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Recent studies indicate that neonatal spermatogonial stem cells (SSCs) possess pluripotency. However, the mechanisms that regulate the pluripotent differentiation capacity of SSCs remain unclear. Here, we describe a new method to clonally derive pluripotent SSCs from neonatal mouse testis. By coculturing with testicular stromal cells, SSCs can be maintained(More)
Oocytes fertilized with spermatozoa obtained from Septin 12+/- chimeric mice failed to develop beyond the morula stage after IVF and intracytoplasmic sperm injection because of significant DNA defects in the spermatozoa. Given that SEPT12 is expressed at the edge of the sperm nucleus in both humans and mice, we hypothesized the vital roles of Septin 12 in(More)
This study evaluated biological treatment of TMAH in a full-scale methanogenic up-flow anaerobic sludge blanket (UASB) followed by an aerobic bioreactor. In general, the UASB was able to perform a satisfactory TMAH degradation efficiency, but the effluent COD of the aerobic bioreactor seemed to increase with an increased TMAH in the influent wastewater. The(More)
We set out studies on anion- and solvent-induced assembly based on the ligand N-(4-(4-aminophenyloxy)phenyl)isonicotinamide (papoa), which is synthesized to show a bent and flexible backbone. Reactions of papoa with ZnX2 (X=Cl, Br, and I) gave the dinuclear macrocycles ([ZnX2 (papoa)]2 ; X=Cl (1 a), Br (2 a), I (3)), the structure of which was determined by(More)
in press, "Magnetic resonance imaging and analyses of tempering processes in rice kernels",A new scenario for negative fMRI signals: endogenous neurotransmision", cerebromicrovasculatural visualization using 3D DeltaR2-based microscopy of magnetic 2009, "Longitudinal evaluation of an N-ethyl-N-nitrosourea-created murine model with normal pressure(More)
This study investigated methanogenic communities involved in degradation of tetramethylammonium hydroxide (TMAH) in three full-scale bioreactors treating TMAH-containing wastewater. Based on the results of terminal-restriction fragment-length polymorphism (T-RFLP) and quantitative PCR analyses targeting the methyl-coenzyme M reductase alpha subunit (mcrA)(More)
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