Hayato Onishi

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The muscleblind-like (MBNL) protein family is thought to be involved in the molecular mechanism of myotonic dystrophy (DM). Although it has been shown to have splicing activity, a broader function in cellular RNA metabolism has been implicated. In this study, we attempted to find the binding proteins of MBNL1 in order to elucidate its physiological(More)
A neuropathological hallmark of Alzheimer's disease is the presence of amyloid plaques in the brain. Amyloid-beta peptide (Abeta) is the major constituent of the plaques and is generated by proteolytic cleavages of amyloid precursor protein (APP) by beta- and gamma-secretases. Growing evidence shows that lipid rafts are critically involved in regulating the(More)
The expression and function of the skeletal muscle chloride channel CLCN1/ClC-1 is regulated by alternative splicing. Inclusion of the CLCN1 exon 7A is aberrantly elevated in myotonic dystrophy (DM), a genetic disorder caused by the expansion of a CTG or CCTG repeat. Increased exon 7A inclusion leads to a reduction in CLCN1 function, which can be causative(More)
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