The influence of somatic environment on the onset and progression of meiosis in fetal germ cells was studied in chimeric gonads produced in vitro by dissociation-reaggregation experiments. Germ cells isolated from testes or ovaries of 11.5-13.5 days post coitum (dpc) CD-1 mouse embryos were loaded with the fluorescent supravital dye 5-6 carboxyfluorescein diacetate succinimyl ester (CFSE) and mixed with a cell suspension obtained by trypsin-EDTA treatment of gonads of various ages and of the same or opposite sex. Whereas 11.5 dpc donor germ cells appeared unable to survive in the chimeric gonads obtained, about 76% of the CFSE-labeled female germ cells obtained from 12.5 dpc donor embryos (premeiotic germ cells) found viable within host ovarian tissues showed a meiotic nucleus. In contrast, a smaller number (about 19%) were in meiosis in chimeric testes. None or very few of donor male germ cells entered meiosis in testes or ovarian host tissues. Aggregation of meiotic 13.5 dpc female germ cells with testis tissues from 13.5 to 14.5 dpc embryos resulted in inhibition of meiotic progression and pyknosis in most donor germ cells. These results support the existence of a meiosis-preventing substance or a factor causing oocyte degeneration in the fetal mouse testis, but not of a meiosis-inducing substance in the fetal ovary.

DOLCI IANNINI, S., DE FELICI, M. (1990). A study of meiosis in chimeric mouse fetal gonads. DEVELOPMENT, 109(1), 37-40.

A study of meiosis in chimeric mouse fetal gonads

DOLCI IANNINI, SUSANNA;DE FELICI, MASSIMO
1990

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The influence of somatic environment on the onset and progression of meiosis in fetal germ cells was studied in chimeric gonads produced in vitro by dissociation-reaggregation experiments. Germ cells isolated from testes or ovaries of 11.5-13.5 days post coitum (dpc) CD-1 mouse embryos were loaded with the fluorescent supravital dye 5-6 carboxyfluorescein diacetate succinimyl ester (CFSE) and mixed with a cell suspension obtained by trypsin-EDTA treatment of gonads of various ages and of the same or opposite sex. Whereas 11.5 dpc donor germ cells appeared unable to survive in the chimeric gonads obtained, about 76% of the CFSE-labeled female germ cells obtained from 12.5 dpc donor embryos (premeiotic germ cells) found viable within host ovarian tissues showed a meiotic nucleus. In contrast, a smaller number (about 19%) were in meiosis in chimeric testes. None or very few of donor male germ cells entered meiosis in testes or ovarian host tissues. Aggregation of meiotic 13.5 dpc female germ cells with testis tissues from 13.5 to 14.5 dpc embryos resulted in inhibition of meiotic progression and pyknosis in most donor germ cells. These results support the existence of a meiosis-preventing substance or a factor causing oocyte degeneration in the fetal mouse testis, but not of a meiosis-inducing substance in the fetal ovary.
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Germ Cells; Male; Meiosis; Chimera; Testis; Female; Mice; Ovary; Animals
DOLCI IANNINI, S., DE FELICI, M. (1990). A study of meiosis in chimeric mouse fetal gonads. DEVELOPMENT, 109(1), 37-40.
DOLCI IANNINI, S; DE FELICI, M
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