Yu-Jeong Jeong

Learn More
This study was carried out to optimize conditions for using real time RT-PCR as an efficient and precise quantitative method for estimating the transcript levels of genes expressed in samples containing miniscule amounts of RNA, such as single mammalian oocytes and embryos. First, using mouse eggs and blastocysts, we tested three kinds of RNA isolation or(More)
The objective of this study was to determine developmental pattern, total cell number, apoptosis and apoptosis-related gene expression in haploid and diploid embryos following parthenogenetic activation. In vitro-matured porcine oocytes were activated by electrical pulses and cultured in the absence or presence of cytochalasin B for 3 h. Zygotes with two(More)
Oct-4 is an essential transcription factor involved in the differentiation of the inner cell mass (ICM) in mouse blastocysts, and is thought to be the pluripotent gene of embryonic stem cells. However, downstream genes of Oct-4 and the mechanism by which it regulates the transcription machinery remain unclear. Here, we specifically knocked down Oct-4 gene(More)
This study was conducted to determine the effects of polyvinyl alcohol (PVA), fetal bovine serum (FBS) and bovine serum albumin (BSA) on blastocoel formation, total cell number, apoptosis and Bcl-xL and Bak gene expression in porcine presumptive diploid parthenotes developing in vitro. The addition of 0.4% BSA to the culture medium enhanced the development(More)
To investigate the role of nuclear encoded genes in mitochondrial function during oocyte maturation and early embryogenesis we examined the expression pattern and function of the cytochrome oxidase (Cox) subunits, Cox5a, 5b, and 6b1 during oocyte maturation and early embryo development. Transcription of Cox5a, 5b, or 6b1 was observed in oocytes and during(More)
The aim of this study was to determine the effects of IGF-I on the viability and development of porcine presumptive diploid parthenotes developing in vitro. In vitro derived 2-cell parthenotes were cultured to blastocysts with or without exogenous IGF-I in the presence or absence of BSA. The addition of 10 or 100 ng/ml IGF-I into NCSU 23 medium did not(More)
Superoxide dismutase (SOD) plays an important role in cellular defense against oxidative stress in aerobic organisms. To generate cucumber (Cucumis sativus L.) fruits producing high yields of SOD for an anti-aging cosmetic material as a plant bioreactor, the CuZnSOD cDNA (mSOD1) from cassava was introduced into cucumber fruits by Agrobacterium-mediated(More)
The rapeseed plant (Brassica napus) is one of the top five oil-producing crops in the world. However, its potential for global cultivation is limited due to its sensitivity to cold. We selected five varieties of rapeseed popular in Korea and analyzed their sensitivity to cold stress. Three — ‘Naehan’, ‘Sandongchae’, and ‘Yudal’ — proved more tolerant than(More)
  • 1