Pregnancy in transplanted mouse uterus after long‐term cold ischaemic preservation
Source: Human Reproduction, Volume 18, Number 10, October 2003 , pp. 2024-2030(7)
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Abstract:BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to evaluate the viability of the transplanted murine uterus after cold ischaemic preservation. METHODS: Uteri of mice (6–8 weeks old) were isolated and kept at 4°C in vitro for 24 or 48 h in 0.154 mol/l NaCl or University of Wisconsin (UW) solution. Viability was evaluated by assessment of morphology and contractility in vitro. Furthermore, uteri were transplanted by vascular anastomoses to syngeneic recipients after 24 or 48 h cold ischaemic preservation in UW solution and morphology, blood flow and capacity to implant transferred blastocysts were assessed 2 weeks later. RESULTS: Uteri that had been preserved for 24 h exhibited normal morphology but after 48 h preservation minimal degenerative changes were seen. Spontaneous contractions occurred in uteri after 24 h as well as 48 h cold ischaemic preservation and prostaglandin F
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 2003-10-01
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