Hiromi Taguchi

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RANTES (regulated on activation normal T cell expressed and secreted) is one of the natural ligands for the chemokine receptor CCR5 and potently suppresses in vitro replication of the R5 strains of HIV-1, which use CCR5 as a coreceptor. Previous studies showed that peripheral blood mononuclear cells or CD4(+) lymphocytes obtained from different individuals(More)
Human herpesvirus 6 (HHV-6) genome has been detected in several human lymphoproliferative disorders with no signs of active viral infection, and found to be integrated into chromosomes in some cases. We previously reported a woman with HHV-6-infected Burkitt's lymphoma. Fluorescence in situ hybridization showed that the viral genome was integrated into the(More)
To elucidate the function of group II chaperonin, the gene for the chaperonin from the hyperthermophilic archaeum Thermococcus strain KS-1 was cloned and sequenced. Two distinct genes coding for chaperonin subunits, designated alpha and beta, were obtained, and their deduced amino acid sequences are highly homologous to those of group II chaperonins from(More)
Heme oxygenase, an essential enzyme of heme catabolism, is inducible by its substrate heme, by heavy metals, and by various other substances. To study the molecular mechanisms of the induction of heme oxygenase, we isolated the heme oxygenase gene from a rat genomic DNA library using cloned cDNA as hybridization probes and determined its complete nucleotide(More)
Two cDNA clones for rat heme oxygenase have been isolated from a rat spleen cDNA library in lambda gt11 by immunological screening using a specific polyclonal antibody. One of these clones has an insert of 1530 nucleotides that contains the entire protein-coding region. To confirm that the isolated cDNA encodes heme oxygenase, we transfected monkey kidney(More)
Gene targeting studies in mice have shown that the transcription factor Ikaros plays an essential role in lymphoid development and as a tumor suppressor in T cells, whereas the related gene Aiolos functions as a tumor suppressor in B cells. We analyzed the expression levels of the Ikaros gene family, Ikaros and Aiolos, in human bone marrow samples from(More)
In order to improve the disappointing prognosis of adult patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), we applied similar induction therapy as that used for acute myeloid leukemia (AML), ie frequent administration of doxorubicin (DOX). DOX 30 mg/m(2) was administered from days 1 to 3 and from days 8 to 10 together with vincristine, prednisolone,(More)
HIV-1 protease inhibitor (PI), nelfinavir (NFV) induced growth arrest and apoptosis of NCI-H460 and -H520, A549, EBC-1 and ABC-1 non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) cells in association with upregulation of p21waf1, p27kip1 and p53, and downregulation of Bcl-2 and matrix metalloproteinase (MMP)-2 proteins. We found that NFV blocked Akt signalling in these(More)
GroEL encapsulates non-native protein in a folding cage underneath GroES (cis-cavity). Here we report the maximum size of the non-native protein to stay and fold in the cis-cavity. Using total soluble proteins of Escherichia coli in denatured state as binding substrates and protease resistance as the measure of polypeptide held in the cis-cavity, it was(More)
The reactivity of phosphonate ester probes with several available proteolytic antibody (Ab) fragments was characterized. Irreversible, active site-directed inhibition of the peptidase activity was evident. Stable phosphonate diester-Ab adducts were resolved by column chromatography and denaturing electrophoresis. Biotinylated phosphonate esters were applied(More)