Patent Number: 6,255,109

Title: Nitric oxide-scavenging system for culturing oocytes, embryos, or other cells

Abstract: Nitric oxide adversely affects survival and development of cells such as oocytes and embryos in vitro, particularly in a co-culture system. The addition of a nitric oxide inhibitor such as hemoglobin to such systems eliminates this toxic effect, and promotes mammalian oocytes, embryos, or other cells in vitro.

Inventors: Hansel; William (Baton Rouge, LA), Lim; Jeong-Mook (Seoul, KR)

Assignee: Board of Supervisors of Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College

International Classification: C12N 5/06 (20060101); C12N 005/06 ()

Expiration Date: 07/03/2018