Mariena Ketudat-Cairns

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Mouse embryonic stem cells (mESCs) rely on a cytokine named leukemia inhibitory factor (LIF) to maintain their undifferentiated state and pluripotency. However, the progress of mESC research is restricted and limited to highly funded laboratories due to the cost of commercial LIF. Here we presented the homemade hLIF which is biologically active. The hLIF(More)
Trichostatin A (TSA) has previously been used in somatic cell nuclear transfer (SCNT) to improve the cloning efficiency in several species, which led our team to investigate the effects of TSA on the full-term development of bovine SCNT and gaur-bovine interspecies SCNT (gaur iSCNT; gaur somatic cells as donors and bovine oocytes as recipients) embryos.(More)
The Os1BGlu4 β-glucosidase is the only glycoside hydrolase family 1 member in rice that is predicted to be localized in the cytoplasm. To characterize the biochemical function of rice Os1BGlu4, the Os1bglu4 cDNA was cloned and used to express a thioredoxin fusion protein in Escherichia coli. After removal of the tag, the purified recombinant Os1BGlu4(More)
An oxygen-limited fed-batch technique (OLFB) was compared to traditional methanol-limited fed-batch technique (MLFB) for the production of recombinant Thai Rosewood beta-glucosidase with Pichia pastoris. The degree of energy limitation, expressed as the relative rate of respiration (q(O)/q(O,max)), was kept similar in both the types of processes. Due to the(More)
The coding sequence of the mature dalcochinase, a beta-glucosidase from Dalbergia cochinchinensis Pierre, was cloned and expressed in various systems. Expression in Escherichia coli resulted in an insoluble protein, which could be made soluble by co-expression with bacterial chaperonin GroESL. However, the enzyme had no activity. Recombinant expression in(More)
This study was carried out to determine whether culture media reconstructed with bovine enucleated oocytes and the expression pattern of Oct-4 could support dedifferentiaton of monkey fibroblasts in interspecies cloned monkey embryos. In this study, monkey and bovine skin fibroblasts were used as donor cells for reconstruction with bovine enucleated(More)
We investigated the potential of vitrified-warmed buffalo oocytes to develop to blastocysts after parthenogenetic activation (PA) and somatic cell nuclear transfer (SCNT). In vitro-matured oocytes before and after enucleation (M-II oocytes and enucleated oocytes, respectively) were put in 7.5% DMSO and 7.5% ethylene glycol (EG) for 4, 7 and 10 min, and then(More)
The objective was to determine whether the hatching stage of cattle and swamp buffalo somatic cell nuclear-transferred (SCNT) blastocysts affected cryosurvival after vitrification, and whether addition of linoleic acid-albumin (LAA) to the IVC medium and Ficoll to the vitrification solution improves cryosurvival. Fused couplets were activated with ethanol(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate if reconstructed felid embryos obtained by intraspecies or intergeneric cloning can develop in vitro. Fibroblast cells (f) from a domestic cat (DCf), marbled cat (MCf) and bovine (Bf) were used as donor cells, and oocytes (o) from domestic cats (DCo) and bovine (Bo) were used as recipient cytoplasts. There were two(More)
The present study examined transcription levels of the Oct4, DNMT1, DNMT3a, DNMT3b, HAT1 and HDAC1 genes in cloned felid embryos developing from single one-cell to blastocyst stages. IVF, cloned domestic and leopard cat embryos had low Oct4 and HAT1 levels during the early stages, but transcript expression increased at the eight-cell and blastocyst stages.(More)