Hidetsugu Otsuka-Murakami

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In guinea-pig myocardial mitochondria preparation, lowering the Ca2+ concentration or pH level in the perfusate rapidly elevated the fura-2 Ca2+ signal ([Ca2+]m). Pretreatment with 10(-4) M L-Arg inhibited the rapid [Ca2+]m influx, whereas administration of 10(-4) M L-NAME did not, suggesting some association between nitric oxide (NO*) synthase (NOS)(More)
Glucocorticoid receptor binding sites (GRE) are often tightly clustered with other transcription factor binding sequences. Examples of this occur upstream of the genes for chicken lysozyme and human metallothionein IIA (ref. 3), in several retroviral LTRs and upstream of the rat tryptophan oxygenase (TO) gene. In the TO gene, sequences immediately upstream(More)
Upon incubation of detergent-solubilized NADPH-cytochrome P-450 reductase and either cytochrome b5 or cytochrome c in the presence of a water-soluble carbodiimide, a 1-ethyl-3-[3-(dimethylamino)propyl]carbodiimide (EDC), covalently cross-linked complex was formed. The cross-linked derivative was a heterodimer consisting of one molecule each of flavoprotein(More)
A flavoprotein dehydrogenase assayed for the activity of electron transfer from NADPH to cytochrome c was highly purified from the cytosolic fraction of differentiated human promyelocytic leukemia HL-60 cells. The purified enzyme had an apparent molecular mass of 68 kDa by sodium dodecyl sulfate gel electrophoresis and an equimolar amounts of flavin(More)
Neutrophil-membrane-associated NADPH-cytochrome c reductase and cytochrome b558 were separately eluted and highly purified by a combination of ion-exchange Sepharose, N-amino-octylagarose, 2',5'-ADP-Sepharose and heparin-Sepharose column chromatographies. The purified cytochrome c reductase with an apparent molecular mass of 68 kDa contained FMN and FAD(More)
A soluble protein containing very weak NADPH-dependent nitroblue tetrazolium reductase activity was partially purified from the cytosol of dormant human neutrophils by DEAE-5PW ion exchange chromatography. This preparation of cytosolic reductase exhibited three nitroblue tetrazolium-reducing bands with approximate molecular masses of 95, 45, and 40 kDa on(More)
The protective effects of the Na+-H+ exchange (NHE) inhibitors SM-198110 (2-[[(aminoiminomethyl) amino] carbonyl]-4-chloro-1H-indole-1-propanesulfonic acid monohydrate) and SM-197378 (N-(aminoiminomethyl)-1-methyl-7-(sulfooxy)-4-(trifluoromethyl)-1H-indole-2-carboxamide monohydrate) were investigated in perfused Langendorff guinea-pig hearts subjected to(More)
After phorbol 12-myristate 13-acetate (PMA) stimulation the increase of NADPH:nitroblue tetrazolium reductase activity in the plasma membrane almost corresponded with the stimulated activity of respiratory burst oxidase. Solubilization of plasma membranes from PMA-activated neutrophils with n-octyl glucoside resulted in high recoveries of the two enzymatic(More)
Cytochrome b558 isolated from human neutrophils was inactive and contained no detectable FAD. However, high NADPH oxidase activity was seen upon reconstitution of the cytochrome with either native FAD or 8-mercapto-FAD in the presence of phospholipids (phosphatidylcholine/phosphatidylethanolamine/phosphatidylinositol/ sphingomyelin/cholesterol, 4:2:1:3:3(More)
NADPH diaphorase activity was found in membrane of DMSO-induced differentiated human promyelocytic leukemia HL-60 cells. This membrane-bound diaphorase activity increased dramatically during differentiation of HL-60 cells. A dye reductase was extracted from membrane of DMSO-induced differentiated HL-60 cells with n-octyl glucoside and sodium cholate in the(More)
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