Qingsheng Yu

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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)
Interaction between commensal bacteria and intestinal epithelial cells (i-ECs) via TLRs is important for intestinal homeostasis. In this study, we found that the numbers of CD8 TCR and TCR intestinal intraepithelial lymphocytes (i-IELs) were significantly decreased in MyD88-deficient ( / ) mice. The expression of IL-15 by i-ECs was severely reduced in MyD88(More)
Dendritic cells (DCs) are professional Ag-presenting cells that are being considered as potential immunotherapeutic agents to promote host immune responses against tumor Ags. In this study, recombinant adenovirus (Ad) vectors encoding melanoma-associated Ags were used to transduce murine DCs, which were then tested for their ability to activate CTL and(More)
Human T cell leukemia virus type 1 (HTLV-1) Tax is an oncoprotein that plays a crucial role in the proliferation and transformation of HTLV-1-infected T lymphocytes. It has recently been reported that Tax activates a MAPKKK family, TAK1. However, the molecular mechanism of Tax-mediated TAK1 activation is not well understood. In this report, we investigated(More)
Stem cells represent a unique population of cells with self-renewal capacity. However, the molecular control of self-renewal and differentiation of stem cells has remained enigmatic. Here, we show that short-type PB-cadherin (STPB-C) promoted self-renewal of spermatogonial stem cells (SSCs) via activating Janus kinase/signal transducer and activator of(More)
Lipase produced by Penicillium expansum is widely used in laundry detergent and leather industry; however, the absence of an efficient transformation technology sets a major obstacle for further enhancement of its lipase productivity through advanced gene engineering. In this work, Agrobacterium tumefaciens-mediated transformation (ATMT) was investigated(More)
1School of Life Sciences, Tsinghua University, Qinghuayuan Road, Beijing 100084, People’s Republic of China 2Alliance PKU Management Consultants, Central North Fourth Ring Road, Beijing 100101, People’s Republic of China 3Beijing Key Lab for Immune-Mediated Inflammatory Diseases, Beijing 100029, People’s Republic of China 4Institute of Chinese Materia(More)
A major challenge for further promotion of lipase productivity in Penicillium expansum PE-12 is to find a suitable promoter that can function efficiently in this industrial strain. In this study, the 5' flanking region of P. expansum lipase (Ppel) containing a putative novel promoter sequence was characterized by fusing to β-glucuronidase (GUS) and(More)
Type 1 diabetes results from the selective destruction of insulin-producing pancreatic beta-cells during islet inflammation, which involves inflammatory cytokines and free radicals. However, mechanisms for protecting beta-cells from destruction have not been clarified. In this study, we define the role of SOCS3 on beta-cell destruction using(More)