Peroxidation of mineral oil used in droplet culture is detrimental to fertilization and embryo development

Junko Otsuki, Yasushi Nagai, Kazuyoshi Chiba

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Abstract

Unexpected deterioration of human embryos led us to an investigation of possible toxic factors in the oil covering culture medium. Elevated levels of peroxidation in the oil by oxygen exposure or unfavorable storage were found to be the main causes of toxicity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)741-743
Number of pages3
JournalFertility and Sterility
Volume88
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1 2007
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Reproductive Medicine
  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology

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