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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)
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)
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)
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)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Although chronic-stage crossed cerebellar diaschisis (CCD) is reported to be associated with the neurologic state or clinical improvement after infarct, the prognostic value of early-stage CCD remains controversial. Our aim was to determine whether measurements of CCD in the acute and subacute stages obtained at single-photon emission(More)
BACKGROUND This study examined the feasibility of early laparoscopic cholecystectomy (ELC) for acute cholecystitis (AC) according to the Tokyo guidelines severity grade, and analyzed the changes in the therapeutic strategy for AC after the Tokyo guidelines were published. METHODS A total of 225 patients were enrolled in this study. The therapeutic period(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 Peripheral hepatic blood flow has not been investigated using contrast-enhanced ultrasound. The aim of this study was to assess the characteristics of peripheral blood flow within the liver parenchyma using Levovist in patients with alcoholic liver disease (ALD). METHODS The study population comprised 160 patients: 7 normal control subjects(More)