Trolox enhances follicular survival after ovarian tissue autograft in squirrel monkey (Saimiri collinsi)
Scalercio, Sarah Raphaella Rocha de Azevedo
Amorim, Christiani A
Brito, Danielle C
Oskam, Irma C
Domingues, Sheyla Farhayldes Souza
Santos, Regiane R
The aim of this study was to evaluate ovarian tissue pre-treatment with 50 µM Trolox followed by heterotopic transplantation in squirrel monkeys (Saimiri collinsi) and to assess tissue functionality via immunohistochemical analysis of the stroma and ovarian follicles. Five healthy and sexually mature squirrel monkey (Saimiri collinsi) females were used. Heterotopic autografting of fresh ovarian tissue with or without previous exposure to the antioxidant Trolox was performed and grafts were recovered for analysis 7 days later. Tissue vascularisation was confirmed by both macroscopic inspection and cluster of differentiation 31 (CD31) staining. Trolox prevented massive follicular activation and kept the percentages of morphologically normal follicles higher than in untreated grafts. Expression of anti-Müllerian hormone in developing follicles was observed only in controls and Trolox-treated grafts. Also, immunostaining for growth differentiation factor-9 was positive only in primordial follicles from controls and from Trolox-treated grafts. Although Trolox improved follicular quality and avoided apoptosis in stromal cells, ovarian tissue fibrosis was increased in Trolox-treated grafts, mainly due to an increase in collagen Type I synthesis.
ReferenciaSCALERCIO, Sarah Raphaella Rocha de Azevedo et al. Trolox enhances follicular survival after ovarian tissue autograft in squirrel monkey (Saimiri collinsi). Reproduction, Fertility and Development, v. 28, n. 11, p. 1854-1864, 2016.
DeCsPrimatas / anatomia & histologia
Saimiri / anatomia & histologia
Ovário / anatomia & histologia
Transplante / veterinária
Técnicas Reprodutivas / veterinária