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We have developed an improved REMI (restriction enzyme-mediated integration) system for generating mutant Dictyostelium cells quickly and efficiently for systematic screening of cytokinesis mutants. By means of this system, three cytokinesis mutants that grow as giant and multinucleate cells were isolated from 2,000 Dictyostelium transformants. Southern(More)
Recent studies have shown that the dominant white spotting (W) locus encodes the proto-oncogene c-kit, a member of the tyrosine kinase receptor family. One symptom of mice bearing mutation within this gene is sterility due to developmental failure of the primordial germ cells during early embryogenesis. To elucidate the role of the c-kit in gametogenesis,(More)
The anterior visceral endoderm (AVE) has attracted recent attention as a critical player in mouse forebrain development and has been proposed to act as "head organizer" in mammals. However, the precise role of the AVE in induction and patterning of the anterior neuroectoderm is not yet known. Here we identified a 5'-flanking region of the mouse Otx2 gene(More)
The complete nucleotide sequence of the chloroplast genome (150,613 bp) from the unicellular green alga Chlorella vulgaris C-27 has been determined. The genome contains no large inverted repeat and has one copy of rRNA gene cluster consisting of 16S, 23S, and 5S rRNA genes. It contains 31 tRNA genes, of which the tRNALeu(GAG) gene has not been found in land(More)
Previous studies on mice bearing various mutations within the c-kit gene, dominant white spotting (W), indicate the functional role of this tyrosine kinase receptor in the development of melanocytes, germ cells and hematopoietic cells. Despite the availability of mice defective in the c-kit gene and a respectable understanding of the molecular nature of(More)
Expression of 4C9, a Lex[Gal beta 1----4(Fuc alpha 1----3)GlcNAc] antigen, during mouse embryogenesis was studied by immunohistochemical methods. Distribution of 4C9 was similar to, but not identical with that of SSEA-1 (stage-specific embryonic antigen-1). Notably, 4C9 was detected in some of the inner cell mass cells of late blastocysts, ectoderm cells(More)
Serum-lipid concentrations were determined in patients with type-IV hyperlipoproteinaemia treated with 900 mg/day oral DL-carnitine chloride. Serum-triglyceride was significantly reduced and concentrations continued to decline as carnitine administration continued. Total and esterified cholesterol concentrations did not change. Intravenous infusion of(More)
The protooncogene c-kit encodes a receptor type tyrosine kinase and is allelic with the W locus of mice. SLF, the c-Kit ligand which is encoded by the Sl locus, has growth promoting activity for hemopoietic stem cells. Previous studies demonstrated that c-Kit is functionally required for the proliferation of hemopoietic progenitor cells at various(More)
Waldenström's macroglobulinemia (WM)/ lymphoplasmacytic lymphoma (LPL) is an indolent mature B-cell neoplasm. In rare cases of WM/LPL, diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) develops as a result of histologic transformation. In this report, we present a case of DLBCL developing in a patient with WM/LPL. Combination chemotherapy for DLBCL was effective and(More)
The outcome of 131I therapy for 109 patients with Graves' disease was analysed according to pretreatment laboratory data including thyrotropin receptor antibody (TRAb) activities. Forty-five percent of patients became euthyroid, and 13% of patients became hypothyroid within one year after 131I therapy. Forty-two percent of patients remained hyperthyroid one(More)