Faculty Advisor

Rulfs, Jill

Abstract

The goal of this study was to take the first step towards the development of an unobtrusive assay that would accurately measure embryo competency and viability. Its focus was to assess cell junction proteins in mouse embryos, due to their vital role in development. The junctional proteins investigated were E-cadherin, -catenin, ZO-1, occludin, desmocollin, and desmoplakin. Comparisons between in vivo and in vitro embryos were made. It was found that only E-cadherin and -catenin exhibited such a difference.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 1999

Major

Biotechnology

Major

Biology

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Biology and Biotechnology

Advisor Program

Biology and Biotechnology

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