Hiroyoshi Komatsu

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This study was designed to explain the basis for Cd-acquired tolerance of A549 cells cultured in the presence of Cd. Thirty-day exposure of cultured human pneumocytes (A549 cell line) to 10 microM Cd was previously found to induce an acquired resistance persisting over several weeks of culture. Moreover, these Cd-resistant cells (R-cells) were found to(More)
The nucleocapsid (NC) protein of HIV, which contains two CCHC-type zinc fingers connected by a linker, is a multifunctional protein involved in many of the critical steps of the HIV life cycle. HIV-1 and HIV-2 contain NC proteins NCp7 and NCp8, respectively. The amino acid sequences of both NC proteins are 67% identical. For NCp7, the important elements for(More)
Interleukin (IL)-12 plays a key role in determining the immune response pattern that results in maturation of Th0 to Th1 and Th2. To investigate the correlation between intracellular redox state and IL-12 production in macrophages, cells from the mouse cell line J774A.1 were treated with reagents modulating the glutathione-redox couple before stimulation(More)
NCp8 of HIV-2 contains two CCHC-type zinc fingers connected by a linker, and is involved in many critical steps of the virus life cycle. It was previously shown that the first zinc finger flanked by the linker is the minimal active domain for specific binding to viral RNA. In our previous study, we determined the three-dimensional structure of NCp8-f1,(More)
Nucleocapsid protein of HIV, containing two CCHC-type zinc fingers connected by a linker, is a multi-functional protein involved in many critical steps of the HIV life cycle. Several in vitro investigations demonstrated that the reactivities of the first zinc finger flanked by the linker of HIV-1 NCp7 and HIV-2 NCp8 were essential for binding to viral RNA,(More)
The BnO team participated in the Recognizing Inference in TExt (RITE) subtask of the NTCIR-10 Workshop [5]. This paper describes our textual entailment recognition system with experimental results for the five Japanes subtasks: BC, MC, EXAMBC, EXAM-SEARCH, and UnitTest. Our appoach includes a shallow method based on word overlap features and named entity(More)
We have optimized a method for the determination of intracellular glutathione by high-performance liquid chromatography, using fluorimetric detection. To minimize artifacts and provide an accurate determination of intracellular glutathione, cell extracts were prepared using extraction conditions specifically designed to inhibit autoxidation and enzymatic(More)
This is the first report to describe the potential for classification of cancer using anti-phosphoprotein monoclonal antibodies (PPmAbs) and multiple discriminant analysis. Over 150 hybridoma clones producing monoclonal antibodies were generated against a human phosphoprotein mixture derived from a human leukemia cell line. The expression profiles of 22(More)
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