Osamu Nakabayashi

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In the course of avian embryo development, estrogen has been indicated to play a key role in gonadal differentiation by the inhibition of aromatase (P-450arom) that synthesizes estrogen from androgen. Biosynthesis of estrogen requires not only P-450arom but also other enzymes for a steroidogenic pathway. To elucidate gonadal differentiation, the(More)
Cloning and sequencing of the peripheral myelin protein-22 cDNA and genomic DNA from newly found Trembler mice revealed an in-frame deletion including exon IV which codes for the second (TM2) and a part of third (TM3) transmembrane domain of peripheral myelin protein-22. This mutation was distinct from those in both other allelic Trembler and Trembler-J(More)
cFLIP (cellular FLICE-like inhibitory protein) is structurally related to caspase-8 but lacks proteolytic activity due to multiple amino acid substitutions of catalytically important residues. cFLIP protein is evolutionarily conserved and expressed as three functionally different isoforms in humans (cFLIPL, cFLIPS, and cFLIPR). cFLIP controls not only the(More)
Sex steroid hormones in mammals have shown to be synthesized not only in gonads but also in non-steroidogenic organs such as the brain. Steroid hormones in the brain were indicated to be involved in sex behavior and brain differentiation. In avian species, an experimental injection of androgen into the brain suggested the existence of a steroidogenic(More)
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