Kazushige Adachi

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Mouse beta-casein gene promoter contains a region termed block C which is crucial for its gene transcription induced by lactogenic hormones. Nuclear extracts from mouse mammary glands contain at least two binding complexes (DS1 and DS2) which specifically bind to double-stranded block C region DNA. The binding sequence of these complexes was identified to(More)
Regulation of the PI3K-protein kinase B/Akt (serine/threonine kinase) cascade by PRL-releasing peptide (PrRP) and insulin in GH3 rat pituitary tumor cells was investigated. PrRP and insulin rapidly and transiently stimulated the activation of Akt, and the PI3K inhibitor wortmannin blocked the PrRP- or insulin-induced activation of Akt. Both pertussis toxin(More)
The type II iodothyronine deiodinase (D2) catalyzes the 5'-deiodination of thyroxine to yield the biologically active form, 3,3',5,-tri-iodothyronine, and is a member of the selenoproteins. We isolated a 17.5 kb mouse genomic clone containing the entire coding and 5'-untranslated regions of the D2 gene (mdio2). We also isolated the entire 5'-UTR of the(More)
In the present study we have obtained several lines of evidence indicating the presence of type II iodothyronine deiodinase (DII) in the mouse mammary gland. 5'-deiodinase activity in the mammary gland has an apparent K(m) value of 4.4 nM for T(4) and is inhibited by aurothioglucose but not by propylthiouracil. These characteristics are similar to those of(More)
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