Nariyasu Mano

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Human organic anion transporter OATP4C1 is a member of the OATP family predominantly expressed in the kidney, and contributes to the renal secretion of digoxin. However, little is known about the characteristics of OATP4C1-madiated transport. We examined the transport of estrone 3-sulfate, which is known as a substrate for other OATPs, by OATP4C1-expressing(More)
1. Three rhesus monkeys were trained to perform a rapid (greater than 100 degrees/s) and a slow (less than 100 degrees/s) wrist movement guided by a visual cue. While the monkey performed wrist flexion or extension from a neutral position, Purkinje cell (P-cell) discharges were recorded from intermediate and lateral parts of lobules IV--VI of the(More)
This study sought to clarify the contributions of organic anion-transporting polypeptide (OATP) 1B1 and 1B3 to the liver uptake of chenodeoxycholic acid (CDCA). We synthesized a fluorescent version of CDCA, chenodeoxychilyl-(Nepsilon-NBD)-lysine (CDCA-NBD), to characterize transporter-mediated uptake. CDCA-NBD is efficiently transported by OATP1B1 and(More)
1. The activity of globus pallidus (GP) neurons (n = 1,117) was studied in two monkeys to reexamine the relation of neuronal activity to movement type (slow vs. fast) while they performed both a visually guided step and ramp wrist tracking task. To select neurons specifically related to wrist movements, we employed both a somatosensory examination of(More)
Responses to current steps were recorded from pyramidal tract (PT) cells of the cat by means of intracellular microelectrodes. PT cells with resting potentials from -60 to -80 mV set up a well sustained repetitive discharge during stimulation. When comparing fast and slow PT cells, quantitative differences were found between them in the pattern of(More)
The appropriate sorting of vesicular cargo, including cell-surface proteins, is critical for many cellular functions. Ubiquitinated cargo is targeted to endosomes and digested by lysosomal enzymes. We previously identified AMSH, a deubiquitination enzyme (DUB), to be involved in vesicular transport. Here, we purified an AMSH-binding protein, CHMP3, which is(More)
Using liquid chromatography/electrospray ionization mass spectrometry, we have found three unconjugated bile acids [cholic acid (CA), chenodeoxycholic acid (CDCA), and deoxycholic acid (DCA)] in the rat brain cytoplasmic fraction. CDCA was detected only upon extraction with high concentrations of guanidine, indicating that it is bound noncovalently to(More)
A rapid screening system has been established to extract novel candidates that exhibit potent inhibition of the transport of fluorescent substrate by organic anion transporting polypeptide (OATP) 1B3. OATP1B3 is abundantly expressed in solid digestive organ cancers. Thus, the identification of new substrates leads to novel strategies for effective cancer(More)
The importance of lipids in health and disease has been widely acknowledged. Lipids are well known to undergo enzymatic and/or non-enzymatic conversions to lipid mediators (LMs), which demonstrate potent actions in various biological events, such as the regulation of cellular signaling pathways and the promotion and resolution of inflammation. LMs activate(More)