Hiroki Mano

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In Drosophila, normal and transformed cells compete with each other for survival in a process called cell competition. However, it is not known whether comparable phenomena also occur in mammals. Scribble is a tumor suppressor protein in Drosophila and mammals. In this study we examine the interface between normal and Scribble-knockdown epithelial cells(More)
The cyclic adenosine monophosphate response element-binding protein (CREB) is a transcription factor that contributes to memory formation. The transcriptional activity of CREB is induced by its phosphorylation at Ser-133 and subsequent interaction with the CREB-binding protein (CBP)/p300. We designed and optimized firefly split luciferase probe proteins(More)
Active forms of vitamin D regulate the expression of multiple genes that play essential roles in calcium and phosphate homeostasis, cell differentiation, and the immune system via the vitamin D receptor (VDR). Many vitamin D analogs have been synthesized for clinical use in the treatment of type I rickets, osteoporosis, renal osteodystrophy, psoriasis,(More)
We screened 2400 compounds to find novel inhibitors of the adenylyl cyclase (AC)-protein kinase A (PKA)-cAMP response-element-binding protein (CREB) signaling pathway (AC/PKA/CREB pathway). Using a multistep cell-based screening system employing split luciferase technique, we narrowed down the candidates effectively from 2400 chemical compounds and(More)
The senescence-accelerated mouse prone 8 (SAMP8) strain exhibits age-related learning and memory deficits (LMD) at 2 months of age. Combined linkage analysis of 264 F2 intercross SAMP8 × JF1 mice and RNA-seq analysis identified Hcn1 gene out of 29 genes in the LMD region on chromosome 13. Hcn1 in SAMP8 strain showed 15 times less polyglutamine repetition(More)
Our previous studies revealed that CYP105A1 can convert vitamin D3 (VD3) to its active form, 1α,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3 (1,25D3). Site-directed mutagenesis of CYP105A1 based on its crystal structure dramatically enhanced its activity; the activity of double variants R73A/R84A and R73A/R84V was more than 100-fold higher than that of the wild type of CYP105A1.(More)
Split-luciferase techniques are widely used to detect protein-protein interaction and bioactive small molecules including some hormones and vitamins. Previously, we successfully expressed chimeric proteins of luciferase and the ligand binding domain (LBD) of the vitamin D receptor (VDR), LucC-LBD-LucN in COS-7 cells. The LucC-LBD-LucN biosensor was named(More)
The cyclic adenosine monophosphate response element binding protein (CREB) is a phosphorylation-dependent transcription factor that plays important roles in memory consolidation and several neuropsychological disorders. Although analyzing the spatiotemporal pattern of CREB phosphorylation is required for elucidating the mechanism of memory consolidation,(More)
Hereditary vitamin D-resistant rickets (HVDRR) is caused by mutations in the vitamin D receptor (VDR) gene. Arg274 located in the ligand binding domain (LBD) of VDR is responsible for anchoring 1α,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3 (1α,25(OH)2D3) by forming a hydrogen bond with the 1α-hydroxyl group of 1α,25(OH)2D3. The Arg274Leu (R274L) mutation identified in patients(More)
Planar mapping approach for generating intermediate views is presented. Whereas most existing mapping procedure employ matching and/or point-patching strategies, the proposed method is based on transformation of moments using a factorization formulation. The extended factorization method makes it possible to obtain shape parameters with planar surfaces. The(More)