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—This paper reports a CMOS terahertz oscillator with a novel frequency selective negative resistance (FSNR) tank to boost its operating frequency. The demonstrated oscillator can operate at a fundamental frequency of about 0.22 THz, exceeding the CMOS device cutoff frequency of f T. The proposed architecture suppresses undesired 2nd and odd harmonics and(More)
Prion diseases are neurodegenerative disorders characterized by the accumulation of a disease-associated prion protein and apoptotic neuronal death. Previous studies indicated that the ubiquitous expression of c-Abl tyrosine kinase transduces a variety of extrinsic and intrinsic cellular signals. In this study, we demonstrated that a synthetic neurotoxic(More)
We sought to investigate whether miR-378 plays a role in cumulus cells and whether the manipulation of miRNA levels in cumulus cells influences oocyte maturation in vitro. Cumulus-oocyte complexes (COCs) from ovarian follicles had significantly lower levels of precursor and mature miR-378 in cumulus cells surrounding metaphase II (MII) oocytes than cumulus(More)
Bisphenol A (BPA), a synthetic additive used to harden polycarbonate plastics and epoxy resin, is ubiquitous in our everyday environment. Many studies have indicated detrimental effects of BPA on the mammalian reproductive abilities. This study is aimed to test the potential effects of BPA on methylation of imprinted genes during oocyte growth and meiotic(More)
In developing ovarian follicles, the progesterone receptor (PGR) is essential for mediating transcription of key factors that coordinate cellular functions including follicular remodeling. With recent investigations examining the role of microRNA (miRNA) in regulating ovarian function we used a lentiviral approach to over express miR-378 in cultured primary(More)
—A single-feed circular microstrip antenna with recon-figurable polarization capability is proposed. This antenna has a simple structure, which consists of a radiating circular patch, five switches (PIN diode), three matching stubs, and a 50 microstrip feed line. It can be switched between 4 different states: two states (low-frequency and high-frequency)(More)
Bisphenol A (BPA) is an estrogenic environmental toxin widely used for the production of plastics. Frequent human exposure to this chemical has been proposed to be a potential public health risk. The objective of this study was to assess the effects of BPA on germ cell cyst breakdown and primordial follicle formation. Pregnant mice were treated with BPA at(More)