Masayuki Uchiyama

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A 606-base single-stranded (ss) DNA fragment, prepared by restriction enzyme digestion of ss phagemid DNA, corrects a hygromycin resistance and enhanced green fluorescent protein (Hyg-EGFP) fusion gene more efficiently than a PCR fragment, which is the conventional type of DNA fragment used in gene correction. Here, a tailed duplex, obtained by annealing an(More)
The lipid matrix in the stratum corneum (SC) plays an important role in the barrier function of the skin. The main lipid classes in this lipid matrix are ceramides (CERs), cholesterol (CHOL) and free fatty acids (FFAs). The aim of this study was to determine whether a variation in CER subclass composition and chain length distribution of FFAs affect the(More)
The correction of a mutated gene is a highly attractive approach for gene therapy. This in vivo mutagenesis method will also be an effective tool in biotechnology. However, the current small fragment homologous replacement (SFHR) method with a heat-denatured double-stranded PCR fragment yielded the low correction efficiency. Single-stranded DNA fragments(More)
Targeted sequence alteration would be an attractive method in gene therapy and biotechnology. To achieve in vivo targeted sequence alteration, a tailed duplex DNA consisting of annealed 35mer and 794mer single-stranded DNAs was delivered by means of hydrodynamic tail vein injection into liver of transgenic mouse harboring a reporter gene (the rpsL gene) in(More)
The correction of an inactivated hygromycin resistance and enhanced green fluorescent protein (Hyg-EGFP) fusion gene by a several hundred-base single-stranded (ss) DNA fragment has been reported. In this study, the effectiveness of this type of gene correction was examined for various positions in the rpsL gene. Sense and anti-sense ssDNA fragments were(More)
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