Akira Tanigami

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Functional prediction of open reading frames coded in the genome is one of the most important tasks in yeast genomics. Among a number of large-scale experiments for assigning certain functional classes to proteins, experiments determining protein-protein interaction are especially important because interacting proteins usually have the same function. Thus,(More)
MOTIVATION To understand biological process, we must clarify how proteins interact with each other. However, since information about protein-protein interactions still exists primarily in the scientific literature, it is not accessible in a computer-readable format. Efficient processing of large amounts of interactions therefore needs an intelligent(More)
As a base for human transcriptome and functional genomics, we created the "full-length long Japan" (FLJ) collection of sequenced human cDNAs. We determined the entire sequence of 21,243 selected clones and found that 14,490 cDNAs (10,897 clusters) were unique to the FLJ collection. About half of them (5,416) seemed to be protein-coding. Of those, 1,999(More)
A whole-genome radiation hybrid (RH) panel was used to construct a high-resolution map of the rat genome based on microsatellite and gene markers. These include 3,019 new microsatellite markers described here for the first time and 1,714 microsatellite markers with known genetic locations, allowing comparison and integration of maps from different sources.(More)
The relationship between human papillomavirus (HPV) infection and breast cancer is controversial. In this study, paraffin-embedded tissue blocks prepared from 72 patients with benign, premalignant or malignant mammary lesions were randomly collected from the Shanghai region of China and Tokushima in Japan. DNA specimens extracted from all tissues were(More)
Macular corneal dystrophy (MCD; MIM 217800) is an autosomal recessive hereditary disease in which progressive punctate opacities in the cornea result in bilateral loss of vision, eventually necessitating corneal transplantation. MCD is classified into two subtypes, type I and type II, defined by the respective absence and presence of sulphated keratan(More)
BACKGROUND The association between human papillomavirus (HPV) and anogenital tumors, especially cervical cancer, is well documented. However, it remains unclear whether there is also a correlation between HPV infection and human breast cancer. METHODS We used PCR and Southern blot hybridization to analyze HPV-related DNA specimens from 32 cases of(More)
Loss of heterozygosity on chromosome 11q23 is observed at high frequency in human nonsmall cell lung carcinomas (NSCLCs), suggesting the presence of a tumor suppressor gene. Previous analysis of DNA from 79 patients identified a commonly deleted segment of 5 centimorgans. Complementation analysis was used to further localize a putative tumor suppressor(More)
LAMP3 (DC-LAMP, TSC403, CD208) was originally isolated as a gene specifically expressed in lung tissues. LAMP3 is located on a chromosome 3q segment that is frequently amplified in some human cancers, including uterine cervical cancer. Because two other members of the LAMP family of lysosomal membrane glycoproteins, LAMP1 and LAMP2, were previously(More)
Miller-Dieker syndrome (MDS) is a multiple malformation syndrome characterized by classical lissencephaly and a characteristic facies. It is associated with visible or submicroscopic deletions within chromosome band 17p13.3. Lissencephaly without facial dysmorphism has also been observed and is referred to as isolated lissencephaly sequence (ILS).(More)