Farnoosh Attari

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Primordial germ cells (PGCs) have the ability to be reprogrammed into a pluripotent state and are defined as embryonic germ cells (EGCs) in vitro. EGC formation is more efficient, has a shorter culture period than somatic cell reprogramming, and does not require exogenous genetic manipulation. Therefore, EGCs are a good model to analyze mechanisms by which(More)
OBJECTIVE Embryonic germ (EG) cells are the results of reprogramming primordial germ cells (PGC) in vitro. Studying these cells can be of benefit in determining the mechanism by which specialized cells acquire pluripotency. Therefore in the current study we have tried to derive rat EG cells with inhibition of transforming growth factor-β (TGFβ) and(More)
BACKGROUND Several studies have demonstrated the derivation of multi- or pluripotent stem cells from testicular cells of both newborn and adult mice by a spontaneous conversion process, when these cells are cultured in vitro for an extended time. To obtain a better and robust derivation, we have attempted to identify small molecules (SMs) that induce(More)
1. The avian embryo is an excellent model for studying embryology and the production of pharmaceutical proteins in transgenic chickens. Furthermore, chicken stem cells have the potential for proliferation and differentiation and emerged as an attractive tool for various cell-based technologies. 2. The objective of these studies is the derivation and culture(More)
PURPOSE Increased mortality associated with breast cancer in women has spurred the studies to develop new drugs. Arabinogalactan (AG) and curcumin (Cur) are two natural products broadly explored in cancer therapy. Our major goal in the current study was to assess anticancer properties of combination these reagents in vitro on human breast cancer cells and(More)
BACKGROUND Pectin is composed of complex polysaccharides that can inhibit cancer metastasis and proliferation with no evidence of toxicity. In the present study, the apoptotic and necrotic effects of pectic acid (PA) on the rat pituitary GH3/B6 tumor cells has been investigated. METHODS GH3/B6 cells were cultured in the Ham's F12 medium enriched with 15%(More)
1. The unique accessibility of the avian embryo have made them an ideal model for the study of development and genome editing. Chicken whole embryo culture has provided important insights into toxicity tests, gene manipulation, clarifying gene functions, cell transplantation, and cell tracking. 2. A simple technique for chicken manipulation is eggshell(More)
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) with 20-30 nucleotides have recently emerged as the multidimensional regulators of cell fate decisions. Recent improvement in high-throughput sequencing has highlighted the potential role of LIN28/let-7 regulatory network in several developmental events. It was proposed that this pathway might represent a functional signature in cell(More)
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