National Institute of Agrobiological Sciences

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Organization: National Institute of Agrobiological Sciences
Country: Japan

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  1. pmc Phytochrome-regulated EBL1 contributes to ACO1 upregulation in rice
    Masao Iwamoto
    Division of Plant Sciences, Photobiology and Photosynthesis Research Unit, National Institute of Agrobiological Sciences, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, 305 8602, Japan
    Biotechnol Lett 33:173-8. 2011
  2. ncbi Analysis of acrylamide in green tea by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry
    Yuzo Mizukami
    National Institute of Vegetable and Tea Science, Shimada, Shizuoka 428 8501, Japan
    J Agric Food Chem 54:7370-7. 2006
  3. ncbi Preparation of enzymatically active human Myc-tagged-NCre recombinase exhibiting immunoreactivity with anti-Myc antibody
    Satoshi Watanabe
    Department of Developmental Biology, National Institute of Agrobiological Sciences, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan
    Mol Reprod Dev 73:1345-52. 2006
  4. ncbi Expression of the autofluorescent protein, DsRed2, in the recombinants of the ectomycorrhizal basidiomycete, Suillus grevillei, generated by Agrobacterium-mediated transformation
    Hitoshi Murata
    Department of Applied Microbiology and Mushroom Science, Forestry and Forest Products Research Institute, Matsunosato 1, Tsukuba, 305 8687, Japan
    Mycorrhiza 16:407-12. 2006
  5. pmc Threatened pollination systems in native flora of the Ogasawara (Bonin) Islands
    Tetsuto Abe
    Forestry and Forest Products Research Institute, Matsunosato 1, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305 0903, Japan
    Ann Bot 98:317-34. 2006
  6. ncbi Phthalocyanine-dyed fibers adsorb allergenic proteins
    H Yano
    National Institute of Crop Science, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan
    Amino Acids 30:303-5. 2006
  7. ncbi Phase transition of L-Ser monohydrate crystal studied by (13)C solid-state NMR
    Tsunenori Kameda
    National Institute of Agrobiological Sciences, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305 8634, Japan
    Magn Reson Chem 44:318-24. 2006
  8. ncbi Microsatellite variation and differentiation among local populations of Castanopsis species in Japan
    Hiroo Yamada
    Forest Tree Breeding Center, 3809 1 Ishi, Juo, Hitachi, Ibaraki 319 1301, Japan
    J Plant Res 119:69-78. 2006
  9. ncbi Phytoremediation of metolachlor by transgenic rice plants expressing human CYP2B6
    Hiroyuki Kawahigashi
    Plant Biotechnology Department, National Institute of Agrobiological Sciences, 2 1 2, Kannondai, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305 8602, Japan
    J Agric Food Chem 53:9155-60. 2005
  10. ncbi Distribution of manufactured floating marine debris in near-shore areas around Japan
    Akihiro Shiomoto
    National Research Institute of Fisheries Science, Fisheries Research Agency, 2 12 4, Fukuura, Kanazawa Ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa 236 8648, Japan
    Mar Pollut Bull 50:1430-2. 2005

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  1. pmc Phytochrome-regulated EBL1 contributes to ACO1 upregulation in rice
    Masao Iwamoto
    Division of Plant Sciences, Photobiology and Photosynthesis Research Unit, National Institute of Agrobiological Sciences, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, 305 8602, Japan
    Biotechnol Lett 33:173-8. 2011
    ..This study shows that EBL1 is positively regulated by phytochrome B and associated with ACO1 upregulation...
  2. ncbi Analysis of acrylamide in green tea by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry
    Yuzo Mizukami
    National Institute of Vegetable and Tea Science, Shimada, Shizuoka 428 8501, Japan
    J Agric Food Chem 54:7370-7. 2006
    ..The acrylamide level in roasted tea products was controlled by asparagine in the presence of reducing sugars...
  3. ncbi Preparation of enzymatically active human Myc-tagged-NCre recombinase exhibiting immunoreactivity with anti-Myc antibody
    Satoshi Watanabe
    Department of Developmental Biology, National Institute of Agrobiological Sciences, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan
    Mol Reprod Dev 73:1345-52. 2006
    ..These findings indicate that NCreMH is useful as an alternative to NCre for gene targeting...
