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Three Spliced mRNAs of TT Virus Transcribed from a Plasmid Containing the Entire Genome in COS1 Cells
ABSTRACT A permuted whole-genome construct of a TT virus (TTV), named VT416, had 3,852 nucleotides (nt) 98.2% similar to the prototype TA278 genome. To allow the transcription of TTV from theExpand
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Torque teno virus (TTV): current status
Torque teno virus (TTV), currently classified into the family Circoviridae, genus Anellovirus, was first found in a patient with non‐A‐E hepatitis. TTV has a single stranded circular DNA of ∼3.8 kb.Expand
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Primary prevention of HTLV-I in Japan.
The ATL prevention program (AAP) in the Nagasaki Prefecture since 1987 consists of screening of pregnant women and asking the seropositives to refrain from breast-feeding. We screened approximatelyExpand
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ApoE Gene Deficiency Enhances the Reduction of Bone Formation Induced by a High‐Fat Diet Through the Stimulation of p53‐Mediated Apoptosis in Osteoblastic Cells
Osteoblast apoptosis increased in the tibias of apoE−/− mice fed with a high‐fat diet, decreasing bone formation. The expression of p53 mRNA in marrow adherent cells increased. LDL or oxidized LDLExpand
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Primary prevention of HTLV-1 in Japan.
The Nagasaki Prefecture, Japan (population: 1.5 million), is one of the hot endemic foci of Human T-lymphotropic virus type 1 (HTLV-1). Prevalence of HTLV-1 carriers are approximately 10% in the ageExpand
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Dominant-negative Effects of the N-terminal Half of Prion Protein on Neurotoxicity of Prion Protein-like Protein/Doppel in Mice*
Prion protein-like protein/doppel is neurotoxic, causing ataxia and Purkinje cell degeneration in mice, whereas prion protein antagonizes doppel-induced neurodegeneration. Doppel is homologous to theExpand
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Genetic analysis of a Theiler-like virus isolated from rats.
Although cardioviruses related to Theiler's murine encephalomyelitis virus (TMEV) appear to be common in mice and rats, few TMEV isolates have been obtained from rat colonies. In 1991, a cardiovirusExpand
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Genetic characterization of parainfluenza virus 3 derived from guinea pigs.
To understand the relationship between novel parainfluenza virus 3 (PIV-3), which has recently been isolated from the lungs of guinea pigs, and other PIV-3 strains, we determined the completeExpand
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Prions disturb post-Golgi trafficking of membrane proteins.
Conformational conversion of normal cellular prion protein PrP(C) into pathogenic PrP(Sc) is central to the pathogenesis of prion diseases. However, the pathogenic mechanism remains unknown. Here weExpand
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Mitogen-activated protein kinase/extracellular signal-regulated protein kinase activation of cultured human dental pulp cells by low-power gallium-aluminium-arsenic laser irradiation.
AIM To examine whether low-power laser irradiation (LPLI) promotes cellular proliferation of human dental pulp-derived fibroblast-like cells (dental pulp cells). METHODOLOGY Dental pulp cells wereExpand
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