Eiko Ichikawa

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The DNA (glaB) and a cDNA-encoding glucoamylase produced in solid-state culture of Aspergillus oryzae were cloned using oligodeoxyribonucleotide probes derived from internal amino acid sequences of the enzyme. Comparison of the nucleotide sequences of a genomic DNA fragment with its cDNA showed the glaB gene carried three exons interrupted by two introns(More)
Atopy, which is characterized by increased levels of immunoglobulin E (IgE) against common environmental allergens, is considered the strongest predisposing factor for asthma and atopic dermatitis (AD). Mutations in the gene encoding serine protease inhibitor Kazal-type 5 (SPINK5) are responsible for Netherton syndrome, a rare skin disorder characterized by(More)
We studied the expression of angiogenic factors (vascular endothelial growth factor, basic fibroblast growth factor, platelet-derived growth factor and hepatocyte growth factor) in cutaneous neurofibroma samples from patients with neurofibromatosis-1. Immunohistochemical staining and the reverse transcribed polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) method(More)
Cyclin A plays an essential role in the G1 to S phase transition in the cell cycle. The expression of cyclin A is restrained during G0 and G1, but steeply induced at the G1/S boundary. Analysis of the rat cyclin A promoter elements with the 5' sequential deletion derivatives of the promoter fused to the luciferase cDNA indicated that the ATF/CRE motif(More)
AbstractInterferon regulatory factor 2 (IRF-2) is a member of a family of transcriptional factors involved in the modulation of cellular responses to interferons (IFNs) and viral infection as well as in the regulation of cell growth and transformation. Irf2 knockout mice show T helper 1 (Th1) cell development defect and spontaneous development of an(More)
Multiple species of G1 cyclins and cyclin-dependent kinases are induced sequentially during G1 phase, and the expression of cyclin A and cdc2 genes is subsequently induced at the G1/S boundary. To analyze the mechanism of cdc2 promoter activation, the 5'-flanking region of the rat cdc2 gene was isolated and its structural features were characterized. The(More)
Neurofibromatosis type I (NF1) is associated with typical hypervascular tumors, including neurofibroma, glioma, malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors (MPNST) and glomus tumors. Previously, we and other groups reported that neurofibromas showed high-level expression of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), a potent angiogenic factor involved in(More)
Recently, low-dose 5-fluorouracil/cisplatin induction concurrent with radiation (chemoradiation) has been reported to be effective for locally advanced squamous cell carcinoma of the otorhinolaryngologic and gynecologic regions. However, to date, this therapeutic option has not been evaluated for squamous cell carcinoma of the skin. We evaluated(More)
Allomyrina dichotoma lectin (allo A) with a specificity to beta-D-galactose was used to fractionate human alpha-fetoprotein (AFP) by affinity electrophoresis. AFP from cord sera and serum of a patient with fulminant hepatitis showed single bands with a high affinity for allo A. Some patients with hepatocellular carcinoma and patients with gastric cancer and(More)