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The expression of coxsackievirus and adenovirus receptor (CAR) was dominant in the brains and hearts of mice until the newborn phase. There is no detailed information concerning the relation between the expression of CAR and development of hearts. It is also uncertain whether CAR is able to be induced in adult hearts after cardiac injury. We demonstrated(More)
Alternative oxidase (AOX) is dramatically induced when the fungus Magnaporthe grisea is incubated with the fungicide SSF-126, which interacts with the cytochrome bc1 complex in the electron transport system of mitochondria. A full-length cDNA for the alternative oxidase gene (AOX) was obtained, and the deduced amino acid sequence revealed marked similarity(More)
In an attempt to elucidate the molecular mechanisms underlying neuro-network formation in the developing brain, we analyzed 130 proteolytic cleavage peptides of membrane proteins purified from newborn mouse brains. We describe here the characterization of a membrane protein with an apparent molecular mass of 46 kDa, a member of the immunoglobulin(More)
The regulation of human cytomegalovirus (hCMV) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) gene expression has been studied in single intact mammalian cells. Viral promoters were placed upstream of the firefly luciferase reporter gene and the resulting hybrid reporter constructs were stably integrated into the HeLa cell genome. A highly sensitive photon-counting(More)
The aim of this study was to identify the clinical parameters of absolutely poor-prognosis patients with chronic critical limb ischemia (AP-CLI). Sixteen no-option CLI patients with arteriosclerosis obliterans: ASO (nine) and non-ASO patients (seven) treated with bone marrow-mononuclear cell implantation (BMI) were analyzed. There were three AP-CLI patients(More)
BACKGROUND No technique has been reported to analyze directly the antigen expression on basophil leukocytes when using a flow cytometer; therefore, the exact phenotype of human basophils and the character of the peroxidase in basophils are not well understood. METHODS Human blood basophils were purified by using an antibody against high-affinity Fc(More)
Primary familial and congenital polycythaemia (PFCP) is a rare disease characterized by congenital erythrocytosis inherited in an autosomal dominant fashion. Recently, mutations in the erythropoietin receptor (EpoR) have been identified in PFCP families. We describe a Japanese family with an autosomal dominant inheritance of PFCP. An in vitro colony assay(More)
Defining signals that can support the self-renewal of multipotential hemopoietic progenitor cells (MHPCs) is pertinent to understanding leukemogenesis and may be relevant to developing stem cell-based therapies. Here we define a set of signals, JAK2 plus either c-kit or flt-3, which together can support extensive MHPC self-renewal. Phenotypically and(More)
OBJECTIVE Cardiovascular complication is one of the serious complications in stem cell transplantation (SCT). We measured plasma brain natriuretic peptide (BNP) concentrations in patients who received SCT to evaluate possible cardiac toxicity of the regimens employed in SCT. PATIENTS Ten patients with allogeneic SCT and 5 patients with autologous SCT(More)
To determine whether cytokine-induced signals generate unique responses in multipotential hemopoietic progenitor cells, the signaling domains of 3 different growth factor receptors (Mpl, granulocyte-colony-stimulating factor [G-CSF] receptor, and Flt-3) were inserted into mouse primary bone marrow cells. To circumvent the activation of endogenous receptors,(More)