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The purpose of the present study was to determine the fluctuation in cardiovascular reactivity to mental stress during the menstrual cycle by comparing heart rate variability (HRV), and other physiological and psychological data in females with those in males. Cardiovascular reactivity to two mental tasks was measured in 14 females during the follicular and(More)
The PGR5 (PROTON GRADIENT REGULATION 5) gene that is required for PSI cyclic electron transport in Arabidopsis was knocked down in rice (Oryza sativa). In three PGR5 knockdown (KD) lines, the PGR5 protein level was reduced to 5-8% of that in the wild type, resulting in a 50% reduction in PGRL1 (PGR5-LIKE PHOTOSYNTHETIC PHENOTYPE 1) protein levels. In(More)
Pentatricopeptide repeat (PPR) proteins bind RNA and act in multiple eukaryotic processes, including RNA editing, RNA stability, and translation. Here, we investigated the mechanism underlying the functional versatility of Arabidopsis thaliana proton gradient regulation3 (PGR3), a chloroplast protein harboring 27 PPR motifs. Previous studies suggested that(More)
BACKGROUND Incidence of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries in young female basketball players is higher than that in male basketball players. Graft retears are more frequent with the increasing number of ACL reconstructions. The present study aimed to examine the incidence of retears in competitive female basketball players. METHODS Sixty-four(More)
We have developed a surface ionization ion-source as part of the JAEA-ISOL (Isotope Separator On-Line) setup, which is coupled to a He/CdI2 gas-jet transport system to determine the first ionization potential of the heaviest actinide lawrencium (Lr, Z = 103). The new ion-source is an improved version of the previous source that provided good ionization(More)
BACKGROUND Luminal-type breast cancers are the most abundant subtype. Endocrine therapies targeting estrogen receptor (ER) or estradiol (E2) synthesis have achieved marked improvement in disease-free and overall survival of ER-positive cancers. However, approximately one-third of these cancers are poorly responsive to endocrine therapies, suggesting(More)
The aerobic hyperthermophilic archaeon Aeropyrum pernix expresses carbon monoxide (CO) oxidation activity under heterotrophic growth conditions. Using activity stain gel analysis, CO oxidation activity was detected in a protein with a molecular mass of 210 kDa. The 210 kDa CODH protein was purified to homogeneity from A. pernix. Aeropyrum Mo-CODH catalyzed(More)
Nitric oxide reductase (NOR) catalyzes the reduction of nitric oxide to generate nitrous oxide. We recently reported on the crystal structure of a quinol-dependent NOR (qNOR) from Geobacillus stearothermophilus [Y. Matsumoto, T. Tosha, A.V. Pisliakov, T. Hino, H. Sugimoto, S. Nagano, Y. Sugita and Y. Shiro, Nat. Struct. Mol. Biol. 19 (2012) 238-246], and(More)
Nitric oxide reductase (NOR) catalyzes the generation of nitrous oxide (N2O) via the reductive coupling of two nitric oxide (NO) molecules at a heme/non-heme Fe center. We report herein on the structures of the reduced and ligand-bound forms of cytochrome c-dependent NOR (cNOR) from Pseudomonas aeruginosa at a resolution of 2.3-2.7 Å, to elucidate(More)