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Muscle-eye-brain disease (MEB) is an autosomal recessive disorder characterized by congenital muscular dystrophy, ocular abnormalities, and lissencephaly. Mammalian O-mannosyl glycosylation is a rare type of protein modification that is observed in a limited number of glycoproteins of brain, nerve, and skeletal muscle. Here we isolated a human cDNA for(More)
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS Resection of submucosal tumors by means of endoscopy has been reported using a variety of techniques, but cannot be performed safely in tumors originating from the muscularis propria. Using the submucosal tunnel created by the technique of peroral endoscopic myotomy (POEM), we report the first series describing the new technique of(More)
We have used the whole-cell patch clamp recording technique to characterize a swelling-activated chloride current in guinea pig atrial and ventricular myocytes and to compare the electrophysiological and pharmacological properties of this current with the isoprenaline-activated chloride current in the same cell types. Osmotic swelling of guinea pig cardiac(More)
The DNA base-modified product 8-hydroxy-2'-deoxyguanosine (8-OHdG) is one of the most commonly used markers for the evaluation of oxidative DNA damage. A monoclonal antibody specific for 8-OHdG (N45.1) was characterized and applied in quantitative immunohistochemistry. N45.1 recognized both the modified base and deoxyribose structure of 8-OHdG and required(More)
Twelve aldehyde dehydrogenase (ALDH) genes have been identified in humans. These genes, located on different chromosomes, encode a group of enzymes which oxidizes varieties of aliphatic and aromatic aldehydes. Metabolic disorders and clinical problems associated with mutations of ALDH1, ALDH2, ALDH4, ALDH10 and succinic semialdehyde (SSDH) genes have been(More)
A polyclonal antibody, CR2, prepared using the C-terminal peptide of the alpha 1 subunit of the rabbit cardiac DHP-sensitive Ca channel, specifically immunoprecipitated the [3H]PN200-110-labeled Ca channel solubilized from cardiac microsomes. The antibody recognized 250 and 200-kDa cardiac microsomal proteins as determined by immunoblotting, and(More)
PURPOSE Although the course of vitreomacular traction syndrome is necessary to treat patients or to establish the value of the surgical technique, little information is available about its course. In this study, we ascertained the natural history of vitreomacular traction syndrome. METHODS We retrospectively studied 53 consecutive symptomatic eyes with(More)
Transganglionic transport of horseradish peroxidase (HRP) was used to study the patterns of termination of somatic afferent fibers innervating oral and facial structures within the principal nucleus (Vp), nucleus oralis (Vo), and nucleus interpolaris (Vi). The primary trigeminal afferent fibers that innervate the oral cavity supplied by the pterygopalatine,(More)
A total of 6,120 Japanese males were screened for glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency (G6PD). Five cases with the deficiency were discovered. Two of them and an additional two cases have the same variant, G6PD Ube, characterized by moderate enzyme deficiency, fast moving enzyme activity on electrophoresis, high Ki Nadph, utilization of substrate(More)