  4. ncbi Expression of the autofluorescent protein, DsRed2, in the recombinants of the ectomycorrhizal basidiomycete, Suillus grevillei, generated by Agrobacterium-mediated transformation
    Hitoshi Murata
    Department of Applied Microbiology and Mushroom Science, Forestry and Forest Products Research Institute, Matsunosato 1, Tsukuba, 305 8687, Japan
    Mycorrhiza 16:407-12. 2006
    ..The transformation system and recombinants expressing an autofluorescent protein may be useful in genetic analysis of the symbiosis...
  5. pmc Threatened pollination systems in native flora of the Ogasawara (Bonin) Islands
    Tetsuto Abe
    Forestry and Forest Products Research Institute, Matsunosato 1, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305 0903, Japan
    Ann Bot 98:317-34. 2006
    ..A survey was made investigating whether the native pollination systems fit an 'island syndrome' (biasing the flora to dioecy, with subdued, inconspicuous flowers) and whether alien species have disrupted the native pollination network...
  6. ncbi Phthalocyanine-dyed fibers adsorb allergenic proteins
    H Yano
    National Institute of Crop Science, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan
    Amino Acids 30:303-5. 2006
    ..Pc-fiber did not change the molecular weight or disulfide bonding of the allergens. These observations imply that Pc-fiber is applicable as an "allergen trap" for a wide variety of products...
  7. ncbi Phase transition of L-Ser monohydrate crystal studied by (13)C solid-state NMR
    Tsunenori Kameda
    National Institute of Agrobiological Sciences, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305 8634, Japan
    Magn Reson Chem 44:318-24. 2006
    ..The difference in the tensor component of delta(22) between the monohydrate and anhydrate forms was more than 7 ppm, probably owing to differences in the hydrogen-bonding structure of each form...
  8. ncbi Microsatellite variation and differentiation among local populations of Castanopsis species in Japan
    Hiroo Yamada
    Forest Tree Breeding Center, 3809 1 Ishi, Juo, Hitachi, Ibaraki 319 1301, Japan
    J Plant Res 119:69-78. 2006
    ..The six sub-clusters were found to reflect the geographic relationship among the populations, suggesting a different process for geographic population dynamics during the postglacial period...
  9. ncbi Phytoremediation of metolachlor by transgenic rice plants expressing human CYP2B6
    Hiroyuki Kawahigashi
    Plant Biotechnology Department, National Institute of Agrobiological Sciences, 2 1 2, Kannondai, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305 8602, Japan
    J Agric Food Chem 53:9155-60. 2005
    ..In a greenhouse, the ability of CYP2B6 rice plants to remove metolachlor was confirmed in large-scale experiments, in which these plants appeared able to decrease residual quantities of metolachlor in water and soil...
  10. ncbi Distribution of manufactured floating marine debris in near-shore areas around Japan
    Akihiro Shiomoto
    National Research Institute of Fisheries Science, Fisheries Research Agency, 2 12 4, Fukuura, Kanazawa Ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa 236 8648, Japan
    Mar Pollut Bull 50:1430-2. 2005
  11. ncbi Effect of addition of organic waste on reduction of Escherichia coli during cattle feces composting under high-moisture condition
    Dai Hanajima
    Pollution Control Laboratory, National Institute of Livestock and Grassland Science, 2, Ikenodai, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305 0901, Japan
    Bioresour Technol 97:1626-30. 2006
    ..Enhancements of the thermophilic phase and E. coli reduction were related to the initial amount of easily digestible carbon in mass determined as BOD. BOD value more than 166.2 mg O2/DMg brought about significant E. coli reduction...
  12. ncbi Mutations in wheat starch synthase II genes and PCR-based selection of a SGP-1 null line
    T Shimbata
    Central Laboratory, Nippon Flour Mills Co Ltd, 5 1 3 Midorigaoka, Atsugi, Kanagawa, Japan
    Theor Appl Genet 111:1072-9. 2005
    ..These markers will also be useful in breeding programs aimed at obtaining partial mutants missing one or two SGP-1 proteins...
