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The Ciona intestinalis protein database (CIPRO) is an integrated protein database for the tunicate species C. intestinalis. The database is unique in two respects: first, because of its phylogenetic position, Ciona is suitable model for understanding vertebrate evolution; and second, the database includes original large-scale transcriptomic and proteomic(More)
In this study, we performed extensive proteomic analysis of sperm from the ascidian Ciona intestinalis. Sperm were fractionated into heads and flagella, followed by further separation into Triton X-100-soluble and -insoluble fractions. Proteins from each fraction and whole sperm were separated by isoelectric focusing using two different pH ranges, followed(More)
The control of swine influenza virus (SIV) infection is paramount for increasing the productivity of pig farming and minimizing the threat of pandemic outbreaks. Thus, SIV surveillance should be conducted by region and on a regular basis. Here, we established a microneutralization assay specific for SIV seroprevalence surveillance by using reporter(More)
Archaeal NucS nuclease was thought to degrade the single-stranded region of branched DNA, which contains flapped and splayed DNA. However, recent findings indicated that EndoMS, the orthologous enzyme of NucS, specifically cleaves double-stranded DNA (dsDNA) containing mismatched bases. In this study, we determined the structure of the EndoMS-DNA complex.(More)
We consider a server location problem with only one server to move. In this paper we assume that a request is given as a region and that the service can be done anywhere inside the region. Namely, for each request an online algorithm chooses an arbitrary point in the region and moves the server there. Note that if every request is a single point and the(More)
A 60-year-old woman scheduled for mitral and aortic valve replacement had sudden onset of thrombocytopenia without clinical symptoms. The platelet count was found to decrease after the sampling. Microscopic examinations confirmed platelet aggregations. Changing anticoagulant added to blood samples from EDTA to heparin resolved such platelet aggregations.(More)