Hiroshi Amanuma

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We have isolated a POU domain-containing cDNA (ZFPOU1) from a cDNA library of zebrafish (Brachydanio rerio). The ZFPOU1 cDNA contained an open reading frame encoding a 425 amino acid peptide. The conserved POU domain was located near the carboxy terminus. The deduced amino acid sequence of the reading frame was most similar to that of the mouse class III(More)
BACKGROUND The developing vertebrate nervous system displays a pronounced anterior-posterior (A-P) pattern, but the mechanism that generates this pattern is poorly understood. We examined through cell-transplantation experiments, when and how the cells in the zebrafish posterior midbrain acquire regional specificity along the A-P axis as shown by pax[b](More)
We have developed a method for high-efficiency window separation of cDNA display by increasing the specificity of priming in reverse transcription. In the conventional method, two-base anchored oligo(dT) primers (5'dT16VN3', where N is any base and V is G, A or C) are used to make windows for the display of transcripts. However, reverse transcriptase often(More)
To develop a reliable strategy for cell-specific delivery of retroviral vectors, we genetically modified the envelope (Env) protein of the ecotropic Moloney murine leukemia virus. We found a site in the variable region A, where the insertion of ligands, epidermal growth factor (EGF) and stromal-derived factor-1 alpha (SDF-1 alpha), was possible without(More)
The XC cell line undergoes extensive syncytium formation after infection with ecotropic murine leukemia viruses (MLVs) and is frequently used to titrate these viruses. This cell line is unique in its response to the ecotropic MLV envelope protein (Env) in that it undergoes syncytium formation with cells expressing Env protein containing R peptide (R(+)(More)
A Mus dunni tail fibroblast (MDTF) cell line is highly resistant to infection by ecotropic Moloney murine leukemia virus (Mo-MLV). The cationic amino acid transporter type 1 (CAT1) paralogues of murine NIH 3T3 and MDTF cells (mCAT1 and dCAT1, respectively) contain two conserved N-linked glycosylation sites in the third extracellular loop (ECL3, the putative(More)
Interaction of cytokines with their membrane receptors induces the proliferation and differentiation of a specific lineage of haematopoietic progenitors. The molecular mechanism of cytokine receptor-mediated signal transduction is unclear because these receptors do not have tyrosine kinase activity. Interleukin-3 and erythropoietin, however, induce(More)
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