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Leukemia inhibitory factor (LIF) has been shown to play an important role in the implantation of mouse blastocysts. The present study was designed to investigate the changes of LIF protein, LIF receptor, and gp130 in the mouse uterus during the early pregnancy. LIF protein and LIF receptor were at high levels in the mouse uterus near the time of ovulation(More)
Bioconcentration curves of 2,4-dinitrotoluene(2,4-DNT) in carps (whole fish, liver, intestine and muscle) were investigated using semistatic system. For whole fish, its curve could be described as a gentle peak which began with a rise in concentration to summit or steady state, then declined and reached lower level followed by another steady state. For(More)
Cytokine-induced killer (CIK) cells are an emerging approach of cancer treatment. Our previous study have shown that CIK cells stimulated with combination of IL-2 and IL-15 displayed improved proliferation capacity and tumor cytotoxicity. However, the mechanisms of CIK cell proliferation and acquisition of cytolytic function against tumor induced by IL-2(More)
Leukaemia inhibitory factor (LIF) is a pleiotrophic cytokine which plays an obligatory role in mouse implantation. To investigate its potential role in the regulation of uterine function in the human, LIF secretion by isolated human endometrial glandular epithelial and stromal cells in primary culture was determined. Endometrial cells secreted a detectable(More)
LH and prostaglandin F2 alpha (PGF2 alpha) control the life span and function of the corpus luteum (CL). Nevertheless, identification of the various cell types (steroidogenic and nonsteroidogenic) expressing the receptors for these hormones remains controversial. In this study we characterized LH and PGF2 alpha receptor (r) expression in the various luteal(More)
The stigma exertion rate is a polygenic inherited trait that is important for increased seed yield in hybrid rice breeding. To identify quantitative trait loci (QTL) associated with high stigma exertion rate, we conducted QTL mapping using 134 recombinant inbred lines derived from XieqingzaoB and Zhonghui9308, which have high and low stigma exertion rates,(More)
Streptococcus suis (SS) is an important swine pathogen worldwide that occasionally causes serious infections in humans. SS infection may result in meningitis in pigs and humans. The pathogenic mechanisms of SS are poorly understood. Here, we provide the complete genome sequence of S. suis serotype 2 (SS2) strain SC070731 isolated from a pig with meningitis.(More)
Splicing factor SRSF10 is known to function as a sequence-specific splicing activator. Here, we used RNA-seq coupled with bioinformatics analysis to identify the extensive splicing network regulated by SRSF10 in chicken cells. We found that SRSF10 promoted both exon inclusion and exclusion. Motif analysis revealed that SRSF10 binding to cassette exons was(More)
Tumour necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha) and interleukin-1 alpha (IL-1 alpha) are important mediators of cell signalling in the uterus. Prostaglandins (PG) have been implicated in the increase of endometrial vascular permeability which occurs during the implantation process. This study evaluates the effect of these two pleiotropic cytokines on PGF2 alpha(More)
Upon binding to its G protein-coupled transmembrane receptors, the actions of PGF2alpha on the corpus luteum are initiated by the phospholipase C/diacylglycerol-inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate (InsP3)/Ca2+-protein kinase C (PKC) pathway. However, little is known about the downstream intracellular signaling events that can lead to transcriptional activation in(More)