Dr. N. Itoh

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Incorporation studies administering 2H- and 13C-labeled mevalonate (MVA) and 13C-labeled glucose to suspension cultured cells of the liverwort, Ptychanthus striatus, were carried out in order to examine the biosynthesis of the phytyl side-chain of chlorophyll a. Administration of 13C- and 2H-labeled MVA provided evidence for the involvement of the MVA(More)
Callus cultures of the hornwort Anthoceros punctatus were induced from the apical portions of the gametophytes. Calli can accumulate rosmarinic acid, which is suggested as an intermediate for anthocerotonic acid, a rare phenylpropanoid dimer with a cyclobutane ring, indicating that calli possess the ability to produce secondary metabolites found primarily(More)
Viral infection is assumed to trigger or exacerbate autoimmune responses against pancreatic beta cells leading to the development of insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (IDDM). We therefore examined by polymerase chain reaction the presence of two candidate viruses, cytomegalovirus and Epstein-Barr virus, in IDDM pancreases. Pancreas tissues were obtained(More)
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