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P–230 The NAD+ precursor nicotinamide riboside protects against postovulatary aging in vitro

Human Reproduction

August 6, 2021

Tianjie, L


The NAD+ precursor nicotinamide riboside can protect against postovulatary aging in vitro...NR supplementation exerted protective effects on morphological defects of oocytes, and that these protective effects were concentration dependent. We detected a significantly decline in NAD+ levels in aging oocytes, however, NAD+ accumulation was present in aging oocytes after 200μM NR treatment, indicating that NR administration might be a feasible strategy to enhance the quality of aging oocytes. Furthermore, NR indeed elevated the embryonic development potential of POA oocytes after fertilization. Our findings revealed that NR administration effectively ameliorated ROS accumulation in POA oocytes...NR supplementation can partially restores normal spindle assembly and chromosome alignment in postovulatory aging oocytes...NR treatment could promote mitochondrial function in oocytes during postovulatory aging in vitro. In addition, DNA damage and mislocalized cortical granules during postovulatory aging might be rescued by the supplementation of NR. Based on these evidences, we identified that NR improved the quality of aging oocytes by NAD+/SIRT1 axis.

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