S. Takahashi

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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)
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)
The acetylcholine (ACh) and choline (Ch) concentrations in the cerebrospinal fluid were investigated in patients with vascular dementia of the Binswanger type (VDBT) or multiple small infarct type (MSID) as compared with patients with Alzheimer-type dementia (ATD). The ACh concentration in patients with ATD was found to be significantly lower than in(More)
From a lily isolate of Plantago asiatica mosaic virus (PlAMV-Li), two sub-isolates (Li1 and Li6) were obtained. Although the nucleotide sequences of Li1 and Li6 were highly conserved, they showed different pathogenicity in Nicotiana benthamiana. Li1 caused necrosis, whereas Li6 infected the plant asymptomatically. Inoculation tests with chimeric and(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)
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)
Background: To determine the optimal phases of dynamic computed tomography (CT) for detecting hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Methods: Fifty-two patients with 85 HCC nodules were examined by means of unenhanced and triple-phase CT images of the whole liver. The time for obtaining the arterial-phase images was 25–55 s after intravenous bolus injection of(More)