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Spindle assembly checkpoint-related failure perturbs early embryonic divisions and reduces reproductive performance of LT/Sv mice.

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The phenotype of the LT/Sv strain of mice is manifested by abnormalities in oocyte meiotic cell-cycle, spontaneous parthenogenetic activation, teratomas formation, and frequent occurrence of embryonic triploidy. These abnormalities lead to the low rate of reproductive success. Recently, metaphase I arrest of LT/Sv oocytes has been attributed to the inability to timely inactivate the spindle assembly checkpoint (SAC). As differences in meiotic and mitotic SAC functioning were described, it remains obscure whether this abnormality is limited to the meiosis or also impinges on the mitotic divisions of LT/Sv embryos. Here, we show that a failure to inactivate SAC affects mitoses during preimplantation development of LT/Sv embryos. This is manifested by the prolonged localization of MAD2L1 on kinetochores of mitotic chromosomes and abnormally lengthened early embryonic M-phases. Moreover, LT/Sv embryos exhibit elevated frequency of abnormal chromosome separation during the first mitotic division. These abnormalities participate in severe impairment of preimplantation development and significantly decrease the reproductive success of this strain of mice. Thus, the common meiosis and mitosis SAC-related failure participates in a complex LT/Sv phenotype.

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inserm-00368738 , version 1 (17-03-2009)

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Zuzanna Maciejewska, Zbigniew Polanski, Katarzyna Kisiel, Jacek Kubiak, Maria A. Ciemerych. Spindle assembly checkpoint-related failure perturbs early embryonic divisions and reduces reproductive performance of LT/Sv mice.. Reproduction, 2009, 137 (6), pp.931-42. ⟨10.1530/REP-09-0011⟩. ⟨inserm-00368738⟩
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