Satoshi Fujii

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The reduction of the long-term potentiated response induced by tetanus (depotentiation (DP) of LTP) was investigated by the delivery of a train of low-frequency afferent stimuli (depotentiating stimulation: DPS) after the tetanus (100 Hz, 100 pulses) in CA1 neurons of the guinea pig's hippocampal slice. The parameters of DPS (frequencies of 1, 2, 5 and 10(More)
This study was conducted to determine the low-dose effects of bisphenol A (BPA) in a rat two-generation reproduction study. Groups of 25 male and 25 female Crj: CD (SD) IGS rats were given BPA at 0.2, 2, 20, or 200 microg/kg/day by gastric intubation throughout the study beginning at the onset of a 10- and 2-week premating period, in F0 males and females,(More)
Aurora kinase A (also called STK15 and BTAK) is overexpressed in many human cancers. Ectopic overexpression of aurora kinase A in mammalian cells induces centrosome amplification, chromosome instability and oncogenic transformation, a phenotype characteristic of loss-of-function mutations of p53. Here we show that aurora kinase A phosphorylates p53 at(More)
bcl-x is a member of the bcl-2 gene family, which may regulate programmed cell death. Mice were generated that lacked Bcl-x. The Bcl-x-deficient mice died around embryonic day 13. Extensive apoptotic cell death was evident in postmitotic immature neurons of the developing brain, spinal cord, and dorsal root ganglia. Hematopoietic cells in the liver were(More)
The inhibitory effects of about 30 compounds, mainly pyrimidine and pyridine derivatives, on 5-fluorouracil degradation catalyzed by dihydrouracil dehydrogenase (DHU dehydrogenase) were investigated. The inhibitory activities of 5-substituted uracil derivatives decreased time-dependently during preincubation with liver extracts, indicating that these(More)
The function of Aurora-C kinase, a member of the Aurora kinase family identified in mammals, is currently unknown. We present evidence that Aurora-C, like Aurora-B kinase, is a chromosomal passenger protein localizing first to centromeres and then to the midzone of mitotic cells. Aurora-C transcript is expressed at a moderate level albeit about an order of(More)
The cancer stem cell hypothesis posits that malignant growth arises from a rare population of progenitor cells within a tumor that provide it with unlimited regenerative capacity. Such cells also possess increased resistance to chemotherapeutic agents. Resurgence of chemoresistant disease after primary therapy typifies epithelial ovarian cancer and may be(More)
Early in cardiogenesis, heart primordia are brought together at the midline and fuse with each other progressively caudally-- this results in the formation of the primitive tubular heart which begins beating spontaneously at the middle period of the 9-somite developmental stage in the chick embryo. However, in these very early stages of development, the(More)
Typical appearances of uterine leiomyoma at magnetic resonance (MR) imaging are well established, and diagnosis is usually easy. However, cases that, are extremely difficult to differentiate from other conditions are occasionally encountered. To understand the wide spectrum of MR imaging findings, such unusual appearances can be classified into three(More)
S-nitro-N-acetyl-DL-penicillamine (SNAP), a nitric oxide (NO) donor, inactivated bovine glutathione peroxidase (GPx) in a dose- and time-dependent manner. The IC50 of SNAP for GPx was 2 microM at 1 h of incubation and was 20% of the IC50 for another thiol enzyme, glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate dehydrogenase, in which a specific cysteine residue is known to be(More)