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The objective of this study was to evaluate the effect of bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (BMSCs) on the apoptosis of granulosa cells (GCs) in rats. BMSCs and GCs were isolated from rats. GCs were separated into one of the following three groups: an untreated control group (control), a cisplatin (5 mg/L) treatment group (cisplatin), and group co-cultured(More)
The saturated free fatty acid (FFA), palmitate, could induce apoptosis in various cell types, but little is known about its effects on human umbilical cord-derived mesenchymal stem cells (hUC-MSCs). Here, we investigated whether palmitate induced apoptosis and endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress in hUC-MSCs. hUC-MSCs were stained by labeled antibodies and(More)
OBJECTIVE To carry out prenatal diagnosis on two fetuses of different pedigrees with X-linked adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD). METHODS The amniotic fluid was obtained with the help of a clinical doctor and the genomic DNA was isolated from it. Maternal DNA contamination was excluded by fluorescent STR profiling, The R617G mutation found in the first pedigree(More)
OBJECTIVE To perform prenatal diagnosis for 5 pregnant women who had given birth to children with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA). METHODS Thirty to forty mililiters of amniotic fluid was obtained by amniocentesis under ultrasonic monitoring. DNA was extracted directly from sediment of amniotic fluid. Short tandem repeat (STR) profiling was carried out to(More)
OBJECTIVE To identify the mutational genotype of three Chinese families with X-linked adrenoleukodystrophy (X-ALD: MIM#300100). METHODS Total RNA was extracted from the peripheral blood leukocytes of patients 1, 2 and the mother of patient 3, using RNA blood Mini kit (QIAGEN). After reverse transcription, cDNA was amplified in four overlapping segments.(More)
OBJECTIVE To identify ABCD1 gene mutation in a Chinese family with three heterozygous female patients. METHODS Four fragments covering the entire coding sequence of the ABCD1 gene from one of the female patients were amplified by reverse transcription-PCR. The PCR products were directly sequenced. The result of sequencing was confirmed by restriction(More)
OBJECTIVE To avoid the interference of ABCD1 pseudogenes, the amplification refractory mutation system (ARMS) was used to analyze the mutation of ABCD1 gene in the molecular diagnosis of X-linked adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD). METHODS The upstream primers (wild primer and mutation primer) were designed according to the principle of primer-design in ARMS. In(More)
To establish a cell line with a permanent suppression of hLRH-1 in this study, a stable RNAi vector (pSineohLRH-1) targeting hLRH-1 was constructed and introduced into hepatocellular carcinoma cell, BEL-7402. By semiquantitative RT-PCR analysis, the expression of hLRH-1 in BEL-7402 cells carrying pSineohLRH-1 was shown to be significantly suppressed by up(More)
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