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During the interval from September through early December 2005, the Hayabusa spacecraft was in close proximity to near-Earth asteroid 25143 Itokawa, and a variety of data were taken on its shape, mass, and surface topography as well as its mineralogic and elemental abundances. The asteroid's orthogonal axes are 535, 294, and 209 meters, the mass is 3.51 x(More)
Ribosomal RNA gene (rDNA) loci, including those of nucleolus-forming 18S, 5.8S and 28S (major) and non-nucleolus-forming 5S (minor) rDNA, were assigned using fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) to the embryonic chromosomes of rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss), masu salmon (O. masou), brook trout (Salvelinus fontinalis) and Japanese huchen (Hucho(More)
OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to determine whether a relation exists between electrocardiographic (ECG) abnormalities and left ventricular wall motion in patients with subarachnoid hemorrhage. BACKGROUND Although ECG changes simulating acute myocardial infarction are frequently seen in patients with subarachnoid hemorrhage, their relation to(More)
Ralstonia solanacearum is a Gram-negative bacterium and the causative agent of bacterial wilt in many important crops. We treated R. solanacearum with three lytic phages: ϕRSA1, ϕRSB1, and ϕRSL1. Infection with ϕRSA1 and ϕRSB1, either alone or in combination with the other phages, resulted in a rapid decrease in the host bacterial cell density. Cells that(More)
AIM To investigate the predictors of success in step-down of proton pump inhibitor and to assess the quality of life (QOL). METHODS Patients who had heartburn twice a week or more were treated with 20 mg omeprazole (OPZ) once daily for 8 wk as an initial therapy (study 1). Patients whose heartburn decreased to once a week or less at the end of the initial(More)
We identified sex chromosomes of the double-wattled cassowary (Casuarius casuarius) by a replication banding method. The acrocentric Z chromosome, the fifth largest pair in males and slightly smaller W chromosome show no sign of heterochromatinization and share a nearly identical banding pattern in the distal half of the long arm. These chromosomes were(More)
Follicular cholangitis is a sclerosing cholangitis with hilar biliary stricture that must be differentiated from both immunoglobulin G4-related sclerosing cholangitis and primary sclerosing cholangitis. This disorder is extremely rare and difficult to distinguish from hilar biliary cholangiocarcinoma. We report here a case of a Japanese female patient in(More)
Ciliary and flagellar axonemes contain multiple inner arm dyneins of which the functional difference is largely unknown. In this study, a Chlamydomonas mutant, ida9, lacking inner arm dynein c was isolated and shown to carry a mutation in the DHC9 dynein heavy chain gene. The cDNA sequence of DHC9 was determined, and its information was used to show that(More)
Six chitinases were purified from a culture supernatant of Aeromonas sp. no. 10S-24 by ammonium sulfate precipitation, DEAE-Sephadex A-50, Butyl-Toyopearl 650M, and chromatofocusing. These enzymes were most active at pH 3.5-4.5 and the optimum temperature were 50 degrees C. The molecular weights of the enzymes were 89,000 to 120,000 from SDS-polyacrylamide(More)
It is often difficult to identify sexes of many fish species by conventional cytological method because of the lack of heteromorphic sex chromosomes. Isolation of sex-specific molecular markers is thus important for sexing and for understanding sex chromosome evolution in these species. We have identified genetic sexes by PCR-based male-specificity of a(More)