Makoto Teramoto

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Mouse membrane-bound transferrin-like protein (MTf) cDNA was cloned to examine its expression during chondrogenic differentiation in the mouse embryonic cell line ATDC5, and to analyze the phylogenetic relationships among the MTfs of four animal species and 23 other transferrin members. Phylogenetic analysis indicated that the MTf gene diverged from the(More)
We examined the distribution of nerves containing nitric oxide synthase in the intestine of congenitally aganglionic rats, using a reduced nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate diaphorase histochemical method for whole-mount and cryostat specimens. A constricted intestinal segment extends from the terminal ileum to the anus in this mutant. No nerve(More)
DEC1 (BHLHB2)/Stra13/Sharp2, a basic helix-loop-helix (bHLH) transcription factor has been suggested to be involved in the control of proliferation and/or differentiation of several cells including nerve cells, fibroblasts and chondrocytes. In the present study, we examined the effect of parathyroid hormone (PTH), dibutyryl cAMP (Bt2cAMP) and forskolin on(More)
Surgical treatment has been performed in 25 cases of cancer of the pancreas. Localized large vascular involvements of portal vein, celiac axis, common hepatic artery and/or superior mesenteric artery by the pancreatic cancer were observed in 11 cases, which necessitated total or subtotal pancreatectomy associated with segmental resection of the vessels with(More)
Our previous experience has demonstrated that growth of gastric cancer during the waiting period for surgery cannot be neglected, and some patients hope to receive prophylactic treatment to inhibit the growth of tumor until surgery. The present study was designed to assess the clinical benefits of preoperative chemotherapy with oral UFT for gastric cancer(More)
DEC1/BHLHB2 is a novel cAMP-inducible basic helix-loop-helix (bHLH) transcriptional factor isolated from human chondrocyte cultures by the subtraction method [Shen et al. (1997) Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun. 236, 294--298]. DEC1 seems to be involved in controlling the proliferation/differentiation of some cell lineages. We determined the structure of the(More)
The origin of nitric oxide synthase-containing nerve fibers in rat celiac-superior mesenteric ganglion was examined using retrograde tracing techniques combined with the immunofluorescence method. Fluoro-Gold was injected into the celiac-superior mesenteric ganglion. Neuronal cell bodies retrogradely labeled with Fluoro-Gold in the thoracic spinal cord, the(More)
The effects of vanadate on B-cell function and replication in rats after 90% partial pancreatectomy (Px) were compared with insulin therapy. At the age of 4 weeks, male Wistar rats were subjected to sham operation or Px. Vanadate (0.2 mg/ml) was given in drinking water for 3 weeks starting at 2 weeks after surgery. Regular insulin (2.4 units/day) was(More)
This study was performed to investigate the potential protective effect of OKY-046, an inhibitor of thromboxane A2 synthetase, on the viability of 24-hr preserved canine segmental pancreas graft. Each graft was preserved in either cold Euro-Collins (E-C) solution (control group; n = 5) or E C+OKY-046(10(-4)M) solution (OKY-046 group; n = 5). In both groups,(More)
Nerve terminals immunoreactive for nitric oxide synthase (NOS) were studied in the rat coeliac-superior mesenteric ganglion by electron microscopy using a pre-embedding immunostaining method. The immunoreactive material was distributed in the axoplasmic matrix and was not specifically associated with any subcellular organelle. In most NOS-immunoreactive(More)