Hiroyuki Igarashi

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Single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) was used for the measurement of regional cerebral blood volume (CBV) and hematocrit (Hct) in normal healthy human volunteers (mean age 30 +/- 8 years). Regional cerebral red blood cell (RBC) volume and plasma volume were determined separately and their responses to carbon dioxide were investigated. Ten(More)
The human homologue of the yeast OGG1 gene, hOGG1, has been cloned, and its genetic structure has been determined. Several polymorphisms in the hOGG1 gene were detected in the Japanese populations, and among them, the Ser-Cys polymorphism at codon 326 has been shown to have a functional difference in complementation of mutant Escherichia coli that is(More)
Doc2 has two C2 domains that interact with Ca2+ and phospholipid. Munc13 has two C2 domains and one C1 domain that interacts with phorbol ester or diacylglycerol (DAG) and phospholipid. Both Doc2 and Munc13 are implicated in Ca2+-dependent neurotransmitter release, but their modes of action still remain unclear. We show here that Doc2 interacts with Munc13(More)
Six major and seven minor diagnostic criteria have been developed by the Japanese Investigation Committee for osteonecrosis of the femoral head (ONFH). We have carried out a multicentre study to clarify these. We studied prospectively 277 hips in 222 patients, from six hospitals, who had ONFH and other hip pathology and from whom histological material was(More)
Interaction between actin filaments (AFs) and microtubules (MTs) has been reported in various plant cells, and the presence of a factor(s) connecting these two cytoskeletal networks has been suggested, but its molecular entity has not been elucidated yet. We obtained a fraction containing MT-binding polypeptides, which induced bundling of AFs and of MTs. A(More)
Two repeated C2-like domains interacting with Ca2+ and phospholipid are found in synaptotagmin and Rabphilin-3A which are implicated in neurotransmitter release. Here we have isolated a cDNA encoding a novel protein having two repeated C2-like domains from a human brain cDNA library. The isolated cDNA encodes a protein with 400 amino acids and a M(r) of(More)
Complementary DNA for a novel member of the cadherin family, designated K-cadherin, was isolated from a rat renal cell carcinoma complementary DNA library by screening it with a short complementary DNA probe which was initially obtained from the RNA of day 16 fetal Wistar rat stomach mucosa by the polymerase chain reaction. The deduced primary structure of(More)
Doc2alpha is a synaptic vesicle-associated Ca2 + -binding protein. To study the role of Doc2alpha in synaptic transmission and modulation, we generated homozygous null Doc2alpha mutant mice. In the CA1 region of hippocampal slices in the mutant mice, excitatory synaptic responses evoked with prolonged 5 Hz stimulation showed a significantly larger frequency(More)
Okinawa, a group of islands that lie between the East China Sea and the Pacific Ocean, 2000 km south of the Japanese main islands, has a different profile of diseases, ethnicities, and cultures than does the rest of Japan. We examined an Ile462Val polymorphism (CYP1A1*2 allele) of cytochrome P450 IA1 in a hospital-based case-control study of lung cancer(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Chromosomal instability (CIN) is recognised as a hallmark of cancer and is caused by a spindle assembly checkpoint disorder or chromosome mis-segregation during mitosis. Although the recent identification of human shugoshin (hSgo1), an important player in proper chromosome segregation, has suggested the involvement of hSgo1 in colorectal(More)