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In eukaryotes, dolichols (C(70-120)) play indispensable roles as glycosyl carrier lipids in the biosynthesis of glycoproteins on endoplasmic reticulum. In addition to dolichols, seed plants have other types of Z,E-mixed polyisoprenoids termed ficaprenol (tri-trans,poly-cis-polyprenol, C(45-75)) and betulaprenol (di-trans,poly-cis-polyprenol, C(30-45) and(More)
Morphological differentiation of a pluripotent cloned human embryonal carcinoma cell line, NEC 14, was induced with the addition of N,N'-hexamethylene bisacetamide (10(-2) M) for 3 days in vitro. Once differentiated, the NEC 14 cells temporarily lost both their proliferative capacity in vitro and their tumorigenic potential in the nude mouse. When culture(More)
From the human teratocarcinoma-derived cell line PA-1, we established a clonal line, PA-1/NR, that stably produced a distinct cellular arrangement of neural rosettes when cultured as in vitro multicellular spheroids for 3 weeks. On immunofluorescence staining and fluorescence-activated cell sorter analyses, PA-1/NR cells in monolayer expressed the(More)
Metabolomics - technology for comprehensive detection of small molecules in an organism - lags behind the other "omics" in terms of publication and dissemination of experimental data. Among the reasons for this are difficulty precisely recording information about complicated analytical experiments (metadata), existence of various databases with their own(More)
In 1972-1977, 130 patients with alcoholic liver disease (123 men and 7 women) were admitted. A half of the women had occupations which are related with alcohol consumption and a half were housewives. Daily consumption of alcohol in the women was the same as in the men. Duration of excessive drinking was 11.4 years in the women and 17.1 years in the men, but(More)
Sixteen cases of alcoholic hepatitis with alcoholic hyaline (Group I) and 13 cases without alcoholic hyaline (Group II) have been collected since 1970. These were most frequently found in the fifth decade in both groups. One female was found in Group I. Cases of about two-thirds of both groups were comsumers of 110 g or more of alcohol per day. No(More)
A follow-up study was made on 75 patients with liver cirrhosis. The patients were divided into 5 groups (discontinued alcoholic group, continued alcoholic group, hepatitis B group, male non-alcoholic non-hepatitis B group, and female non-alcoholic non-hepatitis B group). Hepatoma developed in 50% of the hepatitis B group, but in 1-9% of the other 4 groups.(More)