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We cloned the mouse brain G-protein-activated K+ channel 1 (mGIRK1) cDNA and determined the complete nucleotide and amino acid sequences of the coding region. In in situ hybridization using specific oligonucleotide probes, the signals for the three mGIRK (mGIRK1, mGIRK2 and mGIRK3) mRNAs were shown to be distributed widely as well as differently in most(More)
—Secondary ion mass spectrometer (SIMS) oxygen isotope analyses were performed on 24 clasts, representing 9 clast types, in the Dar al Gani (DaG) 319 polymict ureilite with precisions better than 1‰. Olivine-rich clasts with typical ureilitic textures and mineral compositions have oxygen isotopic compositions that are identical to those of the monomict(More)
The Drosophila gene twins was identified through a P-element-induced mutation that caused overgrowth in posterior regions of the wing imaginal disc. Analyses using position-specific markers showed that the inactivation of this locus induced the formation of extra wing blade anlagen in the posterior compartment of the disc. The duplication was mirror(More)
BACKGROUND Light is the major environmental signal for the entrainment of circadian rhythms. In Drosophila melanogaster, the period(per) and timeless (tim) genes are required for circadian behavioural rhythms and their expression levels undergo circadian fluctuations. Light signals can entrain these rhythms by shifting their phases. However, little is known(More)
Taking advantage of the functional coupling of the nociceptin/orphanin FQ receptor with the G-protein-activated inwardly rectifying K+ (GIRK) channel, we investigated the effects of various sigma ligands on the nociceptin/orphanin FQ receptor in Xenopus oocytes co-injected with the cloned nociceptin/orphanin FQ receptor and GIRK1 mRNAs. Carbetapentane and(More)
1. Taking advantage of the functional coupling of the opioid receptors with the G-protein-activated K+ (GIRK) channel, we investigated the effects of sigma (sigma) ligands of various structural and pharmacological classes, (+)-N-allylnormetazocine ((+)-SKF10047) and (+)-cyclazocine, (+)-3-(3-hydroxyphenyl)-N-(1-propyl)piperidine ((+)-3PPP),(More)
Introduction: Ureilitic meteorites are ultramafic rocks with highly depleted REE abundance, while showing primitive signatures, such as abundant noble gases and oxygen isotopic heterogeneities. A lack of basaltic components among ureilitic meteorites is the major cause of our poor understanding of their evolution. Especially, chronological studies of(More)
Histologic examination of sural nerve of a 32-year-old man with an aggressive polyneuropathy associated with autonomic failure demonstrated amyloid deposition, and familial amyloidotic polyneuropathy (FAP) was diagnosed. Immunohistochemical staining showed transthyretin (TTR) staining of the amyloid deposits in nerve. Sequencing revealed G to A transition(More)