Kotoko Nakata

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Studies of the genetic regulation involved in drug metabolizing enzymes and drug transporters are of great interest to understand the molecular mechanisms of drug response and toxic events. Recent reports have revealed that hydrophobic ligands and several nuclear receptors are involved in the induction or down-regulation of various enzymes and transporters(More)
MOTIVATION To represent various aspects of receptors effectively, we developed the receptor database (RDB), using an object-oriented database management system ACEDB and the Internet/WWW technology. RESULTS RDB was constructed so that the system collects data items such as attributes of proteins from distributed data sources of the Internet, and so that(More)
KiBank is a database of inhibition constant (Ki) values with 3D structures of target proteins and chemicals. Ki values were accumulated from peer-reviewed literature searched via PubMed. The 3D structure files of target proteins were originally from Protein Data Bank (PDB), while the 2D structure files of the chemicals were collected together with the Ki(More)
We have theoretically examined the relative binding affinities (RBA) of typical ligands, 17beta-estradiol (EST), 17alpha-estradiol (ESTA), genistein (GEN), raloxifene (RAL), 4-hydroxytamoxifen (OHT), tamoxifen (TAM), clomifene (CLO), 4-hydroxyclomifene (OHC), diethylstilbestrol (DES), bisphenol A (BISA), and bisphenol F (BISF), to the alpha-subtype of the(More)
We have developed a visualized cluster analysis of protein-ligand interaction (VISCANA) that analyzes the pattern of the interaction of the receptor and ligand on the basis of quantum theory for virtual ligand screening. Kitaura et al. (Chem. Phys. Lett. 1999, 312, 319-324.) have proposed an ab initio fragment molecular orbital (FMO) method by which large(More)
The enzyme activities of CYP2D6 and CYP2C19 show a genetic polymorphism, and the frequency of poor metabolizers (PMs) on these enzymes depends on races. We have analyzed frequencies of mutant alleles and PMs based on the published data in previous study (Shimizu, T. et al.: Bioinformatics research on inter-racial difference in drug metabolism, I. Analysis(More)
We examined the published data for the binding affinity of typical ligands to the α-subtype of the human estrogen receptor with use of an approximate molecular orbital method applicable to interacting molecular clusters. An ab initio procedure for “molecular fragments” proposed recently to deal with such macromolecules as proteins was applied to the(More)
A traditional method for comparing two expression levels of genes in microarray experiments is the two-sample t-test. Because of the difficulty in using a large number of microarrays, an alternative method is required which can provide a reliable judgment of the comparison from a small number of replicates, even from a single pair of control and treatment.(More)
Various receptor data were collected, edited and integrated into an Integrated Receptor Database (IRDB). The data stored includes structural data (amino acid sequences, their secondary-structure and three-dimensional structure), functional data, binding affinity, cell signaling data etc. The purpose of this database is to allow structural biologists, drug(More)