Makoto Furusawa

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BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE 25-Hydroxycholesterol (25-HC) is produced from cholesterol by the enzyme cholesterol 25-hydroxylase and is associated with atherosclerosis of vessels. Recently, 25-HC was reported to cause inflammation in various types of tissues. The aim of this study was to assess the production of 25-HC in the airways and to elucidate the role of(More)
AMY-1 has been identified by us as a c-Myc-binding protein and was found to stimulate c-Myc transcription activity. AMY-1 was also found to be associated with protein kinase A anchor protein 84/149 (S-AKAP84/AKAP149) in the mitochondria in somatic cells and sperm, suggesting that it plays a role in spermatogenesis. To determine the molecular function of(More)
We have reported that a novel c-Myc-binding protein, AMY-1, binds to cAMP-dependent protein kinase-anchoring protein 149 (AKAP149) and its splicing variant, AKAP84 and is localized in the mitochondria in a complex with RII, a regulatory subunit of cAMP-dependent protein kinase (PKA) (Furusawa, M., Ohnishi, T., Taira, T., Iguchi-Ariga, S. M. M., and Ariga,(More)
We have reported that a novel c-Myc binding protein, AMY-1, stimulated the transcription activity of c-Myc and was translocated from the cytoplasm to the nucleus in a c-Myc-dependent manner. AMY-1 works as an inducer of human K562 cell differentiation upon induction of AraC. To characterize the expression or functional importance of AMY-1, the genomic DNA(More)
We have reported that a novel c-Myc-binding protein, AMY-1 (associate of Myc-1), stimulated the transcription activity of c-Myc. To access the molecular function of AMY-1, a two-hybrid screening of cDNAs encoding AMY-1-binding proteins was carried out with AMY-1 as a bait using a human HeLa cDNA library, and a clone encoding cAMP-dependent protein kinase(More)
AMY-1 has been identified by us as a c-Myc-binding protein and was found to stimulate c-Myc transcription activity. AMY-1 was also found to be associated with AKAP84/149 in the mitochondria in somatic cells and sperm, suggesting that it plays a role in spermatogenesis. To access the molecular function of AMY-1, a two-hybrid screening of cDNAs encoding(More)
We have reported that a novel c-Myc binding protein, AMY-1, stimulated the transcription activity of c-Myc and was translocated from cytoplasm to nuclei in a c-Myc-dependent manner. Here, the role of AMY-1 in cell differentiation was examined. AMY-1 expression was up-regulated after differentiation induction of human K562 cells to erythrocyte cells by AraC,(More)
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