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We have developed genetic methods in zebrafish by using the Tol2 transposable element; namely, transgenesis, gene trapping, enhancer trapping and the Gal4FF-UAS system. Gene trap constructs contain a splice acceptor and the GFP or Gal4FF (a modified version of the yeast Gal4 transcription activator) gene, and enhancer trap constructs contain the zebrafish(More)
Surgical resection is the accepted standard of care for patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Several imaging modalities play central roles in the detection and staging of the disease. The aim of this review is to evaluate the utility of computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), positron emission tomography (PET) and PET/CT for(More)
PURPOSE To examine the expression of multifunctional Na(+)-independent organic anion-transporting polypeptides, termed oatp1, oatp2, and oatp3, involving the transport of thyroid hormone in the rat retina at the protein and mRNA levels. METHODS Northern blot analysis was performed using oatp1, -2, and -3 cDNAs. Reverse transcription-polymerase chain(More)
Heat shock protein (Hsp) 90 is a key regulator of various oncogene products and cell-signaling molecules, while Hsp70 protects against heat-induced apoptosis. We previously described a system in which hyperthermia was produced using thermosensitive ferromagnetic particles (FMPs) with a Curie temperature (T c) of 43 °C to mediate automatic temperature(More)
To estimate the influence of water contaminants on fish reproduction in the Mekong Delta area, we sampled cultivated male catfish (Pangasianodon hypophthalmus), investigated testicular development, and measured persistent organic pollutants (POPs) and trace element levels in muscle and liver, respectively. Various testes sizes were observed although(More)
Regenerating gene I alpha (REG1A) is a growth factor known to affect pancreatic islet β cells. Although REG1A expression has also been observed in various malignant tumors, the correlation between REG1A expression and the clinicopathological characteristics of breast cancer and patient prognosis has not been evaluated. Resected breast cancer tissues(More)
PURPOSE To examine the protein and mRNA expression levels of the recently cloned rat multifunctional Na+-independent organic anion transporting polypeptide (rat oatp-E), which is involved in the transport of thyroid hormone in the rat, the distribution and function of this transporter were investigated in the retina. METHODS Real-time quantitative reverse(More)
Heat shock protein (Hsp) 90 is a key regulator of a variety of oncogene products and cell-signaling molecules, and the therapeutic benefit of its inhibition in combination with radiation or chemotherapy has been investigated. In addition, hyperthermia has been used for many years to treat various malignant tumors. We previously described a system in which(More)
Lymph node status is a key indicator of the best approach to treatment of invasive breast cancer. However, the accuracy with which lymph node metastasis is diagnosed is not currently satisfactory. New and more reliable methods that enable one to know who has a greater potential for lymph node metastasis would be highly desirable. We previously reported that(More)
To estimate the influence of water contamination by arsenic (As) on reproduction of crustaceans in Vietnam, we collected wild freshwater crab Somanniathelphusa pax from the Mekong Delta area in Vietnam, investigated gonadal development, and measured As concentration in hepatopancreas. In female crab, vitellogenesis was delayed in association with the(More)