Masafumi Yoshimoto

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The nucleotide sequences of the NP and M genes of human parainfluenza type 1 virus (HPIV-1) were determined. The NP gene was 1677 nucleotides long excluding polyadenylic acid. The NP gene contained a single large open reading frame (ORF), which encoded a polypeptide of 524 amino acids with a calculated molecular weight of 57,736. The M gene 1173 nucleotides(More)
Human papillomavirus (HPV) infection leads to aneuploidy, a numerical chromosomal aberration that is caused by dysregulation of chromosomal segregation. We previously found that the E7 proteins of high-risk HPVs, but not of low-risk HPVs, could bind to centromere protein-C (CENP-C). In this study, we first found that CENP-C could bind centromere α-satellite(More)
PICT-1 is a nucleolar protein with various tumor suppressor functions. Recently, PICT-1 expression was reported to be dramatically reduced in several cancers. To investigate the role of PICT-1 in uterine cervical carcinogenesis, we examined its gene mutations, protein expression, cellular localization, and effect on p53 stabilization. PCR-SSCP analysis of(More)
High-risk human papillomaviruses (HPVs) are etiologically linked to human cervical and oral cancers. HPV infection leads to aneuploidy, a numerical chromosomal aberration caused by dysregulation of chromosomal segregation. We found that high-risk HPV18 and HPV58 E7 proteins bind to centromere protein C (CENP-C), a component of the kinetochore that is(More)
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