Noriko Wakisaka-Saito

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By comparing mammalian genomes, we and others have identified actively transcribed Ty3/gypsy retrotransposon-derived genes with highly conserved DNA sequences and insertion sites. To elucidate the functions of evolutionarily conserved retrotransposon-derived genes in mammalian development, we produced mice that lack one of these genes, Peg10 (paternally(More)
The Meg1/Grb10 protein has been implicated as an adapter protein in the signaling pathways from insulin receptor (IR) and insulin-like growth factor 1 receptor (IGF1R) in vitro. To elucidate its in vivo function, four independent Meg1/Grb10 transgenic mouse lines were established, and the effects of excess Meg1/Grb10 on both postnatal growth and glucose(More)
Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) is associated with hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS). Although most clinical isolates of STEC produce hemolysin (called enterohemolysin), the precise role of enterohemolysin in the pathogenesis of STEC infections is unknown. Here we demonstrated that E. coli carrying the cloned enterohemolysin operon (hlyC, A, B,(More)
Shiga toxin (Stx)-producing Escherichia coli (STEC), an important cause of hemolytic uremic syndrome, was completely killed by (60)Co irradiation at 1 x l0(3) gray (1 kGy) or higher. However, a low dose of irradiation (0.1-0.3 kGy) markedly induced Stx phage from STEC. Stx production was observed in parallel to the phage induction. Inactivation of Stx phage(More)
The motility of Helicobacter pylori was maximum at 37 degrees C and at pH 6. A newly developed proton pump inhibitor, rabeprazole (RPZ), and its thioether derivative (RPZ-TH) markedly inhibited the motility of H. pylori. The concentrations of the drug necessary to inhibit 50% of the motility were 0.25, 16, 16, and >64 microgram/ml for RPZ-TH, RPZ,(More)
Somatic cell nuclear transfer technology has been applied to produce live clones successfully in several mammalian species, but the success rates are very low. In mice, about half of the nuclear transfer embryos undergo implantation, but very few survive to term. We undertook detailed histological analyses of placentas from cloned mouse embryos generated(More)
BACKGROUND Clarithromycin-resistant Helicobacter pylori (CRHP) is increasing worldwide. Clarithromycin resistance in H. pylori from familial members has not been investigated. MATERIALS AND METHODS Biopsy specimens were taken from 13 families living in Tokyo, Yokohama, and Niigata between 1998 and 2001. Drug resistance was tested with the replica plating(More)
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