Document Type : Original Article
. Cellular and Molecular Biology Research Center, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran;.Department of Biotechnology, School of Advanced Technologies in Medicine, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Scienc
.Department of Anatomical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, AJA University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
. Cellular and Molecular Biology Research Center, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
4.Department of Anatomical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Sari, Iran
5.Department of Reproductive Biology, School of Advanced Medical Sciences and Technologies, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran
Regarding that undifferentiated mesenchymal stem cells, as donor cells, require less epigenetic reprogramming, possibility of using bovine adipose tissue-derived stem cells (BASCs) with low level of DNMTs and HDACs expression was evaluated.
Materials and Methods
In this experimental study, we examined gene expression of epigenetic modifiers including DNA methyltransferases (DNMT1, DNMT3A and DNMT3B) and histone deacetylases (HDAC1-3), as well as protein levels of histone H3 acetylation at lysine 9 (H3K9ac) and POU5F1 (also known as OCT4) at two stages of preimplantation development among in vitro fertilization (IVF), parthenogenetic activation (PA) and somatic cell nuclear transfer (SCNT) groups.
The results revealed that developmental competence of IVF embryos was higher than SCNT embryos (P < 0.05). In the PA and SCNT groups, DNMT1, HDAC2 and HDAC3 mRNA were overexpressed (P < 0.05), and proteins levels of H3K9ac and POU5F1 were reduced at 6-8 cells and blastocyst stages compared to IVF (P < 0.05). The mRNA expression of DNMT1 an