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Xyloglucan endotransglucosylase/hydrolases (XTHs) are a class of enzymes that are capable of splitting and reconnecting xyloglucan molecules, and are implicated in the construction and restructuring of the cellulose/xyloglucan framework. Thirty-three members of the XTH gene family are found in the genome of Arabidopsis thaliana, but their roles remain(More)
A prospective study of 110 patients was carried out to determine the pathogenic significance of trauma to the upper body in the development of neural compressive irritation at the thoracic outlet. Twenty-nine patients were reviewed as cervical strain injuries (N group), 25 patients as probable neurogenic thoracic outlet syndrome (NTOS) (PT group), 39(More)
The concentrations of pancreastatin-like immunoreactivity (PST-LI) of the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) were measured in the patients with Alzheimer type dementia (ATD) and in age-matched normal subjects. The mean PST-LI concentration in the CSF of ATD patients was significantly lower than that of normal subjects. Gel chromatographic analysis revealed that the(More)
We describe a novel method for quantification of atrazine based on detection of P450 mRNA levels in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. The selected oligonucleotide probe exhibited specificity against P450 mRNA and was successfully immobilized on the sensor chip. The mRNA was subsequently quantified by RU change using a SPR system. When the cells were disrupted by(More)
In this study we describe a novel sensor system to detect toxic chemicals based on measurement of the quantity of Saccharomyces cerevisiae P450 mRNAs induced by them. Detection was conducted using a flow-injection-type sensor system based on surface plasmon resonance (SPR). The DNA and peptide nucleic acid (PNA) probes containing a complementary sequence to(More)
Using a specific antiserum for the C-terminal glycine amide region of human pancreastatin (PST), pancreastatin-like immunoreactivity (PST-LI) was measured in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) from 447 subjects (368 +/- 10.8 pmol/l, mean +/- S.E.M.) free from endocrine diseases. The CSF contents of PST-LI showed a mountain-shape type change which peaked at 40 years(More)
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