Hideaki Naoe

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The aim was to localise and characterise dystrophin in various human tissues, especially in the CNS. Immunoblotting and immunostaining studies were carried out with eight region-specific dystrophin antibodies. In necropsy tissue from controls, dystrophin was noted as a doublet in immunoblots of striated muscle, and as a single band in those of smooth muscle(More)
A 61-year-old female with refractory corrosive esophageal stenosis repeatedly underwent endoscopic balloon dilation at another hospital; however, no improvements were observed in the esophageal stenosis. Consequently, she had been on a liquid diet for the previous three years. She was admitted to our department for further treatment. A radial incision was(More)
To clarify the localization and characterization of dystrophin and dystrophin-related protein (DRP) in the human central nervous system (CNS), we carried out immunoblotting and immunostaining studies using three region-specific anti-dystrophin and one anti-DRP antibodies. With immunostaining, punctuate immuno-reactivity of dystrophin was seen along the cell(More)
Single muscle fibers, obtained at autopsy from a 22-year-old man with Duchenne muscular dystrophy were examined immunocytochemically and also using polymerase chain reaction (PCR). Dystrophin-positive cells were widespread in skeletal, cardiac, smooth muscle, and in brain cells. PCR and Southern blot analyses of DNA from peripheral blood lymphocytes(More)
To clarify the localization and characterization of dystrophin and dystrophin-related protein (DRP) in the brains of normal and mdx mice, we carried out immunostaining and immunoblotting studies using four region-specific antidystrophin and anti-DRP antibodies. With immunostaining, punctate immunoreactivity of dystrophin was seen along the cell bodies and(More)
In the mitotic exit network of budding yeast, Dbf2 kinase phosphorylates and regulates Cdc14 phosphatase. In contrast, no phosphatase substrates of LATS1/WARTS kinase, the mammalian equivalent of Dbf2, has been reported. To address this discrepancy, we performed phosphoproteomic screening using LATS1 kinase. Screening identified MYPT1 (myosin(More)
Cdh1 is an activator of the anaphase-promoting complex/cyclosome and contributes to mitotic exit and G(1) maintenance by targeting cell cycle proteins for degradation. However, Cdh1 is expressed and active in postmitotic or quiescent cells, suggesting that it has functions other than cell cycle control. Here, we found that homozygous Cdh1 gene-trapped(More)
Metastasis of gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST) into the central nervous system is extremely rare. We report a patient with synchronous GIST and brain metastasis. At disease onset, there was left hemiplegia and ptosis of the right eyelids. Resection cytology of the brain tumor was reported as metastasis of GIST. After positron emission tomography(More)
Differentiation of placental trophoblast stem (TS) cells to trophoblast giant (TG) cells is accompanied by transition from a mitotic cell cycle to an endocycle. Here, we report that Cdh1, a regulator of the anaphase-promoting complex/cyclosome (APC/C), negatively regulates mitotic entry upon the mitotic/endocycle transition. TS cells derived from homozygous(More)
We report a rare case of primary hepatic gastrinoma. A 77-year-old woman exhibited continuous watery diarrhea for 8 months and weight loss. Bacterial cultures of the stools were negative and colonoscopy revealed no abnormalities. Esophagogastroduodenoscopy showed severe reflux esophagitis and multiple duodenal erosions. Computed tomography and magnetic(More)