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Leptin, the gene product of the obese gene, may play an important role in regulating body weight by signalling the size of the adipose tissue mass. Plasma leptin was found to be highly correlated with body mass index (BMI) in rodents and in 87 lean and obese humans. In humans, there was variability in plasma leptin at each BMI suggesting that there are(More)
The color of mature pepper fruit is determined by the composition of carotenoids. The fruit color of red pepper is genetically determined by three loci, y, c1, and c2. We have been developing a genetic map of hot pepper using RFLP and AFLP markers in the F2 population of an interspecific cross between Capsicum annuum cv TF68 and Capsicum chinense cv(More)
A new locus conditioning a pink trait in onions was identified. Unusual pink onions were found in haploid populations induced from an F1 hybrid between yellow and dark red parents and in F3 populations originating from the same cross. Segregation ratios of red to pink in F2, backcross, and F3 populations indicated that this pink trait is determined by a(More)
Unusual gold-colored onions were selected from a F3 family originating from a cross between US-type yellow and Brazilian yellow onions. HPLC analysis showed that the gold onions contained a significantly reduced amount of quercetin, the most abundant flavonoid in onions. This result indicated that an early step in the flavonoid biosynthesis pathway might be(More)
Many investigators have attempted to find the cause of the osteoarthritic changes after meniscectomy. Alteration of the mechanical factors resulting in stress concentration, is now thought to be one of the most important causes but few experimental studies have reported the differences in contact area and pressure distribution after partial or total(More)
In this paper, we propose an efficient, reliable shotgun sequence assembly algorithm based on a fingerprinting scheme that is robust to both noise and repetitive sequences in the data, two primary roadblocks to effective whole-genome shotgun sequencing. Our algorithm uses exact matches of short patterns randomly selected from fragment data to identify(More)
In this paper, the authors intend to demonstrate a new intuitive force-feedback device that is ideally suited for engineering design. Force feedback for the device is tension-based and is characterised by 7 degrees of freedom (3 DOF for translation, 3 DOF for rotation, and 1 DOF for grasp). The SPIDAR-G (SPace Interface Device for Artificial Reality with(More)
A bacterial artificial chromosome (BAC) library consisting of 235,000 clones with an average insert size of 130 kb was constructed from Capsicum annuum, 'CM334'. Based on a pepper haploid genome size of 2,702 Mbp/C, the BAC library is estimated to contain approximately 12 genome equivalents and represents at least 99% of the pepper genome. Screening of the(More)
The aim of this study was to compare the clinicopathological characteristics of an early signet ring cell carcinoma (SRC) with an early undifferentiated carcinoma (mucinous, poorly differentiated adenocarcinoma) and early differentiated carcinoma (well or moderately differentiated tubular adenocarcinoma, papillary adenocarcinoma) and find indications for(More)