Kanako Ishibashi

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We have examined the expression of P-glycoprotein (P-gp) in adult T-cell leukemia (ATL) samples from 25 patients. Based on immunoblotting with a monoclonal antibody against P-gp, C219, 8 of 20 ATL patients were P-gp positive at the initial presentation. All 6 patients at the relapsed stage were P-gp positive, and refractory to chemotherapy. The expression(More)
OBJECTIVE The Bcl6 gene encodes a sequence-specific transcriptional repressor and is ubiquitously expressed in adult murine tissues including heart muscle. The objective of this study was to examine the role of Bcl6 in cardiac myocytes. METHOD We developed Bcl6-deficient (Bcl6-/-) mice and histologically examined hearts from these mice. RESULTS Massive(More)
The senescence-accelerated mouse (SAM) has been established as a murine model of accelerated aging. We investigated learning ability and memory in various tasks in a SAM strain, SAMP1TA, and in a control strain of SAMR1TA at the ages of 20, 30 and 40 weeks. We also measured choline acetyltransferase (ChAT) and cholinesterase (ChE) activity in the brains of(More)
No published study on synaptogenesis in masseter muscle has focused on the shift of nicotinic acetylcholine receptors (nAChRs) from the embryonic type (alpha(2)-, beta-, gamma- and delta-subunits) to the adult-type (alpha(2)-, beta-, epsilon- and delta-subunits) and the elimination of nAChRs outside the neuromuscular junction. To identify the time course of(More)
The present study was undertaken to investigate the antitumor effect of a combination of the antiestrogen tamoxifen (TAM) and either the antiprogestin onapristone (ON) or the progestogen megestrol acetate (MEG) in experimental mammary tumor models. Rats bearing DMBA- or NMU-induced mammary tumors were treated with ON or MEG either alone or in combination(More)
The effects of ZK 191703 (ZK), a pure antiestrogen, on ovulation, follicle development and peripheral hormone levels were investigated in rats with 4-day estrus cycle and gonadotropin-primed immature rats in comparison to tamoxifen (TAM)-treatment. In adult rats, a single s.c. injection of ZK (5 mg/kg) or TAM (5 mg/kg) at an early stage of the estrus cycle(More)
We describe a new mutant rat, named creeping, that exhibits severe ataxia characterized by a creeping posture due to the inability to stand up. Affected animals can be recognized at 14.8 +/- 1.6 (mean +/- SD) days of age and die within 35 days after birth. There are no sex differences in phenotype. The breeding data suggest that the abnormal locomotion is(More)
Acute and chronic effects of gamma-butyrolactone-gamma-carbonyl-histidyl-prolinamide (DN-1417) were investigated on motor activity, dopamine (DA) metabolites and DA receptors in various brain regions of rats. The motor activity, as measured with Automex recorder, was enhanced after a single injection with DN-1417 (20 mg/kg, IP), and the motor stimulating(More)
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