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We have isolated a gene encoding a ribosome-inactivating protein (RIP) from Phytolacca insularis, designated as P. insularis antiviral protein 2 (PIP2). The PIP2 gene contained an open reading frame encoding a polypeptide of 315 amino acids. The deduced amino acid sequence of PIP2 was similar to those of other RIPs from Phytolacca plants. Recombinant PIP2(More)
The organization of the 2-deoxystreptamine (DOS) biosynthetic gene cluster of Micromonospora echinospora has been determined. Sequencing of a 14.04 kb-region revealed twelve open reading frames (ORFs): four putative DOS biosynthetic genes (gtmA, B, C, and D), five amino sugars biosynthetic genes (gtmE, G, H, I, and gacB), two aminoglycoside resistance genes(More)
This study presents some preliminary results on the flow characteristics in the discharge plenum of the reciprocating compressor using visualization technique and computational simulation. During the compression cycle, the flow from the cylinder through the discharge port induces a significant amount of pressure pulsation mainly due to the interaction of(More)
BACKGROUND The effectiveness of molecular targeted agents is modest in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Efficacy of molecular targeted therapies has been better in cancer patients with high expression of actionable molecules defined as cognate target molecules. However, patient stratification based on the actionable molecules dictating the effectiveness of(More)
Although transcatheter arterial chemoembolization (TACE) is the most common treatment option in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), its clinical benefits remain still controversial. Since TACE induces hypoxic necrosis in tumors, hypoxia-inducible factor 1α (HIF-1α) could critically affect biology in residual tumors after TACE treatment and(More)
Sirtuins are NAD(+) -dependent deacetylases that regulate a range of cellular processes. Although diverse functions of sirtuins have been proposed, those functions of SIRT6 and SIRT7 that are mediated by their interacting proteins remain elusive. In the present study, we identified SIRT6- and SIRT7-interacting proteins, and compared their interactomes to(More)
Despite a low risk of liver failure and preserved liver function, non-cirrhotic hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) has a poor prognosis. In the current study, we evaluated an active regulator of SIRT1 (AROS) as a prognostic biomarker in non-cirrhotic HCC. mRNA levels of AROS were measured in tumor and non-tumor tissues obtained from 283 non-cirrhotic HCC(More)
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