A rapid and efficient method for the collection of highly developmental murine immature oocytes using cilostazol, a phosphodiesterase 3A inhibitor

Ahmed M. Taiyeb, Anas Alazzam, Michael E. Kjelland, Thaddeus H. Adams, Duane C. Kraemer, Saeeda A. Muhsen-Alanssari, Mundhir T. Ridha-Albarzanchi

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Abstract

Aims: The present study aims to define maturation, yield, health, and ease of collection of murine immature oocytes recovered using the conventional method or from mice treated with cilostazol. Main methods: The conventional method included the superovulation of mice and the recovery of germinal vesicle (GV) or metaphase (MI) oocytes from preovulatory follicles. The cilostazol method included the oral treatment of superovulated mice with 7.5 mg cilostazol once or twice to result in the ovulation of MI or GV oocytes, respectively. Key findings: The cilostazol method resulted in >95% of GV or MI oocytes with a diameter range of 60–90 μm or 50.1–70 μm in comparison to <60.0% of GV or MI oocytes resulting from the conventional method, respectively (P < 0.0001). The cilostazol method resulted in GV oocytes having higher levels of co-occurrence of peripheral cortical granules (CG) and chromatin configuration of surrounded nucleolus and MI oocytes having higher levels of co-occurrence of normally organized spindles/chromosomes and peripheral CG with free domains than did the conventional method (P < 0.001). The cilostazol method was more time and labor efficient and resulted in higher oocyte yields of normal morphology than did the conventional method (P < 0.01). Significance: The presented method provides not only oocytes with uniform size and synchronized developmental maturation but also a technique of oocyte collection that is efficient and resourceful. It is possible that not all immature oocytes resulting from the conventional method are from preovulatory follicles nor have been developed adequately and consequently ovulated as opposed to the presented method.

Original languageBritish English
Article number117100
JournalLife Sciences
Volume241
DOIs
StatePublished - 15 Jan 2020

Keywords

  • Cilostazol
  • Germinal vesicle
  • Immature oocytes
  • Superovulation

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