Keiji Aizawa

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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)
The RIKEN Mouse Gene Encyclopaedia Project, a systematic approach to determining the full coding potential of the mouse genome, involves collection and sequencing of full-length complementary DNAs and physical mapping of the corresponding genes to the mouse genome. We organized an international functional annotation meeting (FANTOM) to annotate the first(More)
Nine cases of gastric carcinoma with excessive production of alpha-fetoprotein (AFP) were analyzed morphologically, histochemically and biochemically. Consequently, it was proposed that AFP-producing gastric carcinomas should be divided into three subtypes: (i) hepatoid type; (ii) yolk sac tumor-like type; and (iii) fetal gastrointestinal type. The data(More)
Susceptibility to cisplatin (CDDP) nephrotoxicity is known to vary between individuals, but the basis of this variation has not been fully elucidated. In the kidney, CDDP is taken up into the renal proximal tubular cells mainly via SLC22A2 organic cation transporter 2 (OCT2) and secreted into lumen via other transporters including SLC47A1 multidrug and(More)
Four patients had the clinical features of 'ampulla cardiomyopathy', consisting of acute-onset transient left ventricular apical akinesis with basal normokinesis, normal coronary angiogram, ST-segment elevation and subsequent giant T wave inversion, which mimicked acute coronary syndrome, the onset of which occurred shortly after extreme mental stress.(More)
N-Acetylchitohexaose, a water-soluble oligosaccharide was found to display a significant antimetastatic effect against Lewis lung carcinoma (LLC) transplanted into C57BL/6 mice, giving rise to a 40-50% inhibition ratio of pulmonary metastasis when administered intravenously (1 mg/kg) on day 6 after the tumor implantation (5 x 10(5) cells/mouse). It was also(More)
BACKGROUND The most effective treatment for patients with esophageal small cell carcinoma has not yet been established because of the overall extremely poor prognosis regardless of the mode of treatment. The role of esophagectomy has been controversial in the management of patients with this disease. METHODS The clinicopathologic characteristics of 13(More)
AIM Addition of dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) to a cultured skeletal muscle locally synthesizes 5alpha-dihydrotestosterone (DHT). It induced activation of glucose metabolism-related signalling pathway via protein kinase B (Akt) and protein kinase C zeta/lambda (PKC zeta/lambda)-glucose transporter-4 (GLUT4) proteins. However, such an effect of DHEA in vivo(More)
The superconducting properties of Nb<sub>3</sub>Sn strands are very sensitive to strain. Measuring internal strain of Nb<sub>3</sub>Sn in Cable-In-Conduit Conductors (CICC) is important for evaluating the superconducting performance of CICC. Internal strain can be determined by neutron diffraction measurement using Takumi of J-PARC. Neutron diffraction(More)