Daisuke Uchida

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Epiregulin, a novel epidermal growth factor (EGF)-related growth regulating peptide, was purified from conditioned medium of the mouse fibroblast-derived tumor cell line NIH3T3/clone T7. It was a 46-amino-acid single chain polypeptide, and its amino acid sequence exhibited 24-50% amino acid sequence identity with sequences of other EGF-related growth(More)
Large numbers of apoptotic early diplotene oocytes were observed during the transition from ovary-like undifferentiated gonadal tissue to testes during sex differentiation in presumptive males of the zebrafish (Danio rerio). The percentage of terminal-deoxynucleotidyl-transferase-mediated dUTP nick-end labelling (TUNEL)-positive apoptotic oocytes in the(More)
Because neurons in the CA1 region of the hippocampus are vulnerable to forebrain ischemia, this model has been used for evaluating neuroprotective agents. We evaluated the 38-amino-acid variant of pituitary adenylate cyclase activating polypeptide (PACAP38), which had been previously shown to be neuroprotective in vitro against gp120-induced hippocampal(More)
Dietary administration of a cytochrome P450 aromatase (P450arom) inhibitor (fadrozole) in genetic female juveniles of zebrafish (Danio rerio) was performed at 15-40 days post-hatching. The percentage of gonadal masculinization in the genetic all-females at 40 days post-hatching, treated with 0, 10, 100 and 1000 microg fadrozole g(-1) diet(-1) were 0, 62.5,(More)
Autoimmune regulator (AIRE) gene mutation is responsible for the development of organ-specific autoimmune disease with monogenic autosomal recessive inheritance. Although Aire has been considered to regulate the elimination of autoreactive T cells through transcriptional control of tissue-specific Ags in thymic epithelial cells, other mechanisms of(More)
PACAP is a member of the secretin/glucagon/VIP family of peptides and demonstrates neurotrophic and neuroprotective effects at very low concentrations. We have previously shown that PACAP crosses the BBB to a modest degree by way of a saturable transport system. PACAP is transported across the BBB as an intact peptide to enter the parenchymal space of the(More)
We have previously shown that a stromal cell-derived factor-1 (SDF-1; CXCL12)/CXCR4 system is involved in the establishment of lymph node metastasis, but not in that of distant metastasis, in oral squamous cell carcinoma (SCC). In this study, we investigated the role of the autocrine SDF-1/CXCR4 system, with a focus on distant metastasis in oral SCC cells.(More)
We have demonstrated the possibility that the stromal cell-derived factor-1 (SDF-1; CXCL12)/CXCR4 system might be involved in the establishment of lymph node metastasis in oral squamous cell carcinoma (SCC). In order to further clarify the role of the SDF-1/CXCR4 system in oral SCC, we examined the expression of CXCR4 and SDF-1 in biopsy specimens from 61(More)
Both nuclear factor (NF)k B–inducing kinase (NIK) and inhibitor of k B (I k B) kinase (IKK) have been implicated as essential components for NFk B activation in response to many external stimuli. However, the exact roles of NIK and IKK a in cytokine signaling still remain controversial. With the use of in vivo mouse models, rather than with enforced(More)