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The idea that females of most mammalian species have lost the capacity for oocyte production at birth has been challenged recently by the finding that juvenile and adult mouse ovaries possess mitotically active germ cells. However, the existence of female germline stem cells (FGSCs) in postnatal mammalian ovaries still remains a controversial issue among(More)
Oocyte production in most mammalian species is believed to cease before birth. However, this idea has been challenged with the finding that postnatal mouse ovaries possess mitotically active germ cells. A recent study showed that female germline stem cells (FGSCs) from adult mice were isolated, cultured long term and produced oocytes and progeny after(More)
The enrichment of female germline stem cells (FGSCs) and the establishment of cell lines are influenced by the efficiency of cell purification. A previous study using mouse vasa homolog (MVH)-magnetic bead sorting for the isolation and purification of mouse FGSCs showed a relatively low efficiency. In this study, we tested 3 further proteins with the aim of(More)
Autophagy may represent a common cellular response to nanomaterials, and modulation of autophagy holds great promise for improving the efficacy of cancer therapy. Fullerene C60 possesses potent anti-cancer activities, but its considerable toxicity towards normal cells may hinder its practical applications. It has been reported that fullerene C60 induces(More)
Hydrochars produced from different feedstocks (sawdust, wheat straw, and corn stalk) via hydrothermal carbonization (HTC) and KOH modification were used as alternative adsorbents for aqueous heavy metals remediation. The chemical and physical properties of the hydrochars and KOH-treated hydrochars were characterized, and the ability of hydrochars for(More)
The present work aimed to develop a novel strategy to bioremediate the petroleum hydrocarbon contaminants in the environment. Salt tolerant bacterium was isolated from Dagang oilfield, China and identified as Corynebacterium variabile HRJ4 based on 16S rRNA gene sequence analysis. The bacterium had a high salt tolerant capability and biochar was developed(More)
One of the most important signal transduction pathways in bacteria, quorum sensing, is involved in many regulatory circuits in rhizobia, especially in the control of communication between rhizobia and their plant hosts. In this study, we identified 3 autoinducer synthase genes - mrlI1, mrlI2, and mrlI3 - in Mesorhizobium loti NZP 2213. We found that MrlI1(More)
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