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We established a murine osteosarcoma cell line (LM8) with high metastatic potential to the lung from murine Dunn osteosarcoma using 8 repeated Fidler's procedures. We performed the biological characterization of the LM8 and the maternal Dunn cell lines in vitro and in vivo. Morphologically, LM8 possesses many fillopodial protrusions, lamellipodial(More)
Conventional tools for elucidating gene function are relatively scarce in Candida albicans, the most prevalent human fungal pathogen. To this end, we developed a convenient system to control gene expression in C. albicans by the tetracycline-regulatable (TR) promoters. When the sea pansy Renilla reniformis luciferase gene (RLUC1) was placed under the(More)
To assess the health risks associated with exposure to 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodebenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD), we studied the effects of a relatively low dose of TCDD on the male reproductive system of rats, using the experimental protocol of T. A. Mably et al. (1992, Toxicol. Appl. Pharmacol. 114, 97-107, 108-117, 118-126), and searched for the most sensitive and(More)
We describe a mouse model in which p27(Kip1) transgene expression is spatially restricted to the central nervous system neuroepithelium and temporally controlled with doxycycline. Transgene-specific transcripts are detectable within 6 h of doxycycline administration, and maximum nonlethal expression is approached within 12 h. After 18-26 h of transgene(More)
We isolated Rivulus marmoratus mitochondrial DNA by long-polymerase chain reaction with conserved primers, and sequenced it with 36 sets of internal conserved primers, which were designed from the extensive sequence similarities of mitochondrial DNA from several fish species. The R. marmoratus mitochondrial DNA has 17,329 bp with a conserved structural(More)
Holocarboxylase synthetase (HCS) plays an essential role in biotin utilization in eukaryotic cells and its deficiency causes biotin-responsive multiple carboxylase deficiency in humans. We have cloned the human HCS cDNA and show that antiserum against the recombinant protein immunoprecipitates human HCS. A one base deletion resulting in a premature(More)
OBJECTIVE A multicenter phase II trial was conducted to assess the efficacy and toxicity of concurrent chemoradiotherapy (CCRT) with high-dose-rate intracavitary brachytherapy (HDR-ICBT) using a low cumulative prescribed dose schedule in patients with locally advanced uterine cervical cancer. METHODS The Japanese Gynecologic Oncology Group (JGOG) study(More)
Abnormal trajectory of brain development has been suggested by previous structural magnetic resonance imaging and head circumference findings in autism spectrum disorders (ASDs); however, the neurochemical backgrounds remain unclear. To elucidate neurochemical processes underlying aberrant brain growth in ASD, we conducted a comprehensive literature search(More)
OBJECTIVES Increased incidence of preterm birth, pregnancy-induced hypertension (PIH) and small-for-gestational-age (SGA) babies have been reported in women with endometriosis, but the study populations included women in whom a definitive diagnosis was not attainable, and women who conceived via in vitro fertilization/embryo transfer (IVF/ET), which, in(More)
Using in vivo microdialysis, a comparative study was conducted to examine the effects of amphetamine-related compounds (methamphetamine, MAP; 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine, MDMA; p-methoxyamphetamine, PMA; p-methoxymethamphetamine, PMMA; 4-methylthioamphetamine, 4-MTA; 3,4,5-trimethoxyamphetamine, TMA; 2,5-dimethoxy-4-iodoamphetamine, DOI) on(More)