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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)
Large scale production of poly(3-hydroxybutyrate-co-3-hydroxyhexanoate) [P(3HB-co-3HHx)] by Aeromonas hydrophila 4AK4 was examined in a 20,000 l fermentor. Cells were first grown using glucose as a carbon source, and polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA) biosynthesis was triggered by the addition of lauric acid under conditions of limited nitrogen or phosphorus. When(More)
Equilibrium maintenance during standing in humans was investigated with a 3-joint (ankle, knee and hip) sagittal model of body movement. The experimental paradigm consisted of sudden perturbations of humans in quiet stance by backward displacements of the support platform. Data analysis was performed using eigenvectors of motion equation. The results(More)
The molecular basis of the exocytosis of secretory insulin-containing granules (SGs) during biphasic glucose-stimulated insulin secretion (GSIS) from pancreatic beta cells remains unclear. Syntaxin (SYN)-1A and SYN-4 have been shown to mediate insulin exocytosis. The insulin-secretory function of SYN-3, which is particularly abundant in SGs, is unclear.(More)
Aims/hypothesis. PPARγ, a member of the nuclear hormone receptor family of transcription factors, plays a key role in adipocyte differentiation and insulin sensitivity. The aim of this study was to identify a potential dominant negative murine PPARγ mutant and to characterize the in vitro functional properties of this mutant. Methods. In vitro transient(More)
We studied the variations in the ventral rami of 152 brachial plexuses in 77 Korean adults. Brachial plexus were composed mostly of the fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth cervical nerves and the first thoracic nerve (77.0%). In 21.7% of the cases examined, the fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth cervical and the first thoracic nerves contributed to the(More)
We present a case of desmoplastic cerebral astrocytoma of infancy (DCAI) in a 7 1/2-month-old girl and include immunohistochemical, ultrastructural and proliferative activity studies. The dural-based cystic tumor showed a biphasic pattern consisting of glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP)-positive astrocytes embedded in a desmoplastic stroma. The(More)
The yellow-pigmented bacterial strain causing green spot rot and death of laver was isolated from Porphyra dentata. This strain has been identified as Pseudomonas sp., harboring agarase, xylanase, and protease activity, as well as carboxymethyl-cellulase (CMCase). Using genomic DNA from the Pseudomonas sp. SK38 digested with Sau3AI and ligated into(More)
We determined associations between bone health and the quantity and quality of habitual physical activity in a cohort of 172 free-living Japanese aged 65–83 years (76 men, 96 women). The number of steps taken and the intensity of physical activity were measured every 4 s throughout each 24-h period for 1 year, using a specially adapted accelerometer that(More)