Se Pill Park

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Induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells are a new alternative for the development of patient-specific stem cells, and the aim of this study was to determine whether differences exist between the cellular and molecular profiles of iPS cells, generated using lentiviral vectors, compared to ES cells. The lentiviral infection efficiency differed according to the(More)
The development of totipotent bovine embryonic cell cultures has great value in cattle breeding. They provide: (1) a mechanism for making large numbers of clonal offspring by nuclear transfer; (2) an efficient gene transfer system through the use of selectable markers to select transgenic cells; and (3) a mechanism for site-specific gene transfer or(More)
Embryonic stem (ES) cells are expanded versions of the inner cell mass cells that compose the early mammalian blastocyst. Components derived from ES cells may contain various bioactive materials (BM) helpful for early preimplantation embryo growth. In this study, we examined the effect of human ES cell derived BM (hES-BM) on in vitro culture of bovine(More)
Unfertilized oocytes age inevitably after ovulation, which limits their fertilizable life span and embryonic development. Rapamycin affects mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) expression and cytoskeleton reorganization during oocyte meiotic maturation. The goal of this study was to examine the effects of rapamycin treatment on aged porcine oocytes and(More)
The effects of two antioxidants, superoxide dismutase (SOD) and the flavonoid 3,4-dihydroxyflavone (DHF), on bovine embryo development in vitro were examined. Blastocyst development, total cell and inner cell mass (ICM) numbers, intracellular levels of reactive oxygen species (ROS), apoptotic indices and gene expression levels were examined before and after(More)
Evaluation of apoptosis and expression level of apoptosis-related genes is useful for examining the variation in embryo quality according to environmental change. The objective of this study was to investigate DNA fragmentation and apoptosis-related gene expression patterns in frozen-thawed bovine blastocysts. In vitro produced day 7 blastocysts were frozen(More)
This study examined the relationship between survivin expression and the stage of development of in vitro cultured bovine oocytes and embryos; and whether survivin expression is affected by the quality of cumulus-oocyte complexes (COCS) or the quality of pre-implantation embryos. A polyclonal antibody was prepared using recombinant bovine survivin protein.(More)
In order to determine the effects of a variety of flavonoids, we applied differing amounts of several flavonoids to human breast cancer cells. Kaempferol treatment resulted in significant reduction of cell viability in the MCF-7 cells, although it exerted only minor effect on the cell viability of MDA-MB-231 or mammary epithelial HC-11 cells. Kaempferol was(More)
BACKGROUND Induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells allow derivation of autologous differentiated cells for cell therapy. The purpose of this study was to compare the cardiac differentiation potential of mouse iPS cells with embryonic stem (ES) cells and demonstrate that they could produce functional cardiomyocytes. METHODS iPS cells were prepared from mouse(More)
Survivin, an inhibitor of apoptotic protein containing a single baculoviral inhibit apoptotic protein repeat domain, is a bifunctional protein that suppresses apoptosis and regulates cell division. Thus, we used double stranded RNA (dsRNA) interference to manipulate survivin expression in bovine embryos and analyze its role in blocking apoptosis and(More)