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A recombinant butanol pathway composed of Clostridium acetobutylicum ATCC 824 genes, thiL, hbd, crt, bcd-etfB-etfA, and adhe1 (or adhe) coding for acetyl-CoA acetyltransferase (THL), beta-hydroxybutyryl-CoA dehydrogenase (HBD), 3-hydroxybutyryl-CoA dehydratase (CRT), butyryl-CoA dehydrogenase (BCD), butyraldehyde dehydrogenase (BYDH), and butanol(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the accuracy and precision of "deep-forehead" temperature with rectal, esophageal, and tympanic membrane temperatures, compared with blood temperature. METHODS We studied 41 ASA physical status 1 or 2 patients undergoing abdominal and thoracic surgery scheduled to require at least three hours. "Deep-forehead" temperature was measured(More)
Basic fibroblast growth factor-responsive neural stem cells (NSCs) derived from adult rat hippocampus were earlier demonstrated to generate neurons and glia. These stem-cell-derived neurons express GABA, acetylcholinesterase, tyrosine hydroxylase, or calbindin. It has not been clear, however, whether or not these stem-cell-derived neurons are able to form(More)
Styrene metabolism genes were isolated from styrene-assimilating bacteria Rhodococcus sp. ST-5 and ST-10. Strain ST-5 had a gene cluster containing four open reading frames which encoded styrene degradation enzymes. The genes showed high similarity to styABCD of Pseudomonas sp. Y2. On the other hand, strain ST-10 had only two genes which encoded styrene(More)
Styrene monooxygenase (StyA, SMOA)- and flavin oxidoreductase (StyB, SMOB)-coding genes of styrene-assimilating bacteria Rhodococcus sp. ST-5 and ST-10 were successfully expressed in Escherichia coli. Determined amino acid sequences of StyAs and StyBs of ST-5 and ST-10 showed more similarity with those of Pseudomonas than with self-sufficient styrene(More)
The complete amino acid sequence of calmodulin from wheat germ was determined by isolating and sequencing the cyanogen bromide and tryptic peptides. The protein consisted of 149 amino acid residues and its amino(N)-terminus was blocked with an acetyl group. Wheat germ calmodulin lacked tryptophan and contained 1 mol each of histidine, tyrosine, cysteine,(More)
Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is one of the most formidable brain tumors with a mean survival period of approximately 12 months. To date, a combination of radiotherapy and chemotherapy with an oral alkylating agent, temozolomide (TMZ), has been used as first-line therapy for glioma. However, the efficacy of chemotherapy for treating GBM is very limited;(More)
We previously reported that Corynebacterium glutamicum strain ΔldhAΔppc+alaD+gapA, overexpressing glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate dehydrogenase-encoding gapA, shows significantly improved glucose consumption and alanine formation under oxygen deprivation conditions (T. Jojima, M. Fujii, E. Mori, M. Inui, and H. Yukawa, Appl. Microbiol. Biotechnol. 87:159-165,(More)
We studied the relationship between QT interval and RR interval when the heart rate was changed by atrial pacing, atropine, isoproterenol, and exercise in nine healthy adult males. The following results were obtained: (1) QT shortening with an increase in heart rate was minimal in atrial pacing and an equation QT = k4 square root RR was obtained from the(More)
Soybean beta-amylase was modified with 2,3-epoxypropyl alpha-D-[U-14C]glucopyranoside ([14C]alpha-EPG), a radioactive affinity-labeling reagent for beta-amylase, until it lost 95% of its enzyme activity. After S-carboxymethylation at pH 8.0 of SH groups, the modified enzyme was digested at pH 7.0 with Achromobacter protease I and the digest was fractionated(More)