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Following the digestion of chromosomal DNA of Deinococcus radiodurans with a restriction enzyme a partial genomic library was constructed using lambda phage as a vector. A phage clone whose DNA can complement the deficiency in a radiation-sensitive mutant of D. radiodurans was isolated. Following the subcloning using phasmid vector, a hybrid plasmid(More)
Cyclosporine A (CsA) is an immunosuppressive drug that targets cyclophilins, cellular cofactors that regulate the immune system. Replication of hepatitis C virus (HCV) is suppressed by CsA, but the molecular basis of this suppression is still not fully understood. To investigate this suppression, we cultured HCV replicon cells (Con1, HCV genotype 1b, FLR-N(More)
The development of RNA interference (RNAi)-based therapy faces two major obstacles: selecting small interfering RNA (siRNA) sequences with strong activity, and identifying a carrier that allows efficient delivery to target organs. Additionally, conservative region at nucleotide level must be targeted for RNAi in applying to virus because hepatitis C virus(More)
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) replicon systems enable in-depth analysis of the life cycle of HCV. However, the previously reported full-genome replicon system is unable to produce authentic virions. On the basis of these results, we constructed newly designed full-genomic replicon RNA, which is composed of the intact 5'-terminal-half RNA extending to the NS2(More)
Inhibition mechanisms of staurosporine and H7 to cAMP-dependent protein kinase have been investigated through docking studies. For each molecule, the energetically most stable docking model was searched by using the conformationally flexible automatic docking program ADAM without any presumptions. The results explain well the observation that staurosporine(More)