Kanako Sasaki

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We have previously reported a patient with cytochrome b-positive X-linked chronic granulomatous disease. Although the O2- production of neutrophils from the patient was completely defective, we presented data suggesting that the patient's cytochrome b was present at a normal level and possibly had normal spectroscopic features. Thus, to look for a mutation(More)
(-)-Rotundone is a potent odorant molecule with a characteristic spicy aroma existing in various plants including grapevines (Vitis vinifera). It is considered to be a significant compound in wines and grapes because of its low sensory threshold and aroma properties. (-)-Rotundone was first identified in red wine made from the grape cultivar Syrah and here(More)
Long chain prenyl diphosphates are crucial biosynthetic precursors of ubiquinone (UQ) in many organisms, ranging from bacteria to humans, as well as precursors of plastoquinone in photosynthetic organisms. The cloning and characterization of two solanesyl diphosphate synthase genes, OsSPS1 and OsSPS2, in Oryza sativa is reported here. OsSPS1 was highly(More)
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