Vitrification of cleavage stage mouse embryos by the cryoloop procedure

Philip Klambauer, Zsuzsa Keresztes, Katalin Kanyó, Erika Varga, Rita Kriston, Nóra Vass, András Jávor, János Konc, L. Solti, S. Cseh

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Abstract

By decreasing the volume of the cryoprotective solution it is possible to increase dramatically the freezing speed and - at the same time - reduce the toxicity and osmotic side effects of cryoprotectants (CPA). The objective of our study was to vitrify Day-3 cleavage stage mouse embryos (n = 229) with the cryoloop technology using a new composition of vitrification media. Embryos were exposed to a 2-step loading of CPA, ethylene glycol (EG) and propylene glycol (PG), before being placed on the surface of a thin filmy layer formed from the vitrification solution in a small nylon loop, then they were rapidly submerged into liquid nitrogen. After warming, the CPA was diluted out from the embryos by a 3-step procedure. Survival of embryos was based on morphological appearance after thawing and continued development to expanded blastocysts upon subsequent 48-hour culture. Embryos of the two control groups were either treated likewise except that they were not vitrified, or cultured in vitro without any treatment. Our data show that a high percentage of embryos survived (92.7%) vitrification in the mixture of EG and PG combined with cryoloop carrier and developed normally (89.1%) in vitro after thawing. To our knowledge this is the first report of the successful vitrification of cleavage stage mouse embryos using VitroLoop vitrification procedure.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)399-410
Number of pages12
JournalActa Veterinaria Hungarica
Volume57
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1 2009

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Vitrification
vitrification
embryo (animal)
Embryonic Structures
mice
cryoprotectants
Propylene Glycol
propylene glycol
Ethylene Glycol
ethylene glycol
thawing
Nylons
Blastocyst
nylon
blastocyst
Freezing
freezing
Nitrogen
adverse effects
toxicity

Keywords

  • Cleavage stages
  • Cryoloop
  • Embryo development
  • Mouse embryos
  • Vitrification

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  • veterinary(all)

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Klambauer, P., Keresztes, Z., Kanyó, K., Varga, E., Kriston, R., Vass, N., ... Cseh, S. (2009). Vitrification of cleavage stage mouse embryos by the cryoloop procedure. Acta Veterinaria Hungarica, 57(3), 399-410. https://doi.org/10.1556/AVet.57.2009.3.6

Vitrification of cleavage stage mouse embryos by the cryoloop procedure. / Klambauer, Philip; Keresztes, Zsuzsa; Kanyó, Katalin; Varga, Erika; Kriston, Rita; Vass, Nóra; Jávor, András; Konc, János; Solti, L.; Cseh, S.

In: Acta Veterinaria Hungarica, Vol. 57, No. 3, 01.09.2009, p. 399-410.

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Klambauer, P, Keresztes, Z, Kanyó, K, Varga, E, Kriston, R, Vass, N, Jávor, A, Konc, J, Solti, L & Cseh, S 2009, 'Vitrification of cleavage stage mouse embryos by the cryoloop procedure', Acta Veterinaria Hungarica, vol. 57, no. 3, pp. 399-410. https://doi.org/10.1556/AVet.57.2009.3.6
Klambauer P, Keresztes Z, Kanyó K, Varga E, Kriston R, Vass N et al. Vitrification of cleavage stage mouse embryos by the cryoloop procedure. Acta Veterinaria Hungarica. 2009 Sep 1;57(3):399-410. https://doi.org/10.1556/AVet.57.2009.3.6
Klambauer, Philip ; Keresztes, Zsuzsa ; Kanyó, Katalin ; Varga, Erika ; Kriston, Rita ; Vass, Nóra ; Jávor, András ; Konc, János ; Solti, L. ; Cseh, S. / Vitrification of cleavage stage mouse embryos by the cryoloop procedure. In: Acta Veterinaria Hungarica. 2009 ; Vol. 57, No. 3. pp. 399-410.
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