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The genomic sequences of Plantago asiatica mosaic virus (PlAMV), six lily isolates and one primrose isolate from Japan, were determined. The genomic size of all isolates was 6102 nucleotides, containing the five open reading frames typical of members of the genus Potexvirus. Pairwise comparison analyses confirmed the close relationship between PlAMV and(More)
Regional cerebral blood flow (rCBF), cerebral metabolic rate of oxygen (rCMRO2), oxygen extraction fraction (rOEF), and cerebral blood volume (rCBV) were investigated using positron emission tomography (PET) in 16 patients with senile dementia of Alzheimer's type (SDAT), and compared with those of 6 nondemented and 3 demented patients with deep white matter(More)
Two phenylpropanoid compounds, 2-allyl-4,5-dimethoxyphenol(II) and coniferyl alcohol(III), were characterized from body tissue of wild males of the Oriental fruit fly,Dacus dorsalis. These compounds accumulated in the rectal glands only when laboratory-reared males were fed with methyl eugenol. Compound II was released into the air during dusk, which(More)
The complete nucleotide sequences of RNA1 and RNA2 of a Japanese isolate of Radish mosaic virus (RaMV-J), a crucifer-infecting comovirus, were determined. RNA1 is 6064 nucleotides long and encodes a 210-kDa polyprotein containing conserved motifs that are required for replication. RNA2 is 4020 nucleotides long and encodes a 123-kDa polyprotein containing(More)
We have constructed a Saccharomyces cerevisiae strain displaying an active lipase on the cell surface by cell surface engineering. The gene encoding Rhizopus oryzae lipase (ROL) was fused with the genes encoding the pre-α-factor leader sequence and the C-terminal half of α-agglutinin including the glycosylphosphatidylinositol-anchor attachment signal. The(More)
A Strain of host yeast YF207, which is a tryptophan auxotroph and shows strong flocculation ability, was obtained from Saccharomyces diastaticus ATCC60712 and S. cerevisiae W303-1B by tetrad analysis. The plasmid pGA11, which is a multicopy plasmid for cell-surface expression of the Rhyzopus oryzae glucoamylase/α-agglutinin fusion protein, was then(More)
A 2-year-old Japanese boy with a haemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) associated encephalopathy which developed after rotavirus infection is described. The neurological symptoms consisted of coma, seizures and spastic quadriplegia. On therapy with steroids, etoposide and cyclosporin A, the patient recovered without any neurological deficits. The(More)
Yeast whole-cell biocatalysts for lipase-catalyzed reactions were constructed by intracellularly overproducing Rhizopus oryzae lipase (ROL) in Saccharomyces cerevisiae MT8–1. The gene encoding lipase from R. oryzae IFO4697 was cloned, and intracellular overproduction systems of a recombinant ROL with a pro-sequence (rProROL) were constructed. When rProROL(More)
Objective and Design: The role of cyclooxygenase (COX)-2 was examined using a rat endotoxin shock model and the potency and selectivity of NS-398, a COX-2 selective inhibitor in vitro, for COX-2 activity was examined in vivo.¶Material: Male Wistar rats (weighing 140–180 g) were used.¶Methods: Lipopolysaccharide (LPS, 1 mg/kg, i.v.) was administered to rats(More)