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BACKGROUND This study was conducted to clarify the effect of the inhibiting action of inhibin on porcine granulosa cell proliferation and function, and to investigate the underlying intracellular regulatory molecular mechanisms. METHODS Porcine granulosa cells were cultured in vitro, and were treated with an anti-inhibin alpha subunit antibody, with or(More)
BACKGROUND The Yangzhou goose is a long-day breeding bird that has been increasingly produced in China. Artificial lighting programs are used for controlling its reproductive activities. This study investigated the regulations of photostimulation and photorefractoriness that govern the onset and cessation of the breeding period. RESULTS Increasing the(More)
It has been well recognized that TGF-β is able to induce CD4(+)CD25(+)Foxp3(+) suppressor/regulatory T (iTreg) cells and IL-2 facilitates iTreg induction and expansion, however, only half of TGF-β-induced CD4(+)CD25(+) cells express Foxp3 and remaining CD4(+)CD25(+)Foxp3- cells may represent effector cells. Whether other factor(s) can increase Foxp3(More)
The quadratic shortest path (QSP) problem is to find a path from a node to another node in a given network such that the total cost includes two kinds of costs, say direct cost and interactive cost, is minimum. The direct cost is the cost associated with each arc and the interactive cost occurs when two arcs appear simultaneously in the shortest path. In(More)
—This paper illustrates a multi-wing hyperchaotic attractors in coupled Lorenz systems. Novel four-wing hyperchaotic attractors are generated by coupling two identical Lorenz systems. Based on the Lyapunov stability theorem, this paper shows the synchronization between two identical hyperchaotic systems, the sufficient conditions for achieving the(More)
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