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Posttranslational histone modifications are important for the regulation of many biological phenomena. Here, we show the purification and characterization of nucleosomal histone kinase-1 (NHK-1). NHK-1 has a high affinity for chromatin and phosphorylates a novel site, Thr 119, at the C terminus of H2A. Notably, NHK-1 specifically phosphorylates nucleosomal(More)
We studied the auditory evoked magnetic fields (AEFs) in response to pure tones especially at very high frequencies (from 4000 Hz to 40,000 Hz). This is the first systematic study of AEFs using tones above 5000 Hz, the upper audible range of humans, and ultrasound. We performed two experiments. In the first, AEFs were recorded in 12 subjects from both(More)
Genomic DNA from 19 Japanese patients with congenital lipoid adrenal hyperplasia (lipoid CAH) representing 16 different families was examined to identify the genetic alterations of steroidogenic acute regulatory protein (StAR). Ten of 19 patients had a 46,XX karyotype and nine had a 46,XY karyotype. Six of the 46,XX patients have experienced spontaneous(More)
Exon skipping by alternative splicing and circular RNA formation are proposed to be interrelated events. Since multiple patterns of alternative splicing have been demonstrated in both the 5' and 3' regions of the dystrophin gene, the dystrophin transcript in skeletal muscle cells provides a model system in which this idea is tested. Nine circular RNAs that(More)
To elucidate the effects of the decision to move on the pyramidal tract in humans, we examined the changes in the motor evoked potentials (MEP) of the forearm muscles following transcranial magnetic cortical stimulation (TMS) of the hand area during a go/no-go hand-movement task in 10 normal subjects. The subjects performed an extension of the right wrist(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE As the usefulness of the apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) obtained from diffusion-weighted images (DWI) for the differential diagnosis between glioblastoma and primary central nervous system lymphoma is controversial, we assessed whether high b-value DWI at b 4000 s/mm(2) could discriminate between glioblastoma and lymphoma. We(More)
We have previously reported the statistically significant correlation of immunohistochemical expression of MIB-1 and p53 proteins among benign, atypical, and anaplastic meningiomas and p53 protein expression was high in atypical and anaplastic meningiomas. In the present study, we analyzed 22 cases of meningiomas for mutation of p53 gene in its spectrum of(More)
Serum levels of amphiregulin and transforming growth factor-alpha (TGF-alpha), which were identified previously to be expressed at high levels in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) with poor response to gefitinib, were examined by ELISA using blood samples taken from 50 patients with advanced NSCLCs. Of 14 cases that revealed above the cutoff line for(More)
Regenerating islet-derived family, member 4 (Reg IV) is a candidate marker for cancer and inflammatory bowel disease. In the present study, immunohistochemical analysis of Reg IV was performed in various human neoplastic (n = 289) and non-neoplastic tissues. In the stomach, foveolar epithelium was negative for Reg IV, whereas goblet cells of intestinal(More)
The mechanism of exon skipping induced by nonsense mutations has not been well elucidated. We now report results of in vitro splicing studies which disclosed that a particular example of exon skipping is due to disruption of a splicing enhancer sequence located within the exon. A nonsense mutation (E1211X) due to a G to T transversion at the 28th nucleotide(More)