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Adult rabbit smooth muscles contain two types of myosin heavy chain (MHC) isoforms, SM1 and SM2 which are generated through alternative RNA splicing from a single gene (Nagai, R., Kuro-o, M., Babij, P. & Periasamy, M. (1989) J. Biol. Chem. 264, 9734-9737). We previously reported that the expression of SM1 and SM2 during vascular development is(More)
Genes encoding polypeptides of an ATP binding cassette (ABC)-type ferric iron transporter that plays a major role in iron acquisition in Synechocystis sp. strain PCC 6803 were identified. These genes are slr1295, slr0513, slr0327, and recently reported sll1878 (Katoh et al., J. Bacteriol. 182:6523-6524, 2000) and were designated futA1, futA2, futB, and(More)
A large number of biological factors that seem to have important prognostic significance have been identified in non-small cell lung cancers (NSCLCs). In the present study, we have characterized expression of cyclin D1 and cyclin E in a cohort of 217 resected NSCLCs from a single institution by immunohistochemistry to analyze their expression in relation to(More)
The distally based superficial sural artery flap, first described as a distally based neuroskin flap by Masquelet et al., is a skin island flap supplied by the vascular axis of the sural nerve. The aim of this paper is to refine the surgical technique in order to establish the reliability of this flap. We treated 20 patients with 21 distally based(More)
The Rho family of small GTPases has been shown to be involved in the regulation of neuronal morphology, and Rac and Rho exert antagonistic actions in neurite formation. In this study, we have examined the cross-talk between Rac and Rho in relation to the nerve growth factor (NGF)-induced neurite outgrowth in PC12 cells. NGF induced a rapid activation of(More)
The futA1 (slr1295) and futA2 (slr0513) genes encode periplasmic binding proteins of an ATP-binding cassette (ABC)-type iron transporter in Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803. FutA1 was expressed in Escherichia coli as a GST-tagged recombinant protein (rFutA1). Solution containing purified rFutA1 and ferric chloride showed an absorption spectrum with a peak at 453(More)
The Rho family of small GTPases has been implicated in cytoskeletal reorganization and subsequent morphological changes in various cell types. Among them, Rac and Cdc42 have been shown to be involved in neurite outgrowth in neuronal cells. In this study, we examined the role of RhoG, another member of Rho family GTPases, in nerve growth factor (NGF)-induced(More)
Two types of smooth muscle myosin heavy chain (MHC) isoforms, SM1 and SM2, were recently identified to have different carboxyl termini (Nagai, R., Kuro-o, M., Babij, P., and Periasamy, M. (1989) J. Biol. Chem. 264, 9734-9737). SM1 and SM2 are considered to be generated from a single gene through alternative RNA splicing. In this study we investigated(More)
BACKGROUND Tumor-related leukocytosis is a paraneoplastic syndrome that is encountered occasionally in the clinical course of patients with lung carcinoma. Recently, autonomous production of hematopoietic cytokines (granulocyte-colony stimulating factor [G-CSF], granulocyte-macrophage-colony stimulating factor [GM-CSF], and interleukin-6 [IL-6]) were(More)
Quality of life (QOL) after video-assisted thoracic surgical (VATS) lobectomy remains to be defined. Forty-four consecutive patients with clinical stage I lung cancer underwent lobectomy by the VATS approach (n = 22 patients) or thoracotomy approach (n = 22 patients). Acute pain was quantitated by postoperative narcotic requirements and the need for(More)