Sayaka Kazami

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The development of new anticancer agents derived from natural resources requires a rapid identification of their molecular mechanism of action. To make this step short, we have initiated the proteomic profiling of HeLa cells treated with anticancer drugs representing a wide spectrum of mechanisms of action using two-dimensional difference gel(More)
The actin-targeting toxins have not only proven to be invaluable tools in studies of actin cytoskeleton structure and function but they also served as a foundation for a new class of anticancer drugs. Here, we describe that amphidinolide H (AmpH) targets actin cytoskeleton. AmpH induced multinucleated cells by disrupting actin organization in the cells, and(More)
Visual observation is a powerful approach for screening bioactive compounds that can facilitate the discovery of attractive druggable targets following their chemicobiological validation. So far, many high-content approaches, using sophisticated imaging technology and bioinformatics, have been developed. In our study, we aimed to develop a simpler method(More)
The paper proposes a novel 3D image registration approach to calculating intracellular volumes. The approach extends a standard image registration framework to the curved cell geometry. An intracellular volume is mapped onto another intracellular domain by using two pairs of point set surfaces approximating their nuclear and plasma membranes. The approach(More)
A new isoflavone, named glaziovianin A (1), was isolated from the leaves of Ateleia glazioviana (Legminosae) by means of a cytotoxicity-guided fractionation procedure against HL-60 leukemia cells. The chemical structure of 1 was determined by analysis of its extensive spectroscopic data. Glaziovianin A (1) displayed differential cytotoxicities in the(More)
Glaziovianin A, an isoflavone isolated from the leaves of Ateleia glazioviana, inhibits the cell cycle progression in M-phase with an abnormal spindle structure, but its inhibitory mechanism has not been revealed. Here, we report that glaziovianin A and its derivatives are microtubule dynamics inhibitors. Glaziovianin A extended the time lag of tubulin(More)
Various derivatives of glaziovianin A, an antitumor isoflavone, were synthesized, and the cytotoxicity of each against HeLa S3 cells was investigated. Compared to glaziovianin A, the O7-allyl derivative was found to be more cytotoxic against HeLa S3 cells and a more potent M-phase inhibitor.
Iejimalides (IEJLs), 24-membered macrolides, are potent antitumor compounds, but their molecular targets remain to be revealed. In the course of screening, we identified IEJLs as potent osteoclast inhibitors. Since it is known that osteoclasts are sensitive to vacuolar H(+)-ATPase (V-ATPase) inhibitor, we investigated the effect of IEJLs on V-ATPases. IEJLs(More)
We propose a novel approach to 3D image registration of intracellular volumes. The approach extends a standard image registration framework to the curved cell geometry. An intracellular volume is mapped onto another intracellular domain by using two pairs of point set surfaces approximating their nuclear and plasma membranes. The mapping function consists(More)
Homotypic fusion of early endosomes is important for efficient protein trafficking and sorting. The key controller of this process is Rab5 which regulates several effectors and PtdInsPs levels, but whose mechanisms are largely unknown. Here, we report that vicenistatin, a natural product, enhanced homotypic fusion of early endosomes and induced the(More)