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  • April 2024

    The proteins we evaluated in this embryo are GATA6 (green), CDX2 (red) and OCT4 (yellow). DAPI is shown in blue.

    This embryo is part of a study to identify the effects of DEHP, which is a plasticizer whose chemical structure closely 
    resembles hormones and is believed to be an endocrine disruptor. Previous studies have shown that it affects embryo development 
    and implantation in the uterus. These proteins are important in cell differentiation to give rise to different organs in future stages. 
    For this reason we want to evaluate its expression in the presence of DEHP and to understand the mechanism of its effect on embryo development and embryo implantation.


    Image taken on LSM880.