Chisa Sakikawa

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GroEL encapsulates non-native protein in a folding cage underneath GroES (cis-cavity). Here we report the maximum size of the non-native protein to stay and fold in the cis-cavity. Using total soluble proteins of Escherichia coli in denatured state as binding substrates and protease resistance as the measure of polypeptide held in the cis-cavity, it was(More)
Ultracentrifugation methods have been widely used for the determination of the free fraction of compounds in plasma, especially for lipophilic compounds. To estimate the effect of contaminated proteins in the "protein-free phase" fraction, 200 microL of human plasma was separated into three layers by ultracentrifugation at 436,000g for 140 min with a(More)
Osteoclasts and osteoblasts are responsible for strict bone maintenance with a balance between bone formation and resorption by interacting with each other. Recently, it has been revealed that osteoblasts/stromal cells regulate differentiation of osteoclasts/hematopoietic cells by two factors, the receptor activator of nuclear factor-kappaB (NF-kappaB)(More)
The functions of bone-forming osteoblasts and bone-resorbing osteoclasts are intimately linked. Recently it has been revealed that osteoblasts regulate differentiation of osteoclasts by two factors: as a stimulator of osteoclastogenesis, the receptor activator of NF-B ligand (RANKL); and as an inhibitor, osteoprotegerin (OPG). However, no signaling factors(More)
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