The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of methylprednisolone on the pregnancy rate in mice. For this reason, zona pellucida-intact and zona pellucida-free embryos at the blastocyst stage were transferred to recipient mice at day 2.5 of pseudopregnancy. Embryo transfer was performed into non-immunodepressed and immunodepressed groups of recipient mice using 0.3 or 0.6 μg/g of 6β-methylprednisolone. A higher implantation and developmental rate of zona-free embryos transferred to the immunodepressed group of recipients was observed after using the higher dose of methylprednisolone.
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 1999|
- Developmental rate
- Embryo transfer
- Implantation rate