Asae Nakashima

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We engineered a salt-sensitive rice cultivar (Oryza sativa cv. Kinuhikari) to express a vacuolar-type Na+/H+ antiporter gene from a halophytic plant, Atriplex gmelini (AgNHX1). The activity of the vacuolar-type Na+/H+ antiporter in the transgenic rice plants was eight-fold higher than that in wild-type rice plants. Salt tolerance assays followed by(More)
We examined the effect of interferon-alpha (IFN-alpha) in combination with tumor necrosis factor-a (TNF-alpha) on growth, differentiation and apoptosis in HL-60 human myeloid leukemia cells. IFN-alpha inhibited cell growth and induced apoptosis, but not differentiation, in HL-60 cells. IFN-alpha enhanced TNF-alpha-induced apoptosis. We also investigated the(More)
To understand the relationship between bcl-2 protein expression and the cell cycle during the processes of differentiation, we examined bcl-2 protein levels expressed during cell cycle phases in differentiating HL-60 human leukemia cells by using a two-color flow cytometric method. In exponentially proliferating HL-60 cells bcl-2 protein was constitutively(More)
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