Fumio Matsushita

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NZF-2 (MyT1) is a member of C2HC-type zinc finger transcription factors. A novel form of mouse NZF-2 has been isolated. This novel form, NZF-2b, has an additional C2HC-type zinc finger motif. The expression levels of NZF-2b are by far the more predominant than those of the already known form of NZF-2. In embryonic mouse nervous system, the expression of(More)
BACKGROUND Three members of the Myt/NZF family of transcription factors are involved in many processes of vertebrate development. Several studies have reported that Myt1/NZF-2 has a regulatory function in the development of cultured oligodendrocyte progenitors or in neuronal differentiation during Xenopus primary neurogenesis. However, little is known about(More)
During mammalian central nervous system development, neural stem cells differentiate and then mature into various types of neurons. Myelin transcription factor (Myt)/neural zinc finger (NZF) family proteins were first identified as myelin proteolipid protein promoter binding factors and were shown to be involved in oligodendrocyte development. In this(More)
Essentials Botrocetin-2 (Bot2) binds to von Willebrand factor (VWF) and induces platelet agglutination. We identified Bot2 residues that are required for binding to VWF and glycoprotein (GP) Ib. We produced a mutant Bot2 that binds to VWF but inhibits platelet agglutination. Mutant Bot2 could be used as a potential anti-thrombotic reagent to block VWF-GPIb(More)
Botrocetin is a heterodimer snake venom protein that induces von Willebrand factor (VWF)- and platelet glycoprotein Ib (GPIb)-dependent platelet agglutination in vitro. We have cloned cDNAs for a botrocetin-2 from a cDNA library of the venom gland of Bothrops jararaca having a high similarity with botrocetin subunits. Recombinant botrocetin-2, expressed in(More)
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