  13. ncbi Analysis of genes developmentally regulated during storage root formation of sweet potato
    Masaru Tanaka
    Department of Upland Farming Research, National Agricultural Research Center for Kyushu Okinawa Region, Miyakonojo, Miyazaki 885 0091, Japan
    J Plant Physiol 162:91-102. 2005
    ..Tissue print mRNA blot analysis of the storage root showed that the mRNA of SRF6 was localized around the primary cambium and meristems in the xylem, which consist of actively dividing cells and cause the thickening of the storage root...
  14. ncbi Preservation of a transgenic strain of the sawfly, Athalia rosae (Hymenoptera) by artificial fertilization using cryopreserved sperm
    M Hatakeyama
    Developmental Mechanisms Laboratory, Developmental Biology Department, National Institute of Agrobiological Sciences, Owashi, Tsukuba, Japan
    Insect Mol Biol 14:105-9. 2005
    ..The GFP genes were stably inherited staying at the location where they were originally integrated...
  15. ncbi Non-derivatized analysis of methiin and alliin in vegetables by capillary electrophoresis
    Hideki Horie
    National Institute of Vegetable and Tea Science, National Agriculture and Food Research Organization, 360 Ano, Tsu, Mie 514 2392, Japan
    J Chromatogr A 1132:337-9. 2006
    ..Moreover, it was possible to detect the peak of pyruvate simultaneously with methiin and alliin using this method. The presence of pyruvate peak is a useful indicator if the blanching of the samples has been insufficient...
  16. ncbi Unusual response characteristics of pheromone-specific olfactory receptor neurons in the Asian corn borer moth, Ostrinia furnacalis
    Takuma Takanashi
    Division of Chemical Ecology, Department of Crop Science, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, SE 230 53 Alnarp, Sweden
    J Exp Biol 209:4946-56. 2006
    ..This could be explained by the fact that no other moth species are known to use E12- and/or Z12-14:OAc and that no strong selective pressure to increase selectivity between the isomers has been determined...
  17. ncbi Genetic mapping of genes for susceptibility to black spot disease in Japanese pears
    S Terakami
    Graduate School of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Tsukuba, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305 8572, Japan
    Genome 50:735-41. 2007
    ..Information about the positions of the susceptibility genes and the molecular markers linked to them will be useful for marker-assisted selection in pear breeding programs...
  18. pmc How many peas in a pod? Legume genes responsible for mutualistic symbioses underground
    Hiroshi Kouchi
    Department of Plant Sciences, National Institute of Agrobiological Sciences, Tsukuba 305 8602, Japan
    Plant Cell Physiol 51:1381-97. 2010
    ..In this review we survey recent progress in molecular genetic studies using these model legumes...
  19. ncbi Practical evaluation of Mung bean seed pasteurization method in Japan
    M L Bari
    National Food Research Institute, Tsukuba 305 8642, Japan
    J Food Prot 73:752-7. 2010
    ..The harvest yield of the treated seed was within the acceptable range. These treatments could be a viable alternative to the presently recommended 20,000-ppm chlorine treatment for mung bean seeds...
  20. ncbi Fat depot-specific differences in angiogenic growth factor gene expression and its relation to adipocyte size in cattle
    Tomoya Yamada
    National Institute of Livestock and Grassland Science, Tochigi, Japan
    J Vet Med Sci 72:991-7. 2010
    ..These results indicate that fat depot-specific difference in angiogenic growth factor gene expression results from the difference in adipocyte size...
  21. doi ACO1, a gene for aminocyclopropane-1-carboxylate oxidase: effects on internode elongation at the heading stage in rice
    M Iwamoto
    Photobiology and Photosynthesis Research Unit, Division of Plant Sciences, National Institute of Agrobiological Sciences, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305 8602, Japan
    Plant Cell Environ 33:805-15. 2010
    ..This study suggests that the ACO1 has a little effect on internode elongation at the heading stage, and that up-regulation of the ACS1 and OsEIN2 expression may attenuate inhibition of internode elongation...
  22. doi Synthetic nonamer peptides derived from insect defensin mediate the killing of African trypanosomes in axenic culture
    Hiroshi Kitani
    National Institute of Agrobiological Sciences, Ibaraki, Japan
    Parasitol Res 105:217-25. 2009
    ..The results suggest that the design of suitable synthetic insect defensin-based 9-mer peptides might provide potential novel trypanocidal drugs...
