Manabu Watanabe

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As a base for human transcriptome and functional genomics, we created the "full-length long Japan" (FLJ) collection of sequenced human cDNAs. We determined the entire sequence of 21,243 selected clones and found that 14,490 cDNAs (10,897 clusters) were unique to the FLJ collection. About half of them (5,416) seemed to be protein-coding. Of those, 1,999(More)
Peanut (Arachis hypogaea) is an autogamous allotetraploid legume (2n = 4x = 40) that is widely cultivated as a food and oil crop. More than 6,000 DNA markers have been developed in Arachis spp., but high-density linkage maps useful for genetics, genomics, and breeding have not been constructed due to extremely low genetic diversity. Polymorphic marker loci(More)
The Solanaceae family includes several economically important vegetable crops. The tomato (Solanum lycopersicum) is regarded as a model plant of the Solanaceae family. Recently, a number of tomato resources have been developed in parallel with the ongoing tomato genome sequencing project. In particular, a miniature cultivar, Micro-Tom, is regarded as a(More)
BACKGROUND Pancreatogastrointestinal anastomosis is the most important anastomotic method of reconstructing the digestive tract following pancreaticoduodenectomy. METHODS We therefore conducted a survey on pancreatogastrointestinal anastomosis at the 28th Japan Pancreatic Surgery Club in 2001. RESULTS Results revealed that of the methods of(More)
OBJECTIVE Prosthetic and bioprosthetic materials currently in use lack growth potential and therefore must be repeatedly replaced in pediatric patients as they grow. Tissue engineering is a new discipline that offers the potential for creating replacement structures from autologous cells and biodegradable polymer scaffolds. In May 2000, we initiated(More)
Monoclonal antibodies have been used to identify three proteins in Drosophila melanogaster that share antigenic determinants with the major heat shock proteins hsp70 and hsp68. While two of the proteins are major proteins at all developmental stages, one heat shock cognate protein, hsc70, is especially enriched in embryos. hsc70 is shown to be the product(More)
We investigated the effect of diesel exhaust (DE) on pregnancy and fetal development in mice at day 14 postcoitum (pc) with a special focus on the placenta. The number of absorbed fetuses increased in groups exposed to DE, and congestion was observed in histological sections of placentas. During placental absorption expression of CYP1A1 mRNA decreased to(More)
PURPOSE To prospectively evaluate aortic and hepatic enhancement and depiction of hypervascular hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) between two contrast materials with moderate and high iodine concentrations when administered at same iodine dose and injection duration at multi-detector row helical computed tomography (CT). MATERIALS AND METHODS Institutional(More)