not modify the numbers of oocytes and embryos produced by OPU-IVF and their quality in dairy heifers. Upregulation of prostaglandin E synthase-1 may ensure sufficient PGE(2) production for oocyte maturation even when its precursor is low.
A A Ponter; C Guyader-Joly; F Nuttinck; B Grimard; P Humblot
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-4-24
Journal Detail:
Title:  Theriogenology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1879-3231     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Apr 
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Created Date:  2012-4-27     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  0421510     Medline TA:  Theriogenology     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Université Paris-Est, École Nationale Vétérinaire d'Alfort, UMR 1198, F-94704 Maisons-Alfort, France; INRA, UMR 1198 Biologie du Développement et Reproduction, Domaine de Vilvert, F-78350 Jouy-en-Josas, France.
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