Jing-pian Peng

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BACKGROUND The retinoic acid metabolizing enzyme Cyp26a1 plays a pivotal role in vertebrate embryo development. Cyp26a1 was characterized previously as a differentially expressed gene in peri-implantation rat uteri via suppressive subtracted hybridization analysis. However, the role of Cyp26a1 in rat embryo implantation remained elusive. METHODS The(More)
For many breast cancer patients, human chorionic gonadotropin beta (hCGβ), which is a subunit of a hormone produced by the trophoblast and is essential for maintaining pregnancy, is expressed in the breast cancer cells. However, the mechanism as to how the CGβ in cell affects the cancer development is not very clear. Mouse breast carcinoma 4T1 with stably(More)
To investigate the possible mechanisms by which interferon gamma (IFNgamma) affects pregnancy, the expression of class II major histocompatibility complex (MHC) antigens and cleavage of DNA that is a hallmark of apoptosis in the placenta were examined by molecular biochemical techniques, and progesterone levels were examined by radioimmunoassay. The(More)
The hypothalamus of the adult ring dove contains acoustic units that respond to species-specific coo vocalization. Loss of nest coo leads to unsuccessful breeding. However, the recovery of nest coo in some doves suggests that these units are capable of self-renewal. We have previously shown that lesioning the hypothalamus generates the addition of new(More)
Previously we have screened out Insulin-like Growth Factor Binding Protein 7 (IGFBP7) as a differentially expressed gene in post-implantation uterus versus pre-implantation uterus by suppressive subtractive hybridation. However its function in uterus was not clearly identified. In this research, the expression and function of IGFBP7 during post-implantation(More)
Chorionic gonadotropin (CG) is a placental derived hormone that plays a crucial role in successful implantation and establishment of early pregnancy in the primates. The rhesus monkey was chosen as a model to understand the feasibility of developing human DNA immuno-contraceptive. The coding region of rhesus monkey CG β-subunit (rmCGβ) was isolated by the(More)
The immune responses induced by Microtus brandti lactate dehydrogenase C4 DNA vaccine via oral feeding and nasal instillation in mouse were investigated. The number of newborns of the vaccinated mice was statistically significantly reduced compared with the control mice, but the vaccine failed to affect the birthrate, as all vaccinated mice gave birth.
The purpose of this study was to determine whether apoptosis in placenta was affected by IFNgamma, which can induce abortion, and whether the effect of IFNgamma on apoptosis resulted from an intrinsic program of apoptosis, which was regulated by Bcl-2 and Bax. DNA fragmentation analysis indicated that cleavage of DNA into 180 bp and its polymers were(More)
Successful embryo implantation depends on intricate epithelial-stromal cross-talk. However, molecular modulators involved in this cellular communication remain poorly elucidated. Using multiple approaches, we have investigated the spatiotemporal expression and regulation of serine protease inhibitor Kazal type 3 (SPINK3) in mouse uterus during the estrous(More)
Growth and development of placentas in all pregnancy periods and that of fetuses in late pregnancy were inhibited after administration of interferon-gamma (IFN-gamma). Apoptosis can be detected by TUNEL at the maternal-fetal interface during normal rat pregnancy. Apoptosis locations at the maternal-fetal interface changed according to the period of(More)