Jun Yasumoto

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UNLABELLED Equine hepacivirus (EHcV) has been identified as a closely related homologue of hepatitis C virus (HCV) in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Germany, but not in Asian countries. In this study, we genetically and serologically screened 31 serum samples obtained from Japanese-born domestic horses for EHcV infection and subsequently(More)
Sodium taurocholate cotransporting polypeptide (NTCP) has been reported as a functional receptor for hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection. However, HBV could not efficiently infect HepG2 cells expressing NTCP (NTCP-HepG2 cells) under adherent monolayer-cell conditions. In this study, NTCP was mainly detected in the basolateral membrane region, but not the(More)
We report long-term results of the first clinical trial of hydroxyapatite-coated total hip arthroplasty conducted in Japan. The hemispherical cup and the straight-tapered stem were made of titanium alloy with a grit-blasted, hydroxyapatite-coated surface. The surface roughness before and after hydroxyapatite coating was 1.4 microm and 3.4 microm,(More)
To clarify effective chemotherapeutic regimens against cancer, we examined the effects of glycerol on apoptosis induced by CDDP treatment using cultured human cancer cells (in vitro) and transplanted tumor in mice (in vivo). Human tongue cell carcinoma (SAS) cells transfected with mutated p53 gene (SAS/mp53) showed CDDP-resistance compared with the cells(More)
Adult T-cell leukemia (ATL) is a malignant tumor of human CD4(+) T cells infected with a human retrovirus, T lymphotropic virus type-1 (HTLV-1). The aim of the present study was to investigate the apoptotic effects of phenoxazines, 2-amino-4,4alpha-dihydro-4alpha,7-dimethyl-3H-phenoxazine-3-one (Phx-1),(More)
Bacteria, including cyanobacteria, as well as some fungi, are known to deposit calcium carbonate (CaCO3) extracellularly in calcium-containing artificial medium. Despite extensive investigation, the mechanisms involved in extracellular formation of CaCO3 by bacteria have remained unclear. The ability of synthetic amines to remove carbon dioxide (CO2) from(More)
The relationship between hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection and lipid accumulation remains largely unknown. In this study, we investigated the effect of HBV propagation on lipid droplet growth in HBV-infected cells and HBV-producing cell lines, HepG2.2.15 and HBV-inducible Hep38.7-Tet. The amount of intracellular triglycerides was significantly reduced in(More)
We propose here a novel p53-targeting radio-cancer therapy using p53 C-terminal peptides for patients having mutated p53. Hoechst 33342 staining showed that X-ray irradiation alone efficiently induced apoptotic bodies in wild-type p53 (wtp53) human head and neck cancer cells transfected with a neo control vector (SAS/neo cells), but hardly induced apoptotic(More)
The chaperone system is known to be exploited by viruses for their replication. In the present study, we identified the cochaperone FKBP6 as a host factor required for hepatitis C virus (HCV) replication. FKBP6 is a peptidyl prolyl cis-trans isomerase with three domains of the tetratricopeptide repeat (TPR), but lacks FK-506 binding ability. FKBP6(More)
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