ooplasm


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ooplasm

[′ō·ə‚plaz·əm]
(cell and molecular biology)
Cytoplasm of an egg.
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Besides deviations from the regular number of PNi and variations in their genetic constitution, there is a rare morphologic abnormality at the pronuclear stage; an early division of the ooplasm that resembles embryonic cleavage.
Following the large number of small, clear vacuoles called yolk vesicles, appeared in the periphery of the ooplasm.
Numerous degenerated follicles with cytoplasmic vacuolization, mitotic catastrophe in mitochondria , chromatin condensation, mitochondrial vesiculation and dispersion at ooplasm were observed.
2B and Table 2), with the ooplasm filled with acidophilus spheric yolk globules (Figs.
The COCs were classified as grade A, B, C and D, on the basis of their cumulus investment and ooplasm homogeneity (Sabasthin et al.
1) Sheldon Krimsky, Is Ooplasm Transfer Safe for the Offspring, 27 GeneWatch 22 (2014).
As shown in Figure 2, pmTOR signals are observed as puncta in the ooplasm (Sancak et al.
Barnabas Hospital in New Jersey transferred ooplasm containing mitochondria from healthy donor eggs to the eggs of women experiencing infertility.
Furthermore, only the phosphorylated, active form of MAPK was detected in GVs, although both active and inactive ERK1/2 were present in the ooplasm after culture for 25 h (that is, just before GVBD).
sup][49],[50],[51],[52] With respect to this problem, it was presumably related to the reduced cortical granules at the cortex of cryopreserved GV oocytes, as well as the appearance of vacuoles and small mitochondria-smooth endoplasmic reticulum complexes in the ooplasm.