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Epithelial cells possess apical-basolateral polarity and form tight junctions (TJs) at the apical-lateral border, separating apical and basolateral membrane domains. The PAR3-aPKC-PAR6 complex plays a central role in TJ formation and apical domain development during tissue morphogenesis. Inactivation and overactivation of aPKC kinase activity disrupts(More)
Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. cepae (FOC) isolated from onion basal rot possessed a SIX3 homolog (FocSIX3) with 91.4 % identity to the SIX3 gene (FolSIX3) of F. oxysporum f. sp. lycopersici (FOL). A primer pair (P1) was designed to detect onion FOC based on differences in nucleotide sequences between FocSIX3 and FolSIX3. P1 amplified a 106-bp-long DNA segment(More)
Rosmarinus officinalis (R. officinalis), a culinary aromatic and medicinal plant, is very rich in polyphenols and flavonoids with high antioxidant properties. This plant was reported to exert multiple benefits for neuronal system and alleviate mood disorder. In our previous study, we demonstrated that R. officinalis and its active compounds, luteolin (Lut),(More)
Influenza-associated encephalopathy is a serious complication of influenza and is the most common form of acute encephalitis/encephalopathy in Japan. The number of reports from other countries is increasing, reflecting international recognition and concern. Identification of a specific biomarker could provide important clues about the pathophysiology of(More)
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