Hirokazu Matsumoto

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Fatty acid composition is one of the important traits in beef. The aim of this study was to identify candidate genomic regions for fatty acid composition by genome-wide association study with 50 K single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) array in Japanese Black cattle. A total of 461 individuals and 40 657 SNPs were used in this study. We applied genome-wide(More)
Fatty acid composition is an important economic trait for both dairy and beef cattle and controlled by genetic factors. Candidate genes controlling fatty acid composition may be found in fat synthesis and metabolism pathways. Acetyl-CoA carboxylase is the flux-determining enzyme in the regulation of fatty acid synthesis in animal tissues. One of two(More)
Biakamides A-D, novel unusually unique polyketides, were isolated from an Indonesian marine sponge (Petrosaspongia sp.) with a constructed bioassay using PANC-1 human pancreatic cancer cells. Through detailed analyses of the one- and two-dimensional NMR spectra of biakamides, planar chemical structures possessing a terminal thiazole, two N-methyl amides, a(More)
In the course of searching for selective growth inhibitors of the cancer cells adapted to nutrient starvation, a new 3-alkylpyridine alkaloid named N-methylniphatyne A (1) was isolated from an Indonesian marine sponge of Xestospongia sp. The chemical structure of 1 was determined on the basis of the spectroscopic analysis and comparison with the synthesized(More)
Genetic analyses have contributed to improvements of economically important traits derived from adipose tissue such as fatty acid composition in beef. Elongation of very long chain fatty acids (ELOVL) genes encode for the enzymes that play an important role in elongation of long-chain fatty acids. In this study, we aimed to discover genetic polymorphisms of(More)
Rev7 is a subunit of Polζ, one of the translesion DNA synthesis (TLS) polymerases involved in DNA damage repair. We recently found that Rev7 is also essential for germ cell development in mouse. In the present study, we found the development of ovarian tumors in Rev7 mutant mouse, suggesting the involvement of TLS deficiency in the etiology of ovarian(More)
The objective of the current study is to evaluate the association between fatty acid composition and fatty acid synthase gene polymorphisms as responsible mutations. For this purpose, we selected seven previously reported single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in FASN gene, including one within promoter region (g.841G>C) and six non-synonymous SNPs(More)
Chicken muscular dystrophy with abnormal muscle (AM) has been studied for more than 50 years, but the gene responsible for it remains unclear. Our previous studies narrowed down the AM candidate region to approximately 1Mbp of chicken chromosome 2q containing seven genes. In this study, we performed sequence comparison and gene expression analysis to(More)
Members of the caveolin family are the main component of caveolae, and caveolin-3 is a muscle-specific protein. Caveolin-3 deficiency induces a muscular dystrophic phenotype, while its overexpression is also harmful to muscle cells. Increased caveolae were observed in chicken muscular dystrophy; however, the underlying mechanism causing the onset remains(More)
In the current study, a total of 65 single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) within the intron region were developed in goat (Capra hircus) by utilizing genomic information of cattle and sheep due to poor available genomic information on goat. Using these markers, we carried out genetic diversity and structure analyses for 10 Asian goat populations. The(More)