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To determine the molecular basis of Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS) and Angelman syndrome (AS), we have isolated new transcripts from chromosome 15q11-q13. Two novel transcripts located within 300 kilobases telomeric to the small nuclear ribonucleoprotein-associated polypeptide N gene (SNRPN) were paternally expressed in cultured cells, along with SNRPN,(More)
Na/K pump current was determined between -140 and +60 mV as steady-state, strophanthidin-sensitive, whole-cell current in guinea pig ventricular myocytes, voltage-clamped and internally dialyzed via wide-tipped pipettes. Solutions were designed to minimize all other components of membrane current. A device for exchanging the solution inside the pipette(More)
To develop tools for analysis of the acute phase response, we used suppression subtractive hybridization of cDNAs from the livers of trout in an unchallenged state and in the course of a response to injection with a Vibrio bacterin emulsified in Freund's Incomplete Adjuvant. The resulting cDNA library contains 300-600bp long fragments of 25 or more(More)
Taxonomic revision by molecular phylogeny is needed to categorize members of the genus Echinococcus (Cestoda: Taeniidae). We have reconstructed the phylogenetic relationships of E. oligarthrus, E. vogeli, E. multilocularis, E. shiquicus, E. equinus, E. ortleppi, E. granulosus sensu stricto and 3 genotypes of E. granulosus sensu lato (G6, G7 and G8) from(More)
CD44 is a cell surface receptor for hyaluronate, a component of the extracellular matrix (ECM). Although CD44 has been implicated in tumor invasion and metastasis, the molecular mechanisms remain to be elucidated. Here we find that CD44 expressed in cancer cells is cleaved at the membrane-proximal region of the ectodomain and the membrane-bound cleavage(More)
BACKGROUND AND METHODS To detect potentially curable cases of hepatocellular carcinoma, outpatients with chronic hepatitis or compensated liver cirrhosis who were seen at the Center for Adult Diseases (Osaka, Japan) were examined periodically by means of ultrasonography and measurement of serum alpha-fetoprotein. Risk factors for hepatocellular carcinoma(More)
Mammalian complement components factor B and C2 act as proteolytic subunits of the C3 convertases in the alternative and the classical activation pathways, respectively, and are believed to have diverged from a common ancestor by gene duplication. However, it is unclear when the B/C2 duplication occurred. Here, we describe two diverged B/C2-like cDNA clones(More)
Ten older (60-71 yr) and nine younger (20-25 yr) active healthy men were exposed to passive heating [by placing the lower legs and feet in a 43 degrees C water bath for 60 min while sitting in a warm (35 degrees C, 45% relative humidity) chamber] in summer and winter. The increase in rectal temperature (Tre) was significantly (P less than 0.05) greater, and(More)
Two microsatellites were isolated from a genomic library of Echinococcus multilocularis. The microsatellites, designated EMms1 and EMms2, consist of tandem repeats of CAC-trinucleotide unit. Southern blot hybridization suggests that each of them is a single locus. Using fox-derived wild tapeworms (N=104), PCR-amplification of microsatellites was performed(More)