Yasuhito Inoue

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G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs), a large eukaryotic protein family, have proved difficult to comprehensively detect and functionally identify by homology searches and domain detection, because they are highly divergent and their sequences share strikingly little similarity. Transmembrane (TM) topology pattern analysis has been used to classify TM(More)
The group of 2502 transmembrane (TM) protein sequences with seven TM segments (7-tms) registered in SWISS-PROT 46.0 contains 2200 G-protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs), indicating that GPCR candidates can be detected with a reliability of 87.9% in the eukaryotic genomes merely by correctly predicting the number of TM segments as 7-tms. The predictive(More)
Genome-wide sequence analysis in the invertebrate chordate, Ciona intestinalis, has provided a comprehensive picture of immune-related genes in an organism that occupies a key phylogenetic position in vertebrate evolution. The pivotal genes for adaptive immunity, such as the major histocompatibility complex (MHC) class I and II genes, T-cell receptors, or(More)
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