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Title : Quantification of lipoprotein lipase in mouse plasma with a sandwich enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay - Kimura_2024_J.Lipid.Res_65_100532
Author(s) : Kimura T , Miyashita K , Fukamachi I , Fukamachi K , Ogura K , Yokoyama E , Tsunekawa K , Nagasawa T , Ploug M , Yang Y , Song W , Young SG , Beigneux AP , Nakajima K , Murakami M
Ref : J Lipid Res , 65 :100532 , 2024
Abstract : To support in vivo and in vitro studies of intravascular triglyceride metabolism in mice, we created rat monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) against mouse LPL. Two mAbs, mAbs 23A1 and 31A5, were used to develop a sandwich ELISA for mouse LPL. The detection of mouse LPL by the ELISA was linear in concentrations ranging from 0.31 ng/ml to 20 ng/ml. The sensitivity of the ELISA made it possible to quantify LPL in serum and in both pre-heparin and post-heparin plasma samples (including in grossly lipemic samples). LPL mass and activity levels in the post-heparin plasma were lower in Gpihbp1(-/-) mice than in wild-type mice. In both groups of mice, LPL mass and activity levels were positively correlated. Our mAb-based sandwich ELISA for mouse LPL will be useful for any investigator who uses mouse models to study LPL-mediated intravascular lipolysis.
ESTHER : Kimura_2024_J.Lipid.Res_65_100532
PubMedSearch : Kimura_2024_J.Lipid.Res_65_100532
PubMedID: 38608546
Gene_locus related to this paper: mouse-lipli

Title : Cholinergic urticaria: epidemiology, physiopathology, new categorization, and management - Fukunaga_2018_Clin.Auton.Res_28_103
Author(s) : Fukunaga A , Washio K , Hatakeyama M , Oda Y , Ogura K , Horikawa T , Nishigori C
Ref : Clin Auton Res , 28 :103 , 2018
Abstract : PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to review the evidence on the epidemiology, physiopathology, categorization, and management of cholinergic urticaria. We specifically focused on several subtypes of cholinergic urticaria and investigated the relationship between cholinergic urticaria and idiopathic anhidrosis. METHODS: Using an integrative approach, we reviewed publications addressing the epidemiology, clinical features, diagnostic approach, physiopathology, subtype classification, and therapeutic approach to cholinergic urticaria. RESULTS: Multiple mechanisms were found to contribute to the development of cholinergic urticaria. This disorder should be classified based on the pathogenesis and clinical characteristics of each subtype. Such a classification system would lead to better management of this resistant condition. In particular, sweating function should be given more attention when examining patients with cholinergic urticaria. CONCLUSIONS: Because cholinergic urticaria is not a homogeneous disease, its subtype classification is essential for selection of the most suitable therapeutic method.
ESTHER : Fukunaga_2018_Clin.Auton.Res_28_103
PubMedSearch : Fukunaga_2018_Clin.Auton.Res_28_103
PubMedID: 28382552

Title : A 38 kb segment containing the cdc2 gene from the left arm of fission yeast chromosome II: sequence analysis and characterization of the genomic DNA and cDNAs encoded on the segment - Machida_2000_Yeast_16_71
Author(s) : Machida M , Yamazaki S , Kunihiro S , Tanaka T , Kushida N , Jinnno K , Haikawa Y , Yamazaki J , Yamamoto S , Sekine M , Oguchi A , Nagai Y , Sakai M , Aoki K , Ogura K , Kudoh Y , Kikuchi H , Zhang MQ , Yanagida M
Ref : Yeast , 16 :71 , 2000
Abstract : A genomic 38 kbp segment on the c1750 cosmid clone containing the cdc2 gene, located in the left arm of chromosome II from Schizosaccharomyces pombe, was sequenced. The segment was found to have five previously known genes, pht1, cdc2, his3, act1 and mei4. Among 11 coding sequences (CDSs) predicted by the gene finding software INTRON.PLOT., four CDSs, pi007, pi010, pi014 and pi016, had considerable similarity to 40S ribosomal protein, glycosyltransferase, cdc2-related protein kinase and alpha-1, 2-mannosyltransferase, respectively. Another unusually huge open reading frame (ORF) (pi011), consisting of 2233 amino acids, existed, having significant homology to alpha-amylase, granule-bound glycogen synthase and the Sz. pombe YS 1110 clone product at the N-terminal, middle and C-terminal regions, respectively. All the predicted 11 CDSs were experimentally analysed by RACE PCR. The sequencing of the RACE products revealed that there were two small overlaps at the 3' untranslated regions (UTRs) between pi004 and pi005 (17 bp) and between pi007 and pi008 (2 bp). The distances between 5' end of the 5'UTR and the putative translation initiation codon varied from 10 to 302 nucleotides (nt) among the nine CDSs successfully analysed by 5'-RACE. The expression level of each CDS on this clone was determined. Among the 16 genes on this clone, the previously determined genes, pht1, cdc2, his3 and act1, were found to be most highly expressed. Finally, cDNAs of all the newly identified genes were detected by RACE, proving the actual expression of these genes. The nucleotide sequence has been submitted to the EMBL database under Accession No. AB004534.
ESTHER : Machida_2000_Yeast_16_71
PubMedSearch : Machida_2000_Yeast_16_71
PubMedID: 10620777
Gene_locus related to this paper: schpo-be46

Title : Complete sequence and gene organization of the genome of a hyper-thermophilic archaebacterium, Pyrococcus horikoshii OT3 - Kawarabayasi_1998_DNA.Res_5_55
Author(s) : Kawarabayasi Y , Sawada M , Horikawa H , Haikawa Y , Hino Y , Yamamoto S , Sekine M , Baba S , Kosugi H , Hosoyama A , Nagai Y , Sakai M , Ogura K , Otsuka R , Nakazawa H , Takamiya M , Ohfuku Y , Funahashi T , Tanaka T , Kudoh Y , Yamazaki J , Kushida N , Oguchi A , Aoki K , Kikuchi H
Ref : DNA Research , 5 :55 , 1998
Abstract : The complete sequence of the genome of a hyper-thermophilic archaebacterium, Pyrococcus horikoshii OT3, has been determined by assembling the sequences of the physical map-based contigs of fosmid clones and of long polymerase chain reaction (PCR) products which were used for gap-filling. The entire length of the genome was 1,738,505 bp. The authenticity of the entire genome sequence was supported by restriction analysis of long PCR products, which were directly amplified from the genomic DNA. As the potential protein-coding regions, a total of 2061 open reading frames (ORFs) were assigned, and by similarity search against public databases, 406 (19.7%) were related to genes with putative function and 453 (22.0%) to the sequences registered but with unknown function. The remaining 1202 ORFs (58.3%) did not show any significant similarity to the sequences in the databases. Sequence comparison among the assigned ORFs in the genome provided evidence that a considerable number of ORFs were generated by sequence duplication. By similarity search, 11 ORFs were assumed to contain the intein elements. The RNA genes identified were a single 16S-23S rRNA operon, two 5S rRNA genes and 46 tRNA genes including two with the intron structure. All the assigned ORFs and RNA coding regions occupied 91.25% of the whole genome. The data presented in this paper are available on the internet at http:@www.nite.go.jp.
ESTHER : Kawarabayasi_1998_DNA.Res_5_55
PubMedSearch : Kawarabayasi_1998_DNA.Res_5_55
PubMedID: 9679194
Gene_locus related to this paper: pyrho-PH0594 , pyrho-PH0863 , pyrho-PH1262