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Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a complex and heterogeneous endocrine disorder. To understand the pathogenesis of PCOS, we established rat models of PCOS induced by letrozole and employed deep sequencing to screen the differential expression of microRNAs (miRNAs) in PCOS rats and control rats. We observed vaginal smear and detected ovarian pathological(More)
Many catalytic reactions involving small molecules, which are key transformations in sustainable energy and chemistry, involve the making or breaking of a bond between carbon, nitrogen and oxygen. It has been observed that such heterogeneously (electro)catalyzed reactions often exhibit remarkable and unusual structure sensitivity, in the sense that they(More)
Nerve growth factor promotes the survival and differentiation of nervous cells and is thought to play an important role in the development of reproductive tissues. The aims of this work were to detect the presence of NGF and its receptor NTRK1 in bovine oviduct samples, and to investigate the regulatory interactions between NGF/NTRK1 and gonadotrophins in(More)
Nitrate reduction on a Pt(100) electrode modified by Cu (Cu/Pt(100)) and Rh (Rh/Pt(100)) adatoms have been studied in alkaline media by means of cyclic voltammetry and in situ online electrochemical mass spectrometry (OLEMS). According to the cyclic voltammograms, nitrate reduction is catalyzed by both Cu/Pt(100) and Rh/Pt(100). Ammonia is the main product(More)
The influence of electrode surface structure on electrochemical reaction rates and mechanisms is a major theme in electrochemical research, especially as electrodes with inherent structural heterogeneities are used ubiquitously. Yet, probing local electrochemistry and surface structure at complex surfaces is challenging. In this paper, high spatial(More)
A surface structural preference for (1 0 0) terraces of fcc metals is displayed by many bond-breaking or bond-making reactions in electrocatalysis. Here, this phenomenon is explored in the electrochemical oxidation of dimethyl ether (DME) on platinum. The elementary C-O bond-breaking step is identified and clarified by combining information obtained from(More)
AIM To construct anticaries DNA vaccine and evaluate its ability to elicit mucosal and systemic immune responses in rats. MATERIALS & METHODS wapA fragment was cloned into pVAX1 plasmid to generate pVAX1-wapA. The pVAX1-wapA/trimethyl chitosan nanoparticles were prepared by complex coacervation method. RESULTS Significantly higher specific IgG antibody(More)
Ovarian follicular cysts are one of leading causes of infertility and financial loss in pig breeding program. This study was carried out to investigate the association between polymorphisms of estrogen receptor (ESR), follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) β, and leptin genes and follicular cysts in sows. A total of 47 and 120 sows with follicular cysts and(More)