Atsumi Tsujimoto

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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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
We have recently identified a tachykinin-related peptide (AmTRP) from the mushroom bodies (MBs) of the brain of the honeybee Apis mellifera L. by using direct matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization with time-of-flight mass spectometry and have isolated its cDNA. Here, we have examined prepro-AmTRP gene expression in the honeybee brain by using in situ(More)
The effects of two kinds of Escherichia coli (E. coli) strain, wild-type E. coli W3110 and E. coli nir-Ptac, which has enhanced NO(2) reduction activity, on oral CH(4) emission and NO(3) toxicity in NO(3)-treated sheep were assessed in a respiratory hood system in a 4 x 6 Youden square design. NO(3) (1.3 g NaNO(3)/kg(0.75) body weight) and/or E. coli(More)
The structure of the integrated provirus in cell lines established from the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) of patients with human T-cell leukemia virus type-1 (HTLV-1)-associated myelopathy (HAM) was analyzed. The digestion patterns with 3 restriction endonucleases, Sac I, Eco RI and PstI, of the proviruses integrated in T-lymphoid cell lines derived from the(More)