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Methyl jasmonate is a plant volatile that acts as an important cellular regulator mediating diverse developmental processes and defense responses. We have cloned the novel gene JMT encoding an S-adenosyl-l-methionine:jasmonic acid carboxyl methyltransferase (JMT) from Arabidopsis thaliana. Recombinant JMT protein expressed in Escherichia coli catalyzed the(More)
The complete nucleotide sequence of the cDNA genome for garlic virus X (GVX), one of the major viruses infecting garlic plants, was determined. GVX is a single-stranded positive-sense RNA virus consisting of 8106 nucleotides excluding the 3'-end poly(A) tail and contains six open reading frames (ORFs) which encode putative proteins of 174 kDa (ORF1), 26 kDa(More)
To test the effect of the physical proximity of two enzymes catalyzing sequential reactions, a bifunctional fusion enzyme, TPSP, was constructed by fusing the Escherichia coli genes for trehalose-6-phosphate (T6P) synthetase (TPS) and trehalose-6-phosphate phosphatase (TPP). TPSP catalyzes the sequential reaction in which T6P is formed and then(More)
A DNA fragment encoding two enzymes leading to trehalose biosynthesis, maltooligosyltrehalose synthase (BvMTS) and maltooligosyltrehalose trehalohydrolase (BvMTH), was cloned from the nonpathogenic bacterium Brevibacterium helvolum. The open reading frames for the two proteins are 2,331 and 1,770 bp long, respectively, and overlap by four nucleotides.(More)
A novel hydroxyproline-rich glycoprotein (SbHRGP3) that consists of two different domains is encoded by an extensin gene from soybean. The first domain (domain 1) located at the N terminus is composed of 11 repeats of Ser-Pro4-Lys-His-Ser-Pro4-Tyr3-His, whereas the second domain (domain 2) at the C terminus contains five repeats of(More)
This study was designed to investigate the genotypes of human papillomavirus (HPV) in Korean women who had abnormal cervical cytology and to evaluate the clinical accuracy of HPV DNA chip analysis for the diagnosis of cervical neoplasia. Liquid-based cytology preparations, HPV DNA chip analysis, and cervical biopsy were performed in 2358 women. High-risk(More)
PURPOSE Atropine has been used to block cholinergic neurotransmission in basic research and has received recent interest clinically in the intracavernosal pharmacotherapy of erectile dysfunction. It has been suggested that at a low dose (10(-8) M), atropine blocks muscarinic receptors, and that at a large dose (10(-3) M), it induces the release of EDRF.(More)
BACKGROUND Robotic-assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy (RALRP) is gaining popularity as a less traumatic and minimally invasive alternative to open radical retropubic prostatectomy (RRP). The aim of this study was to evaluate the incidence and grade of venous gas embolism (VGE) during RALRP compared with those during RRP using transoesophageal(More)
PURPOSE We investigated penile sensory levels in patients with primary premature ejaculation to determine whether there is an etiological basis for this condition. MATERIALS AND METHODS Penile biothesiometry was performed in 120 patients with primary premature ejaculation without erectile dysfunction and neurological deficit, and in 66 normal potent male(More)
BACKGROUND Neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) has a prognostic value in patients with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer receiving systemic therapy. However, the prognostic significance of NLR was never previously evaluated in patients who underwent radical prostatectomy (RP) for prostate cancer. In the present study, we investigated the(More)