|Application:||Gene expression microarray analysis|
|Number of samples:||12|
|Release date:||Jun 1 2012|
|Last update date:||Dec 17 2012|
|Dataset link||Gene Expression profile in preimplantation in vitro embryos derived from Prepubertal heifers and Adult Cattle|
The ovaries of adult cows (Japanese black cattle) were collected from local abattoir while ovaries of prepubertal Japanese black heifers (9 to 12 months old) were collected by spay device at several commercial farms. The ovaries were transported to the research laboratory in 0.67% (w/v) NaCl solution containing 100 mg/L kanamycin sulfate. COC were placed in 200 µL drop of the maturation medium (TCM 199 + 10% FBS) and cultured at 38.5°C in a humidified atmosphere of 5% CO2 in air for 20 to 22 h for in vitro maturation (IVM). After 20 to 22 h IVM, the COC were fertilized in vitro with frozen–thawed semen of Japanese Black bull in BO medium. Six hours after IVF, oocytes were denuded of surrounding cumulus cells by gentle pipetting in a solution of 0.1% (w/v) hyaluronidase. The presumptive zygotes were cultured in CR1aa medium supplemented with fatty acid-free BSA (Sigma) for 2 days and cultured in CR1aa medium supplemented with 10% (v/v) fetal bovine serum (FBS) for next 5 days at 38.5 °C in 5% CO2, 5% O2 and 90% N2 with high humidity (15 to 20 zygotes per 50 µl microdrop). 8- to 16-cell refers to day 3, 70 to 72 hours post insemination( hpi) preimplantation embryo stage containing 8 to 16 cells, while blastocyst refer to pre-hatching day 7 expanded blastocysts. Pools of 8- to 16- cell embryos (50 in each sample) and blastocysts (10 in each sample) from prepubertal and adult groups were used for cDNA microarray.