Masakazu Hatanaka

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A novel cell line, KM-H2, was established from the pleural effusion of a patient with Hodgkin's disease of mixed cellular type. Multiple phenotypic studies were carried out with this cell line. Acid phosphatase and nonspecific esterase activities were detected. Rosette formation with T lymphocytes and the receptors for C3b and Fc portion of IgG were(More)
Overactivation of calcium-activated neutral protease (calpain) has been implicated in the pathophysiology of several degenerative conditions, including stroke, myocardial ischemia, neuromuscular degeneration, and cataract formation. Alpha-mercaptoacrylate derivatives (exemplified by PD150606), with potent and selective inhibitory actions against calpain,(More)
The posttranscriptional regulator (p27x-III) of human T cell leukemia virus type I (HTLV-I) is located predominantly in the cell nucleolus. A highly basic amino-terminal sequence (NH2-Met-Pro-Lys-Thr-Arg-Arg-Arg-Pro-Arg-Arg-Ser-Gln-Arg-Lys-Arg-Pro-Pro -Thr- Pro) in this protein, when fused to the amino termini of beta-galactosidase and p40x of HTLV-I, acts(More)
It has been suggested that DNA-dependent protein kinase (DNA-PK) is a central component of DNA double-strand-break repair. The mechanism of DNA-PK action, however, has not been fully understood. Poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase (PARP) is another nuclear enzyme which has high affinity to DNA ends. In this study, we analysed the interaction between these two(More)
Human T cell leukemia virus type-I (HTLV-I) is the etiologic agent of adult T cell leukemia and has also been suggested to be involved in other diseases such as chronic arthritis or myelopathy. To elucidate pathological roles of the virus in disease, transgenic mice were produced that carry the HTLV-I genome. At 2 to 3 months of age, many of the mice(More)
Human T-cell leukemia virus type I (HTLV-I) is a causative agent of adult T-cell leukemia (ATL). To elucidate the role of HTLV-I in leukemogenesis, we examined the biological activity of a defective HTLV-I provirus with the env-pX 3' long terminal repeat region cloned from leukemic cells of an ATL patient. Transfection experiments showed growth stimulation(More)
S-1153 is a new imidazole compound that inhibits human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) type 1 (HIV-1) replication by acting as a nonnucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NNRTI). This compound inhibits replication of HIV-1 strains that are resistant to nucleoside and nonnucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors. S-1153 has a 50% effective concentration(More)
Atherosclerosis is characterised by unusual growth of vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs) in the intima. We examined the effects of histamine on human VSMCs and the VSMC-derived cell line, ISS10. Histamine enhanced phosphoinositide hydrolysis, increased cytoplasmic Ca2+ level and stimulated the transcription of c-fos protooncogene, which resulted in DNA(More)
Calpastatin is a widely distributed endogenous inhibitor protein specifically acting on calpain (Ca2+-dependent cysteine endopeptidase). The inhibitor consists of four inhibitory domains (Domains 1-4) with mutually homologous sequences. NH2-terminal Domain L is non-homologous, and all domains have 120-140 residues each. A human calpastatin genomic DNA clone(More)
Human T-cell leukemia virus type 1 (HTLV-1) is the causative agent of adult T-cell leukemia (ATL), whereas the closely related virus HTLV-2 has not been associated with such malignant conditions. HTLV-1 Tax1 oncoprotein transforms a rat fibroblast cell line (Rat-1) much more efficiently than does HTLV-2 Tax2. By using a differential display analysis, we(More)