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Nori, a marine red alga, is one of the most profitable mariculture crops in the world. However, the biological properties of this macroalga are poorly understood at the molecular level. In this study, we determined the draft genome sequence of susabi-nori (Pyropia yezoensis) using next-generation sequencing platforms. For sequencing, thalli of P. yezoensis(More)
Feline leukemia viruses carrying transduced v-myc genes (myc-FeLV) induce tumors of clonal origin, suggesting that activated myc alone is not sufficient for tumorigenesis. To investigate the hypothesis that insertional mutagenesis plays a role by activating genes which collaborate with v-myc, we looked for evidence of common proviral integration sites in(More)
Using a monoclonal antibody, Lt-4, directed against human T cell leukemia virus type I (HTLV-I) trans-activator (tax1) antigen, we examined the expression of tax1 and related antigens in a variety of T cell lines bearing HTLV-I and related retroviruses, simian T cell leukemia virus type I (STLV-I) and HTLV-II, by immunofluorescence and immunoblot assays.(More)
We have developed a novel cDNA microarray encompassing 3500 genes expressed in skeletal muscle. With this system, we have performed the first study of gene expression in samples from individual patients. We analyzed muscle specimen from individuals with Duchenne muscular dystrophy to identify differences among patients. Among the variably expressed genes,(More)
Anti-tumor activity of antizyme which targets the ornithine decarboxylase (ODC) required for cell growth and transformation Cell proliferation and transformation induced by growth factor stimulation or by carcinogens, viruses, or oncogenes are characterized by an associated increase in polyamine levels, which is mediated by increased polyamine biosynthesis(More)
CpG island DNA methylation plays an important role in regulating gene expression in development and carcinogenesis. We developed a new microarray-based method called methylation amplification DNA chip (MAD) for detecting differences in methylation. In this method, only methylated CpG islands from the two samples that we wanted to compare were amplified and(More)
Human T-cell leukemia virus type 1 (HTLV-1) is known to be associated with adult T-cell leukemia (ATL). Recently, HTLV-1-associated myelopathy (HAM) was described as a neurological disease with which an etiological association of HTLV-1 is suspected. A provirus genome was cloned from a lymphoid cell line derived from the cerebrospinal fluid of a patient(More)
One of the gene products of human T-cell leukemia virus type I (HTLV-I), p40tax, activates its own viral transcription in trans through tax-responsive enhancers in viral long terminal repeats. Five species of cDNA clones for proteins that bind to the tax-responsive enhancer element in HTLV-I were isolated from the Jurkat cell library. The beta-galactosidase(More)
For detailed comparison of human T-cell leukemia virus type I (HTLV-I) in adult T-cell leukemia (ATL) and HTLV-I-associated myelopathy (HAM), the nucleotide sequences of parts of the long terminal repeat (LTR) and env regions of the HTLV-I proviruses from 12 patients with HAM, 8 patients with ATL and one with both diseases were analyzed. About 340 bp of the(More)
To clarify the molecular basis underlying the neural function of the honeybee mushroom bodies (MBs), we identified three genes preferentially expressed in MB using cDNA microarrays containing 480 differential display-positive candidate cDNAs expressed locally or differentially, dependent on caste/aggressive behavior in the honeybee brain. One of the cDNAs(More)