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Proteins containing the Nudix box "GX(5)EX(7)REUXEEXGU" (where U is usually Leu, Val, or Ile) are Nudix hydrolases, which catalyze the hydrolysis of a variety of nucleoside diphosphate derivatives. Here we report cloning and characterization of a human cDNA encoding a novel nudix hydrolase NUDT5 for the hydrolysis of ADP-sugars. The deduced amino acid(More)
We have cloned the human mutY gene (hMYH) from both genomic and cDNA libraries. The human gene contains 15 introns and is 7.1 kb long. The 16 exons encode a protein of 535 amino acids that displays 41% identity to the Escherichia coli protein, which provides an important function in the repair of oxidative damage to DNA and helps to prevent mutations from(More)
We have previously described the hMYH cDNA and genomic clones (M. M. Slupska et al., J. Bacteriol. 178:3885-3892, 1996). Here, we report that the enzyme expressed from an hMYH cDNA clone in Escherichia coli complements the mutator phenotype in a mutY mutant and can remove A from an A. 8-hydroxydeoxyguanine mismatch and to a lesser extent can remove A from(More)
The purpose of this study was to investigate the possible pathways in the somatosensory system that relate to the postural reflexes in the leg muscles during a sudden, toes-up platform rotation. The inputs to the cutaneous mechanoreceptors in the sole of the foot as well as to the joint receptors in the ankle joint were modulated by standing on different(More)
Dysphagia is a frequent and potentially serious complication of Parkinson's disease (PD). We examined the oropharyngeal swallowing ability in 19 PD patients (15 men and 4 women, mean age 68.42 years, mean Hoehn and Yahr stage 1.8) using modified barium swallow before and after administering oral levodopa (in combination with benserazide). Twelve (63.2%)(More)
We previously described Escherichia coli mutator tRNAs that insert glycine in place of aspartic acid and postulated that the elevated mutation rate results from generating a mutator polymerase. We suggested that the proofreading subunit of polymerase III, epsilon, is a likely target for the aspartic acid-to-glycine change that leads to a lowered fidelity of(More)
Fifty-five gastric carcinoma tumors from Chinese patients in Taiwan, including 40 tubular type (one lymphoepthelioma-like carcinoma subtype), eight signet ring cell type, one papillary type, and six mucinous type gastric carcinomas, were investigated for the presence of Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) transcripts by in situ hybridization using(More)
BACKGROUND Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the most common malignancy in Taiwan. Some patients may manifest paraneoplastic syndromes during the clinical course of the disease. In this study, the authors evaluated the clinical significance of these paraneoplastic syndromes, compared the prevalence of these syndromes between cases of hepatitis B virus(More)
Adenine-DNA glycosylase MutY of Escherichia coli catalyzes the cleavage of adenine when mismatched with 7,8-dihydro-8-oxoguanine (GO), an oxidatively damaged base. The biological outcome is the prevention of C/G-->A/T transversions. The molecular mechanism of base excision repair (BER) of A/GO in mammals is not well understood. In this study we report(More)
This pilot study in 10 hepatoma patients investigated the feasibility of using selective targeting of radioisotope (I-131) lipiodol in the treatment of hepatoma patients. Lipiodol is a contrast medium that selectively goes to hepatoma and remains there for a long period as compared with that in normal liver and other tissues. Lipiodol was labelled with(More)