Recent Articles

Below are the titles and abstracts from the most recent articles published in In Vitro Cellular and Developmental Biology – Animal. Click on the title to view the full article at Springerlink.


  • Animal Posters
    on June 1, 2020 at 12:00 am
  • Index
    on June 1, 2020 at 12:00 am
  • Plant Contributed Papers
    on June 1, 2020 at 12:00 am
  • Plant Posters
    on June 1, 2020 at 12:00 am
  • Animal Symposia and Workshops
    on June 1, 2020 at 12:00 am
  • Plant Symposia and Workshops
    on June 1, 2020 at 12:00 am
  • Joint Symposium
    on June 1, 2020 at 12:00 am
  • Education Silent Abstracts
    on June 1, 2020 at 12:00 am
  • Animal Contributed Papers
    on June 1, 2020 at 12:00 am
  • Plenary Symposia
    on June 1, 2020 at 12:00 am
  • Keynote Symposium
    on June 1, 2020 at 12:00 am
  • Investigation on the suitability of milk-derived primary bovine mammary epithelial cells grown on permeable membrane supports as an in vitro model for lactation
    on May 29, 2020 at 12:00 am

    Abstract This study aimed to establish an in vitro model for lipid synthesis in primary bovine mammary epithelial cells (pbMECs) extracted from milk and cultured on Transwell permeable supports (TW culture). The suitability of these cells as a functional model for lactation was assessed by measuring κ-casein (CSN3) and diacylglycerol acyl transferase 1 (DGAT1) gene expression, the presence of intracellular lipid droplets, and the concentration of triacylglycerol in the cell lysates. The functionality of the milk-derived pbMECs cultured under lactogenic conditions, with and without oleic acid supplementation, was evaluated by comparing the cells grown on Transwell supports to cells grown on an extracellular matrix (ECM) gel (3D culture) or a plastic surface (2D culture). Furthermore, the functionality of milk-derived cells was compared to pbMECs obtained from bovine mammary tissue. Here, we show that in both tissue and milk-derived pbMECs, 3D culture offered the […]

  • Lotusine, an alkaloid from Nelumbo nucifera (Gaertn.), attenuates doxorubicin-induced toxicity in embryonically derived H9c2 cells
    on May 29, 2020 at 12:00 am

    Abstract Cardiotoxicity is the major challenge in chemotherapy with doxorubicin (DOX) or adriamycin. Doxorubicin manifests oxidative stress via an uncontrolled progression of reactive oxygen species in cardiomyocytes; thereby, dysregulation and dysfunction of myocardium thus lead to apoptosis. Several attempts have been made to overcome this side effect in patients with antioxidant-rich supplements to control the free radicals. Plant-based or plant-derived compounds pay more attention to cure such complications in patients for supporting the treatment, revitalizing or regulating the normal metabolism. Hence, our study focused on pretreatment of embryonically derived rat cardiomyocytes (H9c2) with phytocompound lotusine to prevent DOX-mediated oxidative stress. From the experiment, the DOX-exposed cells have shown morphological abnormalities such as reduced cell size, shrinkage, blebbing, and chromatin condensation, whereas no such deformities were observed in […]

  • Conversion between porcine naïve-like and primed ESCs and specific pluripotency marker identification
    on May 19, 2020 at 12:00 am

    Abstract Researchers currently lack standardized porcine-specific markers that would aid in distinguishing the naïve and primed states of porcine embryonic stem cells (ESCs). Here, we converted naïve-like porcine ESCs (nESCs, established in our lab) into primed-state cells, and we proposed a set of molecular criteria for evaluating the naïve porcine ESCs by comparing the two cell states. The reverse-primed porcine ESCs (rpESCs) are phenotypically stable and karyotypically intact. Alkaline phosphatase positivity and the ability to form embryonic bodies suggest that rpESCs still retain the capacity for self-renewal. Lineage-associated genes, such as Cdx2, Sox17, Eomes, Foxa, Fgf5, and Pitx2, exhibited significant expression in rpESCs. Nonetheless, LIF/3i-grown porcine ESCs treated with the small molecular weight inhibitors CHIR99021, PD0325901, and SB431542 expressed the greatest number of pluripotency marker genes, including Oct4, Sox2, Nog, Dppa5, […]

  • lncRNA-XIST protects the hypoxia-induced cardiomyocyte injury through regulating the miR-125b-hexokianse 2 axis
    on May 15, 2020 at 12:00 am

