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A single gene (nac) encoding an adenylate cyclase was cloned from the genomic DNA library of Neurospora crassa, using the DNA fragment encoding the catalytic domain of adenylate cyclase of Saccharomyces cerevisiae as a probe. The open reading frame of this gene (6900 base pairs) was interrupted three time by introns. The protein encoded consists of 2300(More)
A wild type keratin 9 (K9) cDNA and a point mutated keratin 9 cDNA were injected subcutaneously into mouse skin. The hemagglutinin tag staining of the wild type K9 cDNA injected specimens mainly showed a homogeneous pattern, whereas the point mutated K9 cDNA injected specimens mainly showed a granular pattern in the suprabasal cells. Double staining of K9(More)
In ordinary urticaria, individual lesions disappear within 24 hours. We encountered 3 patients who showed urticarial reactions lasting more than 24 hours. In all patients, skin biopsy revealed interstitial dermal edema and a perivascular infiltration predominated by eosinophils, without immunoglobulins or complement deposition, or endothelial fibrinoid(More)
This study was performed to elucidate whether xeroderma pigmentosum complementation group A (XPA) carrier has DNA repair abnormality against sun-exposure and ultraviolet (UV)-mimetic chemical carcinogen 4-nitroquinoline 1-oxide (4NQO). Here we report three sporadic cases of XP that were defined as group A by genetic complementation test as well as(More)
To detail the histogenetic relationship between basal cell carcinoma (BCC) and hair follicles, we immunohistochemically compared BCC cells to follicular matrix cells and follicular bulge cells using a panel of monoclonal antibodies against melanocytes, cytokeratins, subepidermal extracellular matrix components, and bullous pemphigoid (BP) sera, as well as(More)
BACKGROUND 'FOXP3+ regulatory T cells' (Tregs) are reported to be increased in tumour-bearing hosts including patients with melanoma, leading to tumour immune suppression. However, this idea is challenged by recent evidence that the 'FOXP3+ Treg' fraction in fact contains activated 'nonregulatory' T cells. Also, FOXP3+ T cells are reported to have(More)
We report an atypical case of sporotrichosis in an elderly woman working as a horticulturist, who presented with multiple ulcers and nodules on the face and the right upper back. Histological examination found numerous small yeast-like spores in the granulomatous reaction in the upper dermis. Culture and DNA analysis identified Sporothrix schenckii, group(More)
Syringocystadenocarcinoma papilliferum (SCACP) is a very rare cutaneous adnexal neoplasm. SCACP presents histologic variability, and it is difficult to establish the diagnosis from a punch biopsy. SCACP has an overall configuration similar to that of syringocystadenoma papilliferum (SCAP). When we diagnose SCACP, the histologic features of SCAP can be(More)