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As a base for human transcriptome and functional genomics, we created the "full-length long Japan" (FLJ) collection of sequenced human cDNAs. We determined the entire sequence of 21,243 selected clones and found that 14,490 cDNAs (10,897 clusters) were unique to the FLJ collection. About half of them (5,416) seemed to be protein-coding. Of those, 1,999(More)
Rhabdomyosarcoma is the most commonly occurring soft-tissue sarcoma in children. Some reports have discussed the altered expression and molecular abnormalities of cell-cycle-regulatory proteins in rhabdomyosarcoma; however, variable frequencies of occurrence have been noted. In the current study, among 72 cases of rhabdomyosarcoma, the authors evaluated for(More)
A 7-year-old girl with concurrent subcutaneous emphysema, pneumomediastinum, pneumothorax, pneumoperitoneum, and pneumoretroperitoneum arrived at our facility. Compressed air at 5 atm of pressure was insufflated through the nozzle of a spray gun over her external genitalia. She was admitted for a small amount of genital bleeding and significant subcutaneous(More)
BACKGROUND Biliary atresia (BA) is a cholestatic disease of unknown etiology. It has recently been suggested that graft-vs-host disease caused by microchimerism is an etiology in the development of autoimmune disease. Moreover, the liver is a frequent target organ of graft-vs-host disease. The aim of this study is to identify the presence and extent of(More)
BACKGROUND The surgical procedure for treating congenital duodenal atresia has normally been performed by an upper abdominal transverse incision. Recently, duodenoduodenostomy has been attempted using an umbilical crease incision to improve the cosmetic results. METHODS Eighteen cases of duodenal obstruction, including 15 atresia, 2 stenosis, and 1(More)
PTLD is a serious complication of immunosuppression in solid organ transplant recipients. The incidence of PTLD is significantly higher in pediatric recipients than in adult because children are often EBV-seronegative and they may develop primary EBV infection after transplantation. We herein describe a case of GI-PTLD who achieved a complete remission by(More)
A choledochocele (type 3 choledochal cyst) is rarely observed in children. A 6-year-old boy experienced abdominal pain approximately 6 times in the previous 5 months. Magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography findings revealed a small cyst in the distal common bile duct. An endoscopic examination was performed, and a choledochocele was detected at the(More)
BACKGROUND The degree of periventricular white matter echodensity in preterm infants has been utilized as a sign of the early ultrasonographic appearance of periventricular leukomalacia, and this has been called periventricular echodensity (PVE). OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to quantitatively measure PVE utilizing a new method which is called(More)
The purpose of this article is to report changes to dental hygiene education in Japan and to evaluate the successful implementation of these changes in 2010. The legislative change that began in 2005 revised the length of education for dental hygiene students from two years to three or four years (the mandate was three years), which has led to a dramatic(More)
DMNT biosynthesis was proposed to proceed via (E)-nerolidol in plants a decade ago. However, (E)-nerolidol function as airborne signal/substrate for in-vivo biosynthesis of DMNT remains to be investigated and the regulation of DMNT production and emission is largely unknown. We address both of these aspects using Achyranthes bidentata model plant in(More)