Hiroko Fujimoto

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The molecular mechanism supporting survival at a critical high temperature (CHT) in Escherichia coli was investigated. Genome-wide screening with a single-gene knockout library provided a list of genes indispensable for growth at 47°C, called thermotolerant genes. Genes for which expression was affected by exposure to CHT were identified by DNA chip(More)
BACKGROUND Hypoxia can induce tissue injury, including apoptosis of endothelial cells. However, little is known about the effects of hypoxia on endothelial cell function. We assessed the effects of hypoxia inducible factor (HIF)-1alpha on the functional characteristics of endothelial cells, particularly on cell cycle regulators, by cationic(More)
We have studied the relevance of H-Ras and its downstream effectors to osteoblast functions. 1) Purified human osteoblasts highly expressed integrins beta1, alpha4, alpha5, alpha6 and the activation epitope of beta1. However, these molecules were markedly down-regulated on osteoblasts transfected with expression vector encoding fully activated H-Ras(V12),(More)
The anti-oncogenic Chk2 kinase plays a crucial role in DNA damage-induced cell cycle checkpoint regulation. Recently, we have shown that Chk2 associates with the oncogenic Wip1 (PPM1D) phosphatase and that Wip1 acts as a negative regulator of Chk2 during DNA damage response by dephosphorylating phosphorylated Thr-68 in activated Chk2 (Fujimoto, H., Onishi,(More)
PURPOSE To describe a case of intracorneal hematoma with Descemet membrane detachment after viscocanalostomy. DESIGN Interventional case report. METHODS A 63-year-old with uncontrolled primary open-angle glaucoma underwent viscocanalostomy. During the introduction of hyaluronate 2.3% under the superficial flap, a limited lysis of Descemet membrane was(More)
H2AX is an important factor for chromatin remodeling to facilitate accumulation of DNA damage-related proteins at DNA double-strand break (DSB) sites. In order to further understand the role of H2AX in the DNA damage response (DDR), we attempted to identify H2AX-interacting proteins by proteomics analysis. As a result, we identified nucleolin as one of(More)
Natural killer (NK) cells participate in both innate and adaptive immunity, in part by their prompt secretion of cytokines including IFN-gamma, a pro-inflammatory cytokine with an important role in Th1 polarization. To assess the involvement of fractalkine in inflammatory processes, we examined the effect of fractalkine on IFN-gamma production by NK cells.(More)
Two α-1,3-glucanase isozymes, designated as α-1,3-glucanase 1 (Agl-FH1) and α-1,3-glucanase 2 (Agl-FH2), were purified from the culture medium of Paenibacillus glycanilyticus FH11. Agl-FH1 and Agl-FH2 exhibited similar characteristics such as optimal pH, pH stability, optimal temperature, thermostability, and molecular masses on SDS-PAGE. However, their(More)
H2AX is an important factor for chromatin remodeling to facilitate accumulation of DNA damage-related proteins at DNA double-strand break (DSB) sites. In order to further understand the role of H2AX in the DNA damage response (DDR), we attempted to identify H2AX-interacting proteins by proteomics analysis. As a result, we identified nucleolin as one of(More)
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