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We all like it soft and sweet from the initiation of our lives The sugar-rich coat around oocytes, which is essential in ovulation and fertilization that are fundamental processes for generating life, are incredibly soft yet elastic. This is the result of a study examining the micromechanical properties of the expanded cumulus cell oocyte complex (COC) by the Richter Lab at CIC biomaGUNE in collaboration with researchers from Italy and the United Kingdom.

Title: Micromechanical Analysis of the Hyaluronan-Rich Matrix Surrounding the Oocyte Reveals a Uniquely Soft and Elastic Composition
Authors: Xinyue Chen, Rita Bonfiglio, Suneale Banerji, David G. Jackson, Antonietta Salustri, Ralf P. Richter
Journal: Biophysical Journal (2016) 110, 12: 2779-2789

The study was...




Prof. Guiseppe Battaglia (University College London, UK)

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