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Only a small proportion of the mouse genome is transcribed into mature messenger RNA transcripts. There is an international collaborative effort to identify all full-length mRNA transcripts from the mouse, and to ensure that each is represented in a physical collection of clones. Here we report the manual annotation of 60,770 full-length mouse complementary(More)
Although the operative results have been improving since the air drill was introduced for cervical laminectomy instead of an ordinary rongeur, post-laminectomy complications, such as postoperative fragility of the cervical spine to acute neck trauma, posterior spur formation at the vertebral body, and malalignment of the lateral curvature have still(More)
To obtain a better understanding of the cortical representation of bimanual coordination, we measured regional cerebral blood flow (rCBF) with 15O-labeled water and positron emission tomography (PET). To detect areas with changes of rCBF during bimanual finger movements of different characteristics, we studied 12 right-handed normal volunteers. A complete(More)
Petroleum contains many heterocyclic organosulfur compounds refractory to conventional hydrodesulfurization carried out with chemical catalysts. Among these, dibenzothiophene (DBT) and DBTs bearing alkyl substitutions are representative compounds. Two bacterial strains, which have been identified as Paenibacillus strains and which are capable of efficiently(More)
The RIKEN Mouse Gene Encyclopaedia Project, a systematic approach to determining the full coding potential of the mouse genome, involves collection and sequencing of full-length complementary DNAs and physical mapping of the corresponding genes to the mouse genome. We organized an international functional annotation meeting (FANTOM) to annotate the first(More)
Protein-protein interactions between cytochrome P450 (P450) and other drug-metabolizing enzymes were studied by affinity chromatography using CYP1A1-, glycine-, and bovine serum albumin (BSA)-conjugated Sepharose 4B columns. Sodium cholate-solubilized microsomes from phenobarbital-treated rat liver were applied to the columns and the material eluted with(More)
Thirty-five bacterial strains capable of converting dibenzothiophene into 2-hydroxybiphenyl were isolated. Among them Rhodococcus erythropolis KA2-5-1 was chosen for further characterization because of its ability to retain high desulfurization activity stably. PCR cloning and DNA sequencing of a KA2-5-1 genomic DNA fragment showed that it was practically(More)
In situ analysis of the chicken cSox2 gene, a member of the transcription factor family containing an Sry-like high-mobility group (HMG) box, demonstrated localized expression in the embryonic endoderm. Transcripts of cSox2 appeared before commencement of morphogenesis and cytodifferentiation in the rostral gut epithelium from the pharynx to the stomach.(More)
Paenibacillus A11-2 can efficiently cleave two carbon&bond;sulfur bonds in dibenzothiophene (DBT) and alkyl DBTs, which are refractory by conventional petroleum hydrodesulfurization, to remove sulfur atom at high temperatures. An 8.7-kb DNA fragment containing the genes for the DBT desulfurizing enzymes of A11-2 was cloned in Escherichia coli and(More)