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Recently, a histone H3 variant in Drosophila and humans, the H3.3 protein, was shown to replace canonical H3 in active chromatin in a replication-independent (RI) manner. In the fission yeast Schizosaccharomyces pombe, there exists a single form of H3, which is equivalent to H3.3 and is thought to participate in both replication-independent (RI) and(More)
Anatomical and physiological acclimation to water stress of the tree hydraulic system involves trade-offs between maintenance of stomatal conductance and loss of hydraulic conductivity, with short-term impacts on photosynthesis and long-term consequences to survival and growth. Here, we study the role of variations in root and branch maximum hydraulic(More)
The present study employed a combinatorial strategy using poly(D,L-lactide-co-glycolide) (PLGA) scaffolds seeded with human mesenchymal stem cells (hMSCs) to promote cell survival, differentiation, and neurological function in a completely transected spinal cord injury (SCI) model. The SCI model was prepared by complete removal of a 2-mm length of spinal(More)
Today, there are several markets in cyber space where companies trade electronically due to the development of Information Technology. On the other hand, the most important thing in trades is negotiation. So, in order to support current business practices as well as new ones on the Internet, electronic commerce systems need an ability to negotiate. In this(More)
A strictly aerobic, Gram-negative, beige-pigmented, short-rod-shaped, non-motile and chemoheterotrophic bacteria, designated K2-48T was isolated from seawater collected in the Western North Pacific Ocean near Japan. Preliminary analysis based on the 16S rRNA gene sequence revealed that the novel isolate was affiliated with the family Oceanospirillaceae(More)
1 ABSTRACT This paper intends to give an overview of the project " Ubiquitous Eco-City Planning in Korea, " which is financed by the Ministry of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs. With the aim to advance the regulations for the planning, construction and management of the Ubiquitous City and to create a ubiquitous city model, the 'Act on Ubiquitous City(More)
Acrylamide (ACR) is a well-known neurotoxin in mammalian species that causes neuropathy characterized by ataxia and skeletal muscle weakness. Therefore, ACR-mediated axon damage in the central and peripheral nervous systems is considered to be central-peripheral axonopathy. However, the molecular mechanisms underlying ACR's toxicity to neural progenitor(More)
PURPOSE Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are multipotent and give rise to distinctly differentiated cells from all three germ layers. Neuronal differentiation of MSC has great potential for cellular therapy. We examined whether the cluster of mechanically made, not neurosphere, could be differentiated into neuron-like cells by growth factors, such as epidermal(More)