  23. doi Transgenic plants for phytoremediation of herbicides
    Hiroyuki Kawahigashi
    Plant Genome Unit, National Institute of Agrobiological Sciences, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan
    Curr Opin Biotechnol 20:225-30. 2009
    ..Transgenic plants can also enhance the absorption and detoxification of pollutants, thereby aiding the phytoremediation of contaminated environments...
  24. ncbi Reduction of feed-contaminating mycotoxins by ultraviolet irradiation: an in vitro study
    H Murata
    Safety Research Team, National Institute of Animal Health, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan
    Food Addit Contam Part A Chem Anal Control Expo Risk Assess 25:1107-10. 2008
    ..The present study provides preliminary data for establishing a practical method of using UV irradiation to reduce mycotoxin contamination in grain intended for use in feed...
  25. doi Production of free amino acids and gamma-aminobutyric acid by autolysis reactions from wheat bran
    Yoichi Nogata
    National Agricultural Research Center for Western Region, 6 12 1 Nishifukatsu, Fukuyama, Hiroshima 721 8514, Japan
    J Agric Food Chem 57:1331-6. 2009
    ..Thus, wheat-milling byproducts have the potential to become effective materials for developing foods enriched in branched-chain amino acids (BCAA), Arg, Lys, Gln, Phe, and GABA...
  26. doi Efficient production and partial characterization of aspartyl aminopeptidase from Aspergillus oryzae
    K I Kusumoto
    National Food Research Institute, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan
    J Appl Microbiol 105:1711-9. 2008
    ..Therefore, attention is focused here on the efficient production of this enzyme by a recombinant Aspergillus oryzae and characterization of its biochemical properties...
  27. doi Effect of hydrostatic pressure pulsing on the inactivation of Salmonella enteritidis in liquid whole egg
    M L Bari
    National Food Research Institute, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan
    Foodborne Pathog Dis 5:175-82. 2008
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  28. ncbi Tissue and cell-specific localization of rice aquaporins and their water transport activities
    Junko Sakurai
    Climate Change Research Team, National Agricultural Research Center for Tohoku Region, Morioka, 020 0198 Japan
    Plant Cell Physiol 49:30-9. 2008
    ..These results suggest that rice aquaporins with various water transport activities may play distinct roles in facilitating water flux and maintaining the water potential in different tissues and cells...
  29. ncbi Pathogenesis in call ducks inoculated intranasally with H5N1 highly pathogenic avian influenza virus and transmission by oral inoculation of infective feathers from an infected call duck
    Yu Yamamoto
    National Institute of Animal Health, Kannondai, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, 305 0856 Japan
    Avian Dis 51:744-9. 2007
    ..It also suggests that feathers of call ducks infected with Ck/Yama/7/04 can be a potential source of infection for unaffected birds in nature...
  30. ncbi Enhanced tolerance to drought stress in transgenic rice plants overexpressing a small heat-shock protein, sHSP17.7
    Yutaka Sato
    National Agricultural Research Center for Hokkaido Region, Hitsujigaoka 1, Toyohira ku, Sapporo 062 8555, Japan
    Plant Cell Rep 27:329-34. 2008
    ..Similar results were observed in survival rates after treatments with 30% polyethylene glycol (PEG) 3640 for 3 days. These results suggest that overproduction of sHSP17.7 could increase drought tolerance in transgenic rice seedlings...
  31. ncbi Efficient method for analysis of QTL using F1 progenies in an outcrossing species
    Takeshi Hayashi
    Laboratory of Animal Genome, National Institute of Agrobiological Sciences, Tsukuba shi, Ibaraki 305 0901, Japan
    Genetica 122:173-83. 2004
    ..The proposed procedure can provide detailed genetic information useful for marker assisted breeding in an outcrossing species such as forest trees...
  32. ncbi Expression of a sweet cherry DREB1/CBF ortholog in Arabidopsis confers salt and freezing tolerance
    Hiroyasu Kitashiba
    JST, Yamagata Regional Joint Research Project, 423 Shimaminami, Sagae, Yamagata 991 0043, Japan
    J Plant Physiol 161:1171-6. 2004
    ..These results suggest that this sweet cherry DREB1/CBF homolog has a function similar to that of DREB1/CBF...
