Genome-wide DNA Methylation Analysis in Pediatric Acute Myeloid Leukemia

We investigated genome-wide DNA methylation patterns in 64 pediatric patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML). Based on unsupervised clustering with the 567 most variably methylated cytosine guanine dinucleotide (CpG) sites, patients were categorized into 4 clusters associated with genetic alterations.

Molecular and Epidemiological Characterization of Emerging Immune-Escape Variants of SARS-CoV-2

The successive emergence of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) variants has presented a major challenge in the management of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. There are growing concerns regarding the emerging variants escaping vaccines or therapeutic neutralizing antibodies.

Radiation-induced defects in protein crystals observed by X-ray topography

The characterization of crystal defects induced by irradiation, such as X-rays, charged particles and neutrons, is important for understanding radiation damage and the associated generation of defects. Radiation damage to protein crystals has been measured using various methods. Until now, these methods have focused on decreased diffraction intensity,

Whole-Tissue Three-Dimensional Imaging of Rice at Single-Cell Resolution

The three-dimensional (3D) arrangement of cells in tissues provides an anatomical basis for analyzing physiological and biochemical aspects of plant and animal cellular development and function. In this study, we established a protocol for tissue clearing and 3D imaging in rice. Our protocol is based on three improvements: clearing with iTOMEI (clearing solution suitable for plants), developing microscopic conditions in which the Z step is optimized for 3D reconstruction, and optimizing cell-wall staining.