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Wilms' tumour is one of the most common solid tumours of childhood. 11p13 (WT1 locus) and 11p15.5 (WT2 locus) are known to have genetic or epigenetic aberrations in these tumours. In Wilms' tumours, mutation of the Wilms tumour 1 (WT1) gene at the WT1 locus has been reported, and the WT2 locus, comprising the two independent imprinted domains IGF2/H19 and(More)
The human UBE3A gene shows brain-specific partial imprinting, and lack of a maternally inherited allele causes Angelman syndrome (AS), which is characterized by neurobehavioral anomalies. In several AS model mice, imprinted Ube3a expression is detected predominantly in the hippocampus, cerebellar Purkinje cells and the olfactory bulb. Therefore, imprinting(More)
Ubiquitin (Ub), a protein consisting of 76 amino acid residues which is present in all eukaryotic cells tested (Rech-steiner, 1987), plays a role in the degradation of abnormal and short-lived proteins by the ATP-and Ub-dependent proteolytic systems (Hershko et al., 1980). Ubiquitination of histone 2A varies during the course of the cell cycle (Matsui et(More)
Aberrant methylation at imprinted differentially methylated regions (DMRs) in human 11p15.5 has been reported in many tumors including hepatoblastoma. However, the methylation status of imprinted DMRs in imprinted loci scattered through the human genome has not been analyzed yet in any tumors. The methylation statuses of 33 imprinted DMRs were analyzed in(More)
PURPOSE Expression of imprinted genes is regulated by DNA methylation of differentially methylated regions (DMRs). Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome is an imprinting disorder caused by epimutations of DMRs at 11p15.5. To date, multiple methylation defects have been reported in Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome patients with epimutations; however, limited numbers of(More)
Murine polyclonal antibody against purified bovine brain pyridoxal kinase (EC 2.7.1.35) was generated and showed cross-reactivity with rabbit brain pyridoxal kinase. This antibody was used to immunohistochemically examine the distribution of pyridoxal kinase in the rabbit brain. The cytoplasm of neuronal cells and neuroglial cells in the cerebral cortex,(More)
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