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Mutations in FOXL2 are responsible for blepharophimosis-ptosis-epicanthus inversus syndrome (BPES) type I, in which affected women exhibit premature ovarian failure. FOXL2-null mice showed defects in granulosa cell development during folliculogenesis. We screened a rat ovarian yeast two-hybrid cDNA library to identify FOXL2-interacting proteins and found(More)
The Bcl-2 family members are evolutionally conserved and crucial regulators of apoptosis. Diva (Boo), an ortholog of Bcl2L10 or Bcl-B, is a member of the Bcl-2 family that has contradictory functions in apoptosis. To understand the signaling mechanisms of Diva, we searched for proteins that interact with Diva using the yeast two-hybrid system. We identified(More)
INTRODUCTION The main methods of treatment of endometrial carcinoma are hysterectomy and bilateral oophorectomy with lymphadenectomy. However, another option for hormonal treatment of endometrial carcinoma, the use of progesterone in young patients to preserve childbearing capacity, has been reported, and a high remission rate has been described in(More)
RNase E is an essential Escherichia coli endoribonuclease that plays a major role in the decay and processing of a large fraction of RNAs in the cell. To better understand the molecular mechanisms of RNase E action, we performed a genetic screen for amino acid substitutions in the catalytic domain of the protein (N-Rne) that knock down the ability of RNase(More)
Although the delivery of biologically functional protein(s) into mammalian cells could be of tremendous value to biomedical research, the development of such technology has been hindered by the lack of a safe and effective delivery method. Here, we present a simple, efficient, and versatile gold nanoparticle-DNA aptamer conjugate (AuNP-Apt)-based system,(More)
MCL-1 (myeloid cell leukemia-1) is a distinguished and pivotal member of the pro-survival BCL-2 family of proteins, and we isolated IEX-1 (immediate early response gene X-1) as a MCL-1-interacting protein using the yeast two-hybrid system and confirmed their endogenous association in human cells. The underlying mechanisms by which IEX-1 affects cell(More)
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is the most common endocrine disorder found in women. The etiology of PCOS is still not clear, and there are no available studies on the proteome analysis of granulosa cells (GCs) in PCOS patients. To identify the pathogenic mechanisms and potential diagnostic markers for PCOS, we conducted proteomic profiling of GCs in PCOS(More)
The Bcl-2 family members are evolutionally conserved and crucial regulators of apoptosis. BCL2L10 (human Diva or BCL-B) is a member of the Bcl-2 family that has contradictory functions in apoptosis. In the present study, we identified the Huntington-interacting protein 1-related (HIP1R) protein following a search for Diva-interacting proteins using the(More)
Use of non-biological agents for mRNA delivery into living systems in order to induce heterologous expression of functional proteins may provide more advantages than the use of DNA and/or biological vectors for delivery. However, the low efficiency of mRNA delivery into live animals, using non-biological systems, has hampered the use of mRNA as a(More)
Methiocarb is a widely used carbamate pesticide and a suspected endocrine disrupter. The objective of this study was to examine the in vivo effects of methiocarb at low doses on testicular expression of steroid receptors, spermatogenesis and sperm quality in adult mice. Eighteen-week-old DBA/2 males were treated with daily intraperitoneal injection of(More)