Fukashi Kihara

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When senescent human diploid cells, TIG-1, were stimulated with serum at the end of their proliferative life span, such biochemical events as uptakes of 2-deoxyglucose and uridine, and expression of c-myc, were enhanced. However, RNA synthesis, polyamine accumulation, thymidine uptake and DNA synthesis were not enhanced at all. Protein synthesis increased(More)
With initiation of diapause, glycogen is converted into sorbitol and glycerol in eggs of the silkworm Bombyx mori. At diapause termination promoted by incubation at 5 degrees C, sorbitol and glycerol are utilized. Although sorbitol utilization is triggered by NAD-sorbitol dehydrogenase induced by acclimation to 5 degrees C, the initial enzyme utilizing(More)
To understand the molecular mechanisms of how 5°C-incubation activates mRNA expression of Hsp70a and Samui genes in Bombyx mori diapause eggs, we first searched the 5'-upstream regions of the Hsp70a and Samui genes for heat shock elements (HSEs) and found two regions [Hsp70aHSE-1 (-95 to -58) and -2 (-145 to -121), and SamuiHSE-1 (-84 to -55) and -2 (-304(More)
When quiescent young or senescent human diploid cells, TIG-1, were metabolically labeled with 32Pi and stimulated with 10% fetal bovine serum, the phosphorylation of ribosomal S6 protein was enhanced in young cells but not in senescent cells while that of some other proteins were increased in both cells. Inability to stimulate the phosphorylation of S6(More)
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