The Journal of the European Animal Reproduction Society, Journal Reproduction in Domestic Animal, in its January 2019 edition, published the research “Ascorbic acid – cyclodextrin complex alters the expression of genes associated with lipid metabolism in bovine in vitro produced embryos” where the CES University participated.
Cyclodextrin is an encapsulating molecule that allows Vitamin C to be released gradually and can have its anti-oxidant effect in embryo culture, preventing their mortality.
"What we did was use Cyclodextrin as an encapsulant of Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), preventing it from degrading, and improving the quality of Oocytes and embryos with its anti-oxidant effect", stated the professor of the Faculty of Medicine. Veterinary and Zootechnics, Viviana Torres Osorio.
The work team was made up of professors Viviana Torres Osorio and Rodrigo Antonio Urrego Álvarez from the INCA-CES group of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Zootechnics of the CES University, together with the Complutense University of Madrid, the Department of Animal Reproduction, INIA , Madrid, and with the BIOGEM group of the National University of Colombia.