Qing Yan Jiang

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Pluripotent stem cells (PSCs) generated from somatic cells via ectopic expression of specific transcription factors provide an unlimited cell resource for regenerative medicine and transgenic breeding. Here, we describe the successful generation of bovine induced PSCs (biPSCs) from foetal fibroblasts by lentivirus-mediated delivery of bovine pluripotency(More)
Studies were done to characterize a guinea pig adrenal microsomal P450 that had been linked with xenobiotic metabolism in the inner zone of the gland. N-terminal amino acid sequencing of the isolated protein revealed homology with members of the CYP2D subfamily. A human CYPD2D6 cDNA probe was used to screen a guinea pig adrenal cDNA library and a(More)
Prior studies revealed an apparent bimodal distribution of adrenal xenobiotic-metabolizing activities in outbred guinea pigs. High activities were characteristic of most animals but a minority had very low rates of metabolism. The present studies were done to determine the basis for this distribution. Among the enzymatic activities abundant in guinea pig(More)
To investigate the cell differentiation and the expression profiles of PPARy and C/EBPalpha mRNA, the rat preadipocytes were cultured after dispersed by enzymolysis of collagenase type I and the cell shape were observed under the microscope. The MTT method was adopted to determine the growth curve. The expression levels of PPARgamma and C/EBPalpha mRNA were(More)
In order to investigate the biocompatibility, degradation and inflammatory reactions of poly benzyl glutamate (PBLG), poly lactic-co-glycolic acid (PLGA) and fibrin gel used as the scaffolds co-cultured with the hepatocytes of rats under simulated microgravity conditions in rotating wall vessel bioreactor (RWVB). PLGA is low biocompatibility, PBLG is medium(More)
Experiments were done to determine the mechanisms responsible for differences in adrenal microsomal xenobiotic metabolism between Strain 13 and English Short-Hair (ESH) guinea pigs. The rates of adrenal xenobiotic metabolism (bufuralol 1'-hydroxylase, benzo[a]pyrene hydroxylase, benzphetamine N-demethylase) were 2-3 times greater in microsomes from the(More)
We recently cloned a CYP2D subfamily member (CYP2D16) from a guinea pig adrenal cDNA library and investigated the expression of CYP2D16 in the guinea pig adrenal cortex and its relationship to adrenal xenobiotic metabolism. A modified sodium dodecyl sulfate-polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis technique revealed three major bands in the molecular mass range(More)
Lipoprotein lipase (LPL) is a key enzyme in lipid metabolism. This study investigated LPL gene expression, LPL enzyme activity, and the correlation of each with intramuscular fat (IMF) in Chinese Guangxi san-huang (GXSH) and Arbor Acres (AA) chickens. The results showed that age and breed had significant effects on LPL expression and enzyme activity.(More)
In the present study, the complete mitochondrial (mt) genome of Cyclemys dentata was determined using PCR reactions. The structural organization and gene order of C. dentata were equivalent to those of most other vertebrates. The mt genome was 16,489 bp in length, has rich A+T content, consisting of 13 protein-coding genes, 2 ribosomal RNA genes, 22(More)
Studies were performed to compare the effects of ACTH treatment in vivo on cytochromes P4502D16 and P450c17 in the guinea pig adrenal cortex. In untreated animals, CYP2D16 protein and messenger RNA (mRNA) expression as well as xenobiotic-metabolizing activities (bufuralol 1'-hydroxylase, benzphetamine N-demethylase, and benzo(a)pyrene hydroxylase) were far(More)