Norihiko Furuya

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Malignant cells often display defects in autophagy, an evolutionarily conserved pathway for degrading long-lived proteins and cytoplasmic organelles. However, as yet, there is no genetic evidence for a role of autophagy genes in tumor suppression. The beclin 1 autophagy gene is monoallelically deleted in 40-75% of cases of human sporadic breast, ovarian,(More)
Atg6/Beclin 1 is an evolutionarily conserved protein family that has been shown to function in vacuolar protein sorting (VPS) in yeast; in autophagy in yeast, Drosophila, Dictyostelium, C.elegans, and mammals; and in tumor suppression in mice. Atg6/Beclin 1 is thought to function as a VPS and autophagy protein as part of a complex with Class III(More)
To investigate the interactions between RNA3 and RNA4 from subgroups I and II in mixed infections, accumulation of CMV RNA were analyzed. In the mixed inoculation assays with CMV-LE (LE, subgroup I) and a reassortant LLm consisting of RNA1 and RNA2 from LE, and RNA3 from CMV-m2 (m2, subgroup II), LE RNA3 and RNA4 could systemically spread in the plants,(More)
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