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Sodium dodecyl sulfate-polyacrylamide gel electrophoretic analysis of the starchy endosperm protein of rice (Oryza sativa L. Japonica cv Koshihikari) during seed development confirmed that storage protein begins to accumulate about 5 days after flowering. Two polypeptide groups, 22 to 23 and 37 to 39 kilodaltons, the components of glutelin, the major(More)
We have previously used single-cell assays in a phytochrome-deficient tomato mutant to demonstrate that phytochrome signaling involves heterotrimeric G proteins, calcium, and calmodulin. While G protein activation could stimulate full chloroplast development and anthocyanin pigment biosynthesis, calcium and calmodulin could not induce anthocyanins and were(More)
We scanned throughout chromosome 21 to assess genetic associations with late-onset Alzheimer disease (AD) using 374 Japanese patients and 375 population-based controls, because trisomy 21 is known to be associated with early deposition of beta-amyloid (Abeta) in the brain. Among 417 markers spanning 33 Mb, 22 markers showed associations with either the(More)
Cucumisin is a thermostable alkaline serine protease that is found in the juice of melon fruits (Cucumis melo L.). We have determined the complete nucleotide sequence of a cucumisin cDNA (2,552 nucleotides) and deduced the corresponding amino acid sequence. The open reading frame of the cDNA consists of 731 codons and encodes a large precursor (molecular(More)
Three signal transduction pathways, dependent on cGMP and/or calcium, are utilized by phytochrome to control the expression of genes required for chloroplast development and anthocyanin biosynthesis in plant cells. For example, chs is controlled by a cGMP-dependent pathway, cab is controlled by a calcium-dependent pathway, and fnr is regulated by a pathway(More)
Autoantibodies in the serum from a patient with connective tissue disease have been used to define a high molecule weight acidic nuclear protein antigen. The antigen tentatively termed Ku, after the first two letters of patient's name, has distinct physicochemical properties and immunological specificities that distinguish it from previously reported(More)
The plant photoreceptor phytochrome A utilizes three signal transduction pathways, dependent upon calcium and/or cGMP, to activate genes in the light. In this report, we have studied the phytochrome A regulation of a gene that is down-regulated by light, asparagine synthetase (AS1). We show that AS1 is expressed in the dark and repressed in the light.(More)
BACKGROUND Several nested case-control studies have reported the potentially causal relationship between Helicobacter pylori infection and the development of gastric cancer. However, there has been no prospective study evaluating this issue. The purpose of this study is to examine the impact of H pylori infection on gastric cancer occurrence in a general(More)
Bacillus brevis HPD31 contains a surface (S)-layer protein, termed the HWP, which forms a hexagonal array in the cell wall. The 5' region of the HWP gene was isolated from a DNA library constructed in bacteriophage vector EMBL3 from a partial BamHI digest of the chromosomal DNA. The 3' region contained in a 2.7-kilobase BglII fragment of the DNA was cloned(More)