Mayuko Higashi

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OBJECTIVE Attachment to bone marrow (BM) stromal cells is crucial for the normal growth and development of B-cell progenitors (pro-B). However, the molecular mechanisms by which contact facilitates the proliferation of pro-B cells are not completely understood. This study was performed to investigate this interaction. MATERIALS AND METHODS A model pro-B(More)
Interleukin-11 (IL-11) has diverse biological effects in hematopoiesis has been shown to share important functions with IL-6. However, unlike IL-6, there has been little information about the expression of IL-11 in lymphoid malignancy. Using reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction, IL-11 transcript was found in a number of lymphoid cell lines. A(More)
Low density lipoprotein (LDL) and high density lipoprotein (HDL) were purified from normal human serum by KBr density gradient centrifugation and gel filtration through Sepharose 4B. LDL reversibly inhibited proliferation of Swiss/3T3 cells, whereas HDL had no inhibitory effect on cell growth. The LDL-induced inhibition was LDL-dose dependent and was(More)
The pharmacokinetics of pranoprofen, 2-(5H-[1]benzopyrano[2,3-b]pyridin-7-yl) propionic acid (I) in humans were examined. 1-O-Acylglucuronide of I (II) and its isomer (III) were isolated from the human urine after oral administration of I. The stability of II was tested in order to establish the suitable conditions for the storage and handling of biological(More)
The baculum, also called os penis, plays an important role during copulation. However, the hormonal regulation of its development remains to be elucidated. To determine the direct involvement of sex steroids in the development of the baculum of rats, the distributions of androgen receptors (ARs), aromatase, and estrogen receptor alpha (ESR1) were observed(More)
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