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Viabilidade e fertilização in vitro de oócitos bovinos após vitrificação

Revista Brasileira de Ginecologia e Obstetrícia 01/2003; DOI: 10.1590/S0100-72032003000800003
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ABSTRACT OBJETIVOS: avaliar a técnica de criopreservação por vitrificação em DMSO 6 M para oócitos bovinos maturados in vitro e os efeitos do tempo de exposição às soluções de vitrificação (SV). MÉTODOS: estudo experimental tipo coorte. Ovários de bovinos foram obtidos em frigorífico e transportados ao laboratório. Os oócitos foram aspirados. A partir da SV contendo DMSO 6 M (SV 100%), foram preparadas soluções a 25 e 65%. Oócitos foram maturados in vitro por 18-22 horas. Para vitrificação, os oócitos foram colocados em SV 25%, por 5 minutos, transferidos à SV 65%, pipetados em SV 100% para palhetas e estocados em nitrogênio líquido. No primeiro grupo experimental, a exposição à SV 65% tomou até 60 segundos e no segundo grupo não ultrapassou 30 segundos. Para descongelamento, as palhetas foram expostas ao ar por 10 segundos, colocadas em banho-maria por 10 segundos e seu conteúdo expelido e mantido em solução de sacarose por 5 minutos. No terceiro grupo, os oócitos passaram por todas SV menos pelo nitrogênio líquido. Os oócitos recuperados foram inseminados. Para controle, oócitos frescos, maturados in vitro, foram inseminados. RESULTADOS: após vitrificação, foram recuperados 69,1 e 59,8% dos oócitos nos grupos de 30 segundos e 60 segundos, respectivamente, e 24 horas após inseminação pareceram morfologicamente normais 93 e 89,1% deles, respectivamente. No grupo de oócitos expostos às SV sem vitrificação, foram recuperados 75,6%, sendo 84,6% destes viáveis 24 horas após inseminação. Não ocorreu fertilização nos grupos experimentais. Entre os controles frescos, foram fertilizados 65,4% dos oócitos. CONCLUSÕES: a técnica de vitrificação utilizando DMSO 6 M não é aplicável para criopreservação de oócitos bovinos maturados in vitro. A redução do tempo de exposição às SV não superou o efeito deletério sobre a capacidade fertilizadora dos oócitos. Aprimoramentos da técnica são necessários para proteção da zona pelúcida e do oolema.

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