Hirosato Kikuchi

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Ryanodine receptor 1 (RYR1) gene mutations are associated with central core disease (CCD), multiminicore disease (MmD) and malignant hyperthermia (MH), and have been reported to be responsible for 47-67% of patients with CCD and rare cases with MmD. However, to date, the true frequency and distribution of the mutations along the RYR1 gene have not been(More)
Genome sequencing of the thermophilic archaeon Pyrococcus horikoshii OT3 revealed a gene which had high sequence similarity to the gene encoding the carboxypeptidase of Sulfolobus solfataricus and also to that encoding the aminoacylase from Bacillus stearothermophilus. The gene from P. horikoshii comprises an open reading frame of 1,164 bp with an ATG(More)
BACKGROUND In patients with chronic renal failure undergoing hemodialysis (HD), silent cerebral infarctions (SCI) are associated with high mortality. Levels of interleukin-6 (IL-6) increase with renal dysfunction and may be a novel predictor for cerebrovascular events. We tested the hypothesis that increased IL-6 levels correlate with the occurrence of SCI(More)
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