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Puberty onset in female sheep is marked by a decrease in estradiol-negative feedback, allowing for the increase in GnRH and LH pulses that heralds the first ovulation. Based on recent genetic studies in humans, two possible neuropeptides that could promote puberty onset are kisspeptin and neurokinin B (NKB). Our first experiment determined whether the NKB(More)
Gingyo-san is a crude drug containing extracts from 7 medicinal plants and fermented soybeans in a specific ratio. It has been used clinically in China as a therapeutic agent for the common cold. In the present study, we examined the antiviral effect of this agent on influenza virus infection in mice. Gingyo-san and its components were administered orally(More)
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