Takeshi Imanishi

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The Gobioidei is a large suborder in the order Perciformes and consists of more than 2000 species belonging to about 270 genera. The vast number of species and their morphological specialization adapted to diverse habits and habitats makes the classification of the gobioid fishes very difficult.A comprehensive estimation of the evolutionary scenario of all(More)
1. Intrathecal (i.t.) administration of nociceptin and high doses of morphine induced allodynia in response to innocuous tactile stimuli, and i.t. nociceptin evoked hyperalgesia in response to noxious thermal stimuli in conscious mice. Here we have characterized the nociceptin-induced allodynia and compared it with the morphine-induced allodynia and the(More)
Macrophage scavenger receptors mediate the recognition of a wide range of negatively charged macromolecules including modified low density lipoproteins (LDL). Truncated bovine receptors lacking residues 330-342, which include the conserved lysine cluster of a collagen-like domain, were unable to degrade modified LDL in spite of their expression on the cell(More)
The gene frequencies and haplotypic associations within the HLA region have been investigated in 916 unrelated Japanese individuals. HLA class I and class II antigens were studied by conventional serology, and class II alleles, DRB1, DRB3, DQA1, DQB1 and DPB1 were typed by using polymerase-chain reaction amplification and sequence-specific oligonucleotide(More)
Genetic polymorphism of the HLA class II loci including the DRB1, DQA1, DQB1 and DPB1 genes was investigated by the polymerase chain reaction-restriction fragment-length polymorphism (PCR-RFLP) method in a Kazak population inhabiting the most northwestern part of China, Urümqi in the Xinjiang Uygur Zizhiqu as well as in a Han population in the same area.(More)
The highly specific posttranscriptional silencing of gene expression induced by double-stranded RNA (dsRNA) is known as RNA interference (RNAi) and has been demonstrated in plants, nematodes, Drosophila, and protozoa, as well as in mammalian cells. The suppression of expression of specific genes by chemically synthesized 21-nucleotide (21-nt) RNA duplexes(More)
CC chemokine receptor (CCR) 5 and CXC chemokine receptor (CXCR)3 are expressed on T helper cell type 1 cells and have been implicated in their migration to sites of inflammation. Our preceding study demonstrated that a nonpeptide synthetic CCR5 antagonist, TAK-779 (N, N-dimethyl-N-[4-[[[2-(4-methylphenyl)-6,(More)
HLA class II (DRB1, DQA1, DQB1 and DPB1) genotyping was performed in 57 unrelated Uygur individuals inhabiting the northwestern China area by the polymerase chain reaction-restriction fragment length polymorphism (PCR-RFLP) method. Among 98 DRB1 alleles tested, 23 alleles were detected, and DRB1*0701 (16.7%) and DRB1*0301 (14.0%) were the most and the(More)
The genetic polymorphism at four variable number of tandem repeats (D1S80, D4S43, COL2A1, D17S5) and one short tandem repeat (ACTBP2) loci was assessed by polymerase chain reaction analysis of genomic DNA obtained from blood samples of eight human populations (Japanese, Northern Han, Hui, Uygur, Kazakh, Saudi Arabian, Greek, Italian). Allele frequencies at(More)