Anshin Asano-Hoshino

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Primary cilium, an organelle found on nearly every cell in the human body, typically serves as the mechanical sensor of the cell. Lithium ion is known to promote the elongation of primary cilia in a variety of cell types, but it is unknown whether lithium is involved in the acetylation of α-tubulin which is essential for the assembly of primary cilia. In(More)
Intraperitoneal injection of serially diluted carbon tetrachloride (CCl4) from 0.2 to 2.0 ml/kg produced an LD50 value of 0.46 ml/kg in the normal mouse. Following repeated administration of 0.2 ml/kg CCl4 twice a week for 1 and 3 months, the LD50 values were over 2.0 and 0.72 ml/kg, respectively. A single administration of 0.2 ml/kg CCl4 induced, within 24(More)
Cilia are microtubule-based hair-like organelles on basal bodies located beneath the cell membrane in various tissues of multicellular animals, and are usually classified into motile cilia and primary cilia. Microtubules are assembled from the heterodimers of α- and β-tubulin. The lysine residue at position 40 (K40) of α-tubulin is an important site for(More)
Microtubules play an important role in the intracellular transport of secretory granules in endocrine cells and in mitosis and the maintenance of cell morphology and are composed of heterodimers of α- and β-tubulin. α-Tubulin N-acetyltransferase 1 (ATAT1), which acetylates the lysine residue at position 40 of α-tubulin, functions not only in stabilizing(More)
The production and secretion of adrenocorticotropin, a proopiomelanocortin (POMC)-derived hormone, by corticotrophs in the anterior pituitary, is regulated by corticotrophin-releasing hormone (CRH) and glucocorticoids. We have previously demonstrated that adrenalectomy induces α-tubulin N-acetyltransferase 1 (ATAT1) expression and α-tubulin acetylation in(More)
S100β-positive cells exist in the marginal cell layer (MCL) of the adenohypophysis and follicle structure in the parenchyma of anterior lobe (ALFS) in pituitary. They have multiple functions as phagocytes or cells that regulate hormone secretion. Majority of S100β-positive cells in the adenohypophysis express sex determining region Y-box 2 protein (SOX2), a(More)
Cilia and flagella are hair-like organelles that project from the cell surface and play important roles in motility and sensory perception. Motility defects in cilia and flagella lead to primary ciliary dyskinesia (PCD), a rare human disease. Recently zinc finger MYND-type containing 10 (ZMYND10) was identified in humans as a PCD-associated gene. In this(More)
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