Akiko Hachisuka

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Nineteen genetic variations, including 11 novel ones, were found in exon 1 and its flanking region of the UDP-glucuronosyltransferase (UGT) 1A4 gene from 256 Japanese subjects, consisting of 60 healthy volunteers, 88 cancer patients and 108 arrhythmic patients. These variations include -217T>G and -36G>A in the 5'-flanking region, 30G>A (P10P), 127delA(More)
During a critical period in its postnatal development the mammalian visual cortex displays susceptibility to experience-dependent alterations of neuronal response properties. Plasticity represents an integrated set of developmental processes controlled by a transcriptional hierarchy that coordinates the action of many genes. To illuminate the expression of(More)
Hydrolyzed wheat protein (HWP; hydrolyzed gluten) is used in various types of products worldwide. Several cases of wheat-dependent, exercise-induced anaphylaxis following exposure to HWP (Glupearl 19S) in cosmetics have been reported. Glupearl 19S was produced from the gluten after partial hydrolysis with hydrogen chloride, and its allergenicity is larger(More)
To evaluate the developmental immunotoxicity of brominated flame retardant, hexabromocyclododecane (HBCD) , maternal Sprague-Dawley rats were given HBCD at dietary concentrations of 0, 100, 1000, 10000 ppm from gestational day 10 to postnatal day 21 (postnatal week 3, PNW3). At PNW3 and PNW11, lymphocytes in the spleen, thymus, and peripheral blood of male(More)
Opioid-binding cell adhesion molecule (OBCAM), a neuron-specific protein, consists of three immunoglobulin (Ig)-like domains anchored to the membrane through a glycosylphosphatidylinositol (GPI)-tail. OBCAM has been presumed to play a role as a cell adhesion/recognition molecule, but its function has not been fully elucidated. We investigated the(More)
Monoclonal antibodies to opioid-binding cell adhesion molecule (OBCAM) were produced against a synthetic OBCAM peptide. Immunoblotting analysis revealed that the antibodies reacted with 58 and/or 51 kDa proteins in P2 membranes from bovine, rat, mouse, guinea pig and rabbit brains. In bovine brain, the 58 and 51 kDa proteins were present in the striatum and(More)
Opioid-binding cell adhesion molecule (OBCAM), neurotrimin (NTM) and limbic system-associated membrane protein (LAMP) are homologous and are the members of the IgLON family which is a subfamily within the immunoglobulin superfamily. We cloned the cDNAs for OBCAM and NTM, prepared recombinant proteins, and examined the reactivity of the previously prepared(More)
When swallowtail butterflies, Papilio xuthus, are mated by the hand-pairing method, both types of sperm, eupyrene and apyrene sperm, are transferred from the male to the spermatheca via the spermatophore in the bursa copulatrix. This mechanism is demonstrated by two different kinds of experiments. The first set of experiments employed interrupted(More)
Transgenic plants tolerant to various environmental stresses are being developed to ensure a consistent food supply. We used a transgenic rice cultivar with high saline tolerance by introducing an RNA-binding protein (RBP) from the ice plant (Mesembryanthemum crystallinum); differences in salt-soluble protein expression between nontransgenic (NT) and RBP(More)