Takanori Watanabe

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We report here that 6.9% (68/987) of randomly selected cDNA clones from an S. pombe cDNA library lack apparently long open reading frames which we denote prl. One of them, prl1, was examined further because multiple bands were observed when it was used as a probe in northern blot analysis. These multiple bands appear to be derived from overlapping(More)
Substantial evidence indicates that major psychiatric disorders are associated with distributed neural dysconnectivity, leading to a strong interest in using neuroimaging methods to accurately predict disorder status. In this work, we are specifically interested in a multivariate approach that uses features derived from whole-brain resting state functional(More)
In the budding yeast S. cerevisiae, Swe1 delays the onset of mitosis by phosphorylation and inactivation of the cyclin-dependent kinase Cdc28, thereby relaying the morphogenetic signal to the cell cycle. Hsl1/Nik1, Kcc4 and Gin4 are structurally homologous protein kinases that localize to the bud neck and negatively regulate Swe1 by phosphorylation. We(More)
BACKGROUND An association between anxiety and depression and increased blood pressure (BP) and cardiovascular disease risk has not been firmly established. We examined the hypothesis that anxiety and depression lead to increased plasma catecholamines and to production of reactive oxygen species (ROS) by mononuclear cells (MNC) in hypertensive individuals.(More)
BACKGROUND INFORMATION The RNA-binding protein S1-1, also called RBM10 (RNA-binding motif 10), is a paralogue of putative tumour suppressor RBM5 and has been correlated with cancer proliferation and apoptosis. In the present study, we have investigated the cell biology of S1-1. RESULTS In the extranucleolar nucleoplasm, S1-1 occurred in hundreds of(More)
Temocapril is an angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor (ACEI), a prodrug with a thiazepine ring. Its active form, temocaprilat, is slightly more potent than enalaprilat in inhibiting ACE isolated from rabbit lung. The inhibitory potency of temocaprilat on isolated rat aorta is 3 times that of enalaprilat. Temocapril is excreted in the bile and urine and(More)
Klebsiella pneumoniae (KP) is the most common cause of pyogenic liver abscess in eastern Asia. KP liver abscess commonly presents as a single large abscess with a predominantly solid consistency. It is sometimes unsuitable for percutaneous catheter drainage because of the poorly liquefied contents. Antibiotic therapy alone may raise a probability of(More)
Adenoid cystic carcinoma of the breast is an uncommon form of cancer, and only a few articles have described the cytological findings of this disease. We report herein the case of a 48-year-old woman who presented with a breast mass beneath the nipple, the aspirate from which consisted of globules of mucous balls surrounded by epithelial cells with scant(More)
OBJECTIVES To compare the effects of the angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB) valsartan versus the calcium channel blocker amlodipine, reactive oxygen species (ROS) formation by monocytes, C-reactive protein (CRP), and left ventricular (LV) mass were studied in 104 hypertensive patients with left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH). BACKGROUND There is evidence(More)
Replication-competent oncolytic viruses are being developed for human cancer therapy. We previously reported that an attenuated adenovirus OBP-301 (Telomelysin), in which the human telomerase reverse transcriptase promoter element drives expression of E1A and E1B genes linked with an internal ribosome entry site, could replicate in and causes selective(More)