Junji Shimazaki

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OBJECTIVE DNA methylation in the promoter regions of many genes is associated with the regulation of gene expression. We examined the frequency of DNA hypermethylation at two nucleotide positions, the proximal promoter region (PPR) in exon 1 and the distal promoter region (DPR) in exon 1', of the estrogen receptor alpha (ERalpha) gene in 111 cases of(More)
Effect of deletion of acid resistant genes of E. coli on the high-pressure carbon dioxide (HPC) resistance was investigated. Genes coding amino acid decarboxylases, such as lysine, arginine, and glutamate decarboxylase, were found to contribute to HPC resistance. Protonophore-treated cells showed hypersensitivity to HPC, confirming that HPC induced(More)
Transactivation of the activation function-1 (AF-1) region of the estrogen receptor alpha (ER-alpha) gene is regulated by pathway "cross-talk" from Ras mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK). An analysis of this system is important for solving the problem of resistance to anti-estrogen agents used in the treatment of human breast cancer. We investigated(More)
The effect of deletion of trp operon and tna operon on the Escherichia coli biofilm formation was investigated in order to elucidate the role of L-tryptophan metabolism in biofilm formation. trp operon deletion mutants ΔtrpC, ΔtrpD and ΔtrpE deficient in L-tryptophan biosynthesis showed higher biofilm formation. In addition, ΔtnaC with increased(More)
Treatment of mice bearing levulose sarcoma with estramustine phosphate showed a cytotoxic effect which was similar to that of cyclophosphamide. Therefore, the alkylating moiety of estramustine phosphate seems to be the main principle of the cytotoxic effect observed. However, this effect of estramustine phosphate was observed only on the levulose sarcoma(More)
Several short forms of alternatively spliced Murine double minute 2 (MDM2) transcripts have recently been shown to correlate with high-grade malignancy in a number of human tumors. We examined the frequency of splice variants and their correlation with clinicopathological features in 60 cases of human breast cancer. Seven short forms coexpressed with(More)
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