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From the genome library of Staphylococcus warneri M, the two successive cell-lysis genes (holWMY and lytWMY) were cloned and characterized. The lytWMY gene encoded a protein (LysWMY), whose calculated molecular mass and pI were 54 kDa and 8.95, respectively. When overproduced in Escherichia coli, lysWMY directed a protein of 45 kDa (smaller than the(More)
A branching enzyme (EC 2.4.1.18) gene was isolated from an extremely thermophilic bacterium, Rhodothermus obamensis. The predicted protein encodes a polypeptide of 621 amino acids with a predicted molecular mass of 72 kDa. The deduced amino acid sequence shares 42-50% similarity to known bacterial branching enzyme sequences. Similar to the Bacillus(More)
Shotgun cloning of the Lactobacillus gasseri JCM 1131T whole DNA yielded two recombinant plasmids, p118gaY1 and p118gaY2, which directed cell lysis activity. Sequencing analysis revealed that the two plasmids carried almost identical inserted genes in following orders (truncated genes, in parentheses): in p118gaY1,(More)
A patient with a 17-year history of plaque psoriasis accompanied by type 2 diabetes mellitus discontinued cyclosporine and steroid ointment given for treatment of psoriasis because she was dissatisfied with the effects of the drugs. After sitagliptin, a dipeptidyl peptidase-IV (DPP-IV) inhibitor, was administered for control of blood glucose, psoriatic skin(More)
Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) infection causes a wide range of neurologic and hematologic manifestations. We report a 72-year-old Japanese male patient with severe chronic active EBV infection syndrome (SCAEBV) who presented with Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) and developed hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) several months after the onset of GBS. He showed(More)
The ATM Forum formed a working group in 1996 to address issues in the eecient support for scalable multipoint-to-multipoint (mpt-mpt) communication in ATM. These issues include traac management and, in particular, available bit rate (ABR) service. While a number of eecient protocols for point-to-point (pt-pt) ABR service have been proposed, the more(More)
This paper presents a hazard/crime incident information sharing system using cell phones. Cell phone penetration is nearly 100% among adults in Japan, and they function as a telecommunication tool as well as a Global Positioning System (GPS) and camera. Open source software (Apache, Postfix, and MySQL) is installed on a system server, and together with the(More)
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