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Table 4 Effect of MEK and Wnt inhibition in bovine embryos

From: A dose-dependent response to MEK inhibition determines hypoblast fate in bovine embryos

Treatments n N Total cells ICM TE ICM:TE
DMSO 4 7 256 ± 18b 97 ± 4b 158 ± 19b 0,61 ± 0,1 b
IWP2 (2.5 μM) 4 5 302 ± 23ª 118 ± 5b 177 ± 22ª 0,70 ± 0,1 a
PD032 (10 μM) 3 6 211 ± 16c 34 ± 2c 172 ± 21ª 0,20 ± 0,04 c
IWP2 + PD032 (10 μM) 3 6 219 ± 17c 25 ± 2d 191 ± 24ª 0,13 ± 0,03 c
  1. Number of inner cell mass (ICM), trophectoderm (TE) and total cells in embryos cultured under different conditions. “n” is the number of independently IVF runs and “N” is the number of embryos analyzed. Values are mean ± S.E. estimated by a GLMM analysis with Poisson distribution and log as link function (for Total Cells, ICM and TE), and with Binomial distribution with logit as link function for (ICM:TE ratios). Different letters denote significant differences, p < 0.05