Masahiro Kawabata

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We previously demonstrated that bone morphogenetic proteins (BMPs) induce cardiomyocyte differentiation through the mitogen-activated protein kinase kinase kinase TAK1. Transcription factors Smads mediate transforming growth factor-beta signaling and the ATF/CREB family transcription factor ATF-2 has recently been shown to act as a common target of the Smad(More)
Bone morphogenetic proteins (BMPs) are pleiotropic growth and differentiation factors belonging to the transforming growth factor-␤ (TGF-␤) superfamily. Signals of the TGF-␤-like ligands are propagated to the nucleus through specific interaction of transmembrane serine/threonine kinase receptors and Smad proteins. GCCGnCGC has been suggested as a consensus(More)
Mutations in the presenilin genes are associated with early onset familial Alzheimer's disease and lead to accumulation of beta-amyloid peptide in the brain of patients, suggesting that presenilin abnormalities induce pathological processing of amyloid precursor protein (APP) in Alzheimer's disease. For the understanding of pathogenesis in this type of(More)
Presenilin 1 (PS1) is the causative gene for an autosomal dominant familial Alzheimer's disease (AD) mapped to chromosome 14. Here we show that QM/Jun-interacting factor (Jif)-1, a negative regulator of c-Jun, is a candidate to mediate the function of PS1 in the cell. We screened for proteins that bind to PS1 from a human embryonic brain cDNA library using(More)
The purpose of the present study was to relate 3D acceleration patterns of the lower and upper trunk during running to running gait cycle, assess the validity of stride duration estimated from acceleration patterns, investigate speed-dependent changes in acceleration, and examine the test-retest reliability of these parameters. Thirteen healthy young men(More)
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