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Gliosis is a characteristic response of astrocytes to inflammation and trauma of the central nervous system (CNS). To study the mechanisms underlying gliosis, we performed differential display screening for genes specifically induced in long-term cultured astrocytes used as an in vitro gliosis model. We identified and characterized a gene (named OASIS, for(More)
Huntingtin-interacting protein-2 (Hip-2) was identified as a human protein specifically associated with huntingtin in vitro, a gene product affected in patients with Huntington disease (HD). It is a ubiquitin-conjugating enzyme identical to the previously characterized bovine E2-25k. We identified the mouse Hip-2 homologue (mHip-2) and examined its(More)
Historically, sugar beets were selected from fodder beets. We used mitochondrial minisatellite loci to analyze cytoplasmic genetic diversity in fodder beet and sugar beet. Among the 8 sugar beet accessions examined we identified 3 multi-locus haplotypes. These 3 haplotypes were a subset of 5 haplotypes identified among the 29 fodder beet accessions(More)
We examined the expression patterns of the DP5 gene, which encodes a protein with apoptosis-inducing activity, in the developing nervous system of mice. This gene was primarily expressed in the spinal motor neurons and peripheral sensory ganglia of mouse embryos and transiently in the postnatal brain, particularly in the entorhinal cortex and hippocampus.(More)
The demand for d-2-phenylglycine used to synthesize semisynthetic antibiotics and pesticides is increasing. We have isolated a Chryseobacterium sp. that selectively transformed the l-form of racemic d,l-2-phenylglycine to (2S)-2-acetylamide-2-phenylacetic acid with a molar yield of 50 % and an enantiomer excess of >99.5 % under optimal culture conditions,(More)
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