Midori Ohkubo

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We determined the DNA sequence of the enzymatically amplified second exon of theDRB1 gene of theDRw12 haplotypes derived from three Japanese donors and found two distinct subtypes of theDRw12 haplotype. The two subtypes, designatedDRw12a andDrw12b, had single-base substitutions that predicted one amino acid change at residue number 67. The sequence of(More)
Analysis of a Japanese population by oligonucleotide genotyping revealed that one Japanese HLA-DRw14 allele had a DRB1 genotype different from that of the known HLA-DRw14-related alleles, DRB1 * 1401 (DRw14-Dw9) and DRB1 * 1402 (DRw14-Dw16). The second exon of the DRB1 gene of the novel DRw14 allele (designated DRB1-14c) was amplified enzymatically and(More)
A novel serine proteinase inhibitor has been purified to homogeneity from the skeletal muscle of white croaker (Argyrosomus argentatus). The purification was carried out by ammonium sulfate fractionation, DEAE-Sephacel, heating treatment followed by column chromatographies on SP-Sepharose, Sephadex G-150 and gel-filtration high performance liquid(More)
Although Clupeiformes contain many economically important species, there is limited information on their reproductive physiology. To obtain more insight into reproductive mechanisms in clupeiform fishes, molecular cloning of the Japanese anchovy Engraulis japonicus luteinizing hormone beta (LHbeta) and glycoprotein hormone alpha (GPHalpha) subunits, and(More)
Complementary DNAs encoding gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) precursors were cloned from the mummichog Fundulus heteroclitus brain, showing that this species has three GnRH forms, i.e. medaka Oryzias latipes GnRH (mdGnRH), chicken GnRH-II (cGnRH-II) and Atlantic salmon Salmo salar GnRH (sGnRH). The F. heteroclitus prepro GnRHs have common structural(More)
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