Hideo Tashiro

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We have previously shown that repetitive exposures to glutamate (100 muM, 3 min, three times at 24-hr intervals) induced a long-lasting synaptic enhancement accompanied by synaptogenesis in rat hippocampal slice cultures, a phenomenon termed RISE (for repetitive LTP-induced synaptic enhancement). To investigate the molecular mechanisms underlying RISE, we(More)
Activity-dependent gene expression is one of the key mechanisms of synaptic plasticity that form the basis of higher order functions such as learning and memory. In the present study, we surveyed for activity-dependent genes by analyzing gene expression changes accompanying reversible inhibition of synaptic activity by tetrodotoxin (TTX) using two types of(More)
Interaction of G-protein with photoactivated rhodopsin (Rh*) in crayfish photoreceptor membranes was investigated by immunoprecipitation using an antibody against rhodopsin. Two kinds of protein were co-precipitated with rhodopsin. One is an alpha subunit of class-q G-protein (42 kDa, CGq alpha) which showed light-induced, dose-dependent binding to(More)
Epithelial ovarian carcinoma is thought to derive from ovarian surface epithelium (OSE). The black box of the early molecular changes in ovarian carcinogenesis is being interpreted by the development of experimental systems employing immortalised human OSE cells. However, the existing cell lines of the OSE cells have limited utility due to chromosomal(More)
<italic>The recent improvement of computer hardware has made them possible to manage imprecise information. An example is the fuzzy database system which allows imprecise data as well as imprecise queries. However, one serious problem has not been solved when imprecise information is handled. That is, the problem of subjectivity. Each person has his/her own(More)
By dissolving the membrane with detergent perfusion, we have shown that the established neurites of dorsal root ganglion cells cultured for more than 5 days contained microtubules which persisted outside the cell for a few minutes to more than 1h [Tashiro et al., 1997: J. Neurosci. Res. 50:81-93]. To investigate their stabilization mechanism, we transected(More)
Use of DNA microarrays in neuroscience have been limited to rough screening purposes, mainly because the reliability and sensitivity of available arrays are not high enough. Because only a few hundred to one thousand genes are usually found to change expression levels in most experiments, we attempted to develop a more quantitative array by the following(More)
Thymidine phosphorylase (TP) is associated with angiogenesis and the progression of solid tumours. High intracellular levels of this enzyme indicate increased chemosensitivity to pyrimidine antimetabolites. TP gene expression in 56 cases of epithelial ovarian cancer (27 of serous, 10 mucinous, 12 endometrioid, five clear cell and two undifferentiated) were(More)
Light-induced protein interaction as part of the process of visual transduction in arthropods with rhabdomeric photoreceptors was investigated biochemically by using crayfish retina. Two kinds of retinal buffer soluble proteins (one of 40 kDa and the other of 46 kDa) were found to bind to the irradiated rhabdomeric membranes both in vitro and in vivo. The(More)
We tested the stability of microtubules (MTs) in the neurites of cultured dorsal root ganglion cells by dissolving the cytoplasmic membrane with detergent and exposing them to defined extracellular medium under observation with a video-enhanced differential interference contrast (DIC) microscope. Smooth cytoplasmic filaments visualized after membrane(More)