Fumi Takemura

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N-Acetylglucosaminyltransferase V (GnT-V) is an enzyme that catalyzes beta 1-6 branching of N-acetylglucosamine on asparagine-linked oligosaccharides of cell proteins. Metastatic potential of various cancer cells has been shown to correlate with increase of GnT-V activity and concomitant beta 1-6 branching of N-acetylglucosamine. However, protein expression(More)
BACKGROUND Human T-cell leukemia virus type I (HTLV-I) is etiologically linked to adult T-cell leukemia (ATL). The disease has a high mortality rate and is resistant to chemotherapy; therefore, immunologic approaches to treatment could be of interest. We have previously shown that athymic rats inoculated with a syngeneic (i.e., with the same genetic(More)
The symptoms of narcolepsy can occur during the course of other neurologic conditions (ie, symptomatic narcolepsy). Inherited disorders, tumors, and head trauma were the three most frequent causes for symptomatic narcolepsy. Other causes include multiple sclerosis (MS), vascular disorders, and encephalitis. Cerebrospinal fluid hypocretin-1 measures were(More)
The definition of insomnia is surprisingly quite difficult. It is not possible to decide whether a person has insomnia just by the length of his sleep time. This is because there is a significant difference in how much sleep each person needs. Insomnia is a state in which the patient' s physical, psychological, and social activities are interfered with by a(More)
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