Se Ra Sung

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The rat hepatocytes were immortalized using a temperature-sensitive mutant of SV40 large T antigen (tsT) to develop as a possible substitute for primary hepatocytes. Four rat hepatocyte lines that have been developed and maintained more than passage 50, were characterized for their cellular morphology, T antigen and p53 expression, chromosomes,(More)
OBJECTIVES We aimed to compare tissue-specific expression profiles and biological pathways of RNA from amniocytes and amniotic fluid supernatant (AFS) from second-trimester pregnancies by using transcriptome analysis. Additionally, we wanted to explore whether cell-free RNA from AFS exhibits a unique gene expression signature that more adequately reflects(More)
Microdeletion of the Azoospermia Factor (AZF) regions in Y chromosome is a well-known genetic cause of male infertility resulting from spermatogenetic impairment. However, the partial deletions of AZFc region related to spermatogenetic impairment are controversial. In this study, we characterized partial deletion of AZFc region in Korean patients with(More)
BACKGROUND Despite increasing evidence that human parturition is associated with alteration in gene expression in the uteroplacental unit, the precise mechanisms that elicit spontaneous term labor in humans remain unknown. Our goal in this study was to compare the mRNA expression pattern of the trophoblast layer of normal term placenta between women who had(More)
We investigated the effect and mechanism of exercise and chlorpromazine (CPZ), a conventional anti-psychotic drug, on beta-cell function and mass in 90% pancreatectomized (Px) male rats. The diabetic Px rats were divided into two groups, one of which was provided with exercise whereas the other was not. Both groups were subdivided into the three groups and(More)
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