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The soluble ATPase purified from an aerobic thermophilic eubacterium, Thermus thermophilus, was not a usual F1-ATPase but a V1-ATPase, a peripheral section of plasma membrane V-type ATPase (Yokoyama, K., Oshima, T., and Yoshida, M. (1990) J. Biol. Chem. 265, 21946-21950). Here, we report the purification of V-type ATPase from the same bacterium… (More)
Two-dimensional polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis (PAGE), using a mixture of sodium oligooxyethylene alkyl ether sulfate and dimethyl dodecylamine oxide as detergents (AES-DDAO mixture) in the first dimension and sodium dodecyl sulfate (SDS) in the second dimension, was developed and applied to an analysis of the photosystem I (PS I) complex in thylakoid… (More)
Since there is no available serological methods to detect antibodies to ferret coronavirus (FRCoV), an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) using recombinant partial nucleocapsid (N) proteins of the ferret coronavirus (FRCoV) Yamaguchi-1 strain was developed to establish a serological method for detection of FRCoV infection. Many serum samples… (More)
Prostaglandin F2α (PGF2α) induces luteolysis via a specific receptor, PTGFR. Although PTGFR mRNA expression in the bovine corpus luteum (CL) has been studied previously, changes in PTGFR protein and its localization are not fully understood during the life span of the CL. In addition to full-length PTGFR, several types of PTGFR isoforms, such as PTGFRα… (More)
Radiological findings in a case of spinal Ewing' s sarcoma are reported. A lytic lesion with soft tissue component in the sacrum was identified. Ewing's sarcoma should be included in the differential diagnosis, especially when a child has a lytic lesion with soft tissue extension in the spine.
BACKGROUND Bearded dragons are one of the most popular pet lizard species, and biochemical reference values are useful for health management of these reptiles. OBJECTIVES The objectives of this study were to measure plasma biochemical values in healthy captive bearded dragons, determine reference values, and evaluate the effects of sex and season on the… (More)
BACKGROUND We investigated the diagnostic importance of segmental high-intensity (SHI) areas not corresponding to mass lesions on T1-weighted magnetic resonance (MR) images. METHODS We conducted a retrospective investigation of hepatic MR images obtained from 634 patients during a 4-year period at our institution. Images were compared with findings… (More)