Noriaki Takeguchi

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Tumor growth of colorectal cancers accompanies upregulation of cyclooxygenase-2, which catalyzes a conversion step from arachidonic acid to prostaglandin H(2) (PGH(2)). Here, we compared the expression levels of thromboxane synthase (TXS), which catalyzes the conversion of PGH(2) to thromboxane A(2) (TXA(2)), between human colorectal cancer tissue and its(More)
The half maximal inhibitory concentrations (IC50) of substituted benzimidazoles for the H+, K(+)-ATPase in hog gastric vesicles were measured by using the pyruvate kinase-lactate dehydrogenase-linked system in which hydrolysis of ATP was coupled with the oxidation of NADH. The vesicles were incubated in a solution containing a high concentration of KCl,(More)
Fluorescence image analysis of isolated rat hepatocyte couplets, which retain a bile canaliculus between them, has shown the presence of transport systems for the bile acid and non-bile acid organic anion in the canalicular membrane. The cells also transported Fura-2 and BCECF, which are fluorescent indicators of intracellular Ca2+ and H+ concentrations,(More)
Litttle is known about the function of aquaporin (AQP) water channels in human gastric cancer. In the upper or middle part of human stomach, we found that expression level of AQP5 protein in intestinal type of adenocarcinoma was significantly higher than that in accompanying normal mucosa. AQP5 was localized in the apical membrane of the cancer cells. On(More)
A guinea pig cDNA encoding the putative colonic H+-K+-ATPase alpha-subunit (T. Watanabe, M. Sato, K. Kaneko, T. Suzuki, T. Yoshida, and Y. Suzuki; GenBank accession no. D21854) was functionally expressed in HEK-293, a human kidney cell line. The cDNA for the putative colonic H+-K+-ATPase was cotransfected with cDNA for either rabbit gastric H+-K+-ATPase or(More)
A substituted benzimidazole ([4-(3-methoxypropoxy)-3-methylpyridine-2-yl]methylsulfinyl)- 1H-benzimidazole sodium salt (E3810), is a gastric proton pump (H+, K(+)-ATPase) inhibitor. E3810 and omeprazole inhibited acid accumulation dose dependently as measured with aminopyrine uptake in isolated rabbit gastric glands, their IC50 values being 0.16 and 0.36(More)
Gastric H(+),K(+)-ATPase consists of alpha and beta-subunits. The alpha-subunit is the catalytic subunit, and the beta-subunit is a glycoprotein stabilizing the alpha/beta complex in the membrane as a functional enzyme. There are seven putative N-glycosylation sites on the beta-subunit. In this study, we examined the roles of the carbohydrate chains of the(More)
After a single subcutaneous administration (30 mg/kg) of proton pump inhibitor 2-[(4-(3-methoxypropoxy)-3-methylpyridin-2-yl)-methylsulfiny l]- 1H-benzimidazole sodium salt (E3810), or lansoprazole in rats, time courses of inhibitory and recovery processes of acid secretion in vivo and pump enzyme activity in isolated microsomes were measured. The acid(More)
Conditionally immortalized gastric epithelial cell lines were established from transgenic rats harboring temperature-sensitive simian virus 40 (tsSV40) large T-antigen gene. Gastric mucosal cells and epithelial tissues isolated from the stomach of the transgenic rats were cultured at permissive temperature (33 degrees C), and proliferative cells were cloned(More)
Properties of inwardly rectifying K+ channels in small-cell lung cancer (SCLC) cells have not been clarified in detail. Here, we found inwardly rectifying K+ channels in a human SCLC cell line (RERF-LC-MA), which expresses no multidrug resistance-associated protein 1 (MRP1) and multidrug resistance P-glycoprotein (MDR1). Extracellular Ba2+ and Cs+ inhibited(More)