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During myogenic differentiation of quail myoblasts transformed with a temperature sensitive mutant of Rous sarcoma virus (QM-RSV cells), it was observed that myogenin was continuously expressed in myotubes. In contrast, in myotubes derived from quail primary cells (parent cells of QM-RSV cells), myogenin expression was seen only in the myotubes not having(More)
Chitosanase from the culture filtrate of Nocardia orientalis was purified to apparent homogeneity by precipitation with ammonium sulfate followed by CM-Sephadex chromatography, biospecific affinity chromatography on a Sepharose CL-4B with immobilized chitotriose and by gel filtration on Sephadex G-75. The enzyme specifically acted on chitooligosaccharides(More)
To establish a biological method for evaluating propolis and to reveal their anti-allergic action, the effects of the ethanol and water extracts (EA-ET and WA-WT, respectively) from Brazilian, Chinese and Japanese propolis on the histamine release induced by compound 48/80 and concanavalin A (Con A) were investigated. The relation between the inhibitory(More)
We previously reported the identification of novel oximes having 5-benzyl-2,4-thiazolidinedione with antihyperglycemic activity. We now report the synthesis and biological activity of a novel series of oximes and amides having alpha-substituted-beta-phenylpropionic acids. In this series, we obtained potent PPAR alpha/gamma dual agonist (S)-9d, with which(More)
Structural features of fluorescent methoxycoumarins were examined from the viewpoint of substituent effect and ring structure in connection with intramolecular charge-transfer (ICT). The fluorescence of methoxycoumarins depended primarily upon the ICT from a C6-electron-donating group to the substituents at the C3-position of the coumarin ring. Furthermore,(More)
Tyrosine kinase activity of v-Src from Rous sarcoma virus (RSV) inhibits the differentiation of quail myoblasts. To clarify the inhibitory mechanism, we focused on the signaling pathways from v-Src. When the activation of the Ras/MAP (mitogen-activated protein) kinase pathway was inhibited by a dominant-negative mutant of Ras or PD98059, a specific(More)
Quail myoblasts transformed with a temperature-sensitive mutant of Rous sarcoma virus (QM-RSV cells) proliferate at 35.5 degrees C, a permissive temperature for RSV, but differentiate at 41 degrees C, a nonpermissive temperature, with the formation of multinucleated myotubes and the synthesis of muscle-specific proteins. Tyrosine kinase activity of the src(More)
Ultraviolet radiation of 8-methoxypsoralen (8-MOP) in the presence of various polyamines resulted in stable photoproducts that were very soluble in water and showed hyaluronidase-activating properties. Among them, the photoproducts obtained from the reaction systems of 8-MOP-spermine and 8-MOP-spermidine markedly activated hyaluronidase. The enzyme activity(More)