Shang-Ping Chen

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In previous studies of nuclear transplantation, most cloned animals were obtained by intraspecies nuclear transfer and are phenotypically identical to their nuclear donors; furthermore, there was no further report on successful fish cloning since the report of cloned zebrafish. Here we report the production of seven cross-genus cloned fish by transferring(More)
Double-stranded RNA (dsRNA) has been shown to be a useful tool for silencing genes in zebrafish (Danio rerio), while the blocking specificity of dsRNA is still of major concern for application. It was reported that siRNA (small interfering RNA) prepared by endoribonuclease digestion (esiRNA) could efficiently silence endogenous gene expression in mammalian(More)
Somatic cell nuclear transfer (SCNT) has been performed extensively in fish since the 1960s with a generally low efficiency of approximately 1%. Little is known about somatic nuclear reprogramming in fish. Here, we utilized the zebrafish as a model to study reprogramming events of nuclei from tail, liver and kidney cells by SCNT. We produced a total of(More)
Cross-species nuclear transfer has been shown to be a potent approach to retain the genetic viability of a certain species near extinction. However, most embryos produced by cross-species nuclear transfer were compromised because that they were unable to develop to later stages. Gene expression analysis of cross-species cloned embryos will yield new(More)
In study of gene expression profile in cloned embryos which derived from D. rerio embryonic nuclei and G. rarus enucleated eggs, cytochrome c oxidase subunit I (COXI) of G. rarus, exhibiting difference at expression level between cloned embryos and zebrafish embryo, was cloned. Its full cDNA length is 1654 bp and contains a 1551 bp open reading frame,(More)
Two types of complementary DNAs (cDNA) encoding the precursor of salmon gonadotropin-releasing hormone (sGnRH, [Trp7, Leu8] GnRH) are cloned and sequenced from common carp brain using rapid amplification of cDNA ends (RACE). The two cDNAs are referred to sGnRH cDNA1 and cDNA2, and the full-length fragment of cDNA1 and cDNA2 were 393 and 478 bp,(More)
The tetraploid fish has been developed by assortative breeding the hybrids of Carassius auratus red var. (Female) x cyprinus carpio (Male), which has the stable genetic characters and can reproduce themselves. An "all-fish" recombinant DNA construct (pCAgcGHc) containing common carp beta-actin gene promoter and cDNA for grass carp (Ctenopharyngodon idella)(More)