Takanobu Wakasugi

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The complete nucleotide sequence (119,707 bp) of the black pine (Pinus thunbergii) chloroplast genome has been determined. It contains 4 rRNA genes and 32 tRNA genes. To our knowledge, the tRNAPro (GGG) gene has not been found in any other chloroplast genome analyzed. Sixty-one genes encoding proteins and 11 conserved open reading frames are also found.(More)
The complete nucleotide sequence of the chloroplast genome (150,613 bp) from the unicellular green alga Chlorella vulgaris C-27 has been determined. The genome contains no large inverted repeat and has one copy of rRNA gene cluster consisting of 16S, 23S, and 5S rRNA genes. It contains 31 tRNA genes, of which the tRNALeu(GAG) gene has not been found in land(More)
Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2A (MEN2A) is a dominantly inherited cancer syndrome characterized by medullary thyroid carcinoma, pheochromocytoma, and parathyroid hyperplasia. The gene responsible for MEN2A was localized by linkage analysis to chromosome 10q11.2 in 1987, and recently mutations in RET, a proto-oncogene in the candidate region, were(More)
The phenomenon of RNA editing has been found to occur in chloroplasts of several angiosperm plants. Comparative analysis of the entire nucleotide sequence of a gymnosperm [Pinus thunbergii (black pine)] chloroplast genome allowed us to predict several potential editing sites in its transcripts. Forty-nine such sites from 14 genes/ORFs were analyzed by(More)
The nucleotide sequence of a 27,588-bp region of rice mitochondrial DNA was determined. This sequence contains putative genes that encode initiator methionine tRNA (trnfM), subunits III (nad3) and IV (nad4) of the NADH dehydrogenase complex, and ribosomal proteins S3 (rps3), S12 (rps12) and L16 (rpl16). An open reading frame that contains sequences(More)
UNLABELLED Myocardial kinetics of 123I-labeled 15-(p-iodophenyl)3R, S-methylpentadecanoic acid (BMIPP) were evaluated with dynamic SPECT, and stress and rest BMIPP images were directly compared in conjunction with stress 201Tl. METHODS We studied 26 patients with prior myocardial infarction. Two minutes after injection of BMIPP, dynamic data acquisition(More)
Five out of 15 homozygotes and 41 out of 527 heterozygotes of familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) died during the past 10 years. Sudden death or heart failure was the cause of death in each of the 5 deceased homozygotes. Twenty heterozygotes died of myocardial infarction, 9 of sudden death, and 1 died after AC bypass surgery. Thus, 30 heterozygotes (73.2%)(More)
The nucleotide sequence of a tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum) chloroplast gene cluster that encodes eight proteins homologous to Escherichia coli ribosomal proteins L23, L2, S19, L22, S3, L16, L14, and S8 has been determined. RNA gel blot hybridization revealed that all eight coding regions are expressed in the chloroplasts. The arrangement of the eight genes(More)
OBJECTIVES This study was undertaken to 1) compare the regional myocardial tracer distributions between rest technetium (Tc)-99m tetrofosmin and rest-redistribution thallium (Tl)-201 images in patients with coronary artery disease and left ventricular dysfunction; and 2) assess the comparative values of these agents for predicting functional recovery after(More)
The 50 S subunit of chloroplast ribosomes was prepared from tobacco leaves. The proteins were fractionated and the N-terminal amino acid sequence of a 14 kDa protein was determined. This sequence matches the N-terminal sequence deduced from ORF55 located between ndhF and trnL on the small single-copy region of tobacco chloroplast DNA. The deduced protein(More)