Ayako Honda

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The known mammalian glycerophosphodiester phosphodiesterases (GP-PDEs) hydrolyze glycerophosphodiesters. In this study, two novel members of the mammalian GP-PDE family, GDE4 and GDE7, were isolated, and the molecular basis of mammalian GP-PDEs was further explored. The GDE4 and GDE7 sequences are highly homologous and evolutionarily close. GDE4 is(More)
We diagnosed an adrenomyeloneuropathy (AMN) patient with a double novel missense mutation, c.284C>A (p.A95D) and c.290A>T (p.H97L) in a single ABCD1 allele. In skin fibroblasts from the patient, no ABCD1 protein was detected by immunoblot analysis, and the C24:0 β-oxidation activity was decreased to a level at which the ABCD1 protein was absent. To(More)
Contiguous ABCD1 DXS1357E deletion syndrome (CADDS) is a contiguous deletion syndrome involving the ABCD1 and DXS1357E/BAP31 genes on Xq28. Although ABCD1 is responsible for X-linked adrenoleukodystrophy (X-ALD), its phenotype differs from that of CADDS, which manifests with many features of Zellweger syndrome (ZS), including severe growth and developmental(More)
We identified the first patient with infantile Refsum disease (IRD), a milder phenotype of peroxisome biogenesis disorder (PBD) caused by a mutated PEX3, and investigated the clinical, molecular and cellular characterization in this patient. The patient presented psychomotor regression, late-onset leukodystrophy, peripheral neuropathy, hearing impairment, a(More)
X-linked adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD) is an intractable neurodegenerative disease associated with the accumulation of very long-chain saturated fatty acids (VLCFA) in tissues and body fluids. We have established a Japanese referral center for the diagnosis of ALD, using VLCFA measurements and mutation analysis of the ABCD1 gene, and have identified 60 kinds(More)
Peroxisomes catalyze a range of essential metabolic functions, mainly related to lipid metabolism. However, their roles in obesity have yet to be clarified. The aim of this study was to investigate the correlation between obesity and peroxisomal lipid metabolism, particularly very long-chain fatty acid (VLCFA) metabolism, gene expression of peroxisomal(More)
Lorenzo's oil is known to decrease the saturated very long chain fatty acid (VLCFA) level in the plasma and skin fibroblasts of X-linked adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD) patients. However, the involvement of Lorenzo's oil in in vivo fatty acid metabolism has not been well elucidated. To investigate the effect of Lorenzo's oil on fatty acid metabolism, we analyzed(More)
The identification and quantification of tetrahydrocorticosterone isomers (THBs; 3alpha,5alpha-, 3beta,5alpha-, 3alpha,5beta- and 3beta,5beta-THB) in rat brains using liquid chromatography (LC)-mass spectrometry (MS) are described. For the identification, the THBs were converted to the atmospheric pressure chemical ionization (APCI)-active derivatives,(More)