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Hot pepper is one of the economically important crops in Asia. A large number of gene sequences, including expressed sequence tag (EST) and genomic sequences are publicly available. However, it is still a daunting task to determine gene function due to difficulties in genetic modification of a pepper plants. Here, we show the application of the(More)
Tumor hypoxia is significant in promoting tumor progression and resistance to therapy, and hypoxia‑inducible factor 1α (HIF-1α) is essential in the adaptive response of cells to hypoxia. The aim of the present study was to investigate the expression of hypoxic markers and evaluate their prognostic significance in soft tissue sarcoma (STS). A retrospective(More)
Although imatinib is considered as a front line therapy in patients with chronic myeloid leukemia (CML), it is still unclear whether transient imatinib discontinuation may adversely affect the outcome. This study was conducted to investigate long-term outcome after discontinuation and resumption of imatinib, and to determine whether intermittent imatinib(More)
Prohibitin, which consists of two subunits PHB1 and PHB2, plays a role in cell-cycle progression, senescence, apoptosis, and maintenance of mitochondrial function in mammals and yeast. In this study, we examined the role of prohibitins in plants by using virus-induced gene silencing (VIGS) of two prohibitin subunit genes of Nicotiana benthamiana, designated(More)
Despite durable responses to imatinib in chronic myeloid leukaemia (CML), mutations in Bcr-Abl kinase domain (KD) are known to induce imatinib resistance and cause poor clinical outcome. We characterized Bcr-Abl KD mutations in 137 Korean CML patients with imatinib resistance (n = 111) or intolerance (n = 26) using allele specific oligonucleotide polymerase(More)
PURPOSE Punctate inner choroidopathy (PIC) is an ocular inflammatory disease. Spectral domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT) allows detailed visualization of retinal and choroidal structures. We aimed to describe the retinal changes on SD-OCT associated with PIC lesions localized in the macula. METHODS Retrospective case series: PIC lesions not(More)
CHRK1 is a receptor-like kinase containing a chitinase-related sequence in the extracellular domain in Nicotiana tabacum. The previous study indicated that CHRK1 plays a role in a signaling pathway regulating plant development and the endogenous cytokinin levels. In this study, we identified NtPUB4 as a CHRK1-interacting protein using yeast two-hybrid(More)
Perilla (Perilla frutescens (L.) var frutescens) produces high levels of α-linolenic acid (ALA), a ω-3 fatty acid important to health and development. To uncover key genes involved in fatty acid (FA) and triacylglycerol (TAG) synthesis in perilla, we conducted deep sequencing of cDNAs from developing seeds and leaves for understanding the mechanism(More)
We describe detailed clinical, biochemical, neuroimaging and neuropathological features in adult-onset leukoencephalopathy with axonal spheroids and pigmented glia (ALSP), encompassing hereditary diffuse leukoencephalopathy with axonal spheroids (HDLS) and pigmentary orthochromatic leukodystrophy (POLD), linked to colony-stimulating factor 1 receptor(More)
We analysed the dynamic change of imatinib-resistant mutations in BCR-ABL kinase domain focusing on T315I mutation during dasatinib or nilotinib therapy. Fifty-five imatinib-resistant chronic myeloid leukaemia patients (32 patients with imatinib-resistant mutations and 23 patients without mutation) in different disease phases were treated with dasatinib(More)