Shiro Yamagata

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To elucidate the role of the KVLQT1 gene in the pathogenesis of long QT syndrome (LQTS), we have established a screening system for detecting KVLQT1 mutations by the polymerase chain reaction-single strand conformation polymorphism technique (PCR-SSCP). We first determined exon/intron boundaries and flanking intronic sequences, and found that the KVLQT1(More)
Fifty to eighty-five percent of the ATPase activity in different preparations of cholinergic synaptic vesicles isolated from Torpedo electric organ was half-inhibited by 7 microM vanadate. This activity is due to a recently purified phosphointermediate, or P-type, ATPase, Acetylcholine (ACh) active transport by the vesicles was stimulated about 35% by(More)
The principal constituent of amyloid plaques found in the brains of individuals with Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a 39-42-amino-acid protein, amyloid beta protein (A beta). This study examined whether the measurement of A beta levels in CSF has diagnostic value. There were 108 subjects enrolled in this prospective study: AD (n = 39), non-AD controls(More)
A glycoprotein ATPase in cholinergic synaptic vesicles of Torpedo electric organ was solubilized with octa-ethylene glycol dodecyl ether detergent. Study of potential stabilizing factors identified crude brain phosphatidylserine, glycerol, dithiothreitol, and protease inhibitors as of value in maintaining activity. The ATPase was purified from the(More)
In the short time since its introduction, two-dimensional Doppler (2-D Doppler) or color flow mapping, has demonstrably proved its effectiveness in diagnosing acquired valvular disease and congenital heart disease [1-7]. One of the distinctive features of the technique is the ability to capture in real-time the spatial distribution of blood flow velocities(More)
The Torpedo californica electric organ synaptic vesicle glycoprotein ATPase was solubilized with octaethyleneglycoldodecyl ether and stabilized with phosphatidylserine. The complex was analyzed by size exclusion chromatography and band sedimentation velocity ultracentrifugation in water/glycerol and deuterium oxide/glycerol density gradients. The complex(More)
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