Eiichi Soeda

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We previously isolated the AML1 gene, which is rearranged by the t(8;21) translocation in acute myeloid leukemia. The AML1 gene is highly homologous to the Drosophila segmentation gene runt and the mouse transcription factor PEBP2 alpha subunit gene. This region of homology, called the Runt domain, is responsible for DNA-binding and protein--protein(More)
The complete nucleotide sequence of Saccharomyces cerevisiae chromosome VI (270 kb) has revealed that it contains 129 predicted or known genes (300 bp or longer). Thirty–seven (28%) of which have been identified previously. Among the 92 novel genes, 39 are highly homologous to previously identified genes. Local sequence motifs were compared to active ARS(More)
A human chromosome 21-specific cosmid library from the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has been analyzed by two complementary methods, fingerprinting and hybridization; 40% coverage of the entire chromosome 21 has been achieved. To prepare a contig pool, approximately 9300 cosmid clones randomly selected from the library were fingerprinted and(More)
The intensely studied MHC has become the paradigm for understanding the architectural evolution of vertebrate multigene families. The 4-Mb human MHC (also known as the HLA complex) encodes genes critically involved in the immune response, graft rejection, and disease susceptibility. Here we report the continuous 1,796,938-bp genomic sequence of the HLA(More)
MEST/PEG1, a gene expressed paternally in mesodermal derivatives in early embryonic stages, is the first imprinted gene mapped to chromosome 7q32. Since imprinted genes are clustered in general at a chromosomal region, we speculated that a similar imprinted-gene cluster may exist at chromosome region 7q32 and that the functions of some such genes may(More)
We have constructed the physical map of the 0.8 megabase DNA fragment which contains the 3′ 64 variable region (V) gene segments of the human immunoglobulin heavy chain (H) locus. The organization of the VH locus showed several features that indicate dynamic reshuffling of this locus. The sequenced 64 VH segments include 31 pseudogenes, of which 24 are(More)
The major phenotypic features of Down syndrome have been correlated with partial trisomies of chromosome 21, allowing us to define the candidate gene region to a 4-Mb segment on the 21q22.2 band. We present here a high-resolution physical map with megabase-sized cosmid/PAC contigs. This ordered clone library has provided unique material for the integration(More)
Inhibitor of differentiation/DNA binding (Id) proteins comprise a class of helix–loop–helix transcription factors involved in proliferation, differentiation, apoptosis, and carcinogenesis. We have shown that while Id2 is induced by UVB in primary keratinocytes, Id3 is upregulated only in immortalized cells. We have now determined that the consequences of(More)
DUSP6 (alias PYST1), one of the dual-specificity tyrosine phosphatases, is localized on 12q21, one of the regions of frequent allelic loss in pancreatic cancer. This gene is composed of three exons, and two forms of alternatively spliced transcripts are ubiquitously expressed. Although no mutations were observed in 26 pancreatic cancer cell lines, reduced(More)