Seiko Tanaka

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Summary: Biochemical studies on human prolidase (EC 3.4.13.9) and prolidase deficiency are described. The urine sample from a 32-year-old female with prolidase deficiency was examined. Diagnosis was based on clinical features and defects of prolidase in her erythrocytes. She excreted massive amounts of iminopeptides, where three major peptides were(More)
Echinococcus multilocularis is a causative agent of human alveolar echinococcosis. The distribution of the parasite in Japan was thought to be limited to the northernmost insular prefecture of Hokkaido, where the Tsugaru Strait acts as a natural physical barrier against migration to Honshu, the mainland of Japan; however, in Aomori Prefecture, situated in(More)
A novel method, based on quantitative PCR and amplified fragment length polymorphism was applied to the analysis of high-coverage gene expression profiles during the development of rice seeds. This represents the first report of the application of this method to plants, which permitted the detection and analysis of approximately 70% of all the genes that(More)
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