T. Kuriyama

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Ectopic gene expression, or the gain-of-function approach, has the advantage that once the function of a gene is known the gene can be transferred to many different plants by transformation. We previously reported a method, called FOX hunting, that involves ectopic expression of Arabidopsis full-length cDNAs in Arabidopsis to systematically generate(More)
Successful automatic self-pollination in flowering plants is dependent on the correct development of reproductive organs. In the stamen, the appropriate growth of the filament, which largely depends on the mechanical properties of the cell wall, is required to position the anther correctly close to the stigma at the pollination stage. Xyloglucan(More)
RNA interference (RNAi) is one of the most important technologies currently available for the analysis of gene function. However, despite the development of various methods, it is still difficult to construct RNAi vectors for plants with the appropriate inverted repeat fragments to produce double-stranded RNA for knockdown experiments. To solve this problem(More)
A transplantable tumor line (KB) was established in syngeneic rats from a naturally occurring sarcoma that had arisen in the thymus of a 24-month-old male F344 rat. Further, a cell line (KB-P) was induced from KB and a cloned cell line (KB-D8) was isolated from KB-P. The primary thymic tumor and KB tumors showed heterogeneous histological growth patterns(More)
L-lactate and L-beta-phenyllactate have been identified in the culture broth of Streptomyces sp. KY-11 as reversible noncompetitive inhibitors of Aspergillus oryzae aminoacylase-1 and porcine kidney aminoacylase I. A series of alpha-hydroxyl acids (DL-R-CH(OH)-COOH, R = Et, n-pro, n-butyl, n-pentyl, n-hexyl) also inhibited the two enzymes in reversible(More)
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