Journal of Embryo Transfer 2013; 28(3): 243-250
Published online September 30, 2013
Copyright © The Korean Society of Animal Reproduction and Biotechnology.
민성훈, 연지영, 김진우, 박수용, 이용희, 강선철, 구덕본
Pyracantha is a genus of thorny evergreen large shrubs in the family of Rosaceae, with common names Firethorn or Pyracantha. It's extract has also been used in cosmetics as a skin-whitening agent and functioning through tyrosinase inhibition. Recent studies have shown that pyracantha extract possesses antioxidant activities and may significantly improve lipoprotein metabolism in rats. Although the mode of action of Pyracantha extract is not fully understood, a strong relationship was observed between antioxidant and apoptosis in some types of cells. Thus, the aim of this study was to evaluated the effect of pyracantha extract on blastocysts formation and their quality of the porcine parthenogenetic embryos. After parthenogenetic activation by chemicals, presumptive porcine parthenogenetic embryos were cultured in PZM-3 medium supplemented with extracts of pyracantha leaf, stalk and root for 6 day (1, 5 and
Keywords: parthenogenetic embryos, pyracantha extract, antioxidant, apoptosis, porcine