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Shinji Sasaki et al.
BMC genomics, 17(1), 968-968 (2016-11-25)
Conception is a fundamental trait for successful cattle reproduction. However, conception rates in Japanese Black cattle have been gradually declining over the last two decades. Although conception failures are mainly caused by embryonic mortality, the role of maternal genetic factors
Cynthia K Hahn et al.
Cancer cell, 16(4), 281-294 (2009-10-06)
Cell-based screening can facilitate the rapid identification of compounds inducing complex cellular phenotypes. Advancing a compound toward the clinic, however, generally requires the identification of precise mechanisms of action. We previously found that epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) inhibitors induce
Arthur H Cheng et al.
Cell reports, 26(12), 3191-3202 (2019-03-21)
Clock neurons within the mammalian suprachiasmatic nuclei (SCN) encode circadian time using interlocked transcription-translation feedback loops (TTFLs) that drive rhythmic gene expression. However, the contributions of other transcription factors outside of the circadian TTFLs to the functionality of the SCN
F Moulavi et al.
Theriogenology, 132, 62-71 (2019-04-17)
The current evaluation of oocyte vitro maturation (IVM) media has progressed toward more defined conditions in human and livestock. In this study, the replacement of fetal calf serum (FCS) with bovine serum albumin (BSA) and polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) was evaluated
Hamideh Babaloo et al.
Journal of cellular physiology, 234(7), 11060-11069 (2018-12-26)
The significant consequences of spinal cord injury (SCI) include sensory and motor disability resulting from the death of neuronal cells and axon degeneration. In this respect, overcoming the consequences of SCI including the recovery of sensory and motor functions is
Robert C Tuckey et al.
The Journal of steroid biochemistry and molecular biology, 112(4-5), 213-219 (2008-11-13)
Cytochrome P450scc (CYP11A1) metabolizes vitamin D3 to 20-hydroxyvitamin D3 as the major product, with subsequent production of dihydroxy and trihydroxy derivatives. The aim of this study was to determine whether cytochrome P450scc could metabolize 1alpha-hydroxyvitamin D3 and whether products were
Patricia Alamo et al.
Disease models & mechanisms, 7(3), 387-396 (2014-02-04)
Mouse colorectal cancer (CRC) models generated by orthotopic microinjection of human CRC cell lines reproduce the pattern of lymphatic, haematological and transcoelomic spread but generate low metastatic efficiency. Our aim was to develop a new strategy that could increase the
Eri Ohto-Fujita et al.
Cell and tissue research, 345(1), 177-190 (2011-05-21)
We have found that a water-soluble alkaline-digested form of eggshell membrane (ASESM) can provide an extracellular matrix (ECM) environment for human dermal fibroblast cells (HDF) in vitro. Avian eggshell membrane (ESM) has a fibrous-meshwork structure and has long been utilized
Martyna Nowacka et al.
Molecular biology reports, 39(1), 139-146 (2011-05-12)
The continuously growing interest in small regulatory RNA exploration is one of the important factors that have inspired the recent development of new high throughput techniques such as DNA microarrays or next generation sequencing. Each of these methods offers some
Roy C Y Choi et al.
Evidence-based complementary and alternative medicine : eCAM, 2011, 307548-307548 (2009-01-10)
Danggui Buxue Tang (DBT), a Chinese herbal decoction used to treat ailments in women, contains Radix Astragali (Huangqi; RA) and Radix Angelicae Sinensis (Danggui; RAS). When DBT was applied onto cultured MG-63 cells, an increase of cell proliferation and differentiation
Jana Goldová et al.
BMC genomics, 12, 437-437 (2011-09-02)
The genome of Pseudomonas aeruginosa contains at least three genes encoding eukaryotic-type Ser/Thr protein kinases, one of which, ppkA, has been implicated in P. aeruginosa virulence. Together with the adjacent pppA phosphatase gene, they belong to the type VI secretion
Monika Kustermann et al.
Autophagy, 14(11), 1911-1927 (2018-07-17)
VCP/p97 (valosin containing protein) is a key regulator of cellular proteostasis. It orchestrates protein turnover and quality control in vivo, processes fundamental for proper cell function. In humans, mutations in VCP lead to severe myo- and neuro-degenerative disorders such as
Eric M Christiansen et al.
Cell, 173(3), 792-803 (2018-04-17)
Microscopy is a central method in life sciences. Many popular methods, such as antibody labeling, are used to add physical fluorescent labels to specific cellular constituents. However, these approaches have significant drawbacks, including inconsistency; limitations in the number of simultaneous
Inhibiting tyrosine phosphorylation of protein kinase Cd (PKCd) protects the salivary gland from radiation damage.
Wie SM et al.
The Journal of Biological Chemistry, 289, 10900-10900 (2014)
Tom Flossmann et al.
