Eriko Uchida

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H+-translocating, Mg2+-ATPase was solubilized from vacuolar membranes of Saccharomyces cerevisiae with the zwitterionic detergent N-tetradecyl-N,N-dimethyl-3-ammonio-1-propanesulfonate and purified by glycerol density gradient centrifugation. Partially purified vacuolar membrane H+-ATPase, which had a specific activity of 18 units/mg of protein, was(More)
The presence of replication-competent adenovirus (RCA) in clinical lots of adenovirus vectors raises a variety of safety concerns. To detect RCA in adenovirus vector products, the cell culture/cytopathic effect (CPE) method has generally been preferred. However, it is difficult to evaluate the amount of RCA clearly and quantitatively by this method. In(More)
To enhance the sensitivity of virus detection by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and reverse transcription PCR (RT-PCR), a novel virus concentration method using polyethyleneimine (PEI)-conjugated magnetic beads was developed in our previous study. However, several viruses could not be concentrated by this method. In this paper, the conditions of virus(More)
The ectopic expression of transcription factors can reprogram differentiated tissue cells into induced pluripotent stem cells. However, this is a slow and inefficient process, depending on the simultaneous delivery of multiple genes encoding essential reprogramming factors and on their sustained expression in target cells. Moreover, once cell reprogramming(More)
Non-viral gene transfer into a wide range of human cells was examined in order to clarify the factors that affect the efficiency and safety of non-viral vectors and to optimize the conditions so that high efficiency and low toxicity could be achieved. Six non-viral vectors (Lipofectin, LipofectAMINE PLUS, SuperFect, Effectene, DMRIE-C and DOTAP) were used(More)
Subunit alpha (Mr 89,000) from vacuolar membrane H+-translocating adenosine triphosphatase of the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae was found to bind 8-azido[alpha-32P]adenosine triphosphate. Labeling by this photosensitive ATP derivative was saturable with an apparent dissociation constant of 10(-6) to 10(-5) M and decreased in the presence of ATP and ADP.(More)
Ten erythropoietin (EPO) fractions differing in sialic acid content, ranging from 9.5 to 13.8 mol mol−1 of EPO, were obtained from baby hamster kidney cell-derived recombinant human EPO by Mono Q column chromatography. The mean pI values of the EPO fractions determined by IEF-gel electrophoresis systematically shifted from 4.11 to 3.31, coinciding with the(More)
The expression of mouse CYP27B1 in Escherichia coli has been dramatically enhanced by coexpression of GroEL/ES. To reveal the enzymatic properties of CYP27B1, we measured its hydroxylation activity toward vitamin D3 and 1alpha-hydroxyvitamin D3 (1alpha(OH)D3) in addition to the physiological substrate 25(OH)D3. Surprisingly, CYP27B1 converted vitamin D3 to(More)
Cell therapies for severe ischemic diseases such as limb ischemia, acute myocardial infarction, and cerebral ischemia have been developed through in vitro and in vivo animal and clinical studies. Active cells for angiogenic cell therapy are believed endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs). EPCs have been extensively investigated to clarify their origin and(More)
Previously, we suggested that p70 S6 kinase (p70 S6K) plays an important role in the regulation of neutrophilic differentiation of HL-60 cells; this conclusion was based on our analysis of transferrin receptor (Trf-R) positive (Trf-R(+)) and negative (Trf-R(-)) cells that appeared after treatment with dimethyl sulfoxide (Me(2)SO). In this study, we analyzed(More)