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We have developed a simple method for rapid detection of mycoplasma contamination in cell cultures using SYBR Green-based real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR). To detect eight common contaminant mollicutes, including Mycoplasma (M. arginini, M. fermentans, M. orale, M. hyorhinis, M. hominis, M. salivarium, M. pirum) and Acholeplasma laidlawii, four(More)
A small heat shock protein, AgsA, possesses chaperone activity that can reduce the amount of heat-aggregated protein in vivo, and suppress the aggregation of chemical- and heat-denatured proteins in vitro. Therefore, we examined the ability of AgsA to stabilize the activity of several enzymes by using this chaperone activity. We observed that AgsA can(More)
Multidetector-row computed tomography (MDCT) has dramatically increased the speed of scanning, and allows high-resolution imaging compared with conventional single detector-row CT (SDCT). However, the use MDCT makes use of an increase in volume scanning, and causes a simultaneous increase in radiation dose to the patient. Thus, the radiation dose from the(More)
Vasoactive intestinal contractor (VIC) is a member of the endothelin (ET) family. We have investigated the regional distribution of VIC/ET-2 and of ET-1 gene expression in the adult murine brain and pituitary gland. We used real-time quantitative reverse transcription-linked polymerase chain reaction. VIC/ET-2 gene expression was observed at high levels in(More)
Copper(I) complexes with tripodal nitrogen-containing neutral ligands such as tris(3,5-diisopropyl-1-pyrazolyl)methane (L1') and tris(3-tertiary-butyl-5-isopropyl-1-pyrazolyl)methane (L3'), and with corresponding anionic ligands such as hydrotris(3,5-diisopropyl-1-pyrazolyl)borate (L1-) and hydrotris(3-tertiary-butyl-5-isopropyl-1-pyrazolyl)borate (L3-)(More)
We measured the physical characteristics of 2-million(2M)and 3-million(3M)color liquid crystal displays(LCD)whose aperture ratio was increased and compared them with conventional models. The results showed the influence of the increased aperture ratio on the physical characteristics of the LCDs. We evaluated resolution by means of modulation transfer(More)
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