    Abstract Ischemic injury in the heart is associated with low oxygen, leading to the damage of cardiomyocytes. The lncRNA-XIST is known to involve in post-ischemia myocardial remodeling. However, the roles and mechanism of XIST in the hypoxia-induced cardiomyocyte are still under investigation. Moreover, studies that elucidated the impaired glucose metabolism present new hallmark of ischemic cardiovascular injury. The objective of this study is to investigate the effects of lncRNA-XIST on cardiomyocyte injury under hypoxia. Here, we demonstrate that the XIST expressions of cardiomyocyte line, H9c2 were apparently suppressed by long-time hypoxia exposure under low glucose supply. On the contrary, miRNA-125b showed reverse expression pattern to XIST. We identified that XIST functioned as a ceRNA of miR-125b to downregulate its expression in both cell line and rat primary cardiomyocyte. Under low glucose supply, H9c2 cells exhibited increased susceptibility to hypoxia. […]

  • Cell lines derived from the western corn rootworm larvae, Diabrotica virgifera virgifera (Chrysomelidae: Coleoptera)
    on May 14, 2020 at 12:00 am
  • Apigenin protects against ischemia-/hypoxia-induced myocardial injury by mediating pyroptosis and apoptosis
    on May 13, 2020 at 12:00 am

    Abstract Apigenin is a traditional Chinese medicine found in many plants that plays critical roles in several diseases, including cardiovascular diseases. We investigated the protective effect of apigenin against ischemia/hypoxia (I/H)-induced myocardium injury in vitro and explored the potential molecular mechanisms. Together with the flow cytometry results, our results indicated that apigenin attenuated the pyroptosis and apoptosis of myoblastic H9c2 cells that were induced by I/H injury. Furthermore, the pro-inflammatory cytokines (interleukin 18, IL-18, and IL-1β) were investigated for the roles of apigenin in I/H-induced myocardium injury. It was observed that increases in IL-1β and IL-18 levels were significantly reduced by apigenin treatment of I/H-induced H9C2 cells. The results demonstrated that apigenin protected H9c2 cells against I/H-induced myocardium injury. The protective effects were most likely related to the reduction of pyroptosis, […]

  • Comparative analysis of bilirubin glucuronidation activity in 2D- and 3D-cultured human hepatocellular carcinoma HepG2 cells
    on May 11, 2020 at 12:00 am
  • Heat stress induces apoptosis through disruption of dynamic mitochondrial networks in dairy cow mammary epithelial cells
    on May 6, 2020 at 12:00 am

    Abstract Heat stress–induced reductions in milk yield and the dysfunction of mammary glands are economically important challenges that face the dairy industry, especially during summer. The aim of the present study is to investigate the effects of heat stress on mitochondrial function by using dairy cow mammary epithelial cells (DCMECs) as an in vitro model. Live cell imaging shows that the mitochondria continually change shape through fission and fusion. However, heat stress induces the fragmentation of mitochondria, as well as the decreased of ATP level, membrane potential, and anti-oxidant enzyme activity and the increased of respiratory chain complex I activity. In addition, the cytosolic Ca2+ concentration and cytochrome c expression (Cyto-c) were increased after heat stress treatment. Both qRT-PCR and western blot analysis indicate that mitofusin1/2 (Mfn1/2) and optic atrophy protein-1 (Opa-1) are downregulated after heat stress, whereas dynamin-related […]

  • DSCAM-AS1 mediates pro-hypertrophy role of GRK2 in cardiac hypertrophy aggravation via absorbing miR-188-5p
    on May 6, 2020 at 12:00 am

    Abstract Sustained cardiac hypertrophy, as previously clarified, serves as a critical initiator of heart failure and therefore is acknowledged as an important factor for heart failure treatment. The broadly demonstrated function and participation of long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) in tumors are well accepted. However, the underlying mechanism implicating lncRNAs in cardiac hypertrophy is mostly unexplored and deserves to be specifically studied. The devised work was aimed to disclose the function of lncRNA DS cell adhesion molecule antisense RNA 1 (DSCAM-AS1) in angiotensin II (AngII)-induced cardiac hypertrophy. In this study, we discovered the upregulation of DSCAM-AS1 in cardiomyocytes treated with AngII by quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR). Western blot and qRT-PCR suggested that DSCAM-AS1 silencing attenuated the highly expressed hypertrophic biomarkers including β-myosin heavy chain (β-MHC), brain natriuretic peptide (BNP), and […]

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