Naoko Yamauchi

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Adiponectin is an anti-diabetic adipokine. Its receptors possess a seven-transmembrane topology with the amino terminus located intracellularly, which is the opposite of G-protein-coupled receptors. Here we provide evidence that adiponectin induces extracellular Ca(2+) influx by adiponectin receptor 1 (AdipoR1), which was necessary for subsequent activation(More)
PURPOSE Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) and adenocarcinoma of the lung are currently subject to similar treatment regimens despite distinct differences in histology and epidemiology. The aim of this study is to identify a molecular target with diagnostic and therapeutic values for SCC. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN Genes specifically up-regulated in SCC were explored(More)
The central administration of corticotropin-releasing hormone (CRH) to experimental animals sets into motion a coordinated series of physiological and behavioral events that promote survival during threatening situation. A large body of evidence suggest that CRH in the central nucleus of the amygdala (CEA) induces fear-related behaviors and is essential to(More)
Expression profiling of hepatocellular carcinoma has demonstrated that glypican 3 (GPC3), a heparan sulfate proteoglycan anchored to the membrane, is expressed at a markedly elevated level in hepatocellular carcinoma. In this paper, two monoclonal antibodies against GPC3, GPC3-C02 and A1836A, were confirmed to specifically recognize GPC3 molecule in cells(More)
The present study was conducted to examine effects of cysteamine in culture medium on progression of meiosis, glutathione (GSH) content, kinase activities (histone H1 kinase and mitogen-activated protein kinase), and male pronuclear formation after in vitro insemination of cumulus-denuded oocytes (DOs) in the pig. DOs, obtained by mechanically removing(More)
Hereditary motor and sensory neuropathy with proximal dominant involvement (HMSN-P) is an autosomal-dominant neurodegenerative disorder characterized by widespread fasciculations, proximal-predominant muscle weakness, and atrophy followed by distal sensory involvement. To date, large families affected by HMSN-P have been reported from two different regions(More)
The development of a multicellular spheroid comprising bovine endometrial epithelial cells (BEE) and bovine endometrial stromal cells (BES) is described in this study. The BES were cultured to confluence in medium with L -ascorbic acid phosphate magnesium salt n -hydrate (AsA-P) which stimulates collagen synthesis in BES. The BEE were co-cultured on a BES(More)
Hereditary dentatorubral-pallidoluysian atrophy (DRPLA) is an autosomal dominant neurodegenerative disease with variable clinical phenotypes. Progressive ataxia, choreoathetosis, and dementia are the main clinical features of adult-onset cases, whereas the main feature in juvenile-onset DRPLA is progressive myoclonus epilepsy. Earlier onset is apparent in(More)
The expression of variant isoforms of CD44 (CD44v) correlates with the metastatic potential of various carcinomas. In endometrial cancer, however, the significance of CD44v-expression as a prognostic indicator has not been fully investigated, nor has it been compared with that of p53, estrogen receptor or Ki67. Surgical material consisted of 14 atypical(More)
Stereoscopic observation via an implanted sight glass in mice bearing transplanted methylcholanthrene-induced A-cells showed tumorivascular hemorrhage at 1-2 h after tumor necrosis factor (TNF) administration, congestion at 4-6 h, and hemorrhage, congestion, and blood circulation blockage at 24 h. Histological examination after TNF administration to mice(More)