Makiko Hoshiya

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Müllerian inhibiting substance (MIS) inhibits breast cancer cell growth in vitro through interference with cell cycle progression and induction of apoptosis, a process associated with NFkappaB activation and up-regulation of one of its important target genes, IEX-1S (Segev, D. L., Ha, T., Tran, T. T., Kenneally, M., Harkin, P., Jung, M., MacLaughlin, D. T.,(More)
Mullerian-inhibiting substance (MIS) is a member of the transforming growth factor beta superfamily, a class of molecules that regulates growth, differentiation, and apoptosis in many cells. MIS type II receptor in the Mullerian duct is temporally and spatially regulated during development and becomes restricted to the most caudal ends that fuse to form the(More)
Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), an omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid derived from fish oil, is efficacious in glomerular diseases where mesangial proliferation is a key event. We examined the mechanisms of action of EPA on platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF)-stimulated rat mesangial cell mitogenesis. EPA dose-dependently inhibited PDGF-stimulated(More)
The MIS type II receptor is expressed at high levels in the Mullerian duct and in Sertoli cells and granulosa cells of the embryonic and adult gonads. The presence of MIS type II and type I receptors in tissues and cell lines derived from breast and prostate suggests that the prostate and mammary glands may be additional targets for MIS action. In both(More)
Mullerian-inhibiting substance (MIS) is a member of the transforming growth factor superfamily, a class of molecules that regulates growth, differentiation, and apoptosis in many cells. MIS type II receptor in the Mullerian duct is temporally and spatially regulated during development and becomes restricted to the most caudal ends that fuse to form the(More)
BACKGROUND Persistent Mullerian duct syndrome (PMDS) is a rare form of male pseudohermaphroditism that is characterized by the persistence of Mullerian derivatives in otherwise normally virilized males. Mutations of the Mullerian inhibiting substance (MIS) gene or the MIS type II receptor (MISRII) gene have been identified in PMDS patients with autosomal(More)
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