Project

Functional proteomics and in vitro maturation of porcine oocytes

Duration
01 January 2007 → 31 October 2009
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Animal biology
  • Agricultural and food sciences
    • Veterinary medicine
    • Other veterinary sciences
    • Other agricultural, veterinary and food sciences
Keywords
in vitro maturation follicular fluid porcine oocytes functional proteomics
 
Project description

Supplementation of follicular fluid to the maturation medium has a positive influence on in vitro maturaion of porcine oocytes. Functional proteomics will be used to identify proteins in the follicular fluid that are responsible for the maturation promoting activity of the follicular fluid. That way, a chemically defined maturation medium may be developed.