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Urate, a naturally occurring product of purine metabolism, is a scavenger of biological oxidants implicated in numerous disease processes, as demonstrated by its capacity of neuroprotection. It is present at higher levels in human blood (200 500 microM) than in other mammals, because humans have an effective renal urate reabsorption system, despite their(More)
In a case-control study in Japan of brain tumours in relation to mobile phone use, we used a novel approach for estimating the specific absorption rate (SAR) inside the tumour, taking account of spatial relationships between tumour localisation and intracranial radiofrequency distribution. Personal interviews were carried out with 88 patients with glioma,(More)
  • K Yokoyama, N Nio, Y Kikuchi
  • 2004
Some properties and applications of the transglutaminase (TGase) referred to as microbial TGase (MTGase), derived from a variant of Streptomyces mobaraensis (formerly classified as Streptoverticillium mobaraense), are described. MTGase cross-linked most food proteins, such as caseins, soybean globulins, gluten, actin, myosins, and egg proteins, as(More)
BACKGROUND A retrospective review of treatment results comparing women with clear cell carcinoma of the ovary (CCC) with a group with serous adenocarcinoma of the ovary (SAC) was conducted. METHODS Between 1988-1998, 662 patients with epithelial ovarian carcinoma were identified through the medical records department and the tumor registry at 4(More)
The cDNAs for two DNA binding proteins of BTE, a GC box sequence in the promoter region of the P-450IA1(CYP1A1) gene, have been isolated from a rat liver cDNA library by using the BTE sequence as a binding probe. While one is for the rat equivalent to human Sp1, the other encodes a primary structure of 244 amino acids, a novel DNA binding protein designated(More)
The SSD1 gene has been isolated as a single copy suppressor of many mutants, such as sit4, slk1/bck1, pde2, and rpc31, in the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Ssd1p has domains showing weak but significant homology with RNase II-related proteins, Cyt4p, Dss1p, VacB, and RNase II, which are involved in the modification of RNA. We found that Ssd1p had the(More)
From a cDNA library of mouse skeletal muscle, we have isolated mouse Sim1 (mSim1) cDNA encoding a polypeptide of 765 amino acids with striking amino acid identify in basic helix-loop-helix (89% identify) and PAS (89 % identify) domains to previously identified mSim2, although the carboxy-terminal third of the molecule did not show any similarity to mSim2 or(More)
Domestic cats were experimentally infected with culture propagated Bartonella henselae by intradermal (i.d.) and intravenous (i.v.) routes. Cats were more efficiently infected by the i.d. (8/8 cats) than by the i.v. (2/16) route. Bacteremia was detected 1-3 weeks following inoculation and lasted for most cats for 1-8 months. However, one naturally infected(More)
Magnetic fields (MFs) from gustatory stimulation with 1 M NaCl and 3 mM saccharin were recorded from the human brain by using a whole-cortex SQUID system. The averaged onset latency of MFs was 93 ms for NaCl and 172 ms for saccharin and no response was obtained for water. A high correlation coefficient was noted between the difference of onset MFs latencies(More)
SUMO1/Smt3, a ubiquitin-like protein modifier, is known to conjugate to other proteins and modulate their functions in various important processes. Similar to the ubiquitin conjugation system, SUMO/Smt3 is transferred to substrate lysine residues through the thioester cascade of E1 (activating enzyme) and E2 (conjugating enzyme). In our previous report(More)