Kazushige Ota

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Cellular senescence is one of the key strategies to suppress expansion of cells with mutations. Senescence is induced in response to genotoxic and oxidative stress. Here we show that the transcription factor Bach1 (BTB and CNC homology 1, basic leucine zipper transcription factor 1), which inhibits oxidative stress-inducible genes, is a crucial negative(More)
Cellular senescence is induced in response to DNA damage, caused by genotoxic stresses, including oxidative stress, and serves as a barrier against malignant transformation. Tumor-suppressor protein p53 induces genes critical for implementing cellular senescence. However, the identities of p53 target genes and other regulators that achieve senescence under(More)
Cellular senescence prevents the aberrant proliferation of damaged cells. The transcription factor Bach1 binds to p53 to repress cellular senescence, but it is still unclear how the Bach1-p53 interaction is regulated. We found that the Bach1-p53 interaction was inhibited by oncogenic Ras, bleomycin, and hydrogen peroxide. Proteomics analysis of Bach1(More)
Oxidative stress contributes to both aging and tumorigenesis. The transcription factor Bach1, a regulator of oxidative stress response, augments oxidative stress by repressing the expression of heme oxygenase-1 (HO-1) gene (Hmox1) and suppresses oxidative stress-induced cellular senescence by restricting the p53 transcriptional activity. Here we(More)
We undertook a study of molecular interference of nuclear orphan receptors. Nuclear receptor response element-1 (NRRE-1) from the human medium-chain acyl coenzyme A dehydrogenase (MCAD) gene promoter was shown to contain three hexamer elements (site 1 through 3) that are known to interact with a number of nuclear receptors including chicken ovalbumin(More)
The tumor suppressor p53 induces cellular senescence, an irreversible form of proliferation arrest, to inhibit carcinogenesis as well as aging of organs and a body. While the major cause of cellular senescence and aging is oxidative stress, little is known about how the p53 activity is regulated under such conditions. Bach1 inhibits expression of oxidative(More)
1 Department of Biochemistry, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, 2-1 Seiryo-machi, Sendai 980-0872, Japan 2Division of Nephrology, Endocrinology, and Vascular Medicine, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, 2-1 Seiryo-machi, Sendai 980-0872, Japan 3Department of Cellular Biology, Research Institute for Radiation Biology and Medicine,(More)
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