Sang-hwan Hyun

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In the present study, we investigated the effect of melatonin on the preimplantation development of porcine parthenogenetic and somatic cell nuclear transfer (SCNT) embryos. Parthenogenetic embryos were cultured in mNCSU-23 supplemented with various concentrations of melatonin for 7 days. The results revealed that 100 pM was the optimal concentration, which(More)
The present study compared the developmental ability of miniature pig embryos cloned with fetal fibroblasts (FFs), bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) and differentiated (osteocytes, adipocytes and chondrocytes) MSCs. MSCs were isolated from an approximately 1-month-old female miniature pig (T-type, PWG Micro-pig((R)), PWG Genetics Korea).(More)
Therapeutic cloning or nuclear transfer for stem cells (NTSC) seeks to overcome immune rejection through the development of embryonic stem cells (ES cells) derived from cloned blastocysts. The successful derivation of a human embryonic stem cell (hESC) line from blastocysts generated by somatic cell nuclear transfer (SCNT) provides proof-of-principle for(More)
We investigated the effects of resveratrol, a phytoalexin with various pharmacologic activities, on in vitro maturation (IVM) of porcine oocytes. We investigated intracellular glutathione (GSH) and reactive oxygen species (ROS) levels, as well as gene expression in mature oocytes, cumulus cells, and in vitro fertilization (IVF)-derived blastocysts, and(More)
We investigated the effects of zinc supplementation during the IVM of porcine oocytes. Nuclear maturation, intracellular glutathione (GSH) and reactive oxygen species (ROS) levels, subsequent embryonic development, and gene expression were evaluated. Zinc concentrations in porcine plasma and follicular fluid were 0.82 and 0.84 μg/mL, respectively. Zinc was(More)
This study was conducted to improve a porcine somatic cell nuclear transfer (SCNT) technique by optimizing donor cell and recipient oocyte preparations. Adult and fetal fibroblasts, and cumulus and oviduct cells were used as donor cells, and in vivo- and in vitro-matured oocytes were employed as recipient oocytes. The percentages of fusion and development(More)
We examined the expression patterns of porcine sirtuin 1 to 3 (Sirt1-3) genes in preimplantation embryos derived from parthenogenetic activation (PA), in vitro fertilization (IVF) and somatic cell nuclear transfer (SCNT). We also investigated the effects of sirtuin inhibitors (5 mM nicotinamide [NAM] and 100 μM sirtinol) on embryonic development of PA and(More)
This study was performed to develop a system for porcine somatic cell nuclear transfer (SCNT) and to produce human erythropoietin (hEPO)-transgenic cloned piglets. Porcine fetal fibroblasts were transfected with an expression plasmid (phEPO-GFP). In Experiment 1, the effect of transfection of phEPO-GFP transgene on development of porcine SCNT embryos was(More)
In the present study quantitative real-time PCR was used to determine the expression status of eight imprinted genes (GRB10, H19, IGF2R, XIST, IGF2, NNAT, PEG1 and PEG10) during preimplantation development, in normal fertilized and uniparental porcine embryos. The results demonstrated that, in all observed embryo samples, a non imprinted gene expression(More)
To determine the presence of sexual dimorphic transcription and how in vitro culture environments influence X-linked gene transcription patterns in preimplantation embryos, we analyzed mRNA expression levels in in vivo-derived, in vitro-fertilized (IVF), and cloned porcine blastocysts. Our results clearly show that sex-biased expression occurred between(More)