Tomoko Miyamoto

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It is widely considered that most organisms cannot survive prolonged exposure to temperatures below 0°C, primarily because of the damage caused by the water in cells as it freezes. However, some organisms are capable of surviving extreme variations in environmental conditions. In the case of temperature, the ability to survive subzero temperatures is(More)
Mutations in GNAS, which encodes Gsα, have been documented in detail, particularly in human pituitary GH-secreting adenomas. Mutations have also recently been reported in adrenal cortisol-producing adenomas (CPAs), in addition to those in the PRKACA gene. However, mutations have not yet been examined in aldosterone-producing adenomas (APAs). Therefore, we(More)
The gamma-ray (60Co) induction of the dumpy and Minute mutations, and the hyperploid exceptions during spermatogenesis was investigated by using a recombination-defective strain of Drosophila melanogaster, c3G and its wild-type strain, Oregon-R (c3G+). The results show that: (1) no essential difference exists in the response patterns for the dumpy and(More)
The yield of spontaneous Minute mutations was recorded in the F1 progeny of interstrain (reciprocal) and intrastrain matings between a recombination- and excision repair-defective mei-9L1 (mei-9) strain and the y w m f/sc8(y+) Y BS; dp (ywmf-2) strain of Drosophila melanogaster. As a comparison, interstrain matings between a postreplication repair-defective(More)
The possible enhancement of the yield of X-ray-induced Minute mutations in the c3G female-ywmf-2 male system which is proposed to be responsible for the high production of spontaneous Minute mutations was investigated. To determine and compare the yield of X-ray-induced Minute mutations exactly, four series of crosses were made: (a) ywmf-2 male x Oregon-R(More)
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