  33. ncbi Peroral infection of nuclear polyhedrosis virus budded particles in the host, Bombyx mori l., enabled by an optical brightener, Tinopal UNPA-GX
    T Arakawa
    National Institute of Sericultural and Entomological Science NISES, Ohwashi, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305 8634, Japan
    J Virol Methods 88:145-52. 2000
    ..The peroral inoculation of BmNPV budded particles by Tinopal leads to industrial pharmaceutics production using a baculovirus vector for a huge number of insect hosts, i.e. an 'insect factory'...
  34. pmc Avian nephritis virus (ANV) as a new member of the family Astroviridae and construction of infectious ANV cDNA
    T Imada
    Department of Virology, National Institute of Animal Health, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305 0856, Japan
    J Virol 74:8487-93. 2000
    ..These observations suggested that the ANV (G-4260 strain) is a new genus of the family Astroviridae...
  35. ncbi Rapid molecular typing of Listeria monocytogenes by pulsed-field gel electrophoresis
    K Katsuda
    Department of Systematic Diagnosis, National Institute of Animal Health, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan
    Res Vet Sci 69:99-100. 2000
    ..This paper describes a rapid method of PFGE for Listeria monocytogenes that yields results within 2 days...
  36. ncbi Complete nucleotide sequence of Japanese flounder (Paralichthys olivaceus) mitochondrial genome: structural properties and cue for resolving teleostean relationships
    K Saitoh
    Tohoku National Fisheries Research Institute, Shinhama, Shiogama, Japan
    J Hered 91:271-8. 2000
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  37. ncbi Binding of barley and wheat alpha-thionins to polysaccharides
    S Oita
    Shikoku National Agricultural Experiment Station, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Zentsuji, Kagawa, Japan
    Biosci Biotechnol Biochem 64:958-64. 2000
    ..This is the first report on the binding of alpha-thionins to polysaccharide containing chitin and beta-1,3-glucan, which construct fungal cell walls...
  38. ncbi Inhibition of xanthine oxidase by flavonoids
    A Nagao
    National Food Research Institute, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan
    Biosci Biotechnol Biochem 63:1787-90. 1999
    ..These results suggest that certain flavonoids might suppress in vivo the formation of active oxygen species and urate by xanthine oxidase...
  39. ncbi The graft-versus-host reaction (GVHR) in the ginbuna crucian carp, Carassius auratus langsdorfii
    T Nakanishi
    National Research Institute of Aquaculture, Tamaki, Mie, Japan
    Dev Comp Immunol 23:15-26. 1999
    ..Most of these features of acute GVHR observed in this fish system are quite similar to those found in mammals and birds. thereby suggesting the presence of allo-reactive cytotoxic T lymphocytes in teleosts...
  40. ncbi A 63 kDa tumor necrosis factor inhibitor released from a human monocytic leukemia cell line, THP-1
    H Aso
    Department of Animal Physiology, National Institute of Animal Industry, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan
    Microbiol Immunol 43:53-9. 1999
    ..These data suggest that human monocytic cells are capable of releasing an inhibitory factor against rTNF-alpha in serum-free culture conditions...
  41. ncbi Rhamnogalacturonan II from cell walls of Cryptomeria japonica
    Y Edashige
    Forestry and Forest Products Research Institute, Ibaraki, Japan
    Phytochemistry 49:681-90. 1998
    ..Furthermore, five novel glycosyl sequences were detected in the products from lithium treatment. The results suggest that the structure of sugi RG-II is somewhat different from that of sycamore RG-II...
  42. pmc Decreased GA1 content caused by the overexpression of OSH1 is accompanied by suppression of GA 20-oxidase gene expression
    S Kusaba
    Division of Pomology, National Institute of Fruit Tree Science, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305 8605, Japan
    Plant Physiol 117:1179-84. 1998
    ..Based on these results, we conclude that overexpression of OSH1 causes a reduction of the level of GA1 by suppressing GA 20-oxidase expression...
  43. ncbi Induction of apoptosis with fusarenon-X in mouse thymocytes
    K Miura
    Feed Safety Research Division, National Institute of Animal Health, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan
    Toxicology 127:195-206. 1998
    ..Thus, we demonstrated that the trichothecene mycotoxin FX is a new cause of apoptosis in CD4+ CD8+ thymocytes of mice besides the other factors that cause similar effects...
