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Disrupted-In-Schizophrenia 1 (DISC1) was identified as a novel gene disrupted by a (1;11)(q42.1;q14.3) translocation that segregated with schizophrenia in a Scottish family. Predicted DISC1 product has no significant homology to other known proteins. Here, we demonstrated the existence of DISC1 protein and identified fasciculation and elongation protein(More)
To investigate the possible drug interaction with herbal medicine, furanocoumarin derivatives isolated from several Umbelliferous crude drugs were examined for their inhibitory effects on a typical human drug metabolizing enzyme, cytochrome P450 3A (CYP3A). Most furanocoumarins tested at 0.1 mM reduced microsomal testosterone 6beta-hydroxylation as an index(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the current status of catheter intervention in Kawasaki disease and to evaluate its efficacy and outcome. STUDY DESIGN A questionnaire was sent to 55 major institutions in Japan. RESULTS A total of 58 procedures in 57 patients were reported. The median age at the time of intervention was 12.1 years. The procedures included(More)
A gene-trap system is established for Drosophila. Unlike the conventional enhancer-trap system, the gene-trap system allows the recovery only of fly lines whose genes are inactivated by a P-element insertion, i.e., mutants. In the gene-trap system, the reporter gene expression reflects precisely the spatial and temporal expression pattern of the trapped(More)
An ELISA was developed for serological determination of the six genotypes of hepatitis B virus (HBV) designated A, B, C, D, E, and F. Monoclonal antibodies were raised against genotype-specific epitopes in the preS2-region product, and labeled with horseradish peroxidase. Hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) in sera was captured by immobilized antibodies(More)
We have evaluated the safety and feasibility of combining median-to-lateral and anterior-to-median (MLAM) approaches to perform laparoscopic complete mesocolic excision (CME) with radical lymph node dissection along the gastrocolic trunk of Henle (GTH) for right hemicolon cancer. We retrospectively analyzed data obtained from a prospectively maintained(More)
The receptor for polymerized human and chimpanzee albumins has been identified on a hepatitis B surface antigen polypeptide of approximately 31,000 daltons. The polypeptide, designated P31, is composed of the major polypeptide of hepatitis B surface antigen (P22) and an additional, as yet unidentified, amino acid sequence. We split P31 with cyanogen bromide(More)
P glycoprotein and multidrug resistance-associated protein 2 (Mrp2), ATP-dependent membrane transporters, exist in a variety of normal tissues and play important roles in the disposition of various drugs. The present study seeks to clarify the contribution of P glycoprotein and/or Mrp2 to the disposition of azithromycin in rats. The disappearance of(More)