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Chromatin reorganization is governed by multiple post-translational modifications of chromosomal proteins and DNA. These histone modifications are reversible, dynamic events that can regulate DNA-driven cellular processes. However, the molecular mechanisms that coordinate histone modification patterns remain largely unknown. In metazoans, reversible protein(More)
The effect of food deprivation on the pulsatile release of LH was examined in the normal cycling and the ovariectomized (OVX) adult female rat. In the cycling animals, there were significant decreases in the mean plasma LH levels as well as the frequency and amplitude of the LH pulse 48 h after the onset of food deprivation. On the other hand, food(More)
Effects of the suckling stimulus on the daily LH surge induced by chronic oestrogen treatment were examined in ovariectomized lactating rats. Wistar-Imamichi strain rats were kept under 14 h light:10 h darkness (lights on at 05.00 h). Litter size was adjusted to eight on day 1 (day 0 = day of parturition) and ovariectomy performed on day 2. Lactating rats(More)
The role of progesterone to increase prolactin (PRL) secretion on the first estrous day in pubertal rats was compared with its role in adult cyclic rats. The first estrus was induced by the administration of pregnant mare serum gonadotrophin (5 IU) at 28 days of age. A subcutaneous administration of 2.5 or 7.5 mg of progesterone/100 g body wt significantly(More)
Reaction-diffusion theory has played a very important role in the study of pattern formation in biology. However, a group of individuals is described by a single state variable representing population density in reaction-diffusion models, and interaction between individuals can be included only phenomenologically. In this paper, we propose a new scheme that(More)
We describe the case of 10-year-old twin girls, who were born to nonconsanguineous parents and showed pes equinovarus, infantile spasms, and severe psychomotor retardation. Neither patient showed marked microcephaly. Neuroimaging revealed a simplified gyral pattern in the bilateral frontotemporal areas, a reduced volume of cerebral white matter, and a thin(More)
BACKGROUND To differentiate the features of electroencephalography (EEG) after status epileptics in febrile children with final diagnosis of either febrile seizure (FS) or acute encephalopathy for an early diagnosis. METHODS We retrospectively collected data from 68 children who had status epilepticus and for whom EEGs were recorded within 120 h. These(More)
Various retinoid X receptor (RXR) agonists have recently been developed, and some of them have shown anti-tumor effects both in vivo and in vitro. However, there has been no report showing the effects of RXR agonists on Cushing's disease, which is caused by excessive ACTH secretion in a corticotroph tumor of the pituitary gland. Therefore, we examined the(More)
BACKGROUND Wallenberg syndrome was first reported by Adolf Wallenberg as arising due to the obstruction of the posterior inferior cerebellar artery (PICA), which caused an infarct in the lateral medulla oblongata (MO). METHOD This study was carried out on brain tissue from 2 patients with typical Wallenberg syndrome and 10 autopsy cases without central(More)