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bp0010ised9 | (1) | ISED2019

Lipid droplet utilization by the mouse embryo

Bisogno S , Arena R , Fic K , Gąsior Ł , Ptak GE

High numbers of lipid droplets (LDs) in mammalian eggs are stored and maintained throughout embryo development without marked signs of their utilization. It was previously demonstrated in large domestic mammals that removing lipids from the zygote does not influence post-implantation development in terms of the rate of delivered offspring. Previously studied pig and cow eggs contain considerable amounts of LDs, while mice have a very low level of ooplasmic lipids, which allows...