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The Japan Endocrine Society (JES) attempted to develop guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of primary aldosteronism (PA). The Task Force Committee (TFC) was composed of a chair, selected by the JES, and additional experts. Systematic reviews of available evidence for Japanese patients were used to recommend the key treatment and prevention. We(More)
Calcium plays a critical part in the regulation of cell growth, and growth factors stimulate calcium entry into cells through calcium-permeable channels. However, the molecular nature and regulation of calcium-permeable channels are still unclear at present. Here we report the molecular characterization of a calcium-permeable cation channel that is(More)
A novel 450-kDa coiled-coil protein, CG-NAP (centrosome and Golgi localized PKN-associated protein), was identified as a protein that interacted with the regulatory region of the protein kinase PKN, having a catalytic domain homologous to that of protein kinase C. CG-NAP contains two sets of putative RII (regulatory subunit of protein kinase A)-binding(More)
Familial adenomatous polyposis coli (FAP) is a disease characterized by the development of multiple colorectal adenomas, and affected individuals carry germline mutations in the APC gene. With the use of a conditional gene targeting system, a mouse model of FAP was created that circumvents the embryonic lethality of Apc deficiency and directs Apc(More)
OBJECTIVE To develop clinical practice guidelines for the management of patients with primary aldosteronism. PARTICIPANTS The Task Force included a chair, selected by the Clinical Guidelines Subcommittee of the Endocrine Society, six additional experts, a methodologist, and a medical writer. The guideline was cosponsored by American Heart Association,(More)
BACKGROUND Germline-specific differential DNA methylation that persists through fertilization and embryonic development is thought to be the 'imprint' distinguishing the parental alleles of imprinted genes. If such methylation is to work as the imprinting mechanism, however, it has to be reprogrammed following each passage through the germline. Previous(More)
Hereditary non-polyposis colorectal cancer (HNPCC; OMIM 120435-6) is a cancer-susceptibility syndrome linked to inherited defects in human mismatch repair (MMR) genes. Germline missense human MLH1 (hMLH1) mutations are frequently detected in HNPCC (ref. 3), making functional characterization of mutations in hMLH1 critical to the development of genetic(More)
Using a stopped-flow apparatus, measurements were made of the velocity of uptake and release of oxygen by red cells of man, sheep and goat, three species of widely differing red cell size. The results were used to calculate resistances to O2 uptake provided by: (1) any unstirred layer (USL) outside the cells; (2) the cell membrane; and (3) the cell(More)
A retrospective evaluation of the status of soil-transmitted helminthic infection in Nepal during the period from 1985 to 1992 was conducted at the Parasitology Laboratory, Department of Pathology, TU Teaching Hospital in Kathmandu. An average of 6,537 faecal samples were examined each year for the presence of various types of intestinal parasites. The(More)
The diterpenoic compound steviol (ent-kaur-16-en-13-ol-19-oic acid) is the aglycone of sweet glycosides accumulated in Stevia rebaudiana Bertoni. This compound is the hydroxylated form of ent-kaurenoic acid (ent-kaur-16-en-19-oic acid; ent-KA). The hydroxylation of ent-KA to form steviol requiring NADPH and molecular oxygen was detected in stroma prepared(More)