Mari Nakamura

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BACKGROUND Small RNA attracts increasing interest based on the discovery of RNA silencing and the rapid progress of our understanding of these phenomena. Although recent studies suggest the possible existence of yet undiscovered types of small RNAs in higher organisms, many studies to profile small RNA have focused on miRNA and/or siRNA rather than on the(More)
Rice (Oryza sativa L.) is a model organism for the functional genomics of monocotyledonous plants since the genome size is considerably smaller than those of other monocotyledonous plants. Although highly accurate genome sequences of indica and japonica rice are available, additional resources such as full-length complementary DNA (FL-cDNA) sequences are(More)
We propose a method of automatically generating qualitative equations, i.e., monotonic and dierential relations among the variables, to model and analyze macro-behaviors of foraging in ant colony. Foraging is a well-coordinated group behavior of ant colony, which is achieved by the cooperation of individual ants. We executed numerical simulations for the(More)
In this paper, we present a method to qualitatively compute the global characteristics of causal graphs by the analysis of the underlying dynamical systems, rather than traditional qualitative simulations which suer from intractability and diculty in understanding their simulation results. The key idea is to translate a given causal graph into an autonomous(More)
Oxaliplatin is a first-line treatment for colorectal cancer. However, shortly following treatment, cold-evoked hypersensitivity appears in the extremities and over time, the pain is such that oxaliplatin dosing may need to be markedly reduced or even terminated. There is currently a lack of efficacious treatments for oxaliplatin-induced peripheral(More)
OBJECTIVE We determined adoption rates of pediatric-oriented electronic health record (EHR) features by US children's hospitals and assessed perceptions regarding the suitability of commercial EHRs for pediatric care and the influence of the meaningful use incentive program on implementation of pediatric-oriented features. MATERIALS AND METHODS We(More)
The paralyzed arytenoid is not immobile and is subjected to passive movement during phonation. If anatomical changes during inspiration and phonation are compared by three-dimensional computed tomography (3D CT), it is possible to observe vertical movement of the paralyzed arytenoid. Our aim was to use 3D CT to examine the characteristics of 3D arytenoid(More)