Masato Miyake

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The transfection efficiency of primary cells is the bottleneck for their use with miniaturized formats for gene validation assays. We have found that when formulations containing various reporter plasmids were microarrayed on glass slides (chips), hMSCs cultivated on the chip incorporated and expressed the microarrayed plasmid DNAs with high efficiency and(More)
Synechococcus sp. PCC7942 was transformed with genes encoding poly-3-hydroxybutyrate(PHB)-synthesizing enzymes from Alcaligenes eutrophus by using a new plasmid vector. Under photoautotrophic and nitrogen-starved conditions, PHB content of the transformant was improved by CO2-enrichment in sparging. Supplement of acetate under nitrogen-starvation enhanced(More)
Microarrays of living cells are an emerging tool in systems such as reverse transfection. These studies are limited to adherent cells partly because of the difficulty of cell immobilization. Using a newly developed reagent, the biocompatible anchor for membrane (BAM), we show herein the rapid and strong attachment of living nonadherent cells and adherent(More)
Using RNA interference (RNAi) to suppress gene expression, we attempted to identify tyrosine kinases involved in the extension of neurites from SH-SY5Y cells. A comprehensive analysis of gene "knock-down" profiles with small interfering RNAs (siRNAs) revealed candidate proteins that might control neurite extension. Phenotype-based screening of(More)
Synechococcus sp. MA19, grown autotrophically under phosphate-limited conditions at 50 °C, produced poly-β-hydroxybutyrate (PHB) when intracellular phosphate content was 0.043–0.076mmol per g of cellular components. In the culture for 260h using Ca3(PO4)2 as a phosphate source, strain MA19 accumulated PHB at 55% (w/w) of the dry cells and the amount of PHB(More)
The integrated stress response (ISR) is a cytoprotective pathway initiated upon phosphorylation of the eukaryotic translation initiation factor 2 (eIF2α) residue designated serine-51, which is critical for translational control in response to various stress conditions. Four eIF2α kinases, namely heme-regulated inhibitor (HRI), protein kinase R (PKR),(More)
In an earlier screening, we identified several genes for kinases that might control the extension of neurites. One of these genes encoded a leukocyte tyrosine kinase (LTK), which is a receptor tyrosine kinase whose ligands remain to be identified. To examine the possible role of this LTK in neurite outgrowth, we constructed a chimeric receptor, in which the(More)
The transforming growth factor (TGF)-β inducible early gene (TIEG)-1 is implicated in the control of cell proliferation, differentiation, and apoptosis in some cell types. Since TIEG1 functioning may be associated with TGF-β, a suppressor of myogenesis, TIEG1 is also likely to be involved in myogenesis. Therefore, we investigated the function of TIEG1(More)
Myostatin (MSTN) is a negative regulator during muscle differentiation, whereas insulin-like growth factors (IGFs) are essential for muscle development. MSTN and IGFs act oppositely during myogenesis, but there is little information on the mutual relationship of MSTN and IGFs. The present study was conducted to examine whether MSTN affects IGF expression(More)
Reverse transfection from a solid surface has the potential to deliver genes to various cells more efficiently than conventional methods. However, the effective gene delivery from a solid surface requires an optimized extracellular matrix (ECM) for the coating of glass slides, dependent on the nature of the cells. In a search for an appropriate substrate(More)