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maturation

1. Zoology the development of ova and spermatozoa from precursor cells in the ovary and testis, involving meiosis
2. a less common word for suppuration

maturation

[‚mach·ə′rā·shən]
(biology)
The process of coming to full development.
The final series of changes in the growth and formation of germ cells.
(virology)
The process that leads to incorporation of viral genomes into capsids and complete virions.
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How IVM works: The immature bovine oocytes are released out from their follicles and are cultivated in regular maturation medium, following that oocytes attain the first meiotic division stage (Sirard and Coenen, 2006).
Oocyte maturation: For fruitful fertilization and embryo growth, the oocyte maturation is an essential event.
The COCs were then washed three times in 100 ul of maturation medium TCM-199 (Earle's salts) with 10% FCS, 0.5 mM Na-Pyruvate, 0.02 IU/ml follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH), 0.023 IU/ml luteinizing hormone (LH), 1 ug/ml E2, 100 uM cystamine, 50 ug/ml gentamycin and 0% SFF (Control: Group A), 10% SFF (Group B), 20% SFF (Group C) or 40% SFF(Group D).
Machaca, associate dean of research at WCM-Q, who has led the research, said: "The discovery that the VLDL Receptor plays an essential role in oocyte maturation was quite unexpected and reveals a novel function for this class of proteins that was previously not appreciated.
They related these stress levels to the maturation of the prefrontal cortex, amygdala and hippocampus.
After classification, COCs were washed three times in Hepes-buffered TCM-199 and then twice in maturation medium.
However, the success of IVM of COCs in coculture also depends on the choice of a suitable medium to allow oocyte maturation and the survival and potency of the hWJ-MSCs.
In vitro maturation of oocytes has been suggested as an alternative approach to conventional IVF as it completely avoids the risk of OHSS [6].
After recording the Metaphase II (MII) oocyte maturation rate, the oocytes were fertilized in vitro.