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Species of the genus Streptomyces, which constitute the vast majority of taxa within the family Streptomycetaceae, are a predominant component of the microbial population in soils throughout the world and have been the subject of extensive isolation and screening efforts over the years because they are a major source of commercially and medically important(More)
Plasmacytoid dendritic cells are present in lymphoid and nonlymphoid tissue and contribute substantially to both innate and adaptive immunity. Recently, we have described several monoclonal antibodies that recognize a plasmacytoid dendritic cell-specific antigen, which we have termed BDCA-2. Molecular cloning of BDCA-2 revealed that BDCA-2 is a novel type(More)
Considerable long-standing controversy and confusion surround the phylogenetic affinities of pinnipeds, the largely marine group of "fin-footed" members of the placental mammalian order Carnivora. Until most recently, the two major competing hypotheses were that the pinnipeds have a single (monophyletic) origin from a bear-like ancestor, or that they have a(More)
The EULASH environment is proposed for making the best use of a multiprocessor with a high speed local memory and slow shared memory. It consists of the preprocessing system, the kernel, and the library for management of variables and synchronization. On the EULASH, a program is written with light weight threads using only shared variables. The(More)
DAF-21, a Caenorhabditis elegans homologue of Hsp90, is expressed primarily in germline cells. Although mutations in the daf-21 gene affect animal fertility, its cellular roles have remained elusive. To phenocopy daf-21 mutations, we impaired the daf-21 function by RNA interference (RNAi), and found that oocytes skipped the diakinesis arrest and displayed a(More)
A method for estimating the characteristics of an automatic matching control (AMC) system for in vivo electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) spectroscopy is described. AMC is also known as automatic coupling control (ACC) and is used to compensate for perturbation due to movement of the subject animal. The open-loop function of the AMC system is derived and(More)
—In this paper, we have developed a system that simultaneously and comprehensively simulates movement of people, motion sensing infrastructure , and air/light control facilities in indoor space like office buildings. This system has been designed to configure, validate and evaluate " task-ambient control systems " that precisely control air and light based(More)
Protein catalogs containing a large number of proteins expressed in a variety of organs can be powerful tools for stem-cell research, because this requires accurate knowledge about how cells differentiate. Salivary gland progenitor (SGP) cells are somatic stem cells isolated from the salivary gland that can differentiate into hepatic or pancreatic cell(More)