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The plant Golgi plays a pivotal role in the biosynthesis of cell wall matrix polysaccharides, protein glycosylation, and vesicle trafficking. Golgi-localized proteins have become prospective targets for reengineering cell wall biosynthetic pathways for the efficient production of biofuels from plant cell walls. However, proteomic characterization of the(More)
Prostaglandin E(1) is frequently used for the clinical treatment of acute sensorineural hearing loss. However, the mechanisms underlying the effects of prostaglandin E(1) on the inner ear have not yet been elucidated. The physiological effects of prostaglandin E(1) are mediated by the prostanoid receptors prostaglandin I receptor and the prostaglandin E(More)
Neuropeptide Y (NPY) elicits food intake through the action of hypothalamic G-protein-coupled receptors. Previous publications indicate that the Y5 receptor may represent one of these postulated hypothalamic "feeding" receptors. Using a potent and orally available Y5 antagonist L-152,804, we evaluated the involvement of the Y5 receptor in feeding(More)
We propose a new method for estimating user attributes (gender, age, occupation, and interests) of a Twitter user from the user's contents (profile document and tweets) and social neighbors, i.e. those whom the user has mentioned. Our labeling method is able to collect a large amount of training data automatically by using Twitter users associated with a(More)
Neuropeptide Y (NPY) increases food intake through the action of hypothalamic NPY receptors. At least six subtypes of NPY, peptide YY (PYY), and pancreatic polypeptide (PP) receptors have been identified in mice. Although the involvement of Y1 and Y5 receptors in feeding regulation has been suggested, the relative importance of each of these NPY receptors(More)
Expansion of the progenitor pool of oligodendrocytes (OLs) is a critical process for obtaining appropriate amounts of mature myelin-forming OLs in the developing and regenerating central nervous system. In vitro, fibroblast growth factor-2 (FGF2), together with platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF), is required to expand oligodendrocyte progenitor cells(More)
We have reported that the potent peptidic Y1 antagonist, 1229U91, significantly suppressed NPY-induced and spontaneous feeding [32,33]. However, information on the precise selectivity of 1229U91 for NPY receptors is lacking. The Y5 receptor has been considered a key receptor for feeding regulation. In the present study we showed that 1229U91 has high(More)
This paper proposes PhotoChat, a system that facilitates communication among users who want to share experiences by enabling them to share photos and notes. PhotoChat is designed to be used as a digital camera and to run on mobile PCs with a camera module. PhotoChat users can comment on the shared photos with a pen interface. The data, i.e., photos and(More)
Monocytic lineage cells (monocytes, macrophages and dendritic cells) play important roles in immune responses and are involved in various pathological conditions. The development of monocytic cells from human embryonic stem cells (ESCs) and induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) is of particular interest because it provides an unlimited cell source for(More)
The influence of anti-allergic drugs, epinastine hydrochloride (EP) and disodium cromoglycate (DSCG), on the co-stimulatory molecule expression was examined using in vitro cell culture technique. Spleen cells obtained from BALB/c mice 10 days after immunization with haemocyanin absorbed to aluminium hydroxide were cultured in the presence of 100.0 microg/ml(More)