  44. ncbi Antigenic and genetic comparisons of Japanese and Australian Simbu serogroup viruses: evidence for the recovery of natural virus reassortants
    H Akashi
    National Institute of Animal Health, Ibaraki, Japan
    Virus Res 50:205-13. 1997
    ..The results revealed 95.1% S sequence homology between the AKA and TIN viruses. The antigenic and genetic comparisons of AKA and TIN viruses suggest that the two viruses may represent naturally occurring reassortant viruses...
  45. pmc A multiple-stimuli-responsive as-1-related element of parA gene confers responsiveness to cadmium but not to copper
    M Kusaba
    Department of Biological Sciences, Graduate School of Science, University of Tokyo, Japan
    Plant Physiol 111:1161-7. 1996
    ..Neither pas nor as-1 conferred responsiveness to copper. The specificity of this response, involving the function of as-1-related elements including pas, is discussed...
  46. ncbi Effects of sodium pyruvate in nonserum maturation medium on maturation, fertilization, and subsequent development of bovine oocytes with or without cumulus cells
    M Geshi
    Department of Animal Production, Tohoku National Agricultural Experiment Station, Morioka, Iwate 020 0198, Japan
    Biol Reprod 63:1730-4. 2000
    ..However, blastocysts produced from CDOs in the presence of sodium pyruvate showed a developmental competence to be normal calves, but it is not known if CDOs cultured without sodium pyruvate also were capable of developing into calves...
  47. ncbi Construction and characterization of a Xanthomonas oryzae pv. oryzae bacterial artificial chromosome library
    H Ochiai
    Department of Genetic Resources, National Institute of Agrobiological Sciences, Kannondai, Tsukuba 305 8602, Japan
    FEMS Microbiol Lett 200:59-65. 2001
    ..9 BAC clones per screening. This result is in good agreement with the estimated size of the test library, indicating that the constructed BAC library can be used to facilitate genome analysis of X. oryzae pv. oryzae...
  48. ncbi Molecular characterization of a peroxiredoxin from the hard tick Haemaphysalis longicornis
    N Tsuji
    Laboratory of Parasitic Diseases, National Institute of Animal Health, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, 3 1 1 Kannondai, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305 0856 Japan
    Insect Mol Biol 10:121-9. 2001
    ..The present results indicate that HlPrx may be an important detoxifying enzyme during the normal life span as well as during blood sucking in ticks...
  49. ncbi Carotenoid composition in petals of chrysanthemum (Dendranthema grandiflorum (Ramat.) Kitamura)
    Sanae Kishimoto
    National Institute of Floricultural Science, Fujimoto 2 1, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305 8519, Japan
    Phytochemistry 65:2781-7. 2004
    ..The analyses indicate that carotenoids from the petals of chrysanthemum have a very characteristic composition...
  50. ncbi Birth of piglets through the non-surgical transfer of blastocysts produced in vitro
    Chie Suzuki
    Department of Production Diseases, National Institute of Animal Health, Tsukuba, Obaraki, Japan
    J Reprod Dev 50:487-91. 2004
    ..8 to 1.4 kg. These results indicate that it is possible to obtain piglets by transcervically transferring blastocysts produced by IVF and in vitro cultures in chemically defined media...
  51. ncbi Effects of serum deprivation on myofibrillar proteolysis in chick myotube cultures
    Kazuki Nakashima
    Nutrient Function Laboratory, Department of Animal Physiology and Nutrition, National Institute of Livestock and Grassland Science, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan
    Biosci Biotechnol Biochem 67:2455-8. 2003
    ..These results indicate that serum deprivation induces calpain, proteasome, and cathepsins activities, resulting in an increase in myofibrillar proteolysis in chick myotubes...
  52. ncbi Microbial genes and enzymes in the degradation of chlorinated compounds
    Naoto Ogawa
    National Institute for Agro Environmental Sciences, 3 1 3 Kan nondai, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305 8604, Japan
    Chem Rec 3:158-71. 2003
    ..This review emphasizes the genetic organization and the regulation of gene expression, as well as evolutionary considerations, regarding the microbial degradation of chlorobenzoates, chlorocatechols, and chlorophenoxyacetic acids...
