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Using mRNA differential display analysis, we isolated a salt-induced transcript that showed a significant sequence homology with an EREBP/AP2 DNA binding motif from oilseed rape plants. With this cDNA fragment as a probe, cDNA clone Tsi1 (for Tobacco stress-induced gene1) was isolated from a tobacco cDNA library. RNA gel blot analysis indicated that(More)
Six antimicrobial peptides, named gaegurins, were isolated from the skin of a Korean frog, Rana rugosa, and their amino acid sequences were determined by automated Edman degradation. All peptides contain two invariant cysteine residues, one at their C-terminus and the second at the seventh position from the C-terminus. The heptapeptides containing these two(More)
To decipher the mechanistic roles of Mediator proteins in regulating developmental specific gene expression and compare them to those of TATA-binding protein (TBP)-associated factors (TAFs), we isolated and analyzed a multiprotein complex containing Drosophila Mediator (dMediator) homologs. dMediator interacts with several sequence-specific transcription(More)
There has been no unequivocal demonstration that the activator binding targets identified in vitro play a key role in transcriptional activation in vivo. To examine whether activator-Mediator interactions are required for gene transcription under physiological conditions, we performed functional analyses with Mediator components that interact specifically(More)
Although myxoid liposarcoma is a subtype of liposarcoma, it may be difficult to establish the correct diagnosis with magnetic resonance (MR) imaging due to the lack of fat signal intensity. Without the administration of gadolinium contrast material, the tumor may even mimic a cystic tumor. A spectrum of MR imaging abnormalities occur in myxoid liposarcoma,(More)
Activators of RNA polymerase II (Pol II) transcription have been shown to bind several coactivators and basal factors in vitro. Whether such interactions play a primary regulatory role in recruiting these factors to activator-associated chromosomal target sites in living cells remains unclear. Here, we show that upon heat shock the Pol II-free form of(More)
Simultaneous biological phosphorus and nitrogen removal with enhanced anoxic phosphate uptake was investigated in an anaerobic-aerobic-anoxic-aerobic sequencing batch reactor ((AO)2 SBR). Significant amounts of phosphorus-accumulation organisms (PAOs) capable of denitrification could be accumulated in a single sludge system coexisting with nitrifiers. The(More)
Biosorption has attracted attention as a cost-effective means for the treatment of metal-bearing wastewater. However, the mechanism of metal binding is not clearly understood, and consequently, modeling of the biosorption performance is still raising debates. In this study, the biosorption of trivalent chromium was investigated with protonated brown alga(More)
A failure to report or respond to stimuli presented in a portion of space is termed hemispatial neglect. Line bisection and line cancellation are two of the tests used most commonly to assess for neglect. Perhaps, because neglect can be induced by a variety of deficits, neither of these tests used alone is as sensitive as both used together. Hence, the(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of our study is to describe the mammographic and sonographic appearances of granulomatous mastitis. CONCLUSION Granulomatous mastitis can mimic breast carcinoma clinically and mammographically, but the sonographic appearance of multiple clustered, often contiguous tubular hypoechoic lesions that are sometimes associated with a(More)