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The BIO14.6 hamster is a widely used model for autosomal recessive cardiomyopathy. These animals die prematurely from progressive myocardial necrosis and heart failure. The primary genetic defect leading to the cardiomyopathy is still unknown. Recently, a genetic linkage map localized the cardiomyopathy locus on hamster chromosome 9qa2.1-b1, excluding(More)
Radiation therapy is a powerful tool for the treatment of oesophageal cancer. We established radioresistant cell lines by applying fractionated irradiation in order to identify differentially expressed genes between parent and radioresistant cells. Six oesophageal cancer cell lines (TE-2, TE-5, TE-9, TE-13, KYSE170, and KYSE180) were treated with continuous(More)
We report here an improved protocol for the preparation of full-length cDNA libraries that improves the previously reported method (Carninci, P., Kvam, K., Kitamura, A. et al. 1996, Genomics, 137, 327-336), that allows long cDNAs to be cloned more efficiently. One potential disadvantage of the original biotinylated CAP trapper protocol is the exposure of(More)
Advanced gastric cancer is often accompanied by metastasis to the peritoneum, resulting in a high mortality rate. Mechanisms involved in gastric cancer metastasis have not been fully clarified because metastasis involves multiple steps and requires a combination of altered expressions of many different genes. Thus, independent analysis of any single gene(More)
Iron overload has been associated with carcinogenesis in humans. Intraperitoneal administration of ferric nitrilotriacetate initiates a Fenton reaction in renal proximal tubules of rodents that ultimately leads to a high incidence of renal cell carcinoma (RCC) after repeated treatments. We performed high-resolution microarray comparative genomic(More)
Asbestos exposure is considered a social burden by causing mesothelioma. Despite the use of synthetic materials, multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) are similar in dimension to asbestos and produce mesothelioma in animals. The role of inflammatory cells in mesothelial carcinogenesis remains unclear. Here, we evaluated the differences in inflammatory cell(More)
The RLGS (Restriction Landmark Genome Scanning) method was originally developed as a powerful method for enabling viewing of thousands of restriction landmarks. It offers a tool for obtaining information about genetic loci, with a single RLGS profile displaying approximately 2000 restriction landmarks as spots. One of the most useful applications is RLGS(More)
We have developed a sequencing method based on the RNA polymerase chain termination reaction with rhodamine dye attached to 3'-deoxynucleoside triphosphate (3'-dNTP). This method enables us to conduct a rapid isothermal sequencing reaction in <30 min, to reduce the amount of template required, and to do PCR direct sequencing without the elimination of(More)
Milk provides a well-balanced source of amino acids and other ingredients. One of the functional ingredients in milk is lactoferrin (LF). LF presents a wide variety of bioactivities and functions as a radical scavenger in models using iron-ascorbate complexes and asbestos. Human clinical trials of oral LF administration for the prevention of colon polyps(More)
We developed a new simple high-throughput plasmid DNA extraction procedure, based on a modified alkaline lysis method, using only one 96-well microtiter glassfilter plate. In this method, cell harvesting, lysis by alkaline and plasmid purification are performed on only one microtiter glassfilter plate. After washing out RNAs or other contaminants, plasmid(More)