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Rolling mouse Nagoya (rolling: tg(rol)) is a neurologic mutant mouse exhibiting severe ataxia. Two alleles of the rolling mutation, tottering (tg) and leaner(tg(la)), have been identified as mutations in the voltage-dependent calcium channel alpha1A subunit. No specific light and electron microscopic findings have been reported for the rolling mouse(More)
Claudins (CLDNs) are a family of integral membrane proteins central to the formation of tight junctions, structures that are involved in paracellular transport and cellular growth and differentiation, and are critical for the maintenance of cellular polarity. Recent studies have provided evidence that CLDNs are aberrantly expressed in diverse types of human(More)
The effects of age and gender on cerebellar size have not been established yet. To understand these effects, the area of cerebellar vermis and the volume of cerebellum were measured using serial magnetic resonance images of 124 Korean adults free of neurologic symptoms and signs. Cerebellar volume of male was significantly larger than that of female,(More)
The system for predicting tumour location from skin motion induced by respiration was designed to reduce the effects of target movement. Fluoroscopic studies on 34 sites in the lungs and 14 sites in the diaphragm were performed so that the motions of skin markers and organs could be observed simultaneously. While patients were lying down in the simulator(More)
The ndhF sequences of 99 taxa, representing all sections in extant Magnoliaceae, were analyzed to address phylogenetic questions in the family. Magnolia macrophylla and M. dealbata, North American species of Magnolia section Rytidospermum, are placed at the base in the subfamily Magnolioideae although its supporting value is low. In the remaining taxa,(More)
The induction of strong cytotoxic T-lymphocyte (CTL) and humoral responses appear to be essential for the elimination of persistently infecting viruses, such as hepatitis C virus (HCV). Here, we tested several vaccine regimens and demonstrate that a combined vaccine regimen, consisting of HCV E2 DNA priming and boosting with recombinant E2 protein, induces(More)
Respiration causes target motion, which is known to be one of the technical bottlenecks in radiotherapy, especially for stereotactic radio-surgery and intensity modulated radiotherapy (IMRT). To overcome this problem, aperture maneuver with compelled breath (AMC) has been developed. In order to simulate compelled respiratory motion, a moving phantom using a(More)
Increasing the breakdown of stored fat in adipose tissue leads to reducing fat content, enhancing feed efficiency and, consequently, decreasing the production cost of poultry. The processes of lipolysis are not completely understood, and the proteins involved in this process need to be identified. An adipose triglyceride lipase (ATGL), recently identified(More)
Adipose triglyceride lipase (ATGL), a newly identified lipase, is a rate-limiting enzyme for triglyceride hydrolysis in adipocytes. The regulatory proteins involved in ATGL-mediated lipolysis in fat tissue are not fully identified and understood. The G(0)/G(1) switch gene 2 (G0S2) is an inhibitor of ATGL activity by interacting with ATGL through the(More)
Adipose triglyceride lipase (ATGL) is the rate-limiting enzyme of lipolysis in chicken adipose tissue. Its regulation is not fully understood. Recent studies suggest ATGL may be regulated by physical protein-protein interactions. Comparative gene identification 58 (CGI-58) has been identified as an activator of ATGL in mice. The purpose of the current study(More)