Noriko Ninomiya

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This study describes comprehensive polling of transcription start and termination sites and analysis of previously unidentified full-length complementary DNAs derived from the mouse genome. We identify the 5' and 3' boundaries of 181,047 transcripts with extensive variation in transcripts arising from alternative promoter usage, splicing, and(More)
Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) involves a block in terminal differentiation of the myeloid lineage and uncontrolled proliferation of a progenitor state. Using phorbol myristate acetate (PMA), it is possible to overcome this block in THP-1 cells (an M5-AML containing the MLL-MLLT3 fusion), resulting in differentiation to an adherent monocytic phenotype. As(More)
Several lysosomal enzyme activities in cultured lymphoid cell lines were studied during 3 phases of cell culture; logarithmic growth phase, stationary phase and decline phase. Enzyme induction during cell growth was found in N-acetyl-hexosaminidase, beta-galactosidase and alpha-L-fucosidase, but no induction in alpha-D-mannosidase, alpha-glucosidase and(More)
Ten cases of myopathy caused by glycogen storage diseases of type II, III, and V, and phosphorylase b kinase deficiency are reported. So-called "abnormal lysosomes" or glycogenosomes which contain abundant glycogen were found in cases of type II, and in some numbers, in cases of type III, and in one case of phosphorylase b kinase deficiency which revealed a(More)
Free and acylcarnitine in serum and urine samples were measured in five patients with hyperammonemia associated with anticonvulsant therapy including sodium valproate, of whom three had a Reye-like syndrome. All had considerable reduction in serum free carnitine and slight increase of acylcarnitine concentrations, suggesting increased conversion of free to(More)
Glycogen storage diseases of type I, II, III, IV, V and the other muscle types, were examined electron microscopically, biochemically and physicochemically. Glycogenosomes (glycogen containing vacuoles) were found in the affected tissues of type II, type III variant of muscle glycogen storage disease, type IV and muscle type phosphorylase b kinase(More)
Seven new red-cell pyruvate kinase (PK) variants were characterized by the methods recently recommended by the International Committee for Stanardization in Haematology. The cases were all true homozygote as evidenced by consanguineous marriages of the parents; all are Japanese. These variants were designated as PK Tokyo, PK Nagasaki, PK Sapporo, PK(More)
The nature of mutant acid alpha-glucosidase (AAG) in muscle was studied in 6 patients with Pompe disease, consisting of 2 each of the infantile, childhood and adult types. Anti-human liver AAG rabbit antibody prepared in the present study was confirmed to be monospecific by immunodiffusion, immunotitration and immunohistochemical methods. It was found by(More)
Acid alpha-glucosidase (E.C. 3.2.1.3) was purified more than 60,000-fold from rat liver. Antibody was obtained by injection of this pure enzyme into rabbits with Freund's complete adjuvant. The resultant anti-acid alpha-glucosidase immunoglobulin (Ig) G was digested with pepsin and then F(ab')2 was treated with 2-mercaptoethanol. Coupling of Fab' to(More)