2 articles published in JoVE
In Vitro Growth of Mouse Preantral Follicles Under Simulated Microgravity Shen Zhang1, Yonggen Wu1, Yimin Weng2, Zhihui Xu1, Wenmin Chen3, Dahan Zheng4, Wei Lin5, Jun Liu6, Ying Zhou1,7 1Reproductive Medicine Center, The First Affiliated Hospital of Wenzhou Medical University, 2Department of Orthopaedics, The Second Affiliated Hospital of Wenzhou Medical University, 3Department of Obstetrics, The First Affiliated Hospital of Wenzhou Medical University, 4School of Laboratory Medicine and Life Science, Wenzhou Medical University, 5School of Pharmaceutical Science, Wenzhou Medical University, 6Stem Cells and Genetic Engineering Group, AgriBioscience Research Centre, Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources, 7Department of Histology and Embryology, Wenzhou Medical University A highly promising technique to generate tissue constructs without using matrix is to culture cells in a simulated microgravity condition. Using a rotary culture system, we examined ovarian follicle growth and oocyte maturation in terms of follicle survival, morphology, growth, and oocyte function under the simulated microgravity condition.
Rapid Acquisition of 3D Images Using High-resolution Episcopic Microscopy Haochuan Zhang*1,2,3, JunGang Huang*2,3,4, Xin Liu2,3, Ping Zhu4, Zhongrong Li1, Xue Li2,3 1Department of Pediatric Surgery, The Second Affiliated Hospital & Yuying Children's Hospital, Wenzhou Medical University, 2 We describe a detailed protocol using high-resolution episcopic microscopy to acquire three-dimensional (3D) images of mouse embryos. This improved protocol utilizes a modified tissue preparation method to enhance penetration of the fluorescent dye, thereby permitting morphometric analysis of both small and large-sized specimens.