Makoto Kakinuma

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We have isolated cDNA clones encoding fast skeletal muscle myosin heavy chains of carp acclimated to 10, 20 and 30 degrees C for over 5 weeks. All clones covered at least the full length of L-meromyosin, the C-terminal part of the myosin molecule. Nucleotide sequence analysis on cDNA clones showed three types of 3' untranslated sequences, demonstrating that(More)
Borna disease virus (BDV) uses a unique strategy of replication and transcription which takes place in the nucleus, unlike other known, nonsegmented, negative-stranded RNA viruses of animal origin. In this process, viral constituents necessary for replication must be transported to the nucleus from the cytoplasm. We report here the evidence that BDV P(More)
Molecular chaperones are synthesized and accumulated under a variety of unfavorable conditions in all organisms. Heat shock protein 90 (Hsp90) and Hsp60, which are classified into the major classes of molecular chaperones, play important roles in cellular stress responses. In this study, we characterized sterile Ulva pertusa Hsp90 (UpHsp90) and UpHsp60(More)
DUR3 proteins mediate high-affinity transport of exogenous and endogenous urea. Although two DUR3-like genes (PyDUR3.1/3.2) have been identified in Pyropia yezoensis, a BLAST search using these sequences against the P. yezoensis EST database suggested the existence of another DUR3-like gene (PyDUR3.3). In this study, the PyDUR3.3 gene was isolated and(More)
The potential use of deep seawater (DSW) for the cultivation of macroalgae was evaluated by analysis of the growth rate of thalli (by surface area), photosynthetic pigment content, and total free amino acid content of sterile Ulva pertusa cultured in the control medium (one-fifth strength Provasoli’s enriched seawater (PES) medium), surface seawater (SSW)(More)
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