Yu Ning Jiang

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The Lanyu pig is an indigenous miniature pig breed on Lanyu Islet near Taiwan, with a mitochondrial DNA genetic lineage remote from Asian and European pig breeds. The unknown population genetic structure and increased inbreeding among the small population of conserved Lanyu pigs is now of great conservation concern. Additionally, the presence for more than(More)
Sterol regulatory element binding protein 1 (SREBP1) drives the expression of several lipogenic genes, whereas SREBP2 dictates the expression of every gene involved in cholesterolgenesis in mammals. In the current study, we cloned the cDNA fragments for SREBP1, SREBP2, fatty acid synthase (FAS), 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl-CoA reductase (HMG-CoA reductase),(More)
The Lanyu pig is an indigenous breed from Lanyu Islet, located south-east of Taiwan, with phenotypic characteristics distinctive from other pig breeds in Asia and Europe. Based on geographic considerations, the Lanyu pig may have originated from mainland China, Austronesia or the Ryukyu Islands. In the present study, polymorphism of the mitochondrial DNA(More)
The Lanyu pig is an indigenous breed from the Lanyu Islet, which is southeast of Taiwan. Two herds of Lanyu pigs were introduced from the Lanyu Islet into Taiwan in 1975 and 1980. The current population of conserved Lanyu pigs consists of only 44 animals with unknown genetic lineage. The Lanyu pig possesses a distinct maternal genetic lineage remote from(More)
The aim of this article is to demonstrate and characterize caprine mammary epithelial cells (CMC) immortalized with human telomerase reverse transcriptase (hTERT) gene. Five immortalized CMCs were assigned to either myoepithelial or luminal epithelial groups based on their morphology and expression of cell lineage-specific intermediate filaments. Telomeric(More)
Geese have a short egg-laying period and a low egg production rate. To induce and maintain egg laying, genes related to generating hepatic lipid for yolk deposition should be adequately expressed. Liver mRNA from 6 laying geese was extracted and used for construction of a full-length enriched cDNA library. About 2,400 clones containing gene sequences were(More)
The oxidation of lipid and cholesterol in Chinese-style sausage in vacuum packaging (VP) and modified atmosphere packaging (MAP) stored at 4°C and 15°C, respectively, for 5 months was investigated. The 2-thiobarbitaric acid reactive substance (TBARS) and peroxide value (POV) of sausage were variable with packaging treatments during storage. TBARS and POV in(More)
Microgroove lens with 500-800 µm in depth is proposed on the glass substrate of thin-film solar cell. The objective is to improve photovoltaic characteristics under weak-light illumination. First, the micro-optical characteristics were theoretically studied in connection with micro-lens structure; then a diamond micro-grinding was employed to fabricate(More)
This experiment was designed to investigate the development of gastric lipase and pancreatic lipase in nursing piglets. During the nursing period, the lipase activity was measured at one, 7, 14, 21 and 28 days of age. The results showed that the gastric mucosa weight, pancreas weight, body weight, the specific activity of gastric lipase and pancreatic(More)
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