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Molecular Characterization of Mammalian Dicarbonyl/l-Xylulose Reductase and Its Localization in Kidney*
In this report, we first cloned a cDNA for a protein that is highly expressed in mouse kidney and then isolated its counterparts in human, rat hamster, and guinea pig by polymerase chainExpand
Stimulation of Glucose Uptake in Muscle Cells by Prolonged Treatment with Scriptide, a Histone Deacetylase Inhibitor
Glucose incorporation is regulated mainly by GLUT4 in skeletal muscles. Here we report that treatment of L6 myotubes with scriptide, a hydroxamic acid-based histone deacetylase (HDAC) inhibitor,Expand
Molecular cloning, expression and tissue distribution of hamster diacetyl reductase. Identity with L-xylulose reductase.
Using rapid amplification of cDNA ends PCR, a cDNA species for diacetyl reductase (EC was isolated from hamster liver. The encoded protein consisted of 244 amino acids, and showed highExpand
Genomic characterization of a fructophilic bee symbiont Lactobacillus kunkeei reveals its niche-specific adaptation.
Lactobacillus kunkeei is classified as a sole obligate fructophilic lactic acid bacterium that is found in fructose-rich niches, including the guts of honeybees. The species is differentiated fromExpand
Lactobacillus apinorum belongs to the fructophilic lactic acid bacteria
Potential fructophilic characteristics of Lactobacillus apinorum, originally isolated from the guts of honeybees (Apis mellifera), were studied in the present study. The species showed typicalExpand
Enzymatic characteristics and subcellular distribution of a short-chain dehydrogenase/reductase family protein, P26h, in hamster testis and epididymis.
A hamster sperm 26 kDa protein (P26h) is strikingly homologous with mouse lung carbonyl reductase (MLCR) and is highly expressed in the testis, but its physiological functions in the testis areExpand
Antioxidative and antimicrobial potential of residues of camu-camu juice production
Total phenolic contents, antioxidant- and antimicrobial-activities of residual by-products of camu-camu fruit juice production were investigated in order to clarify the potential as functionalExpand
Dicarbonyl/l-Xylulose Reductase: A Potential Biomarker Identified by Laser-Capture Microdissection-Micro Serial Analysis of Gene Expression of Human Prostate Adenocarcinoma
To identify genes involved in prostate carcinogenesis, we used laser-capture microdissection-micro serial analysis of gene expression to construct libraries of paired cancer and normal cells fromExpand
Synechocystis DrgA protein functioning as nitroreductase and ferric reductase is capable of catalyzing the Fenton reaction
In order to identify an enzyme capable of Fenton reaction in Synechocystis, we purified an enzyme catalyzing one‐electron reduction of t‐butyl hydroperoxide in the presence of FAD and Fe(III)‐EDTA.Expand
Suppression of AGE Precursor Formation Following Unilateral Ureteral Obstruction in Mouse Kidneys by Transgenic Expression of α-Dicarbonyl/L-Xylulose Reductase
Unilateral ureteral obstruction (UUO) of kidneys causes acute generation of carbonyl stress. By electrospray ionization/liquid chromatography/mass spectrometry (ESI/LC/MS) we measured the content ofExpand