Itsuo Murakami

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Resveratrol (RESV) is a plant polyphenol, which is thought to have beneficial metabolic effects in laboratory animals as well as in humans. Following oral administration, RESV is immediately catabolized, resulting in low bioavailability. This study compared RESV metabolites and their tissue distribution after oral uptake and skin absorption. Metabolomic(More)
Metabolomics, a modern branch of chemical biology, provides qualitative and quantitative information about the metabolic states of organisms or cells at the molecular level. Here we report non-targeted, metabolomic analyses of human blood, using liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (LC-MS). We compared the blood metabolome to the previously reported(More)
Despite the well-documented clinical significance of the Warburg effect, it remains unclear how the aggressive glycolytic rates of tumor cells might contribute to other hallmarks of cancer, such as bypass of senescence. Here, we report that, during oncogene- or DNA damage-induced senescence, Pak1-mediated phosphorylation of phosphoglycerate mutase (PGAM)(More)
Insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1) is involved in regulations of reproductive functions in rats and mice. IGF-1 expression is regulated by estrogen in several reproductive organs including the uterus and ovary. Two types of estrogen receptor (ERα and ERβ) are expressed in mouse uteri and ovaries, and it is unclear whether they differently mediate IGF-1(More)
Metabolites present in human blood document individual physiological states influenced by genetic, epigenetic, and lifestyle factors. Using high-resolution liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (LC-MS), we performed nontargeted, quantitative metabolomics analysis in blood of 15 young (29 ± 4 y of age) and 15 elderly (81 ± 7 y of age) individuals.(More)
Tpit/Pitx-responsive element (Tpit/PitxRE), which binds transcription factors Tpit and Pitx1, confers cell-type specific expression of proopiomelanocortin (POMC) gene in pituitary corticotrops where the gene expression is mainly regulated by corticotropin-releasing hormone (CRH) and glucocorticoids (Gcs). CRH stimulates POMC gene expression, which is(More)
The Rockefeller University Press $30.00 J. Cell Biol. Vol. 204 No. 5 729–745 JCB 729 T. Mikawa and T. Maruyama contributed equally to this paper. Correspondence to Hiroshi Kondoh: Abbreviations used in this paper: DKO, double knockout; MEF, mouse embryonic fibroblast; PGAM,(More)
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