Learn More
We have used map-based approaches to clone a locus containing two genes, Avr1b-1 and Avr1b-2, required for avirulence of the oomycete pathogen Phytophthora sojae (Kaufmann & Gerdemann) on soybean plants carrying resistance gene Rps1b. Avr1b-1 was localized to a single 60-kb bacterial artificial chromosome (BAC) clone by fine-structure genetic mapping.(More)
BACKGROUND The haplotype H1 of the tau gene, MAPT, is highly associated with progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP) and corticobasal degeneration (CBD). OBJECTIVE To investigate the pathogenic basis of this association. METHODS Detailed linkage disequilibrium and common haplotype structure of MAPT were examined in 27 CEPH trios using validated HapMap(More)
Although it is clear that microtubule associated protein tau (MAPT) is involved in Alzheimer's disease (AD) pathology, it has not been clear whether it is involved genetically. We have recently examined the MAPT locus in progressive supranuclear palsy and found that a haplotype (H1c) on the background of the well-described H1 clade is associated with PSP.(More)
True fractional Ca absorption (TFCA) was compared in children with different habitual Ca intakes using a double-label stable-isotope technique. Chinese children aged 7 years from Hongkong (n22) and Jiangmen (n12) participated in the study. An oral administration of 8 mg 44Ca in 100 g chocolate milk was given shortly after an intravenous injection of 0.75 mg(More)
There is limited information relating Ca intake to bone and height acquisition among Oriental children who consume little or even no milk. The present controlled study investigated the acquisition of bone mass and height of Chinese children with an initial Ca intake of approximately 567 mg/d who were supplemented to about 800 mg/d. Eighty-four 7-year-old(More)
Characterization of Anopheles gambiae genomic clones containing Ikirara inverted repeats revealed five novel sequences related to known transposable elements (TEs). One TE is related to the mariner/Tc1 superfamily of class II (DNA-to-DNA) transposons, while four are related to class I (RNA-mediated transposition) elements. Crusoe, the class II element; is(More)
The significance of various antibodies against Borrelia burgdorferi was studied by Western blot (immunoblot) by using 578 human serum samples. The proteins regularly detected by using samples from patients with Lyme borreliosis were those with bands with molecular masses of 94, 83, 75, 66, 60, 55, 46, 41, 39, 34, 31, 29, 22, and 17 kDa. The detectable(More)
Recent calcium supplementation trials in children have confirmed a positive but moderate effect of calcium intake on bone mineral accretion. However, the lasting effect of a higher bone mineral mass after calcium-supplement withdrawal is not known. This is an 18-mo follow-up study conducted after an 18-mo controlled calcium supplementation trial to study(More)
Our recent 18-month calcium supplementation trial demonstrated a significant increase in radial bone mineral mass in 7-year-old children with calcium intake approximately 300 mg/day (Am J Clin Nutr 1994; 60: 744-50). The persistence of higher bone mass after cessation of calcium supplementation is unknown. This is a follow-up study to investigate the(More)
The amino acid sequence obtained by translating the nucleotide sequence of a 0.55 kb fragment, amplified from Azotobacter vinelandii chromosomal DNA by PCR, was 57% identical to part of the Escherichia coli cyoB gene, encoding subunit I of the cytochrome bo-type quinol oxidase. This fragment was mutated in vitro by insertion of a kanamycin-resistance(More)