Kay Sorimachi

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When nucleotide (G, C, T and A) contents were plotted against each nucleotide, their relationships were clearly expressed by a linear formula, y = αx + β in the coding and non-coding regions. This linear relationship was obtained from the complete single-stranded DNA. Similarly, nucleotide contents at all three codon positions were expressed by linear(More)
We recently classified 23 bacteria into two types based on their complete genomes; “S-type” as represented by Staphylococcus aureus and “E-type” as represented by Escherichia coli. Classification was characterized by concentrations of Arg, Ala or Lys in the amino acid composition calculated from the complete genome. Based on these previous classifications,(More)
Previous studies showed that the cellular amino acid composition obtained by amino acid analysis of whole cells, differs such as eubacteria, protozoa, fungi and mammalian cells. These results suggest that the difference in the cellular amino acid composition reflects biological changes as the result of evolution. However, the basic pattern of cellular amino(More)
The cellular amino acid composition of plant cells was analyzed. The callus of carrot (Daucus carota), leaves of Torenia fournieri and protocomb-like body of Cymbidium, s.p. were examined as examples of plant cells. The cellular amino acid compositions differed in the plant cells, but their basic patterns were quite similar. It is concluded that the basic(More)
In order to analyse hydroxyproline (HYP) in urine, a high-performance liquid chromatographic method was modified. The primary amino groups were blocked with o-phthalaldehyde, and then the secondary amino groups were derivatized with 4-dimethylaminoazobenzene-4′-sulphonyl chloride. In addition, the dabsylated samples were treated with ethyl acetate to obtain(More)
In an attempt to understand the three-dimensional structure of the Alzheimer amyloid protein, a fragment decapeptide was studied by nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy. Using two-dimensional techniques, protons close in space were identified and their interproton distances determined. These distances were then used as input data for distance geometry(More)
Amyloid deposition is a biochemical and histopathologic hallmark of various clinical forms of amyloidoses including Alzheimer's disease and the Dutch-type hereditary cerebral haemorrhage with amyloidosis. The self-aggregating peptides responsible for these irreversible deposits have been sequenced but the mechanisms involved in the aggregation processes are(More)
The free amino acid compositions in archaeobacteria, eubacteria, protozoa, blue-green alga, green alga, slime mold, plants and mammalian cells were analyzed, to investigate whether changes in their free amino acid compositions reflect biological evolution. Cell homogenates were treated with 80–90% ethanol to separate cellular proteins and free amino acids(More)
The need to develop An Advanced Pharmacy Practice Framework for Australia (the "APPF") was identified during the 2010 review of the competency standards for Australian pharmacists. The Advanced Pharmacy Practice Framework Steering Committee, a collaborative profession-wide committee comprised of representatives of ten pharmacy organisations, examined and(More)
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