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Viruses of human immunodeficiency virus type 2 (HIV-2) and some simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV) lineages carry a unique accessory protein called Vpx. Vpx is essential or critical for viral replication in natural target cells such as macrophages and T lymphocytes. We have previously shown that a poly-proline motif (PPM) located at the C-terminal region(More)
"Dividual Plays Experimental Lab" is an extract from the dance piece "Dividual Plays". Dividual Plays was produced as the first research outcome of "Reactor for Awareness in Motion [RAM]", a research project we have been involved since 2010 (http://ram.ycam.jp/en/). Dividual Plays Experimental Lab consists of essential elements of Dividual Plays, virtual(More)
Techniques to reduce the computational load for determination of electron–molecule collisions in Monte Carlo simulations of electrical discharges have been presented. By enhancing the detection efficiency of the no-collision case in the decision scheme of the collisional events, we can decrease the frequency of access to time-consuming subroutines to(More)
The efficiency of reverse transcription to synthesize viral DNA in infected cells greatly influences replication kinetics of retroviruses. However, viral replication in non-dividing cells such as resting T cells and terminally differentiated macrophages is potently and kinetically restricted by a host antiviral factor designated SAMHD1 (sterile alpha motif(More)
"KOTOBA SHINTAI" is a workshop to discover unexplored relationships between words and body movements through unique exercises and discussions. Based on the idea of sharing differences in interpretation with others, the Yamaguchi Center for the Arts and Media [YCAM]'s educational team and YCAM InterLab, and Zan Yamashita, a choreographer, have produced the(More)
Human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) is strictly adapted to humans, and cause AIDS only in humans. Consequently, no experimental animals susceptible to HIV-1 and suitable for the AIDS model study are available to date (Nomaguchi et al., 2008, 2011). To overcome this issue, viruses genetically related to HIV-1 have been challenged into macaque monkeys(More)
Human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) is tropic and pathogenic only for humans, and does not replicate in macaque monkeys routinely used for experimental infections. This specially narrow host range (species tropism) has impeded much the progress of HIV-1/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) basic research. Extensive studies on the underlying(More)
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