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Ca2+-dependent activator protein for secretion 2 (CAPS2/CADPS2) is a secretory granule-associated protein that is abundant at the parallel fiber terminals of granule cells in the mouse cerebellum and is involved in the release of neurotrophin-3 (NT-3) and brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), both of which are required for cerebellar development. The(More)
Placental dysfunction underlies many complications during pregnancy, and better understanding of gene function during placentation could have considerable clinical relevance. However, the lack of a facile method for placenta-specific gene manipulation has hampered investigation of placental organogenesis and the treatment of placental dysfunction. We showed(More)
Several clinical trials have shown that oncolytic herpes simplex virus type 1 (oHSV-1) can be safely administered to patients. However, virus replication in tumor tissue has generally not been monitored in these oHSV clinical trials, and the data suggest that its oncolytic potency needs to be improved. To facilitate noninvasive monitoring of the in vivo(More)
BACKGROUND Two-photon laser-scanning microscopy (TPLSM) is a powerful diagnostic tool for real-time, high-resolution structural imaging. However, obtaining high-quality in vivo TPLSM images of intra-abdominal organs remains technically challenging. MATERIALS AND METHODS An organ-stabilizing system was applied to high-quality TPLSM imaging. Real-time(More)
Mammalian voltage-dependent potassium (Kv) channels regulate the excitability of nerve and muscle cells. Kv12.2 features the longest S5-P loop among all known mammalian Kv channels with the most N-linked glycosylation sites (three sites). Despite its unique structural features, Kv12.2 is not well characterized. Because glycosylation plays important roles in(More)
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