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The present study evaluated the alkaline phosphatase activity, cell cycle stage, expression of markers and early transcriptional factors, and in vitro differentiation into selected cell lineages of porcine stem/stromal cells (SCs) isolated from skin (SSCs), adipose, and ovarian (OSCs) tissues. Skin and adipose SCs were isolated from a 6-month-old miniature(More)
The present study evaluated the human mesenchymal stem cells (hMSCs) isolated from skin (hSMSC), bone marrow (hBMSC) and dental follicle (hDFMSC) tissues on their in vitro and in vivo osteogenic potential using demineralized bone matrix (DBM) and fibrin glue scaffold. Cells originated from three distinct tissues showed positive expressions of CD44, CD73,(More)
The present study compared the developmental ability and gene expression pattern at 4-cell, 8-cell, morula, and blastocyst stages of porcine nuclear transfer (NT) embryos from fetal fibroblasts (FFs) and mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs), in vitro fertilized (IVF), and in vivo derived embryos. MSC-NT embryos showed enhanced blastocyst formation, higher total(More)
We have characterized and compared the telomere length, telomerase, reverse transcriptase (RT) activity and expression of genes implicated in cancer and in pluripotency, in human mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) derived from dental papilla tissue, umbilical cord matrix and adipose tissue and in cancer cells (MDA-MB-231, U-87 MG, and MCF-7). MRC-5 fetal(More)
Bovine oocyte activation is one of the essential elements that determine the success of nuclear transfer and the subsequent development of cloned embryos. Three methods for oocyte activation, including 5 microM ionomycin (5 min, Group 1) alone, ionomycin+1.9 mM 6-dimethylaminopurine (DMAP, 3h, Group 2), and ionomycin+10 microg/ml cycloheximide (CHX, 3h,(More)
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) offer a great promise for regenerative medicine. Present study compared the characterization of porcine MSCs (pMSCs) derived from bone marrow extract with adult ear and fetal skin-derived cells on morphology, cell growth, alkaline phosphatase activity, proliferation ability, expression of cluster of differentiation (CD) markers(More)
This study compared the effects of activation treatments on the development and ploidy of nuclear transferred (NT) pig embryos. After in vitro maturation of oocytes collected from the slaughterhouse, oocytes were enucleated and reconstructed by transfer of donor cells and fusion with three DC pulses (1.4 kV/cm, 20 musec). Oocytes were pulsed thrice(More)
Oocyte cryopreservation and intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) are advantageous to expand their usefulness in genetic engineering. Oocytes matured for 22 hr were vitrified in droplets of cryoprotectants (3.2 M ethylene glycol (EG), 2.36 M dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO), 0.6 M sucrose) on copper electron microscope (EM) grids. After being warmed, the oocytes(More)
The timing between round spermatid(s) (RS) injection and oocyte activation are critical for spermatid remodeling and embryo development in intracytoplasmic injection of round spermatid (ROSI) procedure. The objective of the present study was to develop an appropriate oocyte activation method for producing developmentally competent bovine embryos(More)
Dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO), a commonly used cryoprotectant in cryopreservation procedures, is detrimental to viability of cells. In this view point, a comparative study was carried out to evaluate the effect of DMSO on porcine mesenchymal stem cells (pMSCs). We compared the viability, colony forming unit-fibroblast (CFU-F) assay, expression of Bak and Bcl2(More)