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The sequence of 5,037 amino acids composing the ryanodine receptor from rabbit skeletal muscle sarcoplasmic reticulum has been deduced by cloning and sequencing the complementary DNA. The predicted structure suggests that the calcium release channel activity resides in the C-terminal region of the receptor molecule, whereas the remaining portion constitutes(More)
BACKGROUND Empirical support for cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for treating Japanese patients with major depression is lacking, therefore, a feasibility study of CBT for depression in Japanese clinical settings is urgently required. FINDINGS A culturally adapted, 16-week manualized individual CBT program for Japanese patients with major depressive(More)
Four human neuroblastoma cell lines exhibited differences in their ability to differentiate into neuron-like cells in response to three different treatments, serum deprivation, or additions of dibutyryl cyclic-AMP or retinoic acid. Expression of N-myc gene product was reduced in neuroblastoma cell line SK-N-DZ differentiated by retinoic acid as compared(More)
Two human glioma-specific cytotoxic T-lymphocyte (G-S-CTL) lines were established by autologous tumor stimulation (ATS) with the aid of lectin free interleukin 2 (IL 2). Coculture of patient's peripheral blood lymphocytes and autologous irradiated glioma cells and subsequent addition of partially purified IL 2 enhanced the tumoricidal activity of the(More)
Keynote address: " Clinical Implications of 2-day whole genome sequencing of acutely ill infants " Prof. Comparative Genomic Hybridisation (CGH) Microarray has been available in Ireland to Paediatricians from the year 2011. Guidelines for investigation of infants and children with features of developmental delay, dysmorphic features and some cases of(More)
Keynote address: " Marfan syndrome and related disorders: from gene to therapy " Prof. 3 AED Pregnancy register, UK and Ireland Antiepileptic drug (AED) exposure during pregnancy increases the risk of major congenital malformations (MCMs). The risk magnitude varies by AED exposure. We provide results from the UK and Ireland Epilepsy and Pregnancy Registers,(More)
AIM This study aimed to test reliability and validity of the Japanese-version Cognitive Therapy Awareness Scale, a self-rating scale that measures basic knowledge of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) concepts and methodology. Furthermore, we explored optimal cutoff score to demonstrate required standard of CBT competency. METHODS The reliability and(More)
The authors have investigated whether specific pathological changes and antibodies against interleukin-2 (IL-2) are induced after intracerebral administration of recombinant IL-2 (rIL-2). In addition, IL-2 receptor (IL-2R) expression was checked on the cell surface of normal brain tissues before and after the intracerebral infusion. Reconstituted rIL-2(More)
Eleven lymphocyte clones were established from the peripheral blood lymphocytes of a patient with gliosarcoma by means of autologous tumor stimulation and the limiting-dilution technique with recombinant interleukin-2. Ten of the 11 clones were cytotoxic against the autologous tumor cell line GI-1. Seven of the 10 clones were also cytotoxic against(More)