Keiko Matsubara

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The anti-human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) activity of tricin (4',5,7-trihydroxy-3',5'-dimethoxyflavone), a derivative from Sasa albo-marginata, was studied in the human embryonic fibroblast cell line MRC-5. In a plaque assay, tricin and ganciclovir (GCV) showed concentration-dependent inhibitory properties from 0.05 to 3.6 μM and 0.01 to 1.0 μM, respectively.(More)
BACKGROUND We examined the anti-influenza virus activity of tricin, 4',5,7-trihydroxy-3',5'-dimethoxyflavone, against five viruses: A/Solomon islands/3/2006 (H1N1), A/Hiroshima/52/2005 (H3N2), A/California/07/2009 (H1N1pdm), A/Narita/1/2009 (H1N1pdm) and B/Malaysia/2506/2004 strains in vitro and against A/PR/8/34 virus in vivo. METHODS The effect of(More)
BACKGROUND Effective new anti-human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) agents and regimens need to be developed. We examined the anti-HCMV properties of crude extract (True World Extract of Bambuseae sasa [TWEBS]) and five compounds (p-coumaric acid, 3-hydroxy-4-methoxybenzaldehyde [vanillin], p-hydroxybenzaldehyde, 3-hydroxypyridine and(More)
It has been reported that treatment with tricin (4',5,7-trihydroxy-3',5'-dimethoxyflavone), a derivative of Sasa albo-marginata, after human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) infection significantly suppressed both infectious virus production and HCMV replication in the human embryonic fibroblast cell line MRC-5. In this paper, we examined the mechanisms for the(More)
We examined the anticytomegalovirus properties of four compounds: pristimerin, the pristimerin analogue, lupeol and 2-acetylphenol-1-beta-D-glucopyranosyl (1 --> 6)-beta-D-xylpyranoside (acetophenol glycoside), isolated from Maytenus heterophylla, a Kenyan medicinal plant. The effects were studied on human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) replication in the human(More)
The 52-kDa protein, EshA, whose expression is controlled developmentally, is produced during the late growth phase of Streptomyces spp. We found that disruption of the eshA gene, which encodes the EshA protein, abolishes the aerial mycelium formation and streptomycin production in Streptomyces griseus when grown on an agar plate. The eshA disruptant KO-390(More)
We previously revealed that human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) infection can cause aberrant expression of the chemokine IL-8/CXCL8. We first examined the effects of HCMV infection on the expression of another chemokine, CCL2. HCMV infection induced CCL2 expression at the mRNA and protein levels in human embryonic lung fibroblasts cells (HEL). Moreover, HCMV(More)
Human JNK stimulatory phosphatase-1 (JSP-1) is a novel member of dual specificity phosphatases. A C-terminus truncated JSP-1 was expressed in Escherichia coli and was crystallized using the sitting-drop vapor diffusion method. Thin-plate crystals obtained at 278 K belong to a monoclinic space group, C2, with unit-cell parameters a = 84.0 A, b = 49.3 A, c =(More)
Proteasome inhibitor, which inhibits NF-kappaB activation, has been reported to activate c-Jun N-terminal kinase (JNK)-c-Jun pathway. In this study, we investigated the effects of proteasome inhibitor on the human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) major immediate early (MIE) gene expression in human central nervous system (CNS)-derived cell lines. Treatment of(More)
Although the absence of intervening sequences (IVSs) within the 23S rRNA genes in Campylobacter lari isolates has been described, there are apparently no reports regarding correlations between the nucleotide sequences of 23S rRNA genes and erythromycin (Ery) susceptibility in C. lari isolates. Here, we determined the minimum inhibitory concentrations of 35(More)