Eiko Sakai

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1. We investigated the inhibitory effect of KB-R7943 on 'bi-directional' Na+/Ca2+ exchange current (iNCX) with the reversal potential of iNCX (ENCX) in the middle of the ramp voltage pulse employed. 2. Bi-directional iNCX was recorded with 'full' ramp pulses given every 10 s from the holding potential of -60 mV over the voltage range between 30 and -150 mV(More)
We investigated effects of a novel cardioprotective drug, JTV-519 (4-[3-(4-benzylpiperidin-1-yl)propionyl]-7-methoxy-2,3,4,5-tetrahy dro-1,4-benzothiazepine monohydrochloride) on membrane currents of guinea pig ventricular myocytes by whole-cell voltage and current clamp methods. The fast Na+ current (iNa) was activated by ramp pulses from various holding(More)
Osteoclasts (OCLs) are multinucleated giant cells and are formed by the fusion of mononuclear progenitors of monocyte/macrophage lineage. It is known that macrophages derived from different genetic backgrounds exhibit quite distinct characteristics of immune responses. However, it is unknown whether OCLs from different genetic backgrounds show distinct(More)
Cobalt protoporphyrin (CoPP) is a metallo-protoporphyrin that works as a powerful inducer of heme oxigenase-1 (HO-1) in various tissues and cells. Our recent studies have demonstrated that induction of HO-1 by several reagents inhibited differentiation and activation of osteoclasts (OCLs), which are multinucleated bone resorbing cells. However, the effects(More)
Cathepsin E is an endosomal aspartic proteinase that is predominantly expressed in immune-related cells. Recently, we showed that macrophages derived from cathepsin E-deficient (CatE(-/-)) mice display accumulation of lysosomal membrane proteins and abnormal membrane trafficking. In this study, we demonstrated that CatE(-/-) macrophages exhibit(More)
Osteoblasts are bone-forming cells that produce large amounts of collagen type I and various bone matrix proteins. Although osteoblast differentiation is highly regulated by various factors, it remains unknown whether lysosomes are directly involved in osteoblast differentiation. Here, we demonstrate the transcription factor EB (TFEB), a master regulator of(More)
Acute encephalopathy with febrile convulsive status epilepticus (AEFCSE) is the most common type of acute encephalopathy in childhood in Japan, which develops with prolonged febrile convulsion, followed by mild unconsciousness. It is generally sporadic and nonrecurrent. In this report, a 1-year-old girl showed signs of AEFCSE triggered by respiratory(More)
(166 articles) Stem Cells in Hematology (3094 articles) Hematopoiesis and Stem Cells (1086 articles) Gene Expression Articles on similar topics can be found in the following Blood collections Information about subscriptions and ASH membership may be found online at: articles must include the digital object identifier (DOIs) and date of initial publication.(More)
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