Kiyo Shimada

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Recently, endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress responses have been suggested to play important roles in maintaining various cellular functions and to underlie many tissue dysfunctions. In this study, we first identified cysteine-rich with EGF-like domains 2 (CRELD2) as an ER stress-inducible gene by analyzing a microarray analysis of thapsigargin(More)
We studied the effects of 2,3-butanedione monoxime (BDM) on the cytoplasmic streaming of Chara corallina and on the motility of myosin prepared from the same plant to examine whether this reagent really affects the plant class XI myosin. It was found that BDM inhibited both cytoplasmic streaming and the motility of myosin at a very similar concentration(More)
Recently, it was found that myosin generating very fast cytoplasmic streaming in Chara corallina has very high ATPase activity. To estimate the energy consumed by this myosin, its concentration in the internodal cells of C. corallina was determined by quantitative immunoblot. It was found that the concentration of Chara myosin was considerably high (200 nM)(More)
Antibodies play a pivotal role in studying the expression and function of proteins. Proteomics studies require the generation of specific and high-affinity antibodies against large numbers of proteins. While traditional animal-based antibody generation is laborious, difficult to automate, and therefore less suited to keep up with the requirements of(More)
Repeated amphetamine administration results in behavioral sensitization. Behavioral sensitization related to abuse and/or relapse may be associated with stable changes in gene expression. To explore the participating genes, we examined the changes in gene expression levels 24 h or 21 days (long-term withdrawal period) after chronic methamphetamine (METH)(More)
The SMARCAD1/KIAA1122 protein is structurally classified into the SWI2/SNF2 superfamily of DNA-dependent ATPases that are catalytic subunits of chromatin-remodeling complexes. Although the importance of other members of the SWR1-like subfamily in chromatin remodeling (EP400, INOC1, and SRCAP) has already been elucidated, the biological function of(More)
The inaugural version of the InGaP database (Integrative Gene and Protein expression database; is a comprehensive database of gene/protein expression profiles of 127 mKIAA genes/proteins related to hypothetical ones obtained in our ongoing cDNA project. Information about each gene/protein consists of cDNA microarray(More)
Complementary DNA (cDNA) clones for human KIAA genes have been isolated as long cDNAs (>4 kb) with unknown functions. To facilitate the functional analysis of these human clones, we have isolated and determined the structures of their respective mouse homologues (mKIAA genes). Furthermore, we have comprehensively raised antibodies against the translated(More)
Recently, we identified c ysteine- r ich with E GF- l ike d omains 2 (CRELD2) as a novel endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress-inducible gene and characterized its transcriptional regulation by ATF6 under ER stress conditions. Interestingly, the CRELD2 and a sparagine- l inked g lycosylation 12 homolog (ALG12) genes are arranged as a bidirectional(More)
Cellular and intracellular motile events in plants are susceptible to SH reagents such as N-ethylmaleimide (NEM). It has long been believed that the target of the reagent is myosin. We compared the effect of NEM on the motile and ATPase activities of skeletal muscle myosin with that on plant myosin using characean algal myosin. It was found that the motile(More)