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Project ID: Q5RS-2002-00784
Funded under: FP5-LIFE QUALITY
Country: Italy

Characterization of oocyte cathepsins and their enzymatic activities during oocyte development

1. Cloning and expression studies of ovarian cathepsin mRNA by Real Time PCR.
2. Optimisation of ovarian cathepsin enzymatic assays.
3. Determination of cathepsin mRNA expression during ovarian maturation.
4. Determination of cathepsin enzymatic activity during oocyte maturation.
5. Studies on the relationship between in vitro oocyte maturation, cathepsin activity and hydration.

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Oliana CARNEVALI, (Professor)
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