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We developed a new pull-down assay for GTP-Rho and examined its level during cell cycle. HeLa cells were arrested in the S phase by thymidine and were enriched in the prometaphase, metaphase, telophase, and G(1) phase by collecting at 0, 45, 90, and 180 min after the release from the nocodazole arrest, respectively. The level of GTP-Rho did not change(More)
To investigate the aetiological role of human papillomavirus (HPV) in breast cancer, we examined the presence, genotype, viral load, and physical status of HPV in 124 Japanese female patients with breast carcinoma. Human papillomavirus presence was examined by PCR using SPF10 primers, and primer sets targeting the E6 region of HPV-16, -18, and -33. The(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS A nationwide survey of autoimmune hepatitis (AIH) was carried out in Japan. METHODS Four hundred and ninety-six patients were enrolled by questionnaires sent to 101 hospitals with hepatology specialists. RESULTS The clinical features of Japanese AIH were as follows: most patients were middle-aged women; serum autoantibodies, especially(More)
During Drosophila leg development, the distal-most compartment (pretarsus) and its immediate neighbour (tarsal segment 5) are specified by a pretarsus-specific homeobox gene, aristaless, and tarsal-segment-specific Bar homeobox genes, respectively; the pretarsus/tarsal-segment boundary is formed by antagonistic interactions between Bar and(More)
Based on the partial amino acid sequence, the cDNA encoding UDP-GalNAc:Fuc alpha 1----2Gal alpha 1----3GalNAc transferase, the specific primary gene product of histo-blood group A gene (A transferase), was cloned and sequenced. Poly(A)+ RNA from human stomach cancer cell line MKN45, expressing high levels of A antigen, was used for construction of a lambda(More)
OBJECTIVE: To examine associations between rate of eating and macronutrient and dietary fiber intake, and body mass index (BMI).DESIGN: Cross-sectional study.SUBJECTS: A total of 1695 18-y-old female Japanese dietetic students.MEASUREMENTS: Macronutrient intake (protein, carbohydrate, and fat) and dietary fiber intake were assessed over a 1-month period(More)
This report presents an overview of human enteroviruses in Yunnan Province, the People's Republic of China. A total of 210 non-polioviruses isolated under acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) surveillance during a total study period of 5 years--1997 to 2000 and 2004--were examined. Of the 210 non-poliovirus isolates, 12 adenoviruses were serologically identified,(More)
Cell numbers limit the widespread clinical use of cord blood (CB) for gene therapy and marrow replacement in adults; a simple and effective method for ex vivo expansion of CB primitive progenitor cells (PPC) is required. Recently, the combination of thrombopoietin (TPO) and Flk-2/Flt-3 ligand (FL-2) was reported to support slow proliferation of CB-PPC in(More)
IgM is the first antibody to be produced in a humoral immune response and plays an important role in the primary stages of immunity. Here we describe a mouse Fc receptor, designated Fc alpha/microR, and its human homolog, that bind both IgM and IgA with intermediate or high affinity. Fc alpha/microR is constitutively expressed on the majority of B(More)
OBJECTIVES We sought to determine the electrocardiographic (ECG) features associated with acute left main coronary artery (LMCA) obstruction. BACKGROUND Prediction of LMCA obstruction is important with regard to selecting the appropriate treatment strategy, because acute LMCA obstruction usually causes severe hemodynamic deterioration, resulting in a less(More)