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To investigate the prevalence and clinical characteristics of diabetes mellitus caused by mitochondrial gene mutations in the tRNA[Leu(UUR)] region, a known 'hot spot' for pathogenic mutations, we screened 440 diabetic patients with diabetic mothers for 11 mitochondrial gene mutations reported in mitochondrial neuromuscular disorders; nucleotide pairs (np)(More)
Pretreatment with two distinct antitumor substances extracted from pine cone of Pinus parviflora Sieb. et Zucc. protected mice from the lethal effects of E. coli infection. Intraperitoneal administration of these fractions transiently induced differentiation-inducing factor (DIF) with a peak at 1-2hr. The rapid decay of DIF activity from the peritoneal(More)
As a part of the studies conducted by the Pharma SNPs Consortium (PSC), the enzyme activities of CYP1A2, CYP2A6 and CYP2B6 variants with altered amino acids as a result of single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) found among the Japanese population were analyzed under a unified protocol using the same lots of reagents by the laboratories participating in the(More)
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