Jun Nishikawa

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The adenoviral oncoprotein E1A induces progression through the cell cycle by binding to the products of the p300/CBP and retinoblastoma gene families. A new cellular p300/CBP-associated factor (P/CAF) having intrinsic histone acetylase activity has been identified that competes with E1A. Exogenous expression of P/CAF in HeLa cells inhibits cell-cycle(More)
The endocrine system exerts important functions in a multitude of physiological processes including embryogenesis, differentiation, and homeostasis. Xenobiotics may modify natural endocrine function and so affect human health and wildlife. It is necessary, therefore, to understand the degree to which xenobiotics can disrupt endocrine systems. The key(More)
The Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami of March 11, 2011, resulted in unprecedented radioactivity releases from the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plants to the Northwest Pacific Ocean. Results are presented here from an international study of radionuclide contaminants in surface and subsurface waters, as well as in zooplankton and fish, off Japan in June(More)
The interaction between mastication and cerebral blood flow was studied in 12 healthy volunteers (five males and seven females) aged 18-40 years. Positron-emission tomography (PET) autoradiography was carried out after bolus injection of 1.5 GBq H₂¹⁵O (¹⁵O-labelled water) with a half life of 2 min. The PET images were superimposed on magnetic resonance(More)
Distribution and biomass of salps and Antarctic krill (Euphausia superba) were investigated near the South Shetland Islands during austral summer 1990–1991. Salp biomass ranged between 0 and 556 mgC·m−3 and was greatest at a station in the Bransfield Strait in late December 1990. Salp biomass was lower than that of E. superba. Two species of salps; Salpa(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM Magnifying endoscopy with narrow-band imaging (ME-NBI) enhances images of the irregular mucosal structures and microvessels of gastric carcinoma, and could be useful for determining the margin between cancerous and non-cancerous mucosa. We evaluated the usefulness of ME-NBI for determining the tumor margin compared with indigocarmine(More)
The Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) has been reported to be detectable in about 10% of gastric carcinomas. We performed a comparative study of endosonographic findings of EBV-positive and -negative early gastric carcinomas. Epstein-Barr virus was detected in 11.8% (four of 34) of endosonographically observed early gastric carcinoma lesions. Endoscopic(More)
We show clear evidence for direct infection of various human epithelial cells by Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) in vitro. The successful infection was achieved by using recombinant EBV (Akata strain) carrying a selective marker gene but without any other artificial operations, such as introduction of the known EBV receptor (CD21) gene or addition of polymeric(More)
BACKGROUND Although the presence of Epstein-Barr virus has been documented in approximately 7% of patients with gastric carcinoma, the clinical features of Epstein-Barr virus-associated carcinoma have not been well documented. We studied the histologic and endoscopic characteristics of Epstein-Barr virus-associated gastric carcinoma. METHODS We tested 124(More)
Diel vertical migrations (DVM) of a pelagic tunicate, Salpa thompsoni, were investigated to help elucidate their life-history strategy in the Southern Ocean. S. thompsoni began migration to the subsurface at midday when the solar radiation is largest, stayed in the phytoplankton-rich and rather bright layer (30–120 m) for a relatively long time, and then(More)