In vitro fertilization
Springer Online Journal Archives 1860-2000
Summary The fertilization ratio of mouse ova in vitro decreased when glucose concentration in the medium was lowered. However, the addition of phloretin-2′-β-D-glucose (phloridzin), known as a glucose uptake inhibitor, restored the fertilization ratio back to the control level. The glucose moiety of the phloridzin seemed to be responsible for this effect.
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