Akiharu Watanabe

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The sequence determination of the entire genome of the Synechocystis sp. strain PCC6803 was completed. The total length of the genome finally confirmed was 3,573,470 bp, including the previously reported sequence of 1,003,450 bp from map position 64% to 92% of the genome. The entire sequence was assembled from the sequences of the physical map-based contigs(More)
The nucleotide sequence of the entire genome of a filamentous cyanobacterium, Anabaena sp. strain PCC 7120, was determined. The genome of Anabaena consisted of a single chromosome (6,413,771 bp) and six plasmids, designated pCC7120alpha (408,101 bp), pCC7120beta (186,614 bp), pCC7120gamma (101,965 bp), pCC7120delta (55,414 bp), pCC7120epsilon (40,340 bp),(More)
Proton/sulfate cotransporters in the plasma membranes are responsible for uptake of the environmental sulfate used in the sulfate assimilation pathway in plants. Here we report the cloning and characterization of an Arabidopsis thaliana gene, AST68, a new member of the sulfate transporter gene family in higher plants. Sequence analysis of cDNA and genomic(More)
Plant B-type cyclin genes are expressed late in the G2 and M phases of the cell cycle. Previously, we showed that the promoter of a Catharanthus roseus B-type cyclin, CYM, could direct M phase-specific transcription of a beta-glucuronidase reporter gene in synchronously dividing BY2 tobacco cells. In this study, we determined the regulatory elements(More)
Plant B-type cyclin genes are expressed specifically in late G2- and M-phases during the cell cycle. Their promoters contain a common cis-acting element, called the MSA (M-specific activator) element, that is necessary and sufficient for periodic promoter activation. This motif also is present in the tobacco kinesin-like protein gene NACK1, which is(More)
Waardenburg syndrome (WS) is a hereditary disorder that causes hypopigmentation and hearing impairment. Depending on additional symptoms, WS is classified into four types: WS1, WS2, WS3 and WS4. Mutations in MITF (microphthalmia-associated transcription factor) and PAX3, encoding transcription factors, are responsible for WS2 and WS1/WS3, respectively. We(More)
Cynomolgus macaques (Macaca fascicularis, Mafa), alias the crab-eating monkeys or long-tailed macaques, live across a vast range of South-East Asia. These non-human primates have emerged as important animal models in infectious and chronic diseases and transplantation studies, necessitating a more extensive characterization of their major histocompatibility(More)
J Chromatogr 1984;311:291–9. 3. Chen Y, Potter JM, Ravenscroft PJ. A quick, sensitive high-performance liquid chromatography assay for monoethylglycinexylidide and lignocaine in serum/plasma using solid-phase extraction. Ther Drug Monit 1992;14:317– 21. 4. Willis CR, Greenblatt DJ, Benjamin DM, Abernethy DR. Simultaneous determination of lidocaine and its(More)
To study the mechanism of regulation and structure/function relationship of the Pleurotus ostreatus manganese (II) peroxidase (MnP), we amplified the full-length genomic and complementary DNAs for the major isozyme of the MnP mainly by the cassette-primer PCR technique and then sequenced them. The cDNA contained an open reading frame of 1083 bp encoding for(More)