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This study describes comprehensive polling of transcription start and termination sites and analysis of previously unidentified full-length complementary DNAs derived from the mouse genome. We identify the 5' and 3' boundaries of 181,047 transcripts with extensive variation in transcripts arising from alternative promoter usage, splicing, and(More)
BACKGROUND Epidemiological and clinical evidence suggests that an increased intake of long-chain n-3 fatty acids protects against mortality from coronary artery disease. We aimed to test the hypothesis that long-term use of eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) is effective for prevention of major coronary events in hypercholesterolaemic patients in Japan who consume(More)
Only a small proportion of the mouse genome is transcribed into mature messenger RNA transcripts. There is an international collaborative effort to identify all full-length mRNA transcripts from the mouse, and to ensure that each is represented in a physical collection of clones. Here we report the manual annotation of 60,770 full-length mouse complementary(More)
BACKGROUND Preclinical studies have established that implantation of bone marrow-mononuclear cells, including endothelial progenitor cells, into ischaemic limbs increases collateral vessel formation. We investigated efficacy and safety of autologous implantation of bone marrow-mononuclear cells in patients with ischaemic limbs because of peripheral arterial(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the long-term outcome of aggressive surgery incorporating hepatic resection and systematic nodal dissection for advanced carcinoma involving the hepatic hilus. SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA Few long-term results are available regarding radical surgery incorporating major hepatectomy and nodal dissection. METHODS A retrospective analysis(More)
Two strains of thermophilic photosynthetic bacteria, designated MD-66T (T = type strain) and YI-9, were isolated from bacterial mats in two separate hot springs in Japan. These new isolates were phenotypically similar to Chloroflexus aurantiacus in some respects. They were thermophilic filamentous photosynthetic bacteria that grew well at 55 degrees C(More)
BACKGROUND Postsurgical recurrence of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is frequent and fatal. Adoptive immunotherapy is active against HCC. We assessed whether postoperative immunotherapy could lower the frequency of recurrence. METHODS Between 1992 and 1995, we did a randomised trial in which 150 patients who had undergone curative resection for HCC were(More)
The protein assumed to be associated with bacteriochlorophyll (BChl) a in chlorosomes from the photosynthetic green filamentous bacterium Chloroflexus aurantiacus was investigated by alkaline treatment, proteolytic digestion and a new treatment using 1-hexanol, sodium cholate and Triton X-100. Upon alkaline treatment, only the 5.7 kDa CsmA protein was(More)
BACKGROUND The objective of this study was to analyze the clinicopathologic variables and the postoperative outcome in patients with mass-forming intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (ICC) to identify important factors for predicting postresection prognosis. Although it has been reported that mass-forming ICC has a different etiology and biologic features(More)
Phylogenetic analyses based on 16S rDNA sequences and genomic DNA-DNA relatedness showed that the sulphur-oxidizing facultative chemolithotroph Thiobacillus acidophilus was closely related to members of the genus Acidiphilium, which is a group of strictly aerobic, heterotrophic acidophiles now categorized into aerobic photosynthetic bacteria. Lipophilic(More)