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Cancer stem-like cells (CSCs)/cancer-initiating cells (CICs) are defined by their abilities of tumor initiation, self-renewal and differentiation. In a previous study, we showed by gene knockdown using siRNA and gene overexpression experiments that Dnaj (Hsp40) homolog, subfamily B, member 8 (DNAJB8), a role in the maintenance, of renal cell carcinoma(More)
Cancer stem-like cells (CSCs)/cancer-initiating cells (CICs) are reasonable targets for cancer therapy. However, recent studies have revealed that some non-CSCs/CICs have plastic ability and can dedifferentiate into CSCs/CICs. Therefore, an understanding of the molecular mechanisms that control the plasticity is essential to achieve CSC/CIC-targeting(More)
CDC-like kinase phosphorylation of serine/arginine-rich proteins is central to RNA splicing reactions. Yet, the genomic network of CDC-like kinase-dependent RNA processing events remains poorly defined. Here, we explore the connectivity of genomic CDC-like kinase splicing functions by applying graduated, short-exposure, pharmacological CDC-like kinase(More)
We investigated the association between the serum level of thrombomodulin and known coronary risk factors in 119 men who underwent coronary angiography. Total cholesterol level was significantly higher in patients with coronary atherosclerosis than in those without. Significantly higher frequency of hypertension was noted in patients with coronary(More)
Accumulating evidence has demonstrated the importance of alternative splicing in various physiological processes, including the development of different diseases. CDC-like kinases (CLKs) and serine-arginine protein kinases (SRPKs) are components of the splicing machinery that are crucial for exon selection. The discovery of small molecule inhibitors against(More)
The structure of permetin A(I), an antibiotic substance produced by Bacillus circulans AJ 3902, has been elucidated as a cyclic acyl peptide by means of the mass and nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopic techniques. (Formula: see text.) The structure was found to be the same as polypeptin A(II) except that L-Thr in II is replaced by L-Ser in I. Details(More)
The cyclic depsipeptide permetin A" is one member of the polypeptin-permetin family antibiotics produced by Bacillus circulars. The members of the family, polypeptin A'", permetin A3' and BMY-281604' have closely related structures (Fig. 1), they have the same >3-hydroxyl fatty acid constituent and differ from each other only by one or two amino acids. The(More)
Field desorption mass spectrometry was applied to a series of underivatized anthracycline, cosmomycins, to obtain fragment ions which were mass analysed using the linked scan technique without using collision activated dissociation. The daughter spectra of the various protonated compounds contain sugar sequence information which is in the mass spectra. The(More)
Two streptothricin-group antibiotics, AN-201 I and II, were newly discovered and isolated from the culture broth of Streptomyces nojiriensis C-13. These antibiotics were purified by IRC-50 (H+) and CM-Sephadex C-50 chromatography, and paper electrophoresis. Structural analysis of AN-201 I and II showed that they were N beta-acetylated derivatives of(More)
This study indicates one of the advantages of tandem mass spectrometry; the primary structures of proteins with little structural difference can be determined by using tandem mass spectrometry without prior purification of each component. The primary structure of Paim II, a protein alpha-amylase inhibitor from Streptomyces coruchorushii, was determined by(More)