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Male germ cell apoptosis has been extensively explored in rodents. In contrast, very little is known about the susceptibility of developing germ cells to apoptosis in response to busulfan treatment. Spontaneous apoptosis of germ cells is rarely observed in the adult mouse testis, but under the experimental conditions described here, busulfan-treated mice(More)
Somatic cell nuclear transfer (scNT) is a useful way to create cloned animals. However, scNT clones exhibit high levels of phenotypic instability. This instability may be due to epigenetic reprogramming and/or genomic damage in the donor cells. To test this, we produced transgenic pig fibroblasts harboring the truncated human thrombopoietin (hTPO) gene and(More)
In this work we demonstrated the successful production of transgenic chickens expressing the enhanced green fluorescence protein (EGFP) gene. Replication-defective recombinant retroviruses produced from vesicular stomatitis virus G glycoprotein pseudotyped retrovirus vector system were injected beneath the blastoderm of non-incubated chicken embryos (stage(More)
The aim of this study was to determine the effects of mouse granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor (mGM-CSF) on development of porcine parthenotes and nuclear transferred embryos, and on their expression of implantation-related genes. In the presence of bovine serum albumin, mGM-CSF did not increase the percentage of oocytes that developed to the(More)
The Moloney murine leukemia virus (MoMLV) -based retrovirus vector system has been used most often in gene transfer work, but has been known to cause silencing of the imported gene in transgenic animals. In the present study, using a MoMLV-based retrovirus vector, we successfully generated a new transgenic chicken line expressing high levels of enhanced(More)
A method for engineering and producing genetically modified cats is important for generating biomedical models of human diseases. Here we describe the use of somatic cell nuclear transfer to produce cloned transgenic cats that systemically express red fluorescent protein. Immature oocytes were collected from superovulating cat ovaries. Donor fibroblasts(More)
In this study, we generated 40 somatic cell cloned (scNT) piglets. Of these, five piglets were stillborn, 22 scNT piglets died suddenly within the first week of life, and 1 piglet died after 40 days. Twelve scNT piglets are still healthy. The birth weights of compromised scNT piglets in comparison with those of normal scNT piglets are significantly reduced(More)
Interspecies somatic cell nuclear transfer (iSCNT) has emerged as an important tool for studying nucleo-cytoplasmic interactions and cloning of animals whose oocytes are difficult to obtain. This study was designed to explore the feasibility of employing transgenic fibroblasts as donor cells for iSCNT. The study examined the chromatin morphology, in vitro(More)
We report the creation of a transgenic dog that conditionally expresses eGFP (enhanced green fluorescent protein) under the regulation of doxycycline. Briefly, fetal fibroblasts infected with a Tet-on eGFP vector were used for somatic cell nuclear transfer. Subsequently reconstructed oocytes were transferred to recipients. Three clones having transgenes(More)
Proteomics is a novel molecular profiling technology. It is mainly concerned with determining the structure, expression, localization, biochemical activity, interactions, and cellular roles of any proteins. Clinical research hopes to benefit from proteomics in the identification of new drug targets and the development of new diagnostic markers. Better to(More)