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Nitto Boseki Co. and National Institute Of Agrobiological Science | Date: 2014-09-16

Pentameric CRP is produced at a high efficiency by transferring DNA, which encodes monomeric CRP, into a silkworm to thereby construct a transgenic silkworm and then collecting and purifying pentameric CRP that is produced by the transgenic silkworm constructed above.


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Saga University, National Institute Of Agrobiological Science and Yutoku Pharmaceutical Industries Co. | Date: 2014-06-24

The present invention addresses the problem of providing an artificial skin preparation which requires no suturing or the like when treating a wound area with a dried collagen vitrigel membrane material as an artificial skin, and also is less likely to cause contamination or the like with an exudate, and is free from the risk of secondary damage by replacement thereof. The artificial skin preparation for solving the problem includes at least an adhesive film, an adhesion-preventing sheet, and a dried collagen vitrigel membrane material in this order, and is characterized in that the adhesion-preventing sheet has a sufficient size for preventing the adhesion of the collagen vitrigel membrane to an adhesive layer of the adhesive film and is attached to the adhesive layer of the adhesive film at a position corresponding to the position of the dried collagen vitrigel membrane material, and the dried collagen vitrigel membrane material is made easily detachable from the adhesion-preventing sheet when the adhesive film is peeled off while fixing and holding the dried collagen vitrigel membrane material on the surface of the adhesion-preventing sheet during attachment.


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National Research & Development Agency National Agriculture & Food Research Organization and National Institute Of Agrobiological Science | Date: 2015-12-11

A DNA having an anther-specific promoter activity, wherein the DNA is selected from the group consisting of the following (a) to (d): (a) a DNA containing a base sequence selected from the group consisting of SEQ ID NO: 1 to SEQ ID NO: 7; (b) a DNA containing a base sequence having a sequence identity of 85% or higher with a base sequence selected from the group consisting of SEQ ID NO: 1 to SEQ ID NO: 7; (c) a DNA containing a base sequence selected from the group consisting of SEQ ID NO: 1 to SEQ ID NO: 7 in which the base sequence undergoes at least one of substitution, deletion, insertion, and addition of one or several bases; and (d) a DNA containing a base sequence which hybridizes with a DNA consisting of a base sequence complementary to a base sequence selected from the group consisting of SEQ ID NO: 1 to SEQ ID NO: 7 under a stringent condition.


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National Institute Of Agrobiological Science and Incorporated Administrative Agency National Agriculture And Food Research Organization | Date: 2014-03-04

It has been found that introducing into a Poaceae plant an Hd3a gene, which is a flower-bud-formation inducing gene, positioned downstream of a promoter whose expression is induced by a plant activator treatment makes it possible to control the flowering time of the Poaceae plant in accordance with a plant activator treatment timing. It has been found that further introducing a Ghd7 gene, which functions to suppress flower bud formation, into the plant makes it possible to suppress the expression of an endogenous Hd3a gene and increase the efficiency of controlling the flowering time.


Patent
Hitachi Ltd., St. Marianna University School of Medicine and National Institute Of Agrobiological Science | Date: 2015-03-04

The present invention can provide a controlled drug release carrier formed by using a silk fibroin porous material, which has high drug controlled release rate, controllability of the drug controlled release speed, high strength, easy handleability, skin care properties from high biocompatibility, high water retentivity, and capability of efficiently retaining a drug.


Patent
Incorporated Administrative Agency Food And Agricultural Materials Inspection and National Institute Of Agrobiological Science | Date: 2014-02-20

The present invention provides a method for identifying animal species, said method comprises a step of amplifying a DNA fragment by PCR using a DNA in a sample as a template and animal-specific DNA sequences as a primer pair, wherein the animal-specific DNA sequences are derived from a ATP synthase subunit 8 gene or a region proximal thereto of a mitochondrial genome; and a step of detecting the amplified DNA fragment.


Patent
National Institute Of Agrobiological Science and Kanto Kagaku Kabushiki Kaisha | Date: 2014-07-09

A dried vitrigel membrane is produced by a method including the following steps of (1) a step of keeping a hydrogel in the inside of a wall surface mold with a shape the same as the desired shape disposed on a substrate, and discharging a part of free water within the hydrogel from a gap between the substrate and the wall surface mold; (2) a step of removing the wall surface mold from the top of the substrate; (3) a step of drying the hydrogel to remove the residual free water, thereby fabricating a vitrified dried hydrogel; (4) a step of rehydrating the dried hydrogel to fabricate a vitrigel membrane; and (5) a step of redrying the vitrigel membrane to remove free water, thereby fabricating a vitrified dried vitrigel membrane.


Patent
National Institute Of Agrobiological Science | Date: 2014-10-01

The present invention provides a method for transforming organelles having an own genomic DNA, the method enabling efficient production of highly homoplasmic plant cells, in which most of the organelles are transformed, and so forth. The method comprises the steps of: expressing in plant cells a fusion protein containing a function inhibiting factor of the organelles and a transit signal peptide to the organelles; introducing into the genomic DNA of the organelles of the plant cells an expression cassette comprising DNAs encoding a restoring factor of the organelles and a factor desired to be expressed in the organelles; and allowing the function inhibiting factor to destroy the organelles, in which the expression cassette is not introduced, in the plant cells.


The Vrs1 gene was found to be highly expressed in the pistils of sterile lateral spikelets of two-row barley, showing that the VRS1 protein suppresses the fertility of florets in lateral spikelets. In addition, it was also found that the introduction of siRNA specific to the Vrs1 gene into two-row barley successfully restored the fertility of lateral spikelets and thus can increase the number of grains. The vrs1 gene derived from wheat was isolated for the first time, and the expression site of the gene was found to be specific to upper florets to be sterile in spikelets. Furthermore, it was confirmed that the introduction of siRNA specific to the wheat Vrs1 gene into wheat successfully increased the number of florets and the number of grains per spikelet, enabling provision of a method and an agent for increasing the number of grains per spikelet of wheat.


Patent
National Institute Of Agrobiological Science | Date: 2014-08-06

This invention is intended to develop a promoter that can strongly induce marker gene expression throughout an embryo, so as to simply, efficiently, and accurately identify a transgenic insect at an early developmental stage, and to provide a gene expression vector into which such promoter has been incorporated as a transformant discrimination marker. Such exogenous gene expression vector comprises a polynucleotide comprising the nucleotide sequence as shown in SEQ ID NO: 1 as a promoter.

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