Takuji Shimada

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Pilophorus typicus (Distant) (Heteroptera: Miridae) is a predatory bug occurring in East, Southeast, and South Asia. Because the active stages of P. typicus prey on various agricultural pest insects and mites, this species is a candidate insect as an indigenous natural enemy for use in biological control programs. However, the mass releasing of introduced(More)
Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and its receptors play a key role in angiogenesis. VEGF receptor-2 (VEGFR-2) has a tyrosine kinase domain, and, once activated, induces the phosphorylation of cytoplasmic signaling proteins. The phosphorylated VEGFR-2 may be a substrate for intracellular protein tyrosine phosphatases (PTPs) which prevent VEGF(More)
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