Cell reports, 26(12), 3173-3182 (2019-03-21)
Synchronized activity is a universal characteristic of immature neural circuits that is essential for their developmental refinement and strongly depends on GABAergic neurotransmission. A major subpopulation of GABA-releasing interneurons (INs) expresses somatostatin (SOM) and proved critical for rhythm generation in
Optimization of chemically defined cell culture media--replacing fetal bovine serum in mammalian in vitro methods.
van der Valk J et al.
Toxicology in vitro, 24, 1053-1053 (2010)
Nicholas R Meyerson et al.
Cell host & microbe, 22(5), 627-638 (2017-11-07)
TRIM25 is an E3 ubiquitin ligase that activates RIG-I to promote the antiviral interferon response. The NS1 protein from all strains of influenza A virus binds TRIM25, although not all virus strains block the interferon response, suggesting alternative mechanisms for
Katalin Dezso et al.
The American journal of pathology, 175(2), 835-843 (2009-07-04)
In this study, we present a mechanism for the development of arterial blood supply in experimental liver metastases. To analyze the arterialization process of experimental liver metastases, we elucidated a few key questions regarding the blood supply of hepatic lobules
Perrine Barraud et al.
BMC neuroscience, 9, 24-24 (2008-02-20)
The olfactory epithelium is a neurogenic tissue comprising a population of olfactory receptor neurons that are renewed throughout adulthood by a population of stem and progenitor cells. Because of their relative accessibility compared to intra-cranially located neural stem/progenitor cells, olfactory
Zhichao Guan et al.
Analytical chemistry, 86(5), 2789-2797 (2014-02-11)
Microfabricated devices are suitable for single-cell analysis due to their high throughput, compatible dimensions and controllable microenvironment. However, existing devices for single-cell culture and analysis encounter some limitations, such as nutrient depletion, random cell migration and complicated fluid shear influence.
Tony Kwan et al.
PLoS genetics, 5(8), e1000608-e1000608 (2009-08-15)
Current genome-wide association studies (GWAS) are moving towards the use of large cohorts of primary cell lines to study a disease of interest and to assign biological relevance to the genetic signals identified. Here, we use a panel of human
S R Mishra et al.
Animal reproduction science, 179, 88-97 (2017-02-28)
The present study investigated the combined effect of fibroblast growth factor 2 (FGF2) and vascular endothelial growth factor A (VEGF-A) on estradiol (E
Paulraj Santharaman et al.
Biosensors & bioelectronics, 90, 410-417 (2016-11-12)
Nitrite (NO2-) supplementation limits hypoxia-induced oxidative stress and activates the alternate NO pathway which may partially account for the nitrite-mediated cardioprotection. So, sensitive and selective biosensors with point-of-care devices need to be explored to detect the physiological nitrite level due
Max A Cayo et al.
American journal of translational research, 1(2), 178-183 (2009-12-04)
Pheochromocytoma is a neuroendocrine (NE) tumor of the adrenal medulla for which surgical resection is the only therapy. However, 10-46% of tumors are metastatic or have malignant features, and are often inoperable. Our lab has demonstrated the importance of the
Sumanta Kar et al.
International journal of biological macromolecules, 82, 628-636 (2015-10-28)
In this study, a porous chitosan-organically modified montmorillonite-hydroxyapatite (CS-OM-HA) composite scaffold was developed by combining microwave irradiation and gas foaming method. Hydroxyapatite (HA) particles of size ∼ 65 nm were synthesized and characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD) and attenuated total
Hardanahalli S Ravish et al.
Human vaccines & immunotherapeutics, 10(8), 2433-2437 (2014-11-27)
The affordability to rabies vaccine for intramuscular administration in post exposure prophylaxis is a major constraint. Therefore, in countries, where there are financial constraints, World Health Organization recommends intradermal rabies vaccination that reduces the quantity and cost of vaccination. This
Promoter methylation of Wnt/β-Catenin signal inhibitor
Rongna Ma et al.
Cancer biology & medicine, 14(4), 377-386 (2018-01-27)
Liqi Shen et al.
American journal of translational research, 11(3), 1374-1388 (2019-04-12)
The activation of the toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4)/nuclear factor-kappa B (NF-κB) signaling pathway has been found to play a critical role in many inflammatory diseases by controlling the expression of many cytokines. However, this pathway's role in the pathological process
Stephan Riesenberg et al.
Nature communications, 9(1), 2164-2164 (2018-06-06)
A now frequently used method to edit mammalian genomes uses the nucleases CRISPR/Cas9 and CRISPR/Cpf1 or the nickase CRISPR/Cas9n to introduce double-strand breaks which are then repaired by homology-directed repair using DNA donor molecules carrying desired mutations. Using a mixture
Lisa D McKenzie et al.
Scientific reports, 9(1), 4444-4444 (2019-03-16)
Glioblastoma (GBM) is a lethal brain tumour. Despite therapy with surgery, radiation, and alkylating chemotherapy, most people have recurrence within 6 months and die within 2 years. A major reason for recurrence is resistance to DNA damage. Here, we demonstrate
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