  53. ncbi Allelopathy in the natural and agricultural ecosystems and isolation of potent allelochemicals from Velvet bean (Mucuna pruriens) and Hairy vetch (Vicia villosa)
    Yoshiharu Fujii
    Chemical Ecology Unit, National Institute for Agro Environmental Sciences, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan
    Biol Sci Space 17:6-13. 2003
    ..We have isolated "cyanamide", a well known nitrogen fertilizer, from Hairy vetch. This is the first finding of naturally produced cyanamide in the world...
  54. ncbi 4-Hydroxybenzyl alcohol accumulates in flowers and developing fruits of carrot and inhibits seed formation
    Toshihiro Kobayashi
    Institute of Biological Sciences, University of Tsukuba, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305 8572, Japan
    J Plant Physiol 160:713-6. 2003
    ..Many 4HBA-treated seeds did not include a mature embryo. These results indicate that the production and accumulation of 4HBA occurs during carrot seed development and that 4HBA has an inhibitory effect on carrot seed formation...
  55. ncbi Oosorption in the stink bug, Plautia crossota stali: induction and vitellogenin dynamics
    T Kotaki
    Laboratory of Insect Physiology and Life cycles, National Institute of Agrobiological Sciences, Ohwashi, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305 8634, Japan
    J Insect Physiol 49:105-13. 2003
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  56. ncbi Sequence analysis of the medium RNA segment of three Simbu serogroup viruses, Akabane, Aino, and Peaton viruses
    Tohru Yanase
    Kyushu Research Station, National Institute of Animal Health, Chuzan 2702, Kagoshima 891 0105, Japan
    Virus Res 93:63-9. 2003
    ..Phylogenetic studies based on the M and S segment sequences suggested that genetic reassortment has been occurring among ancestral viruses of the three Simbu serogroup viruses throughout their evolution...
  57. ncbi Relationships between plasma concentrations of leptin and other metabolic hormones in GH-transgenic sheep infused with glucose
    H Kadokawa
    CSIRO Division of Livestock Industries, Private Bag 5, PO Wembley, WA 6913, Australia
    Domest Anim Endocrinol 24:219-29. 2003
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  58. ncbi Rapid classification of partial waxy wheats using PCR-based markers
    T Nakamura
    Department of Plant Breeding, Tohoku National Agriculture Research Center, Akahira 4, Morioka 020 0198, Iwate, Japan
    Genome 45:1150-6. 2002
    ..The PCR selection method described here is an easy and effective alternative to the commonly used SDS-PAGE methods for identification of null alleles...
  59. ncbi Morphological features of lipid droplet transition during porcine oocyte fertilisation and early embryonic development to blastocyst in vivo and in vitro
    Kazuhiro Kikuchi
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala, Sweden
    Zygote 10:355-66. 2002
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  60. ncbi Oxidation of bisphenol A and related compounds
    M Yoshida
    National Food Research Institute, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan
    Biosci Biotechnol Biochem 65:1444-6. 2001
    ..Bisphenol A, bisphenol B, and 3,4'-(1-methylethylidene)bisphenol were converted to their monoquinone derivatives in the presence of tyrosinase at 25 degrees C at pH 6.5, but not to the bisquinone derivatives under these conditions...
  61. ncbi Characterization of a wheat cDNA encoding mitochondrial ribosomal protein L11: qualitative and quantitative tissue-specific differences in its expression
    H Handa
    Laboratory of Plant Genecology, Hokkaido National Agricultural Experiment Station, Sapporo, Japan
    Mol Genet Genomics 265:569-75. 2001
    ..On the other hand, the accumulation of TaMRPL11 transcripts in roots was not affected by low temperature. These results suggest that the expression of MRPL11 in wheat is regulated precisely, in a tissue-specific manner...
  62. ncbi Cloning, nucleotide sequence and expression of the gene encoding the cellulose-binding protein 1 (CBP1) of Fibrobacter succinogenes S85
    M Mitsumori
    National Institute of Animal Health, Ibaraki, Japan
    FEMS Microbiol Lett 139:43-50. 1996
    ..coli as a fused protein with the peptide consisting of six consecutive histidine residues. The fused protein was detected by immunoblotting using antiserum against CBP1, and exhibited the cellulose-binding activities...