Life Science Journal

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Current impact factor: 0.17

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2015 Impact Factor Available summer 2015
2012 Impact Factor 0.165
2011 Impact Factor 0.073
2010 Impact Factor 0.158

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    ABSTRACT: Objectives: Y chromosome microdeletion in azoospermia factor (AZF) region is frequently observed in azoospermic/severe oligozoospermic infertile men. We aim to investigate AZF microdeletions in infertile men and the concomitant testicular pathology. Also, we aim to identify the potential variation of AZF microdeletions between blood and seminal fluid genomic DNA. Materials and Methods: Fifty azoospermic/sever oligozoospermic infertile males and 50 healthy fertile males were enrolled in this study. Blood and seminal fluid genomic DNA were investigated for microdeletion in AZF loci. Additionally, testicular biopsies were examined to evaluate the testicular pathology. Results: Twenty two percent of patients have at least one microdeletion in one or more loci of the AZF sub-regions. While 16 microdeletions were found in the blood’s DNA, 19 microdeletions were found in the semen’s DNA. The microdeletion was found in different loci among the cases, one case had deletions in both AZFb and AZFc loci. The frequency of both AZFb and AZFc microdeletions in blood’s DNA and semen’s DNA was (14%), (16%) respectively. The testicular biopsies revealed variable histological changes ranged from hyalinized seminiferous tubules to arrested spermatogenesis. Conclusions: AZF microdeletions are frequently seen in primary non-obstructive male infertility and are usually associated with impaired spermatogenesis and variable degrees of testicular histological changes.
    Life Science Journal 01/2015; 12(1):29-37.
  • Life Science Journal 12/2014; 12.
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    ABSTRACT: Biological control using the plant growth-promoting Rhizobacterium (PGPR) has received significant attention in recent years. PGPR has been linked with promoting growth in economically important crops, such as potatoes, tomatoes, and rice. Bacillus mojavensis KJS-3 (Moja-3), isolated from food waste, possesses antifungal properties against Aspergillus terreus, A. fumagatus, A. flavus, and Fusarium redolense, and it may have potential in the development of products for industrial applications. The main purpose of this study was to determine the effects of spraying the PGPR Bacillus mojavensis KJS-3 on the growth of altari radish (leaf number, leaf length, leaf weight, root length, and rhizome length, adjacent portion diameter, and weight) and lettuce (leaf number, length, width, and weight). Three different concentrations of the foliar spray treatment of B. mojavensis KJS-3 were applied to the altari radish and lettuce: the recommended standard concentration of 1×109 cfu/g, half the standard concentration of 0.5×109 cfu/g, and double the standard concentration of 2×109 cfu/g). The B. mojavensis strain foliar spray treatment increased the growth of the leaves and roots of the altari radish and increased the growth of the lettuce leaves. For both plants, the recommended concentration of B. mojavensis KJS-3 produced better growth than half the standard concentration, and the growth was similar with the double dose. This study demonstrates positive effects of Moja-3, suggesting it may be a potential new bio-fertilizer for improving the growth of altari radish and lettuce.
    Life Science Journal 12/2014; Vol. 24.(No. 12.):1308~1315.
  • Life Science Journal 12/2014; 11(12):846-852.