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Title: The effect of coculture on human zygote development
Authors: Bongso, A. 
Fong, C.-Y. 
Issue Date: 1993
Citation: Bongso, A., Fong, C.-Y. (1993). The effect of coculture on human zygote development. Current Opinion in Obstetrics and Gynecology 5 (5) : 585-593. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: It is well over a decade since the birth of the first test-tube baby and still the in-vitro conditions for early embryonic development remain suboptimal. The ideal culture medium to increase longevity and improve viability of human embryos is not available. Since the metabolic requirements of the human embryo changes from one cleavage stage to another, the development of a single culture medium for all stages could not be expected. The use of helper cells (coculture) in vitro offers much promise as there are numerous documentations in both man and animals describing their ability to increase blastulation rates and improve embryo viability. This paper reviews the effect of coculture on human zygote development. The selection and establishment of cell-lines, biologic actions of coculture of gametes and zygotes, the outcome, and future prospects are discussed.
Source Title: Current Opinion in Obstetrics and Gynecology
ISSN: 1040872X
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