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The nucleotide sequence of chicken Mx cDNA was reported earlier using the White Leghorn breed in Germany, but it showed no enhanced resistance to viruses. In this study, the nucleotide sequences of chicken Mx cDNA were determined in many breeds. A total of 25 nucleotide substitutions, of which 14 were deduced to cause amino acid exchanges, were detected,(More)
Wild-type or mutated human beta3-adrenergic receptor (Trp64Arg) cDNAs were stably expressed in mouse 3T3-L1 cells. Saturation binding study using a beta-adrenergic ligand revealed that there was no significant difference in the receptor density and the equilibrium dissociation constant between the two cell lines. However, the ability of the mutant(More)
Cold exposure produces adaptive hyperplasia and growth of brown adipose tissue (BAT), the major site of non-shivering thermogenesis in rodents, associated with increased angiogenesis in this tissue. Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), one of the most potent angiogenic factors, was found to be expressed abundantly in BAT of the rat. When rats were(More)
In the present study, the effects of seminal plasma (SP), cumulus-oocyte-complexes (COCs) conditioned medium (CCM) and hyaluronan (HA) on functional changes and in vitro fertilizing ability of porcine spermatozoa were examined. In in vitro fertilization (IVF) experiments, 10% (v/v) of exogenous SP in the fertilization medium prevented sperm penetration(More)
Retinoids exert their effect through ligand-dependent transcription factors, retinoic acid receptors (RARalpha, beta, and gamma) and retinoid X receptor (RXRalpha, beta, and gamma), which belong to the superfamily of steroid/thyroid/vitamin D3, nuclear receptors. Using a subtraction hybridization approach, we have identified a cDNA sequence, Tazarotene(More)
Psoriasis is a chronic immune-mediated disease that is characterized by the hyperproliferation and abnormal differentiation of keratinocytes and by inflammation. The epidermal changes associated with psoriasis may be due to the infiltration of inflammatory T lymphocytes and the release of cytokines in response to antigenic stimulation. Tazarotene is a(More)
grated on a 10 84 mm 10 84 mm die. It also integrates camera, display, audio, and network interfaces required for a mobile video-phone terminal. In addition to conventional low-power techniques, such as clock gating and parallel operation, some new low-power techniques are also employed. These include an embedded DRAM with optimized configuration, a(More)
The growth-retarded (grt) mouse has an autosomal recessive, fetal-onset, severe thyroid hypoplasia related to TSH hyporesponsiveness. Through genetic mapping and complementation experiments, we show that grt is a missense mutation of a highly conserved region of the tyrosylprotein sulfotransferase 2 (Tpst2) gene, encoding one of the two Tpst genes(More)
The male germ cell-specific fatty acid-binding protein 9 (FABP9/PERF15) is the major component of the murine sperm perforatorium and perinuclear theca. Based on its cytoskeletal association and sequence homology to myelin P2 (FABP8), it has been suggested that FABP9 tethers sperm membranes to the underlying cytoskeleton. Furthermore, its upregulation in(More)
A common protease-resistant fragment (Mr = 27,000) was generated from purified rat hepatic actinogelin, and rat skeletal muscle and chicken gizzard alpha-actinins by limited proteolysis using thermolysin. A monoclonal antibody (A-1) which was raised against the rat hepatic actinogelin and has a cross-reactivity with rat skeletal muscle and chicken gizzard(More)