Kaori Fujikawa

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Urokinase plasminogen activator (uPA) has been associated with invasion and metastasis in breast cancer. The expression of uPA and 92 kDa type IV collagenase (gelatinase B/MMP-9) is regulated by growth factors, receptor-type tyrosine kinases and cytoplasmic oncoproteins. Here, we have identified transcriptional requirements for the induction of uPA and 92(More)
Phenazine-type metabolites arise from either phenazine-1-carboxylic acid (PCA) or phenazine-1,6-dicarboxylic acid (PDC). Although the biosynthesis of PCA has been studied extensively, PDC assembly remains unclear. Esmeraldins and saphenamycin, the PDC originated products, are antimicrobial and antitumor metabolites isolated from Streptomyces antibioticus Tü(More)
The responsiveness of thyroid hormone responsive element (TRE)-containing promoter sequence to thyroid hormone (TH) was studied utilizing Xenopus laevis carrying a transgene containing 5'-upstream region of TRbetaA1 gene and green fluorescent protein (EGFP) gene. EGFP-expression was seen first in neurulae, which continued to stage 45, then became weak, and(More)
The 80 kDa diacylglycerol kinase (DGK) is abundantly expressed in oligodendrocytes and lymphocytes but not to a detectable extent in other cells such as neurons and hepatocytes. As an initial attempt to delineate the mechanism of the transcriptional control of the DGK gene, we have cloned from a human genomic library a 22 kb genomic fragment. The genomic(More)
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