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Although it has been well documented that pre-eclampsia is caused by a combination of maternal and fetal susceptibility genes, little is known about the precise etiology of this complicated disorder. To investigate how the expression of fetal genes contributes to the mechanisms underlying the progression of this disease, we have analyzed differentially(More)
Heat shock transcription factor on Y (HSFY) is located in one of three candidate regions for azoospermic factor (AZF), AZFb on the Y chromosome. We and others have already revealed that some azoospermic males are missing the regions of the Y chromosome including HSFY. Previously, we showed that murine HSFY-like sequence [mHSFYL (Riken cDNA 4933413G11Rik)],(More)
BACKGROUND It has been well documented that two factors, brain death (BD) and ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury, have distinct but overlapping adverse influences on the clinical outcome of renal transplantation. METHOD We previously established a rat model of renal isografting from brain dead donors. In the present study, we performed genomic expression(More)
Translocation is one of the most frequently occurring human chromosomal aberrations. The constitutional t(11;22)(q23;q11), which is the only known recurrent non-Robertsonian translocation, represents a good model for studying translocations in humans. Here we demonstrate polymorphisms of the palindromic sequence at the t(11;22) breakpoint that affect the(More)
Renal scarring is a serious complication of chronic pyelonephritis that occurs due to vesicoureteral reflux. In our study, we performed global expression profiling of the kidney during renal scarring formation in a rat pyelonephritis model. An inoculum of Escherichia coli was injected directly into the renal cortex. Histologically, renal scarring developed(More)
Palindromic sequences are dispersed in the human genome and may cause chromosomal translocations in humans. They constitute unsequenced gaps in the human genome because of their resistance to PCR amplification, cloning into vectors, and sequencing. We have overcome these difficulties by using a combination of optimized PCR conditions, cloning in a(More)
BACKGROUND Brain death (BD) and the subsequent ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury have cardinal implications for the pathogenesis of kidney transplantation (Tx). However, the precise mechanistic pathway of BD and the subsequent I/R injury are unknown. In this study, we performed genome-wide analysis for differential gene expression in kidney isografts from(More)
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