Nitric oxide metabolite production in the human preimplantation embryo and successful blastocyst formation

Christopher W. Lipari, Jairo E. Garcia, Yulian Zhao, Kimberly Thrift, Dhananjay Vaidya, Annabelle Rodriguez

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Abstract

Eleven patients underwent controlled ovarian hyperstimulation yielding 72 embryos for evaluation. Mean nitric oxide metabolite levels in the insemination media were 2.6 times higher in embryos that progressed to blastocysts by culture day 5 than in those that did not. A comparison of the receiver operating characteristic curves between morphological predictors and nitric oxide metabolite levels revealed a trend toward a stronger association of insemination media nitric oxide metabolite with blastocyst formation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1316-1318
Number of pages3
JournalFertility and sterility
Volume91
Issue number4 SUPPL.
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Reproductive Medicine
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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