Eri Nishihara

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BACKGROUND INFORMATION The results of water permeability measurements suggest the presence of an AQP (aquaporin) in the membrane of the CV (contractile vacuole) in Amoeba proteus [Nishihara, Shimmen and Sonobe (2004) Cell Struct. Funct. 29, 85-90]. RESULTS In the present study, we cloned an AQP gene from A. proteus [ApAQP (A. proteus AQP)] that encodes a(More)
Contractile vacuoles (CVs) released from cells of Amoeba proteus were used to analyze its function in vitro. When CV was transferred to a hypertonic medium, its volume decreased within 10 sec. When it was subsequently returned to its original medium, it quickly started swelling. However, it ruptured before recovering its initial volume. These results(More)
In a previous study in 15 inbred mouse strains, we found highest and lowest systolic blood pressures in NZO/HILtJ mice (metabolic syndrome) and C3H/HeJ mice (common lean strain), respectively. To identify the loci involved in hypertension in metabolic syndrome, we performed quantitative trait locus (QTL) analysis for blood pressure with direction of cross(More)
Neurite elongation is a critical process in the formation of nerve systems from neural cells. During metamorphosis, the holometabolous insect Drosophila melanogaster reorganizes its central nervous system (CNS) under the influence of the steroid molting hormone 20-hydroxyecdysone (20E). A neural cell line that responds to 20E treatment is therefore desired(More)
Tensin3 is a member of tensin family which is localized in focal adhesion. In our previous study, a high level of tensin3 mRNA expression was observed in the thyroid but not in other tissues, thus, tensin3 gene was regarded as a novel thyroid-specific gene. The high expression level of tensin3 mRNA in normal thyroid tissue suggests some fundamental roles in(More)
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