Kagemasa Kajiwara

Learn More
To clarify the molecular mechanism of neuronal bursting activity of seizures, we have constructed a cDNA library from mouse cerebrum cortex-derived cells treated with pentylentetrazole (PTZ), one of the convulsant drugs. Using a differential screening technique, several cDNA clones whose expressions change with PTZ-treatment were obtained. Among these(More)
SEZ-6 is a brain-specific cDNA. Its expression is increased by convulsant drug and it encodes membrane protein with five copies of short consensus repeat (SCR; complement C3b/C4b binding site) and two repeated sequences which are partially similar to CUB domain (complement Clr/s-like repeat). In this study, we analyzed the gene product of SEZ-6 by antibody(More)
BACKGROUND Sez4 identified as a seizure-activated gene shows a similarity to the yeast REV3 that encodes a catalytic subunit of the nonessential DNA polymerase zeta which is involved in error-prone translesion synthesis. Although yeast REV3 homologues in mouse and human have recently been identified and characterized, their precise roles remain elusive. (More)
To elucidate the behavior of the single ionic channels of cerebral cortical neurons during bursting activity, the effects of pentylenetetrazole (PTZ) on a single potassium channel of primary cultured cerebral cortical neurons from mice were examined. All of the examined 10-day-old primary cultured neurons of the cerebral cortex showed clear bursting(More)
SEZ-12 is one of the seizure-related cDNAs which was isolated by differential hybridization from primary cultured neurons from the mouse cerebral cortex with or without pentylenetetrazol (PTZ). SEZ-12 expression is transiently down-regulated in the mouse brain by injection of PTZ. To characterize SEZ-12, isolation of full-length cDNA and nucleotide sequence(More)
Although the involvement of cytomegalovirus (CMV) infections in the development of thrombotic microangiopathy (TMA) in HIV patients and transplant recipients has been reported, it is still controversial whether CMV itself can cause TMA. We report herein a rare case with rapid improvement of TMA by ganciclovir treatment in a patient who is neither(More)
In this work, we report the preparation, the characterization and interaction with cells of novel pH-sensitive non-phospholipid vesicle formulations, from a non-ionic surfactant mixed with cholesterol (CHOL) and his derivative cholesteryl hemisuccinate (CHEMS), as pH-sensitive molecule. This molecule, can destabilize the vesicle lipid bilayer when exposed(More)
Mutagenesis induced by UV light and chemical agents in yeast is largely dependent on the function of Rev3, the catalytic subunit of DNA polymerase zeta that carries out translesion DNA synthesis. Human and mouse homologues of the yeast Rev3 gene have recently been identified, and inhibition of Rev3 expression in cultured human fibroblasts by Rev3 anti-sense(More)
cDNAs related to pentylenetetrazol-induced bursting activity in neurons were screened by a differential hybridization method using normal and pentylenetetrazol-treated primary cultured neurons from the cerebral cortex of mice. Twenty clones of candidate cDNA with expression increased or decreased by treatment with pentylenetetrazol were obtained. One of(More)