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We have identified and characterized a novel human estrogen receptor (ER) beta isoform, ERbetacx, which is truncated at the C-terminal region but has an extra 26 amino acids due to alternative splicing. The ERbetacx transcript is expressed in testis, ovary, thymus and prostate as well as in human cultured cell lines such as HEC-1, HOS-TE85 and Saos-2 cells.(More)
This paper presents a three-phase transformerless cascade pulsewidth-modulation (PWM) static synchronous compensator (STATCOM) intended for installation on industrial and utility power distribution systems. It proposes a control algorithm that devotes itself not only to meeting the demand of reactive power but also to voltage balancing of multiple(More)
The phenotypes of apolipoprotein E (Apo E) and their relationship with the bone mineral density (BMD) were examined in 284 unrelated postmenopausal Japanese women aged 47-82 years (64.0 +/- 1.0 years, mean +/- SE). The Apo E phenotype was analyzed by the isoelectric focusing method, followed by immunoblotting. The relationship between the Apo E phenotype(More)
In this article, we review the dynamic nature of the filaments (microtubules) that make up the labile fibers of the mitotic spindle and asters, we discuss the roles that assembly and disassembly of microtubules play in mitosis, and we consider how such assembling and disassembling polymer filaments can generate forces that are utilized by the living cell in(More)
1The Third Department of International Medicine, Tokyo Medical University 2Division of Health and Nutrition Monitoring, National Institute of Health and Nutrition 3Division of Human Nutrition, National Institute of Health and Nutrition 4Department of Geriatric Disease Medicine, University of Tokyo 5International Diabetes Institute (Australia) 6Department of(More)
Mild self-etch adhesives demineralize dentin only partially, leaving hydroxyapatite around collagen within a submicron hybrid layer. We hypothesized that this residual hydroxyapatite may serve as a receptor for chemical interaction with the functional monomer and, subsequently, contribute to adhesive performance in addition to micro-mechanical(More)
PvuII and XbaI restriction fragment length polymorphisms (RFLPs) of the estrogen receptor (ER) gene and its relation to bone mineral density (BMD) were examined in 238 postmenopausal healthy women aged 45-91 years (66.3 +/- 0.6 years, mean +/- standard error of the mean [SEM]) in Japan. The RFLPs were represented as Pp (PvuII) and Xx (XbaI), with capital(More)
Human estrogen receptor beta (hER beta) cDNA that encodes the full-length amino acid sequence has been isolated from testis poly(A)+ RNA with the combination of cDNA screening and reverse transcription-PCR. It is composed of a 1590-bp open reading frame and a segment of the 5'- and 3'-untranslated region (UTR) and encodes an additional 53 amino acids in the(More)
Silk fibroin produced by the silkworm Bombyx mori consists of a heavy chain, a light chain, and a glycoprotein, P25. The heavy and light chains are linked by a disulfide bond, and P25 associates with disulfide-linked heavy and light chains by noncovalent interactions. Quantitative enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay revealed that molar ratios of the heavy(More)
The pathogenesis of osteoporosis is controlled by genetic and environmental factors. Considering the high prevalence of osteoporosis in homocystinuria, abnormal homocysteine metabolism would contribute to the pathogenesis of osteoporosis. It is known that the polymorphism of methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR), the enzyme catalyzing the reduction of(More)